Sunday, August 31, 2008
Taekwondo--good, hard work
my stretching plan
my push up program
Taekwondo--which included sparring
Taekwondo--a light workout but did include sparring
Jogged at a local track
my push up program
my push up program
I'm building up to October 4, which is when Macy and I test for our next Taekwondo belts.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Here's hoping for a good night's sleep and some quiet time.
Here’s where we were when.
- We left
on Thursday about (EST). Michigan
- We arrived in
about (CST). Here we stopped for the night. Dickson, TN
- After sleeping in a little on Friday, we ate at Cracker Barrel (a restaurant that’s pretty scarce in
- We arrived in
about (CST). Memphis
- We stayed with Mimi and Paw Paw Friday and Saturday (until dinner).
- We arrived at the Rameys’ house on Saturday at about (CST).
- Sunday was our first full day of the Gospel Meeting at Nance. We enjoyed both morning and evening services with a little break (at Chris and Mary’s) in between.
- On Monday, we went to
. We did a little shopping and business. We had lunch with some of our friends. We, then, spent the rest of the day at the Golsons’ house, had dinner with the Golsons and Amanda & Ashley Nicks, and went to Monday night’s meeting. Dyersburg
- Tuesday was a bit of slow day--for Dustin and the girls, at least. Julie went shopping, ventured out to
(again), and got a flat tire. We had pizza with the Rameys and all went to the meeting. Dyersburg
- On Wednesday, Brenley and Caroline stayed home from school for all of the girls to have a play day. Julie was out again (anyone see a pattern here?!). Dustin kept the kids without losing his mind.
- Wednesday after the final night of the meeting, we went to
to set up a full day of visiting on Thursday. Memphis
- We had a nice Thursday and even got to see Rick and David as they passed through Memphis.
- We left Memphis at about 11 am (CST). We stopped in Nashville for a mall break. We, then, pressed on and made it home at about 3 am (EST). Whew!
Consider the below as filler material for the above.
A favorite place for us to stop is the Florence Mall--in
The girls were glad to spend time (before the meeting) with Mimi and Paw Paw.
Chris and Mary were very great hosts. They gave us their room, and we filled it up.
The girls had a blast together. Here are some pictures of them in action.
On Wednesday Brenley and Caroline stayed home from school, and I scooped this interview.
Macy and Bailey had a great time at the Gospel Meeting nightly; see for yourselves.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Here's Bailey with some of her friends.
Here's some watch stuff I gave away.
Here is some crazy good ice cream I recently had. :)
These few are from my Chicago trip.
I took the girls to CiCi's Pizza a while back. Mommy could really get used to the time alone.
Bailey was so cute at American Girl.
Macy and her church friends are happy together.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Not only did she get her gear today, but she also got to use it. Here's some of Macy in action--this is her very first match.
Macy sparred other folks, too (including Master Roger). Here's another clip of her.
Here's some that I shot of the bigger kids.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
Saturday, August 2, 2008
After we parked, the first stop was the American Girl store (located at Michigan and Chicago Avenues). Macy was very excited. Bailey picked up on the hype and began saying, "Me buy Bitty Baby too." We attempted to explain to her that we would come back for Bailey's trip when she gets a little older.
After much study, Macy decided that she wanted to get Mia, the 2008 doll of the year.
Bailey had fun looking at the Bitty Baby stuff. With everything she saw and played with, she would say, "Buy it." :) She gave the sweetest hugs to every available Bitty Baby and enjoyed playing with the displays.
Of course, Macy enjoyed looking, too.
After a lot of looking, buying, and crowd dodging, we sat down for a while to rest and open some of our goodies.
It was during the rest, that we realized that had more babies than we thought. (Bailey did this first, then we had to get everyone else to do it).
Macy and I, then, took Mia around the store and let her visit with her doll friends.
We had dinner reservations, but thought we might try to walk in for lunch. We added our names to the list and killed a bit more time hoping we could get in. Good news! We got seated for lunch.
Daddy had chicken and apples.
Macy had pizza.
Bailey had a baby picnic.
Mommy had a chicken sandwich.
During lunch, the girls played with their dolls. Macy was nice and loaned her Bitty to Bailey for the trip.
We captured Macy's thoughts on this video.
After lunch and a very busy first half of the day, we left the American Girl store (feeling very satisfied) and went to our hotel.
Julie loved the room; Macy was scared of how high up we were; Bailey looked out of the window and said, "look castles."
After some rest, we went out to some other shops.
This was the girls first cab ride.
Where was the taxi taking us? The Disney Store, of course.
After the Disney Store, we walked around and enjoyed some other shops. Macy always gets a kick out of seeing this store. :)
We ate dinner at the Cheesecake Factory, dessert at the Hershey's shop, and returned to our hotel to end day 1.
There were some carnival-type rides that the kids enjoyed.
The granddaddy of all the rides was this 15-story ferris wheel.
We rode it, but we were a little freaked out (except for Julie who claims she liked it).