Friday, May 31, 2013

More chalet weekend pics

 John walked with the dogs in the early mornings....they were tired pups...

Because of his knee surgery, Ben was unable to swim, play tennis, golf, etc. He sat on the deck with his music and read a book!

John grilled for us on Sunday night...steak and burgers...delicious!

 John decided not to shave for a few days....ewwww.....he couldn't even stand himself with all of the whiskers!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Chalet weekend...

 Here's a small glimpse of our "Chalet" weekend...  Andrew and Queen Bella...

Anna and Hannah in the loft, painting Courtney's nails...

 Dinner on the deck!! (notice Bella's face)
 A crazy card game...
 the game produced a few laughs!  I love this picture!!!!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Ben's knee update

 Here's a picture of Ben's knee from last weekend....pretty bruised up and starting to look very colorful!  The steri-strips are beginning to fall off now.  I noticed the interesting collection of blood in his heel area.  I guess the blood had to go somewhere and gravity helped it!!

Ben's been going to physical therapy a couple of times a week.  He's doing so well that they've moved him to only having therapy once a week and he only needs to walk with one crutch!!  I'm hoping that he will be able to drive next week sometime, but I'm not going to rush it.  Here he is working out on the bike!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Andrew and Courtney...Engaged!!

 Our whole family went up north this weekend and Andrew proposed to his girlfriend, Courtney.  He took her on a hike, to the top of a sledding hill and proposed on the top of the "mountain."  She said YES!  He called me and then I drove over, climbed the hill and snapped a few pictures!!  Priceless!!  They're hoping to get married in May or June of 2014...

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013


 We watched Anna and her team, the Brewers, play this week in was a beautiful night at the ballpark!

Here's what the Peterson family is reading these days!!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Ben and the Chicken Parmesan

 Ben is officially going back to school today...not sure that he's quite up to it, but he's gonna give it a try. Yesterday was the first day without narcotic pain meds!!  Poor Minnie will have to find another lap to keep warm!!

Here's a peek at our yummy dinner last night....Chicken Parmesan!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Legend at Brandybrook

 Last Saturday, John and Luke had a unique opportunity to play golf at a GORGEOUS course...The Legend at Brandybrook.  The weather was just as beautiful as the course itself!

John took the opportunity to teach Luke some golf etiquette..Here's Luker teeing off..

and Here's Mr. P too...

 The Clubhouse....

 even the deer want to golf here...

Monday, May 20, 2013

Fun Weekend!!

 Andrew got back from Michigan on Friday.  He went to a leadership camp in the U.P. of Michigan.  It just so happened that his friend, Courtney, went to the same camp!!

John made dinner on Saturday night...a wonderful mix of grilling items!!
 We had a beautiful rose breasted grosbeak at the feeder...
 and we had the unveiling of Ben's knee on Saturday...yay, he got to take a shower...finally!!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Band/Chorus Concert

Luke had his final chorus concert of his middle school career last night...They did a fine job!!!

Anna was all dressed up for her 5th grade band concert!!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The new knee

 Don't get excited...this is the bad knee....before the surgery....before it was shaved....and don't worry, I won't be showing you a pic of the leg after the keep on reading...

Here's a picture of the cute stockings that he wore and is still wearing...oh yes, and the beautiful socks with the grips on the bottom!

During the surgery, the doctor found and repaired 2 tears in the meniscus and reconstructed his ACL using one of his hamstring tendons.  
 Here he is right after the surgery....looking good, eating food....and then he threw up, and kept throwing up.

 Here we are back home and he's made a little nest on the couch.  He's got his leg in a C. P. M. keeps his knee moving, 23 hours a day!  (Continuous Passive Motion Machine) Little Minnie wanted to lay by him but there wasn't any room!!

Here's a closer look at the C.P.M machine...

The doctor said that Ben is looking at a 6-9 month rehab schedule....whew!!! Last night Ben said the most pain is where the doc took out the hamstring tendon...OUCH!