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Here is little man walking. Enjoy!

Today has been a good day. It was beautiful weather and Nashville is getting greener by the second. I talked to my friend Kristie in Cleveland who I miss like mad. Lincoln is walking now and it’s the coolest thing ever. I never thought seeing my son walk would affect me the way it does. I’m just so proud! On with my 3 things that make I’m happy/grateful about!

1. The Internet. What was the world like without it again? My parents are visiting Petra. For those who don’t know, it’s that awesome temple in “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade”. Which i’m sickly jealous about. The internet allows me to talk to my dad back and forth quoting dumb Indiana Jones lines.  Plus while Lincoln is napping this is where I spend my time. On the computer. For some reason I feel less guilty doing this than sitting on the couch watching t.v. At least my fingers are getting exercise.

2. I’m so grateful for parks. Nashville has the most amazing parks. There is seriously one at every corner, and each one is so unique and different. Kids are usually always happy. Parents can usually sit back and relax. Notice I said “Usually”.  Parks make me happy. It doesn’t make me quite as mad to know tax money is going to something so wonderful.

3. LOST. Because it’s finally on again tonight.

While Jeff is doing finals, I usually rent lots of movies. After I put Lincoln down for bed, I usually get pretty bored without Jeff. This is of course when I decide to rent the classics, cause generally Jeff doesn’t like them as much. I decided to rent A Streetcar Named Desire. Mmmmmmmmm. It was a good movie. Interesting. I couldn’t help but be distracted by the thought of what people back in the fifties thought when they saw this movie. I mean….it disturbed me to a point, I wonder how my Grandma reacted. Anyways…I am a huge Vivien Leigh fan so I always wanted to see it. Marlon Brando is a great actor as well. So good in fact, that most of what I have seen him in makes me hate his character. He is that good. You can go HERE if you want to learn more about it, I won’t give away the story too much. It did surprise me, it wasn’t what I thought it would be. Needless to say, I now understand this Seinfeld episode a whole lot more now.

I realize that a lot of you are probably way ahead of me on this.


Recently at Jeff’s school, they had a guest speaker come in and talk about Law school and depression. They had a few examples of people and thier stories. Jeff came home and told me about the class and what they told these student they should do to prevent getting depressed. One of the things were to write 3 things a day that made them happy or made them grateful. coincedently I was reading a friends blog, What Would Martha Do, by Renee, and she had reserved Thursdays to write things she was grateful for. HA! Of course I told her I was going to copy her and give it a go. Jeff and I have done this on paper for a few days now and believe it or not, it works. Sometimes you usually end up saying the same things so you have to get creative.

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1. My husband makes me happy! No, i’m not just putting him down first because I would look like a jerk if I didn’t, he truly, truly does. He listens, He loves, He makes funny faces, he smells good, he looks good, he is smart, he is patient, he all around puts up with ME! Bless his heart, he even takes out the garbage without being asked. (actually only a few times, but it really, really, really makes me happy).

2. My son, Lincoln. Cliche or not, I don’t care, that kid is freaking awesome! There have been some real downer days and the innosence of a 14 month old little boy trying his hardest to put on his socks and shoes, and comb his nearly bald head is enough to make you laugh and cry. I am truly blessed with such a huge ray of sunshine in my life.

3. Springtime. It’s warming up, the trees are sprouting and flowers are growing. Time to spring clean the house and declutter. The air is still dry, crisp and fresh. I get to let Lincoln roam the parks. I really love Springtime in Nashville. Summer not so much. But it’s not about what I don’t like. So Spring, stick around for awhile.


All day today traffic has been insane around our house – and we have been wondering exactly what is going on. As the day progressed the traffic got worse and the streets surrounding our area became very full with parked cars.  And there were limos everywhere. We quickly figured out that the Country Music Awards were being held at Belmont University-just one block from our house! Ha! Sweet, so after I picked up Jeff from school, I fixed dinner to go for Lincoln and put him in the stroller and took off down the block. We kept hearing cheers and screaming so I wanted to get there as fast as we could. What if it was Reba Mcintyre! (that’s about all I know in the Country Music scene).

As soon as we got down there a couple fans told us that we had just missed Carrie Underwood, Tim Mcgraw, Faith Hill & Brad Paisley.  We also missed the hosts of the show – Hannah Montana and her dad, Billy Ray Montana.  I asked somebody if Reba had shown up yet and they said no. So we waited. No Reba. We got some pictures of other stars that Jeff and I had no idea who they were, but we figured they were famous cause people were getting autographs from them.  The one dude in the close up is named either Brad or Ricky.  Don’t remember.  If you know the names of any of the people in pictures, let us know, because we are clueless.  We headed back and realized that a part from our camera had fallen off. Jeff told me to go ahead and take Lincoln on home and he would go back and look for it. When he went back decided to take a few more pictures and saw Paula Abdul.  Below are some pics of the event.  The only person we have identified is Paula  (and Lincoln, of course).   

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Welcome to the Chugg blog, started by Jeff, written by Jeff & Chemenn and mostly decorated by pictures of Lincoln & Emmett. This was created for an easy way to keep in touch with friends and family from the coast of Seattle all the way to the Big Apple and everyone in between, right here in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee!


April 2008