Thursday, September 25, 2008

When did the cosmic forces start hating me?

Seriously. I've never been too accident prone, never had anything too major happen, or klutzy accidents....until about the past month. And now I can't stop them from happening. First in volleyball I think I break or fracture my wrist....thank goodness it was most likely a burst bursa sac. But in a side note, I played again this week, and hurt it again, although not nearly as bad, still painful, and stupid. Then, just days after that, I'm building the shelf we bought....sure did slice my thumb open good...on the back side, between my knuckle and does that happen? And it goes deep man, and major painful. So then, as it has just healed the past couple days, today...grating a 5lb block of cheese, and sure do slice my thumb/fingernail.....oh yeah, the same one......ripped my fingernail half off....that was fun. And for those of you who may be coming over for dinner anytime soon.....don't worry, nothing happened to the cheese or the grater. My fingernail was the only in peace. So I ask again.....when did the cosmic forces start hating me?

Monday, September 22, 2008


I found this on my sister-in-law's blog, and thought it was so cute! So I did one for Cameron. These are his answers, and the pictures I found :)

1. What is your first name?: Cameron
2. What is your favorite food?: Steak and Potatoes
3. What school did you go to?: Columbine High School
4. What is your favorite color?: Navy Blue
5. Who is your celebrity crush?: Megan Fox
6. Favorite drink?: Dr. Pepper
7. Dream vacation?: Maldives
8. Favorite dessert?: Cheesecake
9. What you want to be when you grow up?: Football Coach
10. What do you love most in life?: My family
11. One word to describe you?: Good ( I chose this...he is just a good person, all around)
12. Your nickname?: Cam

Want to do it, too? Here are directions...
1. Type your answer to each of the questions into Flickr Search.---

2. Using only the first page, pick an image.

3. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.--- (choose four columns and three rows, also choose individual URL's)

Staples Removed....

And not a single peep. We took out Kai's staples yesterday, laid him down on the bed, I held his head down, Cameron decided to try and do both at the same time....pulled them out, and not a single peep. He did great! Here's a couple pictures, with the staples in his head, just before we pulled them, and then Kai holding his staples. He did however, start crying and freaking out when it was time to brush his hair. We can put in and take out all the staples we want from his head...but heaven forbid we try to brush his hair for church. But all is well. He has learned his lesson though, every time he goes and does something dumb (like leaping off of stuff), and I tell him to be careful and not hit his head, he always says, yeah, hit head, doctor. But, he's still leaping, so maybe he didn't learn it as well as I hoped! Anyways, another update in the life of a parent :)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Newest Creation...

So the other day I was craving a new type of cookie....and by new, I mean new to me. I'm sure this has been out there, and done differently, but this is my creation :) I call it Chocolate Andes, but Cameron thinks it needs something fancier. Anywho, I forgot to take a picture of them, but if you guys out there are craving a chocolate cookie, this is a pretty good one!

1 Devils Food Cake mix
2 Eggs
1/3 c. oil
Andes mints (about 1/2 to 3/4 of a bag), chopped

Mix cake mix, eggs and oil....will barely be moist's okay, go with it! Chop up Andes mints, throw them in. Roll in a ball, place on cookie sheet. Cook at 350 for about 8 or 9 minutes, cool on rack, and you get a fabulous chocolate andes :) Yields: 2 dozen

Anyway, there's my contribution to society. At least, the part of society that likes cookies.

Monday, September 15, 2008

(singing...) It's only just begun....

You wonder when it's going to happen. You know it has to happen. You wonder what time, how, how will you react, how bad will it be....all the while hoping it doesn't, but knowing you're fighting fate until it does. Cameron and I feel like we can finally call ourselves parents. Yes people, our first emergency room trip. Okay, so it wasn't as dramatic as I made it sound....but it was your typical head wound, middle of the night, and when you least expected it. Let's go back to when it started.....

Wednesday night, Cameron came home from work around 8:30, threw a dinner together, and we headed upstairs to watch our netflix movie...Singing in the Rain. Which, on a total sidebar, Cameron had never seen before. How do you live 31 years and NOT see Singing in the Rain? I can proudly say I fixed that. Anywho. So we put in the movie, Kai is still awake, so tripped out happy that dad is home. He's jumping on the bed, I'm reminding him for the thousandth time not to jump on the bed. He especially enjoys belly flopping on the bed....he has no fear. So we're belly we I mean Kai. I am still tiredly reminding him not to jump, and so he defiantly jumps one more time. He should have quit while he was ahead. He flops, and hit his head on the hope chest at the end of my bed. Let me rephrase that. He whacks his head on the sharp edge of the back of the hope chest at the end of our bed. He jumps up, waits about 4 seconds, starts crying. Cameron and I are posed, ready to see what he hit, how bad it blood, so far so good....wait, did we say no blood? Oh yeah. It starts gushing. Of course, it's a head wound, so why wouldn't it gush? Cameron in a feat of superman-ish speed whisks him into the bathroom, amazingly not getting a single drop of blood on the bed or carpet, until we were into the linoleum bathroom. Also amazingly, it stops bleeding almost immediately. So we try to clean it up, but it is right in his hairline, and in fact, hair is coming out of it, so it's so hard to see how deep it is, if we should worry about taking him to the ER. We debated for about 20, 30 minutes, and decided that we should probably take him, better to be safe than sorry. So we go in, and long story short (okay, short story long, and now probably the most interesting part I'm cutting down), he got 2 staples in his head. Didn't even flinch when she did fact, the doctor looked up at me after the first one, with an incredulous look on her face and was like, seriously...that's it? I was shocked too! He did start crying though (after his Popsicle and Finding Nemo stickers) when we got him off the bed to go home....he freaked out and wanted to keep "riding" the bed! (they had gone up and down with him). So anyways. He finally got to bed about 12:30, and that was that. He's been great so far, and this Saturday Cameron and I get to take out his staples. Should probably prove for another interesting post!

And for those wondering (like my mother-in-law degradingly assumed.. :( ...) I did NOT freak out....I actually was very calm, and we didn't panic and just cleaned him up, drove rationally, no worries. So I guess that answers a few questions! Anywho, sorry for the long post, here's a picture or two :) And they don't look very bad, and it wasn't too bad, but it was pretty deep. So we felt justified!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Can't say I didn't warn you.....

Oh yes, this is real. He has a big billboard near the exit for Parowan, this is parked in his yard. He was in the parade on Labor day. Oh yes.

Labor Day Weekend

We went to UT for my sister's baby blessing for Labor Day. We went through Capitol Reef National Park, which was interesting! It was really pretty, and unique! We stopped in Hanksville, where my dad has a huge job...we got to tour it, Kai loved the get-up!

We stayed at my parents for a few days, then went up to my sister's. Jordyn got blessed in our family blessing dress....we figured it was at least 70 years old....maybe more...Kaylynn and I both got blessed in it, as well as my grandma (we don't know if my mom was ever christened or not...) was really neat to see it on another generation!
Grandma and Jordyn...
Blessing circle and Kaylynn and David...
Proud papa and mama!
Grandpa and Jordyn...

And Kai loved his little cousin!