Monday, December 27, 2010

It's Christmas!

December 25, 2010 I didn't take any pictures on Christmas! I know, you all can't believe it but I just forgot! I got up Christmas morning and baked a Cherry Pie for Lonnie & Francie and then cut fabric for the rag blankets I am making. Brandon finally got up at 1:00 pm and watched TV..... lazy bones! It was nice to just have nothing to do for a Saturday morning! We went over to Lonnie & Francie's house (Brandon's dad and step mom) and had an excellent meal with them and visited for awhile. I really enjoy being with them.... they are so fun! When then stopped by Marty & Stan's house (Brandon's mom and her boyfriend) and helped her fix Christmas dinner. She is having a total knee replacement Thursday and can't get around very well so I warmed everything up so she could sit down and relax. We had a good time and ready to tackle the New Year!

A white Christmas!

December 24, 2010 I am so glad it snowed! I don't like the cold very well but I do love the snow! Everything is so pretty and each branch on the trees is outlined and it's simply beautiful! We were open at work today but with the snow we couldn't get the vans out because if we wrecked them we couldn't replace them or fix them in a days wage so it was a quite day around the shop! I did bake 2 Cherry Pies, 2 Chocolate Pies and 2 Pumpkin Pies for family. I also made a batch of homemade old fashioned fudge for Uncle Terry.... it turned out perfect! We had Christmas dinner with the Spry family (a tradition we did with Grandma Ruby where everyone went to her house on Christmas Eve) and went to Uncle Terry & Aunt Debbie's house. We didn't get there until 4:00 pm but we still had a good time. Many good laughs and we even made snow ice-cream! Yum!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Our entrance to Midway Electric, Inc.

Well I got another hair-brained idea to re-pot my plants that are in the front entrance. I have a pony-tail palm plant (center) that I love! It was outgrowing it's original planter and needed room to grow so I stopped by Westlake's and found a couple of really nice pots. I also had 3 benches that my dad made and wanted to do something fun with them and this is what I came up with.... it's totally me.... different and country! The big plant on the left was a gift from one of our parts houses when Grandma Ruby died and it was only half as big (it's been a year and 3 months) so we got a big ol' pot for it too. I have a few more plants to re-pot and need to get some more potting soil to finish but it's a work in progress. (no worries....my OCD won't let me walk away until this project is finished) These are just some of my random acts of craftiness!

Kinly's 1st Birthday!

December 22, 2010 marked the 1st birthday for Kinly. It's hard to believe that a year ago we were waiting patiently for her to arrive and yesterday was her birthday! Where does time go? She recently started walking and it's so cute to watch her go after something she wants much faster now. She was a little cranky for her birthday party. It was last night around 6:00 pm and there were lots of people there.... really messes with a baby girls schedule during the week. Overall she did really good and got lots of cute gifts. It's so fun to see how much she is changing over this past year. She's got so much personality!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Bailey Girl

Bailey is our beagle/Heinz 57 mix dog that we got as a puppy. One of mom and dads friends, Keith House, was working in Fulton, MO and this little puppy was on the side of the road. He was afraid she would get hit so he placed her in someone's fenced in yard. She whined for him to come back and he couldn't take it so he took her home with him. I happened to be at their house and I told him I would take her. That's been 9 years ago and she is the best dog ever! We taught her to go get the newspaper at the end of our driveway and she just couldn't wait for Brandon to let her out to go get it. She was so small and the newspaper was so big but she was so happy. She loves to be around us and Brandon takes her for a quick ride in the truck each morning. She looks forward to the mornings for sure! I have taught her to "smile" when we get home and it's so cute because she will show her teeth and wag her whole butt in excitement.
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She also loves to play ball. We have taught her how to "toss" the ball to us. She is so cute and can't wait for us to get home and play. She is such a good dog and I can't imagine not having her! She loves to mess with Max and Mattie but as they are getting older they can't keep up with her...... She watches over them and I ask her to go get Max (aka: bubby) or Mattie (aka: sissy) and she will go find them and make them come into whatever room we are in. She's like the momma.  :) 

Friday, December 10, 2010

My niece Olivia!

