Monday, April 30, 2012

mish mash...

{fishing derby 2012}


Ok blogger has a whole new layout since the last time I blogged so I hope this comes out right! I am typing and hoping to see what I have written and the pictures to all get listed. If things seem a bit wonky then just bear with me on this as I try and figure it out...

We have been on the go, alot! Something almost every single day and by the end of the day Ben and I are pooped! Tonight as I was sitting next to Ben on the couch I looked over at the dishes and asked Ben if he could do them tonight. He of course said that he would and started to put his feet of his recliner down. I stopped him, knowing that it would be difficult for him, and said thank you for even wanting to do them. I drug myself off the couch and got them done but was sooooo pooped out. Long day = snuggles!

A bunch of random phone photos for you again! Some new activities that were really fun!

I put Ben to work the other day putting away the silverware and plastic dishes. He is pretty good at holding on to the counters and moving slowly down them and then leaning on them when he needs to do something. I usually stand at his side or behind him to show him that I am there but I don't want to hover...




We have been doing some flower planting in pots and it has been fun doing that again. We don't plant alot in the ground because we are renting and what I plant I want to take when we move. For some reason Ben and I have never owned a wheel barrel...maybe that is because he has always had massive muscles so I just asked Ben! Well, I got this huge bag home and of course I wanted to not hurt myself I found the next best thing...



It's official...my sister and lil bro's girlfriend convinced me to change my 5 mile run registration to a half marathon. Holy batman running I think I made the wrong decision! No turning back now...I must run on. Here's to May 20th, yes of this year...




and because of that I have been trying to eat some more nutricious food. This is fitness bread with almond butter and sprouts, invented by my dad years ago! Don't knock it til you have tried it...



...and by the time I am done with my day all i want to do is wear my scrubs and slippers!



Ben had an assignment last Tuesday in Speech and that was to write 3 things down that he would get at the grocery store and memorize what his ST, me and him would want at Starbucks so he could order them for us. He wrote on his list steak, cheese and bread. I was not surprised by this at all. Ben could live off of these three things! We went to the store on Thurs and when I asked him that morning what we were getting he remembered all three with out looking or hints. The man knows what he wants!
When we got to the store it was his job to find and direct us to the 3 different departments to find his picks. Ben had never been to this store before so it was going to be a challange. It was a bit but he did way better then what we thought he would do. Next was to get in line to pay...except we skipped that just went to the self checkout line. Again, Ben started right up and pretty much all we did was push the buttons on the screen. If he would have been standing he would have done it all! I was so proud of him! Soon I will be able to send him on his way with my list...







This past Thursday was also Botox day. Ben was supposed to have it done the week before but they scheduled him with the wrong doc even after I told them the one we needed. Anyways, we finally got him in. Let's just say Ben would rather have the doc work on him the whole time then the resident doc. Warning pics below show needles...






Ben got a massage after his botox. Unfortunately he didn't let me have any of his botox or his massage. Geesh way to share Ben! ;) His massage therapist had him do some back and neck stretches and I was amazed at the muscle that Ben has built back up. His muscle memory is amazing...wish I had the muscle memory problem...



This past Saturday we were off to my parents for some opening day fishing. My parents moved into a lake house last summer and wanted to do an annual fishing family derby and breakfast. We of course didn't get there at the fishing time of 6am but a tad later. We had a great time. Nothin was caught by us but 3 kids caught one and I think the winning fish was 11.5 in. Ben caught a swedish fish and ate it...







So, as you can see we have been busy! I love the time that I get with Ben. It may not be what we ever imagined but we still get to build memories together and be with each other. The other day I snuck up to the mall to do some hunting. I started crying in the Nordstroms parking lot. It wasn't because I had spent to much but it was because I missed Ben. I miss doing what we normally did together. You may think that it is petty and wanting to go to Nordstroms with my man but some of our first memories were built in that store. I get to do things with him now but things are different. I think this but then I have to remember how much we have and the memories that we are continuing to build despite where we are. We have love and we have each other. Ben and I will continue to build new memories and love each other. Days may be hard but we will continue to move forward...we have the Lord on our side and each other...

6 comments:

E said...

I really can't imagine having those moments like in the parking lot. I am sorry. However, I am so thankful that you have Jesus and Ben. I continue to pray for you and Ben!

Anonymous said...

I have been reading for a while and you amaze me. I only hope that if I was ever in your circumstances I could be as positive. A good cry is always good for the soul

little said...

every time i read your blog it blows my mind. you are such an amazing woman and wife. so inspirational. ben is a very lucky man.

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Rebecca at Cotton+Wood said...

Katie!

I've been reading your blog for a while now. Not sure if you saw this video, but another blog I read posted it this morning. And I thought you might like to see it.

Here's a link to the blog post >>> http://travisjenny.blogspot.com/2012/05/beauty-of-covenant-keeping-love-between.html

I know that you know you're not the only couple struggling with brain injuries but I just thought the video would be a blessing.

Take care,
Rebecca

J. S. Watt said...

You inspire me sweetie. Keep on keeping on. Your testimonies, I am sure, are saving souls. Love you!

navywifechronicles said...

I love the pics! Holy crap, look at his muscles! Call/text me when you get to NorCal and I will figure out a way to come see you and see Ben's huge smile I dreamt about in person. I am getting lazy about making stuff (I knew that was going to happen) but when I think about redoing IKEA frames, I think of you! Miss you, Alma