Monday, November 30, 2015


Despite having a double ear infection that resulted in his left ear significantly bleeding, colorful secretions from around the trache, and ANOTHER bout of C Diff..... this boy still can smile.  He AMAZES ME!!
We will be heading up down to CHOW tomorrow for trache/vent clinic where we will see trache rn, vent rn, Pulm., ENT, and the dietitian so that will be nice for them to check out the few things that have started to go haywire in hopes to nip it in the bud before things go crazy.  We were also able to be added on to see a GI doctor that will shed some insight to the forever returning C Diff for Danny.  We will be talking about having a colonoscopy done to see if there is any thing they can see that is giving Danny all these gut issues and then talk about a possible fecal transplant (yes you are reading that right, I know crazy...but I have been told it works) which is suppose to be the new and improved way of getting rid of C Diff.  Let's hope this works as Danny has exhausted all other avenues with no prevail.  Stay tuned and I'll keep you posted on how everything turns out!

Sometimes the best times are the down weekend Av and I did nothing but watch movies and hang around the house.  It was great just chilling out the whole weekend away :)

 How cool is this painting that Av did at Brigade....she's a natural!!
 Av is taking 2 cooking classes the last 2 quarters .... so she wanted to make us dinner.
We also made homemade dog treats - the pups loved them as the treats were Pumpkin, PB, cinnamon, and gluten free flour (Gunner is has an allergy)
 Making Jolly Bread for dessert....YUMMY.  (biscuit dough rolled in cinnamon n sugar with cherries)

They were fantastic
 Steak n Chicken teriyaki stir fry
 She can cook dinner was fabulous!!
 We went as a family to the PAC for the Broadway show of "How the Grinch Stole Christmas".   Before Dan and Av left for hunting. What a great show!!  Danny was awake and alert for the whole show, he LOVED it!  I highly recommend it
 Our family photo's that were done at church turned out AWESOME!
Check out these two ~  My Loves, My World!
 These two are not too shabby either
 My wonderful family!!
 How lucky did we get having found Ms Emily to work with Danny?  Nothing like making me cry!!  What a keeper she is!  Not many people have seen Danny for who he truly a matter of a few short weeks, Danny has stolen her heart and we have grown quite found of her also.  Thanks for being so wonderful to our Lil Man!!
 This was Av's 3rd year deer hunting.....She's 3 for 3!!  Is there anything this kid can't do?!?  I had to give her grief for the camel, hahah.  I may be bias but isn't she rockin the orange.  Not many can look great in that
 WAY TO GO GIRL!!  Out of 14 men at the hunting shack she got the first out of the 3 deer harvested this year.
Look closely up in the right corner....there had to be about 14 deer grazing in my backyard.  They go 2.5 hrs up north to hunt, why?  LOL
 My niece came over to visit with her boy ..... I just love it when they come over.

 Proudly showing off his artwork we worked on :)

 He's a great helper!!
 The 2015 Christmas tree is up and decorated!  I got an early start on decorating the house and the tree this year.  Dan and Av were up North hunting so I figured why not....Danny LOVES looking at the lites and ornaments on the tree

The first time since we moved here 6 yrs ago I have lites on the house.  Just had to have the Grinch!

 My annual ... Dan goes hunting and I get a tattoo :)  I had added the blowing dandelion to my "hope"
 In honor of my fur baby Ms Bailey.  I added her paw print.
 Not forgetting to add more stars in honor of our "angel" friends
 Comfy Cozy and warm over here!!
 This year Danny and I went Up North for Thanksgiving to the Shack.  It's been tradition for many a generation that The Newwood hunters put on the Thankgiving spread and when the families come out they bring out the desserts.  We haven't been able to go up there for a few years, so it was due time we went.
The pups went to Aunt Bonnie n Uncle Toms house.  This trip had a new twist ..... as they got a cat.  The boys haven't been near a cat so I wasn't sure how they would do.... Boy they were excited to go!
 They were very curious of Charlie.....But Charlie wasn't too impressed they were in his house.  Thankfully the "cousins" started to tolerate each other.
 Happy Thanksgiving!!  Danny is ready

