Teeth, Meet Skull

Before I start on my horror story involving a fatal teeth-bending accident, let me assure you that wedding and reception pictures are coming.  Tons of snapshots from friends and family have been shared on Facebook, which is fantastic.  It all looks beautiful. But I'm still waiting on our professional photographers before I post anything on the blog.  Just be prepared to be blown away.  I was!
In fact, the morning after the Tucson reception was over I simply had to bust out our camera and capture the leftover beauty.
It was depressing to throw the flowers in the centerpieces away.  Of course, there was nothing else we could do with them.  They were beginning to wilt and would soon make our porch a crunchy petal mess.  Before they would disappear forever, I captured them in the immortality of a picture... or two.
The tent was way more beautiful than I ever expected.  Even the word "tent" makes it seem incapable of anything romantic, but it was perfect!  What really made it amazing was the flower chandelier made by Emily Spackman and Pam Simkins (awesome family friends).
OK, no more spoilers.  I'll write all about the receptions when I have the pics.  Now for the horror story.

Roy and I both felt lucky to have so many good friends and family that were willing to travel to our receptions.  Quite a few made it down to Tucson, including Sydney, Alicia, and Brittany.
They helped Roy and I open and keep track of our gifts.  But, sadly, they had to go home on Sunday.  Here I am taking them to the airport.
We thought they would have to be missing out on a great day on Lake Roosevelt on Monday with the rest of us (Zac, Alexa, my cousin Nick, Dad, Roy, and Roy's sisters Kirsten and Leah).  And it did, actually, start out as a great day.  The perfect day imaginable!  We were the only boat on the whole lake, and the water looked like glass: every wakeboarders dream!
Look how flat that water is!  And how good Roy is getting at jumping!
Here's Leah, looking happy and ready to go tubing!
Little did she know...
 Little did ANY of us know, I guess. 
This is how we think it happened: Sometimes when Dad would make tight circles we would go flying to the outside of the wake and Roy would come crashing into us.  See how his tube goes beneath ours, forcing my end of the tube to dip down into the water? 
I remember flying across the wake and suddenly the end of the tube started getting eaten up by the water.  A split second later my leg got sucked under and I hit the water.  Hard- like slamming into a cement wall.  My chin was pressed into my chest as I skid across the water.  When I finally came to a stop I rolled onto my back and let my head rest in the water while I floated there.  Yeah, it hurt.  But I thought it was just because of the awkward way my head had hit the water and then been forced down to my chest.  Turns out that force was thicker than water.  It was Leah's face!
I wasn't even aware she was floating next to me until the boat came around to pick us up.  Her hand, covering her mouth, had blood seeping from between her fingers.  Dad and Nick pulled us out of the water and checked us out.  I was bloodless.  Just a headache and a quickly growing bump.  Leah was in worse shape, but she was toughing it out.  Three of her teeth had been shoved back- definitely not where they were supposed to be.  Dad tried to pull them forward again as far as he could, but most of the blood was coming from deep cuts in her bottom lip.
We got off the water right away and made the drive back to Tucson where we met up with friends: both a dentist and an orthodontist.  It was so awesome of them to come down to Dr. Blaze's office so late at night.  He and Dr. Johnson fixed her up the best they could with the time they had.  Who would have thought Leah would have braces by the end of the day?? 
The braces kept things in place while she flew back to Provo the next day and quickly got in contact with her dentist.  Unfortunately her x-rays revealed that one tooth had died.  Yesterday she had a root canal done on that tooth, but they expect her other two teeth to heal.  In October they plan on giving her a full set of braces.  Sorry Leah! 
And me?  Nothing but a bump on the head.  Great way to kick off my relationship with my new sister-in-law!

1 comment:

  1. YOu have the final pictures before I was cursed!!!! Haha! it's ok I still love you and my teeth are straighter than ever now. :)