This is my beautiful niece, Olivia McKee! She had a recital last night at Gentry Middle School and plays the clarinet. Aunt Shell wasn't able to be in two places at once and when I showed up she was done. I felt horrible but I was able to see her! Her mother, Misty and I have been best friends since 1992. I love the McKee family as they all treat me like family! Aunt Shell loves you Olivia Paige! :) 

"My Favorite Things" :)

Last night at the Women's Network "My Favorite Things" party I won 2 gifts! I won a Bacardi Rum Cake made by Jan Grossman, a past President of Women's Network. We cut into it this morning for breakfast and I am pretty sure I could get a DWI from one piece! Holy mother of Bacardi!!! Wow! Jan, you are a wild woman! I also won a $25.00 gift card to Bennigan's! It was a great time and I love visiting with everyone! Great job Women's Network and everyone involved in the planning of this great party! Hope this tradition keeps going!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

CTO Ornament Exchange.....

Yesterday we had an ornament exchange with a committee that I co-chaired from 2008-2010 (Changing The Odds) and it was so fun! We had 17 people there and each person brought an ornament wrapped. It was the traditional game of the first person gets an ornament and opens it. Person number 2 can steal the first person's or take a new one.... you know the drill. Well the best part (besides being together and having a wonderful breakfast) was I got my first ornament stolen and picked a new one. Little did I know when I took this ornament out of the bag it "appeared" to be a Santa coming out of the chimney.... as I am holding it up for everyone to see I get a glimpse of the front of this Santa.... I know the look on my face was priceless and I never knew Santa was so good looking! Ha! It was eventually taken from me as others really liked him too! It was a great time with an amazing committee..... thanks for the memories girls! :)

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

My Favorite Things...

Women's Network is gearing up for their "My Favorite Things" holiday party on December 9, 2010 and I have taken my things to them! This year I created 3 give away items that all have some of my favorite things. The box/basket above is probably my favorite of all.... It's old stuff that came from my personal collection and I debated on giving it up but I want someone else to enjoy these things like I do! Interested in attending? It's tomorrow night at the Stephens College Kimball Ballroom from 5:30 - 8:30 pm. Lot's of networking and catching up with friends, great food and drinks and you get a chance to win someone's favorite things! Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Country Humor for my friends...

So this is more of an inside joke for my Columbia Leadership guys more so than anyone else. Everyone who knows me knows I am a "What you see is what you get" kind of girl. There's not a lot of frill but there is a lot of bull! I think this all started when our class of 30 people were together and I was hot (temperature) so I said  "I'm hotter than a burnt biscuit!" and ever since then started the Midway-ism's..... I was in Barnes & Noble picking up a cookbook and just happened to walk past these cute calendars. I found one for my momma and then right there in a shining kind of light there was the perfect gift for Tom Trabue, Lindsay Young-Lopez, Shelly Devore, Barb King and Sarah Dubbert! A calendar full of Michele-isms! I was happier than a bear in hibernation! :)

What Would Wonder Woman Do?

What a nice surprise to open the mail Monday December 6, 2010 to find this in it! My good friend, Heather Stewart (aka: DJ Sparkle), loves Wonder Woman! I try to find random things that she doesn't have in her collection and she found this for me.... I love it! This book reminds me of how special she is in my life and I will always wonder.... What Would Wonder Woman Do? Thanks Heather!

The Magic Tree

I love the magic tree this year! This marked the 16th year that the magic tree has been around and this year it's location had changed to the Village of Cherry Hill! I love all the colors and how the gentleman that does this is able to get each branch covered in lights! We went over Sunday December 4, 2010 to try and get a picture..... It was cold and my camera just couldn't get the beautiful colors as some nicer cameras can.... oh well, I love this picture!

Winter Card Contest Assembly

December 3, 2010 Today was the Awards Assembly for the Winter Card Contest at Midway Heights Elementary School. The Partners In Education (us and D&H Drugstore) created this contest for all current students of Midway Heights to participate and enter their favortie winter scene. The grand prize winner would recieve their picture on our holiday cards that were sent to our customers!
This is the winning picture for all of Kindergarten! 
This is the winning picture for all of 1st Grade!
This is the winning picture for all of 2nd Grade!
This is the winning picture for all of 3rd Grade!
This is the winning picture for all of 4th Grade!
This was the winning picture for all of 5th Grade AND our Grand Prize Winner! 
What a wonderful time we had being a part of this and all winners (pictures above) got to eat pizza with the Partners In Education as well as received an art kit to keep up with their drawings!
 

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday!

