Yesterday Henry Daniel Schmutz joined D.J. and Rachel Schmutz, he weighed 7 lbs and 8 oz, both baby and mom are fine and pictures will follow.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Nat and Tara are the proud parents of a new baby boy. This brings the grand total of children to three, two boys and a girl. I will post more details as I get them.
Posted by Jessica and Colby at 9:23 PM
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I just received notice from Rich that Liz and the Aggies are taking on BYU in volleyball tonight at 7:00 MST. IT is being broadcast on BYU TV. She has been having a good year and it should be a good game to watch. The Aggies are 9-0 so there is a lot of expectations for a great game. If you get a chance check it out!
Posted by Jessica and Colby at 3:34 PM
Friday, September 10, 2010
Posted by Jessica and Colby at 6:37 PM
Monday, August 30, 2010
Allison Makel Neighbor was born August 29th in the morning! She is in the NICU for breathing for the next 2 days but as of right now it's nothing serious. She is four weeks early so they are just keeping an eye on her for a couple of days. I am working on getting a photo and will update the post as soon as I do.
Posted by Jessica and Colby at 1:51 PM
Liz was named the Western Athletic Conference Volleyball player of the week, you can read the entire article here.
Posted by Jessica and Colby at 1:48 PM
Okay all, I apologize profusely for being behind on the postings. First up, Congratulations to Wiley and Lindsey. On August 9, 2010 (so 8-9-10) they were wed (he better remember that anniversary date). ;)
Posted by Jessica and Colby at 1:43 PM
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Tom and Allison's Mission Farewell is tomorrow, Sunday, August 9, 2010 at 10:30 am at the Chapel by the Wal-Mart in Bloomington. If you are in the area stop by, they will be leaving for the MTC and then the St. Petersburg, Russia mission.
Posted by Jessica and Colby at 6:01 PM
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Posted by Jessica and Colby at 11:03 PM
Thursday, July 8, 2010
I received an email from Jackie last night:
We are having a fast tomorrow (July 8th) if anyone one wants to join us.
We love you and miss you and wish we could have come to the reunion.
We will keep you updated on his progress as it happens. Thank you for thinking of us.
Posted by Jessica and Colby at 3:15 PM
Monday, June 7, 2010
Posted by Jessica and Colby at 11:59 AM
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
I received the following from Jackie: We hope all is doing well. We have been receiving questions about JT so we figured we would fill you in on some details and hopefully help you understand what we understand. JT has been diagnosed with Follicular Thyroid Cancer. It was found when they removed a tumor we discovered he had last October. This tumor was biopsied and the results were “favors” benign. When we spoke with the Dr.’s at that time it wasn’t in their minds that we would be facing this. So at that time they asked us to make a decision to either check the growth of the tumor which started out at 1 inch in diameter every 6 months with ultrasound or have it removed as a precautionary measure. We weighed both options but felt really strongly to have it removed. So after a few months of decision making we had the tumor extracted (April 16th). It was attached to the left side of his thyroid so they had to remove that side with it. The surgery went well and JT is still mending from it. Then two weeks later we received the call from Dr. Manning with the results of the pathology report. Since then we have had a few phone conversations with him as well as Dr. Chiu. Both these doctors are very much involved and have been answering questions. So at this point we know that JT will undergo several scans and blood tests to see the extent of where the cancer is. Dr. Chiu told us that while JT only has half his thyroid, his brain is telling it to mass produce to make up for it. This could actually be spreading the cancerous cells. JT has started pill therapy to combat this. This particular type of cancer can metastasize anywhere but these two doctors believe it will target his lymph nodes, lungs, and then bones. Once they reach a conclusion as to where, they will remove the other half of his thyroid and whatever else needs to be removed to get rid of it. This surgery can only happen 90 days after the first surgery due to its location. This will put us around July 16. He will then start radiation and all that 6 weeks after his surgery. While doing radiation he will be quarantined to a lead room with no human contact until he is no longer radioactive. This could take up to 4 days. Then he will have to have more scans and tests to see where we stand. This will be a lifelong thing for him. He will be tested and scanned from then on to check for recurrence due to its target areas and the fact it has already been found in his system at such an early age. I have included a few exerts from information we have received from the Doctors at Seattle Children’s, as well as, information on a website called www.thyca.org . If you wish to check it out do