Tuesday, November 23, 2010

'Tis the season...

Well folks, I don't know what to say. 2010 seems to be in WARP speed with no slowing down in sight. Thanksgiving is just a day away and then we'll be knee deep in jingle bells and sugar plum fairies. Hope you're ready!

As we all know, Thanksgiving wouldn't be the same without some football in the mix and you know what that means... RIVALRY WEEK has returned! I'm extremely thankful to have a husband who cheers for my team the other 364 days of the year but will be proudly wearing my garnet/black on Saturday... go GAMECOCKS!

Our niece Molly Kathryn is growing and changing by the minute and her mom (my SIL Molly) keeps us updated weekly with pictures - thank goodness! This is probably my favorite so far... that smile is too cute for words. :)

We had our annual Stoehr family pictures taken a couple weeks ago, thanks to Sullivan at Carolina Starfish Photography. This is one of my favorites: Brad and I took it in front of a little cafe in Baxter Village. I will say that it isn't the one we used for our Christmas card... we're keeping that a surprise. We got some great shots and I look forward to sharing VERY soon!

Molly and I saw plain wreaths at the JLS Santa's Shoppe and figured we could make our own wreaths instead of paying double and getting half. Thanks to Michael's, a battery-powered string of lights and my hot-glue gun... we now have our very own Stoehr wreath!

Hope everyone has a blessed and happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Two more beauties have made their debut this week and we couldn't be happier!

Samantha Leigh Corrao
October 23, 2010 @ 6:45 p.m.
6 lbs, 9 oz. - 19 inches

Miss Samantha made her debut on GameDay and what a good luck charm she was - Clemson clutched its biggest win of the season, defeating Georgia Tech 27-13!

Molly Kathryn Moyer
October 25, 2010 @ 4:48 p.m.
6 lbs, 10 oz. - 20 inches

I don't think I have to tell any of you that this is the Little Miss the entire Derry/Stoehr/Moyer families have been waiting on for nine months... and she's every bit of perfect that we knew she'd be! Molly had what I can only describe as the ideal delivery and mom, dad and baby are all doing wonderful. Thanks to all the for love & prayers! God is so good!

Friday, October 22, 2010

More babies!

Since my last post, two more little ones have made their debut!

Cecilia Anne Bromberg
October 14, 2010 @ 4:23 p.m.
7lbs, 7 oz. - 20 in.

Charles "Charlie" Butler Morton
October 19, 2010 @ 7:15 p.m.
7lbs, 4 oz. - 20.25 in.

Brad and I got to meet this special little guy in person - what a cutie pie! Chris and Paige seem to be doing great and will hopefully head home this weekend. Congratulations!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Is it Friday yet?

I guess if you have to ask, you already know the answer. LOL.

Monday, October 11, 2010


What can I say about this weekend? Wow.

ESPN's GameDay rolled into the #famouslyhot city for a great time and boy, did they get it. My mother-in-law Kathy was asked to interpret for GameDay, which was a huge honor in itself but if that wasn't good enough, she got to meet Lee, Kirk, Chris and the whole crew!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Let the count begin!

Well, October is finally here. It's one of my favorite months for many reasons but this year, it's has a new reason: babies! Brad and I know of (at least) seven babies due this month and we can officially begin the welcome parade:

Jean & Chris Lloyd
Baby Joel
October 1, 2010
10 lbs, 10 oz.

Meghan & Nate Harvey
Baby John
October 5, 2010
6 lbs, 2 oz.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

If you haven't, GO.

It's weird, really - the first time I heard about Facebook was October 2004, my senior year at USC. One of my sorority sisters asked if I'd seen this site that could keep me connected with all my friends. It was new and I needed a sc.edu email address to participate so I logged on and never looked back. Now, a website once proud of this exclusivity, it has 500 million users, it's worth 25 billion (yes, with a b) dollars and has a new movie about its evolution. But I digress...

I don't typically listen to official movie reviews because I've loved many I've seen that received one star and vice versa; this certainly was not the case for The Social Network. Great reviews, fantastic movie. Even if you've never heard of Facebook (or any other social media network for that matter), go see this movie. You're guaranteed to be entertained.

Four stars.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Well, hello there...

After what seems like months of no rain, the clouds finally opened up yesterday and brought cooler weather with it. It will be in the low to mid-70s all week which is a welcomed change from mid to upper 90s... it seems Autumn decided to finally make her appearance.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

War... tide?

I bet her poor parents never saw it coming.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Hello again

You know, it's a shame I can't keep this blog updated like I used to when I first started it... this whole "being an adult" thing is highly overrated at times. I've missed everyone and since I have a few minutes, let me try to catch up with everything:

Brad and I celebrated our three-year anniversary on August 11 (I know, I can't believe it either), which was simply wonderful. He gave a the most beautiful diamond cross that I almost never take off and we enjoyed our reservation at Bentley's on 27, overlooking uptown Charlotte. The brother-in-law of Brad's friend/co-worker (did you follow all that? LOL) is the head chef at Bentley's and made the evening extra special with a personal appearance - what a fantasic time!

