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Saturday, January 30, 2010

cabinets doors and more!

When I started thinking of how I wanted the kitchen to look, I thought I wanted something that you might not see in every kitchen. I have always loved cabinets that go all the way to the ceiling, so that's where it all started. After looking through many many magazines, I came up with the idea of having the X grid over glass cabinets at the tops. I was so thrilled when I went to the house Thursday and saw them. they look great!

the cypress beams are up!!
getting ready for the driveway had a problem with our previous mantel, so this is the new one...stain approved:)

Friday, January 29, 2010

update on Rob's dad

Some of you may not know this, but we learned Wednesday that Rob's dad has a tumor on one of his kidney's. Rob left this morning for San Antonio. My brother in law, Mark, has being putting updates on his facebook page. I have pasted what his last update was below so that my blog readers can know how to pray for Mr. Jim.

We received the results of the CT scan from the surgeon around 7pm. We have good news, the cancer has not spread anywhere else it seems. We were worried about it spreading to the lungs, liver, and the other kidney but it does not appear to have. The cancer appears to have stayed on the kidney and has not spread to the inferior vena cava which was a big concern before. The surgery is scheduled for Monday at 1pm and the doctor said it would take roughly 3-4 hours. After the surgery is done he will be in the ICU for 2 days. During this time we will be focusing on him getting better. We are confident that the Lord will guide the hand of the surgeon and this will be a smooth operation. The constant stream of people and calls to uplift my father has been a great help. He really appreciates all the love and prayers that everyone is giving him. I am sure many people will come by this weekend to see him but please try to limit your visit to around 15 mins. So many people have come and at times we barely have enough room for everyone to fit comfortably. Thank you all again for your support and prayers and know we appreciate you all.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Ty's baptism

On January 17th, we went to Belzoni to see my cousin Ty's baptism. It was a sweet day. He was baptized by his "Papa".

Friday, January 22, 2010

a short visit

My parents are at our house tonight for a short visit. Dad has a meeting tomorrow in Hattiesburg. I told him they should stop by and see Tiger Woods:) After work today, we took them out to the new house to see the progress. They are staying with us tonight and Rob and I are going to Baton Rouge tomorrow for the Ole Miss vs. LSU basketball game. Here are some new house pics.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


We have a contract on our house...and didn't even have it on the market!! This is exciting, but very bittersweet for me. For 4 wonderful years, I have lived in what I would consider an amazing home full of old charm and character. You can't walk into this house and not just feel happy. We also live in a wonderful neighborhood. Belhaven is so unique and I have formed amazing friendships while being here. I have a strong connection to this house, b/c I bought it before Rob and I were a couple. Thanks dad for encouraging me 4 years ago to buy a house instead of continuing to rent. It was great advice! I still catch myself telling people that it is "my" house...i mean, my name is the only one on the mortgage. My sweet cousin, Lindsay, lived with me before I got married and we had such a wonderful time together.....and some not so good moments (the fire).

Now, we ask for your prayers. Sometime soon there will be a home inspection on the house, and being that it was built in 1931, you never know what might be wrong. We don't expect to be in our new house until March, and if all goes well with the home inspection, our buyers are letting us stay until our new house is finished. SO, I am getting a jump start on the moving process which actually made me tear up yesterday....let the packing begin:)

looks like a kitchen!

I am LOVING my kitchen!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

finally to kitchen!

Our trim carpenter is working on the kitchen now..which is so exciting. Rob and I went to the house today and could hardly stay long due to the cold weather. Things are looking great. On Monday, I go pick out granite, finalize paint colors, and get appliances ordered.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

San Antonio Christmas

The day after Christmas we flew to San Antonio to spend a week with Rob's family. We were fortunate to not have bad delays this year like we have had in the past. As always, Rob had us up early and doing as much as possible during our stay. This year we decided to spend 2 days of our trip in Houston. We got to see Brian's apartment and he gave us a tour of M.D. Anderson Cancer hospital, Hermann Hospital, and the University of Texas-Houston Medical School where he has been for almost 4 years now. While in Houston we also went to the Holocaust Museum and NASA. In San Antonio, we went to the Natural Bridge Caverns (which was really neat) and we did some shopping. On New Years Eve, we went to church and got to see Mark get baptized. We did manage to rest on New Year's day. Luckily there was plenty of football on tv to keep us grounded for the day. Mrs. Cindy, Brian, Rob and I spent a lot of the time playing Uno. We had tons of fun on our trip. When we got back to Jackson, we had one day of vacation from our vacation:)
my new rain boots
Rob has some help opening his presents
Mark, Rob, BrianGrandpa Hembree reading the Christmas StoryHouston, we have a problem (the real mission control)on our audio tour:)
Natural Bridge Caverns

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Christmas at Me-Mama's

We had another great year at Me-Mama's for Christmas Day. This year we had 2 new members in the family. Ty, Ruth and Jeff's new baby boy.....and Anthony, Lindsay's boyfriend. We did miss several family members and hope we can all be together next year:) After lunch, we had our annual singing of carols and opening presents. It was all fun! Rob and I drove back to Jackson that night so that we could fly to San Antonio the next of that trip will be up shortly.
our growing family (minus 6 members)
cousinsMe-Mama playing the piano with a smile:)
Grammer loves Barney Mac
singing hymns
Me-Mama and Ty
Ruth, Jeff, and Anthony
Lindsay and Anthony
more singing
Grammer and Ty
Barney Mac posing
Joy, Bethany, and Ty
cousins again
Rob, Bethany, Me-Mama