Thursday, July 31, 2008


This is our (almost) 16 year old dachshund! He is almost blind, deaf and partially paralyzed in the hind legs but he keeps on ticking! He is such a sweet old dog and I know his time left with us is limited!
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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The concert...

Tonight, I had the honor of taking Hayden to the Jonas Bros. concert in Charlotte. You have not lived until you have been to a concert full of screaming girls...deaf at a whole new level!

Picture 1- Their tour bus for the fans to sign.
Picture 2 - Avril Lavigne...she was the opening act!
Picture 3 - The Jonas Bros. themselves!
Picture 4 - Three very happy 11 year olds....
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Monday, July 28, 2008

Here's what we're reading...

Can you guess who is reading what? :-)
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Sunday, July 27, 2008

A first...

Today was the first time that Hayden was an Acolyte in church. Since it was probably not kosher to have the camera there for the big event, Brent took one with phone. It obviously doesn't have a zoom and I added the soft focus trying to highlight her.

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Saturday, July 26, 2008

Typical Saturday night...

in our house! What better way to entertain the family then to walk through the Lowe's!

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Friday, July 25, 2008

What is it....

In Mississippi, I found another one of God's interesting creatures!
Thoughts on what it is?
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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Meet Russell...

As many of you know, I have been on a huge adventure the last 19 months to reduce my weight (by 60+ pounds) and the shape of my body (by 30+ inches). There have been 3 people involved in this process...myself, Brianna (my friend and first trainer) and Russell the trainer machine! He pushes me to levels I never thought I could reach! I may not be where I wanna be yet but I can do 150 push-ups and 500 crunches without batting an eye! :-) It's an amazing journey!
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Wednesday, July 23, 2008


We took Hayden and her friend, Kayla to New York in March for her birthday and we saw Mama Mia on Broadway! We loved it! For several months, we have all been anxiously awaiting the arrival of the film! Monday night we were all finally in town and could go to the show! It was AWESOME!!!! We all loved it!

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Home Sweet Home...

After 19 hours of driving (it's a long story...don't ask), we made it back to SC. I then found my way back to my house yesterday after picking Hayden up in Columbia! It was a long journey but had many awesome rewards. The coming year will be fantastic! If you want to know more about the books I sell or want to ever earn extra income you should check out the link on the right side...My Usborne bookstore!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Day 5 - a BIG night.....

Tonight was the award nights of the convention. It is always a big night because you don't know whose going to win. I was pretty sure I might have earned one award but was shocked to learn that I actually earned two! It was very exciting!
Picture 1 - My convention buds....
Picture 2 - Award #1...I'm with the CEO!
Picture 3- Genuine Shock!
Picture 4 - My 2nd award.....
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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Adventure Trip - Day 4

It was another great day of training in Tulsa but also one lacking in interesting photos! :-)
Picture 1- the theme....
Picture 2 - a look from above....
Picture 3 - more picture sillies....thanks Ala!
Picture 4 - My favorite Tulsa dinner spot.....
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Friday, July 18, 2008

Adventure - Day 3

It was a great day of training! Long and I'm still very tired but I learned a bunch!

Picture 1 - Being silly at the dinner table....
Picture 2 - A view from the pool....
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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Adventure Day 2 - We made it....

After 15+ hours driving in the car with 4 complete strangers, we have arrived safely in Tulsa and I have 4 new friends! :-)
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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Trip Adventure - Day 1

Today, Hayden and I came to Columbia to Molly's house. We took the children to Fort Jackson (yes, the military base). They have a water park that is open to the public during the week. We had a wonderful time.
Picture 1 - Pete in the water loops.
Picture 2 - Molly and Cal on the lazy river.
Picture 3 - Hayden sliding down the water slide.
Picture 4 - Cal playing in the water.
Picture 5 - The crew coming back from the slides.

Hayden will spend the rest of the week here with Molly and gang and I will be leaving early in the morning for Tulsa. I am riding with a group of girls and it will be a long one day trip! I am sure the adventure will be full of pictures!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Our nightly walk...

After a boring day of laundry and house chores in prep of leaving town tomorrow, we took our nightly walk and came home with a few photos. The rest of the week will be full of trip blogs. :-)

Picture 1 - The best picture of night....
Picture 2 - See the face? A fallen tree....
Picture 3 - The first snake we have seen.....
Picture 4 - Drunk or Parkinsons? Still a fun pic...
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Sunday, July 13, 2008