Wednesday, November 20, 2013

10 Things About Me

Have you all seen this going around on Facebook?  I have been debating for a while if I wanted to participate or not, and this morning I caved in.  So I figured I would share on here as well.  Here are 10 things you may or may not have known about me...
1. Wes and I both grew up in the same town, same age, same grade and a lot of the same friends but we didn't meet each other until we were almost 22.

2. I received a rejection letter from Clemson and it broke my heart, but everything happens for a reason and I was accepted into a summer program for people from S.C. who didn't get accepted (had to be Agriculture major so I changed my major for that reason) and only 20ish people were accepted. So I just got to start my college experience 6 weeks early and I am SO glad I did...I met some of my favorite people in the STEP program!

3. I am far from being an athlete, but I was on athletic scholarship at Clemson and lettered! I was an equipment manager for women's tennis and all managers were considered "athletes" (they are paid hourly now) and we registered for classes early, on scholarship (received money for food and housing two years), had all the perks athletes have! I have a Clemson Letterman's jacket too!

4. I lost two friends in college in a small plan crash and was involved in a horrible car accident with the tennis team and I think about those two events often...

5. I wish I had a group of girlfriends in Greenwood. All of my close friends are all around the nation...and Barbados. I miss having a group of girls to hang out with!
That being said...I need to get better with seeing and talking to my friends more!

6. I was an organ donor (ok most of you know that but I am pretty proud of it). I donated stem cells to save Jodi's life. The day she was diagnosed she told me that I was going to save her life (we knew the chances were slim that I would be a match) but ever since she told me that, I knew it was going to work out...I mean it had to right?

7. I like to joke around with Jodi about #6...I have to make light of the situation you know. Whenever she has an update from a doctor..I just say "you are welcome".

8. I am an animal lover but I HATE all the dog/animal things on Facebook.

9. I am so excited to be able to relive my childhood through Paige. I cant wait to see what her interests are. I hated dance when I was younger, but I cant wait to see if Paige will like it...I really hope she does!

10. I still get excited to see Wes everyday when we get home from work and I hope that never changes. That being said...I do love those nights when he hunts or something and I have the house to myself (plus Paige and Lemmy).

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Our Newest Addition

Ever since we lost my sweet puppy Gracie, Wes and I knew we wanted to get another dog.  I thought it would be a while before we got another one because we just don't have a great place to keep a dog outside and I love big dogs.  Wes found a dog that he wanted so bad on Craigslist and he talked about getting this dog for a couple weeks.
I still wasn't sure, I mean I was truly excited to get a dog, but I was still missing my Gracie and I didn't just want a know? Plus I knew how hard having a puppy can be, especially with a baby/toddler!

Sunday morning, we all went to Lowe's to get Wes a new flashlight and Paige loves riding in the buggy so we just walked down some aisles looking.  We walked down the dog aisle and I made a comment about how depressing it is to walk down this aisle and Wes said...well, lets get a dog.  I looked at him to see if he was joking but he wasn't.  He saved the number to the people on Craigslist and texted them to see if they still had the dog he wanted.  They did, so we loaded up and headed to Spartanburg to pick up our new baby!

So I would like to introduce to you...our new Lemon Beagle....Lemmy!

Of course, I feel in love immediately...we all did really!  She is so sweet and loves to cuddle but what she loves most in this world is Paige!  She follows her around everywhere and Paige does the same.  It really will be fun to watch the two of them grow up together!  Here are some of my favorite pictures of Lemmy (and Paige of course)
And my favorite picture of all..

Friday, November 1, 2013


 Trick-or-Treat...smell my feet...give me something good to eat...

How many of you sang this last night?? My hubby did..A LOT!  We had a great time last night for Paige's first time trick-or-treating.  We just went to grandparent's houses last night since Paige doesn't really eat candy anyway, we could get away with just doing that this year.

I was so excited about her costume that when I bought it, I didn't even think about how she hates to have stuff on her head...opps...

That is nothing a paci and photo shoot outside wouldn't cure...

But she still wasn't so sure about the head piece...

What a cute piggy

Pictures with Daddy

and Mama..

Enough pictures Mama and is time to go!
We went to Mimi's, Mema's, Gerri and Gene's and then BB and Boompa's.  She got lots of treats, like yogurt bites, cookies, and puffs!

Wow so sorry for picture overload but it is hard to just pick a few!  What a fun day it was and I am so in love with my little piggy!