Saturday, November 22, 2008


My mom ROCKS!!!!!  She asked me a couple weeks ago where I was going to be seeing Twilight, and I thought that she was just making conversation.  Then I get an email from her telling me that I need to make sure I get a package that she sent to Joe and Lacy's house.  Then I get a phone call AT Joe and Lacy's house from my mom, asking if I got the package.  Really I am thinking this whole time that maybe it is something for Christmas that was easier to mail to Florida.  So the Lowry's checked their mail and this shirt is what arrived from my mom!!!!!!  I LOVE it!!!!!  Thank you mom!

All I can say about this movie is WOW!  I have been waiting a long time for it to come out and I am very impressed with the job they did making it.  Edward could not have been more perfect, and I am even more in love with him now.  He can have my neck any day :-)  I was just a little obsessed with the story before (ok, alot!), but now I think I am even more.  I can't stop thinking about it!!!!

I went with Lacy and Sharyl. Poor Natasha got whatever is going around Gainesville and couldn't come.  She can write her own blog about bodily functions :-) Sorry the picture of us girls is sideways.  I am too tired to switch it.  Thank you girls for coming with me ... what a great night!
So many of you know that Evan stopped baring any weight on his legs back in June.  With the socialized medicine it is next to impossible to get tests and see specialists in a timely matter.  It has been long enough now and we are, to say the least, a little frustrated!  So we figured that since we are in the states, we would try and get tests done while we are here.  I contacted our old pediatrician, and they have taken some of their personal time to help us!  

So far, we have had X-Rays of his hips that have ruled out hip dysplasia and wearing of bones. Today we had an MRI of his entire body! I knew he would have to be sedated, which is always scary for a mother.  What I didn't expect is that he would be in the MRI machine for 2 full hours!  Wow, I was sure happy that Natasha was willing to sit with me in the waiting room.  (This was before she was puking her guts out).  I only broke into tears once the whole time.  If she wasn't there I think it may have been worse for me.  Thank you Natasha for giving me that support! 

We won't get any of the results until Monday, when we have an appointment with the Pediatrics Neurology department.

This is a picture of Evan in the recovery room!  He kept trying to rip everything off of him.  Especially the IV.  All he wanted to do was eat his IV tube or rip it out of his hand.  The best part is that when he woke up he looked up at me, reached his arms hi, and with a smile on his face said "Mommy, Mommy".  Nothing beats that ... not even Edward! 


Fred ... said...

I'm glad you liked Twilight. We've got tickets for tomorrow. I'm looking forward to it. I hope all the tests with Evan come out well. Hopefully he just needs a little time. You look good in your cool shirt.

Michelle said...

Poor Evan! I hope you find your answers. How long are you in town? We'd love to visit with you guys, if you have the time!

Michelle said...

Didn't hear about it. But we'd love to see you any time! :)

mark and becky said...

That shirt is awesome! I've seen a few people with it, and I want it! If I ever find out where it came from, I am so getting it. I'm sorry to hear about Evan. I hope everything turns out okay.

Amanda said...

Hang in there - I think it is harder to have medical questions with your kids than yourself, and especially hard if they are little and don't understand what is going on. I hope things go well on Monday and I am glad that you were able to get around the terrible wait times in Canada.

Alycia Grayce Leavitt said...

those shirts are the bomb right? mom sent me one too! YAY FOR TWILIGHT! IT WAS SOOO GOOD (:
and poor evan, i love how he is just playing with the thing on his arm haha

motherofangels said...

Ahhh, I just hope he's OKAY! miss you still! have fun! Oh, and I saw twilight last night also! It was good! Jenn Moon's shirt said, "Nobody tell my husband, but I'm in love with a vampire!" It was funny!

merrilykaroly said...

Goodness me, I'm apprehensive about the Twilight movie... I'm glad you said you liked Edward because the actor is so not what I pictured when I read the books! I'm planning on seeing it next week... good to know you enjoyed it. And I loved the shirt :) And I hope Evan feels better.

Lynn said...

Your mom DOES rock!!

SO glad that you were able to see a specialist while you are down there. The Lord truly micromanages our lives right down to the little itty bitty details. That is awesome!

Hope all goes well, and the results are good ones, or that at least you will be able to find some answers.

Keep us posted!

Teresa said...

You are in our prayers. We hope you are able to get some answers. We love little Evan.

Lisa L said...

Glad you loved your t-shirt. I thought you would. I got t-shirts for the other girls also. How come Irene didn't go with you guys? Keep us posted on Evan.

Jacquie said...

I am glad that you are taking action and getting Evan in to the hospital...eventhough, SO SCARY! I am glad that he did well coming out of the MRI.

I had fun going to Twilight too! I love the t-shirt!