Monday, March 29, 2010

Must be Spring

Q:  How can you tell it's Springtime in SC?

A:  This is what you may see when you look outside the front door.

It was quite a storm we had yesterday. Thankfully no tornadoes here but there were some in NC.

How was your weekend?  Ours was packed with travel excitement - more on that later.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sometimes life is tough

Well, yesterday was the day.

The day we had to say good-bye to our sweet, Murphy.

I wasn't ready.

I'm never ready to say "Good-bye".

I'm more of a "I'll see you soon"  kinda girl.

But, yesterday when the kids and I got home from running errands, they called me to come upstairs and look at her.  She was sitting in my daughter's room and when I looked at her eyes, I knew.  One of them was completely dialated and the other was still skinny. 

She looked so pitiful and I knew.

Thankfully, one of the mom's from my daughter's gym is a vet, so I gave her a call.

Then I called Daddy and he said he'd meet us there.

I won't go into all the details, but she confirmed that Murphy was indeed very sick. She could feel a tumor in her tummy area.

We had come to this conclusion before we took her in, so we knew the end result.

It was a very peaceful procedure and Daddy was with her til the end.  I just couldn't do it, but I'm so thankful he did.

Now, we're left to go on with life without that sweet kitty lap surfing every evening and I'm thankful that we still have Chase to keep my mind off of that. 

Here are a few pictures of our beautiful Murphy - she is missed terribly.

We love you, kitty!

Monday, March 22, 2010

I'm still around

Hello? Anybody still out there?

I'm still here.  I've just had a lot of irons in the fire and haven't felt like organizing them enough to post.

But, don't worry - I'm slowly coming out of hibernation.

It's Springtime now - although it doesn't actually feel like it today.

I love Spring.

I was finally able to spend last Saturday working out in the yard.  My arms can tell.  They're sore.

Here are a few glimpses of what we've been up to this month:

New rug.  Too small for this space?  Let me know your thoughts.  I just loved the colors & can always find somewhere else to use it.

We've finally been painting.  I'll have a complete post on this soon (I hope).

I've been worried about my 17 year old kitty, Murphy.  She's on her last leg and I'm trying to know the best way to handle her last days.  She's not in any noticable pain so I'm not sure if it's time to put her to sleep or not. Any advice or similiar stories would be appreciated.  She's extremely skinny now and hardly eating at all.

Spring is slowly blooming inside our house as well.  Here's a glimpse.
Yay for grilling season!  (man that chair needs a good coat of paint - it's on the list & hopefully will get done soon).

Hope y'all are doing well and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Charleston - Day 2

So, we continue on our quick weekend visit to the charming city of Charleston, South Carolina.

We had to start our day off with a nice breakfast and then get to the convention center for my daughter's gymnastics meet before we could go and do more site seeing.

After her competition, we headed out again.

Walk around with us, won't you?

That's a brief look at our quick trip.

Thanks for coming along.

I can't wait to go back.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Charleston - Day 1

Whew! What a busy weekend we had.

Here are some pictures from our first day down in the Low Country of South Carolina.

Got to the hotel. 

Did a little outlet shopping.

Headed into town to walk around & explore.  It's so beautiful. 

Went to The Market. 
 So many great things for sale and watching the people work on their baskets was fascinating. 

More walking around in awe of this beautiful city.
We couldn't fit in a horse drawn carriage tour this trip but we're definitely heading back sometime soon.

Did a little browsing.

Then we headed to dinner at Bubba Gump's.

Mimi and her Bucket o Trash.

My Shrimp & Grits

Then we went back to the hotel for a little swimming with friends and to rest up for the next day's competition.

What a great first day in such a beautiful city. 

Stay tuned for Day 2 coming up soon and believe me, there will be lots of drool worthy architecture involved.