Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Both places had temperature to them – just really HOT… he did not complain of hurting at all really. I asked Lance to look at it… he looked for a bite mark and found none…we looked for a latent tick or something like that that could have been missed and was still wreaking havoc - found nothing. Lance pressed on certain parts of his abdomen ruling out a possible hernia. He shook his head and said, “Take him to the ER”… so off we went. Turns out it was a gi-normous hive…. Most likely caused by a food allergy though Darby can remember eating nothing out of the ordinary. It was the biggest one the doctor had seen in her career…Darby was proud of that! HA… All in all the one on his side looked like a giant mosquito bite the size of a football and raise about an 1/4 inch off his skin! Although it was harmless at this point it was kind of taking over, and his body could not fight the spread of the hive for some reason…. So I OK’d a systemic steroid shot (Darby was NOT happy) just to try and kind of get ahead of this thing and then she gave him another 10 day steroid pack…. By Sunday morning the swelling had come down a lot… still very hot to the touch…. By this morning it was even smaller and the temperature was coming out of it…. So I think his body got the boost it needs and is now getting rid of it.
To think, if I had never showed him my itsy-bitsy bite he might not have said a thing about it! BOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Monday, September 8, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
My brother recently proposed to his long time love, Christina Elias, and she said YES!!! They will be married next summer beach side in the San Diego area and we will all be there to celebrate with them. What an exciting time for both of them and for our family as we welcome a really great girl as our newest SISTER!
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Bailey started Boone High School this past Monday, August 18. I think she is going to do really well there, but her course load will be awesome. Between school work and cheering she will be busy. Her first home game is this Friday and she is pumped and ready to go!!! Go Braves!!
Darby started 6th grade officially on August 11th and LOVES Knox Doss Middle School. He lucked out and has two classes with this best friend Conley Wilkes, so they are both really happy about that! He had 7 periods and 7 different teachers so this will be challenging since Darby isn't the most organized kid right now. But he seems to be keeping up so far!
Jacob and Meagan began school at Marshall Elementary this fall in Lewisburg. This is a GREAT elementary school.... I really like the principal Last year Jacob earned the most A/R points of any student in the school. He loves to read! Yea!! They are both looking forward to a fun year too and they like being at the same school. Meagan is a social butterfly and Jacob is a thinker... much more studious than Ms. M.
The children are such joys and we are proud of them!!
Friday, July 25, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Out of the blue our neighbor, Todd Ross, brought over two huge BBQ'd chicken halves made with homemade BBQ sauce. They were absolutely delicious .... a really nice surprise because I only had to make sides for last night's dinner! Bailey and I are making pound cakes for all our neighbors this weekend. We have some really great ones.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
We still need to get a coil set for the unit on the north end of the house and have it charged with freon. We will have around 7 1/2 tons total... lots of air, but we will need it once the sun room is done. It will be mostly glass, west facing and that will take us to 3,700 square feet of living space. We have been very fortunate with a long and comfortable spring. Also we installed GREAT insulation which really helps. It will get hot this weekend and we will have A/C just in time.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
This week Darby started The Wave summer day camp at our church and was excited to see all his friends. It is a unique and enriching opportunity for the kids and I have been blessed to have them in a program like this. Bailey began as a Junior Counselor for the Wave in the 8th grade. This year she actually gets a pay check. I am really proud of her.
I don't have much planned for summer so far. Lance and I are getting away to Annapolis for the 4th as we have been consumed by this house renovation and need to get away. Darby is going next week to visit his grandparents (the Tew's) in Florida, but that is about all on the books so far.
We are open to anyone visiting up here in beautiful Tennessee. I hope to get home sometime during the summer too!
Monday, May 12, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
We have a new fridge in the kitchen... I was so excited. We have waited and been patient and the perfect deal fell into our laps on Saturday evening. This thing is huge and looks great... and it's a Whirpool Gold! My faith is fairly strong with this brand... especially if it involves water of any kind! We are happy about being one step closer to finishing in the kitchen. Little by little... piece by piece we are getting there. We have "new fridge" happiness!!!
Friday, May 2, 2008
We (well, really Lance) have completely gutted the entire house. He replaced all the systems...plum-BING, HVAC, electrical... he replaced every piece of sub-floor with new... all new drywall, new appliances, new bathrooms, new hardwood... I am in awe every day of all he knows and can do. He takes such pride in his work. This has been a process of not just re-working a home, but for me a life lesson of completely trusting another person. Miss In Control is not in control of this renovation. There were so many decisions to make that I think, at some point, I stopped making them and just let Lance take over. He is amazing at visualizing a space and making it beautiful. All his designs are very tasteful and of fantastic craftsmanship! It's also been a quiet lesson in patience and waiting. My husband is a genius!
I LOVE MY HOME!