warning! These pics are a little graphic!

I know, I know... kind of gross! But some people get a kick out of these kinds of photos, so I thought I would share them! :o)

This cast feels a lot better on than the last one, and helps me feel a little more mobile, at least! Turns out the healing is going a little slower than they thought, so now it will be 6 more weeks of crutches, instead of 4 more. Oh well... there must be a reason for all of this! :o) (That's me trying to keep a positive attitude, in case you couldn't tell!) ;o)

love and hugs!


2 weeks down... 10 more to go!

Today is the 2 week mark. Feels like months already that I have been out of comission! But the foot is feeling a lot better as of the last 2 days. Kind of like a flip just switched and turned off most of the pain!

Still bored out of my mind, and frustrating not to be able to keep up with things the way I like to, but this time has turned out to be a great experience for Navy... teaching him how to help without necessarily being asked, and to think of others before himself! (not perfectly, of course... he is only 6! But he's making a great improvement!) Crazy how fast they grow up!

Hopefully I can get some pictures on here soon... as soon as I can get Andrew to bring me in the camera from the car! :o)

Hugs to all!


surgery is done!

Well, I am home now! Surgery was a lot mor difficult than I expected, but it's over now, so it can only get better from here, right?! :o)

I ended up spending 2 nights in the hospital as the pain was unmanageable the first day and I wouldn't have been able to make the 3 hour drive home. I was so glad to just be in one spot and able to keep taking pain meds and having help! And Andrew was glad to not have to deal with all that care by himself!

Thursday I was able to go home, and I am so happy to be here! Pain is still intense, but manageable if I stay on top of it, and the hardest part is just having to sit still! It's hard not to be able to clean and keep on top of things in my own house! I'm trying to learn patience... :o)

We have some wonderful friends and neighbors that have been helping us out with meals and picking up Navy from school, and we are so blessed to have them all in our lives! Thank you to them!



Please pray for me! I am having surgery on Tuesday to fuse some bones together in my left foot, and am a little nervous. I think the hardest thing is the fact that I will not be able to work for at least 6 weeks. We sure do depend on my little salary to help make ends meet!

Crutches for at least 6 weeks and a walking cast for 6 more. I'm going crazy just thinking about it! I've got a ton of books stacked up to read, and I've cleaned so much this past week that I just might be ok with not cleaning for a few weeks. :o) Let's just hope the boys don't do too much damage when I can't chase after them and keep things picked up! Navy has promised to be a good helper, and I am looking forward to seeing how that pans out... :o)

Anyways, I would appreciate your prayers and thoughts this Tuesday and in the weeks to come!




Ok, here are some glimpses of our life!

Our son Navy (I'm a stepmom!), just turned 6 years old, and is loving learning all about his new norwegian heritage! Check out his shirt! ;o)

Erik and his wife Kari enjoyed some 'Navy' time on Christmas Eve!

And this last one was Andrew, Navy and I being a little bored and a lot silly during intermission at the Nutcracker! :o) We have a (fairly new) family tradition of going to the ballet on Christmas eve to watch Kari dance... Navy loved it!


Yep, I am officially a blogging slacker. But, seeing as I am about to have surgery on my foot and will be laid up for at least 6 weeks, maybe I can get this thing updated! :o)

Andrew and I have had a fun year getting to know each other better and enjoying married life! Can you believe it's been almost a year already? Nope, neither can I!

Ok, now I will work on putting up some pictures here!
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