Saturday, May 03, 2008

New Blog Beginning

We now have our new blog up and updated......visit us to keep updated! (Be sure to update your bookmark!!)

Monday, April 21, 2008

For the Moment....

Some of you I have talked to and some I haven't yet, but for now, I am going to suspend this blog. I will restart a new one soon because I know family and friends want to keep up with the boys. Watch for the posting on it when I get it set up.

Till then..........

"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end...." ~Closing Time, Semisonic.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Friday Feast #187

Name a color you find soothing. lavender

Using 20 or less words, describe your first driving experience.

I missed a turn and almost ran over a funeral home sign.

What material is your favorite item of clothing made out of?

I don't have one favorite thing ---

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Who is a great singer or musician who, if they were to come to your town for a concert, you would spend the night outside waiting for tickets to see? Easy....U2 or Aerosmith

What is the most frequent letter of the alphabet in your whole name (first, middle, maiden, last, etc.)? its a tie --- e, l, n

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Playing Catch Up....

A few people have e-mailed asking if everything is ok since I haven't posted in a while, and, yes, we're all fine --- it has just been incredibly busy lately!

But here is a little news of what is going on around here:

* Clay was accepted into TWO magnet programs for next year. One -- Horizon -- is an extremely competitive academic magnet. They choose 40 students per year and Clay was selected from about 100 applications. The second one -- CavPlex -- is a media based program that he will learn all about print, visual and production media over the four years. Of course, he is very excited!
*Ron got a "promotion" last week -- he's now reporting directly to the CIO of the company. More work for him, I'm sure! :)

Otherwise, its just life as usual. Ron and I are going to the beach next weekend for a Jaycees convention, Clay is camping and then heading to an OA event the following weekend and Ron and I are joining friends for the Kenny Chesney concert in two weeks. Can't wait for that!

And, not to leave Ben out, he's doing well. The child loves, loves, loves music and The Beatles anymore. He's excited that Grammie is coming on Friday and they are going to use our museum and zoo memberships for some fun. And, he is SO excited about seeing Aunt Marti, Aunt Kim, Uncle Leonard and Zach next weekend at the PC spring game.

I'll try to be a little better about updating......M.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Friday Feast #186

Invent a new flower; give it a name and describe it. ?????

Name someone whom you think has a wonderful voice. Keifer Sutherland!!!!!

On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being highest, how clean do you keep your car?1....I practically LIVE out of my car

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How do you feel about poetry? LOVE IT!! Reading and both!

What was the last person/place/thing you took a picture of? Steph and Rick last night at Yo Burrito is the last picture I took, the last picture on my camera is one of me and Steph that Rick took.....

Saturday, March 29, 2008

The Cup

We can add to our list of things we have now done (and will do again!)....The Carolina Cup! We got up early this morning and finished packing the car with tables, tents, chairs, coolers, etc. and headed down to Camden for the annual steeplechase event.

When we first got there it was warm and windy, but Ron and I headed straight to College Park and the Vineyard Vines tent. I was hoping for a tee-shirt, which I didn't get, but we did get a whale hat and key chains. Next year, I know to get over there earlier. And, we stopped by the Lilly Pulitzer table where they were giving away cute little photo albums. We got back to our spot, set up shop and then walked over to Elizabeth's where she, Brett, Brian, and Heather were based. We were waiting on Paula, Peggy, Leslie and Meredith --- who got there as the races were starting due to traffic. Over the next few hours though we saw a LOT of people, and a few horses!

The weather deteriorated as the day went on into windy and COLD. I was freezing in my sundress. After a couple of races I decided to walk back over to College Park where some of the Phi Mu's were tailgating. I went in between races while the gates were open and no sooner than I got there did the bottom fall out of the sky. It poured! I happened to find one of the girls and I stayed under the tent she was at for a while, before trying to head back --- only to find the gates were closed as a race was about to start. A very nice guy shared his umbrella while we waited and by the time I got back to our car it had all but stopped raining. Just my luck, I guess! Of course, almost everyone had packed up and traffic was a nightmare, so Ron, Paula, Leslie and I sat in the car with the heat on while it cleared out.

We saw some funny, absurd and interesting sites at the Cup. It was a people watcher's dream!

Despite the weather, it was a really fun time with friends and I think we are all looking forward to next year....with warmer weather.

me and Rhe

my Vineyard Vines whale hat!

Ron FINALLY let me get him a birthday/Christmas/Valentine's gift --- a tent!

after the rain...Paula, me and Leslie

Friday, March 28, 2008

Indian Culture

Last night Ron and I joined some friends from Jaycees for "A Night in India". We ate some yummy Indian food (which neither of us had ever tried before) and then viewed a slide show about India and learned all about the country from Singe (I think that is spelled correctly)and her family, a friend of Sheila's who moved to the US a few years ago. At most points we had no idea what exactly we were eating, but the "chicken 65" was really good and the dessert -- a flowery flavored sorbet -- was great!

It was definitely something different and we learned a lot, too. Singe is from the southern part of India and she was able to share many of the customs, historical facts and ways of life. I was most interested to learn that she and her family are all Christians and not Hindu or Buddhist....that really surprised us all. She and her husband, Jobe, were married in an arranged marriage (she met him only a month or so before the wedding), yet she told of how her sister wanted to marry a man who was not "chosen" for her. The father sent the man off to complete "tasks" before he would allow the marriage. One of those was that he must convert from Hinduism to Christianity. The man met all of their father's requirements over time and is now married to her sister. It was all very interesting and the family was very sweet. I would love to visit India someday and see, in person, the sights we viewed on the screen.

Friday Feast #185


What does the color dark green make you think of? a Woolrich sweater that I have had forever...time to retire, I think.


How many cousins do you have? 7


On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being highest, how honest are you? 8, I think we had this one a while back??

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Name something that is truly free. Air.


Using the letters in the word SPRING, write a sentence. Stay put right in new grass. (My creativity is REALLY lacking today)