Tuesday, March 17, 2009

New Blog Address

I have started a baby blog. I am abandoning Dleigh That's Me.

Check it out here: http://therekerfamily.blogspot.com/

Thursday, January 1, 2009


Top 10 things I did during 2008.
1. vacationed in Mexico
2. celebrated my 1st wedding anniversary.
3. changed schools.
4. learned how fragile life is.
5. decided we should start a family. Taking alittle longer than expected.
6. learned who my real friends are.
7. started thinking my positively about the negative things going on around me.
8. made sure my parents knew how grateful I am for everything they have done for me.
9. made new friends.
10. tested my patience.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Life is Precious

Our dear friend Brian was critically injured in a car accident on Sunday. This news shot right through our hearts. Brian is one of Chris' closest friends. He had just talked to him a few nights before. We were planning on getting together for the NC State Bowl Game after Christmas. It is scary how fast something can go wrong.

All of this got me to thinking. I know life is precious but when something happens so close to home it is a reality check. You realize how important it is to let the people around you know how important they are in your life. Everyday I am touched by people in my life. I am making an effort to let people know how they have affected me or helped me. I do not wanted to take anyone or anything for granted.

I am so thankful for my wonderful husband, very supportive parents, and overall loving family. Everyday I thank God for all his many blessings. We continue to pray for Brian and his family. He is making improvements everyday. Stay strong Brian! You have helped me put my life into perspective.

“Life becomes precious and more special to us when we look for the little everyday miracles and get excited about the privileges of simply being human” by Tim Hansel

Monday, December 8, 2008

New Camera

I got the Canon Rebel Eso camera a few weeks ago. I have been testing it on all kinds of things lately. Here are some pics from the lastest doggie shoot. I am looking forward to finding a photography class to take after the new year.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

The holidays have begun

Well I started off the holiday season by cutting my finger with a handsaw. I was trying to make the tree look perfect:) Yes it hurt, a lot. No stitches but the nurse at school said I probably could have used a few. Oh well. It is healing. The tree is up and decorated. I added a few last touches to the mantle this afternoon. I have been playing all of my Christmas CD's and loving every minute of it.

Last night was the work Christmas party. You sure learn a lot about people after they have had a few drinks. Needless to say I was completely entertained by the older generations of teacher having one too many totties! I can't wait to see them at school on Monday.

Only 19 days until Santa comes to town.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Trying to Respect the Turkey

I am itching to start playing all my Christmas CD's and begin decortaing the house. It is so hard to respect the Turkey.

I love these ornaments.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Nothing beats fall in the mountains

I grew up in the mountains of NC. I really miss all the beautiful colors in the fall. Atlanta just doesn't have the same fall look and feel as back home. I went to visit my parents a few weeks ago and had a wonderful time. We were typical toursits and took a few pictures of all the pretty scenery. I miss the mountains!