Thursday, May 29, 2008

It's her Birthday month

My little sister, Shana had a birthday yesterday. Since her birthday is on the 28th she celebrates the entire month...that's why it her "Birthday month". Yes, we are sisters and ya, we don't look anything alike. She's a lot cutier and prettier then me. She was the lucky one to get the dark black hair and the olive skin. She is awesome and a great mother to 2 of my nephews. In June she is moving to Arizona. I'm excited! I miss my nephews and ya, my sister. Rachel (sister-in-law) and Shana at Jessica's Wedding October 19th 2007.
Happy Birthday Shana!

I can see clearly now....

Last Friday, the 23rd of May, I had my "Laser Vision Correction" surgery. Before I was called back to meet with the admitting nurse - I met with the surgeon, Dr. Perkins. He told me what he would be doing, and went over any questions I had. Which were none. I had already done all my research. Once I was called back my sister, DeAnn who drove me left to visit with my grandmother who lives right around the corner from the surgery center. The Admitting nurse took my BP, put drops in my eyes and gave me three (3) pills to take. I then sat to relax in a reclining chair in the pre-op prep area as the meds began to take effect. Also at this time the nurse was trying to offer me snacks and drinks, I should say juice. I declined both. I wasn't nervous I just wanted to get the ball rollin'. After about 10 minutes I was called back into the laser room. which was really cold inside, but felt really good. The first machine laser the cornea flap. That procedure took a whole 15 seconds. I then walked with the help of a young man to the final machine where I was asked to focus on a green light while a red laser started doing its magic. The last step was when the doctor brushed the cornea flap back over my eyes. Once that was done my vision was blurring, but I could already see the difference. I was given a pair of protective glasses to wear home. From the time my sister left to when they called to tell her to come get me was about 30 minutes. I was told to go home and sleep. But I have to wear these goggles for the next couple of days. They are to protect my eyes from any rubbing I might do. They are really comfortable to wear. I just might wear them every night! For the first week I have three (3) different drops to drop in my eyes four (4) times a day. I have a drop for the first 24 hours while awake and then I have another drop I do two (2) times a day that will continue for 1-3 months.
Saturday morning, the 24th I had a post-op visit with the doctor and after reading the eye chart I was told that my vision is at 20/25. Which will only increase over the next 3 weeks. I'm very happy with the out come so far, and the only question I have for myself is..."why didn't I do this sooner?". It was so worth the money I was saving for my trip to England.
Per the doctors instructions, I can't wear eye makeup for seven (7) days. That's why I look, as my nephew Ivan would say "Horrid". If anyone is concerning Lasiks - go for it. I give it the thumbs up!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Out with the old in with the new

Tomorrow at 12:30pm I will be doing this!
Ok, not exactly like this but close to it. I am having "LASIK" surgery on my hazel eyes.
If you are a regular reader of my blog you would have read about my "Bifocals". My eyes just are not adjusting the the progressive lens's. I feel off balance. (not as bad as when I don't take my daily iron pill. when I miss a day of iron I have been known to lean to the right and fall completely down to the ground) When I look another way its taking my eyes a few moments to re-adjust from blurring to clear. I have had enough. A friend of mine in California, the "OC" had her eyes done acouple of weeks ago and loves the freedom of not wearing contacts or glasses. It's totally out of my price range, but I've decided it's going to be worth it. I'm going to "Barnet Dulaney Perkins" in Phoenix, AZ. I hear they are the best of the best. They should be at the price I'm paying! I can't wait to go and buy several different pairs of sunglasses.

If you want to read more about Lasiks or "Barent Dulaney Perkins" click on this link....
Vision Correction Surgery – LASIK in Arizona

Monday, May 19, 2008

Party Time

Yesterday, the family celebrated Sophia's 11th Birthday.Sophia is my 10th niece. She is "ALL" girl. Guess, she gets that from her sisters.
I love spending time with Sophia. Our favorite time together is making up songs on her guiter.
Happy Birthday "Sophia"... it's your birthday month!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


This year I have 2 nephews and 1 niece graduating in the class of 2008.
This is my fourth nephew. Meet Bradyn James Norris. (Indian name: Little man who walks tall) He will graduate on Wednesday, May 21st from Desert Ridge High School home of the Jaguar, here in Mesa, Arizona. He is very excited and looking forward to the future.
He was accepted to ASU "Arizona State University". But decided to attend one year at "Chandler/Gilbert Community College" before he serves a mission.
He received 2 Scholarship Awards. The President's Scholarship from Chandler/Gilbert Community College and The Will Smith Memorial Scholarship. Below is a picture of him with Will Smith's mother. Will Smith attended Desert Ridge High School and graduated in 2005. He died along with another student, Joe Onisko. I'm very proud of my nephew. He is a really good kid. He loves his family, friends and has a very strong testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Seems just like yesterday, that Bradyn would dance around my room to Rod Stewart, in his diaper and sing to Billy Ray Cyrus, Neil Diamond and Queen. As his Aunt (his favorite Aunt) I couldn't be more proud of him. Love ya Bradyn!!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Madisen's Baptism Day

This past saturday was Madisen's (my niece) baptism. Her older brother, Bradyn was able to baptize her. Her brothers and sisters were excited that she had made the decision to be baptize and become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I, being her favorite Aunt was happy to share this day with her. All of her family and some of her Aunts, Uncles & Cousins were there to share this special day with her.

My brother the Sheriff

My family has always had some kind of involvement in Law Enforcement. My grandfather was a police officer in the city of Phoenix, AZ. My dad worked in the dept of Criminal Justice for the state of California. My youngest sister is in the process of getting her degree in Criminal Justice. So, when my brother Darin decided to become a sheriff we were all very excited for him. My dad was able to pin his badge to his uniform on graduation day. Darin has been assigned to work in the city of Queen Creek. Congratulation to Darin and his family.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

New LDS Temple

Arizona is getting 2 new Temples. One of these temples is going to be super close to where I live. The Gilbert Temple will be less then a 15 minute drive from my house.
So excited!!

Thursday, May 1, 2008