Saturday, March 13, 2010

Just peddling along

Not too much has really been going on in the Scott household. Dylan is nearing the end of a long road to recovery from his surgery. On March 9th we were 6 months out. He went for a biodex test on March 1st the test wasn't reported correctly so he had to have another one performed this past week. We hope and expect to hear if he will be released this week. His quad on his involved leg was 88% and his hamstring was even. The only concern was that his endurance isn't where it should be. So we are waiting to see.

Dylan is right now since he can't play sports acting as support staff as I like to call him for the CMS baseball team. He loves baseball but since he can't play he did want to be involved. Dylan also recently showed alot of character by standing up to a bully that was picking on a friend that had recently gotten hurt. I was very proud of him

Zack is doing well in his second semester of his sophmore year. I still cannot believe he is 16 and only has 2 years of high school left. Me, Henry and Zack had discussions about his future the other night at dinner. I am worried he will sale himself short on where he can go to school so I ask for much prayer there. He is still showing intrest in the Navy and has talked with some recruiters. I have told him I will support him no matter what he decides. I know we will do it with Gods guidance and we have tried to teach Zack to weigh the decision carefully. It is all coming too fast.

I have to admitt even though I know there are one or two girls he talks to I still get that knot in my stomach when I think of him dating. I guess I gotta let him grow up and that is fine but he will always be my little boy that used to like to cuddle with me and watch Elvis movies!

Zack is just weight lifting now for football in the fall. He thought about running outdoor track or maybe playing tennis but opted not to.

Henry is working very hard enjoying his downtime in the off season. He and I just recently went to a coach/wife christian clinic hosted by Carson Newman. We really enjoyed the fellowship with the other couples that went and the time we had together. Other than work not too much is new around here. I will do my best to keep you posted on Dylan and Zack and the going ons of me and my guys!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Our Week

As we have went into February the boys and myself have pretty much been homebound almost the entire week. The only day we had school was on Thursday the 4th. Last weekend our area was pounded by a snow storm which in my yard left about 10" of snow. To be honest I really didn't mind the bad part is laziness set in on me in a big ole way.
Like I said we did make it to school Thursday, however we were 2 hours late. The boys would have caught the bus at 9am or thereabouts. I got a phone call at 9:20 "Mom the bus still hasn't shown up" UGH. So I proceed to call Henry because I can't leave on the spot I have been filling in for my manager who is very sick. I called the schools to see if they know what is goin on and find out the bus got stuck! I call the boys and tell them hang tight that way it won't be counted against them. They finally made it!
I am thankful that was the day we were able to get out because Dylan had an appointment with Dr. Lebolt, the doctor that did his surgery. We go in anxiously waiting to hear how things look. Dylan is 5 months out from surgery. Thi is the point we would find out if he could get fitted for his ACL brace which would also release him to begin being normal again. Normal meaning he can play sports, do pe all the things a 13 year old should be doing.
Beth Ashe who I love love love, came in to ask how things are goin, Dylan of course said good. She checked his flexion had him flex the muscles in both legs. She thinks things look good. We do have to work on how far back he can bend but otherwise looks good. As we were goin out of the room Dr. Lebolt came down to chat with us. Dr. Lebolt is a great guy he along with other doctors from Tech work with our football program which as a mom and coach wife we are very thankful to have that. Anyway, Beth updated him and he wants Dylan to go do the biodex test to test his strength just to be sure where we are. Aaron, the physical therapist guy should be contacting me this week for us to get together to measure Dylans leg and get his brace. It all goes well by March Dylan will be able to get involved and not have to be on the sidelines WOO HOO! I will keep you posted.
We knew that another snow storm was expected to move in on Friday. OH BOY! I made my trek to the grocery store along with every other person in town. I actually had to tell a woman she was line jumping when she tried to cut me. She didn't want to hear but I made sure she did. Not a good trait I have but one I have to ask the good Lord to help me with.
We wake up Friday morning and so begins another storm that has kept everyone snowed in all weekend. It snowed, and snowed, and snowed, and snowed! Henry stayed home from work because the last big one it took him nearly 2 hours to make a 30 mile drive. Better safe than sorry. I will have to say so far me and my guys have done really well not killing one another. Yesterday Henry and I got a little snippy with one another but it was very quick and over.
Today is Super Bowl Sunday, GO SAINTS who are playinig the Colts. To be honest I don't normally cheer for either one but I have picked the Saints as have my guys. So we shall see.
Anyway that is it in about a nutshell. We hear we are supposed to get 8 more inches Tuesday... UGH... Here are some pictures of this weekends snow.... Enjoy......

