Sunday, September 20, 2009

Ouch! A trip to the ER!

Saturday night started out great. Nya helped Dave finish up a Halloween Clock that he made.

Then, Dave and I decided to take Cali, Katya, Nya, and Daisy (Bekah's Dog) for a walk around the block.

Dave was running back and forth with Daisy and she was loving it. Daisy loves to run. The girls were having fun running too. I decided to walk, however Cali running was as fast as me just walking.

We were on the final street home and I hear a yell from Dave. I didn't really look up because he had been playing and laughing with the girls, so I thought he was just playing. Then I looked up and saw him laying on the ground. He was running with Daisy down the street and his foot caught the edge of someone's lawn and down he went. He tried to land on the grass but didn't make it. His knees hit the cement instead. As soon as Cali saw that he was hurt and bleeding she started crying. In fact she cried the rest of the way home. She felt bad for Dave. When Nya saw he was hurt she said "I have to run home and tell my Mommy that Dave got hurt". Dave didn't think he could walk so I told him to stay put and I would go get the car. By the time I got back to the house with the girls and dog, Dave was limping along and made it back.

Once inside we put ice on it immediately. All the little girls were standing around him concerned. Nya said he needed some band aids and she was quick to assist in that. Band aids make everything better right? Right above Dave's knee it started to swell very quickly. He iced it for about 15 minutes. We decided to head home and when he stood he felt a sharp pain and something move in his knee. We decided to go to the ER to have an x-ray taken and have it checked out. You never know with a knee injury. By the time we arrived at the ER his knee was swollen to about the size of a grapefruit.

We arrived at the Murry Hospital around 9:00 p.m. and no one was in the waiting room. So they were able to take us straight back to a room. Just a side note, on the way to the hospital I told Dave that I thought we would be there until 2:30 a.m. He said "No, I bet we will be there until 11:30". I thought there was no way, but sure enough we were out of there by 11:30. Thank goodness.

The nurse asked Dave what his pain level was and he said that when it happened it was a "10", but since the pain meds kicked in he was about a "2".The Doctor was examining Dave's knee. All of the sudden the stool the Doctor was sitting on slipped from under him. The Doctor had the look of fear on his face as he grabbed the counter and Dave's bed. Then he just stood up and continued the exam. It was so funny. I had to try so hard not to laugh while he was in the room. After he left and we figured he was far enough down the hall, Dave and I just busted up. I think the Doctor should have read this sign that was posted on the wall in the room. It's about how to "Prevent a Fall" while in the hospital.

Well thankfully Dave is o.k. The x-ray's showed no fractures and the Doctor's exam ruled out any other injury. So Dave has to stay off his knee today and continue to ice it. He is super sore and probably will be for the next week. We are just glad that he didn't seriously injure his knee.

Oquirrh Mountain Temple

Friday night Dave and I went to the temple grounds of the Oquirrh Mountain Temple. It was cool because we got there just as the sun was setting. So we got to see the Temple without the lights on and the lights on.

Front View

Side View

Back View

Temple Grounds

There were lots of clouds in the sky so we got some great pictures with the clouds in the background.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Good Times

Today, Dave and I went to Matt and Rebekah's again. Matt and Rebekah are the best entertainers. They love to have people come to their house for B-Que's and just to have a good time. There are always so many people there and it is fun to meet new friends and see old ones. And of course it is good to spend time with family. Rebekah is a fabulous Mexican food cook. Matt is an excellent cook too. He made homemade Salsa, which was to die for. He also makes the best Carne Sada on the grill.

Thankfully Matt and Rebekah are here to make good Mexican Food. Matt and Bekah's sister-in-law Christina, makes delicious beans and Horchata. Since they are all from California, they have Mexican food nailed down. There are NO good Mexican Restaurants in Utah. There is one that everyone claims is so good "Cafe Rio". Everytime I go there I am totally disappointed. I personally think it is way over-rated and miss the good authentic Mexican Food from California.

Here is a picture of the tables before they were loaded with food.

Matt and Rebekah never disappoint. They rented this bouncy house with a water slide for the kids. They all were in 7th heaven.

Nya and Cali

Jethro, Cali, and Nya. Yeah Jethro for being a good sport and going down with your girls. Too bad you had your Ipod and Car Keys in your pocket the whole time. Oops! Bummer!

Jethro and Katya

Cute kids having a blast!

Apparently, there were two other kids who really became the life of the party. Matt and Dave! They got in the bouncy house and all the kids were happy to be bounced all over. Of course Matt and Dave couldn't resist the water slide.

Matt going down the slide.

Dave getting in the bouncy house.

In the bouncy house "Smile for the camera"

Getting ready to go down the slide.

Down you go!!!!!!!!!


Yes, he did get me wet from his splash and several other people. We were all laughing.

Of course, Matt couldn't let Rebekah miss out on the fun. So he picked her up and well, the pictures do the talking.

Watch out Rebekah!

Matt tackling Rebekah to make sure she gets good and wet. No escaping from Matt.

Bekah getting out.

Rebekah and Staci have Camera's that are way better than mine. So for some great shots be sure to check out Staci and Bekah's blog in the next few days.

Happy Birthday

Saturday was my Birthday and it was packed full of fun. Dave got me the perfect card. I love Dragon Flies and he did a good job in picking this one out.

I was also proud of him for the color combination he used with the gift bag and tissue paper.

He got me a C.D. that I have wanted ever since it came out. It is my 2nd favorite group "The Black Eyed Peas". "Metallica" is my favorite group. Kind of funny that they are two completely different types of music. I pretty much like all kinds of music except for country.

Dave made me a yummy cake.

The finished product.

For lunch Dave took me to my favorite burger joint.

They have one in Sandy which is much closer to us, however it isn't nearly as good as the one in Orem. So we took a drive to Orem to partake of the yummy hamburgers.

We went to Matt and Rebekah's to see my Dad and his wife Ana. I was so happy to see them. They are here visiting from Brazil, where they live. It has been a little over three years since I have seen them. What a great Birthday Present!

Nya and two of her friends performed a dance that they made up for me. Here is a picture of Nya in her leotard.

Nya also gave me a present. It was wrapped in an envelope that she made herself. Then she gave me a bunch of Quarters, Dimes, Nichols, and Pennies that she got from her piggy bank. I was so touched. This cute little four year old was so sweet to think of me and give me money from her piggy bank. I'm sure it was a big sacrafice for her. It was about $1.50. TOO CUTE!

Then as we were leaving Nya was giving Matt a massage. So I snapped this picture.

A perfect way to end the day, watching the BYU vs. OU game. BYU won of course! Everyone was saying BYU was going to lose to this #3 ranked team. Guess OU sucks!!!!! I am also happy that my other favorite football team CAL kicked butt in their game too! So both my teams won. Happy Days!
Thanks to all of you who called, e-mailed, and sent me cards for my Birthday. You are the best!