Thursday, December 31, 2009
Josh originally had to work on Christmas Eve until midnight, but because his knee was so messed up and he had a hard time walking, they sent him home after only one hour. So we both got off work early and packed up our dogs, presents and other crap and made the drive up to my parents. They weren't expecting us until Christmas day sometime and I decided to surprise them. They seemed pretty happy when we showed up at the door that evening :)
All of my sisters were there along with husbands/boyfriends. Melanie and Keats left their dogs at home, but without theirs we had 8 dogs running around plus the new pet cats. It was a crazy time, but we had a lot of fun. There were new board games to play and wii games to try out. I think the most popular one was the Cabela's Hunting one on the wii that comes with a rifle to use. The boys had a fun time trading off hunting different animals.
We ate a LOT of food, went to a crazy walmart the day after Christmas to buy cheap Christmas decorations, played games, froze our butts off and took a family picture. It was the first time since my wedding that we were all together.
My mom gave us no warning of wanting to take a picture, so this is how we look after a bunch of lounging around :)
And then this is how it is normally around the house. hehe
It's funny because it really represents how the weekend went lol
Here are a few pictures from mine and Josh's house....
police nutcrackers and a bagpipe playing one.... (Josh plays the bagpipes in case you didn't know)
Josh making me nervous while he walked around on our roof to hang up lights.
We missed seeing Josh's family this year and hope they missed us too ;)
I am not a huge fan of motorcycles in general, and dirt bikes fall into that category. The only time I've been on one was a long time ago when my younger cousin had a little tiny one to ride. I got on it and twisted the handle a little to hard because it shot off (and when it took off it made my hand twist the gas even more!)and then crashed me into a bush and a wall, landing me on my butt.
So obviously I don't have a very fond memory of that dirt bike.
I was worried about Josh getting himself hurt if he got a dirt bike, but he reassured me that he would be careful and that even if he broke his leg or something he would still be able to work. So I gave in and found a great deal on an almost brand new bike on craigslist.
His friend/our neighbor has a dirt bike as well and they were super excited to take it out to the desert for their first ride. I was working when I got the following picture....
***WARNING*** YUCKY PICS BELOW***
Followed a little bit later by this picture....
Here he is all proud of his war wounds. His knee got hurt pretty bad, he needed to go get stitches but decided to play nurse on himself instead. It's healing up pretty nicely after a week of care, but he will have a nice scar after this.
We went out and bought him some knee/shin gaurds yesterday so hopefully this won't happen again. He told me he was nervous I would get mad that he got hurt, because he knew I was worried about it and he messed himself up good the first ride, but I told him I was just glad he didn't break anything. He then informed me that he would have sold the bike that day if he had broken something on his first time out. lol (maybe that would've been a good idea..... ;)
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
The doggies loved Josh's dad!