Wednesday, May 21, 2014

What's almost just-as-fun as the wedding??


Aaron and I spent an entire Saturday running around to register at our different stores.  Aaron was DREADING this.  I'm sure if I asked
"Do you want to paint your nails or do our registry, which would you pick
he'd probably pick the painted nails.

... and then we actually went registering and he had just as much fun as I did :-)

Macy's was having a registry event which was 
They had *gasp* NOTHING BUNDT CAKE!  

I was all over that booth.  

 We had a blast on a rainy PNW Saturday going to different stores and signing up for gifts.  We really didn't pick that much since we already have most things we need.  But it was still fun.  Our registries are:
  • Honeyfund
  • Macy's
  • Bed Bath and Beyond
  • And REI (gotta make that fiance of mine happy)

Where did you all register?  Any advice?

Love Always Nancy J

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

PNW Hike

I can't believe I never posted these photos on my bloggy!

Aaron and I went on a hike toward the end of summer last year.  I can't remember the name of the hike - Round Mountain?  Shoot - Aaron would know.

It was about an hour from Portland and was exactly what we were looking for.  We brought our little Pollyanna with us, which may have been a little mistake.  She did great, but the entire hike had these metal grates to keep gravel/rock from sliding (and to give traction for walking on steep areas).  Polly hated it (for good reason!) so we spent a good portion of the hike carrying Polly.

Which is clearly evident by our photos.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Trip to Denver, CO

Time for a mom update!

Mom was accepted into the Craig Hospital rehabilitation program in Denver, CO.  We were all so excited for her to fly to CO and start making progress.

Her first week consisted of assessments and exams to determine her health.  One outcome of these assessments was to move her nasal feeding tube to her tummy (G Tube).  Unfortunately, this procedure set mom back another week+ as the surgeon who performed mom's procedure accidentally punctured a hole in her stomach and didn't catch it until three days later.  This was a huge setback for mom as she was no longer able to focus on recovery, but was stuck in a trauma unit focused on thriving from her correction procedure.

Aaron and I decided to visit mom, and just happened to fly in following her procedure.  It was difficult at first, but none of this is her fault and we had to continue to remind ourselves of that.

Here are some pictures of my adorable little mom!

I have the sweetest fiance
Happy Birthday!  May the 4th be with you.

Aaron and I were also able to get a hike in!  We were hoping to do more, but felt it was important to stay with mom as much as possible.  He's a real trooper, that fiancĂ© of mine.

We hiked Bear Peak.  It was only 8-ish miles so I thought it would be cake.  NO!  I blame the elevation, but lordy I struggled up that entire mountain!  My toe turned black from the last hike we did, so I was just waiting for my other toe to turn black too.

Regardless of my out-of-shapeness, we still had a blast :-)  And the views were beautiful!!

And as always, you can get updates via mom's Caring Bridge site:
Caring Bridge