so. Dr. Manning says it is very informative and will help us all become familiar with what we will be dealing with. · Follicular thyroid cancer, which is rare in children with an annual incidence of less than one per million, has been reported to demonstrate more aggressive characteristics and poorer prognosis due to vascular invasion. · Still, the prognosis is better for children than for their adult counterparts who present with a similar extent of disease. · . Follicular thyroid cancer is not very common in childhood. The primary tumor is usually a single lesion within the thyroid gland. Lymph node metastases can occur with less differentiated variants of follicular thyroid cancer but are not generally expected. It is associated with a worse prognosis (as compared to papillary thyroid carcinoma) due to its propensity for vascular invasion, which increases the risk of metastases to distant sites of the body, such as the lungs and bones. · Very few children die from this disease. Even those children with distant metastases at diagnosis can anticipate survival for years to decades. · The goals of treatment are to eliminate the disease and to reduce the chance of recurrence. · Sometimes the disease cannot be entirely eradicated, and therefore, another therapeutic goal is to achieve stable disease and no symptoms of disease. We feel very blessed that we have found this early on and will be able to manage it. We are a little scared and a lot shocked, but feel very strongly that the Lord will be with us and His will, will be done. We love all of you and hope that this will answer some of your questions. JT is feeling alright! He is experiencing light headedness, dizziness, fatigue, and is generally not feeling well. These feeling will hit him off and on and Dr. Chiu says they are normal and since he is starting treatments will continue for a while. On a good note JT is extremely excited to be going on a bear hunt with his dad, Grandpa Rosenbruch, and cousin Hunter. He and his dad have been out at the rifle range practicing and boy is he a great shot! JT has also opened up himself an email account if anyone would like to drop him a note I know he would appreciate it. His email is bearjt (at) live (dot) com.
I received the following from Jackie:
· The goals of treatment are to eliminate the disease and to reduce the chance of recurrence.
Posted by Jessica and Colby at 10:00 PM
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Posted by Jessica and Colby at 2:26 PM
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Okay, I have more specifics now. Mina Jane Shelline was born at 4:08 am, weighing 7 lbs 7 oz and 20.5 inches long. Both mom and baby are doing great. Hopefully I will have some photos to post soon. Congrats to both Malea and Bob.
Posted by Jessica and Colby at 10:12 AM
Monday, February 15, 2010
Congrats to Malea and Bob, their little girl Mina was born this morning. I will post updated information once I have it (and hopefully pictures).
Posted by Jessica and Colby at 8:13 AM
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Recently Jordanne went and visited Aunt Annie and she related the story Aunt Annie told her about Daniel D. acquiring two of his wives at the same time. Daniel had been away for some time (I'm not sure if it was a mission or work) and when he returned to Salt Lake City the Prophet, Brigham Young, told him on a Saturday to appear at the Endowment House on Tuesday with another wife. Daniel told him that he didn't know anyone in Salt Lake to marry and Brigham Young told him to appear on Tuesday with a wife.
Daniel went home and told his second wife (his first one had passed away) what the prophet told him and she said that he could marry one of two girls that had been really helpful to her while he was gone. Daniel went to the first of these, our great-grandmother, and asked her parents for permission to marry her. Her parents thought that she was too young at 14 to get married so they told him "no." Daniel left their house and immediately went to the next girl's house to ask her parents. They told him "yes" so they made the arrangements to meet the following Tuesday. As he was leaving her house, the first girl's parents arrived and told him that since the Prophet had told him to get a wife it would be okay with them. So instead of just one wife, Daniel obtained two.
So Daniel D. married the second girl first because she said "yes" first and our ancestor second.
Posted by Jessica and Colby at 2:02 PM
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
With the passing of mom, I have received a bunch of family biographies and documents that have been great to read about our family. I have decided to post some of the stuff I have been reading here, as a way to share the great history we all share. Hopefully I will get a nice scanner soon and will be able to post pictures and other documents as well. Feel free to contact me if you would like me to add anything or if you would like access to be able to post your own facts.
Further, I am going to start posting memories of Grandma and Grandpa as a way to record them, feel free to share your own memories.
Posted by Jessica and Colby at 9:13 PM