Friday, October 30, 2009


Some of you may already know this, but my boy is taking Taekwondo and LOVES it!! You can only put up with Kung-Fu Panda moves for so long before you realize that maybe the kid should take lessons... He's been taking lessons for nearly two months and this week he was tested for his 1st belt - how exciting! We weren't sure if he was ready, I mean he's only been doing this for 2 months, but his instructor, Mr. Young told me "I wouldn't ask folks to test if they weren't ready...duh!" Alright, I added the "duh", but it clearly was implied! Anyway, we think he passed, at least he looked the part...cute!

On another note, thanks for my friend Nate, this computer is going a bit faster! Amazing what tripling the memory will do...especially considering there wasn't hardly any to begin with, duh!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Slow as Christmas

It seems that every piece of electronic equipment I depend on for my business & my sanity has decided to check out... So, now I'm stuck using this antiquated computer that is so freakin' slow that it might just be the end of me! Seriously, if you hear of my demise, ask "was it the computer?"

On another note...notice anything new?

Thursday, October 22, 2009


I can't even begin to tell you how much my girl loves her cat! Here she is singing to him as he lays contently listening to his "mama"! To be honest, we're all a bit smitten with ole' Skyper...who knew?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Yesterday, in honor of October being Domestic Violence awareness month, we participated in a local Domestic Violence candle-light vigil - my boy was enthralled by the speakers & their stories! Not too mention the prospect of holding a lit candle...

Monday, October 19, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Prue & Roy

Is it possible to love someone the moment you meet them? Even if you don't know a single thing about them? Then the more you get to know them the more you realize your instincts are right on? Last weekend Alvin & I had the pleasure of spending the weekend with these two absolutely, wonderful people, Prue & Roy! I'm sure they won't mind me sharing their age with you - they proudly shared with us... 91 this year!! And, they've been married 64 years - that's right SIXTY-FOUR years! One person, 64 years...WOW! I love how they can sit across from each other telling a mundane story and manage to crack each other up! Roy still makes Prue giggle.

These two are an inspiration in so many ways... I know that Alvin & I both are in awe of their love, their stamina, dedication to their community and each other! Thank you Prue & Roy for a memorable weekend! Until next time!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009


Just waiting for this fierce guy to get home!!

**Yeah! They're home!! Thanks Meghan for chauffeuring my babies safely!!

Sunday, October 4, 2009


A couple of weeks ago, we were in the big city for a show & dinner - alright, we went to Sesame Street Live & then Zesto's, but it sounds so much better the other way around... Anywho, as we were leaving Zesto's we noticed a man coming towards us, actually scooching towards us. He was in a wheelchair, obviously disabled and was using his legs to propel himself backwards in the direction he wanted to go - quite a feat! So, we did what every other family visiting the big city does...we hurried the kids into the car, averted our eyes & tried to get away as fast as possible. But he was quick - and managed to engage my sweet husband in a conversation, I couldn't hear what he was saying, but I could tell that my main man was just trying to be polite & waiting for the inevitable ask...

Normally, we don't carry cash - you have to have some to carry it - but for some reason that night we were flush! So, I grabbed up 2 one dollar bills, handed them to my husband and instructed him to give them to the man, which he did and then promptly got in the car. Once in the car he turned to me & said "Did you see that man? He was missing 1/2 his skull!" To which I said..."WHAT? What do you mean 1/2 his skull?" And he replied, "his head looked like a deflated basketball!" Apparently, as told to my husband, his name was Alvin, he'd had a tumor removed from his brain and was lucky to be alive. Here's this poor man, scooching around Atlanta in a wheelchair, no money, no home and probably very, very poor health care - and all I could scrounge up was two measley dollars??? What kind of person am I? The Catholic guilt started making its way through me - I found more money, handed to my husband and made him pull back over, roll down the window & hand this guy the rest of the money.

My husband: "Hey, Alvin!"
Alvin: "Yes?"
My Husband: "My name is Alvin too, here ya go!" (gives him the cash)
Alvin: "Thank you sir! You know my birthday is December 25th - they say I'm blessed!"
My husband: "Whatta ya know? My birthday is December 24th!"