Friday, September 30, 2011

Happy weekend!

I am off to see this lovely lady get married to her sweetheart on St. Simons Island.

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(Richard did an awesome job with the proposal)

A little back story:

Amanda and I were randomly paired up to be roommates through the Georgia Southern Housing computers. We were both honors students so we lived in a neat 2 bedroom apartment-style dorm at Georgia Southern in the fall of 2004. Miraculously, we got along fabulously, which wasn’t the case with a lot of our new friends. We met our future roommate Emily during freshmen orientation and through her, her twin sister Erica (also a future roommate).


L-R: Emily, Amanda, me

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It’s so awesome that we were able to be friends and live together all four years of college. Emily joined us during sophomore year and Erica got in on the fun for our junior and senior years. Here is a pic of the four of us at graduation:


And later that year at my wedding:


I am so excited to catch up with old friends and see Amanda as a beautiful bride. She and Richard are so awesome! I’ll post pics of our weekend on Sunday!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Note to self

Do not put the hot glass dish of brownies directly under the air conditioning vent.


Thankfully Justin, Wyatt, and I were in the living room and no one was hurt--except our feelings, that is. We were really anticipating those brownies.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Red hot

I let my crazy husband talk me into getting my nails painted red to match my bridesmaid dress for this weekend…and I kinda love it!


I think I’m going to try to keep them up this time.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Guess Who

Guess who’s feeling much much better?


He’s taking two medicines and has had Tylenol and the dreaded saline rinse/bulb suction routine going since Thursday. I am so glad to have our little man back on track!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Sick little one

Poor Wyatt had such a tough time this week. I was having a really hard time getting him to eat on Tuesday night. Wednesday he was just fussy and wouldn't stop crying unless I was up walking around with him. After a few Google searches I decided that he was teething and that it was going to be a long hard while with a whole set of teeth to come in. I sent him to daycare on Thursday armed with teething rings, tablets, gel and instructions with the ladies there to call if he got too fussy. Around 10, Mrs. Linda called and said she had dealt with plenty of teething babies and what he was going through seemed much worse. My SIL Amanda brought Wyatt on to Tifton and I got him in to see the pediatrician right away. Long story short, my little one has a double ear infection. We have spent the past day and a half loading up on antibiotics, Tylenol, and ear drops. He ate a whole bottle for the first time tonight and I was almost weeping with joy when he finally breastfed for the first time in three days. That was how I knew he was really feeling better and it didn't hurt his ears to lay down to eat any more. We will see how the rest of the weekend goes but hopefully we are on the upswing. I just feel helpless when my little one is sick!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fall Bucket List

Justin and I were talking last week about having bucket lists {things we want to do before we kick the bucket} and he said he didn’t like the thought of them. It seems, to him, to be a big dissappointment if you come down to the wire and you see all the things on there you didn’t do.

Now I see it as a road map of things you don’t want to miss out on and keeps you on track. So with my glass-half-full attitude, I found this fall bucket list and will think of it as a goal list!


I’m so excited that I just want to tackle them all in one weekend, but I must contain myself!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Sumner Egg Festival Competition

This week has been a flurry of activity and this weekend was no exception. Justin loaded up his smoker and an entire truckload of stuff and headed over to Sumner, GA for the Sumner Egg Festival.


This one was only his second competition. After last time, I told Justin I didn’t enjoy it and wouldn’t be sad if he decided not to do any more. To be fair, he asked me to give it one more shot since last time, he was on the disabled list. It was only two weeks after shooting his hand and I was almost eight months pregnant.

Needless to say, this time was much better. Wyatt was so good and it was neat to think the last time we had a competition Wyatt wasn’t around. I had a fabulous time! Justin did almost everything by himself this time (with a little help from his dad). He made the sauce, shopped for everything, loaded and unloaded everything in his truck and even set up his site completely on his own.

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Because he did all of this own his own, I am even more proud of him and the fact that he got

6th place in pork loin,

4th place in pulled pork, and

7th place overall

out of 20 teams!


This is amazing considering this was only his second competition!

Even better than all that? I have plenty of ribs and barbecue for lunch at work this week- WIN!

Read it- NOW!

I know I’m a little late to the party- heck I missed out on Harry Potter and the Twilight series until way late in the game, too.


If you haven’t read these books, be like Nike and JUST DO IT!

