Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thanksgiving is already gone? Sad.

Thanksgiving is such a great holiday because we get a few days off to simply eat, spend time with family and friends, and watch some football.

It's not stressful. It's just laid back.  Just throw on a sweater and jeans kind of holiday. Love it.

Ryan and I were on the go from Wednesday afternoon until Sunday.

Wednesday I hit up the doctor's office, as I'm fighting the good old common cold. Ask Ryan how much fun it is to sleep in the same bed with a coughing, propped up, medicated wifey... he no likey. But I digress.

Wednesday Night

It's a small town tradition that everyone heads to a local bar for a reunion of sorts. It gives everyone a chance to catch up and hang out. So that's just what we did... for a few hours anyway.

After heading to the local bar we all rode over to a friends house for a good ole house party.

Kyle.... he had just made a bad decision right here.

Travis told me he was in charge of the Thanksgiving Turkey for his family gathering. I was skeptical.

When I asked John what he was thankful for... he named several crazy things. Lacey then reminded him the answer to that question is HER!


Thursday Ryan and I hit up a few Thanksgiving lunches with both my side of the family and his. We ate good good and hugged good people.  Thursday night Deidra, Ashton, Bess and I hit up our local midnight madness for Black Friday. (Robin, if you're reading this look away. I gave in to the Man known as Wal-Mart)

If you want to see people act like idiots go to midnight madness on Black Friday. I had never stayed up late enough to partake in the craziness, but wow. A lady had to be taken out on a stretcher by paramedics over a good deal on towels. No joke. It was intense. I tried to give up once I saw the lines, but I called Ryan and he pepped talked me. He told me I wasn't a quitter. It was the encouragement I needed to stay the course.

Scary faces.

I had the sleepy face going. Also, please note I had gotten really comfy in Ryan's sweatshirt prior to the outing.

We found Aaron going for a Laptop


Ryan and I laid in the bed until 11 o'clock. It was blissful. We watched TV and chatted. Maggie slept peacefully. Aren't those the best kind of mornings... just being lazy with your best friend and pup?

Friday afternoon I met Lacey and her mom for wine at our local wine shop.

After a little wine, we decided heading to the hometown bar for live music and cocktails was just what we needed....


Saturday we tailgated with friends for the 2011 Iron Bowl (Alabama vs. Auburn). Alabama took the WIN this year.... but there's always next year!!!!! WAR EAGLE!

Oh look, all these guys grew a beard because of Ryan.

It was a great long Thanksgiving weekend.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Random Nonsense/Making up for Lost Time/A Reason to Google "Ryan Gosling Shirtless"

It's Random Nonsense Friday, crazies.

1. I made a Christmas List for my husband, family, and In-laws. I realize that makes me seem like an eight-year-old, but they asked me for it. I had a job to do and I did it.

Here are a few things I'm longing for this Christmas Season:

1 : 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6
I'm going to be honest my list ended up being over 20 items which ranged in price.  I just love lots of things and all these blogs don't help matters. I justified the list by stating that I DO have a birthday and Christmas in the same month.

2. On a different note, I recently attended a movie night with friends and family. We ate chili and different types of dip, then settled in for the movie, CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE. Believe it or not my Grandma attended the movie night and selected the movie.

Let's say first of all, that Ryan Gosling is one sexy man. He had me at Noah but I loved him when the Dirty Dancing song dropped the beat in Crazy Stupid Love and he was standing there shirtless. I mean, goodness gracious.

I am hoping that one day I come home to the radio playing "I"ve had the time of my life..... " and Ryan waiting for me to run into his arms so that  can lift me over his head for no reason at all other than to welcome me home. {ryan work on this}

And last but not least I have a few other things to cover...

3. As the colder weather sets in sometimes the only thing that can warm our souls is lots of food, and maybe a little bit of candy. So let's not watch the Victoria Secret Runway Show and become discouraged. I mean, yeah they have super hot bods, but after reading this little diddy over of Day Old News I thought myself... no wonder I don't have that hot body... I only worked out once today and actually ate three meals.

4. When I read this post over on Pink Lou Lu I laughed out loud. It's a list of drinks and what they 'say' about you.

For the most part I'm a beer drinking kind of gal. According to the list it means I'm a laid back gal who can hang with the guys. I will agree.

But I laughed out loud at the Vodka Gimlet, which stated You're a huge dork, but you hope sort of in a cool way?

Lacey got me started on those one night at Julianna Tokyo. I should have known she was leading me to love of a drink that portrays that I am a huge dork. ha.

And all this time I thought I was cool when ordering the ole Vodka Gimlet.

See you next week. Hope this random, all over the place post makes up for the lack of posting that's been going on here.

Word to your motha!

O.T.W (last weekend) Late Edition

Oh hi there. I've been busy, therefore the blog has taken a bit of a hit.

So here's the late edition of what we did over the weekend (last weekend).

Last Friday in honor of Veteran's Day I had the day off. Thank you Lord for the gracious folks who have served our country. For them I am grateful. I'm also grateful for a day off.

I headed to Birmingham to spend the day with my sweet friend LACEY. We just piddled together. We went to our friend Kristen's new house to check it out! It's amazing by the way. Afterwards, Lacey and I got Manicures and chatted away.

Friday night several of us got together to celebrate BESS's Birthday. She's a wild cat and we love her so it was only right to have a celebratory dinner in her honor.

