Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Holiday Recap

Well folks, this Christmas holiday started out with promise. We traveled to Winchester and had a fantastic time. The weekend flew by but we really enjoyed ourselves. The kids had a great time and really enjoyed everything they got. (of course, they knew half of it). I will post pics later.




Unfortunately, I received a phone call Christmas Day (9am) from my mother informing me my Grandmother passed away. The kids and I traveled back to Winchester on Monday morning and arrived back home on Tuesday evening. It was back to work Wednesday then off again for New Years on Thursday and Friday!



JD and I really didn't get to celebrate our 18th Wedding Anniversary on Monday however, we did manage to go out to dinner last Saturday.



To all of my blogger friends:
Have a safe and Happy New Year!!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

~Happy Holidays~

Since we are traveling this weekend to Winchester and I am off from work ALL NEXT WEEK (WOO HOO), I will not be touching a computer the entire time I am off. (I work on a computer at a computer company)

Happy Holidays
from our Family
to yours!!!

A fugitive no more!!!

http://www.wsls.com/sls/news/local/new_river_valley/article/douglas_jaccard_caught_court_appearance_friday_morning/23363/

Thursday, December 18, 2008

It's almost time!!!

The kids and I are so excited that the weekend is almost here! We are just beside ourselves with excitement. JD is excited too but he hates the driving. I don't know why he hates it so much, we sleep most of the way ...hehehe.

We have all the gifts wrapped, packing has begun and JD is going to be baking all day Friday. YES, I said JD will be baking. He is making homemade biscuits for both of our family celebrations, hard candy and possibly more chocolate pretzels. YUMMY!!!

Just a quick note on to Matt's driving: His driving is really improving. However, riding with him on the interstate at night is a whole new challenge for me. I love the way he tries to "back seat" drive now: your going over the speed limit, you didn't completely stop, you didn't perform a correct lane change!


Then the mom comes out: I've been driving for 23 years compared to your 1 1/2 years . . SILENCE!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Manhunt for deadly shooting suspect in Wythe Co.

Well all, take a look at the excitement 3 miles from my home.

Thanks to this jerk, I got about 3 hours sleep due to a terrified child that couldn't sleep due to all of the helicopters flying over. Weirdest observation of the night: Every night I go to bed, surrounding neighbors dogs are barking non stop. It is an every evening ritual that I have to shush my dogs due to the surrounding dogs getting them all upset and they begin to bark. However, last night, not a peep was heard from neighborhood dogs!

http://www.wsls.com/sls/news/local/new_river_valley/article/wythe_county_deputies_search_for_shooting_suspect/23094/

Updated 7:55 p.m.by Scott Leamon
Neighbors in the Barren Springs area hope police catch up with Doug Jaccard soon and hope he’s put behind bars for a long time.Neighbors described having run-ins with him where he waved guns, threatened to kill them, and cursed them.Wythe County deputies paid Jaccard a visit on Sunday and Monday but on both days didn’t have enough evidence to arrest him for any crimes.
Wythe County sheriff Doug King shared with me the incredible story of Jaccard’s evading capture.King and other deputies went to one of Jaccard’s neighbors home after a 911 caller said he was in the neighbor’s home shooting.No one could find Jaccard when deputies arrived, King said.Figuring he might’ve retreated to his home, King said he and deputies put together a plan.They decided to try and surround Jaccard’s home but walked into a trap.King said Jaccard fired two shots at police. He took up a position in the woods near the river not far from his home.One of the shots hit Pulaski County deputy J.A. Radcliffe in the back.Radcliffe was the first officer on the scene, King said.Another member of Wythe County’s tactical unit stationed away from other officers aimed his rifle at Jaccard after spotting him near an embankment near the New River.King said he gave the deputy the order to shoot to kill.The deputy shot at Jaccard twice but investigators believe he missed.They could not find any blood or other evidence Jaccard had been hit.Jaccard rolled down the embankment, which was a steep decline approximately 100 yards long, and was never seen again.One deputy remarked he couldn’t believe Jaccard didn’t injure himself rolling down the bank.King said a tracker from the conservation police followed Jaccard’s path into Pulaski County where they lost his trail.King said it was the third time in his career he had been shot at.
Updated 7:15 p.m.
Wythe Co. Sheriff Douglas King tells 10 On Your Side that officers are being pulled out of the woods for the night. He says the darkness and not knowing if the suspect is armed make conditions too dangerous.
Sheriff King says every law enforcement officer available will be out patroling tonight, and extra officers are being called in.
As for the people who live on Dyer Rd., King says they will not be allowed to return to their homes until after investigators are finished with the crime scene. However, the Sheriff recommends that people living in that area not return until Douglas Jaccard is caught.
The Sheriff says he has spoken with Wythe County Schools Superintendent Dr. Albert S. Armentrout about their plans for tomorrow, but says it’ll be up to the superintendent to determine whether to open or close school.
King says officers will be back in the woods searching as soon as daylight breaks.
Watching WSLS 10 On Your Side at 11 for the latest information.

