Tuesday, October 27, 2009


On Saturday, October 17th, we and our friends Matt and Melonie decided to go dirt biking for the last run of the season. We had such a great time and the leaves were beautiful! We could not have asked for better weather. We got to the top of Black Rock Canyon and then decided to head back to the bottom. I'm the wimp of the bunch so naturally I was at the back of the group and often they would all slow down to wait for me and once they saw me, they would take off again. I thought it was a little strange when I came around the corner and Kevin was standing on the side of the trail and Matt was on his bike... So I killed my engine and asked what was going on and Kevin said... "I fell..." I asked, "Are you ok?" and his response was, "Probably not..." Hummm.... It turns out, he was going a little too fast and when he came around the corner he realized it was too sharp and he was going to head off road and in the instant he decided that he didn't want to do that, he turned the bike hard and pulled the front break instead of the back one... So, the bike fell right over onto his leg and it died. It was such a beast to start and Matt was trying his best to restart it while Kevin regained his composure. The bugs came out in full force and there were wasps everywhere. There was a wasp on Melonie's helmet that she swatted and it got angry and bit her... Then, it went down the back of her shirt and continued to bite. Poor girl! She couldn't get her helmet off and once we finally got the wasp out I think we counted 5 bites in addition to the first. Those suckers hurt! So, after Matt push started the bike, we finally got going again and got to the bottom and loaded the bikes. What and end to the summer! Here are some photos of Kevin's foot:

This is right after he first took his shoes off. Can you see the bump
forming on the side of his left foot?

This is the first night when we went to bed. You can see the
swelling increasing and the bruising is beginning...

This is the second day. You can't really tell by the picture but
now you can't really see the bump from the bone in the ankle.
It is just swollen.

Pretty purple! This picture is kinda fuzzy but you can kinda see
that his whole foot has a slight blue tint to it...
I don't think that's normal.

This is Kevin with his bandage and my nice fuzzy sock. He said it
was toogirly to wear to my parents house for dinner so naturally
I thought I better put it on the blog... hehe

Kevin is doing much better now. His battle wounds are healing nicely. He'll be good as new in no time. :)

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Can you believe it? Little Michael-Tyckle is a senior. We went out about a week ago and took his senior pictures. He's a pretty good lookin' kid don't you think? He is so much fun and has such a unique outlook on life. He also LOVE'S his guitar. Good luck this year Mike!

PS, I don't know what I did to make them grainy but Kira told me that I had to get them up here tonight!!! Since it is almost 130am and I have such a crazy day tomorrow...I mean today, I am going to bed now and I'll fix them later... but you get the idea right?