Monday, May 26, 2008
Lora(bones) has always been a "mom" to us and continues to take care of us. She would do anything for us and not think twice about it. She has such a giving heart and is always up for an adventure. L does not have a selfish bone in her body. She continues to show me what it means to strive for excellence at home and work. I admire her for the person she is and what she continues to become.
Em (country bumpkin) has always been my sounding board and defender. During my "hard years" Em was there to help me survive and push me to be a better person. As she has gotten married and become a mom, she has blown me away. She is a combination of organized and laid back at the same time. She goes with the flow but manages to keep everything on a schedule. I admire her for being an amazing mom, wife, sister and friend.
The three of us are who we are because of our mom (and dad). We always pick on mom and make fun of her for getting married so young. But its pretty amazing that mom and dad have been married for so long and survived raising 3 women. Mom has loved each of us unconditionally everyday since we were born. It might have been harder with me, during the "hell years", but I love her more because of that. Mom always said she wanted to raise strong, respectable, kind, independent women. Not to toot our own horns, but I think she did a darn great job. The 3 of us have learned so much from our parents. They gave us more than they should, loved us more than we deserved and never thought twice.
Mom, Em and Lora are the 3 most important women in my life. I adore each of you more than you will ever know, and I am so thankful for your help in shaping the person that I am today.
I had such a great saturday with my family. Here are some fun shots of days..
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
The next morning, we met the event planner at the Jekyll Island Resort. The resort is amazing!! She took us on a tour of the Crane Cottage (not really a cottage with all 13 bedrooms, courtyard and huge garden). Kelly has decided to get married outside the Crane Cottage and have the reception in the courtyard and inside the cottage. September 2009, here we come!
Walking up to the Crane Cottage
Another view of the courtyard
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Doesn't it look delicious?!?!
After dinner, we all played cornhole and drank some adult beverages. I would go into more detail about the cornhole games, but I'm still not ready to talk about it. Let's just say it didn't go so well for me. But the four of us had a good time hanging out and Lora said Mike passed the test.
Sunday- went to Eddie's with Lora. Ever since Mike took me there, I have shared it with everyone else. They have such a good breakfast and I'm a sucker for breakfast food.
The rest of the day I ran errands and did stuff around the house.
It was a great weekend and I'm so glad Lora got to come hang out in Charlotte! It would have been even better if Em & Greg could have hung out as well. Next time...
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
That was my night...
RIP blue bullet...I saw a great future for us together but it just wasn't meant to be.
(yes, please notice it is almost 1am and I'm blogging about my stolen bike...sad)
Friday, May 9, 2008
1. The Lord
2. Family & Friends & O'Malley
4. Blankies (yes I am admitting this one)
7. peanut butter m&m's
8. Reality TV
10. taking pictures
12. the beach
17. chap stick
19. the lake
20. P. Allen
There are a million more things I could write down, but I thought I would limit myself. What are your favorite things? What are you grateful for? Take time to relish the positive things in your life instead of being consumed by all the negatives. Life is good!
Sunday, May 4, 2008
I went to a cook out at Mike's friends house later that evening. I got to experience 215 POUNDS of boston butts (i think that's right) being cooked on the grill. I have NEVER seen that much meat in my life. They were cooking this bbq for our church to serve at the Men's Rescue Mission on Saturday. They cooked this bbq for 18 hours and only slept about 3 hours! I ate the final product and actually enjoyed it :) Please see the gross picture below...
Sunday- Mike was a trooper and put my bike together. I was so excited when it was done and couldn't wait to ride it! Kel and I took our bikes for a spin around the parking lot and I was very impressed I remembered how to ride. My bike didn't fall apart so Mike passed the "handy" test! I bought a helmet the other day and after spending forever trying them on, I bought a kids helmet. I have a pea head, as Kel calls it, and the adult ones were too big. oh well!
Mike and I took Zoe and O'Malley to Freedom Park on Sunday afternoon. We put both dogs in the back of his wrangler. Even though we had to lift him into the jeep, he sat and enjoy the breeze and smells throughout the ride. There's hope for O'Malley after all.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Every Christmas, we look forward to opening our presents from Deedee and seeing what we recieved. (I was the winner this year with the best presents from Deedee)
I am happy to report that we have captured these memories and I would like to share them with everyone.