Dec 9, 2011

Card Swapping

This year I've been a part of something amazing that I thoroughly enjoy. Its called a Card-Swap. 12 of us ladies meet every month and bring 12 identical handmade cards to the table so we each get one card from everyone. Get it. Its like, make 12, get 12.. I've built up quite the collection and need a bigger box to hold them all. Or heck, maybe I should start writing stuff on them and send em out! Here's a few of my favorites. I've made a few of these and the rest are from my talented friends Enjoy..

Normally I don't put cards in my Christmas tree, but it was a better background than my carpet.

Dec 8, 2011

1 Year

Jord and I decided when we got engaged that we would celebrate a REAL Honeymoon on our first year aniversary, by hitting up a cruise-liner or Hawaii or South Africa.. Well that didnt really happen. His little sister Jeanette was to be married on that exact date, plans cancelled.... I was a little disappointed at first because the last thing I wanted to do on my anniversary was to go to a wedding. My husband quickly changed my attitude. I remembered advice our Bishop gave us before we were married. Stating that the best way to celebrate one's aniversary, is at the Temple, being reminded of all the covenants we had made together as a couple. As well as celebrate our success every year and reflect on our ever-growing love.  Turns out my Jordy is a VERY sneaky and romantic guy. After we hit the wedding scene we got home around 10pm, and to be honest I was a little bummed out with the days events. Until I opened the door to our wonderful apartment. I found this.....

2 dozen roses, lots of lit candles, a million rose petals, and a long list of memories.. I couldnt belive my eyes, (mostly because they were full to the brim with tears). My sweet husband had managed to pull this off (with a little help ) while we spent the day in salt lake at the wedding.  

On the long string with pictures and note cards were Jordans favorite memories.

My husband is the sweetest. As I was thinking about this today, I started looking at pictures from our wedding. I'd like to share a few. Hope you dont mind.

- Chultz

Mar 26, 2011

Knee Surgery #2

While playing soccer on his mission, Jordan hurt his knee which resulted in the need for surgery.  Jordan went to the finest surgery center that Johannesburg has to offer and got his right knee scoped by Dr. Hadjichristofis.
Jordan had to stay in the apartment for a whole week with his new companion, Elder Pugsley. The two amazing missionaries learned to crochet and they began making beanies in preparation of the upcoming winter.  After a couple days, Jordan got really bored and was going crazy.

Thankfully, the week came to pass and the knee held up very nicely for the rest of the lanky elder's mission.

Sadly, Jordan recently started having problems with his other knee. While walking around school and work, Jordan would complain of his left knee "catching" and making it difficult to walk pain free. After seeing the doctor in Orem, an appointment for surgery was arranged at the Central Utah Surgical Clinic on March 23, 2011.

After waiting for an hour, the nurse took Jordan back and dressed him up and shaved his leg.  He seemed to be in good spirits before the surgery.

The doctor was finally ready and took him back to the surgery room. After about 45 minutes, they wheeled back a bandaged up, knocked out Jordan to his recovery room.  That was when the fun began!
Jordan woke up freezing and in pain. He was convulsing out of control and moaning in agonizing pain. The nurse put nearly 14 blankets on his body, including some on his head to keep him warm.
Once the pain meds kicked in and the blankets were warming him up, Jordan began worrying about something else. He hadn't eaten for quite awhile and, like always, had food on his mind.

Jordan is now home and living on Lortab to get him by each day. The doctor said Jordan has to stay off his left leg for 6 weeks so Jordan and Jacob went out to buy a wheelchair.  Of course Jake needed to try it out to make sure it was safe for Jordan.
Looks like it's safe enough for wheelies! It must be safe enough for Jordan and his swollen knees.

I hope Jordan doesn't go too crazy not working for 6 weeks! As long as he doesn't take me with him, I'll be fine! :)
Get well soon, Jordan!