Thursday, August 27, 2009

My 30th B-Day

I didn't plan on having back surgery less then I week from my 30th b-day...but what can you do? My husband and family still made it perfect. Everyone came to the house and my Mom and Sis made the best dinner EVER!!!! Joel managed to have everyone put in on the best b-day gift I could have ever asked for. I got a new lens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I really wanted this lens...the Canon 50mm F1.4...YES!!!!!!!!! I can't wait to start playing with it!!! I am IN HEAVEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks to everyone who put in on this and made this happen for my B-Day! I love you all:-)

My Hospital Visit

Mom and I get to the hospital around 10am. The surgery wasn't scheduled until 1:30...but you know how that have all kinds of stuff to do for prep. They took me back to the pre-op room around 12:30....asked me 100 questions, goy my IV going and asked if I was ready? I told them I was as ready as I was going to be . The meds started kicking in and the last thing I remember is going into the ER...there were tons of people in there and they were playing music...then I was out:-0
I woke up in recovery and the nurse told me where I was and asked how I was took me a few minutes to come to. When I did they wheeled me to ky room where my Mom, Step-Dad and my son where waiting for me. I was happy to see them:-)

The nurse really javked up my IV...It was bleeding and my hang was all swollin...I had throw a fit to convince them to give me another IV. After sticking me 100 times in my left arm they finally got it right UGH!!
Jacked UP IV

My favorite part of the whole thing was the Morphine drip...oh yeah....wasn't in much pain while I was there. The only part that was tough was getting up and down:-(

I had to stay in the hospital until Sunday. My family and friends spent as much time with me as they could. This was me after surgery:-) Lookin good I know...what can I say>>

They sent me home on Sunday with all kinds of meds...but nothing like the morphine I am in a little pain but I guess that's just part of the healing process. I can't wait to get well and have a normal back again:-) Looking forward to getting back into shape and getting more into my photography, blogging, cooking and scrapbooking!!!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Back Surgery:-(

Well...the time has come. I am going under the knife tomorrow at 12:00pm sharp...get anyway:-) They have decided to do two fusions in my lower back. Other then the fact that it's going to fix me in the long run I really don't know what it is...and don't care. I just want to be better! I am going to be out of work for 4 weeks...but will be able to work from home after a week or so.

I am a little nervous...but know that everything will be fine. I am in good hands and it will all be worth it soon! I asked the doctor how long it would be before I can work out (I am starting to get fat...dang it) and he said that after 6 weeks I should be good to go and that he recommends YOGA! Did he say YOGA??? YAY!!!!!!!!! That's what I want to start doing. This is all working out great. I am going to be a NEW woman. Not sure if you have read other blogs...but I have been trying to quit smoking FOREVER!!!!!!! I can't justify spending $109/month on YOGA unless I quit smoking. So the plan is for me to quit smoking after the surgery and then start YOGA! Will this all happen as planned?? Who knows...but I can tell you that I determined to try my damndest to make it all happen!!!

So...I will post an update after the and all. I know it's sad that I told Joel when he comes to visit me in the hospital "please bring the camera...I need pics for my blog". He just laughed..LOL. Oh and don't gross pictures...just me hanging out after surgery!

I guess that's all for now! See you guys after the surgery:-)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Junior High

Oh to be young again. Junior High was my favorite time of school. So much are not a little kid anymore....and you think you are That is where Thomas is now. He started the 7th grade yesterday OMG!!! I am not even 30 but saying that makes me feel old. He had a great day today and said he thinks it's going to be a great year. We have talked about how important these next two years are for him. He really wants to go to Jesuit which is a private High School that isn't easy to get into. They look at your grades from 7th and 8th grade. So....we will see how it goes. Thomas is plenty smart enough to get into the school. I am confident he will do it!!!!

I look forward to the school year....watching Thomas grow....going to basketball games....carnivals...muffins with mom....and anything else that goes on. It's fun!!! I think this is going to be one grade that Thomas will never forget. I am so glad that I have the opportunity to watch my son grow!!!! He is such a sweet, loving smart young man that makes me a prod MAMA!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Joel and I took the kids to get a new book this weekend. I LOVE going to Barnes and Nobles. There is always so much good stuff to look at! I looked through a few photography "dummies" books. They look like they are full of GREAT info. I didn't buy them this time but will be back soon to get them. Joel on the other hand could really care less about going to the book store. He isn't a big he just plays around:-) It was a nice weekend with the kids...I LOVE MY LIFE!!

