Wednesday, December 31, 2008
1- Celebrating our 2 year wedding anniversary in June.
2- Beginning my 3rd year of teaching.
3- Deciding to start trying for a baby in April.
4- Struggling with getting pregnant (yes this is a blessing).
5- Finding a dr. that is very willing to help us start a family.
6- Starting a blog and meeting a ton of amazing women.
7- Hosting Christmas night at our house this year.
8- Hubs getting a promotion.
9- Family vacations and weekend trips with Hubs.
10- Much needed summer vacation.
11- Much needed Christmas vacation.
12- Landscaping our yard.
13- Hubs joined the YMCA.
15- Hubs coaching a t-ball team.
16- Finding a home church to join and meeting lots of great people.
Hopes for 2009:
1- Getting a positive pregnancy test.
2- Having a baby.
3- Losing some weight and getting healthier.
4- Standing beside my future sister-in-law and little brother as they say I do.
5-Celebrating our 3rd wedding anniversary.
6- Starting Weight Watchers and joining the YMCA.
7- working on our house
8- creating a nursery
9- Continuing to grow in the Lord.
Happy New Years Eve! Please be safe celebrating the new year. We are planning on celebrating Christmas with our in-laws and Hub's brothers tonight.
Monday, December 29, 2008
1- Movies that make you feel good (and get home and hug your pooches). If you haven't seen Marley and Me, I highly recommend that you do. It was wonderful and I cried like a baby. So did the man beside me (not Hubs).
2- Spending the holidays with family. We are so lucky to live close to our families and have them around to celebrate the season with us. My family lives 15 minutes from us and Hub's family lives 2 hours away. I couldn't imagine being separated from them any time of the year but especially this time of the year.
3- Down time. I haven't done anything this week. I have enjoyed this relaxing time so much and will dread going back to work next week. Hmmm... not thinking about that yet.
And finally I will leave you with a pic... I promise to post about Christmas when we are finally finished with the celebrations.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Yes... I have been bitten.
I have already read the first book and have began the second one. I am hoping to go see the movie tomorrow. Still trying to talk Hubs into taking me. Not that I am agaisn't seeing a movie by my lonseome but since I am not sure where the theater is that is still playing it. I may have to depend on my GPS though.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
8 Shows I Watch
1- The Bachelor
3- The Office
5- House Hunters
6- Gilmore Girls
7- The Bachelorette
8 Favorite Restaurants
1- Dos Amigos (Mexican is my favorite)
2- Villa Roma (the best Italian place in SC)
3- Murphy's (college town bar)
5- Cook Out
6- Riverview (fried fish, southern staple)
7- House of Pizza (best cheese steak sub)
8- Gondola (best wings)
8 Things that Happened to Me Today
1- slept till 9am. I never do this.
2- wrapped a few Christmas gifts
3- washed a ton of clothes
4- watched a Lifetime movie with Hubs
5- took a nap (never do this either)
6- ate dinner with my parents
8- getting ready to watch the Panthers game
8 Things I look Forward to
1-finding out I am pregnant
2- being a mommy
3- growing old with hubs
4- Christmas in 4 days
5- vacation at the beach in 5 days
6- my little brothers wedding in June
7- a new semester at school
8- softball season starting in Feb.
8 Things I wish for
1- to be pregnant
2- a baby (hand in hand with #1)
3- be able to fit into my old jeans (unless of course its because I am preggers)
4- lots of books for Christmas
5- to please God in all that I do
6- to go to Disney World again soon
7- for my students to be successful in life
8- for hubs and I to grow closer to each other and God everyday.
This one has been passed around a lot lately so if you haven't done it yet consider yourself tagged.
Lindsey and I met 3 years ago when we both started our first year of teaching at Small Town High School. Lindsey is a PE teacher. That year we also coached volleyball, basketball, and softball together. We went to rival high schools and rival colleges but have ended up being great friends. Lindsey is one of the sweetest and funniest people I have ever met.
Christmas Vacation has officially began for me! I am now enjoying a 2 week break. Now I just need to start getting ready for Christmas. I have no food for Christmas dinner, the gifts aren't wrapped, and my house is a mess. And I have something to do every night before Christmas. UGH!
Friday, December 19, 2008
I am excited that there is only 6 days to Christmas!
Krysta... I ordered a turkey from Honey Baked Ham. We didn't think we were capable of cooking one ourselves. Thanks for the tips though.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I love that you are always up for anything. Even if you aren't that excited about it at first. Your always so much fun to be around and you keep me laughing all the time. I can't imagine anyone else that I would want to share in the joys (and struggles) of life with.
