Sunday, September 9, 2001

All About Nutmeg

Type: Teacup yorkie
Weight: 3.8 lbs
Born: July 17, 2002
Likes: Hiding his chew toys in piles of laundry, drying off by rubbing his body on the carpet
Dislikes: People leaving (separation anxiety), baths

Saturday, September 8, 2001

All About Brandy

Name: Brandy Lei
Nicknames: Brandace Dawn, B, Blanche
Birthdate: November 2, 1978 (Yes, I'm older than he is)
Siblings: 3 sisters - Tiffany, Tish and Chelsey
High School Attended: Crawford, Nebraska
College Education: Associate of Applied Science in Marketing, Management and Sales from Broome Community College in Binghamton, NY.
Drives: Black 2008 Dodge Journey
Likes: when Devon makes me good food, thunderstorms, watching/listening to people
Dislikes: Drivers who don't use their turn signal, green beans, duty free shops
Hobbies: swimming, creating scrapbooks and websites, going to the gym
What she watches on tv: House, ER, Desperate Housewives, Grey's Anatomy, Brothers & Sisters
Favorite Quote: "It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt." Samuel Langhorne Clemens or Mark Twain
Favorite Movie: Pearl Harbor
Where does she shop: Express, New York & Company, Ann Taylor Loft, GAP
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Flowers: Mini calla lilies, calla lilies, and gerber daisies
People on her list of freebies: Josh Hartnett, Leonardo DiCaprio (only the clean cut Leo) and Donnie Wahlberg
Wants to Visit: Italy and the other Hawaiian islands
Favorite Place: Atlantis Paradise Island Resort, Hawaii, Washington, D.C.
Most Exciting Hobby: Parasailing

Friday, September 7, 2001

All About Devon

Name: Devon Darnell
Nicknames: Richie Rich
Birthdate: April 7, 1980
Siblings: 2 sisters - Kodie and Crystal, 1 brother - Scott
High School Attended: Chadron, Nebraska mostly
College Education: Associate's in Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts from Scottsdale Culinary Institute
Drives: Black Pontiac Vibe
Likes: Brandy, Brandy, Brandy, and a little more Brandy (Not the Drink), Baking and Pastries, Cooking, Tequila and Bud Light, Food, NASCAR, Dale Earnhardt and anyone connected to him, Did I mention Brandy!?!
Dislikes: Leftovers, Bad Tequila, Jeff Gordon
Hobbies: Cooking, Floating Down the Salt River, NASCAR (RACEDAY SUNDAY)
What he watches on tv: House, ER, The OC, Prison Break
Favorite Movie(s): Field of Dreams and Days of Thunder.
People on his list of freebies: Nicole Kidman, Julia Stiles, Rachel Leigh Cook
Where Does He Shop: Off Saks 5th Avenue, Structure, Aeropostale
Favorite Color: Black
Favorite Tequilla: Patron Anejo
Place to Travel: Back to Germany and drag Brandy along, Australia, Kannapolis NC, Every NASCAR Track.
Favorite Band: Pink Floyd

Thursday, September 6, 2001

Our Story

Devon and Brandy met one stormy, summer evening while driving around in Chadron, Nebraska in 1996. Two days later, Devon was calling Brandy his girlfriend. They dated for 9 months and then went their separate ways, Devon to the Army, Brandy to New York. In 2001, they agreed to visit each other and things were starting to click.

On November 1, 2001, Devon took Brandy out to eat at the Landmark Restaurant in Arizona. After dinner, he got down on one knee and asked her to marry him. She immediately said yes, with tears in her eyes. The wedding took place on May 26, 2002 in Mesa, Arizona.

Devon graduated Scottsdale Culinary Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona in October 2002. He works full time at the Cheesecake Factory and is now the Executive Kitchen Manager of the new Omaha, Nebraska store.. In his free time (what free time?), he likes to cook (with lots of garlic, onions and shallots). He also loves to watch NASCAR every raceday Sunday and his favorite driver is the late Dale Earnhardt. Read more about him.

Brandy received an Associate's Degree in Marketing, Management and Sales from Broome Community College in Binghamton, New York in 2000. She is a Association Manager/Conference Planner/Web Designer for KCA in Chandler, AZ. She recently opened the KCA-Nebraska office (she works from home - ha!) She enjoys swimming, creating scrapbooks and webpages. Read more about her.

Devon and Brandy added a member of the family back in October 2002. Nutmeg is their teacup yorkie who keeps them company. He weighs 3.1 pounds! Read more about Nutmeg.

In January 2005, Devon and Brandy's firstborn son, Carter, was born straight into heaven at 35 weeks gestation. He died due to a congenital heart defect called Ebstein's Anomoly. They miss their son very much. Read more about Carter.

In May 2006, Devon and Brandy welcomed their new baby girl, Madylan. She is growing so big and she is spoiled rotten! Read more about Mady.

In September 2006, the family moved to Omaha, Nebraska where Devon is the Executive Kitchen Manager of the new store which opened November 1, 2006. The weather is quite a change! (But being originally from Nebraska, they'll get used to it!)