Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Poor Curtis!

Curtis finally had surgery on his ankle last week!!  He injured it his senior year of football and it's been killing him ever since!  During the season he would just shoot it up with this numbing stuff so he would be able to play.  He never had the time to be off his feet for four weeks...and not run for three months...so he just waited and waited.  His ankle used to hurt a lot after working out or running...but now it was to the point where it would just throb out of nowhere.  The doctor took an MRI and said he had a bone spur and some cartilage damage...but when he actually got in there he said it was worse case scenario.  Inside his ankle the cartilage was completely shredded.  A huge 2x2 cm chunk completely fell off his tibia.  No wonder he was in so much pain...he had no cartilage padding his ankle joint.  The doctor cleaned in all up, shaved down his bone spur, and drilled holes up into his tibia.  I guess if you let the bone bleed out a little, the blood can nourish the ankle joint and hopefully cushion it.  He said that in 10-15 years there is a 99% chance Curtis will have major arthritis problems and they will probably have to fuse his ankle joint.  Hopefully he's in that 1% where things turn out great and normal.  I'm so glad he won't be in pain now...at least for the next 10 years!  
Curtis right after surgery...
Curtis had to keep this splint on for a week...and then stay off his foot for four weeks...
Shredded cartilage...
Drilling holes into his tibia...
That huge 2x2 cm chunk of cartilage that just fell off the bone...
All cleaned up...

This is what Curtis wheels around in so he stays off his foot.  SO much better than crutches!  I think the best thing about the surgery is that he gets to have a handicap pass in his car  :)  jk  

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Weddings, Weddings, Weddings!

Okay...we have been to wedding after wedding this summer...all in California.  :)  I thought I'd post a few pictures of them all...

WEDDING #3 - Kayla & Chris
Oakland, CA
Kayla & Chris...they looked so cute together!!  Kayla looked absolutely beautiful!!! 

Olivia & Anna outside the temple...waiting for Kayla & Chris to come out... 


Drew stole the show on the dance floor later that night at the reception!  Cutest kid ever! 
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Drew dancing...so freakin' cute! 

Curtis was in New York again training for his new job...so Kelsie was my date to the reception!  :)  We had a blast!  

Britta and I...friends since we were born...  :)

WEDDING #2 - Joe & Ashley
San Diego, CA
This picture was taken at Joe & Ashley's rehearsal dinner...

Curtis & James...so cute! 

Curtis & Joe...best buds!  They played football in high school together and then played against each other in college.  Joe went to SDSU so they were in the same conference.  

Since Curtis and Eric (Mary's fiance) were both groomsmen...Mary and I were dates to the wedding ceremony...  She's an awesome girl! 

Ashley & Joe

The groomsmen...

and the bridesmaids...


Curtis & I at the reception...

WEDDING # 1 - Eric & Jada
Palmdale, CA

Curtis and Eric also played football together in high school and played against each other in college.   Eric played for UNLV, so they were in the same conference.  

Saturday, July 5, 2008

4th Of July!

Our 4th of July was a perfect day.  Curtis and I went to the mall in the morning and bought some new shorts for the summer.  Zumiez has really cute long shorts if anyone is looking  :) Then we went over to my Aunt Chari's house for a BBQ/birthday party for Kaiden.  It was fun seeing everyone.  I forgot my camera, so I don't have any pictures from there.  Later we met up with Zac Erekson and rode motorcycles to the Stadium of Fire.  We didn't actually go in, we just parked nearby to watch the fireworks.  A motorcycle is the only way to go to the Stadium of Fire because traffic is so bad afterwards, but we just drove through the middle and got out quick.  When we got home, we saw tons of smoke down the street from our house.  It totally smelt like fire as soon as we pulled up.  There were big chunks of ashes flying in the air.  I thought there were town homes or apartments on fire, but when we drove closer it was just trees and brush.  The flames were huge though, about as tall as me.  That's why you play with fireworks in the street! 


These firework pictures were taken from my phone, so they aren't the best.


These are pictures of the nearby fire.  Kinda scary!