Well I swore I wasn't going to fight the crowd with Black Friday and I buckled! When I looked through the ads there wasn't a thing I wanted or needed (strange to not want something) and when I ran across the JoAnn's Fabric ad I saw that they had flannel fabric for $1.29 per yard. I was in heaven! I sew rag blankets and give as gifts to those having babies and flannel is expensive ($5.99 and up) so I saw a bargain and took advantage! I was at the store at 6:45 am got my cart loaded down (picture above) and waited in the first line.... the line to get the fabric cut. Finally at 8:30 am I was in the second line for check out! At 9:00 am I was walking out of the store and headed back to the shop! I was worn out! Who would have thought this store would have been cram packed with so many people! Well I purchased 143 yards of this flannel fabric and saved $672.00! That's huge!!! This was well worth the trip and there will be lots of babies that will stay warm! Looks like I should be set for a while! :)

Thanksgiving Day!

November 25, 2010: Happy Thanksgiving! Well I don't have a picture for today and it wouldn't have been complete without Brandon there. He was sick and had to miss out on all the good home cookin' momma made. No worries, I took him home a plate and he ate it all! I am very thankful and very grateful that I have an amazing family! There is nothing like being home for a holiday and a home cooked meal!

Pies for the Gelnar Family

November 22, 2010: As many of you know by now, I love baking! I use Grandma Ruby's recipes and I have done pretty darn good at figuring out the way she used to do things (I created a couple of cookbooks but it was hard to get true measurements since she would just add a little of this and a little of that). I had the pleasure of helping with a Thanksgiving dinner for a wonderful gal I worked with at Columbia Ortho Group. Kelley is on bed rest with her second child, a little girl. Shortly after she found out she was having a little girl her water broke and things were really scary. She has been able to hang on and we are praying for a healthy little bundle of joy in 2011. The cherry and pumpkin pie are my contribution! Happy Thanksgiving Gelnar Family!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Don Laird.... Our Chamber of Commerce President!

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I love our Columbia Chamber of Commerce! All of the staff are wonderful, down to earth and fun! Want me to prove it? Well just watch this little video of our very own Don Laird, President on this fancy powered cooler. You can be sure there wasn't any wasted trips to find something to drink during today's staff chili cook off! Go Tigers!

Wonder Woman!

This is my good friend Heather Stewart! She is always doing nice things for me and I wanted to return the favor and do something nice for her. She LOVES Wonder Woman and I wanted to come up with a couple of things that she doesn't have so I was able to find a really cool Wonder Woman barbie doll and a Wonder Woman book that has all sorts of really cool stuff in it. She loved it! Thanks DJ for being a great friend! 

Carrie Underwood Concert

On October 16, 2010 my sister, our mom and I all headed to Kansas City, MO to see Carrie Underwood in concert! This was my favorite part of the whole concert when she came out on this blue truck! As it went around on the very back it said CARRIE. She put on a great concert and sang more of her fast upbeat songs where I really like some of her slower songs. It was a lot of fun and we stayed at the Q Hotel who took us to the Sprint Center so we didn't have to drive in the crazy traffic.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Another great win helping a great cause!

Yesterday (Tuesday October 12th) my 2010 Leadership Columbia Alumni class met for our monthly luncheon. We always have a great time visiting with each other since we have all graduated and sometimes we have up to 15 people show and sometimes 10 based on everyone's busy scheudle. Yesterday we met at Shiloh's downtown because they were having a "Free the Cougar" event which is created to raise money for a scholarship for someone right here in Boone County. We all purchased raffle tickets and yep you guessed it.... yours truly won a $50 Bleu Resturant Gift Certificate and a VIP Tasting and Tour for 10 people to Les Bourgeois Winery! It truly was a great day with great people for a great cause!
This is our group that showed up yesterday!

A little time with the girls...

On October 8, 2010 a few of us girls decided we needed to have a little get together so Lindsay Young-Lopez opened her beautiful home to Shelly Devore, Barb King and I (Sarah Dubbert couldn't make it). As most of you know I don't drink so she was kind enough to make me some pink lemonade! We all brought a little something to snack on and just visited. It was wonderful and we all had the best time just being in each other's company! What a great evening with great friends!

It's A Boy!

