“Healing” Fresh Air.

Chase has been extremely sick and lethargic the past few days. He will have his occasional moments of feeling good and like himself, but for the most part has been incredibly clingy and fussy. He is nursing almost hourly and won’t eat a spoonful of baby food.

The daytime sickness is {nothing} in comparison to the nighttime sickness. They say croup gets worse and night and they aren’t kidding. The past 3 nights Chase and I have maybe slept 8 hours combined. Last night was the worst since I brought him home from the hospital. Partly because I could see and hear his labored breathing and it terrified me into checking on him more often than usual.

I would like to say he is getting better but so far I don’t see much improvement. Please pray for him!

One thing did brighten his day and that was {the sunshine and fresh air}.

We’ve been cooped up inside for the past few days, with the exception of picking up daddy from work or running an errand. Today I knew we needed to get out, so we went for a walk and then played in the backyard while daddy and his friends worked on a car in the driveway

This was one of Chase’s first times playing in the grass like this. I am looking forward to spring and summertime with him. He LOVED it… and the grass, which of course he tried. Thankfully he learns the first time and didn’t try eating it anymore :)

It wasn’t long before the fun, silly boy I knew, emerged.

Takin’ a water break.

Refreshed and back to being silly.

My favourite photo of the day. This made me smile, even with nasty ol’ croup, he is such a joy.

Next time we’re having a rough day, we’re headed outside for some “healing” fresh air. It did good for my little guy today. Spring is almost on her way and then summer and fall!! Hooray! Can’t wait.

Pictures coming tomorrow of a masquerade birthday party we attended tonight. Great fun and a lot of beautiful masks :) Stay tuned!

Eagle Rock.

It snowed last night. There is just something {beautiful} about untouched snow.

This picture reminds me of peace. It is so quiet, calm and peaceful here.

Ted told me a few weeks ago that the (W.I.S.E.) school he is working with, would be spending one week at our mountain campus. He asked if Chase and I would want to come. Of course I said yes to a week in the mountains! We are staying in a cute little cabin themed room, we are able to hang out with friends that are working our mountain campus this quarter (we miss them!) and a huge plus, we see Ted a lot more! We haven’t had the easiest time here though, but that’s for my next post.

See you tomorrow,


Camping trip at Loch Lomond

This weekend a group of us (Me, being the only female) headed up for a crazy, (& cold), camping trip. We drove about an hour north, to head up a 40 minute trail, where only four-wheel-drive vehicles may go. It was probably the most bumpy ride I’ve ever taken to go camping. This would be what the boys call “hardcore camping”. This was our (Ted and i’s) first camping trip together, so its was fun seeing each other interact with nature. The true “are they wimps or champs?” test. I must say though, i wimped out a few times with a few things. Ted, however was a champ.

As you can see up above, is one of the most beautiful camping sites i have EVER been to. Ted couldn’t say the same, since he is from one of the most beautiful states, Alaska. We were at elevation 10,2xx, so hiking was a little crazy on the lungs. We camped near a beautiful lake, called Loch Lomond, and we would hike up a mile or so higher to fish at a remote lake. It was incredibly crystal clear water. There were about 4 lakes, 3 of which I went to. The boys traveled higher to fish, but that was where i wimped out. As soon as they said “snow”, I was back to the campsite. But they did catch some trout, for Ted, nothing like Alaska salmon, but still the same awesome taste for dinner.

The lake nearest to us, some of the 5 guys, decided to jump into. One described the water as “almost cold enough to take your breath away and leave you with hypothermia”. This was another area i wimped out in. On this lake, there was a gorgeous waterfall, due to the overflowing lakes above the lower one. It was breathtaking.

With the help of my mom in Cheyenne, Ted and I were able to find two, two-man tents at a garage sale at the awesome prize of $5 all together. Sadly we werent able to test them out until this camping trip, so needless to say we froze. But we most definetly learned our lesson for next time! Ted, Chey Foran, myself, and my family will heading out for a three day camping trip Labor day weekend, which we are excited about!!

Well, hopefully I can find a computer to throw some more photos of the camping trip on. Unfortunetly our camera batteries lasted a whopping 30 minutes, so the photos are limited. But I will post them ASAP.

Well Be blessed!

Jami (& Ted)