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


The last time I checked my calender we are in the first part of February. Correct me if I am wrong but isn't that still part of winter? So please tell me why people are complaining about snow. I always thought that was part of the package deal winter = snow. I always loved being from the old Dominion because you could tell the difference between all 4 seasons. We always, when I was growing up, had the great privilege of being able to enjoy winter, spring, summer, and fall as they were meant to be. It wasn't always blistering hot, or freezing cold, or raining.
I remember one year when Zack was first starting school he only went to school one day the entire month of January. I remember there always being snow to play in when I was a little girl.
God gave us these seasons and the weather we have for a reason. It is all part of His plan. I am just amazed because the same people that complain it is too cold and we are having too much snow tend to be the same ones that complain it is too hot and dry. Give me a break even the good Lord can't please everyone and it is all part of His plan so see the joy in it don't complain all the time it gets old!!!!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

2010 Snow

Well we have had the first snow of 2010. It came right at the end of January. We had a big snow previously just 2 days before Christmas giving us here at my house 18". We were thrilled to have had a white Christmas.
This time we ended up with just under a foot. I live in a very beautiful wooded area and even though I am in town limits I still feel like I am somewhat in the country. I get the best of both worlds
This scene of trees is in my front yard. I am surronded by different pine trees, maple and oaks. They are beautiful one way or another year round.

This is a shot of my van, about 11am on Saturday morning. Needless to say it hasn't moved any since all this started.

I placed this ruler on my front porch roughly about 11am. At that time we had about 9". It continued to snow on into the evening. While it is beautiful to look at my guys sure don't enjoy shoveling

This is my small garden flag. The pengiuns are appropriate in the snowy weather.

This is the view out my front door to the neighbors house across the street. Which as you can see you cannot see the street!!!! We tend to be one of the last ones that gets scraped.

This is mhy backyard.

The Dodge is getting buried too.

Just liked the way this tree looked...

Destiny of a Season by ME

The date was August 3rd;Time for two-a-days to begin.Coach Cromer hits the field;With a big optimistic grin.Two years no play off dance;This year will be our year.The boys keep their focus;This year there is no fear.The Buffaloes were ready;They gave us quite a game.Straight into overtime;Rasnake made known his name.The Demons were fired up now;Ready to show their fight.So next we played the Spartans;Giles wasn’t ready for that night.Cavaliers are an old rival;We had not seen in awhile.They needed to be reminded;CHS would beat them by a mile.The poor Bassett Bengals;They had Boo no more.The boys sent those little kittens;Right back out the door.Patrick Henry Patriots;On homecoming we played them again.Weller was crowned our king;And we got that big fat win.The Pulaski County Cougars;We were ready just the same.God opened up the heaven;When the Demons won that game.Hidden Valley Titans;David Williams stole that game.The Titans won that night;But the next outcome would not be the same.Salem was senior night;The Demons were ready to win.But after three overtimes;The refs said Ryan wasn’t in.The Knights on Bogle Field;Were the next ones we would see.Too many holding calls;Seemed to be playing the referees.The Blacksburg Bruins;Weren’t ready to give in.But that cross town rival;Was the Demons to win.We entered into playoffs;With many goals in mind.But one was not to be beaten;By the Titans and Spartans a second time.Bassett came to our house again;Hoping for a second chance.But with Jay and the JV against their first string.It would be the Bengals last dance.Hidden Valley wasn’t ready;For what the Demons had in store.For Zac, Williams wasn’t ready;And of Aaron that QB wanted no more.Tyler’s catch was beautiful;But pain to him it would bring.It set the game in motion;Beating the Titans 28-3We rolled into Salem;The Spartans thought it would be our last stand.But the boys, and the fans with their spirit shakers;We we all had other plans.In all the years past;This field brought us down.But oh no not this year;The Blue Demons were in town.The game was on a cold night;But no one there would care.CHS had not won region;Since ’88 when Coach Scott was a player there.Coach Lewis pumped them up;While they jumped all around.Coach Millers defense was ready;To put them on the ground.The Demons came out fighting;Leading 6-0.Steven found his kicking foot;As he found his arm long ago.We went into halftime;Still holding the lead.It became evident;Region 4 champs we would be.The Demons shut down the Spartans;13-0 on that bitter cold Friday night.That had not happened on that field;Since ’82 and the days of Willis White.Onto state semi-final;Against Amherst they would play.A lot is on the the line;With Mr. Cromer our QB’s would pray.All the boys fought hard;With great coaches teaching them the plays.But even with Josh’s last minute touchdown;It was time to call it a day.Our boys made a lot of history;For CHS with each game they played;First 10 win season ever.With a great bunch of seniors leading the way.They proved everyone wrong;News media and other teams.Becoming the 2009 Region 4 Champs;These boys were destined to be.

