Saturday, April 26, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Just a quick post with mainly pictures. Did I mention that Relay is one week from today??? I am ready to do it! There are so many things left to do but I am such a worrier by nature that I am exhausting myself worrying about them. Lovely trait.....I need to work on it....one day.....when I have time.
So here are a few random pictures.
Lane playing at the Lake last weekend.
One of my friend's little boy with Dixie the pot bellied pig. Yep, we met up at a Pig Kissing earlier this week....gotta post some action photos from that. It was pretty funny. It was a Relay fundraiser.
Anyway, gotta finish getting dressed for work.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
So, Bug's double ear infection didn't clear up entirely. We finished our round of meds on Wednesday and Friday night, the fever was back. So we went to the Doctor on Saturday AM instead of the 5K walk. We have the "mac daddy" of antibiotics now - so the Doc says - and hopefully this will clear up the stubborn right ear.
This week was good - Whispers of Hope Ladies group meeting on Tuesday night (we are re-organizing some of our projects), Mission Friends Wednesday night, our Survivor Dinner for Relay was Thursday night (it was WONDERFUL!!) and Friday night, me and Bug and one of my Committee Members went to Tift County Relay event. It was really cool to see another Relay. Of course, it is essentially the same but subtle differences are there. We hope to tweak our Relay over the next few years to make it easier to execute and more enjoyable for those attending. We stayed until the Luminary Service and got lots of great ideas and saw where we had things different that was better than what they had. And I must brag on LaneBug - he was wonderful. He was very patient through all the tent judging we had to do (it took about an hour) and he loved running around and playing outside. Everyone there was SUPER friendly. There was one team in particular that I just fell in love with. It was a team organized for a boy (now 11 years old) who was diagnosed with cancer at 15 months. He is now 8 years cancer free!! Their tent was "Victory Lap" and they had a real race car there. The boy was so cute - blond hair and blue eyes. They were really nice folks. I would have loved to stay and chat with them more. Another team was organized for a Mother of 3 who is a 20 year cancer survivor. They had raised over $16,000 this year. WOW. AMAZING. She decided to pursue nursing after her diagnosis. She had 2 more children after chemo. It was such an amazing story - so much courage.
Well, gotta run now and finish cleaning. Bug is down for a nap and I need to "make hay while the sun shines" so to say. He has been kind of icky and fussy today so maybe after this nap he will be doing better. I'll post some pictures later tonight. I downloaded over 100 picture from my camera yesterday. I have some from last week's birthday party we attended through our visit to the Tift County Relay plus there are some SUPER cute pics from a local Mini Relay at a church preschool.
Bye-bye for now!
Saturday, April 12, 2008
So, speaking of Relay for Life, you got to come out if you aren't already planning. It is Friday, May 2nd at the County School Stadium across from McDonald's. Opening ceremony is at 6:00 and the Luminary Service is at 9:00. My cousin's hubby (Amanda Faye) Brian will be there with the band he is in - he is the drummer. The name of the band is Mahogany Moon. You can find them on MySpace. I have their link somewhere - I'll find it and post it later. They are a Southern Rock band with some of their own songs. I am excited to have them come join us this year.
So, not much to time to blog today. I need to run some errands while Bug and his Daddy are gone right now. Lane has a birthday party later today and he is looking forward to that as I am too.
I'll leave you with a few snapshots.
Lane is getting pretty good at stacking his blocks!
Lane was helping his Daddy get the boat cleaned up
This is a picture of the boys "racing" in the cul-de-sac the other night.....not sure who was having the most fun....the tall one or the short one....
Monday, April 7, 2008
Today has been one of those really weird days (whatever weird is anyway). I think it is because of a few factors:
1. I did not get much sleep last night and my 4:00 AM hour was tampered with - that is never a good thing. That is without a doubt my most important hour of sleep.
2. A friend sent me a link to a blog that is dedicated to a Mother's unborn baby and the baby will need a miracle to survive once she is born. http://audreycaroline.blogspot.com/
3. Lane was sick today. He has a double ear infection. The last one of these he had was at least a year or so if not more and we took him to the Doctor for some other reason and found out he had it. Needless to say, he didn't act sick that day. But today, I can honestly say, it was the first time he has ever "acted sick" when he was sick.
So anyway, back on track of my thoughts, the blog I read today just floored me. In fact, another good friend had told me about it before I had seen it and advised that I read it when I had time to really read it uninterrupted. Folks, I am blessed by God's Grace and Love. He has given more than I have ever deserved or ever will deserve.
I was able to cuddle with Lane - hold him close to me, do the "butt pat" thing and sing a song to him to calm him down when he was crying. It has been so long since I have had the opportunity to do that. I told this to a friend earlier and afterwards reflected on it and realized how lucky I am. I don't think I grasp that concept enough.
I know I don't tell God enough "THANK YOU" for giving me such simplistic problems. Instead, I magnify me own wants and desires and make protest to Him.
Please visit the blog above and pray for the family. They need God's blessings showered over them right now during this very tough time.