Monday, June 29, 2009


That's what I said when I brought in and opened the UPS box that came 30 minutes ago ("Oh My Edward"). I had no clue what it was since I didn't recognize the return address. Well....just see for yourself..... :c)

I assume this is my birthday gift from my friend Spring..... GIRL! You are a total NUT!!! Does Scott know you spent money on this?! ;c) Thank you!!!

Jeff is a little less enthused than I am. LOL!


Lee Family Reunion

Every year around the Fourth of July the Lee family gets together for the weekend to enjoy lots of talking, laughing, playing, good food and swimming. We all had the best time! Here are some pictures from the weekend.

Thanks for all the birthday wishes and for the great food and cake (MeeMee) :c) And to those of you who fell victim to my 'mean streak' as Pops called it, sorry.....*snicker*


Friday, June 26, 2009

Boomerang Express

"Take a ride that will change your life!" ... That's the theme for this year's Vacation Bible School at church. Anna Kate has had the best time! Thanks to all the teachers, coordinators, and especially to Mr. Adam for being the silliest music director ever! The children adore him and his fun approach to learning music.

*An Australian Tribal mask*

*A photo session just wouldn't be complete without a pose*

*This was this morning wearing her VBS t-shirt*


Thursday, June 25, 2009

What Era Best Fits My Personality?

I took this quiz on Facebook today.

The Results:


You are anything but're more like a flower. You are a cool, laid-back, deep-thinker type of rebel-- one who has strong beliefs about keeping the peace with regards to society and the world. You go against the norm and are proud of it; you don't care what others think because, after all, your differences are what make you stand out in order to make a difference. You clash with the rules and regulations of the cultural norm which stereotype you as a Class-A Rebel-- but a rebel WITH a cause. You are also in tune with nature and protecting the environment; therefore you are most likely drawn to bohemian, earthy styles (or perhaps anything that stands you out in a crowd of boring colors). Your style and attitude POP. You are in touch with your inner-self, feelings, and deep-seeded emotions, and love to express them with music and art.

So what do you think? Do you agree or disagree?


Saturday, June 20, 2009

Dancing Queen

Last night Anna Kate decided to choreograph her own dance routine to the music of High School Musical. It was quite entertaining, but most of all, impressive. I must's definitely in her blood.

After her performance, we all sat down and watched High School Musical and High School Musical 2. Is that really Zac Efron's voice?


Thursday, June 18, 2009


Not really, but I did win today's 'battle of the outfits' :c) Woo-Hoo!!!!!

*Thanks MiMi, for the cute dress! The leggings were AK's addition.*

(I apologize for the crappy picture. I had to use my Blackberry camera.)


Wednesday, June 17, 2009


My good friend warned me of this phase, but I didn't believe her when she told me. She also left out the drama that goes along with this phase. Let me explain...

Anna Kate has now decided that she needs to pick out her own clothes each day. So much in fact that every.single.morning is a battle with her. (I've been told I pick out boring and ugly outfits for her to wear - how dare I - really!)

Monday wasn't an issue because she stayed home with her daddy. That was, until they decided to bring lunch to my office and then go to the grocery store. She looked like an orphan wearing brown polka dot pants that were 2" too short, with a lime green t-shirt with her preschool name on it in primary colors, flip flops that were 2 sizes too small and her hair looked like a string mop. I PRAY they didn't see anyone we know!!!

Tuesday morning, now that was a major production; I picked out a cute outfit that had pink on it (her #1 complaint - it must have pink). O.M.G! Now way was she wearing it. She had a complete meltdown. We had 10 minutes until it was time to leave, so she had two choices; wear just her panties or wear the outfit. She chose the outfit, but screamed the entire trip to the sitter's. "Mama, Mrs. Bridget won't think I'm purty!" "Mama, I don't want JUST flowers on the shirt!" "Mama, there's not enough pink on it!" get the picture. I sent a quick text message to the sitter asking her to please tell her how much she loved AK's outfit when we got there.