Been awhile... no pics ... LONG BLOG

Well it has been awhile since I have blogged. Life caught up with us in a big demanding way this past fall. So I am gonna try in a nutshell to get up to speed.
The last time I blogged was in July so I will start in August. In August of course football started up in the Scott household. Henry is still coaching the defensive line for CHS varsity and jv. My oldest Zack played his last season of jv for CHS. He will be moving up to varsity this next season. Zack still played wide receiver and safety. Dylan as a 7th grader went out for the 8th grade team. As a 7th grader at CMS you must try out for the 8th grade team. That is the only time you have to try out for football in Christiansburg. Dylan along with 2 others Andrew and Asher (both great guys) made the team.
So the season began actually a little before that because this past summer our varsity did some 7 on 7's and also did a camp with Amherst which would be ironic later on in the season. Also we did an inter squad game called the Blue and White game with jv and varsity. We sold tickets and had the event catered by Texas Roadhouse. We, being the Touchdown Club, were so very pleased with the turnout we had from the community. I do believe with all this little extra the team did made a huge difference in the squads season and attitudes.
The varsity started their season 6-0. We were rolling on and our star linebacker Zac Weller got hurt along with a few other factors we lost 3 in a row. Once things got back on track the boys went on to become Division IV Region 4 Champs. They beat Salem at Salem which is something they had not done ever at Salem's field. Not only that they shut Salem down scoreless on their field. That had not been done since 1982. VERY BIG DEAL!!!! The boys went onto state semi-finals, one game from state. They played AMHERST. They gave Amherst the closest game they had played all season losing 21 - 23. A few mistakes took place that lost us the game. It was a tough loss but the boys had a GREAT season with the schools first EVER 10 win season. This also was the first Region Championship since my husband had played his junior year in 88. So it was pretty cool that my husband was the only one who had won that honor as a coach and player.
My son Zack moved up to varsity during the playoffs and played in the first round where the boys beat Bassett for the second time that season. Zack had a really good season. He started at safety all season up to the point that he came down with the H1N1 flu. He missed a week of practice and had a tough time from that point. But he had a good season acting as captain and putting some boys on their butts hard. I as always was very proud of him. He will be a junior playing varsity this next season so I hope to see them go on to greater success next season.
Dylan went to the 8th grade team earning a starting positon as center. He was starting nose guard but was moved back to 2nd string so that he wasn't playing both ways all game every game. Dylan forced a fumble the one defensive series he played in the Floyd game. The kid that he forced the fumble on a dear lady to us got a great picture of it. (I will post some pics in a later blog) The young man that he forced the fumble on is actually the nephew of one my dear friends. We came to discover that Dylan broke this boys arm with a hair line fracture. Dylan went on to practice the next week. On August 31st in practice some of Dylans teammates came down on his knee when a fumble went between his legs.
When the boys (about 6 of his teammates) came down on his leg Dylan hurt his knee. His dad and I took Dyl to see a great guy and surgeon that works with our teams to see what was going on because Dylan was very swollen. Dr. Lebolt sent Dylan to have an MRI. When we went back we were told that Dylan had torn his ACL, strained his MCL and ripped the Meniscus. He scheduled a surgery to repair the damage for 9-9-09.
