Saturday, March 8, 2008


I love the feeling in the air. Spring has sprung, and it feels so good! This afternoon Sarah, and I took some time out, and sat out by the pool. It felt so good to sit outside, read my magazine, and get some sun! Steve decided to make us some yummy lemonade. He added a few oranges to it, and it was delightful! Steve, and Ben got back in town late last night. They took a short trip to the dunes in California. Nate left yesterday for Laguna,and San Diego. He is spending spring break there. It feels really different having him on a vacation with friends, and not the family. Sometimes it is hard to let him grow up. I sure love that boy! Jake woke up this morning to a horrible sore throat. He rarely complains about aches, and pains. We headed to the Urgent Care. We actually were the first to get there for the morning. We were the first to be seen. I had in the back of my mind that Jake may have strep throat. His throat was very red, swollen, and had white spots on it. The strep culture came back negative. The Dr. then ran a blood test for Mono. In my mind I thought what is this Dr. thinking? Believe it or not, the test came back positive! Soooo, Jake is now on Steroids for the week, and pain medication. Poor boy! I am going to open every window in this house, and Lysol this place. We have had more illness this past year than any other I can remember. Hopefully this is the end of the illnesses. Well, this post was going to be just a little post about today's activities. I guess more has gone on around here than I realized. :) I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! :)



Blogger onehm said...

I hope that Jake starts feeling better very soon! You guys have had lots of illness lately...GET BETTER!!
Glad that you got some sun. It feels so great to be outside right now, doesn't it??

March 8, 2008 at 8:40 PM  
Blogger Rhonda said...

Oh so sorry... when my Annelise had mono, she slept for 6 weeks. She has now been told that she has Epstein Barr... poor kid.

Hey, do you mind if I put you in my blog roll? Trying to put together a list of women bloggers who have older
children living at home.

March 8, 2008 at 8:44 PM  
Blogger Lupe said...

Get well soon Jake!

Your pic looks so relaxing with the pitcher of lemonade, floral arrangement and the sunny refreshing!

March 9, 2008 at 7:31 AM  
Blogger n8'swife said...

This is the best time of the year. Great sun and great temps!

I hope that Jakes gets feeling better soon.

March 9, 2008 at 8:58 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Oh no! Mono! Hope Jake gets to feeling better. :) LOVE those tulips!!

March 9, 2008 at 4:23 PM  
Blogger linda said...

Oh yes, spring has sprung and I'm lovin' it! Just took our patio lounge chairs and umbrella out of storage today!!

It is very strange when our college kids are not with us for vacations anymore. My ASU little sis is down in Orange County also. We are originally from OC so she and 2 friends are visiting my family during spring break. Strange for her to be there without me!

So sorry to hear about your Jake. My sister had mono and I just remember her sleeping for about 4-6 weeks straight.

Michelle, hope you and your family start feeling better soon! Take care.

March 9, 2008 at 8:19 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Oh no. Not another case. I am sorry to hear that Michelle. I didn't realize Mono was contagious or is it?

Glad you got some nice time by the pool. That sounds heavenly :)

March 9, 2008 at 8:36 PM  
Blogger sista # 2 said...

What?!!! I hope you're all well for spring break :) poor guy. I
know he must be sick of doctors!!
(but also greatful for them too)

March 9, 2008 at 9:07 PM  
Blogger Crazymamaof6 said...

yeah i was gonna say you know mono and Epstein Barr are the same virus right? one causes the other one. i forget the order. but yeah. no fun either way. hope he feels better soon. and bummer you can't make lunch tomorrow. we'll have to get together another time.

yay for laying out. perfect weather.

March 9, 2008 at 9:43 PM  
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March 10, 2008 at 5:59 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Poor Jake! We have been so sick here too. Hope he's feeling better after a few days of meds!

March 10, 2008 at 8:22 AM  
Blogger jeremyandleslie said...

That lemonade sounds fabulous! I want to come hang out at your house!
How are you feeling?

March 10, 2008 at 8:39 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

several people here have mono too! what is the deal?! i wonder if that is what is robs problem!? he finally went to the dr (this guy is never sick!) and he thought he had strep throat but it came back negative too. they didnt test him for mono though. hmmm....

March 10, 2008 at 10:28 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

Ok seriously.. what is up with everyone getting mono.. my mom, you... now Jake! UGh! Crazy. Hope Jakey gets better. This virus stinks. :( Tell Mo mo hi for me!

March 10, 2008 at 6:14 PM  
Blogger Kari said...

Yeah, I'd say you guys have had more than your share of illness! I hope Jake gets better soon! And hooray for SPRINGTIME!!! :)

March 10, 2008 at 8:37 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

i know mono starts with a strep throat condition..thats how my BIL started out with fun..sounds like lots of sleeping down time for him..sadly EVERYTIME my BIL gets sick he's sick hard for a longgg time..

spring has sprung! ive got my backyard cleaned up too--ready for some LOUNGING for sure!

March 10, 2008 at 11:30 PM  
Blogger careymc said...

Mono?! Ick! Sorry to hear that. Hang in there - glad to hear you were taking time for yourself by the pool. Love the pic. of those flowers by the way. We are itching for spring!

March 10, 2008 at 11:37 PM  
Blogger Michelle A. said...

Michelle, that photo gives me so much hope! Those flowers look so great. With all our snow here, I'm certain there will never been flowers! So sorry about Jake, I hope that he gets better quickly. So glad that you are feeling better - it's no fun being sick. We are back from our vacation and it was so great to visit your blog again! take care my friend!

March 11, 2008 at 7:54 AM  
Blogger Rebecca D. said...

Mono!!!Ugg!!! holy sickness. As I was reading your post and sitting in my roabe not feeling well myself it totally hit me!!! Heaven;y Father is so getting us all ready for the Bird Flu!!!They say those who have super strong immune systems will be the first to die! Those of us who are sick often will be able to make it! Crazy huh!Stronger immune systems will fight it off too well and go over board actually killing ourselves!

So great! Me and my girls will make it but my poor healthy hubby will not! Ugg! So really there is no silver lining here!

Hope he feels better soon...and how cute is Steve bringing you lemonade with orange slices!

March 11, 2008 at 2:18 PM  
Blogger Melinda said...

How sad! Mono is not fun at all. I hope Jake is getting some good rest.

I can't even imagine lounging by a pool! It is soo warm here, a balmy 55 degrees and I am loving it!

March 11, 2008 at 4:28 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Yikes...I can't believe Jake has mono. I hope it ends soon! Spring is no time for such a thing..we have to enjoy the weather before it heats up. I'm nursing some strep & bronchitis over here so I guess I shouldn't be talking!

March 11, 2008 at 7:14 PM  

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