Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Turn around and come back....

We already miss you guys....


Friday, December 25, 2009


For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11
Merry, Merry Christmas!!
I am sitting on the couch watching the Today show, drinking coffee---waiting on Brent to get home so we can open presents!
Christmas Eve..
Last night we went to the 5 o'clock church service and came home (Brent only got 2 pages while there. One time he came back and said "could you hear me?" No. Why? "Because I had to say the word PENIS!" Welcome to my life!!)--Brent built a fire (although it was strangely like 50 degrees outside)---enjoyed a good meal (Not as good as being at home, but I tried. Brent mentioned the sweet potato casserole was a little "starchy" hmmm, I don't really know what to do about that...cook the potatoes longer?)--Also enjoyed a fine bottle of red wine---Smoky got to open one present early (a squirrel) and he loves---Ended watching a Christmas Story.....which Brent had NEVER seen.....GASP!! Laying in bed, he said that was a really funny movie.
Okay, so if he doesn't get home soon, I'm going to finally cry. Miss our families and all the commotion that would be going on right now, but this is a different nice....NOT BETTER, I don't think by any means!
Mom, Jill and Lance are headed this way tomorrow (or Sunday if they dare)!!! So excited.
Brent just got home!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


I have to admit.....
Growing up (and as a young adult, haha) I have always peeked, snooped, and usually seen most of my presents before Christmas morning (you might think this is sooo sad, but I swear it never ruined Christmas....I loved it)
But this year (being a bit different, since we aren't going home).....
I have not peeked, one bit.....
Look at all those presents....

Only 2 more days....

I can't wait!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009


Knoxville News Sentinel (12/17/09)
CHATTANOOGA — Tennessee investigators say a 4-year-old boy was found roaming his neighborhood in the night, drinking beer and wearing a little girl's dress taken from under a neighbor's Christmas tree.
The child's mother, 21-year-old April Wright, tells WTVC-TV the boy "wants to go to jail because that's where his daddy is." Wright says she and the boy's father are going though a divorce.
The boy, found outside his house in Chattanooga on Tuesday, was taken to a hospital and treated for alcohol consumption.
Hamilton County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Janice Atkinson says the incident is being investigated but the department declined to release the report.
The boy's mother says she met with child protective services and was told she will get to keep custody of her son.

So Sad (I'll save y'all the rest of all my other thoughts).
We have a tacky sweater christmas party tonight----across the street, so get ready for some fun pictures!! Nothing better than a party.....that's across the street, haha!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

So, We Won't Be Home for Christmas

I know most people already know.....but, this is blogworthy. Teardrop, teardrop seriously!! This will be a first in all my 27 years.

Brent's on call---and instead of complaining----I have to admit that I am thankful for this urology program....and we really have it much better than most.

So, what am I going to do to keep these tears at bay???

I'm planning a big meal....FOOD, you can't go wrong, food helps everything!! And I think we will have this meal on Christmas eve (I've heard that Christmas eve is a lot quieter in regards to Brent being "on call" and then people/patients start calling on Christmas day). If you're in town, you're invited! Tentatively...

Christmas Menu
Ham (I have a gift certificate to honey baked ham)
sweet potato casserole
broccoli salad
green beans (probably casserole)
brown rice
red velvet cake (never attempted, but its festive)
Chocolate Pie

I hope more people can come after typing that out!!! But hey, I'm trying not to have many expectations and even if its just the two of us....all that cooking should keep me busy!!

On Christmas morning, Brent will have to go in to the hospital (but I don't mind sleeping in), and he should be done by lunch. I'm picturing leftovers for lunch (see above), presents under the tree, and maybe a good ole nap. Then rent a movie for the night or go to the theater (we have still yet to see Blindside). Better yet, watch all those movies that come on TV all day and night!!

I'm actually kind of excited about this! Could potentially be VERY SPECIAL!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Good Morning, SNOW!!

This is what we woke up to this morning.
Rarely, do you see me jump out of bed at 7:30a on a Saturday morning.......
but this is quite the winter wonderland for us Southerners!

Loving it!!