I know! It’s been two weeks since I’ve posted! Life is busy, busy, busy!
This past weekend we went to check out the fall leaves in the mountains near our home. While most are on their way out, they’re still beautiful:
I saw this sign on our walk and think it’s the perfect Halloween sign!
We had a big hiccup happen two weeks ago at Brecken’s volleyball game (the night before going to a big Chicago tournament). As an outside hitter, Brecken had the kill of her life, but then landed wrong on her knee. She fell to he floor screaming in pain. The next day was spent at the doctor’s office draining her knee and getting an MRI. Before knowing how serious it was, we boarded a plane for Chicago (knowing she probably couldn’t play but the coach still wanted her to be with the team). While waiting on the plane to take off from Salt Lake City, the doctor called to say it was bad ACL, MCL and meniscus tears and that she would need surgery ASAP. After two fractured ankles and a sprained ankle in the past 18 months (same ankle) this was devastating news. Now knee problems with six months to recover? I have to give it to Brecken! She has kept a great attitude through it all and we made the best of our trip to Chicago with Brecken in a brace and using crutches! Navy Pier was one of our favorite places to visit. We went on a high-speed boat ride around the harbor and of course rode the ferris wheel. We also cheered on her teammates in the tournament.
If you haven’t tasted the Ghirardelli Pumpkin Chocolate Caramel squares yet, grab some before they are out of season. Honestly, they sound weird but they are amazing! Brecken and I couldn’t quit eating them at the Ghirardelli store in Chicago.
I will keep you posted on Brecken’s surgery and recuperation.
I promise to post again soon and tell you about the prettiest place on earth that we’ve ever visited–Switzerland!
I’m off to a cabin for a few days for fall break.