Friday, October 31, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Is it love or is it torture?

I often wonder this when Lizzy shows "love" toward Rachel. Look at Rachel - sitting up in the baby seat at only 3 months!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Portraits of Lizzy

Here are Lizzy's 2 year old portraits, taken at Kiddie Kandids today. (Her birthday is November 13)


This week both my girls have a cold. Lizzy got it last Wednesday, and Rachel picked it up on Friday. Luckily, it's not too severe. While dealing with the cold, I got an email that one of the teachers I used to work with died (see the post below) and the email said that his funeral was that day - I had an hour and half to get myself and the girls all dressed and ready and drive down to Murray. After the funeral, the girls and I went to my mom's house, which was fun, but then when we went to leave, my van wouldn't start. My sister tried to help me jump it, but it wouldn't jump. So, I had to call for a tow truck, and then wait at my mom's until Jason got off work and could pick us up to go home. We got home and I realized I had left my cell phone at my mom's! We don't have a home phone, so now I would be cut off with no phone and no car! Jason went to work the next day and picked up the phone, and I got my van back the day after that. It was just a problem with the battery - the battery was so old and so dead that it wouldn't even accept a jump anymore. So, at least that was an easy fix. Let's hope this week has less stress! I craved pizza and chocolate cake all week long! (My stress foods). Luckily, I was able to restrain myself and I stuck to my diet and lost 2 more pounds this week.

Monday, October 20, 2008

In Memory

One of the math teachers I used to teach with died of stomach cancer that he had been battling for a year. We went to the funeral on Saturday, and it was a wonderful tribute to him. We will miss you, Mick Webb! See the obituary: Mick Webb

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Trip to Florida

We are in Florida this week. We arrived on Thursday the 2nd and are staying until Thursday the 9th. My aunt and grandparents live out here, so we are visiting with them. We got one of our Marriott Vacation Club condos in Orlando, and my aunt and grandparents are staying here with us, for a nice resort vacation! We have a beautiful condo with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room, kitchen and dining room, laundry room, and a screened in balcony that overlooks a lake. The swimming pool area is really great, with 3 large pools, a couple of kiddie pools, a bunch of hot tubs scattered around and a man made beach at the lake side. You can take a little boat across the lake to the resort's fitness, spa, and activity center. We've been having lots of fun hanging out here at the resort, and today we went to Sea World. Lizzy had a fabulous time at Sea World. We saw the Shamu show, the dolphin show, the sea lion and otter show, and an animal show, and we also went to the penguin and shark encounter exhibits. One of Lizzy's favorite things was meeting Elmo - the Sesame Street characters were walking around the park, and Lizzy got to meet Elmo. She was really excited to see him, but then kind of scared once Jason took her up to hug him!