Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Chistmas from our home to yours!

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Madrigal Feast

Monday, December 20, 2010

Last week I had the honor of attending Fayetteville High School choir's Madrigal Feast.  My brother, Cody, was a part of it and I enjoyed getting to hear him sing.  It was absolutely beautiful!  Here are some highlights from the night.

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Can You See Me??

Sunday, December 19, 2010

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Dinner with Friends

We had our friends, Ryan and Candi, over for dinner tonight.  We always enjoy spending time with them.  Especially since it means spending time with the little ones. 
We had them over so we could give Colin and Ellie their Christmas gifts before we left for the holidays.  We gave them both a book with bedtime stories.   Colin got a train to add to his Thomas collection and Ellie got a kitty-cat.  We have two cats and they are obsessed with them.  It's so fun to watch them play with them, or try and play with them.
Here are a few pics from the night.

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Our Weekend Adventure to . . .

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


We bought tickets to Six Flags back in May when we were there for a weekend.  However, the one weekend we went it stormed.  Finally this past weekend we were able to take some time and go back.  We went with some of our friends from Camden, Mike & Alex.  Of course the best part of the whole trip was the fact that we got to eat at
Chick-fil-A.  We had a great time, despite the freezing temperatures once it got dark.  And the Christmas lights were amazing!  Here are a few pics. 

Of course, we had to ride the train.

36 stories. . . um, no thanks!

Alex was really excited about riding Superman!!

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House Update

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Sean decided, last night, that he wanted to put recessed lighting in the kitchen.  So last night we made a trip to The Home Depot (in El Dorado) and bought all of our supplies.   This morning I came out and of course he was already busy at work.  I reminded him that today was going to be his car-working day, but he said he would have the lights done in TWO HOURS and then  he would work on the car.  Well, we're going on about 1.5 hours and I'm pretty sure he's not even half way done.  Considering we still have to go back to the HD and get one more can. :)  I'll let you know when he's finished . . . and cleaned up the kitchen!

We are now going on the 5th hour of working on the lights in the kitchen.  We have 9 cans in and we still have to go to HD to get the other 2.  It's looking good even though it's been hell putting them in.  :)  Oh, and of course the kitchen's a MESS!

Well, it's now midnight and the lights are finished, the kitchen is mostly clean, and we are cleaned up.  Here are a few pics of todays work.

This was after Sean made the holes in the ceiling.

Here the cans are installed, just waiting for light bulbs and filling in the hole from the old light.

Here it is with all the light bulb, except one.  So, of course, we get to go back to HD tomorrow and get one more light bulb.  One that we bought didn't work.  :(

All in all, it looks much better and Sean did an AWESOME job!!
Even though it did take all day.  :)
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Two Guys, a Girl, and a Motorcycle

