Friday, July 3, 2009

Fathers Day...Strawberry Picking...Brian Surgery!

So Fathers Day was super AWESOME!!!!!! We woke up and gave Brian his presents and made Macadamia Nut Pancakes with Fresh Fruit and Coconut syrup. Reminded us of Hawaii!!!! It was DELISH!!! Then we got ready for Church and went...we were really excited to be going to church this particular Sunday because Brian was getting the Melchizedek Priesthood! He said..."I cant think of a better Fathers Day present that my Father in Heaven could have given me." It was so precious to hear it coming from his mouth! And there couldn't have been a better Fathers Day Present. My father gave it to him in a very sweet blessing. We were all in tears and the spirit was so strong. Brian has the strongest, most sincere spirit ever. I cant wait to see him grow in this gospel he has so much to offer. He is so amazing and I am so incredibly proud of him!!!! We came home and had an amazing dinner and gave my dad his new Craftsmen tool chest and had a DELICIOIUS Peach Blueberry Cobbler with Vanilla Ice cream and Homemade Whip cream. It was a WONDERFUL day!!!
I am so Thankful for Brian in my life! He is an amazing father and husband! I could not have asked for a better man to spend the rest of this life and forever with! He is smart, funny and so kind. I LOVE YOU BRIAN!!! Thanks for 7 wonderful years!

So we went up to this place called Green Bluff in Spokane and picked Strawberries! It is a huge area with tons of orchards and farms and you go and pick your own fruits and vegetables and it is such a fun family activity! We had so much fun...Korbin kept trying to pick the strawberry off and eat was really funny! We had a good time. The next day I made Homemade Strawberry Freezer Jam...IT IS SOOOOOO GOOD! I usually just help my mom make hers but decided this year I wanted to make my own! So I did 9 Large containers and 12 small containers and 4 double batches. I was sooooo surprised how much jam 1 flat of Strawberries made!!!! It was fun and I cant wait till Raspberries are in season so I can do Raspberry Jam...IT is my FAV!!! I am even thinking of doing a Peach Raspberry Jam...we will see!

Brian's Surgery!

Brian had surgery on his hand. He had injured it August 2008 when he dropped an 80 pound bundle of Shingles on his wrist while he was roofing. He has been in a lot of pain since December so they decided to do surgery. They made two incisions on his forearm. They decompressed the radial nerve and decompressed his tendon. He was in a lot of pain coming out of the surgery. He was having some issues with breathing after the surgery as well, which was totally scary for me. They had given him some meds through his IV and then given him a 730 mlg Lortab and his breathing was slowed way down. We had to keep reminding him to breath and it was pretty scary! He was really nauseated as he was coming off the anesthesia. He is doing well and is in physical therapy although he is still having pain and numbness...we will see!