Wednesday, January 23, 2008 I haven't done a great job keeping up with my blog posting. It's definitely not because I haven't had time to get on the computer!!! It seems that's all I do these days. I prop myself up on my side of the bed (now known as my roost) and sit with the laptop and check my email 5,000 times at least. It's sad that at least 4,990 of those times I have no emails coming in. I'm trying my best to relax and let my knee heal but it's getting old real fast! I have found that I'm addicted to scrabble. My friend Lisa and I play several games of scrabble a day on Facebook. That's been fun and helped pass the time some. All that to say....I'll try to get better about posting and keeping all my friends up to date on the activities of the Bryant family. I'm still playing scrabble though! :)

We have been doing well. The girls are busy with school and Morgan with volleyball. She is doing great and seems to really be enjoying herself. She's made some new friends and loves her coaches. She is in a volleyball tournament this Saturday. I'll have to get some pictures of her to post. Morgan and Madyson both went skiing this past weekend with the youth from our church. They went to Boone, NC and skiied on Appalachian Mtn. It was their first time so we sent money for ski lessons. They say they both did pretty well. Morgan said she only fell a few times and Madyson said she fell some but finally decided if she just went straight that she would be fine. :) I'd hate to see her if there was a slight curve! Ashlyn got to stay home and spend quality time with mommy and daddy. She is a little stinker and I will say we have our hands full with her. She is a little angel when she's here alone but throw Morgan and Madyson into the picture and she thinks she has to be as mean as possible. She is really growing and in spite of her meanness she keeps us laughing pretty much daily. Yesterday she came home from school and said, "I'm not going to tell you about Jacob". Of course I asked "what about Jacob?". She said, "I like Jacob and I really want to marry him". I told her she better talk to her daddy about that and that she wouldn't live with me anymore if she got married. She said, "yes I will. Mommy...Jacob lives in our land". I said, "our land?" She said, "yes, he lives in Roebuck. The same land as us. I can marry him and still live with you". It cracked me up that she called Roebuck "our land"!!

Chad is doing well. He stays so busy with work and then doing extra side jobs for several different places. He's been enjoying getting up at 5:00 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday to go play basketball with some guys and he continues to run on the days he doesn't play ball.

I am still enjoying teaching music and spanish at a preschool here in Spartanburg. I started back to work yesterday after staying home to recover from my knee surgery. It makes you feel so good when the kids tell you 50 times how much they missed you and that they're glad you're back. One little girl kept interrupting me to tell me she liked my shoes, or my shirt, or my hair......she pretty much named everything she could think of. Kids can really make you feel special.

We recently got to spend some time with my sister, Katie, who is a freshman at Anderson University. It was great to see her and see where she is living now. She is doing great in school and seems to be loving it there and loves the new friends she's made. I'll post some pics of our time with her.

I hope all of you are doing well!! Let us hear from you when you have the chance. Here are a few recent pics....

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Wow! It's 2008!!

I can't believe another new year has arrived. It really seems like yesterday that we were celebrating the arrival of 2007. Does that mean I'm OLD???? : ) I guess it's really true....the older you get the faster the time goes. That's made me really sit back and think about my life and what I want to accomplish during it. God has blessed me and my family with so much and I don't ever want to take that for granted. I am so thankful for His many blessings. I pray that this year I will grow in my walk with Christ and help others do the same.

Today has been a pretty relaxing day. We did get dressed and go to Cracker Barrel for a LATE breakfast that ended up being lunch. I decided after I ate my Chicken Fried Chicken that I MUST stop eating so much. It seems like all I've done the last few weeks is eat, eat, eat! Now it's time to get back on track. Chad has been off of work for that last week and it's been soooo nice having him home. He has helped so much since I had my knee surgery. It's going to be hard to see him leave in the morning and not be home until 6:00 tomorrow night. I'll definitely miss having him here.

Speaking of knee surgery....I'm doing pretty well and I'm still counting down the days until I get rid of these crutches. I have about 2 1/2 more weeks until I go back to the doctor and hopefully he'll say I'm ready to walk again. That's what we're crossing our fingers for. Today at Cracker Barrel I felt like a freak show. Everyone seemed to stop eating as I walked by their tables to get a good look at me and then as we left the same thing happened. I know they are just curious but I quite honestly get sick of people starring at me. I guess the lady that seats people noticed all the stares I was getting and she leaned over and said "next time someone stares at you you just say 'haven't you ever seen anyone on crutches' " . It definitely made me smile. Of course I would never actually do that but she said exactly what I've been thinking for the last 3 1/2 weeks! : )

Now, in closing....we bought all of the girls big lollipops at Cracker Barrel today and I want to share a few pics of them. I hope you all have a very blessed 2008! Love you all!