So my dad always starts the year off with a Birthday!! This sweet man is amazing! Hilarious, honest, grateful, and always has his kids best interests in his heart!
He hit the big SIX-ZERO this year and we had a blast reminding him, and everyone else, of it :)
Did you know Mr. Potato Head is the same age as my dad?
He is authentically official. Leather vest = induction in biker gang!
Alex's birthday was next and can you believe I was finding it hard to be creative in telling him 27 different ways, "Happy Birthday"
Since we're hoping to own our own house by the end of the year, he got some awesome, MANLY "house tools" Who knew Sears had so many things?!
Women fill the kitchen, men take care of everything else.
Not to be forgotten, my husband is the "Gadget Man" I found this awesome gadget called Rock-it. It hooks into your ipod/phone, etc. and then with a little sticky pad the amp magnifies sound through ANYTHING. We had so much fun sticking it to cans, boxes, walls, doors, cabinets, showers, etc.... it is endless. We have speakers wherever we go now.
My best surprise was last Saturday. My brother Jacob and I had bought tickets to see Brian Regan for Alex and Elaina's birthdays, except they didn't know. We'd been waiting months for this surprise and it went off perfectly. If only the weather had cooperated. We parked north of the conference center and had to run in the rain/snow to Abravanel Hall. We were soaked by the time we got there. Good sports though. It was so much fun I cried laughing.
Happy Birthday HUNNIE! So fun to have you join the 27 club!
So Bee, this is the picture I tried sending you of the ornament I made for Alex, thanks to your sand! All of the ornaments turned out fabulously. Can't wait for our own tree to hang them on :)
As of today, I have officially finished my rehab after my car accident!!
I was in a car accident the end of October last year and have been seeing a chiropractor and massage therapist since. But today was my last appointment and the Dr. cleared me to resume "normalcy"
These were my x-rays right after the accident.
My neck is supposed to curve back instead of going straight up, my Atlas bone was pulled out of alignment, beneath my skull as well as vertebrae in my lower back.
Again, my neck should curve rounded instead of bending in the middle and going straight toward my skull.
As a dental professional, I just liked this rare view of all my teeth... what are my bobby pins doing in this shot? ;)
I am happy to report I feel better. Therapy helped and although I won't miss the weekly appointments after work, I will miss the adjustments and massages.
Alex is in his 3rd week of this semester and I'm lucky if I see him at night before I fall asleep, "we know it will be worth it" but I think we're both excited for this semester to be over already! He's such a hard worker, love my Geek!!