Monday, November 30, 2009


We had such a wonderful Thanksgiving! It was so great to see my family! We got together at my aunts house on Thursday evening. Here is me and some of my cousins.
The family
We got a good one...
Then we had some of the dogs join us...

Thursday, November 26, 2009


I am thankful for:

- My husband. He is wonderful and I love him more and more each day! He lifts me up and makes me laugh. He is my best friend and I thank God for him everyday!
- My family. I have the BEST family! I miss them so much! They are always there for me, no matter what!
- My dog. Suzi. She has my heart, what can I say! She is my baby.

- Friends. I have some really great friends! I have made new friends in each "stage" of my life, and they are all so very dear to me!

- Sunrises. God makes the most beautiful pictures! I really love waking up and seeing the sunrise. God's creation is truly amazing!

- My church. I feel so blessed that we have found the church we did. I feel like both Garet and I have grown so much since we first started there. God knew what He was doing when He brought us to Huntsville (as if I had doubts! :) )

- Experiences. Even though some of my experiences have not been the most pleasant - I am thankful for each one. Through them I have learned, grown, and become a better person.

I am sure there are so many more! Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!
I am off to enjoy some yummy food with my family!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

And we're off...

Charlotte here we come!!!!!!

Can't wait to see my family!!!

Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Finally Friday...

It always seems like when you have something you are looking forward to, it never gets here fast enough :) This week actually didn't take too long... I stayed pretty busy at work - but it is SO great that the weekend is here!

I don't think I've blogged about this (think I had to let it all sink in first!)
A couple months ago my brother, Eric, called me and informed me that he had signed up to join the Marines. I was in total shock, but evidently he had been thinking about this for a long time. Which is good! While most of me is a mix of emotions (WORRY, scared, nervous...) I can't help but be really happy for him. This is something that he really wants to do, and he is really excited about it.
Back in July he got engaged, since he will be started bootcamp in April (when they were originally going to get married) they bumped up the date of the wedding to January 16! I am so excited! This means that I am going to get to go to Charlotte to see my family in November (for Thanksgiving), in December (right before Christmas), and in January (for the wedding)!

I miss my family so much! It will be so great to see them NEXT WEEK! I have so much to do before then! :)

Monday, November 16, 2009

One more week...

Can you believe that in one more week I will be home with my family to celebrate Thanksgiving?! Crazy! Not to mention the weather has been getting up in the 70's here! It just doesn't feel like the holidays!

I realized that I mainly do my blog posts on Mondays - just blogging about our weekend. Guess that's when we really do stuff :) Although, this weekend we really didn't do anything! It was so nice!

Saturday was spent cleaning. Sounds fun, right? I do love having a clean house though! Garet also managed to rearrange our beds. We are preparing to get our bedroom furniture, so we moved our bed into the guest room, and now our bed is just on a bed frame. Garet works most every night this week, so it was the only time he could do it before we (hopefully) get the furniture on Thursday. I can't wait!!!

Yesterday we got to actually watch the Panther's game on OUR t.v.!! Most of the time, to see the game we have to go out - it is never televised here! Yesterday we played Atlanta - soooo we got to see it! And I'm glad we did! WE WON! Woo Hoo! (bout time!)

I have my cake class tonight :) I get to learn how to make roses! I am having a lot of fun with it! I will be sure to take some pictures (unless they look ugly).

I did manage to get a shot of us... it only took about 50 takes :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Birthday Cake...


Today is my dad's birthday! I really wish I was in Charlotte to celebrate! Only 2 more weeks and I'll be there (for Thanksgiving!)

I made this cake in cake class! It was my first cake :)

Happy Birthday Dad! I love you!!!


On that note - I am taking a cake class! A co-worker and I decided to take a class because we were both interested in making "fun" cakes! Seriously if I could do it all over again, I think I would want to do something like that. Like the big crazy cakes you see on Food Network! Anyway, this week we had to bring in a cake that was iced, and we learned some techniques to do with it. (I had to do the rainbow on this cake) And we started learning how to make roses! I am really excited about it!

Sunday, November 8, 2009


So far this has been a beautiful weekend! The sun is out, there is a breeze but it isn't cold, there isn't a single cloud in the sky... just beautiful!

Since Garet and I have been married I have wanted a new bedroom set. Right now we have hand me down stuff. The bed and the nightstands match, and then the two dressers and mirror match. I have really wanted a new matching set! I think I finally convinced Garet that we should get on a few weeks ago :) My friend Amanda told me about this place called Dogtown. I think she gets most of her furniture from there. So, we set out to look at bedroom sets yesterday.

We figured we would probably get one... We both kinda knew what we were looking for. And we found one! Here it is
I am SOO excited! It is being delivered later this week.

After that we went to Camp Comer. It is a Boy Scout camp. Garet has had to stay there a few times for different things, and he always says he wants to show it to me. Well it is about an hour and a half away, so I have never been. Unfortunately I forgot my camera - but this camp was so beautiful! It is right on a lake, and with the fall leaves everything just looked so pretty! We walked around for a couple hours, Garet showed me all around :)

Looks like today is going to be just as nice as yesterday!