Sunday, July 19, 2009

The 9th of July, The End of the World as I Knew it!!!

Well the picture of the x-ray didn't turn out so it doesn't do it justice. I have 9 screws, 1 plate and some wire keeping my leg together. Wire because he couldn't get the screw to take so he had to wire the bone together in a spot. Here is the story:
I was nursing Ty on my bed and heard Nate cry down stairs. I realized that Ty was asleep so I put him down on my bed and was going to check on the kids and start things in motion for the day. On the second or third stair on the spriral staircase I apparently overshot it and just my heel landed on the step and the rest of me went forward. As I fell I heard a crack and before I stopped sliding down for another 6-7 steps I knew I had broke it. Ali called my sister Joslin and she and another memeber from our ward helped me into a van and off to the ER we went. Long story short, I had surgery the following day thanks to our good family friend Dr. Ivey!
This is definately the most painful thing I have ever gone through. I am pretty much bedridden. I haven't left my house in 9 days and have only been out of my room twice! I am not taking pain meds as often now so my head is a little clearer. Josh has been great being both mom and dad. I can't tell you how frustrating it is to not be able to walk my teething baby, pick things off the floor when they have fallen or even sit up on a bed for an extended amount of time. We live in an awesome ward who has helped out so much. My mom and sisters have helped a ton too. Even my kids have helped me so much.
Too bad I am missing the Rogers family reunion as I write. This was the one week out of the whole summer that I was looking forward to. My sister and her family flew in from FL, we have a family reunion and the Mormon Pioneer Days. Anyone who knows me I love to exercise, cook and do almost everything on my own. Well none of that is possibile and it is killing me! I won't be walking anytime soon. And the only good thing I can see from this is that I get a handicap sticker and a wheelchair! Oh, wait I can't even drive for another 6-8 weeks because it is my right leg!!!!
OK, so that is my pitty party. I don't know when I'll come downstairs again so this may not be updated soon. Wish me luck!!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

4th of July

We decided to have a last minute 4th of July party. We had the Kohls and Harpers come over to swim, eat and watch the fire works. It rained a little but after it ended there was a cool double rainbow. And one of the rainbows was a full rainbow. It was really pretty. Everyone had a great time. We did some fireworks of our own but also had a great veiw of all of the fireworks in the valley.

The full rainbow

The double rainbow

Some of the kids

Josh, Jason, Mary and Ian

Susan with Ty and Leanna

Alone Time with Josh

Josh wanted some alone time with just the two of us so we went fishing. It was great to be with him, have it quiet while fishing, and enjoy God's beautiful creations. He tried to teach me how to fly fish. I'm not that good but it was cool to stand in the river and try it out. He even bought me my own pole and waders. We didn't catch anything but it was still awesome. That is one of the many things I love about Josh. He always makes alone time for the two of us. I felt bad though because I left the kids with my mom and thought that Ty would take a bottle but no. I guess he just cried. I guess it was a good thing that we were only gone for 4 hours! Oh, I broke Josh's best fishing pole by shutting it in the door, broke my line and lost a lure, and then lost all of my line towards the end. I did all this and not a cross word or anything from Josh! Now that's what I call a gentleman!
My Man!

Busy fishing

Almost up to Platoro Colorado. Some of the prettiest mountains in the world!