Monday, December 31, 2007

The Date is Set!

We are getting married on September 6, 2008 at First Baptist Nashville!

Friday, December 28, 2007

It's Official....

....Jeremy and I are engaged!!! He asked me yesterday (my birthday) and I could not be more excited! We're not sure of a date or any other details yet, but I will definitely keep you all posted. Here's a picture of my ring:

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Our First Night with the Wii!

Yep, through the miracle of Christmas (and with the help of my good friend, Christina) J and I were able to secure a Wii for Christmas this year. I was going to try and make him wait until at least Christmas Eve to open it, but we were both just too excited. Here are a few pictures of our first night with the Wii.

I birdied the first two holes and beat Jeremy at golf!

Jeremy tries to control his golf swing!

Boxing is definitely a favorite game - and an excellent way to relieve stress!

"When it's time to change....

...then it's time to change who you are into what you want to be!" The Brady Kids couldn't have put it any better! My hair was definitely in need of a change. I decided (with Jeremy's prodding) to get several inches taken of my hair and I LOVE it. Here are some pictures:

As with everything, it looks way better and more layer-y in person, but you get the idea.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


Here are 10 things I am really excited about today:

1. LOST returns in about 44 days. January 31, 2008 at 8 p.m. I can't wait!

2. Only 3 more days of work until I get a little break. Of course, I have to work the day after Christmas, which stinks, but I am off on my birthday (the 27th!) and the next day. Woo hoo!

3. I'm having dinner with Buffy at Zoe's tonight!

4. I got a new haircut. I got about 8 inches taken off and I LOVE it. I haven't had my hair short in a few years, so the change is nice. I don't have a good picture of it yet, but I will post one as soon as I do.

5. My Christmas shopping is almost done! Just a few more odds and ends to pick up before the weekend. Yea!

6. We're having birthday cake at work today for December birthdays. I, like Jim Halpert, instituted the one-cake-a-month policy and it seems to be working so far. We ordered a chocolate cake with white chocolate filling and chocolate buttercream icing from The Bakery at Culinard in Birmingham. If you've never had a cake from there, you should - they are so good!

7. J and I are having dinner with some friends Friday night at DePalmas in Tuscaloosa. I can't wait!

8. A possible shopping day with my mom on Saturday - hooray!

9. I'm going to church on Wednesday night for the first time in ages to hear some good Christmas music and I can't wait!

10. Did I mention I get to eat chocolate cake today?!?

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

War Eagle to Me!

I got an early Christmas present today! My friend Christina's husband is the Defensive Coordinator at McAdory High School (Go Jackets!) Today she informed me that Tommy Tuberville was going to be at the high school for recruiting. Her husband, James, was going to ask him to sign a few things while he was there and Christina gave him my Auburn coffee mug that normally sits on my desk at work - it was all I had on hand to give her! He took it and Tommy signed it and I am so excited. Here's a picture:


CORRECTION: Christina ended up going out to McAdory that afternoon to take James a football and a jersey to get signed. SHE actually did the work and got Tommy to sign it - and he shook her hand! Have to give credit where credit is due! :)

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Take down the fishin' pole...

...and meet me at the fishin' hole!

Yeah, I love Andy Griffith. I didn't realize exactly how much until Jeremy and I started dating. He loves that show! I always liked it, but didn't watch it as much as I do now. Most nights at 10 or 10:30 that's what you'll find me watching. It's great - laugh out loud funny. Random, I know. Anyway, Jeremy and I found these cool prints at a store called Buckboard, Too! in Gatlinburg. Aren't they fun?

Friday, December 7, 2007

Very Merry!

The decorating is done and I am loving it. Christmas is my favorite!

One of my favorite ornaments
Pretty mantle and stockings
Fancy new votive candle holders I found (at Michael's - only $9 for a set of 5!)
Roll Tide for J and War Eagle for me!
Front porch decorations featuring an awesome wreath mom made!

And finally....
the neighbors house across the street! See, I told you they were festive!

I'm "it!"

So Celia tagged me we go.

8 Random Things about Me:

1. I like to sort my M&M's by color when I eat them. The light brown ones used to be my favorite. I was really sad when they took that color away.

2. Apparently I grind my teeth at night. Like, really bad. I've had a few different people tell me about this now. I had no idea and it's never bothered me before, but I'm guessing that's where some of my migraine problems probably come from.

3. I LOVE pizza. I think a little more than I should. I really think I could eat it for every meal and never get tired of it. They all taste just different enough that I never get tired of it. My favorite is pepperoni and mushroom. Yummmm!

4. If I had the money I would get weekly manicures, pedicures, and facials.

5. One day I hope to travel across the country in an RV and see all the sights!

6. I love TV marathons. I like to save up several episodes on my Tivo and watch them all in a row. It's even better when MTV or VH1 show day long marathons of America's Next Top Model - I get hooked, quickly!

7. I have a teeny spot on my head where no hair grows. It's from where I get hit in the head with a rock when I was a toddler.

Thank Goodness It's Friday!!

It's Friday! I love Friday. Even though I still have to go to work, there is something about Friday that just feels great. Woo hoo! Let the countdown to 4:30 begin.

I'm excited about tonight, too. J and I are going to put Christmas lights on the shrubs in front of the house. A lot of the houses in our neighborhood go wild with Christmas lights and I just felt like our little garland with lights over the front door wasn't doing us justice. The neighbors across the street decorate for EVERY holiday. I'm not kidding. At Halloween they had this massive inflatable horse-drawn hearse with a grim reaper at the healm. It was weird. They also decorate with an inflatable American flag for Memorial Day and the 4th of July. I'm not going to try and out-do them, but I do want to show them we're just as festive as they are!

If I can snag some pics of their house without them catching me, I will!

Anyway, we went to Lowe's last night and got some brand new lights that will hopefully work. I think I have a jinx when it comes to Christmas lights, though. Seriously, mom and I bought about 5 different kinds when I was home last weekend and only ONE of the strands worked. It was very frustrating. By the way, I cannot recommend the LED Christmas lights - at least not the white ones. I didn't realize it, but they have that same bluish glow of the LED headlights on cars. Not attractive on a Christmas tree at all! Mom and I bought some of those because they are supposedly energy-savers, needless to say, when we saw the ugly color we boxed them back up to be returned to the store.

It's hot in Alabama. It's supposed to be 63 degrees today and then in the mid-70's for the majority of next week. I don't know about you, but I think it's supposed to be cold in December! I'm already thinking about what on earth I'll wear to work next week. Bah humbug!

Hope you enjoyed the randomness!