Lance and Danette

Lance and Danette

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Hits Keep Coming....

Darby had a tremendous 9 weeks.... he delivered 5 A's and 2 B's on his report card! ....So I have to make good on my promise of a new air soft gun! We are so proud of him! Yuuuuuh boy!

Boone Braves Victorious!

The Boone Braves stomped University in a 37-7 defeat last Thursday night! It was a decisive Homecoming win! The rain stopped just before kick off so we were able to enjoy a little reprieve from the central Florida heat! GO BRAVES!

Boone Homecoming Dance 2009

Bailey had her JUNIOR Homecoming this past Friday night and she looked beautiful. Her dress was a real stand out because of its color, simplicity and skirt length. All the dresses seemed to be SUPER Mini this year - Yikes! She cracked me up when she said, "I feel just like Barbie - only in better shoes!" I got to get Bailey and Megan ready this year - which was a privilege and a treat! Such good girls!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Bailey Starts School on Monday, August 24th

Bailey is a JUNIOR! How is that even possible? She started driving by herself this summer which freaked me out enough.... but she will graduate in 2011 - right around the corner. Her goal is attend University of Florida as her Dad and I did, but it remains super tough to get into - lots of competition. She is in several AP classes as well as the magnet program for law AND cheering on varsity! I don't know how she juggles it all but she does it beautifully. I cannot be more proud of her and all she has accomplished. Go Bailey!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Darby is Back to School - 7th Grade

Darby LOVES his new school, Ellis Middle... in particular, chorus.... there are 36 kids in class and only 5 boys! (snicker). He is taking AP English and Math as well. He says he enjoys getting off the bus at my house and knowing that I am there waiting for him. Sometimes I sit on the porch with the dogs and wait for him, and he will just smile so big when he sees me. I love seeing my kids happy!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Happy Anniversary To US!

Today is Lance's and my 2nd wedding anniversary! I am very, very blessed!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Go Darby, Go!

All A's and B's on his report card this last nine weeks. Darby scored in the top 5 in his class for English so he will be taking advanced English next year. Yuuuuuh! He is OFFICIALLY a 7th grader.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Meet Banks

He comes home Saturday on his 8 week birthday! He comes from the MTGRR (Middle TN Golden Retriever Rescue)...his mother was shot in East Nashville and in running from being shot was hit by a car.... She was taken to University of Auburn to save her life and she delivered a complete litter and ALL the puppies survived and are doing so well and ALL have been adopted. Mom was adopted 2 weeks ago! She was only a year old and pregnant! Puppies are full blooded Goldens!

He is named Banks after our favorite beer in Barbados.... what a sweetheart!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

God Reveals Himself

Some times we pray for answers - answers that we are not ready to hear. We must remember that God's timing is PERFECT and his revelations are made exactly when we need them - even when they are terribly painful or amazingly joyous. We need to search for the gift in the knowledge He gives and then we need to pray for the strength, responsibility and dignity to handle what HE reveals to us. There is great blessing in this though it may not feel like it at the time. He knows best and He remains in control. He has great plans for us.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Another Possible Baby

Keeping our options open. Tomorrow we are being interviewed by MTGRR (Middle TN Golden Retriever Rescue) about possibly adopting a golden puppy.... we just want to make sure we are making a difference to a dog who otherwise might not have a chance at a good home....Like our beloved Feather. Aren't they sweet?

Friday, February 13, 2009

Newest Baby

We have access to a new litter of Rough Collie puppies (like Lassie). They are such gentle and loving dogs and they love children. They were just born this past Sunday and Lance and I are going tomorrow to see them and meet the Mom and Dad. The mother, Ginny, has no aggression to anyone being around her puppies and is very socialized. The trainer will keep him or her until he or she is 8 weeks old. I cannot wait to bring our new little pup home and for Feather to be a Mama. I am attaching a picture of a collie puppy so you can get an idea of how adorable they are. I am so excited about this breed and the fact that we have a nice big fenced in yard for lots of free exercise... We will keep everyone updated!

Red Belt Graduation

Darby graduated to his advanced red belt this past Saturday! I was very proud of him. He tested last week on his latest weapon, the bastone (basically a stick). He's stuck with this sport for two years now and he's one step closer to a black belt! Way to go, Darb!

Friday, January 9, 2009


Gators Are National Champions!

Friday, January 2, 2009

My A-Mazing Husband!

Lance passed his ASSE 6020 Medical Gas and Vacuum Systems Inspector Certification... he is one of only 4 in Middle Tennessee! I am so, so proud of him. Way to go, honey!!!!

Time Goes So Fast

This picture makes me cry, when I think of how big my kids are getting.... In my mind they will always be this size! I love them so much! Enjoy, absorb and "be present" every second you can!