Saturday, May 2, 2009's been 8 months since I last blogged. That's poor. I'll have to blame it on Facebook, I suppose. Much has changed since I last posted, and that's an extreme understatement! The Fall was enjoyable. Brittany headed off to Longwood, it's tough letting go. Unfortunately, college life away from home did not suit her well, and she returned home after the first semester to start at J. Sargeant Reynold's CC for Spring. Now that the Spring semester is over, she has decided to take a break from college, I hope this isn't a permanent detour from higher education for her, however, "college is not for everyone", and I do believe that. Inevitably, hindsight is always 20/20, and I hope that Brittany will not make decisions hastily that she will regret later.

The holidays flew by with a blur, the house is bursting at the seams with toys. I look forward to having a yard sale in the near future to reduce the clutter. I'm always looking to reduce clutter. Pierson turned one in January, I could barely believe the first 12 months were gone. My baby is growing up too fast for my liking. He started walking at 14 months and is now traveling all over the place (and getting into EVERYTHING - literally).

Winter almost escaped entirely without wintry precipitation....fortunately we had a monster of a snowstorm in March that dumped nearly 8 inches. That was AWESOME!! Pierson was a little short to enjoy the snowfall, but Preston was my little snowman. Preston enjoyed a "jump-n-play" birthday at Pump-It-Up in Ashland. His pal, Carrie-Lynn, shares a birthday nearby so they had a party together. That was fun, the two are inseparable.

So, it's practically summer now...the pool is open (thanks to Danny aka "pool boy"), the landscaping and mulching has come together, the pool house is almost complete...even though almost only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades....we'll be glad to have that project behind us and have the ability to just RELAX for a while.

Enjoy the updated pictures!