Monday, February 16, 2009

My people

I'm borrowing this idea from a great blog called The Daily Dewey . Angie came up with a list of her favorite 100 things. I have been thinking about doing a getting to know you blog since I'm new in the neighborhood. I thought I'd start with my background. So here are the the people that have made me who I am today.

#1 My friends (the Circle, as we call ourselves) they are a fabulous group of fun people. One of our mottos is that "we know everything about each other and like each other anyway". I'll mention them seperately if I have to come up with 100 things. 3 are listed in this post. #2 My mom, she is truly my best friend. This picture was from Mother's Day 4 years ago. Thats my brother. I wish we were closer. We are 13 years apart and have always been at different places in our lives. We both know that we are always there for each other and since our Dad passed away we've become much closer. We all have brunch on Sunday's after church. #3 My extended Family. My Dad's side of the family was always the side that I was closer to. I'm the youngest grandchild by 10 years so I never had cousins that I 'grew up with' however, they all set excellent examples for me to follow. Below is a picture a few of us took this past christmas. That is my Uncle Bill at the top. He is quite the character. He is the crazy uncle that all the kids jump on when they walk in the door. Thats me in the bottom right. My cousins Meg and Matt are next to me. My cousin Jimmy's wife is the pretty lady in the blue and the guy in the back is Sam, Meg's boyfriend. The older I get the closer we all become. Half of the family isnt pictured. All total there are 22 of us. We are a crazy brood but we always have So much fun.#4 My niece and nephew. My brother would flip if I put a picture of them on the internet so here is a photo of my nephew this past Christmas. This photo pretty much sums up his personality, he is an entertainer. He is 5 and my niece will be 10 in a few weeks. They are polar opposites. My niece is an old soul. Her whole life she has tried to be helpful and kind. She loves animals and tells me that she wants to be a vet when she grows up. She is intelligent and sensitive to other people's moods. My nephew on the other hand wants to make everyone laugh. If he isnt the center of attention he will make himself the center of attention and that ususally gets him into trouble. Together they help me remember the innocence of childhood and lately they've decided that I need to get married so they've been trying to set me up everywhere I go (hey it cant hurt). #5 Katie, My bestest friend. Now, Katie and I go way back to 1986 when we were in preschool. We assume this is when we first became friends because we've never known a time that we werent friends. After college we moved to Savannah and have lived together for 4 years. She is more like a sister to me than anything else, we fight about the stupidest stuff. Last night it was about me unloading the dishwasher. Its pretty funny to our other roomate Lauren (shes a good egg too!) But Katie and I have a bond that can be changed but never broken. She knows me best and she'll tell you that when she first meets you. She is also the most amazing psychoanalyzer that I've ever met. She can read people so well and is usually right on the money with her first impression of someone. She is a great best friend to have around. #6 I should mention my 2 other best friends. Elizabeth and Jeannie. I mention them together because together we are the fabulous three. We were sorority sisters and roomates in college. I met Elizabeth in the library during our pledge semester. We were doing study hours and she was very studious because she didnt want to talk to me. I kept talking until she finally opened up and busted out laughing and something ridiculous that I said. We've been imseperable ever since.
Jeannie and I didnt know each other well until her sophomore year (i'm a year older). We were moving into the ZTA house and there were 4 girls left that didnt have roomates (we were 2 of them). I didnt want to live with the other 2 girls so I looked a Jeannie and said "You in?" she agreed and thus started the most ridiculous and fun year of my life. When our parents were moving us in her mom told me not to let her come home every weekend and to get her out of her shell. It was on that first day that she met my friend Cory who is now her fiance.


So now you know a little bit about my friends and family and have a better understanding of where I come from. These people have been there for me during all of the hard times in recent years. I know they will be there for years to come and I will repay the favor when they need it.

9 comments:

Susie said...

Congratulations on being saucy:-)

Xazmin said...

Sounds like you have a really wonderful support group. It's so nice to have friends and family that can always be counted on! I stopped by from SITS to say "hi"!

Yaya said...

Congrats on being SaUcY!

Angela Darling said...

It's great to have family and friends like you do; you are very fortunate.

The Blonde Duck said...

Congrats on being saucy!

Noah's Mommy said...

Congrats on your Sauciness this week...I've enjoyed your blog very much....

So Not Mom-a-licious said...

Well it looks like I have a couple of messages for you!
The first is to welcome you to the Secret is in the Sauce! It's great to have you as a SITSa! Hope you enjoy it. There are a lot of great people you can connect with and you never know where that will take you!

Second, congratulations on being a saucy blog. It's a lot of fun! And it lasts for a week, so just when you think things have tapered off, you'll still get a little comment love trickling in. Enjoy being Saucy!

Island Girl said...

Great list! My Mom is my best friend as well!

Congrats on being Saucy!

Fruitful Vine2 said...

#4 is funny - having kids try to set you up everywhere you go! Enjoy! Visiting from the SITS saucy blog list.

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