Friday, August 22, 2008

A Visit From Luke

On Thursday Luke came over after work. He was coming to take Norman for a colonoscopy on Friday but Norman's scope was canceled(after he had fasted all day). He and Norman enjoyed pork ribs, broccoli, sweet potato, fried okra, sliced tomatoes, creamed corn, deviled eggs, watermelon, cornbread, sweet tea, blackberry cobbler and ice cream. I think it was the first time the oven/stove had been used since my personal chef moved out 3 weeks ago. It still works and I realized I had not forgotten how to cook. We enjoyed visiting and by 9:30 both guys were sacked out. Today Norman and Luke enjoyed the day in and out of the canoe on a local creek. When I got home they were just getting out of the water. Luke stayed for my guacamole pizza and a little dreaded Fasfa paperwork for school. Before he left I decided I needed to get a picture for my blog. His quote was, "I just wish one time I could come without having to pose for a picture." As you can see I ignored that comment and was able to eventually get a smile out of him. Love you, Luke and thanks for coming. It was the highlight of our week!

And the Winner Is....

Michael Phelps Norman...
Was all smiles as he posed for a picture with his Olympic Gold Medal. As you can see he was trying to add some healthy foods to his 12,000 calorie diet. His trainer has reduced his caloric intake to around 2000. Coming soon a slimmer/trimmer/swimmer.

Monday, August 18, 2008

A Quote from a Great Olympian

Triumph cannot be had without the struggle.
Wilma Rudolph

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Mark Spitz - Look a Like

Who is that good looking woman standing next to Mark Spitz??

There has been much talk in the news about Michael Phelps breaking the WR for gold medals. Most of my readers will not remember whose record he is breaking but here in our house hold we remember the OTHER record holder. His name is Mark Spitz and back in the day everyone thought Norman was his LOOK A LIKE. People would walk up to him in the mall or on the street and say, "Hey aren't you Mark Spitz???" Thought I would let you decide for yourself which is which....

New Tennis Shoes

As many of you know I have been trying to exercise. All summer I have been faithful at using my eliptical, most weeks daily. I had always heard that after a while it gets easier and you really want to do this. However, this was not the case for me. It was really hard for me to get through a 30 minute routine. So my personnel trainer, Summer, suggested that I alternate eliptical/walking. I think she called it crossed training. Monday I did the eliptical and Tuesday I WALKED (not ran) around my neighborhood. Wednesday my legs and buttocks were so sore I could hardly walk. I went ahead and did the eliptical which did not bother me as much. I called my trainer to complain about the soreness in my legs and butt. She suggested new tennis shoes. Thus, THE NEW TENNIS SHOES. I tried them out today hoping that this will do the trick and remove some of this soreness. Life without house guest is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO exciting. I think I will go dust the furniture now. Ha Ha.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Weekend in Valdosta

On Saturday I was able to ride down with Summer to Valdosta. It was sooooo good to see the little grans, Sara, Ryan and the Jacksons. We had fun in the pool with the children, ate a delicious meal and walked around Dasher for a photo scavenger hunt. Part of the scavenger hunt included a trip to the cemetery where the boys had to find a tombstone with a name that began with the first letter of their names. They enjoyed looking around and we enjoyed a beautiful sunset. Walking through Dasher you always get to see people out and about, this evening was no different. It was great to visit with old friends as we made our walk around the block. Sunday we had a great day as well worshipping at Central and visiting with more friends. Several of us met at Rodeo's Mexican Restaurant for lunch(don't recommend this place but the fellowship was such a pleasure, seeing our kids all grown up) Sara, Summer and I then attended a baby shower for Kristin. She is so precious!!! It was like a family reunion with lots of laughter and catching up on all the latest news from "the Dasher net". We headed back home around 4:30. We stopped and ate @ Zaxbys and enjoyed a little cheesecake, too. It was delicious!!!(sorry Josh and Luke but think of all the calories we saved you from eating) It was so good to see everyone. We miss Sara, Ryan and the children so much but know they are having soooo much fun there getting reconnected with so many friends. We are truly thankful for the blessings of all these wonderful people. Today I was in training all day and this afternoon I came in an took a long nap.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Happy Birthday, Meme

A very Happy Birthday to Meme. She is a wonderful mother and grandmother to all of us. She is loving and kind. I am so very blessed to have her as my mother-in-law. She has been a helper and an encourager to me from the first day I met her and I love her very much. Happy Birthday, Meme.

Happy Birthday, Luke and a BIG Congratulations!!!!

I am a little late with these birthday/congratulations wishes. Twenty-six years ago on August 6, Luke Judson entered our family. He has been a blessing to all who have had the privilege of meeting him. He is smart, funny, compassionate and kind. I thank God for the privilege of being his mother. The day before his birthday he received word that he had been accepted to St. George University Medical School in Grenada. We are all so excited for him and will continue to pray for him as he begins his studies to become a great physician. God bless and keep you, Luke, in his care. I love you. MOM