Monday, April 28, 2008

Kidding myself

I had a doctor's appointment today. You know the one. The one every woman dreads every year. I made it worse on myself by NOT getting a mamogram like it was recommended two years ago so I was NAGGED. Fair enough, though, I deserved it. The good news is that even though I was anticipating bad news my blood pressure was just fine.
Gene offered to go to lunch with me following that lovely visit, and I intended to put my tennis shoes on before I met him. I just didn't have time. So, I arrive wearing navy blue scrubs and lavender Crocs. I'll have you know I bought them when my dress code was purple scrubs. Once I bought the Crocs, my former employer switched to navy. I felt the need to confess the reason for wearing the Crocs because Gene hates them. He says they scream, "Look at my feet!!!"
So what's my deep, dark confession? I wore my scrubs and Crocs because they're as light weight as anything I could think of to wear. If they're gonna make me step on the scales wearing shoes (and they rush me through that part of the exam too fast to take off lace up shoes & then you have to go pee in a cup & I'm NOT Brittney Spears going barefoot into an essentially public bathroom where hundreds of women whose aim maybe in question go to pee), I want those shoes to be as light as air. I don't think I should be penalized for having heavy shoes. Do you?

Sunday, April 27, 2008

In the Garden

We had a lovely day yesterday. Lydia, Gene, and I went to Hot Springs to have our boat serviced before boating season begins. That was followed by lunch at On The Border, a trip to BooksAMillion, and then a hike through Garvin Woodland Gardens. We missed most of the tulips and azaleas by about a week, but it was very beautiful and peaceful. We took the stroller, but Lydia prefers other means of locomotion.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Oh! Hi! I wasn't expecting you...

Priceless expression, isn't it? Catch me if you can!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Yes, Sir! That's my baby!

Drew won an award from the UALR Chemistry department. He's smiling even bigger in other pictures because the award came with a CHECK! I'm very proud of how well Drew has done this year. He's held a job at Lowe's, made excellent grades, attended church, and helped us so much with Lydia. Raising Drew was so much fun and the one of the biggest blessings in my life. He was such an awesome kid that I wanted to do it all over again... That's one of the biggest reasons why 21 years after our first child was born, we adopted our second. I love you, Drew, and I'm so proud of your accomplishments this year.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Winter Wonder Land

See the March 4 entry for the story.
This is Lydia seeing snow for the first time.It's a BEAUTIFUL spring day here today, but I wanted to share pictures from the day it snowed just because I can (now that I have DSL).

Friday, April 18, 2008

Good Luck D-Mac

Once upon a time, there was a running back named Darren McFadden who played for the Arkansas Razorbacks. He won back to back Doak Walker awards and was nominated for the Heisman twice. I even got to watch him play his final season at Arkansas!

Lydia will let you know that's a true story, and we're praying that he'll do well in the NFL this coming season. We hope he'll stay healthy, free from injuries, and down to earth. Good luck in the draft, have a great career, and be well, D-Dog. We've sure enjoyed watching you wear that Razorback jersey, and we expect to enjoy following your pro career as well.

Thursday, April 17, 2008


We have finally been ushered into the Modern World. We have DSL, and it's so nice to finally be able to add pictures without timing out. Here we go: