Monday, July 30, 2007

Annual Birthday Bash

Me and Dave by the pool

Me and Mom

Mom and Aunt Delle

Dave opening presents

All the girls!
**I had more pictures, but blogger isn't cooperating at the moment**

If you don't know already, my Mom's side of the family gets together every summer and celebrates everyone's birthdays for the year! Who would complain? For me, my birthday isn't until November so it's an early treat! We spent the day at Aunt Delle and Uncle Shelby's swimming, grilling out, and opening gifts! No complaints here!
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Friday, July 27, 2007


You. Can. Only. Type. One. Word.
No. Explanations.
WARNING: This is not as easy as it looks.
1. Yourself?- short
2. Your boyfriend/girlfriend?- Dave
3. Your hair?- brown
4. Your mother?- Susan
5. Your Father?- Steve
6. Your Favorite Item:- purse
7. Your dream last night:- crazy
8. Your Favorite drink:- carbonated
9. Your Dream Car?- Volvo
10.The room you are in:- den
11. Your Ex:- gone
12. Your fear:- lonely
13. What you want to be in 10 years:- married
14. What You’re NOT?- 0
15. Muffins:- blueberry
16: One of Your Wish List Items:-vacation
18: Time:- afternoon
19. The Last Thing You Did:- phone
20. What You Are Wearing:- jeans
21. Your Favorite Weather:- sunny
22. Your Favorite Book:- Conroy
23. The last thing you ate:- sub
24. Your Life:- wonderful
25. Your Mood:- good
26. Your friends- fantastic
27. What are you thinking about right now?- survey
28. Your cellphone:- SUCKS
29. What are you doing at the moment?- typing
30. Your summer:- here
31. Your relationship status:- taken
32. What is on your tv?- news
33. What is the weather like?- hot
34. When is the last time you laughed?- today
35. What do you do when you can’t sleep?- TV Pin It

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Open For Business!

Yes, you read (and saw it) it right...TARGET here in Lexington is now open!! Apparently they "quietly" opened last night. Everyone thought they didn't open until Sunday the 29th -- totally WRONG!! They are open as we speak!! The GRAND OPENING of the store will, however, be officially this Sunday - the 29th.

You can only imagine my excitement when Kelley called to tell me the GREAT news! We decided to meet up there and do a little shopping!

Totally going to go back for this mat!
Check out the filled buggy! We got a lot of great deals for our classrooms!

The Target Fan Club - SAD!

According to The State Newspaper, this is the largest Target in the area. There is a full Starbucks and a Pizza Hut. The staff is exceptionally friendly and very helpful!!! We were greeted by every worker we ran in to. I for one was totally impressed with - Brian, Terrance, Thomas, Adonna, and Marvin!

The shopping center is soon to be home to Best Buy, World Market, Pet Smart, Lane Bryant, 5 Guys Burgers and Fries, and I'm sure a few more!

It is sad how little things make me so very happy! YAY TARGET!

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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Movie Weekend

This weekend has been filled with movies for me. On Friday night I went to see I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry and this afternoon I went to see Hairspray. They were both really good movies and they both had really good meanings attached with them. I will let you make your own decision but, I highly recommend both!

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007


My dad is in DC until tomorrow night, so I've been taking care of his dog. For those of you who aren't familiar with Sophie, she was yet another rescue dog. She was rescued from the wilds of Red Bank. That can be a very frightening place!

Journey Back with Me...

It was my first year of teaching. Kelley and I were standing in the carpool line one COLD January afternoon. A parent came and handed Kelley a dog. They said she was trying to cross over Old Orangeburg Road and almost got hit. Kelley took the dog and I told her I would take her home with me. Well, we got to my place and decided we must give this poor puppy a bath. She was DIRTY. It appeared that she was going to be a dark colored dog, but after giving her a bath (I believe with my Herbal Essences Shampoo) she turned in to this beautiful snow white dog. I decided I would keep this dog with me until I figured out what to do with her. We had no idea what kind of dog she was. I really wanted to keep her, but after some thorough "paw readings" from a few people they determined she would probably be a fairly large dog. I just couldn't keep a dog that size in my place. I didn't have the room or the backyard that she deserved. I went over to my dad's house that night with the dog (by this point Kelley and I decided to name her Sophie). I was just going to show him this cute puppy dog. I had no intentions of leaving her there or trying to convince my dad to take her. He just wanted to see her. Well, after about 10 minutes my dad was smitten. He said, "How about I keep her here for the night and try it." Try it?? Did this mean he might be interested?? Well, as much as it pained me to leave her there (I was becoming attached) I knew I should let my dad try it. As they say, the rest is history...

Sophie has happily been living with my Dad for almost 3 years. She is the BEST dog! Sophie is a "dog" dog. She digs, fetches, runs in the pond to cool off, "fights", follows commands and my dad's every move. It is so funny to see them together. My dad reminds me that Sophie is his girl and he is the alpha male! It's the definite truth. Sophie adores my father!

Dave and I decided to take Sophie on a walk through the neighborhood tonight. We had fun, but I know she is anxiously awaiting her owner's arrival home!

Getting Excited for The Walk
The walking trail that runs by my dad's house

My dad's house from the trail

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Sunday, July 15, 2007


Dave is tired after about 30 minutes and so is Jacob!

Visiting with my Mom

Winston guarding the sleepers

Me and Jacob at Mom's

Dave and I babysat his brother's little boy today. Jacob is such a good baby! He is very happy and gives big smiles. He never really gets fussy unless he is hungry. Matt and Serena don't know how lucky they are!! Of course the biggest thing I was worried about was the way Winston would be around Jacob. Winston was surprisingly good. He became very protective of Jacob and wanted to give him lots of kisses and follow us wherever we went. Whenever Jacob was in his Pack N' Play, Winston would cry and bark because he didn't like him being in there. It was actually kind of sweet. I think Winston needs something to "mother." Maybe I'll get him a sister after all...well, we'll see!

