Sunday, December 21, 2008


Posted by PicasaThe presents are wrapped, the cards are mailed and the turkey is
thawing out a little each day, so therefore the official countdown has
begun. Jacob has been moving the Santa from day to day since the
1st. and he can hardly wait. He is so excited.
I only have a few odds and ends to pick up this week.
We are going to John's Mom for Christmas eve dinner and then she
will join us Christmas Day along with one of John's friends from
work who has no family here in town.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Volleyball Tournament

We got out schedule of our competitive league and looks like we are going to be
traveling alot. Here is where all we will be playing
Jan. 17-18 we will be here in Memphis
Jan. 31-Feb.1 we will also be in Memphis
these are the only 2 local tournaments we will have
Feb. 14-18 Birmingham Alabama
Feb. 28-Mar 1- Huntsville Alabama
Mar. 7-8 - Little Rock Arkansas
Mar. 21-22 Nashville, Tennessee
April 3-5 Atlanta, Georgia
April 25-26 Jonesboro, Arkansas
I will be ready for a vacation by the end of April.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas cupcakes

My friend Colby went to Nashville this weekend for a family Christmas gathering
and she tried out a new cupcake shop in Franklin Tn. She brought me back 2 to try.
They were delish. I will be repaying the favor when Katie and I are on our volleyball
tourn. trips. Already searching for the them in the citys were will be in.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


This is the BEST Video of the year! Hope you enjoy

Sunday, December 7, 2008

It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas............

We got the tree up yesterday. Working
on Christmas cards but not getting very
It has been so cold here this weekend
and I' am not getting as much done as
I would have liked.
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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

DECEMBER ALREADY......................

I can't believe it's December already. Katie and I did our share of helping the
economy on Black Friday. We shopped for about 6 hours and only made a dent
in the Christmas shopping. I did do some shopping online and I do believe that
next year I will be doing alot of that.

We are going to get the tree up this weekend and start decorating the house.
I have decided not to put out too much this year.

We spent a quite Thanksgiving at home this year. Just the 4 of us and John's
Working on a Christmas project - will share later with pictures - If it turns out
like I hope it does.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Thanksgiving 2 Pictures, Images and Photos

This year I feel the need to list things I am thankful for:
... LIFE
....Cancer free Husband (and I hope I never hear that WORD again)
...2 Healthly wonderful Children
... Family and Friends ( whom we would have never gotten through all our health
issues without)
....Having both my parents with me and can talk to everyday!
....our jobs (knock on wood- we hope are secure with todays economy
... Our home
This is just a few of the things that I am truely grateful for this year

Hope everyone has a wonderful blessed Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Helping out a blog friend-

crowdSPRING, hire Kelly Purkey for your new Community Marketing Manager!

Here you go KP! Good luck girl!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Fall Pictures

The kids and I were out today and we passed by the Memorial Park Gardens (fyi its a cemetery in Memphis.) They have this area that is so pretty and its a hot spot for photos. I just convieniently happen to have my camera and we stopped and took a few photos. It is cold here today and windy but they turned out ok.

Monday, November 10, 2008


Katie & Coach M.
Lewisburg Middle/High School had their volleyball awards banquet tonight and Katie won the Most Valuable Player award for the 8th grade team. She was so excited and so were John and I.
Congratulations Katie- you deserved it. You put your heart and soul into your volleyball.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Memphis Junior's Tryout

Katie had tryouts at Memphis Junior volleyball club last night. She played for them last year and this year she really improved in volleyball so much. The competitive league is really good for the girls who are serious about volleyball in their high school years.
She got a call last night after we got home and she made the Elite Team. She was thrilled.
It will require some travel on some weekends but not to far that I don't think we can't handle.
I am so proud of her. She has earned it and she will give the team her very best!
Congrats Katie Bug!! Mom loves you!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

My friend Colby was on vacation last week and drove through Nashville and stopped at the greatest bakery in the South. Gigi's cupcakes has the BEST cupcakes around. She brought me 2 Halloween cupcakes and they were yummy! Don't they look awesome!
Thanks Colby!!!! Here is the site for Gigi's and if you are ever in Nashville you MUST find Gigi's.
Happy Halloween !

Monday, October 27, 2008

Fall's in the Air----

Fall has arrived in North Mississippi. This morning the temp was 44. The leaves
are changing and the cool crisp air is really nice. Yesterday I had a pot of
chili cooking for dinner. Great for a cool night.
Today, John goes back to work after his surgery 2 weeks ago. I know he was
ready to get back on his schedule.
I forget to post last week that both Katie and Jacob made Honor Roll on their
report cards- Yea- I'am so proud of both of them.
I want to take the kids out this weekend and get some fall pictures of them
and that is only if they will coorporate. At this age is hard to do photos with
them. Oh and before I forget-- Jacob wore the right shirt to make Mom happy.
The DAWGS stomped LSU- Sorry Dad!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Confused ????

Do I wear the LSU shirt today and make my Dad happy OR............
Do I wear this GEORGIA shirt to make my MOM happy? ..............
It's days like this I don't like having a Divided household playing each other!!!!!!!!!!! What's a kid to do!!!!!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

College Game day

We are heading to a Lsu/South Carolina Gumbo party to watch the game. Hope LSU comes out like my DAWGS did today.
Mom and Dad left this morning going home to Georgia. We had a good visit with them. They helped me out so much with the kids while John was in the hospital and once he got home. They got to see Katie play her last volleyball game. Hope everyone has a great SATURDAY and SUNDAY!

Friday, October 17, 2008

Football Saturday

Its that great day of the week. SEC college footfall Saturday. My Georgia DAWGS play Vandy int the morning and the LSU Tigers play tomorrow night. We are going to the alumni gumbo party to watch the LSU TIGERS play SOUTH CAROLINA>

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Last Night for Middle School Volleyball

Tonight was the the OB tourn. for 8th grade volleyball. Lewisburg lost to Southaven. They played a good game but could not pull out the win. Katie had a good year in volleyball this year. She was Captain of the team.
Next for Katie is tryouts for Memphis Juniors on Nov. 3rd. The competitive league. It's volleyball all year long. She loves it and I guess that is all that matters.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Ready for school and work

Today is the last day for Fall break so the kids are back to school and I am back to work
We got the pathology report on John today and the cancer was confined to the kidney and
it was not in the lymph node at all. The doctor said we caught it early and that is the
best news. John is feeling really good and walking around and taking it easy. We will see
how long he will be out of work. My guess is not long.

Monday, October 13, 2008

fall break :0

Katie and Jacob are enjoying a nice day. Schools out and katie and jacob were enjoying a cool fall day.

Sunday, October 12, 2008


I saw a picture of these in the Paula Deen magazine and I have to copy them. They turned out so good. All I did was use a black sharpie and make the circles and tie cute halloween ribbon on the the stems- :0

Getting Started

Well, I never thought I would start this blogging thing but I guess I surprised myself by setting down and making this blog. It's going to be interesting to see if I can pull this off.
So to blog land HERE I COME!!!