Saturday, August 30, 2008

Summertime part...........................3!

Here are some more pictures of our vacation......... these are from the aquarium in Chattanooga!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

6 Random Things

I was tagged by my new found friend Susan......

6 Random things about me..... hmmmmmm

1.) I'm actually really shy.... and my hubby is my security blanket. When we are in large crowds it is best that I can at least see him (even if its at a distance).

2.) I am OCD about the weirdest things..... When taking notes I write all scribbly and usually in short hand (then I go back and write it all over again in the proper note taking way.... which helped me study in college).... this is actually the most normal of my OCD. My hubby points some of them out on a regular basis, I just cant think of any good ones right now.

3.) When people find out that I grew up at the beach they think I'm one way and are surprised to hear that mud riding and visiting the hunting camp are a way of life for this southern girl. (disclaimer: I like the hunting camp not hunting.... I have only dove hunted once and I don't mind that but killing a cute deer is something I cant do.... I enjoy others hunting and all the cool gear... and I do own camo.... which is fun to wear....)

4.) I enjoyed growing up at the beach..... I love boats and fishing (even though I didn't do it as much as I would have liked).

5.) I have delegation issues..... (which you could also call control issues). I'm the girl that likes to do it all herself. Even though it's exhausting! I have gotten better at delegating but my hubby says I have a lot to learn.... he is a great delegater (but I think most men are lol). I just like the security of knowing that if I do it everything will match and so on....

6.) I started college my senior year of high school..... yeah I know you are thinking ....... WHAT A NERD! My senior year I went to high school half a day and to the community college up the road half a day..... but guess what.... college teachers don't want to be at school 5 days a week so we only went like 2 or 3 days and well the beach was just a mile down the road for those other few days.... lol So NERD... no way.....

I tag....
Brandi Gray

Have fun..... and leave me a comment to let me know when you are done!

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Summer time part 2!

As part of our vacay this year we went on a youth ministers family retreat..... and let me tell you..... FUN was had by all! Here is a pic of my hubby warming up for a game of beach volleyball.

This is the back porch that overlooked the lake.... we enjoyed sitting out here each night and talking before we went to bed......

On Saturday we had a class in the morning and then we had free time.... we played beach volleyball and then we had fun on the water.... the men played for about 1 1/2 hrs on the BLOB! The women sat on the pier and swam while we watched our men act like kids again.....

Donnie is in charge of this great event and with the help of so many volunteers these few days were so much fun for all the families!

Here is a picture of the group after we returned from dinner..... we ate at a very nice restaurant on the lake our last night there. We learned a lot from Mr. & Mrs. Battles over these few days as well as from others and we had plenty of time to relax and to spend time with other families after a long hard summer! We hope to have more families join us next year!

And here is a sneak peak at our next destination........ Chattanooga!
This is a fountain that was inhabited by many small creatures (that resembled kids) on this warm day...... This fountain was park of an amazing park..... just behind us was a wide open field next to the water. We saw people having picnics, playing soccer, reading, and tossing a frisbee.

On Saturday we visited the aquarium.... and we found this creature......

I was on a roll last night (I had a Coke at dinner and wasn't ready for bed) and so proud of myself for sitting down and uploading pics..... then of course wouldn't you know it.... blogger started acting up..... so these few pics of Chattanooga will have to do till I can get to the rest.......

Friday, August 15, 2008

Whats been going on this summer.....Part 1

On Thursday nights during the summer we had bible studies at our house for the teens.... and after that they went out back and played water polo...... well its a form of water polo (I think lol).

Here are my two babies looking on as the crazy kids play water polo.

We have a monthly devo and the Browns were so kind and opened their home for us!

Here are some pictures Eric and I took with my youngest sister Maggie while she was visiting with us for a week this summer!

Our nephew turned the BIG 3 this summer!

I also put together a Baby shower for this wonderful mother-to-be!

I made this cake for a girls night at my house a few weeks ago. Every other Tuesday night the girls get together while the guys play "ultimate frisbee"! It doesn't look all that pretty but is sure tasted good!

Up next...... our vacay to childrens harbor (youth ministers family retreat) and to Chattanooga!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Guess what?

We are leaving for our first vacay (alone) since we got married 2 1/2 years ago! Can you look at the picture and guess where our first stop will be? Hint: its only about an hour away. We will be here Wednesday night - Friday morning..... this part of the vacay will be with others. Some we have seen over the summer, some that we haven't seen in a while and some we have never met!

Then we will be leaving and going here........

We hope to do this one night (but we are not sure)...............

But, we know we going here on Saturday.....................................

A weekend with my husband (alone) is just what we need after the busy summer we have had!
Can you guess where my loving hubby is taking me? We will be back late Sunday!

Monday, August 4, 2008



I'm such a slacker (but I think we all know that lol). I took a break from PartyLite over the summer and I am now ready to jump back in! I will be placing an order for fall/holiday catalogs today (how is that for motivation)! You have no idea how much I am looking forward to this! I love the holiday season. I have a party planned sometime in Sept (hopefully) and I have someone that says she wants to do one in Oct (YAY) and I will be doing an open house sometime in Oct. or November(ish) as well. If their is anyone out their that has their own home business let me know I would love it if you could join me! Mrs. Nancy (you can see her blog to the left) opened her home to guest last year at Christmas time so that Jenny (Mrs. Nancy's daughter, her blog is also on the left under the MaddoxFamily) and I could have an open house. We did pretty good and had a lot of girl time full of fun and laughter. It was such a blast! I hope to do this again this year, but in my own home :) ! I will be updating my PartyLite blog tomorrow with the hostess and guest gifts. If you need to see a catalog,place an order or book a show let me know.