Saturday, February 28, 2009

Little House on the Hill

Okay, so it wasn't exactly the last layout for the CCG blog. I promised Janet I would stay on until the new team was selected. Here's one I did for last week of our new little house - have I mentioned that I love it??? :) It's really just perfect for us. It is a little smaller than our old house, but it's laid out so much better that it seems bigger to me. There are plenty of closets for storage, and nice hardwood floors, and lots of natural light... it just makes me happy. :)

Monday, February 23, 2009

I'm baaaaaack!

Sheesh! Being without internet, phone, and cable stinketh mightily!!! However, I am thankfully back in business, and absolutely loving my new domicile! Pictures will follow soon - but for now, there's a lot of catching up to do. Gotta make this short and sweet - ta-ta!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Last One for the CCG

I am stepping down from the Color Combos Galore blog. It's been a hoot, but I really need to focus my time on school now. Janet let me choose the combo this week (fun!) and it was neat to get to work with colors that I love.

Gotta go now - work is calling!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Taking a Break

Moving is hard work! I've packed up everything in my bedroom that I possibly can. What's left has to wait until the last minute. This morning we've worked in Bebo's room, sorting through books, broken toys, and Transformers limbs. The whole experience is rather exciting for him. He's been talking nonstop for days, and the volume of his voice seems to be increasing exponentially.

So much is happening in the next seven days! I have two tests, a nursing entrance exam (NET), and a large lab assignment. Jeff has clinicals, a test (I think), and a project due. We still work, still have to pack, and still have to take care of Braeden. I am tired just thinking about it!

BUT - the end result will be worth it! The mere thought of living in a house that functions properly thrills me to my little toes. I can't wait to organize my stuff - neatly - and not have so much accumulated clutter to deal with. Mmmm... just seven more days, and then the real fun begins!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Check out this article:

Fight Between Bradley Central High Students Leads to Stabbing


One student suffered a superficial wound and another is in custody following a stabbing at Bradley Central High School.
Bradley County Director of Schools Johnny McDaniel says two boys got into an argument about 8:15 Wednesday morning.
He said a punch was thrown and then one of the boys was stabbed in the abdomen with a pocket knife, "We did go on lockdown just to make sure all students were in class. Everything was handled very smoothly. Unfortunately, a student was injured. It was an altercation over a girl."
McDaniel says the suspect will face discipline under the school's zero tolerance policy.
Charges are also pending the completion of the sheriff's department investigation.
Additional SRO's were sent to the school for the remainder of the day.
The school also made counseling available for students who witnessed the fight.

Say what? Counseling for the witnesses? That must've been some fight. I understand that the kid got hurt, and I guess I feel bad for him, but given the amount of violence on TV and video games, I can't imagine it being too shocking of a scene to the onlookers, unless the kid's guts were spilling out all over the hall.

Back in the day (you know, when I was in high school), a fight was the highlight of the day and rumor mill fodder at least until the next big fight. I don't recall any witnesses who needed counseling after the fact, either.


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Lucky Me

Just a quick one for the color combo - I wanted to do an all-paper page before I had to pack up all my scrapping stuff for who knows how long. :) This is my mom and dad, who are absolutely the bestest parents in the world. No joke.

Monday, February 2, 2009


I realized that my posts have been rather grumpy as of late, so I thought I should make a decidedly un-grumpy post.

Braeden will be six soon, and even though I love him more as each day passes, I still miss those baby days when he cooed and drooled and melted everyone's heart. In packing up for the move, I ran across these pictures of his very first camping trip. He was six months old, and was discovering the new sensation of grass underneath his feet. I love that precious little smile - we saw it often during those baby days. My happy little baby has grown into a happy little boy.

Could I be any more blessed?

Sunday, February 1, 2009

I've been tagged!

I am almost embarrassed to post this picture - not because it's terrible (which it is) but because you can see the pitiful state of my house. Yes, my curtains are stapled to the window. Yes, those are 1x4s that got nailed to the window "frame." (No, we that was not our idea.)

But I digress. This was taken the night before Braeden's fifth birthday - March 26, 2008. The next day we went to Pump It Up!, Chuck E Cheese, and Toys R Us. This particular night, we stayed up late, and Jeff and Braeden engaged in one of their favorite pastimes. It's exactly what it looks like - Jeff is launching our son across the bed into a pile of pillows. I only wish you could hear the squealing and giggling that was going on!

Now it's your turn. If I tag you, take the sixth photo in the sixth folder. Post it and tell us the story behind it.