Friday, September 30, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
It was a fun day in Tuscaloosa! My dad, me and Jeremy got to T-town by 9:00 on Saturday morning and got everything set up. It was nice to sit back and relax and just watch the people and football. We had the tent, all the food, the big TV, everything you could ask for. I guess the fact that we had such a good game, did help to top the day off for sure. There is a lot of fun and excitement when you enter that stadium that holds 101,000 and it is so loud! It was definitely a blast! We met my parents today and I got my little girl back. I was so excited to see her!!! It was such a fun weekend!
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
I absolutely love weekends where we have nothing to do and I absolutely hate to see them go!!! It has been a wonderful one, time spent with friends, good cool weather with the windows open, football games, and just relaxing with the family! Makes me realize how much I have to be thankful for! I told Jeremy I still think I am living in my dream and its crazy to think I don't have to get on an airplane to fly back to Florida. Not that FL was that bad, but I always hated leaving "home". I love being near our family and friends!
Friday, September 16, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
This was my "yesterday" post and I forgot to post it. Lucky us... it is raining today so we both got to wear Hunter Rain boots. However, the day has not been our best. Check out the happenings of my day so far....
- I have been up since 1:45... long story (Good news is everything is done for the day!)
- Had a great morning, headed to take CK to school. She sort of wanted her mommy today. She is very stuffy and it is soooooo yucky outside so I think she could have stayed home with me
- Got ready to leave her school and my key would not unlock my car. You have to LOVE technology now b/c my BMW doesn't require a real key so all we have are remotes. Called school and said I would be late (on the church phone b/c my cell was in the car)
- I left my umbrella in the car b/c I parked right by the door and I left my rainboots in the car b/c I would put them on for the long walk into the building. So.... off I went to WALK HOME IN THE RAIN to get Jeremy's car key. Oh yeah did I mention this is the ONLY day he is out of town? Thank GOD we live, work, and do everything in the "bubble"
- Got me an extra mile walk in, grabbed an umbrella, and came back with Jeremy's key. It doesn't work either. locking system is down on the car. Which means... NO PHONE, NO PURSE, NO CAR SEAT, NO LUNCH, I even stocked my bag with caffeine for the day since I was up so early, NO NOTHING!
- Call the school again, someone came to get me. There again Thanks for living in the "bubble"
- Got to school, where I work at the best school lunch place EVER.... it is taco day of ALL days! So lunch is not looking to hot.
*** I post all of that b/c it is kind of funny. It will all work out but it is literally one of those moments that I keep thinking what else could happen??? However, I have ALL day, so I may be adding to the list as it goes on : )
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Here is another Game day outfit. The zebra outfit does say "Roll Tide" but hard to see because of the jacket.
On Sunday, mom and I went to the mall. Charlee Kate found it very exciting to run through all the clothes and up and down the mall. She LOVES a mall. As soon as we pull in she starts squealing "mall, mall". That is before I even stay we are AT the mall. WOW, she is on the right track, mommy has trained her right. See Jacki... all those times we took the girls to the mall, now she is loving it, LOL.
Getting ready for the mall. I love those piggy tails!
Gammy has stayed with us this weekend while the guys were gone to the game. Charlee Kate loved having her Gammy here! She even got to stay out of school with her on Friday.
We went to the Galleria on Friday night. I did not know they had a train there that rode through the mall. Oh my little one loved that! She loves a "choo choo train"
Watching the 9/11 memorial. She was just intrigued by it. She didn't watch the bad stuff but the actual memorial service that morning! Check out the crocs with the Pajama top, haha!
What was I doing that day? I remember it like yesterday. I was still a newlywed. I had only been married 5 months. We were actually going to the beach that weekend to have wedding pictures made on the beach. I was heading out to class (watching Regis and Kelly like always) and saw the first plane hit. I was like everyone else, thinking this was something horrible that happened and it was an accident. Then the 2nd plane hit! I remember calling my mom and calling Jeremy. As I was in class, that was the only topic up for discussion. All ANYONE wanted to do was watch the Live coverage of what was happening. Then a few hours later, I remember gas stations piling up and the scaring, empty feeling hitting. What was next? What would happen now?? I can't even imagine what someone living in NYC felt at that moment. I am sure there is nothing like it because I didn't even live in NYC and still that is such a gut wrenching feeling. To think that there is someone in the world that evil to want to kill that many innocent people STILL is beyond my belief.
However, I do think that it has changed a lot of people for the better. We now stop and think about life and how precious it is! There is NOTHING you can take for granted, but I still cannot imagine what anyone went through that day in NYC or the families that were affected.
Those are the memories most vivid to me.
Now I think about how our world has changed and how my friends and I now have children of our own to protect from terror.
I hope our country spends today in reflection and remembers how we all joined together that day (and since) to protect our families from harm's way. I hope it doesn't turn into a day of politics and jargon. I hope we take time to recognize our resilience and comradery and how we are all more alike than different.
Friday, September 9, 2011
Monday, September 5, 2011
What a wonderful, priceless weekend! The moment those kiddos (Charlee Kate, Ella, and Hunter) all saw other Saturday morning, was absolutely priceless. As Jeremy describes it, "It was like Christmas!" They were sooooo excited! They had the best day playing non-stop and they never even left the house. It was so sweet to watch them play! I think the time away they have from each other has made them truly miss each other more. Kelly and I were able to enjoy some alone time for some retail therapy. That was super nice!!! Then the guys got to go out and enjoy a football game, of course, it was more fun to watch knowing BAMA had already won, LOL!!!
Our Sunday was very low key, but the best part was just watching all the kids play and have fun. Kelly and I let the girls blow out candles for their birthdays. We want to make sure they get together every year around their birthdays because they will probably never get to be at each other's parties because of the time their birthdays fall. We thought meeting in Atlanta for a weekend each year with them would be something fun. It was just such a fun weekend and it was so weird because it had been 7 years since we last made the trip to Charlotte, when we used to go all the time. Looks like we will keep I-85 pretty busy, but it is such a great and easy drive.
Jeremy and I decided to drive back about 7:00 on Sunday night. We got in a little after midnight and it was the best decision. Charlee Kate slept most of the way and then we had ALLL day Monday to just relax. It was a very rainy Monday and we loved sitting on our porch, drinking DD coffee, letting her play, and just relaxing while it rained. Knowing that rain was bringing in cool temperatures was the best feeling. It is no secret I have been DYING for these cool temps. I feel rested and ready for a 4 day week! The guys head off to Pittsburgh for the Penn State/Bama game this weekend. They don't like to miss a game if they don't have to. Mom is going to come stay and we are going to do a few things around here. Looking forward to it all!!!
Heres to a good week!!!
THe girls blowing out their candles after we sang Happy Birthday to them!
I love this little Juicy Romper on her! Wish they had it in my size!
Charlee Kate would NOT let Ella put her arm around her. Not sure why.... lollipops were allowing us lots of picture time!
You can't forget Sweet Brady! Charlee Kate just loves Brady. He is so good with the kids
She loves to give Hunter hugs!
Swimming and stopping for a snack
Ella and Hunter gave Charlee Kate bubbles for some of her birthday present so they wanted to take LOTS of bubble baths. Worked for us, that confined them!
My camera is sooooo acting up and even has to go to the shop : ( I will have to use my camera phone for awhile, YUCK! Anyways, this picture is blurry but you can see how long and thick her hair is getting
I love love the new red chucks to wear with all the Bama outfits! This was part of her birthday gift from K&K and the kids