Friday, February 15, 2013

Elder Chase Hebdon

Find a few new photos here
  - they are always fun to find.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Our Missionaries

I just saw Chase's new address and thought I'd share with you:
Elder Chase Lamont Hebdon
218 Bastian
Battle Mountain, NV 89820
Here is a photo of him at Christmas time (he's the center front elder - white shirt and blue tie with tie tack/bar ;).
And, you can still reach Connor at the MTC until Monday (18th), when he leaves for Pennsylvania. (letters sent will get to him the day you send them, if sent on the week day before 12:00pm)  If you want to send something to get to him next week, then this will be his address:
Elder Connor Ronald Hebdon
Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Mission
2600 Boyce Plaza Suite 101
Upper St. Clair, PA 15241
Here are two photos from him:
Elders Connor Hebdon and Britin Smith (companions)

Elders Rigby (who has a brother that served in Thomas' mission district in Brazil - cool huh!), Smith, Hebdon, and Clegg. (at least I think that is the correct order :)  (roommates)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Our Day!

Happy Anniversary to us!

33 years!

We spent the day at Leavenworth and had dinner in Wenatchee.  Then home to watch a movie with the kids.  It turned out to be a great day!

Wanna see what we bought?
We all know Leavenworth is a tourist trap, but what a fun one it is. 
We splurged on snowballs! 
They were 40% off (or they would have stayed on the shelf ..., maybe). 
;) - I should go next month and see if they are 70% off.  I suppose the fuel would make up for the difference though. 
I love them.  They scrunch in your hands like snow.  It's an awesome warm snowball.  (I should have bought two anyway ..., they are so fun!) 
Let it Snow Ball!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Age and Beauty

Okay, this post is about age:

Fun Fact: This blog is 5 years old today!

But really, it is not about Beauty, unless one considers this blog a beautiful thing.  I kinda like it, so maybe it fits that category.

Have a great day!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Our Missionaries

We've heard from our missionaries today!  So Fun!  Both are doing fine and adjusting well to their surroundings.

From the MTC:
Elder Connor Hebdon's companion is Elder Smith - they get along very well and have had some awesome times together in their first few days.  It was so wonderful to hear from him and especially since it was such a positive letter.  All is well!  (I really knew it would be, but those first letters are just so precious when they seem so positive ..., it's like an answer to prayers.) 
Check HERE for his mailing address - he'd love to hear from you.

From Battle Mountain Nevada:
Elder Chase Hebdon mentioned that they had 12 lessons last week and have been spending much time cleaning up their apartment that seems to need some work.  He is feeling good about things and looks forward to the missionary work yet to be done.
We also received an email from Chase's mission pres. this afternoon saying that they will be using different mail addresses so I'll not give his address today, because I only have the old one.  We will probably get a new one next week and I'll share it then.  You may use the old address if you'd like and it might get to him, but it might also be returned to you (depending on what the post office decides to do when they get it).

Image is a sign on our bulletin board - we turn it backwards when
we have no son on a mission, but that hasn't been very often.
And, now we have two out!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Terry's Appointment

I suppose I should report on Terry's doctor visit, though I'm not sure there is really much to say ..., in the way of new news.  But I needed a bit of a break from the house work I've been doing so, here it is. 

He has had a cough for several weeks now and had two different types of medication to help get rid of it, but it doesn't ever fully go away.  Doctor decided to prescribe Bactrim for him.  He has had this medication before and it seemed to be okay, meaning not too many side affects.  He is to take it daily for one week and then twice a week for maintenance.  We'll see how this goes.

Blood counts are somewhat like they have been for a long time now.  I'm posting the flowsheet so I don't have to type everything, and you can still see the normal range (Latest Ref Rng), and all of the counts for the previous draws up to the last one in December.  The red arrows at the right of the rows show the counts I usually share.

You might notice that the Absolute Neutrophils have been 0.0(LL) for the last two weeks.  Normally they wouldn't let it get so low, and remain there, without giving him a Neulasta shot to help bring it back up.  This time is different however, because they don't want to stimulate the MDS with that shot.  So, he's running on empty when it comes to the Absolute Neutrophils, but the Bactrim should kind of take the place of those counts and fight off illness, to help him be more healthy.  We are hoping it helps in a noticeable way.

Terry will keep taking the Revlimid, have weekly blood draws, monthly doctor visits, and then probably a bone marrow biopsy in April.