Tuesday, December 27, 2005


Christmas was lots of fun. I got to spend time with both my family and Bob's family.

We called my sister in Philly on Christmas Eve before and after we opened gifts. My mom, Bob, and I are planning a trip to visit her in January after the baby is born.

Pics of Christmas will possibly follow later. In the meantime, enjoy looking at my sisters' blogs/live journals:

Sally -- http://engineersally.blogspot.com/
Sarah -- http://www.livejournal.com/users/gem77/
Becky -- http://www.livejournal.com/users/rebeccamo/

I can't believe how much I've worked today. There were only like 5 people here today and everyone's gone home except for me! Once I get into the groove, it's hard to stop.

But for now, I'm heading home for a relaxing evening. Goodnight!

Friday, December 16, 2005

Life as of late

Not much is going on these days. Mostly work. Bob's been working a lot, so we haven't seen each other so much lately.

I'm looking forward to seeing my family for the holidays, but I haven't gotten into the Christmas spirit as much as I normally do.

I've got my Christmas decorations up and I've gotten most of my gifts, but it just doesn't seem like Christmas season for some reason. Bob and I are going to see Steven Curtis Chapman and Mercy Me Sunday night. Perhaps that'll put me in the Christmas mood!

My sister is due to give birth to my parent's first grandchild in early January. I'm so looking forward to visit her in Philly when she gives birth. Since she lives so far away, I hope she keeps her blog up-to-date with photos of the baby (hint, hint).

Thursday, November 24, 2005


Thanksgiving never smelled so good. I'm here at my parents' house with my sisters, Becky and Sarah, Becky's husband Andy, and her stepdaughter Drew. We'll be eating shortly. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, Watergate salad (some kind of fruit salad), cranberry sauce, and all the rest of the trimmings.

I wish my other sister, Sally, and her husband could be with us. They are in PA enjoying Thanksgiving with his family. Sally is cooking a big meal for all of them, served on their wedding china (see pic).

This Thanksgiving I am thankful for all of my family, my friends, good health, my house, laughter, and my boyfriend Bob. :)

Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

My birth date meaning

Your Birthdate: September 25

You excel at anything difficult or high tech.
In other words, you're a total (brilliant) geek.
It's difficult for you to find people worth spending time with.
Which is probably why you'll take over the world with your evil robots!

Your strength: Your unfailing logic

Your weakness: Loving machines more than people

Your power color: Tan

Your power symbol: Pi

Your power month: July

Saturday, October 08, 2005


I thought a good way to let you know more about me is just to list some of my interests and give you links so you can learn more at your leisure. Enjoy!

Union University - I went here for undergraduate classes.
Tennessee Technological University - I got a BS in Mathematics from TTU.

Sports teams
St Louis Cardinals - My dad has been a fan ever since he was a little boy. The apple doesn't fall too far...
Lady Vols basketball

Lexmark - I've worked for Lexmark since 1998.
XML and XSL - I work with XML and XSL every day.

Jackson, TN - Jackson is my hometown.
Lexington, KY - I live in Lexington now.
Huntsville, AL - Huntsville is the home of the US Space & Rocket Center, where I was a Space Camp counselor for 2 summers.

Ben Folds and Ben Folds Five
Fleming & John
The Apparitions - http://www.theapparitions.net/ and http://www.myspace.com/theapparitions
Sixpence None the Richer
Michael Bublé
Marc Broussard
Rascal Flatts
Keith Urban
Dave Barnes
Ralph LaMontagne - no web site, but trust me, he's good

The Late Show with David Letterman

West Jackson Baptist Church - Jackson, TN - This is the church I grew up going to.
Englewood Baptist Church - Jackson, TN - This is the church I went to most of the time I was attending Union University.
Southland Christian Church - Lexington, KY - This is the church Bob and I attend now.

Friday, October 07, 2005

Weekend plans

First, last weekend... turns out the Frank Sinatra impersonator was pretty good. The orchestra sounded awesome. They did several FS songs, as well as songs by composers he worked with such as Count Basie and Nelson Riddle.

Now, this weekend... Bob and I are driving to TN to visit his parents. His brother, sister-in-law, and nephew are coming to visit from Alabama. This will be my first opportunity to meet them. His brother just got back from Afghanistan a few weeks ago. I'm glad he's back safely. Before we go to his parents' house, we are going to have dinner with an old college roommate of mine who lives in Knoxville. We're coming back on Monday.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Weekend plans

Bob and I are going to see a Frank Sinatra impersonator tonight. He's singing with the Lexington Philharmonic Pops (http://www.lexphil.org/index.php?b=se_pops).

This is the second weekend in a row we've gone to a Lex Phil event. I just hope he's not cheesey.

Saturday, September 24, 2005

My fam

Here are some pictures of my family.

This is me, my mom, and my dad at my house earlier this year.

This one is of me and my 3 sisters. From left to right: Becky, Sarah, Sally, and Susan

We don't look anything alike, do we? :)

This one is of me, two of my sisters, and my mom at my mom's family reunion over Labor Day weekend 2005. From left to right: Becky, Sarah, mom, and me

Mom looks really happy here!

About me

Hi, I'm Susan.

I live in Lexington, KY, although I am originally from Jackson, TN. I have 3 younger sisters. My parents and one of my sisters still lives in Jackson. One of my sisters lives in Nashville; the other lives outside of Philly.

I'm dating Bob, the best boyfriend in the world. We've been dating for 1 year, 5 months.

Tomorrow is my 32nd birthday. Bob and I will go to church in the morning, then to lunch, then to see the Woodwind Ensemble from the Lexington Philharmonic.

I plan to post some pictures and stories. Hope you enjoy my blog!

My birthday

Sunday the 25th is my 32nd birthday. Bob sent flowers to me at work. :)