Sunday, May 17, 2009

Samantha's Prom

Another milestone in my life. My oldest, Samantha, attended her Senior prom this past Saturday night. We spent the entire day getting ready for it...manicures, pedicures, massages, hair salon and finally, the make-up professionally applied by a technician at Channel! She had a complete day of glamour. When we got home, she dashed to her room to get dressed. Tim and I waited patiently for the big charged and waiting. When she walked out I almost cried. She looked stunning...and so grown-up! What happened to my little girl with her favorite Minnie Mouse dress? Here she was standing before me, 18-years had flashed by....she's a woman now...and a beautiful one at that (I can say that..I'm her mother! ) The night was a complete success...she had an awesome time at the prom, the after party..and the 2am stop at Denny's! My little girl is all grown up! College next...I'll never be able to handle the goodbye!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


On Monday, I had the pleasure of participating in the LEAF (Law Enforcement Assistance Foundation) Golf Tournament at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach! The weather was perfect, the course and country club breathtaking, the participation in our charity event fabulous. Thousands was raised for the organization..overall, a picture perfect day..until 6:30pm when my youngest, Caroline, called me to say a Martin County Deputy had just stopped by the house to tell us to pack our things and be prepared for evacuation!! There were 2 raging wildfires right near our home...1 in the backyard the other across the street from our development! I told the kids to pack their things and I'd be home asap...I drove like a maniac and made it home in record time! Once we all calmed down...I assessed the situation and thought: What do I bring with me? What if the house goes up in flames? What can I live without? Where are we going with 5-dogs and 2-cats? So, after securing the dogs and cats (in a barn up the street!) and packing up the kids, I tended to my home. Here's what I took: handbag, cell phone, checkbook and ATM card, computers, proof of home owners insurance, important pictures and family memorabilia, jewelry, back IRS tax forms, other important documents, and some paintings! We all piled into the cars and headed to a friends home..thanks goodness for friends! After a sleepless night, we finally got the all clear to return to our and's fires are still burning, but fire officials say most are contained...thank goodness for small miracles....I find myself now praying more than ever for RAIN!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Susan Boyle's Big...I told you!

Britain's Got Talent" contestant Susan Boyle has made the top 5 in a list of the most watched viral videos of all-time. A web company has compiled a list called the "100 Million Views Club. Topping the list is Soulja Boy's "Crank That," which recorded 356 million hits, followed by a trailer for the vampire movie "Twilight" with 267 million clicks. In third and four places, with 230 million and 197 million views respectively, came Mariah Carey's "Touch My Body" music video and a user generated video by American ventriloquist and stand-up comedian Jeff Dunham called "Achmed the Dead Terrorist." Boyle was in fifth place with 186 million views.
And despite what my radio friends say, I love Achmed the Dead's a link..check it out: