Thursday, March 29, 2007

Ready or not...

We're renting our house out for the masters, Erin has two performances in the Roar of Love ballet tomorow (in addition to a an Easter egg hunt and party at school), Lauren also has an Easter Egg hunt, and we have to be packed up and ready to go by 5:30 am on Saturday.

Disneyland, odd as it may sound, is starting to sound relaxing.

Monday, March 26, 2007

First fire, now flood

Was doing laundry yesterday afternoon. I was in the kitchen, and something didn't sound right in the laundry room. Opened the door, water everywhere! The water hose had come off the washer. :( "Big leak! Get big towels!" We all helped and quickly mopped up the water. Rene reattached the hose. Now I'm washing lots of towels. :(

You may remember we had a small electrical fire in our dishwasher weeks ago.

Glad that these happened before Masters week. Praying nothing else breaks!

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Got pollen?

We do. All over the place. A greenish yellow powder covers our world. Sniffle, sniffle.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Erin the firefly

Remember Erin the Angel year? Well this year she is Erin the Firefly. Click on photo to see larger copy. Use browser back button to return here.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Happy Birthday Lauren!

Today Lauren is 3! Hooray! (Although we're celebrating tomorrow, so we're not making a big deal out of today).

Happy Birthday Lauren! We love you.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007


Yes, we've been rented for the Masters! We enjoyed our windfall for a few minutes. Had to write check to realtor. Will pay for maid service. Then I had to start shopping! White sheets, white towels, some new pillows, new cushions for outside chairs. The list goes on and on. Like everyone else in Augusta, we are cleaning, sprucing up, getting ready to show the best of Augusta. The azaleas are starting to bloom.

We're going to visit Rene's dad during Masters week, and then we'll meet our friends Mark, June, Nathan & Lauren at Disneyland. We fly back to Atlanta, but need to kill a little time in Atlanta before we can get back into our house. Luckily, we won tickets to the Atlanta Zoo and The World of Coca Cola at Erin's school auction, so that's what we'll be doing. In the meantime, I clean.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Set clocks ahead, check smoke alarms

This is a good time to check your smoke alarms. Our smoke alarm worked for us this week. I had set my dishwasher to delay start and run during the night. After we went to bed, the kitchen smoke alarm went off. Rene and I ran downstairs and could smell something burning. We quickly realized it was the dishwasher. Long story short, there was an electrical fire starting in the wires of the dishwasher door. I don't want to think about what would have happened if our smoke alarm was not working!

Happy daylight savings!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

What's up?

"What's up, bloggerjeanne?", you say? Well, let's see...

We went to Charleston for the weekend, which was very nice. On the way there, saw an armadillo on the side of the road. Whoo hoo! Went to the very nice aquarium, and then the IMAX movie next door. It was very funny watching Erin and Lauren wearing their 3D glasses, and Erin reaching out trying to touch the wild animals of Africa that seemed so close! We then had ice cream, and returned to the aquarium for a bit more. Had dinner and went to hotel.

The next day, we went to the very nice Childrens' Museum, the Lowcountry Museum. Then walked a bit and had lunch at Jestine's Kitchen, for some good lowcountry food. We walked around the market for a bit and then took an hour horse-drawn carriage ride tour. Lauren was a little restless, then slept. Erin was a little bored, but she was impressed when we passed a house that our driver told us had been visited by Maria Von Trapp and her family. (Erin likes the Sound of Music). We went to some outlets (new shoes!) returned to the hotel, went in the hot tub (highlight of trip for Erin), and then dinner.

On the way home we stopped at a plantation, but it was a bit to cold to enjoy walking around. Then home.

Since then:

We heard that we had renters for the masters, then not, then we did, now it appears not.
Lauren got pinkeye. :(
I cooked green eggs and ham for Erin's class. :)
Girl scout cookies arrived!
We discovered we'd left Erin's camera at the children's museum in Charleston. :( I called and they are mailing back. :)
Daisy got shaved and now she looks like freak dog again. But a cute freak dog.
The dishwasher set off our fire alarm. I've been washing dishes by hand until repairman comes. :)
We're planning Lauren's 3rd birthday party, princess theme.

That's all! I promise to update more after my dishpan hands recover.