Saturday, October 23, 2010

About three weeks ago Sean convinced me that it would be a great idea for me to go with him and our friend, Mike, to pick up a motorcycle (for Mike) in Nashville, TN.  Let me just remind you that Nashville is a good 7.5 hours from Camden.  To be honest, it didn't take too much convincing once I was assured that I would get to eat Chick-Fil-A at least once on the trip.  I willingly agreed and was somewhat excited to just get away and out of Camden for the weekend. 
So we left Friday afternoon, an hour after our planned departure time, but at least we were finally on the road.  Well, if you know anything about Sean, than you know that he likes to go FAST!! Through the years I've gotten quite used to this and I've learned that he is a great driver and I can trust him.  Too bad I really don't know Mike that well and I'd definitely never riden with him in a car . . .let's just say that Mike likes to go fast too!  OMG!! I thought I was going to DIE in that car.  It got to be a game, he would go fast just to hear me make some kind of wierd noise!!  Well to say the least we made it to Nashville, of course after taking a detour through Memphis to get some DELICIOUS Chick-to-the-Fil-A.
Once in Nashville I figured we would just look at the bike, give the guy some money, and get a hotel room. . . boy was I WRONG!!  Well Mike had not had a chance to get all the funds before we left Camden.  He was thinking that we would just hit up an ATM once we got to Nashville and get some cash.  We met the guy downtown Nashville so we just drove over to one of the 15 ATMs to get the cash.  Well the first ATM shot him down so we went to number 2 of 15 and well . . . it shot him down too!! So after visiting all 15 ATMs and having all 15 ATMs shoot him down, we decided to try and talk the guy into letting him write a check.  Now you know this wouldn't be a great story if the guy said "yes", yea it was a big fat NO.  So we decide that we didn't drive 7.5 hours to turn around and not get a motorcycle. After about 15 minutes we decide that we will drive another 2.5 hours to this guys hometown and try to get to a bank in the morning.
So we arrive in Lenoir City, a little outside of Knoxville.  At this point it was like 2:30am and of course where's the first place you go when you enter a new town . . .Wal-Mart!!  By the way, they don't cash personal check. :) So we decide there's really nothing else we can do at this hour so we should just get a hotel room and get some sleep.  Once in the room Mike realized that his bank has an EMERGENCY LINE!! What?!  Why are we just now learning this?  So all of a sudden he calls the bank and takes care of the problem!! Why couldn't we have taken care of this in Nashville??  So at 3:30am Mike finally had the money.  We finally got to go to bed!
We woke up early and got the bike by 9, and we were on the road back to Camden. (Never thought I'd
be so excited!)  We were about half way back to Nashville and realized that the back tire on the motorcycle was bad.  So of course we had to stop in Nashville, again, and get a new tire!! UGH!! So that took another 1.5 hours.  (OH, and did I mention that my goal was to be home by 8:00 so I could go to MusicFest in El Dorado??!)  Finally on the road once again and cruising --- I was driving this time. 
We finally made it over the Arkansas border! I was still driving, Sean was driving the motorcycle, and Mike was just gettin' comfy.  That's when we entered Palastine, AR!! YES, you guessed it we were busted.  We were pulled over by not just one, but two, Palestine officers (and a person on a ride along)!  Luckily the cops were very friendly and since we were together they gave us only one ticket.  Bad thing --- I was driving Mike's car and Sean was driving Mike's motorcycle, and he didn't get any ticket! OH WELL!!

Well, after ALL that drama we finally made it back to Camden, with the motorcycle.
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Fall is FINALLY in the air. . . for now

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Fall is probably my favorite season.  I love the colors, the temperatures outside, camping, football, EVERYTHING!! It's so hard though living in Camden because it doesn't actually start to feel like fall until about the middle of October. But this week has been AMAZING! It's cool and sunny outside, and best of all NO HUMIDITY! Of course the feeling of fall got me in the mood to start decorating.  I got my Trick-or-Treating sign out of the attic, went to Wal-Mart to buy mums, and pumpkins.  But, oh wait, Wal-Mart doesnt have any pumpkins yet! WHAT?! How can I decorate for fall without any pumpkins?! I had this awesome idea that I got out of Better Homes and Gardens that I wanted to try. Oh well, I guess I'll just be partially decorated until WM gets their pumpkins.  I'm sure the summer weather will be back soon anyway.
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Meet the Dorey's

Saturday, September 25, 2010

To get things started, I figure you should know a little about Sean and I.  Here are 10 things that will pretty much sum us up!

1. We met in high school, Prairie Grove High.
2. I was in 10th grade and Sean was a senior.
3. We both went to the University of Arkansas.
4. Sean has a degree in mechanical engineering and mine is in elementary education.
5. We dated for 8 years before we got married.
6. We've been married 1 year, 3 months, and 19 days.
7. We live in Camden, AR.
8. Sean works for Lockheed Martin.
9. I am a first grade teacher.
10. We have four children - Spud, Mr. Grey, Angel, & Oliver.

a few months after we started dating

Disney World

Pretty self-explanatory

Mt. Magazine - One Year Anniversary
(Sean, always so overdressed) 

Spud - 11 Years old

Mr. Grey - 10 Years Old 

Angel - 6 Years Old

Ollie - 4 Years Old

There's just a little sneak-peek into the Dorey household!
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First Post!!

I have finally joined the blogging world!  After becoming completely obsessed with reading everyone else's blogs, I realized I should just quit obsessing and do it! So here it goes!
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