1. Cow, our sweet small kitty, is super clingy..but only in the mornings. She could care less in the afternoon or night, but in the mornings WOW. I need to describe a typical morning with Cow. So, the minute I let her into the bathroom she starts "yowing" and its constant. She is not hungry and well, since she bathes and uses the bathroom on her on clock, she doenst need that either. So, its just attention that she is craving. So, if Im trying to put make up on she jumps in between me and the make up and walks up my chest so her face is right at my face. Then, I pick her up and she clings to me like a baby(complete with claws in shirt). My favorite was yesterday morning when I picked her up, she adjusted her body as to try to curl up to sleep in my arms (while I am standing). WOW, is all I can say. She might need a little therapy. Since when do cats seek your attention in a super needy way? Love that girl.
2. Like the smart family that we are, the Jones have decided to tackle a new project. We are going to be in the cast of "Miscast" with Theatre Tuscaloosa. This is my first stab at the theatre in my new town. Unlike Birmingham, there is really just the one so it is much more organized and "together" I guess you could say. The premise is that each person or group in the cast will do a number of their choice that they normally would not be cast as. The more opposite the better I think. Its supposed to be funny. For example: Carly and Zoe are singing "Marry the Man Today" from Guys and Dolls. Crazy thing #1: Didnt I say I wasnt doing theatre for a while? Crazy thing #2: It is in 3 weeks! WHY do I get myself into this? OH yeah, Brent and I are doing a duet that has not yet been decided. Probably something from Big River.
I'm a first time christmas carder. Try wrangling 4 pets into one picture. Not easy. 1take.
The chosen one.
Yesterday, I got to see the Radio City Muscial Hall Christmas Spectacular (although not so much Radio City as the BJCC Arena, but whatevs) I have seen it in NYC and just LOVED it. It did NOT dissappoint in Birmingham either. Its just SUCH a good production. They have so many wonderful special effects that make the show "magical". I loved it just as much this time as in NYC! See it if you can. I do not suggest running out the stage door of the show you are currently in yourself and missing your bows to head to the BJCC though. Too stressful.
This little gem has become my favorite thing EVER! If you have never used a neti pot whilst stopped up or having sinus issues, this thing works. Now, it is pretty gross at first. You fill the pot with their solution and lukewarm water, stir and wait until all is dissolved. Then, you simply place spicket into your nose and pour. It will exit out the opposite nostril. I keep wanting someone to watch me to do it because I feel proud, but I have not gotten any takers. It really works like a charm! Thank you Neti Pot!
Keeping with the spirit of Christmas, I'd like to take this time to do a Top 5 list. feel free to share with me your own.
5 Favorite Christmas songs
1. Oh Holy Night- most any version 2. Christmas in Dixie- Alabama 3. Greatest Gift of All- Kenny and Dolly 4. All I want for Christmas is You- Mariah Carey 5. Bells will be Ringing- Eagles (I think)
5 Favorite Christmas Events
1. Watching ELF as many times as possible 2. Decorating! 3. Dirty Santa with my extended family (always a big time) 4. Listening to my favorite Christmas tunes 5. Going to Alabama Theatre to watch a Christmas movie
5 Favorite Christmas Movies
1. Elf 2. Home Alone 3. Holiday 4. Rudolph Claymation 5. Charlie Brown Christmas
5 Favorite Christmas Toys as a Kid
1. Cricket doll 2. Trampoline 3. Stilts 4. Keyboard 5. Dollhouse (that my mom made by hand)
Last night, Brent and I had a Christmas dinner party at our house. We had Nathan, Amy, Glenn, Beth and Isabelle over and it was a great time. I was dying to use my Christmas china and this was perfect. I made pork tenderloin, mashed potatoes, salad, garlic/cheese bread and we had chocolate creme pie. Don't be impressed, the pie was store bought. I had a great time doing it and it is really fun to use all of our wedding gifts! I do wish I had taken a picture of the table in all of its beauty, but of course, I forgot. Anyway, thanks mom for hauling our stuff to Birmingham so we could have it this week.
