Thursday, December 31, 2009

soakin' it up

beauty from Mary McAllister on Vimeo.

Gabers eating fruit snacks from Mary McAllister on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

snow day

it has snowed almost every day for the past week here in utah. the kids were dying to go play in the snow. Sarah was the only one tough enough to brave the cold with them. i stayed inside and took pictures from the window.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

you know james is out of town when

i make a whole video about my day. enjoy.

home alone from Mary McAllister on Vimeo.

the awesome tunes are from The Killers

Monday, December 14, 2009

you just know that i’m saying something hilarious

pretty much our goal in life is to not laugh at eachother. we were in the car (of course) and i wanted to take a picture, a cute picture. so i tried to make jamesey laugh. totally didn’t work. but this picture perfectly illustrates what james puts up with on a daily basis.IMG_1669

i've had a request

knowing me, should anyone be surprised that i took pictures of james's incision? i think not. i wasn't going to put them on our blog to spare the people who might not find it as cool as i do. but then yesterday at church i had a request for the pictures. so here they are:

poor little guy. he is so bruised.

and i just had to throw this one in there. this is our makeshift waterproof wrap so james could take a shower. garbage bag, plastic wrap, and medical tape. awesome.
james got the staples taken out this morning so we won't have to waterproof his incision anymore. yeehaw!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

saturday afternoon

this is how excited we are to be out of the house.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

James has been such great comic relief for me this week. Yesterday I wrapped his bandage up really good in plastic wrap so that he could take a shower, and his bandage still got a little wet. So today he decided it would be better to just take a bath. Luckily, he is a little bit loopy from all the pain meds so he doesn't mind me taking embarassing pictures of him:
He looks way too big for our little tub. I just sat in there and laughed. It was awesome, just what I needed during a week filled with nursing school finals.

Friday, December 4, 2009

my husband is very funny (unintentionally) when on drugs

remember that time when my hubs hurt his knee? well he hurt it pretty bad. he tore his ACL, his meniscus, and chipped his femur. after about a month of waiting, we finally got it fixed. major surgery... total bummer. but of course i brought my camera along so as to document this day:

first time ever that his leg has been hairless:

james did some awesome things while under the influence of heavy-duty drugs. the anesthesiologist came in before surgery to do a femoral nerve block so he gave james some great drugs to make him sleepy. when the guy left i asked james if his arms felt heavy. he told me no, and just to prove it, he started dancing with just his arms and thumbs. it reminded me of Grease. then after the surgery i was helping him get his clothes back on. i gave him his sweatshirt and went to get his shoes. when i turned around this is what i found:

he told me he was just taking a break. he seriously sat there for over a minute. i couldn't pass up the opportunity, so i grabbed my camera, snapped a picture, and helped him finish dressing. i was laughing so hard. the nurses probably thought i was a terrible wife, laughing at my husband when he was just a few hours post-op.
so now we are at home. james is thoroughly drugged up. all is well.