Monday, November 29, 2010

A trip to the ER

Sunday morning, Allen got up at 2am so he could go to work at 3. He was experiencing some pain similar to what he's had before in his side, so he took some medicine and set off for work. He got to the edge of town, but had to double-back and come home. He was in a lot of pain. For those of you who don't know Allen well, he has quite a high pain tolerance. Cael and I got up to get ready for church, but something made me stall. About 9:30, he told me that something was definitely not right, so we called his sister with the symptoms and then headed into the ER. 3.5 hours and a CT scan later, he has a kidney stone. I told him that people say it's worse than childbirth, but he told me that he'd rather do this 100 times than go through my childbirth once. This too shall pass, but it needs to do it faster! At least he only has one, and it's "small" (3mm), so hopefully it will work its way out of his system sooner rather than later.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Cael got into a Lego kick the other night, so he and Daddy sat down and built an awesome tower. Cael calls it his "training tower." Apparently, it's where Daddy is going to go to train to be a soldier, and it's where Cael is going to go to train to be a firefighter. By the way, that's what Cael has "decided" to be when he grows up.

Happy Thanksgiving!

My sister was right, my pics are up before the end of the day. We had a great Thanksgiving at our house in Wood River. Our turkey turned out great! Cael made sure he got a turkey leg!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

FCA Banquet with Ryan Hall

I know most of you don't know who Ryan Hall is, but that's ok. He's a world class marathoner with an amazing faith. He's a really nice guy on top of it. It was an awesome experience to hear him speak to the Nebraska FCA group. The top picture is Rex Burkhead - a NU Football player who also gave his testimony. Pretty cool!

Friday, November 5, 2010


This year we continued the tradition of going to Ravenna to the Keiligs' house. Once again, the dads took the kids out while the moms stayed and handed out candy. Seafood lasagna is a staple every Halloween. This was Cael's first taste of it. He loved it so much that he shunned his plate of regular lasagna to fill up on the good stuff! This was Allen's last Ravenna Halloween, so that was sad, but Cael and I will be back next year. Cael was going to be Dearth Vader (he was at Stuhr Museum earlier in the month), but at the last second he wanted to be Bumblebee. He and Elly had a great time getting lots of candy!