Friday, October 26, 2007

Well, guess the fun isn't quite over yet. I'm going to have exploratory surgery on Monday to get this pain figured out once and for all! It's becoming more frequent and more painful and I went to another doctor for a second opinion and she thought the best thing to do was to go in and check it out. Thankfully they can do it laparoscopically, so I won't have a big gash across my abdomen or anything, and full recovery is only 2 weeks! I'm really praying that they'll be able to figure it out and that it won't be anything too bad.

I went in to have my pre-surgery labs done and had a missionary experience there. There was one lady drawing my blood and one lady putting my information into the computer. She asked me if I had a religious preference and I said that I was LDS, and she was like " A Mormon???". So then both the ladies were suddenly sitting down in their chairs asking me questions about what we believe and what makes us different from all the other religions. And the usual Polygamy thing (which they were very happy that I cleared up for them!) So, I pretty much gave the first discussion while they were taking my was a good distraction from that needle, though! I hope I was able to tell them what they needed to know and maybe even planted the seed. Anyway, it was a nice experience.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Brazos Bend State Park

This weekend we went to Brazos Bend State Park with some friends. We had a great time and it was an absolutely gorgeous day! There is a big lake with a trail around it that we walked around, and the main attraction there are the alligators that roam free! We saw 5 alligators, and the one in the picture was about 5 feet away from us. He was a big fella! I'm guessing it was around 6 feet long or so. I was thinking that alligators were a lot smaller, guess not! We pushed the kids around in the stroller and our friends brought bikes to ride on the trails. Then they traded us and they pushed the kids and Mike and I rode the bikes for a while, and it was so much fun! Whitney now tells everyone that "alligators gobble up little kids", and she refused to get down from the stroller. I'm guessing that was Mike's line. Anyway, it was a great weekend and it was soooo nice to get away from the city and back into nature.