Wednesday, December 5, 2007


Just when we're done counting our blessings from Thanksgiving, something manages to go and remind us again of just how much those special things in our lives mean to us. Family.

As I was contemplating starting my Christmas list and thinking about all of the things I need to do around the house now that I'm home for more than 24 hours, I got a call from my mom. Her first words were, "Dawn, you might want to sit down." Ironically this call came 12 hours after she called Friday morning and left messages on all of my phones saying that she was trying to get a hold of me that she had something to tell me. I first thought the worst from these calls, thinking something had happened to one of my grandparents. I was wrong though. Her calls that morning were for good news. Her boyfriend Danny had asked her to marry him, and they were getting married! Congrats Mom!

Her call later that evening was what I had initially feared earlier in the day. My grandmother had been rushed to the hospital. My sister and I drove down to Lakeland the next day, as my uncle flew down from Boston. We all converged on her small hospital room, giving our love and support. But most importantly, trying to understand what happened, and make sure that she is okay in the future.

After a few days in the hospital, she is home now. My sister drove her home last night. I wish that I could be there with everyone, but I don't have quite the flexibility at my job that Jodi does.

Ultimately, I'm thankful for my grandma being home from the hospital, and for the help that they are now getting.

I love you Grandma! Take it easy from now on please.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

My Wedding Slideshow

Mary Beth Tyson just finished my wedding slideshow last night and I just had to share it with you all! I love it!


Thursday, November 22, 2007

Giving Thanks

As we're all with our respective families, eating and visiting, I hope that everyone has time to visit their loved ones and relax.

At the moment, I'm at Bill's aunt and uncle's house, visiting and laughing at all of the hilarious stories. In a few hours I'll be hitting the road again to head to my Grandma's house to visit with my grandparents, mom, and sister. Then I'll be driving back. I need to buy stock in oil. I can't wait to see my family again and share my honeymoon pictures with them.

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy the holiday with your family.

I'll leave you with a picture of our "baby."

Monday, November 19, 2007

My Wedding Photos

Mary Beth Tyson just got done with a few of the pictures from my wedding, check out her blog to see them all. But here are a few of my favorites!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

New Blog

This blog is meant to be an extension of my old blog (, and to take over where it leaves off. After my recent wedding, and (upcoming) name change, I decided to change my blog over too.


On our honeymoon, Bill and I visited Jamaica. I've been on a few Eco-Tours in college, and this was a very different experience. We stayed at an all inclusive resort and were completely pampered by the time we left. We loved it!