On October 6, 2010 my mom, dad and I got to go to the ultrasound with my sister, Ashley, and her husband, Greg, to find out the sex of their little bambino! I was pretty sure it was a girl until the ultrasound tech said it's a boy! My mom and dad had never seen an ultrasound and was amazed at the technology. Greg was happy but he was grinning from ear to ear when he was told he was going to have a son! The ultrasound lady wouldn't let me video part of the baby and there was a perfect moment I wish I had gotten.... Tater Tot (the baby) was getting his head measured and his little left hand was messing with his left ear! It was just so neat to see this on the ultrasound monitor to see what he's doing while he's camped out for the next 4 months! Everyone is so happy and can't wait to see him! Congratulations Ash and Greg and thank you for letting us be a part of this day!  Love, Aunt Shell :)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Scored another win!

Well I have won again! I am a fan of the Mid MO Dinning Guide on Facebook and they wanted to know "My roots are from New Orleans. We believe hurricanes should only be in a glass. I have the BIGGEST Cajun menu this side of the Mississippi. What restaurant am I?" and I guess Jazz (a Louisiana Kitchen) and won a $20 gift certificate! Thank you Zimmer Radio Group and Mid Mo Dinning Guide :)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tiger Quarter Back Club Fashion Show!

Last month Brandon & I joined the Tiger Quarter Back Club. Last night was the Fashion Show featuring the coaches wives all decked out in Black and Gold! It was a lot of fun and what a great event! I went with Nancy Fay (who I just love) and we had a great time! Chuck Everitt was there (he bleeds black and gold) selling raffle tickets. I purchased 12 tickets (6 for $5) and .......
I won 3 raffle items! I won a Mary Kay spa set which included a soft bath robe, super soft (all matching) neck wrap, eye mask, socks and a carry all bag in Mary Kay pink, foot tub and pedicure set (foot soak, foot balm, and foot scrubs)! I also won a really nice blanket with Columbia embroidered on it and the last item I won was a recyclable shopping bag, emergency accident kit with a disposable camera, flashlight with extra batteries, pen and notepad, tape measure and a whistle, a small travel cooler and a Black & Gold car wash from Tiger Express! I was super excited! Go Tigers! :)

500 Ambassador Points!

Last night was our Ambassador Quarterly Meeting at the Columbia Regional Airport. At these meetings we do some official business (such as announce/welcome the new Ambassadors, talk about special events and/or trips for the Ambassadors, etc.) and then get to the fun part... recognize Ambassadors that have made it to a milestone. Michelle Mountjoy made it to her first 100 points and received a pin, Cara Christianson & Dave Griggs both made it to their 250 points and received a plaque, I made it to my official 500 points and I will receive a glass award (that is on back order), Darlene Johnson & Jolene Schultz both received 1,000 points and will have a tree dedicated in their honor.

Chuck Everitt received 3,000 points (highest in the history of the Ambassadors) and we are waiting to see if he wants a third tree planted or money donated in his honor to a charity of choice. What great milestones and I am so proud to be a part of the Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors..... my goal? To have my 1,000 points during my Chair of the Ambassadors in the 2011-2012 year.

The new trend in nail color..... Shellac!

I have been hearing about this new trend in nail color and had to go check it out for my self! I called Salon Envie and asked about this nail color that stays on for weeks. It's called Shellac and it's wonderful! It's super easy, takes about an hour and the best part.... when you get up to leave you can dig through your purse! Believe me I am putting this stuff to the test and so far (Day 3) it's still as good as the moment I walked out of the salon! Pretty cool stuff and the price $20! Now pick up the phone and call Salon Envie at 573-442-5433 (located next door to Heavenly Ham) and make an appointment.... you'll be glad you did!

Maryland Ave is the new Tiger Ave!

On Friday September 17, 2010 the University of Missouri changed the name of Maryland Ave to Tiger Ave and asked the Chamber Ambassadors to be there in support. We love to support all the changes and additions of the University so we were there with our gold jackets and smiles! When they officially changed the name Truman came riding down the street in a convertible and had the new black and gold Tiger Ave sign. We all celebrated with some Tiger Stripe Ice Cream.... Did I tell you we love celebrations????  :)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Velocity Fashion Show

