Monday, August 29, 2016

Eye of the Zebster

So today Zeb is going into surgery to fix his retina. This is the first time he has gone under so I was a little nervous but it all seemed to work out OK. Mitch came down and sat with me part of the time as we waited for him to recover from the anesthesia. He was out of it for quite a long time because we saw lots of people coming and going from their surgery. He kept complaining his eye hurt but that's no surprise. I feel bad for the guy. We love you and we are just glad you came back to us.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Love This Face

Just a Simple Eye Appointment

Yesterday started out as a simple day but it ended up going crazy. Zeb went for a simple eyeappointment to check on his vision. Next thing you know they've told him that he has a tear in his retina which sent us spiraling the rest of the day.

He was told to go see a retina specialist down in Denver which he did. Upon arrival they decided they needed to do surgery right away so Zeb called me while I was out to dinner with Mark.  Luckily since Mark was there with me he was able to take me home and then take me down to the retina center so I could drive Zeb home. While we were driving down Zeb called and said the surgery was canceled. Turns out he did not pass the health inspection that he needed to. Something about low sodium and a 1st° blocked artery etc..(Yeah, I panicked) Needless to say we were worried about that and so was the doctor so she didn't want to do surgery but believed that we still needed to get it done asap. Mark was driving me and in the time we turned off onto Colorado Boulevard and went about 5 miles Zeb call me and said he had gotten laser done. They decided to laser it so the tear would not get any worse.  By the time we got there, he was coming out and ready to go home. 

However, because we were going to do surgery on Monday morning he still needed to get a health clearance. So we were sent up to Thorton medical center (opposite of our home) where we went into the emergency room and got a bunch a tests done in order to get the clearance. Can you say 'cha ching?!
Anyway, we got the clearaence so surgery will be Monday morning to attach or fix the torn retina. Apparently he's getting a buckle around it right now and will need to lay on his back for a number of weeks. I'm glad they caught it in time and hopefully all will turn out well.

An Addition to my Fairy Garden

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Kailei's Birthday Dinner

Well, in Colorado and we do not get the benefit of fresh seafood but we do enjoy it. Kailei's favorite place to go is Red Lobster and so we headed there for her birthday dinner. We ate lots of crab, we had dessert, and we laughed. Here's to turning 12!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Family Celebration

We celebrated the Kailei and Sydney's birthdays today. Mom was nice enough to host it at her house because I was a little crazed. My friend did the cupcakes which were fun. The girls just keep getting bigger and bigger. So nice to be with family today. Lately we haven't been getting together enough

Keara's Birthday Gifts to Kailei and Syd

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Guanella Pass, Idaho Springs

Zeb misses hiking his 14ers so he set out today to do some hiking. I have no idea where this is but apparently he had a good time. 

Thursday, August 18, 2016


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

My Heart

I have a set of nesting dolls in my office and as I was playing with them today when I came across these little treasures. Left by Kailei who knows just how to pull at my heartstrings. Love her so much!

Monday, August 15, 2016


Zeb set out to do some more hiking today but unfortunately the car started giving him issues so he decided to not go as far as he was planning on going. Managed to find a nice park to hike in Conifer so the day was not a total loss.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Cousin Celebration

Today we kicked off Kailei's birthday month by celebrating with her cousin Anika. Lieu hosted and made a feast. It was so nice to see those that were able to attend. John and Margaret, Paula and Phyllis were all there to celebrate with the girls. Fun was had by all. Thanks everyone!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Keara's First Day of School Picture

Keara does not like posing for pictures these so I grabbed this opportunity on the way home from school. She had her first day as a sophomore today. Can't believe she's growing up so fast!

Kailei's First Day of School Picture - 7th Grade Watch Out!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Brother Kevin

Brother Kevin was in town for just one night so of course we had to go and see him. He came to get the boys and bring them home from there long summer in Colorado. Was great to see him and great to have the boys around. The girls are going to really miss their cousins. Love this family!

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Castlewood Canyon

Felt the urge to go on a picnic and hike today so we headed down to Castlewood Canyon. It's nice to have a place that is so close. Brought all three of the dogs which were a handful but we all had a great time. Got to love the Colorado outdoors.