Well, we are back and the trip was AWESOME!!!!! Blogger won't let me upload pics, but as soon as I can, I will post them! Hope all is going well, great to be back! Ciao
Saturday, March 31, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Well, our trip to Gatlinburg for our 1 year anniversary begins this weekend. It is hard to believe that we have been married for a year already. It has been the best year of my life, no doubt about that. I know it will only get better from here! We leave tomorrow after I get off from work to go to my parents house for the night and drop the "grandpuppies" off since they are keeping them for us while we are gone. Then Saturday morning, Kev and I are going to get up and start heading towards Gatlinburg. We are going to stop in Scottsboro and explore the Unclaimed Baggage store there (Kevin is SOOO excited...he has been perusing their website for the past month) and then we are headed to Gatlinburg. Hopefully we can be there by about 4:30 or 5:00. Sunday we are meeting some friends for breakfast. They are up there with their church group and will be leaving on Sunday. Sunday night we are eating at the "Peddler" on the River. It is SOOOO good, one of the best steaks that I have ever had in my life...SOOO excited about that. The rest of the week, we are just going to hang out around Gatlinburg and have a good time. I will be sure to take LOTS of pictures and will post some when we get back. UPDATE ON NONIE: It is cancer, as I said in my last post, but they think that it might be possible for them to laproscopically (sp.) remove the spot on her lung...which would be stellar! We don't know yet, I think that they are waiting on all of the lab results to come back and for her to go and see the specialist on this procedure...I will update again when I know more! PLEASE KEEP PRAYING!!!!!! Well, that is all for now! Ciao!
Posted by Lauren at 12:03 PM
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Well, we found out that the spot on Nonie's lung is cancer. It is the same type that she had back in 2002. I guess that is a mixed blessing, on one hand, we know it is treatable and that she responds to the treatment...but on the other hand, it is devastating that it came back. This June would have been the 5 year mark, which is considered the "magic" number. They say that statistically, if it hasn't returned in 5 years, it won't ever return. As you can imagine, this is a pretty big blow to our family. Since my Dad's brothers both live in Florida and his sister is "not available" all the time, all of the running around and care of both Nonie and Peepaw (who is now blind) will fall to him. Please just keep our family in your prayers and pray for healing. Thanks!
Posted by Lauren at 9:43 AM
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
That is what I am at this point. It has been a WILD past few days. I spent the whole weekend either studying or cleaning out the garage (10 hours total for me, 6 hours total for Kevin) so that we can fit 2 of the 3 cars in there. Then yesterday, I got an email that one of my relatives in Georgia died on Sunday, all the while I have a test in Managerial Accounting tonight and another test in World Economic Development tomorrow. To add to that pile of loveliness, my Grandmother (Nonie) has to go to the hospital today for another biopsy of her lung because at her last "cancer free" check up appointment, they found a suspicious spot on the PET scan. Needless to say, it has been a wacko 4-5 days for us! If you guys don't mind, say a little prayer for my test taking abilities and for my family in general. Between the death and Nonie's biopsy deal---we are definitely stretched to the limit. We just keep telling ourselves, "If God brings you to it, he will bring you through it!" Lots of fun...grad school stinks... On a lighter note, Kevin and I are 16 days away of our trip to Gatlinburg for our 1st anniversary. YEAH!!! At this rate, we are going to need it. Here is a link to the cabin where we are staying: Cute_As_A_Bear - it is the same cabin that we stayed in when we went together the first time in November of 2004. We are super exited and I can't WAIT to get away for a long weekend.
Posted by Lauren at 11:25 AM
Thursday, March 1, 2007
As some of you may already know - our nephew, Davis, has done some modeling gigs and print work. Well, here is a link to some candid photos of a job over in Atlanta, he is the cutie in the blue striped shirt. http://www.atomicfilms.com/atomicpro.html
Posted by Lauren at 10:30 AM