Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
So, Jerry and Ernest worked most of the afternoon cleaning up the water and eventually pulling out all of the carpet, but most everything else was OK.
Now, while I was getting ready for church on Sunday, our neighbor came by to ask if we had started flooding again. I said no, but decided to have Ernest check just in case. Well, sure enough, as we watched our toilet began to overflow. Slowly at first, but then it began to look like this...
Yes, that is sewage mixed in with the flood water. It went on like this for several hours. And soon, my lower level looked like this...
In the end, most of the furniture was lost, but all the "stuff" was OK. I am so thankful to everyone from church who came to help us out - Jerry and Jeni, Geri and her boys, Mike, Fred, the Morecrafts, the Barkers. Thank you all so much!
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Thursday, August 07, 2008
Here are some pictures I took early on Tuesday morning of our neighborhood as we were all coming out to assess the damage. It was the most amazing thing to see these trees completely torn out of the ground.
Monday, August 04, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Here are TJ's favorites:
Afterwards we went to the Rainforest Cafe for lunch. I had not been there since college. This was TJ's first time.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Here are some pictures of TJ playing:
He loves to dress up as various Star Wars characters. Here he is as "Anakin Skywalker":
And lastly, some pictures of the guests (and TJ) at my birthday dinner last night.
Thanks to everyone who came to celebrate with me. I am now in the thirty-somethings...so hard to believe.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
School is out for the summer! But I can already tell that it is going to go fast. TJ and I went to my mom and dad's in North Carolina last week (no pics from that, my camera has been very temperamental) Boy, was it HOT down there. They are in a drought ( and have been for about 5-6 years now) Temps reached above 95 every day that we were there. Yuck! We did go to a very cool ranch that took you around on a horse drawn wagon and let you feed some different types of exotic animals - emu, water buffalo, oxycow, zebras, Asian deer... It was pretty neat. TJ did not care for most of the feeding. As soon as one of them slobbered on him, he was done with that! We even got to feed some giraffe! It was great!
So, my amazing sister just bought me a 2 year membership at Omni41! I can't believe it! What a blessing. There is so much to do there, I can hardly contain myself. I went there today and just ran on the treadmill and did the bicycle. I felt kind of out of place because I do not really know my way around or how everything works, yet. I can go to any of the fitness classes and the pool. Plus, on weekends TJ can come with me for free and Ernest for only $2.
Well, I guess that is all for now. Hopefully, I will soon be able to post some new pics.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Sunday, April 06, 2008
I just wanted to post some pictures of TJ from his recent trip to the dentist. He needed to get his first filling (not a milestone that I am that proud of). Because of the numbness on his bottom lip, he sucked and bit it quite frequently. These pictures show the result. He ended up staying home from school for 2 days because of how infected it had gotten.
The other marks around his lips are just ketchup. (we had just come from Burger King:-) )