I also went to see Twilight Monday night with Carrie and Carly. It was actually better than I was expecting it to be. Of course, the book was much better. The book has more details and painted a different picture than the movie, but in all I think it was pretty well done.
The following are pictures from the last two weeks. First is our tree! (plus sleeping cat in chair) Then, its Charlotte as "Santa" (Meg's baby) Next is two random dogs at the tailgate last Saturday. They started fighting/playing and they had a crowd gathering to cheer on their team. Last, are some pictures of Kristin's wedding that we went to two weekends ago.
* Title, compliments of Meg for the term "yum yuk" used mainly to describe a food you can't decide if you like or not ex: lime tortilla chips*
Thanksgiving was great in Dothan, a tradition for my mom to have as many people as possible over to eat. Its always a great time with great food. (Yum) I'm looking forward to the 2008 Hoedown that will be held December 20th in honor of Christmas.
Skip ahead to Friday, where my hubby and I went to Bed Bath and Beyond to use our gift certificates from the wedding. It was awesome. We were very efficient in choosing. We ended up with new barstools, trashcans, mirror for the mantle, curtains, and more. We STILL have money to spend too. That felt like our Christmas. Then, we went to my favorite place ever- P.F. Changs for dinner to celebrate my b'day. Of course it was wonderful. (YUM again) However, the best part of the night was when we headed to our favorite place, Starz karaoke for a singing good time. As I'm pullin up a sad little table for just Brent and I, he looks at me and says "By the way, I've planned a surprise party for you and about 15 people will be here soon. HOW SWEET!!! And they did. It was so much fun and definately a surprise! Brent is the best husband ever and I have the best friends ever. Thanks to all that got to come!! (YUM again)
Skip ahead a few hours to the Iron Bowl. AKA Iron Bowl of Doom. (the YUK) I actually named it this before the game ever started. Horrible day all around. I rode from B'ham to Tusc with my friends Leah, Matt, and Katie. Traffic was crazy of course and then we were going to stop at my house so I could shower. Well, it wasn't until we are in our driveway, truck popped open, that I realize I dont have my key to get in..its with Brent back in Birmingham. So, I had to spend the rest of the day unshowered (keep in mind we had been to Starz, where people unfortunatley smoke) Then of course, the game was just a perfect reminder of how the Auburn season has been.
The saving grace was Leah and I leaving early to get Papa Johns and sitting at my house watching the Real Housewives of Orange County.
For those interested: I finished the first Twilight book and YES I loved it!! I will be reading the rest of them ASAP...and seeing the movie.
We had a lovely weekend last weekend. We went to see Changeling on Friday night and Brent and I both thought it was GREAT! I see Oscars written all over that movie. Its a true story which made it all the more interesting. I won't ruin anything since I recommend everyone to see it, but you will not be disappointed. Disturbed, but not disappointed.
Saturday we had a lovely day of driving. I think we hit every town in Alabama on Saturday. We left Tuscaloosa at 9:00 to head to Auburn. We met my whole family in Auburn for the Georgia game. We had lots of fun at the tailgate! At around 5:00 Brent and I left for Birmingham to watch the Bama game with his two nieces; Lauren and Izabelle. Izabelle is 9 months old and SUCH a cute baby. I just love her!
Sunday, we had a party for Zoe's 8th birthday!! We cleaned the house all morning, then I made hors 'devours for the family and friends that came over. We had baloons, cake and streamers as well. We gave her Wii Music and she loves it!
As for this coming weekend, we are going to Mobile for my college friend Kristin's wedding! I am so super excited because I LOVE my college friends so much and miss them all the time. We have a blast when we get together. This time I really will have pictures.
Surprise for the day: I have started reading the Twilight series...along with every other teenange girl, my friends Caroline, Emily, and Melissa. Whoop!
I feel the need to write a blog, yet I have nothing much to talk about. Last night was Brent's High School One Act play "This is a Test". It was HILARIOUS! The lead, Bradley, was fantastic and has such a future in acting. He's a natural.
