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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Long overdue!

Hello Everyone! I realize it has been FOREVER since I have posted. We haven't even been that busy, but working nights I lose track of time...where to start... Luke's dad came to visit on the 19th. He was riding with the Ride to the Memorial, and it happens to come through in Longivew (I think), which is about an hour from us. Bandit loved the motorcycle! This past Thursday, Luke and I went to Dallas so I could catch my flight Friday morning. I am not used to driving an hour and a half to get to an airport, but it gave us a chance to see Dallas. The weather was terrible on the way in and I thought we weren't going to make it! Auntie Em, Auntie Em!
Front of car:

Back of car:

We stayed at the Hyatt Regency. Fabulous!! The big ball is a spinning bar. I found somewhere that makes Bellinis better than Old Venice. Now, I am not cheating on Old Venice, but those suckers were good! We had a wonderful time watching the city spin by, and we got to see what a Sweet 16 Bday party in Dallas is like. Very different from my fajitas cooked at home (by Mr. Jeff) with all of my close friends over (but I will say that is what I requested!) It did make me envy my 16 year old body and wish for it back.
Friday morning I was at the airport by 6:00 am. I arrived in DC about 11, and met up with Sara and her friends for her Bachelorette Party. We stopped and had lunch at Panera Bread (yum yum!) We dropped off Alice and Justine at Sara's apt, and Sara and I went site-seeing. We visited Brad at work, and he gave us an unofficial-official tour of the Capitol. It was so interesting to learn about the history of the architecture. Brad did an excellent job on his tour, and his office was really official! Thanks! Sara and I got hot, and so we went to the Washington Hotel rooftop for some beautiful sites of the city and a glass of wine. I felt very sophisticated. Friday night, we were supposed to hang out, eat, and watch Sex and the City. Our bachelorette had other ideas. We went out and had a wonderful time! The next morning, we got up and shopped for a while (they had an anthroplogie store, which I loved), ate Sbarro, and got in a good nap. Saturday night, we had Sara's lingerie shower, and then went to eat at Perry's. We ate on the roof, and had a delicious meal! Sushi, edamame, and delicious desserts! We then went out and had some more fun! It was a long overdue girls weekend, and I cant wait until the wedding in New Orleans!
Only Ten Days!!
In more breaking news, we are planning on moving back home this summer! Hip Hip Hooray!
I put in my notice at work for my last day to be June 28, and I start work at Methodist Germantown in OB the second week of July. What am I going to do for my week off...Well, it just so happened that week my family will be heading to Perdido Key, FL. Funny how it worked out, huh? :)
I think that is everything that is going on right now. Luke is in Dallas working for the week, so Bandit and I have the apt to ourselves :( Work and sleep is all that is on the schedule!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Happy Anniversaries!

Two years ago today, we had two sets of friends that were married (but not to each other)...
Happy Anniversary to the Benjamins (Ashley's Bachelorette Party in Memphis) and the Grabowskis! (Luke and Josh at their rehearsal dinner) Hope yall have a wonderful day together! (Sorry I dont have ANY wedding pics of either of yall! ALl of my old pictures are on my parents computer...BOO!)

