Sunday, October 3, 2010

Paul's Sesamoidectomy

Paul had surgery on not one but two of his feet in August. (I guess that makes way for more than two feet).

I always forget how difficult it is coming out of surgery. I told Cami she could just pick me up at the hospital after surgery was over. She decided to take two days off for my surgery (Women's intuition).

Thanks to Cami for taking two days off I could go to the bathroom and eat food since I was stuck on the couch with two swollen feet. We used the train method for me to get to the bathroom since I wasn't good at just balancing all my weight on the heels of my feet.

Here is a picture of the bones of the foot. I'm pointing to the tibial sesamoid bone that was removed from each of my feet.
Here is a picture of my foot about 1 week after the surgery.

Boston Baby!

Cami and I traveled to Boston Sept 2010. Places and things we did: Boston Red Sox game, Cape Cod and the Atlantic Ocean, the Freedom trail, and Joseph Smith's birth place in Sharon Vermont. We got an awesome tour of Harvard via Jeremy Bylund and visited my cousins Reed, Doris, and Olivia.

I found some writings in the sand.
A foundation of Joseph Smith grandparents' home.

The Atlantic Ocean (I'm pointing at it in the picture)

Paul Revere's grave site found on the freedom trail
Joseph Smith's Birthplace monument. Standing in the picture (left to right) Paul, Cami, Natalie, Christopher, and Jeremy.
We received the special tour and drove the golf cart in Sharon, VT.
We found a large macaroni on the freedom trail. Kind of strange that this macaroni thing has been here since the 18th century.
More freedom trail shenanigans.
Christopher Bylund running around keeping his parents busy at the burial site.
Boston Red Sox game. Can you tell we've been traveling all day?
Big Papi hitting a home-run.

Tim McGraw

Cami and I went to the Tim McGraw Concert when he was in town this past August. This was Cami's first concert. We had really close seats (see pictures below)! :)

Hotel Pool

One morning Cami and I decided to swim at the hotel pool on our trip to Las Vegas. It was early in the morning and the hotel was shading the pool. I jumped in first. Cami was about to dip her toes in the water to test the temperature. I somehow talked her out of it and said "All or nothing". She plugged her nose and jumped in. She almost swallowed a gallon of water gasping for air as the water temperature shocked her before she could get her head out of the water. We had a great laugh about how I tricked her into jumping in the water.

Las Vegas Trip: July 2009

Well. It's been some time since we've posted. We meant to post about our trip to Las Vegas but we postponed blogging about it until now.

We had a week off of work around the 4th of July. We decided to go down to Vegas and St. George. Our major thrills we had to do while down there was see Tarzan at Tuacahn; Blue Man Group in Vegas; and of course, shopping at the outlet malls. We also saw the Tournament of Kings at the Excalibur. I still yell out "Haazaa" where Cami then has to repeat. Great Times.

Pictures at Blue Man Group-

Picture of us at Tuacahn; waiting for the show to start.