Monday, August 30, 2010

The yard update

Here are some updated pictures of the yard!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Bill's Hand

It's 6:30, Tuesday morning. I'm already out the door warming up to jog. Talking to Bill on the phone, knowing he was up and on his way to Rexburg already. "I'll call you after I stop and fill up the tire to the hand truck" he says. So I start jogging, thinking, I'll jog until he calls. I'm still jogging... yup still jogging... Finally when I'm almost back my phone rings. "Don't panic but I'm in the ER." "Whatever." I tell him. "I'm dead serious, I was filling up the tire and it exploded and sliced open my hand. I'm here waiting for them to stitch it up." Of course I don't believe him. Then he starts getting upset because I'm not believing him, but in reality he was going into a slight state of shock. When he started stumbling over his words and sounding funny I realized he wasn't joking. Just to make sure I believed him he sent me this photo from his phone.

I wait and wait for him to call me back... nothing. So finally I call him. "Susan is getting ready for the Dr to stitch me up, I'll call you back." Then a bit later I get this photo.

This is the piece that exploded off and sliced his hand.

He sent me a pic of how swollen his hand was.

This is what it looks like this morning.

He gets to go in Friday and have the stitches removed.

Swimming lessons in SLC

Last week we (the two youngest boys and I) went down to Salt Lake for swimming lessons and some family time.

That is the tip of his head poking out of the water.

It was Bill's dad's birthday so the kids got together for dinner (just the adults!) and I surprised Dad by being in town. I have a picture but I think I need to ask permission to post it first.. Laura?.?.? Mom?.?.?


Anywho, there is a little park outside Crestwood Pool so we went a little early and Ethan played before swim lessons.

Stinky..(sometimes literally)

I took James into the dr 2 weeks ago to see if we could get some control on his reflux. The medicine he was on first time around actually made things worse. His Dr didn't like that he was spitting up green (I'm convinced it was from the peas the day before, but what do I know) so we had the upper GI done to make sure there wasn't any kind of blockage. He did great. He was so hungry he sucked down the bottle of white stuff in no time and as long as he had the bottle in his mouth he held still for them. Thankfully no blockages but they did see that the valve at the top of the stomach doesn't seal like it is supposed to so they put him on a different med to see if it will settle things down enough for the valve to mature and start sealing. So far he still has good days and bad days.
When we took him in he was weighing 16.12. Can't wait to see how much he has gained since he is holding more down throughout the day.

Random Skyscapes

If you know me, you know how much I like taking pictures of the sky. I was looking through my skyscapes folder and thought I would share some of my favorites.. So here you go..

This sunset was taken in Tremonton on my way home last weekend. It was stunning.
This was taken with my phone so it isn't the best quality but I love it. The rainbow, the Tetons, the water, the field.. everything.