Tuesday, December 29

Moving to Evansville Update

So, we are on the second day of loading the "truck." I am looking at the window at the Atlas Van Lines trailer and the truck is pulling up right now. We will be here loading up all day today as well. So, we will probably be unloading for 2 days as well. They may have to "shuttle" our stuff because our new house is on a busy road. This means they will park the big semi at the local Evansville office and load our stuff on smaller trucks and shuttle it over. What a big pain the the booty. I didn't even know about the shuttle thing until yesterday. I hope this doesn't mean more broken stuff!!!

Saturday, December 26

The move

We are still in the process of moving home to Evansville, IN. We spent Christmas at Grandma and Grandpa Smith's. Zoe's face in the morning of Christmas was priceless! We was so amazed by how many gifts that Santa left.

We will be all moved into the new house by New Year's. Then, I will just need to put everything away.

Thursday, December 3

Elf of the Shelf

Have you heard of Elf on the Shelf? It's a book and small elf that flys to Santa every night to tell him if you been naugty or nice. I am kinda wondering if I should have got it for her. I spent 3 hours explaining and answering questions like:
  • Can he fly at night?
  • Is he scared of the dark?
  • Can he lock the door when he leaves and comes back?
  • Has he left yet?
  • What time does he come back?
  • Why does he only talk to Santa?
  • What should we name him?
  • and on and on and on.......

Monday, November 30

Moving to Evansville - new house pics

Yes, it is true. We are moving back to Evansville! We are so excited. Here is our new home.

Monday, November 2

Tiffany's Wedding

These are only a few pictures that Sharon gave me. I can't seem to find my camera...Zoe was playing with it a few weeks ago and can't seem to find it now.

Tuesday, October 27

Our house is officially for sale!

Our house is officially listed. We will see if it sells. We don' t have a definte plan on where we will go if it sells, but I don't know how fast it will sell in this economy. Heck of a house for the price. We love this old house...but it is time for a change.

Below is the link to the listing and the pictures.


Memory Lane

Click on this and make it bigger. See if you can find all the images that we added in to make this a one of a kind memory lane for mom and dad's 50th wedding anniversary. They loved it. Dad even cried!

Do you like this? If so, you can order your own version at http://www.yourmemorylane.com.

Thursday, October 22

Bead up the nose!!

So for days now, Zoe has been complaining about her nose hurting. There was no green snot just clear goop running from her nose. So, I reluctantly called the pediatrician yesterday. They were too busy to see us and just called in a perscription to swap her nose with. I then kept trying to get her to blow her nose and she kept crying that her nose hurt.

This morning when I went to get her...there was a yucky snotty small ball in her bed. As you can tell from the title..there was (well we think that's what it was) a bead up her nose.

Why didn't she just tell me there was something up her nose???? I asked her and she just shrugged her shoulders. Then I asked her what was that and she just shrugged her shoulders.

We may never know how long or what that actually was up her nose!

Monday, October 19

Jayden well visit

Well, Jayden is 1 year old now and weighs 24 lbs 1 oz and is 31 inches long. Head circumference is 46cm. Big boy in 18 mo and some 24 month clothes!

Tuesday, October 13

Jayden is 1 today!

Jayden is 1 year old today! He is changing rooms at school from the infant to the next class up. Sad in a way, but good that he is rejoining his friends.

He started saying uh-oh this morning!

Love this quote...

"It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense."

- Robert G. Ingersoll

Thursday, October 8

Jayden turns 1 next week....

Jayden was not a happy camper when we got these pictures taken! He was crying and fussing like I have never seen him do before. I know he was tired, but I also think we was scared of the flash. Can you believe he will be the BIG 1 next week. Wow...the last year just flew by.

Monday, October 5

Methicillin Resistant Staph aureus (MRSA)

Zoe has had an ear infection since Labor Day weekend. After numerous trips to the pediatrician, I finally took her to Cincinnati Children's. They had to drain out her one ear, which was running with goo in her right ear. The same right ear lost its PE tube Friday morning. The other ear was full of wax and once the doctor dug it out, we discovered that PE tube was just sitting against the ear drum and had fallen out as well.

