Monday, July 30, 2007
Our room is awesome (as the kids say). It is two rooms with a frig, microwave and living room. The couch is a pull out and the bedroom has a king size bed. At least if we all end up in it we will have enough room. Looks like we are going to try Nashville shores water park, the zoo and hit Oprymills mall and there is another mall right by our hotel that looks nice. It should be plenty to keep us busy until friday.
The weekend was great! Nick had his last ball game. He got his trophy and that made him very happy. We also spent time with Lauren, Emily, Don, and Vicki. The kids had a blast playing at Gattiland and Grandmas.
My leg is doing good. I will be glad when the 9th gets here and I can officially walk. It feels great and I can do almost everything. I have full range of motion. I can even move it in a circle. I think I am doing pretty good for 21 days out.
I forgot the camera in the van and John had to take it so I will take pictures tonight and update tomorrow. That is all that is going on here.
9 days until Aunt Carol gets here.
14 days until school starts.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
The air cast!
The last one is what I am in now. I will probably be in this the rest of the time. I am doing good. It feels much better everyday. We are almost through week 3 and into week 4. Whoo hoo! Don and Vicki will be here fri. night. The kids can't wait to play with Lauren and Emily. We are leaving on Monday to go to Nashville for the week with John. He has another 5 day conference and after the San Diego trip I'm not staying with Nick by myself. We are talking about going to a water park Wednesday afternoon. This conference is weird bc John has 3 half days and 2 full days. So he will get to spend time with us. Our family vacation for this year. It will be fun and I'm just glad I'm getting to go.
We are counting down to the start of school. I just realized tonight that we are down to 2 weeks from Monday. Whew I can't believe it. Caroline told me tonight that she would still "like" me after she goes to school. So grown up acting.
That is about all that is going on here. I'm glad to be taking care of my family again and I know John is too. It feels good.
Monday, July 23, 2007
Then, John and the kids took me to take the paraeducator test. I passed! Whoo hoo! Now I just need to send my resume in and wait to hear. The math was very hard for someone who has been out of school for 15 years. That new math is going to be a challenge when the kids start doing homework.
Oh yes they have 3 weeks before school starts. Whew where did the summer go?????Oh yeah I know in the creek with my camera and leg!
My leg is feeling better today. I can put some weight on it even though I'm not supposed to. I had to try it out. Ok.Ok.Ok stop lecturing me! I'm not walking on it even though I want to so bad. So no one needs to call to yell at me. I think I might have tennis arms when I get off these crutches. Ok that is all that is going on here. I don't have time to post pics tonight. I will tomorrow.
Love ya all!
PS Aunt Carol will be here in 17days!
Sunday, July 22, 2007
I also have quite a bit more range of motion in my foot. Yes I'm allowed to take it out of the cast and move it 3 times a day. It is not hurting as bad and feeling more stable. Whoo Hoo!
That is about all that is going on here. We take Nick back to dentist for check up from his fall and then I'm going to take the paraeducator test at the school board. I am trying to get a job as a teaching assistant at the kids school. Pray I pass...the math is a booger!!!!!!!!!! This new math is crazy. It has taken John and me both to figure it out.
I'll update again tomorrow.
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Can you believe we went to the grocery today and still forgot batteries. I can't believe I did that. So still no pictures. Nick had a game this morning and he did great. He got to play pitcher and got 2 outs. He did get called out at 1st base for the first time. He did great!
Other than that we went to hospital for test, grocery, and to dinner tonight. Trying to get the kids to bed now. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers! 2 weeks down....2 to go!
Friday, July 20, 2007
I can't take or post any pictures bc my new camera (that I loved so very much) drowned in the creek with my leg. I finally found the old camera and after taking 2 pictures the batteries died. I have sent John twice to buy some and he keeps forgetting them. So I have a couple of pic when I get batteries.
I sent the new camera back to canon to see if it can be fixed. I don't think so, but we will see. It had a warranty on it, but not sure if it covers water damage. I loved that camera, I loved that camera, I loved that camera. Oh I'm so crying! I'm miserable without a camera. It is something i use everyday. Oh well! I'll let you know what happens.
Melanie, Riley, and Reed came to take care of us today. It was wonderful to hold Reed. He is the sweetest baby. I got to feed him twice whoo hoo! He smiled everytime Nick talked to him or walked by him. We are so thankful to have great friends that take good care of us.
I think that is all for now. I will keep everyone updated and will post pictures as soon as batteries arrive.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
S0.......I put my bathing suit on today that Dave had to get from the basement for me and hitched a ride with Lesley to the pool. I spent 4 hours laying in a lounge chair with my leg propped up. Not my chair of choice, but works with the broken leg. It is feeling much better today and tonight in bed I can lay on my side without my leg propped up. Whoo hoo. I might get a good nights sleep. 4 days down..... I am hoping bc of the way my leg is feeling I might be able to go into a walking cast on Monday. I would be much happier without the crutches. Plus I would be able to move around better and take care of my family. As you can tell that is very important to me.
To sum it up....the leg is feeling better today. That makes me hopefull I will continue to get better before monday and maybe get a walking cast on Monday. Lots of prayers going up from here for the walking cast. Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
The story: We went for Jaryn's bday and john and I decided to go early and take the kids fishing at the creek. We got to the creek got everyone bait and settled. I decided I could get great pictures of the kids from the other side of the creek. So I proceded to try to cross. The first step I took I fell. As I tried to get up I knew something wasn't right and told John I thought it was broken (i'm smart aren't I). IT took a little while to get me back up the embankment, but we made it. Took the kids to granny's and then went to Frankfort hospital. I saw the ortho here on Monday who said it is fractured in 2 places, but he also thinks I tore a ligament on the left side (opposite of fracture) which is why I'm in a hard cast. It has to remain stable for 2 weeks then I might be able to go into a walking cast. The reason I didn't get one from the start is bc of the ligament. I am supposed to keep it elevated and off of it as much as possible. I'm not very good at that, but the alternative is surgery and I don't want to have that. So I will sit here and be obedient and stay off my leg.
Oh yeah no pictures bc my brand new camera was in my pocket when I fell in the water and now it is dead. I think I'm most upset about the camera. I loved that camera. Oh well. I"m checking to see if it had any kind of warranty on it.
That is what is going on here. Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers. I love you all! I'll keep you posted.
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
1. Nick playing ball with John
Ok, we are off to bed after a long day of playing, pooling, and fireworking! HOpe you all had a happy 4th. Enjoy!
Sunday, July 01, 2007
Caroline's first fish!
before CAroline fell in the creek
after Caroline crawling out of the creek!
Playing in pool with Grandaddy!
I love this picture of Skylar!
Riding at the fair! This was one of all the kids favorite rides!
One of Caroline's favorite parts: The kittens
Here is something you don't see every lifetime: Granny climbing a fence. This will be good blackmail one day!
Sis' new boyfriend Sonny. We are fishing on his farm. Aunt Carol I didn't know if you had seen his picture.
Jaryn's fish! He also put every other fish caught back in the water. He enjoyed touching them and none of the other kids would.
This is a long post: sorry, but as you can see a lot of fun was had by everyone. Especially the kids. They also had a sleepover at Skylar's and that is what they are talking about the most right now. Evidently it means they are big kids.
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