Sunday, February 21, 2010


Here is what has been going on in our neck of the woods:
*Chris broke his fibula, chipped his tibia, and may have torn tendons or ligaments in his ankle. Oh, and I was in Utah when he did it. I never leave the kids, so I was quite stressed about them when I first heard the news. My sister Heather bailed us out and picked up the kids for a couple of days. She is a rockstar sister. Thank you so much to the neighbors and friends who help us out during the days that I was gone!!! Seriously.
*Despite the stress of everything going down on the home front, I did have a great time in Utah. My main motivation for going was to surprise my friend Amanda for her 30th birthday (which I almost pulled off), but I was able to see my sister Niki (who drove to meet me for less than one day) and a few good friends as well. Here are a few of the awesome things I got to do: Cafe Rio, Avatar, Brazilian Food, and a little shopping with Niki. Running, temple, and hanging out with Elisa's family. Facial, massage, and good ol' hanging out with Amanda and family. I got to see Lyndi briefly on Monday morning as well. I am hoping to be able to do more weekends like this every once in a while, minus the whole broken leg business.
*Chris' parents were in town for the weekend, and I am afraid they weren't able to relax a lot. They were helping Chris and Gabe and I are getting over colds as well. Carlos worked on and almost finished a chicken coop for us. He is my hero of the day. Seriously.... I am so excited to get chickens, and I thought that I may not get a coop with Chris not able to build one. I am pretty blessed in the in-law department I must say.
*I am not pregnant or trying to get pregnant (sorry if tmi), but I have been contemplating a home birth for our next birth. I am going to call insurance tomorrow. I am guessing there is a good chance that it won't be covered, but I definitely want to look into it to see if it is an option.
*This last week has been beyond beautiful here. Since Chris can't really get around, we have enjoyed hanging out in the yard while I try to get some work done. I'm sure it will be back to cold and rain soon, but this break in the weather may be just what I needed to get through a rainy spring.
Okay, that's it friends. I really need to be on top of taking more pictures of the kids. I can assure you that they are still both cutie patooties.


Steve & Sarabeth said...

So how did he break it?

And I want a chicken coop!! I'm jealous :)

Karli said...

Whoa?! How did he break it? That sounds big! Also, when I was looking into a home birth, though most of the insurances didn't cover it, the cost of having the midwives that provide that service is REALLY affordable. So, it still might be in the cards. Then, if there is an emergency, insurance will usually pick up the cost as an emergency service.

Kara said...

He was popping wheelies in the front yard trying to make the kids laugh with his his "jumping bicycle" and his foot wouldn't come out of the clip when he ate it. I'm not exactly sure of how it happened since I wasn't there. Sarabeth, are you allowed to have a few chickens within the city limits?
I think that it is around $3,000 for all care, and with my insurance I pay around $700 for the whole birth. I really love the idea, but I don't know if I would be able to fork up an extra $2300 for something that should be more affordable in the first place. I guess I will find out today, though!

EmmaJ said...

ouch! Poor Chris! How long does he have to have a cast on for? Odd thing, the friend's blog I was reading just before yours, her husband broke his patella and has a full leg cast. I'm afraid to look at any other blogs now.

Margaret said...

Chris what? Just what you want when you are planning a weekend away from the kids. I'm jealous of the Cafe Rio.
You know who is a pro with the home birth? Christina from veg prep. All of hers have been home births.
Can't wait to see your chicken coop.
And hasn't the weather up here in the NW been gorgeous? We've been at the park everyday. Please don't snow, please don't snow.

lauraelizabeth said...

I didn't realize that insurance could maybe cover home births! That's a very interesting idea.

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Heather said...

Aw - what a bummer about Chris! That's hard on everyone. Let me know if you want any chicken help. We have a brooder you can borrow if you need it for your little chicks. We put it right inside our coop with our little ones. Wish I got to see you now and then. :)

Elisa Street de Masias said...

Ok, I forgot, but you have another really good friend named Elisa, right?