Friday, July 24, 2009


As of today, I am DONE with my gifted endorsement classes! Now I can do fun things again like blog or chat! Had a great time at Lake Oconee this past weekend with Cristan, Marc, Braden, and Ella so I'll get to blog about it soon! Madeline enjoyed her time at Splash with Lacy and Ash while I was at class!

Friday, July 17, 2009


Yes, this post is a little past due.......I have decided that all of you who blog faithfully every day do not have an annoying, slow computer like I do! One day you will ride by my house and see mine come flying out of the upstairs window and know I finally had all I could stand!

So as some of my oldest friends know, when I was little I was one of the only "only children" in my class. All of my friends had siblings, and I prayed every single night for God to please give me a sister or brother. On July 7th, 1984 along came this little chick............

Little Miss Candice was like my new doll! I was so happy......I cried and laughed hysterically at the same time when mama told me! She is the spitting image of my daddy in personality.....a fireball! To her dismay, some people say we look alike..........lucky me, poor her! On both of the picture days below, I did her hair as always...........there is one infamous picture somewhere of the time I was away at college and couldn't do her hair.........mama did her best, but that one will remain hidden, LOL. This one is kindergarten..........
And this was sixth grade.........loved her with her bangs grown out! This is one of my favorites!

On her birthday, we went to eat at the Millhouse in Statesboro..........YUM! DELICIOUS! She turned the big two-five this year, a whole quarter!!! And she thinks she is old! OH MY! Trust me sister, you just get smarter and better with age! Here she is with the MOMS! Mom-in-law Nancy on the left and our mom Elaine on the right. Poor Tom was out of town working........BOO......but we ate enough for him too!


Random Food and Salon Fun

Okay, so anyone who knows me or has ever seen my from the backside knows that I love to eat out!! The past couple days were just what the doctor ordered, as I got to eat at two of my favorite places in Statesboro. Last night we went to eat at Mellow Mushroom with Candice and Tom. It was AWESOME....make ya slap somebody AWESOME! I had the greek salad, and Candice and I shared a pizza that had all kinds of cheese, sundried tomatoes, onions, sliced tomatoes, and the best sauce ever. Can I just say that Mellow Mushroom is my new favorite place??? Madeline said "Mama, this is the best pizza in the history of pizzas!" Now I don't know where she gets her flair for the dramatic side from.......Candice and Tom also ordered Hummus with Pita bread for an appetizer, and it was to die for! Yes, you heard me.......HUMMUS!!! Who woulda thunk it? Not me, that is for sure! Never had it in my life, and if I'm not mistaken it is supposed to be that is just wrong! Nothing healthy tastes that good. So here is Candice enjoying her pizza........
Today Madeline and I headed back over to the Boro to have some Shane's for lunch. I guess that is my second favorite place in the Boro. Their "buffa-q" chicken fingers are the bomb......and the Statesboro Sweet Tea.......hush your mouth!

Little Miss enjoying her chicken.........child loves some chicken and honey mustard! As you can see, this pic is a little blury which is what happens to about 80% of my pictures and is why I want a new camera..........SANTA BABY do ya hear me??

After Shane's it was off to Aunt Candice's Salon.......67 Styles. She was busy as usual so we just hung out, and Madeline decided to help. Aunt Candice loves me taking pictures of her all the time..........NOT!! She even told her client, "see my sister just started this blogging thing......."

Madeline thinks sweeping is the why isn't this cool at home??? She even helped Haley to fold towels! I tried to take her shopping at Deal's Antiques and she said, "Hurry, I have to get back to the salon and help Haley." Oh my...........

It has been a great couple of days! Thank you God for your many blessings!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Cutest Cake Ever!

Yesterday we attended Ashton's birthday party......Madeline's BFF.......this was her birthday cake made by her "Nanaw" Ms. Maryanne.......don't you think this is the cutest cake ever? It was yummy too! Matt enjoyed eating the fondant leaves, after we teased him by telling him he could only have one fondant ladybug......we did give him some cake later. I am an icing girl myself, but he LOVES fondant. I hope I am spelling it wonderful friend Lacy enjoys bringing me bowls full of icing to school after she bakes cakes. Did you ever wonder why I can't lose weight without gaining it right back???? MMMMMM icing and a glass of milk.........nothing like it! Back to the party, the girls had a blast. Although Lacy didn't make the cake this time, she could have in a heartbeat, as well as sewing ten dresses, doing embroidery, baking rice krispy treats, and blogging about it all..........usually while also doing school work, church work, and having all kinds of kids over.........CAN I PLEASE GET AN OUNCE OF HER ENERGY???? Killing me girl, killing me! :)
Meanwhile........back in Missi's world, it is all I can do just to go to my gifted endorsement class for these next couple weeks. Of course it is the last thing I would like to do with my last free moments of summertime, but at least it will soon be over and I'll be done!!!!! Stick a fork in me.....DONE! I would love nothing more than to be spending these days lounging in the sun on some beach, hanging out with Madeline, sleeping late, watching soap operas (Young and the Restless is too good these days), cleaning out and organizing my house, you name it, I can think of other things to do! So think of me, as I am in Hazlehurst, capitol city of NOTHING but timber!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Fourth of July Fun

We had a great time on the fourth hanging out at the pool with Aunt Candice, Uncle Tom, Lacy, and Ashton. Madeline and Ash had not seen each other since our trip to Disney (coming up in a later post) so they were very excited to hang out together.

After Uncle Tom graciously blew up about ten floats (thank goodness it was with an electric pump) the girls had fun switching from float to float. Poor Tom and Matt were about exhausted from hoisting the girls up in the air and throwing them across the water for squeals of delight.

The girls had a blast riding on "Yurtle the Turtle" as Madeline named "her" and poor Yurtle was looking a little worse for wear by the end of the afternoon. We had some yummy sandwiches, chips, and of course watermelon to top off the day. After that, the girls were off to Reidsville to swim in Nanaw's pool for the rest of the afternoon before going to the fireworks. They watched from the RMS football field. You can check out Lacy's blog at

While the girls went to the fireworks, we headed to a cookout at our Uncle David's near Lyons with Candice and Tom. We had an awesome time looking at old pictures and listening to Uncle David and Steve's hunting and fishing stories. All in all, it was a great 4th of July! God Bless the USA!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

My Best Friend

I really don't know how I would have made it through these last days without Matt. He has been there every second of the way. He stayed at the hospital with me at night with daddy and has been running around doing anything he can to help my mama in the past few days. He has literally tucked her in at night. He has patience like no other. Just when I thought I couldn't love him more, he has been amazing through this whole thing. My daddy would be so proud to know how well Matt is taking care of us. The top picture is from a trip we took to the mountains in North Carolina in fall 2007. We actually got to see snow while we were there! The bottom picture is from our honeymoon in St. Lucia. We went on a fishing charter and of course didn't catch a thing, but we had fun!