Saturday, October 24, 2009


Life seemed to slow down a bit in the month of July. And apparently I didn't take many pictures!

Science Museum (and my boot)
The girls have always loved going to the science museum but this was Knox first time to actually enjoy it. It was fun to see him watch the fish and look all around at everything.

These pictures are out of order...but in the one below you can tell Knox was a little skeptical of the fish but in the one above, he was full of excitement!

Here's the boot pic - When I had my wreck in May, I hurt my foot/ankle really bad. I thought it was a sprain so I didn't do anything about it besides keep it wrapped and medicate it. But as time got closer to go to Peru in June, I decided to do x-rays. The x-rays showed no broken bones which was great. I decided to not do anything else til after the missons trip. On our hiking trip in Peru, my foot got much worse and it was difficult to walk on. The week after I got back, I went to see an orthopedic surgeon and found out I had nerve damage to my ankle. I had to wear a boot for a month and take nerve repair medecine, which had bad side affects. But today, I am so thankful to say that it feels much better. I still can't wear high heels or flip flops, my 2 favorite kind of shoes, but that is fine. I'm off the medecine for now. I still feel discomfort in my foot but the doctor says that it could take several months to heal.

Knox had his First Haircut!
I was so sad to see his cute little curls cut but he was actually getting frustrated with his hair touching his ears. He did so good.

Fun at the Braves Game

In June, we went to a MS Braves Baseball game and had a really fun time. It was Katie's first time to go and Rosalyn's second. My dad and step grandpa, Gene, went with us.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

The Girls Ceiling

Remember the "bubble" we had in the girls ceiling because of a major leak from the roof? That happened in the middle of May and it was mid June when we got it fixed. It was much worse than we had anticipated and took much longer to fix but we're thankful to say that the girls are happily sleeping under a new ceiling!

This is what we discovered when the first layer of the ceiling was removed....mold. And water was still dripping at this point and it was a month later!

Another picture of the mold

Several days later once those boards dried out, the rest of the ceiling was pulled down only to find more mold. The odor was so bad.

All the ceiling down. New boards are up.

I don't have a final picture of the ceiling and the girls are in bed sleeping right now so I can't go take a picture but it's complete now and looks great!

Katie is 4 years old!!

We celebrated Katie's 4th Birthday on Oct. 4. She was so excited about turning 4 since Rosalyn had just had her birthday. We had a small party at our house where the kids painted pumpkins. Katie loves to paint so she loved the idea. I've really enjoyed my time with Katie since Rosalyn is in kindergarten. I've seen her grow and learn lots of new things. It's also sweet to see her play with Knox. There relationship is fun as she plays rough with him but then also sits and colors with him and plays cars. I'm so thankful for my sweet Katie!

Katie waiting for her friends to come over!
Knox and his friend, Jack, painted pumpkins with water!
Painting the pumpkins...they all did so good!
The party table prior to friends arriving
Katie's birthday cupcakes. This was the only picture I got of them.
Rosalyn and Katie. As you can tell, Rosalyn got a haircut! I went in thinking maybe an inch off but she decided at the last minute to go really short. I think she got about 8 - 9 inches cut!!
Opening the presents that Nana and Pops brought

My plan is to now start updating the blog regularly before the holidays begin and the year is over! It will go back to June til now but I want it to all be on here for the kids to look back on one day.