This is my son playing AC/DC's Thunderstruck intro with one hand.


Summer Trip

We just got back from a week in Pigeon Forge, TN. We had a blast. My dad set up his RV at a really nice park there (campsite pic above) and we Loved IT! We went to the Blackbear Jamboree Show, Magic Beyond Belief Show and The Fiddler's Feast show. They were all great. We also got to go to Douglas Lake one day, we also drove over to Cherokee, NC through the Great Smokey Mountains National Forest. I brought back a wild indian (pic above). It was a wonderful trip. My little sis also got to come down and enjoy a few days with us (picture above). For her birthday I booked her a jacuzzi suite at a hotel near our RV park...she loved it. We sat around the campfire everynight, grilled out, socialized with our neighbors from WVa. Three nights while we were there they had concerts on the hill above us and we got to hear Lori Morgan, Charlie Daniels, John Michael Montgomery and Terri Clark. It was great. The park was full of teenagers and my son was in heaven. He met a ton of new friends and especially the "hotties" as he calls the girls. A great time was had by all.


I guess the only big news here is that Dad is still in Europe...he has one more week before coming home. So far he has visited Rome and Venice in Italy the even got to go to the Vatican, they have been to Zurich and another place in Switzerland, they went to the top of Mt. Titlus in the alps & now they are in Amsterdam, next week they will end up in Paris and then fly home. He has been over there for a month taking high speed trains (that move over 200mph) to all of his destinations. He is having the time of his life. This was a special trip for he and my stepmom because they are celebrating 25 years of marriage this year. What a nice anniversary present.


My new car

I finally did it!!! After driving a Toyota Corolla since I was 16 and after having driven the same little Maroon Toyota Corolla for 7 years I finally broke down and bought something different yesterday and I love it!!!!!!!!!!! It is sooooooooo roomy and comfortable to ride in. I love my Nissan Xterra!


Our boat floats!!!

Doesn't Brian look happy cruising along the lake in his fish and ski boat! We took it out for a couple of hours yesterday for the first time. It did great! We really enjoyed ourselves. The weather was perfect around 83 degrees the water was clear...there were quite a few boats but not too crowded. Brian enjoyed himself and so did I.


Noah is walking now!!

Our little Noah is now WALKING!!!!!! Not in this picture...he is swinging here but Amber brought him over this week and he is really getting around. It is a scarry thing to watch but so cool at the same time. He will be one year old on May 5th, less than 30 days away. We can't wait for the big party!



These two look like good friends...I just liked this little picture and thought I'd share it.


We bought a boat!!

We will now be able to fish at the lake...I got a great deal on this little cream puff! We all have spring fever around my house...the weather is up into the 70's now and it won't be long until the lake waters rise again. Brian was tickled to get a boat finally. He plans on doing a lot of fishing.

We are currently living in a mess...last Friday morning around 3am I awoke to water in the floor all thru the house. It was a nightmare. A supply line under the bathroom sink broke and water went all through the house. So for a week we have had people in and out with huge driers and dehumidifiers and it is so loud you can't hear yourself think. Yesterday they tore out the floors and now you really have a mess...but hopefully we won't have much longer until our home is restored to normal.

Ryan had a great 14th birthday. He celebrated with his grandparents...Betty & Doug, Aaron & Brenda, Robin, Amber & Ed and Noah, and his friends Jacob and Allissa. We had pizza and he asked for a pineapple upside down cake with AC/DC Rulez on it...so of course I obliged him. It was a nice time. He got a card from his Grandmother Dee in WV and money from everyone. He is saving up to get a Gibson SG guitar so he needed around $800 and he ended up with $400. I think he has another $400 in savings so his birthday wish should come true in the near future. I swear all the kid wants to do is play the guitar! He's really good at it though.

Robin's birthday was a few evenings later. We celebrated it on ST. Patrick's Day by going to the restaurant that my sister works at. WE had great food, drank a few beers and listened to the band who rocked...they also had some little old guys with bagpipes who came in and played a few songs. It was really neat. The restaurant is on the banks of the river and it is beautiful!


We finally got Snow!!



He's sooo cool!

Noah came over to visit last night...here is a pic of him in his new shades that his Grandma Leota bought for him. Isn't he cool! He was really something last night...he is crawling around everywhere and pulling up on the furniture...the only way to stop him is to put him in his walker. I cried watching him because it had only been a week since I saw him and he is changing so fast.

Ryan got his grade card yesterday and he brought all of his grades up which was a huge relief to me. We have worked really hard and it is starting to pay off. I hope and pray that he keeps it up.


Happy New Year!

Well it's 2007. A lot happened over the holidays. We had a great time...I got everything I wanted for Christmas...lots of clothes and money! My fave's. Enjoyed spending time with my Sis (pic above) and my nieces and nephews, Ryan also Brian's parents. Ryan, Noah and Taylor got tons of nice presents this year. Noah liked all of his toys... he got a ride on toy (pic above) and a duck that is hilarious. He also got some new Carhart Camo overalls that he just looked adorable in (pic below)...he and his Uncle Brian matched that day.

Brian and I celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary on New Years Eve. We went to the Chop House and had dinner and then spent some time with friends and family that evening at our house. We let off fireworks and counted down to 2007. It was a really nice evening.

Well Happy New Year!