Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I can SEE 20/20!!

It is a miracle. It was so scary though. After it was said and done, my eyes felt like they were on fire, that I went through a sand storm with both eyes open, walking 100 miles. It was so awful that I questioned my reasoning of why I did this. But after 4 hours of this excruciating eye pain (From what I can remember, I think that it is close to childbirth with an epidural:) ), it got better, and my vision was clearer. While they were cutting my corneas, I had to concentrate on a red light. That was the hardest thing I had to do in my life. I was so scared to move, and it was so hard not to blink (I would not have been able to blink even if I wanted to because they put a device that held open the eye lid, but did anyone tell it to the nerves of my eye that send the impulses to my brain, NO!) I had to wear a shield for the rest of the day and night and I had to put in, and still have to put in, drops every hour. But I think it is so great to be able to walk to the bathroom w/o tripping over pillows, or look at the clock at night. I had the wave front technology, which is the custom lasik. This is suppose to reduce the halos at night etc, but it has not worked yet. I think that I expected perfect vision right from the start, but the Dr. stated that I need to be patient. The eyes are swollen, my corneas have just been cut, and the lenses have been re-contoured. But you all know me and I am not a patient kind of person. I had an appointment at the eye institute the next day and they said that I could see 20/20. I was so shocked. They stated that it is a little unusual to see that well the 1st post-op day, but be prepared to have your eyes regress a little. Then as the lenses heal, they will go back, hopefully. There is a 18 month enhancement agreement, so I am not worried. But if I get pregnant, it is voided. I don't think I have anything to worry about in that area, Aaron is still dead set on just 2. But looking back on the bad and the good- It is sooooo worth it. I recommend it to everyone. As soon as I them back, I will show you all the exciting "throwing away of the broken glasses pics". Oh and another thing, I was able to find some way cute post-op sunglasses!!!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


So Katelynn broke my glasses last week!! I was in the shower, and some how she managed to get them from the counter. All I heard was "Uh-oh, Mommy." I cleared the soap from my eyes and peeked out and she had them in two pieces!!! I could not believe it. SO I called the eye institute that day and they scheduled me today (at 1:30) for lasix! I am a little nervous, but VERY excited. Hopefully all will be well. These past weeks have been molded into one- it seems like. I BYU-I finished with classes two weeks ago and my grades are put in. Now I can enjoy 4 weeks of a much deserved break. We went Jet-skiing last weekend. I wanted to go because you cannot swim for a month after you have the procedure done. The kids loved every minute of it. Katelynn is going to be my dare devil child, I am afraid. On Monday, my mom took the kids and I to the open house of the Twin Falls LDS Temple. It is very similar to the Rexburg Temple. I feel blessed to be able to live in such close proximity to three temples ( 15 minutes away, 1/2 hour away, and now 2 1/2 hours away). This valley has been blessed! Anyways- I hope to be able to see this afternoon with out glasses!! I will have to take pictures. We will all have to wait and see.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

B-day Girl!

So it is a fact that it is my birthday. I am one year older, but I don't know if I am wiser:) I don't know about you, but I feel that I should still be going on the bus and going to the high school. That I should be turning 16 and getting ready for my first date. But then I glance down at my children and that pushes me back into reality. Every birthday, I get sentimental and look at my life. Take stock, so to speak. There are things that I want to change, be more patient with my children and husband. I think of other people in the world and I am very blessed to have my loved ones around me. I am also blessed to live in this time of the world, to be able to have the freedoms which we take for granted. So... I am officially older and hopefully this year will be even better than the last!

Finally, I developed some pics-

When we first came to the circus...

After a while- We had to get out the BIG blanket

(Uncle Owen, Aunt Gena, and Eli went with us)

Katelynn loves cotton candy!!!

Kaden and his beloved slide!

Did you find them?

Here are the promised pictures- they include the cold day at the circus and Kaden on his new swing set! Also included in this blog is when we went to a Chuckars game on my father's B-Day. The Idaho Falls Chuckars are the minor league baseball team in I.F. Kaden loves to go and watch them and then they let all the children run the bases after the game has ended. Can you find Kaden? Hint: He is on Aaron's shoulders :)