Today after work we leave for the National Peanut Festival in Dothan. I am super pumped about going. I LOVE the fair! We took the girls last year and had a blast, so now its going to be a tradition (I hope). I plan to eat a corn dog, elephant ear, boiled peanuts, and corn on the cob. Yes, I plan to gain 10 lbs too. It will totally be worth it.
My brain is tired of hearing, talking and watching anything dealing with the election. If I never hear the name Obama, McCain or Palin again, it will be fine. Yeah right. I refuse to even go into this subject.
I will most definately have a more interesting blog when I return on Monday.
First, HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I love Halloween..always have, always will. Tonight we are going trick-or-treating, which I am super excited about. I now have an excuse! Zoe is going as a toasted marshmallow and Carly will be a Super Villian. I will take pictures. As most of you know, we have a black cat, Licorice ("Lic") and he has to be hidden on Halloween for fear that someone will harm him. He is the best cat EVER! He actually comes when I call him. He is very affectionate and will willingly lay as close to your face as possible in hopes of being petted. His favorite position is to lie on his back, with all four paws in the air. You would think we would be used to it, but we laugh every time. Currently, we have rubber claws on both cats to keep them from destroying everything we own. So, don't be fooled by the blue claws in the picture. This is "who he is" now.
Now, on to what made last night so creepy. Well, it was the last football game for Bryant High School. Brent does the radio broadcast play-by-play for each game. (Which means he is out of commission every Friday night in the Fall...I'm not bitter) Anyway, the game was last night and Bryant is still holding strong to their 26 game losing streak. We actually thought they might have a chance against Oak Mountain. From the beginning, bizarre things kept happening. First, a referree was knocked down (and stayed down)on one play that Oak Mtn scored on. Had he seen the play and not been lying on his back, it would have been a flag. However, b/c of his inabilty to catch that, they scored. He was bending over, spitting, and looking very rough the next 20 minutes or so. So, at halftime the score was 20-7 (not bad for Bryant, and they were looking good) Then halftime rolls around and in mid-show for Oak Mtn, half of the lights go out. So, the band is performing and all we could see is there silouettes..SPOOKY. Then, just as the team is coming back on the field after halftime, the lights appear. Im sorry, but this has never happened to me before and I thought it was super weird. So, the game got worse, they scored lots of points..its 41-7 and Bryant starts coming back, but not enough. So, on the last play of the game, the score is 41-20, Oak Mnt clearly is about to win with 30 seconds left. They don't take a knee but run a last play and get about 2 yards..anticlimactic, right? Wrong. The game is over, players gather midfield to shake hands, band is playing and we notice that on that last play, two Bryant players are down...and I mean DOWN. Not moving. At all. So, coaches shew everyone back once they realized these 2 guys are seriously hurt and once the band stops playing, it was like a ghost town. Both sides of the stadium were dead silent. All players were on their knees, both teams said a prayer. Silence for what seemed like forever. The players still did not move. At this point, its obviously really serious. You could have heard a pin drop. There are about 20-30 coaches/adults surrounding them. Seriously, this went on for a good 20 minutes (which seems like forever when everyone is quiet, all eyes on the field)Finally, one of them gets up and walks over to his other teamates. The other one still has not moved. We could see and hear sobbing from one girl on the field. I fear that he is dead. They bring out the stretcher and the ambulance and finally one is taken away.
I am still waiting to hear how the player is. Say a prayer for Maleek. He is a senior, and this was the last play of his last game.
I was amazed at the class Oak Mountain showed for these players. They did not celebrate at all after this. They humbly walked to the locker rooms. Their fans, band, and everyone were just as supportive as if it were their team. I salute you Oak Mountain.
Since I did not do "Top Five Tuesday", I have changed it to "Friday Five" for today...except I'm doing ten. ANYWAY, its a stretch, but I am feeling very theatrical today and wanted to share my Top Ten Favorite Broadway Musicals of all time. Ok, this list was very hard to come up with b/c I love so many and I feel bad leaving some out. However, the following are MY favorites as of today.
