Tuesday, February 16, 2010

What I will miss when I am no longer part-time...

Playing basketball
Above and below: Helping JR learn how to use his new potty (ok, maybe I won't miss this, but he is very excited when he sits on the potty bench...even if he isn't "using it.") Below, JR has fun opening the Potty Bench packaging

Naps. Enough said. Yeah, that's me in a crib.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

To our family and friends....we wish you love and happiness!

JR and the neverending birthday celebration

JR is two, and it only took a week and a half to celebrate!

The festivities began on his actual birthday weekend, with a visit from PawPa and Grandmother Joan. During their visit, we got our first snow/ice of the season in Spartanburg. The snow was fun, but it cancelled our plans to have his birthday party on January 30th. Nevertheless, we had a wonderful time, and JR really enjoyed his big present from PawPa and Grandmother, a big boy basketball goal!

The next week, we had a second birthday celebration with Gance and Poppy! What a great dinner we had (mostly because it ended with cupcakes), and JR is super excited about his sandbox....which will be installed once the pesky snow is on its way out!

The first weekend of February, JR had his third birthday celebration at Emme's house Friday night with Uncle Clayton, Mackenzie and Abby. More food, delicious cake (Thanks Cakehead Liz!) and more presents! Yippeee! Saturday afternoon JR and his girl cousins had a great time playing, and Saturday night we took him to the Wofford basketball game and were joined by family and friends to celebrate JR's love for "bahball". JR even got to be on the court during the introductions of the Wofford players!

All in all, JR celebrated TWO like a champ....now if only he can manage the age as well as all the parties!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Big change!

As of February 19, I will no longer be Assistant Director of the Preservation Trust of Spartanburg because I have accepted a new position as Director of AccessHealth Spartanburg. The position is a grant funded initiative of the Duke Endowment and housed at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, which means fabulous benefits. I will be responsible for hiring and overseeing four employees: an IT person, a nurse, a social worker for case management, and a scheduler. Together, we will build a strategic plan to lead efforts to find medical homes for low income, uninsured patients, coordinating efforts of health-related non-profits in Spartanburg County, providing solutions for issues like payment, transportation to appointments, easing the application process for patients and having them in a "system" where care can be coordinated and information shared to best assist patients with their health needs. AccessHealth South Carolina is our state-wide resource: http://accesshealthsc.net/

More details to come!