Friday, October 23, 2009

This little piggy...

A couple weeks ago, Michael decided to get really really sick and within a few days Ben got whatever he had so we took him to the doctors. The doctors tested him for the flu and it came back as Influenza Type "A", which the doctor said was pretty much swine flu. So they were ordered to stay home (Ben got to miss a week of classes) and was told they were contagious for about a week. I was sooo excited when their week was almost up that I hadn't gotten what they did... turns out I was wrong. I got really really sick on the 21st. It hits you like a wall of bricks, I went to work at 6 AM and was totally fine, but at about 7:30AM I had to go home. When I got home I started puking my guts out, I couldn't even hold down water! As it got later, I got worse, so my mom made Michael take me to the doctors. I couldn't even sit up for longer than 5 sec! I felt like I would pass out.
Anyways, the doctor said I was extremely dehydrated, oxygen level was low, and heart rate really high so he admitted me to AF Hospital. The joys of the hospital... the nurses tried to draw my blood and failed miserably! They tried about 10 times before they decided they would wait until I was more hydrated so my blood wasn't so thick and difficult to draw... I felt miserable all night, but finally caught a break later that morning. They finally discharged me the next day and said I probably had the swine flu and some crazy nasty stomach virus. Ugh... all that for nothing... can't wait for my stupid hospital bill!!!

My first IV.... never want to do that again...

My lovely arm, after 10+ pokes from the great nurses of AF Hospital...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New Purchase!!!

So... Michael and I decided it was time for another new purchase... hehehe. I think we've come to realize that we're quite the shopaholics! :) Anyways, Michael and I decided to buy a camera/videocamera. We just pre-ordered it today and hopefully it will come out soon! Michael said that he wanted to make a movie and this was the camera/videocamera to get... so here we are! We're definitely excited!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Camping Trip #2

During the Labor Day Weekend, Michael and I decided to go camping again with Ben and Toby. We went up to Hobble Creek and were planning on staying there for a few days, but it started to rain, so in record time, we took down the campsite and headed home... It was still a fun trip, we just wished we could have stayed a little longer! :)

(Pictures coming soon...)

Monday, August 17, 2009

ICL Surgery

Here are the videos... Not for those with a weak stomach!

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Michael's New "Haircut"

Michael and I had a deal... I would get my eye surgery and he would get a new "haircut". Actually, it turned out to be more than just a haircut... it was a whole head shave! I can't believe I let him talk me into this... I'm still getting used to it... kinda reminds me of all the officers I work with... dunno if that's a good thing......



Looks kinda like a cow tongue.... :)


I'm slowly getting used to it.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Eye Surgery

I'm finally getting my eye surgery done!!! I was sooo excited and nervous, I was up at 5AM... for me that is extremely extremely early!!! So, we go to the doctor's office and the technician pulls Michael and me aside and tells us that my lenses are in California! Somehow, the company that ships and makes these lenses put on the wrong shipping label and sent it to California! I was completely bummed out. Then she went on and said that they are getting a sales rep in California to pick up my lenses and then fly to Salt Lake City on a Delta flight. Well, they didn't arrive in Utah until 3:30PM so I had to go back up to Salt Lake at 4PM for the surgery. By then I was sooo nervous I was shaking! The surgery took about 30 min to an hour and I was out. I felt like crap when I finally got up, but amazingly I was already starting to see!!! I was sooo excited! The surgeon and nurses were all really nice and stayed late to make sure I got my surgery done today and were really good during the entire procedure! They did a few tests to make sure everything was good and then checked my eyes. I was seeing 20/15 just hours after my surgery!!! It was pretty cool, even with astigmatism!

As I laid in bed that night, I started to become really emotional! It was incredible that I could see without glasses or contacts! I haven't been able to do that since I was in the first grade!!! Absolutely incredible. It was a very humbling experience and I'm still trying to get used to it!

Pictures and videos to come soon.....

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Summit Park Lot

A couple weeks ago, Michael found a really cool lot up in Summit Park, Park City. We made an offer, actually we made a few offers, but the seller was really uncooperative and hard to get a hold of that we decided to finally give up and look at other property. We were pretty disappointed, but felt good about our decision.

This would have been the view from the back of our property..... :(

Hanging out while Michael decided to hike down the property

The road up to the lot.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Camping Trip

After our Indiana trip, we decided to go camping for a few days in the Wasatch National Forest. It was actually a lot more fun than I thought we would have. We got there Friday afternoon and set up camp. Then sort of lounged around the campfire until bedtime! The next day, Michael and Ben wanted to take Toby exploring... so we went around the other campsites with Toby in tow. Michael remembered when reserving our campsite that the Provo River was not supposed to be too far from camp, so we set off looking for it. Toby had a blast! We finally found it and stayed in the river for about an hour before heading back. Then we made and painted some camouflaged dart guns. It's crazy how time flies when you aren't paying attention to it, or don't have a clock to remind you of the time... before we knew it, it was time for dinner and the campfire again! We stayed up playing cards and talking and then left for home the next day. Hopefully, we can do this again sometime this year before the summer's over!

Our sweet tent!

Ben grilling some hot dogs.

Toby wishing he could eat the hot dogs...

Spray painting our camouflage dart guns.

Some of the final products...

Guarding camp.

Michael's bow and arrow that he found.....

The campsite was absolutely gorgeous... we were even able to see some moose walking through!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Trip home...

On our trip home, we decided to stop at Chicago. It was one of our favorite cities by far. Kinda cloudy, but still awesome!

Next Stop: Kansas again.... no pictures needed!

Next Stop: Iowa. We actually hit a HUGE storm coming home through Iowa and Nebraska. It was really cool when the lightening struck... it pretty much lighted up the whole sky! Kinda scary...

Next Stop: Nebraska. It was raining soooo hard, we couldn't take any pictures and we actually had to stop because we could no longer see the road!!! Crazy!

Next Stop: Wyoming. Bleh... no pictures necessary either... nothing too special. Although we were very very excited to see the mountains start to pop up everywhere around us!!!

Overall, it was an awesome trip, but it took us over 37 hours to finally reach our destination! We were sooo glad to be home and in our beds!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Lake Day

We visited Lake Monroe a couple days before we had to leave. It was pretty fun watching Toby and Lacey duke it out in the water! Toby is quite the little swimmer!

The whole family minus mom.

We had a great time while in Indiana. Michael's family was sure nice to put us up for a couple weeks. It was great spending time with everyone. Aubrey and Evan are growing sooo fast! Although it was really humid, the weather was really nice for the most part!