Monday, March 28, 2011

Annnnnnnddddd she's OUT!

With 6 minutes left in the game.... Kaitlin went down and went down hard!

Looks like she's out for the season. Only 2 games into the high school varsity season and #17 from Conifer High School took my baby girl out. Totally unintentional - just part of the game - no harm, no foul...ok...well there was harm ;-)

Kaitlin doesn't even remember how she fell, she only remembers falling and hearing 3 pops. She did save the goal - YAY Kaitlin!! (they ended up losing 1-0)

She was playing defense as usual, and went to cross off the angle (of said #17 who is their lead scorer by the way) and they collided. She went down and went down hard on the field. We could see her crying and was hoping it was a twist, or just initial tears from the impact, but we watched her body shudder and knew she was crying and crying good. Ref's blew the whistle and the coach and trainer came onto the field... she tried hobbling off with one arm around the coach and the other arm around the trainer but pulled that foot right back up, not bearing any weight on it. We sat and watched the rest of the game (In high school/club you aren't allowed to go onto the field or to the other side of the field unless the ref's allow it) She was being tended to by their trainer and as soon as the game got over, we b-lined it over there.

The trainer seemed worried that she had a bone chip on the inner part of her ankle near her heel. It wasn't too swollen there, however, was most tender. She recommended we take her straight to an ER. The trainer said it was one of the top 5 injuries she has seen this school year. Later when our trainer looked at it, she said she hadn't seen a sprain that bad in 4-5 years!

We headed down the mountain to the nearest Kaiser - got there 10 minutes before they closed. The xrayed her, consulted with us- no breaks severe sprain - gave her a big ol black walking boot, crutches and some vicodin and we were on our way in 40 minutes time. YAY Kaiser!!

About a week later things just seemed weird. We started thinking, surely it's broken... she still can't bear any weight on it. It's still hurting her. When she'd walk in her boot, her foot woould pop, her bones would grind in her knee and ankle area. It was just looking worse and worse. So we got her into the orthopedic doctor about 1 week after the sprain. As she was taking her boot off all the nurses and doctors were saying 'ewwwwww'', 'ohhhhhhh', 'ouuuuuch' everyone thought it was more than a sprain....but the doctor checked it out and said. 'Not broken, just "King of all Sprains" It could take a few months if not up to a year to completley heal! Poor thing, looks like she's out for the season... but we do have hope.

She is still going to soccer practice and helping out however she can. She has to see the trainer everyday during practice to do rehab. At this point it's just ice baths for her foot and flexing and pointing her foot. Soon they will start A B C's with her foot and resistance bands and some other painful exercises Kaitlin says! (She's sprained her ankle - tho not as severe- 1 other time and did these rehab exercises with her trainer and was back out on the field after 1.5 weeks). We think, all depending how rehab goes this time around. she may (and I use that term may very loosely) be able to play the last game or 2 in May.

Here's some photos

This photo was taken day 1 This was Day 2 - getting more and more swollen!

Then it got all sorts of pretty colors - acutally looked like her foot was dying! The inside of her ankle
And because of the boot, her brusing was going up her shin... niiiicceeee

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Half of my family is possessed. See, here's the proof.
(no I didn't doctor the photos in any way , I swear!!!)
That leaves me, Glenn and Izzy as the sane ones. :p

Monday, October 4, 2010

Downtown and Little Man's

On 16th Street in The Highlands neighborhood is Little Man's Ice Cream. A quaint little place that is sure to please. We found Little Man's in early summer and have gone numerous times. They make their ice cream, sorbet and gelato fresh every day, so the flavors will differ frequently.
A short walk over I-25 and over the Platte River into downtown, right near Union Station and Confluence Park. It's fun to explore downtown.

Make sure if you go, you wave to the drivers below. It's fun seeing how many wave back and hearing the trucks blow their horns

A look towards 16th Street Mall
Grandma and Grandpa came to visit and we had to take them here. Here's Glennie and Grandma at Little Man's
Such cool places to take photos.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Homecoming 2010

Glenn had plans to go to homecoming. Those plans were all but foiled, by his own doing, due to his grades. But in the 11th hour, he pulled them up. No surprise there... Glennie works well in the 11th hour!! :) But even though his grades were better, they aren't the best... so he could not drive himself and Aubrey to homecoming, rather than, call a limo service. They got lucky and got a minivan to drop them off (Aubrey's parents) and a Nissan Versa (REALLY short limo) to pick them up (Glenn and I)

Aubrey was dropped off at our house which we turned into G&T Steakhouse. After a quick photo shoot, onward to their dinner reservation and meal. Glenn was Chef 'G' for the night and I was the hostess. We took out the leaf in our table, set the settings with china and crystal candle holders, lit the candles, moved away all the chairs and played some classical music for them.

Here's some photos

Fine Dining at G&T Steakhouse

Glennie Junior year homecoming

Glenn with Chef G

Grandparents were in town, so they got to see first hand all the fun

G&T Steakhouse Menu - only took Glenn and I about 2 hrs to make this up. Then when we decided it was perfect, we laminated it. Some of the items were crossed out, we explained to our patrons that we ran out of the 'crossed out' items earlier that week.

