Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Summer Vacation

We've just returned from visiting some family in Atlanta, Georgia. Deidre's cousin, Tami, lives there with her family. (Shelby was the flower girl in Tami's daughter Amber's wedding last year.) We were there from Thursday afternoon to Monday morning and boy did we have fun! Thursday night, Amber and Kevin came over for supper. Shelby was especially glad to see them! (Channing and Deidre were too!) Friday, while everyone else was at work, the three of us went to the Georgia Aquarium. What an amazing place! Friday night we had dinner at Amber and Kevin's apartment. Kevin pulled out his guitar and played a little Johnny Cash. Shelby sang "The Ring of Fire" with him and even tried playing his guitar a little bit! Saturday, after spending over an hour in Downtown Atlanta traffic, the three of us met our friends Travis and Annie Smith and their kids at a fun Atlanta restaurant called The Varsity. That night we went to Stone Mountain with Kevin, Amber, and Nina (Amber's sister). There was a wonderful laser show, but Shelby did NOT like the lasers, fireworks, and loud music. We won't be doing anything like that again! Deidre and Channing did get to enjoy the show, however, because Amber held Shelby and covered her ears for us. (Thanks, Amber!) Sunday was spent at church, hanging out at the house, and taking a LONG nap! We were up Monday morning by 5:00 and had left Tami's house by 6:00. We had a wonderful time, but were very glad to be home!

Thanks, guys, for a great weekend! It was so good to see all of you!

Stone Mountain

Georgia Aquarium

Guitar Lessons are in her future!

We Love Our Georgian Friends and Family

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Cowboy/Princess Party

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Justin's Visit from Colorado

My nephew Justin is visiting from Colorado for a little over a week. Shelby and I made a quick trip to see him at my sister's house. I hadn't seen Justin in almost a year, and boy was good to see him! Shelby loved being with him too. He seemed to enjoy having her around too! While I was there, Morgan talked me into playing Wii Tennis with him. I quickly learned why he wanted to play that rather than Wii Bowling...He kicked my tail! I redeemed myself by beating him at Wii Bowling before it was time to go back to my parents' house for bed! Justin hopes to come home for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas this year. We weren't able to see him for either holidays last year or in 2006 since his was deployed then. He is supposed to be going back overseas sometime next year.

Saturday, July 05, 2008


Saw this on a blog tonight, and thought I'd do it myself...

A. Attached or Single- attached
B. Best Friend- Channing...And boy am I blessed having some really great girlfriends too!
C. Cake or Pie- Cake
D. Day of Choice- Sunday
E. Essential Item- Bible, Cd's
F. Flavor of Ice Cream- Breyer's Rocky Road or Baskin Robbins' Peanut Butter & Chocolate
G. Gummy Bears or Worms- Bears
H. Hometown- I was born and raised in Memphis, but Searcy is definitely home.
I. Indulgences- Mr. Blonde milkshakes at Midnight Oil
J. January or July- Hmm...that's a tough one. Usually July is stinking hot here in AR, but so far it's been great! :)
K. Kids- just one
L. Last movie I saw in a theater
- 27 Dresses...possibly a complete waste of my time
M. Middle Name- Camille
N. Number of siblings- one sister, one brother
O. Orange or Apples- apples
P. Phobias or Fears- losing someone that I love
Q. Quote- "You're my best friend!" ~ Shelby
R. Reasons to smile- God, Shelby, Channing
S. Season- fall
T. Tag 4- If you’re up to it....TAG, YOU'RE IT!
U. Unknown fact about me- I'm a lefty (I guess that's unknown)
V. Vegetarian or oppressor of Animals- Well, I'd say neither of these is true of me!
W. Worst Habit- spending too much time on Facebook (one reason for the lack of posts on here!)
X. X-rays or Ultrasounds- The ultrasounds I've had have been much better than x-rays! :)
Y. Your favorite Food- typically Mexican or Italian
Z. Zodiac- Pisces...but I don't go for that kind of thing.