Sunday, September 30, 2007
I took Camden in to get his flu shot Friday and also to have his chest and ears checked because he's had a cold for weeks. Everything was clear, but the doctor did prescribe Zyrtec for him to help with these fall allergies. When he received his flu shot, he screamed bloody murder! It was slightly embarrassing (okay, really embarrassing) as he continued to scream as we walked through the hall, into the waiting room, and into the elevator. Maybe he'll toughen up one of these days!
Brian and Camden had fun at the football game while I enjoyed a bit of quiet time at home! Saturday we were up bright and early and headed to the soccer field since Camden had two games. They were disasters as usual. We still have no wins; at least our team did score a couple of goals.
I've got lots of layouts to post, but blogger is not letting me upload, so they'll have to wait for later.
Friday, September 28, 2007
Brian left yesterday for an overnight field trip with his 4th grade class. He's called a couple of times and says it's pretty boring! The good news is that it's not alot of work, but I wish he didn't have to be gone. I went on a walk with two of my friends last night, while Camden played with their kids. He had a blast and came home filthy dirty! We ate pizza and watched Survivor together. I never sleep well when Brian is gone and last night was no exception. Not to mention Camden was up multiple times last night, all perky and bouncing around asking for a drink!
We don't have much planned for today. Waiting for the cable guy to come fix our Internet connection, then headed to the pediatrician to get Camden's flu shot. Brian is planning to take Camden to a football game tonight. I haven't decided if I'm going to tag along or not.
I have done absolutely no scrapping this week, but here are some layouts I completed over the last couple of weeks that I never shared.
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
By the way, Camden's question of the week is, "Mommy, how do we all stay together? You know, attached together and our bones and blood not fall out." I tell ya, he's either going to be a genius or a psychopath! We get more bones and blood questions that you can imagine!
Brian had his first full day at the new school yesterday. He said that it's less structured than the other class and just more to take in and learn, but that he thinks he'll like it. I hope so! He is so busy these days. I have no idea the last time he was just home for the evening. I think we're on the 3rd straight week of him being gone every single night, and he's worked almost a full day the last several Saturday's. I keep hoping things will slow down a bit, but I'm not sure there's any relief in sight.
I'm having my extra mammogram and ultrasound tomorrow to check out the discrepancies they found a couple of weeks ago. I'm really not too worried about (there have been plenty of other things to think about recently), but I'm also not too excited about it. Just praying that it's nothing. I think my doctor will have the results by Friday so at least I won't have to wait long.
Here are a couple of layouts. The first one is actually several weeks old, but I never posted it for some reason. The second uses pictures from Camden's trip to Illinois in April.
Monday, September 24, 2007
We had a very busy weekend, but it ended on a nice, quiet note! Brian worked all day Saturday finishing up the teen room at church. He only took a quick break for Camden's soccer game at noon. Unfortunately, the kids were not quite into the game! They lost 8-0, and the other team only had 2 players! In their defense, it was 93 degrees, and sooo sticky out. I think they were just hot and sweat, and VERY unmotivated!
A sweet man in our church passed away over the weekend so we went to the funeral home Sunday afternoon. Camden went to his Gram's house and stayed with her. Is it bad that Brian and I thoroughly enjoyed having a few moments to ourselves even if it was just to the funeral home and back? I think we need a date night - it's been way too long since we've had a few Camden-free moments. We were back home by 4:00 and had a very relaxing afternoon and evening. Brian watched football; Camden re-enacted the football game in the living room; we put a puzzle together (and I've discovered I'm not so patient with puzzles!); and then I watched a movie while Brian slept on the couch after Camden went to bed. I'm a bit tired this morning because I had so much trouble sleeping last night, but a little bit of caffeine and I'll be good to go.
Since our Internet was out most of the weekend, there was no browsing around - just scrapping. Here are two pages I finished up.
