Wednesday, June 04, 2008

I just got back from my 20-yr class reunion. Several of us made a girl's weekend out of it and had a lot of fun. It was so nice to see everyone and amazing how little everyone had changed. I literally have known several of them since I was in kindergarten.

On the way home, I feel on the escalator in the LR airport. Needless to say, I'm on the couch with a knee brace and crutches. It's looking like I've punctured the ligament in my knee. We won't know for sure until next week when they can do an MRI.

I guess that is what I get for having so much fun!!

As soon as J gets me settled upstairs, I've got ton of pictures to catch everyone up on!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Tax Season is OVER!

Well, it's over and I don't have to think about it again for a year. For all of you very unorganized people, get ORGANIZED! It sure does make my life easier! Mason's birthday is tomorrow. I can't believe he is eight.

Last week, both sons of my friend from Lonoke, Dana Anderson, were in a car accident. They were on their way to church and flipped their vehicle. Josh, the oldest was wearing his seatbelt and walked away with minor injuries. Jordan, the youngest, was not as lucky. He was not wearing his seatbelt (WEAR YOUR SEATBELT!) and was thrown from the car. He is still in ICU, but will eventually be fine. They had to remove his spleen and he was on a respirator for a while. Dana and I go back a long way. She and I used to work at Blue Cross together and have always kept in touch even after she left. Matter of fact, she is the one that drove me to the hospital when I went into labor with Mason and stayed until Jeremy got there. She has been to Florida several times since we've herself, with her husband and with the whole family. Please keep their family in your prayers. Below is the latest email that I received from her mother.

The doctors had been watching a fluid buildup around the lung that was bruised for several days and decided today to put a tube in to drain the fluid. The doctor in the radiology department performed the task under mild sedation in his room. This is supposed to help with his breathing. The tube will be left in until there is no drainage from the lung. Doctors removed the tube from his nose and he is very happy about that. He had a liquid breakfast and was told late this evening that he could eat anything he wanted and if it wasn't on the hospital menu the family could bring it in to him......needless to say, his family went to Arby's and picked up his supper. I don't know how much of it he ate since he hasn't had anything in his stomach for 8 days.

He is still in Critical Care Unit 18 and we don't know when he will be moved. He is still in a lot of pain but has been sitting in a chair for 45 minutes to an hour for the past two days or so. I'm sure the place where they inserted the tube will be another sore spot for him. We all feel blessed by God that Jordan is doing as good as he is but we also know that he has some painful times ahead as the fractures, bruises and surgery scars heal. Please keep Jordan, Josh, Dana, Teddy and all of the family and extended family in your prayers.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Can you believe Mitchell is almost as tall as me?

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Tax Season is almost OVER!

Well, I'm almost back again. This tax season took me a little bit by surprise. I have worked lots of hours with very few days off. I'll know to be a little more prepared next year! Since Christmas, Jeremy and I spent a week in Vegas in January. Jan came down and kept the kids. Mitchell broke his collar bone playing football the night before we got back home. So I literally got out of the car to get right back in to spend three hours at the ER. Everyone has fully recovered including Papaw!

We were able to spend some time with Stephanie while we were home for Christmas. She is doing great! There is a picture of her and the kids in the Christmas photos. Since Christmas, she has had an additional surgery on her legs. I talked to her last week, and she has thrown her walker in for a cane! Thanks to everyone who still thinks about her!

Mason has been busy with baseball and Mitchell is getting ready to start spring soccer. He had to sit out of the rest of basketball and all of track due to his injury. We are all ready for him to get back into sports and relieve some energy!

Jason and Christy came down for Easter. It was a quick trip for them, but we had a lot of fun. It was actually pretty laid back and relaxing. Mitchell and Ethan are growing up so fast and it's almost like having two extra men in the house when they are here.

One more week and I'm free again! I can't wait. My house is filthy, my kids are enjoying the unorganized chaos, and my dog really misses me!

I've posted pictures in the album from Christmas, Easter and my new garden!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Merry Christmas!

I just realized that there are a stack of Christmas cards sitting on my counter in Florida that I forgot to drop in the mail before leaving for AR. For those of you that did not get yours this year - I'm so sorry! We've had a great time in AR and will be returning home tomorrow. We were able to visit with my grandma and grandpa on Sunday. My parents and sister with her kids were there as well. Saw lots of friends, ate lots of food and even made a stop at the old work place. For those of you that have been asking, Stephanie looks amazing! I have a great picture of her and the kids. She's hoping to go back to school a few hours a week next month. She can't stay in the classroom alone, but anything to get her out of the house! I'll post Christmas pictures when we get back home and I get everything downloaded.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

JAT Trailer

This post is for my father-in-law. Jeremy's having email difficulties...

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Honor Roll Elite

Mitchell was awarded today with being on the Honor roll elite. He, along with six others, made straight A's!

Monday, December 10, 2007

I've been elfed

In case you missed this...

Mason was in a Christmas musical at church on Saturday night. He was one of the three kings. It was really cute and they had fun. I put some pictures in the photo album. He has 1st reconciliation (confession) tomorrow night. He's ready to get it over with. He say's he is ready to confess and become clean! There's no telling what the priest hears on these first confessions!

Next to my baby...I have a few new pictures of Beignet. We have really bonded lately...he loves me! His four pound body has not faired well with the few cold days that we had. He got a new sweater and stayed under the blanket. On my days off, he follows me around everywhere. It's funny, because I know that he sleeps most of the day when I work. He's constantly following me up and down the stairs. He gets to the point where he will stop at the top of the stairs waiting to see if I'm coming back up or if it's worth the trip back down again.

Mitchell has a new girlfriend. This time it's one that we know and approve of! Information is very limited at press time...

Emerald Coast Soccer team so far is undefeated! Last year the school did not win a single game. Way to go ECMS!