Thursday, May 13, 2010

Sarah's Last Day of 3-Year Old Nursery School

I can't believe its already time for my customary "last day of school" front porch picture...for Sarah at least!! She lost her babyface this year!!!!

LAST DAY- MAY 13, 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010

Dance Recital

Okay- my turn to brag a little on my girls! They both did AWESOME at their dance recital. SO CUTE!! AND they had to do the whole thing twice - Friday night and Sunday afternoon, plus dress rehearsal on Thursday. I think Beth was more excited about getting flowers after the recital than she was to actually dance. Beth is built like a ballerina- all legs. I hope she continues to dance and the passion grows in her because I honestly think she could be fantastic. There were several seniors dancing their last recital before graduation and OH MY! They were AWESOME! I was in awe watching some of these "big" girls dance- truly beautiful. My girls' teacher, Ms. Elissa, was one of them. BEAUTIFUL ballerina and dancer. There is a picture of her below with Sarah's class - she's just beautiful! So - enjoy these pictures! Ballet is over (except for a small 2-day camp in June) till mid-August!



Monday, May 3, 2010


Yeah...water....lots of it!
I can't begin to tell you all how lucky I feel this morning. UNBELIEVABLY lucky. Some of you may remember that in the aftermaths of Katrina on August 29, 2005, our house flooded. While it wasn't terrible and only portions of house got water, it was still enough to send our lives into a tailspin for a little bit. The feeling I get in the pit of my stomach anytime a lot of rain is predicted is a feeling I wouldn't want my worst enemy to feel. I had that feeling ALL WEEKEND. We just watched and waited for the 10+ inches to hit us....We got lucky. We got 6 1/2 inches. It wasn't enough to flood anyone out of their home in our area. Nashville and middle-Tenessee- about 75 miles to our southeast - weren't so lucky. They got 18 (EIGHTEEN!!!) inches of rain in two days. That is 25% of their YEARLY TWO DAYS!! I'm hoping that those of you who aren't "local" are seeing images on your news of this flooding. Its unprecedented. Its never happened like this before, and probably never will again in most people's lifetime. The Opryland Hotel and OpryMills mall is flooded! Parts of historic downtown Nashville are flooded.The rivers are STILL rising, some won't even crest till late today. Its crazy! Several major interstates (I-24 and I-65) flooded BADLY on Saturday, with people having to evacuate and abandon their vehicles. Craziness, I tell you...insanity!! Here is a crazy video from the I-24 flooding:

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And the oil spill in the Gulf is making me nuts too!! Our precious Destin beach is in jeopardy. Not cool....not cool at all!!! It makes me sick to my stomach.