Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Easter in Parowan

My Dad had knee replacement surgery on March 22 and the good news is that he is having a great recovery and physical therapy is going well.  The bad news is that he developed a staff infection while in the hospital that has proved to be a bit more challenging.  He is currently stable, but will have 6 weeks of anibiotic infusion treatments.  That entails a daily trip to Cedar City (1/2 hour away) and the treatment which lasts about 90 minutes.  Needless to say, we have all been very concerned, and since Suzy had Friday off for Good Friday, we decided to make a quick road trip.  We are so glad that were able to visit with Mom & Dad, check out the situation first hand and give Mom a little bit of a break. 

Suzy's daughter, Sarah had already planned to be in St. George for the holiday weekend with her boyfriend for a family reunion, so on Saturday after we got Dad settled for his treatment we went to St. George to pick her up so she could visit with Mom and Dad in Parowan ( about an hour away).  Sarah is holding the parts that were removed and replaced in his knee (this is his second surgery on that knee ).  
On Sunday morning Josh & Krista drove down from Provo bright and early to watch conference and spend the day with us.  Poor Josh inherited his blinking talent from me as well as his Aunt Suzy and sister, Melissa.  Sorry Josh, but it's a cute smile and how adorable is our Krista?

On our way to Parowan we made a short detour to rendezvous at Zion with our Schweppe cousins so that Suzy's son Trevor could camp with them for the weekend.  It is always so much fun to see Mark and Julene and thier families.  They stopped to drop off Trevor with us on thier way home to Kaysville and Liberty.  Aunt Remerice was there so we got to take a few quick cousin pictures.  Aunt Remerice is my Grama Buff's youngest sibling and she lives in Parowan.  She reminds us so much of our Grama Buff it always tugs at our heart when we get to see her and hear that voice and see that face that is so similar and so dear to us. 
Since Suzy was blinking in the first picture, here's the good one of her with me blinking this time.  I wish I had taken more pictures of Mark's cute family and my nephew Trevor.  Hopefully when Mom gets her film devleloped there will be some more.  It was such a treat to be together, even if it was for a short visit.
Can someone say "BUFFINGTON REUNION"??? 

1 comment:

Rogers Family said...

Looks like you had a very fun, but busy weekend. Wish we could have been there.