Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Our first priority is too get Kyle's new "big boy" room complete. We are moving him into a bigger bedroom and will have the room painted, a chair rail put up, new flooring installed, a ceiling fan installed and black out shades on the windows. We are having Kyle's current room, which will be our guest room, painted as well. In the spring we are hoping to have our deck restained and some boards replaced. We also have a hot tub in our back yard which we have used only a handful of times...within the first six months we lived in the house. We are going to have the hot tub removed so we can have some extra play space for Kyle during the spring and summer months.
Another huge project we would LOVE to complete is to remodel our kitchen. Unfortunately, our dream kitchen would require us to win the lottery, which is impossible since we seldom purchase tickets. We can continue to dream about it though! I will be sure to post pictures as we complete our projects in the coming months.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Well, I'm to the half way point of National Blog Posting Month. It really is quite a challenge to find blog-worthy subjects to post about each day! So, how does everyone think I'm doing?
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
This is a subject very near and dear to our hearts. As many of you know, Kyle was a micro-preemie. He was born at just 25 weeks, weighing 1 lb. 10 ozs., and a mere 12 inches long at birth. He was such a little fighter and he never gave up. Looking back at it now it was all quite scary. Kyle has come such a long way in his three plus years and he is doing great! Everyday we read stories of other preemies having long term heath issues and serious daily struggles. We are so thankful knowing things could have been much much worse for us.
We ask that you please take a minute to visit the March of Dimes site to see the Premature Birth Report Card and to sign the Petition for Preemies . Help spread the word about this tragic epidemic. You can also read the MSN article on this subject.
Thank you for your time; we thank you, Kyle thanks you, and the families of preemies around the country thank you.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Our local county newspaper, The Journal, posts pictures each week to show where the paper has traveled. On our recent family vacation to Gatlinburg, TN./The Great Smoky Mountains we brought The Journal along. We took the above picture on the ski lift at Ober Gatlinburg, an amusement park and ski resort. A few weeks ago I sent the picture in for publication. We were excited to receive the paper this morning and found our picture was published front and center!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
- 32-90 degrees - Go outside for normal time of 20 minutes.
- 20-32 degrees - Go outside for 10 minutes.
- Below 20 degrees - Stay inside.
If your children are in school...do they have guidelines for going out in the cold temperatures? If so, what are they?
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
View of the lake in our neighborhood
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Kyle loves his dog, Chloe, very much! It has taken a long time for Chloe to warm up to Kyle, but within the past several months they have become "friends". Kyle has learned how to pet "gentle", but still thinks it's hilarious to pull her ears, tail, and legs. Chloe isn't a huge fan of this type of torture, so she has to voice her displeasure. Their favorite game to play together is chase. Chloe especially enjoys the chase game if Kyle has food in his hand... it is quite comical to witness.
As we were heading out on a family walk a few days ago, Kyle was so proud to have the honor of walking Chloe and holding her leash. Granted, it was for a brief period of time, but Kyle didn't know the difference. Below are a few pictures to capture the special bond between Kyle and Chloe! Enjoy the pictures!