Thursday, February 28, 2008


Yesterday I went to the doctor for my yearly physical.My blood pressure was high, my cholesterol was high,I'd gained some weight, and I didn't feel so hot.My doctor said eating right doesn't have to be complicated and it would solve my physical Problems. He said just think in colors......Fill your plate with bright colors... Greens, Yellows, Reds, etc. I went right home and ate an entire bowl of:

And sure enough, I felt better immediately. I never knew eating right could be so easy.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Mikee and I have our ten year anniversary coming up and I was looking at the traditional gift for it and its Aluminum or Tin. What in the world could I get him that's aluminum or tin. I am open for any ideas you may have just e-mail me because he could be reading your comments. Thanks for the help.


I am considering a new camera and wanted to know what camera you guys recommend. I have a really nice point and shoot Cannon that I keep in my purse and I have a nice big digital camera with several lens but I am not that happy with its performance so before I tell what it is I wanted to get some feedback from you. Let me know.


Thanks so much to Kimberley over at the Seventh Diamond for this award it was really nice to see on your blog you giving it to everyone who helped with the Starfish fund raiser but you are the one who truly deserves it. Thanks again.

Sunday, February 24, 2008


While we were at Disney we were leaving Hollywood Studios after a long day and a very tired little boy we were going to catch the bus back to the hotel and when I looked up this is what I saw. If you can't make out the picture this is what it said in the clouds U + GOD = SMILE
When looking through my pictures I saw this again and wanted to share it with you all it really was awesome to see and to think how many people saw it that day to.

Saturday, February 23, 2008


(I have thought about using the hose before, when Brady was learning to feed himself)

Monday, February 18, 2008


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A MEME about ME

Several people have taged me and I have put this off but after seeing it on Paula's blog I thought I would go ahead and do it. It is fun to read everyones answers. Enjoy!

1.Were you named after anyone? My middle name is after my mom
2. When was the last time you cried? Last month when the baby we thought we were getting didn't work out.
3. Do you like your handwriting? Yes
4. What is your favorite lunch meat? Turkey
5. Do you have kids? 1

6. If you were another person would you be friends with you? Yes!
7. Do you use sarcasm a lot? Sometimes
8. Do you still have your tonsils? Yes
9. Would you bungee jump? I have, when I was younger with no children.
10. What is your favorite cereal? Special K with Splenda on top
11. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? No
12. Do you think you are strong? Yes
13. What is your favorite ice cream? Vanilla
14. What is the first thing you notice about people? Their teeth and smile.
15. Red or pink? both
16. What is the thing that you like least about yourself? mid-section.
17. Who do you miss the most? Living close to Kelly
19. What color pants and shoes are you wearing?Black capris and tennis shoes.
20. Have you ever re-gifted? I like to call it blessing another.

21. What are you listening to right now? nothing, Brady is at a friends house and I just started dinner in the crockpot and its so quiete here.
22. If you were a crayon what colour would you be? green
23. Favorite smells? I love the smell of our pool
24. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?Robert
25. Do you like the person who sent this to you?Yes, Paula is a wonderful Christain blogger friend and a advisor to me on domestic adoption up and downs
26. Favorite sports to watch? whatever Brady is playing, currently Upward Basketball

30. Favorite food? Italian
31. Scary movies or happy endings? I'm a sucker for a happy ending.
32. Last movie you watched? Indiana Jones (guess that ride at Disney this past week inspired us to pull it out)
33. What color shirt are you wearing? white
34. Summer or winter?I love summer!
35. Hugs or kisses? both.
36. Favorite dessert? not really a dessert eater
39. What book are you reading now? A Heart Like His and trying to read Atonement.
40. What is on your mousepad? Webkinz (obviously this is Bradys doings)
41. What did you watch on TV last night?Nip Tuck ( Bad show but I love it)

42. Favorite sound? Brady
43. Rolling stones or Beatles? Rolling Stones

44. What is the furthest you have been from home?Peru
45. Do you have a special talent? Many.
46. Where were you born?Greenville, SC

I'm not going to outright tag anyone, but if you are reading this and feel like doing it then let me know so I can see your answers. Go for it!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


I will be picking Brady up from school early tomorrow and headed to the airport to go to the most magical place on earth, DISNEY WORLD. Mikee has the International Builders Show so we tag along every year and go to the parks. Brady really loves Epcot and can't wait to stay late again this year. Last year we stayed at Epcot until midnight it was a blast!! We are staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge for the first time, we have a room with a balcony that over looks the animals in the safari at Animal Kingdom so we are excited about that as well. Well I must get to packing as I have said before I hate to pack, I love to travel but absolutely hate to pack. The above picture is from the Disney Cruise last summer.


life isn't a destination - it's a journey. we all come upon unexpected curves & turning points, mountaintops & valleys. everything that happens to us shapes who we are becoming. and in the adventure of each day, we discover the best in ourselves.

Sunday, February 10, 2008


My Dad goes back to Philadelphia this week for more chemo not sure how long he has to do it but I am sure I am so glad its working. These pictures were taken on Thanksgiving one at our house and the other Dad and Alice getting ready to take off, he had such a nice time hanging out with everybody. Brady loved having him here to ride the golfcart and play games and just be a part of his everyday activities. I know my Dad probably out did himself those few days but Brady sure did love it and still talks about it. Please keep him in your prayers that he will continue to do well with the treatment and not be so sick. I will let you know when he gets back what the Drs say.

