Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Every time we go back up to cut the grass, we question ourselves ... "WHY?" Why did we move? Why did we leave such a peaceful place? Why, why, why?
Although we are settling here in South Carolina, we have not completely severed our ties to North Carolina. I do believe that is some of the issues we are dealing with right now.
There are so many things to love about both places, but I think the move was good for our family. We just need to Sell This House ... Where is Roger and Tanya when you need them?
I am off to volunteer at the girls' school today.
Friday, September 17, 2010
The Trimmed Dog. He wouldn't sit still for me, but I got a few shots of him. He is just so darn cute. I just love him all freshly bathed. Mommy's Sweet Boy!
Everything is now primed, sanded and is awaiting the first coat of paint. I have not had a whole day to devote to this task. Maybe it is procrastination but I don't want to paint for a few hours and then have to put everything away. My plans on Friday the 17th was to paint the cabinets, but those plans were changed when I had to run some errands and bath a nasty dog. Monday will bring a new day.
In this video clip, Bethany is Midfielder and gets to throw the ball in each time it goes out of bounds on her side. See, these are things I didn't even know until she started playing. The first time she picks her foot up and has to re-throw.
This Saturday, they have two games: one at 10 and one at 11. The games only last 40 minutes so at least they will get a break in between. The team they play at 10 has some of Bethany's friends from school on it. That game should be very interesting.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
The NC house continues to sit empty. We have had no interest in it at all, least of all a showing. In fact, it is off the market for right now. We weren't paying attention, neither were our Realtors for that matter, and let our contract expire. Unfortunately, we decided to change Realtors. Until we find the right realtor, the house will remain off the market. Hopefully that won't be too long.
We are off to FL this weekend so Myron can attend his 20th High School Reunion. He seems to be excited. He hasn't seen nor talked to any of his classmates since the 10th reunion.
Okay, I have to go. I have to be at the school to volunteer in a few minutes and still have to get ready.
I hope everyone has a safe and relaxing Labor Day weekend.
The new dining room fixture.
I never said I was a good photographer. I just enjoy taking pictures. I never could get a good one of the fixture, but you get the idea.
He found an old newspaper dated ??nday, October 30, 1955.
Here is an add for automobiles.
A shot of the stove area.
Here are the new cabinets that were installed on Monday.
The beginning of the month started out with the girls and I traveling to Opelika to attend the Whatley Family Reunion. They wanted this year to be a great turn-out because it was the 200th birthday year of the Founding Father, Simeon Whatley. AND boy, was it a GREAT turn-out. There were SO many people there. The girls got to meet some distance cousins they have never met before. They had fun playing on the playground and were so cooperative when I said "Let's take a picture!"
The following weekend we had visitors: Grandma, Grandpa and Aunt Kathy. We had a fun-filled weekend. They came up on Wednesday. Thursday we took them downtown and enjoyed lunch at Smoke on the Water ... yummy!!! We then walked around in Falls Park. It was quite warm that day and Greenville does offer the water area. Of course, the girls were told to NOT get wet ... just their feet. Sarah is the only one who listened ... hee hee. But I know, Bethany felt good afterwards.
That night was Open House at the school. It was an opportunity for us to meet the teachers, drop-off supplies and sign up for volunteering (well, at least for me to sign up). Grandma, Grandpa and Aunt Kathy tagged along since they had never seen inside the school before.
Friday, all the girls went shoe shopping while Myron and Grandpa installed my new range hood. Now I can burn dinner and not set off the smoke detector ... LOL!!!! They also hung the doors to the laundry closet.
Saturday found us bowling ... Bowling? It has been a while since some of us have bowled. And let me tell you, it is nothing like bowling on the wii.
Monday, August 16th ... The first day of school. Bethany started 4th grade and Sarah started 3rd grade. We were headed to the car when I remembered ... "Oh my gosh!!! I almost forgot to take pictures!"
August also brought along soccer for Bethany. She has been asking to play soccer for a while now. I finally took the plunge and signed her up. She has been playing so hard. This past Saturday they played a practice game against the 10-11 year olds. They didn't score one goal but those 8-9 year olds gave the older ones a good run.
The following pictures were taken during practice before the practice game.
Does she look like she is having fun? I think the picture says it all.
That is Bethany's coach in the background ... Coach Gary. He has been awesome with the girls and very patient with the new ones.