Monday, September 29, 2008

Anniversary Weekend

For our anniversary back in May, my wonderful husband got me a pair of silver heels that I had been lusting after for months. Along with my new shoes he got tickets to go see Les Miserables at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. I love gifts that you get to redeem later because it just draws out the excitement! Since the doctor cleared me last week, I was even able to wear my new heels to the show.
As always, the show was incredible. Les Mis is one of my favorite stories and it never fails to bring tears to my eyes.

After the show, we drove over to Lenox and had a wonderful dinner at Prime. It was, by far, the best steak that I've ever had in my life. Just for kicks, I thought I would see if I could cut it with my fork...and it cut just fine. It was that tender. To top it off, right now all of their steaks are ½ price between 5:00-6:15p.m. If you live in the Atlanta area and get the opportunity, go eat there. You won't be sorry!

Full, fat, & happy we wandered around Lenox, lusting a lot, buying a little. The highlight for me, was the trip into Lush. I've been buying online for years but this was my first trip into an actual store and it was heavenly. They have the best bath/shower/skin care/etc. products I've ever used. They are a little pricey but totally worth it. They have bath bombs with rose petals in them so you're floating in petals when the salts disintegrate...what girl wouldn't love that?

We ended the night snuggled up on the coach with a good movie, tired but incredibly happy. The perfect way to end the perfect day.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Gwinnett County Fair

This past weekend Bradley participated in the cow show at the Gwinnett County Fair and we all went to show our support. I have never been to the fair before so it was fun to see what they're all about. The food (for me at least), really was one of the highlights. But then again, I have an unnatural addiction to funnel cakes:) They're just so darn yummy!

At this point I need to offer an apology to the man in front of us because he was wearing a navy blue shirt and there was a lot of powdered sugar on our funnel cake. If it had been anyone but Hailey and me, this would not have been a huge issue. However, if you've ever sat next to us ANYWHERE, you know that we can not just shut up and keep our comments in. So, we're desperately trying not to laugh because that blows the sugar everywhere, which just makes us laugh harder. Needless to say, we were very unsuccessful at holding our laughter in. I'm sure that the man in front of us took his shirt off that night very puzzled about the coating of white dust on the back.

There were many more wonderful moments but this post is getting long already! I included some pictures from the weekend. Enjoy!

Gramps...I'm not so sure about this cow business

Okay, maybe they're not so scary after all!

Uncle B is super excited about his turn in the ring

Aunt Sam and Aunt Stephie love me cause' I'm so cute!

All this excitement made me so sleepy!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Huge Praise

I have a HUGE PRAISE that I can't wait to share! This morning I had another appointment with the orthopedist; I am thrilled to say that I am no longer limited to my tennis shoes! I will still need to wear my brace for exercise or if I'm going to be on uneven terrain but for everyday life, I am rid of it! Praise God!

For the first time in six months I will be driving with my right foot again. I will be free to wear cute shoes again (I am going this weekend to invest in some flats since all my shoes are at least 3 inches). I will be able to shave off 5 minutes in the mornings that I used to spend lacing up a brace. I will feel like myself again. I am so excited that I can hardly stand it.

A huge thanks to all of you for your continued prayers and support over the last several months. I appreciate them, and you, more than I can say! I hope that you all have a wonderful Friday!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wonderful Women

I got this from a good friend today and it made me laugh. I hope that it brightens your day as well!

"Whatever you give a woman, she's going to multiply. If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby. If you give her a house, she'll give you a home. If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal. If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart. She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her. So, if you give her any crap, you will receive a ton of crap in return."

Love and appreciate all the women in your life!!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008


This morning it was such a nice surprise to see that I received two awards! An old friend and fellow blogger passed along both the "Friendship" and "Kind Blogger" awards. Sarah has been such a good friend for as many years as I can remember and I am honored that she thought of me when passing along these awards. In the spirit of the awards I will pass them along to 5 people and hope that it brightens their day as much as it did mine!

1. Ruth Z~We met less than a year ago and she has grown to be one of my dearest friends so quickly!

2. Andre~My sweet friend and accountability partner.

3. Josh Roberts~ Technically I am better friends with his wife Julie, but he is awesome! His work with Connect Rome is so exciting.

4. Abby Fernandez~ An old friend that I would love to catch up with very soon:)

5. Allison~ I met her through Stampin Up! and will always be grateful that she shared her glue with me on that first day.

Last but certainly not least, I would like to honor my best friend Hailey. She doesn't have a blog but she is the most kind-hearted, generous, beautiful, funny woman I know. She is the kind of friend who will paint with you until the wee hours of the morning even though she hates to paint. The kind who will make you laugh until tears are streaming down your face and you are dangerously close to wetting yourself. The kind who will hold your hand because she knows you need to feel like you are not alone. I could go on forever and it still wouldn't do her justice. She is simply my Goose.

I am so very blessed by all of my friends and family. Thank you all for being so wonderful!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Water, Water, Everywhere

So...I'm a few days later than I meant to be on this post, but at least it's getting up! We have company coming this weekend and I have been a crazy person trying to get everything clean and organized. I know you're shocked and amazed that my house isn't already sparkling...ha!

We were all set to go out of town this past weekend and on Friday morning my wonderful hubby threw on some last minute laundry. I was just thinking that the washing machine was louder than normal when the water started POURING out from underneath the door. Did I open the door and see why? Nope. I froze on the spot and yelled for my husband.

I am such a girl.

He comes running in and found the hose on the back of the washer unattached from the wall and spraying water EVERYWHERE. He stops the washer and looks out at me (still standing in the same spot, ankle deep in water) and says, "Hey babe, can you maybe get me some towels?"

That wonderful calmness in the middle of a crisis is one of his best qualities. If you haven't picked up on it yet, I am not so great in a crisis. Actually, that's not true. I am really good when other people are having a crisis...I just can't handle my own!

None the less, we mopped everything up and now have a sparkling clean laundry room. Not quite the way I would have kicked off my Labor Day weekend, but when I think about how much worse it would have been if we had left the house after starting the washer, it makes me thankful that we caught it quickly.

Just one more way God is reminding me to count my blessings and not to sweat the small stuff!