The culture came back and she has been diagnosed with MRSA. It is not contagious like other strains of MRSA. It is just contained to the ear.

Here is a link: http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/health/info/infectious/diagnose/orsa.htm

Pretty serious stuff!

We are now on our fifth antibiotic and 4 weeks. I hope this does the trick.

Usborne Book Party

Looking for some good gifts for the holidays? Buy some kids books at my Usborne online book party:


Books are shipped directly to you.

Friday, September 25

Sam's Club

Alright...if you go to Sam's Club be prepared to wait. I was in line the other day and normally I let people go in front of me if they only have a few items, but I had already unloaded my entire cart and was in a hurry. This lady kept rolling her eyes at me with disgust. I was a little annoyed.

Then she proceeded to tell the checker that - there should be a fast lane for people with just a few items. I wanted to say..."Go to Wal-mart. This is a whole sale club! Most people are here buying a ton of stuff it's not just me." But I didn't. I was a good girl. I just apologized and moved on.

And people wonder why I hate shopping!

Wednesday, September 23

Update on Jayden

Jayden is changing so fast and every day. He now has 7 teeth! 4 top and 3 bottom ones. He is also crawling everywhere and pulling up. He is going to be walking before you know it. He only really says mama, dada and baba which is such a switch. Zoe was such a early talker. He is so adorable and we love him to pieces.

He is going to be 1 year old in just a few weeks. Can you believe it!

Monday, September 14

Dad's on his way home!!!

My dad is on his way home from the hospital!! Good news.

dad's still in hospital

Dad's still in the hospital. They are having a hard time adjusting his medication. They are being extra careful with him.

Wednesday, September 9

dad's doing great

dad's surgery went great today. he was awake for the procedure and talked their ears off. he is back in his room and should be discharged Friday.


My plan is to drop off the kids at daycare, work for a few hours, then head to Louisville to be with dad. His surgery will probably be this afternoon sometime.

Tuesday, September 8

Wrong phone number...

Mom gave me the wrong phone number....the number to call dad at is..502.540.3705 room 705 David Horne.


You can click on the link below and send dad a ECard.


Dad's contact info at Jewish

Dad is at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY Room 705. Nurse's station phone number is 502.587.2510. Remember he doesn't hear too well and talking on the phone can be difficult for him, BUT I bet he would appreciate any calls he gets. He is there alone...mom went home to close on a house. She will be back in the morning before his surgery.

Dad is scheduled for surgery

Well...dad is on his way to the hospital right now. He is being admitted to Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY. I will post his phone number later today if anyone wants to call him.

His medication, blood thinners, will be switched from coumidin to heprin for surgery. He will be monitored today and possible surgery tomorrow or maybe Thursday.

My plan is to drop off the kids at daycare tomorrow morning. Then work a few hours and head to Jewish in Louisville. It's only 100 miles from my work, which takes about 90 minutes to get to. If he dosen't have surgery Wed, then I will stay the night and come home on Thursday after he is out of recovery.

By the way....Aug 23 is when I listed to dad's heart and it took over 2 weeks for him to get into a primary care physician, referred to a cardiologists, get testing and scheduled for surgery. Amazing to me that it takes that long!

First time using Healthgrades

Well, today I used HealthGrades for the first time. Yes, I paid the $12.95 to check out dad's cardiologist. It was worth every penny. Dr. Stidam is (as of right now) performing his pacemaker implant surgery. I found this great info below about it...

The heart has a natural pacemaker called a sinus node, which is made up of special cells that produce electrical impulses. The electrical impulses given off by the sinus node travel down electrical pathways located in the walls of the heart muscle and cause the heart to contract and pump blood. When the electrical impulses flow down the walls of the heart at regular intervals, the heart pumps at a rhythmic pace. When something interferes with the way the electrical impulses are made or the way they move down the pathways in the heart muscle, the body's natural pacemaker does not work properly.

