Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Been awhile...

Haven't blogged in a really long time....I have so much going on here lately. First off, we have a new addition to the family, A boxer puppy named Daisy. (Although I think she thinks her name is Bad Dog) She is quite possibly the most stubborn and hard headed dog I have ever encountered. If she doesn't get her way or you won't let her go where she wants, she has started head butting her way through. Salon is going very good, busy, busy. The kids have me running in 42 different directions. Jessica is a freshman at Fern Creek and Alex is a senior there. Alex will be going to Paris for 9 days in April. Jess has found her groove with a pretty good group of kids. We've been filling out tons of paperwork for re-taking ACT's and college prep programs. We are getting ready to start visiting campus'. Getting a new roof installed this week...will post pics when done. I can't believe it's already September and that it's over half over. We have plans to go out of town again for the Thanksgiving holidays. The family situation is no better this year, if anything, it's worse. We have lots going on these days and not a lot of time to breathe. All in all, life is good.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Gary Hamilton

This is a pic of Gary and Martena Hamilton. Gary passed away Sunday at 10 am of terminal brain cancer. He fought for just shy of a year for his life. He was a wonderful husband, caring father, and a devoted U of L fan. He always had a story and made you laugh. He genuinely wanted to know what was going on in your life. Everything he did, he did to the best of his ability. Once when Jim and I went out of town, we asked Gary to come to the house and water everything while we were gone. Imagine our surprise when we came back and all the plants, flowers, and tomatoes looked BETTER than when we left! He was a great guy who will be missed terribly. He is definitely in a better place and now does not have to suffer. We love you Gary! May you rest in peace...

Friday, June 19, 2009

Sorry Chewey!

I was so excited about Alex turning 18 that I forgot to wish my youngest fur baby a Happy Birthday too! Happy Birthday Chewey Bacca! My chubby little furry girl is now 3!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Alexandria Lynn Arnold


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Is consumer over 18?

So yesterday it hit me...I'm standing in Walmart at the U-Scan buying Dayquil so that I can breathe. When I run the bar codes over the scanner, the computer beeps and a big warning comes across the screen that says, IS CONSUMER OVER 18? BIRTHDATE MUST BE BEFORE JUNE 01, 1990. For a split second I stood there in disbelief when I looked at the birthdate. My first born child was born on June 10, 1990. That's when it hit me like a ton of bricks. My little girl, my baby, my tookie, was going to be an adult. I have 8 more days to have 2 minor children. I don't know...I'm having difficulty expressing how I feel about this. On one hand, I could not be more proud. I have a beautiful daughter who is smart, funny, compassionate, and a huge help. On the other hand, there is an underlying change that is taking place in our relationship. Less of a parental role and more of a friend and confidant that is taking shape. It's difficult to measure success as a parent. I guess I feel like we have done an outstanding job and the proof is in our daughter. I'm sure the future will hold lots more ups and downs, but I always want to remember how I felt as she passed through to adulthood. I mourn the loss of a little girl, and celebrate with a young woman. Congratulations baby, momma is proud!

Monday, April 20, 2009

This is MY church...