Monday, November 29, 2010


Just wanted to do a little post on how excited I am that the Bulldogs took the Egg Bowl this year, breaking the 10 year streak where only the home team wins. I've been so proud of the Dawgs this season, and it was great to see them finish up with a win. Next stop, Chik-Fil-A Bowl in Atlanta!!
Here are some pics of us during the game...
{Drea is a Rebel Landshark Blackbear fan, but I still love her!}
{with Justin during half time}

Happy Monday Everyone!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tuesday Thoughts (Late) Thursday Thanks (Early)

Does the early thanks cancel out the late thoughts?? That is the question to ponder today!

First, here are my thoughts (Birthday Style!)...

1. Thursday night, we went to eat with my family and had so much. Myers was so funny talking to everyone and saying their names. He even tried to sign my card, which melted my heart.
2. Friday night, Justin gave me my birthday gift a little early. (I really have no patience.) I could not be happier with it. As I mentioned earlier, he bought me some tables for our house a few months ago, so I wasn't expecting too much. I ended up with this baby...
The Kindle 3G Wireless. I have not stopped playing with it since I got it. It really is the best gift ever!!!
3. Saturday morning, I got my hair cut and highlighted. Let me just tell you, this was much needed!! Saturday night, we went to eat at Ruth's Chris. If you have never been there, you must go. The food was AMAZING, and I ate way too much. They even brought me a cheesecake with a sparkler in it. After that, we went out with some friends. (See pictures below.) I cannot tell you how much fun I had.
with Justin after dinner
with Graham at The Bulldog
with Justin and Drea at The Bulldog
with J Hunter at the Bulldog
4. Sunday (my actual birthday), we had a pretty low key day at Georgia Blue and Drew & Drea's house watching football. I have to mention that all the happy birthday wishes made me feel so loved that day. The icing on the cake (no pun intended) was when Myers called me and sang Happy Birthday. It was just the sweetest thing.
5. I had Monday off from work and was pretty lazy all day. Monday night, I went to Que Sera with some awesome friends and had an absolute blast. I got to spend time with some of my favorite people and got some pretty awesome gifts too! Since I don't have a picture from the night, I want to shout out to everyone who came to celebrate. Thank you to Heather, Paula, Jessica, Amanda, Allison, Lindsey, Meredith, Kayla, Jennifer, Lauren, Heather, Kelly and Lexie. And a special thank you goes out to Kristin for planning everything and picking me up. She's such a sweet friend and always makes a big deal out of birthdays! I love that about her.

Now on to Thursday Thanks...
Friday, November 19, 2010 - This day I was thankful for books. I love to read!! Getting my Kindle made me even more thankful for authors and their stories.
Saturday, November 20, 2010 - This day I was thankful for Justin. I may have used him before, but honestly I'm thankful for him a lot. He worked so hard to make my birthday really special, and I appreciate that so much. It was definitely my best and most memorable birthday yet.
Sunday, November 21, 2010 - I am so thankful for my parents, who on this day 21 27 years ago brought me into this world. Since then, they've done everything they could to make sure I had to the best life ever. I can't tell you how thankful I am for that.
Monday, November 22, 2010 - This day, I was so thankful for all of the people who came out to celebrate with me. I really felt loved by my friends and had so much fun with them!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - This day, I was thankful for my Ugg Boots. This may sound superficial, but I love those puppies. I love to come home at night and put them on with my pajamas to sit around and watch TV. Those babies are comfy, and I love comfy.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - Today I am thankful for our Executive Director, since she's letting us leave at 1 to go get ready for the holiday. Man, that feels great.
Thursday, November 25, 2010 - It doesn't even have to be tomorrow for me to know the list of things I will be thankful for tomorrow. That's right, I said list and it goes a little like this... turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, broccoli casserole, chicken and dumplings, pork loin, homemade rolls, green beans, fried okra, boiled okra, etc. I love a feast.

Happy Turkey Day Everyone!!!
Gobble Gobble Gobble

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thursday Thanks (Late Again)

Sorry to be late again! Man, I've been appologizing on here a lot lately.

Friday, November 12, 2010 - This day I was simply thankful for good food. I can't even remember what I ate, but it must have been good because I wrote down that I was thankful for it.
Saturday, November 13, 2010 - On this day, Justin and I woke up really early to go to garage sales and the flea market. This made me thankful for caffeine. What would I do without coffee and diet coke??
Sunday, November 14, 2010 - This day I was thankful for power tools. I sanded a table, and it was no easy feat. I can't imagine what this would have been like without the electric sander.
Monday, November 15, 2010 - This day made me thankful for the tanning bed. I know it's going to make me wrinkled like a raisin, but I'm pasty.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - I'm thankful for tights to keep my legs warm in the summer. I'm way more of a dress and skirt girl than pants, so these help my clothes transition easier.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - This day I'm thankful for babies. So many of my friends are prego right now. Babies are such blessings, and I'm so glad that my friends are so blessed.
Thursday, November 18, 2010 - Yesterday I was thankful for lunches with friends. (I seem like all I do is eat!) I had lunch with my friend, Lauren, and it was so relaxing to just sit down with a good friend and eat good food!!

