Month: June 2013

Yellowstone: Oldest & Best

We took a family vacation last week to Yellowstone National Park. It is the first trip we have taken since half of our children have received complicated diagnoses. It’s the first real family getaway in nine years. And it was a success. It was short and busy and super fun. It felt like a giant victory. I felt repeated inward…

Pioneering Spirit

The youth from our church just returned from Trek, which is a reenactment of sorts of our Latter-day Saint pioneer ancestors who crossed the Great Plains of the United States in the mid-1800’s. The pioneers were escaping religious persecution in Missouri and elsewhere, and made the long, harrowing journey on foot to the Salt Lake Valley where they could live…

Summer Fever

When the mom gets sick and it’s summertime, this is what happens: * The mom doesn’t sleep at night because she can’t breathe. * The mom gets up early and hauls her zombie self into the car with Jacky to make the long drive to see the University psychiatrist who they’ve waited two months to see. * The mom sounds…

Ten Things That Are True

I don’t have enough free time or brain cells to construct a cohesive, essay-like post. Summer has come and is squatting here for the foreseeable future. But here is a random list of things people said, or did, or that are happening. 1) We all caught colds. Or the same cold, rather. Kids shouldn’t be allowed to get sick in…