Monday, November 22, 2010

Start spreadin' the news...

We're leaving in 5 days!!

Oh, the Big Apple. You make my heart sing..and sing and sing.

I love New York City SO much more than any person should. I could go there every month and go there only on vacation and be just fine. I don't know if you have been at Christmastime, but it is a magical experience.
Brent and I are taking a much needed 2 person trip to New York on Saturday. In fact this week goes a little something like this- work, drive to Dothan Wednesday, Thanksgiving, birthday(my 30th to be exact which is the reason for the trip), Iron Bowl, drive to Atlanta 5 seconds after the Iron Bowl is over. Fly out Saturday morning. Arrive in NYC at 11:25 (thank you direct flights). So, we have a big week ahead.
Brent and I went together back in 2006 and had a fantastic time. We saw 3 shows and plan to see 3 again this time. I have 9 that I would like to see, so narrowing them down might be tough.
This will be the first time Baker is left overnight at all without one of us with him. I'm nervous, but mainly I am nervous that we are all going to get sick. Zoe just found out she has the flu, so naturally I am freaking out that we are going to get it.
Let's also hope and pray really hard that the Auburn Tigers pull out a win. It could be the best birthday ever, or the worst. I really don't know what the drive to Atlanta is going to look like after one of our teams has just lost. That alone could be intense. Either way, this football season as an Auburn fan has been crazy and amazing and disappointing and happy all at the same time. I won't get into all the Cam allegations b/c frankly I am tired of hearing/talking about it. For now lets just say WAR EAGLE!!
In other news: I have some serious eye issues going on that will effect my vision for life. I am very scared so if you could say a quick prayer for that, I would really appreciate it. Going blind is my #1 fear and I feel like its all coming true at least at some point in my life.
Until then, have a very Happy Thanksgiving and an even happier Iron Bowl (to the AU fans out there)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The sweetest wedding...

One of my best friends and roomates from college got married last weekend. Susan and Andrew truly had the sweetest wedding I have ever been too. It was in a small, rustic chic, old brick church in the middle of nowhere and I loved it. (Don't forget I wanted/had my reception in a barn so this was right up my alley).

This pictures was taken at the rehearsal and there were pretty flowers everywhere at the actual wedding.

This little church sits on a block with an old post office, houses and an old restaurant which was where the reception was located.

The bride on the way to the rehearsal

This is Emily, another one of our roomates/friends from college. She went to Rehobeth and was a big time pageant queen in her day. (1st runner up Miss NPF) Hence, the high hair. The thing I love about pictures with Emily is there are rarely any "non-posed" pictures as seen here. I didnt even realize how leaned back she actually was. You can't see but her knee is also popped in perfect pageant form. The hair is NOT a bump-it because she reminded me she doesnt need a bump-it b/c she gots "skills". I love her. She also just had a baby. Let me just puke on how skinnys she already is.

Huntsville Art Museum

The roomates minus April & Meg.

This was also the sweetest and most emotional rehearsal dinners I have been to. I'm pretty sure 95% of toasters cried. These two are very loved.

The bridesmaids luncheon
We all made our own bouquets for the wedding at this luncheon. It was a really cool idea.

The happy couple

Another neat thing they did was to write a brief paragraph in the program about each member of the wedding party. It was so sweet & personal.

Congrats Susan & Andrew!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sneak Peek

B Dozen got some pictures taken at the pumpkin patch. I think they turned out really well. These are a few proofs until I get all of them.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


B's teachers have been tagging me in lots of pictures of his class and all of their shenanigans. I love to see them and see what he is doing all day since I can't be with him. I thought I would share.

Pajama Day #1

Took him to the stadium on "school spirit" day and put a dumb Alabama shirt over his cute Auburn shirt.

Buggie time

Baker & Raegan

I realize this is only interesting to me, but this blog is kind of my own little scrapbook.
The End.

Monday, November 1, 2010


Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. I can't pinpoint why, but I just love the silliness of it all. I love the decorations and costumes (although now I really prefer not to dress up) Every year I would trick-or-treat with Beth in Chapelwood (Dothan) and it was the most fun! In fact, we made up a chant and would sing it at each house...I'm actually embarrassed about the chant, so I won't share.

This year, the awesome city of Tuscaloosa would not decide on a night for trick or treating, so they said we could choose Saturday or Sunday. This was stupid for several reasons. Anyway, we decided to wait until Sunday. Saturday night we had TONS of "treaters" at our house which I felt was a bad sign for going on Sunday.

I forgot to mention that Saturday we went to a pumpkin patch in Vance, Al and it was something. By something I mean, hilarious. Let's just say part of our admission included a "pumpkin tattoo". Really?? I took zero pictures, because Erin went along with us to take Baker's 12 month pictures. She got some really good ones, so I'll save that for another post.

Here are some of the cute one's from our trick-or-treating. Bake had no idea what was going on, but was good the whole time and never complained. We brought his wagon to haul him, his candy and his diaper bag. Zoe went with us too!

Suited up and strapped in the wagon

The first 2 houses we got to said "Oh, sorry we ran out of candy last night. Our neighborhood did Halloween last night" which immediately put me back on my soapbox about why Tuscaloosa should PICK A NIGHT instead of spreading it over 2 nights. So, I thought our night was going to be a disaster, but it turned out fine. Down a few streets were plenty of houses giving out candy. Whew! After the "no candy" fiasco we passed some ducks that this chicken was interested in. At the time I thought this was going to be the highlight of the night. Then I saw the entire cast of Wizard of Oz and I got SUPER excited and asked if I could take a picture. A little embarrassing since we had met the mom/dad/baby at a party once before.Zoe was a nerd, but everyone kept calling her Hermoine, so she went with it.
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