Tuesday, October 18, 2011
1. We have moved and are getting all settled in! We haven't unpacked all of our boxes, but I have decorated my front steps for fall. The wreath is made by my mom...
3. I'm promising to get back to regular blogging. I miss you guys and my BFF Carlie may kill me if I don't!
So, here's a see you soon, because I promise I'll be back very soon! I Oh and by the way, I am in love and addicted to Pinterest. Find me if we aren't already following each other!
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Well, we have finally moved!! We have been waiting for 2 and a half months! Then, we got the word and we had 48 hours to pack up our entire house (more like 12) because the guy we bought our house from wanted to make it as difficult as possible on us, so we were those people who had to move in the middle of the night because like I said we had about 12 hours! Oh well, we are exhausted, but we are in our new home and all of our boxes are packed to the ceiling in our garage and slowly but surely, we will be all unpacked and settled! I hope once we get settled I can blog a little more! I need to update you on law school!! Have a great weekend, and Roll Tide!
Friday, September 2, 2011
Hi there, I'm still here if you are wondering! I'm just taking a little (maybe big) break! Life has just been crazy lately! And I have just been trying to keep up! We are still in the process of buying a house, I am so done with the whole thing, but trying to keep my eye on the prize! Last weekend, I turned 26 and I gave up my life for the next 4 years and started law school!!! I'm excited, but it is going to be a challenge! I'm also still working full time at a law firm! Life is great even at 150 mph! Hope to check back soon! Thanks for sticking around!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
I mean, I thought life would possibly slow down some, but it hasn't ONE BIT! But, we do think we have sold our house and have found one we like! I am training to run the Disney Wine and Dine half marathon in October! I am trying to prepare myself to start law school, and I am working 40 hours a week at a VERY fast paced attorney's office. Needless to say life just isn't slowing down!
Hopefully soon I can add some pictures to my posts! I still need to post the gorgeous pictures of our One Year Anniversary trip to the mountains! Hopefully I can do that before another month passes!! :)
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Other updates on life: I am starting LAW SCHOOL in August! Yay! Working at the law firm was just the kick I needed to apply! It will be tough trying to juggle it all, but it will all be worth it in the end! :) We are VERY excited to see what comes of it! Hopefully I will be around here more often as well!! :)
Thank you all for being patient with me! My friend C told me that if I didn't hurry up and post a blog, that you guys were going to send out a search party for me! :) Well, I am here, alive, just SUPER EXTREMELY busy!
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
We are starting to pick life back up where it was left off in the aftermath of the storms from two weeks ago! We were without power for over a week. We were very lucky though, less than a mile from my house, you can't even tell there were neighborhoods there, or a grocery store, or a pharmacy. Really, it is scary.
Anyway, we had a previous trip to the beach planned for last week and with no power and work being closed, we decided it was best just to go. We packed in the dark and had to leave our house just kind of there. Really, it wasn't the way I would have chosen to do things, but we needed to go. We packed our bags and were gone. Although, with the disaster area and power trouble left at home, it was hard to fully relax on the trip. We also knew that when we got home, we had a lot of things to take care of. With no power, your refrigerator and freezer doesn't work. We lost EVERYTHING in our fridge and freezer, which again, we are the lucky ones. We had to come home and replace everything that we could think of in our fridge and freezer. It was a good opportunity to take all of the shelves and drawers out and clean the whole thing, I guess.
Now, we are back to our regular schedule and are trying to get back into our routine. Our dogs didn't do well with us being gone and are not the same, so that is another thing we have been trying to correct this weekend and I am sure for a while moving forward. Hopefully I will get to a better routine soon, now that all of our dishes and laundry is done and our fridge is kind of restocked. We just have a few more things to do for the house and everything will be back (kind of) like it was. Hope you all have a great week, I am glad to be back! If you would like to know more about the storm that hit my area go here! Thank you all for thinking of me and my Sweet Home Alabama during this time!
