Sunday, August 31, 2008
So we walked the three fifth-grade classes from the school, across the busy street, and through these gardens while some local BYU or UVU students taught them about how to use our desert resources wisely.
McKenzie Hone, Miranda Call, and Ellie
Griffin and Ellie both get to ride Smoke
The advantage to having it at the local park
Ellie's turn to dance
Maggie and the young women doing a variation on "Rhythm" from Girls CampIan and the young men do a western-themed stomp
Pat and Malcolm (his hat may look really tall, but it's Sr. Merryweather's arm behind him)
Maggie wins the race down the inflatable slide
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I had my next post-op visit today. I was thinking today was the last one, but there's another one around Thanksgiving. He showed me the x-rays (not the one pictured) and I could see where the bone has begun to form where it was taken out. I was joking with Maggie that I should have said to people when I was tired, "Leave me alone! I'm growing bone here!"
I still can't lift more than 25 pounds, but I'm allowed to start singing again. He said that I shouldn't plan on any solos as it typically takes a while for a singing voice to come back and that most people are okay with that. It may be that my singing voice will have permanently changed; I guess everyone around me will find out on Sunday when I get to sing in Sacrament Meeting again. Maybe some of them will hope that I hadn't been given the go-ahead.
I asked him if there's anything I shouldn't be doing, and he said, "Well, I wouldn't paint a room or anything like that." Oops! I informed him that I'd already done that, and he asked me if it hurt. I assured him that I was fine, as verified by my x-rays. So hopefully by November, I'll be free and clear.
This whole experience really has been miraculous. So many people have helped through my recovery and I'm truly grateful for everything.
Monday, August 18, 2008
The only sad face in the house
Friday, August 15, 2008
I can't believe that I have a graduating senior this year. He has worked so hard to be a part of student council, and when he lost both elections and then was appointed, it made his, well, life! I also reflect, though, on when Pat was a senior and I was a sophomore and I felt he was far too protective. I find myself hoping that Ian will be the same with Mags, although she has a much better head on her shoulders than I did at her age.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Hang in there baby!
Only 12 days to go!
Monday, August 11, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Getting ready for a little healthy competition
I think we should get one of these so the girls can duke out their battles
Either Ellie was too small for the suit, or the suit was too big for her