Thursday, July 28, 2011

Erin Church of the Nazarene VBS

Love this little video one of our church family members made!

ECN - VBS Pandamania 2011 - GOD IS WILD ABOUT US!

 Trace is just wild.  Thank you God!  :)

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

--- Britney, Doctors, and Life ---

These past few weeks have been awful busy.  There has been so much going on in our lives that my head is spinning...  To say that I am ready for September so life will start to slow down is an understatement.  So here is a little of what has been happening in the Mitchell household lately:

  1. Mommy took a much needed girl's weekend to Atlanta with Jodi and Bridget.  Jodi and Bridget are two of my sorority sisters from college and two of my dearest friends.  The concert was amazing and I still stand by the fact that I would have paid the $25 I spent on the ticket just to go people watch.  We all had a blast and I can't wait to do another girl's weekend with them very soon.
    Bridget, Megan, Jodi - Before the concert.
    Just some of the interesting attire we saw that night.
  3. Noal went to see a pulmonologist at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.  He has been wheezing since Christmas and Dr. Roads, our pediatrician, finally decided it was time to examine what was causing it a little further.  The doctors at Vanderbilt was amazing and even though it was scary to take your baby in under those circumstances, seeing the other kids there made me realize just how lucky we are to have two healthy boys.  Turns out Noal just has some loose cartilage above his vocal chords that rattle when he breathes, making it sound like he is wheezing.  It should clear up by the time he is two.  We were so fortunate that it turned out to be something so simple.
  4. I have been having some severe chest pain for about two weeks, to the point that I can't eat because it hurts so bad.  Good for the waistline, but not good for my energy!  I went to see a gasteroenterologist to see what was going on and unfortunately had to have an EGD scope done.  To have the scope you have to be put under so I had to get an IV and I was scared to death.  I hate needles and through both pregnancies I had some pretty bad experiences with my IV's.  Luckily my nurse was awesome and basically I told her that was the best hour of sleep I have had in 4 years, prior to pregnancies and kiddos!  Turns out things are okay with me too!  I had some ulcers in my esophagus that are causing the pain, but they are curable with antibiotics.  Our family has been very blessed lately!

That catches up to speed on the Mitchell family madness for now.  In other family news, Chad's brother Travis recently got engaged to Megan Cleghern.  I am so happy for the two of them and I am really looking forward to having Megan as a sis-in-law.  Cheers to the Megan C. Mitchell's squared!!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

--- Roby Reunion ---

We spent this past weekend at Paris Landing State Park for the Roby Reunion.  The Roby family is Chad's mother's side of his family.  It was a wonderful time spent with family and outside in the sunshine.  The weather for the weekend couldn't have been more perfect.  It was warm and sunny, but managed to not be too hot.  For me, that is a huge plus because I am not a fan of the Tennessee heat and humidity!

Family Pic - July 2011 - Paris Landing State Park

On Friday, Chad played golf with the guys.  The boys and I arrived that afternoon and went out on the boat to do a little wakeboarding and swimming.  Then we headed down to the beach pavilion for a little BBQ.  We wrapped up the night by playing games in the family room and watching funny YouTube videos in bed.  (If you haven't heard of Epic Rap Battles of History, YouTube it!)

Ally Jane, Uncle Sam, and Trace - July 2011 - Kentucky Lake

Saturday morning we all slept in, even the boys!  That was a nice treat for Mommy and Daddy.  After everyone was up we headed back on the lake and stayed out all day.  Yaya and other family members were nice enough to watch Noal, so we could really enjoy the day on the lake.  Dan and Abby even came down from Danville to join us for a little while.  We spent the day wakeboarding, tubing, and just hanging out on the lake.  My perfect day.

Mommy and Trace - July 2011 - Kentucky Lake
Saturday night we ate at the Paris Landing Inn Restaurant and it was the prime rib buffet.  It was delicious as usual.  We then spent some time sitting around outside letting the kiddos play and just talking and catching up with family.  It was a beautiful night and we all had a really good time.

Daddy and Trace
Baby Noal

Mommy and Daddy

We had a wonderful time, as we always do, at the Roby Reunion.  Next year we are trying something new and not going to Paris Landing, but I am sure whatever we decide to do will be fun.  I just love spending quality time with family!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

--- Nap Time ---

Everyone in the Mitchell household knows what a time honored tradition the Sunday afternoon nap is (unless we are on the boat).  Well, everyone but Noal...  Hard to be mad at that little behind the pap-pap smile though!