In other news I have NO VOICE! If you remember early in the week, my allergies started acting up. I believe this is part of it! Basically I've spent the day sounding like a squeaking animal every time I open my mouth. It really is quite annoying! I don't feel that bad. My throat just feels really raw. I sure do hope I get my voice back soon!!

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Saturday, July 14, 2007

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Dinner at Miyo's


Today was my mother's birthday. I won't mention her age, because she would probably kill me, but she isn't old!! Dave and I took her to dinner at Miyo's, shopping, then back to her house for gifts and Marble Slab! I think it was a successful birthday! Happy Birthday, Mom! Pin It

Thursday, July 12, 2007

The Life of a Dog

Things haven't been too exciting around here lately. I haven't been feeling too well. I think it is just my allergies acting up. Last night I COULD NOT SLEEP!!! I tried the bed and then I tried the couch, but nothing worked. My head was killing me and my throat was scratchy. Every place I went Winston followed. The only difference was that Winston actually SLEPT! I couldn't resist taken this picture of him and thinking, "Man, if only I could be doing that right now!" Tonight I'm taken some meds and hopefully will be going to bed early. Oh the life of a dog... Pin It

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Concert in the Park

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This afternoon Dave, Kelley, and I enjoyed the steel drum band, Pantasia at Lexington's Summer Concert Series. It is held every second Sunday of the month at Virginia Hylton Park. It was something different to do on a Sunday afternoon. We had fun listening to the sounds of the Caribbean! Pin It

Thursday, July 05, 2007

"If it looks like a duck and it walks like a duck..."

This is for all my fellow 90210 fans out there!
Check out a blast from the past!
You know you remember this! How funny is Dean Cain!? Oh my! I must admit, I was always a fan of Kelly with Dylan. There was just something I liked about the two of them together. Thank goodness they end up together in the end (or at least that is what we were lead to believe on the series finale)! I know I'm not the only one out there who used to live for this I!?? Pin It

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy 4th of July!

Laura, Renee, Matt, Matt, and Serena

Sammy Fishing

The parents to be!

Me and Linds -- we decided until we got OUT of the water to take pictures! :)

Me and Dave

Sophie girl!

Matt and Renee's little girl, Alyssa
Fireworks (no one was injured this year)

Sammy gives the fireworks show his seal of approval!
Our annual 4th of July bash was a little different this year. This was the first year we actually had access to a lake house! (thanks, Daddy!) HOWEVER, the plans got complicated and confusing so the usual gang wasn't all together this year! :( We missed everyone, but next year FOR SURE -- no comments, boys! Pin It

Tuesday, July 03, 2007


The 411 on Me...

1. You have 10 dollars and need to buy snacks at a gas station:
Diet Coke and Skittles

2. If you were reincarnated as a sea creature, what would you want to be? a mermaid

3. Who's your favorite redhead? Lucille Ball

4. What do you order when you're at IHOP? Pancakes

5. Last book you read? Marley and Me

6. Describe your underwear. It comes from Vicki's (Victoria's Secret)

7. Describe the last time you were injured: most likely at school with the GLUE GUN!

8. Of all your friends, who would you want to be stuck in a well with? a well? Like Baby Jessica???

9. Rock concert or symphony? either

10. What is the wallpaper of your cell phone? a picture of Winston -- GO FIGURE!

11. Soda? Diet Coke

12. What type of shirt are you wearing? Clemson T-shirt

13. If you could only use one form of transportation: a plane

14. Most recent movie you've watched in theatres? Hmm...Shrek 3 I think

15. Name an actor/actress you've had the hots for: George Clooney -- anyone who knows me knows that!

16. What's your favorite kind of cake? vanilla on vanilla

17. What did you have for dinner last night? Chicago Uno

18. Look to your left, what do you see? the printer

19. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? not usually

20. Favorite toy as a child? Orange Blossom -- still have her!

21. Do you buy your own groceries? yep

22. Do you think people talk about you behind your back? I'm sure they do

23. When's the last time you had gummy worms? it's been awhile, but I love them

24. Whats your favorite fruit? apples

25. Do you have a picture of yourself doing a cartwheel? no

26. Do you like running long distances? no

27. Have you ever eaten snow? of course

28. What color are your bedsheets? khaki right now, but I need to change them

29. What's your favorite flower? tulips

30. Were you or are you in ballet? I never took dance

31. Do you listen to classical music? yes when my kids are working I play music

32. Do you watch Spongebob? no

33. Last food you ate? Teddy Grahams

34. Do people consider you smart? I hope so

35. What time is it? 11:46 am

36. Have you ever tried gluing your fingers together? When I was younger I'm sure

37. What curse word do you use the most? Hmmm...the most!? I don't know... ;)

38. do you own an ipod? I do not, but Dave has one

39. What time do you go to bed? during the summer is all depends

40. What CD is currently in your CD player? I think I have a burned CD I made in there now

41. What movie do you know every line to? A LOT -- Shag, Good Will Hunting, Dirty Dancing, When a Man Loves a Women...etc.

42. What is your favorite salad dressing? French or Italian

43. Would you ever date someone covered in tattoos? probably not

44. Do you enjoy giving hugs? yes

45. Last time you had butterflies in your stomach? Probably when Winston was sick...just worrying...

46. What's the way people most often mispronounce any part of your name? My last name is you think people normally pronounce that correctly?? N-O!

Now for the 411 on Holly and Kelley
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