Thursday, February 25, 2010


Happy Birthday Sadie! I would like to take this time to reminisce about our friendship and post a few pictures from our adventures together. It has been about 11 years since we met in our Genealogy class at the SLCC institute. It is hard to believe we have known each other for that long. Since we met, we have been though many adventures together and had lots of fun. We have taken college classes together, roomed together, been on the missionary committee together, gone camping, rock climbing, to soccer games, parties, and many other things. I have enjoyed all our adventures. You have been such a great influence on me, and such a great friend. I really admire everything about you. Since you are turning 31 I though I would make a list of 31 things I like about you(This list is not all inclusive by any means.)

1. You are very Christlike.
2. You are very outgoing and friendly and live life to the fullest.
3. You are a good mother.
4. You changed so many lives when you were the chair of the missionary committee.
5. You are a great cook.
6. You genuinely care about people, and it shows.
7. You have a great sense of style and can look good in anything.
8. You are always looking to learn new skills.
9. You have really good insights about life and a healthy attitude
10.You always do a good job at whatever you do.
11. You are great at living the gospel and making other people want to live it.
12. You are a great digital scrap booker.
13. You are very athletic
14. You are well read.
15. You were always a great student
16. You are great at serving others.
17. You have great ideas for fun activities.
18. You are good at listening to the spirit.
19. You are very health conscious and always eating healthy and exercising.
20. You are always taking the time to learn new skills.
21. You are a great wife to Corey.
22. You were there for me when I went through the Temple and got married.
23. You are always interested in what is going on in other people's lives.
24. You are very concious of the environment and what is healthy
25. You are great with finances and saving.
26. I can always call you whenever I need anything!
27. You are fun to go camping, rock climbing and canoing with.
28. You have awesome wilderness skills (not to downplay your bowstaffing skills).
29. You were a great recreational therapist and put your whole heart into your pt.s
30. You put so much effort into your young women's calling.
31. You are pretty much the prettiest, smartest, bestest friend ever.

Here are some pictures from our adventures.

The day we went rock climbing in draper. I believe this climb was called bloody impact.

Our Great Pumpkin Carving Affair

At my wedding

Sadie and Corey at my wedding Luncheon. I love this picture of them.

Sadie, Corey, and Riley on the beach. Sadie was a few months pregnant with Issac at this point.

Swimming in the Lake when we went canoing.

When we went canoing. It was soo much fun.

Hanging out with you right before Erik and I got married.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentines Day

I just wanted to say happy valentines day to my sweet husband Erik. Thank you for loving me so much and being so amazing. Here is a valentine I made for you. I love you!


Your Wifey

Ganglion Cyst Surgery

I had my wrist surgery a couple of weeks ago and it went rather well. At first I wanted to be awake for it, cause I am a nerd like that and find this stuff interesting. Then I realized that I am not that brave, and decided to be put under. I tried to talk the doctor into recording it, but they don't do that. So he agreed to take pictures with his camera phone and send them to my husband. So, poor Erik got a status update on my surgery, every time they took a picture. He isn't fond of the anatomy stuff like I am, so I don't think it was the most pleasant experience for him. I am grateful he loved me enough to be a good sport though. Here are the pictures from my surgery. All of my therapy colleagues thought the pictures were cool, so If this kind of thing grosses you out you may not want to read on.

As far as progress since the surgery, I have gotten a lot of range of motion back in my wrist. I currently have about 60 degrees of wrist extension and about 30 more degrees to go. My wrist flexion still sucks, but in the last 5 days since I got my bandages off, I have gotten back 45 degrees. I still have 45 more degrees to go, so it is still a work in progress. I am glad that I work in a therapy clinic though, cause I can borrow another therapist to range me or do my scar massage. I can also use the modalities such as heat and ultra sound. I have also used a heavy 8 lb weight and rested it on my hand to force my wrist into extension. It is working so far. We will see how much more range I can get in the next week or too. Here are the pics from the surgery.

This is the cyst after it was removed. It explains why my wrist hurt so much.

Here they are removing the cyst.

Here you can see my extensor tendon

Prepping my hand for surgery

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Digital scrapbooking

I have recently got into digital scrapbooking, and by recently, I mean yesterday. Sadie and I have been having family home evening together on Monday nights since our husbands have been at work. Last nights topic was journaling/geneology. Sadie taught me all the basics about digital scrapbooking and Adobe photoshop. There are so many neat things that you can do with photoshop, I was amazed. Sadie has done some great pages and projects and has got me excited about creating my own.

Here is my first page that I have done. Please don't be too critical, there is still sooo much that I don't know. I think it turned out pretty okay though.