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Well I am updating from my phone. just as I was about to post an update, storms hit yesterday, and it was the worst in history for this area. As you all may know, I live in North Alabama. We have no power and won't for days, we were lucky at my house with no damage but today is going to be a long day of cleanup at my parents house, they have lots of trees down and can't get out of their driveway or road without extensive tree cutting. However, we wake up thankful today that we are the lucky ones, our friends and family are all safe and accounted for. Trees can be cut, power will eventually be restored, but the 128 (and counting) lives lost in alabama can't be replaced. Please keep our area in your thoughts and prayers as we begin the long journey of cleanup and restoration. And pray for power soon!
Friday, April 22, 2011
We have somethings to share, so maybe I will be able to tell everything in pictures when I get home this weekend!! Hope you all have a great week and a HAPPY EASTER! I will be back this weekend with pictures!!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
On another note, I am a big breakfast eater. I have to have something to eat in the morning or I am ready for lunch at 9:30 am and I can't think about anything else until I eat. Plus, if I get hungry, I get grouchy, just ask my husband! ;) We cook breakfast on the weekends and back when I didn't work, I would get up and cook breakfast in the mornings before E left for work. Well, now that I have to get ready and go to work, I don't really have that much time to cook a breakfast that we are used to, but I still need something and I don't want to stop for a fast-food breakfast every morning, that would just be bad for bikini season and the people who have to look at me! LOL So, I have discovered the awesomeness of the smoothie! I used to get these a lot in college after I worked out, but never really any other time. Well, I have been making smoothies this week for breakfast and can I just say I LOVE them and they keep me full until lunch!! Well, they do. I started with the Yoplait smoothie packet and discovered it was just frozen fruit! Well, at almost $4.00 per pack, I thought that was silly. So, I bough some frozen fruit at Publix, along with some fresh bananas and then you just add mild (and OJ if you want) and you have a great breakfast to keep you full! Plus, it won't be bad for bikini season. Because I have 18 days before we leave for a week at the beach!
Speaking of beach....everyone needs to go welcome by beach buddy to the blog world! She JUST started her blog and needs people to read about it!! So, go to her blog, Many Faithful Journeys, and let her know I sent you!! :) I have mentioned her and her husband before (he was the best man in my wedding and she helped keep my husband sane...) She is also a fellow duck-hunting widow in the fall...... So, go now and say hi and tell her I said hi!!
Have a great week!!
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
So here are a few bullet points on what has happened in literally the last week...
1. I have a new job at a law office that I love.
2. My car is sick and in the shop.
3. I am having to drive my husband's truck! (Only difficult in reverse)
4. I am directing my first wedding this weekend and I am so excited!
I will update you all soon! I PROMISE!! Hope you are having a great week!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
I will have to catch up little by little! Spring is officially here! Our trees are blooming and our tulips have finally bloomed! Yesterday, my husband cut the yard to get ready for the season!! I am SO excited!
Here are some pictures of the wedding I went to this weekend! (Well, I was in..) It was HOT in South Alabama and I was still sick, so please excuse me! It was my sister in law (feels weird to say that) my husband and I were both in it!! So, without further adieu....
|The whole wedding party!|
|Amy and her bridesmaids!|
|The Winters family (immediate)|
|The WHOLE Winters family!|
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
I can't believe I have been gone for so long! I mean I am here, reading away, just not posting or commenting! But for good reason...
I have been so sick! First I had a major toothache, went to the dentist and then a specialist who determined I needed another root canal (already had one on this tooth) but he can't do it until the 21st! So I am on pain meds and staying away from anything hot or cold until then! Next, I got hit with a major sinus infection! Like unable to physically get out of bed sick! It has been rough. But I am getting better everyday! My sister in law is getting married this weekend five hours away, so I have to feel better because emory and I are in it! But, just wanted to check in. I am blogging from my phone because our internet modem died and I am waiting on emory to hook up the other one tonight! Hopefully I will be back at it now!
