Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Garrison's a fatty!

It's not what you think!!! That's his
Garrison went to the doctor today for his 6 month checkup, yes...he's almost 7 months but cut me a break, we're lucky we went at all and that I remembered to actually bring Garrison with me!!! If any of you have come across this little man lately, you will have noticed something we like to call "fat rolls!" and they are everywhere, and I mean EVERYWHERE! So, guess how much he weighs...drum roll please...19 1/2 pounds and he's 27 1/4 inches long. He is in the 75th % of his height and weight! Let me just say for the record, my girls were not quite this, well, fat, so it's great!! So, he's tall, fat, blond and blue-eyed...still not sure if he's ours...I'll keep him regardless! He's learning to get up on his knees so it won't be long before the inevitable happens...the crawl...yikes...I'm not ready! He's already cut his two bottom teeth! I had forgotten how quickly time flies...So, this is in honor of our little Honey Ham!

Weddings, Weddings, and more Weddings...

It's been the season for weddings around here and Ryleigh has been in the action! At her school, the letters Q and U got married to form the blend "Qu". Ryleigh was chosen to be the flower girl and boy was she excited! She got all dressed up and I put the porcelain headpiece that I wore in my wedding on her...what a moment! So, now Q & U are legally united! Then, Ryleigh was the JR. Bridesmaid in the wedding of Lindsey's second cousin Justin. She looked so beautiful in her dress (the dress, by the way, cost as much as my first car). It was all a bit costly but I reminded Lindsey that we were not paying for a dress, shoes and such, we were paying for an amazing experience that she will never forget. With that said, Lindsey was all on board...that is...until he saw the boy Ryleigh had to walk the aisle with. He was 10 and REALLY liked Ryleigh. Lindsey had to basically tell the putz to hit the road and leave his daughter alone! It has already started...I think I'll be carrying a loaded gun from now on...Anyway, the "weddings" were fun but it sure reminded me of how quickly time flies and how we need to cherish every moment because all too soon, there will be another wedding, this time it will be one of ours...

Friday, May 16, 2008


Well, it's "officially official". Lindsey is now the Assistant Principal of Holsenbeck Elementary School here in Winder GA! We've prayed for God's best and His perfect Will. We prayed that if this was the job God had for Lindsey then he would be offered the position, if it wasn't his job then they wouldn't even offer. I believe that specific prayers get specific answers and God did not tarry on His answer. This all happened so quickly. Lindsey got the call from the new Principal on Sunday Night to come and talk with her. The next morning, after a two hour interview, Lindsey said that he really liked the Principal and the school. Later that night she called back again and asked if he could come in the next morning to meet with 10 teachers for another interview. He was told he would know something by the end of the week. Thursday, while at school, the principal had called Lindsey's AP, Jenny, for a reference. Before the call was over, the Principal had asked Jenny to go and get Lindsey on the phone...and offered him the job! Like I said earlier, this happened so quickly and I think it was so we didn't have time to think about it or worry! So, we ask you to pray for Lindsey as he embarks on a totally new path in his career. One, that I believe, God has prepared and molded him for awhile now. The verse that sticks out to me is from The Message Proverbs 20:28 "Love and truth form a good leader; sound leadership is founded on loving integrity." Lindsey is and will be a good leader. So, Congratulations to Holsenbeck Elementary's new Assistant Principal: Lindsey Allen!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Inspirational Story

Most of you know that I host a local talk show called "Talk of the Town". Now, I know that you are surprised it is a "talk" show and that I'm loving it, but I digress. I just wanted to encourage you to watch the show this week especially as there is a very special young man that I want you to meet. His name is Eric Redmon and he puts life in total perspective for most of us. The show is on Channel 24 if you have Comcast. If you don't, you can watch it via Live Video Stream by going to and clicking on Live Video Stream. You will need to tune in during the actual show times which are: Monday-Friday 8am, 7pm, and 12 midnight. I pray that he encourages and inspires you just as he did me and the rest of our production crew.

Just for your entertainment, my tag line at the end of the show is "Remember, every time you invest in or serve our community, you just might become the Talk of the Town" (yes, I made that up) Anyone interested in being the next guest???

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Little Man...

Garrison is our "little man" for a couple of reasons. Ever since I was pregnant with him (and we knew it was a "him") I have called him "little man". I don't know why I called him that, I don't know why I do a lot of things... Anyway, the other reason he is our "little man" is because he looks just like his daddy! Their baby pictures are identical! I can only hope and pray (and I do) that Garrison turns out like his dad. The world really would be a better place...not to mention a more handsome one as well!!! So, enjoy our "little man", I know we do...