As most of you know, Jer injured his knee again a couple weeks ago. He went in for an MRI and we got some good news. His MCL and ACL are still looking great and intact! Thanks to the special brace we got him after his second surgery, we think that prevented him from re-tearing those ligaments. The one down-side is that he did re-tear his meniscus. It is a bucket-handle tear again like the first time, but he is able to walk on it and he doesn't need surgery immediately so he can continue to work through the holiday season and we will make decisions about surgery after that.
Jer has decided to coach the city league he was organizing instead of playing. We think that's a wise move on his part. :o)
We found a new restaurant that was recommended to us by some friends. It's a little hole in the wall on Orem state street called Joe's.
We went for breakfast and the food was excellent. Joe doesn't let you pay until after you eat to make sure you like it. We got a HUGE omlette and biscuits and gravy. WAY too much food for two of us. We could have shared one plate and been completely full. We would definitely recommend this restaurant. Such a great change from the normal Utah County chains.
Here is the link to the free pattern I used.
We finally got together with our besties the Breadys last night for dinner and a game of Settlers. Jer and I haven't seen Harper much since every time we see them Harper is already in bed. It was so fun to see how much she has grown and how smart she is! She found the rent money! Her mom really is in trouble. :o)
We are super excited because we leave in less than a week to head out to Austin for Thanksgiving. My parents rented a house for us to stay in and we will spend most of the week with family and hopefully do a little exploring of a new state! Jer and I haven't been to Texas before. In preparation for our trip, I made Ella, my niece a little skirt for her birthday. Her birthday was in October, whoops! Better late than never.
For Christmas, we will be spending it with Jer's family in a place much warmer than here. :o) More updates on that as the time approaches.
Before I close this post, I have to publicly confess that I started listening to Christmas music today. I held out longer this year than I did last, but I needed a dose of it this morning. :o)