Saturday, August 29, 2009


On Sunday afternoon Rich started having some chest pain, so when Sunday night rolled around and he was feeling even worse he went to the Emergency Room.............. 5 hours later they said he had an irregular heart rhythm and the pain was from a pulled muscle. He got home about 4:30 in the morning. He saw our regular Dr. on Monday who also said his rhythm was not right and refereed him to a Cardiologist. Monday night the pain was even worse with a tingling in his left arm. He didn't want to go back to the hospital and decided to just go to bed, At 3:30 the next morning, Tuesday, he is in to much pain and wants to go back to the hospital. So I called my father in law and he came to sit with the kids so I could take Rich in. Long story ~ Short his heart was only beating at 35 ~ 45 beats a minute, which is really slow. So the Dr. asked Rich if he wanted to be admitted or did he want to go home with some medication. "There's something wrong and I want to figure it out!" was his reply. So into the hospital he went. Wednesday morning they did a Cardiogram. His heart was in great condition as far as his arteries were considered. Which was great news, bad news was he needed a pacemaker to stabilize his heart rate and keep it high enough so that he gets enough oxygen. So on Thursday afternoon the put in his new "equipment" and on Friday afternoon they sent him home! So here are a few pictures from our week in the hospital......... Dani & Daddy..
Gotta love the smile!
This the diagram that the Dr. drew for Rich and I so that we had a better understanding of the trouble! The heartbeat on the left is what a normal beat looks like. The one on the right is what Rich's heart beat looked like!

The boys were excited that they got to see the city from higher and that they could see the Carmax building!

Hug's with Daddy!

Ellie hadn't see Rich in a few days, she was over the moon and the stars to see him!!

They colored with each other!
The kids all helped me wash my van on Saturday, we also did Rich's truck. Then of course it RAINED!!!!! Just my luck!

Ellie was having way to much fun with the hose! What am I going to do when they are bigger! Never stay dry???!!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

School Day's

The new school year is here! The kids were so excited! Grandma Hatch took them all to get new backpacks! Ellie found Dani's backpack from last year and had to wear it so she could be just like her big brothers and sister! She wore it all day! Wouldn't take it off to even buckle up in the car!

My big kids! All ready to go to school! They are now Scorpions! They sting with pride!
The boys couldn't wait! Chris wouldn't even turn around for the picture!
Dani was over the moon about Preschool!
The girls waiting for the doors to open!
After school Christopher whispered to me.... "Mom I have a new friend!" "What's his name?" "I don't know! But when I find out I'll tell you!" Later Alex was talking about his homework when Chris yelled "I DON'T HAVE HOME WORK!" And started doing a "No Homework" dance! Dani joined him because she didn't have homework, while Alex whined about the one page letter he had to write to his teacher! Silly kids! I guess they have to learn that life isn't always "fair" sooner or later!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Ward Swim Party!

The ward had an end of summer pool party and the kids had a blast! I love this picture!

Chris had a little to much fun with the waster cannon!

Ellie had so much fun! I love this little robe! I will be so sad when she out grows it!
Somehow we didn't get any pictures of Rich or Dani! OOOPS!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Busy weekend!

Chris and Dani were at Grandpa & Grandma Hatch's house so Rich & I took Alex to see G-Force! We enjoyed it a lot! We are going to have to buy it when it comes out on DVD! July 31st, 2009

Farmer Market Yumminess! Alex had fun helping Rich & I pick out all the fresh goodies! He was most excited about the Raspberries! Aug. 1st

Ty gave me a trim and cut Rich's hair on Saterday morning. Ellie kept saying "My Turn!" It was so cute! I washed her hair while Rich was getting his hair cut it made her so HAPPY!

After we got our hair cut we went to the movies and watched "The Proposal!" Ellie was so good! Alex was with Uncle Russ & Aunt Char at the pool. He had so much fun! I wish I had some pictures!