Saturday, August 29, 2009

Adventures on the Bama Belle

Just a few pictures from our recent catering adventures on the Bama Belle Riverboat Dinner Cruise...












My neicies are growing up too fast

For the family far away....I got these from Bonnie. I think this was the last day of their first week of school. They are adorable! I remember holding them the day they were born. They were so tiny, now they are walking and talking and growing up entirely too fast! Both girls have such different, but wonderful personalities. I love them with all my heart!



Bonnie's interviewing them on how school was going. Too cute!



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Five years later

Five years later and we're still going strong. I can't believe it's already been five years since they day I married my best friend. David has been my rock. He has stuck with me through thick and thin, good and bad, fun and hardships. He is loyal and patient and I don't have enough words in my vocabulary to describe his amazing personality. We balance each other perfectly. He's quiet. I'm definitely loud. He's creative, I'm realistic. On the outside we appear to be polar opposites, but on the inside we share the same values and goals and as such, I think we compliment each other. We've had our ups and downs, but I wouldn't trade a single day and I look forward to sharing what our lives have in store for us. I'm reminded of the song (I don't remember who sings it), but the lyrics say something like...When God made you he must have been thinking about me. I thank God everyday for the wonderful man that he introduced to my life. I couldn't imagine a more perfect person (for me) to spend the rest of my life with.


August 28, 2004


August 28, 2009
We had a wonderful dinner at Red Lobster to celebrate our anniversary. I wanted Snow Crab! We got to spend much needed time together. We even had dessert and it was free! Poor server must have been having a rough night, she spilled the drinks off the tray and onto our table. I told her not to worry, I lost count of how many drinks I spilled on people when I waited tables. I've even spilled food on people...now that takes talent. She apologized and said dessert was on the house. David and I got to relax and have fun together....that is what we love to do, so the evening was memorable.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The unamed post...

I'm too tired to think of a name for this post. It's just a random update. I just finished updating Quickbooks for all of Poppy's transactions and I am modifying an invoice template so we can use it for Poppy's. Sounds like real fun stuff, doesn't it! David and I have, of course, been working a minimum of ten hours a day this week. Tuesday I went to the Tuscaloosa Chamber of Commerce's Annual Women in Business Awards Luncheon and Conference. I really enjoyed it. There were three workshops before the lunch that were very informative. The guest speaker at lunch was Sarah Patterson, the gymnastics coach at UA. She was a great speaker. I think it was the lady that introduced her that made a comment about having an "additude of gratitude". That really struck a cord with me. Since that comment, I have been consciously making an effort to have an "additude of gratitude". That sounds like an easy task, but when you are operating on no sleep and things just aren't going your way....that is a very hard thing to do.

Saturday, David and I had a surprise visit from my Uncle Richard and Aunt Jane. I haven't seen them in quite a while and it was a wonderful surprise. We visited for a little while and caught up on all the happenings of the family. I really wish I could make it to Huntsville and the surrounding areas to visit family more often, but time just doesn't permit.

Ok...got too tired and had to go to bed. I am at work now and lunchtime is just starting. David is going to come pick me up from work so we can eat lunch together. Not sure where we are going yet, but that is the case more often than not, that we have no idea where we are eating until we end up there.
I guess that's about it for now.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Bored...

I'm pretty bored right now, so I thought I would post a blog. It's not that I'm bored because I have nothing to do...I just don't want to do any of it right now...just not interested enough. My brain is taking a mini vacation. :) Not much new is going on in my world. I am focusing on not stressing out about every little thing...like I usually do. Everything gets done...eventually. It's ok if everything isn't done right the first time. This is something I am learning, slowly, but surely. Unfortunately, you learn this lesson by messing up and having to correct it. No, I haven't been royally screwing things up, but anyone who knows me, knows that I have a difficult time with making mistakes. I am learning to deal with it. I feel like I am finally growing up and learning what makes me happy and content. The twenty's are a hard decade I think. At least for me they have been. I've made a whole lot of changes in the last ten years. I find it hard to believe I can say that....ten years....I'm starting to feel old. I remember being 18 and thinking I knew it all. Don't we all think that? Then by 28, we figure out we still don't know a darn thing, but I'm thinking, if me and mine are happy, then I'm doing something right. Some people may think my husband and I are workaholics, but we have very high aspirations and to reach those goals, this is the price we must pay. I'm not complaining. I know I do sometimes, when I get really tired and stressed, but I am so grateful to have the opportunities that we have. My husband is finally his own boss. That is what he has wanted for as long as I have known him. I truly enjoy all the people I work with. I am relatively good at what I do. I am so blessed! Well, back to what I do best....work. Good night, all!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Curiosity killed the cat...or at least got him wet...

Our new little baby is a very curious creature. It doesn't matter what it is, he thinks its a toy. I don't know how appropriate it is to post these videos, but they are too hilarious not to. Bones found the bubbles quite interesting. The second video I captured by accident. I was using my phone to video these to show David when he got home from work. We have been astonished that Bones has no qualmes with water. He will stand in the middle of the shower with the water on full force and lick up water. He is quite unique. Hope you get a laugh.

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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Momentous Occasions...

Have you heard the Miley Cyrus song "The Climb"? You can laugh, I'm a Miley fan...Hannah Montana too....and pretty much anything else that comes on Disney Channel. But anyway, I love that song. The concept is really simple, yet so many times, I find that I have looked too far ahead or spent too much time in memories and I've missed today. One thing I've learned through the years is that the grass is never greener on the other side. I am focusing my energy on finding the good things in each day. There is always something to smile about...to appreciate....to commit to our memory, even on the worst days. I thank God for the blessings he has given to me and my family. We have been so blessed for so long, that sometimes we take it for granted. I know he holds our future in His mighty, capable hands and I thank Him that he causes doors to open. I also thank Him for the doors he shuts. For all the shut doors I recognize now as a bad idea, I'm afraid to think about how many I simply looked over.

Speaking of memories, I finally scanned this picture my sister gave me of my youngest neice Shelby. She looks so much like my sister when she was a child. Even more than Autumn, I think. This is her first lost tooth. She lost is several weeks ago, but for the next three of my visits, she smiled just like this and asked me if I saw her lost tooth yet. I oohhhed and aaahhhed each time. She is so funny. Enjoy!