Monday, December 15, 2008

~ Home ~

My theme song for this weekend!!!




I'm staring out into the night And trying to hide the pain
I'm going to the place where love and feeling good don't ever cost a thing,
And the pain you feel's a different kind of pain
I'm going Home to the place where I belong
where your love has always been enough for me
I'm running from you know I think you got me all wrong
I don't regret this life I chose for me
But these places and these faces are getting old
So I'm going home
Chris Daughtery's - Home


To say the least, I am ECSTATIC about my short but well needed visit HOME~

Monday, December 8, 2008

Christmas Party in Japanese?

We attended JD's employers Christmas Party Saturday night at Kimono Japanese in Wytheville. The Sweet Family has eaten there a couple of times and the food has always been amazing! (yea, you know where I'm going with this). The food SUCKED! It wasn't that there wasn't ample enough food because they spared no expense with the food: Chicken, Steak, fried rice, dumplings, spare ribs, sushi, noodles, salad, shrimp, egg rolls, baked potatoes, crab rangoons and tons of desserts! However, the food just wasn't good. The spice they used made the food taste like womens perfume . . yuck!

Now on to the attire of the evening. You could certainly tell the "ladies" that are from Wytheville vs. the ones that were not. Well, I sorta don't mean that in a mean way but OMG, this one chick had on a mini spaghetti straps dress with a slit up each side that showed when she sat that undies were not part of the attire. Then she wore a pair of strappy heels. It wouldn't have been so bad if it was a nice dress. . . . UGH! Then the ole' Sweet statement of "Just because it comes in your size doesn't mean you have to wear it" came into play as well. I honestly don't know why some ladies think Christmas is a time for Hoochie wear!

Then there was the famous "co drunk girl" that was loaded at the start of the party and was eating shrimp without peeling it, dancing to the beat of her own drum and walking around with a couple random peoples name tags in her hair.

There were some decent highlights: They had the office max Elf Yourself for every employee and their respective departments which was very cute! They also drew names for random gifts that every employee eventually won. My husband won a massage mat that goes in a recliner that seemed to be a nice gift but honestly did not satisfy us; therefore, we will take it to Walmart for an exchange.

We arrived home at midnight and our daughter was sleeping soundly and our son was playing a computer game.

Little did I know that while the parent Cats were away, the son mouse was at play - peeking! That little shit found some of the unwrapped christmas presents and helped his eyes out. How did I know? I set a trap (cheese) and the son mouse couldn't resist! Thank goodness there were only 2 things that were his.

Sunday I spent all day baking cookies. The kids helped me bake Gingerbread, Cut-out Sugar, Sugar Cookie delights and thumbprint. We had a lot of fun and it is always nice that the kids want to help out in the kitchen making cookies. I guess you never get too old to make cookies with your mom!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Christmas Celebrations

The Christmas celebrations are in full swing!



JD and I are attending his work Christmas Party Saturday night at Kimono Japanese Seafood in Wytheville.



Next Friday, December 12, we will be attending my employers' party at the Inn at Virginia Tech. Since JD and I bleed Burnt Orange and Maroon, it seems appropriate to be able to celebrate the holidays HOKIE STYLE! I hope to add pictures later.

Then on December 20 - 21, its over the New River and straight down I81 to HOME with our families we go!!!!!!!! THIS IS WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING! I haven't been home since June (Thanks gas prices). However, with the prices down, I hope to go home more frequently as that is where my heart will always be!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Kids Christmas Pic

Well, here are the kids posing for a christmas picture. For the past few days (no school due to the snow that didn't; 2 days in a row) they have been unbearable to be around. Fighting, talking back and just plain rude. It really is hard now that they are older to use the old, "Santa is Watching you" trick!(I did black and white because I had to crop a LOT due to the numerous gestures they kept making). I swear I see horns!