Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Christmas 2017

In the season of low key holidays.
Christmas followed suit.
We did a few Christmas Decorations.
December sneaked up and was right after my second surgery.
I realized what we put out we had to put away.
So a simple year with simple decorations.

On Christmas Eve Mike read "The Night before Christmas"

I was the big winner in the envelope game.

The best part was waking up to a White Christmas!

We had a hot chocolate and game day.
Sometimes being home with family is the best.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Monday, November 27, 2017


Thanksgiving was a low key affair.
I took very few pictures.
We had the usual pumpkin waffles for breakfast.
Our tried and true tradition.
Made a grateful tree, another tradition.
We went to the Stephenson's (my sister Lisa) for dinner and had a wonderful time.
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays all about being together and enjoying the day.

It was nice to have both boys home 
I made Riley's favorite breakfast - biscuits!

Another morning we ventured out to Criddles.
Always good.

Nice calm weekend.
Grateful for Family!

Monday, October 30, 2017

New Knees

The surgery date came quick.
It was time whether I was ready or not.
I actually appreciated the short notice, less time to fret.
First knee done was the right knee, we thought it was the worst knee.
Cool new joints below:

Six weeks later round two, the left knee.
This knee actually was worse, it had more bone missing than the right knee.
Same recovery, they get you up and walking within hours of surgery.

I knew all was well my room number ended in 13
my lucky number.

Ice at the hospital

Ice at home... 
Mike took very good care of me.
Filled the ice machines, helped me with my exercises, 
always encouraging me that we could do this.
My sisters were great, the first two weeks after each surgery 
they took turns to come take care of me in the day.

Now the proud owner of two gnarly scars

Lots of physical therapy, ice and then naps.
I was so grateful for the six week checkup on my second knee,
the doctor said I could be done with ice.
Slept great that night with my heating pad.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Conference Weekend Joy

We had a nice quiet conference weekend.
I had opted out earlier of having Riley's Provo crew up for Conference.
I love the kids, but it is a lot of work and I just wanted to enjoy the moment of Conference.
It turned out to be a good decision, we meet with the Orthopedic Surgeon on Monday, September 25th and walked out with Surgery scheduled on October 12th.

Needless to say Conference Weekend was wonderful.  
Restful, and Rejuvenating...

Monday, September 18, 2017

Sept Ranch Trip

We had a quick trip to the ranch in Sept.

Played games

The boys had some friends up and they shot guns for a change.

We did go to "Cowboy Church"

It was mainly very cold.
I spent the weekend by a heater reading.

Still fun!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Rye's take on the ranch week

Riley loves to take pics on an old film camera.
It takes forever to develop then scan.
I do love his pics.
His take on the ranch week.