Saturday, December 29, 2007


Dusty's aunt Pauline came over last night to take out his staples, ouch!!!

Dusty's Back Surgery!!!

Where do I start??????
Dusty and I drove up to Provo Thursday night December 13th, because the next day he was going in for a small surgery (a disectomy ... where they remove the disc junk from his L4, L5 and S1 discs). We got him checked in and I waited in the surgery waiting hour and a half later the Dr. came out and said, everything went really good he should be up and walking tonight and you should be able to go home first thing Saturday morning! So that night the nurses got him up to walk around and he was in a lot of pain. The Dr. came in in the morning and decided to do another MRI. 24hrs later the Dr. decided he needed to go back in and scrape all the disc out and put in plastic spacers and bone, 6 screws and 2 rods and fuse it all together. Sunday around 4:30 he went in for his second surgery (5 hrs.) His sister and brother drove up with Tryston so he could see him before he went in. The surgery went really good, but we knew this time it would be a whole different recovery!!! Braxtin stayed over that night with him so I could actually get some real sleep in a bed with Tryston. It was his worst night ever, he was having muscle spasms, and was screaming with pain!!! The next morning they drove home and Dusty started his recovery process ...... they were giving him shots of Morphine and Demerol every 3 hours for the pain. His pain had to be under control and he had to be able to walk on his own before we could go nine days later his brothers drove up to help us get home!!! Now a little surgery has turned into a major surgery with an eight inch incision down his back and 31 staples. Since we have been home he has been doing really good! He still obviously has pain and he needs help getting up and sitting down, he can't lift anything, and is not supposed to work for 4 months :) It is going to be a long slow process, but he is doing good!! We also have to say thank you to our family and friends who have helped out with Tryston, meals, etc. Thank you so much we luv ya!!!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Just wanted to say yes, we are alive!!!!! I think it has been almost a month since my last post. I feel like we have been so busy, and so much going on around maybe after Thanksgiving I will have something more!!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Friday, October 19, 2007

Tryston's 2nd Birthday!!!

Today we had a little party at the park for Tryston and his friends.........It was so fun to watch them play together!! They have all pretty much grown up together, so they know each other pretty good, and they have so much fun together........except for when they all want the same toy!! Thanks for coming and for the presents girls!!!! Luv ya!!

Tryston's 2nd Birthday!!!

Tryston had his 2nd Birthday on Thursday, and he was so excited!! All day he would say "it my brrr-day", he was so cute!! He couldn't wait to blow out all two of the candles on his cake. We had a family party at the park, it was like Christmas, he got so much stuff!! He also announced that he is going to be a big brother, with his shirt!! We are very excited!! Happy Birthday Tryston we love you soooooo much!!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Monday, September 17, 2007



Tryston's new favorite things are his snow boots!!!! On Friday my mom, grandma, tryston and I went to Cedar City. When we left he had his boots on and wouldn't take them off, so I figured I would just take his regular shoes for when we were out of the car ........... but I forgot them! So he got to wear his snow boots all around town, and he loved it!!!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Girls Night Out!!!

Last weekend I went to Las Vegas with my mom, my mother-in-law, and my sister's-in-law. A friend of the family got all of us tickets to go to the Celine Dion concert, then at the last minute she didn't want to go................................So we went down early to shop, and eat at the Cheesecake Factory. When we got to the concert we were on the 4th row, in the middle..........we were like five feet away from her! I'm not a huge fan of hers, I think I had a CD when I was younger, and I know some of her songs from the radio, but it was soooooo good!!!!! She put on a great show, and her voice was A-MAZ-ING!!!!! Me and my Mom!!!

Thursday, August 30, 2007


Sorry it has taken me so long to post something..................I have been up north at BYU Education Week with my mom, and it was so much fun!!! I totally missed my boys, but it was nice to spend some time with my mom. I went to some really good classes this year on: The great plan of happiness, The personality and character of Jesus, The Temple, The second coming, parenting classes and of course marriage classes! I love it because I come home refreshed ready for life and new obstacles! (Thank you so much Jess, Beth, Brandee and Malea for helping with tryston!!!!!!!) Friday Dusty and Tryston drove up to SLC and we spent the night at my brother Zack's house. We had a BBQ and hung out with the kids. In the collage of pictures there are 4 of Stella with her mouth open, if you look close you will see that she has two rows of teeth like a shark!! Her baby teeth never fell out, so she has to get them pulled out. The other pics. are Kaya and Ethan.......On Saturday we drove up to Ogden and hung out with Dusty's cousin Sally her husband John, and their two kids Gabe and Nick. There are a couple pics of Tryston and Gabe. We had to stay until Monday because Dusty had a Dr. apt. We forgot to bring his MRI's so we drove down to Scipio and Braxtin met us there with the MRI's, then we drove back up to Provo for the apt..........It was kind of a stupid apt. because the doctor didn't really say anything that we didn't already know (dusty can do physical therapy and the shots or he can have surgery). Our past week in a nutshell!!
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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

My BIG Bull

Me and my bull!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

You have new Picture Mail!

If you look close you can see that they both have toothpicks in their mouths!!!!Like Father like son

Big Bull

This is from a ranch up by JR's house

Friday, August 17, 2007

Alesha and Dave

Alesha and Dave were sealed yesterday, and it was a beautiful sealing!!! I am so happy for them!!! They went on a second honeymoon/ anniversary to Florida for a week. Congratulation guys!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

News on Dusty.....

We now know that Dusty has a ruptured disc............which means he must have already had a herniated disc and when he fell on it it ruptured and is bulging and pinching nerves!!! So we are looking at surgery sometime in the near future, and until then they want him to go to the pain clinic and have $500.00 - $2,000.00 epidurals!! Lucky us!!!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Me and my brother......Phys Ed.

Doug and Beth's Mission Call

We went over to mama and pampa's house tonight to open their mission call..........................................................New York, New York North mission!!!