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Supporters are hoping Ohio will become the 21st state to legalize Medical Marijuana. Critics claim the drug is harmful and addictive.
We examine both sides of the issue...please take a look!
Went back to my alma mater over the weekend to watch myHokies play Duke. My poor Hokies lost but it was fun being back in apacked stadium in a sea of orange and maroon.
I met three other fellow Hokies... two sorority sisters andone friend from high school. It was really just an excuse for a girl'sweekend!!
It was awesome just walking around Tech's beautifulcampus and shopping for gobs for Hokie paraphernalia. Had anawesome/healthy dinner at Gillie's... the famous ice cream store that'sexpanded to delicious veggie and vegan meals!
We also took time to admire the memorial and honorthe victims of the massacre that took place April 16, 2007 on Tech'scampus. Hard to believe it's been 6 years already. It's a beautifulmemorial...a lovely tribute to such a horrific tragedy.
Well, sorry for the Hokies loss but definitelynot sorry to spend time at my Virginia Tech and hang with my buds, Christine,Sheryl and Holly. Thanks Ladies! Lets do it again soon!
Colby Cheese was a skeleton or something?
Sammy B.... Rapunzel!
She has her umbrella..in it for the long haul... ain't no rain gonna stop stockin' up on candy!
Happy Golden Anniversary!!
Tomorrow is my parents 50th wedding anniversary! 50 years together WOW! All those years may not have been "Golden"...but they have certainly been "Precious". :) Thank you mom and dad for everything over the years.... especially all your love and support.
I hope you enjoy your special day and many more golden years to come!
I recently drove up to New Paris, Ohio. At one point I crossed over into Indiana. I was only in the state for about five minutes before crossing back into Ohio. We went to
Today's Harvest Farm. They have a country store, produce and an A-MAZE-ING corn maze. They even have a soybean maze for the little ones.
I went up there with other ABC 22 and FOX 45 co-workers. We played corn hole with folks while my kids and their friends ran around crazy playing a bunch of kid games on the property. It was a beautiful October day... perfect weather.
If you ever get a chance...its a very nice ride and worth a day trip up there.
Here's there website.
Cats Stealing Dog Beds!
Saw this video last week... super cute....watch with your kids.
Whether you love dogs or cats or both...should bring a smile to your face!
Ribbon of Hope!
I had the honor to emcee the Ribbon of Hope Luncheon last week. The purpose is to raise money for the Women's Wellness Fund at Kettering Health Network. The fund helps to provide free mammogram screenings and other diagnostic screenings for the uninsured and under insured in our community. Since the fund started in 1995, more than 10,000 women in the greater Dayton area have benefited from more than one million dollars in medical care.
It was a fabulous event and I was honored to be a part it. The key note speaker, Christine Clifford, was AMAZING. If you ever have the opportunity to hear her talk... please do so. A breast cancer survivor herself... she injects humor into all her talks and books in an effort to bring hope to so many women and their families who at times... desperately need it! BTW... breast cancer is the #1 cancer diagnosis in the state of Ohio.
Get your screenings ladies!! xoxoxox
Steve Harvey Thinks WV is Sexy!
I now live in the lovely state of Ohio but prior to becoming a Buckeye I lived in WV for 13 years. Yesterday on Steve Harvey... a native West Virginian himself, Harvey glorified the Mountain State to perhaps an unprecedented new level of sexiness.... Take a look:
13 years. That's how long I've been married. Wow, how time flies. With the exception of the last 10 months... the rest of that time was spent in Charleston, WV. My husband Charlie and I met through a mutual friend in Virginia and our first date was a 40 mile bike ride. I figured if there wasn't any chemistry... at least I'd get in a good work out. Well, got the chemistry and the exercise! All good. Now 13 years later we have two beautiful kids and a loving family.
Thank you Lord. Blessings to you and your family!
I went to a mom's group at my church this morning before work. It's called Mom's Inc. and it's at Crossview Christian Church in Waynesville. Every other week we do a bible study and the other weeks we do a special project or bring in a guest. This week we had three dads. And boy were they brave!
They shared their experiences of trying to be a good Christian father and husband. And it was eye opening because even Christian marriages face very tough challenges. It was good to be around other women and just know you are not alone. We talked about humility, communication, fighting, kid issues, spending quality time together and yes, sex. We talked about having mutual love and respect for one another and asking God for help during those tough times. I want to thank all three guys for braving all us nosy women and for opening up.
We can all learn from one another and lift each other up... because Lord knows... we all need a boost now and then!
