Sunday, September 25, 2011


Saturday was our anniversary.  The big 1-7!!!  Seventeen years of marriage to the neatest guy ever.  (we’ve been together for 19 years)…..

Here is a glimpse back, seventeen years, to one of the best days of my life. 


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Our wedding invitations – I loved them.  They were so simple yet elegant.  At least I thought so. 

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My future hubby – before the wedding.  Sporting some very stylish glasses….it was 1994 for goodness sakes!  And for those of you that know him now, can you believe how long he used to keep his hair!  Crazy right….

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And me, I was so HOT in that dress.  I mean temperature.  I was miserably hot!!!  And that was over in the other part of the college (we got married at Queen’s College.)  It ended up that the AC was not working that day – and it wasn’t working in the chapel during the ceremony.  I could have melted!

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And during the ceremony.  I think it’s funny how this picture and the picture below are taken at the same place, almost same time – and look how different the coloring is!!!  Whacked – all the ceremony pictures had this low lighting look to them……

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And after…my mommy and daddy and Hubby’s mommy and daddy. 

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And a great group shot.  It is very us.  Yes, that is my brother on the far right with the long hair.  Nice huh?

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And our cake.  I still have flowers off of the top in my freezer.

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And us being silly again. 

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One of my favorite memories of the whole evening was getting to see my grandparents dance together.  It was the best.  My grandmother had broken her hip about 3 months before the wedding…didn’t stop her a bit!  She danced all night long! 

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Hubby and his buddies… they are all crazy crazy crazy.  And my friend Sher right in the mix of things!

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Daddy and all his brothers……

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And us leaving…that dang bird seed was EVERYWHERE.  I was picking it out of my ears and hair….so gross!!!!!


Best 17 years of my life!!!!  I have such an amazing hubby and we have the most amazing family.  I am blessed in immeasurable amounts….

kids xmas option 1

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Thursday, September 22, 2011



I guess it’s not really so much that I dislike the actual molecules that are “water”..I don’t like the gray, gloom, dreariness that seems to come with it.

Especially in the Fall.

I like sunshine.

I think I need the sunshine.

Maybe I need to go back to the tanning bed?

Friday, September 16, 2011


So rarely do I have “deep” thoughts.  Stop laughing…but I just have to say…


people come and go from our lives so much “these days”…it’s part of what society is today, people move, change jobs, etc. 


But some people step out of our lives for other reasons, and it’s kinda cool, if you get a chance for them to come back…like an old comfy sweatshirt.


that’s my deep thought

Thursday, September 15, 2011

I don’t mean to whine…


But this is how I feel……….


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Busy Bee

Been super busy.

Always am when school first starts.

Cause I volunteer to do, well, lots.

Currently this is my “resume” of things I’m doing…obviously these are not in the order of importance…..

1-PTA Community Coordinator at elementary school

2-PTSO Volunteer Coordinator at high school

3-PTO President Elect at middle school (means I’m president next school year)

4-Interim Athletic Boosters President at middle school (very benign position until we can get someone else to step up and in here soon)

5-Work part time for Kapital Accumulation Concepts (I’ve been doing this for 12 years now….)

6-Entertain and hang with my very chatty 2 year old Bubba

7-Supervise at a distance 3 older kids schoolwork and homework

8-Carpool and keep up with soccer schedule for older kids and hubby – cause he is a referee in the evenings and on weekends.

9-Work part time for Mecklenburg Union Futbol Club as administrative assistant to Executive Director and President of club.  (PAYING gig- just started on August 25th – so far, I love it.  works with my schedule)

10-Cook, clean (or not) and try to keep the house running.

11-Be a mommy to the sweetest and busiest little 2 1/2 year old boy.  Keep up with his pt needs….which is a full time job….it’s not just about what we do when the therapist is here – it’s about what we reinforce the rest of the time.

12-Be a mommy to a high schooler with a social life, a middle schooler trying to have a social life, and a 5th grader who wants a social life.

13-Be a wife.

I’m exhausted just putting it down in a list.

Kinda makes this whole stay at home momma thing sound funny…..So if my notes are few and far between right now, you know why now.