I am so ready to come home to my guy today (note: it’s not Sam Elliott).
It’s been a great adventure, so happy for Carmen and beginning her career at FSU beginning Monday. Not sure I am ready to cheer for them but so goes life, right?
The adventures with this one has been grand. So excited for her future. Have loved this week with her. But ready to be home to this one…
I am so grateful for him and allowing me to be who I am. Loving my kids as his own. Encouraging all of us to be us…unconditionally. He is amazing. I am grateful, and ready for my lipstick to be smeared.
David talked about his experience, and after seeing the episode, I feel like I need to have an intervention over my facial expressions! Ha. Oh well. It is who I am, and they did well with editing. I didn’t know what to do with my hands!
Now we wait on the check to arrive (they mail it 30 days after the show airs), and then to pay the IRS. We have a lot of bills to pay from when we got behind in life. This will so help us crawl out of that hole.
I am feeling incredibly blessed with this man (and my family). I am so very proud to be his wife, and share in this amazing adventure together. We both have a great jobs, and a roof (although it needs to replaced) over our heads. We are doing well. This is such a bonus.
So, five months after taking the initial audition test, my episode of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” finally aired last night. I have to say, I am pretty proud of how Jerry and I did. While I would have loved to have won more money, the $50,000 we did win was, as Chris Harrison said at the end of the episode, “Not a bad paycheck for 30 minutes work!”
Looking back, I am happy with the game I played. I used all my lifelines when I needed them, I thought through the questions, and I didn’t take any significant risks. (Of course, getting questions that happened to line up with the storehouse of weird knowledge I keep in my head helped immensely!)
Overall, the entire experience was an amazing adventure! And I have to say, we especially enjoyed meeting and working with the cast and crew of the show. From the folks that hosted the original test, to the producers that I interviewed with, to the production staff that took such good care of us at the studio, they couldn’t have been more supportive or encouraging. A lot of unseen work goes into making sure the final production looks good on the screen, and those folks deserve far more recognition and respect than they typically receive. So, to all of them, I offer my sincerest thanks.
If you ever get the chance to audition, I would highly recommend it! It was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and I am so very grateful to have been able to experience it.
Back in June, WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE held open auditions in Pensacola. David took the test, and we went home. After several skype interviews, and emails back and forth with producers, he finally got the call to go to Las Vegas for the taping of the show in August. We flew out and had a great time. It ended up being over our wedding anniversary, and birthdays (our wedding anniversary is August 20, David’s birthday is August 21, and my birthday is August 22).
To quote my hubby: “I played the game I wanted to play.”
The show airs tonight (November 15) on WEAR-TV abc3 in the Mobile/Pensacola area. Per legal, we can’t say anything until the show airs…so everyone will have to watch to see how David did. But I have to say we met some amazing people from other contantests to staff and producers from the show that will always have a special place in our hearts. It was an amazing experience.
In the next week or so, David (hubby), will be guest posting on his perspective on my weight loss journey and our new life. Obviously the changes we make affect the people around us, so I thought it might be good to hear from someone affected by my changes.
Hopefully, we will all be able to learn something about others touched by the weight loss journey.
Oh my…in the travel to Houston from Florida…we went from 70/80 degrees temperatures to a 20 degree decrease in about 5 minutes. We could “see” the front come through. Remarkable.
On Friday in the drive home, it didn’t get above 40 until past Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The water ways, in the “coastal plains” were covered in a fog or mist. The rivers and lakes that we passed were all like this picture.
This was taken at a rest stop outside of Lake Charles. Foggy, cloudy, rainy and cold are the adjectives to describe our drive.
I really like this shot. It was at the same rest stop, and this was across the lake. It was a really good drive. Rainy, and cold but we had heated seats! We are from Florida, and we did NOT take jackets or regular shoes (I wore my flip-flops!!). These were a real blessing. The conversations that David and I had were wonderful, and I will treasure that time alone with him.
Life seems back to normal around here. Fall is in the air. Not really, but it seems that way since football has begun. My family is divided in teams. I am an Arkansas Razorback girl. David is a graduate from LSU, hence he is a fan of the tigers. Carmen was a little razorback, then LSU (all because we saw a game), and Stephen is a razorback but really doesn’t like football .Talk is cheap when it comes to football, but in the SEC we talk big. Whether you bleed in purple and gold, red and white, orange and blue…enjoy the game. Spend time with family and friends.
And Go Hogs!
This was taken in November of 2007. We, as a divided family,
attended the Boot Game (Arkansas and LSU).
A very tiny Stephen proudly wearing piggie…with his Mom.
David and Carmen wearing LSU – hrumpf.
David NOT happy with the ending score.
ARK 50 to LSU 48 in 7 overtimes! Long day but a lot of fun!
No words can describe what this man means to me and our family. David is strong, kind, caring, a true geek, sometimes cranky, handyman, outrageously funny, intelligent, witty, likable, and HE loves me. He is incredible with his step-children (although, he has never called them that), and a friend to them. There are moments that they just curl up beside him on the couch, and he just hugs them. Precious. He is someone they can go to for help, for advice, and at times, he makes me jealous of the relationship he has with them.
Both of us are strong people. I can be difficult, OCD and demanding. He loves me, and tells me to calm down. I listen. I am amazed that it has only been 4 years today that we have been together. It seems like he has been here forever, and other times not near long enough.
Happy Anniversary my love. I thank God daily for bringing you into our lives.