Sunday, May 30, 2010

Bits of My Weekend Volume 1

Welcome to my first Bits of My Weekend! I copied this idea from my friend Katie; who got it from Here.

This weekend was the high school graduation, so we had a few parties to attend.

Me and Bryce, one of the graduates

Pastor Jason laying claim to some of the party balloons!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

On The Mend!

This past week could best be described as busy and painful....mostly painful. Most of you know what's going on with me (Jillian), but for those of you out of the Liu Loop (catchy, right??) I'll fill 'ya in! It all started Tuesday while I was watching my friend's precious twin babies! I started having a stabbing pain in my lower left side around 10:30 am. I called my friend and had her pick up the boys because the pain was getting so bad. I then called Ben, a friend, (Chris was working about an hour away) and had him take me to urgent care. Urgent care diagnosed me with a UTI (uuumm....seriously??). I went home and laid down for a couple hours to see if the pain would fade. Chris got home 2 hours later and I informed him we were going the er because the pain was just increasing. By the time we got to the er I couldn't stand upright and couldn't get off the bed! After a few tests they diagnosed me with an ovarian torsion, which is farely rare, and basically means my ovary twisted, cutting off the blood supply, which will cause the ovary to die. There are a couple causes for this, and is probably caused by a cyst that didn't take care of itself and got so large before bursting that it tipped my ovary....weird huh?

So after discussing my options: rush into surgery and remove the ovary; or wait it out and see if the ovary fixes itself. We opted to wait it out. So I was admitted to the hospital where I stayed for 2 nights and 3 first hospital stay! Which I hope to never repeat! It was really just a waiting game....a waiting game with lots and lots of morphine!! Which definately makes waiting more bearable!!

I had a follow up ultrasound today and it looks as though full blood flow is back to my ovary...yay! However, my ovary is still rather large, and there is some free flowing fluid in my abdomen. Odds are this is all caused from swelling and all the trauma, but just to make sure it takes care of itself I'll one more ultrasound Friday.

So, overall, I'm doing quite well! I have no pain today!! Which is the first day so far that has been pain free! My doctor seems to think things are heading in the right direction! I would appreciate prayers for the ultrasound Friday to be completely free fluid and a normal sized ovary! Thank you so much for all the prayers!!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Hall Baby Shower

Today we had a shower for our friends Erin and Thomas. It was a great jungle themed party! We don't know if baby Hall will be a boy or girl....which makes it all the more exciting!

The diaper cake that I made.

We played the 'pass the binkie' game

Opening the gifts

The awesome cake!

Me and the Mama to be!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Meet Sacajawea!!

We've been looking for a good deal on an suv since the fall. We finally found an awesome deal and jumped on it! Below you will see pictures of my beautiful 2005 Nissan Pathfinder fondly named Sacajawea (thank you, Ben Sharp)!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Things I LOVE About Summer.....

I can easily grill chicken every night and never get tired of it!
The Farmers Market Opens tomorrow!!

Sunshine. Glorious. Sunshine. It was a long, dark, snowy winter.

I'm looking forward to many, many road trips!

The bush in front of our house is blooming!

Sand volleyball is how we spend our saturday evening!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Misc. Missouri Pictures

Here's some random Missouri pictures that don't really have a post of their own.
Dalton was the first person we told we were in town. We, of course, ate lunch at Hunans!!
Lij chilling in the trunk of Dalton's car!
Lij and Trinaty giving treats to the dog!
I. Love. This. Kid.

Lexi and Marathon became re-aquainted and played all afternoon!

Jennifer and Andres at Easter Dinner

Marathon quickly claimed her spot!

Finally heading back to West Virginia! We made the trip home in one day as well!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Summer. Is. Here.

Maybe not officially, but as far as I'm concerned, summer is here! Saturday, temps were in the mid 80's, which means volleyball has started!! It felt so good to have the sun shining and to be out on the sand again!! Life. is. good.

Roman and Lyric even got in on the action.....well they watched from afar anyway!