Thursday, June 22, 2006

We are new on here and to blogs: Susan Appleton

Hi everyone! We are Doug and Susan Appleton from Danville, Virginia and we are so excited about being part of this group and getting to participate in the Secret Pals!How exciting!!!!! We have an LID of 04/05/06 and this will be our first child! We can't wait to be parents!!!!
Doug works at Averett University here in Danville in the IT Department and Susan teaches 5th Grade for Danville City Schools. We have been married for five years. Doug is originally from Brampton, Ontario, Canada (right outside of Toronto). We are requesting a baby girl as young as possible since we'd like to experience all of the joys of having a young baby and watching her grow. We don't want to miss a single event in her development! We will name our baby Rebekah but we haven't decided on a middle name yet. (That is still be debated but I think we've narrowed down to either MacKenzie or Delaney). We haven't decorated the nursery yet but it has pink carpet and will be painted lilac. We have bought a crib and crib bedding with a Teddy Bear theme so that is what we are going with.....the theme is Teddies but we want to concentrate on the girly, pink/lilac colors.
We both love cats and our two feline babies are named Tabitha and Savannah. They are spoiled ROTTON. Doug enjoys computers, aviation, gardening, playing PlayStation 2, watching movies, and traveling. Anything Canadian is big with him too since he hasn't been home since he moved down here four years ago. Susan love cross-stitching, reading, scrapbooking, singing, country music, collecting children's books, funny movies with a bit of romance, shopping, and playing the piano (she is learning the guitar).
Doug collects James Bond DVDs, aviation/airplane stuff, books related to technology/computers. He also is starting to collect PlayStation 2 games since we just got one of those....hahahaha. Susan collects cookbooks, children's books, "country-looking" stuff to decorate their home, and picture frames.
Susan LOVES scents and lotions from Bath and Body Works especially Sweet Pea and Cotton Blossom! She doesn't wear a lot of perfumes but loves the mild scents from Bath and Body works. Doug doesn't wear cologne much and really couldn't name any fragrance he likes when Susan asked him for this blog.....hahahahaha.
Doug's favorite books are Harry Potter and Clive Cussler books. Susan loves the Chicken Soup For the Soul books and has most all of them already. She also LOVES children's books and cookbooks. Her favorite author is Nicholas Sparks!
Doug's favorite movies are James Bond, Harry Potter, and Walk The Line. Susan's favorite movies are Walk The Line, Gone With The Wind, Sweet Home Alabama, How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days, Phantom of the Opera.
As far as music, that is an eclectic bunch of styles. We have over 500 CDs that range from Country to Rock to Bluegrass to Classical to's hard to say what our favorite is. Susan tends to like the OLD country music like Marty Robbins, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, etc. Of course being a true southern girl, she LOVES Elvis music (and the corny movies....hahahaha). Doug listens to everything too! We both LOVED the Johnny Cash movie, Walk the Line tremendously!
We are registered at Toys-R-Us and Walmart right now and plan to register soon at Target.
Anything else we'd like our secret pal to know???? Well, as first time parents we are in LOVE with anything pink and girly and you can rest assured that anything you send will be oooohhheed and ahhhhed over and I'm sure Susan will cry her eyes out because everything we get for the baby she does that! She has the most emotional heart when it comes to becoming a mommy and is cherishing every part of this "pregnancy"! Our families are not being as excited about our adoption as we are so having friends online to share in the excitement and joy is a dream come true! THANK YOU SO MUCH!


At 1:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Susan and Doug,

good luck with your adoption!


At 1:04 AM, Blogger Kristine and Shawn said...

Wow, read your post and your husband sounds very much like mine (aviation, computers, playstation). His friends come to visit us out here so that we can go to Seattle and visit air museums and the Boeing factory) We are Canadian living in Victoria BC but are from London Ont. This is our first child, LID 3/1/2006.
Just wanted to say hello!!


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