Saturday, September 18, 2010

I don't care who you are

it is really cool when you get this in the mail!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Medical week

I don't like going to the dr. I avoid it. I am stubborn about it. I put it off until I feel it truly necessary.

So, I have been having hip pain (for days after running) and back pain (worse than normal) for about year. Well, the back hasn't been really bad until about 6 months ago. With moving this summer and all the trips we went on, I decided to give all the running a rest to see if it helped the pain. I only ran a few times all summer. I didn't have a lot of time for it anyway. The rest helped tremendously. The hip pain was completely gone. THEN school started and Chris and I decided to get with it again. You know he is training for that crazy race and all. The pain started coming back. I go so ticked that I took ibuprofen (and I don't like meds) and ran anyway! Big mistake. Last week I was in so much pain. I could hardly walk my hip hurt so bad.

I knew it, it was time. Time to go get it checked out. I had also been thinking I had another polyp in my sinuses so I needed to get that checked out too. I went to the dr. and she sent me for a ct scan of my sinuses and physical therapy for the back and hip. The results of yesterday's scan show possible polyp and thickening of the sinuses - go see ENT. After 1 1/2 hours at the physical therapist today, he thinks I have a bulging disk and he knows that my hip was out. He worked and worked trying to get it back in place. He finally had to get another lady to help him. Seriously, my right leg was quite a bit shorter than the other. Definite cause of a lot of my pain. I have several stretches to do and go back next week. I really feel so much better already. I am sure hoping that after a month of physical therapy and strengthening and stretching on my own that I can go back to feeling normal. I really can't wait to get back to exercising!! I really do love it as crazy as it seems.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Camo is 4 months old

I cannot believe how much we all love this dog! Now weighing in at 29 lbs. He started off 2 months ago at 5.5 pounds. EVERY single day he looks bigger. I am not really sure where it will stop. Wasn't he tiny! Thank goodness he is an excellent traveler!!!!!!

He was so easy to potty train!
It is so cute how he leans on the door when he needs to go out.

The other day Chris asked me to take a picture because
he was sitting in his lap like a human.

He is a little defective. He has one ear that always flips back.

I am so happy we got Camo for the boys. Don't get me wrong, it isn't easy, but not too bad. I have never had an inside dog, so it is taking a little getting used to. I cannot keep my floor clean because he tracks stuff in. He wants me to play with him early in the morning when I am trying to drink my coffee. He has horrible gas. He eats nerf bullets. He eats tampons, unused of course. Lastly, he humps my leg!! (Not really funny anymore!!) That is about all the negative stuff.
With that being said, he is so smart. He has learned so much already. He is really pretty calm for a puppy. He goes in his crate at night and doesn't make a peep until about 7 AM. An added bonus is he is protective of our home.
He is pretty awesome!!
So like it or not, we are a family of 5 now!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Dove Hunting & Guitar Lessons

A couple of weeks ago Rick called us and invited us to go dove hunting with him and some friends. He knew Jax had just gotten his guitar and he wanted to teach him a few chords??? Being that it was a 3 day weekend, and we had nothing else to do, we said yes. Oh, and Jax was so excited about his first lesson, that he would not hear of us staying home.

So, here is a picture of Jax trying really hard to get what he was telling him. I took some really cute video on Chris' iphone, but blogger won't accept the format that it uses. But just to let you know, he was totally soaking it all in. I know he doesn't even get how cool it is that Miranda Lamberts' dad is teaching him to play a guitar, but someday he will!

Now about the dove was really slow. I mean really slow! There were only a couple of birds shot all day, but we had a great time anyway! Camo did great. He set for hours out in the field with us and loved it. It took me forever to get him clean again though!

To add a little excitement to the day, one guy got really bored and called in a coyote and shot it. The boys thought that was cool. Okay, I did too!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Rain Day

After the downpour today, you would have thought it was Christmas for Jax, Brooks AND Camo! Seriously, they were all very, very happy today after school!