Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Back to the Real World

Blah!!! That's how I feel about what this post's title refers to. Our mini vacay was FABULOUS!!!! but way TOO SHORT!!! The beach is such a wonderful place! Oh how I NEVER wanted to leave : (  Early this morning on the drive home, I was quickly reminded I was heading back to reality when I got an email from school saying they had to take me out of my class that I was registered for this summer due to blah, blah, blah...I swear, it's ALWAYS something! I dread trying to fix this situation! Dealing with school is always so frustrating to me! I digress...

So, as I sit here on my couch with no less than 50 things that need to be done before I start working tomorrow, I am trying to figure out where to start...Why is it SO hard to get back into your normal routine after being away from home a few days!? I mean I just feel lost and out of place in my own home...weird! Mikey had to rush off to work as soon as we walked in the door and I have just been wandering around like a zombie the last 2 hours...

So, I figured there was no better way to start my normal routine back than to update my bloggie friends : ) Although I don't have time to catch up on all my blog reading, I wanted to post to let you guys know that we had a LOVELY vacation and we have arrived back home safely : ) I will be posting about our beach trip soon with some pictures but that may not be until next week. I am about to work 4, yes FOUR, nights in a row!!! (Pray for me!) So, if I'm still alive and breathing next week, I will get that post up.

For now, I am going to force myself to start unpacking and getting this house in order for my upcoming busy work weekend! I hope the weather is beautiful for you guys this weekend and you all enjoy it!!!



UGH!!!! I'm already having withdrawals!!!! I want to GO BACK!!!!


Sunday, April 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Carter!

Our sweet nephew Carter turned ONE two weeks ago! I can't believe how fast he is growing! It seems like just a few months ago we were driving to Nashville to meet him for the first time...now it has already been a year! These are some pictures from his birthday "pawty", ha! Lizzie (his mommy) did such a great job with the decorations and goodies! I have to warn you though...there are TONS of pictures...



The Birthday Boy!



With some gifts : ) Happy Baby!



Yummy sidewalk chalk, ha!



Big brother enjoying his cupcake!



Walking with Uncle Mikey



Showing the "Cars" birthday card he got for Carter...although I have a sneaky suspicion Connor enjoyed it more, ha! Silly boy!



Nana & Carter



Carter & Me!



Uncle Mikey & Connor being the silly boys they are : )



Nana & Papa Coop  & Carter (who didn't want to turn around, ha!)



Uncle Mikey LOVES this baby!



Connor giving Nana kisses : )

I had to include some of the adorable "pawty" decor...









So sweet : ) he was so sleepy here...



Loving his uncle Mikey with those beautiful eyes : )

Okay, sorry for the picture overload...I finally just had to cut myself off from downloading pictures! We could have been here all day, ha! I hope you enjoyed a peek into Carter's FIRST birthday "pawty!"

Friday, April 23, 2010

Anniversary Celebration

Our real anniversary gift to ourselves this year is our upcoming BEACH trip!!! Woo Hoo!!! I am super excited! But we had a wonderful day on Sunday too (our actual anniversary)! It was a beautiful day outside so we took FULL advantage! Mikey planned us a nice lunch outside (my FAV!) downtown where we just talked and had some drinks...soooooo relaxing!!! It's so nice to just take time to really talk to each other : ) After lunch, we headed to a couple of parks downtown where we snapped a couple of pics (see below) and just walked around and enjoyed the afternoon.



In the park : )



LOVE him!

We then headed home where we prepared for the highlight of our day...Our trip to...



O-M-G!!! I feel like I say this about alot of food, but...probably only the BEST thing I've EVER put in my mouth!!! Soooooo good!!!! I have never been so full in my life!!! It was a bit pricey, but totally worth it!!! It was not only totally yummy, it was really fun too!

I thought for sure the cheese fondue would be my favorite (I'm a HUGE cheese fan!) but the BEST part was dessert! It kinda resembles this...




You get bananas, cheesecake, strawberries, rice krispie treats, marshmellows, brownies and poundcake to dip into a big pot of what I like to call...heaven!!! There are lots of chocolate fondue choices, but we chose the traditional which was chocolate swirled with crunchy peanut butter...Y-U-M!!! I mean does it get any better!?!?!? I'm not even a big chocolate fan, but whoa! I've been craving it since we left there, ha! I will be back for more chocolate fondue! Probably sooner rather than later : )

We left feeling so full, we were sick but totally worth it! We then headed home to relax and complain about how we had stuffed ourselves to the point of pain. All in all it was a WONDERFUL day! I loved everything about it and wouldn't have changed anything! I am SO thankful for my Mikey and love him dearly! I can't wait to spend next week at the beach with him and the next 80 years with him too : )...(i know, i know...mushy mushy)

So...we are headed to the beach in a few hours!!! WOO HOO!!!!! We have to drop the pups off at my parents on the way so we are just going to stay the night there and head down for Destin early in the a.m!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!! I have a couple of posts scheduled while we are gone, so check them out!!! See ya next week : )

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Happy 2 Year Anniversary Mikey : )

I set out on a narrow way many years ago



 Hoping I would find true love along the broken road


But I got lost a time or two


Wiped my brow and kept pushing through


I couldn't see how every sign pointed straight to you


 Every long lost dream led me to where you are


Others who broke my heart, they were like northern stars


Pointing me on my way into your loving arms


This much I know is true


That God blessed the broken road that led me straight to you


I think about the years I spent just passing through


I'd like to have the time I lost and give it back to you


But you just smile and take my hand


You've been there, you understand


It's all part of a grander plan that is coming true


Every long lost dream led me to where you are


Others who broke my heart, they were like northern stars


Pointing me on my way into your loving arms


This much I know is true


That God blessed the broken road that led me straight to you


Now I'm just rollin' home into my lover's arms


This much I know is true


That God blessed the broken road that led me straight to you





Mikey I wish I could put in to words the love I have for you! I could never thank God enough for putting you in my life! You make me a better person and I thank YOU for that : ) These past two years have been nothing less than amazing! And I canNOT wait to spend many MANY more years with you! Happy 2 Year Anniversary Love!


Thursday, April 15, 2010

I "heart"...









I am participating in this weeks I "heart"... at You and Me Plus Three. Go there now to add yours and read others!!




This week...

I "heart" that I have a new follower : )

I "heart" that we have dinner reservations at The Melting Pot this weekend

I "heart" that we got to visit our family in Tennessee and celebrate Carter's first birthday with him!

I "heart" that Mikey and I had time to work on our front yard together and make it super cute : )

I "heart" this AWESOME weather we are having...even though I haven't gotten to enjoy it much this week due to work...ugh!

I "heart" that in ONE week I will be basking in the sun on the beach!!!!!!!

And lastly...I "heart" that in 3 days I will have been married to this man...





for TWO years!!! ILY!!!!