Thursday, September 15, 2011

9/15/2011 Boston Elementary Book Fair

Andi Edward's the DRIVING FORCE of our Book Fair dressed as Thing 2 with my Lindsay on her lap.
Andi, Lindsay and Chris pose for a shot together. Lindsay is wearing her Clemson Tiger shirt that I brought her back from the trip to Anderson, South Carolina.

Aunt KK showed up at the Book Fair to help spoil the girls'.

Aunt KK with my 2 little Clemson fans! GOOO TIGER'S!!!

The girls have even learned a couple of cheers from mom since I went to the season opener game in "Death Valley"

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

September 14, 2001 10 years ago today...

Ten years ago tonight, Mike proposed to me in the back of the Black Hummer Limousine. It was a wonderful evening. We were in the parking lot of Copeland's Restaurant when he showed me the ring and asked me to marry him. Then, we proceeded to go into the restaurant and call everyone we knew!! Finally, 9 months later we got married June 15, 2002. Mike, you have been my rock in health AND sickness as I hope you know I have been for you. We have two beautiful daughters Lindsay Cecile and Brooke Marie and we are so blessed to have them in our lives! Thank you for always standing beside me and loving me, I can't wait til we can celebrate our 10 year Wedding anniversary! Maybe, we'll go back to Copeland's this year.

I love you!


Saturday, September 10, 2011


Finally Lindsay lost that second tooth that has been bothering her for weeks, especially since the first one came out. Maybe she'll start eating a little better again.
If you look very closely you can see 2 grown up teeth coming up through her gums. Funny thing is I remember these 2 bottom teeth were ones that I first noticed she was getting when she was a teething baby! Ah, the mommy memories!

Here is an even closer view!! Grandma and Grandpa picked up Brooke & Lindsay from school yesterday and took them to the dollar store (Lindsay for pulling out her own tooth) and Brooke for being a good girl because she had to go get her Hep A shot yesterday and she did really well. Now Brooke is all caught up on her immunizations until she is four! (and those are the hard ones, right before pre-k starts they get a ton of shots to last them until they are 12.) Except for the annual flu shot. Both girls' are doing a great job in school! Brooke can already say all of the days of the week. Lindsay could not do that at age 3! So proud of Brooke too. She is really starting to catch on and like the idea of school every day. Like her big sister!

Friday, September 9, 2011


Lindsay has lost her second loose tooth today and you can already see her grown up tooth coming in both spots! She pulled this one out herself again, at school today! This time she is prepared, she already had a pre-written letter to the tooth fairy that she wants to keep this tooth for herself! LOL! Daddy (AKA Tooth Fairy) is supposed to put 2 shiny quarters under her pillow and leave the tooth for her to keep in Lindsay's words "FOREVER AND EVER!" :)
She is such a hoot, Brooke keeps checking to see when SHE will get a loose tooth. We keep trying to tell her maybe when she is 5, like Lindsay. I didn't have a chance to get a photo tonight but that is first thing on my agenda tomorrow.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Mike, Chris, Lindsay & Brooke

Monday, September 5, 2011

MY TRIP TO ANDERSON, SC 9/2-9/4/2011

Over the Labor Day Weekend I went to visit my friend Kim and her kids' in Anderson, South Carolina.http://Anderson, South CarolinaFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Kim and I have known each other since the third grade, and thanks to Face Book we have gotten back in touch. The photo above is her oldest daughter Samantha with her boyfriend Reid just before we all went to the Home Opener Clemson Football game!

Kim also has 2 daughter's, the girl on the left is her youngest daughter Kaytlyn and she is 10 years old, she is standing with her friend Shelby who also went to the game with us.

Samantha & Reid who are both 15 unfortunately Reid was only in town for rthe weekend as well, he lives in Virginia.

Kim and I have our photo op, she loaned me the Clemson visor to wear with my ORANGE shirt! I had a blast at the CLEMSON GAME!! It was better than ANY OTHER College game that I have gone to! Thankfully, Clemson won against TROY!!

This is Kim with her boyfriend David, he and his son Austin also went to the game with all of us. We tailgated before the game with some drinks and KFC! I really loved Anderson, I thought it was very beautiful and I would love to live there as well someday.

Here is a pair of "Irish Twins" (11 months apart) They were so cute dressed as a cheerleader and a Quarterback, their parents let me take a photo of them. Origionally, we were all supposed to go as a family to see Kim, but Mike got a job and Lindsay had school so I had to go alone.

This is the FAMOUS HOWARD'S ROCK. The tradition is all the Football player's enter the field first by rubbing the Rock and then they run down the giant hill into the stadium, also called Death Valley!

Here is a clearer shot of Howard's Rock!

Here is another group of what I would call "EXPERT TAILGATORS" that we dropped in on as we made our way to the stadium. They had music, a satellite television to watch the game on and we hung out watching the AUBURN game before our game.

"ROMEO & JULIET" waiting with us for the parade to start.

Everyone still waiting for the BAND to come down the street!!

Another little "Tiger Fan" I just had to have a picture of, the families here are DIE HARD TIGER FANS!!

Finally, Here comes the CLEMSON TIGER BAND!!!


The Cheerleaders with the TIGER MASCOT!



Also known as DEATH VALLEY because there is NO SHADE anywhere in the stadium!

The Drum Major's of the band...

76 Trombones!!

Kim & her daughter Kaytlyn watching the band!!

I took lot's of pictures for my nephew Derek of the drum section!!

The Clemson Team runs down to the field after they all rub Howard's Rock.

Here is a photo of all of the Close to the stadium tailgators, whereas we had to walk a good 30 minutes from our spot to the stadium!! :(

The release of all of the Orange Balloons!! So COOL! GO, FIGHT, WIN!!

I was trying to take a photo of all the balloons as they floated away.

A photo of all ol the Orange on the Home Side of the Stadium and it truly was the Death Valley for me, I had to leave after the 2nd quarter and go back and join the other tailgators.


Here is another Lindsay that I met at the other group's tailgating spot, except she spells her name LYNDSEY, totally different than how we spell our Lindsay's name. But she and I really hit it off. She was a wonderful person! She works with "special ed" children.

Kaytlyn, Kim, David, Austin in the back (David's son) and Shelby.

In final, I can say I am a total Clemson Fan at heart now! Thank you Kim and your girls', I had such a great time and thanks to Samantha for giving up your room for me. I can't wait to see you all again. Next time we'll have to make it a family trip so you can all meet my Brooke and Lindsay and Mike too of course. Maybe we can set something up for next summer in between my girls' birthday's!? Also, I am so sorry that I missed your parents Kim. They really need to be in town next time! Tell your mom you made the somgalion for me! I can't wait to taste her new version. Your's was great Kim and I am so happy that I got to meet David, Reid and the two pups also!

It was a great trip, but I was so happy to get back home to my family!! Lindsay ran to the car to greet me and we picked up Brooke and all enjoyed an evening at my sister and brother-in-law's in Ellijay. (another hour and 15 minutes in the car!!)

Take Care! Thanks for supporting Lindsay's fundraiser, we really appreciate it!



Chris, Mike, Lindsay & Brooke