Monday, March 25, 2013

March 2013

March was filled with mild weather, lots of soccer and some happy celebrations.

Happy Birthday Hyena!

IV celebrated his 11th birthday with a fun party at Creekside Park:

The weekend before IV's birthday, we took him out to celebrate.  IV chose Five Guys Burgers for dinner, he had LOTS of time to play at Celebration Station (where he did quite well winning tickets) then we came home and made ice cream sundaes and played Apples to Apples-- a FUN filled night that might become a birthday tradition!
P.S.  IV is allergic to peanuts (not an airborne allergy) so the eating peanuts picture was staged to send to III and Lucy as a joke! :-)

Kristin came to visit!

My friend, Kristin, and her son Timmy stopped in NC on their way to FL to spend a day with us.  We had a great time just hanging out, shopping, and giving Timmy his first Krispy Kreme!! 

Saying Goodbye to JJ

Sadly, March also brought sadness.  Our dear family friend (and Spencer's Godmother) Joyce Johnson passed away suddenly from a heart attack on March 10. She was having "indigestion", nausea, sweats and pain. She presented to the hospital with these symptoms and was immediately evaluated for gallbladder issues. We have known for MANY YEARS that heart attack symptoms in women look like this yet many (like Joyce) still go undiagnosed until it is too late-- even at the ER. We miss JJ greatly. Spencer is still processing her death and is as hurt and confused as the rest of us. RIP dear friend.


North Carolina State Band Festival

Spencer had his FIRST ever band competition March 14. They got an over all rating of Excellent and scores of 2 Excellents and 1 Superior.  Even though they had to be at school at 6:30 am to make the trip to Wingate University, Spencer jumped out of bed with energy and excitement.  He came home with LOTS of stories and --for a kid who hates shopping-- he LOVED being at Concord Mills for shopping and lunch on his own. 

Year 2 of Infinity!

And of course, March brings our Anniversary celebration!  Happy 2 years to us!  Can you believe I forgot to get a picture of the two of us together? We celebrated with a traditional Irish lunch at his mother's church, a nice dinner out and gift exchanges-- I got a Larimar pin and he got a certificate to pick out a Case knife for his collection.  We will take our anniversary trip next month (when it is a bit warmer) to the Blue Ridge mountains-- I BETTER remember to get a picture then!