Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The Nursery

We are "ready" I guess...Well, at least her room is ready. All of the artwork is courtesy of my most talented mother! I took some close ups so you can see her work. Thanks so much to Whitney too for assembling the crib and glider, hanging the pictures, and painting the chest/changing table.

The ribbon holder and a few of the ribbons were a gift from Aunt Lindsey. I sure hope she has some hair or gets some soon. I think Mama said I was bald for a long time!

Getting Ready for Sydney

Miss Lilly is the apple of her daddy’s eye! She can do no wrong in his eyes. She is very curious about all the new baby toys and I can only imagine how curious she will be when the little one comes home. Whitney loves to play with the pups and tells Lilly and Aphid that all Sydney’s things are really Lilly’s. As you can see, Lilly has taken a liking to the new “stuff”.

Whitney's Graduation May 17, 2009

Four Years sure went by fast...I just hope we survive the next 3 years of Residency....

The Lake House

I am back! Where does the time go? I have been meaning to update the blog for quite some time now, but every time I think I am going to have the time to do it something else more important comes up. I doubt any of you actually check it anymore since it has been almost 2 months since I updated. I promise to be better once Miss Sydney arrives (you mothers out there are laughing at me I am sure!). Well, here is a little glimpse of what has been happening with us lately…

First, the Lake House and it’s recent issues…
We spent the day after Christmas with the Jennings on Lake Mitchell. After eating and socializing, we headed to our place on the lake for the night. When we opened the door, we heard a noise that sounded like running water…then we stepped inside further and saw the floor in the den/living room was wet…we walked in further and saw water everywhere! A pipe from the sink in the back bedroom had burst and water had been running for over a week. The water was draining through the HVAC vents in the floor to the basement (see flooded basement pics). Long Long story short…we (I should say Whitney) had to replace the floor throughout the entire cabin from the subfloor to the vinyl. It has been a long process but it is back to normal and even a little better.

The basement after 100,000 gallons of water went through the cabin

The culprit!
Whitney took up the old flooring and water was pooling between the wood and the vapor barrier.

The After Pictures...too bad we won't be able to enjoy it as much as I would like this Summer and Fall.