Friday, March 20, 2009

TRI-ing to find a cure!

Hey everyone!! Sorry I haven't been posting much lately, but it seems like we haven't done a ton of exciting stuff recently. We did visit a friend of mine last week and were excited to see how her older daughter and new pregnant belly were growing! Lydia has learned how to clap in the last two weeks and she is so cute when she claps for Harbin and Catherine. She isn't crawling officially, but she can scoot on her bottom everywhere and when on carpet, she can kind of military crawl towards whatever she wants.

Anyhow, I am not posting today to update you on our family, but instead to ask for your prayers and contributions!! As some of you know, Scott has joined up with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's (LLS) TEAM IN TRAINING (TNT). He is training with a group of people to compete in the Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon in July. In an effort to help ind a cure for blood related cancers and to make the quality of life better for patients battling these diseases, Scott is raising money for the LLS. His goal is $2600 and he would love to have half of that by March 31st.

Some of you may remember awhile ago (almost two years to be exact) when one of our friends from church passed away unexpectedly. Jeff Adams was in our Sunday School class and a true man of God. He had a calmness and demeanor about him that made you just want to smile when you saw him. His battle with Leukemia was short... in fact, he wasn't diagnosed until after his passing, however, the loss was just as great as someone who had struggled for years. Jeff left behind a wife and two small children along with a multitude of friends and family. We miss him now, but are comforted to know he is with our God in Heaven.

Scott is training in memory of Jeff and in honor of his family. He hopes that his little bit will help keep other families from going through the loss Melissa and her children had to bear.

Please take a look at Scott's website and his progress. I encourage you to pray for him and to pray for those patients out there struggling with these cancers.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read about his adventure and we hope that you will follow him along to the FINISH LINE!!!
The mom.

Sunday, March 1, 2009's a southern thing.

Ok, so not really. But you do have to live in the south to understand why we call this a blizzard.

We headed home from Chattanooga yesterday and were excited to drive into some snowy weather. When we arrived home there was a great ground cover of snow and the kids quickly got dressed in our snow clothes, well...everything we own that's warm... and went to play outside.

Harbin enjoyed the snow and had no problems making snow balls, snow angels and snowmen/women. Catherine liked the snow until she got hit with a snowball and then began to cry. Lydia is definitely my child and pretty much hated the snow after the first 5 minutes. She smiled nicely for a few pics and then screamed until we took her inside where she promptly smiled and played.

School was cancelled today, which means Scott gets to stay home with us. We are enjoying having him home and I think he is enjoying the break. We haven't braved the cold to play outside again today, but we are enjoying looking at the snow from inside our warm house!!!

The mom.