Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Mother's Day and Our New Driveway

I had a fabulous Mother's Day! The children presented me with two beautiful painted canvases (by Olivia and Julie), lovely handmade cards, and ROLLER BLADES and a helmet. Since I am in week 2 of no running for 6 weeks, they thought roller blading could be cross training for me! I hope I don't have to visit the dr. with a broken bone! I tried them in the house, and I didn't fall down. I haven't skated since college, and I have never roller bladed. My outside debut will be Saturday.......which leads me to our next family excitement.....our newly paved driveway! The work was completed today. We can drive on it and ride bikes on it, but no scootering or roller blading until Saturday.

Sam was beyond excited about all the heavy equipment at our house for the last several days.....a paver, roller, grader, scraper, plus a utility type truck. He watched them most of the day. Whenever the men would disappear from his view he would ask, "Where's the man?" over and over again until he could see a worker again.

I thought I would miss the gravel and the sound it made as we turned into our driveway. But the pavement looks great, and it will be so functional. Now the children can ride their bikes, play basketball, and most importantly.....roller blade. We can also run on our driveway too. From the garage to the front of our property and back is .28 miles. 12 laps will be a little over 3 miles. Fun! The drive has hills and curves, so it will be a good workout.

I'll attach a before and after picture of the driveway soon. The pictures are still in the camera.


  1. Don't worry if you see a crazy black woman running in your driveway in the middle of the night. LOL! I need to lose quite a few pounds and your driveway sounds like a walking track! Hey, do you know anyone with a chainsaw? The storm knocked our beautiful Bradford Pear down which was in our front yard. I just wanted to cry! So our yard looks a mess right now. Glad it didn't land on the house though. Can't wait to see your pics.

  2. Hey Roan,
    I was happy to hear from you. I enjoyed your blog this morning. I am glad you guys are doing well. I have had a blog for about 6 months. I recently re-did my page, so my entries pick up with this month. I have met some very sweet moms through doing this. I'm sure you will too.
    Have a great day.