Friday, September 21, 2012

Meet My Handsome Brother Adam-28!

Hello everyone!  Today I am linking up to Kelly's Korner for her SUYL- Singles!  I have been reading her blog for some time and decided to try this out for my brother. What do we have to lose, right?  I know I am biased but I think my brother is the best. (And SUPER handsome!)  I am very proud of him and cannot wait for him to find that special lady to share his life with.  I know she is out there somewhere!  Without further ado, meet my brother Adam!

Adam is 28 years old and is in the US military.  He is currently stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He has a pretty prestigious job (special forces) and has worked very hard to get to where he is today. 
Adam is very smart, and can carry on a conversation about anything from football and sports to politics and history. He is extremely outgoing and can talk to anyone.  He is also one of the funniest guys I know.  Adam has a huge heart..he loves kids and is so great with them (especially my son Nolan and daughter Arden). He cannot wait to have a family of his own one day. I know he will make a fantastic dad.  
(Adam with his daughter..Arden) :-)
Uncle Adam and Arden

Uncle Adam, me, and my son Nolan

I told asked Adam that I would be posing this today, and although maybe a bit hesitant at first he gave me the go-ahead.  I asked him to write about what he is looking for in a girl/relationship and a little about himself and instead of re-wording it I thought I would just share it coming straight from him..just as it is.  From Adam...

I gave this some thought and here goes-

Im from the south(Florida, and yes that IS the south), and have always been drawn to southern belles. Im super picky, but only because I know what I want. Theres a few things that can make or break it for me, punctuation is clearly not one of them :-). I love dogs, by far the best pets. Im super active and love sports. I love the gym and especially love crossfit.

My Friends are always amazed at how I can be put into a room full of people I dont know and within an hour I know everyone. I love making people laugh. I have a pretty big personality so I def. dont mind when a girl can put me in my place. Im way too laid back for drama. I think communication is a huge deal. Especially for what I do for a living, being able to communicate is a big thing. I'm super busy but I'm ready to make some real time for someone. I eventually want a family, which wasnt always the case. But when my sister had her kids, and I saw how I fell in love with them I realized how much better it would be to have kids of my own one day. Im patient, I know how to treat a lady. I know that the little things count.  

I would say a perfect match would be a girl with a ton of confidence, funny, witty, outgoing, athletic, passionate (about something... anything) and spiritually open. I need someone that doesn't mind getting a little dirty ,listens to country music, can drink a beer (but can't out drink me) and eat wings while watching football with me, and isn't shy, but feels more comfortable dressed up and drinks wine. I think thats actually the definition of a southern belle. Which is why I'm such a sucker...

In the last year of my life God has certainly opened a lot of doors and closed others, which I am very thankful for. I have learned a lot about myself and what I want, so I decided to give this a shot. My ideal fall Saturday would start with a workout, then some college gameday, fire up the grill have a few beers and enjoy each other and our friends. I love being in the company of great friends and family. Watching some football and just relaxing. Having said that, I am always up for new adventures and trying new things. The more you open up and the more you experience the more well rounded you become, and I am looking for someone to want to do those things with.

I like going to concerts, especially country. Im super biased but i believe its the best music, however i can listen to just about anything. I also believe the south is the best part of our country, I love everything about it. Family, Football and Religion and not in any particular order either...

Adam and our mom                                                      Adam and I

Our dad and Adam

Soooooo...what do you think??? If you are interested in talking to Adam or know someone who may be a good match, please email me at and I will send it along. You are welcome to comment here as well.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Arden's 1st Dance Recital!

Arden had her very first dance recital on June 2nd, 2012 and she was a HIT!
I really wasn't sure what she was going to do, to be honest. In fact, bets were on that she may not even come on the stage. Boy were we wrong!
We had to be there in the morning for the rehearsal. Here is how it went (just click on the link):
(Disclaimer: I do realize many people already saw this on facebook but some people don't have facebook so I wanted to post it here, too. Hi, mom. :-) )
Arden is the one far left in the black leotard.

She was ready for the big show!
Here is how she did later that night at the actual recital.
Arden is second from the left.

What a lil' showstopper!

It was so late by the time we took pictures after the show that we all look very tired. (Pre-show was a little rushed, no time for pics). I am even sad that Grandma Cleide, Aunt Denise and Demi came and we didn't get any pictures with them since they had to leave early because it got so late. They were there though and we were very thankful that they came!! :-)

Both tired, but me and my little ballerina :-)

Grandma Alicia was there, too!

Nolan was a great sport..he never complained and was happy to be there to support his little sister :-)


Can't wait to start the dance season again in August. :-)

Monday, June 4, 2012

Disney Cruise May 2012

I had to go back a little and post my favorite pictures from our Disney cruise we did in May. What a great vacation! We met some awesome friends (who we are cruising with again next year!) and overall just had a blast. Here are some of my favorite pictures from the trip. This is going to be a long post!

Arden wasted no time..she is ready to dance and party! (with Nolan's sunglasses on)

The "Aqua Duck" water tube slide was a hit. That is Fab and Nolan on the ride for the first time. (the first of 26 times). Ha!

Sail Away Deck Party!

Nolan thought he was sooo cool in his bunk beds. He loved them!

What a view :-)

Daddy and his baby girl doing some shopping in the Bahamas. Nolan begged us to go to the kids club so he could play. :-)

My 2 little fish :-)

Ready for dinner!

Arden was screaming at me for something...I caught this moment just right. :-)

Time for our day at Coco Cay! My FAVORITE!

Arden's first french braid...anything to keep her hair out of her face

This is Nolan and his cruise BFF Jack. We love the Ferguson's!

Aaaarrrgghhh! It's Pirate Party time!

Sibling love :-)

Such a great trip...can't wait for the next one...May 12, 2013!