I love how sweet you are.
I love when you kiss me on the forehead (you know that's my favorite).
I love that I get to grow old with you.
I love that you love God as much as I do.
I am so proud to be your wife.
You mean the world to me.
Happy 28th Birthday!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
3- On a more serious note, I am so THANKFUL for a God that is with us during our storms. We are all going to meet hard times. Only those of use that trust in Jesus will have Him with us in our time of trouble. While He never promised smooth sailing He does promise a safe journey. He will see us through our hardships. Sometimes we think that we can do it on our own and God will let us reach our point of desperation and have us cry out to Him. But He is always there with us. Guiding us and keeping watch. I am so thankful that I am a child of God and that He is the ultimate father when it comes to taking care of His children.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
I also wanted to share a picture of my new hairstyle. All I really had done was highlights but its also straight in this picture. I have naturally curly hair although it is really easy to straighten I usually end up wearing it curly. Don't mind Hubs in this pic... we were driving down the road. We had a date night (it had been a while since our last one). We went and ate Bar-B-Que, went and saw 4 Christmas', and then went and viewed the Christmas lights in Christmas Town USA.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Sharp Cheddar Cheese
* I don't use measurements for this. It all depends on how many people you are serving.
Mix Veg-All, Mayo, cheese, and salt & pepper in a bowl. (The mixture should have a little too much mayo in it).
Layer in greased dish.
Cover with Herbal dressing.
Melt stick of butter and pour over casserole.
Cook at 350 for 45-50 minutes or until top is brown.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Saturday we got a Save the Date card from one of our friends from college. He happens to be one of Hub's fraternity brothers. Well anyways the Save the Date comes and, listen to this, is addressed to Hubs and Guest. WHAT!!! We have been married for 2.5 years and this guy was at our wedding. Hubs and I dated for 3 years of college and hung out with this guy every weekend. He knows my name! He knows that we are married! In fact his future wife even has the same name as me. Now, to be fair I am guessing that he probably didn't do the Save the Dates but you should still know who they are going to and have them addressed correctly. The southern girl in me is all about etiquette and for some reason this tore me up. Hubs thought it was funny and asked did that mean he didn't have to take me as his guest. Hilarious.
Friday, December 5, 2008
She is such an amazing woman. I pray that I can be the wife and mother that she is one day. And you can definitely see that I look like her. It's funny but until now I had never even noticed that our heads are cocked the same way in this picture. We are the best of friends and spend so much time together.
And the 2nd inductee into the Family and Friends Hall of Fame is:
I am a Daddy's Girl! Always have been. And even though my mom is my best friend my daddy is my hero. My dad and I actually teach at the same high school and coach softball together. My dad is a construction teacher and in addition to coaching girls varsity softball he also coaches boys varsity basketball. He has a lawn care business that he runs in the summer. My dad is the hardest working man that I know and loves his family more than anything. When he's not working he loves pulling for his South Carolina Gamecocks.
Thought I would share these with ya'll. My parents met in the 2nd grade and have been together since the 7th. They were married when they were 18 and still live in the same house that my grandpa built them when they were married. I grew up with such amazing parents and a wonderful example of what love is and pray that Hubs and I can have the relationship that my parents share. So for your viewing pleasure I have provided some lovely pictures of them when they were young. My mom will kill me if she sees these.
My mom as a beautiful bride.
My dad the basketball star. Loving the shorts and socks.
I need to show this to all his players
One of their proms... not sure what year.
Their wedding day
The 4 of us.
Also, I wanted to add that I got a wonderful sign from God yesterday. I had already decided that I was going to clean out my closet and get rid of everything that I hadn't worn in a year or that I didn't need. The only thing was that I didn't know what to do with them. I didn't just want to give them to Goodwill but I don't really know anyone that needs them. So last night I got on my email and there was a new one from a guy at church. He is a teacher at the elementary school and one of his students house burnt down this week. Everyone survived but his family lost everything. The email was asking for any donations and gave the mom and little boys sizes. Here is where God was really at work... the woman is my exact size. Pants, shirts, coats, and even shoe size. Everything was what I wear. I was so amazed that I started crying while I was reading the email. Hubs of course was looking at me like I was losing it. It is amazing how God provides the opportunity for us to help. I plan on spending Sunday cleaning out my closet and providing this family with tons of stuff.