Sunday, July 24, 2011


Many of you have heard about that fateful night when Nathan almost lost his life. Not really - but he swears he saw my eyes become murderous. =) It all started because I pick my heals. I think it's hereditary - my mom used to pick her feet too. I remember the huge piles of skin she would set on the arm of her chair. She was super lucky because wicket (our dog) would come over and eat them for her whereas I have to stand up and throw mine away. It's a hard life I live! Haha! Anyway, it is one of Nathan's greatest pet peeves that I do this. One night when we were in CT and I had been blissfully peeling skin off of my heals he started to get after me about it. I told him to leave me alone - it's my body and if I want to pick my darn feet then by golly I will! Well, he just kept at it and I was NOT in the mood (and I told him so). He kept going. I warned him that I was seriously not in the mood (my voice may have wavered - maybe I was pregnant and emotional - I can't remember). This is the moment that's gone down in history - he started CHANTING: mutilation, mutilation, mutilation, mutilation (this is where my eyes became murderous) and I charged him. I think the only thing that stopped me from really wrestling him to the ground and giving him a wet willy or something was the honest to goodness look of fear in his eyes. I laugh every time I think about it!

Well, it's heal picking season again and here are the results so far:
It's not that bad yet - I haven't gotten to the middle of my heel. You can sort of see the deep grooves and scabs. Nathan doesn't say too much about it anymore and I make sure to not complain about the incredible amounts of pain it causes me the next day. I don't want to give him any ammo for the mutilation theory! =) So, do any of you have any great heal treatments so that I can get rid of the temptation to pick? I've tried those foot scrubber things and it didn't do much to help. What about the Pedi-Egg? I haven't wanted to drop $10 on something that wouldn't work. =)

In other news - we are loving Fort Worth! I've been terrible at taking pictures since we've been here but I will do a quick catch up! We have quite the horrible moving story (eventually I'll write that one down) but once we (and our stuff) arrived at the house things went uphill. We love our house and the kids can actually play in the yard! We've been living it up in the kiddie pools almost daily! We love the surrounding area - it feels like we live in the country. There are lots of open spaces and horses and we love the green. It's not Connecticut green but since I can't have that I'll take this for sure! Nathan loves his office staff and the doctors he's working with. We love our ward and now I'm just crossing my fingers that I'll love the school! Here are the 2 pictures I've taken since we've been here:

Chick-Fil-A customer appreciation day! This is the best I could do without a printer (it still hadn't been set up) and limited construction paper. There were a lot more people dressed up this year and I wish we'd had our camera because we could have taken a picture with the cow! Last year the Chick-Fil-A didn't have a cow! Anyway, it was totally worth it! =)

Reunited and it feels so good!
We have gotten to hang out with the Soters' several times since we've been here! I even got to see M&M on her birthday! Unfortunately, I haven't taken any pictures of our fun times except for this one of the kids eating mac n' tom. I'm going to have to be better! I didn't even take any from 4th of July. LAME.
Happy Sunday night y'all!


Kev and Ash said...

Hahaha!I love that story! I think what you need is a spa pedicure and get the added treatments :) I haven't tried the ped egg, but I have heard that it works! I have crusty heels all year long too, but I never felt the need to pick them :) You make me laugh Brittney. We miss you guys and I am glad that you are enjoying Ft. Worth. Miss you guys!

LJABandC said...

I have a ped egg and I think it's ok. Not the greatest, but maybe worth it. It does help smooth them out a little bit. One thing I do is put aquafor on my feet (lots of it) or vaseline and then wear socks to bed. It about kills me to wear socks to bed but it does help soften my feet and make the cracks go away. So glad you are loving Fort Worth and so jealous that you 1) are done with residency and 2) figured out where to go. we still have no clue about that part!

Tairi said...

Congrats on your new little baby!! I am sure your girls are thrilled. I can't wait to hear what you are having!

Hahaha! I love this. I think your heels actually look pretty good. I pick my heels all the time. They crack and bleed but still I pick.....The cracks get so deep which means more picking! :) I have the pedi-egg and Love it I think it works so good, it makes my heels so soft. I sometimes put aquafor on at night with socks too. I hate wearing socks to bed so I cut most of the sock off so just my heel and ankle are covered.

Kim said...

Hahahaha! I cannot believe you blogged about this habit! I am seriously LOLing! What memories it brings back of your mom. I'm happy to report I kicked this habit years ago and now sport heals as soft as a baby's butt! Aunt Shaunnie on the other should call her!

Love you! Hugs to everyone

The Richins Family said...

That Ped Egg works great! i walk around barefoot almost everywhere so my feet get gross, dry and flakey too. It works best when your feet are nice and flakey (like when you want to pick at your feet). I agree that putting a good thick lotion on my feet AFTER i use the ped egg and put socks on to go to bed, totally works.

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