 The Osero's up at the shack

No he wasn't tired?  Nap time before watching the terrible football game of the Bears beating the Packers!
  Continuing with traditions.... we got together and make Great Grandma Kohl's Christmas cookies.   Oh the wonderful memories I had making them with my Great Grandma and now Av is making them with her Great Grandma.
The decorating committee

 Ready to be decorated
 Our baker, Bonnie

 What great memories we get to look back on!  Love you Grandma...flour and all!!
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  I can't believe tomorrow is the first of December, the last month of 2015.....time NEEDS to slow down!!
Thanks for stopping by and checking in on us.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Fall Fun

Yes the puppies dressed up too :)  Sully was a great sport and the hat didn't bother him at all
Now Gunner wanted nothing to do with his hat on and was trying to get it off 

 Ms Bailey had her hat too :(
 Happy Cow
 A cow, A pig, and A farmer come knocking on your door......... TRICK OR TREAT!
 Ms Pretzel came over the visit Danny!!  Are they not the cutest "Things" you ever did see?

 Danny got to hang out with Ms Keren this year for Halloween
 Pretzel n Danny through the years:)
 Even though the trick r treaters had all gone home....this crazy "thing" was still ready to party
 A couple days before Halloween Danny had to go see Dr K due to being under the weather.  So we decided to dress him up seeing he wasn't going to be going out trick r treating.  Danny and his Bestest Pediatrician EVER!!  I had to smile when Dr K walked in the room and asked if he could take a selfie with Danny.  Have I told you how amazing Dr K is?

 Pumpkin carving time!!!
 Av says I'm so mean to do this to Danny, lol.  Sorry bud but you get to have some pumpkin overload too.
 Emoji themed pumpkins this year :)

Even when ill!!!  It just warms my heart to see Danny more alert and smiling lately.
Unfortunately Danny has another bout of C Diff.  I believe this makes the 6th time this year, ugh!!  Despite his numbers with labs and such he really should be miserable, but you wouldn't know it.  On top of all the gut issues he also is dealing with some bacteria in his trache.  Next year I should just dress him up as a petri dish for Halloween, lol.  

I've been working on my family tree down stairs and it's turning out great!  Just a few more photos to get yet and it will be completed.  A big thanks to everyone that helped me get the photos and information I had been looking for.

November 1 was Av's first dive meet of the new season, but the last meet where she will be diving for the 12-13 girls age group.  She had a great meet, but that didn't come without some serious anxiety as the last dive of the meet was making her VERY nervous which brought her to tears (well the smack didn't help either) .  Here is a slideshow of her meet at Schroeder in Brown Deer WI.

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Dan has been going up north more now that fall is here.  To get things ready for the 2015 Hunt.  Av is gearing up to bag the BIG BUCK before her dad does.  Well have to see who get the bigger deer this year.  It's now official the retail building has 2 tenants "The Flower Studio" and "Little Caesars".  The last spot has had a bunch of inquiries so we'll see what will reside in there....right now an Asian Tai restaurant is working diligently with us to see if that spot is suitable for there needs.

On Wednesday the 4th I was able to pick up Ms Bailey's remains and her paw print.  I'm so happy she is back home with us again.  It still hurts that she's gone, but I'm proud to know she is watching over us above.
I copied her paw...possibly a new tattoo??  I think so

Av and I worked the chili supper at our church earlier this week.
She was the hot dog server :)
Check out this progress....last years chili supper to this years.... I'm a lifer with this Nutritional program I'm on.  Loving the results!!
Unfortunately my MRI I just had still shows that MS is raging on with in.  More n more spots on my brain and spine.  Thankfully I feel great so I'm not going to let it get to me too much.  I will be seeing my Neurologist next week to get the official results and see if there is anything more I can do
Last night we had photos taken for our churches directory.  Check out this handsome young man?  Here's a preview ... you'll have to wait till the photos as I didn't get photos of everyone.
Man how luck am I ..... he's mine.  So flippin handsome

We were luck and Danny smiled and was alert for one of the photos with Av....I can't wait to get it to show you.

Yesterday was our newest nurse Emily's official first day!  I can't say how excited I am that she with our team.  She is amazing with Danny and we just love her already!!

Thanks for stopping by to check up on us.  I hope this finds you well!!