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Hello guys!  My name is Lori Hamilton.  That is NOT Laura, Laurie, or Lora….it is Lori (rhymes with story).  Although I have, do and will answer to the others, just wanted you to know what the correct pronunciation is.  I was raised in a very small town in middle Georgia called Hawkinsville.  The population is just north or just south of 10,000 people (not sure which).  There was a time when there were two grocery stores but now the only game in town is Harvey’s.  I am so delighted and proud to call Hawkinsville home.  It truly was a wonderful place to grow up.  Having said that I don’t expect I will ever actually live there again.  Through the course of the last 20 years I have lived in Athens, GA (Go Dawgs), Macon, GA, Albany, Ga and now am thrilled to call Columbus, GA  home.  Yes, I have grown spoiled to the trappings of a larger city and I simply need more than one grocery store to choose from.

I was born in November of 1967 (the 29th to be exact should you want to send gifts/cards).  I was raised a Southern Baptist and while I no longer go to church regularly (much to my MaMa’s dismay) I believe wholeheartedly in God.  Don’t misunderstand me here, this is not going to be a religious blog; but from time to time you will hear me give a shout out to the big guy because I love him and am grateful for all that he has given me.  Don’t be offended if you believe in something else, it matters not to me.  I embrace everyone’s differences and I hope you will return the favor.

Later on I have a post planned that will give you a little more insight into my past; but for now I want to share with you my present.  I am a wife to an amazing man named Ed.  He is the love of my life and at times the bane of my existence.  He is most assuredly the most intelligent man I know (IQ over 140).  He is gorgeous, patient, kind, funny and completely sexy…albeit a little whiny at times.  I married him at the tender young age of 38 and I would do it again in a heart beat.  You will read about him a lot in the future; so stay tuned.

I am a mother to the most rocking 4 year old on the planet and her name is Laney.  I also had her at the tender young age of 38.  Okay, stop doing the math…yes it was a shotgun wedding.  The truth of the matter is that my husband and I had been together for years prior to the pregnancy and we felt married.  We talked about getting married.  We were engaged so the actual ceremony was just a technicality.  He was divorced and I was never in a rush to marry but we were committed!!!  Enough said…back to Laney.  She is the greatest gift a girl could ever receive.  The best thing about her is that she thinks I am the most amazing creature on earth.  She brings out the best version of me!!  As I say to her daily, “Laney, thank you for loving me!”

I have three totally phenomenal step children..Brennen (M/16), Maggie (F/14), and Katie (F/10).  They live about 80 miles away so we see them every other weekend for the most part.  They are getting to an age where they frequently have a better offer so the visits are getting fewer and farther between :(!  At any rate, I love them beyond all boundaries.  They really seem rather perfect….are we being bamboozled?  I am holding my breath that the teenage mischief and angst stays at the minimum level we are seeing right now.  I know…I know….stop kidding yourself Lori!

We have a pet named “Midnight”.  She is a beautiful black cat that actually belongs to my amazing neighbors…Mike and Yanci.  Folks, if you can get a pet that is fed and cared for by someone else…DO IT!!  In all truth, this cat is in love with Laney and Ed.  She kind of likes me too; but I get the feeling that she senses I am more of a dog lover.  In the not too distant future I hope to be sharing a blog post with you about our “new dog”; but for now we have Midnight.

Okay, this is about to be a wrap but I can’t end it without telling you this.  I have succeeded in my life and I have failed.  I am scared and insecure but I am also fearless and confident.  I have been a stay at home Mom for the better part of the last 5 years and I am on a mission to build an amazing career.  I will save the deets for future posts.  Let’s just say for this sheltered little small town girl that always tried so hard to color inside the lines I am going outside the box on this one.  I hope you enjoy the ride…I know I will.

Oh, one last thing…please overlook the site.  I know it is not pretty yet but I am a newbie and I am working on it.  Soon I will have pictures and creative stuff for you to look at; but, for now you will just have to enjoy on the words.  Thanks for understanding!!


10 responses »

  1. Tiffany Nipper

    You are wonderful! I truly believe everything you long for will be real. I cannot wait for the party in 2016! Love you all so much.


  2. I just found your blog, and I LOVE it! You’re so honest, and tenderhearted! Keep the writings coming.

  3. Jackie Paulson 1966

    Lori you really know how to do a blog. Hey your hubby knows more than I do about getting views, could you share or he share? I refuse to pay for that. Did you know you can? How crappy is that, I want real followers and commenters not that paid junk. Your site lights up my world every time I am here. I mean it ♥

    • Jackie, that means a lot to me. I am going to email you some information on the traffic thing. Just in case you don’t see it in your inbox, check your spam.

  4. Enjoyed browsing around. Thanks for subscribing a while back!


  5. I believe I found your blog today for a reason.
    I would love to find where you’ve moved to. I do hope all is well and you are continuing…


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