Tuesday, October 23, 2007


This weekend, we finally were able to meet Parker Cross. We met his parents, Kristie and Jay Cross, as well as our friends, Andy and Susan Cornell, in Atlanta for a trip to the Aquarium and the World of Coke. While I did like the aquarium, I must say that I loved seeing all of the old Coke commercials ("I'd Like to Teach the World..." anyone?). Seeing Jay basically make himself sick off too much Coca-Cola was pretty funny as well. Mike's favorite part was getting game updates on the Vandy-SC game from one of Jay's friends. He was assuming that Vandy had blown the lead when our friend Dawn called to tell us it was final and Vandy had won. I could see how excited he was but Kristie and Jay were dying to see him really get happy and taunt a girl wearing a South Carolina shirt. Fortunately, he held himself back :).

Monday, October 15, 2007

Fun news...

We are expecting another baby. I am over 21 weeks and due March 9th. We had an ultrasound last week and it's a boy.

When we told my brother (Uncle Clay), his response was "Poor Ashley". Guess I know how he felt about having a little sister (me) :).

Sunday, October 14, 2007

My friend Rochelle

My dear friend, Rochelle Fuqua Yuill, passed away this week after a long battle with cancer. Rochelle and I met at Tennessee Tech when we were in the same pledge class in Kappa Delta. She has been an amazing friend.

I will miss our weekly walks and gossip sessions. She knew when to listen to me vent and when to tease me if I was overthinking something.

I am thankful that she remained comfortable until very recently. As her best friend, Lori, reminded me, Rochelle never once questioned "Why me?" and remained so positive. I have learned so much from her and to steal from Brooke, I am a better person for having known her.

Mike and I are going to walk on Rochelle's team, Jake's joggers, for a 5K the first weekend in November. If you would like to donate to Rochelle's Komen Race for the Cure team, please use the link: https://www.kintera.org/faf/donorReg/donorPledge.asp?ievent=232528&lis=1&kntae232528=8DE6343CD41744B382355D4ABE891B93&supId=146322434