Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Monday, February 26, 2007
Friday night: Matt and I went on a date to Bonefish Grill. Yummy Bang Bang Shrimp. If you haven't been, you must go with your sweetie and eat this appetizer. It is so stinkin' good, I dream about it. After dinner, we went to Circuit City and Best Buy to take a look at digital cameras. Matt and I decided that we want to give each other a really nice camera for our birthdays. So we are trying to decide if we want a smaller camera like an Elph or a fuller bodied camera like the Canon Powershot S2. We didn't buy anything, we are just doing the research!
We came home to our friend Jenn Wisecarver who was babysitting along with Tim Curlett watching "Men at Work" with Emelio Estevez and Charlie Sheen. We all started watching it as a joke, but ended up all watching it until 1am. Ridiculous.
Saturday: We hung around the house all day, I cleaned out Lucy's closet. We have received so many hand me down clothes and I haven't organized any of it. So I finally did it! I made two runs to Goodwill and one to Ellen Troyer's to drop off all of her girl clothes. I am feeling really good about Lucy's closet (how much of a nerd am I?) Matt got a load of mulch and power washed our rocking chairs that have gotten disgusting after the long winter outside. I got my car washed at the amazing Gorilla Car Wash. We grilled steaks for dinner and Lucy went to be early, 9pm and slept all night long! HOORAY!
Sunday: We watched the kids at church on Sunday. It was great! After we came home, Asher took a nap, Lucy took a nap and then she and I went grocery shopping. We tried to go the Y, but childwatch was full and so we just left and went on a family walk. It was chilly, but fun because the North Buncombe Girls Soccer team was having a spaghetti supper so we stopped in there to say hi, then we ran into the Broadways on a walk and then we stopped at Beth Williams and Kristen Neely's house. Beth got in a really bad accident at Windy Gap on the giant swing last weekend and we haven't been able to stop in and see her, so that was really good. She just had surgery to repair her collarbone and pins put in her pinky. It was a freak accident where a camper knocked her off of the platform as she was trying to get them down. Hopefully, we will get to hang out some this week. Then we came home and it was a zoo because Matt had to get to Campaigners, dinner needed to be cooked. Lucy was going bananas because she was so hungry and tired and I needed to feed Asher. Plus, even though we spent the day on Saturday cleaning the house, it was a disaster again.
I was really sad because the Oscars were on and my two favorite people to watch the awards with weren't here. My sister doesn't live here, but if she did...we would watch every awards show and be quite happy commenting on everyone together. My other favorite person to watch with is Robin Plemmons. She is quite possibly the funniest person I know, so it is always a good time. But she was at a wedding. But then as I was feeling sad, Becca and Ann Marie showed up after watching the Amazing Race at Hampton's so we could watch the Oscar's on Tivo! It was great to watch with these fun girls and laugh at the ridiculousness that is Hollywood. My two comments from the show are:
1. Why did all of the women wear their hair on the side? Nicole Kidman, Gwenyth Paltrow, Jennifer Hudson. They all looked like 80's throwbacks (Especially Cameron Diaz's weird dress)
2. Too many montages and salutes to whoever picked their nose the longest in Hollwood. We need the major awards before midnight please.
So I went to bed exhausted from staying up too late and Asher decided that he needed to be awake from 1-4am. Sweet. Matt got up with him for most of the time, but then he ran out of patience and I took over. Asher went right to sleep with me. It was kind of like when you spend 20 minutes trying to open up a jar and someone walks in the kitchen and just turns the lid. You make a stupid comment like, "I loosened it for you!" because it was so easy for them and it makes you mad. That's what happened at 3:30am with our son. Matt was not happy.
This is a really long post and so I am going to get off of here. But just to tie you over, here is are some fun pics:
Friday, February 23, 2007
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
"The twins are both looking great and growing. The gap between the girls has gotten smaller. Last time there was a 30% discordance in their growth and this time it's a 20.7% discordance! We are thrilled that the little one is growing, and that the bigger one is growing too! The doctor said we need to keep watching things and come back again in three weeks. We are praying that they will continue to grow and that the difference between them will not increase."
We are so thrilled that the little twin is growing, I know one day we will all look back and laugh as the little one beats the crap out of the bigger one!
Speaking of that, we (me and the kids) are at Matt's parent's house for a few days as Matt is in Arizona and we are having a "grand ole time" as my niece Maggie puts it!
Maggie came up to visit with us while we are here and she is hilarious. I am sure you saw her YouTube video below, but she just turned four and has more personality that anyone in the house!
Today, the other cousins, Watts and Nate came over and Asher had quite a time playing with all of the older kids. He learned a new word today, "bup" which means (of course) "jump." The kids throw the pillows off of the all-white couch that we call "white fancy" and they jump on the springs like it is a really long trampoline. At one time or another at least two of the "monkeys" have fallen off and bumped their heads (just like the song). A little kiss and a rub on the forehead and they are back at it. I am sure that years ago when Linda bought this couch, she had no idea that her nice all white couch would become the playground for her four grandchildren, but so be it!
