The South

Where tea is sweet and accents are sweeter; summer starts in April; front porches are wide and words are long; macaroni and cheese is a vegetable; pecan pie is a staple; Y’all is the only proper pronoun; chicken is fried and biscuits come with gravy; everything is darling and someone is always getting their heart blessed. -unknown

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

New Kids coming back?

Well there is a rumor floating around that New Kids on the Block are coming back. I know most of you are about the same age as I am and probably loved them as a child. I had the trading cards, beach towel, etc. I have to admit I am a little excited to see if this happens and what they sound like. GO NKOTB!

Here is a story about it....

New Kids On The Block Stage Comeback
By Eileen Finan and Julie Jordan
Originally posted Saturday January 26, 2008 02:00 PM EST

After months of speculation and rumor, the Kids are coming back. A well-placed source tells PEOPLE exclusively that New Kids On The Block are indeed getting back together. The band's Web site,, which had been dormant, is now back up and running in anticipation of the official announcement, which the source says will be made in the next few weeks. The site currently features a television graphic with a fuzzy, flickering photos of NKOTB in their heyday, and a link inviting fans to sign up for info.The boy band, which made legions of tweens swoon in the early '90s, selling more than 50 million albums, became a worldwide phenomenon before calling it quits in 1994. Eighteen years later, they're still "Hangin' Tough." The oldest "Kid," Jonathan Knight, now a real estate developer, will turn 40 later this year. Since the band's demise, former members Donnie Wahlberg, 38, and Joey McIntyre, 35, have seen acting success, while Danny Wood, 38, has worked as a music producer and Knight's brother, Jordan, 37, has continued to record.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Open House

I took Brooks to Open House last night at ACA. I saw at least 3 people that were in my class while I attended there. I also saw countless others that attended ACA either before or after me. Brooks enjoyed walking around to the different classes. He enjoyed the computer games in Mrs. Kachelman’s room especially. We went to the music room as we were leaving. I was especially impressed with Mr. Williams. He performed a puppet show just for Brooks. You can tell that he loves what he does and ACA is lucky to have him. The entire visit was a great experience.

We are leaving today to go to Brent’s grandparents house in North Georgia. We always enjoy our time visiting with them. Hope you all have a good weekend.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Brent's First Post

I verified that this story was true before posting...unbelievable! -Rebecca

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where in the midst of conversation it is overwhelmingly evident that the intelligence level is not even remotely equal between you and the unfortunate soul to whom you are talking? I am not talking about a conversation between you as an adult and a child, but between two seemingly adults. I would like to share such an experience I had at work.
I was attempting to fax requested paperwork to someone at a very well-respected university here in Alabama with no luck. (Now, I will leave the university’s identity nameless so as not to embarrass any alum that may stumble upon this posting.) Anyway, after 3 or 4 attempts to send this fax, I called the office at the university to check the fax number. Here is the conversation that followed:
Me: “Yes, I’ve been trying to send you a fax, but there seems to be a problem with the number I wrote down.” (Now, I was fully willing to take the blame for this taking far too long to send a two-page fax, so I gave her the number I had written down expecting a correction.)
Lady: “Well, that number is right, let me check the machine.” (After a few brief moments…) “Everything seems to be fine. The machine isn’t busy, and I didn’t hear anything coming through. So try it again.”
Me: “Okay, can I leave you on hold and try again?”
Lady: ”Sure.”So, I quickly tried again with the same result.
Me: “It still isn’t gong through.”
Lady: “Well, let me give you another fax number here in the office.”(She gave me another number and as you guessed it… still no such luck.)
Me: “Well, maybe you can call someone to come and look at your fax machine and when it is working again you can call me.”
Lady: “Okay, I will. But, maybe I’ll have to wait to let somebody know when the lights come back on.” Now I think the next words out of her mouth were, “Do you think that’s it?” It was hard to make out exactly what she said when the phone fell to the desk and then hit my shoe.
Me: “I’m sure that’s the reason, why don’t you call me when the lights come back on.”Being the mean person that I really am, I wasn’t referring to those lights.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Snow Day

Well it snowed. Can you believe it snowed in the deep south? The boys had a good time watching it come down. We went outside for a few minutes so that we could say that we did, but it had rained so much that it was just sloshy. Yes, I am the bad momma who took my sick child outside in the snow. I rationalized it by the fact that he wasn't out there for long, and I bundled him up real well, and this may not happen again for 10 years! On that note, Reese is much better. He still has a hacking cough that comes and goes, but it is becoming less and less frequent. We are still going to be cautious with him for the next few days.

Here are some pics of the boys.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Random Facts

I was tagged by Jenny

The Rules: Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.

Share 5 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog.
Share the 5 top places on your “want to see or want to see again” list.
Share 5 things you never pictured being in your future when your were 25 years old.

Tag a minimum of 5, maximum of 10 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.

Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
The tagees have a choice of which they want to do.

Here are 5 random (some weird) facts about me:
1. I get nervous for other people. If someone is in a situation they are not used to being in, like speaking in public, I literally have to leave the audience because I get so nervous.
2. I lived in the same house my whole life until I went to college.
3. I am a closet Star Trek Next Generation watcher.
4. I can’t leave any part of my arm or leg hanging off the bed at night when I am trying to go to sleep. Also, my face cannot be touching the pillow.
5. I kept my middle name when I got married and dropped my last name.