If a patient has a heartbeat that is too fast, too slow, or frequently irregular, blood is not pumped efficiently around the body and the body's cells do not get enough oxygen and nourishment. In this situation, a physician may recommend that an artificial pacemaker be implanted in the body to ensure that the heart beats more regularly.

A pacemaker is a small, battery-operated device implanted just under the skin near the collarbone to help the heart beat regularly at an appropriate rate. Pacemakers are about the size of a matchbox and are used to treat heart arrhythmias — irregularities in your heart's natural heart rhythm. Almost everyone's heart skips a beat sometimes, and that is generally considered harmless. Some people, however, will need medication and/or a pacemaker.

A pacemaker usually has two parts: a pulse generator (which includes the battery and several electronic circuits); and a lead(s), (which is attached to the heart wall).
Pacemaker surgery is performed under local anesthesia. It is implanted just near the collarbone. If the pacemaker has only one lead, the lead is placed inside the lower right chamber. If two leads are needed, the second lead is placed in the upper right chamber. The procedure takes about one to two hours. An overnight stay is usually recommended.

Sunday, September 6


I was right. Dad is getting a pacemaker next week at Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY.

Friday, September 4

McCafe - poor price and poor taste

I have now tried a mocha and a hot chocolate at the McDonald's Cafe. I paid $1.99 for a yucky hot chocolate covered up in whipped topping and hot chocolate sauce. I'm done with the McCafe and back to the $1 menu for me.

By the way....I got a hot chocolate at Speedway and it was better!

Friday, August 28

Whirpool shutting down in Evansville, Indiana

Wow....Whirpool is shutting down in Evansville.

New update on dad's heart

Dad went to a doctor's office in Louisville. Had some tests and then when they asked about seening the doctor the nurse said the primary care physician (PCP) had not given a referral to see the doctor just tests.

So, the cardiology office called the PCP. She refused to give him a referral and was upset that he wouldn't go to Jasper for care. Needless to say he is getting a new PCP and then will have to get a referral to a cardiologist. The glorious world of Medicare! I am so glad that I have a PPO and I can go anywhere without a referral.

So, he did find out that he will more than likely need a pacemaker. The doctor didn't see him but the nursed hinted at it. He will probably have to wear a monitor for a few weeks and then go from there.

Wednesday, August 26

Update on dad

Well...so here is the scoop thus far. Dad has been having a lot of problems with vertigo this summer and was hospitalized for it and a low heart rate while in Maine. I think all of it is heart related. I listened to his heart on Sunday and it didn't sound right. Irregular heart beat and just sounds wierd (as you can tell I am not clinical by nature). What I am thinking is that he either needs to have his aortic valve, that was replaced in 1994, looked at or a possible pacemaker. We will have to see if my prognosis is right.

The primary care physician referred him to Jasper...but I finally convinced him to go to Jewish Hospital in Louisville, KY. They have an excellent repuation. Mom is calling now to get an appointment with a cardiovascular physician to evaulate what is going on.

So, I will keep you all posted.

Wednesday, August 19


So, my parents 50th wedding anniversary is coming up. Shane and I were looking for the perfect gift and found this.....


We need your help. What memories or things make you think of David and Catherine Horne? (i.e. Bicycles, Key West, Maine, Marines, etc.)

Feel free to post a comment on this blog or email me.

Tuesday, August 18

Bald Moutain Maine 2009

We did it...we climbed Bald Mountain and it was so beautiful.

Wednesday, July 22

What's up with all the yogurt?

So, I love the show Burn Notice. It totally cracks me up how much they eat yogurt on that show....

Thursday, July 16

Cute Jayden pic

This was taken at EnterTRAINment Junction by my friend Rachel. Pretty cute stuff! I can't believe he is already 9 months old!