Sunday, January 30, 2011

I'm so happy that this is behind us

It's been about 3 1/2 weeks since I took this picture. It seems like 3 1/2 months. It's crazy how life can just pick up again so quickly after a major surgery like this. Someone must really be looking out for us.

I'm grateful today for health. And for happiness. Cheesy? Maybe. But we are sure healthy and happy.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Christmas... (and other fun stuff)

Christmas was great this year!! I loved it.

It started off with caroling at Dad's rehab facility.

Then back to mom and dad's to exchange gifts

The two injured boys...

And then it was off to Kansas!!
This was Christmas Eve with our Santa shirts. (Dan is such a good sport)

Christmas morning was so much fun! We loved watching Mady open up her presents. This is her opening her dress up box.
She loved the shoes...
... and playing in her new tent with Uncle Dan.

Then suddenly it was time to ring in the New Year. Dan surprised me with tickets to "Eve" and a stay at the Radisson downtown. It's an event that Salt Lake City puts on to celebrate New Years Eve. There were tons of events to go to and shows to see. We saw lots of local bands, went to improve comedy, and saw a U2 laser show. It was SUCH a fun night!! The best New Years EVER!

Our favorite part was the "ballroom". It was a big dance where they had 2,011 beach balls. We felt like kids... this was the best McDonald's ball pit ever!

The famous midnight kiss. Though, it was really the "I'm freezing, it's literally 3 degrees outside, what on earth are we doing?" kiss.

Lovely, Lovely Holidays!!!!

oh, and P.S. - Dan's plan to get the holiday weight gain off again? Surgery tomorrow.

Just kidding, it's not a surgery to lose weight (but he will admit he doesn't mind that side effect:) It's a surgery to repair the broken plate in his leg. Since it's still not growing in, they will once again pack some bone from his hip in there to try to stimulate growth. We are so hoping that this will fix it and he will be able to have a functioning femur. I hate surgery days, but we know that he is receiving exceptional care from his doctors and from above.

Hope you all had a great Christmas!!