Monday, March 31, 2008

What a week!

It's been quite a week and I've been trying to wait until I'm not all drugged up to do my blog! I don't think that's going to be happening any time soon. I had knee surgery on Wednesday and it's been pretty rough. They got in there and found that my bone had actually fractured and my cartilage is in the same condition as a 60 year olds. So, it's 3 times more worn than it should be. There is some sort of underlining condition that we don't know about so I have to go in for more tests next week. It's been 5 days since the surgery and I thought I'd be up and running by now. Unfortunately, it's going to be a while longer. I'm learning a real lesson in patience, and trying to find happiness in the small things like being able to bend my knee or lifting my leg a little higher when I'm doing the physical therapy exercises. I've also learned a big lesson in humility and on having compassion on others. It's hard to believe there are people who are in pain like this every single day and they have no help!
Mike stayed home from work on Wednesday and Thursday to take care of us. I think by Thursday night he had just about had enough and was ready to go back to work. He was soooo cranky! He went into work on Friday morning and came home in the afternoon and I think he actually had a good weekend with the kids. He took them on a bike ride and set up a pool for them in the back. It was nice to wake up from a 4 hour nap to the sound of the kids laughing in the backyard. They sure love their Daddy. He went back to work today and I've missed having him around to bring me back my crutches when Aaron runs off with them! And since I can't carry Aaron up the stairs, I've learned I can bribe him with chocolate chips. I just place one on each step and he follows me right up. (Kind of like on E.T.!)
As for other news, 3 of my cousins have had babies this week! CONGRATULATIONS guys!!! Mindi and Ernie Rivas welcomed Aiden, Kevin and Lori Murset had little Hattie, and Jason and Jessica Peterson had Noelia! Monica and Tyler Murset are expecting an addition to their adorable little family, and Mandy and Darren Reschke are expecting as well! Baby fever is in the feels like spring! Babies are such fun little bundles of joy! (ummm...FYI...I'm just cheering on from the sidelines until Aaron is potty trained!)

Friday, March 21, 2008

My family came out for their spring break and it was so nice to have them here! The time went by entirely too quickly, but we enjoyed every moment! Whitney and Ethan are the best of little friends...and uncle and neice. Aaron followed Brett and Kya around just wanting to be one of the boys and tried to invite himself into their game of catch in the middle of the street. They/we went to Brazos Bend State Park and got to see lots of alligators, and to the Museum of Nature and Science, and then on Friday we all went out to Galveston island and spent the day there. It was supposed to be sunny and 86 degrees...but whoever guessed that was severely mistaken because it was completely cloudy, windy and about 55 degrees! I was so bummed! The boys still went out and played in the waves, though. And after the beach we went and played tourist for a while and Dad took us out to dinner at Joe's Crab Shack right there on the harbor! It was really fun! And, if I knew where the darn camera was I'd put up some pictures!!! I guess this post will just have to be a "to be continued...." sort of post.

Oh! And I'm having knee surgery on Wednesday. I guess I haven't updated that part! It turns out I tore the cartilage in my knee...still no clue how...and they have to go in and fix it. It's an outpatient surgery and they said it only takes about 10 minutes once they get in there. So, this should be interesting! I'm excited to get back to normal and be able to exercise again, I'm starting to feel like a lazy blob.

Well, until next time...or I find my camera, CIAO!!!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

I got bored last week and decided to do a photo shoot with the kids. We don't have allll that great of a camera, and we don't have any fun background stuff....but these are some of the pictures that turned out pretty cute. I wish I would have taken photography classes in High School! It would have been so much fun! Well, we had fun anyways. I just love these two little cuties!