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Jan 25, 2010

i haven’t updated in forever. but with the holidays, a wedding and lots of family in town i had zero time! here’s a few things to let you all know (in case you didn’t already)

claire- she has learned to roll over! and hold her pacifier in her own mouth with her little hand and play a fun eye blink game and is off all seizure meds for the time being. she is still having spasms but not as many and they are milder. we are deciding what to try next. we just took her last week for a scan of her blocked ureter issue so please pray for those results as we should hear soon what the next step is. we are hoping that the blockage has miraculously cleared, that her kidney tissue is healthy and there is no need for an operation! we also recently found out she is allergic to melatonin after she had a severe case of the hives over her entire body for 5 days. that was an eye-opening experience. we were at the hospital 3 days in a row, it was exhausting and poor claire was miserable! she is all better now. unfortunately, the melatonin is out as a solution to her sleep/spasm correlation. as i said earlier, we’re still trying to determine what our next course will be with seizure treatment.

me- i went carb free for a week to kick start a diet and lost 8 pounds. for a long term solution, i am devoted to eating healthier and taking daily walks. i am hoping to lose about 50 lbs total by this summer.

adrian- he has accepted a full time salaried position with his contract job! it is a wonderful company and he couldn’t be happier. he is still doing some side projects but we have a lot more job security now and plus he is learning and growing so much in this role. i am so proud of his talent- he is self-taught, amazingly smart and tries harder than anyone i know. here is his company’s web site in case you were curious.

misc- the holidays were great. lots of family time, baking, tamale making and gift exchanging. we attended christmas eve services at my family’s church, cornerstone, and got to see our sister, alex, sing on stage. she has such a beautiful voice! then wedding madness ensued! my littlest brother, matt, married yasmine on january 2nd. yippee! the wedding was in his airplane hanger (so cool!) and it was a joy to be a part of. lots of family made the trip down from minnesota and it was so nice to spend a little time with them. here’s some photos from the last month and a half. i haven’t been very good about picture taking but here are a few to enjoy!

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5 comments | leave a comment

  1. Amber
    January 25th, 2010 at 7:26 pm #

    I love my Evjen/Vender updates! These pictures all look like you guys are going to jump out and gimme a hug. Love to you all.

  2. kavita
    January 25th, 2010 at 9:18 pm #

    great pictures, great update!!

  3. Liz O.
    January 25th, 2010 at 10:26 pm #

    Claire has the longest eyelashes. EVER. She is so beautiful! And so happy to hear about all the progress she’s making:)

  4. Liz O.
    January 25th, 2010 at 10:28 pm #

    Oh yeah…and congrats to Adrian on the job! It is pretty brutal out there these days so that is GREAT NEWS!!!

  5. nicky
    January 27th, 2010 at 8:56 pm #

    thanks liz! she gets her eyelashes from her daddy. when i was pregnant, i used to tell her she better get them from him and she did! i am glad she listened 🙂

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