10. 42nd Street 9. Chicago 8. Cats 7. Miss Saigon 6. Cabaret 5. Avenue Q 4. Thoroughly Modern Millie 3. Les Miserables 2. Rent 1. WICKED!! (of course, this one wins by a landslide)
Last night Brent had a fun, new idea for us to do. It was a perfect night (weather wise) so we grilled hamburgers. That is not the new idea though. We ate outside and then afterwards, was the fun part. Brent got a projector to project a movie onto the side of our house. We pulled the hammock up, with pillows and blankets and just laid outside and watched "Dreamgirls" (I promise I am not obsessed with Dreamgirls). It felt like we were at the movies, except laying down comfortable in the nice, cool weather. We just kept saying "this is awesome". Its a nice projector so the picture was very clear. An added bonus was that the puppies looked so cute trying so hard to get in the hammock with us. We let them up there and once they calmed down, we loved on them while we watched our movie. They stay outside so they dont get quite as much attention as if they lived inside. Great night all around!
My sweet husband turned a year older today! To celebrate, Zoe and I threw him a surprise party at the house last night. Carly had a tennis match, so while he was out of the house, we decorated evertything and baked him a cake. I asked Zoe what kind of music she wanted to listen to while we worked. She was given showtunes only as choices, so she chose "Dreamgirls". She said she had to make banners and posters for him, so she did. We blew up 3,567 balloons and hung streamers. It was really fun. He was very surprised I think.
Now is the paragraph where I tell you some fun things about him. He truly makes me laugh every day. I am so fortunate to have a silly husband b/c it really is necessary for me. We entertain each other with the dumbest things daily. He is very patient with me, and very slow to anger. I think he got this from me (sike). Maybe its the first year marriage and it still being new, but we never want to be away from each other. I really don't want this to wear off.
Tonight we are going to celebrate at Cypress Inn in Tuscaloosa. We LOVE Cypress Inn. I also have some fun presents to give him. I am going to try to take better pictures since I am NOT good at this at all.
Last night began "tech week" for GREASE. This means we are in the theatre now with lighting, props, set, make-up and costumes. It gets very hectic and tiring in this week. We are usually there until around 11:00 getting things worked out. I do think it is coming along well though.
If you are in Birmingham or around the area, come see Grease at Virginia Samford Theatre. We begin October 17-26th. Visit the Centerstage website for more info. www.centerstage-productions.org.
Also, we will be on Good Day Alabama Thursday morning at the crack of dawn if you want to see a few numbers. I will be doing "Freddy My Love" and it is VERY hard to sing and be in character at 6:00 am. Wish me luck.
As you can see from my last post, I got to go to Auburn last weekend for the Tennesse game. It was just as fun as I expected. I ended up getting a student ticket which means "standing only", which I thought would be a nightmare, but I actually didnt even notice. I think I prefer to stand. Especially in a game like that where we are BARELY winning. So, my newest Top Five is my Top Five Favorite Things Associated with AUBURN!
5. Big Blue Bagel Deli- If you went to Auburn I hope you loved this place as much as I did. Its a great "Sunday lunch after a big game" place. I am obsessed with the Tiger Melt which is chicken salad atop a bagel of your choice and then topped with Cheddar cheese. Whoa, its good! We got to go this past Sunday which made me VERY happy.
4. AUBIE- Auburn's mascot is NO DOUBT the best there is. That is not even biased. I believe he has been voted "Best Mascot" several times before and if I wasnt lazy I would look up those stats and post them on here. Just trust me on this one. He isnt just an animal in a suit that walks around waving at small children- He has SO much personality. He's very smooth and energetic. He always has some type of shenanigans up his sleeve.
3. The Firetruck- The newest of my favorite Auburn things. My uncle invested in an old firetruck, I guess 2 years ago, and had it painted orange and blue tiger stripes. All throughout game day it rides around campus with a pile of people on the back shaking their shakers. It blares the AU fight song and other cheers as it goes. The campus gets into it and the Auburn spirit is awesome!
