Saturday, August 29, 2009

Collision with a Stingy Bug

So, the first week back to class (hopefully my last semester in school) was a doosie! I was minding my own business as I am riding my bike home from school Tuesday afternoon and notice a large bug flying right at me. So I swerve to miss it (of course when I get to this part of the story my mother immediately assumes I either wrecked my bike and tore up my knees or ran over a pedestrian), anyhow I don't miss it and I feel this sharp pain and my arm starts tingling and stinging. So, I go home and ice it and Ron tells me to quit being a baby (so much for getting any pity from anyone) it's no big deal. So, I wake up Wednesday and it's a bit irritated and red, but I don't think much of it. But by Thursday, this is what I wake up to (this picture doesn't do the redness and size justice):

My arm is swollen, this red circle is about 4 1/2 inches, it hurts and the itching is unbearable. So much for, it's no big deal. Ugh! Of course when I call the doctor to make an appointment, they have me talk to a nurse who tells me they can't do anything for me unless it starts to streak; just apply the Benadryl cream. Unfortunately that only gives temporary relief. Anyhow, to make a long story short, the arm is almost healed (of course it STILL itches) and now I am ten times more scared of stingy bugs. And since I don't know what stung me, I'm afraid of all of them. So, when you see me running away screaming and there is a stingy bug following me...don't laugh please squish it! :-)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Ron's Lagoon Birthday Celebration!

My honey turned 29 yesterday, and celebrated by spending the day at Lagoon w/our friends. For those of you who don't know about Lagoon, it's a great amusement park located near Farmington, UT (just outside SLC). Ron loves ride and I'm not so much into them, I definitely prefer Lagoon-A-Beach (waterslides)! Well, this was the day to overcome my fear and finally get onto the scary rides and learn to love them! Couldn't have asked for a better birthday celebration! Enjoy all the pics!
The birthday boy!

Melissa and I waiting to go down Rattlesnake Rapids!

Alley and Kaiden w/attitude!

The whole gang (minus the b-day boy taking the picture)!!

Happy and dry before; still happy but wet after Rattlesnake Rapids!

Chris, Ron and Sarah riding the sky coaster!

Ron & Sarah riding the Catapult!

Chris, Ally & Sarah; The Mom, Kaiden & Lynda

Making faces!

Good night!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Successful Thesis Defense

Yesterday Ron defended his second master's thesis; this time in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering. He gave a wonderful presentation and successful defended. He also had no corrections to make, which is generally unusual. I am so proud of my husband! He can accomplish anything he set his smart little mind to! Congrats hubby!