Last night was so much fun! Fred Parry and his amazing team at Inside Columbia Magazine hosted a fashion show last night at Stephens College. The best part about this show..... all proceeds benefits the Assistance League of Mid-Missouri and Women's Network Committee, Changing The Odds! As many of you know I co-chaired this committee from July 1, 2008 - June 30, 2010 and LOVE this committee! This committee started in 1998 by Brenda Baker because of President Bill Clinton wanted to get people off welfare in 5 years. What did that mean? It meant that people who hadn't held a job in years would be re-entering the workforce and they would need help. This committee would not promise a job but rather make the process easier. Originally this committee helped women who had just gotten out of prison, stayed home to raise a family, was in a drug/alcohol treatment program or a shelter. Fast forward 12 years to today... our mission is still the same except due to the economy we are now also helping women in the general public. Women who are 20 years old to women in their 60's and some who don't have GED's to those that have PhD's. A wide variety of women but our amazing committee is always there to help! We provide 2 free seminar's each year and give them resources such as a job assessment (to figure out what they like which will help them find a job they love and could move up the career ladder), interviewing skills, resume writing, dressing for success and then we follow all this up with a fashion show from the Assistance League of Mid-Missouri. The ALMM has been a partner for many years and gives each of our participants a $25 gift certificate to use to shop in Upscale Resale for interview outfits or job related clothing. This truly is an amazing committee and I am so proud to be involved. I was asked last night to share a little bit of this history so that the crowd would understand why this fashion show was important to helping those women in our own community. Thank you Fred Parry, Anne Churchill and the amazing staff at Inside Columbia Magazine! Great job to the new co-chairs, Barb King and Christina Walker... you girls are doing amazing things with this committee! :)

Monday, September 20, 2010

Grandma & Grandpa Crews

As a little girl I spent a lot of time with my granny and grandpa Crews. I was the only grandchild for 5 years so I stayed with them while my parents worked and then would ride the bus to their house once I started school. My grandpa was a retired concrete worker and grandma never worked but stayed home. They lived right next door to our shop and the barn that we raised hogs in is where Midway Electric, Inc. is today. Granny and I would do everything together including taking walks down Henderson Road where we would pick fresh peaches from Ernie's house or walk up to the Midway Locust Grove Church to check on the garden (their garden was right next to the graveyard) or play in the creek behind their house. We would always take a ride in the country at least once a day and grandpa would always tell us the same story as we traveled (I just wish I could remember 1/2 of those stories). Granny loved little trinkets and I suppose that's where I get my obsession of trinkets or knick knacks. My grandpa wouldn't really let my grandma spend money or really enjoy life... heck she never even got her drivers license. I always told her I would take her to get her license sometime and we could go to town whenever we wanted.... she always agreed with me. She died when I was 19 years old and I just wish I had spent more time with her but Brandon and I were dating and he came first. I wouldn't change that but I wish I took more time to really enjoy what time she had on this earth. If grandpa had died first I would have made sure grandma would have known what it was like to buy a new outfit or go to a movie or to do anything she ever wanted no matter what the cost.... Yesterday was kind of a sad day and I miss my granny but I can only imagine one day I will see her again..... until then I will always remember the good laughs we shared....

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

My father-in-law at the Cardinals / Cubs game 9-14-2010

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This is a video clip of my father-in-law, Lonnie Spry, and a guy from Arkansas playing the "Cat Fight" trivia contest at Busch Stadium during the Cardinals / Cubs game on September 14, 2010. We had tickets to the Champions Club and they came in to see if they could get anyone to play. I told them "My father-in-law would love to play!" (The stuff I get people into!) He did really good and even won! I was so proud of him. This was on TV for the pre-game show and everyone at Murry's watched (my mother-in-law, Francie, is the bartender there) and he was so embarrassed! We had a great time but wish the Cardinals had won :(

 Lonnie with Scott Mellanby Assistant Coach for the St. Louis Blues with his son Kurt.

Lonnie with Dennis Phillips, Professional Poker Champ

Monday, September 13, 2010

Our 13th Anniversary!

13 years ago today I married the love of my life! It was the most beautiful wedding with our families and friends there with us as we share our special day! I was asked "If you had the chance to do this all over again, would you?" My reply was "You bet! This was the best day of my life!" I love you Brandon Gene Spry!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Grandma Ruby

Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of the passing of Grandma Ruby. She was an amazing woman to touched the hearts of so many people. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of her. I miss her caring heart, her warm heart and her unconditional love. Thank you God for giving us this woman to love us. We miss you so much. (This is what I put in the Columbia Daily Tribune on 9-11-2010).

