Tuesday, July 29, 2008

July 29, 2005...

Happy 3rd Anniversary Matt!

You're the best and I love you the most!

Foot Surgery update #3

I saw my foot Dr. yesterday and he said my foot is healing nicely and I'm not having any complications with healing or the scar.

I have however had some mild side affects from the pain meds that forced me to stay home and just relax today which is sort of a bummer 'cause this is my last week at Mission Springs. I feel a little bit lame but then again, I guess I am!

On the other hand the scar is pretty awesome... it's really thin but really LONG... it's like 4 inches long, which is way longer than I thought it would be... oh well-- it's not like I was gonna take up foot modeling any time soon!

Oh and I'm walking fairly well on it now too! Not bad for less than a week after surgery! :)

Friday, July 25, 2008

Foot Surgery update #2

All gift, cards, flowers, etc can be sent to:

Heather Troxell
930 Lockhart Gulch Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066


Foot Surgery update #1

My foot surgery went well and now I'm hopped up on Vicodin (sp?) and just laying around the house. I have an appointment on Monday with the Doctor... hopefully he'll give me another good report!

Check out my new shoe... I get to wear this sweet thing for two whole weeks (yes kids, that is sarcasm!)



My cool hospital ID wrist band

Me laying around...



told you so...

Monday, July 21, 2008

Hallux Rigidus Surgery

Say goodbye to the bump... and the stiffness... and the swelling...

Friday, July 25th 11:00am PST

Mabel: then and now

Mabel is growing like crazy these days! We went to Young Life camp last week for a total of 7 days and she noticeably grew just in that week alone!

The pictures below are pretty funny... the first one is of Mabel about 2 weeks after we got her (9.5 weeks old.) The second one was taken yesterday (12.5 weeks old.)

We sure do love our big puppy! She's already learned to sit, lay down, walk on the leash, and retrieve the ball! She starts puppy training on August 3rd... hopefully she'll learn even more!

THEN and...


Saturday, July 19, 2008


We just got back fro Woodleaf camp last night. We had an AWESOME week packed full of fun times-- some of which are pictured below!

Thanks for the prayers... Heather & Matt

Some of the boys practicing their synchronized swimming routine!

and preforming it!

"Camo" got put in the dunk tank 4 times!!!

Here with some of the YL boys who earned enough tickets to put him in the tank!

Getting a pie in the face (not my last one) from Sarah D.

and posing for a picture afterwards!

"Camo" got a "pie in the face" about 6 or 7 times that night... this one was from Miguel R!

Some of the beautiful girls at the pool with Leader Brianne (far R, with the curly hair!)

Lauren B. & Laura B. swinging on the GIANT SWING!

Kids singing at Club

and smiling for the camera at Club too!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


I gave notice of my resignation today. My last day at MS is scheduled for August 1st 2008.

Young Life here I come! (again!)

Foot Surgery.

Yep, I'm having foot surgery... Friday, July 25th at 11:00am PST.

Why? Well, not 'cause of the kickball incident at work. Nope, apparently I have Hallux Rigidus. What is Hallus Rigidus you ask? Read more below...

What is Hallux Rigidus?
Hallux rigidus is a disorder of the joint located at the base of the big toe. It causes pain and stiffness in the big toe, and with time it gets increasingly harder to bend the toe. "Hallux" refers to the big toe, while "rigidus" indicates that the toe is rigid and cannot move. Hallux rigidus is actually a form of degenerative arthritis (a wearing out of the cartilage within the joint that occurs in the foot and other parts of the body).

Because hallux rigidus is a progressive condition, the toe's motion decreases as time goes on. In its earlier stage, motion of the big toe is only somewhat limited—at that point, the condition is called “hallux limitus.” But as the problem advances, the toe's range of motion gradually decreases until it potentially reaches the end stage of "rigidus"— where the big toe becomes stiff, or what is sometimes called a "frozen joint." Other problems are also likely to occur as the disorder progresses.

What Causes Hallux Rigidus?
Common causes of hallux rigidus are faulty function (biomechanics) and structural abnormalities of the foot that can lead to osteoarthritis in the big toe joint. This type of arthritis—the kind that results from "wear and tear"—often develops in people who have defects that change the way their foot and big toe functions. For example, those with fallen arches or excessive pronation (rolling in) of the ankles are susceptible to developing hallux rigidus.

In some people, hallux rigidus runs in the family and is a result of inheriting a foot type that is prone to developing this condition. In other cases, it is associated with overuse—especially among people engaged in activities or jobs that increase the stress on the big toe, such as workers who often have to stoop or squat. Hallux rigidus can also result from an injury—even from stubbing your toe. Or it may be caused by certain inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout. Your foot and ankle surgeon can determine the cause of your hallux rigidus and recommend the best treatment.

I will be put under anesthesia for the surgery. Please pray for my surgery and recovery, thank you.


We paid $81.74 for gas on Sunday... ugh. This has gotten ridiculous, ridiculous I say.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


as the Troxell motto goes... "you can always sell a car for $500!" Which we did this past Friday!!!

Oh Mabel...

Mabel's traveling spot!

I'm so cute, don't you want to give me a treat?!

Check out my new bling!