Monday, March 30, 2009


On one of the way too few nice days we've been randomly having, we decided to go fishing!! The girls have been dying to go for months but it's always been too cold!! We had a blast...even Alyx is a pro at casting now! Although we only caught one itty-bitty fish, we had a great time feeding the ducks and playing with wormies!! (Alyx and Reagan gave them all names). Taylor was so cute as she tried to teach her little sisters what she learned last year. It was a much needed day of relaxing and hanging out with my family!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Little Hands...BIG Hearts

I couldn't be more proud of Taylor, Bryn, and Ashley. This morning they decided they wanted to do a Lemonade Stand. Perfect spring time idea! I said go for it. They made posters, calculated prices, and even made up a song to sing to attract customers! " Lemonade (clap, clap, clap) Crunchy ice (clap, clap, clap) We'll pour it once (clap, clap, clap) We'll pour it twice (clap, clap, clap) The third cup is free, free, free...then you'll have to pee, pee, pee." Catchy right?? (Oh brother) anyway...I asked them what they were saving money for. They unanimously decided that they wanted to raise money for charity. Of course, my heart swelled. When I asked them what kind of charity, they said they wanted to help sick kids. So Vanderbilt Children's Hospital won the vote. They were outside from around 1:00 to 6:00 in the evening and made a whopping $39!! It might as well been a fortune...they were so excited. I found the address to mail donations to and each of the girls wrote a little letter explaining why they wanted to do this. They expressed how they wanted to raise money for sick children so that they could get better and be able to spend more time with their families. Yes, I cried... They had so much fun doing this and I am so so so proud of them! Way to go girls!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Kentucky Relief

I've been meaning to post this forever...
Seth's unit was activated last month to go help with all of the damage caused by the huge ice storms they had up in Kentucky. No electricity, water, heat, food, gas, etc for weeks because of it. So scary. Anyway, a local paper did an article on how the military firefighters saved the day because all of the local stations just couldn't handle the magnitude of the job. There were several fires caused by people trying to stay warm or by the electricity trying to come back on and sparking. It was NO fun to get a phone call one Friday night saying Seth had to report by 7:00am the next morning and they didn't know how long it would take. Luckily, it only took 2 weeks before he was home again. I don't know what I would do if he ever got deployed overseas...cross my fingers. Seth got some really great pictures of the ice on the trees...I will post them as soon as I can. I think this was a really neat experience for him being able to help those people and even got to fight some real fires! ( Nothing ever happens in Franklin :) It was tough having him gone but I am so proud he was able and willing to help!