Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Lane's accident...back in September

So, this blog is kind of my journal, and I just remembered an incident that I didn't record that I would like to.
Way back in September, about a month before his wedding...the night of Kinsey's bridal shower to be exact...Lane got some boo boos.
You see, he was long boarding down a trail in Provo canyon without a helmet {you see where this is going, right?} and he crashed. 
None of his friends saw the crash, they found him after.
He apparently looked OK besides some scratches, but then kept asking the same question over again.

{bless you Cam, for ignoring his protests and getting him medical help}
For he crashed so good that he doesn't remember how it happened, and doesn't remember a good portion of the ambulance ride to the hospital.
His list of injuries was kind of huge for how good he looked:
  • fractured skull {!!}
  • bruised lung which turned into collapsed lung, requiring a chest tube {!!}
  • internal ear stuff from the fracture {!}
  • broken collar bone
  • probable broken rib(s)
  • cuts and bruises
My dad called the next morning to let me know what happened.
I was just going on with a normal Carmen-Dad conversation even a few seconds after he told me, until my mind did one of those stutter things where you go "wait...what did you just say?".

*realization of the fragility of life*

Lane would say I'm being a little dramatic, but seriously, a crash with enough force to fracture a skull had the potential for worse.

{Thank you Mom, and Jann, and Dad, and Deborah (Kinsey's mom) for sending me status updates and pictures}

And so there's the story. He was in the hospital for something like 4 or 5 days.  Followed by a long, long time of healing. He still had yellowish bruising of his whole upper chest/shoulder area when I came out for his wedding and was stiff enough that getting dressed was sometimes a challenge.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving Weekend

We had a lovely Michigan Thanksgiving this year.
Curt's brother was in town and we got together at a friend's home for one of the best meals I've ever had.


Friday was just a hang out day, and then {as my previous post mentioned} Saturday was game day.

{U of M beat Ohio State...Curt and Jeff went on the field}

Sunday Curt and I gave talks in church.  Jeff got to watch the boy while that went on.  He has the magic touch and got Des to sleep.
Afterwards Jeff started the trek back to Maryland.  So glad that he could come to visit.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Game Day

Curt's brother, Jeff, came to stay for Thanksgiving.
The two of them are currently out at the Michigan/Ohio State game.
Highlight of the trip for Jeff.

Happy Game Day

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I am short

So, Desmond has joined the ranks of us who can stand up.
This has necessitated the permanent positioning of the crib side at its highest.
{Curt posted some cute videos on facebook showing this milestone}

Unfortunately, this is a time that my shortness causes some mayhem.

For you see, I would get the baby to sleep, attempt to put him in bed, and find that even with stretching my mightiest I could not get him on the mattress without letting him drop a couple inches...not so good for napping.

Enter: the not-so-pretty-but-oh-so-functional stepstool

It's from Target...$10

But more importantly, I can now put the baby in bed without disturbing his slumber.

 "Mom...the camera is out, I'm confused, why is it not pointed at me?"

Friday, November 18, 2011

Misc Desmond

Des can now open and empty any cabinet that he comes across.

Unpacking from Florida

Pounding on Dad's head

Hi Mom

He can now also pull himself up on things, and has the bruises and scratches to prove it.

What are you doing?

He has always been able to pull the most incredible sad look, huge pouty lip and all.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Lane & Kinsey's Wedding

So it's a bit past a month later, but I still wanted to post about Lane and Kinsey's wedding on October 6th.

They got married in the Salt Lake Temple on a cold rainy morning.

But besides the rain, everything was perfect that day {at least all that I know of}

 So beautiful, so happy.

 The photographer shot just a couple pictures outside at the temple, and then we scurried our wet little behinds into the Joseph Smith Memorial Building to dry off and get a few more.
{Curt got me some hot cocoa, I love him}

There was a family luncheon at the Lion House afterwards {love their rolls}

The reception was held at Highland Gardens.  I had never heard of it before, but it was a really neat place.

Lane, Kinsey, and 'the boyz'
Andrew, Jake, Chad, Cameron, Shaun, and Scott

The third wedding cake I've made this year {and ever}
I think I'm getting better, but this is likely the end of my cake career...I'm running out of unmarried siblings.

Ellie and Jex rocking out

Zan and Mia

Heading out for the evening.

Congratulations my little brother!

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