Wednesday, September 11, 2013

My Corner of the World

for potentially fifty hours a week for the next several months......sigh. 

Since the official announcement has been made, I can tell you that I will be working ridiculous hours to support Apple's new products that will be released on the 18th. Did you see them?

So, with that being was nice knowing ya' ;-)


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

O.C.D. Overdrive!!

My work schedule is crazy busy right now, and it's taking some extensive and detailed planning to manage this household. My life has become laundry at night, up at 5 AM to prep for the day, color coded calendar entries (oh, who am I kidding....that's my favorite part about all of this), preparing dinner at lunch so Jeff can just stick it in the oven, and leaving notes on the fridge. I just keep telling myself it's only temporary, the extra funds will be great, and I'm ensuring job security both with my employer and my husband ;-) Right?!






Sunday, September 1, 2013


Well, the first game of the 2013 season is complete and with a 'W' marked beside it!!! MAJOR IMPROVEMENT from last year, although we are still a very young team, and have some growing up to do. That, and #5 is possibly the slower person on the face of the earth...HOW did he win that position!!!!!!! Nevertheless, it was a win and it felt great!!!!! Plus, UGA lost :-)

This was the 1993 undefeated team being recognized. That was the year Jeff & I started dating :-)
It was a sign!!

Orange and blue sunset over Jordan Hare


Saturday, August 31, 2013

All Aboard the Gus Bus

Tonight is our first game of the new Auburn season. It's a new year, a new coach, new players and a new game plan. The Auburn Family is ready for this new beginning. After riding the high winning the National Championship to the debacle of last year, winning only three games...yeah, we're ready!!! There is a buzz in the air again, filled with excitement, expectations...basically everything :-) War Eagle!!!! 


Sunday, March 24, 2013

Color Me RAD!

I can't believe I did it, but I ran and completed my first 5K Saturday. Yes I did! A group of us from Eufaula, Team Chicks With Kicks to be exact, participated in the Color Me RAD 5K in Columbus, GA. I had to get up at 4AM and meet my friends at 5:00. Early!!!!! We all met at the race venue by 6:30 AM. We were prepared for temperatures in the 40's and 70% chance of thunderstorms. NOT the weather I wanted, but I was prepared nonetheless. What a pleasant and welcome surprise that we ended up in the high 50's and only rain the last 1/4 of the race. 

In case you aren't familiar with the Color Me RAD races, you can visit or just take my word that is the most fun you will ever have running a race. RAD chooses a charity for the registration fees to go to, in our case it was the Children's Miracle Network, which is fabulous! There were over 4,500 racers, so I'd say the Children's Miracle Network was very grateful for the donation!  You come dressed in white and at certain spots throughout the race, you get 'color bombed' (dyed corn starch). The object, aside from completing the race, is to get as much color as possible on you and your clothing. Then at the end, when all waves of the race have finished, they do a final color bombing. SO COOL!!!!!!

My gear ready the night before

Up & ready before daylight

Our team before the race

Lauran & I before the bombing started :)

The bombing has begun, now it's time to race

Our team at the finish line!!!! I finished in just over 38 minutes!!!

Lauran & I in the purple haze. Our teeth were even purple!!!

The beginning of the end....the final color bomb

I think I was successful in both challenges of the race; I finished it and I got as much color on me as possible :)

After we turned quite a few heads at the Golden Corral buffet, we headed home for a long shower! What a fun, fun day! It would be so cool to do the Color Glow Run in Atlanta in June. The race is at night and all the color on you glows in the dark :c)


Sunday, March 10, 2013

Willy T's Invitational Swim Meet

We hosted our home swim meet yesterday, which is A LOT of work for the parents, but it really went well. Coaches from the visiting teams were very complimentary of how smooth things went :)

EWR placed first in overall points, and AK beat her personal best time in the backstroke. She placed 2nd or third in every one of her six events, except for one, and that was 5th. GREAT JOB!!!!!

This was the ad we put in the Heat Sheet (lists the events for all swimmers....kind of like a program.)


Portrait Practice

I got a couple of new photography backdrops, and wanted to do a quick practice run with AK. I only tested one, but I can't wait to try the others.