Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Speaking "dog".....

I can always count on Audrey to make me laugh...whether it's her snoopy sounding giggle, or a funny little dance, she always brings a smile to my face. Last night was no exception!

Emma was a little ill last night with a fever...our dog Molly wanted her to play anyway. Molly kept barking and nipping at Emma trying to convince her to play along. I told Molly to leave her alone, that she didn't feel well. Of course, Molly didn't stop...she kept right on bothering Emma...I told her again to leave her alone and moved her away from Emma. When Molly jumped back on Emma a third time, Audrey looked over at me and said, "Momma, you have to talk dog to her. She doesn't understand what you are saying." I laughed to myself and thought...I can play along with this. So, I proceeded to "bark" at Molly. While I was barking, Audrey interrupted and said, "Mommy...make sure you don't tell her what you got her for Christmas!" I guess I speak "dog" better than I thought. I assured Audrey that I wouldn't tell her...and then "barked" at Molly one more time. I asked Audrey if she thought Molly understood what I had said and she said, "Yes, because Molly speaks "dog", too." :)

Friday, December 5, 2008

Injury updates...

Blisters and bad knees!!!!

I think I ended up with about 5 blisters on each foot from the walk. They were big and they were painful! I was able to drain the fluid and alleviate the pain. However, once they started to heal, they itched like crazy!!! I would have loved some sandpaper carpet! They have since healed, pretty much completely. I have nice new skin on the bottom of my feet now. :) I went to the Doctor the day after the walk because my achilles tendon on my right heel was bothering me. I had a knot on it and whenever I flexed my foot, I could feel something rubbing together under the skin. I also didn't have full range of motion in my right foot. I could move it up and down, but couldn't move it in a circle. The doctor said I had severe tendonitis and a slight sprain in my ankle. She figured that I was probably walking unnaturally to compensate for the blisters on my feet, and thus caused irritation everywhere else. She put me on an anti-inflammatory and sent me for knee x-rays.

The anti-inflammatory seemed to help with everything but my knee. It took about 2 weeks for my heel to heal enough to wear an athletic shoe. But, I was still having more and more difficulty with my knee. (I've had problems with it for a long time ~several years~ but now instead of just making creaking noises when I went down stairs, I was having a lot of pain.) The x-rays came back normal so I was referred to an orthopedist. I saw him this past Wednesday and he diagnosed me with a strong case of chondromalacia, also known as "runner's knee". I will start physical therapy 2 times a week for 3 weeks on Monday. If this doesn't relieve the pain, he will try giving me a shot of cortisone. As a last resort, if the cortisone doesn't work, he said he can do arthroscopic surgery and clean up the cartilage under my kneecap. I'm hoping the PT helps and that I won't need the surgery.

Tricia went to the doctor about her knee and after having an MRI, she was told she had torn her miniscus. She had surgery the week of Thanksgiving and seems to be recovering well. You can follow her progress at her blog, www.blakelyfamilyblog.blogspot.com/.

I hope to do better with my blogging....I'll be sure to update on how my PT goes and the progress with my knee.

I hope to update again in a few days with a few pictures from Thanksgiving.

60 miles later....

So, the last time I blogged was just before the big 3 Day walk. Shamefully, I'm just getting around to blogging about it. It was quite a journey, both physically and mentally. It was one of those life experiences that is almost too hard to describe in words...but, I will try! The pictures and commentary will at least give you a taste of what it was like....

(I haven't quite figured out how to arrange my pictures on here. The pictures seem to have posted in reverse order)

The walk was scheduled to start bright and early on Friday morning at Northpoint Mall in Roswell. Being that myself, Katie and Tricia all live on the south side of Atlanta, we made the wise decision to book a hotel room for Thursday night so we wouldn't have to get up quite as early on Friday. Unfortunately for us, rain was in the forecast with a 100% chance of showers. All. Day. Long. So, Friday morning came and sure enough, it was raining. We were a little late getting over to the mall due to there only being one shuttle to transport the walkers over. The rain had caused a delay in the starting ceremonies, so luckily, we didn't miss out on much. The walk got started right at 7:30 on Friday...and being that we were some of the last walkers to arrive before the start, we got out in front for the start of the walk.

