Monday, June 30, 2008
I know everything will be okay, and we could be facing so much worse. I believe that God will see us through this, just as he always does! He is faithful, and the ultimate physician! I am afraid for my little one, but in the midst of "this storm" we are in, I cling to this truth found in Mark 6:51, "Immediately He spoke to them and said, 'Take courage! It is I. Don't be afraid.' Then He climbed in the boat with them, an the wind died down. They were completely amazed." I know that God is "in the boat with us," and that David will be healed, this is just a little bump in the road.
I do ask that you keep David in your prayers! And I hope that you all have a safe and happy 4th! Under the circumstances,we will be postponing our festivities until the next weekend!
God Bless...... ~Rhonda
Yesterday after church, and our Sunday afternoon nap, Kevin and I decided we would run to the lake house for a few hours to work on some little odd jobs. The last thing we said to the kids was, "Stay INSIDE and lock the doors!" Sure thing, they assured us!
Kevin was in the middle of hanging blinds, and I was touching up the paint around the windows, when the phone rang. Okay, this can't be good, because no one but Ashley and David knows we are here. It was Josh on his cell, and he said that David had fallen off his bike, and possibly broken his arm. So I immediately called Ashley, and this was the conversation...
Me) Ashley, Josh called and said David was hurt, what's wrong?
Ash) Well David, ...you know my little brother David, well, he went outside and was riding his bike, ...you know the silver one, and he....
Me) Ashley, IS HE OKAY???
Ash) NO! Come quick....((Click!))
Luckily, the lake house is only 15-20 minutes away! I had by the time they called me put on my "painting clothes," which display the many samples of colors I have painted over the last 5 years. So I was redressing, as Kevin drove!
Sure enough, David's arm was "deformed", and so it was off to the hospital we went. He was trembling and pale, but didn't shed a tear. Ashley on the other hand was all to pieces! Bless her heart!
We were fortunate to be taken right in at the hospital and things moved very quickly! The x-rays revealed that he had broken his left arm, right above the wrist. He was one tough little guy, the staff couldn't get over his tolerance for the pain, considering the break. The radiologist told him, that she had had adults, with lots less of a break, scream and cry...and I said, that would be Me! At one point, I asked David if he would like me to take a picture, 'cause I always have my camera handy. And he said No, he didn't want to remember this day. At which my husband jokingly replied, "It would end up on your mama's blog." Not that he thinks I am that insensitive, but that I love blogging, alot! He just knows that our family is going to end up as a some sitcom, over my blog. But I assured him that there are far more bizarre and exciting people on here, than us! :)
Today, we are scheduled to see an orthopedist, and then in couple of days, after the swelling recedes, the arm will be casted.
I have been so stressed out the last few weeks, with the renovations at the lake house. And you know how remodeling can snowball! As soon as one project is complete, you see two more that need attending to! Before the crisis last night, I thought we might possibly make the deadline of Friday, for our 4th Cookout! But now we won't! And it really doesn't matter! The house will not be perfect! Doors will need another coat of paint, some pictures may not be hung, and the dust may not be all gone. But my guests will understand and we will enjoy ourselves all the same. And David will be okay! And as his mom, that's all that really matters! "smiles"
Saturday, June 28, 2008
In case you are wondering what the "night stand" the radio rests on actually is...it is an old, antique safe.
Yesterday, the kids and I, went shopping for a few things to complete our lake house remodeling! Our first destination was Homegoods! ...my favorite store!
I snapped a few PINK pictures to share with you....
PINK elegant Waterford plates....
How cute is this??? For the life of me, I couldn't figure how to incorporate this precious PINK cake plate in my decor! It sure was hard to walk away and leave it behind!
These aren't PINK, but this was the first display as you walked into Homegoods!
And what a WOW! impact the black & white pieces have! A little PINK would be quite striking thrown in the mix, wouldn't it???
Forgive me for really straying off the PINK path now, but the pictures below concluded our trip. My kids all-time favorite movie is NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM! They have watched it a gazillion times!
David was so excited when he found this statue, that resembled dum-dum from the movie.
And then I heard this a gazillion, and two times....
"dum-dum wants gum-gum"
"dum-dum, you better run-run"
Wishing all of you a Happy PINK Saturday! ~Rhonda
Thursday, June 26, 2008
My Dream Vacation Destination...
Have any idea what the building below is????
A Department Store....Jenners Department Store, to be exact!
It is Edinburgh's oldest department store, built in 1838, and features 100 different departments.
Another wonderful place to visit would be The Royal Botanic Garden!
Constructed in 1670, on 72 acres, it is one of the oldest, finest gardens in the World, spotlighting unusual and beautiful plants!
One would just have to take a few days off from touring the historic aspects of Scotland, to do a little shopping...Destination: Glasgow!
Glasgow is a Shopper's Paradise, second only to London, in the UK!
While there, we could pick up a set of bagpipes....
Or browse the many Antique Shops!....
We may even play a round of Golf, since Scotland is home to the game!
Go over and visit, if you'd like to link up for more exciting travel destinations!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
4) Monogrammed Items! I've gone completely mad over anything monogrammed! My children are looking for their underwear to be monogrammed! Ashley pointed out this morning during church, that her Dad's shirt was monogrammed! LOL! ...compliments of moi! Below are pictures of monogrammed items throughout the house...
Window Treatments in the Foyer
Monogrammed Initial Garden Flags. Why stop with one?
When two would be better!
Monogrammed Shower Curtain in David's Bathroom...
I also have a pair of monogrammed clogs, which Josh declares I wear, so that I can remember my name! :)
5) Animal Prints! I absolutely adore animal prints! Not a strong statement of them, but little touches and glimpses of them here and there!
Oh, and SHOES...this could count as NUMBER 6, of my favorites, and would be near the top of my list! But shoes in animal prints, even sweeter!
And a touch of animal print in unexpected places, a (faux) cowhide rug in the girly yellow toile room....
Saturday, June 21, 2008
I'm excited to participate for the first time, by sharing a PINK boudoir/dresser set, given to me by my beloved maternal grandmother. This is where my junkin' bug originated! She was doing it years before it was "popular"....when it was a necessity, as well as fun! "smiles"
It is so delicate and the sweet little blue flowers are hand painted.
I'd also like to share a ceramic set, made and painted years ago by my mother-in-law, of the infamous PINK girl and blue boy!
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Friday, June 20, 2008
The doors have been replaced, and moldings added thoughout the house.
The original white cabinets had to be replaced! Josh is showing off his biceps, for all of blogland! LOL! You can see the original door in the picture below...
The new cabinets...
The counter top will be in next Friday! And did I mention that we are trying desperately to finish this remodel by the 4th of July, for a huge cook-out! Talk about pressure! LOL!
The pier was also destroyed by the hurricane, too far gone for "repairs"...