Friday, December 28, 2007

Books, Books, Books....

I am looking for a good book or author. Wondering if anyone has suggestions. I just finished reading A Thousand Splendid Sun by Khaled Hosseini it was really good. I have read his other book Kite Runner which is also highly recommended. Another Author I really like is Jodi Picoult . Some books I have read are My sisters Keeper ( my favorite) , The pact, Plain Truth, The Tenth Circle. She has a special way of writing. Another favorite and never read one any better is Not without my Daughter. Email me at I will post recommended books.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

It's A .....

I don't think Mark and Lauren will mind me posting the news for distant observers. They had an ultra sound today and it is a GIRL. Another girl to add to the family in May.

Christmas Day

We spent christmas at Earl's parents. Elizabeth is sure she heard the sled bells. We had an excellent dinner and a wonderful day. Happy Holidays to all.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

10th yr Anniversary

Our Anniversary is on Dec. 20th and it doesn't seem real but it was our 10th this year. We spent 4 days at Paradise Island in the Bahamas. It was relaxing and warm.

Clowning Around....

The girls have started playing more together now that Alexandria is almost 1 yrs old. She adores her big sister, but when sister is at school the second playmate is around "Ariel" the cat.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Cookie Swap

Michel had a cookie swap. You take 6 dozen and come home with a variety of 6 dozen other goodies. Another great event.

Couples Night

Gene and Carla had some couples over for dinner. We enjoyed being together and having fun. Great fun and lots of joking and laughing.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Santa and Reindeers

I am not sure what time of year it is. Other than seeing christmas decorations out and santa at the stores I would think it was more like Easter than christmas. We are having 70 degree weather. Now how are you to dress today? Short sleeves or long sleeves it is suppose to be winter. Oh well it makes for great days to play some tennis. We went to see Santa and they also had face painting there. Elizabeth got her face painted like Rudolph.

Monday, November 26, 2007


Wow, Could I say busy. A full fun week of playing and well more playing. It started with a wedding and then as I have already posted American Girl and hockey for the guys. On thanksgiving we ate a ton of food and then had football game in the afternoon. The kids had a soccer game and that was quite cute. Then we had the neighborhood festivities Friday. Saturday was all about football games and I have no clue to what went on with that. What is football any how. You can see more photos on Brad and Shelly or Mimisusan 's blogspot which is on my link. Happy Holidays.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

American Girl Doll

Nanny took her granddaughers to American Girl doll while they were here for the Thanksgiving Holiday. It was adorable and the girls were so excited. It is quite a bunch of girls.

Sunday Picture

Precious picture taken on Sunday.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Thanksgiving Program at School

Elizabeth had her Thanksgiving program at school today. It was so cute to see the children perform the songs and a skit.

Rehearsal Dinner

We went to a Rehearsal Dinner for Kelley and Lora last night. The resturant and food were excellent. We really enjoyed the evening and it was great having it two nights before the wedding instead of the night before. The big day is Saturday. Go to Mimisusan blog on my side bar to view pictures.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Fall Fun

Well , I am so sad to say I have no pictures to share of our wonderful time at the fall get together on the farm. My camera battery was dead and I didn't realize it until I went to take my first picture. We went to a lovely farm north of us for a fun day of hay rides, pig chasing by the kids, pumpkin carving, horse shoe throwing, soccer ball games, paint ball shooting ( those who do that ) sitting by the fire and enjoying seeing the goats, donkeys, horses, baby pups, chickens, rabbits and more. It is a true farm and the kids love it. I am hoping I will get some pictures emailed to me and then I will add them to the post. It was wonderful . Not often do you get to do something like that.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Halloween Fun

Some Halloween fun. We had a lot of pirates around here.

Wendy (Wendy's) stopped by to check out the fun.
How much Candy did we get???The pirate and wicked witch.
The little flying horse.
Tinker Bell and Flying horse.
Caption Hook and Tinkerbell with the lady pirate and flying horse.
Caption Sperrow and Witch of the West.

Thursday, October 25, 2007


You Are a Red Velvet Cake

Rich, decadent, and sensual.

You have a deep appeal that transcends all trends.

You are the definition of passion: intense, adventurous, and seductive.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Happy Birthday Noah - 2 yrs. old

Happy Birthday to Noah. He turned 2 on Saturday. We had a nice party at the park.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Southland News.....

Well, I will have to tell you where From the Southland came from. Brad thought he would be funny and got into my account and changed my name. Well, I actually liked it because that is just where I am from. So I thought I would write a little about a few people who can give you a true feel of the south. I have a girl who baby sits for me and she is a great singer. She is a senior in high school and is working her way to being a well known singer. I couldn't post her song on my site but visit her site and you can hear a beautiful song about a town in the south that if you ever get to visit is a must. Savannah, The true southern heritage still excist.
Another true southern lady and most may know of her is Paula Dean. I just love her accent and she is so funny. She was on Oprah one time and she was showing Oprah how to cook. Well Oprah said isn't that fattening. And funny Paula said, I am not on here to be your doctor I am here to show you how to cook. The clipping is on . Well, Paula herself is from Savannah and has a restuarant there. So if you ever get a chance to visit Savannah it is a town of its own charm. You can visit her site at

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


You Are Cereal

Playful and lighthearted, breakfast is likely your favorite meal of the day.

(In fact, you're probably the type who sneaks cereal as a midnight snack.)

Your culinary skills are probably a bit lacking... and you are a sucker for junk food.

Some people accuse you of eating like a kid, but you prefer to think of yourself as low maintenance.

Yes I have my cereal at night if I am hunger. I do love junk food, but I enjoy cooking for others, but everyday HUMMM.

A Little of This and Little of That......

Well, It has been a busy , fun, relaxing fall break. Elizabeth was out of school for a couple of days for a fall break and I didn't realize it would be a nice break for me also. It started off with a trip to where Earl was from. It was his class reunion, which was interesting to see folks he speaks of when he tells me about his "fun" growing up days. His parents then picked up the kids after the family picnic at the park on Saturday afternoon while we stayed another night because the evening dinner wasn't for kids. That is where the relaxing part begins. The next day we went to his parents which is over an hour away and stayed 2 more days. I happened to be on the internet looking at the Celtic woman and saw they were performing an hour away from where we were so off to the concert we went and it was wonderful . Memee probably was tired when we left but she got to spend quite a lot of time with the kids and we got to enjoy going about.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Pumpkin Patch

Hello, It seems I have been out of touch since I haven't blogged in a while. We were having computer problems and I could not get into my account. Cindy and I took the kids to the pumpkin patch last week to pick a pumpkin. Elizabeth and Will went and found the perfect pumkin they said and it took the two of them to bring it to me. So cute to see them working together with all thier effort. They each rode on the ponies, jumped in the bouncy house and Noah enjoyed the petting farm.