2. The Eagle- If you have been to an Auburn game and seen the eagle sour around the stadium, you will know why this is #2. Not only is the eagle a huge part of Auburn, but also a great American symbol. I get misty eyed every time he flies around and around. I also have a moment where I doubt if he will actually land how is supposed to and how embarrassing that would be.
1.. The football team- I hate to sound cliche that Auburn football is my favorite, blah blah blah, but I would be lying if I didnt add this. I have been a fan since 1999, which is not really that long considering I'm 27. However, in these nine years, I have seen Auburn undefeated, win games that were IMPOSSIBLE to win, lose games that should have been IMPOSSIBLE to lose, take BAMA down 6 years in a row, and there's this year that I dont' even want to get started on...but point is, there is no feeling that being in that stadium when the band comes out in all their glory..then the team comes out in smoke walking with linked arms, whilst the jumbo tron is blaring eye of the tiger or some other new "Get pumped up" song. I just love everything about Auburn football!
I notice people like to do "Wordless Wednesdays" on their blogs, so I have taken the liberty to attempt to do a Top Five Tuesday...It will be random and different each week. To kick things off I will start with the Top Five things I am looking forward to (as of today):
1. Spending time with my hubby tonight for the last time in about a week :( 2. The weekend! I'm headed to Auburn for the Tennesse game with my good friend, and college roomie, Caroline. It will be so fun! 3. GREASE!- its coming along. There have been some scheduling kinks but all in all it should be great. I am enjoying my part SO much! 4. THE BABY's arrival in February. Just to clear up, not MY baby, but my brother and sister in law's baby. She has a name too and its VERY CUTE! I won't say in case they don't want it broadcast to the 3 people that read my blog. 5. Rice's Bachelorette party in October! I love these girls and we have a blast when we get together. It will be in Birmingham and I'm getting very excited about it!
It is official...I am completely addicted to getting massages. I wish someone would have told me that once you get one professionally that it would be all over. It really is. I have gotten 3 massages (and I do mean where I pay at a salon and such) in the last month! People, that is way too many- especially at $50 a pop for 30 minutes. The crazy thing is I always wish I had opted for the 1 hour for just $20 more. Everytime I get one the therapist says "you have a LOT of tension in your neck, back and shoulders" so I think this is how i justify going back so often. I do NOT need to keep that tension just sitting around ready to bring me down ya know? I can also justify it by its theraputic benefits! http://www.newsweek.com/id/157196
I went to a new girl "Amy" yesterday and now she is my new best friend. She gave the top 2 massages I have ever gotten, which is saying a lot. Additionally, when I told Brent I had an appointmetn for yesterday he gave me that "do you REALLY need to spend money on this AGAIN" look. The answer is "yes, I do". If he would take some classes in the art, then maybe I could get them for free at home. Until then, I just have to save my money....
Let me paint you a picture of our weekend. Well, my sweet parents were coming to Tuscaloosa for the first time to see our house (Brent's house) and so Dad could go to the Alabama game with Brent. He hasn't been to one since the 70's I believe. Ok, so this is supposed to be fun and relaxing right? Well, Brent realized Friday night that his air conditioner in his car was out. He took it first thing Saturday morning to be fixed to the tune of $750.00. My parents had graciously brought us a china cabinet they had found in Dothan on sale, and getting back from the car place we unload it. As we are trying to get it moved, patched (from scratching) and cleaned, we notice the kitchen sink is leaking. So, Dad and Brent go to Lowe's to get tools to fix the sink. While gone to Lowe's, Mom realized the toilet is ALSO leaking and we need tools to fix those. Being "girls" we dont know what this means. So, they get home to a broken sink AND a broken toilet. So, Brent makes his way BACK to Lowes to get the pieces for the toilet. When he arrives home, we realize "AH, the dogs got out because the gate is broken" WHAT HAVE WE DONE TO YOU GOD?" The spotless cleaned house now looked like Hurricane Ike came through Tuscaloosa and into our kitchen. Needless to say, we spent the day fixing, and repairing everything in the house. On Sunday, Dad and Brent went to Birmingham to pick up a couch and a bed for us. So, the positive side to this story is that we got a new china cabinet, couch, bed, drain, air conditioner and toilet in one weekend! Mom and Dad it was a fun first and probably last trip! I hope you enjoyed Tuscaloosa!
