Saturday, August 8, 2009

Here is a first....

Joey got a new grill for his brithday, and he has been wanting to grill pizzas. I have never really heard of putting a pizza on the grill....but we tried it out.
Not only were they so yummy... but we had so much fun making them! IF anyone wants to try it out, we have awesome recipe for the crust...(yes Joey made the dough!)

Friday, August 7, 2009


Summer is just not the same as an adult.....but thankfully, we have still had some awesome adventures! We started out the summer by taking a road trip to Mississippi. As usual, my mother wined and dined us.....She really spoils us when we are in Jackson. Thanks mom!
We have really enjoyed our garden....I have had so much fun with it! I have learned how to can, and have canned some fresh salsa and pickles! Next year we hope to have a really big garden!
Last weekend, we celebrated Joey's 32nd birthday in Cruso, NC on Cold Mountain. It was an incredible trip. We love the mountains and find ourselves constanly looking for a weekend to getaway. Our cabin was so cute and we will definetly go back to Cold Mountain.

The views were incredible! These pictures were taken from the front porch..

Happy Birthday Joey!!

If you look really can see the fish I caught at the end of the line. I was so proud!

Joey fly fishing

We caught this super cute pict of the pups...had to share!

I hope everyone is well and enjoying their summer. Please drop us a note and let us know what is going on with all of you. Love and Miss!

Monday, June 15, 2009

4 became 3 ...

Yesterday was a sad day at our house....Buddy died. We found out that he had a very aggresive form of cancer...and he had to be put to sleep. Buddy was old...but it was so unexpected. We often referred to him as 'Buddy Button' as he seemed to only get younger. He was such a good dog....we will miss him so much. RIP Buddy....

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Yesterday, we celebrated our 6 month-a-versary!!!!!!

Easter 2009


I hope eveyone had a wonderful day. We had the whole Vira crew and a few friends over to our house for a Easter celebration. Here are some picts from the day...

The Easter egg hunt begins....

Counting the loot

THE BIG WINNER: Lance found the golden egg!

The puppies had to stay out back....they did not like that too much

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Last week.....

Kiki, (our chow-mix) tore her ACL a few months ago...we were hoping it would heal on its own...but it didn't. SSOO... last Wednesday, she had ACL surgery. She has been so pitiful!! Here is a picture of her at her pre-op consult.

And these are her post-op picts....doesn't she look sad?? She is actually doing very well....just a little embarassed by the 'hair-cut'

My parents came in town last rained the entire weekend, but we still had fun. Here we are at dinner.

We went to a wine tasting at Childress was really nice and fun.

On Tuesday, we decided to plant some Leyland Cypress trees in our backyard. They grow very well in NC, and are great for privacy purposes. Somehow, those 9 little trees turned into a whole big landscaping challange. Before we realized what we were getting into, we were digging up the front yard!

The worst part was getting in between all these roots....

We were pleased with Phase 1. Who knows what phase II will consist of... but Im sure I will let yall know as soon as we do it!

Lastly, some of yall have been asking for some picts of how our floors turned out.....we are very happy with the results. What do you think??

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Our Winter Adventure

It snows in Winston Salem several times a year..... but it does not ever stick, and if it does, it is not more than an inch. Winston usually has more of a problem with ice... but not Sunday night!! It started snowing around 8...and it was still snowing when we went to bed. The snowflakes were was beautiful!! We got about 5 inches. The above picture is of our front yard!
These are pictures from Sunday night....

And these are pictures from Monday morning when we woke up.....

Everything closed and most people got to stay home and play.... but unfortunately a hospital can't close. As a matter of fact, b/c of the ice problems our area has, our hospital has a very strict policy on inclement weather...if you are concerned you may not be able to get back to the hospital than you should not leave the hospital. They provide us rooms if we request them. SOO... thankfully, Joey being from WV, is used to driving in this.... so we left home an hour early and began our journey to the hospital.

The roads where we live were not bad, so I was able to take some picts and enjoy how beautiful it was!

The closer we got to Winston, the worse the roads were....

But we eventually made it!