Monday, June 23, 2008


Correne and I have had more fun on a Saturday. She had been having pain in her stomach since Wed. but didn't know what it was. Finally, it got so bad Saturday morning that we had to cancel our trip to Troy to see her parents and go to the ER. We waited for about 40 minutes (not bad) and then she had some blood work done and then a CT scan.
Soon after, they came back with the news that we feared but kind of expected---the appendix needs to come out. Within probably 30 minutes, she was in the pre-op room answering questions about anesthesia. I grabbed dinner and came back to a wife who was in serious pain and dry heaving after a few ice chips.
Saturday night was pretty rough, but Sunday was much better. Now we're at home, and I'm playing the role of nurse. At least there's no changing of the bedpan.

Backyard--Before and After

I tried my hand at being a landscaper. 

Lifegroup Outing

A few weekends ago, we had a fun weekend getaway with the Lifegroup. The Deatons were kind enough to hook up the stay at their parents mountain house. We even brought Bella. She didn't go with us though on the hike to the waterfall. 

Graduating Class of 2008

Bella Rose Mann completed her puppy classes, and we are quite proud parents. She has mastered: sit, down, roll-over, leave it, take it, stay and we're working on beg. The best part is that she now rings a bell hanging on our door when she needs to "go outside." Every dog owner should teach this one. 

Our House

Just because we like our house so much, here's a picture of it. For those who didn't know, I bought the house next door to the one I lived in with Scott for about a year.

Manntastic is BACK

Of all of the websites I've done, for some reason I just didn't want to update manntastic. It's not because I didn't care, it's because I didn't feel like going through the hassle. But thanks to Blogger and an iframe, posting will be much easier. It will be manntastic!