I have officially lost my mind...For some unknown, craziness I have accepted a part in Grease with Centerstage. Let me just outline WHY this is the dumbest decision ever:
1. We began rehearsals the DAY we got back from our honeymoon
2. I have to drive to Birmingham about 5 nights/days a week for rehearsals
3. I have to be there at 6:30, which means I dont go home after work therefore, zero time to do chores, spend time with hubby, ect.
4. Although Brent is in it too, he took a small part and will not have to be at many rehearsals.
Ok, on a positive note, since that is what I should end with, I am playing the role of "Marty". She was not that "stand out" in the movie, but much more prevelant in the stage version. I sing my favorite song in the show "Freddy My Love". So far, the dance numbers are really fun and I know I'm going to love it. PLUS, I am getting too old for Grease since they are supposed to be in high school. This is basically my last opportunity to do it. Thankfully, I do have friends in the cast although not the same crowd I am normally in shows with.
HOORAY FOR NATHAN AND AMY! They just found out yesterday that they are having a little girl! It will definately be convenient when she comes over b/c we are all set with girl toys and clothes! I can't wait to buy this little baby everything I see. She is healthy and right on track which is such a blessing! I can't wait to meet her in February! I love being an aunt already.
I love being married. It is so fun to wake up next to Brent and know that I'm coming home to him every day. No more driving to and from Tuscaloosa and Birmingham and that is great. The hardest part to me so far is having a new last name. I have been a Kennedy my whole life, almost 28 years. When will I get used to saying, "Lindsey Jones"? Also, right now is that in between stage of not knowing which last name to give the public. For example, when I called to make a dentist appointment I said Lindsey Kennedy in case they looked at my ID or old insurance cards, but then I said "Well, its actually Jones b/c he is our policy holder". However, my name is not officially changed on my social security card. It's all so confusing. I guess it will be a slow process. I have to admit it makes me a little sad to give up this last name. It has been my identity to everyone I've ever known. Not that they won't know me anymore, but it just seems weird to totally change it now. It is a small price to pay though to have Brent though.
We had the best week in Jamaica. Gustav allowed us to stay 2 extra days! We stay at Sans Souci Resort in Ochos Rios. It was all inclusive so we got used to getting up and leaving without a bill at nice restaurants. The Jamaican people are very laid back and have no worries. This was a nice change from our regular stressed out routine back home. We made several friends and have lots of funny stories. Here are some pictures!
Well, its all over. The wedding went off without a hitch (ish). Other than Hurrican Faye, I can't complain. I have always heard that your wedding is a blur, and it really is. I never dreamed I would feel that special just for getting married. It was truly the perfect day. I wish I could replay it again and again. Thankfully, there were LOTS of picture takers and some videos also. There are so many people that helped me, including several of Mom's friends. They just jumped right in there and did whatever needed to be done regardless of how rainy it was. My only regret is not speaking to everyone that was there. I just didnt even see some people that I know came. It's really very sad. The Honeymoon was perfect. We both were amazed at how wonderful it was and how good we felt. It was so relaxing and just fun. We managed to stay through Gustav in Jamaica, which wasn't near as bad as we feared. We certainly made the best of it. If you have a chance to stay at Couples Sans Souci, do it. We will definately be going back. I thought to end this blog I would do a Top Five things to do for your Wedding/Honeymoon:
5. Pack and Prepare all the tiniest details a week before the wedding. 4. Delegate jobs to people and don't try to do everything yourself 3. Have the dress shop figure out a bussle!! 2. Stop and look around at your reception and your wedding. I was given this advice and I'm glad I did. 1. Remeber to take the crabcakes and other wedding food out of the car before you leave for a week on your honeymoon! (I'm still gagging)
I guess this will be my last post until we return from the Honeymoon! Turns out, those 10 tens did not take forever after all. It has flown by with all the stuff we had to do. The major things are done. I only have a few minor things to take care of. That is a nice feeling. I do appreciate everyone's prayers. I have felt calm and peaceful (especially knowing me and what a basketcase I can be) I can see the fruit of prayer!
