Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Well, it has taken me a few days but I must blog about our Saturday. Let me begin by saying that Kenny is back in school and taking 2 classes, so between work and school, Jess and I don't see him a great deal. Saturday he had to spend the day, first working around the house on things he felt he had neglected and then locked in his office studying!!!! So Jess and I just spent the day together. We played around the house most of the morning, cleaning and doing laundry in between then after lunch we headed up to the last home softball game. We have been to many of these last home games before but this one has a very special meaning...Samantha played her last softball game at GCS. I have blogged about Samantha before so I won't go into a long speech, but she is very special and has been very special to Jessica-so we wanted to be there. I can't believe that she is getting ready to graduate (I know it won't be for 8 more months-but you all know how time flies!) and go to college. She had a super game and they won both of the games that puts them into the state playoffs!!!! Go Lady Generals...you are way ahead of the Braves, this year!!! The pictures are of the Sr. girls and their parents. Thanks Samantha for sharing the day with us and for all you do for us!

We love you!!!!
Ervin, Samantha and Karen

Samantha and her Papa and Nana...do they ever miss a game???

Gin-Gin and Samantha

Kristen and Samantha-cute sisters!!!!

Enough on that...how about Jessica loosing her 2nd tooth!!!!YEAH!!! We had been
trying to pull it at home for several days and it just did not want to come out! So at the game on Saturday, Jessica's Aunt KA-KA pulled her tooth. No tears, very little blood and it was out!!!! Is it little wonder why Karen and Jessica have bonded so well...Ka-Ka is always there when Jess needs her! Thanks, again Karen!

[PICTURE-Finding money from the tooth fairy!!!]

One more thing...while we were at the game we were sitting in the shade with a small group that included Audrey, Avie and Amelia-part of the time! So as Audrey and Avie were relaxing in the shade-Avie sat up by her self. Well, Audrey propped her but Avie "held her own". We got a picture of that, too. GOOD JOB, AVIE! And good luck in October with your surgery-We love you!!!!

Well, I think that about takes care of Saturday. It was a beautiful day and we enjoyed getting to see ALL the exciting things that happened! We did miss Louise and Leigh being here-BECAUSE THEY DID SAY THEY WERE COMING!!!!!! But we will get over that in a few days! Hope you all had a good week-end. Maybe your football team is doing like Kenny's Sooners, of course we can't all be #1 like OU but don't you think the Vols could at least get an SEC win?????! But I have to say that Saturday was topped off by a great victory from OLE MISS!!!!

HO! HO! HO!-Steve!!!!!!!
Maybe Christmas is over EVERYWHERE!!!!!!

Friday, September 26, 2008


I always heard the older you get, the faster time goes by...I must be getting old! Ten years ago I met, fell in love and married Kenny. It is hard for me to believe that it has been 10 years. We have been through alot but most of our life together has been wonderful. Kenny is a great father-I knew that before Jessica by just watching him with his boys. He works hard so that we have everything that we need and more and so that I don't have to work full-time outside the house! Kenny is a great husband and friend, too. We enjoy spending time together and I can't imagine my life without him now!!!

Happy Anniversary, Kenny!!! I love you!

Finally pictures from Hilton Head!

Just alittle tired of taking pictures!!

Aunt Toni and Jess at the beach.
Jessica watching the sunset!
Thanks, Toni and Chris for a great week!

More pictures

Jessica loved just playing in the water. She splashed and rolled and "dunked" herself and tried to "dunk" anyone that got close to her, usually me!
Loving the beach!
Here is one of the dolphins that came by to visit. No pictures of Jessica with the dolphins, because if I had turned her loose she would still be swimming with the dolphins-probably somewhere in China!!:)
This is the beginning of one of the beautiful sunsets we saw!
Just about to drop for the night!

Pictures from Hilton Head

Jessica on Sunday evening just as we had arrived.

Jess loving being in the ocean!

Still playing!!!

Uncle Chris and Jess "bonding"!

" Nana Bubs" trying to see the dolphins.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Beach Week

On Sept. 11, we had a benefit dinner in downtown Atlanta for RTV. Following the dinner, Kenny's sister and brother-in-law went up the the restaurant to visit for a few minutes. Long story - short--I decided that Jessica and I would go to meet them at Hilton Head for the next week. We already knew that Kenny couldn't go and Jess couldn't stay with him because of his school and work schedule. So Sunday afternoon, we had gotten up early Sun and gone to Tallahassee for church, Kenny's mom, Jessica and I headed to Hilton Head. It took us just over 4 hours to get there and we had a great day for traveling...and I have to add that Jessica was beautiful!!! She usually is a good traveler but you know how they can make liers out of you!!!

We got to the house and began to relax!! It was so nice. A friend of Chris' let him use the house for the last 3 summers for a week! It has 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, kitchen, living room, sun porch and a boardwalk right down to the beach! Jessica had a BLAST! She took to the water, just like her pool!!! We did not even leave the house until Tuesday afternoon! Went out and did some shopping and out for dinner. It was so nice just to be able to completely relax! Thanks to my sister, Karen, for getting a sub for the sub, we were able to stay over until Friday-we had originally planned on coming home on Wed.

On Thursday evening Toni got a call from her 19 year old daughter. Her dad, Toni's X, had been taken to hospice and they were not sure he was going to make it. He had been sick and we had all been "sitting on pins and needles" wondering how long he COULD last! Toni and Chris got up Friday morning and left for Atlanta as we left for Valdosta. Tom did make it until this morning at around 5. Please keep Abbe in your prayers, as this has been a very difficult time for her.

We returned home on Friday and Kenny and I had a rehearsal dinner for a wedding he was performing on Sat. Saturday morning I got up and went to a "Ladies' Day" at Forrest Park and got home just in time to get ready for the wedding! It was pretty but I was glad when it was all over! I sure don't really enjoy busy week-ends-I like to just lay around and catch up on laundry and cleaning!

Jessica's class at school is going to be participating in Special Olympics this year. In the winter games, they do bowling and basketball. I went to school today to help with their practice! They are so cute! If any of you have an opportunity to get involved, you should try it! I will try and take pictures next week and share them.

I will try tomorrow to download some of our beach pictures, Jessica was swimming with the dolphins! They would swim right by us!!!

Have a good week!

Monday, September 1, 2008


After spending the week-end having to watch every other team get started,I am really excited about the Vols getting on the field tonight! Hopefully I will be as excited when it is over! Not ranked #1 or #4 but you never know what is going to happen in the SEC!