Thursday, September 25, 2008

Introducing Lucas James

My (baby) brother and sister-in-law welcomed a beautiful new baby boy into the world at 7:52 last night. He weighed 8 lbs 1 oz and was 21" long. He has an 8 yo very proud big sister and a 20.5 month old big brother. He is such a cutie and I can't wait to see this little person grow up.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Power Update!

Well, the girls have been out of school all week so far but it looks like they got the last 2 schools up and running today as they HAVE school tomorrow! Yay! They started with 5 schools out on Monday and as of last night only had 2 out. The neighboring county still has about 49 schools without power and are closed the rest of the week. They still have about 152,000 homes in the dark -- several of our friends included. I hope everyone is having a great week!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Our weekend and Ike

We had a wonderful weekend in Nashville. We ate dinner at the Rainforest Cafe Friday night and shopped in Opry Mills. We found a great Chinese store there and bought the girls new outfits for Chinese New Year. Olivia can't get any taller or hers won't fit come February! Saturday we went to the Country Music Hall of Fame, walked downtown and ate a late lunch/early supper. After taking a nap, we went to the Opryland Hotel and took their little river cruise. Sunday we ate breakfast and drove home.

On the drive home, we experienced some rain and lots of high winds. We had 65-75 mph winds here and once we arrived home found out we were powerless. Our power was out for about 3.5 hours. Apparently our county still has some schools without power as school is cancelled again tomorrow. Our neighboring county has 100 schools without power and 301,00 customers in the dark. This does not bode well with the Ryder Cup starting there tomorrow! They expect it to take 10-14 days to restore the power to every one.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

15 Years together....

David and I celebrated our 15th anniversary yesterday. I can't believe it has been 15years already. We have had our ups and downs (mostly up) over the years but who would have guessed that getting married after meeting 6 months prior that we'd have lasted this long. LOL He is the love of my life and I can't image what my life would have been like without him in it. We are going to Nashville, TN tomorrow for a few days and the girls are staying with the grandparents. Here are 2 pics from that day:

Sophia's first day of school

Sophia had her first day of school last month. She loves her teachers even though she does not have her beloved Tanner in her class this year -- she moved up to young 4s and he is in the 3 yo class. Next year, Tanner and Sophia will be together again as we are going to request they be together in the Pre-K classes. She has started clinging to me when we get to class but is fine once I leave. She has never been like this and I hope it passes soon!

Welcome to my new look.....

.....thanks to my DTC and Bloggy buddy Marla at Life With 4 J's. She wanted to try her hand at making over a blog and I was her willing guinea pig uh I mean participant. I think she has done a wonderful job! Now if she could just teach me how to link within the post I'd be good to go! Thanks for all your hard work Marla! I love the new look!!

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Thank you all!

I just wanted to extend my heartfelt thanks to all the sweet comments on the passing of our beloved dog Snowball. We are doing better but we still miss him and expect to see him every time we get home.

I have a couple of posts I need to do -- like Sophia's first day of school and her referral day. We have Olivia's travel group coming here Saturday to go to the zoo and one of the families is spending tomorrow night with us. I haven't told the girls yet but I know that Liv will be excited that Em (her "sister") is spending the night and Sophia will be equally excited that L (her "sister") will be here too along with their other sister B. This wonderful family is a family that we were blessed to travel with both times. We can't wait!

Monday, September 01, 2008

Rest In Peace.......

Yesterday was a hard day. Snowball woke up and was not acting well and spitting up tiny amounts of blood. We decided that he was suffering and that we were going to have him put to sleep so he wouldn't suffer any longer. I called my mom so she could stay with the girls. Once she got here, I got in the truck with Snowball and waited on David to say goodbye to our crying girls. As he was saying goodbye, Snowball died in my lap. Lots of crying ensued by all and we decided to go to the vet anyway because he was still spasming and his heart was beating -- very slowly. By the time we got to the vet, he had stopped the spasms and we decided not to let them look at him and came home. The ground is so hard here as we have not had much rain all summer so we have not burried him yet but will be doing so today.