Thursday, July 31, 2008

Surgery Update

Well, I was debating about writing this, because I don't want people to feel like I'm trying to get sympathy, but I'm home and I'm really bored and thought I would share what's been going on this last week. So, I've been seeing my doctor lately and I was told I needed to go in to have surgery because he thought I had this "disease" called endometriosis. I put it in quotes, because it's technically a disease, but it makes it sound much worse than it actually is. Anyways, the only way to diagnosis that I have it, is to do a surgery and go in and see if that's the problem. I'll spare you the details of what it actually is (google search it if you're curious), but I went in on Tuesday for what's called a laparoscopy. They found out, that that was the problem and that I actually do have endometriosis. What they did was made 3 incisions in my abdomen and go in and take out what was causing the problem. The sucky thing about this, is once they do this surgery, doesn't mean it's gone forever... it can still come back.

So the surgery went well and I was able to go home that same day. It was weird because I never had anesthesia before so I was totally out of it at first. I was throwing up afterwards, which really hurt because I had to use my stomach muscles to do that, and that's exactly where my surgery was. I've been home from the surgery since Tuesday, but I still feel pretty crappy. My doctor said I should have been able to go back to work today, but I felt pretty bad yesterday and so took another day off work. It's really hard to sit up and bend over, because you don't realize how often you use your stomach muscles, until you can't.

Another weird thing, is during the surgery they fill up my abdomen with carbon dioxide so they can work inside there, but when the surgery is over they can't always get all the gas out, so every time I stand up, the gas goes up to my shoulders and causes this really sharp pain in my shoulders and chest. Supposedly it'll go away, but it still hurts!

But I can't tell you how lucky I am to have such an amazing husband. Josh stayed home all day on Tuesday with me, waited for me in the hospital, was there when I got out and seriously pampered me all day. I can't tell you how much that meant to me. He is just the best husband in the world! I felt so comfortable knowing he was there to help me with anything I needed. Josh and my brother also gave me a blessing and it was amazing, because I truly felt better as soon as it was over. I'm lucky to have the priesthood in my home.

I'll keep you updated, but that's all for now.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Slight change of plans

So these past couple of weeks have been kind of crazy. After really talking about the house we wanted to buy in South Jordan, neither Josh nor I felt good about it. We both just didn't felt right and as soon as we made the decision not to go through with it, we both felt soooo good and relieved. Like a weight was lifted off our shoulders. It was amazing and a true answer to prayer. So, we still looked to possibly rent something more in the middle of where we both work, but we weren't finding anything there either...Surprisingly it was cheaper to pay our mortgage in Provo than to rent from someone else.

So ultimately, we've decided to stay right in Provo for a little while until something changes. To be honest, I feel so great about that decision! I feel bad that Josh still has to drive kind of far, but it really is the best thing for us at this point. By living here, we can save a TON of money so when we are ready to move, we can really buy exactly what we want and where we want.

But now that we've chosen to stay in Provo, there are a lot of little things we want to do to our place, to make it amazing! Josh has already done a lot of work to it, and I'm so grateful he's so handy! He's already changed all of the linoleum floors to tile, we've painted our family room/dining room/kitchen/bath, and Josh put up some wainscotting in the bathroom. We also just painted our bedroom this last weekend and it looks sooo good! I'll post pictures tomorrow once we get our new bedroom furniture. The things we want to do are: crown molding throughout, paint the guest room, stain the kitchen cabinets and bathroom cabinets, change the countertops in the kitchen/bath, and maybe eventually get new appliances for the kitchen. Of course this won't all happen at once, but over the life of us living there.

So, overall, I'm really happy to stay in Provo especially since Veronica and Lacie are going to be there!! It's so funny because we all were planning on leaving Provo, but things have changed for all of us, and now we're all still staying! Crazy! Well, I'll post pictures tomorrow of our room... I think it looks so cool!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Memory Lane...

Well, I got this from Steph's blog and it looks so fun!... so here are the rules:

1. Leave a comment on this post about one memory you and I had can be anything!

2. Copy this on your blog and let other's leave memories for you! If you leave me a comment, I'll be sure to check your blog and leave a memory on yours. So exciting!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

So, Josh and his brothers just started this company called Tweak My Photo, where they can take your photos and change them to look really awesome! The picture here at our wedding is an example. It's really cool because it's in the really early stages, they're just barely getting started, but they still have some really cool options to choose from. In the near future, they're going to have the option of printing them and even printing the photos on canvas!! Right now, since it is so new, there aren't set prices, but they'll soon have that all up and you'll be able to just upload your pictures on the site and it will show you what it will look like tweaked different ways. So check back often because it'll be changing a lot! Just take a look and feel free to put the website up on your blog!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

4th of July Festivities

This last weekend Josh and I made a trip out to Durango, CO, where his dad grew up. We started our trip on Thursday by driving 5 1/2 hours from Utah to Colorado. We got there kind of late, stayed the night at Josh's grandpa's house and then met up with the rest of the family in the morning in Silverton, CO where we watched the parade.

After the parade we went back to Durango to where we were going to camp! It's actually the first time Josh and I have been camping together since we've been married! Crazy I know, but true. Let me just tell you this place was absolutely breath taking! It was seriously so green, lush and beautiful. Here's a picture of about 10 steps from where our tent was:

There was also this little stream right next to our tent and it was so nice to sleep to (and our little nephew, he's so cute)

Here's a cute picture of Josh and his mom

After the day of spending time with family, we went back to Silverton for the firework show. Man, it was pretty good, I was surprised. It lasted about 30 min and there was some pretty awesome fireworks. Unfortunately I didn't capture them on camera, but these are some pictures from that night

Also while we were there, Josh's family is really big into dirt biking and so his aunts and uncles all brought their dirt bikes and we went riding and it was so much fun!!! My butt and back hurt afterwards, but it was worth it! We rode all the way up the mountain and saw some extremely amazing scenery.

All in all, it was a great weekend and can I just tell you I love Josh's family so much! I got so lucky to marry into such an amazing family! Of course his parents are just wonderful, but his aunts and uncles are so much fun and so nice too! I really lucked out!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Did we find our house?!?!

Well, after months of internet house shopping, last weekend we finally made appointments and went looking for houses! We saw a lot of nice things and really cute houses and townhouses. So now the debate is, get a townhouse or a house for just a little bit more. Anyways, we really like the Daybreak area of South Jordan. I absolutely LOVE the neighborhood and love the location! Here are some cute pictures:

But the most exciting news is we found a house that we could build and pick all of our colors and everything!!! One thing that I love about it, is the location. It's up on a hill kind of and we actually can pick our lot and everything! I also love where it is in Daybreak. It's right on the north east corner and it will be in walking distance of the new temple! So here are some pictures of the house we are thinking of building. There are pros and cons that we have to think about, but right now I love the idea and I really hope everything works out. If we do end up buying it, it will take about 3-4 months to build, but it would be so awesome! Another awesome thing about the community is there is a lake right in the middle and all residents can take out kayaks and sailboats for free and you can fish on the lake! Cool huh?!

Anyways, here are the pictures of the house we would build (For the house that we want, there are 3 different options for the outside) Which one is your favorite????:

The floor plans aren't online yet, so I can't show you those, but anyways, we have to decide for sure next week because we go to the design center and if we don't like what they have to offer we can back out. If we do, then I guess we have found our first house!