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Christmas Eve: December 24th Christmas Day: December 25th!! Kids go back to school: January 4th

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Sarah's Foot Recovery

It's day 2 of recovery and ugh it's long. Yesterday my parents were over with the kids and made dinner. I slept a lot, the meds make me tired which is fine and I normally don't get much sleep. Jay was a big help by getting things, ice packs, drinks, food, etc. I did have a fever of 100.6 last night so on top of pain meds I took Tylenol as well. From all the sleeping I was up at 3am, so I did some scrapbooking on the computer.

I have been camping out on the couch all day and night. Can't go anywhere except for the potty, which is a chore in itself! Trying to get around toys, moving stools, etc. Bella was a huge help today when I went to brush my teeth, she got me a towel, put my brushes away, etc. My little nurse!!

I'm losing my voice and I don't know why? I'm thinking it's from stress, this dang FL weather too that can't decide what it's doing. My foot is still hurting and throbbing. I took a picture again today, not sure if you'll see much of a difference since it's still bandaged up. For some reason my ankle is hurting too. Oh the pains of getting better.

I'm looking forward to Christmas tomorrow, a very different one since I can't participate like I normally do, I hope that the twins don't run Jay down like they already have, but that's normal for them! LOL! Have a wonderful Christmas and I'll keep you updated on my progress.

Here is my foot on Weds. yep can't tell much but it is definitely swollen!
Here is my foot today, Thursday, I put my other foot next to it so you can kinda see the difference.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Sarah's foot surgery

Yesterday I went in for foot surgery, 12/22/09. I was getting my bunion corrected, some pins/screws put in, etc. They rattle ff all those medical terms it totally confuses me. I had to be there at 7:20am, sat in the prep-area for a long time while they started an IV, asked 100 questions, talk to the anesthesiologist, etc. They had to lay me back with a cold compress because I started to pass out after they gave me the IV, I'm such a wimp! Dr. McRorie came in to also mark my foot and initial it so there were no mistakes. Jay stayed with me till I went into the OR. There was a nice flat panel tv to watch so we watch 'Let's Make a Deal.' Random thought I know.

My surgery was scheduled for 9:20am, they didn't roll me out of the prep area till about 10am. I remember getting wheeled into the OR, transferring to the bed, them strapping me down to the table and that's it. I think I woke up around 1pm, then we left around 2pm or so.

I slept all day yesterday after I ate, I was so hungry. The meds are making me very drowsy and itchy too. The itching is subsiding a bit. It's hard for me to keep my eyes open, but I guess my body needs a rest. Just getting up to go to the bathroom on crutches is a chore and very painful, my foot throbs soooo much, so the couch is very much my best friend right now!!

Jay and I decided to get a new camera as our family Christmas gift so I played with that for a little bit yesterday and today. I will try to take some pictures of my lovely foot. You can't see anything right now because it's all bandaged up! More to come later this week.

Pics from 12-22-2009: Day of Surgery

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Merry Christmas from the Cone Family

Hi family and friends. I didn’t get time to write out our yearly Christmas letter/email this year. It has been full of a lot of activity and I just ran out of time. If I had another set of hands or 2 maybe I could get to it. We hope this finds you in good health and spirits. If you would like to see what we have been up to at anytime please be sure to either Follow Us, or Subscribe to get instant updates!! This is a really easy way to see pics, videos and just random ramblings too.

We are looking forward to having Sarah’s Mom down here permanently and enjoying this upcoming weekend with Adam and his girlfriend Judy in town while we all relax at Disney! Sarah goes in for foot surgery on Dec 22nd, so please pray that everything goes well and she has a good recovery. Full recovery will be 2-3mo. But we know how she is…go go go! Kids are getting excited about Christmas and you can see it in their faces. Jay has done an amazing job this year on Christmas Lights with Light House. Have a wonderful Christmas and New year! Please leave a comment or send us an email anytime!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Parades 2009 - Pictures and Videos

Here are the pictures and videos from our weekend of Parades. We had such a blast and the CAD girls did amazing!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas Parades

Yesterday was a very long day!! It was the day of Christmas Parades! I had to teach in the morning, and we weren't too sure if the parades were going to happen it was rainy outside. CAD had an open house that day as well. Quinn got his face painted by miss Diane and he was sooo proud! Bella didn't but did get a snowflake on her hand, and Brinlee was a Mommy's girl!

We did end up doing the Clermont Parade, but was it COLD compared to last year. The kids were shivering, and the dancers did a great job with it being sooo cold!! Jay and Scott looked great in their costumes and as always had a blast. I was upset that after I spent hours sewing the lights onto the velcro they didn't work. I made sure Jay checked them after I sewed them, but then they didn't work. Their wagon looked sooo darn cute, and Brinlee stayed warm and got a free ride with Mommy!!

Leesburg parade was interesting and very very long. With it being cold, us walking a long way to step-off and then waiting in the cold. Parade started at 6pm, we didn't step-off till 7:30pm! Unfortunately we had to wait because a float earlier in the parade collapsed with kids on it. I don't know what happened, but that's what we heard and they did get all the kids out. A lot of people left from watching the parade, but there were still lots of brave people supporting out girls and the rest of the parade!!

We didn't get home till 9:45pm after stopping for some much needed McDonald's. We let the kids camp out in the living room on the floor, I stayed with them and it was fun. Here are some pictures from our very very long day!!

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