Showing posts from January, 2012

A Little DIY on MLK Day

For the first time since I joined the working world, I got Martin Luther King Jr. Day off! It was a nice change of pace and who doesn't enjoy a 4-day week? I could have deep cleaned the house that day, but instead, I decided to do something fun. I have been wanting to tackle this DIY project for about a year, but I am bad at making decisions so I've always found a reason to put it off. Now that it's done, I wonder why I waited so long.

When we bought our house, it just so happened that my aunt and uncle were remodeling theirs. Their trash became our treasure, and we couldn't have been more thankful! If it weren't for them, we still might not have any furniture in our TV room. One of the things they gave us was this glass-top coffee table.

I love the piece because it provides a good place to display our wedding album and other things that we don't have shelf space for. However, the color of the wood really didn't match anything else in our house. Instead of…


I have the pleasure of working with some fabulous, hilarious ladies every day. They are a ball. They make me laugh and know just what to say when I am having a bad day. I am the youngest one in my office by an average of about 25 years. Although I constantly give them a hard time about being older, the truth is, I’m a little jealous.

There are great things about being young but there are also great things about being older. With the years come life experiences that shape you and help you mature into a better person (in most cases). I feel stuck in the middle sometimes and wish for the day when I will have more confidence in who I am and be able to offer more to those around me.

It's been a strange few months for me, and I'm not exactly sure why. Something is off and the more I think about it, the more I realize that maybe it's the 20-something in me. I know there are things to be thankful for in every season of life. While I'm not going to wish away my 20's, there&…


It was an emotional New Year's Eve for me this year for several reasons, but mainly because I was sick and sickness makes me crazy. I wouldn't consider myself an emotional person, and I rarely cry about things especially not around other people. However, when I'm under the weather I do strange things, like cry hysterically over things that aren't that big of a deal. The first time this happened was probably when I got my wisdom teeth out. Luckily my mother was the only one who had to handle my emotional outbreaks. I think she found them comical, much like I do now.

The second time it happened was when I got the swine flu. That's right, H1N1, people! This was back when people were freaking out about an epidemic. I had just returned from the doctor, and I got a call from my boss's boss to see if it was OK for the Foundation to release my name as someone who had been infected. Poor Marlo Duffy Turner had to listen to me mumble and cry for what seemed like 10 minu…

Henry is Here!

This news is a little late thanks to the sinus infection that has had me down for the count since NYE. But better late than never, right?!

Henry Todd Fox joined us at 9:26 a.m. on December 31, 2011! Right on schedule. Stacie thought he might come late because she was measuring about a week behind, so Kyle and I were very surprised when we heard the wonderful news. He weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz. and was 20.25 inches long. What a little cutie!

Unfortunately we’ve made a habit out of being sick when babies arrive, so we haven’t gotten to meet this little guy yet. We are planning to make a trip up to see him on Sunday, and we can’t wait!

Now that Henry has joined us, I’m sure he’ll enjoy seeing pictures of his Harley-themed baby shower that happened way back in OCTOBER. Better late than never, right?!

 This was the sign-in table, minus the actual guest book. 
 Stacie's mom did a great job on the cake. It tasted better than it looked. 
 Stacie and her nephews!
 For the table de…