Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Easter Weekend

So this month is an extremely busy month for us, with pretty much no down-time at all!! This past weekend I drove to Decatur for the lingerie shower/bachelorette party of one of my best friends growing up. We have been friends for years and years and I'm so excited that she is getting married next month! There were about 15 girls there and we all had a great time!! We had tons of food and drinks and Emily got some awesome gifts! We then proceeded to go out to a bar, one of the few in Decatur. I saw some friends from the past, which is always fun. I think everyone had a really fun night and most importantly, Emily had a great time!

Saturday I went to my mom's to spend the night with her and my brother. We ate hamburgers and watched a movie, and just hung out like the old days. I cherish those moments now more than ever/c they are so few and far between. The three of us don't often get to spend quality time with just us. Our family has been through a lot and the three of us have had to lean on each other through so much. They are my rock and my foundation and I love them more than anything.

Sunday morning the three of us went to church and then out to my grandmothers for lunch. We had such yummy food and I got to see the newest addition to our family, Katelyn Olivia!! She is absolutely beautiful!! I think I hogged her the entire time but she was so sweet it was hard to let her go! I love babies so much and hopefully one day God will bless me with one of my very own! We had Easter dinner with Justin's parents, and I amazed myself that I was able to eat as much as I did. I will say I over-did it just a bit!! Oh well, it's not everyday you get some home cookin'!!

On another note, one of my best friends from home had to say good-bye to her husband this past weekend, as he is going to Iraq to serve our country. I have expressed to her how I can't imagine what she is going through - I imagine I would feel extreme pride in my husband, but also extreme sorrow. She is an amazingly strong woman and I admire her greatly. Please keep her and her husband in your prayers, as he is fighting for OUR freedom.

Nikki is still undergoing her chemo treatment, and so far the doctor's have said that her tumor marker is down, which is always a good sign!! I hope that her body is responding well to the treatment, but she really won't know for sure until her next scan. She did have a bridal shower recently, which I know is so exciting and so much fun!!

Anyways, the weather is a little crazy here as usual - kinda chilly then brutally warm!! This weekend we'll be in T-Town for the A-Day game so I really hope that the weather cooperates!! Last year it was beautiful but the wind was so chilly where we were sitting. I only made it through the 3rd quarter and my chill bumps had had enough!! I am really looking forward to the game, as ESPN will be there and our coach has challenged the fans to pack the place out!! I can't wait to see Bryant-Denny again!

I hope everyone had a great Easter and hopefully you were all able to visit with your families!! Have a great rest of the week, and thanks for reading!! Your comments are always fun to get so feel free to leave one!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Spring is Here!!

I'm so happy that spring is finally here and hopefully we can say goodbye to the cold weather for a while! I absolutely hate the cold weather and am always ready for it to be gone! We've had some stormy weather here lately, but I'll take storms over snow any day!! Although when it randomly snowed here a few weeks ago, it was pretty exciting to see when I woke up and looked out the window! Of course it didn't stick for very long and was all melted away by the afternoon. Such is Alabama weather...

We've been rather busy the last couple of weeks. A few weekends ago a co-worker gave Justin and I free tickets to the Barber Race Track to watch the Indy drivers test their cars the track. It was our first time there and we had a great time! We spent all day Saturday and Sunday at the track and loved seeing and hearing the cars flying by us! We were really excited to see Danica Patrick, but unfortunately she spent more time off the track than on so we didn't see her as much as we hoped to. It was great for us just to get out of the house and doing something out of the norm. Thanks Morgan and John for the tickets, we had a great time!!

We have so many weddings coming up and have stayed busy with showers over the last couple of weeks. One of our best friends is getting married in May and we have had so much fun getting together with them and our friends at their showers. The couple lives in Atlanta so we don't get to see them very much. It's been really fun just hanging out with everyone and seeing people we don't get to see very often.

This past weekend we hung out with some friends Friday night, watched some basketball and played some Wii bowling!! It was only my second time to play a Wii and I must have had some great beginner's luck the first time b/c I was doing so great then!! Well, Friday night I sucked pretty bad and just could not get it right! I definitely need some Wii practice! Saturday we went to a wedding with some friends and had a great time! The bride was one of my college pledge sisters so it was great getting to see my college/sorority friends that I haven't seen in a while.

This weekend we have another shower to go to - a good high school friend of mine is marrying one of Justin's high school friends! They're wedding is in May and unfortunately coincides with another wedding that we will have to attend, but at least we will get to go to their shower. It's crazy how many couples we know that either the wife or husband went to high school with me, and the other went to high school with Justin! Such a small world....

Next weekend is Easter and I'll be driving North for a lingerie shower Friday night, then to spend Saturday night and Easter Sunday with my mom and brother. I'm so excited for next weekend b/c I will get to see a lot of high school girlfriends, plus my family as well!!

The next weekend is A-Day!!! FINALLY!! We are so excited to see what our team has to offer this season. Justin's grandparents will be passing through Birmingham on Friday so we are planning to have dinner with his parents and grandparents Friday night. Saturday will be full of football and tailgating!!

Amazingly, the last weekend of April (right after my birthday, by the way!! The big 2-8!!) I have no plans!! Justin will be going to the beach for our friends bachelor party - yikes!! I have a feeling things are gonna get a little crazy for them! Ah well, isn't that was bachelor parties are for?

Finally, the first weekend of May we will head back down to the beach for another wedding, we'll have the next weekend off, then we'll attend one more wedding the following weekend. It's an exciting time but we'll be so busy for the next month and a half!! I'm sure by the end of May we're gonna need a little vacation of our own!!

Work is going well, just busy and somewhat stressful at times. My friend Nikki is still undergoing her first round of the new chemo treatment. I know it's been rough for her so please continue to keep her in your prayers. One of my other best friends mom just had surgery to remove a (hopefully benign) tumor from her ovary. She is recovering from surgery and the doctor felt very confident that the tumor was benign. I haven't heard anything otherwise, so I am assuming this was the final verdict. Thank you God!!

I hope this finds you all doing well and I hope you are all enjoying the spring weather like I am!! Thanks for reading!!