Saturday, November 7, 2009

My new hobby!

So I've taken up sewing recently! I've wanted to try for a while because I see all the cute things other people do and it doesn't seem like it could be that hard. Well, I really enjoy doing it now!! I posted some pics of my first two projects. I picked too hard of a first project with the curtains. But I had a ton of fabric left over when I had someone make some valances for my kitchen so I wanted to use that since I already had it so this is what I came up with. I am really pleased with how everything turned out. I think it looks great!! (if you don't look too closely :)) Now I am working on some decorative pillows which is what I probably should have started with. I'll keep you posted with any new exciting sewing projects!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009


So, I went to the dentist today for the first time in a really long time. I've been putting it off and didn't know who to go to so I finally did it. I had a feeling it was going to be a bad report and it was. She said the dreaded word.... Gingivitis!! And she told me that I will need to wear my retainer for the rest of my life b/c my teeth will always move!! I thought after a couple of years of that I should be done! And she said no cokes, no sugar, no aspertame, no juice. I don't know what's left to drink but water! I don't know how many of these I will actually follow but I guess I'll least get back to getting my teeth cleaned regularly because they do feel great now! And, no cavities!!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sorry it's been so long!

Well, I know I haven't updated in a really long time but I'm back for now at least! Justin and I are just trying to get through his residency schedule. He's been working alot and I think it's taking a toll on the whole family (by this I mean Doc). Justin has been upset because he feels like Doc likes me more than him now. I hate to say it but I think he does. :) He has gotten really attached since I have been home alone with him alot. But, September is almost over which means that Justin will be through with the Med for a while in just a few days!! We also got great news that Justin will be off for Christmas! Yea!! I guess the big events since I posted last include Justin's sister Lauren getting married and we took a trip to St. Louis to go to some Cardinals games. I have attached a few pics. Well, I promise to write again soon. Maybe something interesting will happen between now and then. :)

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Strawberry Jam!

So, the girls and I got together on Friday night to make Strawberry Jam. Thanks to Whitney! What seemed like it would be a nice calm activity was quite different. With kids running around, one of them very sick, and 6 bowls of strawberries to be stirred constantly it was quite an activity. But we got it done and it turned out great! Here are a few pics including the final product. I might tackle this project again, just not soon. Thanks for the fun activity Whitney!


Just wanted to give you a glimpse of what goes on in our house. This is a common occurance for Doc to sit on the floor and stare at us until we pet him. He can't stand to be anywhere except right beside us (preferrably touching us.) One picture is Justin's view and the other is my view. Isn't he cute!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


So Justin and I decided to take a little weekend trip to Branson, Missouri. We signed up for one of those things where stay in a nice hotel for very cheap but you have to listen to a presentation about buying a time share. So, we stayed at Bass Pro Shops Big Cedar Lodge. It was very nice but we weren't too impressed with Branson. We did some fly fishing for trout for a couple of days and it was so much fun. The lakes up there are so different from what we're used to. You can actually see the fish swimming around and not just mud colored water. I didn't catch anything but Justin caught a few thanks to an older gentleman we met while fishing. He decided to take us in and give Justin some pointers. And they worked! I've posted a few pictures of our lodge and us fishing. There is also a picture of this cute little restaurant in a tiny mountain town where we stopped to eat lunch on the way up there. There were very few fast food restaurants on those back roads through the mountains. It was so nice to get out of Memphis for a few days but sadly it's back to work tomorrow.

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Copper Mountain

Well, Justin and I went to Copper Mountain, CO last week so I thought I'd post a few pictures. We had a great time. We went with another couple, the guy is in residency with Justin. And, we drove out there....all 17 hours! But, it was a great trip and a great break from work!
Justin is still hanging in there with residency. The last couple of months haven't been too bad but, he starts doing orthopedics in April and that's when his schedule is going to get crazy. I'm still working at the same clinic and even though it's not perfect I'm going to stick with it. I am just praying that if the Lord wants to lead me somewhere else that he will clearly reveal it to me.
It snowed in Memphis today, about 2 inches! It's a little funny that Justin and I pay lots of money to go out west to the snow and then we come home and have it in our backyard. But, seeing the mountains is well worth it.
I hope you are all doing well and I will try update more frequently!!