Thursday, April 24, 2008


(At rehearsal for Will and Renee's wedding...
not the most attractive picture but it'll do.)

I'm singing at my cousin Amy's wedding on Saturday. Lucky for me she chose the same song that I sang at Will and Renee's wedding last summer so that makes it a bit easier on me. Which turns out to be a great thing because last Saturday night I lost my voice. It's been doing a little back and forth getting better, today is the best day so far and I'm praying it just keeps getting better. I think if I were to have to do it today it would sound just fine. I haven't practiced the song all week because I've been attempting to rest my voice, along with drinking crazy amounts of hot water with honey and lemon.

I feel really nice getting to be a part of this day with Amy because of the situation that comes with it. Her dad, my uncle, was killed several years ago and she's the first daughter to get married. I don't know what it is about daughters who have lost their dads and them getting married but I think it's going to be an emotional wedding. She's got an older brother that's married and I just can't remember how it was for his wedding, in fact I can't even remember if I was there. I assume I was but I just don't remember. Her two brothers are walking her down the aisle and the younger of the two, Glen, is giving her away. So at that point losing my voice won't be the issue, the crying will.

I wish many blessings to Amy and Ryan and the new life they'll be beginning together!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Busy Weekend!

Headed up north on Friday evening, with Christine and Arlexis, so we could meet the girls for my cousin Amy's bachelorette party. We met at a hotel where some of the girls would be staying that night, my parents met us there so they could take my niece Arlexis back home with them. Went to a comedy show that was good, the first guy was horrible but the second two were very funny. After that we went to Rum Runners, a dance club on the ground floor and a piano bar up stairs. We set up camp up stairs to listen to the piano playing and singing for awhile then headed down stairs to dance. It was a great evening!
Saturday I got to sleep in for a bit and then lazed around until lunch time. After lunch I rode into town with Renee and Sarah so they could do some grocery shopping and I could pick up some things for our Yahtzee party that night. Went back to Renee's to help her unload her groceries and get a few things for dinner. Had dinner at the farm with Will, Renee, Christine, Arlexis, Zac and Sarah. The boys layed down in the living room while we played Yahtzee in the kitchen. We, Christine, Sarah, Renee and I, have become Yahtzee fanatics. Christine and I play a few times a week here in the south while Sarah and Renee do the same in the north and then when Christine and I go north we get together and play. It has become quite funny but a very good time. We're talking about having a Yahtzee tournament one day where you've got to buy in and the money going to the winner.
Sunday I went to church with my mom and Arlexis, we came home and relaxed and then went to Amy's bridal shower. After the shower Christine, Arlexis and I drove back south. I was tired out! And just think, I get to do that all over again for the next two weekends-Renee's baby shower is this weekend and Amy's wedding, which I'm singing at, is the following weekend. Yay!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Family Photo

Here's our family photo from the wedding...


Here are Becki and Phyllis in aprons that I've made. They make great models!

Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure

My friend Becki is going to do the Race for the Cure later this month. If you would like to make a donation to sponsor her please visit Becki's Race Page. Thank you!


I'm not certain that I can put into words how much I like music. I wouldn't say I like all music, I don't care for songs that I can't make out the lyrics or ones with vulgar lyrics and the like, but I do like many different styles. Country, rock, jazz, classical, christian, r&b... My bosses handed me down K's ipod when she got a new one and I've been having such a good time adding all these songs that I'm infatuated with. I have a habit of hearing a song I really like and then listening to it constantly. Yesterday I purchased 4 new songs and they've been played fairly steadily since then... "Clumsy"-Fergie, "Come Home"-OneRepublic, "Whisper His Name"-Deluge and "In Better Hands Now"-Natalie Grant. I seem to be very into message songs, ones that make me think or really touch something in me and sometimes make me cry...okay, asside from "Clumsy"
I also am crazy into the soundtrack from "Across the Universe" can find my tribute in an earlier entry ;)

Tuesday, April 01, 2008


I started a liver cleanse today...should be an interesting time. I do four days of a Seneca Indian cleanse, three days of the Master Cleanse and then four days of the Seneca Indian cleanse. I get to eat some for the Seneca Indian cleanse and then nothing for the Master Cleanse-just a mixture of water, lemon juice, maple syrup and cyanne pepper.

Today I could eat only fruit. It's not been too bad, I don't actually feel hungry I just keep having to remind myself that I'm choosing to do this. When I think of foods as "can't have" things I want them but when I can get myself to think about the health benefits and that this is a choice I do just fine. Here's to my health!