November 2013 Family Photo

November 2013 Family Photo

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Deal of the Week!!

I got the deal of the week yesterday at the Colony Shop in Lakewood Village. I have been wanting a really good purse. But, I just didn't want to pay the price. Well, Colony Shop was having a great deal if you spend $200.00 you get $50.00 off. Well, I found this Dooney and Burke purse that I loved, it was $225.00, so with the discount it was $175.00. Well, my mom always gets me gift certificates there for my birthday, Christmas, etc. So, I had saved the one from my birthday that was $100.00 and I had about $35.00 leftover from a previous gift certificate. The final cost after I redeemed my gift certificate was $59.08 for a $225 purse. Now, David knows it was a great deal, but he did make the comment, "This purse better last you a long time"!!

Happy Birthday, Brooklyn!!

She is having a ball. It got worse, it was all in her hair.

Starting to warm up to the idea that the cake is all hers.

What a dream-cake, burger and cheetos.

Shalin, Brooklyn and Brandy

David and I want to wish sweet Brooklyn a wonderful 1st birthday. Thanks to Brandy and Shalin for letting us spend Saturday with you guys for Brooklyn's party. She had a wonderful time tearing up that pretty yellow cake that Brandy had made for her. Shalin and Brandy did such a wonderful job with the party. Behind their house is a nice covered pavilion and they grilled out burgers and hot dogs. Then, it was on to the messy cake time. Brandy had a lady in her church make some beautiful cupcakes. Brooklyn got lots of fun new toys, DVDs and lots of stylish fall and winter clothes. We love you very much, Brooklyn and have really enjoyed watching you grow over this past year. FYI-She is walking all over the place :)

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Nanny Diaries

So, Monday night I finally talked David into going to see "Nanny Diaries". I had to go see this movie since I am in the nanny profession. I was a nanny all through college and now that I help families find nannies, I was dying to see this movie. I thought it was very cute and very accurate. I put the overview below that I found on a website.

Synopsis: A 21-year-old New York University student becomes a nanny to a family on the Upper East Side who turns out to be the family from hell. It's the story of the journey of Annie Braddock (Scarlett Johansson), a young woman from a working-class neighborhood in New Jersey, struggling to understand her place in the world. Fresh out of college, she gets tremendous pressure from her nurse mother to find a respectable position in the business world although Annie would prefer to trade in her blackberry for an anthropologist's field diary. Through a serendipitous meeting, Annie ends up in the elite and ritualistic culture of Manhattan's Upper East Side--as remote from Annie's suburban New Jersey upbringing as life in an Amazon tribal village. Choosing to duck out of real life, Annie accepts the position as a nanny for a wealthy family, referred to as simply "the X's" (Laura Linney and Paul Giamatti). She quickly learns that life is not very rosy on the other side of the tax bracket, as she must cater to the every whim of Mrs. X and her precocious son Grayer, while attempting to avoid the formidable Mr. X. Life becomes even more complicated when Annie falls for a gorgeous Harvard Hottie (Chris Evans), and she's forced to explore her identity as never before.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Sarah and Jason's Engagement Party!!

Jason and Sarah holding their t-shirts that I had in their goody basket.

David just being "David"

David and I enjoying the party

I have the best little sister ever!!

Sarah with her two favorite Jason's :) Twin brother on the left and fiance on the right.

Jerry, Tasha, Joslin, me and Sarah

The twins.

Sarah's future sister-in-law.

Sharon and Lloyd

Joslin, me, Jackie, Kendra and Lindsay

Sarah and Mom

This is long overdue, but I am finally updating on Sarah and Jason's engagement party. Three of Jason's aunts threw them a party at the Kordsmeier's house. It was a luau theme and they did a wonderful job hosting it. They had lots and lots of food!! It was a great time to meet some of Jason's family and friends and a great time to catch up with our family. I am sure there are many more social events to come before the wedding in June.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Congrats to Miranda and Travis!!

