Thursday, November 19, 2009

A little naughty, but oh-so-very-nice

So here they are, friends.
My favorite wedding photos e-v-e-r.
As you can see in the top one, we were being a bit naughty...or at least I was. ;)
I was very sweetly saying,
"Higher....higher....hiiiiigher....just a little bit more..."
Then in the second pic...
"Aaaaaah! Not that high!"

I love my hunnybunny so very much. We still have the best laughs, the snuggliest cuddles, the tenderest kisses, the tightest hugs, and the hottest.....arguments. (teehee) Best of all, we're even better at being a "boring ol'" married couple than bf & gf. Even our two girls say we're awesome! How great is that?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

It's our anniversary!!!!!!!

Well, crap! I had some fantabulous wedding pictures to show you all, but my scanner is being a.....punk. So wish us a happy anniversary anyway, and tomorrow I will have them up & ready. (fingers crossed)

BTW, it's our second celebration of marriage, but we've been together for approx. 8. Phew! I think he loves me. ;)


Sunday, November 01, 2009

Okay. I know that I'm over an hour late, and I am totally stealing this idea from somebody else that blogged about it, BUT that is the most common form of flattery (right???) and it is still one of the most ridiculously funny SNL MADTV shorts.
So here it is!
"...and when I'm in this blood lust, I either have to kill people or spend money, it's horrible."

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The best card EVER

***This isn't the one, Duchess.***
I was appointed to look for some "elegant", blank cards to hand out to ballroom dance studio owners as thank you notes. (A SUPER long story, but in short: I grew up with ballroom dancing; my father turned pro. and has owned a studio since I was 7/8/something; preceding his mother's death, he has taken over Nana's dance competition which I and even my children now partake in heavily.......phew!) So I hopped on over to CVS. Having the attention span of a goldfish, I started looking at random thinking of you cards when I saw this gem.
Hands down, the best card ever.
Thank God for my quirky friends...clinically sane or not.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

ridiculously cute

I want him so badly! I'm not exactly liking the leash, but that's beside the point. Just look at him!!! Can you imagine seeing this everytime you had to go to work or anywhere for that matter? I would die. Aaaaand I would never be able to go to work.

Monday, September 21, 2009


Super fast post here.


1. me

2. little sister, Lexi

3. Papa John's pizza

4. my daughters spending quality time with Daddy since he was 4wheeling all weekend


Thursday, August 06, 2009

I was awarded by the divine Duchess of Rose Tea Cottage.

I believe this to be the most beautiful award that I've seen thus far.

Please stop by her blog to have a cup of tea and soak in the most delectable images of the entire blogosphere.

Duchess is the kindest of hostesses and graciously welcomes each visitor with open arms, tea and Laduree macaroons.

Do help yourself and join her for tea.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Desperately Seeking...

This post is nothing fancy, pretty or evn pleasant, but I need you all totake a moment to read.

A very dear friend of mine ad a horrific car accident early this morning. This friend has played a very important role in my little sister's life. Due to this relationship, he has also made it's way into my own life. He has been, in a way, my brother, for 12+ years. He has had many ups &downs, but through it all, I have loved him and wanted nothing bt the best forhim regardless of some poor choices on his part...

History aside, we need sincere prayer, well wishes, warm thoughts or whatever it is you can/are willing to give.

He works a third shift job. Yesterday, he did not sleep, as he should have, before going towork. He got off before 7am. He began to make his way home, but only got as far as a few miles away from his job before he fell asleep at the wheel and crashed. He was lucky. He survived and was rushed to the hospital to find that he had a few bad lacerations, lots of swelling on the left side of his head, and a concusion. I went to the E.R. to at least speak with his family since as the daughter of a doctor, I know only the immediate is allowed to go back with the patient. However, because of my name (thank you Daddy, and thank God), I was allowed back as he and his wife were being prepped to go home....... He looked better than what I expected, bt he remembered nothing. He's been given many chances to wake up, but has never taken those situations as such. I sincerely pray that this was IT. He could've died!!! He could've left his wife and children. He could've left us friends that love him dearly. He could have...

Please, do whatever it is that you do to help him come aout of this knowing that he has been blessed with life regardless of the consequences of this situation (3rd strike with no license - he will go to jail after this circumstance). I...we would really appreciate any kindness.

Thank you all for taking the time.

