Sunday, May 30, 2010

Lazy Weekends

I live for the weekends. We haven't really done anything special so far, but I just love being able to be lazy!

Yesterday I went to lunch with my sister and our friend V at Beef O'Brady's then we went to see Sex and the City 2. It was really funny, but definitely as raunchy in some parts as the first movie. It was fun though and we had a good time! So I got home from that, then immediately went to the store with Jeremy and Kate to get some rock salt for making homemade ice cream! I had never had it before so this was a big deal! I gotta say, we made a test batch Friday night, and while it didn't work right in the machine, we stuck it in the freezer and it was SOOOO good!!! It was super creamy but still icy. I can't really explain it, but let's just say I am hooked! There was also a UFC fight last night so we watched it over at my sister's house. I can tell I'm getting old because it is so hard for me to stay up long enough to see the main event! Life is rough...

Today was church and it was awesome as always! After church we headed over to Augusta to eat at Cheddar's since I was given a gift card at the Survivor's Dinner. We had never been before so I wasn't sure what to expect, but it was really good! The service was a little slow, but lunch on a Sunday is never speedy! It was so cheap and you get a ton of food! We will definitely go again!

The best part about this weekend is that we don't have to work tomorrow! I looooove long weekends! It's time for me to put this computer away and get to enjoying to rest of the weekend! Have a Happy Memorial Day!!

Friday, May 28, 2010

What Makes YOU Happy??

I know I haven't blogged since LAST "Show Us Your Life", but it's been a ssslllllooooowwwww and I just haven't felt very good. So that makes me a slacker. It also makes this topic a perfect topic for me because I need some happy right now!!

Things That Make Me Happy
(In no particular order except the first)

Jeremy and Kate
My Nephew and Nieces
Ok, really just my whole family (yes, that includes my husband's family because lemme tell ya.... they pretty much rock!)
Music. Pretty much any kind as long as I can sing to it! And it has to make me FEEL something!
My AH-MAY-ZING friends! Seriously they are the best. Sometimes I wonder how I still even have friends since my attitude can get a little crazy sometimes but they have stuck with me and I am so grateful!
Cold Sunny days
Sweet Tea
When Kate tells me that I make her happy
My awesome church
Tennessee... When my parents moved me there, I was sure I would hate it forever, and yet now, it seems like more of a home to me than SC. Weird.
Having an in-between Southern Accent... I know this sounds weird, but my parents were raised in Oregon so they definitely don't have a southern accent. So we were raised talking the way they talk. However, living in the South my entire life has given me an in-between accent where people who live in the South think I have no accent and people that live everywhere else think I do. It's fun and it's a good conversation starter because people always want to know where I am from.
Flip Flops
Pretty flowers
Puppies (as along as they are not mine)
Perfect weather **this does not include Summer**

I really could sit here and list things all day, but these are a few of the best ones. What makes YOU happy??

**Sorry for no pictures in this post! I'm at work so I don't have access to all of the cuteness that is my child! Next time!**

Friday, May 21, 2010

Aiken, SC

Today over at Kelly's Korner the "Show Us Your Life" is about where you live. This is the first time I have participated, but I thought this would be a good one!

I live in good ol' Aiken, South Carolina! Our town mainly consists of golf and horses. It's a pretty wealthy town overall (No, I am not included in this statement) and it shows with how well the town is taken care of. It has so many beautiful historical buildings and homes. It really is a swett litte quaint town!

Probably the most famous and photographed street in Aiken is South Boundary. It has these gorgeous old oak trees that line each side of the road. It really does look magical!

We also have a beautiful little park called Hopeland Gardens that is free to go to and it has the most beautiful trees and paths! We like to go to the little pond there and feed the ducks and turtles.

As I said before, Aiken is REALLY big into horses. We have the Steeplechase every year and polo matches all the time. It really is a neat thing! Obviously a much smaller scale than the Kentucky Derby (although a horse from Aiken raced in the Kentucky Derby this year!!) but the ladies wear the wide-brimmed hats and dresses and the guys wear bow-ties! It's lots of fun! 


All in all Aiken is a really great town! The people are super nice and will make you feel right at home here! Y'all should come on down and visit!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Fun in the Sun

Hilton Head Island, beach, sun, sand, and amazing weather! What more could you ask for? Amazing friends! Last weekend we took a trip down to the coast for a super relaxing getaway! It was so much fun! We went with my sister and her family, and also our friend Vanessa and her whole family! So needless to say it was a little crazy, but it was honestly one of the best times I've ever had! 

We went down after work on Friday and just hung out that night. Saturday we got up and V and I went and got donuts from a little bakery and brought them back to feed the masses. By that time, Loren was up so we went back out and got stuff for lunch. When we got back all the kids were lotioned up and in their swimsuits so we were ready to hit the beach! 

All the kids had a great time playing in the sand and going down to the water and getting buckets full of water and bringing it back up to their "castles!

There was lots of soccer playing and football throwing also! Kate could be quite the little soccer girl! She was very impressive in her ball-kicking skills! The moms had a great time relaxing and laying out! So much fun in fact that Kate decided she wanted to lay out with Aunt Loren and listen to her iPod! 

(Aunt Loren had gotten up to take this picture so daddy decided to lay down!)

We saw lots of cool stuff when the tide went out and we could go explore the inlet! We saw jellyfish, stingrays, horseshoe crabs that were mating (although for the record, I never would have known they were mating if someone hadn't told me!) cranes, live sand dollars, starfish, and so much more! Fun was had by all! 

The best part was still sitting in our chairs most of the day soaking up the sun! Here's me and V doing just that!

Towards the end of the day we all took our chairs down to the edge of the water to put our feet in and all the kids came with us and jumped the waves and threw sand and just had a blast! 

We are so glad we went and we hope we can do it again soon! That was too much fun! 


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sorry for the hiatus!

So it's not like I was much of a blogger before, but I didn't mean to be gone for so long. I have so many ideas and recipes and crafts, but I just haven't had time to blog about them! I will be back VERY soon with all kinds of fun stuff!