Thursday, May 15, 2008


I had to work in Boston from May 13 - 16. Since AJ's birthday was May 15, I definitely wanted him with me. We had a great time. We toured the city and saw Fenway Park. We were there before the Celtics won the NBA championship. The weather was perfect and we had a great time.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Georgia Force Football Game -

AJ with GA Force mascot.

Our friend, Ben, in action.

AJ and I were invited to attend the Georgia Force football game. Ben Nowland, former AU player, is the starting center and one of our friends. His wife, Hillary, got us player's tickets which were great. We even got to sit next to Ben's grandparents. The Georgia Force had the greatest comeback on Arena Football history.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day

AJ and I surprised my mom at her 2-year-old Sunday school class. We tried to help with the kids, but ended up just distracting them.... We went to lunch at Outback with my parents to celebrate Mother's Day. For her present, I am taking mom to Corks & Canvas in Montgomery. We have to find a painting that we like on a day that is free for both of us. I have the best mom ever!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Graduation - May 10

Steven Segerlin graduated in Building Science in May. He is a great kid and we are very proud of him. AJ and I have gotten to know him over the past year. He has such a bright future. His family came from New York for the graduation celebration. This picture was taken at the college reception.

My High School Get Together (not reunion)

AJ and I went to El Rio in the Valley for my high school get together dinner. We also made plans for our "big" upcoming reunion.

Me and Laurie Jennings Phillips.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Bunco/Cinco de Mayo

Being an International Business (Spanish) major, I have always loved to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. My friend, Julie, and I used to celebrate in grad. school in Auburn and then in Atlanta. Our celebrations always included margaritas.

It was my turn to host Bunco. So, I decided to have a Cinco de Mayo theme, complete with homeade frozen margaritas. Alley Jackson and Jennifer Sims served as first time subs.

The sad part of the night was that AJ was in Jekyll Island covering GA state golf championship. So, this was the first time I had stayed by myself at our house. I am usually the one that travels. I made it through the night and AJ made it back from Jekyll.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Pictures from Strutting Duck - Dan Adams Band Show

Avery/The Fiddler, Dan, and Steve on stage.

Dan Adams Band with us.

Us, the Hodos, and the band.

Me and Andee listening to the band.

I Ran, Horses Ran, Saw Dan

My very long Saturday began at 5:50 a.m. I decided to run in the Valley Haven Hike Bike Run in Valley, AL. The 5K run started at 8:15 eastern or unfortunately 7:15 central. There weren't very many people in the race, but those that participated were pretty fast. I wasn't trying to win any prizes....just wanted to run the whole time and finish.

I saw Bruce Schoonover, a former Knology colleague, and his daughter at the start of the race. They ran ahead of me, but I kept my eye on them. I still don't know how to determine my pace or how far I have gone during the race. I caught Bruce and passed him towards the 2.5 mile (I guess) mark. I could see the finish line as Bruce caught back up with me. I started sprinting as best I could and so did Bruce. We both didn't want the other finish ahead. We crossed at the same time. I was glad to run the whole time and finish, but I still had some left in the tank. I guess I should have gone faster.

I was back home by 8:30. I crashed, knowing that my day had just started. It was also Kentucky Derby day. AJ insisted that we have mint juleps. Do you know how difficult it is to find fresh mint on Derby day? After 3 stores, I found it. With mint juleps in hand, we watched Big Brown impressively win the Derby. Have we just seen the next Triple Crown winner? We were devastated that Eight Belles was put down after the race and a fall.

Our next stop of the day was Loco's. We met the Hodos and Dan Adams Band for dinner. It was then on to Strutting Duck. I borrowed some cowboy boots so I would fit in at the Duck. Too bad my boots didn't make any of the photos....

We visited with Dan, Steve, and Avery (aka The Fiddler) on Sunday morning. They have a video coming out on GAC in the next few weeks.