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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Coming soon.....to a monitor near you....

As if it were possible for her to get ANY cuter......Abigayle will be donning glasses in the near future! Pictures certainly to come!

Finishing some projects






We had some friends over for dinner Sunday which provided us with some good motivation to finish up some projects! We finally, after 7 year of having a dangling bulb, have a beautiful light fixture and fan in the bathroom- along with a new faucet and caulking! We manged to get the schoolroom MOSTLY finished before school started yesterday, and the kitchen cabinet doors are back where they belong after almost 2 years! Our dear friends, the Walkers, also GAVE us a china cabinet! Isn't it beautiful?!!! It's coming together very nicely and I welcome all of you to come for a visit anytime!

A great Father/Son moment



I enjoyed snapping this quick pic of Ben and Andy last night. Ben had pulled out his Disney train after school yesterday and waited ALL day for Daddy to get home and put it together with him. They had a blast and I thought it was absolutely precious. I don't know whose admiration for the other is greater!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Catching up!

I'm sorry to be going so long between posts! It seems the time just slips away. The last two weeks have been filled with working on many projects around "This Old House"! Andy, God bless him, has put a new faucet and light fixture in the bathroom, re-caulked, worked on electrical, and on and on and on! My huge project of late has been preparing to start school this coming MOnday. I've been re-setting the schoolroom with a new-to-us table and chairs and all new curriculum and fun stuff for learning! It is so exciting planning for the schoolyear! Nothing brings me so much pleasure as a great back to school supply sale these days!

I'll post pictures of the new and improved bathroom as soon as he rehangs the light-fixture--he just took it back down to re-do some electrical work! Next??? You'll never guess!!! The much anticipated...dare I say it?????? SHOWER!!!!!!!! WOOOOOO HOOOOOO!!!!!

Friday, July 11, 2008

The Ballerina's Back!








For a one time, standing in the drieway performance ONLY! We finished up ballet camp today with a most wonderful presentation put together by Kathryn, the beautiful 15 year old teacher of the camp! She did such an amazingly awesome job, making costumes, sets, and original choreography for all of the dances performed. It was the best $50 I have ever spent! NOt only did Abby have a fabulous time, but Benji and I got to spend some time together. We went on a hike at Oak Mountain, painted pottery, shopped at the thrift store for a new bike for him, and just enjoyed each other's company! Here are some pics from this morning...




P.S. Kathryn and Heather, if you read this------thank you so very very much for making Abby's summer so special!
P.S.S Please forgive my pictures for being over-exposed! It was soooo very sunny out!

Our Country's 232 birthday!






GOD BLESS AMERICA! The Cain Clan headed to the American Village for their annual 4th festivities and my goodness- what a great time we had! Patrick Henry gave the "{Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech, we saw encampments, artillery exhibitions, Thomas Jefferson preparing to write the Declaration of Indepence, a kids pie eating contest (which was the funniest thing I have EVER seen), and some spectacular fireworks. We also had the opportunity to recognize all of the veterans and active service men there and that nearly brought me to tears. This is certain to be our 4th of July yearly tradition now! Where else can you have so much fun for $5????!!!

WoW! Haven't blogged in a while!






Ok, I knew I had been out of pocket for a while, but I didn't realize it had been almost a MONTH!!! SO sorry about that! We had a lot happen since the last post...a girls' (and boy) trip, 4th of July festivities, and today was a ballet camp performance!




I'll start with the very spontaneous 4 girls and a boy trip.... My girlfriend,Leigh, and I had said that when both of our husbands went out of town for work at the same time, we'd like to take the kids and run off somewhere fun together. Well, I got a phone call one Monday and the voice at the other end of the line said, "So how spontaneous are you?" To which I replied, "Just tell me what to pack and when!" So we left the next day for Chattanooga! What a blast we all had.....but I highly recommend if you are traveling with kids...get 2 adjoining rooms and at 10:00pm...if their still hyped up on being on a trip together....lock the kids in one room and the mommies in another!!!!!! (Ok, like me OR Leigh would ever do that.....but at 10 we were sure thinking it!) I also recommend, if traveling with a woman in her first trimester, set the alarm very early so you can get up and make sure they have food by...oh...say.... 5 AM!!!!! (Love you, Leigh!) We went to the Creative Discovery Museum...here's some pics