Friday, June 30, 2017

Family Pix

Chow Hall

Took Sean here for his birthday weekend celebration wrap up!  It's a place that is dedicated to veterans.  It's all decorated with military stuff, gives discounts for vets, and the food and service were amazing!  Definitely a place to visit!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

VA 2017

Watching a little Caillou while I finish packing. 

Wytheville, VA.  Stayed here Thursday night - halfway to Strasburg!

Buchanan, VA for lunch in a soda shop.  Photo courtesy of Hunter :)

By Hunter

And this one too.

Still in Buchanan

And the next one, too.

Made it to Strasburg for the family reunion.  First meeting for Pappy and baby Jessica.

Sean's birthday! Aunt Pauline got him a cake and balloons and threw him a little party on Friday night at the hotel. :)

family reunion

reunion day picnic at the park

dinner in downtown Strasburg with family

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Few Pictures

triple strawberry

Father's Day artwork from the kids in Sean's office


The Island

Monday, June 19, 2017


indoor fort building at the rec center.


Sean and I had our once a month date day.  Tori, Addie, and Ellie came to watch the kiddos all morning, afternoon, and evening.  It was so nice to have that day with my husband to reconnect and build a stronger marriage.  I got a mani/pedi, Sean got us Starbucks and Godiva, and then we went to The Island in Pigeon Forge.  There are cute shops and restaurants there.  The music was obnoxious though.  Then we went to dinner at Sweetpea's in Knoxville.  :)  I'm still thinking about our day together and it's Monday now!

Unfortunately, father's Day wasn't as good.  I couldn't even serve my husband coffee when we woke up because the outlet was dead.  Then he took me to the ER for chest pain that I've had on and off since June 1st.  Its varied from being constant to intermittent to not at all.  Sometimes it's really painful and sometimes not.  Sometimes it goes down my left arm and into my back.  Sometimes it's positional.  Sometimes my fingers are numb.  Sometimes it hurts to take deep breaths.  Well, chest x-ray and blood work were normal and EKG showed a nonspecific T wave abnormality.  MD offered admit and stress test, but we decided (with my FIL's wisdom) to just followup with my PCP.  Sean and I are thinking more muscular and/or stress and anxiety.  But I'm glad we ruled out the BIG stuff.  Today I haven't felt much pain at all and I am thankful to God for that.  I have been stressed (overwhelmed) with trying to manage being wife, mother of 6, keeping up with the house,  cooking, laundry, errands, groceries, friends, family, church, etc, etc, etc.  Sean and I were able to talk a lot about that on our date and he's on board to helping me stress less and enjoy all my blessings.  I'm on board too.  :)

Monday, June 12, 2017

Daddy Daughter Date

Sean surprised Hailey and took her to the Chik-Fil-A Daddy Daughter Summer Masquerade at a hotel in downtown Knoxville on Friday night.  I got her dressed up and did her hair and painted her toes and off they went!  They both loved it.  There was food, music, dancing, and of course cows!  lol  She got a special necklace with a charm (a mask for the masquerade) in it.  They also went to Starbucks on their way home.  She came inside when they got home and announced that she had "just married Daddy" and that they were at their wedding! lol