Thursday, July 30, 2009

Show Us Your Life - Week 2

Kelly's Korner is hosting the second installment of Show Us Your Life. This week's theme is wedding party and flowers from your wedding. Our wedding was a classic black and white theme and my bridesmaid dresses wore simple black halter dresses. Our ushers and groomsmen wore classic black tuxes with black ties. I have always thought black and white weddings are classy and timeless. Hopefully, in 20 years my children won't look at my wedding pictures and look at the hideous color scheme that I chose. :) Here are a few pics of our wedding party:

To keep the classy theme, I chose simple roses as my flower. I carried a beautiful and simple bouquet of red roses wrapped up in a white satin ribbon. My bridesmaids carried a small bouquet of white roses also wrapped in simple white ribbon. This is the only close-up picture of my flowers that I had scanned in. Keep in mind that even though we just got married 6 years ago, photography was not as WONDERFUL as it seems to be now. I did not get my pictures digitally so the good ones have been scanned in.

It has been kind of nice to think back to our wedding day and remind myself of how lucky I am to have such a great and understanding husband! This week has been, well...umm....let's just say difficult for us! I am working very hard at remembering that God has big plans for us and even though we don't know what they are yet, we are just going to trust in Him! "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11 I'm trying VERY hard to remember this EVERY day, but I'm not going to lie. Some days are easier than others!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Mission Accomplished!

When Rob and I woke up Saturday morning, our only goal for the day was to have BOTH of our cars parked in the garage before the end of the day. Our garage had gotten completely out of hand, and my car was the only one fitting. So around noon we started cleaning and throwing out and at 5pm, we got this

Yup, that's right....both cars IN the garage! Please don't look closely at the work bench in the front of the garage. That is another project for another day! :)

It is amazing how much stuff two people can accumulate!!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Show Us Your Life - Wedding Dress Edition

Each week Kelly from Kelly's Korner is hosting a Show Us Your Life blog and today's theme is wedding dresses. If you haven't checked out Kelly's blog, you are missing out! She is just precious and an inspiration to many young women and mothers. I thought I would join in on this edition and show pics of my wedding dress. My dress wasn't anything fancy but I definitely felt like a princess on my wedding day! Not only did I have a beautiful wedding and a GREAT reception, but I got to stand in front of all of my family and friends and marry the most amazing man! It is hard to believe that it has almost been six years! Our wedding was held at Union Hill Baptist Church in Oneonta which is the church that I grew up in and where all of my important moments have been held, from being baptized to joining the church, to getting married. Our reception was at the renovated Oneonta Depot and was so much fun! We had a DJ and just basically danced and partied the night away!

My dress was the typical fairy-tale princess dress. Our wedding was a classic black and white theme and was held at 5 pm.
This is a picture of our first dance and probably one of my favorite pictures. I love how happy Rob looks! AWWW!!!!

Here is a pic and you can see how my veil and hair were done. My hair was pulled back in a loose but classy up-do and my veil was actually coming out of the bottom of it. That actually changed when I was getting my hair done. The original plan was to have the veil coming out of the top, but once my hair was finished it was too pretty to cover up with my veil. :)

I hope you have enjoyed reminiscing about our wedding day as much as I have! If not, just pretend! :) See you next week for the 2nd installment of Show Us Your Life.

Professional Blogger....What?

So, I'm officially a TV blogger for A few weeks ago I saw where was looking for people to blog about the television shows they are watching. Well, I sent in my information and after looking at my personal blog, they set me up as one of their bloggers. Kind of exciting. This is a new feature on and there are about 6 or 7 of us at this point. Right now, I'm blogging on Big Brother, but I will be blogging on other shows as the new season starts.

So, check us out at and let me know what you think (only if you have nice comments) :)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Birthday PARTY!

Saturday night we surprised my mom with a birthday party/cookout. There were a lot of people including friends that Mom went to high school with, family, and most of her co-workers/friends. It was a lot of fun and I think everyone had a great time!

We ate grilled hamburgers and hot dogs along with grilled veggies that were scrumptious! Here are Jacob and Rob working on the veggies.

We also had music going -and here are a few of the DJ's (Donny, Allison, and Derek) putting their heads together to decide what to listen to. It was really great getting to catch up and visit with people that we don't get to see very often.
We also enjoyed a Costco cake with cheesecake filling. As you can see, some people enjoyed the cake more than others. Rob got dirty while grilling and had to change clothes which is why he is in a t-shirt! :)
And some people (Susanne and Kristie) were up to no good. Haha..not really! I'm just jealous because I wasn't in on this conversation. ;)

If you've ever been to a party, you know the later it gets in the evening, the braver people get. Once "Thriller" came on, Rita and Becky decided to attempt their M.J. moves.
Jacob enjoying the tunes!
Like father, like son - This was definitely one of the funniest moments of the evening. I think I might have been adopted. ;)
Kristie dancing to "Baby Got Back"
Overall, it was a FUN evening. My parents have the PERFECT place for a party at their new house. There is LOTS of room to park and lots of room to spread out in the yard. I'm definitely thinking we will be having more parties there since this one was such a blast!
Happy Birthday Mom! I hope you had as much fun at your party as we did!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom!

