Sunday, August 28, 2011

Hurricane Irene

That's earthquake and hurricane in one week! Hurricane Irene came through Virginia Saturday and knocked out the electricity to over 1 million customers and caused widespread damage. Thankfully, we never lost power and stayed safe through the storm. Mark's Kroger store is still without power and it was quite rough working last night in the dark without air conditioning. Many of our friends lost power and are still without power. Please pray for all those without power, for those working to restore power and for it to be done quickly.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Another ear infection

Abigail has not been sleeping well the last few nights and is congested. We took her to the pediatrician today. She has another ear infection and some congestion. She will be on antibiotics again and will have to start a daily allergy medicine. Please pray for her to heal quickly and completely and for all of us to get some good rest.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


We experienced a 5.8 earthquake today at 1:50pm. That was the scariest thing ever! I work on the 3rd floor of our 3 story office building and the floor and everything on my desk was just shaking wildly for around 45 seconds. Mark and Abigail were napping at home and the shaking woke Mark up. Thankfully, Abigail slept right through it. The news report said it was the most powerful earthquake to strike the East Coast in 67 years shook buildings and rattled nerves from South Carolina to Maine. There have been a few aftershocks since but no where near as extreme as the inital quake. I'm grateful that we were kept safe! 

Monday, August 22, 2011

Popsicle time

Happy as can be with her popsicle

What color is my tongue?

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Happy Girl

She just loves balloons!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

VBS 2011

I had the priviledge of being the lead chaperone for the 3-5 year old boys class at Vacation Bible School this year. It was a long week but well worth it since 25+ children were saved. I had great help this year. Amber Rivard made the week so much easier, she is such a blessing and encouragement. The schedule was smooth and the kids had a great time. I look forward to next year! Enjoy a few pictures.



Friday, August 19, 2011

He's so good to me

The beautiful flowers and anniversary card from Mark

Happy 5th Anniversary!

It has been an incredible 5 years since we said "I do". Since I'll be at Vacation Bible School this evening and Mark has to work tonight, we will go out for our anniversary lunch tomorrow. We have been blessed these last few years with great family and friends, good health, good jobs and the joy of our lives, Abigail. I'm so thankful for such a loving, hard working and compassionate husband and father to Abigail. I can't wait to spend many, many more years with him by my side! Thank you God for allowing our paths to cross.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Some mobile uploads

Just wanted to share a few pictures taken over the last couple weeks with our cell phones....

Smiley girl 8/2/11

Enjoying Chick-fil-a 8/10/11

Abigail close-up 8/10/11

Refreshing icee on a hot day 8/8/11

Happy girl after VBS 8/16/11

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Another needed haircut

With the continual extremely hot days this summer, I just had to get my hair cut again. What a relief!

The before and after

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Grandma up for a visit

We were so glad that Mark's mom came for a visit. It is always a pleasure having her here. Abigail definitely loves spending time with her grandma. Here are a few pictures from this week.

Grandma and Abigail shopping in Kroger

Playing at the mall play area

Enjoying chocolate milk at the Krispy Kreme on Thursday morning

Playing at Barnes & Nobles

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Rocking horse

I'm so glad that I have a few things that my late GrandpaBud Dunning built so that I can pass them down to Abigail. I was very honored to receive the rocking horse a few months ago. Here's a picture of me when I was around 2 years old on the rocking horse that he made. There's also a couple pictures of Abigail on it. She loves that horse! Enjoy the pictures.