Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A Wonderful Weekend

This past weekend was very eventful!


Friday night I took Beth Ice Skating. She started ice skating lessons a couple of weeks ago, and she is able to attend one free public skating session per week. Believe it or not, she is a natural. Beth takes after me in the fact that she is very clumsy, but when she gets on the ice she is very graceful!

On Saturday, I worked the UT game with our church then on Sunday morning me & the kids rode down to Dalton GA with some friends of ours for our national church convention. Charlie drove down on Friday because the convention actually started on Friday night so we met up with him there. I had the opportunity to see my brother, his wife, and children. Their new baby is absolutely a doll. This picture is of him, in my lap, isn't he just cutest baby you've ever seen? No, I didn't pose this picture...He was sleeping that way!


While in Dalton, I had the opportunity to see Val my real life and blog friend! We've known her family for many years now, but we don't have the opportunity to see each other very much. I wish I'd thought to take a picture of us together, but I didn't! Maybe next time!

We went out to eat on Sunday night with my niece and her husband to our favorite Mexican restaurant, Garcia's! As we were sitting at the table my children decided that I looked pretty good that night. It is really funny how it happened. We were talking about my blog, and the kids said I needed a new picture. The one I have posted is several years old, so they decided to take my picture.

To me I just look tired! I felt like my four hours of sleep on Saturday night was exhausted!


We stayed in Dalton until Monday because Charlie's dad was having surgery on Monday morning. He was having surgery to remove 7 skin cancers from his face and neck. The surgery was scheduled to be out-patient, but we didn't know for sure how it was going to turn out. The doctor was concerned over one of the cancers. It appeared that it had grown in to the bone instead of out like the others. Well, everything went perfectly! The doctor was able to get everything. We all left the doctor's office about 9:30am and went to Shoneys! Yes, you know it... we all love to eat. **Update-Charlie talked to his Dad last night and he hasn't even had to take any of the pain medicine!



This is a picture of the kid's with the grandparents!


After we got home on Monday we didn't do anything. I mean nothing. We all slept most of the remainder of the day. But the real world came knocking on our door on Tuesday morning! Charlie was off to work and the kids were off to school. I was off to my sewing machine. I finished this blanket yesterday. I'm not sure who I am going to give it to, but it will be a present for somebody. We have several ladies that are pregnant in our church, and so far 3 of them are having boys!

WOW...As I am sitting here writing this post...I hear snip, crackle, crash, BAM!!! then the dogs start barking like crazy. I rush upstairs to see what has happened! I look out the window and this is what I see...

We have 4 trees in our back yard. The one that you see is dead! I called Charlie to let him know and his first question was "Did the tree fall on the house?" Isn't it funny that he knew why I was calling? I told him NO, it didn't fall on the house, but we have procrastinated long enough. It is time for that tree to come down on our terms! We will be having a chainsaw party at our house this weekend if anyone is interested!



7 comments:

Mari said...

You had quite a packed weekend! The baby is just beautiful. The blanket will be loved by someone - I love that silky material. I'm so glad the surgery on Charlie's Dad went well and that is a good picture of you!

Jeanne said...

Your nephew is adorable. Thanks for commenting on my Fall into Fall Giveaway. You'll need to send me an email so I can enter your name.

Valerie said...

The baby is just so beautiful. The blanket is gorgeous. (Don't forget Mandy, Ha!) I am proud Charlies dad is doing good. I told Randy, I had more fun getting to see you than anything the whole weekend! You are so special to me and always have been. I love you so much. Let me know about the new baby. Brendia looked like she is so ready! I know you cannot wait. I would love to make her something but after seeing Shanda's blanket, mine would seem as nothing. Have you talked her into doing a blog yet?? Don't forget to pray for us as we are praying for you and yours.

Sandra said...

Boy you were busy this weekend :) The baby is adorable and the blanket is beautiful too :)

Beth said...

Hey mom!! Just wanted to stop by and leave you a comment! now you can come and read my blog since everytime you look for it you can't remember the name!I see you actually wrote about me in this one! I even got a picture! Anyways, I love you!

Jen said...

It sounds like you had a nice restful weekend. I like weekends like that...unfortunately I dont have many of them....I like the picture of you too..

Heidi @ GGIP said...

That is uncanny that he knew why you were calling. I wish I was any good at any kind of skating. If only ice weren't so hard...