Saturday, January 7, 2012

Quotes for the family

Be the kind of Woman/Man that when your feet hit the floor each morning,
the devil says, "Oh crap, she's/he's up"

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. Albert Einstien

I hate that awkward moment when my humor is so advanced that people actually think I am stupid.

When you are born, you cry and the people around you smile. Live life to the fullest, so in the end, the people around you will cry and you will be the one smiling.

Live more from intention and less from habit.

Life is like photography. You use the negatives to develop.

Love people, not things
Use things, not people.

Be kinder than necessary, because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

Just some thoughts for the new year.

Love, DAD

Friday, September 9, 2011

Adam's blog

Adam has a new blog to chronicle his experiences in Jerusalem. is the link.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

NIH and Mom update

Hey, it is the end of the day and almost 11:00 here. Each day has become progressively more busy. The biggest news is that the MRI that Mom had, shows no mass in her face. It is gone. Prayers are truly being answered. Other than that, I don't have a lot to report because everything has been testing, but we don't have results yet. But we will, because they are the most thorough medical institution we have ever seen.

There is the protocol for their study. They get the baseline on everything. So some things where Mom does not have a problem, they are checking it any way to veryify that there is not a problem. They are being really good about checking things where there is a problem, but is out of the protocol of the study. I feel like they are taking such good care of Mom.

So, Dr's she has seen. Rheumatologist, Neurologist, gastroenterologist, dermatologist, oral surgeon, Ear Nose and Throat, Endocrinologist, Pulmonologist and has had MRI, CT scan, blood drawn and I am still probably forgetting something. More tomorrow.

We love you guys. We hope that everything is going well for all.

We are just a cell phone away if you guys need anything.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mom at the NIH

The NIH is a military/ government place. They are selective on what you can do on their computers, so for security reasons, facebook is blocked. So I will put stuff on here instead of on facebook through the week. I am working on stuff for the oral surgeon this morning right now. More later.


Monday, April 12, 2010

happy easter!

I think everyone who reads this blog brought a camera to the Easter Egg hunt. But just in case, here's a copy of the annual picture:

I felt tired enough that day that I only took five other pictures. Lame. At least they turned out cute:

Saturday, March 20, 2010

hi. i'm new around here.

My mom's not so good about updating this blog. I'll have to talk to her about that. After all, I know you'll want her to post pictures of cute little me.

Happy to be part of the family.


Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas

Adam's last email was such a great message of what Christmas is really all about. Here it is:

Merry Christmas! We all live in different places. Most of us have seen or lived in different places and we all know that there are different customs and traditions that follow the holiday season. To some it may mean that there are different foods and different songs. I am so pleased by the Christians here in India. Being a minority christianity, Christians here have a tradition of hanging a large, beautiful, lone star out side of their houses. These stars all hang out side, a symbol to the world that Christ was born in this house. You see them about 1 in 40. Another tradition that is a little different to me is that EVERY christian goes to church on christmas eve, or Christmas day. Some one once asked me what our church was doing on christmas. I didn't know quite what to say other than, "Well, I celebrated it with my family. It was some of the best memories I have had." I had mulled the idea over after I heard that. I recollected the times that I had spent christmas. The only thing that came to mind was the time that I had with family. Great gifts where given, but the thoughts remain. When I think of gifts that people give during christmas a line in "once in royal david's city" comes to mind. "And our eyes at last shall see him, through is own redeeming love, for that child so dear and gentle, is our lord in heav'n above. And he leads his children on to the place where he belong." Jesus christ was the greatest gift that Heavenly father could give. I know through christ the best gift of all or as it says in D&C 14:7 "if you keep my commandments, and endure to the end you shall have eternal life, which this gift is the greatest of all gifts of god!" When we celebrate with our families we can truly remember the meaning of christ and that we can truly live with our families again after this life. I love you all and wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year! Elder Adam Petersen