Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?

As you can see, Buster and Sam have chosen their teams for the Iron Bowl! (Naturally, Buster says RTR and Sam is sticking with the Tigers)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

I am really getting into the Christmas spirit! (and possibly getting on Rob's nerves) I decided to go ahead and knock out all the Christmas decorating since next weekend will be so busy with Thanksgiving and the Iron Bowl! This is the first Christmas I have gotten to decorate since we remodeled the living room and our first Christmas tree in two years. (We didn't put up a tree last year since we were in Disney World on Christmas) Anyway, I finally got it the way I wanted it so here are a few pics...Enjoy!

Too Doggone Cute!

Buster and Sam are really getting into the Christmas spirit! Rob and I bought them these cute tees at PetsMart. In case you can't read the messages on them, Buster's says "I ate Santa's cookies," and Sam's says "Gimme a present or I'll pee on your tree." (These are SO fitting for both of them) And yes, they also have Christmas mats for their dog bowls!

Thanks for everyone's help!

As a lot of you know, Rob and I decided to sponsor a child for Christmas this year. We were given a five-year-old girl's wishlist and MANY of you helped by giving us tips and suggestions on what to buy her! This was SO helpful since we were rather clueless. Our hope is that she has a wonderful Christmas! We have always talked about doing something like this but just never took the time to do it! We learned this year how much fun it can be and how rewarding it is as well. Our goal is to continue this tradition each year even when we have children. I think this is a wonderful thing for families to do together! Thanks again to everyone who helped us with ideas and input and here's what the little girl's Christmas will look like.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Trying Times in the Akins House! :)

As most of you know, Rob and I do not pull for the same team on Iron Bowl Saturday. We have been together for 6 years and you know what that means? As long as we have been together, Alabama has NOT won an Iron Bowl. So, I don't even know what it feels like to have the satisfaction of coming out on top in this huge game! For the past 6 years, Rob has been a great winner and hasn't rubbed it in too much. However, I'm not a great winner so who knows what Iron Bowl Saturday holds for us. Either way, whichever team comes out on top, we are very excited and can't wait! We also love that it is occurring during Thanksgiving weekend too!

P.S. RTR!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Into the Wild

Rob and I both had trips to the Smokey Mountains over the Veteran's Day weekend. I went on my annual girls' trip with the girls from Oneonta, while Rob went on his first hiking/camping guys' trip. The girls left on Friday and spent the weekend lounging around, going to Dollywood, and shopping. However, the guys left on Friday, hiked 6.2 miles into the mountins, set up camp and spent 3 nights, then hiked the 6.2 miles out. Hope you enjoy the slideshows- one of my relaxing weekend and one of Rob's hiking/camping trip!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Get In Line!

This morning Rob and I went to our polling place before they opened and were still in line behind about 400 other people. I was very impressed with voter turnout in Monrovia!!! It only took us about an hour and a half so it wasn't bad and hopefully it was well worth it! ;) Here are a few pics from my cell phone (not the best quality)

Our polling place- the Monrovia Community Center- the line was wrapped around the parking lot. We are actually in the line, but MUCH farther back!

Showing off my sticker right after voting!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Finally...a free weekend!

This was our first free weekend in what feels like months of going nonstop! We finally got to enjoy some sushi, which we have been craving for a while, but haven't had the time to go! The rest of the weekend was spent shopping for our trips coming up next weekend. I'm going on the annual girls' trip with the girls from Oneonta, while Rob goes on a hiking/camping trip with the guys! (Buster and Sam will be staying at home- thanks to Karla who is housesitting! They actually love her maybe more than us!) Hopefully Rob and I will have pictures of our trips to post when we get home.

Finally! It has been way too long since we have gotten to feast on sushi!

Rob about to enjoy his fave - scallop special!