Be the change you want to see in the world...

Synopsis of Us

Lisa is au natural. She likes to have babies at home and drink slimy green liquids with large amounts of earth in them. She loves the quacks and we love her. If you are ailing, just call Lisa. She will doctor you up!

Melanie is a little bundle of energy. She's very peppy and always bouncing around. Do not drive with her. She tends to talk and visit and not watch the road. Cuts a mean hair-do!

Sarah is crazy! She loves Diet Pepsi (too much). The group photographer with many free photo shoots for her friends. Many questionable eating habits that we all ignore, hopefully they don't kill her.

Emily is an overachiever. She never sleeps and wakes up way too early so she can pratice music with her kids. She loves the earthy green drink too. Be careful, she will try to poison you with sugar-free goodies.

Jen is a dental hygienist. If you want to know which kind of gum to chew (to xylitol or not to xylitol, this is the question) she'll know.

Lana is full of crap! Literally, her house is full of crap! Yes, just stuff. If you ever need any random thing, pretty sure it's in her house... somewhere. Very competitive, don't coach children's athletics with her.

Adria is straightforward. She pretty much says it like it is. She is our community sex-ed advisor. Any questions, just ask her, she knows it all.

Marianne (one of the tall, leggy blonds) is amazing! She graduated from college while taking care of her four children and working to save the entire Chinese orphan population.

Marilyn is a perfectionist. She has to have everything at a ninety degree angle, if not, she's nervous. Hopefully this doesn't kill her. Likes to scrapbook, spends a large sum of money on this activity.

Stephanie (another tall, leggy blond) really likes to work out. Too much of a good thing is not a good thing. Nursing is her profession (not wet nursing).

Sunday, May 31, 2009

No Rest for the Weary (or is it Wicked???)

Despite her best efforts, Jen is officially on bed rest for the duration... She did great though, and hopefully will only have to endure 3 weeks of "rest" (which of course means keeping her other kids fed, occupied and happy from the comfort of her couch...). Her ward is bringing in some meals, but it would be helpful for her to have some FREEZER MEALS to fill in where her ward leaves off. SO... if you want to just drop something off to her, or bring some Taco Bandido (ok, they should seriously buy advertising from us...) I'm sure she would appreciate it. You can also call me (Adria) to make arrangements to get dinners to her. Whatever would be great!

Saturday, May 30, 2009


Emma and I rocked it on the Radiothon back in December so they called us to help with the telethon on Sunday. Yes, we are going to be on television on KSL TV Sunday sometime between 8-9 am. This could really be our big break. You never know, maybe Jerry Lewis will be calling us next.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Calling all Movers (and shakers)

Me and my stuff.

Well, it's officially here.

The Gibbons (not to be confused with Emma) are moving on Saturday, May 23rd. What an exciting, stressful and somewhat sad day. I will be home (thanks so much to Amy Young and Tami and Madi Taylor who are taking care of Emma) Wednesday evening. Thursday will start the festivities! We (I'm using the word "we" hoping that YOU will include yourself) will be packing the house pretty much full time Thursday and Friday. Anyone who wants to stop by and have a pack party... feel free (even if you only have a couple of minutes, new blood is always good).

This looks so real to me and somewhat familiar... it's scary.

Saturday we will be moving into the new house. Anyone with trucks, trailers, muscles or pom poms (for cheering) are welcome to be there. Again, even if you only have a few minutes to spare, I'll take it. I'm desperate and concerned because as you know I have so much "stuff." Needless to say, stuff I love, or is it, I love stuff?

Any questions you can leave a comment or give me a call.


If you have any boxes or packing materials bring them along!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Garage Sale is this Saturday for Geanie

OK it's happening, hopefully without rain !!!!!! We are getting rid of all the junk we can find to raise some funds for this sweetie from Ethipia who is LUCKY enouph to come home to Geanie...........can you imagine??? AHHHH good things are happening!!!:) Let's show her all our support and drop off any misc. items you don't need anymore for our garage sale. It's at Amy Mallory's house. On the corner of 18th and Hiland (I'll double check that) You'll see us there! Bring it over Friday night if you can! We would love some baked items too to sell, so if you want to donate some yummy items to sell, every dollar counts!!!!Thanks so much! Call me or Geanie if you have any questions!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

William Slade Page

I hate to brag, but Mel's kids are gorgeous !! Mel brought over her little baby boy and let me do whatever I wanted with him, it was so much fun. Way to go Mel, he is so stinking cute :0)

Saturday, May 2, 2009

I can't believe how long it has been since I last posted. I guess no news is good news.

