Monday, March 30, 2009


Proud would be an understatement! These kids did an amazing job with this show! I can't tell you how excited and pleased Brent and I both are with the outcome of Annie. The technical aspects came together like a charm and made this a wonderful show to watch. Here are some pictures. I miss the cast already!

Annie and Sandy

Easy Street

Entire cast

Hard Knock Life




Daddy Warbucks and Annie

Zoe and Leah Ruth

Friday, March 27, 2009

At the Lake

As most of you know, my grandmother "Me-Maw" passed away on Wednesday. Naturally we are going to miss her greatly, but we are also rejoicing that she is now in heaven. She has been in a nursing home for around 3 years and gradually became weaker and unable to do things for herself. She passed peacefully and without pain. The visitation will be this Saturday from 4:00-6:00 at Byrd Funeral Home and the funeral will be Sunday at 2:00.

I am thankful I got to speak to her and tell her I loved her a week or so earlier. I also got to tell her that I was expecting a baby, to which she replied "I knew it!

Most of my childhood friends got to experience going to Me-Maw's house "at the lake". For the majority of my lifetime, Me-maw lived at Lake Seminole in Georgia. She lived off of a dirt road and right on the lake. We spent many hours fishing, swimming in the neighbors pools and running from neighbors dogs. She had many fish fries and Christmas gatherings with everyone from Dothan. I will never forget walking down "Rabbit Road", climbing the same enormous tree in front of her house, and bringing home "Chief" (her yellow lab). She let me choose his middle name. I chose "Precious". So, she named him Precious "Chief" Kennedy.

I will never forget leaving "Baby" out in the rain and crying so hard that she was wet. So, Me-Maw popped Baby in the oven to dry her.

Me-maw spent lots of hours in the kitchen. She was known for her homeade Mahaw jelly, homeade bread, banana puddings, banana bread, chicken pot pies and anything else you can think of that sounds delicious.

We laughed and joked about Me-maw never being able to tie my hair ribbons. I was such a girly girl in school and I had to wear a bow with everything. If Me-maw was keeping us, she would try to tie my bows and it never worked. Dad was equally bad at tying bows.

She was so full of life and had a very loud appreciative laugh. She loved to play cards, fish, and be with family. She also had an excellent memory. She could tell you everything about her childhood in detail.

It has been several years since she felt well enough to be her lively self. I will greatly miss her, but I will always have fond memories down "at the lake".

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I think you should know

That Brent and I are expecting our first baby!!

I am 7 1/2 weeks along, due November 7th. Its crazy really. We went yesterday for the first ultrasound and baby is in the right place with a nice, fast heartbeat. See ultrasound below. These pictures crack me up because everyone shows them off, yet you can't see anything! It's still fun to put it here in proof that the technician saw a baby in my belly.

So, Hayes will have a cousin that will share the same birth year, first Thanksgiving and first Christmas!!

Please pray for us as we re-do an entire room to make room, adjust to the complete new life we are about to have and prepare financially, mentally, and emotionally for such a sweet change. I also ask for prayers that the baby is healthy!

P.S. My pants already do not fit. I'm pretty certain this is not supposed to be. Let's just say I have not been doing Weight Watchers.

Friday, March 13, 2009


Oh my! I had to post a picture of some of the orphans in our production of Annie. How cute are they?? Unfortunately there are 7 other orphans not pictured, including Zoe, but this is such a great picture I could not help but post.

I have really grown to love all of the kids in Annie, but I have worked mostly with these orphans. They are all so eager to do well and have done an excellent job with their characters. I have been very impressed. This experience has been so wonderful! I'm really going to miss these little girls when its over. :(

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Oh the controversy

It was only a matter of time before I posted about my new favorite show "Toddlers and Tiaras". If you have not seen it, it comes on TLC on Tuesdays at 9:00. (Tonight)

I don't know what is more entertaining, the actual show or the controversy surrounding the show. Basically, its a documentary on families that put their babies through teenagers in pageants.

I have been in a few school pageants and I always thought they were fun. I dont think it effected my self esteem when I didn't win, however I was in high school. My main issue with this show is that when a toddler doesn't win "Grand Supreme" (which sounds like a burrito) some of these parents get crazy. I have actually heard one parent say "I dont know how Im going to explain to her that she just didnt do well at all today" AKA "My child was not pretty enough today." The kid is 3!!!! I am not ok with that.

How about the "flippers"? These parents actually get false teeth (called flippers) for their child to wear so they have a perfect smile. Are you kidding me with this?? Really? Children arent supposed to have perfect teeth! Most of these kids just grew teeth! Then there are the spray tans. Self explanatory why this is dumb.

So, you can see why this is good T.V. I have seen and heard comments about these shows and people get really fired up about it. Exploting children, giving them a superficial hobby, etc. I, for one, am entertained.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Hayes- 5 weeks

This weekend, Brent and I went to Birmingham to see Hayes and hang out with my family and some of our friends. I still think Hayes is the cutest baby ever. Here she is.

We also went to see "Doubt" at Theatre Tuscaloosa. I have to say I like the play better than the movie. It is much better on stage. The movie was just "ehh" to me.
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Colossians 3: 12-14