We headed out to Vegas on Thursday of last week for a Johanson family reunion as well as to celebrate Adam’s parent’s 40th wedding annivesary. The trip was filled with lots of highs and lows, and was most definitely very memorable.
Thursday our nephew Andrew became an Eagle Scout, and we were able to attend his court of honor. It was pretty awesome and we were honored to be able to attend.
Friday we spent the day at the Johanson house; swimming and just hanging out. It was fun to catch up with family that we hadn’t seen for a while, and to introduce Jane to immediate family that she hadn’t met yet. Adam also got to meet our little nephew Bentley for the first time. We sure love that kid!
Saturday was Adam and my 6th wedding anniversary. At around 5:30 that morning, Megan woke up very, very ill and kick started our anniversary “celebrations”. We were able to take family pictures with the Johansons, but that’s about all the time we spent with them that day. Megan managed to get sick twice during the pictures, and all day long she was very sick. Around 10:30 that night, we ended up rushing her to the ER because she threw up some blood. The doctor diagnosed her with a bad viral infection, and gave her some anti-nausea medication in order to get her to keep some fluids down. After the ER visit, she seemed to perk up quite a bit, but was still one sick little lady.
Sunday was Adam’s parent’s anniversary, but Megan had to spend the day trying to recuperate. Adam was able to spend some time with his family, including Sacrament meeting and dinner. While with his family, they played a “guess the baby” game, with a photograph of all the family members when they were babies. Adam and his brother Josh were the only two who got all the babies right! Can you guess who is who from our little family? Probably not too tough…
While everyone was gone at church and Megan was resting, I enjoyed a little one on one time with Miss Jane (including a much needed sink bath).
Monday morning rolled around, and Adam, Jane, and I were able to spend a little more time with the Johanson family while Megan stayed with my mom and rested some more. We were able to get one more group picture (which included everyone except Megan) before we said goodbye to the family.
Since Monday was also Memorial Day, and since we wanted to visit Jack’s headstone while in town; Monday evening, Adam, Jane, and I (and my mom and sister and her kids) made a quick visit to the cemetery. We visited Jack in the “Garden of Innocence”, and then went over to the Veteran’s area to have Family Home Evening and see all the flags. Miss Megan was not happy that she wasn’t able to go visit Jack. She sure missed out on a lot this weekend!
We had planned on heading back to Provo Monday afternoon, but Megan was just too sick to travel. Tuesday morning rolled around, and I also got sick and spent the morning in bed. By late afternoon, we thought it would be safe to head out. It was a long trip home, but no “sick” incidents. We arrived home at about 12:00am.
Wednesday morning, Megan started throwing up again. Adam took her to her pediatrician here, and he sent them over to the hospital to do some blood-work. Poor Megan was weighing in at 29 pounds, which is about the 2nd percentile. Our doctor wasn’t particularly happy about that. Later in the evening he called with the results of her blood-work, which were normal, except that her sodium was pretty low. Gatorade was the prescribed medication.
Today (Thursday) Megan woke up much happier and markedly healthier. She has been the BEST sport through this entire ordeal. She is just the sweetest little lady, and is such a great example to me of maintaining a positive attitude. I wasn’t nearly as sick as she was, but I when I was, I was pretty grumpy. Seriously, she has been so pleasant.
Jane also was a pure delight this weekend. One would think that having a VERY sick four-year old and a five month old baby would be quite the challenge. Jane was so low key all weekend. She was patient when she needed me but I couldn’t get to her right away. She was comfortable in the arms of “strangers” (AKA family members she doesn’t know), and she slept very well no matter the situation or where we were at the time. She is a further example of how we should be more like children. So sweet, calm, and happy.
So…like I said, it was a weekend filled with ups and downs. We are crossing our fingers that Megan is finally on the mend and that we will have no more trips to the doctor any time soon… Well actually, she has an appointment at the beginning of July for her KINDERGARTEN check up!!! Ahhh!!!!
We hope, despite the wrench that we threw in the weekend, that Adam’s parents had a very happy anniversary and that the entire family had a great time together. It is unfortunate that our little family missed out on so many of the fun family activities, but I think we all had a truly enjoyable time when we were with the family. We look forward to the next reunion…we’ll work on building up our antibodies now!!!!!