Monday, August 31, 2009

quick catch up....

Hey y'all! I hope you're all well and very blessed!

Sorry that I've been MIA the past week or so.... Last Thursday, Joshy G woke up with some pretty intense stomach pain and what felt like a fever. Since we didn't have a thermometer at our house yet (got one that afternoon), I gave him some tummy medicine and sadly had to get to class. After a stop by Publix for some essentials, I came home to my sick hubby. Boy was he pitiful with his flushed cheeks and tired self. We took his temperature and he had a fever of 100.3! My doctor has told me in the past that b/c adult bodies are bigger, it takes a lot more to get our fever to raise, so for his to be elevated even a few degrees sent up flags. I really wanted to get in touch with our doctor b/c the fever really concerned me. Fortunately, I spoke to my aunt and she told me about our doctor's after hours service. Long story short, we finally got up with our doctor and because he'd had chills that afternoon, fever, headache, tired, and was a little achy, she called in some Tamiflu for him... Joshy G. had the flu. Bless his heart. She also told me that these days, they are calling all flu "Swine Flu" because most of the cases that they have cultured and observed have been Swine. So, I guess Joshy G. technically had Swine Flu, but we just say "flu" so people don't freak out Ha-ha. Anyways... I went to Walgreen's and got Josh's medicine and some Gatorade to really push the fluids. The next day, he was fever-free and on his way to well (although not 100% for sure... he still had his headache, tender tummy, and was still a little tired/achy). His mom and his Aunt Charlotte had already been scheduled to stay with us that Friday night, so I let them know what was up and let them make the decision whether they stayed with us or not. They decided to risk it since he did not have a fever and was on the meds. After they got here, Regenia (M-I-L), Aunt Charlotte and I went to Cajun Steamer and left Joshy G at home to rest. Don't worry... we brought him back a pasta dish as requested...although it might have been a bit overzealous of him b/c later it made his stomach hurt again. Saturday, Regenia and Aunt Charlotte left early that morning and Josh and I spent the rest of the day relaxing and medicating... (him, not me. haha.) Since "they" recommend staying home about 5 days with the flu to keep from infecting others, we stayed home on Sunday, too. (I stayed home to take care of Josh and to not spread the germs..just in case). Now, it's Monday morning, and Josh is feeling great! What an answered prayer---God healed him...and quickly! It's back to life as usual again....homework and personal training. I'm so grateful to have not gotten the flu and to have my healthy husband back. Speaking of homework, I'd better get back to it.... but I hope you're having a blessed week so far!

Oh! I also finally posted lake pictures on facebook. Hopefully this link will work for you!
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Saturday, August 22, 2009

lake teaser....

I'll try to do a bigger post about the lake trip soon... but in the meantime, here are a few lake trip pictures...courtesy of the Byingtons!
Katiepie's FIRST time to have smores!
The cute Byingtions!Did you buy your tickets to the gun show??Trey showing us how it's done!Dave, the master Cuban sandwich maker!The girls: bcowart, katipie, kims120, and TBG!Cullen and Josh.... double trouble!Cullen on top of Lost Boys...
he jumped off of it like it was no big thing!My sweet Miss Miley Jean Sweet friends!
Culligan looking cute for a photo op
during a very rousing game of "Things"...Sooo much fun!Miss Miley Jean hanging out while we played "Things"

KIMS120, magetsfast, katiepie, culligan,
TBG, jgam, bcowart, and davecowart.... and missmileyjean at the bottom!

The group... lovin' lake life.
Awesome picture of the guys!
The boys ride off into the sunset!
Isn't she the cutest?

We can't wait to go back AGAIN! Love y'all!

The latest.....

Well, I'm so glad to report that my BFF Eden and her sweet family made it out to California safely after their three week trek across the U.S.! Along the way, they made some really awesome stops, which you can read about on their blog: I cannot wait to get out there to visit them, see their new cute house, and check out how big baby girl keever (belly) has grown! My sister Grace gave me her old web camera and I'm really looking forward to doing some skyping with the Keevers soon!

In other news, Grace has officially finished her first week in Vet School at Auburn! She had 2 quizzes on Friday-bless her heart-but I'm sure she did really well....she's so smart!

I also just finished my first week back to school. Looks like it's going to be a good semester. I've started feeling a little bit of fall in the air and am not wishing away Summer, but am really looking forward to fall and all that it entails....especially the gorgeous leaves changing colors and Josh and my yearly tradition that we started in 2004 when we first started dating: Vanderbilt Homecoming! Usually, we stay with my in-laws, but this year is my 5 year reunion (omgosh!) and we thought it'd be a nice treat to get a hotel room downtown close to Vandy since Josh's parents live out in Hendersonville (about 20-25min away) and we're actually going to be attending some events this year. I'm really looking forward to getting back up there and enjoying campus.

It's been a little while since I've posted about Miss Miley Jean... She's doing GREAT! I can definitely tell that she's past the 1 year old mark b/c she has gotten more obedient, calmed (some haha), and comes when called (better). She is just such a joy to have in my life. Maybe it's sick, but I just love her SO much. How could you not... that precious face and the UNconditional love? It just touches my heart. We took 3 couples from our Sunday School class to the lake last weekend (a whole other post soon! OMGosh it was so much fun!) and they were all so so sweet to Miley. She had a ball! Usually, when we've been down at the lake this summer, my sister's dog Bailey has been down there. She and Miley are great buddies and always have fun together. I do think, however, that Miley enjoyed being the only dog dog there to relish in all of the love and attention from everyone! I don't call her my child, which you know from previous posts, but she is my "pup-child" and it makes me so happy to see friends that I care about love on my "pup-child" and adore her, too. I'm a proud "pup-mom."

Well, that's the latest, y'all! Hope everyone is happy and blessed :o)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

CAbi is at my house!

The CAbi clothes are at my house... just beeeegging to be tried on! Give me a call or shoot me an e-mail and come on over!

Hmm.... I think Josh and I will have a fashion show (well, I'll have one for him) after dinner :)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Meet CAbi

Hey y'all! You may or may not know what CAbi clothes are, so allow me introduce you....

CAbi stands for
arol Anderson by invitation.

Carol Anderson used to design for Nordstrom, but decided to go out on her own to design her own clothing line for women. The clothes are high quality with an incredible attention to detail, reasonably priced, extremely versatile, and are designed to be highly flattering to a woman's body! They offer sizes 0-16 and XS-XL.

does a fall and spring line each year. There are actually women out there who only shop twice a year: CAbi in the fall and CAbi in the spring!

CAbi is an exclusive personal shopping experience in the comfort of home!

CAbi clothes are loved by women of all ages! For example, my 22 year old sister just bought some last week, and my best friend's mother is a consultant and wears CAbi often!

That said, I will have the CAbi Fall 2009 line at my house from about August 14-23rd (I will be out of town that weekend Aug 14-16th) and would love for you to come by to check them out! Just give me a call, text, or e-mail about when you'd like to come by!

I'm not a consultant... I just love the clothes and think everyone should know about CAbi clothes because they are FABULOUS!

Maggie Grace Lyons

I'm very happy to announce the birth of Miss Maggie Grace Lyons!!!
She arrived early on Monday at 2:47pm by way of c-section.
(She was due the 21st)
Maggie Grace was 6 lbs 8 oz and 19 inches long.
She and her mommy Vaughan are doing well. (and so is daddy Grant!)
Vaughan and Grant were a little caught off guard since they didn't expect her for a few more weeks, but are so excited that she's finally here!
I can't wait to meet her :)