Friday, February 25, 2011
And now for the ABC's, I found this over at Cait's blog!
A - Age: 25
B - Bed size: Queen
C - Chore you hate: Putting away clean laundry!!!
D - Dogs: I have two. Scout, a lab/shepherd mix who is almost 5 and Max, a Weimaraner, who is 8 months!
E - Essential start to your day: Letting the dogs out and COFFEE!!
F - Favorite color: green and red
G - Gold or Silver: Silver. Gold just doesn't look good on me!
H - Height: About 5'3"
I - Instruments you play: None. My brother got all of the musically ability in my family!
J - Job Title: Stay at home um wife
K - Kids: None yet. Maybe one day!
L - Live: Sweet Home Alabama
M - Mom's name: Ginger
N - Nickname: Becky (real name is Rebecca) and my brother calls me Deanie (no idea why, he just always has)
O - Overnight hospital stays: When I was about 3, but I don't remember.
P - Pet Peeve - not using the blinker and driving slow in the left lane!
Q - Quote from a movie: This one is lost on me. I have no idea!
R - Right/Left: Right!!
S - Siblings - Older brother Chris.
T - Time you wake up: Between 6 and 6:30 most days.
U - Underwear: Victoria's Secret and I have way too many!
V - Veggies you dislike: Tomatoes unless they are green!
W - What makes you run late: I HATE being late. So, if I am late it is because of someone else!
X - Xrays you've had: We should talk about the ones I HAVEN'T had! It would be quicker!
Y - Yummy food you make: Everything! I LOVE LOVE LOVE to cook!
Z - Zoo animal: Elephants and giraffes!
OK, now go and have fun! I want to hear from you! And HAPPY FRIDAY! Have a great weekend!
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Since you read about my life everyday, now it is your turn to say hi! Hope you all have a great end to the week and I can't wait to hear from all of you!!
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
So, today, just one year later we are celebrating again! This time, as husband and wife! What a wonderful year it has been! I am looking forward to celebrating SO MUCH MORE for years and years to come!
I know I talk about him sometimes on the blog, but I don't think I have ever dedicated a post just to him! So, what better way to celebrate him on his birthday? A little about my husband....he grew up in south Alabama. He was the quarterback and valedictorian. He graduated from The University of Alabama and then got his masters. He now works as an engineer. He is a duck hunter in the winter, a fisherman in the summer and the best guy I know! He knows how to take care of anything at home! He likes to build things and will always do things himself (and correctly)! He always makes me smile and he cares about everyone else's happiness above his own! He can be quiet and shy, but once he warms up to you and becomes your friend, he is the best friend anyone has ever known! He works so I can stay at home. I love being here when he leaves and greeting him when he comes home! I love that he loves tradition as much as I do! I love roadtrips and traveling with him or just snuggling on the couch and watching tv with him! Anything we do together is always thes best time! He is the sweetest husband and I am so happy to be celebrating him today! So, Happy Birthday Emory! I love you so much!
