Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Paper Anniversary!

We made it! 1 whole year of marriage. It truly seems like yesterday we were scrambling around in a hurricane to pull off this wedding at American Village. We had so many wonderful people come together to make it happen for us. It went by in such a flash. I felt like the reception lasted 10 minutes. It was a great time despite the weather. I'm sure every girl wishes they could relive their wedding day.

My cousin Claire just got engaged and I've been talking to her a lot about planning. My parents asked me if I had it to do over again, would I just take the money and run and not have a wedding. The answer is NO! I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. The stress of it all was worth having this one wonderful day with all of our family in friends in the same room.

So, to celebrate in the traditional fashion we decided to do the paper gifts. Brent made me a book of our relationship from day one. He even printed out the cast list from the show (42nd Street) that we met while doing together. It had pictures and mapquest directions and the whole bit. At the end he gave me a "paper" gift certificate to my favorite spa here in town. He knows he can't go wrong with massages and spa pampering! I gave him a subscription to Sports Illustrated since I knew he would love this and never buy it for himself. For the grand finale, I had 2 tickets to the Alabama v. Arkanasas game.

Friday night we went to our special restaurant, Bottega. Then, we stayed at Cobb Lane Bed and Breakfast. It was a unique treat. I have never stayed at a bed and breakfast before and we both really liked it. It felt like a vacation even though we were only in Birmingham.

Saturday we ate lunch at Chappy's (my favorite) and then went to the dollar movie and stayed for 2 movies since they are only $1. Then we came back to Tuscaloosa and grilled out. Sunday, which was our actual anniversary, we ate a piece of our wedding cake (which was good, by the way) and ate at Cypress Inn Sunday night. It was a great anniversary!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Patty Cake, Patty Cake, Baker's Man..

We finally have a name for the little man and I think he's going to like it and own it with pride.


We will call him "Baker". I love it for several reasons. I'm big on names that are not very popular. I don't know any baby Baker's as of now. I hope that lasts.

On a totally different note, I want to take a brief moment to explain the picture below. Our little kitty "Cow" is affectionate but only on her time. She is choosy about the times she wants to give you loving. However, when she does it is so worth it. Today she decided as I was working on the computer that it would be a good time for affection. The black n white polka dots is my enormous belly that she is "hugging". The cats LOVE Baker. I truly think they know he is in there.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Auburn Shower

This blog is a hard one for me for I will be posting pics of my large self for the world to see. I have avoided this for as long as I can, but I really want to tell you about the sweet shower my college friends threw for me, Betsy and Kristin in Auburn last weekend. Two of my college/sorority sisters Betsy and Kristin are also pregnant and they are both having girls and due on the same day (Nov 17th) which is 10 days after me. So, we had a joint shower! We all share a love for AU and miss it like crazy, so it made sense to have it in Auburn.

When we arrived Friday we had dinner at my AU fave, Niffers. I had to get the homemade chips for old time sakes. Niffers really hasn't changed a bit. After dinner we sat on the patio at the AU Conference Center and chatted it up until bed. I won't mention the horrible nights sleep I had sleeping with Kristin. 2 preg girls together in the bed is NOT a good idea.

Saturday we were awoken by the comforting sound of a fire alarm. We had to evacuate in our PJ's and let's just say I don't look good in the mornings these days. So, we decided to get in the car and tour around Auburn since it looks NOTHING like it did when we went there. Its still the best campus there is!

For lunch: AMSTERDAM! 99% of people that went the Auburn were obsessed with Amsterdam, more specifically, the turkey wrap. It was just as I remembered it (thank you honey mustard) We left lunch and swam/sat by the pool for the afternoon. Then it was time for dinner. We wanted a nice place in Auburn and did not realize that these do not really exist anymore. Hamilton's closed, Terra Cotta closed, others were only opened for, we decided on Ole Auburn Ale House. Ok, I remember this place as a nice restaurant since I remember going before formals and such...well, not so much. Its really a pub with food. We still had a great time, but the food/service was not at ALL what we were expecting.

After dinner, it was time for the shower! Here the girls had decorated their room for the shower and we were seeing it for the first time. It was so sweet. Edgar's cake and cupcakes-nothing to complain about!

In all, it was a wonderful weekend. I miss these girls and I can't wait to get together again.

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