Birthday Girl

Saturday afternoon Ryan and I went to a wedding of a friend. My brother happened to be a groomsman.

Saturday afternoon we ventured to the Fish Camp for the Auburn vs. Georgia game, which was hard to watch as an Auburn fan. But you win some, you lose some.

DJ and Champ took off on ala Huck Finn Style to snap a picture of the Fish Camp. T-shirts coming soon.

It was a good weekend. I'm looking forward to some family time this weekend as well as some relaxing time with my main man and sweet pup.


Thursday, November 10, 2011

AU/GA Game

This weekend The Auburn Tigers play Georgia in Athens, GA. My SIL is headed over to Athens for all of the excitement.

When she told me that she and her friends were headed over I found myself thinking back on one of the best weekends of my college career.

It was a wild weekend spent with my best friends on the floor of a two guys' apartment that we had never met. A friend of a friend suggested that we stay with them so off we went.

We spent a weekend hitting up as many of the local bars as we could, cheering on the Auburn Tigers (to a victory I might add), and creating one of the most unforgettable nights of our lives.

At the game. Let's just say the evening got interesting from here.

Lacey documented the weekend in this post (click here).

That weekend in Athens will forever be the one weekend we completely let our hair down... and definitely used a bit of bad judgement. Alas, we really were wild and free.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

O.T.W. Not Really The Game of the Century

Over the weekend...

(which was several days ago obviously, but my week has been hectic-- hence the late posting)

We spent Saturday afternoon at a couple's baby shower for Ryan's cousin's soon to be baby girl, Bella.

I told the soon-to-be parents I sure hope she doesn't grow up and marry a vampire like Bella Swan did. That would be terrible.

We are excited that sweet Bella will be here next month!! I think she's going to look like her daddy.

After the baby shower we all headed back our house to hang out and watch the Alabama and LSU game.

We're Auburn fans (obviously) but Auburn had a bye week so we tuned into the "GAME OF THE CENTURY" which turned out to be kind of boring with not even one touchdown being score. Both teams are really good on defense.

Oh look! Mr. Benny, Mrs. Lu, Jeffrey and Cindy even stopped in.

LSU came out on top... 

Whaaaaaaaa.  (kyle is one of my favorite people. cracks me up)

...but let's just all be proud that the SEC is such a powerhouse. I won't say who I was pulling for. Oh, okay. I was pulling for The Tigers. I'll keep it real. I hate LSU but I have to actually be around a lot of smack talking Alabama fans so a good loss really helped tone down the chatter. It's all about proximity.

Sunday was spent relaxing.

Whew... we are already half way to the next lovely weekend.

[sorry about the photos. only camera I had all weekend was the iphone]

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Celebrate We Will...

Yesterday was Harley Toland's Birthday. He turned 56!! I remember the day I brought that sweet baby home.
He's wise old soul with a heart of gold.
My friend, Alana, and I drove to Troy, Alabama to pick up Harley (for me) and his brother, Beasley (for Alana) on the morning of Christmas Eve. He was my gift from Santa.

We had to stop several times on the way home because Beasley kept getting car sick. Harley was just along for the ride.

He has been the sweetest addition to our family. He lives with my parents now, as when I went off to college he stayed behind. But that doesn't mean I love him any less.

I am a firm believer that every family needs a good dog!

They will stick by you through thick and thin. There's never a day that I get home and am NOT greeted enthusiastically!

Last night when I told Maggie that her brother Harley was celebrating his birthday she decided she wanted to dance around the living room to celebrate...

...On MY SHOULDERS!!    Ryan caught us in action!!

Just a normal Tuesday night at our house.

Now go adopt a puppy and make your life better!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

O.T.W.- Lit-Rally

Over the weekend...

...Ryan had lots of school work to catch up on over the weekend so he took it pretty easy. Friday night we had a little date night, which always make me super happy.

Saturday I got out of his hair for the day by heading to Auburn with Deidra and Ashton to tailgate for a bit with Ali.

Ali, Ashton, Deidra, me
We ended up heading back to town before the game kicked off because we had a housewarming party to attend. Our friend, Yogi and his new fiancee bought a house and had people over to celebrate Saturday night.

Newly Engaged. New Homeowners.

I just like putting random pictures of Rhett up for everyone. Here he is laughing about something...
Handsome Ryan.

I ended up tossing on my leopard print jacket as a means to stay cozy and warm, however, it turned in to me pretending to be Rachel Zoe all night. Let's just say I said, "I DIE" many, many times.

In this scene we were driving over to Joey's.

Mandana stressing.
it's not easy to stay in character. I was just stating how much "I love Skylar. Like, he's my life"

Potentially even made a few videos with me playing Rachel and Deidra playing a blonde version of Mandana. Let's just say it was late and it had been a long day. I was "this close" to talking Ryan in to playing Rodger, but alas no dice.

Sunday we celebrated Baby Heath's first birthday. It was everything a first birthday should be. Cake, ice cream, a jumpy thing, and wagon rides. It was a real rager! I told Lane (his mama) that it was probably the best birthday he's had thus far!!


Sweet Hollon never cried while riding in the wagon, but she never quite warmed up to it.

I hooked baby heath up with a pair of Tiny Tom's. You would die to see how small they were in person. They really are tiny.

And big brother couldn't have a pair without sister getting a pink cords for the Fall...

And so it was....
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