Sunday, September 19, 2010


At age 6 almost 7 our son finally lost his first tooth, we were begining to think it would never happen.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

A look back at summer 2010

I know I have not been blogging alot this summer, but we have been sooo busy. My new job keeps me busy busy Tuesday through Friday, but it leaves me a three day weekend to play with my family :) So this summer started off with a last minute trip to my grandparents house in South Carolina. I learned a few days before that my office would be closed the Friday before Memorial day giving me a 4 day weekend. So I threw everything together and after work on Thursday night I picked up the kids and we made the 8 1/2 hour drive. The kids slept pretty well as I drove all night. It was a quick trip, but a super fun one and we managed to see all the family. Meeting the cousins
Play time

Curled on the bed watching TV

Grandpa taking the great grand kids for a ride on the lawn mower

Grandma and grandpa with all the great grand kids

My cousin and his wife

My cousin

My uncle

My aunt

Upon returning we got the pool fixed and then it was swim time!

Our annual 4th of July kickin wing fire works, always a hit with the kids
The smoke bombs

What's a party without silly string

Grandma and uncle always have as much fun as the kids do

Grand finale sparklers baby.
We know how to party.

Our son's baseball party

Pizza and trophies for everyone

We even watched the local crops get dusted from our front porch

We took a trip to the Natural Bridge Sate Park in KY
The kids did great hiking well over 3 miles with us that day

We met a friendly copper head on the way

Our destination the bridge
This is taken underneath it looking up

Sometimes we had to get creative to get trough the hiking paths

the kids found the adventure so much fun

Look out point
The bridge is in the background
After our hike and some lunch we drove another hour to show the kids where we lived in college and the campus.
Then Hubby and I took a trip to mammoth cave and hiked and caved for about 5 hours. It was so awesome, but sorry no pics as we didn't want to be weighted down with a camera.
We also hiked at the local Nature Center this year too.
We even got in so time to play tennis.
Our daughter had her 4H cookout at Rocky Fork Lake and we all had a great time swimming.
It was the kids first time to the beach and our son was convinced it must be the ocean. Again sorry no pics.
It has been a wonderful summer, but all good things must come to an end, the kids started back to school this week, but I'm sure our weekends will still be busy.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

3 seconds shy but still feeling really proud

My confession: since last November I have been off again on again with my workouts and probably leaning towards more off than on. I had gained back some weight, not alot but enough to make my pants a little snug. So now I'm totally on again and the scale is quickly diving back down :) Today I almost hit a new goal. The elusive 8 minute mile. I did it in 8minutes 3 seconds, but close enough for me !!!!!! At the half mile mark I was at 4:14 so the last half mile I shaved 25 seconds off my time. More seasoned runners may not be so impressed, but I am on cloud 9! Maybe just maybe I won't look like a total fool at my 5K run in August.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Pet sitting the kids

Abbey on the left Cami on the right
Cami in front Abbey behind

Cami on the left Abbey on the right

Cami is our old dark yellow girl and the lighter yellow one is Abbey her daughter. We kept Abbey for the first year of her life hoping she would turn in to nice show dog, but she just didn't have everything we were looking for so we placed her in to a great pet home with a friend of ours. The best part is when our friend goes out of town Abbey gets to come stay at our house and play with her mom. These moments are very special to us and we love having Abbey home as she's a wonderful dog. I love that her and Cami can still be together.

Friday, July 2, 2010

My custom painted front door

Here it is the custom paint job for my front door is complete. It took me much longer than I thought it would, but for the most part I'm happy with it. I'm not sure if I want to add something on the top panels of the door or not. For now though I am spent and it looks pretty good. Hopefully the hubby agrees when he wakes up. I love to surprise him with new paint jobs.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Turning Water In To Wine?

We have had a terrible pool season thus far. Usually by this time of the year we are swimming away daily, and my hair is already fried by the chlorine. This year road trips and work and ball schedules have led us to getting the pool out later than normal. Then I discovered a small army of carpenter ants had set up house in the rolls of the outside of the pool. They ate 2 small holes in it which the hubby patched. We then started to fill the pool, but discovered a large hole, so we drained the pool and patched it up. Started to fill it again and I thought it was leaking. Hubby thought it was from the recent rains we have had, hence the leaves already in the pool. So we drained and looked for a hole. Could not find a hole so we started to fill again. Same thing. So hubby brought home a dye used to detect leaks in ponds. So we turned the pool pink. Couldn't find a leak, but we had to drain out all that pink water. So today I finished suctioning out the last of the pink water and drying out the pool. I am attempting one more fill. If this doesn't work I am giving up and going terrestrial for the rest of the season. dissolving tablets

I even jumped in to facilitate the mixing of the dye. Hubby was sure I'd come out with pink feet, but I did not.