Glenn and Aubrey

Glenn and Aubrey

Glenn and Aubrey

Chef G working his magic

Fun and Cheap Dinner

Chef G serves all his patronsDig In

Can't kick off your shoes at Olive Garden now can ya!! :)

The end of their 4 course meal

The hostess with the mostess serving the two

We had a blast being a restaurant. I see more dining experiences with G&T STeakhouse in the future. Glenn and Aubrey had a lot of fun and said they'd do it again.

Friday, August 13, 2010


Our Upper Classman
Let's take a trip down memory lane. Here the kids are as Freshman, or as they like to call it 'Freshies'
The kids during the Sophomore year
And now, their Junior year
And of course, dad brought them into school this morning...but Kaitlin was SOO excited she got to drive. She's had her permit since April. The cool upper classman getting to drive to school!!
Have a GREAT year kids!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Glenn turned 17 on August 10th. Here's a photo of him on his blessing day, he was about 1 month old. He always puckered his lips like this, was SO cute!!
The beginning of our family. Photo was taken outside our apartment in Logan, UT on Glenn's blessing day. Totally digging the early 90's style!! :) Glenn's 1 year old here
Here he's 2
Here he's 17...
Kaitlin, Glenn and Glenn's girlfriend Aubrey
Seriously can't believe I have a kid who is ... 17

Say it aint so!! Just seems crazy!! I can't believe that 17 years have gone by. My 5lb 11oz baby turned into a 143lb. 5'8" young man, getting whiskers, muscles, deep voice and a girlfriend to boot.

Glenn was born 3 weeks early. I had to be induced. I had hypertension, was on bed rest and blood pressure was to the point they were not too thrilled. So into the hospital the night before to 'prep' my uterus. I was not ready to have this baby, he was NOT ready to come out. They started me on pitocin the next morning, right at 6AM. Long drawn out day. Pain was not fun and I think they gave me demerol?? Not sure... but I remember being loopy and my Auntie Dianne calling me and laughing at/with me!! :)

So finally 9 at night comes around... they check me, I was at a 4 and they start the blood work for the epidural. They tell me to go to the bathroom one more time... I felt like pushing. I tell Glenn, 'somethings not right but it realllllllly hurts and my body was just pushing.. get the nurse'. He proceeds to tell me, ' you're fine, you're ok' All the while I am saying... 'no I'm not, get the nurse, get the nurse, get the nurse! The nurse comes in, checks me and says... "oh my, he's crowning... we gotta wheel you into delivery. DONT push!"

As they were wheeling me in to the delivery room, I am saying.. "What about my epidural?" - over and over again. They knew I was scared so gave me a pudenal block - DONT EVER GET ONE OF THOSE!!! The shot hurt worse than labor itself and wore off during delivery.

Anyhoo - Glennie popped out in 20 minutes time and I felt GREAT afterwards. Like I just got done a great exercise routine! LOL - seriously.. I did.. was up and at it and makeup hair etc done, I felt great.
Crazy to think how time flies & how fast kids grow!

Monday, July 26, 2010

VACA - Yeehaw!

VIVA Las Vegas!
While the kids were away, the parents will play!! :)
The kids went on a pioneer trek, across the Wyoming plains and we thought, 'hey.... why should we be stuck at home'. So, we high tailed it out of Denver into the desert heat of Sin City.
We stayed at the Monte Carlo - kinda in the center of the action. Was fun to walk out of the hotel and across the street to M&M World - seriously FUN store!!
We left after dropping the kids off at the stake center for their trek. Our plane was a tad bit late - but we were entertained with some airport drama. A young family got to the gate just as the doors were closing and the man got just a TAD irate that he missed his plane. He was yelling at the lady behind the counter which turned into some racial slurs... the lady called the cops and 4 cops came and calmed the guy down. Our whole section of the airport was SO quiet listening to this man, berate this woman. His poor wife, just sat away from them - quiet as could be - I'm sure she was a tad bit embarrased. So there was our Vegas pre-entertainment.
We got into town, checked into the hotel, met up with Kathy & Alan and took off to meet Trish & Gregg at Dicks Last Resort ( at the Excalibur. What a FUNNY place - they were rude, obnoxious and downright funny. We laughed the WHOLE time. Those who ordered water were forced to share. Our water came out in pitchers with HUGE straws out of them. It was Hilarious. They wouldn't bring us menus - in fact told us to get off our butts and go look at the ones posted on the wall. Need napkins?? Well they will just throw them at ya!! LOL... It was a great way to start the trip.
Then we saw the Bellagio and had dessert at the Bellagio. We went swimming a couple times and saw most all the hotels. Ate at Excalibur, NY NY, Luxor, Venetian and Monte Carlo. We saw some AMAZING shows.. KA at the MGM and Le Reve at the Wynn. Now for the pictures!!