For most of you, I will see you on Friday or Saturday!
As the "big day" approaches I can't help but have worry. Everyone says I am supposed to enjoy this time because it will be the only time...blah blah blah. I just can't help but feel incredibly emotional and stressed. I can't find a trace of enjoyment right now. Now, I completely enjoyed my parties and showers and I must admit I enjoy getting gifts, but all the other things that come along with planning a wedding are not enjoyable to me. Right now, I just want to snap my fingers and it be here. I think the next ten days are going to be the longest EVER! Minus the fact that I still have things to do. I still do not have transportation worked out, including how we are "leaving" the reception. I also dont have the programs started. We came frighteningly close to not having flowers either, but thats a whole other blog.
I have learned that I have irrational fears about this day. My first fear is that we are going to go over capacity that the chapel and barn will hold. I have known how many each would hold from day one which is why I opted to have a "small wedding". Turns out, its really not going to be so small. What if no one can dance b/c there simply isn't room? My second irrational fear is that Brent or myself will get sick. I dont mean, a cold or cough, but some illness that will prevent us from getting up that day. Isn't that crazy?? I need major prayer people. This is the devil.
I guess if you can add some calming words that would be great. I know "it will turn out wonderful" and "at the end of the day you will still be married" and those are really nice thoughts, but that just doesnt seem to ease my stress. I guess I just have to see for myself. Poor Brent and my mother have to catch the brunt of it all. SORRY! It will be here soon.
Which is what I should have been called the week leading up to my viewing of the new Batman movie. I was way over excited and I'm not exactly sure why. I guess I have a weird interest in psychological issues...which if you've seen any previews whatsoever you can see Heath Ledger's portrayal of the "Joker" is very disturbing. I had heard it was a really great movie. Very dark and just plain intense. It was a 2 1/2 hour flick which I find hard to sit through normally due to a little attention issues. Anyway, this movie was very good! I loved it. I though Heath Ledger did an amazing job! I was not disappointed. A bit freaked out, but not disappointed. As most people do these days and if you've ever seen "IT" clowns are just scary. I hate clowns and the Joker is basically a clown and his "employees" parade around in creepy clown masks. This did not help in my hatred for clowns. Anyway, if you have any interest at all in this movie, its very good, very intense and it really makes me sad that Heath Ledger is gone. He is just so talented!
This past weekend I went to Orange Beach to celebrate my bachelorette party! It was so much fun! A very much needed girls weekend if you will. Everyone there did so much to make the weekend special for me. I am pretty sure we all had a fantastic time! Friday night as everyone got there we played games and ordered pizza. Then we went out to the Flora-bama (which is another whole blog). On Saturday we went to the beach and then for a boat ride which was awesome! Thanks Leslie! Then my sweet bridesmaids and friends had a lingerie shower for me. I got so much cute stuff! Then we went to Tacky Jacks for dinner which turned into another party. We met several random groups and were very friendly. There is something about a Bacheloretty party that makes you open up and ask random people anything you wish. It has been like this on every one I have been to. Then, we went to Flora-bama again. Let me also add that we ran into so many people we knew at Flora Bama. That always amazes me. I know its a popular place, especially in Orange Beach, but really? Several people? Here are some pics! The flip flop picture is funny because we met this guy named Sean Combs (aka P Diddy)...no lie. He took his flops off to dance so I took the opportunity to wear them the rest of the night. My shoes hurt.
So, I want to give my blog a make-over but I dont know how to do it. I see so many cute blogs out there but just dont' know where to get them. Can someone tell me how to make mine cute? Mine is sooooo early 2007...haha.