I had a baby shower to go to last night, and when I got home Anna Kate was asleep. I woke her up to move her to her bed, when she was quick to point out that she had picked out her clothes for the next day (today). Pink gym shorts w/ black & white stripe on the sides with a pink & white Auburn University jersey. That wasn't too bad, so I left it out. This morning she wakes up and all the sudden doesn't want to wear it because it's 'ugly'. *Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh* After a 5 minute argument (I know, I let it go on too long) she let me pick something. Wrong again. So I let her pick out something but told her it MUST match. She comes in my bathroom wearing kelly green capri sweats with a dusty blue t-shirt. *Sigh* When I pointed out that it didn't match she fell to the floor and screamed/cried, "But mama, Mrs. Bridget said it didn't have to match." Fine.

So here you go Mrs. Bridget! Thanks a lot :c)
Seriously, does AK really and truly think that looks good? So if anyone we know sees our daughter, PLEASE know she dressed herself....


Monday, June 15, 2009

Home Sweet Home

We traveled to Knoxville, TN last weekend to meet my parents halfway to get Anna Kate (remember, she spent the week with them.) At the same time, my brother Jay and his family were returning from a vacation and coming through the area, so we all decided to stay at the same hotel for a very short 6-hour family reunion ;c)

*AK & Lauren - both age 5*

*Kristin (3), Lauren (5) & AK (5)*

*The 'Poser'*
*Playing tag*

*Sweet, happy Lauren*

*It is so difficult to get 3 ACTIVE girls to stop and smile*

*3 Little Mermaids*

*This makes me LOL.*

I'm sure there are lots more pictures that I don't have (hint-hint, mom & Angee!), and I will post those when/if I get them ;c)

We had a great time, but we all agreed that 6 hours just isn't enough time together when you only see each other once a year. So, we're in the process of planning a 'mini vacation' together in Nashville for next year. Yay!


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My Precious Boodle!

I know, three posts in one day....I just couldn't resist these pictures my mom just sent me.

Now honestly, it is simply impossible to get any cuter than this!!!!

Thanks for the pics mom :c)


Blisters! But I did it......

Here's a quick preface; Jeff & I went in for our 6 month lab work (cholesterol, blood sugar, thyroid, etc.) at different times a few weeks ago, and as expected, my cholesterol came back high (I have a family history - just sayin'). I got the call to come back in. I was fully anticipating a prescription. Nope. Instead, I received the 'jog-til-you-puke' speech. *Sigh*

Fast forward 7 days, to when Jeff gets his phone call to come back in. I told him to get his jogging shoes ready so he could join me in the puke fest. He goes in, anticipating the same speech I got. Nope. Instead, he got a WRITTEN.PRESCRIPTION!!!!! Come on! Seriously?! His was higher than mine!!!! I'm sorry, am I shouting? YES.I.AM!!!!! I swear, our doctor has issues regarding females and weight *rolleyes*

Sooo, that leads me to tonight's post... I came home from work, changed clothes, put on my tennis shoes (which I now affectionately call my 'Misery' shoes (think Misery, the movie!), harnessed Barkley up and took off for the walking trail downtown. If you know Barkley, you know that he is afraid of his own shadow and f-ah-reaks at the slightest movement or sound - so naturally it was a cluster getting him out of the car, my iPod in my ears, keys around wrist and Blackberry situated. Yes, this was going to be fun.....

We walked, and we walked, and we walked. At one point I sent a text to my friend asking, "How long is this dang trail?!" I'm not exactly sure how long it really is, but if anyone tells me it's less than 5 miles round trip, I'll swear you're lying.

*We finally made it to the turn around spot!!!*

*At which point, I wanted to jump in here...alligators or no alligators.*
*Even Barkley stopped to complain about the chafing*

I have three blisters; one on each heel and one on the top of my right foot. War wounds! Sorry doc, there will be no puking, because there will be no jogging until I build up some stamina.

And just think, I get to repeat this all over again tomorrow. Yippee.....