Thursday, July 26, 2012

Tell Me More!

I am Linking up with the ever sweet Amy Lemons! 
Click on the image below to check out everyone's story.  So fun!

First I have to say that I am not very exciting so brace yourself!

I am an animal lover! I can't recall a time in my life when I did not have a dog... or two!

I think I was about 6 or 7 in this picture.  My sister,  Susie, is laying down.   That is our dog, Shawn.

This was Sootman, my horse.  It is hard to tell, but he was black and feisty! After school, I would meet up with my girlfriends and we would go on hour long rides and talk about boys.  And laugh? Goodness! Some great memories!

I grew up in San Diego and we enjoyed sailing in the harbor.  
Totally wish I still had those legs!
Mr. and I have been married for 21 years.   Let me just say that we thought we were VERY cool 20 years ago.   Yes, my hair was wild then too... it was all about big hair! The Mr. is sporting his stache!
We have THE most amazing child!   I will talk about him ALL day if you let me! We share the same sense of humor, love of music and affection for cookie dough.   When he was a baby, my mom would give him a bath in her sink (no... that is not the dishwater). She would make some sort of treat and Matt would lick the bowl.

I love Diet Coke!   
Those poor girls in Vegas had to put up with my deep, deep addiction!

I was in the Navy Reserves for 6 years.  Mr. and I were already married and I wanted to be a teacher.  I went in the Reserves to pay for my education.  Um... I went to boot camp in my 30's.   Hilarious!   I really like my creature comforts, so I have a few stories I could share... but I won't! Lol!   

Those 6 years taught me now to really work hard.  I worked full time as a medical administrator, went to school full time, reserve duty one weekend a month, then mom, and wife... not necessarily in that order. I never could have done it without the help of my won-der-ful parents.   
Yes, I was tired!

We move to Missouri a few years ago and I love it!

What else?  
I don't like escalators
or shellfish

One final thing...  Will you stop by Mrs. Lee's Kindergarten and wish her Happy Birthday!
She is celebrating with a contest!


  1. Bahahahah... I KNOW you hatE escalators because you looked at mE like I was a CRAZY person when I just hopped on one when we were in Vegas. You did the...toe on, toe off.... jump on the escalator. I LOVE YOU DEEDEE!!!!

  2. I hate escalators too! Funny!

    1. I've gotten better over the years, but man... they freak me out! I just know that some part of my clothing is going to get stuck in it and it will end badly!

  3. The Navy?! Boot camp?! Wow girl, you are seriously impressing me here!!

    1. Yay! Natalie! I wanted to wow you! XOXO

  4. I loved reading this post!! Loved your big hair and Mr.'s stache! I also have to ask, was Shawn a german shorthair? I have a pointer who is just a sweetheart.
    ❤Mrs. McKown
    Little Literacy Learners

    1. Yep! He sure was! He actually won the National Field Championship (some time in the 70s). He used to travel the country in bird dog competitions. My family had German Shorthairs from the time I can remember until about 5 years ago. I agree...they are wonderful dogs!

  5. Wow- the Navy??? You go girl! But I'll have to say I'm kinda sad you didn't post a pic of you in your navy attire!!! I bet you were so cute!

    Mrs. Hodge and Her Kindergarten Kids

  6. Ha! You know 2 months out of the year, our working uniform was white from head to toe. Head. To. Toe. Nope... not one photo of me exists in my uniform.

  7. Cute post! :) Thanks for sharing with us!

    Sugar and Spice

  8. I am so happy to know that I am not the only one out there who hates escalators! This post and the comments make me smile! :)

  9. Deedee, YOU are the coolest! I love the throwback pictures of you and your beautiful family! Is it time to bring back the husband's 'stache?!? And your soon looks like he just might be a little heart-breaker soon ;)

    Loved learning more about you!

    T.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)

    1. Oh...Susan! Did you want to talk about my son? Cuz I could talk about him forever! Haha!

      Well, I think he is so handsome... but let me tell you... as an infant...not so much! He looked like Winston Churchill! Poor honey!

  10. Deedee, I had a death fear of escalators growing up. I caused a major scene at an airport once when I stood at the top and wouldn't come down! Loved your post!

    Queen of the First Grade Jungle

  11. Yay! I loved learning a little more about you!

  12. Loved your story..

  13. We for sure could chat all day about our cuties! So is your son driving? Do you have any pointers on how to not absolutely freak out come next Tuesday.
    I had a cow growing up. I couldn't ride her around, but I loved how she followed me around the ranch : )
    PS-20 years later and I know that you ARE very cool!

    1. Having them drive is bitter-sweet for sure! I just suggest a teacher approach...a gradual release of responsibility.

      Oh...and when he takes his next step in responsibility, I also give him a few "pointers". For example... he drove himself to an end-of-the-school function. My speech started with, "You know there might be alcohol there" and ended with "You are my only child and I would just lay down and die if anything ever happened to you." Usually I have tears in my eyes (real... crazy-mom tears).

      My poor boy is going to need years of therapy.

  14. I love Deedee Willis, that is all!


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