Friday, November 30, 2007


I don't know about you, but I heart Christmas music. I love everything about it. My radio here in B'ham stays on 96.5 which is all Christmas music during the season. So, I wanted to create my top 5 list of Christmas Albums IN order and feel free to give me your own list. I would love to get new ideas and just see what you think too...

1. Alabama Christmas- all time favorite
2. Kenny and Dolly- (ex. Greatest Give of All)
3. Harry Connick Jr- New fave this year
4. Martina McBride
5. Kenny Chesney- odd yes

Ok, now that I've finished I see that 4 of the 5 are country singers, which is kind of weird since I dont really listen to country that much anymore. Hmm, interesting.

Maggie Lee

This is my baby! JK...this is a 4D pic of Lillie Margaret Letcher (Maggie Lee), baby of my good friend Haley Letcher. She is due in January and quite a little kicker. You can already tell she is going to be sooo cute! I can't wait for her to get here Haley!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

There is nothing wrong with me...

Ok, so I was looking through the blogs I've written and I just dont find them interesting....So, I thought I'd write one with a little more insight or at least something that wasn't what I'VE been doing, but something to ponder. First off, Thanks to Kristen for showing me a website to go to everyday with a daily devotional to read. It keeps me focused b/c I will be the first to admit that I get distracted from God at times. Its called "Girlfriends in God" and I read it everyday in downtime at work. So, after reading several uplifting blogs over and over I find myself comparing my life with the lives of total strangers. It wasn't enough that I did this while everyone was getting married and I wondered when I would get married, but now I read about kids, dogs, houses, furniture, families and constantly compare what is going on in their lives, with what is going on in mine. Today's truth on the devotional is:“The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance but the LORD looks at the heart." 1 Samuel 16:7 NIV So, I know everyone translates scripture differently and perhaps this might change from day to day. I took from this today that I am where I am supposed to be whether this was my original plan or not. Once I let go of this "why I am here and everyone else is there" attitude, I will be able to see what I'm supposed to see in my own life...which is alot of happiness!!

Thanksgiving, Iron Bowl and Birthdays!!

It has been a great week! My work let us out at 4:00 last Wednesday so that started it all off on the right foot. Brent and I headed to Dothan for Thanksgiving. We had great food and spend great quality time with my family. Brent, Greg and I played some football in the yard on Friday as well as helped my mom with Christmas decorations. I learned how to play Rook and there were several tournaments involved. Saturday morning we woke up pretty early to get to Auburn for the Iron Bowl. I was super excited about the game this year for some reason! This was the first time Brent and I had been to the site of the Iron Bowl together. It was a scary situation and one that require much discussion beforehand. We decided not to rub it in the other ones' face and it all would be fine...which it was. He was a great sport. We ended up driving back to B'ham after the game though. That part sucked bad. We went to Tuscaloosa on Sunday morning to spend the day there and check on his animals. Sunday night he took me to Cypress Inn for my b'day dinner. I love that place!! He got us a couples massage for my b-day as well! Monday was my b-day and we had both taken off work to celebrate. It was such a fun and relaxing day. Then, he brought me back to B'ham for my party with friends. We went to PF Changs! Good times all around. I have really enjoyed this vacation. I miss Brent already! P.S. I cried when he dropped me off in B'ham. He's so sweet.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Katie's wedding

Although very late, I wanted to write a blog about Katies wedding on Oct 27th. It was a great wedding with great food (yum shrimp and grits) and lots of people. I have to say that all the guests were very participatory, but her friends took it a step up. Below are 2 pictures. The first is right when we got to the reception (calm) and the second is right before Katie and Brett left (not so calm). Look at Brent's face! haha.

Monkey Handshaker

Lenz, I saw your post for the National Peanut Festival and wanted to follow-up with my favorite part..The Monkey, Leroy, who would shake your hand for a quarter. If you wanted to give him $1, he would give you an autographed picture of himself. If you want your picture made with him, it was $5. Nothing would have made me happier than to get a picture made with him, but since the others were ages 3-5 I felt stupid. I I think I was more excited about this tiny monkey than any child at the fair (including Carly and Zoe, who were very excited) Leroy comes complete with tiny monkey outfit and chain around his neck. (sad, yes). I have included a picture b/c he is so dang cute.

Monday, November 19, 2007

House Divided

Ok, so most of us know that Brent and I have a major issue in our relationship. For whatever reason he goes for Bammer and of course I go for Auburn. He already made it clear that we will have no Auburn memorabilia in the house ever, nor will we have and Tide crap. We had already decided not to spend game day this weekend together b/c it isn't going to be pretty either way. However, this weekend we were told we could get 2 tickets for face value if we wanted them. So, we decided we were being silly and that we would go to the game together. Wish us LUCK!

Friday, November 16, 2007


This is EmilyChappell and myself in front of my uncle's orange and blue firetruck. This lovely machine is used to ride around Auburn on game Day and spread the War Eagle spirit. As you know, Brent is a huge Alabama fan so he says he would never ride this, but he does not have to. I would guess he wished his uncled had a Bama vehicle he could ride around in, but until next time..WAR EAGLE!

A Christmas Carol

The newest event in our lives is A Christmas Carol with Tuscaloosa Children's Theatre. Brent was asked to direct it a while back and about 1 week before auditions Brent asked me to choreograph. Although he was a bit desperate to find someone and I was perhaps the last choice, I am adding "Choregrapher" to my resume. It has been a great experience though. The dancers are middle school/high school kids so they are very "teachable". Its a great show to choreograph first b/c its very simple dance moves. However, on the day of auditions one of the younger auditioners asked me if I had much experience. I guess he wanted to make sure I was qualified for the job. It was sadly intimidating. He is 8. It opens Dec 14th- 16th at the BAMA theatre.
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Colossians 3: 12-14