Sunday, February 18, 2007
I wanted to ask those of you that read this blog to pray for Buffy and Ian, Matt's sister and her husband. Buffy is 24 weeks pregnant with twin girls. The girls have been growing at disproportionate rates and on Tuesday they will have another ultrasound to see how things have been going during the last month. The doctors are not sure why they are growing at different rates but suspect a placenta problem. Please pray that the problem has corrected itself and that the girls would continue to grow inside of Buffy.
I really love Buffy and Ian and their daughter Maggie. I am so excited that they are having girls that will be so close in age to Lucy! It is one more aspect that I love about our families! On both sides we have cousins that are so close in age to one another and so they will always have little playmates when we get together. So please pray for a healthy outcome from this pregnancy and this hurdle to get over will be examined on Tuesday. I love you guys!
Friday, February 16, 2007
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Last night, as Matt was on his way home from Work Crew Training (high school kids who are learning spiritual disciplines to prepare them to work at YL camps this summer), he was sitting at a stop light when a drunk driver swerved into his car and hit him going at a pretty fast clip. Thankfully no one was hurt. But the guy hit Matt's car right perpendicular to the front wheels of the car. Matt is pretty sure that he broke the axle. After the police arrived, he was arrested on the spot. Matt said it was really sad and heartbreaking because the man knew that his whole life was about to change and he had to just sit there and wait for the police to come.
This is only a two-year old car that the YL area bought for Matt and his staff to use. Now it could possibly be totaled just because this guy decided to drink and get behind the wheel. And from what Matt says, he didn't just have one beer! It really could have turned out much worse if he had hit the car at Matt's door instead of at the front wheel. We are so thankful!
One other note about this incident, it proved to both of us how different Matt and I really are (as if we needed confirmation!). After I picked Matt, Anne Marie and Nate up; Matt realized he had no idea where his car was towed to and that he forgot to take all of his other keys off of the keyring! So today is going to be an adventure trying to track down where the police tow all cars that have been in an accident and hopefully retrieving Matt's office and home keys off of the keyring!
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Monday, February 12, 2007
Kicks off the start of the Amazing Race All Stars! This is by far my favorite show on TV. I have watched every season except for the first one and so the All-Stars make me so very happy! I am in a pool with the Young Life staff at Windy Gap and so here are my picks for this season:
1. Dustin and Kandice 2. Rob and Amber and 3. Jill and John Vito.
A little note on Jill and John Vito, she and I played soccer together back in the day on Staten Island. Sadly, she lost her brother on 9/11 as he was an executive for Cantor Fitzgerald. She first applied to do the show with her brother and after he died, she reapplied with her then boyfriend and brother's best friend John Vito. Since they first did the show, they have broken up but have emerged as friends. I am especially excited about the TAR All-Stars because there are five different people on the show from Staten Island. I find this exceedingly hilarious. What other show would have this many people from the same town? I am guessing that Staten Island is SO full of nut jobs that it is a casting agents dream! I have so many funny memories from living there for four years in high school. I have loved over the years watching shows like the TAR and MTV's Sweet Sixteen and the True Life, I a Staten Island Girl and how accurately they have captured the mindset and the flamboyant personalities that you run into on the island. You just can't get that anywhere else in the world!
For those of you who haven't seen this yet, Matt, Brian Hancock, Matt Williams and a dude that Hancock brought with him all did the OK Go treadmill video at Windy Gap a few weeks ago. Several donors came together to make this a wow in anticipation of Hancock doing program at Windy Gap this summer. Matt is now trying to figure out how to get eight treadmills to Crooked Creek in Colorado for our assignment this summer! It was amazing to watch these guys 1) put together eight treadmills overnight. 2) Learn this dance in a little over two hours. 3) See how much abuse crappy treadmills from Wal-Mart can take in an afternoon (It ain't much). Happy watching!
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Saturday, February 10, 2007
Friday, February 9, 2007
Just to be equitable, I have to post a picture of Lucy. She has been crying non-stop today. As long as she has been awake, she has cried. She has been a delight to be around-sike. The only saving grace was that she slept from 10:30pm last night until nearly 10:30am this morning. How a three month old made it 12-hours, I have no idea. But I will take it. Normally she is so cute and smiley, I can't get enough of her. Today, I can't get rid of her. But that is for now. In an hour she will probably wake up all cute and cuddley and everything that I am feeling right now will be washed away. That is how children survive, by smiling and cooing and showing you their adorable dimples and all of the crimes from earlier in the day are gone. It is magic.
Happy reading and welcome to my blog!