Friday, October 30, 2009

Football Friday Night

Tonight is the BIG RIVAL game for our school.


We are picked to win BIG but like any big rivalry it always seems to be a good game.

I haven't done a Friends and Family Friday in forever so while we were on the subject of football I thought I would introduce you to one of my really good friends; Bryan.

Bryan is one of my teacher assistants and a football coach. He also coaches JV boys basketball and girl's track. Bryan and I went to school together so we have been friends for a long time.

GO JACKETS! Crush the Ironmen!

Thursday, October 29, 2009


I saw these cute wooden cutouts at the dollar store. I bought these 2:

Painted them a barn red
and TA-DA

For less than $2 I now have two cute pieces to set out on my foyer table.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Pumpkin Tradition

This afternoon we will be going here:

To carve these:

with these precious little people:

We are also going to their church's "Treat Street".
I promise to post pictures of them in their costumes.

Hubs and I have made it a yearly tradition to carve pumpkins every fall with our niece and nephew. Lanie is 6 and we have done it every year since she was born. We love getting to spend this time with them.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Hubs and I

I have seen this on other blogs before and since I am lacking blog-worthy material today I chose to do it:

♥ What are your middle names? mine is Marie and Hubs is Lee
♥ How long have you been together? 7 years
♥ How long did you know each other before you started dating? about a month. We met in January and started dating in Feb.
♥ Who asked whom out? for the first few months we always hung out in groups. He asked me to be "exculsive".
♥ How old are each of you? I am 26 and Hubs is 28.
♥ Whose siblings do/did you see the most? We see my brother and his wife the most since they live close to us.
♥ Do you have any children together? not yet, we have been TTC since April 2008
♥ What about pets? we have three dogs. Cheyenne is a husky shepard mix, Dallas is a full blooded mutt, and Boone is a cocker spanial mix.
♥ Did you go to the same school? we went to the same college.
♥ Are you from the same home town? no, Hubs grew up 2 hours away from me. We now live in my hometown.
♥ Who is the smartest? I am book smarter and test alot better but I have no common sense so I would have to say that Hubs is smarter in all the things that matter.
♥ Who is more sensitive? ME. Hubs is a mans man and I have only seen him cry twice.
♥ Where do you eat out most as a couple? We eat out a lot. Our favorite places are Gondola (a hometown Italian place), Loves Fish Box, and any mexican resteraunt.
♥ Where is the furthest you two have traveled together as a couple? Minnesota is probably the fatherest we have been together.
♥ Who has the craziest exes? Hubs says his ex had a brain transplant so I would day he does.
♥ Who has the worst temper? Me, I have a horrible temper.
♥ Who does the cooking? We both do. I like to bake but hubs can grill really well.
♥ Who is more social? Me. We both like to be around people but I am alot more outgoing.
♥ Who is the neat-freak? neither, I hate to have stuff laying around but neither of us is really neat.
♥ Who is more stubborn? hard question. We are both very stubborn. It causes a lot of arguments.
♥ Who hogs the bed? Neither really. Sometimes he hogs all the covers though.
♥ Who wakes up earlier? I do.
♥ Where was your first date? our first date was to Backyard Burger and then to a party on Valentines Day. Romantic, I know.
♥ Who has the bigger family? Hubs has the bigger immediate family with 2 older brothers but I have a huge extended family that is really close.
♥ Do you get flowers often? I hate flowers and Hubs knows that so he doesn't waste his money. ♥ How do you spend the holidays? We spplit our time. We have been doing it for years now and have never had a problem with it.
♥ Who is more jealous? me
♥ How long did it take to get serious? about 6 months
♥ Who eats more? He eats more but I eat a lot more often
♥ Who does/did the laundry? I do all the laundry.
♥ Who’s better with the computer? He is better
♥ Who drives when you are together? He does.

Please don't forget to ask my questions if theres anything you have been wanting to know. Go here to ask.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Weekend Review

I am sad to say that I got back on the scale this morning for the Monday weigh in (which I had skipped for the past few weeks). I have gained five lbs since May. UGH! Now I know that isn't so bad but it is when I was hoping to lose more. I have ate horribly though these past few weeks. And when I say horrible I mean HORRIBLE! Plus I have not seen the inside of the YMCA in quite some time. With the holidays coming up I know that it is only going to get harder. So my goal for this week is to go to the YMCA at least 2 times. I plan on going this afternoon.

