Sunday, May 29, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!

My 29th birthday celebration started on Friday with dinner with his parents (my Daddy was not feeling well).  We went to a yummy smokehouse restaurant in Greeneville called The Butcher's Block.  I ate until I was stuffed!

Poor Gray slept through the entire thing, which I am glad he did because once he woke up he was GRUMPY!

(isn't that a lovely face?)

 Saturday I had a FULL schedule. Artie told me to go get my favorite breakfast CHIC-FIL-A!  Oh how I love those little minis.  I had a rehearsal all day for the USO Show.  The cast made me feel very special by bringing me flowers and serenading me! I feel so blessed to be a part of this show, the people are just amazing.  I am so glad for all the new friendships I have formed.   Once I got home it was time to get ready for dinner!

taken with my phone before dinner

My friends and their husbands joined us for dinner and then a movie!  Unfortunately I did not get a picture of the group!   I was going to take one before the movie but I got sick! was so annoying.  I was feeling a little better after it happened and decided to still go to the movie.  I really did have a great time even though there was a little incident!

It was a wonderful day and a great way to celebrate my last birthday in my 20's!!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Happy Birthday!!


Hi guys.  This is Artie- Heather's husband.
I snuck on her blog so I could wish her a 
Happy Birthday today!  
Gray and I love you very much! 


Friday, May 20, 2011

Hard Day

Today we had to put our dog Kasey to sleep.  It was the hardest decision I have ever made.

(please note that the words that follow are for my memory-I want remember today exactly as it happened)


In November Kasey started coughing a lot.  The vet decided to try some antibiotics to see if that would help.  It didn't.  She was on and off of them for 3 months getting higher/stronger doses each time.  Early this year we took her back in for a chest scan and they found a lump in her lungs.  It was decided that it would be too hard on her to biopsy.  We left the vet that day knowing that it was probably the worst case scenario but praying for a miracle.  She started dropping weight and then stopped eating her dog food.  She had even begun to cough up blood.  This week she started taking on fluid and lasixs was not helping.

When we woke up this morning we knew it was time.

Artie called to make arrangements at the vet and we took some time to say our goodbyes.  That was one of the most precious hours of my life.  All the dogs were piled in the bed with us while Artie and I took turns loving on her.

Finally it was time to go.  We wrapped her in a blanket and headed to the vet.  Artie carried her as we were ushered into a side door.  It was very quick and she did not fight.  She went right to sleep as we were stroking her head.

Artie and I left there with a broken heart but having peace about our decision.   Once we got home we just held each other and sobbed.

If you could pray for peace that would be much appreciated.  She was a part of our lives for 10 years.

Kasey you will be so greatly missed.  

Friday, May 13, 2011

The Window

Sweet boy is getting so big.    

He discovered his window and the world that is on the other side. 

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
John 8:12

Monday, May 9, 2011

Long Lost Friends

Hello my long lost friends!  Life has been so BUSY!!!  Where do I begin?

A few weeks ago I auditioned for a local theater company's 1940's USO Show and made it!  Wahoo!  The practice schedule is CRAZY.  The show will be the first 2 weeks of July and I could not be more excited.

Baton practices have started and the girls are so excited about the show this year.  The band director is doing a combination of The Wizard of Oz, The Wiz and Wicked!  It will be a fun year!

This past weekend I was in a wedding and so last week was hectic with all of the parties going on.  The bride was so pretty and the wedding was lovely!  Oh and the food was good too!  Haha! Would you believe I did not take one photo all weekend???  Ugh.   

Yesterday was my very first Mother's Day!  It was a special day with my boy.  Artie had to work so he and Gray gave me my gift on Saturday morning.  Artie said that Gray picked it out!  They got me a beautiful pearl bracelet from Brighton- it is so special!  I just love it!  Gray and I just hung out all day until Artie got off- very low key.  Which was great to me after such a busy weekend.   

I took some pictures of Gray for a special Mother's Day project that we sent to his birth family.  I think they turned out so cute!  (there are totally a lot)

I think that catches everyone up on our life.  I will be doing Grayson's nine month post and back dating it  so be sure to check that out!  He is a WILD man!!   I hope you have had a great weekend!