Monday, May 12, 2008

Nolan is Four!

Today Nolan turns four! Nolan is cute, sweet and ornery all wrapped up in one bundle of energy. We celebrated his birthday yesterday with Mamaw, Papaw, Aunt Hazel, and Terry. We just had lunch and cake with a few presents.

It actually turned out to be quite the eventful day. It had been raining all day, and there were occasional huge gusts of wind. After lunch we were sitting around the table when a gust of wind came up. We watched it blow a large branch onto Mamaw and Papaw's house. We hoped it hadn't done any damage, but those hopes were soon dashed.

The limb had gone right through the ceiling and into the bedroom clear to the other wall. Tim, Terry and Papaw spent the rest of the afternoon repairing the roof and removing the offending tree, and several others near the house that were not looking too healthy.

I spent the afternoon in bed with body aches and a fever. Mamaw had the kids. I am feeling a little better today, but still just very exhausted. I have to much to do this week to be sick.


  1. Hullo,

    Just a note to say that our newborn will have to be raised in an urban environment, in an apartment-heavy setting where a tree branch crashing through the roof seems about as exotic an event as a trip to Shangri La.

    Rather envy your family and your woody adventures.


  2. Happy Birthday Nolan! (You have a lot of May birthdays like we do.) Hope you get to feeling better. We had a couple of trees fall yesterday, too, fortunately not on the house. Yet.

  3. Happy Birthday, Nolan!! Hope it was as special as you are. glad to hear everyone was okay especially since their was killer tornados in the States this weekend. May God Bless and Keep You Safe. Love Great Aunt Teri in Ohio

  4. Nolan- Happy Birthday!
    Steph- Hope you feel better soon! I always get sick at the busiest times, with so much to do. some say that it is Gods way of telling us to slow down!

  5. Happy Birthday Nolan!
    Sorry you feel bad Steph! Stress, even good stress, will do that to you! (((Poor Mama!)))

  6. Hi to our sweetie Nolan. Hope you had a happy,happy birthday!!!!!! Grandpa and I miss you(all) so much. Nolan we are so glad that you decided to go on vacation with us-can,t wait. Steph hope you are feeling better. Sending our love.
    G and G

  7. Happy Birthday Nolan! We have a few bdays coming up this week too.
    Hope you're feeling better - what a way to get out of fixing the roof. ;)

  8. Happy Birthday Nolan!Hope you are feeling better Steph.Aunt Sis.

  9. Happy Birthday to Nolan! If he's anything like my 3-year-old, watching a repair job on a house was the best birthday present ever. My sypathies for the rest of you!