Thursday, January 13, 2011
Christmas passed by in a flurry of activity and we did our best to absorb and enjoy every moment. I will try to get some pics posted from that soon. We just stayed so busy. We just have to look at it as we are blessed to be able to be so busy.
We have braved the crazy weather patterns in the South to bring in our new year - temps in the 70's and tornadoes as we celebrated New Years (none in our immediate area -thank goodness) and the very next week school was cancelled for a day for snow and ice. Crazy!
School has been back in session for a little over a week now and with it brought a new opportunity for me (Kristi). I was (unexpectedly) offered a job as the school nurse at the girls school! I had been doing a little subbing for the nurse there last semester and it just opened the right doors at the right time. But, we know who was in control of it and knew it all along. It is an amazing opportunity. I have the girls schedule during the school year and will have summers off with them as well. I am still getting my feet wet and getting settled in and frequently responding to the question, "Where's the real nurse?" LOL! I know they don't mean it that way - kind of funny though. I think I am going to enjoy it - got to get past my phobia of the lice though - UGH! That is all I dreamt about last night! I will be heading to get some shampoo for preventive self treatment ASAP. I will keep you posted - I am sure there will be many interesting stories to tell.
Monday, August 30, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Obviously there is no way that I could update you on all that has happened in the last year! The way I ramble that would take a full year! But I can basically sum it up with the fact that we have been busy, busy, busy! The girls have finished their school year and are enjoying summer - it doesn't feel that we have slowed down much since school got out. We have already attended a softball and soccer day camp and VBS at our previous church in Columbus and are gearing up for VBS at our church here next week. Mix in a couple of softball tournaments and 3 extra kids for the summer and you get a feel for chaos we are in the midst of. I am not complaining though - we are loving it and having a ball and grateful that we are able to be this busy!
I was trying to upload some recent pictures but it won't let me right now. I will try again later - and sooner than a year ;)
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Hailey, Harrison and Alyson
Hailey and Harrison spent a few days with us last week. This just looked like a classic Kodak moment as they enjoyed their popscicles.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
I finally got it! They say "If you get it, they will come" (or something like that) don't they? So maybe now that I have the machine I want, the business will come ;). Let's hope (or I am going to have a lot of explaining to do). Anyone who knows me very well knows that I have had my eye on this machine for quite a while. Well, after a good offer on it and a little arm twisting at home, it is mine - and I am so excited. It is a Baby Lock BMP8 - it has 6 needles on it. I got it Thursday and have already christened it well by monogramming 60 visors for the girls softball league. There was definitely a learning curve there that included a couple of desperate phone calls to Brian, but I got them done. Although business has been kind of slow, I have confidence that it will pick up. I have several people plugging my business for me whenever they get the chance and graduation is coming up soon which always increases the business a little bit. After all, it took 2 years of doing it in Columbus to get me built up to staying really busy. Regardless, I am ready for the challanges ahead of me now! For perspective, you can see part of my regular sewing machine sitting just to the left - that is the one I have been doing embroidery on until now (and I can still use it for that as well).
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Not the greatest picture (it was a moving target) but you can see the battle scar - a nice strawberry with faint lace marks. She has officially been initiated into the sport.
I will post more pictures later with them in their uniforms and some game pictures when we have a night that is a little less hectic.
The 'kids' - not so sure you can call of them that anymore.
Not all of them were willing participants!
This group of girls goes back a few years - since Amelia (in purple) was an infant!
(Sorry it's off center - we let a man take the picture ;) )
Alyson is just silly!
The kiddo's get in a visit with the Easter bunny