Sunday, May 25, 2008

Slumber Party and Blogging Wars

For my blog today....please read this little quip from me and Melin: (read the post and then my comment)

This is what it is like when we slumber party and blog all at the same time....crazy times peeps! We are so freaking hardcore!

xoxo D

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all my fellow mother's...I can say that now!! :) Today was my first Mother's Day and it was so special. It didn't start off that great...had one heck of a headache and didn't get out of the bed until after lunch. Lee brought me breakfast in bed along with some flowers from he and Eli. Lee went ahead to his mom's without me and enjoyed a nice meal with her and his brothers. We met my family over at my parents house (my headache finally subsided) for a great meal and some yummy desserts. It turned out to be a great, great day!

Just a few words about my mom...she is the best! She is one of my closest friends and someone who has really been there for me during this pregnancy. I think she and I have grown closer over the past five months. She has encouraged me and loved me and hugged me (which I need all the time) and supported me. I could not imagine my life without you Marmalade!

Enjoy some pictures...

My Grandmother and my Mom

Added Melin to the group

Me, Lee and Eli (5 months pregnant)

Tulips from my Grandmother and Peonies from my Dad

Saturday, May 10, 2008

So sleepy...

What a night! Relay for Life was incredible...tiring but great! Our awesome team raised over $1400 and we had the best time. These are some of the pictures...hate that we are missing a picture of Dan aka "Buff Hula Guy" cooking in his apron, Lee in his bathing suit, Cass getting a 20 minute massage, Danielle and Melin getting out of the tent at 3am wet from the rain, and of course the renewal of our wedding vows. I am waiting on our official picture from the church that put this on...when I get it I will do an entire post on that..SO MUCH FUN!! All in all we had a great time...sleeping in a tent on the hard ground in the rain isn't so much fun especially when you are 5 months pregnant and having to get up all the time to go to the bathroom (across the track) and get comfortable. Cass, Melin, Lee and I stayed all night...such troopers! Much thanks to Lee and Jonathan for making our Tiki Hut, Jennifer for being such a great co-captain, Kim for bringing all of leis and goodies...I could go on and on about all the things are team did! MOST of all, I want to thank all of my family and friends who donated money to this great cause. As of this morning our event had raised $2.2 million dollars - AMAZING! It broke our hearts to watch the Survivor Lap as so many young kids walked by...they are the brave ones! Enjoy the slideshow...

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Happy Birdle Daydle!!

Today is my little brother's 29th birthday!! A ritual in our family is to sing the Happy Birdle Daydle Song...hope you enjoy! (my mom's family came up with it when they were kids and it has been passed down)

Wow...I can't believe he is almost thirty...just doesn't seem right! I was just 2 1/2 when my parents brought home this little man...he was so tiny! (not even 6 lbs) I cherished him and thought of him as my personal doll. I kinda still do! (he hates that) We have gone from fighting each other over who got the biggest slice of cake to annoying one another with one finger over the "imaginary line" in the car to being the best of friends! I am seriously one lucky brother is one of my closest and dearest friends. We don't just see one another on holidays or at family get, I usually talk to him every day..sometimes multiple times. We are both lucky that we like each other's better halves...I think sometimes that Lee married me just to be around Cass more! My brother has grown from a small little stinker to a wonderful, awesome man. I am so proud of him and the choices he has made...he is an extremely hard worker and has accomplished so many things in his career...he has an incredibly amazing marriage...and is going to be the BEST uncle little Eli will ever have! He may be rough and tumble to others..but if you really get to know Casper you will find a sweet, sensitive boy that loves to be loved and still gives the best bear hugs around!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

More about me...

What Was I Doing Ten Years Ago? Wow, ten whole years was 1998 and I was getting ready to move to Macon to start my teaching classes at GCSU/Macon campus. I was dating Brandon...driving a black Honda Accord...didn't even have Winston yet!!

Five Things on My To-Do List Today :
1. Work, work, work
2. Keep Audrey and Sloane for a couple hours
3. Go to grocery store
4. Make dinner
5. Finish up Relay for Life stuff

Five Snacks I Enjoy (Can I write "anything not nailed down?"):
1. Blueberry PopTarts - a new pregnancy craving!
2. Reduced Fat Wheat Thins w/ Cheese
3. Fresh Pineapple or Bananas
4. Salsa and Chips
5. Almonds and Vanilla Yogurt Raisins

Five Things I would Do If I Were a Billionaire:
1. Pay off all debt for me and my family
2. Buy some land and build a house
3. Donate a large portion to local charities
4. Take all my family and friends on a luxurious trip - maybe rent a island!!
5. Save it for my kids and their kids

Five Bad Habits:
1. Leaving dirty dishes in the sink
2. Procrastinating
3. Watching General Hospital - at least I DVR it!
4. Don't make my bed every morning
5. Drive way too fast

Five Places I Have Lived:
1. Conyers, GA
2. Atlanta, GA
3. Macon, GA
4. Perry, GA
5. Covington, GA

Five Jobs I've Had or Have:
1. TCBY (when I was 16!)
2. Retail - Gap, GapKids, Payless
3. Middle School Teacher
4. Marketing Director
5. Sales @ The Icebox

I Want to Know More About ( a nice way of saying "your tagged")
1. Mary
2. Melinda
3. Amber
4. Kristin
5. Jill

Monday, May 5, 2008

Sleepy pups...missing mom!

So I had the best time at the beach this past weekend. It was such a treat! Talk about a relaxing trip...we did nothing we didn't want to do! We slept in, stayed up late, watched movies, shopped, sat on the beach and by the pool, ate TCBY every was perfect! Jennifer is my new traveling buddy...who knew we would get along so well and travel perfectly together. That is so important!! We are already planning our next "relaxing" trip with the boys for New Years..back to the beach for some bike riding, kayaking, walking on the beach and relaxation! One of the best moments when I got home (besides squeezing Lee to death) was seeing my pups...they really missed me! I was laying on the couch and they came and got beside me in this freaking cute are they??? I am in love with all the boys in my life right now...Lee, Baby Eli, Winston and Roscoe. :)