Monday, October 24, 2011

Halloween/Boston Trip/David's Surgery

I've decided that I love holidays more for the decorating and fun things to bake than for the dressing up, presents, and parties. It is so fun either making the crafts or deciding which things to buy!
My sister in law is the craft queen!! She had a craft day and we made these way cute blocks, along with other crafts. On the back of the blocks it has "Merry Christmas" so we get a 2 in 1 deal! She said everyone that saw the blocks would say "Do they really have the exact number of letters?" haha she would say "No I left out the T in Christmas!" I'll have to show a pic for Christmas time when it comes.
Last year my sister, Jackie, wanted to make this ghost that my mom had made back in the day. David has named him Willy!
And then there is Frank. We got him from David's mom one year as a gift. We sure love Frank being our guard at the door!
One day I was at Joann's and saw this little plastic thing that you melt candy melts in and it comes out in these skeleton bones. It was more for the look not the taste!.. Well the brownies were good!

My cousin, Charisse, has recently moved to Boston. Our family is super close to theirs and we decided we need to take a girls trip to visit her! Gina, Amber, Hayley, Mom, Me, and Jackie waiting for our flight to leave!
The first day we got there we went to Salem to look at the Salem Witch Trail stuff.
Mom, Amber, Jax, and Carson
The whole gang eating some lunch.
Jackie had to pose with all the witch statues. I'm pretty sure I almost got hit by a car taking this picture.
Random pic but I love the houses there and I love this beautiful tree in the left corner. This is the street my cousin lives on.

New York Day Trip
We first got there and were welcomed by the most craziest cab driver ever! We fit all 7 of us in a little cab and the driver kept saying "No worries! No worries!" because we kept laughing that we were about to die!
I believe this is by the Rockafella Center. It as the all of the states flags. I took this one because there is Arizona and California flag by each other. (California for Tyler being on is mission.)
We stopped in a little shop kind of like a gas station but smaller and this cat was just chillin in there and wouldn't move when anyone walked by.
Anyone seen this dog before?! Love this show and I got a T-shirt! I guess its cool in New York for animals to chill in your stores.
Lots of people told us we HAD to get here. WAY good food and the most yummiest frozen hot chocolate!! Well worth anyone's time.
The bag I'm holding is a hint to the above picture of the dog! We took the Subway to most places. Pretty cool ... and gross. Don't ask me why I thought it was cool to hold out my thumb.
Boston Temple. Way pretty.
Well we went and did the Freedom Trail. Way cool just wished we had more time to be there! Here is little Carson(cousin's child) that definitely kept us entertained! I'm gonna miss this little guy!

David's Surgery
Do you remember back when David dislocated his shoulder on his birthday?! Well he ended up having to get surgery. So the day after I got back home he had surgery. Here he is right before going under!
I had to take a picture of how he basically slept and still sleeps. It is too uncomfortable for him to be in a normal bed. Those wondering what the tube thing is up to his arm, it is an ice machine that holds cold ice water that pumps cold water up to his arm which has been really nice to have.
Two days after his surgery he was finally able to take off the bandages. Really gross.. looked like diaper in real life.

Then I had to take a picture of his sweet outfit! The doctor told him to bring a button up shirt because it would be easiest to put on after the surgery. Well all the button up shirts he has is his nice ones for work so I went and found him this lovely 3XL(had to make sure it was way big with his bandages) shirt at Walmart for $5. Don't worry as I was driving to the hospital I noticed he was going to be in style because I saw two other men wearing this type of shirt!... Now don't be mistaken about the socks... they are not tights. They help him get the blood flowing.

I guess I should also say that they surgery went very well. He has already started physical therapy. The only bummer part is he still has to be in the sling for 5 more weeks!!


  1. I am dying laughing at the picture right before he went under; he totally looks like Peter Pan or something. Sorry, but the sock things look like tights! Your trip looks like so much fun though. I want to go so bad! And you make the cutest crafts ever! I think I counted the blocks to see is Merry Christmas would fit like three times to make sure. That's cool!

  2. Jamie! I am obsessed with decorating for holidays too! Your trip looked super fun. So happy you got to go. And poor David. I'm sad we missed you and David and Ashley's homecoming. You left in such a rush. Lets catch up soon.

  3. Love your blocks! I counted them too, like Jenni!! I know it works but yet I still found myself counting it out! Super cute! Your trip looks so fun! THANK YOU MOOD! I love that you got a picture of the Dog! And as for David, I know those tights and socks all too well from surgeries I have had! But he rocks them!! I love his position on the couch- how many pillows does he need! haha! Glad you had a fun trip and glad David is on the road to recovery!!! :) Thanks for sharing pics- I always love looking at them!

  4. Getting surgery shoulder next week as well, found your blog, thanks for the tip on the shirt! Will come in handy