Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

As you can see, we spent this Thanksgiving in Stuttgart! We left Fayetteville about noon on Wednesday. I was actually off work, but David had to work til 11.  We stopped in Clarksville at Walmart & bought groceries for the week.  We had an easy & relaxing Thanksgiving this year.  I didn't spend 2 days cooking. My work gave us a ham from Honey Baked Hams (already prepared & delicious).  I made stove top stuffing for the first time in my life (it wasn't too bad), and BOUGHT the pies.  We spent our time riding 4 wheelers, hunting & relaxing.  It was actually kinda nice!  

All I have to say is.....PRECIOUS!

Thursday, November 15, 2012


Awnika Leann Allen arrived 6 weeks early!  Born November 10, 2012 She weighed 4 lbs 15 oz & is 17 3/4 inches long.  She is in NICU at Willow Creek Hospital & will have to stay there for a few weeks. She IS however, an ALLEN, and is doing very VERY well.  Mama is too!  The NICU nurse says she's the loudest one in the nursery, and will be moved from the "Inner Core" (more serious) part of the NICU to the "Outer Core" part of the NICU as soon as humanly possible! I have SO much to blog about with her early arrival, but alas I am at work & need to get busy. I just realized I hadn't made my "OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT" on my blog yet - so here it is!  We love you already Awnie!  Nana & Peepaw

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

I'm really TRYING to get better

So I really do want to get back to blogging! If not every day, then at least one time a week. I love being able to look back at my blogs & see what was going on in our lives at the time.  One of the reasons I haven't been blogging is that since we've moved, I don't have internet at home.  I did finally step into the 21st century and get a real phone with internet - but blogging is NOT GOING TO HAPPEN using my phone! It still takes me forever to send a text! And seriously, I think my phone may be giving me carpel tunnel! Ha!

Just an update on our weekend:  We had a great one - for the most part! Friday night David & I went to the Huntsville Sr. Football game & watched our niece Kayla do her "Senior Walk".  It was really a lot of fun! We haven't been to a high school football game since Eddy played. I forgot how much I love sitting in the stands all bundled up in a sweatshirt & rooting for the team! I did my share of yelling & rooting for the boys, even though I didn't know anybody playing.  I just picked out number 44 (David's old HS number) and yelled for him.  Unfortunately they lost, and lost bad - but we still had fun!  Afterwards we went to my mom's & visited with her for a bit, then us & my sister & Bill (Kayla's dad) went to the casino!  We realized real quick that we were losing our money, so we cashed out & David & I went to the waffle house instead. It's been a while since we were out at 2 a.m.! 

David's birthday is coming up, so I got him a new trail cam.  Saturday morning we set that up, then packed up a bunch of summer stuff that needed to go to storage. After we dropped it off, we went to Golden Corral, ate, then went to a matinee & saw Lawless.  We've been wanting to see that movie for months & it didn't disappoint.

Sunday morning we got up & started working on the electric.  We did that all day long. My dad came down late Sunday afternoon and we decided to take a hike through the property so we could hang some "No Trespassing" signs - and this is where the weekend took a turn.....David & my dad were going down this HUGE bluff. I even told David "Please don't let my Dad fall.  He has bad knees and is over 60".  Guess who fell instead?  You got it - David!  And really REALLY hurt his back.  We were at the doctor & hospital all day Monday. Sunday night I tried heating up a towel in the microwave, but that didn't really help. Then I put about 10lbs of rice in a tube sock & heated it up in the microwave, but that just burned him! I did icy hot, gave him all his current pills for his back, nothing helped. So on Monday, he went to work, then to the dr, then back to work.  I bought him a heating pad, he had to get steroid & pain shots in his back, dr. told him to double up on his muscle relaxers AND his pain meds.  To sum it up:  $150  & 24+ hrs later:  Nothing broken. He has SEVERE degenerative arthritis in his back, which most likely was exacerbated by the fall.  After all that he SWEARS he'll never go to the doctor again if he hurts himself. He said he'll just lay in bed & if an ambulance has to come get him - so be it! HA!

On to other news, Brooklynn Leann is due in December!  Hopefully on the 10th! Then we can have 12/8/9/10 grand babies!  Desiree says she wishes she'd come RIGHT NOW!  They're having Hunter & Davins 1st & 3rd birthday party together on Dec. 1st.  Hopefully Brooklynn will wait & make her appearance after that.

Well, I really need to get back to work. Will try do better on this blogging thing. Til next

Friday, November 2, 2012

Halloween 2012

I was "David the Duckhunter" for Halloween!  They say flattery is the highest form of flattery don't they?
I won second place! $25