Take No Prisoners

Thanks to my friend Stacey I am totally hooked! This is another book she loaned me. I love it. Check it out!!!

New York Times bestselling author Cindy Gerard's red-hot new romantic suspense series features the irresistible men of Black Ops, Inc., a special team of heroes with a taste for living on the edge....

A Dangerous Attraction...

Abbie Hughes no longer trusts men, but despite her cool indifference, her long legs and showgirl face still draw plenty of attention. Between working as a blackjack dealer, going to school, and keeping an eye on her younger brother, Cory, there's no time for romantic adventures — until the night a sexy, mysterious stranger places a wager at her table.

Spurred by revenge...

Sam Lang left Black Ops, Inc. when tragedy struck his family. Although he's determined to retire his M-16 rifle to lead a quiet life on his ranch, a vengeful quest will send him on a manhunt for the ruthless multimillionaire who murdered his sister.

...Reveals a savage threat they can't ignore.

Though Sam suspects Abbie is in on a lucrative gem-smuggling deal her brother made with the enemy, their attraction is undeniable. Now Cory is missing, and together they search the wild Honduras backcountry to find him. With danger on their trail, they must trust each other completely or face certain death alone....

Monday, August 10, 2009

Becoming more like my Mama:-) And proud of it!

LOL...I just had to post this little story today because it's so cute. My she gets becoming more like her Mama know...where they go through every name they can think of before they spit out the right one?? Things like that. My Mom has been known to be a little forgetful....I said a little mama:-). Well, I am not far behind her.

Today I decided I was going to make some brownies. I mixed the batter...pre-heated the over....everything was good to go. I went back to work...waiting for the over to finish pre-heating....About 10 minutes later it dinged. I got up and went into the kitchen and it smelled like something was burning. I opened the oven and there was a box of leftover Pizza from yesterday that I had totally forgotten about. LOL! If you know my Mom you will find this amusing. This is something she would do! I just busted out laughing and asked Thomas is he was hungry. In the midst of trying to just pre-heat the oven for brownies I also heated up left-over pizza by mistake. Luckily I didn't burn anything!!

LOVE YOU MAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

My Photography

I decided to put together some of my favorite photos:-) I will keep this updated as I take more photographs. Check it out!!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

I am sooo lucky!

As you all know...I have had some trouble with my back. I have two torn discs in my lower back and boy does it hurt. About a month and a half ago I had a steroid shot in my back and it took ALL of the pain away!! YAY!!!!!! Well, little did I know yesterday that would all be taken away from me:-( I took my step son to get football cleats....I bent over to help him get the shoe on and I felt a weird, almost crunch in my lower back...then I couldn't stand up! Brenden is such a sweetheart. He asked if I was ok and what he could do to help. I managed to make it through the store and back home. Once I got home I laid down and felt much better....but when I would try to walk it was really starting to hurt again:-( I had a feeling it would be worse today and boy was I right!
I woke up this morning and couldn't get out of bed. I have never been in this much pain in my life! It was worse today then it was the first time this all started. Joel woke up and decided he would stay home with me because if I could get in to see the doctor...there was NO way I could drive.
I told Joel that if I could get everything set up in my bed that I would be able to work from home. Due to our honeymoon and family vacations this summer I DON'T have the time to take off work and plus my people NEED me:-) He is just too sweet! He moved the laptop, printer, trash can, papers, pens etc....into our room and totally hooked me up!!
You know me...I had to get him to take a picture so I could blog about it HE HE!
I managed to get a lot done today. It was kind of nice working from my "bed" office LOL!
As long as I am laying down I feel fine....but when I move it's a whole other story!
The doctor couldn't get me in today because he was in surgery all day. I am HOPING to get in to see him tomorrow so he can work his magic and do whatever needs to be done for me to feel better. I am sick of this back thing. I really don't want to have surgery...but if that it what it will take for me to get back to normal permanently then so be it!! I am ready! Bring on the doctors:-) is the picture that Joel took of me in my "bed" office:-)
The title of this blog is "I am soooo lucky"...and just for the record...I am not lucky because I have a hurt back or because I got to work from my comfy bed today...I am lucky because I married the best man in the world and he shows me all of the time how much he loves me. It feels so darn good:-) Wish my back felt that good...LOL!
Oh and please ignore the boring walls in our room...we just recently painted our room and are still in the process of re-doing our room:-)