Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Isaac's Graduation

This weekend we were busy with Matt's cousin Isaac's High School Graduation.  He graduated from Williamsburg HS on Saturday, May 24, 2008.  We were excited to celebrate his graduation and look forward to him attending Ohio State University in the fall.  
Good Luck Isaac, we love you!  

We had a lot of fun at his graduation party afterwards!  We were glad to see lots of family including Matt's Uncle John and Uncle Chris and his family.  It was great food and good times!
Matt and I before the ceremony
Matt and Isaac
Erin and Isaac
Isaac and his Dad Steve

Teresa, Isaac and Steve

Isaac's sister Kristy, Isaac and Dawn
Brad, Isaac and Erin
Steve, Isaac, Erin, Kristy and Dawn

Matt and Brad playing cornhole!
Jane Croswell, Isaac and Marianne Croswell (The Neighbors)
Silly String

Uncle Chris and his family - me, Chris, Austin, Miah, Michelle, Chase and Matt

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Garage Epoxy

Today Matt and I finished putting the epoxy on the garage floor.  Matt was so excited about this and I am very glad to mark it off our weekend "to-do" list!  I think it looks really good.  See for yourself in the before and after pics below!
The Before

The After

Saturday, May 10, 2008

My 100 Things

I've read a lot of blogs with people writing "100 things about themselves" and was curious if I could come up with 100 things about me!  So here is my long list!  Hope you enjoy!  I challenge everyone who reads my list to write their own "100 Things"!  It was actually kinda fun!

My 100 things:

1. I am a child of God, saved by Grace!

2. I was born on November 13, 1979 in Memphis, TN.

3. I am the daughter of Joy and Jerry 

4. I am the sister to Matt R. 

5. I am the wife of Matt Deepe

6. I married my best friend and love of my life on July 8, 2006.

7. My husband and I met on Match.com in 2003.

8. I'm convinced I have the best 2 dogs ever, our mini doxies, Annabelle and Gracie.  Annabelle is 3 and Gracie is 1 1/2.

9. I treat my dogs like they are our kids

10. I tricked Matt into getting Annabelle saying we would just go look at some puppies.   Gracie was easier to convince him to get. 

11. I love to sleep and I get very witchy when I get tired and don't get enough sleep.

12. I graduated high school from Harding Academy in 1998 and Union University in 2002.

13. I was a Zeta Tau Alpha in college and still am, ZTA is FOREVER!

14. I never wanted to go to Union U. for college until I visited and had a tour with Stephanie Lee.

15. I thought I wanted to go to Lambuth for a while, what was I thinking!

16. After college I frequently drove an hour to Jackson just to get my hair cut by Carla Perkins.  I have yet to find anyone I liked as much as Carla!

17. I always wanted to move out of Memphis.

18. I never imagined I would live in Cincinnati.

19.   Never thought I would remember how to spell Cincinnati but I did.

20. Memphis will always be home for me.

21. I hope one day we will end up in Nashville.  We both love Nashville and it would be much closer to my fam who I miss.

22. I am totally obsessed with the show on TLC, John and Kate Plus 8.

23. I like watching the show on TLC Little People, Big World.

24. I love to bake.

25. I would love to learn how to decorate cakes.

26. I would love to decorate cakes as a side business.

27. I love blogging.

28. I really love reading other peoples blogs.

29. I am a picky eater.

30. I come from a picky eating family.

31. This drives Matt crazy.

32. I secretly wish I could sing and dance on Broadway!

33. I love shopping.

34. In elementary school I wanted to be a teacher.

35. I hate shopping at Wal-mart or Meijer and will only shop at Target and Kroger.

36. I love taking pictures with our new canon camera.

37. I'm so glad Matt likes taking the pics on vacation, he's better at it than me.

38. I love to DVR everything.

39. #38 drives Matt nuts, he never DVR's anything.

40. I miss my friends from Memphis, and the ones I met in Memphis who have moved away.

41. I am excited about my new friends in Cincinnati.

42. I love our church, Montgomery Community Church or MCC.

43. I absolutely love our small group at MCC.

44. I love hanging out with other couples in our small group.

45. I have great veins for giving blood, nurses love me!

46. I cry whenever we leave our dogs at the kennel, like a baby.  We both do actually.  We are too attached to them, like I said, they are like our children.

47. I love to read.

48. I have been obsessed with ready autobiographies lately.

49. In elementary school I hated reading but thanks to Mrs. Spain, in 7th grade Bible class, I began loving to read

50. My favorite author of all time is Robin Jones Gunn, Mrs. Spain used to read us her books.

51. I am totally obsessed with Chick-fil-a, yes, I've even read the auto-bio on Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-a.