Now I'm off to my birthday weekend!!!


Monday, November 15, 2010

Thursday Thanks... Late :(

This post is extremely late, which makes me thankful for free time!! Here goes!

Friday, November 5, 2010 - On this day, I was thankful for my mom. She really does her best to try to make all three of us happy, and I appreciate that.
Saturday, November 6, 2010 - On this day I was thankful for old friends. I got to see so many friends that I haven't seen in forever at Wally and Stephanie's wedding.
Sunday, November 7, 2010 - On this day, I was thankful for my nephews. Well technically, only one of them has been born yet. We had Kacey's shower, which was a blast, and I was reminded of how much I love Myers and Harris.
Monday, November 8, 2010 - This day made me thankful for television and other forms of mindless entertainment. After being stressed out at work, it's really nice to be able to sit down and watch a little TV.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - Tuesday made me thankful for transportation. I complain a lot about my car, but she always gets me from point A to point B. I take that for granted a lot.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - This day I was thankful for my friend Shalotta. I had a rough day, but she kept my spirits up with her wonderful humor.
Thursday, November 11, 2010 - This day I was thankful for all of our veterans, especially my Grandaddy!! It's amazing to me how much these people sacraficed for all of us!!

That's it for my makeup Thankful Thursday... Hope everyone is ready for Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tuesday Thoughts!

Hello everyone! Hope y'all are having a great Tuesday. Here are some thoughts for the day...
1. Wally and Stephanie's wedding was a blast this weekend. The rehearsal dinner was at the MS Sports Hall of Fame and was so much fun. The reception was at the old train depot and was a blast. I got to see so many friends that I haven't seen in a while and got to hang with some friends that live here in Jackson too.
with Justin at the rehearsal dinner

with Wally at the rehearsal dinner
with Justin after the wedding

3. Kacey's shower is done, and she got sooooo much cute stuff. Baby Harris is going to be dressed to impress for sure. I will have to post pictures of that later.
4. My office is moving one floor down in our building. This may not sound like a lot of work, but it really is. It's exhausting!!
5. My college friend group is planning our annual Christmas party. I can't wait to get back together with these girls. They really are so special to me!!
This is all most of us at Lindsey's house for last year's party.
This is us shaking our tailfeathers at The Beachwood after the party.

That's it for today!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thankful Thursdays

My friend Springer is posting every day in November with something that she is thankful for. I think this is an awesome idea. November is, after all, the month of Thanksgiving and my birthday. I'm pretty thankful for both of those. Since I do so many posts already, I won't post every single day about my thanks. I'm just going to wrap up everything into Thankful Thursdays. Here goes...
Monday, November 1, 2010 - The work that I do made me so thankful this day. As we started our conference, I was reminded exactly how important our work is. Victims deserve a voice, and that is what we do.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - On this day, I had the opportunity to hear Barbie Bassett share her wonderful story about faith and overcoming obstacles. She did an amazing job telling her story of survival and achievement. I was so inspired listening to her words. One thing that she talked about was letting go of what others think of you and not being a people pleaser. She read some emails that viewers send in to her on a regular basis. These emails critisized everything from her hair to her clothes. This made me so thankful of the support system that I have in my life. I have such wonderful family and friends that always build me up, and I could not be more appreciative!
Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - This is the day that I got to come home to my clean car and sanded night stands. Obviously, this made me thankful to have such a sweet boyfriend. Kind of makes me excited about the rest of my life.
Thursday, November 4, 2010 - Today I am thankful for sweaters. I know this is strange, but I'm extremely cold natured. If it weren't for warm, comfy sweaters, I would freeze all winter.
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend, and I challenge everyone that has a blog to do a thanks list all of November.

Thursday Thoughts

Hello everyone! I'm so glad to be back in town and back to blogging. I've actually missed it. Instead of making up all of the blogs I missed, I think I'm just going to give some thoughts for Thursday and start fresh next week.

1. I'm back from our conference, and it went so well. It was wonderful to get to plan and participate in such a great event. I even got to be a bruise model for our forensic photography class.
I'm getting my bruise makeup put on here...
This is my almost finished product.
2. I came home to a clean car, inside and out. Justin washed my car and vacuumed the inside. It looks so good, but he did note that he now thinks I'm disgusting. I can't remember the last time I cleaned that thing out. He also sanded two nightstands that we bought before I left, so they're ready to be painted. He's definitely the best, and that's just one of the reasons I love him!!
3. Stephanie and Wally's wedding is this weekend. I am so excited to celebrate with them. I expect that the rehearsal dinner and wedding will be amazing. I can't wait to share some pics next week.
4. I've gotten back into The Apprentice this season. Now that it's not a celebrity season, I'm enjoying getting to know the characters. I really like Brandi and Stuart, but the one I want to talk about is David. This guy is a mess and poison to his team, but that's still not what I want to talk about. What I want to talk about is how much David reminds me of Andy Bernard from The Office. Please at least watch one episode on Hulu. The most recent one really shows it.
5. Kacey's shower is finally this weekend, and I can't wait!! Baby Harris is going to get such cute stuff!!
6. Hope everyone had a happy happy Halloween!!