Sunday, June 30, 2013

vacation part 5.

the last full day we were there...i was on crutches.  but that didn't stop US!
we parked it right by the pool.
then went home for lunch.
then back to the pool.
then out to dinner.
then packed the car.
what a great last day.
we were all so sad.  even adam.  it was just an outstanding vacation. 
minus the boardwalk incident...but hey, it's a memory. right?!

thanks for putting up with my enourmous amount of vacation photos...
that's all for this year. :(
~chat soon

Friday, June 28, 2013

vacation part 2 of part 4...

so the pictures were taken.  we deemed them as acceptable and then adam gave me the 'adam look' and said...'you SIT here and i'm going to go get someone to come for you.' 
i started begging, crying, NONONONONO PLEASEICANMAKEIT(i think)THEY WILL ASK WHAT HAPPENED AND MAKE ME FILL OUT PAPERWORK--NONNONONNON.  then i took a few more steps, and said, Yes, PLEASE go get someone....
so the girls and adam trudged off for help.
i sat in the sand, with my camera in my lap, trying to act as 'normal' as possible. 
trying to breathe.
praying my foot was not broken.
praying that whomever was going to come for me would come quick.
praying i wasn't going to pass out in the sand, in a lump.
then the girls came running with adam.
followed by an a.t.v.  with a security guard on it. 
ohmygoodness.  i was so embarrassed.
adam got me up and put me on the cart and away we went...
i cried the whole ride back with this strange security guy-
i kept apologizing..i'm so sorry, i'm so sorry...
finally he said, 'ma'am you did nothing to me' 
but do you think we should call 911? 
NO!  NO WAY!  it's just my foot-
adam and the girls met us on the parking lot by the condo we were staying in.
adam said, i'm going to get your purse and a bottle of water.
i had no idea why i needed my purse-i was going to go to the condo and sit down for a minute.
he knows me way to well to say do you think we need to go?  because I would have said NO WAY!
i couldn't argue if he didn't give me a choice, right?
so away we urgent care of Beaufort, sc.
beaufort is a lovely little town.  i was slightly nervous about going to the urgent care but it was about our only option...besides the hospital and i was NOT going to the e.r.
i hobbled in on adam's arm and was greeted by a very nice lady, named bet at the front desk.
she smiled sweetly and said in the thickest southern accent..'oh ma'am, do you need to be seen?'
and with that the flood gates opened and i snorted and snotted and cried my whole story out...
again, she smiled sweetly and said i'll get you a wheelchair. 
we filled out the necessary paperwork and i was whisked to the back.
where i sat, and had to explain the story again.
the nurse, named twiggy (i kid you not) took me for xrays.
we were chit chatting, she wanted to know what brought us to south carolina etc...
and finally i you think my foot is broken?
she said, well, we will now in a  minute -but if i had to put money on it i would say several places.
oh &^%$ i thought.
so we waited for the xrays to load up and she said, 'well, i'm looking at them right now, i see nothing, you wanna come and take a LOOK?'
i can't type what i said OUTLOUD when she asked me but i can tell you i apologized for the slip of the tongue.
i explained that i am just a second grade teacher and i can't really tell a toe from a finger in an xray so i probably wasn't the best source.
twiggy laughed and said she was going to send it to the 'big hospital' in savannah and they would get back to us.
ugh.  today?  i said.
yes, i will mark it STAT and they will get right back.
i guess it was fairly quick-and the 'big hospital' determined it was not broke. bruised and sprained badly
so twiggy wrapped it up and gave me a lesson on crutches and away i went.
so as of today-i am on day eight of crutches.
i am healing-at a turtles pace. i mean a very, very slow turtle. 
i have been reevaluated here and all signs show it will just be a long road of crutches, limping, and ice. 
if you know me-you know i am NOT patient when it comes to having to sit.  at all.
this week has been long.  there have been lots of tears, huffiness, and pouting on my part.  BUT it the grand scheme of things it could have been soooo much worse.  so i am thankful it is just a bum foot and a sore rib. 
we continued our day after urgent care with an amazing lunch, and then adam so sweetly drove me to the pool and parked me in a lounge chair, he played with the girls until they were so tired they could hardly keep their eyes open.
in a place like south carolina, you can't even be grumpy about a foot! 
adam thought this would be hysterical.           

