Friday, July 15, 2011


I haven't really done the whole blog thing for a long time so I want to catch up a little bit....We went to Tropic reservoir while ago with our friends the Pead's. It was a nice little getaway, short and sweet. I am not a fan of camping with a little one just because we ruined her sleeping schedule on this trip. But Avree loved eating rocks and dirt and just being dirty.

Our early morning hike...since we were awake super early thanks to the squeeker in the middle

Our next camping trip was with my family to Moab. My sissy Heather and her family are Jeepers so they hooked us up. We almost passed on the trip since Jeremy had just had his surgery and wasn't feeling too amazing, so we brought the lazy boy so he could relax in comfort. Again, not great sleeping with Avree again, especially since we slept in the back of our truck this time, bad bad idea. bad.
Avree is so content rocking with her dad. Look at the chubbyness. sooo squishy:)
Here are 2 of the 3 Jeeps we had there, my brother in law Skip has the white beast and his buddy Jason has the red one. Its crazy to drive up to a ledge and just roll on up like it's nothing. ohh fun.
Playing in the dirt and eating rocks while her dad was "watching" her

Moab is so pretty, it looks like the St George area on steroids. Arches national park was nice, there is over 200 arches there

Me and my mom at the double arches.
We haven't been up to our usual summer partying :( hopefully Jeremy will heal fast, at his dr appointment he said 5 more weeks til he would be good to go, but I hope its faster. I am crossing my fingers.
The traditional day at the lake on the 4th of July. It was fun to be able to wakeboard again, I hadn't boarded since before I was pregnant. Avree liked the boat, not so much the life jacket.

This year I planted a garden, I am hooked. I love being able to run out to the garden and grab fresh veggies for dinner. Avree is so helpful at picking tomatoes, they are one of her favorite things to eat, she will eat everything but the skin. I am constantly finding skins all over the kitchen floor. (just found out today that tomatoes are not good for the little ones though. oops. no more for her)
Avree also likes to help me water the garden.
Avree is growing way too fast, she learn new things all the time.
She's been crawling for almost 2 months now, my house has never looked the same since. She claps, smacks her lips, clicks her tongues, gives the best slobber kisses-and raspberry kisses. She pulls up on everything and walks along the couches and walls and will go anywhere with no problem. I am just waiting for her to start walking any day now-as long as it's not while I'm at work, but at least Jeremy will be there if she did. She dances, sings and jibber jabbers. She says dad, mom and ball, hello, bye...I'm pretty sure she knows what they mean too. If I say Hi Grandma, she will turn to Grandma and wave and she will go find her ball when you ask her where it is. Of course I think my child is brilliant :) We finally got her to sleep through the night. She has the cutest crinkled nose smile. She still only has her 2 bottom teeth. She dropped from the 97% to the 91% in weight. wowsa skinny little thing!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Big uh oh

The CRF on a happier day

Mr unbreakable is broken. I guess its only a matter of time before he would get hurt since his middle name is Danger.
So here's the story.... On June 4th Jeremy went to the motocross track with some buddies, I was on my way to a birthday party when Jeremy called me and told me he broke his arm, bad. He over jumped a jump by about 20 feet going about 40 mph and wasn't able to miss the burm on the corner which kicked his back tire and made him fly over his handle bars. He said he was seeing stars. My initial reaction was, um, freaking out-we don't have insurance and I was seeing $$$- horrible, I know. I did ask him if he was ok before I started freaking out though :) So my parents came and took Avree and I took Jeremy to the ER since I knew they wouldn't be able to do much at instacare. Jeremy's fingers were starting to get tingly and starting to hurt more and more, by the time we got to the ER his fingers were numb. Oh ER, I don't like you. 2 hours of "hmm" and "ok, I'll be right back" (liars) I was constantly looking for another nurse to get Jeremy more pain pills because he was in so much pain and morphine wasn't touching his pain, it just kept getting worse and worse. He was given 3 doses of morphine then finally 2 doses of dilaudid and a muscle relaxer, then he could finally relax a little, but he was in lala land after that. On one of my many ventures out in the hall to find someone, I saw his Dr and asked for some water. That's when he told me that Jeremy couldn't have any water or food because he may need surgery and he showed me some xrays (that I couldn't see through my tears) This whole time, nobody would tell us anything, it was so frustrating. They called in an orthopedic surgeon to look at him, he came and poked Jeremy's hand with a pin, which Jeremy couldn't feel. Then left the room. I asked a nurse if he was going to have surgery and she said yes and that they were bumping patients to get him in right away. Jeremy broke his 4th metacarpal, ulna and scaphoid and his wrist was also dislocated which was pinching his medial nerve- which was causing the numbness. The surgery was 2 hours long, he got a plate in his metacarpal with 6 screws and a big screw in his scaphoid, the Dr moved one tendon and stitched 2 others where they dislocated. That was a long day. Im so grateful that we have both our families in town, they were so helpful with Avree.

Jeremy didn't know I was talking a picture, but this was when he was in a ton of pain.
Dr Leitze is the surgeon in the red shirt. He was great.

Going into surgery, heavily medicated, heavily.
Jeremy made me put this picture up, it's his favorite-sorry if you're squeamish. This is when we were getting the 16 staples and 6 stitches (in his palm) out. It's been 5 weeks today and he is still pretty sore although he tries to be tough. His hand gets really swollen and if he overdoes it he pays for it. The Dr said he will be out of work (and diaper duty) for 2-3 months, so we are hoping that it won’t be that long. This whole thing has been pretty hard but I know things could be so much worse.