Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Some random pics...

Kissing a stingray-Mick and Me, Cozumel marketplace, my valentine love, and Ian and me in our first tennis tourney!

Ethan has been asking me the past few days, "How many days 'til Grandpoppa gets here?" Well, thank goodness Grandpoppa Bear arrived yesterday afternoon and they've been having fun ever since! GPA showed the boys all of his latest carving creations-one of which he will be donating to my sister's trade convention (for a raffle , I believe). It is a loon. I'll try and post a pic soon of the whole collection of carvings. The boys are really into the carving thing-and Ian can't hardly wait to sit with GPA on the deck and do a little whittling of his own. (He's enjoyed this special time with GPA ever since he earned his knife badge and knife last year with cub Scouts). Ethan will have to watch for a few more years. WE are still dealing with the healing of his burn. It is healing verll well, BTW.
We will have a few short days with GPA-so we need to cram as much fun as possible in while we can! More later!

Oh, Mon. was my first night of Open Season at my local tennis club. It was awesome! We played five sets- and it was hard to get me off the courts! Does that surprise anyone? (LOL) I get to play tomorrow night! Yeah! Mixed doubles! Oh, and I need to mention that my wonderful hubby asked me a question that I have longed to hear...
"Hey hon, do you think you could get a court for the boys and myself?" Yippeee!!! Be still my beating heart! MY dream come true! I've always wanted for the four or us to play doubles together-so maybe this is the beginning of a beautiful thing. At least, that's my hope.


Monday, March 05, 2007

Wastin' away again...

in Margaritaville! Ok...Ok..we've been home for a few weeks now-but as you read in previous post-we've been a little busy.
Anyhoo-the pic is from Margaritaville-Montego Bay, Jamaica. Beautiful blue water and gorgeous day to visit. Very friendly people-but, unfortunately, they constantly harrased us to purchase things-some even illegal!! I joked with Mick, (after just stepping off the tour bus, an islander came up and asked me if I wanted to buy some MJ) "What was that guy thinking? Do I LOOK like the poster child for marijuana consumption?" Seriously! Those of you that know me know that would NEVER happen with me!! EVER!!! We just had to laugh over that and move on.
Our cruise was fun- stopped at Grand Cayman and kissed a stingray. Again beautiful weather. Last stop was Cozumel where it was blustery and cooler-but we shopped for souvenirs and ate lunch with some friends from the boat.
When we got to Cozumel we called home only to find out from my MIL that there was an early fraud alert out on my Citibank cc. Someone had tried to charge $3K to it! Short story-all is well. Card has been cancelled and I'm not responsible for any of it. (BTW-the card was hidden at home-not stolen-so apparently thieves got info over an internet purchase I had made). Needless to say, since that time we have been closing all of our old, inactive, unused credit cards. We don't need them or use them-so why have the worry of fraud? S-I-M-P-L-I-F-Y = LESS STRESS.

Big Boo-Boo for our Boo-Bear

well...let's just say yesterday definitely didn't go as planned. Instead of attending a birthday party after church-we ended up in the ER and burn center-because Ethan decided not to heed Daddy's warning about the hot stove. He had been sitting on barstool by daddy watching him cook and apparently decided no to sit on his rear but on his knees-lost his balance-toppling the barstool over and landing his right palm onto the recently turned off flat-top stove burner. Warning to those with a weak stomach-the picture shows his second degree burn-the blisters and the lotion to help heal (lotion is the white stuff in the crevices). He is doing ok and his pain seems to be managed with Tylenol and Motrin at the moment. We worry that if/when the blisters pop-the pain will really be bad as we rewrap the bandages to keep the wound clean and sterile. We are hopeful that this is a huge lesson to him (we thought he had learned his lesson when he bumped into my flat curling iron in August. He is always pushing the envelope-but, we hope this time, the envelope is retired from anymore pushing.
Ian also had to have xrays taken this week. He jammed his left thumb playing tetherball at school and the NP thought he had fractured it. Thankfully, it turned out he had only sprained it severely and it should heal in a few weeks. Needless to say, we should have our medical deductible met for the year after all of this! I do feel very grateful that both of the boys' injuries occurred to their non-dominant hands. I pray these are the last of ER visits. Can someone say "How'd ya like a few new gray hairs lady?"