~chat soon!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

vacation part 4-

here is where the story of our perfect vacation takes a left hand turn.
wednesday night, was going to be family picture night, but it rained.  and we didn't really have it in us to do it we said we would do it thursday.  we woke on thursday and i said LETS GET IT DONE NOW!  instead of waiting till evening and dealing with the chance of rain.
everyone agreed.
we got dressed and headed to the perfect spot that we had picked when we had first arrived...
 there are many boardwalks on harbor island.  the one we used the first day or two was kind of hilly-the walk rolled with the dunes and i just kind of felt awkward walking on it.  so by tuesday i had discovered a 'new boardwalk'  it was flatter and instead of rolling with the dunes it had stairs.  it also didn't have hand rails which made it a little less cramped if you were passing someone or lugging beach stuff too and fro.

so it was about 9:30am.  we grabbed the camera and tripod and started out...
i remembered that my memory card was getting a little full and i better erase some photos before we start this process and it says FULL (that really ticks people off in my house)...
i was very intently deleting photos...doing fine. walking along.  the girls were in front of me, adam was behind.
we were about 20 feet from the end of the boardwalk-one of the higherparts-no less and i hear adam saying my name loudly-almost screaming-and very, very quickly...SARA SARA SARASARASARASARASARA....
i look up thinking 'he must see something really cool....'
and then i realize what he is yelling for-
i walked right off the boardwalk-walked is a nice way to say it...i catapulted off the side, launched if you will...all five foot nine of me-and all of my body weight-dead weight off the side of the walk.  i really only remember thinking HOLY MOLY i'm gonna die-right here on the beach-in front of my family...
.my ribs hit first then my head slammed into the sand and then...the foot.  oh the poor little foot.  smacked with all my weight into the top of the boardwalk.  i thought to myself-that hurt.
adam was at my side in .008 of a second. the girls with their sweet navy blue outfits on and hair fixed just so looked at me like they just witnessed the worst thing they have ever seen...
as i sat up i realized if anyone saw me-they were looking at my underwear because my dress was around my shoulders-
adam was talking like he was going to have a stroke kind of crazy-i kept saying 'i'm okay, 'i'm okay'i'm okay....i think.'  and then i blurted out-'lets go get the picture'.....
adam didn't argue-i think he was in as much shock as i was...
we started walking and i realized my foot was MESSED UP!
i had to kind of scoot it along.  the more i looked at it, the more i realized it was rather mishapen...and happening quickly. 
suddenly i couldn't breathe, i kind of felt like i was going to throw up...i was so thirsty...and pretty sure i was going to die-...
i still hadn't cried-how could that be? i thought-this hurts so bad, i just fell like 3 and half feet and literally ate sand....and i have no tears...that's so weird-but my makeup is okay then i thought...
okay good-i can get the picture.
we have too-we are only here once...
and i need it for the Christmas card...
and we walk on....
and find the spot....
and take the picture...
the color needs to be edited-but you get the drift...
 to be continued....part 2 of part 4 tomorrow.
~chat soon!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Vacation part 3-

vacation day 3-we decided to go on a field trip.
we headed to hunting island...a state park that is awesome. really, it has a beach, a rainforest type forest, and a lighthouse...
then we headed to town for lunch, the candy store, and a trip through the farmers market.
it started to get cloudy and rainy, the girls got a little skittish so we cut that trip short and headed back.
the sun had us pretty toasty the day before so the clouds were a welcome gift for wednesday.
dinner was a rain out so we headed to a restuarant for a fun supper of fried EVERYTHING for me and frogmore stew for the girls and adam.

kate always wants to toake our picture with  my camera....we let her this time.  i think i love it. :)

the girls are at the very bottom.the little specks.

lunch time by the water

oysters.  adam's favorite-not so much for us.

and this is our kate. :)

my dream (but a diabetics nightmare)-bins and bins of CANDY! :)