Weekend Review

Friday night Hubs and I had a date. We went to eat Mexican and then picked up Transformers 2 and watched it. Saturday we went to South Carolina with my brother and sister-in-law. We went to the state fair and then to the SC vs. Vanderbilt football game. We had so much fun but didn't get back home until after 2am. On Sunday we went to church and then had lunch out. I did a little shopping while Hubs worked in the yard and then we had dinner at my parents house last night. This week is really busy for us. Tonight we are having our neighbors over and Hubs is grilling some deer meat, tomorrow night we have a church volleyball game, Wed. we are going to the mountains to carve pumpkins with our niece and nephew, and Thursday night we are meeting some friends for dinner and then going to the JV football game. Hubs is going with my brother and some friends to Tennessee this weekend for more SC football.

* I have pictures from this weekend that I will post later.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Headed South

Today Hubs and I are headed south to the other Carolina. We are going to the South Carolina State Fair and then to the SC vs. Vanderbilt football game.

I cannot wait for another funnel cake.

Go Cocks!!!!

Today is my friend, Lindsey's, 29th birthday.

Happy Birthday!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Lets get Nosey

I have seen a lot of blogs doings this lately and decided to follow suit.
So here is your chance to ask me anything that you wish.
I will answer them in a later post.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

We have spirit, yes we do!

Last week was Spirit Week for the high school I teach at. During the week of homecoming their is a different theme for each day and everyone dresses up. This year we had a teacher workday on Monday, Tacky Day on Tuesday, Blast from the Past on Wed, Superhero Day on Thursday, and of course Green and Gold (our school colors) on Friday. I usually try to dress up each day but this year was hard. I have always hated Tacky Day. It take me more time to come up with a "tacky" outfit then it does for me to pick out something that matches. I couldn't come up with anything for Superhero Day. I did do the 80's for Blast from the Past though.

Since I have naturally curly hair it didn't require much effort to get BIG hair. I do wish I had bangs so I could have teased them.

This is Megan, myself, and Lindsey.
We are over the homecoming festivities and all really good friends. We love our football team and coaches so we support them every year by wearing their jerseys.

We love Spirit Week because its the only time that we can wear jeans to school.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A Friendly Af"fair"

There is nothing more "fall" than the fair. The livestock, funnel cakes, candy apples, and rides. I love it all. Hubs and I have a tradition of meeting my two best friends and their husbands at the fair. We love to walk around and eat all the different foods.

Me with Erin and Lindsey.
Hubs and I.

Erin and her husband Dustin and her brother Andrew.
On the way home. We had lots of fun as usual. Can't you just tell how full our bellies are!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Beautiful View

Last weekend Hubs and I went and stayed with his brother and our neice and nephew. On our way home we decided to stop and visit a beautiful place called Wiseman's View. I had never been before and was so excited to see it.

Hubs and I.

Isn't this picture beautiful? The leaves were already changing and all the colors are amazing.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

First Word

1. Where is your cell phone? Purse
2. Your hair? curly
3. Your mother? greatest
4. Your father? loving
5. Your favorite food? mexican
6. Your dream last night? none
7. Your favorite drink? diet soda
8. Your dream/goal? mother
9. What room are you in? bedroom
10. Your hobby? reading
11. Your fear? death
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? here
13. Where were you last night? home
14. Something that you aren’t? shy
15. Muffins? chocolate
16. Wish list item? baby
17. Where did you grow up? carolina
18. Last thing you did? blog
19. What are you wearing? sweats
20. Your TV? big
21. Your pets? dogs
22. Friends? BEST
23. Your life? busy
24. Your mood? tired
25. Missing someone?yes
26. Vehicle? SUV
27. Something you’re not wearing? socks
28. Your favorite store? Kohls
29. Your favorite color? yellow
30. When was the last time you laughed? yesterday
31. Last time you cried? month
32. Your best friend? Erin
33. One place that I go to over and over? work
34. One person who emails me regularly? school
35. Favorite place to eat? parents

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Trick or...

