Monday, January 29, 2007


So on Friday, 1/26, Ethan and I drove down to Raleigh to see Rob, Dawn and Nickel. Oh he's a cutie, that's for sure! And such a good baby. Here's a clip of him being adorable.

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Aside from that, we just did stuff around the house this past weekend. I'm sure I have more updates, but I need more time. :)

Monday, January 22, 2007


Joe got accepted into his first choice college!!!! Wooohooo!!! Decisions, decisions....

Congrats Joe! We knew you could do it!!!

Busy Times....

So there’s no school today. We got about 2.5” of snow, but a lot of freezing rain apparently fell too (we weren’t home for this). There’s a lot of ice on the roads. I wish I had the day off too!

Polo had a vet appointment last week. $360 and a low white blood cell count, but otherwise he’s okay. We’re double-checking the blood work here soon and then we’ll decide if further testing is necessary. I hope not.

Aaron’s 14th birthday was this past Friday. We weren’t able to celebrate with him on Friday, but we saw him for a minute. The kids all spent the night with Aunts Tammy & Lisa and then we celebrated Aaron’s birthday on Sunday. It was a good time to catch up with family too.

We attended PJ’s company’s post-holiday holiday party on Saturday night. It was nice and the food was good. We only knew a few people, but had a nice time meeting others. Next year, I assume we’ll know more people and it should be even more fun.

Ethan and I are going to NC this weekend to see Rob, Dawn and baby Nickel! woohoo!

Rumor did some redecorating in our backyard recently. Great, huh?

Thursday, January 11, 2007

yessir, that's my boy....

You may or may not have heard, but Joe was in a couple of competitions over this past weekend.

Saturday morning, he was involved in district level DECA (Distributive Education) competition. This is related to his marketing class. They compete in written tests as well as role-playing scenarios related to the real-world work environment. Results were not shared until Monday night.

Saturday afternoon, he had tryouts for the All-District band. He's played a couple of instruments in the band over the past couple of years, but he chose to do his tryouts on the French Horn. He got the results later that afternoon, and was accepted to play with the band.

Monday night, he got the news that he scored second in the District on his DECA competition. He'll be competing in VA state competition coming up in March.


Tuesday, January 09, 2007


It's totally 2007 and I'm so slacking in my blogging already. Why does the rest of the world have to intefere with my blogging? *sigh* HAHA Anyway, lots and lots of news!!!!

First of all, Merry Belated Christmas and Happy Belated New Year! Happy Belated Birthday to me. Ah yes, I celebrated the big 3-1. And I bet you thought I was going to be 29 AGAIN! I wish, but alas, time marches on.

So, my little nephew, Nickel (that's his nickname...his parents have more class than to give him that as a real name, puh-leez), was born on Christmas day. 8 lbs, 1 oz.! He was 5 days late...the little booger. I couldn't go visit him cuz of his tardiness though. It'll have to wait...maybe January works...hmmmm. Here's a little picture of him.

Isn't he a cutie? I know, small picture and all. I'm waiting for even more pictures from my brother. I have a feeling there's a lot of sleep deprivation going on there.

PJ started a new job yesterday. He's still with the same employer...just a different contract. His commute went from about 90 minutes down to 12. Yeah, he's a happy camper. I think he likes what he's doing, but it's too new to know.

Oh yeah, I promised you our family picture. I don't think I posted it yet, here it is. :)

Kerry did a fantastic job. Thanks Kerry!!

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