52. One of my favorite autobiographies is by Paula Dean, the southern cooking queen.

53. I am a HUGE TN Vols fan.

54. I hope to go to another TN game this fall.

55. I LOVE watching college football in the fall.

56. I won the college pick 'em last fall, beating out 13 other people.

57. I really enjoy sharing the love of college football with my Dad.

58.   I despise Gator fans, Go Vols!

59. I do not like to cook, I will do just about anything to get out of cooking.

60. I cook mostly during the week and only eat out on the weekends, I suck it up.

61.  I will drive around the parking lot forever til I find a good spot, which by the way usually doesn't take long, there is always one waiting for me.  

62. My Mom and I share a talent of finding good parking spots. 

63. #62 drives my husband nuts.

64. I refuse to lose my southern accent.

65. My husband makes fun of me saying buggy and not cart.

66. I enjoy watching Oprah., most days she has good topics.

67. I indulge in celebrity magazines when I fly.  My favs are US and People.

68. My husband makes fun of #67 but I find him reading the magazines when I get done with then, haha.

69. 90% of my wardrobe is either Ann Taylor or Ann Taylor Loft…little obsession.

70. I got a paddling in kindergarten for writing my name on the newly painted bathroom walls, then, I tried to blame it on my brother.

71. I took dance, jazz and ballet classes for 10 years as a kid.  My coordination comes in handy in step class at the gym.

72. I too piano lessons for 6 years.  I used to tell my teacher that I was playing without a talent.  I was an ok pianist but never as good as I wanted to be.

73. I was a band nerd for a few years, 7th - 9th grade.  

74. I played the flute in band.

75. I have been in 3 weddings, Rachel, Melanie and Teresa

76. I like facebook much better than myspace.

77. I miss my family a lot back in TN but I don't miss Memphis.

78. I am definitely not a Memphis fan.

79. I love organizing.

80. I absolutely love office supplies, I could spend hours in Office Depot.

81. I love sweets way too much.

82. I am so excited about going to Vegas on vacation this summer.

83. I am thrilled to celebrate 2 years of marriage with Matt in July.

84. I love buying stuff to decorate our house.  Sometimes I get carried away with it. 

85. My husband and I purchased our first house in Nov. 2006.

86. My favorite color is yellow, it's all over my house!

87. I love to travel and see new things.

88. I am allergic to everything on God's green earth including pollen, dust, mold, grass and trees…yuck!

89. I take allergy medicine every day.

90. I am thankful I get to work from home some and have a flexible work schedule.

91. I love living in a clean home, I can't stand to live in a mess.  I really do enjoy cleaning.

92. I love calendars and clocks.  The more the merrier!

93. I am an optimist most of the time!  

94. I have had the same best friend since I was 12 - Rachel Riede' Tichy

95. The bravest thing I ever did was move to State Collge, PA in 2005, 1000 miles away from family, to be closer to my sweetie, Matt.

96. I lived in State College, PA for 9 months in 2005.

97.   I work in marketing for a non-profit organization.  It is a teen drug treatment center.

98. Never thought in a million years that I would be working for a teen drug treatment center.  I've never done drugs or never really been around anyone who did. a

99.  I picked out my engagement ring!  Well, I picked out 3 settings I liked and then Matt picked “the one” and the diamond of course!  He was worried I wouldn't like what he picked out since I'm so picky!

100. I absolutely love Dave Ramsey!  I listen to him all the time on the radio and we got to meet his last year when he was in Cincinnati for his Total Makeover Live Event.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Alexander Michael Tichy

I am proud to announce my best friend Rachel and her husband Eric, welcomed their new adorable son Alexander Michael into the world on May 8 at 12:04 AM!  He weighed 7lb. 14oz. (the exact weight I was when I was born) and 19 1/2 inches long!  More pics to come!!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Cookies N' Cream Three Layer Dessert

The past couple weeks have been busy around the Deepe house!  We still have yet to get some outside yard work done including putting mulch down, planting some evergreens in the backyard and (Matt's favorite) putting epoxy down in the garage!  Basically it is a sealer on the garage floor and have a glossy look.  We got the materials this weekend and Matt can't wait to get started!  Hopefully we will find a couple nice days to do it!  I'll post pics later!  

With summer right around the corner it puts me in the mood to bake some summertime treats so I thought I would share a yummy recipe!  

Cookies N' Cream Three Layer Dessert
Ingredients: 1 box (7 oz.) reduced fat chocolate sandwich cookies
2 (8 oz.) container fat-free whipped topping, thawed
1 (8 oz.) package fat-free cream cheese, softened
2 (1.4 oz.) boxes fat-free sugar free chocolate instant pudding
3  1/2 cup skim milk

Place cookies in sealable plastic bag.  Crush cookies into small pieces - set aside 2 Tbsp of cookie crumbs.  Mix 1 1/2 containers of whipped topping, cream cheese, and remaining cookie crumbs in medium bowl until well blended.  Spread cookie mixture into 9 x 19 in. glass baking dish.  Prepare pudding according to package direction, using 3 1/2 cups milk.  Spread prepared pudding over cookie mixture.  Spread remaining 1/2 container whipped topping over the pudding.  Sprinkle reserved 2 Tbsp cookie crumbs over whipped topping.  
Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve!