Saturday, March 28, 2009

Holy cow it's almost April!

Where has the time gone?

We've been busy with moving, new schools, new doctors, new friends and new meds. Jordan will be 7 on Wednesday. No party this year since we're taking her, and Matty, to San Diego to see Taylor Swift. She has no idea so this will be a nice surprise :)

Matthew started pre K on Thursday. I figured since we moved and can afford to send him to a private school we should do it so he's ready to start kindy in August. He goes 2 days a week 8:30-12:30. It'll be good for him and me. I've been (not so much) stay at home mom for 7 years now and I don't know what to do with myself when I'm alone. I'm still trying to organize and clean up around here so I'm sure I'll adjust to having a few hours to myself.

This is a recent video of Jordan doing her methotrexate injection. She talks right thought it. I guess I'm not as gental as Rick but as you can see, she really doesn't mind this one.

And for anyone who is interested, our Arthritis Walk is on May 3 @ Magic Mountain. This is our second year walking and we hope to have more people join our team. Even though we started walking because Jordan has JRA we're also walking for others in our family. My cousin Tim was diagnosed with RA about 2 years ago. He just went on disability because he can no longer work. He takes several pills a day to help with the pain and inflammation along with an injection weekly. Rick's grandma, Joan AKA Granny, has OA. She had a total knee replacement in December 2007. This disease does not discriminate. It disables the young and old, rich or poor, male or female. It doesn't matter who you are. Arthritis affects 46 million people in the US alone and if the leading cause of disability. Chances are you know someone other then our family who lives with the pain of arthritis. Find a walk in your area and help find a cure.

1 comment:

Amy Cunningham said...

OMG I just found your blog and watched this video. What a brave little girl you have there. And you too Mommy! So brave and so strong. My daughter Jenna is 5 now. She was diagnosed last Summer with JRA and Uveitis. She has not been doing well and this week will be switching to injectible meds. I am SO scared about this but watching you and Jordan gives me hope that my Bean and I CAN do it! I hope you don't mind but I am going to add a link to your blog on mine. I will be checking back in often! God Bless 8-)