Thursday, April 26, 2007
I'm so excited. My friend Jana is taking me to the nail salon so we can get our "toes done" to go to Florida. She says that nothing is better than pretty toes wiggling in the sand. I've never done this before so I'm really looking forward to it. I hear they rub your legs and feet before they paint your toes. I think everyone should have this done monthly. I think everyone should get a massage one a month too. I had my first full body massage and first massage with stones in March and it is so worth the money. Anyway, I can't wait to see my toes all fixed. It should be fun!!
Thursday, April 19, 2007
...till we are back at the beach. Two weeks from yesterday and Clark and I will be in our favorite vacation spot, Panama City Beach. This time will be a little different though. First off we are going to be staying in a tent in St. Andrews State Park instead of the nice condo with a view. We love to camp so I think it will be a lot of fun. And don't worry our friends, Greg and Jana, are going and bringing their RV, so if it should storm we have a place to stay. The second difference has a name, Gavin. That would be him to your left giving me dirty kisses after playing with his trucks in the dirt. Before, when we went to the beach with Greg and Jana, it was just us couples, but this time we are going to take their almost three year old, Gavin. He is such a boy as you can see. I can't wait to see him playing in the water. We will get a break from him because Jana's parents are going to go and stay in the condo, so they can keep him a couple of nights and let the couples go out to dinner. He is their only grandchild and they want to see him at the beach. What good grandparents!! Now it is time to dig out the camping gear and settle on a swimsuit, two things that I hate to do. But you have to go through that to get to the good part, REST, RELAXATION and FUN!!!!!!!!
Monday, April 16, 2007
We have lost one of our own in this crazy war over seas. Alex Stephens was killed last Thursday in a road side bombing in Afganistan. He was 28 years old from Tullahoma, a 1996 graduate of FCHS. Those close to my age might remember his sisters Shalene and Shalia. Shalene has done two tours in Iraq and has been blessed to return with no harm. Shalia lives in German with her husband. This family has been hit hard over the years. Their mother passed away two years ago after a heart attack and their father was involved in a motorcycle wreck when they were very young suffering some brain damage, so there have been a lot of hardships in this family. Alex will be missed by a lot of people, but most of all by his wife and three month old daughter, Sienna. Please keep this family in your prayers.
Posted by Carrie Sparks McClain at 11:07 AM
Thursday, April 5, 2007
This is my new theory on my life. I think lately my world has been too chaoic and I haven't been able to enjoy the simple things in life like I once did. So my resolution is to simplify. I want to go back to just one job, so I think I will hang up the real estate license for a while. Simplify!!! I want to go back to being frugal, when I got excited over finding a good deal on clothes, or found something cool at a yard sale, and being able to save on our grocery bill. Simplify!!! I want to start freezer cooking again so I have time with Clark in the afternoons after work and I want to go fishing (I know you don't approve "Miss" Jan) to spend time with Clark doing something we both love. Simplifiy!!! Most of all I want my weekends and my sanity back to enjoy both in a comfortable setting (on the lake, at a yard sale, out camping, or just visiting family and friends) and not have to worry so much about a dirty house or dirty laundry because I'm able to keep up with those things during the week. I want to feed my creativity and not force myself to have a hobby because I think I need one (I haven't competed a craft or scrapbook project in four years). I want to simplify and enjoy!! I'll let you know how it goes. :)
Posted by Carrie Sparks McClain at 9:13 AM
Monday, April 2, 2007
Well, our attempts at a baby didn't work out this time. The treatment was unsuccessful and we aren't sure where we are going to go from here, but we know that we need a break. We have a vacation planned to Florida next month and a little reconnecting to do. This is all that we have been focused on for the last couple of months so it is time to just relax for a bit and think about something else. Just thought I would let everyone know. Thank you for all your prayers. It just isn't our time yet.
Posted by Carrie Sparks McClain at 11:42 AM