Friday, February 27, 2009

How sweet is this!

I have always admitted that Buster is like a child and it is absolutely ridiculous but it is nobody's fault but my own (and Rob's a little). The other day I had washed some of the dogs' towels and things and folded them on the couch. Later when I walked through the living room this is what I found:

Buster had buried himself under his towel to take a nap. When I pulled the towel back this is what I found:

Yes, he has to sleep with a toy of some sort! I know, I know it is ridiculous but there is really nothing I can do about it at this point! He is almost 6 years old and these habits can't be broken! Can you imagine how our children are going to be? Scary, huh? It is kind of cute though, you do have to admit!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

A simple, yet wonderful day!

Rob and I had a wonderful, quiet Valentine's Day! We decided just to do something small since we are doing things around the house (possibly getting it ready to sale?). I gave Rob a Polo and he bought me a few CD's that I have been wanting. He even MADE me a card, which was the sweetest card he has ever given me! (Yes, he's a keeper) We went to Monocco and watched He's Just Not That Into You which was a really cute movie. Here we are taking a self-portrait before the movie: (have you guys ever noticed that most of my pictures are taken with my Blackberry which is absolutely ridiculous since I have a great new camera)

Then, we had 8:00 reservations at Phuket (pronounced "pooh-get" for all of you who will sound it out...ha). The tables in the restaurant were really close to each other and about 1/3 of the way through dinner this middle-aged couple sat down at the table next to us. They started talking to us about what we had ordered and what they were going to choose. At first I was a little annoyed because we were enjoying a nice, quiet meal together. As dinner continued and they kept talking I realized that maybe I shouldn't be annoyed but to actually pay attention to them. The lady was asking if we have children yet and how long we have been married. When we told her that we have been married for about 5 1/2 years and have really just been enjoying our lives, she explained that we had done it the right way. This is so weird, because lately I have been struggling with whether or not we have made the right decision by waiting to have children (yes I know there isn't anything that I can do about this now). But this stranger at dinner reminded me of why we waited and that it was the BEST decision for us! We have built an awesome foundation for a family in all aspects. We have a great relationship with each other and our families and are financially and emotionally ready for a child! It was so amazing that this stranger helped me with this insight! So, lesson learned for me - you can learn a lot from people if you will LISTEN! God will put people in your path but it's up to us to pay attention.

ADDED BONUS: my delicious dessert....fried banana with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream! YUMMY!

I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 9, 2009

25 Random Things About Me!

I did this on Facebook last week and figured I would share it with the rest of you!

1. I love my dogs like they are children! It is kind of ridiculous!

2. I wonder everyday why I chose to go back to school for my Masters. (I know, I will be worth it in the end)

3. I don't want to procrastinate but I just can't help myself!

4. I have SO many pet peeves! (too many to mention)

5. One of the biggest of these pet peeves: People that can only talk about themselves drive me NUTS!

6. I love Reese Cups.

7. I am married to the kindest and most patient man in the world! (He is the ONLY person in the world that could put up with me everday...just ask my parents)

8. I could eat Mexican food every day!

9. I sometimes CRAVE sushi! I found that I love it a few years ago. Who would have thought?

10. I love living in Madison but I secretly want to move back to Oneonta! (which I vowed would NEVER happen)

11. I vowed I was not going to get sucked into the "Twilight" series but here I am about to complete the final book! Yes, I got sucked in too!

12. I absolutely LOVE Cirque du Soleil shows! We have seen six so far and hope to see many more.

13. I love the snooze button.

14. I have a fear of being alone.

15. I am a big scaredy-cat! Hence, the reason we have ADT.

16. I could not live without flip flops. As soon as temp hits the high 60's I'm wearing them and this drives Rob crazy!

17. I absolutely HATE winter (which is bad since my birthday is in January)

18. I think TIVO was the greatest invention EVER!

19. I am absolutely addicted to my Blackberry. It cannot be more than 5 feet away from me!

20. Rob and I have been married five years and been to Disney World 4 times. Can you tell that is our favorite place to go?

21. I love relaxing weeks at the beach!

22. I am terrified of needles which makes the thought of childbirth even worse!

23. I have been blessed with a wonderful family who I appreciate more each day!

24. People sometimes just get on my nerves! ;) I really can't explain it!

25. I have become addicted to blogging and I love looking at other people's blogs! It is just so interesting!

Home Project

This weekend we FINALLY bought a bed for our guest room. I also re-finished an old bedside table (that was actually Rob's while he was growing up) and put new knobs on it that I bought at Anthropologie! I still have to finish up the room but it's coming along quite nicely! So, if anyone needs a place to stay when they visit Madison County, we have a nice room for you to stay in. Any takers?

I heart Fresh Market!

Over the weekend, Rob and I finally found some time to visit Fresh Market in Huntsville. I think it is our new favorite store!

Almond crusted salmon and tilapia with lobster stuffing! YUMMY!

Sauteed asparagus and snow peas! Thank you Fresh Market!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

More Disney!

Here are a FEW of our Disney PhotoPass pictures. ENJOY!