About Me

I am happily married to Bryan. Yes, we have rhyming names. We have a sock eating dog named Daisy, a non-stop talker named Mary Paul, and a ball of energy named Ellie Jane. Life is wonderful.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Busy Few Days

We have been very busy these last few days. We met Bryan's parents at the beach on Wednesday, then drove to Atlanta on Friday for a wedding on Saturday, had my grandmother's birthday on Sunday, and then headed home. Mary Paul is exhausted and so are Bryan and I. These are some pictures of our trip!!!

Monday, June 18, 2007

100 Things About Me...

Courtney tagged me...so here goes...

1) I think my daughter is the most beautiful baby in the world.
2) I am a procrastinator (I'm doing this instead of cleaning)
3) The beach is my favorite place to go.
4) I eat at Baja Burrito every Wednesday night and have for 2 years now.
5) I love hanging out with my family.
6) I want to be able to channel Martha Stewart.
7) I'm better than I used to be, but still care too much about what other people think, like to be more confident...want to set a great example for my daughter
8) I still sleep with my silky from childhood.
9) I am an awful painter, never ask me to help paint a room.
10) Saying no is very hard for me to do.
11) I have a short temper, and always reget losing it after the fact
12) I am a great organizer of events, trips, closets, anything.
13) Maintaining the organized closet or attic is difficult
14) I think I have pretty feet
15) Throwing a football is one of my most favorite things to do, I'm told I throw like a man.
16) I have huge hands...like my father.
17) I miss my Daddy every day.
18) Cancer scares me, me getting cancer scares me more
19) I think my mother is amazing in everyway
20) Besides my sisters, Courtney is my oldest friend (18 years)
21) I am planning my 10 year class reunion
22) I love to eat out at a restaurant with servers...I like being served
23) I play the piano
24) I take a bath almost every night
25) I have only dyed my hair twice.
26) I love to shop and buy makeup (Sephora), but only wear it maybe once a week
27) I love low maintenance friends.
28) I have little patience with competent adults who complain but don't do anything to influence change
29) I daydream alot.
30) I only lose my temper around my husband or immediate family...that's not fair is it?
31) I have never read the whole Bible, probably should remedy that.
32) I love, love, love games.
33) I have the greatest nieces and nephews.
34) I like black wood furniture.
35) I love to cook, especially bake.
36) I always try brand new complicated recipes when people are coming for dinner and then get stressed about getting it all done (drives Bryan crazy)
37) I like to clean in bulk...little up keep during the week, megaclean on Saturday or Sunday
38) I am very opinionated
39) I love french fries.
40) Potatoes and cranberries are amazing foods to me, you can make them both so many different ways and combine (cranberries) with any fruit and get a great juice.
41) Sweet tea is like water to me.
42) To drink water, I have to flavor it.
43) I'm funny and sarcastic
44) My daughter is named after my father
45) I am a multi-tasker
46) I am an optimist for everyone but a pessimist for myself...like Courtney I call it being a realist
47) I need to have my eyebrows done, I get them plucked not waxed...the girl is amazing!!
48) I haven't worn a watch for about 10 years
49) I've known my husband since I was 10, he's Courtney's cousin
50) Besides a half second accidental peck, my husband is the only man I've every kissed, and not till we were engaged
51) I was only engaged 12 weeks
52) I am awful at remembering important dates
53) I think I am very good at being supportive
54) My husband says I'm good at making people feel special
55) I loathe milk and never drink it...not even on my cereal
56) I keep my Oreos in the fridge...delicious
57) I love the Disney channel
58) I can get hooked on trashy reality TV
59) I take hundreds of pictures, but rarely get any developed, got to get better about that
60) I would love to have a beautiful yard, but am an awful gardener...plants need water right?
61) My hair used to be only about 2 inches long
62) I'd like to be in a play, but not brave enough to audition
63) Antique stores are alot of fun to me
64) I love whipped cream and strawberry shortcake
65) I sometimes make promises I can't keep (i.e., we should get together sometime)
66) Love entertaining and having people over
67) Huge extrovert, but have moments when I only want a very small group
68) Sometimes laugh so hard I cry and can't talk...this is my favorite
69) Have never reworn a bridesmaid dress
70) Would like to have a party for girls where everyone comes either in their wedding dress or an old bridesmaid dress
71) Fingerfood (receptiony food) is some of my favorite...I like to pick
72) Great American Cookie Company cookie cakes are in my top three desserts...accept no substitutes
73) Banana Republic is my favorite store to buy clothes from
74) I love the idea of romantic clothes (Anthropologie, Betsy Johnson) but can't pull it off
75) I'd like to be on TLC's What Not to Wear...to have that advice (and money) would be wonderful
76) I have never bought a car. I want one with 4 doors, power windows and locks,the door opener thing, and an automatic
77) I sing really loudly in my car
78) I have written 3 songs
79) I have never had braces
80) I am a perfectionist
81) Everytime I get a pedicure I get my toes done in red
82) I am a horrible side-seat driver
83) I enjoy terrible, b-class movies
84) Claymation Christmas movies are my favorite
85) I love, love, love Christmas, baking, buying presents, decorating
86) I have 4 Christmas trees (maybe 5 this year)
87) I hate colored lights, alot, but my husband likes them so one tree has colored lights, the one you can't see from the window
88) My dog has ruined our carpet
89) Grapes are wonderful and so are cherries
90) Fresh flowers make me very happy
91) I am completely unable to style my hair
92) I ran a 1/2 marathon, and I hate to run
93) After the 1/2 I didn't run at all for a year and a half
94) I don't really like Cheerios, but ate some for breakfast, sans milk
95) I took 7 years of French and can barely speak it, but can understand some
96) Sometimes I think I'd like to cut my hair off and dye it dark
97) I am planner and a list maker (sometimes this is part of my perfected procrastination skills)
98) The dollar aisle at Target makes me happy, so does Target
99) I am very clutzy and absent-minded (doesn't that mean you're really smart or something???)
100) I love my life and the roles I fill as wife, sister, mother, daughter, daughter in-law, sister-in-law, friend, teacher, money manager, driver, planner, idea person, comforter, protector and all the other ones.

I tag Ashley, Samantha, and Elise...I don't know that many people who have a blog. Ashley and Sam can do it on the same page!!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

BlueBird and Popsicles

This past weekend my Aunt Wendy came up and sang at the BlueBird Cafe. She was wonderful!!!! On Tuesday I went to my friend's house for lunch and then we walked to get popsicles, Las Palates (I don't know how to spell it). I got the berries flavor....it was delicious as usual. Mary Paul is gettting better and better at sitting up. Unfortunately, she still falls down but takes it like a champ!!!