The week following, the University of South Carolina began formal recruitment and Beta Delta (for all you non-Greeks, that's the chapter I was initiated) did not disappoint! Over 90 women accepted bids from Delta Zeta and I couldn't be happier for them. :)

At the end of August, Brad and I celebrated the anticipated arrival of Charlie Morton, the first baby of our good friends Chris and Paige. The Stoehrs, Mortons, Hams & Richards definitely know how to have a great time and we can't wait for this little dude's debut.

Sheri, Chris, Paige (& Charlie!) Wade, Page, Ben, Leslie, Brad

We can never get our fill of celebrations and Labor Day weekend proved just that as we celebrated with baby shower for my sister-in-law Molly! We had a great time with family and friends as we all get set to welcome Molly Kathryn Moyer with lots of Derry/Stoehr/Moyer love! Out of all the pictures I took that day, this is one of my favorites:

"Mommy's Sippy Cup" :)

Carolina football has resumed and we pulled out a BIG win over Georgia this past weekend. Marcus Lattimore single-handedly ran all over UGA and was recognized as SEC Player of the Week. Hope we can keep this momentum up... GO GAMECOCKS!!!

Lastly, this weekend marked the ninth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. I'm not sure why this year was especially hard but I hope each of us can keep those affected by this terrible tragedy in our hearts every day, not just on this somber occasion.

God bless America.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Happy 3rd anniversary to us!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Pledge Perfection!

Lilly Pulitzer has just released their new line of sorority patterns and I was SO excited to see Delta Zeta as one of the four chosen - hellooooo birthday wishlist!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Moving SUCKS

We're moving our work office this week to the new campus center and it's completely renewed my faith in moving companies. While it will be nice to be in a brand new building, it will also present it own set of challenges... not to mention purging all this stuff makes me feel like I'm on an episode of Hoarders.

Is it Friday yet?

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


So it's been a whole month since I've updated the blog... where has this summer seriously gone?! Let's see if I can play catch up...


That same evening, Brad and I went to see the third installment of the Twilight series Eclipse. AMAZING!

June 30: (on 3ish hours of sleep) Headed to Tucson, Arizona for Delta Zeta's 49th National Convention. What a fabulous time with my sisters... thanks to all who made it a grand affair!

Currently helping plan two baby showers which has been SO much fun! Can't wait to meet these sweet babies and celebrate with our friends and family:

Charlie Butler Morton
due 10/9

Molly Kathryn Moyer
due 10/30
To save the best for last, my wonderful hubby and I will be celebrating our 3rd wedding anniversary in a couple weeks. I'm so blessed to have a supportive, loving man in my life!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Crazy fun week!

First, my apologies for being out of the loop for so long. We just wrapped up this year's two-week stint of freshmen orientation sessions at work. I worked plenty of extra hours and if you've ever worked for any state agency, you know all you have to barter is time (overtime? what's that?!) which is great that I can use it for my trip to Tucson, AZ for Delta Zeta's 49th National Convention this week!

I'm excited to be back at convention, especially representing Surfing Sisters as our President and voting delegate. Not sure who thought it would be good to plan this around the July 4th weekend but regardless, it'll be good to see a lot of sisters and meet a lot I haven't met yet. Great times all around!

As if that was exciting enough, the third installment of the Twilight saga, Eclipse, comes out at midnight Tuesday night/Wednesday morning and we're going to see it!!! It's always fun to see the die-hard Twihards come out in full force (crazy garb included) and certainly makes standing in line for over an hour a little more entertaining... :)

Have a great week everyone!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

Must. get. stronger. coffee.

Hellooooo Monday. Caffeine IV, anyone?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Home Improvement, Stoehr style!

After months of debating, Brad and I are finally biting the bullet and getting hardwood floors in the house! Who knew we'd be so excited about floors?! (Mom, if you're reading this - I know, you were right.) We've had the basic manufacturer's carpet since we moved in - the original carpet installed five years ago - and to be quite honest, it's a hot mess. We're planning to replace the carpet in the entry way, dining room, living room and half the stairs; it sounds like a lot but if you've ever been to the house, you know it's basically one giant room. (LOL) These are some pictures from when we first moved in:

As you can see, the color dynamics are currently darker walls, lighter floors and since we're moving to darker floors, we'll need lighter walls! We've already narrowed down our panits choices and received a quote from a recommended company... that's next on our home improvement project. Fingers crossed we can have everything done by the 2nd week of June!

More pictures to come!

Monday, May 24, 2010

We're expecting a...

... NIECE! Congratulations to Molly & Bryan!

We're SO excited to share in this incredible time...
can't wait to meet this sweet girl!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Happy birthday!

