Thursday, July 24, 2008


Here is the house. It is a 3 bed/2 ba split level. We are working hard to make improvements. The first thing on our list was interior paint. We had dark wood paneling in the family room. It looked like a dungeon. We had a bright blue room, a bright pink room and a couple of sickly green rooms. The lady that lived here before loved green (as you can tell from the color scheme on the exterior). We pulled up some nasty carpet and recarpeted the family room. We were happy to discover the living room had nice hardwood underneath super green carpet.

We are now in the process of pulling up some of the overgrown bushes in the flower beds so that maybe someday we can actually have flowers. And we need to replace the siding eventually.

All in all we are happy with our new home, sweet home.

Skipper loves the backyard. He has made friends with the neighbor. I caught him giving Skipper dog treats. Man, Skipper has a good life!

We have a spare room so any friends out there who would like to drop by the Carolinas for a visit just let us know!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


This is Skipper. We adopted him from the Humane Society in Morgan County, GA. Why travel halfway to Atlanta for a dog? Well, Steven had his heart set on a dachshund. Tracie wanted to rescue a dog. So, we searched on until we found a dachshund that we liked (had to get along with children, etc). It was a crazy process. You would think that we were adopting a kid. There was a long application. Anyway, we went to meet him at his foster mom's house. He was a little rambunctious but once Tracie laid eyes on him she had to take him home. The rest is history. He is so lovable. He loves to cuddle, play with his toys, going for walks and eating. He hates the vet and baths.

Starting a Blog

It seems like the older I get the harder it is to keep in contact with my friends. So I decided to start a blog to keep our friends and relatives up to date on our goings-on.
Soooo.... what is going on?
For those who do not know, Steven and I got married last March in the Columbia, SC LDS Temple. Shortly thereafter we adopted Skipper (he came with that name), a long-haired dachshund from the Humane Society. We recently bought a house in North Augusta, South Carolina.
I got my MLIS (Master of Library and Information Science) in 2006. Now, I am working at Bayvale Elementary School in Augusta, GA as a Media Specialist/Librarian. I love it. Steven works in IT for an insurance inspection company in Aiken, SC.

This is a picture of us on our Honeymoon at Universal Studios in Orlando, FL. We are a little wet from the Jurassic Park ride.