Thursday, March 31, 2011


*blogger sucks these days. I'm not sure what is up with the spacing but I can't seem to fix it. Does anyone know how I can fix it????????? It's been going on all week.

Hey friends! Just a quick update to let you know what's up here in Dee's World.

*I took today off from work to attend a local charity fashion show luncheon. It's sort of a big deal here in town and my friend is trying to get me to join the group, The Charity League of Charlotte.

My first reaction was...really? Do I need something else on my plate? But.. after meeting the ladies and hearing about the commitment(which isn't anything like the Jr. League), I'm signing up. Great organization that does great things for children in our area. The luncheon was fabulous!

It was held at Carmel Country Club and was by far the best silent auction I have ever seen. I bid on a lot of items but ended up with carpet cleaning, which we need so desperately!

Here we are -- my friend Amanda that you hear so much about on here. This woman is involved in so may things here in town that it blows my mind!
Good times! Come to find out I made the news by being at the luncheon. My cousin texted me and said she saw me. I have yet to see it.
Moving on...

* Brad and I have started a weekly 'date night'. We are only in our second week but I'm convinced it's one of the best things we've done since we got married. Last week we went to an area called Baxter Village that's not far from us in South Carolina.

We live in a part of Charlotte that has us only 5 miles from the SC border.

This week we hit a semi-new Cajun restaurant called in town. We munched on boudin balls, alligator chili and barbecue cajun shrimp. Washed it down with Abita Strawberry beers. Good times! Here's a few of the stickers they had at the bar inside. Gotta love it! Baton Rouge -- where I grew up and went to college.

And.. you have to love this sticker! I'll never forget the time I said coonass in front of my in-laws. They looked at my like I was a freak. I then explained to them the term. HA! For those of you that don't know what a coonass is --it's basically a cajun redneck.
Other news..

* We're getting pumped for SIL Robyn's 'Beat Cancer Bash'. It's the first weekend in May and it will be one hell of a partee'.

*I'm taking tomorrow off too and heading to VA for a weekend of hiking and the outdoors with bestie Kelli. Brad is hanging with friends from DC watching basketball and drinking beers.

* Because of our trips(next weekend we're biking in the VA mountains), I met the in-laws halfway today and handed off The Buddy. The pooch is stoked about being with the grandparents and hunting squirrels.

That's it for now but I'll be back this next week with a full report on my mountain weekend!! Tootles!


Dee said...

Take lots of pics boo! Lol...people here still look at me like I'm nuts when I say I'm a coonass lol, they also tell me I talk funny (or immediately ask me where I from when they hear me talking) too lol! Have a great weekend honey!

MCW said...

Have fun in the mountains! I will be pounding the city streets :)

April of Smidge Of This said...

Coonass?! Hilarious!!!

Enjoy your weekend :)

Ashley said...

I love the idea of a weekly date night. We used to have one, and I think once we get settled with ANika, my mom will be MORE THAN happy to take her so we can still get out (just the 2 of us). Hell, I think my mom might beg :)
And, the carpet cleaning- I got jealous! haha. I have a little carpet cleaner that I want to use today actually- it doesnt do the BEST job, but it does ok.

donatelli98 said...

Love it Dee!! Have fun this weekend - can't wait to see the pics!! Brad and Mr. ESPN would get along so well - watching bb and drinking beers - he'd be in heaven!

starnes family said...

Love the BR loyalty!

Enjoy your adventure.

Here's to Blogger working better soon!

DSS said...

Goodness are busy! Have so much fun hiking, and I love your dress at the auction :) So cute!

I have never heard of coonass, but you can be damn sure I'm going to start using it now :-o

Nikki said...

Alligator chili?! Have a blast hiking, can't wait to see photos!

Unknown said...

I love strawberry harvest! The fashion show must have been fun, I was on the committee for one of the major charity shows in Tampa. I miss those days. Hope y'all have a great time this weekend!

Lindsey said...

Hope you had a fun time at the luncheon! Things like that are so fun!! Have a great weekend!!