Sunday, October 31, 2010

New Design

OK, I put a new background design because we are heading to Panama City, FL for Eric to participate in IRONMAN FL!!

A year's worth of training and shedding blood, sweat, and tears comes to a head next weekend. He goes through stages with his nervousness. It is like this before every race, but this time is it maximized x 10. It is usually just a few days before the race that gets a little anxious, but this has been going on for a couple of weeks now. He has his periods of calmness, then it transforms into distraction, and to now where he is pretty much good for nothing because the only thing on his mind is getting down to FL and making sure that he has everything that he could possibly need. He has lists that list that he needs to make a list. He is too funny. He sent me an email last week with a link for two "different" bike helmets for the race. The reason why different is in quotes is because it was the EXACT same helmet only one was blue and the other was white. He wanted to know which one I liked better...

Seriously though, I am SO proud of my husband. He has worked so hard for this. He has trained for hours upon hours to prepare for this. He is has found a love for this sport and I am so amazed at his dedication. Eric has never been a quitter, but there have been many times in this journey where he could have quit and no one would have blamed him. He has always had bad knees and this sport is not exactly known for being easy on joints. He has gone through physical therapy and been shot up to combat this. He loves this though. There have been some missteps along the way where he has wrecked on his bike, but it hasn't stopped him.

He is going to be amazing Saturday. There are a lot of family and friends that will be there cheering him on along the way. We are wearing orange shirts that say WDE on the front in blue and on the back it says War Damn Eric. It is going to be a long week for him, and my job is to try to keep him as calm as possible.

Eric we are so proud of you and just think this time next week Lucas is going to be able to say, "My Daddy is an IRONMAN". That is if he could talk...

We love you!!

Once a Chi Omega...

Here is our pumpkin this year. I saw the owl design and just couldn't help myself.

Lucas is going to be a gorilla tonight. Unfortunately, our new camera that we bought does will not work with Macs. GRRRR!! So, I will have to post pics of him either from my camera phone or wait till Eric can take the camera to work.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Updates below

Head Over Teal

The Head Over Teal event was a HUGE success!! Over $40,000 was raised for ovarian cancer research and early detection!!! My dad is on the board and said that the expectation was for $10,000, but obviously that was blown away!!

Mom's team was Teal for Toni (teal is the awareness color for ovarian cancer). Dad came up with the name (he was quite proud of himself). Mom's team was huge!! There were people from church, friends, co-workers, and of course family. Our team also raise the most money! Mom was overwhelmed with the out pouring of love from family, friends, and strangers! What a great day!

I made Lucas a onsie that had Head Over Teal on the front and I (heart) GG on the back. Mom LOVED it!! Mom took a ton of pics so I will post those as soon as I get them from her. Thanks to everyone who participated/donated/prayed!

Mom is doing well. Her numbers are consistently coming down. She is going for treatment 1x/month and the weekly for blood work. She is tired, and sometimes doesn't feel the best, but like always she moves forward and keeps her spirits high. Praise God for that!


Lucas' birthday was so much fun! We had a Surfin' Safari themed birthday party with family. It was a ton of fun! Our camera died during the party so I do not have any pictures from my camera, but I will get some from my mother-in-law to post. We had a kiddie pool set up in the back for all the cousins to play. We had so many family members here to celebrate our little man. Here is the run down (this list is more for me for later so I can remember so feel free to skip this part):
Nana and Poppa (Eric's parents), G.G and Pop (my parents), Mamaw and Papaw (Eric's grandparents), Mimi George (my grandmother), Meme and Grandaddy (my grandparents), Melissa, Jackson (4), and Langdon (1.5) (Eric's sister and her family), Julie and Hannah (9) (Eric's sister and her daughter), John (my brother), Bob, Bobbie, and Briana (my uncle, aunt, and cousin), Berniece, Jim, Mandy, Kimberly and Liz (6) (my aunt, uncle, and cousins), Britney, CJ and Avery (3 mo) (Eric's cousin and her family), Brantley, Ali and Cam (1) (Eric's cousin and his family) Whew 29 people there to celebrate!!

We served BBQ, baked beans (thanks Mamaw!), Chinese slaw (thanks Meme!), potato salad (thanks Mimi!), and of course the cake. Let me tell you about this cake! A HUGE shout out to my mother-in-law, Cheryl (aka Nana) for this cake!! She is so talented and we tell her all the time that she needs to go into business for this! She made a 2 tier cake complete with "sand" and surf boards! I will HAVE to post pictures because it was incredible! I will dedicate a post to just Cheryl's cakes soon so you can see how talented she is!

Lucas did not disappoint with eating his cake. He was a little slow to start, but Mommy and Daddy helped out. Lucas and I helped "share" cake with Daddy and smashed it in Eric's face. Then, not to be outdone, Eric smashed cake in my face when I wasn't paying attention.

Lucas received SO MANY wonderful gifts! Everyone was so generous! He LOVES all of them. He played and played that night with all his treasures.

Eric and I feel so blessed to have this little boy entrusted to us. We are humbled to be his parents. We both feel that he is the best thing that has ever happened to us and has helped both of us grow so much. It is sometimes hard to be parents, of course, but we would not trade those hard moments for the world. He can brighten any day with just a smile, which he does all the time. We love you Lucas and can't wait to see what God has in store for you!