Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Today I went to the Dr to have the 1st cast taken off and the stitches removed. I didn't know that I had 3 different incisions. 2 small ones for the scope, where they removed a bone spur and then the big one to repair the ligaments. Now I understand why my foot hurts so bad. The top picture shows my cankle and the 2 small incisions.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Back To Work

I went back to work today for the first time since my surgery. I get some funny looks from people when I am on my scooter. My co-workers thought it would be nice to add a flower pinwheel to my scooter. This doesn't make it less embarrassing for me.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Pinewood Derby

Dylan participated in the Pinewood Derby today. He worked hard with Grandpa Jensen to make the fastest car. It was a close race and Dylan ended in 2nd place.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

B rad

The kids got Xbox Live for Christmas. It's crazy to think that they can play with friends from all over. Tonight while Sam was playing she kept saying that "B rad" killed her. After being killed by "B rad" a few times I looked up to see that Brad is the one that is killing her. lol :)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Wish I Was At Disneyland

Uncle Dale, Uncle Roy and Ryan at Disneyland. I want to be somewhere warm and sunny.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Movie Time!!

Since my surgery I haven't been able to do much with the exception of watching TV. You would think with 100's of stations and Netflix I would be able to find something good to watch. I have watched Transformers 3 times. Dylan loves this movie and there is nothing better then sitting next to that kid and watching Transformers with him. Although I wouldn't complain if he wanted to watch a good "chick flick".

Monday, January 17, 2011

My New Wheels

This is what I will be sporting the next 6 weeks. Don't be jealous but I think my new wheels are better then yours.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

What Do You Do When You Are Bored???

McKenzie has many ways to entertain herself when she is bored. Today she thought she would try and scare Samantha and Dylan by dressing up as a doll. This is how she came out of her room.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Visit From Trevor

Brynn and the kids came to visit me today. It was nice to see Trevor and Lola. Lola is getting so big. McKenzie and Dylan took Trevor over to the school to go sledding. I don't think he knew what he was going to do but he was excited to go.

Thanks Brynn for helping me with dinner.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Lateral Ligament Reconstruction

I was told that everything went well. My Dr said the ligaments looked like spaghetti noodles. He was able to salvage enough to make the repair and didn't have to do a graft. I get to wear this pretty cast for 2 weeks. Then I will get my stitches out and get another cast for 4 weeks. After 6 weeks I will start physical therapy for 2 months. It will be a long recovery.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Guilty Pleasure

I have 11 days off before I have to go back to work. What will I be doing?? I think I will catch up on some reading. I might be able to finish a few of these.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Hunter Library

This is Sam's favorite place to go. She will check out a bag full of books a week and read them all. She loves reading. She asked me tonight if I can take her so she can stock up for when I can't drive for a while. I don't think the books she got will last her very long.

Monday, January 10, 2011

A Parents Prayer

Thank you God for
The children of mine
Who teach me things
That blow my mind.
They entertain themselves
In the funniest ways.
I pray that the innocence
They possess never goes away.
I pray they will
Grow up and be smart,
And I pray that they will never grow apart.
I pray that they will call home
Whenever they are near a phone.
I pray that they never feel alone.
I hope they turn to you
Through guidance and prayer
And know that you and their parents
Will always be there.
Althea A. Anker

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Nana Rae

We visited with Nana on Saturday. She is doing so much better. I could hardly keep up with her. She can't wait to go home.

Saturday, January 8, 2011


Today my nephew Abram was baptised . I am so proud of him for his choice.

Friday, January 7, 2011


This is the before picture. The countdown has began. I am starting to get a little nervous about my surgery. Every time I think about the little things that I won't be able to do for 6-8 weeks I start to talk myself out of it. Like how am I supposed to shower? Or how am I going to get to the car if it snows? My biggest concern in the not driving part. I like my freedom to go where I want when I want. I might need to hire a driver. Well this is the before picture of my ankle. You can kind of see in this picture that my right ankle is still a little swollen. I guess that isn't going to go away for a while. I got a pedicure today so that my toes will be pretty for surgery. Not that anyone will care, but I do.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


I remember the excitement as a kid when a boy would show any attention to a girl. The notes passed in school that said "Will you go out with me? Check Yes, No, or Maybe". Well McKenzie is feeling that excitement now. I didn't think the day would come when I would have a daughter old enough to experience this excitement ,well I now have 2. This is the dog that McKenzie got for Christmas from her "boyfriend". When I say "boyfriend" I mean a boy who is a friend who McKenzie can't stop talking about.

She might kill me for posting this!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Work Work Work

This is where I spend most of my day. Someone really should clean my desk for me.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Monday Night and The Bachelor

I think I have brainwashed my kids. After years of watching the Bachelor my kids now enjoy it as much as I do. Lets hope Brad doesn't screw it up again.

Sunday, January 2, 2011


Dylan got sick a couple days before Christmas with a bad cold. He hasn't been able to play outside much. This is how he spends his time when he isn't bugging his sisters.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Picture A Day

Ryan gave me a pretty nice camera for Christmas this year. I am going to start blogging more and do a picture a day. My goal is to do this all year. We'll see how long I make it.

My parents take us out for breakfast every New Years day. This tradition has been going on since before I can remember. It started out at Coachmen's Pancake House but we have finally outgrown that place. We went to Denny's this year. It's always great to get together with everyone for breakfast. This is one tradition I look forward to each year.