We showed up on that day nerves up in throats for all of us. They took Dylan back at 9:09am for surgery. (Do you see the pattern here) They had told us that they would be grafting off Dylans hamstring to repair the ACL. When they got inside his knee (the right one) they found that is MCL was also torn and it had to be tacked down and his meniscus had to be clipped and cleaned up too much tearing.
Surgery went very well, and Dyl was determined he was gonna do what was needed during his therapy to get well. Unfortunately he picked up some bug in the hospital and was very sick with stomach issues for about 2 weeks which put him back to school later than planned. Anyway, once his stomach settled he got back to school into therapy. Dylan worked very hard in therapy and is now in weight training. We actually go back to Dr. Lebolt this coming Thursday and hopefully he will be fitted for his ACL brace and will be able to have some restrictions lifted from him. He has been unable to do p.e. or any sports at all. He cannot even turn corners when he runs. So I know he is sick of sitting on the sidelines.
Also with Dylan as I had told you awhile back about his C-Peptides, well they got a little out of whack during his surgery and sickness. So they were elevated again the last couple of times he went to Dr. Faris. But the kid is averaging 1-2" of growth about every 3 months. So needless to say both boys are taller than I am.
So that gets us through football season. We had a great banquet for which I wrote a poem I will post in a separate blog. I love those boys on all 3 teams like they are my own....
My sister and her husband bought a house but unfortunately the weather has not been in their favor to get things moving as quickly as they would like. I do believe now though things are moving along a little better. Julie is a Mary Kay consultant so if you need anything or want to have a party let me know and I will put you in touch with her.
I have been dealing with some personal issues the last little while. Actually for more than a year I have been struggling with where I was attending church. Different reasons had caused me to become very uncomfortable and lacking in what I was or was not getting. So we have visited a few places. The impasse I am at now is however is that Henry doesn't wanna change and I am uncomfortable in what was our church home for 4 years. So please pray. I feel like if I go back it would be very fake and going through the motions. And as Forest Gump says "that is all I have to say about that" I just don't feel I need to air any dirty laundry I have. It is between me, God and my husband. God will put me where He wants me.
That pretty much gets me up to Christmas. Which was a good one. We did actually have snow on Christmas. It had snowed a foot and a half a couple of days before. So it was nice to have snow on Christmas. The week after Henry's mawmaw had a spell and passed out in the home where she lives in NC. She is suffering from Alzheimer's, which my Nannie also had. It is not pleasant. On New Years Eves my father in law was put into the hospital. He had a brain stem stroke a few years ago and we were afraid that had happened again. Luckily that was not the case. He is however in rehab, his vertigo is out of whack and his thyroid was also messing him up. He is on some different meds so hopefully this will get him straight.
On 1/17 Zack turned 16... yes 16. I cannot believe it. He is not driving off on his own yet. He is turning into such a wonderful young man and I am so proud of him. Despite the fact that at times he seems like he cannot stand to be near me, he is my wonderful son, and I am blessed that God gave him to me to raise. Lord knows I don't know how I deserve either of them. Zack is running indoor track for the first time. He did really well in his first meet a couple of weeks ago. He has a meet at Heritage this coming weekend running the 500m and the 4x400m.
Dylan plans to help with CMS baseball team. Henry and I are chugging along. Both of us are feeling in for our bosses at our jobs. Henry's boss had a quadruple bypass and my manager has pneumonia.
I am trying to get back to my blog I have missed you all.......