Good night.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Somewhere over the rainbow

Grrr... this is not what I had in mind for posts this weekend, but I'm sure we all know what it's like for things to not go exactly as planned.

Regardless, these are some of the best photos of a rainbow that I have ever taken...composition wise that is. :)

On a serious note, how many of you have seen a complete rainbow - one that touches from one side clear to the other side? This is my first so , clearly, I was overwhelmingly anxious about getting as many pictures as possible.

That in mind, here is a quick Picnik collage of the incredible rainbow we had the other day. It was, hands down, the biggest I have ever seen in my lifetime thus far.

And check out the cottoncandy clouds that followed. Beautiful, right? God is goooood.

To continue the romanticism that goes along with rainbows, I would like to share the toast my father gave at my wedding. I hope you have some tissues handy....

Yep, that's me!!!

Please let me know if you cannot click to enlarge photos since this is very necessary for you to be able to read the toast.

Thank you, lovelies!!! xoxo

Friday, July 31, 2009

Mad Wagon

Okay, I hate to jump on the band wagon, but I couldn't help it this time. Three of my favorite bloggers have done this, and although I never use them, I like playing dressup with avatars.
Without further ado, I present the Mad Me.

Go to the AMC site, or do as I did and google Mad Men avatar. It's quick, easy and a wee bit cheesy. Still fun nonetheless.

*** more posts coming this weekend....FINALLY***

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Summer's Finest

You've probably seen this one before, but it still emulates summer.

Sunflower Fields Forever


These below are some of North Carolina's finest.

(If you've never heard of scuppernong & muscadine grapes, you MUST give them a try. Definitely, not first date food. The skin is thick and bitter, so you bite them to split the skin, suck out the flesh, then spit that sucker out. How fun does that sound?! )

(the purple ones are the muscadines)

(these lovely golden pink skins are from the scuppernongs)

You'll find honeysuckle & wysteria (my FAVE) climbing on everything in my yard. I can't think of a sweeter smelling breeze.

bumble bee butt!!! bunny candy

Each day, I drive home on country roads that have fields like
this on each side.

Friday, July 24, 2009

In a world of my own

Here are a few of the newest stills from Tim Burton's

Alice in Wonderland

Girls nowadays, pfff. They drink anything you put infront of them.

Bad, Hatter, bad!!! Mad is NO excuse to have no manners at all.

The costumes

& makeup


utterly enchanting.

photos compliments of Love_Alice (via flickr)

A very important date

Holy smokes, here it is!!!!!!!!! The first "teaser trailer" for Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. Isn't it lovely? Johnny......*sigh*.....always a sight to behold.

A very important date indeed: March 5, 2010

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Better late than never

I promised beach photos they are. I must admit that I'm overly anxious about posting these as I have not done ANY editting. I feel as if I'm getting waaaay ahead of myself since I have developed quite the love for perfecting my images. That being said, you will also get a "part deux" post showing the editted, finished product asap. Meaning - grab your ankles and brace yourself, as all the perve high school boys used to say. ;) (Sorry, I couldn't help myself with that one.)

First, we have my loverly Princess, Charlee Anne aka. "my little mermaid".

This is the babygirl that absolutely HATED H2O 2 years ago. Now look at 'er!

Second, we have Haylee, my tomboy, in a small section of wildflowers at the Beaufort harbor.

Of course, I can't do one and not the other...

Aaaaahhhhh! USA & North Carolina in all it's glory. Please click to enlarge this one at least to get the full-on, patriotic feel. God Bless our world!!!!

The pillar

Have I freakin' mentioned that I LOVE pirates. Aaaaargh, me hearties!!!!

My oldest nephew, Sean, a mere casualty.

The rugrats: Charlee Anne, Sean, Haylee, Zack, and Mike (the big kid)

Have fun parasailing, Mom! I'll see you when your feet are firmly planted again.....
(enough said, right?!)
read between the lines....I didn't even considering the ride
ME & heights = NOT!!!!

My bathing beauties.

A kodak moment of Haylee and her cousin "Zack Attack", but in this pic we'll call him "Crack Attack".
Sorry for the hysteria, but daggon that's funny! I crack myself up.

This is my oh-SO-strong momma. Not the best of relationships, sadly, but I admire her more than she could ever know.
Happy Birthday, Mommy!!!!

Of course, I couldn't leave out my favorite scenic pics. (Family members may not appreciate, but come on...these are postcard material...the 1st one at least.)


...til next time.