Today, YouTube celebrates five years of changing the world.
Congratulations & best wishes for the next five years!

To help celebrate, here is my all-time favorite clip:

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Life is good.

I realized that I've kinda sorta sucked at keeping up with the blogosphere lately but in my defense, things have kicked into high gear all around here. Good things are happening, though...

Brad will (formally) graduate from Queens University tomorrow evening with his Masters in Business Administration. I have to laugh because he's been graduating for about five months. We threw the big party in December (woohoo!) since he was done with classes and he even received his diploma in the mail. I'm still so proud of him and will probably cry anyways. Congrats!

Mother's Day is this weekend and I want to give all three (yes, you read that right, THREE) moms a shout-out: Kathy (mother-in-law), Lynda (stepmom) and of course, my wonderful mom Robin! They are incredible women who inspire me to do great things and be a better person... love you all!

My sister-in-law Molly & her hubby Bryan will find out what Baby Moyer is a little earlier than we anticipated... they're throwing a revealing party on May 23rd! Which will we have, a little niece or nephew???

This time last year, many of us were preparing to send Amanda Ingram (now Mathis) into wedded bliss... how fast a year flies by! Happy first wedding anniversary on May 30th to Amanda and Lenny!

Last but not least, I'm head over heels for my recently elected position as President for Surfing Sisters of Delta Zeta! This is a fabulous group of women who add so much to my life. I'm honored to serve this chapter and look forward at what the new year has to offer. Transitioning now and officially start on July 1... wish me luck!

Lots of love in the air and I'm lucky enough to be a part of it...
life is good.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Mazel Tov!

We went to Clemson this past weekend to see our friends Tuck and Lacy get married and it proved that even some rain couldn't ruin a great time! It's always so much fun to get together with this group and this celebration was no exception... the picture says it all! Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Tucker!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Celebrate. Remember. Fight Back.

Today's the day! After months of fundraising and getting the word out, the Downtown Columbia Relay For Life event is finally here! This year has been a refreshing reminder of just how amazing my family and friends are... whether they know it or not, they give me the courage and hope to march on every day and I wouldn't be the motivated woman I am without them. 

THANK YOU to everyone who has donated graciously for this cause so far:

Mary-ellen Derry - $200
Tim & Cheli Derry - $100
Meredith & Neal Simpson - $75
Catherine Lengers - $75
Don & Lynda Miller - $50
Gregg & Christine Stoehr - $50
Katie Franklin - $50
Deanna McLendon - $50
Bradley Stoehr - $25
Allison Carrow - $25
The RYAN POAG group - $25
Amanda & Lenny Mathis - $25
Jane Rainey - $25
Dee Siburt - $25
Darla Miller - $25
Peggy McCarty - $25
Catherine Plein - $25
Robin Stewart - $25
Kathy Stoehr - $25
Ilana Weiserg - $25
Inez Apgar - $25
Stephanie Bishop - $25
De'Anne Lucario - $25
Misha McShane-Frankewich - $25
Cheryl Mondi - $25
Amy Zoldak - $25
Jill Kendall-Erb - $20
Lisa Logan - $20
Karen Ebmeier - $10
Carrye Jenkins - $10
Liz Baker - $10
Steph Long - $10
Deb Williams-Stiffler - $10
Jessica Almeida - $10
Nikki Hammes - $10
Angel Hjarding - $10
To those who are able to celebrate birthdays with survivors, I walk for you tonight. To those who remember loved ones we've lost, I walk for you tonight.  To those who continue to fight back cancer each day, I walk for you tonight.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Baby Moyer, debuting October 2010!

It's always wonderful to hear those close to you announce that great news... "we're expecting!" In the last couple months, at least four of our friends have discovered they are expecting and luckily for Brad and I, one of these little ones will be our niece or nephew! Of course, we're over the moon for Molly & Bryan and look forward to being the best aunt and uncle ever! The best part? Baby Moyer is expected to make his/her appearance on October 30th... Uncle Brad's birthday! :)

Here's to a happy and healthy pregnancy!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

"We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ's behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God."
- 2 Corinthians 5:20-21

Hope everyone has a wonderful Easter!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Funny Friday

LOL. Happy Friday, folks.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

"I get by with a little help from my friends..."

Brad, the pups and I went to visit our favorite Simpsons in Virginia this past weekend and we had a blast! We got to see Aunt Mary-ellen in Olde Town Alexandria for lunch (yay!), enjoyed the beautiful weather and got some great girl time with some awesome Delta Zetas, Meredith, Inez, Tracy & Clytie! We went to dinner at Cafe Berlin on Saturday, which was delicious (seriously, if you ever get the chance - go!) and can't wait to do it again soon!

(clockwise) Inez, Clytie, Tracy, Leslie, Meredith

little + big = :) 

LOVE these guys!
(Leslie, Grayson, Brad, Connor, Neal & Meredith)