Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Texas caviar and Tennesee...

Today is Tuesday already. Had a slow day at work. Got off at 1:30 and was able to do some errands. Home by 3:00 to straighten up, unload the dishwasher, and vacuum the floors. My sweet husband washed all the clothes last night, and is currently washing my car. How awesome, right! :) Can't wait for tommorrow.

The picture below is from Sunday night. It is Texas caviar. A salsa-like dip served with the trusty old corn chips! Alan got the recipe from a guy at work. I had to take a picture because it was so colorful!

If you are wondering why I am excited about tomorrow it is because Alan and I are going to Gatlinburg, TN with some of our friends from Milledgeville. Dane and Tori. So looking forward to relaxing and spending some quality time with Alan. The pictures below were taken in the Smoky Mountains in September of last year. Hopefully I will have some good pictures to share next week when we get back! Some of us!

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

a few things...

It's already Saturday night. I can't believe how quickly the weekends go by. Yesterday I got my hair cut again. Shorter, with more layers. Alan and I went out to eat at Mazzio's Pizza. From now on we will go to Mellow Mushroom because they have much better pizza. We ended up coming home around 9:30 and went straight to sleep.

Today, Alan's parents came to visit for the afternoon. We went to Washington Farms to pick strawberries. Alan and I picked a one gallon bucket in a few minutes. Alan's parents did too. We went to pay for ours and a lady wanted to buy some that were already picked. So we ended up giving our buckets to her. We were able to pick 2 more gallons for ourselves. We had strawberry shortcake for dessert tonight. YUMMY! These strawberries are delicious.
So beautiful, red and juicy too.

My friend Laura had her little boy, Anderson on Easter afternoon. They are both doing well. Here is the card I made and sent her with their baby gift. I am wanting to do more and more card-making, but it is difficult and time consuming to get all my stuff out. Right now all of my supplies are in 4 underbed rubbermaid containers, a portable file container, and a big ribbon jar. I keep asking Alan for a scrapbook table. He keeps asking me if I want a scrapbook table or a sewing machine first. Of course I want both honey! So we will see.

Here is the new cell phone I just ordered. I have had my phone for a while now, and I was due for an upgrade, so I figured I might as well. Looking forward to getting it in the mail.

Lovin' these guys. Especially "You are God Alone". I downloaded this song from iTunes. I have listened to it probably 22 times since Thursday night.

Here are the words to "You are God Alone"

You are not a god Created by human hands

You are not a god Dependant on any mortal man

You are not a god In need of anything we can give

By Your plan, that’s just the way it is


You are God alone From before time began

You were on Your throne You are God alone

And right now In the good times and bad

You are on Your throne You are God alone

You’re the only God Whose power none can contend

You’re the only God Whose name and praise will never end

You’re the only God Who’s worthy of everything we can give

You are God And that’s just the way it is

Unchangeable Unshakable Unstoppable That’s what You are

This song reminds me of how small I am, and How big, and awesome, and perfect He is. That he does not need anything that have or that I am, but that he deserves everything I am. He is God alone. I would encourage you to download this song!

Friday, April 13, 2007

little me...

at age 4. Dress made by Mom. I used this picture on
our wedding slideshow, and came across it the other day.
You gotta admit I was cute as a button!

I often wonder what mine and Alan's kids will look like.
Brown hair? Curly? Straight? Brown eyes or blue?
I guess we will know one day.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007


Who are you? leave me a comment.
You are reading all about me!
I would love to hear from you!

just some stuff

I can't believe it has been 6 days since I posted. I am glad that it is Wednesday. I worked so hard at work today. I was exhausted when I got home, so I crashed on the couch. So now I just woke up and I have the groggy, smooshed hair and blanket-lines-on-my-face look.

I got my face burnt like a tomato at the tanning bed yesterday. I don't know how many people asked me what I did to my face today. It's called sunburn people.
No where else is red, just the face.

It's cold, gray, and foggy outside. Oh yeah, our new growth on our bushes is looking rough since it was freezing this weekend. It was 20 stinkin' degrees colder on Easter than it was on Christmas. That just does not make sense. My red salvia and begonias are d-e-a-d, dead.

My friend Laura had her baby boy on Easter. They are happy and healthy.
I will try to post a picture later on this week.
Another friend from church had her baby.
And another friend from work is due any day.
Babies, babies everywhere.

Umm...lets see. Here are a few random things I have been looking at lately.
Cute little buckets made right here in Watkinsville.

These are made by a lady in Alabama. Isn't this so cute!
I just painted an "S" that I had. It's red and hanging on the door. I'll get a picture of it later because the weather won't allow right now.


And last...I bought one of these adorable pacifier clips for Laura's baby boy. It is so stinkin' cute. Found this lady on ebay.

Thursday, April 5, 2007


is my sweet friend who is very pregnant with
a sweet baby boy, Anderson.
Laura and I met in 8th grade at church when we both lived in San Antonio. We used to have so much fun together. Playing with make-up and hair. Going to the mall. Youth camp at Alto Frio. Chasin the boys. Writing each other notes with markers even though we went to different high schools. Hanging out together on Sunday afternoons. My going away party at her house, when she made me that awesome video with pictures from everybody. Choir tours. A trip back to S.A. from Georgia for me. A trip to GA from TX for her.
We have kept in touch for all these years. Nine of them in fact. She lives in Kansas and is married to Lee.
It is just so cool to have a friend that I can pick up the phone and call, and still talk for hours (like yesterday). Even though it has been nine years.
So excited for her little one to arrive! So excited to watch her grow into mommy-hood. What a wonderful mother she will be!
Praying and hoping for a quick and safe delivery for you, Laura!
May God continue to bless you, as you patiently wait for your little blessing to arrive!

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

this and that

first of all, I got off work at 11:00 today. Love days like today!

Came home and got a little cleaning done. Took a nap.

Here are just some random things...

Tulips out of our backyard...

Easter cards for the nephews and neice...

a card I made for our neice for her second birthday

Easter candy goodness... My favorites...

How Cadbury Creme Egg came about
Cream filled eggs first became available in 1923, but it was not until the invention of Cadbury Creme Egg in 1971 by the scientists at the Bournville factory in Birmingham, that filled eggs became a national phenomenon.

How Cadbury Creme Egg is made
Cadbury Creme Egg is manufactured by making a chocolate shell in a half-egg shaped mould, which is then filled with white fondant and a dab of yellow fondant to simulate the yolk. Two mould halves are closed very quickly and cooled to allow the chocolate to set. When the moulds are opened, the eggs fall onto a conveyor which transports them, first to the foiling machines and then to the finished packing.

And a classic Cadbury commercial...