Whew..I'm wiped out! What a busy weekend...fun, but busy! Saturday morning...Colby had soccer..then Sam...gymnastics..after that... we all went to the Chocolate Festival at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds. All you have to say is Chocolate and I'm there! Me and a few others in the media got to test a wide array of yummy desserts...from Fudgy Butterscotch Bars to Triple Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise Cupcakes to Chocolate Creme Pie. I gained 5lbs in about 30 minutes...no joke. Thanks to Bill Nance with FaithandFriendsradio.com for the invite!
Sunday we had church...then I jumped in to help coach my son's tennis lessons with about a dozen other kids. My first time coaching... it was fun..a learning experience at the same time since I had never coached before. Then my co-anchor Jack Atherton and I spent a few hours at Oktoberfest.. a fundraiser for the Dayton Art Institute. It was raining and dreary for the first 45 minutes then it dried up some. Jack did a great job recruiting passersby to play corn hole and I handed out the prizes...frisbees, chip clips and lip gloss with the ABC22 & FOX45 logos, of course. It was great meeting some Daytonians and fellow viewers and hopefully we recruited some new viewers!
Can't forget about the kids...they invited their friends over for a movie while munching on pizza and popcorn. A fun weekend had by all!
"Everybody Counts" is a wonderful program within Centerville City Schools. It teaches students to be compassionate to those with mental and physical disabilities. Kids and adults who may have trouble walking, talking, even doing the easiest of things to most... like buttoning a shirt or tying a shoe.
I volunteered to help out the third grade classes. We divided kids in each classroom into three groups. Two of the groups put socks on their hands....the third group did not. Then we gave the kids a shirt with snaps down the front and asked the kids to snap the shirt as quickly as possible, take it off and pass it to the next student. That's my son Colby doing his best....
As you might imagine, it was quite a challenge using hands covered with socks. We then told the kids while snapping or buttoning a shirt is pretty easy to able bodied people... its often very difficult if impossible to those with a mental or physical disability. We then explained to them that's it important not rush or be rude to someone with a disability, but rather be compassionate and help them whenever possible.
In other grades, students wrote their name and address by looking through a mirror instead of directly at the paper, as if they had dyslexia, a learning disability that makes it difficult to recognize and comprehend written words. Students also learned about how famous people with dyslexia coped with their disability, including Tom Cruise, Orlando Bloom, Steve Jobs, Alexander Graham Bell and Henry Ford.
So whether able bodied or not , no matter what, "Everybody Counts"!
Happy Birthday Hubby!
Today is my husband, Charlie's, birthday! We celebrated yesterday with a trip to Young's Dairy. The weather was perfect...a lovely fall day. First we walked around downtown Yellow Springs. What a quaint, eclectic town. Love all the artistic people and shops. Then we hit the Dairy...it was packed. The kids checked out all the cows and goats..except my 5-year old daughter ran out of the barn squeezing her nose! Guess the smell was a little too overwhelming for the princess. The kids took a ride on the Moovers and Shaker's, then got lost in Cowvin's Corny Maze (thank goodness we found them before dark!). Naturally, we got some of the famous Young's Dairy IceCream.... cookies and cream for Colby... cotton candy for Samantha! After about 2 hours of running around... we stopped at Peaches restaurant in Yellow Springs...before heading home. We gave daddy his presents and cake....and then we were all wiped out and called it a night!
Happy Birthday CP... your family loves you!
Girl's Weekend #2
While the boys are away...the girls will play. My husband and son went back to WV last weekend to catch up on a few things and visit friends. Meantime my daughter and I had the run of the place and enjoyed some girl time. She had her first gymnastics class and was so excited. She did so well, in her very first class, the instructor said she would quickly grow bored and recommended her for the next level. She went to the next class and did great with just one other girl. Great one on one time with the instructor. I just hope she sticks with it. She seems to really like it...but you never know. To me, it's just important to stay active and enjoy what you are doing. If not gymnastics then something else...but for now...she seems happy tumbling and jumping.
We also did a little shopping... shoes for mommy, some clothes for Sammy and a birthday present for daddy! Then after a long day of running around.... we hit Carrabba's Italian Grill and got stuffed on shrimp, scallops and clam fettuccine. Some good ole' spaghetti and meatballs for the kiddo!
Naval Shipyard Shooting---A Personal Connection
I have two friends who work for the Naval Shipyard in Washington, D.C....where a gunman opened fire and killed 12 people. Fortunately both my friends are ok. My friend Jim was on the second floor of building 197 when the shooter opened fire from the 4th floor atrium. Jim said the guy fired off five bullets. Then someone pulled the fire alarm and as employees began exiting the building, Jim said he heard three more gun shots. He and others safely got out and were placed on lock down in a nearby building.