I’m not crazy about Valentine’s Day. Never really have been. The one thing I look forward to is flowers from my Dad. Each year, my dad sends my sisters, my mom and I flowers to work or school. He’s been doing this since I was in kindergarten!
This year, I got double the flowers… Justin sent some gorgeous red roses and dad with the roses arrangement. I’m one lucky gal!
The flowers didn’t melt my anti-vday mentality altogether…So enjoy some Grumpy Cat Valentines Day wishes, too.
Hope you are loved on this day!
Most Chamber of Commerce dinners consist of, well, just a dinner. Not the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce dinner! It’s an all out event, 1,500 people and one of the best party bands you’ll ever hear. A four-course meal, performances, party favors, you name it. It’s one of the biggest, if not the biggest events in Kingsport each year. Perhaps the best part of this year’s event, was the Gangam Style performance by Kingsport head honchos, including my father, Colonel Burdine. I’ve got video proof here!
Side bar: Party on the Moon may be one of the best cover bands I’ve ever heard.
Since she’s my sister, I’m pretty much obligated to help her raise money for University of Tennessee’s annual Dance Marathon fundraiser that benefits Children’s Miracle Network. But you can do it out of the kindness of your heart
To help my adorable little sister raise money for this awesome cause – click here. No amount is too small, even $5 will go a long way to help her reach her goal. And the cause – well it speaks for itself. Children’s Miracle Network.
For those of you that don’t know what Dance Marathon is, Dance Marathon is a 24-hour celebration of life, which culminates with a 14-hour event. UT’s Dance Marathon is a 14-hour celebration, party, and fundraiser for the Oncology and Hematology Clinic at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.
This year, I am Vice President of the event and I would appreciate any support you can give me for this worthwhile cause. All contributions will benefit The East Tennessee Children’s Hospital and all donations are tax deductible.
Thank you for considering this request for your support.
It’s been called the first act of terrorism: The bombings of the Marine Corps barracks in Beirut, Lebanon on October 23rd, 1983. 241 Marines and American service members were killed in the bombing. A cowardly act of terrorism – on our armed forces who truly came in peace.
Today, let’s remember our military who never forget that day. My dad, USMC Colonel Burdine was there when those people were killed. Thankfully, my dad was not at the barracks and he made it home. While he was in Lebanon for my birth and I didn’t meet him until I was 6 months old when my mother and I flew to Athens, Greece…I am lucky. My father made it home, other families lost their loved ones. My dad’s best friends didn’t come home. Hundreds of others didn’t make it back.
The attacks are barely mentioned these days. Lots of people don’t even know about them. So it’s important that we do.
It was Football Time in Tennessee! I took the weekend off to spend time with family and friends, and to celebrate Justin’s 30th birthday! Although we lost to Florida, we had a fantastic time rocking our orange and singing Rocky Top!
And, just thought I’d share this… Every weekend I get a text like this from my dad. It says “What time is it?” It’s not always in German. I’m not sure why it was written in another language. But I love it.
Two of my favorite things – dogs and our military. Specifically, the Marine Corps.
I grew up in a house with 2 little sisters, my mom and my father, a USMC Colonel. Needless to say, he couldn’t catch a break from all the estrogen in the house! So, we got him a dog. Grunt. (Grunt = another term for a Marine.) Grunt was a yellow lab, and yes, one of the best dogs to have ever lived. Grunt went to heaven, and now my parents have Jarhead (yes, another Marine moniker.) So needless to say when I saw this article with Marines and their pups, it was enough to make me swoon.
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Man’s best friend is also a Marine’s protector.
My philanthropic little sister is raising money for an unbelievably good cause – The Children’s Hospital! She is asking for help – and I’m helping spread the word. If you’ve got a few extra $ – send it her way. Donate here. Helping sick kids? Now THAT’S a good feeling.
I will be participating in the University of Tennessee Dance Marathon on March 2nd and 3rd. This year, I am on the Dance Marathon Executive Committee. I am in charge of Corporate/Event Development so I have been going to businesses asking for donations to the event.
Besides getting businesses to donate, I have a personal goal that I am trying to reach as well! I would appreciate any support that you give me for this worthwhile cause. All contributions will benefit East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. Any contribution will help, nothing is too small and all donations are tax deductible!
Donating online is safe and easy too! To make an online donation please search for my name at www.helpmakemiracles.org/event/utkdm and then click “support this participant.”
Thank you for considering this request for your support!