Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Here we go again!

 Tuesday started out pretty good... we just had to run to Bountiful to get Zack's stitches out... or so we thought!  The stitches started to come out ok... but as she got further up his arm two separate spots on his stitches started to open up.  Then it started to bleed...oooze...seep through many layers of gauze.  She was also concerned about the lump further up where the stitches didn't come apart!  The P.A. came in and looked at it and they called his Dr. and they said that most likely Zack would need to have surgery in the morning to clean everything out.  
We didn't get too far from the Dr's office and she called us and asked if we could come back to the hospital tonight at 6 for Dr. to look at it.  Then another call telling Zack not to eat or drink anything... just in case the Dr. wanted to work on it then.  Then we got home and got another call asking if we could be back there asap.  So we headed back to Bountiful and checked him in.  Don't you love his cute knees?  Dr. came in and said it was a hematoma and that it wouldn't take long.  It didn't!  Surgery was only 15 mins.  Dr. doesn't think that there is any infection... but put him on a antibiotic because of the 2 surgeries in 2 weeks!  He is doing well this morning!  Excited that he found a cheap drum set on KSL!  Now if I can keep him off of them long enough for his arm to heal... we will be set!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

It looks good?!?

This morning we took the bandages off for the first time so he could shower before work.  It looks like one of Frankensteins scars... but I am told that chicks dig scars!  The bruising starts where the wrapping ended... thus the weird bruises!  We put cream on and rewrapped it so he could go to work.  Stitches come out on Tuesday!  He does have a weird lump now!  We will see if it goes away...

Monday, December 20, 2010


 These were Zack's hands on Friday.  His arm had gotten swollen and it was staying cold.  We called the nurse and she said that we could loosen his bandage it we did it quick and wrapped it right back up!
We did... it started to feel much better and the swelling went down quickly and he was able to move his fingers much more!  This is how his arm looks today!  He can take his bandage off on Wednesday night and take a real shower!  

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Zack's Surgery

 Yesterday Zack had his stainless steel plate removed from his arm.  It took a lot longer than we anticipated... but he is home and doing well this morning.  Zack asked the nice nurse if she would take a picture of his arm during the surgery... she did... it is a little gross... but if you would like to see what the inside of an arm looks like... let me know and I can email you a picture!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Is that Taylor kissing Edward???

 Friday night was our annual girl party up at Park City... it just happened to coincide with the Eclipse release.  Meg, Tay, Krista, & I went over to Wal Mart at midnight so we could finish our movie marathon.  Things got a little silly from there.  Oh well... what else you gonna do at an all girl party except kiss a cardboard cutout of a cute vampire and wear-wolf ???

Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving Weekend 2010

 Thanksgiving was at our house this year.  Lots of good food and fun cousins!

Maggie was kind enough to provide the after dinner entertainment!!!  She sure is a cutie!
 That weekend they finished up the hunting (HOPEFULLY)!  Both Brayden and Russ filled their tags!  Thanks to Kendal and Tom for all their help!

Monday, November 8, 2010

The Hunt 2010

 The hunters returned home successful last night!  Meg got a nice 3 point and Zack... a 1 X 2 point.  But, in all fairness... Zack did find Meg's and told her to shoot!  

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Divide & Conquer

Tuesday we had one of those nights where there just aren't enough parents to go around!  Meg had Evening of excellence, and Brayden had a Court of Honor...  This wouldn't be too big of a deal but I would have liked to been at both.  Meg's required Sunday dress... so Russ opted to go with Brayden.  I asked him to take LOTS of pictures... (Brayden was getting 11 merit badges) and I got THREE!  They were pretty much this same picture!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Trick Or Treat

Sadly this is the only picture I got of their costumes!!!  Zack was heading to work and dropped off Brayden at his friends!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Ward Party

Can you guess who Meg went as???
If you need a hint... check out her pouffy sleeves!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Meg's Present

Meg had her party on friday night. She dressed up as the bride of Frankenstein. (Thanks Hannah for the costume idea) She didn't like her hair ratted... but everyone thought her costume was cool!

We kind of surprised her for her present. Her birthday was on Sunday... and they got back saturday night... but I told her that cause she didn't tell me what she wanted that she would have to wait for her present.
I had Russ wrap her present in with brayden's gun and so that it was she opened... then in the bullet case was her real present... a cell phone!

She was very excited... but disappointed that it won't have text messaging! Oh well you can't have EVERYTHING that you want!

Friday, October 22, 2010

New picture of Ben

I'm not sure what the outfit is all about... but I do think that he has bulked up a little bit!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Are you kidding me????

My sister Liz posted a school picture of her kindergartner yesterday... And can I just say... it was not the best photo that I have seen of her!!! I really do not like school pictures!!! They take normal looking children and....
Cant we do something about this injustice!?!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sweet Sixteen!

Meg had her Sweet Sixteen (you'll have to ask her if she's ever been kissed!) on Sunday. Still haven't decided on a gift yet though! Hopefully by her party this weekend! Any suggestions???

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Halloween Party 2010!

The Halloween party ended up being at my house this year ...(It was kinda sad that NONE of my kids were here though!)

Hannah was a spooky bride of Frankenstein!
Jeanette was a Rabbi!
Mag's was a cute little witch!
Sammy was a scary skeleton!
Tay and friend came as the yankees!
Ethan was a nerd!
Kenny was a cute tinkerbell!
Mon was the queen of the Nile!
Travis was a Mad Scientist!
Jess was a Witch... Wow look at those gams! (I guess that's what you call them!)
Seth & Chloe were our favorite Star Wars characters!
Des was the perfect little angel!
We made Mummies out of Mommies!
Played Halloween bingo, and lots of other fun stuff! Thanks Laura for planning it all!
And of course the night wouldn't be a Thomson get together without a little zit picking! The PICKERS will remain anonymous!

Can't wait till next year!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Latest Addition!

I have always wanted a witches broom so Tuesday I just did it! I love how rustic and worn it looks!
This is a shot of most of that corner of the porch.
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Witches Brew!

Halloween is such a fun holiday to decorate for! The weather is still nice, there is so much to choose from, & lots of great ideas out there!
I have had this little fog machine for quite a few years now and it HAS to be my favorite Halloween item! It puts out so much artificial fog and boils like a real witches brew! Plus it only uses water! (pictures don't really do it justice!)
This summer I watched at garage sales for these great bottles to accompany my boiling cauldron. I just added the vinyl labels and twigs for stoppers!
Then I made this Witches Brew Checklist to go with the group! I love the Ladies Fingers!!! (Thanks Jeanette for that one!)

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Fun Halloween Topiary

I think I got this idea from a picture in a BHG magazine... I loved the idea and came up with my own version!
First I made 2 topiary forms. The ones at Robert's were $10 each, so I decided to make my own! The 5" styrofoam balls I got at JoAnn's with some 40% off coupons! I cut the 7/8"dowel at 16" each and the 6" x 6" block of wood I cut from a post I already had! Drill holes in the ball and the block and glue in the dowels!
The flowers I got at the Dollar Tree. It took about 5 bunches for EACH topiary! The eyes are bouncy balls that I got last year.... any old eyes will do though! I just started glueing and poking them in!
Next I painted the dowel and block base a dark brown.
Then I wrapped the dowel with some craft wire and some grapevine twigs! I love that you don't notice the eyeballs right away! Then, they kinda jump out at you!
Total cost on this project was under $8 for each topiary! Cost doesn't including the wood blocks, paint & eyeballs! Not too shabby!

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