Sunday, June 28, 2009

New Curtains!

My mom made Keith and me some curtains for our bathroom. Well, we finally got them hung today. We have to do a little work on getting the rod worked out, but I think they look fantastic! She is so, so good!!! Need any thing made??? Check out her website!!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Happy 96th Birthday, Papaw!

Happy 96th Birthday Papaw!!!

We love you very much and hope you had a great day!!

This weekend Keith and I traveled to Winona to celebrate Papaw's birthday and to spend a little time with Harrison, Mama, and Daddy. Harrison has been with them all week. It was a quick trip, but we had a great time! I'm posting some pictures of Papaw's birthday party and a few others from the weekend. Enjoy!

Papaw's cake. He wanted coconut!

Papaw ready for cake!

Harrison helping Papaw open his gifts!

Harrison, JuJu, and PopPop.

Keith showing Harrison a grasshopper. Harrison tried to hold it, but it was just too quick!

Keith pushing Harrison on his blue tractor that Nason played with. Harrison's legs are not quite long enough to reach the pedals. Won't be long though!

Harrison and JuJu.

Harrison and PopPop.

Harrison and me with peas behind our ears. He thought this was so funny!

Harrison was using his tools to work on one of the kitchen stools.

Harrison helped Uncle Keith work on the DVD player.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all the father's out there! Keith and I had a great weekend spending time with our dads. Saturday night we went and had BBQ with the Patrick family. We also were able to endure the heat outside and have fun flying some remote controled helicopters. Everyone was there and we had a great time! Enjoy the few pics!

Sunday, after church, Keith and I went to Weir to see my Daddy and Papaw. We had lunch with them, then picked blueberries. Keith and I have had a great weekend! We are so thankful for our dads and what they mean to us! We love you!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Not for the weak stomachs...

When I married Keith I didn't realize I needed to be a trained nurse. I guess I should have, but I didn't... For the year and a half we've been married, it feels kindof like I moon-light as one! For his recent health issue, he had to have a couple of moles removed. One they removed totally a couple of weeks ago, no problems. The other had to have a separate day with stitches. They were non-cancerous, thank goodness, but still needed to be fully removed. On Wednesday, he went in for the procedure and came out with 9 stitches!!!!! Can you believe it...??? 9 stitches!! So, of course the mole was on his back, out of reach. Yesterday we pulled the bandage off for the first time and, of course, he says, you've got to take a picture!! So, below you will see his back with 6 stitches. The other 3 are underneath. We have to clean it, soak it with vinegar and water, and put medicine on it. Not to mention, it is right by his shoulder blade, so doing anything is practically impossible! I guess this will go on for several days. I will say though that I do not mind doing whatever I need to do for him! I know he will do the same for me some day.
"In sickness and in health..."

Monday, June 15, 2009

Conference and things...

Can the summer be any busier!!!??? Last week, I spent the majority of the week in Tunica, MS at the Mississippi Association for Student Financial Aid Administrators (MASFAA) conference. This is the second conference I've gotten to attend since working at MUW. This year I was on the conference committee and had a great time! I got to help out with all the planning and decorations. Also, Julie, my great friend from BancorpSouth, nominated me for an office, Member at Large. At first I was hesitant, but become more comfortable with the idea as the conference approached. Good thing because I was the only one running. So...I am now the new Member at Large for MASFAA. I think it is going to be a great opportunity and I am very excited about it! Hopefully I won't make to big of a mess at it! :) So, anyway, the hotel in Tunica was very nice. We were across the road from the casino, so the only time we had to deal with it was going to eat at Paula Deen's. If you are ever in that area, you MUST go eat at Paula Deen's buffet. It is fabulous! There is so much food!! And the atmosphere is very pleasant. Keith was able to come up Thursday night for our banquet and the hypnotist show. Never did I imagine that he would volunteer to be hypotized. But, he did. Keep in mind this is the first time he has been around the MASFAA group...not to mention my second time!! But, he did it. I was a nervous wreck the entire time...but I have to say he stole the show! I thought he was acting through the entire performance, but seeing him after...I knew he wasn't. I did make him promise he can never do that again! Julie had booked the hypnotist, so I asked her if I needed to be worried. She said she picked him because he had a clean show. So, there wasn't anything dirty...I was just so worried about how Keith was going to act. A few of the things they did...birthing an 18 lb baby, speaking German, Japanese, picking up "money" and hiding it wherever they could find a place on themselves, "saying, "I love you man" anytime water was said...and so much more. And everytime they did something, the entire crowd would turn and look to see how I was reacting!! I must say...he left a big impression on MASFAA. Everyone will definately remember Keith and myself!! I hate we don't have any video, but I did take one pic. I wasn't even thinking about having my camera and getting some video. I was too worried about what would happen next! Maybe I can talk him into blogging about the experience from his point of view! It was so nice having Keith their for a "mini" vaca.

Keith...under hypnosis...

Julie Tompkins and Nicole

Best place in Tunica to eat...Paula Deen's Buffet

After getting home, I have been playing catch up at work. It was a tough day, with classes on top of that, and orientation. But summer classes will soon be over! I can't believe how quickly it has gone by.

One more thing before I close...I just want to wish Nason and Amanda a Happy Anniversary! I can't believe they have been married for 7 years! Congrats and we love you!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Uninvited House Guest

Friday has proved to be a very interesting day so far! This morning about 6:00, I came out of the bathroom from drying my hair and Patch, our cat, was in the hall growling at something. This cat never growls...he cries...but not growl. Anyway, I cut the light on because I was worried something was wrong. So, I bend down to take a look at him and notice he's got something hanging out of his guessed it...A MOUSE!!! I start screaming and yelling at Keith to get out of the bed to catch this mouse. Patch takes it into the dining room and starts throwing it around under the dining table. That is when I notice that the mouse is still alive!! I start jumping on the furniture and yelling at the animals and Keith. Keith makes me leave the room while he finds some gloves. During this time, the mouse decides enough is enough and runs under our couch. I'm thinking, great...he's gonna crawl in the couch and die...or eat it or something. So Keith starts looking under there and he finds him!. So he somehow grabs him and says..."Get the camera!" I think he's lost his mind, but then decide this is too funny of a story not to get a picture of! He said the mouse was laying on his side, breathing really heavy. We were gussing he was trying to catch his breath after all the excitement. Maybe he will tell all this family and friends to steer clear of the Patrick house!

I have to say I am very proud of Patch...but am also glad we saved the little guy! He's just not welcome in our home anymore!! :)

Before our eventful morning, we had some very special "invited guests" last night. Natalie and Alyson had supper with us. They are in town for VBS at Fairview. We do not get to see them very much because they live in Meridian now. We miss them so much!! They are so sweet and we had a great time!