Friday, September 21, 2007
I made my weekly trip to the grocery store and Wal-mart today. Also stopped by Kohl's and picked up some new tennis shoes. My ankle/foot has been killing me lately, and I'm hoping that it's just cause I've been wearing old, cheap shoes. I bought some New Balance walking shoes so maybe that will help. I pretty much took the week off from exercising because I was in so much pain, but I've got to get back on it!
Camden did a really great job at soccer practice tonight. He's got a game tomorrow, and they're going to be missing several players so he'll probably have to play the entire game.
Here are two pages I've completed during the week.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
That's not really the good news I was going to share, though. It is adoption related, but there's no baby so don't get too excited. When I checked the mail Monday there was a letter from Shaohannah's Hope, which is the adoption foundation that Steven Curtis Chapman started. They're giving us a $3,000 grant! God has really blessed us as we've gone through this process. He's blessed us with wonderful family and friends and he has blessed us financially. Now all we need is a baby!
Camden has been on the verge of sick all week. We even had to pull out the inhaler/albuterol for him this week. He hasn't needed it since last November so I thought we were maybe finished with it. He did seem some better this morning so hopefully he's on the road to recovery. :)
I am more excited than is probably reasonable that Survivor China starts up tonight. I'm a huge Survivor fan anyway, but I'm excited to see more of the country of China. Camden is also a Survivor fan - he always re-enacts the challenges on the living room floor!
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Come back tomorrow for a regularly scheduled blog post complete with new scrap pages. :)
I'll try to quickly post an update when I hear from my family after her surgery.
Monday, September 17, 2007
So a little weekend recap. Camden and I had a little date Friday morning/afternoon, which was fun. We didn't do anything spectacular - just some shopping, lunch, and a milkshake, but it doesn't take much to make 4-year olds happy! Our last stop was at Target where I let him pick out a new puzzle (his new favorite toy), and while the selection wasn't great, he was happy with it and put it together many times over the weekend! It was a 35 piece floor puzzle, and I can't believe how well he does with it.
Saturday was another busy day. Camden had soccer pictures at 10:00 and then the first official, full-length game at 11:00. He had a horrible bloody nose right as the game was about to start so I think he was slightly traumatized by that, but got over it quickly. He did score 2 of the team's 7 goals, which was really fun to watch! Unfortunately, the boy just does not have an aggressive bone in his body and for this competitive mama (and daddy), we're just dying for him to be more competitive. Of course, he's only 4 and I have to keep reminding myself of that. (Little side note here - I'm sure everyone who doesn't know us reading this right now probably thinks we're the worst parents in the world because we want him to be competitive. I know - keep it all in perspective, right?! And he is having a ton of fun and that's what is most important.)
We spent the rest of the day Saturday enjoying the nice weather and catching up on laundry and housework. Well, didn't really enjoy that part of it, but feels good to have it done anyway.
This is Brian's last week at the private school where he is student teaching. Monday he moves on to the elementary school where he hopes to be teaching full-time soon. He's got a job offer to teach at least through May, which is good, but we're hoping that a permanent spot becomes available so we're not in limbo.
I think that's about all the news I've got for today. Hope you were able to enjoy the soccer video from yesterday. Hopefully we'll get this whole quality thing figured out soon, and the videos won't be quite so blurry.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Oh, and my brother didn't make it back to Washington after all. The military missed getting him to his flight, but he'll arrive Sunday and my parents just rearranged their flights so they can be there.
The first page was made using a template from Dani Mogstad's template challenge found here. Drop by, pick up the template, use the template, and you just might win a $5 giftcard!
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Today is a good day! My brother, who has been in
I posted several Gymboree and Janie and Jack size 2-3t auctions on eBay if anyone is interested in cute boy stuff. Click here.
I finally got around to downloading the pictures from
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
My doctor's office called today and the radiologist who looked at my mammogram wants me to come in for an additional mammogram and an ultrasound. It sounds like it's probably just due to my age and they are just double-checking because of our family history, but it's enough to make me a little nervous. And, here I thought I was home free after my negative test results yesterday. The excitement just never ends around here, does it!
