Thursday, October 29, 2009

Poor Dad!

About a year and a half ago, Justin came off a horse and broke his leg. He was in a boot forever and it still kept hurting. After seeing several different doctors, he finally got an MRI and we found out he had a cyst growing in his bone and needed surgery. :( They got in there and found way more than just a cyst. There was torn cartilage, a bone spur and pieces of bone just floating around causing pain. Poor guy! He made it through surgery and is recovering well. He is so excited to be pain free!! While spending the first week in bed with his leg elevated, he had lots of company!!

I can't wait til this is all healed and we can start running together again! Maybe even go to Disneyland!!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Camping Trip

We finally took a couple camping trips this year. We didn't camp at all last year (who wants to camp when they're pregnant?) The kids were so excited to go! Our first campout was to Lehmans cave with my family. Darlene and her family came and stayed the whole time with us and Mike and Russ' families came for the evening. We had so much bad I forgot my camera. We went through Lehman's cave and the kids did some other hikes. We ate way too much food and got really dirty. Thats what camping is though, right? We were a little stressed after driving two hours and not being able to find a camp site. But we did a little investigating and found a group circle that we had all to ourselves! So it was great!

So great, in fact, that we went back again! This time with the Ekins family. Our kids are all pretty close in age so they had lots of fun. We ended up in the exact same group circle and had it all to ourselves again (after a few little run-ins with some forest rangers) It was definately colder the second time. The days were nice, the nights we froze. The last day we were there Justin woke me up and said it was snowing! SNOWING!!! And it snowed all day! I couldn't believe it! The kids loved it but it was a muddy mess so we packed up and headed home. Shanda had bought all the food for dinner Sunday night, so we took it up to my dad's cabin and ate there. It was lots of fun......and warm!

It was a fun time and I'm looking forward to more camping trips next year!

Oh Max! So dirty!!
You can't tell too much, but the white stuff on
the ground is snow!

Luckily Klell and Shanda had a nice big camper
we could all eat in! I think the kids would have eaten
outside in the snow if we would have let them!

Max, Justin and me....trying to stay warm!

At the cabin. We haven't been up here since my
parents left on their mission. I am obviously excited
to be back!

Eating Shanda's yummy dutch oven dinner