Shooting Up High

I ran a camera at church today, so I was up nice and early.  I wasn’t too tired, despite staying up later than I usually do on nights before serving, and I didn’t even take a nap today. I heard Milly crying after I woke up so I went to check on her.  She said she’d had a horrible dream, but couldn’t remember what it was.  I got her settled down then went about getting ready. The way the stage is set up at church right now the piano and drums are up on a riser a good, I don’t know, 15 feet off the ground?  (I’m bad at estimates.)  I got to shoot up there today, which was pretty …

Milly’s Workout

There were icicles around here a few days ago, but it warmed up so nicely over the past couple days that we slept with the windows cracked last night.  Milly came into my room today and I asked her if she wanted to go for a nice walk.  She said she didn’t, so I told her maybe I’d go for a walk by myself.  She told me, “Well (she’s been starting a lot of sentences with “Well” since spending the night at Nana and Paw Paw’s Sunday night), you can’t go for a walk by yourself. You have to stay home with your little Millybug.”  It was so precious.  I think that’s the first time she’s ever referred to herself as …

Michael’s 30th Birthday

Started working as soon as I got up. Didn’t go down for something to eat until about 11. The girls, Amanda, Milly and Karen, left to go shopping about that time. Worked all day, got lots done. Ladies came back and Milly was fussing because Amanda told her she had to take a rest. She was obviously very tired but didn’t want to go down. I carried her upstairs, calmed her down and told her to just lie in bed for fifteen minutes. She said five. I didn’t care because I knew she’d be out in about one, and we didn’t hear from her again until about two hours later. Amanda and Karen went back out for something or other …

Rob and Carolyn’s Wedding

Milly was up around, I don’t know, 7 or so this morning?  She wandered into the room Amanda and I sleep in then went downstairs and entertained herself or was entertained.  Amanda got up around 8 I think and I got up closer to 9. We mostly just hung out for the morning after eating a breakfast of eggs and biscuits.  Mom went hunting in Virginia today (a fox hunt, which is more riding horses than hunting).  I put Milly down for her nap then Amanda and Erin played Just Dance while my dad and I went for a walk.  While we were doing that we saw Don, Dad’s friend, coming down his driveway with a pickup full of wood …

Digger

Did a little work this morning while Amanda took care of some laundry and packed for the weekend. Milly spent time playing with her toddler princess dolls then pretending she was a turtle in a laundry basket. We left around 1:00. Harvey wanted to come along, but Cyra’s watching the house this week and is taking her dogs with her to help keep Harvey occupied. We stopped off to see my friend Jason. He broke his leg on Christmas night so I wanted to stop in and see how he was doing. We might have stayed a little longer, but Milly was getting antsy. Still, we were able to cram in conversations about Duke, comic books and video games among …