Sunday, July 29, 2007


My nephew, Jordan, is here for his annual summer "vacation". He has stayed a week with us every summer since he was 3. We always look forward to his visits. He just chills, eats, and sleeps. This year, we have a new twist....a pool. He plans to spend the week in the pool. Okay by me.

Rebecca loves for him to visit. They push each other's buttons all week. Jordan calls Rebecca Squirt. She says she doesn't like it, but we know better.

My sister, Jennifer, brought Jordan down yesterday. Logan came, too, but wasn't allowed to stay. We can't wait for him to be able to stay with us. While he was here, he LOVED the pool. Jennifer and I enjoyed listening to him. He used a float as a pirate ship. He enjoyed a noodle fight with Jordan. He loved going from the steps to the ladder. I'm sure he slept well last night.

Rebecca couldn't wait to help Logan swim.

This one's for you, Momma Hope.

Jordan's new ride.

Noddle Fight

Goggle Man

The Pirate Ship

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Only In A Word

I found this while searching some favorite blogs. Try it out...
You. Can. Only. Type. One. Word.
No. Explanations.
WARNING: This is not as easy as it looks.
1. Yourself?- worried
2. Your boyfriend/girlfriend?- Eric
3. Your hair?- short
4. Your mother?- Hope
5. Your Father?- David
6. Your Favorite Item:- laptop
7. Your dream last night:- blury
8. Your Favorite drink:- diet coke
9. Your Dream Car?- Ford Expedition
10.The room you are in:- scrapbook
11. Your Ex:- smart
12. Your fear:- rape
13. What you want to be in 10 years:- retired?
14. What You’re NOT?- rich
15. Muffins:- poppyseed
16: One of Your Wish List Items:-wardrobe
18: Time:- night
19. The Last Thing You Did:- eat
20. What You Are Wearing:- pjs
21. Your Favorite Weather:- sunny
22. Your Favorite Book:- romance
23. The last thing you ate:- sandwhich
24. Your Life:- blessed
25. Your Mood:- neutral
26. Your friends- nice
27. What are you thinking about rightnow?- shopping
28. Your cellphone:- outdated
29. What are you doing at the moment?- typing
30. Your summer:- lazy
31. Your relationship status:- married
32. What is on your tv?- soaps
33. What is the weather like?- cloudy
34. When is the last time you laughed?- yesterday
35. What do you do when you can’tsleep?- scrapshare

Monday, July 16, 2007

S'more Fun

Our friends, Trevor, Michele, and Courtney visited over the weekend from N.C. They took Rebecca to Six Flags for two days and came back to the house on Saturday. We spent the day catching up and touring the town. That night, we grilled delicous steaks and pigged out on all of the food the men cooked. The evening ended with a fire in our backyard pit. It was a perfect evening for roasting marshmellows and eating s'mores. This was the first time Eric had ever eaten a s'more. He liked them more than he thought he would.

Here are a couple of extra photos of our fun.

Courtney and Rebecca ready to swim.

I worked very hard roasting the marshmellows to a golden brown. Just as I pulled them up to eat them, they fell right into the fire. I was pretty sad. Can't you tell by the face?!!

There's one thing we all agreed on sitting around the fire...There's nothing better than food, friends, and fun.

Hoping more of you will come visit.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Do You Hear It?

It's the sound of quiet. DD left yesterday for a 3 day trip to Six Flags with a friend. It is nice and quiet in the house. Am I taking full advantage of it? Absolutely not. I find myself glued to this computer. I'm telling myself...step away from the computer. Step away from the computer. Step away from the computer.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Happy Birthday, America

While celebrating our nations birthday, I took some time to reflect on why I love America. Here are my top 10 reasons:
10. I can select who I marry. I couldn't have found a better mate. I love you, Eric.
9. I can have as many/little children as Iwant and it doesn't matter which sex they are. They'll be accepted by soceity no matter what. I love you, Rebecca.
8. I have the opportunity to work in a field that I love. My precious students are the future of this country. What better opportunity to shape and mold them.
7. I can have the friends I want.

6. I can go to the store and shop when I want to, not when the government tells me I have to.

5. I pay taxes to have great schools and communities to provide wonderful opportunities for my child.

4. I can travel, go to the movies, swim in my pool, scrapbook, or do anything I want to do.

3. I can worship the way I want to worship.

2. I have health care that allows me to live without the fear of disease.
1.I have brave men and women that fight for my freedom everyday. They make the ultimate sacrifice to enable me to live this wonderful life.

Our family had a low key Fourth of July. We attended the local Peach Festival and watched fireworks that night. We all enjoyed a dip in the pool~even the dog.

