Thursday, May 31, 2012

O.T.W- MD Baby

Whew. I'm glad this is short week because it is tough to come off of a long action packed weekend to a week filled with serious work obligations.

Alas, who cares about tough work weeks let's talk MD!

Memorial Day has become somewhat of a major holiday for my friends and I. We send mass emails and group texts for weeks leading up to the actual event. One mass text even compared the excitement of MD to Christmas morning. Intense, I tell you. We have koozies made and tank tops printed even.

It really is the most exciting weekend. MD means, summer has officially started. It means having a weekend filled with lake time, sun, grilling and nonsense. But most importantly it means that we get a solid weekend in our good ole home town to just let our hair down with our best friends.

Sadly, Ryan had a bachelor party to attend over the weekend so I was flying solo for this particular MD. I missed my main man (missed him bad), but I couldn't let it damper the MD spirit! A girl must forge ahead when need be!

I will let the pictures tell a bit of the story. 

Lacey was kind enough to captain the boat one day. She did an awesome job!

On Sunday we had a craw-fish boil. Hayden's new man is a ragin' Cajun. Well, not really ragin, but he's from Louisiana so he brought 100lbs of Craw-fish up with him. It was delicious.

Here's Hayden and Britton:

Sand Island in the background here. 

This right here is called a beer rifle. Sounds intense, huh? It is. 

Mark and Blair

Good Ole Lil Blake. Can't help but love him.

MD weekend was a major success! We have swung from rope swings, paddle boarded, jumped off super high platforms into the lake, and had impromptu dance parties on the deck.

One morning I woke up and said, "Gosh, I am so sore. What did I do to be this sore?" Ali simply responded, "Do you think it was your dance moves, the cart wheel, the back bend, or the swimming?"

I think that pretty much sums up the weekend. We raged and came out on the other side of the weekend with ridiculous moments to recap and battered bodies. We were sun burned and tired, but man was it fun!

MD, you will always hold a special place in our hearts.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

OTW- MD 2012 Coming Soon

In the mean time here's a tiny peek at our MD 2012 Weekend:

Once I've had a chance to upload/steal pics from FB I will work out a full detailed posts.

It's Tuesday but it's it's "Monday" and so far it's been a tough one!! Busy. Busy.

Monday, May 21, 2012

OTW- Magical Curls

Over the weekend...

....I celebrated with friends!

Friday I took the day off of work and loaded the car down for a weekend of fun with the girls!

My journey started out by heading north to Birmingham to attend Deidra's graduation from Pharmacy School.

Dr. Deidra Baird will be medicating folks in the Central Alabama region very soon. What an accomplishment!

After the graduation ceremony we had lunch with her family and hit the road heading south.

We were bound for Seaside, Florida to celebrate our with sweet friend, Hadley! It was her bachelorette weekend.

It was an action packed. As soon as we arrived Friday afternoon we changed clothes, freshened up a bit and hit the town. We had dinner at  V followed by drinks and fun at Bud and Alley's.

Greyhounds all around!

Bless this little rickshaw driver's heart. We forced him to cruise us around and then man handled him.

Saturday morning came early. We each took a moment to rank how we were feeling in the form of a letter grade. Let's just most of us work up feeling rough, ranking closer to D's and F's. It was tough.

But we pulled it together and hit the beach for a full day of sun and sand. By the day's end we were all at an A+!

We literally spent the ENTIRE day on the beach. From about 10:30 am until after 7 pm. It was awesome.

Bride to be!

As is the norm for a bachelorette party not all details can be exposed on such a public forum, but just know we had a good ole naughty time!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Down By The Sea

Last week, Ryan and I broke free from work and nonsense to head to Orange Beach, AL for a five days of laying in the sun, discussing life over cocktails, and eating as much seafood as possible.

It was much needed. Here are a few pics of our time by the sea:

We had some beautiful weather! 

I finished one book, read another and devoured a few magazines!

That Sookie Stackhouse ends up in the biggest messes.

We had romantic dinner dates each night. Although nothing we ate could be considered good for the waistline.

No trip to the AL Gulf Coast is complete without having at the very least one rowdy night at Florabama! So that's just what we did!

We were home just in time to celebrate Mother's Day with a sweet families Sunday afternoon. It's was pretty great!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Two Whole Years

Me and the ole boo celebrate two whole years of wedded bliss today. How have two years passed so quickly? Seems like just yesterday I was getting ready to walk down the aisle.

They've been pretty awesome. Filled with laughter (Ryan's a real riot or maybe it's me) and fun.


Thanks Ryan. Now, grill me a steak and pour up a glass of wine...  it's hard work being a wifey!
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