Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My Thanksgiving Adventure

Tim was ever so kind enough to take pictures of my little appendectomy adventure last weekend.

I won't bore you will all of the gorey details, but basically I ended up here:

at this hospital and diagnosed with appendicitis.

:insert sympathy here:

I got wisked away to surgery and got a 2-for-1 deal with an appendectomy AND a much needed hernia repair that came as a bit of a surprise to me.

Heaven forbid they throw in a tummy tuck! IS that too much to ask?

Anyway, I ended up in this room,

looking like this!! EEEEEK!!!!

Here's my only meal for the stay.

Say what you will about hospital food, but the grits were to die for!!!

Lilah ate my applesauce but the bite I had of that was delightful as well.

They had the coldest water in the South!

Here I am, the next day, in all of my make-up-less glory ready to home to my own warm bed!

The kids made me get well cards and Lilah spent the next couple of days bringing them to be regularly!!

Bev and Rex sent these beautiful flowers in the cutest little vase. I think Bev wants wants me to give her the vase for Christmas, though!! haha

I have to say, I feel so blessed that everything worked out so smoothly and as painless as possible. I've heard horror stories of appendicitis and although I would never recommend it, the whole ordeal wasn't as bad as you would expect!!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

St Simon's Trip

Everyone on FaceBook has seen these pictures but I wanted Grandma to see them as well, so this post is really for her!

Tim's company has been very, very good to us!
The latest perk was a free trip to St. Simon's island. Actually, it was a nice vacation for me and the kids...Tim was basically busy all weekend with his work seminars.

Here's the resort where we stayed.

Our room is in the top far right corner.

As soon as we got there and got settled, Tim had to set up for some meeetings and of course go to his fancy company dinner so I got fast food for the kids and then took them swimming in the heated pool.

The next morning we all had a nice breakast and after Tim left for his meetings, we went to the beach!

After a few hours on the beach, we (meaning the kids and I) had a nice lunch poolside. We did see Tim breifly and he even took us to get our food.

Tim had another fancy dinner with his co workers that night so I took the kids out for dinner and they went night swimming again.

The next day, Tim and McG went to breakfast and later while Tim was at yet another meeting, I took the kids to the beach again for a little while, then they splashed around in the freezing cold swimming pool as well!

We met Tim for lunch after his meetings were over so we were at least able to spend a little time with him on our vacation.

Here's a sunrise view from the hotel room!

The kids enjoying the view!

Thursday, November 25, 2010


A friend of mine from work is a budding photographer and I was lucky enough to get her to do a photo session for Lilah's 3rd birthday pictures.

She did a fabulous job!! I couldn't be more happy with how they turned out. Another friend of mine from work brought her little boy as well so between the 2 of them, she took several hundred photos. SERIOUSLY!!!
Here are just a few....enjoy!