We maintained a pretty good pace, and managed to make it to the lunch stop at around 11:00. We were hoping for a piping hot meal, but sadly we were given cold chicken sandwiches. The best thing about lunch that day was the hot cocoa!! Nothing like a cup of hot cocoa when it's 50 degrees and pouring down rain!! Needless to say we were quite miserable all day Friday. I kept joking that it felt like that part of the movie Forrest Gump where Forrest describes all the rain he experienced in Vietnam....we had big ol' fat rain, little bitty stingin' rain, and even rain that came down sideways!!! We were on a mission to get through the day and we made it back to "camp" at about 1:30. Thankfully the 3Day people were able to arrange for us to sleep indoors due to the rain. We were placed in an empty office building and were spread out like refugees. We were a few of the lucky ones and got placed in a small office. It was just the three of us in our own private room. In the larger open office spaces, there was about 100 people spaced out on sleeping bags. We were quite thankful for our "private room". Once we got changed into dry clothes we made our way over to what was supposed to be our actual campsite where we had our dinner. We were happy to see that we had large heated tent to chill out in for a while. We got to hear a few amazing cancer stories, learned who raised the most money, and there was even a "3Day Idol" karaoke contest. About half-way through the music, we decided to go back to our "hotel" and call it a night. When we got in line for the bus around 9, the line was already about 200 people deep. We waited, and waited...and the line grew and grew. They only had 2 charter buses and the round-trip from the camp to the office building took about 20 minutes. At one point, the workers sent a group of people walking up a hill to catch another bus....the hundreds of people in line saw this and the line just disappeared!! Not in a good way either! It was MASS CHAOS!! We did not make it back to our room until almost midnight! Let me remind you that it was still raining. If ever there was a time we wanted to throw in the towel and go home...this was it!!!

On to day two....

Saturday started out with a nice hot breakfast. It was cold outside but at least it wasn't raining!! The walk started up again by about 8:00 and we were ready! We kept about the same pace as we did the day before and finished in about the same amount of time. After our experience the night before, we decided that we didn't even want to attempt to stay at camp. We were not going to have the luxury of sleeping indoors and as far as we could tell from walking around camp, the ground was completely saturated...we did not want to sleep in the mud! We made a call and were able to get a hotel about 10 minutes away from camp. By the end of day 2, Tricia and I were starting to ache just a little bit. We both have knee issues anyway and apparently, walking 40 miles in just 2 days can cause them to act up! We took ourselves out to dinner at Longhorn as a treat. We were all walking like we belonged in a nursing home by the end of the night! We hadn't lost our sense of humor so we were at least able to laugh at ourselves a few times. We were thankful to be able to take hot showers and sleep in warms beds to prepare ourselves...for day 3!!!......

Fortunately when we woke up on Day 3, we felt pretty good...mine and Tricia's knees were feeling better and my blisters that had started weren't giving me too much trouble. And, considering it was Day 3, and we only had 20 miles to go, nothing was going to stop us! We made our way through the course at our usual speed and finished the walk by about 2:30 on Sunday afternoon. We found that at each rest stop, it got harder and harder to get going again...so much so that we didn't even stop at the last one! We could feel the finish line was ahead and we weren't going to stop until we got there!! I did stop at one of the early rest stops and got my (many) blisters doctored and my knee wrapped. I think that helped me make it the rest of the way....I was really starting to feel the wear and tear from those miles! Once we crossed the finish line, we were able to pick up our Victory shirts. After that, we made our way back to the finish line to cheer on the other walkers and wait for the closing ceremonies. The closing started around 5:30...we walked in as a complete group of walkers being cheered on by all the volunteers, supporters, friends and family. Once we came in, we cheered for all of the 3 Day crew and volunteers. Then, we all raised a shoe to those we walked for. The survivors. It was incredible to see such a strong group of women...all at different stages of Breast Cancer...newly diagnosed, bald from treatment, recently off treatment, relapsed, and remission. They all came together to raise the final flag. It was very emotional but empowering at the same time. We walked so that one day, our daughters won't have to.

This is just a small tidbit of our experience...there was so much more. I would encourage everyone to somehow take part in this experience. Whether it be walking, volunteering, cheering, or even donating. Even something small can make a difference. Everyone deserves a lifetime!! To Katie and Tricia...thank you for allowing me to walk with you in Honor and Memory of your precious Mom. She was an incredible warrior. This will be an experience I will remember forever.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The journey of 60 miles begins with one step....