Saturday, May 19, 2007

30 Day Photo Challenge

Now that my 30 day photo challenge is complete, I figured I should tell you what each picture is... Day 1- Luke eating corn w/ our cow corn holders. Day 2- Our precious Bandit Day 3- The sunflowers Luke got me for my birthday Day 4- I was missing my friends one Friday night, and Luke ran into the bathroom and came out smiling ear to ear, with this inscribed on his chest. Day 5-This is my reusable grocery bag from Brookshire'>Day 6-My boys waving goodbye from our balcony. Day 7-What I am reading at the moment. Day 8-A girl from work made me cupcakes for passing my boards! YEA! Day 9-This is a crazy head at some plant down the road. Isnt it huge? Day 10-The sign on the MS bridge that says, "Welcome Home!" Ok, it really says, "Weclome to Tennessee!" Day 11-Gloria's puppies Day 12-Jake waving from 3rd base. This was after another parent called me his mom. I am not a slut, people! Day 13-Bandit and Muffin. Day 14-An EMPTY dirty clothes hamper! Day 15-Luke and Bandit cuddling. (After this challenge, I realized Luke never wears a shirt) Day 16-Where I keep half of my summer shoes. (we are tight on space) Day 17-Our computer room/storage/where I blog from! Day 18-Funfetti cookies. They are awesome. Day 19-Luke and me at Gwen! Day 20-Smoochie smoochie! Day 21-Luke reading about some rich people's vacations. Day 22-What our dining room looked like after Bandit chewed up a MS State pillow. Day 23-From our wedding day! Day 24-Luke modeling something I am knitting! Day 25-Bandit's quarters. No he does not like them. Yes he still cries EVERY time I lock him up. Day 26-The beautiful flowers Luke got me for our 5 month anniversary. He has gotten me flowers every month since we have been married, sweet thang! Day 27-Me and Bandit after I had woken up for the night! Day 28-Every business, home, & doghouse in Texas has a Texas flag. Our friend's (Kay Dee-a TX native) dad got the Senator to send us one! We belong! Day 29-Bandit and me coming home from the park. Day 30- Our little family hanging out!

Friday, May 18, 2007

Political Issues

My friend, Laura, posted this quiz about your political views. Here are my results. Interesting, huh?
Your Political Profile:
Overall: 60% Conservative, 40% Liberal Social Issues: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal Personal Responsibility: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal Fiscal Issues: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal Ethics: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal Defense and Crime: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Another one bites the dust.

I was walking Bandit this morning after work (5 minutes ago), talking to my mom about how cute my friend, Tracy's, Save-the-Dates are, when out of no where I am on the ground, feet in the air, and my cell phone is launched! Somehow the sturdy wooden ledge/log I was walking on broke in half and I went flying! I always laugh in situations such as this, so as I started chuckling to myself I look down and spot
HALF OF A SNA
KE!!!
I am not kidding. I have really bad luck with snakes. Last year I saw 8. The year before that 11. Up close and personal. This one was brown, and I couldn't see his head because it had been smooshed in the half of the log I was laying in. I jumped up, brushed my scrubs off, and got the heck out of there.
Tyler is not in the country. I think someone (Satan) was playing a joke on me this morning.
My scrape is much worse in person. Promise. Please don't look at my tired, tired face. I had been at work since 6:45 yesterday.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Book Nerd

In Germantown, we had this wonderful little hole in the wall (literally), The Book Depot, where you could take your old books and get someone else's old books. It was run by a group of Jewish women, who were not to friendly to say the least, and they had books from floor to ceiling. When I moved to Tyler, I had no where to trade my books. That was until... For all of my book nerd friends, I have found a wonderful site. It is called paperbackswap.com.
You list your old books (paperback or hardover), and when someone wants it, you mail it to them. You then get a credit, and can search for new books of your own. You pay the postage for the ones you mail, but then the other person pays the postage for your "new" book. It is AWESOME!!
I have mailed three books, and received four. I am waiting on a new one as I type! Note: This is also helpful with spring cleaning! (and you might have a book I a dying to read...so post away!) Note #2: It also fulfills my shopping cravings. You feel like you are shopping because you get something new, and it costs only your shipping!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Five Months!


There are not many things in life that excite me more than getting a pretty invitation in the mail. Whether it is to a wedding, a shower, or a birthday party, I really think the invitation is the first glimpse at what's to come. It makes me excited, and allows me to enjoy the anticipation for the event everytime I see it on my fridge. Our good friends, Brad and Sara, are getting married one month from today. We received their invitation earlier this week, and they are gorgeous!! From the beautifully lined envelopes, to the wax seal, I loved receiving it, and looking at it! Luke and I are both in the wedding, and we can't wait for our good friends' Big Day! Their Wedding Day is also our 6 Month Anniversary! Kinda cool, huh?

