Friday, October 30, 2009

New Footwear!

Here is the picture by popular demand of my new contraptions. Have a good laugh!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

I asked for it...

This past month the top of my foot has been really sore and fairly swollen. I've iced it and nothing happens. I've stretched it and nothing happens. Being the bad patient I am I thought that I would just let it do its thing and that it will eventually heal on its own. As my left foot is supposed to be healing the heel on my other foot starting hurting. It really gets me as I walk up and down our stairs, but like the other I thought it would heal on its own as well. I've been running still and that doesn't seem to bother it to much, so how bad could it be?!! As it turns out we have a podiatrist that's in our ward, so I thought maybe I would just go see him and see what he has to say. I should have known it would be bad when they just happened to have a new patient opening today when I just called them yesterday to schedule. I knew I should have waited until the middle of November when there next available appointment was. After 4 sets of xrays they were able to tell me about all the special and unique things that my feet hold, and oh by the way I have a fracture on my second toe on the left foot. WHAT!!! It was supposed to be healing on its own, but instead I got to go home with a lovely walker boot that will become my best friend for the next 4 weeks until my next appointment with the DR. Did I mention that I also have to wear an air cast on the other foot. Apparently because of the pain in the left foot my right foot has been making up the slack and my Achilles tendon it tighter than heck. After hearing the prognosis the DR asked if I had any questions, and of course I did. His response to my questions were...No exercise for at least 4 weeks (the stationary bike is the only lower extremity exercise I can do, and that happens to be my least favorite), and I need to be wearing the boot and aircast all hours when I'm awake-no exceptions. Can you believe this!! Not only will I look absolutely funny with all my new contraptions, but then no exercise. The positive side of this is that I can promote Breg products because I can get the walker boot and aircast from my darling husband. Also it's better to have this lovely new friends on my leg and feet when it's colder outside. It would be much worse to have them in the summer.

So this brings me to my next question. What's everyones opinion on leggings? I've been toying with the idea of getting a pair, but have wondered if maybe I'm to old to wear them-meaning that they look a lot cuter on younger people. I already know that they will not be worn under skirts to make up for wearing a shorter skirt, and I definitely will be wearing sweaters or shirts that are longer to cover up my backside. I just thought they may be convenient with my new walker boot. What do you think?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Remembering the Past

Now that life has settled down a bit since the move I've been taking the opportunity to look into some genealogy on my grandmothers side(my mom's mom). My grandma is this amazing person who put together a book about 15 years ago that has her entire families side of genealogy information typed out. I was going through some our boxes and came across it and decided to start reading it this week. It has so much great information in it, and it's so interesting to read. I've been learning so much, and I can't believe how much work this must have taken. Since I've been reading this book, I've been thinking a lot about my life and where it has taken me. For me I like to think back to right before I met Blake and sift through all those memories first, then I think back further to college life, high school and previous to that. Being in a new area it's easy for me to think about all the places that I've lived. Montana,for me to go to college, Spokane, WA for my job after college, Utah for Blake to finish college, Portland, OR for Blake's summer job, Enumclaw, WA for our little blirp before moving to our home in Bothell, WA. We've moved a lot and had so many wonderful memories in all the places we've lived. When I think back to when I met Blake I think about Spokane, WA the most. Spokane was where I decided to join the LDS Church. Spokane was where I was in my first and only singles ward. I remember sitting next to my great friend Jessica and hearing her sing what became then my favorite hymn "Be Still My Soul." To this day whenever I hear that song it not only brings tears to my eyes because of how beautiful it is, but it also takes me back to when I first heard it. I made so many wonderful friends and memories in the Havana Ward, and I had one of the best bishops- Bishop Black. Now that Blake and I are in Bothell we're so excited to start making memories here. We've already managed to meet some great people in our new ward, found a great jogging route, and discovered a really neat shopping area nearby. It's kind of like a University Village for those of you that have been there, but instead of all the clothing stores this town center has one of a kind shops and restaurants. We're loving our new house and the area, and can't wait for what the future will hold here.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Blake's parents gave us this awesome CD for a housewarming gift. I LOVE IT! It's called Nearer- A New Collection of Favorite Hymns. You've got to get it, because I know you'll love it too.

Here's a spiritual message for the day!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Home At Last

We're officially in our new home. The moving extravaganza began on Thursday when we closed on our house. Blake and I decided that when we went to pick up the keys we'd load up our cars and take over what would fit in them-not much, but it was still fun. Then the big moving started on Friday. Blake and some faithful helpers from church helped load up the Budget truck and off we went to Bothell to unload our belongings. After this weekend of packing, unpacking, organizing, hanging pictures and curtains I can say that we are about settled. It's funny to look around our house and see how bare it is. Blake and I can yell from the downstairs to the upstairs and it almost echos. I was thinking though as I vacuumed that the less furniture we have the less I have to clean. I'm liking that idea until we gradually start to add to our furniture collection. It feels good to be here and to have our new home. It's weird to think that we don't have a landlord to report problems to. Every time we make a mark on the wall I'm always thinking that it's something that we'll have to touch up before we move out- but move out in the renting sense. My dinosaur computer can't upload pictures from an SD card so I will add pictures of the inside of our home later. Thanks again for everyone that helped with our move to make it go so smoothly. We really appreciate it!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Out with the Old..In with the New

Last weekend we had the opportunity to go to Yakima to spend time with Blake's parents, Mikell, Brandt, and Heidi and her kids. It was so nice to see them! It's been almost 5 months since we saw the Heidi and her kids, and Mikell since they still live in Utah, and it was sad to say goodbye again. Heidi's kids are so funny, and are such a joy to be around. William, the second to the youngest wasn't talking when we moved to Washington, so we made sure every second we could to quiz him of our names so he'll remember us. Hopefully it sticks. Blake and I were called by other aunts and uncles names a few times, which always makes us laugh. We know they remember us, but they have to pretend that they don't, so that they don't show favorites with us-right?!

This week is our big move. We did our walk through last week and that went really well. We're getting excited as the days get closer, but I'm getting a little sad as well. Blake thinks it funny how I'm always so reluctant to move somewhere new, and then after being there for a few months I never want to leave. I've become that way in Enumclaw. I love being here. We've made some great friends in the ward. I love hiking Mt. Peak which is practically in the backyard. I have found the perfect jogging route finally. It's nice to be with my parents when Blake goes out of town for work for a few days. Most of all I've really gotten used to not having a job, but I think that streak is over. When we move since there won't be as much excitement that comes with living with 2 other people I think boredom will set in. Oh the good old days.....they will be missed. On the positive side Blake and I will be living by ourselves again and that alone will be wonderful! Also it will be a little slice of heaven to have all of our belongings out of a storage unit. I joke and say that the lady that runs the storage unit must think that we're storing illegal drugs in our unit because I think I'm there almost every other day.

The pictures I've added make me laugh. I told Halle and Cole to smile at the camera and all I got were some scary faces. They are so them though!

Check out how big our driveway is. It's so nice and they did put in some grass, it just wasn't in when this picture was taken.