And that step will take place early this Friday morning! It's hard to believe, even for myself, that it's almost here. And by "it" I am referring to the Breast Cancer 3 Day walk. I've done all the training I can do...except for one more walk tomorrow morning. It's already been an interesting journey. I haven't quite met my goal yet for fund-raising...I think I'm at 57%. There is still time to donate if you'd like. Even a small amount helps greatly!

As I've mentioned before, I'm walking in memory of Bev Maday. While training with her daughter, Katie, I found out that Bev walked the 3 Day 6 years straight. Her first walk being right before her diagnosis in 2000. The last walk she participated in was 2005. She wanted to walk in 2006, but was too sick from treatments. At this stage of her battle, her cancer had spread from her breasts to many other places in her body including her lungs and liver. Bev passed away September of 2007.

This is the first year that Katie and her sister Tricia have walked the walk together. They had each participated a few times with Bev, but had never walked together. This is my first year taking part in the walk at all, so we are all pretty excited.

I appreciate your prayers and your support. I know this weekend will be both emotionally and physically draining. But I am looking forward to doing my part to help put an end to this disease. Everyone deserves a lifetime.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

30 days and counting.....

On October 24-26, thousands of women and men will unite and walk 60 miles through the Atlanta community. The Breast Cancer 3-Day is a weekend of hope, as we honor lives lost, celebrate survivors, promote breast cancer research and help bring breast cancer care to those who so desperately need it.

Every advancement in breast cancer research, treatment, education and prevention in the last 25 years has been touched by a Komen for the Cure grant. They are working hard to build a future without breast cancer, and I plan on raising $2200 to help bring us closer to that goal. In order to reach my goal, I am asking for your help. Please consider making a donation of just $25. If you can’t give this amount all at once, you can spread it out over four months, using the payment plan option, if you donate online at http://www.the3day.org/goto/AngieLindley. Please also ask your employer if they will double your donation with a matching gift. Remember, all donations are tax deductible!

Unfortunately, breast cancer has become an all too common occurrence among women and men throughout the world. Now is the time to take action to help end this disease. The more funds that I raise, the sooner we can end this fight. More information about the Breast Cancer 3-Day can be found at http://www.the3day.org or by calling 800.996.3DAY; I can be reached at 770-252-6898. My personal donation page may also be found on-line at the following link: http://www.the3day.org/goto/AngieLindley.

By supporting me in the Breast Cancer 3-Day, you will ultimately help put an end to breast cancer. Without a cure, one in eight women in the U.S. will continue to be diagnosed with breast cancer. That’s why I’m walking in the 3-Day. Because everyone deserves a lifetime.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Where has the time gone???

It seems as though it has just disappeared! Sadly, I am not so good at keeping up this blog. I have good intentions...really I do. It just seems as though when I think of something to post, I'm not near my computer, and when I am near my computer, the thoughts don't come! It's a vicious cycle!

School started for us on August 6. This was a big day in my house as ALL 3 of my girls started school full time. Emma is in 3rd grade this year. She was not ready for her summer to end, but has since decided that "school is the best." Audrey is in Kindergarten and Amy is in Pre-K. The school year is off to a great start!!

I've started my training for the Breast Cancer 3Day. I've been going for walks through my neighborhood. My plan is to at least walk for 2 hours on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until the walk. I walked for 3 hours one day this week and plan to do at least that tomorrow (if not more!). I have really enjoyed my training thus far. The weather has been so nice. I've been playing my "I heart God" play list on my Ipod and have spent my walks with my Saviour. My soul rests as I walk for this great cause! I know that this will be a life-altering occasion for me. I have under 50 days to go until the walk.....I still have quite a bit of fundraising to go, but I trust that the Lord will take care of that for me. If you haven't already, please consider donating to this event. If you can't donate, please lift up myself and my fellow walkers in prayer.

It's hard to believe we are well into the month of September.....the Holidays are right around the corner. I know the season will only get busier, but I will do my best to be a better blogger!!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Fun in the Sun.....

This week we invited our long-time friends, The Fitzgibbons, over for a day of swimming. David managed to capture some great photo's of the kids at the pool. Our girls absolutely love to swim...we have decided that no matter where we move in the future, we'll have to have a pool! David made a video slideshow of his pictures....check them out!


Friday, July 11, 2008

Less than 105 days to go.....

