Sunday, December 7, 2008


So, I wish I had more to share, more to blog about but I really don't. But, I get so frustrated when other people don't blog and I haven't added anything for months. I will just give you a quick life update on the Crisantos:

Fun: We have been traveling and playing a lot the past month or so. We had the chance to go to L.A. for Thanksgiving and spend the week with my entire family. It was so much fun and I was glad everyone was able to be there. Some of us stayed with Kristen's family, while the rest of us stayed at a house we had rented in Tarzana. The house was a perfect fit and gave us just the room we needed. We were one block off of Ventura Blvd and had quick access to everything we needed. We went out to eat, the girls went and saw Twilight, we played the Wii, had a YUMMY Thanksgiving dinner at Kristen's, played the new Guitar Hero World Tour, and just had a good time all around. We also got family pictures taken. That ended up being quite the fiasco. We didn't have a photographer, so Tiff had to use her magic skills with a tripod. Then, the park we had planned on going to for the pictures had burned to the ground in the most recent fires. There was still smoke when we pulled up. But, the pictures turned out beautifully. my sis-in law is quite talented. The weekend did also involve lots people getting sick, but we still all had a blast and I am so THANKFUL that our THANKSGIVING turned out so great!
We spent this weekend in Afton Wyoming, and I was able to go to Jackson Hole for my first time ever. It was fun, short trip. We will also be traveling to Oregon on the 19th of December for Christmas and to see Ben's little brother, Archie (the dog was named after him), who just returned from his mission. We are so excited!

Work: Ben and I have both been keeping ourself busy with work. We have great jobs and are really so blessed to work where we do and with the people we do. I have been very sick a few times in the last couple of months and it has taken both of us away from our jobs a lot. We are blessed to be where we are and have boss's that are understanding about our situation.

Health: Since I already mentioned it, my health has not been the best. I had another stint at the Emergency Room about a month ago. It was NOT fun and I would tell you all about it, but no one wants those details. I did end up being admitted this time, which I have never had happen. For the first time in my life I spent the night in the hospital. I never want to do it again! But, they did give me the chance to vote from my hospital bed, which I thought was awesome! I am actually having another surgery on Tuesday of this week, hopefully the last one for a while.

Kids: The health always leads into this subject nicely. Ben and I met with a Reproductive Endocronologist in November. We had made the decision to move forward with IVF and thought we would have to do surgery and then have the go ahead. We weren't that lucky. The doctor felt that surgery was the right move (see above paragraph), but that my body is not ready to go straight to IVF. So, we will be on a suppression medication for 4-6 months after surgery and then see. I have been assured that the side affects of this medication are nothing like Lupron, so it shouldn't be that bad. But, it is disappointing to just have to wait again. We are still thinking and praying and deciding on what the next step is in the kids area.

School: Ben is almost done with his semester and just ready for the BREAK.

So, as you can see, life is just moving forward. I haven't been taking many pictures lately, so I don't have any to post. I hope this wasn't too much reading. We hope all is well with everyone and wish everyone HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!


Rebecca Leigh Hall said...

I'm glad you had fun on your weekend away. I'm sad you will only be to work on Monday and then gone the rest of the week. That will sure be boring for Shelby and I. P double S, you didn't say anything about your awesome co-workers OR the fact that you won the right to buy the Impala. :)

melanie said...

Well, I am just glad you posted with or without pictures. Nice to know what is happening in your life..

jared & amy nelson said...

Ben and Carmen,
Hey, we are flying to Oregon on the 19th as well. Fun. Glad to hear all is well for now and that you have been having lots of adventures. Keep us posted. Jared and Amy Nelson

Justin and Jessica said...

Yay for a post!! :) YOU might think your life isn't very exciting, but the rest of us sure seem to be excited to know what's going on! Oh, and if you want pictures, just steal them from facebook. That's what I'm going to do. haha!

Alli said...

Good luck tomorrow! We miss you guys- Steve especially misses Ben.

Tiffany Johnson said...

Thanks for all the updates. I wish there was more we could do to help. Please let us know if there is. I'm sad we won't see you guys at Christmas.. but i'm glad you will be having a fun trip to Oregon. Love ya!

jamie said...

Your Thanksgiving sounds a lot like ours...Twilight with the girls (my 2nd time), lots of Wii - I'd never played Guitar Hero before and now I'm addicted!!!! I wish we had a Wii :) And family pics, well, pics of the kids...we didn't have a burnt down park, just 2 skirmy, overly active kids :)

Hope your surgery went well today. Please let us know if you need anything!