Thursday, September 9, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
One of the things we were most excited about when we moved into our new house was the big fenced-in back yard! We were so glad that Opal would have room to run and play. Only, she was so used to being walked on a leash at our apartment in Memphis, she didn't know what to do with herself in our big ole yard. It wasn't long after being in our new place that I decided the house was just too big for the three of us! We needed a new addition! ENTER GINGER!
We think she is a golden retriever / terrier mix. Dr. Heather came to look at her about a week after we got he and told us she was probably two years old (same age as Opal). Then she shared some bad news - she had heart worms! I just lost it and cried hysterically for a couple of hours! After I pulled it together, I knew that Ginger would be receiving first-rate care from Dr. Heather Curry (my sister) at Animal Medical Center in Jonesboro.
So, Ginger had to go to Jonesboro for two weeks to receive her first round of treatments. I just knew when I went to get her she wouldn't even remember me since I'd had her such a short amount of time. But, she did! She stayed home with us for two weeks, then had to go back to Jonesboro for her last round of treatment. I am happy to report that she is doing great now and is heart worm free with practically no heart damage! - We are so glad she is part of our family now. She is so sweet, goofy, loyal and loving. She always acts so thankful that she has a home now, and we are thankful that it is our home!
She and Opal are BFFs now! They never do anything without the other! We love our little family of four!
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Monday, September 21, 2009
My office, the Cotton Board, is spearheading an effort to create a “Cotton for the Cure” team to participate in the Memphis area Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The race is Saturday October 31st at the Shops of Saddle Creek in Germantown. This year I will be running the race in memory of Brandon's Mamaw, Monwalah Gorman. I am currently trying to recruit supporters for this cause. There are three ways to support Cotton for the Cure:
1) Register to participate in the race
2) If you aren't local to Memphis, or don't want to run/walk to the race, you can register to be a "Spirit Runner"
3) Donations are always appreciated
To register for the race or donate please follow the link at the end of this post. My personal goal is to raise $150.
The Cotton Board is donating race day t-shirts to all race participants, so after registering online, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org that includes your name, address and t-shirt size. These SUPER CUTE Race day t-shirts (that I designed) will be distributed in advance of the race.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
- See the fountains at the Bellagio
- Ride a gondola at the Venetian
- Watch Cirque de Soleil
- Go to a Criss Angel Show
- Play Blackjack at Ceasar's Palace
I'm sure there is so much more that I would find to do once I got there!
NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Start spreading the news...I'm leaving today...I want to be a part of it, NEW YORK NEW YORK! Ok, so I have been to NYC once already, but it was for work and I was only there for a day and a half! Brandon really wants to go to New York too! Some things I'd like to do if we go:
- See a show on Broadway
- Stay at the St. Regis Hotel
- Go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Ride the ferry to Ellis Island to see the Statue of Liberty
- Go to a taping of the David Letterman Show
- Go to the top of the Empire State Building
This is strickly a place I want to go! I would love to go stay at an all inclusive resort in Aruba! The beautiful beaches and colorful marine life would make a great vacation. Also, the snorkeling in Aruba is some of the best in the Caribbean!
Home of Wrigley Field and The Navy Pier, Chicago is a great place to visit. I went there earlier this month for work, but never even got the leave the hotel. So I definitely want to go back. Brandon REALLY wants to go there because it is where Batman: The Dark Knight was taped. Some things we'd like to do if we go there:
- Depending on the time of year, we would like to go watch either a Cubs game or a Bulls game!
- Devour a Chicago deep dish Pizza
- Visit the Sears Tower
- Shop on the Magnificant Mile
- Go to Six Flags Great America