Monday, October 24, 2011

Stinking migraines!

Noelle has had a great start to the year. But for the last month has been plagued by migraines. She even had to spend the night in the hospital. The good thing about that was that they were able to perform some tests to rule out tumors, etc. When she cooperated through a MRI, CAT scan and a spinal tap, I knew she was in serious pain. We would appreciate your prayers as she is still battling the headaches on a daily basis.

She struggles to make it through school, takes pain meds, sleeps and starts over:( She hasn't found a pain medicine that will kill the headache without knocking her out so she can't take them until after school. She is working on increasing the dosage on a preventative medicine that should help...someday!

If anyone has any great advice, we would love it!!

Sports Sunday

Noelle played Recreational outdoor soccer this fall, for the first time in four years.
She has played some indoor, but no outdoor.
Sunday were their last games. Two. In two different small towns.
First game, no subs.

Noelle usually plays midfield, but also played defender on Sunday.

After throwing in a ball.

Second half, of the second game, she played goalie. I cannot remember the last
time she might have done that! It was so much fun!

Then on to football. American style.
Teme has played on a 5th/6th grade team this fall.
Sunday was their last game.
They were able to play in the UNI-dome, which is our local
college football arena.

October, breast cancer awareness:)

Teme does not play with his prosthetic on at this point.
His balance is not good enough.
He does a great job, and in the fourth quarter made an amazing
quarterback sack!

Teme is a defensive end.

He also got to be the placeholder.

Spectating soccer and borrowing some cool cowboy boots!

Spectating football at the end of a long day.
Teme's game was at 6:45.

Party on the patio

We have really been enjoying our new patio.
As have Noelle and her friends.
This is before (or after) a visit to a haunted house.
L to R: Conner, Kaitlyn, Haki, Noelle, Ali, Krystal, Garland, Kelli and Lucas.

Teme's Twelve!

Yes, that is a Packer's cake!
Teme invited Izik, Elijah, Nathan and Yoni to join him and
we hit the go carts and ate some pizza and cake!

Not sure that determination is a good look for me:)