Emma got out of the hospital March 25, but had to be admitted again on April 1st. She had picked up RSV and had to be treated for it so it didn't get into her lungs and cause serious problems. We were there for a week. She had ribaviron breathing treatments three times a day and each treatment took about an hour and a half. She had to have a mask on and breath in medicine for that time. It was no fun.

Emma on Ribaviron
We got out of the hospital on the 9th and have been out ever since (knock on wood). We have loved being a Karma's house. It is perfectly comfortable and cozy and everyone around here is super helpful.

Popcorn Popping. Springtime at Karma's
The family came down on April 18th to celebrate Easter. We colored eggs, hid baskets and killed the dragonfly pinata. We invited over our cousins, Karen, Chris and their kids Tyler, Luke and Jarret for the pinata. My boys think that we have found some long-lost hidden treasure by introducing them to these new 2nd cousins. We played a lot of basketball and loved spending the weekend together. Kind of like a normal family. (That's what Ethan prays for all the time, that our family will be "normal again," as if we ever were.)

Karen making Emma's favorite deviled eggs.
Easter was a success!
Emma and I spend our days sleeping (oh, am I in heaven?) and doing whatever we please. She has about 20 pills to take a day and has to be hooked up to either food or fluids for 10-12 hours. We go to the clinic every Wednesday, sometimes to get a check up on her counts, etc., sometimes to get a bone marrow aspirate and spinal tap. On those days we swing by Meredith's house and visit with her or stop and get something to eat.

A few weeks ago we broke every rule (shhhhhh) by going to the Hannah Montana movie. I went on a Monday night because I figured most good Mormons would not go the movies for FHE. It was a good call as there were only 9 people in the theater. I anti-baced the seat and we sat alone. It was super fun and we felt like we had just eluded the doctor police.

We have, of course, been keeping up with our reality TV. We want the deaf kid/mom to win Amazing Race, Melissa to win DWTS (although we love Ty), Tara to win Biggest Loser (or Mike), Danny (although the weird makeup guy will win) to win Idol, and JT (or Taj) to win Survivor. We have it all figured out and spend serious amounts of time on the subject.

The hole house (Ty calls it this because it was a big hole) is coming along nicely. Jeff and his dad spend a lot of time out there getting it ready. Jeff said I should worry about his relationship with the new house as he spends more time with her than me and that he might possibly be in love with her. We should be moved in by the first of June! Mark my words people, the first of JUNE!

Of course, Emma and I won't be there, but hopefully we will not be far behind. We will most likely get to move back to Burley around the first of July! I am so excited and can hardly wait. I just have to keep reminding myself, "one day at a time." (Remember that show with Valerie Bertinelli and Schneider? Oh gracious!)

Thanks again for everything.
Did you know that Jeff and I don't ever pay for gas because an anonymous gas contributor meets us at Maverick to fill up our tanks every time we leave town?
Did you know that someone bought Emma a Christmas tree from the festival of trees and it still stands in my living room to this day?
Did you know that my dentist's wife is picking up Ty and taking that 4-year old to the dentist to get his teeth fixed, holding his little hand and giving him a treat when he's finished being brave?
Did you know that someone brings my family dinner (enough food to feed us for the entire week) every Friday and Sunday?
Did you know that Emma gets $5 from her Grandpa every time she is brave? It's her bravery money and Ty gets Donor Dollars.
Did you know that a friend sacrificed her ENTIRE Christmas and donated it to my family?
Did you know that I have a list a mile long of people I can call for AN-Y-THING?
Did you know that I can call Diane in the middle of the night and she'll pretend to be awake waiting for my call (you know, not an inconvenience) and talk to me for hours?
Did you know my Aunt Karma and Uncle Koyle donate their house to us and let us run the heat and call long distance and use the internet? We love our half-way house.
Did you know my cousins cleaned and polished my Aunt's house to get it prepared for us (as if it were dirty)?
Did you know that Heavenly Father listens to me and answers my prayers?
Did you know that there is not a day that goes by that Emma's (or mine or Jeff's or all of our family's) name is not on the temple prayer roll. Thanks to my temple worker peeps.
Did you know there are angels among us, each displayed and pronounced in a different, but very valuable way?
Did you know there are too many people and too many services rendered to count?
Thank you.

Pea to the Ess. I thank my God upon every remembrance of
Y-O-U, yes, YOU! (Philippians 1:3)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Change of plans...................

we are changing the date of the garage sale for Geanie's adoption!!!! Lots of us are out of town or busy so we will have it in a couple weeks or so. I will let y'all know!!!! Lots of love,