Me, Sarah and Halle (Miranda's adorable little girl)

David and I at the church

I wanted to wish a big Congrats to the new Mr. and Mrs. Travis Sanders. Miranda has been like a part of our family for a long time. I can't believe I have no pictures with the bride or groom. But, I did have a couple on my camera. They had their wedding Friday night at the New Life Church in Conway. It was so beautiful!! They had a super fun reception at the Knights of Columbus later that evening :)

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


David and I have been looking at new SUV's for sometime. I loved my black explorer, but the miles were racking up and we decided it was time for a change. So, after a couple of months we ran across a deal that we could not turn down. Pinnacle Ford gave us the best price for a trade-in, so we had to take it. I got a 2007 Ford Expedition and I LOVE it!! Before, my black explorer I had a white and tan explorer. I am not quite sure if I would ever own a black vehicle again, it was so hard to keep clean.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Psalm 23~Adorable Video

I had a friend e-mail this to me, so I had to share it on our blog. It is so cute!! This one of my all time Bible verses :)

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Babies Galore this weekend!!!

Two of our friends had babies this weekend. Many congrats to both of them. Cash Charles Pierce was born on Friday at 8:07 am and weighed 10 lbs 8 ounces and was 21 3/4 long. Addison Leigh Priddy was born this morning at 4:41 am and weighed 7 lbs 5 ounces.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Seafood Feast last night...

The finished dinner.

David getting ready to put the shrimp on the grill.

David and I are were both craving shrimps and crab legs. So, we boiled some shrimp, crab legs, corn and new potatoes. David also put some shrimp on the grill. It was so good!!

Birthday Dinner last Friday!!

Sarah, April, Morgan and Brandy all met me to go out to dinner at Carino's Friday night for my birthday. It was a great time and great to catch up with everyone!!

Vero Beach Trip!!

Tom and "Kelly's Girl"

Tilly Girl.

Toni Girl.

Joyce and David getting ready to order some dinner.

Ken on "Kelly's Girl"

Look at the beautiful water.

David and Ken went to the shooting range on Ken's birthday.

How pretty!!

David on Ken's little boat.

David having some lunch.

David and Ken (look no mustache).

David just won a round.

Getting ready to play left, right and center.

All the Kelly boys.

David on the stand-up jet ski.

Kevin and Erica just got back from Monster Hole (aka Mega Waves), it was Erica's first time.

Joyce and I at Sebastain Inlet. An awesome place to ride jet skis.

Kevin and I sipping on some drinks at the end of the day.

Poor Joyce had to hang out at the bar because of her ankle. They had the best mixed drinks.

David and I eating lunch at Blizzard Beach.

David and Kevin at Blizzard Beach

David and Joyce by the pool.
Ken is thinking he should dye his mustache blonde.

Joyce and Ken~How sweet!!

Another grandpa picture

Father/Son pic.

The beautiful ocean.

Just me.

David and I soaking up the oceanview, while we can.

David and Ken waiting for their wings to arrive.

Joyce enjoying the sunset.

The sweet girls and Joyce with her boot. She broke her ankle :(

I was trying to get the moon in this picture.
Haning out on the patio while the ribs are on the grill.

Tom, Joyce and I having dinner on the beach

David and I went to go visit his Dad and Joyce in Vero Beach, Florida. I was only able to stay for a week and David stayed for two weeks. It was very important that he stayed the extra week to spend his dad's 50th birthday with him. We had a wonderful trip. Ken and Joyce always go out of their way to make our visit so pleasant. During our trip, we had many great dinners made by Joyce and Ken. One night, Joyce made homemade Lasagna and it was so YUMMY!! We took the "Kelly's Girl" boat out for an afternoon ride. We anchored and had some awesome Cuban sandwiches. We enjoyed the beautiful ocean water and went for a nice dip. David's grandpa came over to visit for a couple of days. It is always so nice to see Tom (FYI: the sweetest grandpa in the world). We also got to meet Kevin's girlfriend Erica for the first time and that was a pleasure as well. I can't forget the bathing suit shopping that Joyce and I did. I found a new one at JCPenney's and I think Joyce got two there and one at Target. Ken and Joyce took us to Orlando for the day to Blizzard Beach Water Park. We met Kevin there and we made a wonderful day of it. It was so much fun!! I did most all the rides, but the guys could not convince me to do the Summit Plummet (sp). It was a straight down slide, that you can get speed up to 55+ miles per hour. No, thank you and not to mention the wait was close to two hours. The last night that I was there, we decided to play left, right and center. It was such a fun and easy game, especially if you are having a couple of drinks along with it. We also got to meet Toni and Tilly for the first time. They are Ken and Joyce's keeshonds. They are beautiful and I can't wait for them to meet Katie and Lacey at Christmas. We had the best time and wish it did not come to an end so fast, but we are looking forward to seeing you guys at Christma