Friday, November 30, 2007

Wedding Pics

Rachel sent me some pictures the photographer took at her wedding. I've been meaning to post them and now i'm finally getting around to it! They turned out really great. The last one is my personal favorite. :)

Cat Nap

Houston's Felted Clogs

Thursday, November 29, 2007


Come on Gator Nation!!!!

OK, it's once again time to mobilize Gator Nation. Please send this
message to as many Gators as you know. Go to the espn link below and
vote Tim Tebow for the Heisman. The top vote getter will get ONE
official vote towards the actual Heisman Trophy award. I think you
can vote once a day until the end of the contest. Right now Mike
Hart of Michigan is the leading vote getter, but Tim has received
over 4,000 votes just this morning as Gators get the word out. As
Âne Gator fan said, "We can do this!" Thanks.

Vote here

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Thanks Sister Hazel!!!

As usual, you guys really rocked!

Brett and I went to another great Sister Hazel concert last night. They played songs from their new Christmas CD as well as some old favorites. I never knew Christmas music could rock that hard. :) We had a really great time and great seats too. And I'm pretty sure we were sitting next to Ken and Andrew's kids. For those of you who don't know, Sister Hazel is(are?) from Gainesville so they start their tours off there and the audience is full of family and friends. It's so great ... I just can't even say enough about it. And the venue is small so there really isn't a bad seat in the house. They had high school students from the Alachua Youth Orchestra and Choir on stage with them last night too. I played in the Sarasota Youth Orchestra in high school and let me just tell you how I would have given my left pinky toe to do something like that back then. They said they will have local high school students playing with them at each spot they go to on this tour. Pretty sweet, huh?

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Five Favorites

I asked everyone participating in The Hand Dyed Yarn Swap to blog five of thier favorite things ... so here I go, the first five things that come to mind in no particular order ...

  • Those moments when the kids do something funny and Houston starts that belly laugh that makes us all laugh so hard we're crying.
  • Turning a blank skein of yarn into something that makes people say "ooooooh".
  • Weekend morning dance sessions with my boys.
  • Hallmark ornaments.
  • Really good music, especially classical crossover (Vanessa Mae, Bond, The Planets, Joshua Bell) and anything with really talented musicians (Sister Hazel, Lenny Kravitz).

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

More Fun at the Fair

My son is truly a wild man. He wanted to ride on everything and wasn't the least bit scared of heights or of spinning in circles really, really fast.

Fun at the Fair

Monday, November 12, 2007

Friday, November 02, 2007

Halloween Pics

Halloween Dogs ... they're thrilled, can't you tell? :)

Houston, or should I say Harry, trying out his wizarding robe and wand I made. If you look in the background you can see Brody and how sick he looks.

Expellaramous!!! hee hee

Our candy hander outers. Thanks Papa and Miss Nancy!

And here's the crew, ready to go get some candy.

Loading up on the 'Bota.

Harry and his pirate friend. (Houston and Natalie, at eachothers side as usual)

Can't you just picture this as a scene from Hogwarts? Harry running through the night to go visit Hagrid ... or something like that.

I'm So Bummed ...

I am supposed to be up in the mountains enjoying the fall air, the changing leaves, and spending time with our friends ... but instead I am at home nursing two sick boys and a sick hubby. I'm so bummed. It's been such a rough week. The daycare called us on tuesday because Brody was vomiting. Fun, huh? And it's been down hill ever since. A high fever, vomiting (and guess what else), two trips to the doctor, chest xrays, a breathing treatment machine and breathing treatments every 4-6 hours, an antibiotic and then a steroid on top of that on the second trip to the doctor (due to less than acceptable oxygen saturation level) ... severe bronchitus (sp?) and possibly a small bit of pneumonia ... and now the poor guy has a molar coming in today making his mouth bleed. Hasn't eaten much at all since monday ... good thing he is still nursing. He seems a little better today than he did yesterday so hopefully these meds are working. So much for the Halloween costume I made him ... he had to miss out. I took Houston out trick-or-treating and then later that night he ended up with a fever too. Now today he has most of the same symptoms as Brody. Ugh! I think Brett has a sinus infection. He's finally agreed to go to the doctor so we'll find out soon. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I manage to stay well. Somebody has to take care of things around here! :) We've had some rough nights and I won't even tell you how many times i've been puked on so far. I certainly hope that phase of things is over. Yuck!