Catching Fire USA

I heard some rave reviews from my coworkers and I broke down and started to read them on my Kindle. After the first few pages of The Hunger Games, I have to admit that I thought they had gone off the deep end thinking it was a book I’d like to read. Since our reading genres seem to mesh quite well, I decided to stick it out. I flew through all three books in less than two weeks.


If you have a Kindle or a Kindle app and would like to read the series, I can “lend” them to you. They will not disappoint!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday Randomness

I have had a crazy week and it seems like I have the rest of my weekends already planned out through the end of October. I’ve had some fun stuff going on in our house lately and since none of them really deserve an entire blog post on their own, I figured I’d throw them all together.
Justin and I got a Sling adapter for our Dish Network DVR. I’m not sure of the whole technological process but I do know we can watch our recorded shows, set up the DVR to record, browse the guide, and even control the DVR on the television
How awesome is that?!?!
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When Justin called to ask a few questions, the sales person must have really liked us. He waived the $99 for the sling adapter AND saved us $10 per month on our bill.
Also, my Google Reader and Twitter feeds are blowing up about the Erin Condren Life Planners. I think they’re pretty awesome, but I have become quite reliant on my phone calendar. It syncs with my work Outlook calendar and is quite handy. But the appeal of a tangible {VERY CUTE!} planner is tugging on me more and more. The only downfall is that these beauties are $50 + shipping. They are bound by hand and made here in the USA but I have a really hard time justifying the cost for something I am just not sure I will use faithfully. I have found a $25 coupon code which is making me a little more amenable to the idea, but I think I might hold out just a bit more.
If I do end up getting one, I love the Favorite Things Life Planner. I have been thinking of my words and here is what I’ve come up with so far:
firefighter, wy-man, love, southern belle, honey, sweet tea sippin’, sugah, back porch sittin’, monograms, vera, dahlin’
I’ll have to let y’all know if I end up with one. Maybe I will get Santa to wrap one up for Christmas :)
Update on my hair: I am loving the dark color and the bright red tint seems to have toned down. I’m saving this picture so I can remember to go a little more brown/less red next time.
And of course, I can’t write a blog post without a picture of my bald-headed drooling baby! He’s getting so long so we’re pretty sure he’s going to be taller like Justin. He’s blowing rasperries, rolling around like crazy and just chatters all the time {I guess that’s the one thing he gets from me}.
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 15, 2011




I’ve been checking out the new fall TV lineup and came across a hilarious new show called GCB that’s due out this fall on ABC. It’s set in Dallas and I don’t think I’ve seen more pearls and southern accents on TV in a long while. It stars Annie Potts from Designing Women and Kristin Chenoweth. It looks to be a little racy, but other than that I don’t see how it can be bad!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Happy birthday, Aunt Suzi!

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On Friday night, we celebrated my middle sister Suzi’s


birthday this past weekend at Fat Daddy’s in Fitzgerald. Their steaks are pretty good and the atmosphere was awesome.

Wyatt turned FOUR MONTHS OLD (!!!!) on Sunday and it just amazes me how quickly time flies. I found out one year ago from today that our family was expanding and now I have a four month old. It still blows my mind.

We wrapped up Suzi’s long birthday weekend (she says she gets a whole month, but she’s WRONG Open-mouthed smile) yesterday on her actual birthday with a great ice cream cake.

My youngest sister Sami is stuck in Savannah for a while because she works weekends, but Mama visited her for a few days. I can’t wait til she gets to come home again.

I know these updates are piecemeal. They’ll come together soon enough!

Why hello there!


Look who I found shopping at my local Harvey’s grocery store last week!

(Garth Brooks!!!!!!!)

Friday, September 2, 2011

Accent Vlog

It seems to be almost required material here lately do record your own version of the accent vlog. I have to admit that I don’t usually like videos on blogs too much, but I have thoroughly enjoyed hearing what everyone sounds like! There are a lot of folks that sound different than I imagined. I’m not sure why I have preconceived notions about how they should sound, but I do. Here is mine. Sorry for the crazy background. I recorded this today on my lunch break at work!

The instructions are to say these words:
Aunt, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pajamas, Caught

And answer these questions:

  • What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
  • What is the bug that when you touch it, it curls into a ball?
  • What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
  • What do you call gym shoes?
  • What do you say to address a group of people?
  • What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
  • What do you call your grandparents?
  • What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
  • What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
  • What is the thing you change the TV channel with?