Until I participate in a very special event called the Breast Cancer 3-Day. I'll walk 60 miles over the course of three days with thousands of other women and men. The net proceeds will support breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment through Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund. I've agreed to raise at least $2,200 in donations. So I need your help. Would you please consider making a donation? Keep in mind how far I'm walking - and how hard I'll have to train. You can give online at www.The3Day.org. Just follow the link below to visit my personal fundraising webpage and make a donation. You can also call 800.996.3DAY to donate over the phone.

I am walking in honor and memory of Bev Maday. Bev was a very dear friend of ours. She was able to minister to so many people throughout her illness and often referred to her diagnosis as "The Gift of Cancer" because of the way that it brought her and others closer to the Lord. Bev passed away in September of 2007 after a 7 year battle. I will be walking with her daughters, Katie Oswalt and Tricia Blakeley and her daughter-in-law, Gina Maday. Please help me honor Bev and her girls by supporting me in this walk. Any amount donated is greatly appreciated. According to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, approximately 200,000 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year, and nearly 40,000 will die from the disease. That's why I'm walking so far. To do something bold about breast cancer. I hope that you'll share this incredible adventure with me - by supporting me in my fundraising efforts. Thank you in advance for your generosity!


Saturday, June 28, 2008

Can Wii talk?

So...it's been a while since I've blogged. It's been a busy couple of weeks! To be honest, I can't exactly remember what made them so busy, it just seems like the time slipped away. There were a couple of dentist and vet appointments, a haircut or two, a yard sale, and some family over for visits thrown in for good measure. Also, we recently got a Wii. This has been occupying most of our down time. As you may know, the Nintendo Wii is a video game...an interactive video game. This means that instead of just simply pressing a button with your thumb to play tennis, you actually have to swing a racket, or game controller! The game came with Wii sports, which consists of tennis, bowling, golf, and baseball. In addition to that, we also have the Wii Fit. This consists of yoga, strength training, aerobics, and balance games. You can also set fitness goals and track them on a calendar. It's really fun and the girls LOVE it! For Father's Day, I bought David Wii Play...on this you can play a variety of games including table tennis, pool, fishing and target shooting. The girls really like to fish! For Dave's birthday this past Wednesday, I bought him Guitar Hero. He LOVES it! As a matter of fact, he's playing now as I type this. He's already on to the "Medium" setting whilst I sit contently on Easy for now. I think I've played maybe 8-10 songs so far...I think David has already played hundreds! It's really hard to break away from!

I don't really have any exciting news to share....I just felt as though I needed to update. I don't have much going on in the next week or so...I'm hoping to do a more thorough update soon. Ta ta for now!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Talking underwater....

We often joke that Audrey is a "true blonde". Once again, she has proven it to be true. Yesterday, while out in the pool with my mom she asked Nanaw if she heard her talking underwater. Mom of course says no. So, Audrey says to watch. She goes underwater, talks and then comes back up. She says, "Nanaw, did you see those bubbles?? That's when I was talking." To which Mom replies, "What did you say?" Then, the TRUE blonde of the family says, "I don't know...when I talk under water it makes me sound funny." I guess she only knows what she's saying when she can hear it clearly.

Gotta love a blonde!!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Dear God....

So tonight, as I'm tucking the girls in, Amy asks me if she can say her prayer. Of course I oblige, as I love to hear my girls pray. Amy always starts her prayers with "Dear God, thank you for God" and then goes on to thank God for all of her family. Well, tonight, she has a boo-boo on her finger and she stopped in the middle of thanking God for her sisters to tell me that she couldn't say her prayer because her boo-boo was hurting. I told her that she should pray for God to make her finger feel better. So, Amy then says..."Dear God, please make better my finger"....and about 1 second later says, "Mommy, it's not working." I guess she has not yet learned to "wait upon the Lord!" It's a good thing a band-aid can make it feel better while we wait on God to heal it!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Dancing....in the future.