Congrats Brad and Sara! We can't wait!

Gwen, A True Rockstarr


As some of you know, Luke got me tickets to Gwen Stefani for my birthday! We drove over to Dallas on Cinco de Mayo, and had an absolutely wonderful night. Lady Sovereign played first, follwed by Akon. (on a side note, Akon ahs 7 wives. Luke is obsessed with this fact. Should I be worried?) They were alright, but as soon as Gwen hit the stage, the show really started. She has such wonderful stage presence, and I kept saying, "She is just so cool." I am kinda obsessed with her, as in she is my new girl crush. I really wish I could dance like her, and I wanted to be her size until I read her diet (basically almonds and water). I also liked the fact that her rider is very reasonable. A rider is what the artist requires at a show, thanks Travis! She also talked alot about her son, Kingston, and seems like a really good Mommy. He was in the tour bus during the show! What a crazy childhood he will have.
The weather was wonderful, we were outside, and we just enjoyed being on a date!
And if I start wearing dark eye liner and red lipstick, know it is just my Rockstarr phase.

Thats Hot

I LOVE PARIS!

My friend, Heather, wrote a blog about how terrible Paris is. I felt it only fair to give the other side. (pictures courtesy of Heather's blog :)

I know, I know, she is a spoiled brat. She has done nothing to deserve her fame or fortune. But I think that is why I like her. She is so completely out of my rea
lm of anything normal, and I think that sparks the attraction. America is enthralled with Hollywood, and I think her lifestyle is probably one of the most opposite from anything any of us will ever experience. She really never had a chance at a normal childhood. She has never had a job, never wanted for anything, and has never had to work hard for anything in her life. Even after downloading her night vision stunt on the internet, my love for her has not waned. (and yes, it was embarassing when my computer crashed and my dad took it to a friend at work to get it fixed and that thing was on there!) Yes, she is an uneducated, lazy piece of work, but who wouldn't want to grow up in an expensive hotel wearing couture clothes.

Good luck with those heels in Jail, sister! I am glad she is going to the slammer, because nothing infuriates me more than drunk driving, and I hope she makes a turn for the better.

Monday, May 7, 2007

Ivy Kate is here!!

I just talked to Ashley, and Ivy Kate is here! She said she would post pics on Wednesday, so I will let her share the stats! Just wanted to let everyone know Mama and Baby (and John, too) are doing great. Ashley said she is really cute (duh!)

Friday, May 4, 2007

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

My New Nephew

JAX!!


My Mom's dog, Gloria, had eight puppies 6 weeks ago, and Megan claimed one for her own. His name is Jax, and he is the cutest dog (besides Bandit) in the family! He is so fat, he lays down to eat (see above). I think he will be on the college-budget diet soon...and he needs it! Sorry, Meg! Bandit tried to get him to play, but after his lunch he needed a nappy-poo.

He has 5 unclaimed, FREE siblings if anyone is looking for a dog. Look at how adorable they are:



My camera died before I got a chance to get a pic of the rest!

Maggie & Evie

Look at these precious girls!!

Friday afternoon Luke called me and told me we were going to Memphis! I had been complaining all week that we weren't going to be able to see the twins until the middle of June b/c I either had to work on the weekends, or we were going to be out of town. He decided that this weekend would be perfect, so we jumped in the car and headed East.
My mom and I spent 2 1/2 hours at Jennifer's on Saturday holding these adorable, little things! I still can't believe Jennifer is a mom, especially of twins. She is very cool, calm, and collected, which is very unlike my Drama Queen Cousin! They look alot alike, but you can tell them apart by the shape of their faces. The picture of Jennifer (top left) is her holding a bag of diapers exclaiming, "This isn't even 24 hours worth!". The baby I am holding is Maggie, and the one my mom is holding is Evie. Enjoy!