Friday, February 8, 2008


Take this test!

Your color is red, the color of racy sportscars, blushing cheeks, and luscious roses. Red symbolizes passion, romance, and love. So, since you're ruled by red, you probably trust your feelings more than your brain and tend to act spontaneously. If you see something you want, you go for it without thinking twice — impulsive is your middle name. You don't wait around for people to make decisions, either; you dive right in. Quite the romantic, you pay close attention to your emotions. In fact, if your heart isn't in what you're doing, you won't be satisfied. Of course, even when you do pour all your energy into the projects you tackle, your impetuous nature means your passions can shift as frequently as the wind. That's why some reds have trouble with commitment. Our advice? Next time you're feeling fickle, think before you act, if possible. You might be surprised at the results. Overall, though, it's great to be red. No one lives life more completely than you do.

Thursday, February 7, 2008


I decided I would do a short post on something I am thankful for. My husband and I became a part of this group YPO (Young Presidents Organization) almost 4 years ago. I had no idea that it would mean as much to us as it does, as a matter of fact I really didn't want to join because I thought it would be out of my league. This picture is his forum I think they call their group GIFT and I am so thankful for this group of men and what they mean to my husband. They are all husbands, fathers, leaders, givers and Mikees closest friends. This picture was from their trip to Mexico in January where they all had a really nice time. I really didn't know what to expect when we were put up for this and it has turned out to be wonderful for both of us. Their wifes are just as great and I enjoy getting to know them on the trips we take together. A wise person told me that I should be around people I want to be like and that make me want to do better and be better well thats what this picture represents to Mikee, they are those kind of people. And one more thing my spell check isn't working so sorry if I have any misspellings.


Well last night Brady and I were in bed and we talked about Ash Wednesday and what we were going to give up for Lent. Brady goes to a Episcopal school so on Wednesdays its chapel day and the Priest is wonderful and Brady learns so much from her. I feel so blessed that we are able to send him to such a great school where he can learn more about God everyday and apply it to his life. Brady is giving up his electronic games (Wii, Game Cube and Game boy etc.) and that will be a big one for him. So I had to think what would I give up that would really set an example for him. I have been trying not to drink sodas (big Coke drinker here) and Brady will remind me from time to time Mom those aren't good for you, so with that said NO SODAS for lent. Well its only till Easter but by then I will be over sodas and will have moved on to healthier drinking habbits. So let me know what are you doing for Lent??

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


Today I was at Target making my weekly run and found this great GIANT cupcake pan and of course I had to get it. Brady has a birthday coming up on the 19th and I thought this would be fun to make for our family dinner that night at our house. I will post pictures of the finished product in a few weeks so you can see how it turned out.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


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Its that time again the Cub Scout PINEWOOD DERBY. Brady absolutely loves this event, he really gets into it. The first year he won first place and went to the state race, there he won most radical, second year he was second place. Each year he picks a design for his car (block of wood) this year I think we are going to look like a rip stick! Pretty cool idea and Brady thought of it. So tonight Brady got started on his car with the help of Dad telling him how to get going. Brady and Mikee do this together but he lets Brady do most of the work. The race is in 2 weeks so I will let you know how he does.

Sunday, February 3, 2008


Starfish Foster Home is always in need of small-item donations! Some things are just difficult to get in China. At the moment, they need the following items. Due to import regulations, it is better to receive new items.

Long sleeved onesies or body suits from 0-3to 2T. We need some for next year
Winter sleepers, the ones with covered feet from about 6-9 months to 3T.
Any summer clothes, Preemie to 2T.
Summer shoes from 0 to 6 children's.
Vick's Baby rub
Infant Motrin and Tylenol
Gripe Water from
Pelican plastic bibs
Baby sunscreen
Plastic backed changing table covers
Plastic backed bibs
Playtex Bottles (the ones with the bags in them)
Playtex nipples (the have four different kinds some of each will do)
Shoes and sandals from 0 to 6 (This can be summer or winter)
Instant Oatmeal

Sleepers (Girls and boys all sizes up to 3 T) You know the kind with the footies and the zippers
Boys winter clothes (9 months)
18M boys and girls winter clothing for the day and night.
2T Boys and Girls winter for day and night.
If you would like to help the Starfish Foster Home by supplying any of these items or any other items for small children, please e-mail Kimberley at I will be collecting the items throughout the month of February and then mailing them to Starfish at the end of the month.If you are not familiar with Amanda or the Starfish Foster Home in China, please visit their blog at 'Chinese Starfish'.

Saturday, February 2, 2008


Well tonight is our last night we are headed out to the beach for a Lobster Roast. The weather has been great and the activities have been fun. We had a Junkano band last night with a dance and parade can't wait to show you all the pictures especially the ones of Mikee on stage with the dancers!!! They are so funny. They will definately not help his political ambitions. And this picture is one from the hotel this is how beautiful the water is here. LOVE IT!!!