Our drive home from my parents house takes about 30 minutes. We usually spend that time listening to the radio or talking with the kids. Tonight we decided to talk to the kids. We were telling them about our plans for tomorrow and that we had invited the Pruiksma's over for a day of fun in the sun. Audrey asked me if Miss E-Lan (what she and Amy call LeighAnn) still had her baby in her tummy. This sparked quite the conversation. Of course I won't remember it exactly, but I'll do my best.....
Audrey: Mommy...does Ms. E-Lan still have her baby in her tummy...
Me: Yes, her baby will stay in her tummy for several more months....do you know what her baby's name is going to be?
Audrey: Noooooooo
Me: She's going to name him Ethan James
Audrey: (Shocked look on her face) What?!?! She's going to have another boy?? Mommy, all Ms. E-Lan has is boys...is that all she knows how to make? Mommy...you only made girls and Ms. E-lan only has boys. You have 3 girls and now Ms. E-Lan will have 3 boys. Mommy, guess what....now me and Emma and Amy can dance with all of her boys......when Baby Luke and the baby in her tummy get big.
Me: What a great idea!

I couldn't wait to get home to write that one down!!!!!!!!!!!!

Girls just wanna have fun....

...and a TON of fun was had this weekend!! Emma had 3 little girls come over friday night for a sleepover as part of her birthday party. The girls watched movies, played dress-up, sang songs, danced, made cookies, and stayed up ALL NIGHT LONG!!! I went to bed around 11:45 and woke-up around 2:45 and thought I should check on the girls. When I went to Emma's room, I found Emma asleep and the other girls playing a game. They said Emma had just fallen asleep. I told them they could keep playing...as long as the played quietly. I didn't need Audrey & Amy waking up in the middle of the night! A couple of hours later (I think!) I awoke to loud laughter from ALL the girls (Emma must have just taken a short nap!) and the sound of footsteps all through the house. I'm not sure what the girls were up to, but I quickly got up and asked them to keep it down!! Then....around 5 o'clock, I was gently brought out of my slumber by one of the girls tapping me on the shoulder. This time, they wanted to know if they could go swimming!!! At 5 o'clock in the morning!!!! Of course I said no but told them they were more than welcome to watch a movie or play a game. The next time they woke me up was around 7 asking for a snack. I finally pulled myself out of bed around 7:45 and helped them make some muffins around 8:30. One of the little girls finally crashed on the couch around 8 o'clock and got a 2 hour nap. The girls all had a blast and I never knew so much laughter could come from one group of girls! I really enjoyed it (even though I didn't get much sleep) because I got to see how sweet Emma and her friends are to each other. Saturday afternoon a few more girls came over for the pool party. The pool temperature was around 83 degrees, but from all the swimming the kids did, you would have thought it was much warmer! It took a good bit of convincing to get them to come into the house when it was time for presents and cake! Emma got lots of Hannah Montana things and I think she ended up with 6 new Webkinz!! Her guitar cakes were a hit and after cake & ice cream the party was pretty much over. Some kids went home, some stayed and swam a little longer. Audrey and Amy decided to go home with Angaw & Nanaw to spend the night. Emma invited 2 of her friends (from church) to spend the night that night but only one decided to stay. Sara and Emma played for hours doing crafts and singing together. Emma's fun from the night before finally caught up to her around 10 and she started dozing off!! It was right about that time that Sara started getting a "tummy-ache" and wanted to call her daddy. Sara isn't much for sleepovers and I was really surprised she lasted as long as she did! Her poor Dad drove all the way from McDonough to Newnan to pick her up!! (It took him about an hour to get here!) As luck would have it Sara fell asleep about 15 minutes before he arrived!!! It was a bit difficult to get her up this morning. I think it will take her a few days to fully recover. Sadly, I think it might take me about 2 weeks!!! But what can I say?? Girls just wanna have fun!!! :)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Is it hot in here or is it me? No...It's definitely hot!!!

About 86 degrees hot to be exact....and that is INSIDE the house! Unfortunately, our air conditioner decided to go out on Sunday night. I must admit....I am spoiled when it comes to air conditioning. This is no fun! Our heating & air guy should be here soon....so relief is on the way. I just hope I don't melt before he gets here!!

David held a Classic Car Show at the Truett's in Griffin this past Saturday. It was quite a busy day. David and I got to work around 8 o'clock and got busy with the preparations. The car show started around 10 o'clock....but the "real show" started around 11 when I donned the beloved "Kid Cow" costume. I probably had a little too much fun, but seeing as how I was in "costume" it didn't bother me a bit! I got plenty of rave reviews from David's employees and was even asked to repeat my performance the next time they need the Kid Cow!!! I think I may have found my new calling! I should have pictures soon....LeighAnn took some pictures with her camera before taking over as the Cow. I'm waiting on her to send them to me...and then I'll have to figure out how to re-size them to put them on here. If you can't wait to see them, mosy on over to her blog (Pruiksma's Progress -- linked on the side of my page) and check out her slide-show.

