Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Caitlin's going off to the MTC in 2 hours! We still don't have her address yet, because they switched her to the Provo MTC just last week. But we'll find out soon.

She's started a blog that we'll (hopefully) update with letters and pictures. Find it here.

(And yes, Caitlin actually wrote this. And she's thinking it's weird to write about herself in third person.)

So long!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

I Won the Contest!

I want to thank everyone that voted for my picture in the contest. I won!!! The prize is a GoPro HD Hero and an extra mount. Thanks again, here's the picture.

I've been dying to get some POV shots of an Olympic downhiller. So why not use local HERO and Olympic skier Steve Nyman? One night, I donned my balaclava, and with the help of my trusty roll o' duct tape, I planted the Pro. It's so compact and lightweight, I'm sure he'll never know it's there. GO US SKI TEAM!!!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Go Vote for my Pic

"The Heist" Picture

Hey everyone, if you could help me out that would be great. Please go and vote a ten on my picture, its in a contest for a helmet camera that's very nice. It ends on Friday and I need to be in the top ten by then so go and vote...pleeeeeease

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Thanksgiving Photos!

We all had such a fun time at Grammie's this year for Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Kendy's Old!

kendys b-day
Wow! Was it fun or what! Kendy's friends came over and we sang happy birthday. also they played dance dance. Wow is she old! Guess what she is ... 19! wow! Hasn't that gone so fast. her cake was so cute it was a sun flower made by Kendy`s roommate, Andie. from Brynne.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Late but Great: Flooded Basement!

Yes, yes, part of our basement flooded during Conference weekend. Good thing all the family was here to help out! We would've died without all you guys!

How it happened: Someone noticed that the jacuzzi didn't have much water, and then we all noticed that it was EMPTYING super fast! We all ran down to the basement and, sure enough, the jacuzzi pump was leaking!

But nothing can stop the Gibson-Doxey clan! We swept/shoveled/swooshed most of the water out into the garage stairwell and assembly-line-styled it up the stairs with buckets and dumped it outside. We tried to towel up the rest, but it was soaked!

So we lifted up the wet carpet and left it up to dry. Luckily, our family has connections, and we got 5 big fans to speed up the process.

Here's some pics for your enjoyment:

Thanks again to all who helped out! We couldn't have done it without you.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Family Update

I'm determined to not let a month go by without posting something. Unlike other families. *cough*cough*Youngs*cough*cough.
  • Dad: Walking without a crutch now! Still has a little limp though.
  • Mom: Canning Craze! Homegrown beans and peaches. Yum.
  • Caitlin: Finishing up mission papers :)
  • Kendy: Surviving the first semester. At least she doesn't have to worry about the freshman 15!
  • Garrett: The big squash-more at Orem High! Loving cross-country.
  • Brynne: Known as "La Burns" around here. Enjoying gymnastics, Brady Bunch, and fourth grade.
  • Rizzo: Shedding like CRAZY! Driving M&D CRAZY

Monday, September 7, 2009

Another Update

I got this text from Dad this morning:

"First ride up to Vivian! Couldn't keep up with Cheri at first, then took her at the end! I am happy."

Awesome Dad.

I'll let you readers decide how smart this was... : )

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Update: Dad

Time for an update on Dad's broken femur:
  • No one will perform surgery because it's too risky (they'd have to go through the uh...rear)
  • So he's supposed to stay off of his leg for 8-12 weeks (but he's already walked on it, apparently)
  • In a recent CAT scan, they found that the detached bone piece has not moved (good news)
  • Uncle Rob gave him a wonderful blessing that brought a lot of comfort to Mom and Dad
  • And he's not going insane!
Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers!

The MASSIVE hematoma on his thigh.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

News Flash: Dad Broke His Femur!

One minute he's doing this:

And then he's heading to the ER with a hip looking like this:

And yes, Leadville is (well, was) next week.

Here's the whole story, in his own words, on pain meds:

"I was going on the last long ride before Leadville. Wait, I don't know if I can do this, I'm kinda out of it. What have you got written so far? (cough attack) Well, I had split off from the group and was being... a smarter older-man by turning around a little early ..... (slight pause for passing of gas).

"I choose to descend a trail that's been one of my favorites, but it it was way overgrown so I couldn't pick the trial very well. And it's been really dry so it was a little sketchy and loose. The trail veers left about 200 feet before the road.

"I was turning around the corner and my tires were too pumped up. I was going along the outside edge of the turn and it was so rocky that it just vibrated me off the trail. I started tumbling down the hill. It's wasn't a big fall. But I landed on a on a rock on the burm below. All the impact was right on my left hip.

"I started gettin tunnel vision pretty quickly. And I think I started to pass out. I tried to grab my bike but was in so much pain. I got to my knees and tried to gain composure. I grabbed my phone and called Cheri saying I was hurt and that I'd call her when I knew where I was. (Nice Dad) It took me 45 minutes to go 130 feet. It hurt so bad. (And he kept blacking out.)

"When I got to the road and called Cheri saying at meet me at the road entrance. Then I used my bike like a crutch to get back. I was going so slow and just shaking. I made it to the park and stopped right next to a car, well I ran into it. Then I tried to get off the bike and Cheri came and took me straight to the hospital.

"I called this guy at the hospital and they got me right in. And they gave me some morphine.... it felt so good. Incredible. That is seriously the celestial kingdom. I was like, am I floating?
(They asked him to rate his pain on the 1-10 scale, Cheri just kept telling him to say 8, say 8! If you haven't seen the Brian Regan about ERs, you should. Check it out here.)

"So they took the x-rays and stuff and then I got a CAT scan. I broke the top part of my femur bone. The doctors didn't want to do anything cuz it's kinda rare. So now we're waiting to see what they say (on Monday)."


So he broke the "posterior greater trochanter." It's the top ball part of your femur and there's a 2 or 3 inch fracture there.

Dad's spot for the next few weeks, according to the doctors . . . or a few days, according to Dad.

Nothing like a little Diet Coke and Dove Darks to ease the pain.

Check out this contraption that Garrett rigged up to help pull his knee and keep his leg from crampage.

Ouch Dad! Glad you're okay though!
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