Two layouts from the weekend - the first uses a picture from our trip to the St. Louis zoo last October. This lizard was eating these mice when we went by and I thought Camden might be scared, but he wasn't at all. I, however, was traumatized! The second page uses a picture of Camden and his second cousin.
Monday, September 10, 2007
Now to our weekend! Camden and I spent the evening together Friday night because Brian had a funeral to attend. I asked him what he wanted to do, and he said, "let's take a walk!" So we did! He was so funny jogging beside me, pointing out all the "fun" smooshed things we found on the road. Ruby came along with us because "she needs some exercise" as Camden put it. (Ruby has disappeared again, by the way).
Camden woke up bright and early and bouncing off the walls ready for his first two soccer games Saturday morning. The weather wasn't too hot, and we had jut a little bit of rain, but not enough that he couldn't play. He had an absolute blast and had the biggest smile on his face the whole time. Unfortunately for the team, I don't think he quite gets the idea of "competition." His easy going personality in life is the same in sports, I guess. Hopefully he'll get the hang of it soon. Now I am way too competitive for my own good, and I will admit that it was driving me crazy just a bit, but after we got home I tried to put things in perspective. You know, remember he's only four and all that! :)
Here are a couple of pages I finished up over the weekend.
I'll post either tonight or tomorrow about our weekend, Camden's first soccer games, and my test results.
Friday, September 07, 2007
Brian is on his first field trip today. I wonder if he'll be a little frazzled when he gets home after keeping track of 36 kids all day!
Here are a couple more pictures from this past weekend's little park adventure.
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
And now for a few layouts. I am not a fan of scrapping myself, but it was a CT assignment so I did it, and it was pretty fun to use pink. The second page uses a picture of Brian and Camden I've always liked, but had never scrapped, and the third page uses a really fun new zoo kit called Exotic Adventure by Christina Renee, Emily Merritt, Tiff Brady, and Nancy Comelab.
Monday, September 03, 2007
So, Friday I went to the doctor trying to get a sleeping aid. I should tell you that I go to a small doctor's office in a small town because I've been trying to avoid heading back into Nashville if I'm sick. It's just easier to drive 10 minutes instead of 45. I've never been all that thrilled with the service there - it's usually a good 60-90 wait, they just hand out a ton of drugs, and I've been misdiagnosed many times. Now that I'm typing this out, I'm just not sure why I've stayed with them this long! So, anyway, they've got a new doctor in the practice, and he was available so I went to see him. Once again, 90 minute wait. He walks in, plops/slouches down in the chair and immediately starts telling me I've got restless leg syndrome which is linked to hyperactivity and ADHD, lists off all the drugs he could give me, etc. Now this is without ever even asking me a question! Then he proceeds to tell me that I've had my thyroid checked 3 times, why did I have it checked. I've never had my thyroid checked and he kept arguing with me about it! He finally mentioned a particular medicine that I'd had several friends recommend so I just jumped on it. He then proceeded to write me a HUGE prescription and told me to take the maximum dosage if I wanted and come back in 4 weeks. He actually gave me 120 pills at .5 mg (which is twice the recommended dose) for one month. I'd be a drug addict by then if I listened to him. Thank goodness I have friends who are nurses and who've given me additional information. So, needless to say, I will never ever go back to that place again!
Friday night was consumed with soccer practice (why do I feel like this is going to be my life story). Camden is having a blast! Their first games (yes, two in on day) are Saturday. Should be fun!
Saturday we packed ourselves up and headed into Nashville to go to Red Caboose Park, which was fun. Michael and Liz met us there and then we went out to each. We did a little shopping, spent a LONG time in Lowe's looking at paint samples and that was pretty much the day!
Sunday had a rough start. Camden was horrible all morning before church, which doesn't exactly put you in the mood to worship! The rest of the day was a bit better, but I find myself very tired this morning!
I ran across this verse over the weekend and thought that it was such a good reminder.
be thankful in all circumstances.
This is what God wants from you
in your life in union with Christ Jesus.
— 1 Thessalonians: 16-18