Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thankful for catching up

Wow kids, is it Thanksgiving eve already?! ::sigh:: It's insane how once we get to the 4th quarter of the year, everything jumps into warp speed. I was just putting the purple lights outside for Halloween and now we're thawing two turkeys in our upstairs bathroom. And no, I'm not joking. :)

This past week was a pretty rough one emotionally. I've really been struggling with some things internally and when it came to fruition this week, it was LIFE: 1 and LESLIE: 0. I know it's happening for a reason, I really do... it's just getting over the hump that's unnerving. Good news? Of course there is good news, silly! Relay for Life fundraising has begun and thanks to some unbelievable donors, I'm already at $275 into my goal of $1000! I can't begin to express my gratitude for everyone who has donated so far and if you're interested in donating in the future, just visit my page - we're in this until we reach our goal! In other news, Christmas cards are ordered - yay! - and should be going out first week of December. My friend Sullivan took our "family" pictures a little over a week ago and they turned out beautifully so we're excited to show everyone... coming to a mailbox near you!

We started pulling out some Christmas decor from storage last week. The ornaments have started to multiply around the house but that's a good thing: I received this fabulous ornament from one of my sorority sisters, Robin...

and we picked up a beautiful lighthouse ornament while we were in Boone in early November. Now, if we can just pick out our Christmas tree! :) Last but not least, I'd like to highlight some awesomeness that occurred this week:

New Moon, the 2nd installment of the Twilight series - WOWZA! If you like/love this series at all and haven't seen this yet, I have one question: where have you been??? Hiding under a rock?! GO SEE IT!

TweetDeck - update all your network sites at once. Brilliant! (channeling my inner Guinness guys)

Eclipse, the 3rd installment of the Twilight series - release date was announced as June 30, 2010! Mark your calendars! (do you see a pattern here? LOL)

Columbia APH - installed new committee chairmen and is now on Twitter! @ColumbiaAPH - follow us!

Good laugh! Because everybody can use one from time to time...

And most importantly: an amazing husband, incredible family, loving friends and a 2010 so bright I gotta wear shades... that's what I'm thankful for this year. Have a WONDERFUL Thanksgiving, peeps!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Need your help!

Fundraising for the 2010 Relay for Life Downtown Columbia event has begun: visit my personal page and help me reach my goal of $1000!

Any and all donations, no matter how small, are GREATLY appreciated... THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Monday, November 16, 2009

364 days

Well, we're approaching the time of year I love and hate all at the same time. As you know, my husband Brad is a die-hard Clemson fan and I'm a pretty fierce Gamecock fan. We may not get to as many games as we'd like to but we're the biggest fans you'll find in the Palmetto state. Unlike a lot of "house divided" couples, we're extremely supportive of both teams when they aren't playing each other (it's no secret: he's worn garnet and I've worn orange) because we respect the institutions where we received our education and support our state. However, on November 28, our teams will meet at Williams-Brice stadium and the bottom line is: we're rivals. We both want to win. We both want braggin' rights.

So, the time has been set for a 12pm kickoff on ESPN.
Here's to 364 days of being civil.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Ever have one of those days when all you need is a BIG one of these? Yeah, me too...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veteran's Day!

Be sure to thank your family and friends that serve in the military today. They remind us daily that freedom isn't free at all... it comes at the highest cost. Thank you for serving our great country!

Thursday, November 5, 2009


New York Yankees
2009 World Series Champions!

Only got a couple hours of sleep to watch the game but man, it was worth it. Way to make us proud, boys!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

And the winner is...

Thanks to Nikki for my OVER THE TOP award! Even with her One Cup of Crazy, she's pretty awesome - check her out!

Now for the details:

1. Thank the person who gave it to you - you're the BEST, Nikki!
2. Answer the questions below using only 1 word answers.
3. Pass it on to 6 other bloggers you think are Over The Top!

1. Where is your cell phone? purse
2. Your hair? washed
3. Your mother? loving
4. Your father? proud
5. Your favorite food? noodles
6. Your dream last night? falling
7. Your favorite drink? tea
8. Your dream/goal? challenging
9. What room are you in? office
10. Your hobby? lots
11. Your fear? alone
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? happy
13. Where were you last night? couch
14. Something you aren’t? tan
15. Muffins? Sure!
16. Wish list item? strength
17. Where did you grow up? Florence
18. Last thing you did? drove
19. What are you wearing? pants
20. Your TV? works
21. Your pets? snugglers
22. Your friends? BEST
23. Your life? good
24. Your mood? anxious
25. Missing someone? YES
26. Vehicle? silver
27. Something you’re not wearing? glasses
28. Your favorite store? Hallmark
29. Your favorite color? pink
30. When was the last time you laughed? morning
31. Last time you cried? Tuesday
32. Your best friend? comforting
33. One place that I go over and over? school
34. One person who emails me regularly? MudPie
35. Favorite place to eat? McAllister's

Here are 6 ladies I think are marvelously OVER THE TOP!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


3 classes...
a 15-page paper...
and 40 days...

That's all that stands between Brad and finishing graduate school. Really? Weren't we just in triple-digits days??? It's incredible how times flies and I couldn't be more proud of him!