Saturday, September 11, 2010

9/11

Our country suffered a traggic loss on this day 9 years ago. We will never forget this day and our hearts go out to the families and friends of their loved ones who were taken much too soon. I am proud to be an American, always have and always will. God Bless America.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Another picture captured!

Well I finally got a picture with past Gov. Roger Wilson! I kicked myself for not getting this picture sooner. Almost a year ago we were eating at Grumpy's and in walked Roger Wilson. I had made Grumpy a homemade cake (he was going through his cancer treatments and sweets were really good to him) and I served up a big ol' piece to Roger. Why in the world didn't I get a picture with him and the cake??? Any way we were at a ribbon cutting the other day and I told him I wanted a picture with him. He is a super nice guy and said no problem! I have added this picture along with many other pictures to my scrapbook.... I know it probably sounds crazy to you but I love meeting these great people and having my picture taken with them :)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Midway Outdoor Flea Market

On August 7, 2010 we started a new business, Midway Outdoor Flea Market. It is held on our rental property here in Midway and is only open on Saturday's from 7:00 am to ???. We thought this would be a great way to make use of the property and a great way to bring people to Midway! Our first Saturday we had 13 vendors and about 400 people come through! We really enjoy getting to know the other vendors and mingle with the customers and have told several stories about the property and my grandparents (who were friends with the property owners) who also lived in Midway. Anyone that knows me knows I love to talk to people and love junkin' for old stuff. We will be open from April - November as long as the weather permits us to be open and I think next year will be even bigger! So if you aren't doing anything on Saturday's and want to see what all the buzz is about stop by and say hello! (Not each weekend is packed with vendors but we usually have a good variety and this Saturday (September 4th) should be a good one!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Partners In Education

Now that school is back in session, D&H Drug Store and Midway Electric, Inc. are ready to kick off the 2010-2011 school year with their Partners in Education, Midway Heights Elementary School! We created a new banner this year that will hang in the gym of the school and the above picture is what it looks like! We wanted something to show visitors and families who their partners in education are. I have really enjoyed being a PIE over the last couple of years and I am so glad that D&H Drug Store came on board! We make a great team! Welcome back students and we look forward to a great year with you! :)

Homemade Cherry Pie!

A couple of weekends ago I decided I would try my hand at making my husband a homemade cherry pie. Grandma Ruby would make these for him because it's his favorite. I pulled out the recipe and it was really good! The crust was just like what I remember her crust to be, flaky and just a little sweet, and the filling turned out just like her filling. I remember thinking "Is this what Grandma was talking about" or "Wonder what Grandma would think of me making a homemade cherry pie"...... I can only imagine that she was probably smiling and shaking her head at the mess I made creating this homemade pie! I am going to start making pies more often so I can have a little laugh from time to time and remember how she loved baking pies. Hmmm..... wonder what flavor my next pie will be.... chocolate? coconut? another cherry?  :)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Race Carl Edwards

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As I was playing around last night on facebook I noticed that Carl Edwards had posted a video about a contest. So I watched it and he encouraged everyone to create a video, upload it and have people "like" it on www.racecarledwards.com so I thought it would be worth a try! As of 3:30 pm today there was 7 total videos and my video had 63 votes (number 1 so far)! It's super easy and you don't do anything except "like" my video.... no signing up and no e-mail addresses! Please take the time to keep me in the running and vote for me! Thanks for all the support so far and fingers crossed that I have a chance to meet Carl Edwards and then race him in a 2011 Ford Fusion on September 8th at Kansas Speedway!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

A little heartbeat....

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I got to go to see Dr. Jones with my sister this morning for her baby check up. This is the first grandchild for my parents and Greg's parents and everyone is super excited! I got the joy of hearing the baby's heartbeat this morning. It's not a long video but you can hear it. I think it's going to be a little girl! We will officially find out on October 6th which Mom, Dad, myself, and Greg's Mom and Dad are all going to see what sex this baby is. I know Ashley and Greg waited a long time for this moment and I couldn't be happier for them.... they are going to make great parents! Aunt Shell is going to spoil this kid rotten.... and then hand he/she back to it's parents.... Isn't that nice! :)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Jayna's wedding

Yesterday was a great day! My cousin, Jayna Ginter, married Matt Friedrich... it was a beautiful wedding and Jayna looked beautiful! My uncle Billy Brown gave her away. It was really good to see family and to see everyone so happy! I wish Jayna and Matt many years of happiness!