Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Then he came home from school today with this:
They made them at school, and I think they are awesome! Can't wait to catch some bugs!
Sunday, April 20, 2008
So I volunteered to mow today. This may be the most I have ever mowed. Do not think me some girly-girl who cannot do outdoor jobs. I weed, I garden, I run the blower. Growing up, my dad liked to do the mowing (at least I think he did), so my sister and I had other chores. Nowadays, I figure I handle a lot of the inside stuff (Scott has never called for a babysitter), so I let him do the mowing. But we found that it was significantly quicker to share the load and now that someone doesn't have to be watching Ryan quite as closely, it worked out great (Ryan even came out and started "brooming" for us). And speaking of working out, mowing is a great work out! Bring it on!
So the first thing I am happy about is a totally uneventful (yet successful) prom:
Then there's these that I brought in from the backyard so I could enjoy the scent in my room:
And the warm weather here that took us to the Collierville Square on Sunday (where the sidewalk sale did not appear to be on despite what the paper said, but where we had a nice lunch and enjoyed looking at the trains):
Not just playing tee ball, but watching my boys do this:
And finally, enjoying the company of the Paulo's Sunday evening (Carrie send me a picture to post here.)
Thursday, April 17, 2008
My friend, Gina, goes way back to my first teaching job. Before kids, before she was even married! Now she has two little ones and her youngest was born with CDH, Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, and has had some tough battles. She is amazingly strong, and I admire her so much for the strength and grace sheand her family have handled things with.
My friends, Kate and Drew, go back to college. We were in marching band together, Kate was my sorority sister (and Drew a brother in our brother fraternity). They now live in the town where I grew up (shame I'm all the way out here!). They are in Vietnam RIGHT NOW adopting their baby girl, Tori! I am so excited for them and had to share their happiness with you!
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
They were itching to get out of Memphis, and Terrill found a great job a little farther north, so it was just meant to be. They will be missed by many of us here.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
and many of Ryan's other school buddies.
dancing and climbing on stage,
feeding the animals,
stalking the stamping lady (Mrs. Rose who makes amazing cards!), and just having a generally good time!
And thanks to those of you who recommended that I enter this
The cake (cupcakes, iced together, so cute!):
And the organizers (great ladies!):
Ryan, before the game:
Ryan and Scott before the game (did I mention it was really chilly?):
We played our friend Lucas's team. That's him in the lime green and his wonderful mama, Carrie in the cream jacket:
First team photo!
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
And here's one from Sunday:
Almost the same exact frame (except for Ryan). Here's the other direction:
Then we drove into Arkansas. The normally empty, grassy land immediately over the bridge, was completely covered in the waters of the muddy Mississippi.
Thank heavens for levees and bluffs!