Monday, April 30, 2007

Curly v. Straight???

In order to keep some entertained :) I decided to post this picture from our church directory. It's about 2 years old, but it features my straight hair as opposed to my naturally curly hair. I haven't straightened it in almost a year, but what do you think? Who likes it better straight and who likes it better curly? I'm kinda gettin' in the mood to straighten it again, but now that summer is upon us with the heat and humidity, it might not work too well. (Maybe since my hair is so dark in these pictures I should get it lightened!) :)

Don't ask....I think we were showing off our newly painted fingernails! :)

Friday, April 27, 2007

New Post for Keetha

Monday I hurt my back. Tuesday the chiropractor fixed it. Wednesday I played piano for choir (12 people showed up). Thursday Mike came home from Florida and it was Kari's 32nd birthday! :) Today I'm at school and it's been raining.....hopefully the weekend will get better. :)

How's that Keetha???

Friday, April 13, 2007

Kia - One Year Later

One year ago today, Kia was hit or run over by a car or something bigger. We didn't see it happen, so we don't know the details, but it was pretty bad. She was black and bloody all over. Her lungs were one big bruise and if any ribs had been broken she probably would have died. The doctor said she was lucky to be alive. She ended up spending a week in the vet hospital recuperating, and when she came home we couldn't let her get excited because the blood clots in her lungs could have released and killed her!

It was awful around the house with no Kia. Zach, the cat, went around the house meowing for her, wondering where she was. Mike would lay on her bed at night for a few minutes, missing her. We caught a glimpse of what life will be like without Kia, our dog-der...get daughter :)...and we didn't like it. She is our baby and someday we will miss her greatly.

I thought I'd post a few pictures from a year ago and now so you can see how far she's come. We're thankful every day we have Kia in our lives.

Kia....a few days before she was hit....she looks like this now. :) Day 5 in the hospital and getting better.... she has a cut under her eye and her left front paw is really red, raw and cut up....
Her mouth was pretty torn up...
Mike said that before Kia was sewn up, the hole in her side was big enough to put a half-dollar in.
She was hurt but happy to be home!

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Easter Weekend

Our amazing cook....Mom (or Ruby) :) Mike and his sister, Sherri, enjoying the meal...and pound cake!
This is a puzzle that Sherri, Ruby and I started.... (It's the picture on the box.) ...four hours later when I was leaving for home...
...aaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!!!!!! This is the most frustrating puzzle I've ever tried to put together. Good luck finishing it, Ruby! :)
From right to left...Mike, his brother Scotty and Scotty's son Corey watching fishing.
Dying Easter eggs...

Scotty playing the guitar and harmonica while Corey listens...
Corey loves playing card games...especially with his dad.
We had a great time this weekend!

Friday, April 6, 2007


I was just going through some pictures of Kari's on Winkflash and I found this picture of Daniel that I hadn't seen before. It looks like he's using a door pull from the kitchen(?) as a pacifier! Isn't he just so cute?

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Spring Break '07

I finally get a Spring Break! This is the 9th year that I've lived in NC and the 1st time I've gotten a week-long Spring Break! Usually we just get the Friday and Monday around Easter. So, this year Mike and I went to the Outer Banks for a couple of days. We're staying at his brother's house. It was supposed to be cold with severe thunderstorms today, but fortunately, it was mostly sunny and 80 today! It was beautiful! Here are some pictures from the fun we had today.... We happened upon a little po-dunk restaurant in Nags Head today and it is our favorite by far. I had the blackened tuna sandwich with strawberries and goat cheese (pictured below). It was delicious!

Currituck Beach Lighthouse

Kia loves to play on the beach! She was so excited!

Spring Break '07 Part II

Brrrr.....that water is cold!!!!

By the time we made it to the beach this afternoon, the temperature had dropped to 60!!
What a beautiful way to end the day....before we ate out for supper, anyway! :)