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
February 2011 Menu
2 - Grilled Tilapia, Rice and Scalloped Oysters
3 - Maple and Soy glazed steak with steamed veggies and noodles
7 - Chicken Quesadillas with chips and salsa
8 - Fettuccine with shrimp and portabellos
9 - Turkey Burgers and Roasted potatoes
10 - Chipotle Bean Burritos, Chips and Salsa and guacamole
11 - Garlic Chicken Pizzas
14 - Shrimp and Broccoli Stir Fry and Rice
15 - Cream Cheese Duck and Potatoes
16 - Roast Chicken with Balsamic Peppers and Cous Cous
17 - (Prior engagement)
18 - Tex-Mex Lasagna
21 - Chicken Penne with Lemon Caper sauce
22 - Pork with Parmesan Potatoes
23 - Fish Steaks with Heart of Palm salad and Cous cous
24 - Drunk Duck with Rice
25 - Baked Chicken Tortillas
28 - Mahi Mahi with Verde Caper salsa and rice
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
Actually, we had a pretty fun weekend. Friday, we got some errands out of the way and had to spend most of the day inside because it was nasty and rainy! Saturday, it was cold and snowy but we decided we had been in long enough and took the puppies to the local Botanical Garden for the Bow Wow Boneanza! They let you walk around the Garden with your pups (they are only allowed in winter) and they had some vendors set up and they had a dog agility course up that you could try. Well, Scout is a mama's boy and he likes to stay close (he is a rescue) but Max is pretty fearless. He LOVED the attention and he also LOVED the agility course! I mean, we walked him through one time and showed him what to do, and the second time, he sprinted the whole course and LOVED it! His favorite part was the tunnel! The guy that owns the agility training place told us to bring him to classes because he did so well! We were proud parents! Scout was also a proud big brother! He watched him the whole time!
Sunday, we tried a new church and didn't care for it. Then, we came home and watched a movie (AND BOOKED A FLIGHT TO PALM BEACH IN THE SPRING) before heading to my parents house to watch the super bowl. They are huge Steelers fans, so it was a let down for them. I was super disappointed from the beginning. How do you mess up the National Anthem Christina? I mean really? That is pretty disgraceful! Then the commercials were not THAT great, they have been better, and the halftime show was a story in its own! It was just a no-go the whole way through.
Here's to hoping this week is a good one and it doesn't get too cold!!
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Friday, January 28, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
I am in such a good mood this morning that I didn't even get bummed because I thought today was Friday when it was really just Thursday! Nope, not mad, because I am not going to ruiin my great mood! (I am sure my husband is glad that I got a full night's sleep!) He even told me this morning that I woke up in such a good mood that I was acting silly. (Because I was talking to Max in my little kid voice.) But, it was great and I feel like it can only get better from here!
Well, I don't have much to say today other than talk about my night's sleep. That's lame. Sorry. I will try to do better tomorrow. Here is a picture to make up for the lameness! LOL
|Our honeymoon in Fr@nce! I miss it terribly and it reminds me of warmer days!|
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Kidding! It was Monday, you are forgiven! Anyway, to recap, I haven't been sleeping because I have a large dog who wants to get in our bed and sleep under the covers and we have to tell him thousands of times a night to get down, resulting in not sleeping one bit! Well, last night, we switched things up on him and switched the sides of the bed that we sleep on! And miraculously, it worked. I guess Max was just so confused that he didn't try to get on our bed! We slept more last night than we have in a while! It was great!
Another thing that I mentioned yesterday was that I was going to start telling you about some recipes that we were trying! Since I have a lot more time to do what I like to do best (cook) I can make more stuff! We had a pork loin in our refrigerator and I decided that last night would be the night it would end up on the table. It marinated all day yesterday in the fridge and then we roasted it last night. I made some Parmesan roasted potatoes to go with it as well. It turned out pretty good. I think I may change the sauce a little next time so it is less sweet (I don't like sweet things really). But all in all, this thrown together, last minute meal was pretty good, I would eat it again! It got approval from the husband too, so that is really all that matters right?! Here is a picture of the finished product:
Monday, January 24, 2011
Now, as for the blog, I hope I can start sharing some recipes with you guys! We have TONS of ducks in our freezer and we have got to start cooking them! I hope to maybe share some of the things we cook in our house (and not just duck) because we cook ALOT and love it! Anyway, I hope you all got more sleep than I did last night and have a wonderful day!
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Anyway, we went to see Little Fockers in theaters, it was ok. It wasn't up to the "Fockers" standard I don't think, but there were funny parts. But again, the whole thing wasn't as funny as the rest of them have been!
