Wednesday, June 18, 2008

You have got to be kidding me!

When gas is $3.85, I go as long as I can before stopping to fill up again. I drive slower, I don't accelerate as fast, try to keep the air conditioner off as much as possible, and all of this to help my tank get a little better gas mileage. If I drove a little car, I probably wouldn't have to worry about this as much, but when you go and fill up your tank and you pay a good $110, your heart drops and you want to cry. Yes my friend, you read it right...$11o.

Yeah it's terrible, and I don't wish this upon anyone!
Ok, point of me telling you all this....I ran out of gas on the way to work this morning!
I got in the car and realized first thing that I needed to get gas. I thought I had enough gas to get me through town in order to find the cheapest gas station. I just refused to pay $3.85...i had to find cheaper and I knew I could! Well, God intended for me to pay that $3.85 cause he made sure I didn't make it to find cheaper gas...or to a gas station at all. All the sudden as I was driving down the road, I feel the car jerk and realize I have very little power steering and can't accelerate at all. I pull over on the side of the road and call Trish to the rescue! Thank goodness I was only about 10 mins from my house.

So when i'm actually trying to save money, it backfires on me. I run out of gas and I end up having to get gas at the next closest station and of course it was $3.85 per freakin gallon. I know this is cheap compared to some cities out there, but for us in the little ol town of lexington, I know there is cheaper!!!

There you have it, my wednesday morning saga!

Friday, June 13, 2008


Saturday, June 7th

Catie with her new house decor (PANTIES)

Opening some lingiera (sp??)

THE garter with Catie's initials added

(we met up with all the groomsmen that night for dinner)

The Happy Groom and Bride

Me and the future hubby!

Catie with all her PC bridesmaid's


Sunday, June 8th
All my wonderful hostess

Some of the SL items on display

Me and my MOH

Me, Jess, and Alyssa (2 of my bridesmaid's)

Mrs. Marie to the rescue, always prespared to sew on a button for a friend!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

funny? or not so much?

I have pics to post from this past weekend, consisting of Catie and Will's bachelor/bachelorette bash and my Southern Living Shower. So those are coming as soon as i have a second to actually sit down and download the pics on my computer at home.

On to other things, i'm so ready for a vacation. I feel like i've been going none stop for weeks on end and i'm ready to just CHILL!! 10 days and counting until Edisto! You should see how big VACATION is written on my desk calendar! This is going to be the first family vacation i've been on since middle school. Okay I could be exagerrating, but it's been a while since i've been on a full week vacation with the fam. Me, Mama, and Daddy are going to Edisto from Sunday, June 22nd to Sunday, June 29th. Court and Ryan will come down later that week and we have a few other fun visitors (Jess, Carol, Shelby, Henry) that will be joining us for a few days here and there. So needless to say, i'm so ready and so excited. Only sad part is, J prob won't be able to come. He is having to save those vacation days for the honeymoon.

Edisto Beach is a place where time slows down. There is nothing to do but lay on the beach all day, go for long walks, cook dinner, and sit out on the porch and enjoy the ocean view. Yes I know I sound like a grandma, but it's awesome. There are only a handful of restaurants and one or two gift shops, so really when I say there is nothing to do, there is NOTHING to do. Funny thing is, that's the reason I love Edisto so much. The week will (hopefully) go by at a slugs pace.

You know i've been busy when I tell you that I haven't even had time to watch the season premier of LifeTime's "Army Wives." It comes on Sunday nights at 10pm. I made sure it was was TiVo(ed) cause after the busy and exciting weekend I had, I was passed out by 10pm. Well you would have thought by now I would have had time to sit down for an hour and watch the dang show. Nope. And I won't get home till late tonight, so I guess it will have to wait until this weekend. and P.S. if you don't watch this show, it's awesome. The first season of Army Wives started last year. Court got me hooked and we've been obsessed ever since. I've been looking forward to this season for a month now and when it finally came on, I was too tired to watch (what's new?).

On to bigger and better i've made a decision. My blog is not funny enough. I am just lacking in the creativity section. Yes i blog about what's going on in my life, like what showers i have or who's wedding I went to, etc. But I need funniness! You need funniness! It's boring and needs some sprucing up. So, i'm sorry for the lack of laughs you have had from my blog. I realize i need to make it funny and i'm gonna do my darndest (is that a word??).

Thank you notes!!! I've had two showers and I'm already seeing why when I get thank you notes from newlyweds in the mail, they are usually have messy handwriting and say the same thing as every other thank you gift i've gotten. I sucks sitting down and writing basically the same thing over and over. You get to the point where you aren't even thinking about what you are writing and then you mess up and have to start again, oh it's terrible. Ok well it hasn't been that bad yet, but i'm just imagining all the thank you notes i'm gonna have to write for wedding gifts and it's not gonna be fun. I've already decided that J will be taking care of all the Atlanta thank you notes. So far i'm on top of these shower ones and I don't mind them, but I might have a different attitude about them after the wedding! jk...i prob should not be saying this before the wedding when some of the people that read this are invited to the wedding and will prob not give us a gift now cause they think that I won't appreciate it enough to write a sincere thank you note. So to all those that think that way, it's ok, I am just kidding and really love to write these thank you notes and appreciate all the time, money, and effort it takes to pick out a wedding or shower gift for someone.

So now that i'm choking on my foot, i'll end with this thought:

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Cardboard Testamonies

My computer wouldn't let me upload a video so just click on this link.
You can't watch this and not cry!

Monday, June 2, 2008

First Shower

This weekend me, mama, and J traveled to Atlanta for my first shower. J's aunt and his mom's best friend hosted a beautiful and awesome shower. We all had so much fun and I got tons of gifts. Everything from a Kitchen Aid Mixer to some of my everyday china. All the ladies I met were so sweet. J's grandparents were even able to come down from Florida for the weekend. His grandmother, Nana, is the sweetest lady in the world. I'm so glad mama got to meet some of his extended family before the wedding. J spent Saturday golfing with his dad, brother, and granddad. As we dropped off J in Augusta on our way home yesterday, we unloaded all the gifts in our house. I can't wait to go to Augusta this weekend and unpack and organize everything around the house. And you should be so proud of me, I already wrote all the thank you notes! Okay, well I at least I was proud of myself, and already dreading having to write the millions of thank you notes for the wedding gifts, J will def be helping out on those!

Me with all the wonderful hostess'

All the gifts (notice the blue superman bag, a gift I had to take home that was just for J :))
The delicious food table

Playing a fun trivia game about Me and J

Mama and J's mom (Ro) thinking they can fit into one chair together...haha!

opening gifts

Meredith made me a bouquet out of all the ribbons from the gift wrap