Thursday, April 29, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Dylan got a trike last week. His feet don't quite reach the pedals yet, but he loves it!
Monday, April 26, 2010
While I don't think anyone should tell someone who has just lost someone that the person who has just died is in a better place, because what you really want it them here on earth with you. BUT I do know that he has finally found peace and know that he is certainly with out pain. Which is what we all wanted for him.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Here's a photo of what the front looks like now (ok, not really now, last fall, but it really looks about the same, see the huge bushes infront of the porch, those will be gone). I will post the after photo on Saturday evening or Sunday to let you know how everything goes!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
The second dress I tried on was another strapless dress, sweetheart neckline in clover. I love green, so the color was much better and I think it would look good in dusty blue too. The dresses below are two-tone, which we wouldn't get, but the pleating is cute around the middle and bust and the dress looks good on. Luckily we all don't have to get the same dress, just the same color and fabric.
This dress dress was super cute on the hanger and black (really because most dress look good in black as we all know). But when I tried it on it looked like a city skyline on my chest. I think you need to be really skinny and have big boobs for this one. Unfortunately I have neither...
I tried on a few other dresses, but kept coming back to the green one with the slight pleating. I think there are some other stores in K-town that carry the Forever Yours line, so we're going to have to see what they have to try on as well. I'm hoping that I have another month or so at least before I have to order the dress. My weight loss is going along pretty good, but any additional pounds I can loose before I have to order the dress will be great and hopefully lead to less alterations when the dress comes in!
All photos from http://www.foreverbridals.com/
Tonight should be a good time for all of us to share stories, since everyone that's coming had met Marvin multiple times, that's what he would want, for us to be out having fun on his birthday, that's what he would be doing. He lived everyday to the fullest and enjoyed every minute, he knew he was on borrowed time. I guess we are all on borrowed time, WE have to remember to seize the day. Carpe diem
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Today is a hard day for our family. Today it will be one year since Dave's dad Marvin passed away. It's hard to believe it's already been a year. As I'm sure those of you who have lost someone close to them know it's the little things that remind you of someone and make you miss them. When we were buying my Jeep last year we had so many questions that we would have called Marvin about, but couldn't. He was Dave's go to for everything. He always had an answer for us and helpful advise, we miss that. We were at church a few weeks ago and the Apostles Creed was the response, the Apostles Creed was also read at Marvin's funeral. Everytime I hear it now it makes me cry. I know it's been a hard day for everyone who knew Marvin. He is still greatly missed by his family and friends. He touched so many lives, even people who had only met him once or twice have a great "Marvin" story.
Rest in peace Marvin, we miss you every day.
The Apostles Creed
I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
Maker of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ,
His only Son, our Lord:
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into hell.
On the third day He rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven
and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty,
from there He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Holy Christian Church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
Monday, April 19, 2010
In other news Melea and I are going bridesmaid dress shopping on Wednesday after work, I'm pretty excited about that although I have some work to do if I want to look decent in the dress...
SO...I thought he might be able to learn something from this show. It was a really good episode and I even learned a few things. One of the segments of the show that Dave loved was how to roast a whole chicken. I've roasted whole chicken before, it's not that hard. I have a great recipe from Ina Garten that works great. Dave, however seems to have forgotten this because when I made the whole roast chicken last night he thought it was the best thing ever. I can't say it turned out any differently than before when I've make them, but Dave was sure it had. I think it was just because my chicken came out of the oven looking just like the one on TV.
Being a marketing person I find that pretty interesting, and seeing in my own home the effect TV can have on people and how they percieve things.
Well it's here, the blog you've all been wating for, Ham Towne. Dave thought that Ham Towne would be the perfect name for my blog and since I couldn't think of anything else more exciting Ham Towne it will be.
It's pretty tough writing the first post for your blog, especially if it's something you want people to read and come back to, which I do. So maybe I'll just start with posting a photo of Dylan (of which this site will have a lot of because he could be the cutest kid on the face of the Earth and since I am his mom I am not bias at all...) and a story from this weekend.
We had beautiful weather this weekend in Knoxville, sunny, blue skies and no rain. Dylan loves to play outside and Sunday afternoon we were outside playing, he was having a great time going down his slide when out of the corner of my eye I see Kobe walking down by the fence line. Then I see something in her mouth. I ran inside as quickly as I could so I could close the sliding glass door because I didn't want her to bring whatever she had in her mouth into the house. She come strolling up on the deck with nothing in her mouth so I figured she ate or dropped whatever she had cought. I decided to go down to the fence line to see if I could see any remenants of what she had in her mouth, and thats when I saw a silver, severed tail and a severed midsection of a...snake!! If you know me you know I am deathly afraid of snakes, even parts of snakes, the tail was still twitching...gross!
So that's what you are going to get on Ham Towne, stories about cats, Dylan, Dave & I and food. Hopefully my food photography will get better and I'll be able to post some photos.