Then, we tried a new pizza place here in town with some of our good friends. It was GREAT. The owner of the place has won a Guinness Book of World Records award for Highest Pizza Toss. The food was great and the company was even better! It was fun to have a little date day out with Emory. We don't do that very often because we both would prefer to be at home, but it was so much fun!
I have also started working out at a place called DanceTrance. It is awesome. Basically you lose weight by dancing. They teach you dances and you do dances back to back for an hour! You will sweat your booty off! It is great so far! I have gone everyday this week! (This is only my second week to go because of the minor blizzard last week that caused us to all stay in our houses for 5 days straight!)
Anyway, I am catching up on blogs today and doing some housework and then relaxing with a book probably! I hope you all have a WONDERFUL week! I will be back!
Thursday, January 13, 2011
I am excited that tomorrow is Friday though, even though it seems like everyday is the weekend when you are home! There is just something about the sounds of Friday and Saturday that change the mood! Since I haven't really been out of the house I have nothing new to report or talk about really. Other than the fact that I got really bored yesterday and got out the cookbooks and started thinking of things that I could cook with my Le Creuset. Oh, I haven't told you about the WHOLE SET of Le Creuset Emory and I got for Christmas have I? Well, we did. We now have 3 dutch ovens of various sizes, a saucepan, a grill pan, a huge skillet, a stockpot, a casserole dish and a braiser, all Le Creuset! We LOVE IT! We cook alot and this is a set that we fell in love with this summer when we got a dutch oven on sale. It is now just about all we will cook with besides our Rachel Ray stainless stuff. I mean it is AWESOME! So, when I am bored, I try to find recipes that will require the use of the most pieces of our set! We even bought this cute little stand so we could display it and not have to put it in the cabinets because we love it so much! Maybe I will start sharing some of our favorite recipes and our Le Creuset! So, without further adieu, here is our beautiful Le Creuset!
|This isn't even all of it, but it was all that would fit on the cute little stand! :) LOVE|
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
|Emory and I in the snow!!|
|ME and Max! He was taking a break from running like crazy!|
|A rare moment. Me , Max and Scout!|
Thursday, January 6, 2011
|Picture of our living room tree...|
|Ornament we bought on our honeymoon in France!|
|Eiffel Tower ornament from Target!|
|Santa Clause my dad carved!|
Apparently that is all Blogger will allow for today. Maybe I will get back with some more tomorrow or later tonight!
Hope you all are having a WONDERFUL Thursday! I can't believe the weekend is almost here!
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Now, the real reason for the post is catching up on Christmas and the joyous things that come with it! Since it was our first Christmas, we put up a tree together for the first time. Well, two trees. One thing that was a common theme for people to give us was ornaments, which I loved! Now here is the part of this post where I would show you all of the pictures, but Blogger is not letting me upload any of them. Maybe I will try again later and you will have a complete, unboring post!
Monday, January 3, 2011
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Even though December was very tough, the rest of the year was actually the best one yet! In January, Emory and I rang in the new year in New Orleans and The University of Alabama won the BCS National Championship! In February, we celebrated Emory's birthday with snow at the beach and getting ENGAGED! In March, I moved and in June, we were MARRIED and went on a fabulous 2 week honeymoon to FRANCE! The rest of the year was spent getting into the routine of being married! Then, we all know how my December ended up.
But, now that 2011 is here, I am very optimistic! I think there is no reason that this year can't be just as good as 2010! I am looking forward to everything that it has in store! A few goals that I would like to work toward: 1. Blog more. 2. Exercise and get back to my pre-wedding weight. 3. Read more books. 4. Travel more even on little day and weekend trips. 5. Spend more time with my friends. 6. Cook at least three meals a week. (We have been really good at this so far!)
Well, here is to commencing a great year! I know it is already the second day and this if my first blog post, but I am REALLY hoping to blog something everyday of the year!! Maybe one day I will blog twice to make up for missing yesterday! Anyway, thank you for hanging in there with me for 2010, here is to a great 2011!!!