And the water turned to wine, well not really.

Kind of pretty isn't it.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Here it is!

You asked for it here it is. Pics of me and the Hubby on our wedding day. No snickering folks. Remember this was 15 years ago and big hair and glasses were in style back then.
So here we are June 16, 1995
I loved this dress. It had a heart cut out in the back and all this lovely bead work and it had a super long train.

Me and the Hubby.

Look at that train. Nuf said.

The wedding party.
Our colors were white and green and absolutely nothing else.
Hard colors to plan around, but very elegant in the end.

Happily ever after.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

15 years and counting....

Well today is the day. I've officially been married to the hubby for 15 years now. My time flies. I wanted to post a pic of our wedding day, but hubby is sleeping upstairs where the pics are and I haven't the heart to wake him. Our plans are simple, just a nice little dinner when he gets up before he goes off to work. We actually celebrated last weekend with a kid free weekend. We went shopping and out to eat then we ran a couple of times together, then the next day we went to his company ballgame to watch the Reds play. A quiet but super nice weekend. So here's to many more years together. Happy Anniversary to us. Maybe pics some other day.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Better News Today

The inside of her ear. Poor thing her ears actually swelled a little.

Sorry the pis aren't very good, that's what happens when you try to shoot a moving target alone.

You can see the redness on the inside of her armpit.

The inside of her thigh.

Her belly.

Bumpers was actually worse today. She did keep her dinner down last night, but this morning her breakfast complete with her antibiotic pills came up. Her face was starting to turn that reddish color of the rest of her skin and it was swelling slightly like her ears , which made her poor little eyes water. She was happy and perky, but just not quite herself. Good news was her labwork looked very normal, so no horrific diseases like auto immune disease or bleeding disorders. So what is it. We determined that in fact maybe tit wasn't blood beneath her skin but maybe a very odd pigmented rash, so our best assumption is an allergic reaction to something, time will tell if she responds to therapy. What? Who knows. We'll probably never know. Let's just hope it never comes back. So today she received benedryl injections and an injection of a very large dose of steroids. Tomorrow she'll start on oral steroids. Not my favorite drug but if it works I'll take it. Just glad we didn't get heartbreaking news today. I'll keep you all posted on her treatment and if it's working.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

What an awful birthday present

My baby girl turned 2 on Tuesday, but she's been sick since Sunday. At first I didn't think much of it. My dogs randomly vomit or get diarrhea from time to time. By Monday evening she was still vomiting so I was starting to worry she may have ate something that was stuck, maybe a rawhide since that was the only thing missing. She didn't vomit over night on Monday so I decided to give her another day to see how it went. She vomited again late afternoon while I was at work. That evening there was some blood in her stool and the stool looked odd in color. So off to the vet Wednesday morning to xray that belly. In the car I noticed the inside of her leg looked red. When I got to work we xrayed her and since it was dark in there we didn't pay much notice to the leg. At lunch I took her out to pee after she vomited some water with blood in it, and noticed her ears were red and puffy. It was bruising, meaning she was leaking blood under her skin layer. Not good. By evening her armpits were bruised too. Very perplexing as all her symptoms don't seem to fit one thing. Now we are waiting for labwork which should be back tomorrow. So I'll update you all then, but meanwhile we have started something to help with the vomiting and an antibiotic.

Monday, June 7, 2010

My little graduate!

My little boy has graduated kindergarten!
All the kindergarten classes put on a cute musical program and then they got their diplomas.
I can't believe my baby is now a first grader.
Where does the time go....
The graduation party!

His big present a rabbit and cage to keep in his room, just like his sisters.

My boy and his cake.

His cake diploma his birth photo and his kindergarten picture.
My how he has grown!

A close up of the cake.
Congrats to my little boy.
I'm oh so proud!