I tag Carrie , Erika , Kristin , Julie , Tamara , Mom

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Long Week

It has been a long week. Reese has been so sick, and I feel so badly for him. This hasn’t slowed him down any from playing etc. so that lets me know that he must have some energy. We went to our doctor’s office yesterday because he hasn’t gotten any better. The doctor (not our usual one :( ) confirmed he does have RSV. He said that the medications he is taking really won’t help anything and it will just have to run its course. What a bummer! I am glad that we do not have to do anymore breathing treatments; luckily he is not that sick. I know some of you reading this have been through all this before, and some have even had children hospitalized by this. What a yucky sickness!

Along that same line, Reese hasn’t been sleeping well. He has been in his crib, minus the car seat, for the past two nights. Let me just say that he kept us up for most of the night Sunday and Monday nights. When I got up Tuesday morning and got in the shower, I literally was giving myself a pep talk. I was saying, “Rebecca, in college you made it on a lot less sleep than this, every night. You can make it through this day! Come on lets get after it!” But let me just say, college was almost 10 years ago. I just don’t function like that anymore. I can remember never going to bed before curfew, and very rarely did I even get in my room before then. Then once I was in the apartments on campus, and didn’t have a curfew-I stayed up even later. WHERE DID MY YOUTH GO?

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Wake up call

Reese coughed a little last night, but not enough that I would think something was wrong. He then woke up at 5 and Brent went and got him and brought him in the bed with us. Then we heard "the cough". I sat up and said, "that doesn't sound right." It was what all mom's would call the "barking seal" cough. I started getting ready, and told Brent to call his mom. (If you don't know, she is an E.R. nurse.) We called her and she told me to meet her at the hospital. I took Reese in and we had an unofficial visit with the doctor and a breathing treatment. It worked well and he seemed to be breathing a lot better. So off we went for the day. Later after Reese woke up from his nap it is like it started all over again. I called his mom, then our pediatrition, then we were off to the hospital again for an official visit. The doctor said he has RSV. So we had another breathing treatment and 3 prescriptions to fill. It has been a long day.

I am thankful to have Brent's mother in my life anytime. But I am extra thankful for her on days like this.

Reese is now asleep, in his car seat, in the crib, so he will stay propped up. (I know some of y'all might think that is weird, but it works for us.) We thought about pillows to prop him, but he has never slept with a pillow. The car seat he is in is a convertible one, and we reclined it all the way. He drifted off to sleep without even crying. He has been a real trouper.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

calgon, where are you?

Somehow Reese managed to pee on the carpet in the den today, and eat part of a toy football of his. That is right, I said eat!

I'm behind

You may have all already heard about this but I just heard about it yesterday. There is a ringtone that you can purchase for your cellphone that only young people can hear. Before you start laughing and thinking that I have lost my mind, let me explain. This ringtone is a high pitched ringing sound. I did some reading about it on the internet and saw that the older a person gets, the less they can hear really high pitched sounds. Kids are purchasing this ringtone so that they can leave their phone on while in school and get texts etc, and the teacher can't hear it, (usually). A girl at my work had it on her phone and 5 of us could hear it and 2 could not. My boss and good friend Deirdre couldn't hear it until she got it right in her ear. I laughed when she realized that she couldn't hear it like we all could. I wasn't laughing at her, just at the face she made, because she was the one who started all of the talk about it. It was priceless. (I love you Deirdre:) )

Having said all that, see if you can hear it. This is the easiest website to use, that I have found, to hear it.
Try to see if you can hear it without turning your speakers way up. I think everyone can hear it if you turn them up loud enough. Ringtone 2 is easier to hear. I am anxious to see if you can hear it mom! (Love you mom! :)

Saturday, January 5, 2008


I had taken Brooks' picture each time he turned a month old, sitting in the same spot on the couch. Then we had a computer problem and lost some of the pictures. I am in the process of hunting down all of his pictures. I think I have all but one. Anyway, I did the same thing with Reese and I wanted to share. It is amazing how fast they grow. I made his 18 month check up appt the other day, and it made me feel kind of sad. My mom also pointed out that Reese didn't stay a baby for long. He will ask me "What doing?" or "Where's daddy?" etc. and it just makes me wonder where my baby went...

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Day 1

Day 1 of our dieting....

I made it through today without cheating. I didn't even snack once. I just felt bad all day and had the worst headache. Is it bad that I am starving? :)

Note to self: take healthy treats to work or I am going to end up snacking on paper clips!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Happy Holidays

First let me say that I hope everyone had a great Christmas. We sure did. We spent Christmas Eve at my aunt's house with the whole family. The boys had a great time there.

The boys woke up bright and early the next morning to see what Santa had brought.

We then went to my mom's house for lunch, where we opened presents with my family.

It was great fun to get together with family and friends. I have mixed feelings once Christmas is over. I am sad to see another Christmas season come and go, but then I an glad to get the house, and hopefully the children, back to normal.

Looking toward 2008, I always make these grand plans to get my projects acomplished. I want to get my scrapbooking caught up. (that could take the whole year by itself!) I want to make some headway on this crocheted afghan I started a couple of years ago. I have a couple of other sewing projects that I want to finish as well. All of that is over shadowed by the fact that tomorrow Brent and I are going to start back on our Weight Watchers Points diet. We both need it and it worked well in 2007, we just got lazy toward the end of the year. That should be "fun"!

I hope each of you had a wonderful 2007 and God's blessings in 2008.