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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

News Alert

No, it is not about politics...
Facebook now has IM! My two favorite things-instant messenger and facebook-all in one happy family. It's like 8th grade all over again. Now I can not only stalk my friends, but chat away when we should all be doing something more productive!
The Internet is just a world passing around notes in a classroom. ~Jon Stewart

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Bandit is 2!!

My little dog - a heartbeat at my feet. ~Edith Wharton (just like all teenage boys, he is so embarrassed I put baby pics on the internet!)
Or 14, depending on if you ask him in people years or dog years! He has already sung himself Happy Birthday (the ONLY song he will sing along too!), and planned himself a trip to Three Dog Bakery this weekend. Also, he invited his cousin, Ella, and his Uncle Jake to spend the weekend with him. What fun! Love you, Buddy! A dog can express more with his tail in seconds than his owner can express with his tongue in hours. ~Author Unknown

Monday, April 14, 2008

We're gonna party like it's your birthday!

All I asked for for my bday was crawfish and my pictures printed from shutterfly! Boy, did Luke really outdo himself on this one! He got up early on my bday morning (the 5th), and got 133 lbs of mudbugs! Mmm Mmm! I was at home enjoying breakfast compliments of Auren and Sara, and he got the partay rolling!! We had about 40 people over throughout the day, and the crawfish were delicious! Luke lived among some coonasses for a year and a half, and his cooking skills went up (along with his cholesterol :) Anyway, it was a perfect day relaxing outside, with friends and family, and wonderful food to eat! Thanks Luke!! When I woke up Sunday morning, I was greeted with, "Well, Good Morning Angelina!" My lips were swollen shut from eating so much crawfish!! Oops!
On the 4th, we celebrated Hallie's bday at Molly Fontaine Lounge in the Blue Room. If you have never eaten there, you def need to try it! It is in an historic house downtown, and is decorated very retro....crazy furniture, votives on the stairs and mantels...just a neat place to eat. You order several different dishes, and they come out on little plates...a great way to sample a little bit of kind of eating! Hallie and I were born one day apart 25 years ago at Baptist East. Our grandparents had slips next to each other at Pickwick when my mom and her dad were growing up, and then our dads lived together in the frat house at Memphis. When her mom called my mom to tell her she was in labor, my mom thought she was kidding because she thought she was in labor with me! We slept next to each other in the nursery, and have been friends ever since! It was fun to celebrate another birthday together!
Luke and I met up with Saunders at the Memphis-State baseball game last week at Redbirds Stadium. We had delicious Rendezvous bbq and cheese plate! Yum yum! We had to leave a little early so I could get to work, and we saw the building above!

Although Memphis lost in the finals of the NCAA tourney, it has been so refreshing to see how the city has supported them! Memphis is not a college town by any stretch of the imagination, so I LOVE to see some school spirit where I can get it! Go Tigers Go!

I also can't close without discussing my newest love, Rock Band. Luke got this about two weeks ago, and we haven't let it rest since! I am the drummer, and he plays guitar (and we make whatever poor soul is over here sing)! I really think the Center Stripe Armadillos could make it on MTV....especially with my sweet ink and facepaint!

Thanks to everyone who called, texted, sent cards, etc! My 25th was absolutely wonderful! (The sunflowers were from sweet Elizabeth, and the other bouquet was from Saunders and Jo!! Love yall!)

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were? ~Satchel Paige

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Duck, Duck, Goose!

I was tagged Heathewr and Trace to play a “who are you?” game. So here goes--the rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people, posts their names, and then leaves a comment on their blogs, letting them know they've been tagged.
-What was i doing 5 years ago? I was in my sophomore year at State, living in the sorority dorm (McKee) with my BFF Katelyn, had just broken up with my HS boyfriend, Luke had just started asking me out, life was Good!
-Five things on my to-do list today ( or things I did today): 1. Sleep 2. Clean house 3. Take a nap 4. Be at work at 6:45 pm 5. Love on babies all night! (And I have a friend coming in today to get induced, so double yea!)
-Five snacks i love: 1. Cheese dip 2. Ice cream 3. Cookie dough 4. Cheese and crackers 5. Popcorn
-Five things i would do if i were a billionaire: 1. Pay off our debt (we are almost there!) 2. Buy a house 3. Work prn 4. Give it away 5. Travel the world for a few years
-Five bad habits I have: 1. Sleeping alot 2. Procrastination 3. Being impatient 4. Not doing my quiet time everyday 5. Not answering the phone
-Five places i have lived: 1. Memphis, TN (In 2 different locations) 2. Starkville, MS (in 4 different locations) 3. Tyler, TX 4. Collierville, TN 5. Shelby County, TN (In 2 different locations)
-Five jobs i've had: 1. Day camp counselor/ Bday party organizer at Happy Times Farm 2. Secretary at Crass Pallet Service 3. Day care worker at First Baptist Starkville 4. Pooper scooper at Sunny Meadows-Safe Haven for Pets 5. RN in the WBN at Methodist Germantown and the list goes on and on and on...
-Five people I want to know more about (a nice way of saying TAG!): 1. Audra 2. Tricia 3. Laurette 4. Kristin 5. Becky
"People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds, it is something one creates." ~Thomas Szasz

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

April Fools!!

Luke and I were reminiscing today about past April Fool's Jokes we have played on each other and other people as well...I thought I would share my top two favorites: 1. On my 21st birthday, Luke was supposed to be hiking on the Appalachian Trail. He left on March 7, 2004, and was due to return 5 months later (thankfully, it only took my hot husband 4 MONTHS and 4 DAYS!) He called me on April 1 and said, "I am in the parking lot of the KD House...come downstairs!" I said, "Really?" He replied, "No, APRIL FOOLS!!" I was so disappointed! He then had to convince me to come downstairs, because he was really there!! Everyone that had been sitting in the 4-man with me at the time of the phone call ran out onto the balcony, and I sprinted down the stairs...and there he was! What a wonderful surprise!! 2. When Luke and I were first dating, we were both YoungLife leaders at Starkville Academy. As a YL leader, you were not supposed to date other leaders. Well, most everyone had figured out we were dating because we rode together every week, and well, he couldn't stop staring at me during leader meetings. We arrived at a meeting together, and walked in solemnly. We kept this up the entire meeting (and if you know us know this is not our personalities at all!!) At the end, the girl in charge asked if anything was wrong. Luke went into an incredible dialogue about how we had gotten engaged (and I had a fake ring on), and that we really had thought about it and this is what we should do because I WAS PREGNANT! Everyone freaked out, just as planned, and Bubba, bless his heart, got up to give us a hug. Luke and I busted out laughing, not being able to hold the joke any longer. We got em good with that one!

April 1. This is the day upon which we are reminded of what we are on the other three hundred and sixty-four. ~Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson, 1894

Although I didn't live in Texas long, I made some really sweet friends. Becky is one of those sweet people whom I still keep in touch with. She went to our church, and I met her in a book study of For Her Eyes Only (wonderful, wonderful book), and she took me under her wing and to the zoo several times! She has twin boys, and now another on the way. Thank goodness , has started a blog. She is so sweet & funny, and I miss her!