Monday, March 10, 2008


First, I don't like making people wait for news so here it is: the results were negative- meaning, not Lyme disease.

Yep- pretty much depressing. We are definitely going to pursue the University of Washington idea- I told you guys about that right? I'll have to check on that. Anyway- we are going to try and get him to that doctor sometime in July or August when we are out of school. Who knows what will come of that. Hope, hopefully.

I do want to say to you all that we are soo soo soooo grateful for all your fasting and prayers. We have felt your love and we have felt comfort throughout all last week. Also, Clay's stomach started feeling better VERY quick after I blogged, and though he had some Ulcer medicine, I know that a lot of it was from hearfelt prayers. We have such amazing family and friends and are forever grateful to know and be a part of all of your lives. Thank you so much.

On a lighter note- it was like 46 degrees today! YES! I was feelin gooood. I'm not even being sarcastic- I really was.

Work stinks. I hate working. I can't wait to have babies and be a mom. I know that is working too- but there's a difference, it's work that I want to do, work that I was created on earth to do.

We got a computer desk. We already have one, but we got a second to put next to it for my...............SEWING MACHINE. Yes. Now it is out all the time. Does it make the room look nicer and more hip? No. Will it make me a better seamstress and cause me to sew more often? YES. I'm pretty excited about it. We got it at DI for 15 bucks. It's a bit beat up, but it works. My first project on my new table will be a quilt. For Clayton. The one I made is just a smidge too small in his opinion, so I am making a 7'x7' quilt. That's going to be huge huh? Well- that's what he wants so I'm doin it. He said he doesn't care what it looks like and that I should just use all my scraps and make something cool out of it. We'll see. I'm pretty sure it will look ugly- he said he likes that. He is silly. But I am excited to make this for him.

I can't wait for summer. It will be heavenly. I will get to ride my bike everywhere- which I LOVE, I can wear skirts without tights, I can wear sandals, be happy, you know- the works.

I read the book "A walk to remember". I'm sure you've all seen the movie. Amy had read it and told me she couldn't decide which one she liked better, the movie or the book. I am at a loss too. The book is set in the 50's and the movie is more modern. I really enjoyed the book and now want to watch the movie again. I am now going to start reading "3 weeks with my brother" that my mom recommended.

Alright, time for food then cleaning then showering then reading. Love you all!


Emily said...

I'm sorry the test didn't turn out how you hoped, but I'm glad he started feeling a little better. I hope he continues to.

That's cool about your new desk for your sewing machine. I know I would sew more if I had a designated sewing area too.

Glad you had a nice, sunny day!

Susan, Blain & kids said...

Hey so sorry to hear about the test not being what we all hoped. Just Hang in there. I had a little thought about the quilt to make it more interesting, use your scraps and if you have any old t-shirts that Clayton really liked or anything that he really enjoys material wise add it to the quilt as well, also I know Clayton had a baby blanket named skippy (I wonder if Patty still has it, which would be kinda cool to add to it) just a suggestion not that you have to take my advice but I saw a quilt done with old t-shirts and stuff like that and it was really cool. I hope that Clayton continues to feel better. i love you guys.

Aunt Susan

mandijwaters said...

Well, I, like many others, was really hoping that the test would come back differently. It's kind of hard for me to even tell you both how sad I am that he has to be in pain. He is a brother to me as you know and I just hate that he is not 100%. I want you to know that I will continue to keep him in my thoughts and prayers and that we are keeping our fingers crossed that whatever it is, it has a cure. We don't want him to be in any pain!

Good luck with the quilt by the way. I got a sewing machine for my baby shower. (that was 8 years ago) I have never touched it. My grandma gave it to me and she thought that I'd be making baby clothes or something. LOL. She's hilarious!!

Tell Clayton hello and that I love him. Thanks for taking such good care of him. Oh... tell him one of Teagan's parakeets didn't make it. Teagan's heart is broken.

Love ya,

Sharon/mom said...

I'm so excited for your sewing desk!!! Dad wants a longer blanket for the tv also! I'm excited for spring also. I can't wait to hear what you think of the book. Well, I did something I hope you're okay with. I was trying to figure out the Mp3 thing on amazon, and I caved and bought a cd that had all the songs I wanted on it. I hope that's okay. The cd is one of my favorites in high school, I am really excited.
loved talking to you tonight. I love you!!! Excited to see you soon.

Grandma, Nonnie said...

Hang in there you two, the answers will come. How nice that you got a sewing table and now you will sew more. I love having mine out. I don't put it away much. I am glad for you to be able to see your mom that is aways a comfort. I am glad Clay is feeling better. Find something you like about working and just tell yourself that you will be through with it soon. I have lots of scraps, I could send you some. Let me know. Much Love grandma


Oh Danielle. Well, I'm really sorry you haven't found the diagnosis. I have been praying so hard about all of this everyday. Well, I haven't heard about the Washington thing- but it sounds like a place that will check him out? I am so glad that his stomach is feeling better. I wish you guys lived here, I would love to hang out with you guys so much. I am so happy for you that you got a desk to have out in your main area! You will sew so much more! That is really funny about the quilt for Clay. I made our quilt a king size, and I"m so glad we did, because Mike hogs the blankets so much. Our duvet is just a full/queen, and we fight over it. I know it's for the couch or whatever- but my point is- our men just hog the covers! You should do a scrap quilt! It would look so cool- just sew peices together- and keep doing it, and then square up whatever outcome you have- and keep doing that- and then sew the squares of your randomness together- I really want to do that-it is such an awesome look. I want to bring out my huge desk out in teh family room- and we coud just put teh couch in the back room, so that i will sew more. I hate going back in that depressing, dark cold room in teh back of my apt. I always want to be out in teh fam room. BUT- it would look really tacky! But I'm starting to wonder if I should just not care! Maybe I could paint the desk and make it cute- so it would fit in? I don' tknow- my apt is just assituated and I don' tknow. I love you. Work will be over soon. And you are graduating in a year? spring of 09? it will be here before you know it- well have summer, and then we'll have halloween, thanksgiving, christmas, and then spring will be really soon. it always goes by so fast. I love you.

Paul & Patty said...

I was so sad to hear the results of Clayton's test. I watched his demeanor just drop to the floor after the phone call. It is really hard for a mother to see her child be so unhappy and in so much pain. I will continue to keep you guys in my prayers. I want you to know that we are here for you guys if you need anything. I am happy for you that you were able to find a sewing table. I do have Clayton's baby blanket and some other things that you could add to the quilt if you would like. Let me know. Take care. Love you guys. bye now.

Megan and Greg said...

I love you. Just don't forget that blessing. Someday you'll have answers.

Kaelyn said...

Hey ! I am so glad you found me lol! It was great to hear from you! well you and clayton are in my prayers. Eveything will work out but until then hold tight! I love you girl ! Keep in touch !

Kae Lamb

Rebecca said...

So sorry about the results of the test. I bet you guys are so frustrated.

That's great that you are sewing so much. There is so much satisfaction from sewing for your family. At least the one time a year that I sew for them, I receive satisfaction.Love you.