Friday, October 23, 2009

Life Overflows

Oh my! Where on earth have I been? I can't believe it's been two weeks since I've posted. Well, let's see. I've been busy making Halloween ATC's for my ATC Club.

Rachel had Homecoming.

We had fun shopping for the dress and shoes. I used to look like this . . . well, maybe not with the 5 inch heels, but the rest of it. Ah, youth!

And Rachel got hurt on a stupid ride at the Homecoming Carnival! It was a "slingshot-type" ride where she got flung and snapped her neck. It didn't hurt at first, but by this past Monday, we were at the doctor and then the hospital for a cervical spine x-ray.

All turned out fine, but Rachel was and still is sore and recovering. Unfortunately this caused her to miss the last cross country meet for the season. It will be time for Track before you know it.

I've been busy keeping up with my work-out regimen. I've lost about ten pounds so far and am feeling pretty good. I shared a pix of my hunky personal trainer on Facebook, so thought I'd include here as well. This is Matt on the left with my nephew, Kyle. Hey, if you gotta sweat your butt off, might as well have something decent to look at, right?

Since I spend a lot of time talking about Rachel and all the activities of her life and how it amazingly intermingles with mine, just wanted to share a picture of my other child, my firstborn, Logan. His calm, cool demeanor is always so refreshing in the chaos of Rachel's drama.

My kids. The lights of my life.

Hmmm. What else has been going on? Think that's about it! Now I must go see what all of you have been up to.


Jo, a retired teacher said...

Nice to hear from you again. Those shoes (and of course the rest of her) are darling, but my feet hurt just looking at them.

With all the messed up children and families, it is really heart-warming to read about the solid, obviously loving ones. Don't stop.

In My Sepia Studio said...

What ATC club? Is it online or a local thing? Can anyone join? That sounds like a lot of fun. Your ATC's look GREAT!!


Glad to hear that your daughter is okay!
I WANT a PERSONAL TRAINER!!! Ineed to lose 20 lbs...and I'm just not doing what I need to do..
Your ATC's are great. Love the glitter on them.
Happy weekend.
Deb :)

Connie said...

I've been wondering where you were, chick! But Rachel???? WOW! That cutie is very blessed that she didn't suffer permanent damage from that "fling"! Youth!!!! LOL

Kay said...

Joyce, you sure do have sweet looking children but Rachel is a knock-out. I see now why girls wear heels. She looks great. Sorry to hear about her neck though. I hope it heals quickly. I see why you manage to keep up your exercise regimen. LOL

KarenHarveyCox said...

It was so nice to see your face on my post. Well, it looks like you have been very busy. Your daughter is lovely and so is your son. I love those ATC cards, they are the best. Ten pounds, wow, and with such cute trainers to look at too.


SharDon Exclusives said...

Thank you for stopping by my recent posts. I was just gone for a little while reading numerous other designers from Natasha's giveaway challenge. I found some very interesting blogs to visit. Is there anyone more creative than women...
I go from one persons post to anothers and loose track where I am going to. So I do understand how you
Thank you for the lovely compliments and now I must go check out your posts before retiring for the evening..

AngelMc said...

Hi, I enjoyed your blog and signed up as a follower, would love for you to come by and visit me at mine.

Cheryl said...

So nice to hear from you again. First, wow! Rachel is a doll, and the shoes wowee...but I would break my neck in them! It makes me long for Ashton's Homecoming Days again, sob, sob! However, I am so looking forward to following all of your drama! Your son is a sweetie. After having two boys and then Miss Ashton talk about drama!! And congrats on the weight loss, could you send that nice young trainer here to Maine?? I know I could lose weight with him to inspire me! Your ATC cards (?) are so nice. How fun. Take care.

storyteller said...

How wonderful for you ;-)
Congrats on your weight loss and here's to continued success and many blessings for you and your family.
Hugs and blessings,

Peggy said...

I missed you but am glad that you are ok. Sometimes life just gets in the way of blogging. You're kids are so beautiful, you are a lucky Mom!

Michele said...

Hi Joyce ~ don't feel bad, I've been kinda MIA lately too. It's been so damn crazy at work and they actually want me to do that four letter!

Still trying to get ready for Cassie's baby...He'll be here soon...the dr. says any day..yikes!

Awesome pics...Rachel is such a cutie...and so is Logan!


Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Joyce, Oh goodness I am so glad Rachel is going to be ok. And how lucky to have your own trainer.And about those 10 lbs. you lost .....well I think I found them!!Yikes !!
Hey send me your address when you get time. I am going to send you a surprise in a few months! I hope it isn't more than a few months...LOL !

My email addie is on my sidebar.

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Joyce,
Thank you so much for visiting "Home is Where the Heart is". Its wonderful to meet you.
My Sisters middle name is Joyce, I love that name its so Joyful and happy.
I have read many of your posts and have enjoyed them very much. I am now a follower.
Your family is adorable, I had two girls and I know how busy they can keep you.
Have a wonderful day,

In My Sepia Studio said...

I have a blog award for you, pick it up any time you'd like!!

Sandy's Notes said...

I see you have been up to the usually creative stuff. 10 pounds! Good for you:) Keep up the good work!