Monday, February 22, 2010

Earrings & Broken Ankles

So most of you already know this but as this is my virtual scrapbook, I am documenting it all anyway so sit back, relax and enjoy....

My baby Gracie announced one afternoon to her Nana that she wanted her ears pierced! That Day! Right then! At that moment! After much convincing mom (Nana) reassured her that it would not happen that day but we would work it out! So work it out we did, the very same day as my Clara Paige's Birthday Sleepover Party (update coming soon)!! At first, Gracie was the only brave soul to want to jump into the right of passage that is a girl's first experience with ear piercing (and my only one btw) but then the other two eventually joined her! They couldn't let her be fashionably ahead of them now could they?! They were so cute but knew exactly which pair they wanted and were very brave girlies! It was a special day of memories for me, my mom and my girlies we'll never forget....

Here's Gracie displaying the finished product for you all to see.
Clara was surprisingly the most apprehensive but she didn't cry. She wanted to but she didn't!! Isn't the bear they give them to hold onto so cute? It has like 20 piercings in her ears. That was fine for the bear but I had to explain that I would not pay for any more piercings for my girls. They were on their own with anymore and hopefully would not be living in my house should that time arise.

This is my Mags waiting so patiently for her turn. She was a trooper too! Not one tear was shed at all. Not even by me!! :)

And last but certainly not least b/c she actually went first is my Gracie Goose. She never flinched or anything! She was so very proud of her new accessories!
We are still cleaning them multiple times daily and tuning them but soon they will be able to be proud, true, certified earring wearing babes!!
My how time flies, before I know it they'll be going on (sigh) dates and driving cars!!
Now on to one quick thing that I have to document. You see last year my family went through this awful temporarily life altering and unfortunate accident that my lovely husband had on a 4-wheeler. It was a bad one with surgery and all if you don't happen to remember. Well, several weeks ago he calls me at work telling me his foot and ankle hurt pretty badly. Why do you ask?? Well let me tell you it was b/c he fell off a fence after having climbed it while working! Yup! You got that right ladies & gentlemen! The details aren't necessary. Call him if you don't already know and just have to find out all about it! He'll be glad to tell you. It's a hum-dinger all right. I have to say it is a far cry from the severity of last year's injury but never-the-less he's hurt again. Right now he's pretty much on the mend but for several weeks he had to wear one of those lovely, big, black boots everywhere!! For the faint of heart you may want to skip the picture below. It's not too bad but his foot was pretty swollen and blue!! I just had to post it for proof that he did indeed FALL OFF A FENCE!!
Love you hon!! I can only imagine what your next injury could be. Let's just hope it's minor and many years down the road!
What?? One can dream can't she??

Have a great week everybody and BE CAREFUL OUT THERE!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Gatlinburg 2010

I know you think I fell of the face of this beautiful planet. I did not. I have been busy and just tired. Hopefully I can get back up on the blogging bandwagon for you guys. We took a great trip to Gatlinburg, TN with our awesome neighbors the Vegters about a month ago. It was a wonderful trip and I hope we can make it an annual thing. Thanks to the Stricklands for being so gracious to rent their cabin to us. We had so much room and it was a ton of fun. Here's a few highlights.
There was some snow left as we drove up. It was just a winter wonderland!
Nightly ritual of kids in the hot tub. I didn't even make it in once. Bummer on that but the kidos loved it!!

Family picture at Ober Gatlinburg next to the tube slides. We didn't ride them but they looked fun. Maybe next time!

Cute little buddies riding the tram down to the town.
Zack, Gracie & Nicholas

Here's the whole group next to the big marble ball outside the Ripley's place.
We had so much fun!! It's so awesome to go places with great friends and make such memories!