The Girls

Annaliese and Santanah are getting so big.  I think every time we see them something new is going on with them.  Here's some recent pictures of the two of them.  

Annaliese is talking a lot more and loves coming over to see her Nana and Papa. And Santanah is crawling and pulling herself up on everything.  It won't be long til she's walking.  It's so fun being grandparents, we just love it!!!

Amazing Landscaper

I know I posted about this bush in the past and it has not been trimmed since that post.  So here it is once again needing to be trimmed.

I told Kev last night that I was going to trim that bush cause it blocks that downstairs window and when I have my surgery I will have to stay in that room and I'll want some light in there.  So I went out and started cutting.  I cut and cut and cut.  All the trimmings filled the back of the truck.  It's crazy what this bush looks like once it's all trimmed up.  It's actually a tree!!!

Knee Update

Since I haven't posted in a while I also haven't said anything about the new knee I am getting!!!! Yes it's true I am getting a knee replacement.  My regular doctor has just kept putting me off and finally he sent me to another orthopedic to see what he would say.  And he said that he believes that you shouldn't have to put up with pain and discomfort etc so get a replacement and if in 15-20 years it becomes bad you do it again.  Not that it would be easy by any means but why not live an active life the way I want now? Haven't I been saying that for years?  Anyways,  I was so happy to hear it.  Plus as I've known for a long time he said I am bone on bone so I am a very good candidate for replacement.

I am been busy the last few weeks since my appointment with him trying to get all the tests and clearances I need to have the surgery done.  I've run into a few snags here and there which has been frustrating but it seems to all be coming together.  I am scheduled for surgery for July 23rd.  I'll be in the hospital a couple days and then home to have some heavy duty rehab.  For the first couple weeks they come to the house 2-3 times per week and then after that I'll have to see what the Dr wants me to do and when.  It's going to be a lot of hard work but I'm actually looking forward to it cause the outcome will be awesome.  But maybe check how much I'm looking forward to it on July 24th.  LOL

How Does This Happen?

have no idea how the days go by and I don't do any posting. Then when I sit down to do a post I get lost on where to begin because I've missed posting anything that's happened.  But oh it is the end of June and I still am not sure where to begin.

How about with another run?  It was a night run in Scottsdale, a 5k.  There was a group of us that did the run and Kev even came to cheer us all on as we passed him on the side of the road.  
Look how fast I'm going!!! At least it looks like I am just flying. 

I'll admit once was fun.  Maybe not so much fun running but a fun time with friends. 

So I've made a post...finally!!  I had to start somewhere.  I think I'll add one more event to this post.  

The Run for the Girls
Meredith had organized a 5k run to raise money for her 3day account.  She mapped it out in my neighborhood and a handful of people came out in support of a great cause. 
I actually didn't run.  I rode my bike through the course and talked to people along the way.  It was a great time.  

Before the run I had a little accident on my bike when I was putting up some cute signs for everyone to read along the way.  At one point I was standing up on my bike and accidentally hit the front break.  It threw me over the front handle bars with a hard landing on the sidewalk. Ouch!!!! Hit my head, scraped my arm and hand, banged up my leg, I was just a mess.  

But then it got worse.  I bruised horribly.  It hurt for a while, but looked a lot worse. 
This is my one leg.  I also had a bruise like this on my stomach.  It was just crazy.  The bruises are finally gone,  but the main thing is that the event was a success!! Meredith raised some money and people had enjoyed the run.  
As of January 2009, I no longer have a job. It's not that I lost it, but after 26 1/2 years of working at the Post Office, I retired. According to everyone I know, I don't do anything all day, so I decided to start a blog. Now I can blog about what I don't do all day. I am married to Kevin, who is the most awesome husband I could ever have. It's because of him, that I do not go to work any more. I love that and I love him for that. Between the 2 of us we have 4 children. Hunter 31, Heather 29, Paul 28 and Alicia 26.

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