Monday, January 21, 2008


Amy and Allen are the proud parents of a beautiful baby boy. John Simon Dantzler arrived on Monday, January 21 at 12:37 a.m. He is a healthy baby boy- 7lb.20oz.20in.
Amy and Simon are doing great! Congrats Amy and Allen!!! I can't wait to spoil Simon!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Out with the old and in with a new year!

2007 was a good year, but I'm very excited to see all the great and wonderful things that lie ahead in 2008! Sorry that I haven't been very good about keeping everyone(the handful of you that really care)informed with recent posts, but that is a goal of mine this new year-to blog more frequently! So to catch you up on my wonderful(hopefully not boring)life here goes...
I went home to OK for a week for Christmas to spend some quality time with the fam. Christmas was good. Christmas Eve was different this year, though, because it was the first time my sister spent it at her in-laws. Also, we didn't have our traditional pizza dinner. My mom cooked stew and we had corn bread, which was good, but not the tradition. Christmas day Charity and Ryan came over for dinner and my mom cooked steak and baked potatoes-so good! We opened gifts and played a white elephant gift exchange. I am now the lucky owner of a cowboy made out of horse shoes-can't wait to pass this on next year to a lucky white elephant participant! My white elephant gift was a JUMBO remote and a reindeer that pooped jelly beans-my sister was the lucky owner of this gift, but she had sooo much fun with it and we all got a good laugh out of it! Also, I got to spend some time with my good friend, Teri, and see all the progress that they are making on their house. It looks great and I love the pink room(soon to be baby Abbie's room)! Teri's baby girl is due this April-yeah!! Seems like all my bestest of friends are pregnant:Ames(yeah-Simon will be here soon), Elizabeth(her little dot-can't wait for Carly to be a big sister), and Teri-can't wait to through a baby shower for you! I had a relaxing time in OK and enjoyed my visit.
This past week, I've been in cow town relaxing and hanging out with friends. Really no excuse for not blogging sooner! Any ways, I brought in the new year with friends. Rach and I had a SUPER FUN New Year's Eve Party! We had lots of good food and played some fun games. For those of you who have never played the game Curses, you totally need to go out and purchase this game-I haven't laughed so hard in a long time! New Year's Day I spent with Ames, Allen, and Yates at the Dantzler's new casa. We had brunch, watched a little football and two movies on their brand new JUMBO T.V-super nice, and of course had black-eyed peas to bring us good luck this year! What a great way to bring in a new year with great friends!! Also, I went to the show with Yates and we watched the movie P.S I Love You. It was good, but a little sad. This past Friday, I went on a L.I.T. retreat at Mount Lebanon. I had so much fun with my girls! We stayed up until 2 a.m. and hiked a lot on Sat. I'm still trying to recover from my lack of sleep(I'm getting so old)! I had a blast and am so thankful to be a part of this ministry! Well, tomorrow I head back to work and my busy schedule starts all over again. I'm so thankful for this time I had off to rest and have some down time. It was much needed. I am ready to see all my wonderful kiddos and hear all about their Christmas vacation and get back to doing what I love-teaching!
2008 is going to be the best ever!!!