Eric and Rebecca enjoying the cool water.

Rebecca loves for Eric to throw her in the water.

Levi wasn't too sure about his ride.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

A Dream Come True

Do you remember as a small child dreaming of the house you would live in one day? Well I can tell you that it has taken 4 houses to finally get to what I consider my "dream home". Eric and I started out in a 1200 sq. foot home that you had to turn sideways in the hallway just to pass each other. Okay, maybe not that bad, but small. We were proud homeowners though. When we moved to Lexington the first time, we bought a fixer upper and had about 1500 square feet. It was a great house for Rebecca to toddle in. We moved back to Kenansville and bought an 1800 square footer this time. It was another fixer upper but we now had his/hers dens. Eric even had his own building to play in. When we decided to move back to Lexington, we gave the realator a price range to find homes in. Guess what...we made a huge jump this time. We went to a two story, 2600 square foot home with a swimming pool. Let's just say that I still wake up at night thinking, do I really deserve something like this? Each home has served a great purpose, but this one is a dream come true to me. The best fixing it up!!!!!

Our realator, Cindy, came over this past weekend to make a virtual tour for us to share with our friends and family. It's just a glimpse of our new abode. Enjoy!!
Liles Home

Monday, July 2, 2007


ARCHAEOLOGY: the study of material remains

Q. What's the oldest article of clothing you still wear?
A. An indian costume I wear when my class does it's Thanksgiving play.
Q. What's the oldest article of clothing you won't get rid of?
A. My prom dress-1983
Q. When was the house/building you live in built?
A. 2005.

Q. What in your fridge needs to be thrown out?
A. Leftover spaghetti from when Kyndall was here.

BIBLIOLOGY: the study of publication

Q. What are you reading?
A. Coming Out by Danielle Steele

Q. Do you have a favorite quote?
A. Nope

Q. What's the most recent music you purchased?
A. Toby Keith-Big Dog Daddy for my husband
Q. What book could you read again without being bored?
A. My scrapbooks

CARDIOLOGY: the study of the heart

Q. How old were you the first time you fell in love?
A. 3rd grade-Dave Danelz
Q. What charities do you have a heart for?
A. Victory Junction Gang, American Heart Association
Q. What's the best way someone can show their love for you?
A. Give me big hugs.

Q. Name five things you "love":
A. Eric's teddy bear hugs, snuggling with Rebecca, playing with my dog Levi, scrapbooking, taking naps
PHYSIOLOGY: the study of physical function

Q. Are you right-handed or left-handed?
A. left
Q. Do you like your smile?
A. Yes, just wish my teeth were white.

Q. What's your best feature?
A. My husband says my blue eyes.
Q. Have you ever had anything removed from your body?
A. my gall bladder, female organs

Q. Which of your five senses do you think is keenest?
A. Tasting-I love food.
OMNOLOGY: the study of everything

Q. What color do you think looks best on you?
A. Red, blue, and black.
Q. Have you ever swallowed a non-food item by mistake?
A. I'm sure I've swallowed a penny.

Q. What's your favorite flavor of gum?
A. Cinnamon

Q. Where's the first place you went today?
A. To the doctor.

Q. Do you stand or sit in the shower?
A. Stand.
AXIOLOGY: the study of the nature of values and value judgments

Q. Would you walk naked for a half mile down a public street for $100,000?
A. No

Q. Would you kiss a member of the same sex for $100?
A. What kind of kiss?

Q. Would you pose naked in a magazine for $250,000?
A. no

Q. What value is of utmost importance to you in a friend?
A. Honesty.

Q. Would you accept an indecent proposal for $1,000,000?
A. Nope

TECHNOLOGY: usage and knowledge of tools and crafts

Q. What's the last movie you saw?
A. Shrek 3
Q. What's the first website you visit when you log on?
A. Yahoo

Q. What's your ring tone?
A. Several different ones-depends on who's calling. I have college fight songs, Scooby-Do, and Before He Cheats
Q. Would you quit blogging for $25,000?
A. Yes
Q. What piece of equipment do you wish you owned?
A. A garage door opener

GENEALOGY: the study of relationships within families

Q: Is there a specific family member you're really missing right now?
A: My parents
Q. Who is your oldest living relative?
A. My dad
Q. Are you named after anyone?
A. Yes
Q. Is there anyone really famous in your family tree?
A. Not sure

I'm Here

I've been a lurker of blogs for quite a while now. I just never started one because I don't think I'm a good writer. When I read others, I think~I don't have that much to say. However, I just moved (again) and a dear friend said "Try it. It's fun." So here it is~Kelli's Korner in the blog world.