Wednesday, November 22, 2006

I've done it again...

Somehow I managed to break another bone. This time it is in my foot. I believe it is the same type of fracture as my thumb injury, but much less serious. I think it was called an evulsion (you medical types can help me with the correct spelling and name) fracture. A tendon breaks a piece of the bone off. So lucky me gets to where a lovely surgical boot so that I can't bend my foot. The good news is that it doesn't hurt any more and this hopefully will only be for the next two weeks. The bad news is I can't get out of dishes like I did last time!

I have no idea what I did to my toe originally--it has bothered me for the last couple of months, but not so much that I thought there was something seriously wrong with it. On Monday evening I played volleyball and could barely walk after the game, so I decided I probably should do something about it.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Celebrating 30!

Yes Joel is turning 30 tomorrow. He even started a blog to commemorate the big event! It seems like we've been celebrating all weekend and his birthday isn't until tomorrow.

Emily Jantz and I decided to try to throw a Surprise Birthday Party for our husbands. Peter turned 25 yesterday. The surprise didn't end up working out...the weather was rather disagreeable. Joel was scheduled to ref a basketball game in Holmen until about 7 p.m., so I was hoping to do my party prep and be ready when he got home. Due to the accumulation of snow on Friday the game was canceled and I spilled the beans! I understand that Peter started making plans for Friday evening that did not include going over to the Rech's , so Emily had to adapt her story as well. I have never tried to plan or pull off a surprise party and it is a bit of a challenge. Especially getting the "invites" out and responded to without tipping the surprisee off. I ended up sending out a mass email and have since realized that I did miss people while attempting not to use the groups that included Joel...I apologize. It was wonderful to have people over to celebrate Peter and Joel.

Today we had some of our family over for lunch. It was fun to have both our families together (We missed Ann, Mark, Louis and Sarah, who couldn't make it), especially seeing all of our nieces and nephews playing together. They also eagerly help Joel open his presents.

For more photos of these events check out this link...Joel's Birthday