I finally put up some of my Halloween decor. I decided not to put out my huge Halloween villi age like I usually do since neither Hubs nor I will be home for Halloween this year. The sign above is really big and hangs on our wall. I got it on clearance from Kirklands last year.

Our coffee table.

Cute candy dish on our entertainment center. That is my favorite wedding picture in the background.

Another Kirkland's clearance find paired with 2 pumpkin candle holders.

These adorable door hangers were just a few cents at Kirklands last year after Halloween.

"The Witch is In". I love this garden flag.

A light up pumpkin that sits on a plant stand.

My placements on our kitchen table.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Go App!

This weekend was our college's Homecoming. Hubs and I went up for the weekend and met up with some of our college friends.
Hubs and I at the game. It rained off and on so we look pretty gross.

We all 4 graduated from ASU. (Btw, this is my brother and his wife).

Jeff andKirsten

Kirs and I at tailgate

Hubs and I before I had to put my sweatshirt on.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Just call me Red

I am now a red head. Or auburn maybe. It looks more red in the sun.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

3 Things

3 Names that I go by:
1. Kelly
2. Mrs. D..... (my students)
3. Coach

3 Jobs that I have had in my life:
1. special education teacher
2. cashier at Best Buy
3. lawn care

3 Places I have lived:
1. Hometown, NC
2. College town, NC
3. I haven't lived anywhere else.

3 Favorite Drinks:
1. Diet Sundrop
2. water
3. Bojangles Sweet Tea

3 Television shows that I watch:
1. Glee
2. The Biggest Loser
3. The Office

3 of my favorite foods:
1. mexican food
2. oatmeal
3. choc. chip pancakes

3 of my favorite resteraunts:
1. Carabba's
2. local Mexican resteraunt
3. Villa Roma

3 Things I couldn’t live without:
1. Hubs
2. chapstick
3. my family

3 Things I can’t stand:
1. losing. I am a horrible loser at anything.
2. when I'm talking to Hubs and he isn't listening.
3. being hungry. I get so ill when I am hungry.

3 Things I am decent at:
1.caring for my students and making sure they know it
2. getting good deals while shopping (I think this is a talent, right?)
3. buying gifts for people and remembering birthdays

3 Things I am looking forward to this weekend:
1. spending time with my niece and nephew this weekend
2. getting my hair done on Friday after work
3. college Homecoming game

3 Things that I am addicted to:
1. chapstick
2. books about vampires
3. shopping

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Fair time

Tonight Hubs and I are going to the county fair with my 2 best friends and thier husbands. I am so excited about getting a funnel cake. (Yes, I am aware how sad it is that I love food so much).

*Edited to add: BTW, I am wearing my black plaid dress and I have gotten so many compliments on it.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

New Smell

I'm sure that most of ya'll are Bath and Body Works fan like myself. This weekend I picked up this new fragrance and love it! Twilight Woods is only available in the small lotion and body spray bottles at this time but will be the new line soon.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Deal of the Day

Mom and I went shopping yesterday (like we have pretty much every Saturday of my life) and I got some really cute fall clothes. The best deal of the day though was hands down this plaid dress...

I took this picture back in August when I tried this dress on for the first time. It is regularly priced at $59.00 and was on sale for $44.00 at the time. I really liked it but I hate to spend a lot of money on clothes because I buy so many. Well you can imagine how thrilled I was to find it on the clearance rack yesterday for $11.80. So with my extra 20% coupon I paid less than $10.00 for it.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fall is in the air

I finally started putting my fall decorations up this weekend. Hubs refused to let me do the scarecrow and hay scene in the front yard again this year because it killed our grass where it set. So I had to compromise and move a much smaller version to the front porch.

My mums, pumpkins, and one very lonely scarecrow. My wooden wreath and pumpkin welcome sign are hanging up. My flags have not been changed to fall ones because Hubs refuses to let me take down our college ones because of football.

My poor little fall scene.

I haven't posted a pic of my new foyer table yet so here it is with some fall decorations. I bought a lamp Sat. night for it.

This little guy hangs on the coat closet door.

A Hobby Lobby scarecrow sits on our bakers rack in the breakfast nook.