On another note, last weekend Brent and I threw a very succesful pool party which we like to call "Swim Out" and have done for the past 3 years. We grilled hamburgers and I made my famous fruit pizza. We had a great turn out too..our biggest crowd yet! Sadly, I have no pics to show of this day b/c my camera is broken and has been for over a year. BOO!
So, whilst swimming someone said "hey its 8:30" which was crazy because I truly thought it was 5:00. Ah well..you know what they say? Time...Time. flies..(thats for your Lee) So we headed inside for a rousing game of Apples to Apples. My new favorite! If you haven't played it, you totally should. Its very fun...and for all ages I would say.
Sorry Amy, I just had to spread the good news over the blog! Yes, in fact my sister-in-law Amy is going to have a baby in February!! I wanted to wait a little while until she and Nathan could tell their friends, but I think my dad has done most of the telling himself. He is so excited..well we all are. They both will be wonderful parents. They also aren't giving away any of their name ideas so I guess we'll have to wait on that one. I'm sure I will be updating the progress as it gets here. It is still very early. I just had to devote a blog to the new addition we will have in February! This has been a very exciting year so far, stay tuned...
I realize I am about 3 days late on my weekend update, but ya know, a girls gotta job. So, the plan was, my friend Meg, Leah, and Ivy were hosting a shower for me, Kristin (getting married) and Katie (having a baby). We decided it would be just for our group of friends at Leah's parents house in Hoover. We met up Friday night at Meg's house for cocktails and appetizers. It was great to catch up with these girls I rarely get to see, but have SO much fun when we do. Saturday, we met for the shower around noon and ate fun shower food including Edgars cake (yum) and opened presents. This was fun for several reasons. Mainly, this was Krisin's first shower and she obviously hasnt practiced her acceptance of gifts face/script. She said things like "Yea, I can start taking things back now!" and "I will truly never use this". It was super funny for me.
Then Ivy graciously offered for all of us to come to her aunt's lake house on Inlet lake for the night. So, around 4:00 we drove to the lake with more food than 12 hours EVER needs! When we arrived we immediately got in the lake and stayed until it was dark. Then we cooked pizzas and talked until about 2 am. It was so nice to just "be" with these girls. I miss our college days together just sitting at Eagle Point (where most of us lived) and laughing so hard. We missed April, Betsy, and Kat though. I will see you at the wedding though!
P.S. Did I mention Ivy's aunts place is amazing? Flat screen TV's and awesome beds! I could live there for sure! Too bad I have no pictures from the weekend,period.
I am not even kidding you when I say that the Quiznos Sammie is the best thing that has happened to me since Brent. JK! Really though, they are sooooo good! I got the chicken cantina and the Sonoma Turkey (w/out mayo or cheese). It changed my life for the better. I went back today for lunch and got the same thing. The best part is they are only 3 weight watcher points each. So, thats only 6 points for lunch! Well, and then of course I get the baked lays...whatever, you get it. I'm such a fan. I think I'll go back tomorrow too b/c I want to try them all.
I haven't posted in FOREVER because life has been a whirlwind. I have recently gotten a new job in Tuscaloosa and moved here, therefore things have been hectic. Two weekends ago, however I got the pleasure of experiencing "Holiday World" in Santa Claus, Indiana. That was quite an experience. My friend Lee has been talking about this place since the day I met him. He is in a roller coaster club (yes, there is such a thing and i have a friend that is a member- pays dues and everything) So, Holiday World is this fantastic amusement park divided into holidays. There is a Christmas of course, Thanksgiving, 4th of July, and Halloween section. Each section has rides with names, decor, and music in that holiday theme. They have a Santa Claus that roams the park each day as well as the famous "Holidog" mascot. Very cute, and very fun. The important part of our trip was that we got to attend this special event b/c Lee was in the "roller coaster club". So, we got to stay late after the park had closed and ride the roller coasters over and over. There were no lines! The coasters also go back into the woods so its pitch black at night. While we were there a couple actually got married atop "The Voyage" and spent their honeymoon at this event. WOW! ha. Here are a few pics from the trip. I went with friends from theatre in Birmingham.
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