Tomorrow is my mom's 50th birthday. I say how old she is going to be just because you would never guess by looking at her that she was 50. Thank goodness for those genes - I hope I keep them. :) My mom and I have had a very interesting relationship during my lifetime. She and I have not always seen eye to eye, but at the end of the day, I know I always have her support! She isn't one of those moms who tells you what you want to hear, but instead is honest. I have hated her for this many times ;), but I also appreciate it more than she knows. I appreciate the honesty because that has made me the strong person that I am. Though I may have thought I needed her sympathy at times, but actually I needed her to kick me back to reality!

Mom and I are very different in many ways, but similar in others and each day I find more of her in myself. (This is not a bad thing, Mom!) She is a caring, genuine, and wonderful person and mother! God definitely blessed me with a great family!

I'm sorry I won't get to see you on your birthday Mom - Rob makes me work! ;) But I will see you this weekend!! Have a great birthday and I love you!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Weekend in Review

Friday night we attended a Going Away Party for our friend Josh who was flying to Korea on Saturday where he will be stationed for at least a year. Rob and I will definitely miss seeing him! We ate a yummy dinner at Greenbrier BBQ and just visited with him and other people we haven't seen in a while. I was a bad blogger and didn't get any pictures. :(

Saturday night we attended the Downtown Summerfest with friends, Scott and Meredith and some new friends, Matt and Stephanie. This is a new event in Downtown Huntsville and I hope it was a success so that it will be an every year event! It was a lot of fun, just SERIOUSLY hot! The first band was Gringo Star and we only heard the last few songs of theirs. Then, Cowboy Mouth performed and they were excellent!

Sister Hazel performed last and headed the show. They are always good and their songs take me back to my younger days! :) They do have a new CD dropping in August so I look forward to listening to that. They have such a unique sound! It was dark by the time they took the stage and I was taking pics with my Blackberry so sorry these pics are so bad! (I have gotten really bad about NEVER having my camera with me....I have got to work on this)

As you can see from this picture, there was a lot of sweat in the crowd:

Today, we have just spent the day being lazy. Midday we set up the plastic pool for the dogs and they went swimming. Buster, of course, loved it as usual! Minnie was okay with it and surprisingly Sam decided the kiddie pool is much better than the real pool. Here are a few pics of their fun!

Overall a fun, summer weekend!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wordless Wednesday!

How can this not make you smile?

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy Birthday Rob!

Happy Birthday to the most wonderful husband in the world! I'm a little under the weather with a head cold so today has been kind of blah. I had plans of taking him to eat and to a movie but instead we have lounged around the house. I'm giving him a rain check on the day's events. I feel bad about today because Rob has a way of making my birthdays special and I'm feeling kind of guilty for not doing the same for him. Of course, it is not really a big deal to him so he is completely fine with a rain check! I will keep you posted when we "make-up" this day!

This is how it works when you are married to someone who is carefree and doesn't really get stressed or upset about anything. God really knew what he was doing when he paired us together since as we all know, I'm the opposite - always stressing about something. Rob is such an awesome person and I am so blessed to be his wife. I'm also very grateful to his parents for raising such a kind, caring, genuine person! Rob is the best husband and best friend that I could have asked for! I love you Rob - Happy Birthday!

Since we didn't go out for his birthday and don't have a picture, I will leave you with a picture from Las Vegas.

Happy 4th!

This year we had a quiet and relaxing 4th of July and it was SO nice! Some friends of ours are out of town so we have been utilizing their pool - don't want the pool to be lonely. My mom came up (Dad had to work) and we laid out by the pool. Rob cooked an AWESOME lunch with steaks, grilled asparagus and snowpeas, and grilled corn on the cob and I had made a pasta salad. Then for dessert, we had a French Vanilla Pound Cake (thanks Fresh Market). Lunch was great as was just lounging at the pool! It was a great day and we had plenty of time to think about how lucky we are to be Americans and how blessed we were to born in the United States!

We took the dogs along with us for the day. Buster LOVES to swim, Minnie is okay with it, and Sam absolutely HATES it. They had such a good time.

Buster laying out after much is this dog loving life?
Minnie's life is pretty good too....

What's the 4th of July without fireworks? Rob and I loaded up with some Bruster's ice cream and headed over to BridgeStreet to see their fireworks.
It was a great day and a wonderful 4th! I hope everyone had a great day and took a moment to reflect how great it is to live in this wonderful country!