Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
For today – August 29th 2011
Outside my window... it’s very noisy!!! The neighbors dogs won’t stop barking (it started at 6 this morning and it just won’t stop!!) and the dive bombing birds are squawking up a storm!! Jinx is hiding in the house to avoid them.
I am thinking… and wondering about who will be on the next season of Dancing with the Stars – can’t wait to find out tonight while watching Bachelor Pad.
I am thankful for... the fact that my east coast friends are safe yet again after mother nature wracked havoc this weekend.
In the kitchen… there are some dishes that are calling my name as well as the floor which needs swiffering – that’ll happen once I’m done with this post.
I am wearing... shorts and a tank top
I am creating... a video with pictures from the LPA Fundraiser – too many pictures to put into a blog post.
I am going to… starting thinking about the other blogs posts that I need to catch up on – still behind but not as bad as I was a few weeks ago.
I am wondering… when it’s going to start cooling down – I’m ready for cooler weather – supposed to be about 100* today.
I am reading... nothing yet, finished last weeks book and haven’t decided which book to pick up
I am hoping... that none of my east coast friends suffered too much damage from Hurricane Irene.
I am hearing... Hanna playing with the cars and my soap on the tv – I can at least listen to it while typing.
Around the house… Hanna is so happy with her new big girl bed!! She has always liked playing in her room now she LOVES it!! We moved a few things around in there and she now also has the play kitchen – she spent most of yesterday afternoon and now this morning, playing in there.
A few plans for the rest of the week… watching the two kids tomorrow after school – my mom is also coming over to visit before she and my dad head out on Wednesday for their next adventure (thankfully planned for this week and not while Hurricane Irene was hitting the east coast). They are flying into Knoxville TN and visit with the Schmidts, whom Caty and I visited while we were in TN for the LPA National Convention last summer. From there they will be heading to Hilton Head South Carolina and spending 2 weeks there. Friday afternoon Scott, the girls are I are heading out of town with some friends to Arnold for the weekend. Our friends are members at the Broll Mountain Vineyards in Murphy’s. The winery is having an event for members and we were invited to attend as well. Dinner and free wine all night long!! Then on Saturday there will be an all day long community party. On our dive home on Sunday we’re going to stop at Snowshoe Brewing Company for lunch – sounds like a perfect weekend to me!!
A picture that I am sharing...
Friday, August 26, 2011
We spent a long weekend in July at my family’s cabin in Pinecrest. The girls and I rode up with my parents on Wednesday and we met my brother, sister-in-law and niece there. Scott joined us on Friday.
The girls were so happy to be together again
Hanna still loves digging in the dirt
You can’t really see it in this picture but just above Caty’s head there is a pink plastic fish. My brother, Todd, had taken Riley’s fishing pole and cast it to it was up over a branch. He’s lower the fish so they’d chase it, then pull it back up. They loved it and giggled like crazy
Off for a walk – Caty and Riley
Hanna and Nana
The girls at the lake
On our way home
Hanna found the dirt again the next morning
Time for the lake
Hanna found a ladybug that she carried around for while
Caty getting to drive the boat
Beautiful Pinecrest Lake
Caty and myself
Nana and her girls
Papa and his girls
Caty doing a little shore fishing
Hanna and Nana
Nana, Papa and the girls
More lake time
Hanna and myself on the boat
Hanna and Nana
Caty driving the boat again
Hanna loved it!!
Hanna also got to drive the boat
Me and Caty
Joined by Michelle and Cheri (Furner) – both of our families have been coming up to Pinecrest our whole lives but it wasn’t until 2-3 years ago that we realized it. Cheri and I were in the same class in high school and Michelle and Todd as well. This summer was the first time we all ended up being in Pinecrest at the same time. They, along with their families, came and joined us for drinks. Fun times!!
All the kids together
Family picture time – I haven’t announced anything but look at my sister-in-law’s tiny little baby bump. They will be welcoming girl #2 in early November. Girls all around for our family!
Such a great couple of days at the cabin. We always love coming up here and look forward to next summers trip.
August 26th of 2010 – so glad that cast was only on for 3 weeks!!
August 26th of 2009 -
Hanna – so many smiles
Caty helping with yard work
August 26th of 2008 - Multi-tasking – talking and swinging
August 26th of 2007
Sliding with Daddy
Sliding with Mommy
August 26th 2006
Checking out Pinecrest Lake
August 26th of 2005