On Friday, Emma is having her first slumber party. She's invited a couple of girls from her class at school and a friend from the gym. We are hoping that they get to come (being that it's the last day of school AND Memorial Day Weekend). We have lots of fun things planned! Saturday we are having her birthday party....Hannah Montana style. It looks like the weather is going to be perfect for her pool party!! She is looking forward to turning 8!! My how the time has flown by!

I guess I'm going to go and sit in front of the fan now....it's pretty bad when you work up a sweat just typing!!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Where to begin?

So...It's been a while. I think my last post on my other site was in October. Several months have passed. There is no way I'll remember it all. I think I'll just hit the basics.

Thanksgiving and Christmas were fun. Mom & Dad came and spent the night with us on Christmas Eve and I think the girls were more excited about that than they were about waking up on Christmas Morning to a room full of presents!

New Years was spent at the Nugget Drop at Truett's Grill McDonough. We had a few days of snow in January. That's rare around these parts so we took plenty of pictures and even made a snowman. In February, David and I attended the annual Chick-fil-A Operators Seminar in Orlando. We had a great time with friends and can't wait until next February when we go to Long Beach, California! Truett really does take care of his Operators (and spouses)!!

Audrey turned 5 at the beginning of April. It's hard to believe she'll be in Kindergarten in the fall! She has enjoyed being in Pre-K at Emma's school. Emma has been a great big sister and has faithfully walked Audrey to her class every day. In the Fall, Emma will be on a new hall and Audrey will take over the "escort" role as she'll get to walk Amy to her old Pre-K class on her way to the big "K".

On April 25, David and I celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary. We went away for the weekend during spring break (Thanks Mom for the childcare!) and just spent our actual anniversary at home with the kids. David cooked his famous "Lindley Broil" for dinner and I made a cake. After dinner we watched our wedding video. The girls LOVED it! After the video, we had sparkling juice and cake. Audrey so sweetly asked me, "Mommy, now that you got married again, do we get to go back in your tummy and be babies again?" It was so cute....I hated to disappoint her and say no, but, thankfully that is not possible!!! :)

That brings us up to the most recent occasion of Mother's Day. On Friday, I attended a Mother's Day brunch at Amy's preschool. We were treated to a "Mommy Loves Me" song and then were able to eat a yummy lunch. We had handmade placemats and flower pots with handprint flowers! So sweet! On Sunday, we celebrated with Mom & Dad with our annual trip to the Varsity for lunch (It's Mom's favorite!). After filling our bellies with chili dogs, chili steaks, onion rings and fries, it was back home. Mom & I left the kids with Daddy and Angaw and went to get pedicures! We had a lot of fun! Of course, no Mother's Day would be complete without some sort of handmade goodie from the kids. Audrey and Amy each brought home questionnaires about Mom....I'll be sharing some of the answers shortly! Audrey also brought home a beautiful pin that I wore proudly. So, on to the great Q & A's.

Q: I like it when my Mom??? Amy's response: plays in puddles!
Q: My mom is as pretty as a???? Amy's response: lipstick
Q: My mom looks pretty when she?? Audrey's response: gets married
Q: My mom is smart, she even knows?? Audrey's response: numbers

I will certainly cherish these forever!

That brings us up to date. School is out in 2 weeks. Emma's birthday is on Memorial Day this year. She'll be 8!! We will be having her "Hannah Montana" party the day after school is out. Other than that, our summer plans include a week vacation at the beach!

There is never a dull moment at this house....I'm sure I'll have plenty to blog about soon! Until then, keep checking in!!

So far....so good....

I want to send out a special THANK YOU to LeighAnn for being so kind as to talk me through some of the "set-up" of my page. I think I've got it figured out for the most part, so hopefully I'll be able to keep this updated.

Stay tuned for an update on our last couple of months!!!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Trying again....

So....my last blog didn't go so well. I never quite got the hang of the site and could never seem to get it to do what I wanted it to do. I would really like to maintain a blog...just for my own memories if nothing else! So....I'm going to give this one a shot. Hopefully I'll be able to personalize it the way I want and keep it updated! Wish me luck and check back often!

The Lindley family