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Monday, June 30, 2008

Tour of Mississippi

Our weekend started Thursday night with Lindsey and Adam coming in town for dinner. Lindsey celebrated her 25th bday on Wednesday, so we went to one of her favorite restaurants, Bonefish Grille. Two words- Bangbang Shrimp! Yum, yum yum! I am already craving them again, and I think Luke might have to get take-out one night this week. I had the crabcakes and the soup, and Luke had fish, and it was all delicious! This was our first time to eat there, but hopefully not our last! (Boys are so awkward when you ask them to take a pic together.) I successfully got Lindsey addicted to Twilight...probably not the best idea before the bar exam! One of my friends, Eden, just graduated from cosmetology school. She had an interview Friday, and I volunteered to let her put highlights into my hair for the interview. While my head was in the sink, the lady that managed the salon came over and asked how she was going to style my hair. Eden went on to tell her how she was going to fix it CURLY like it always is. The manager said, "Why don't you blow it out STRAIGHT!?!" My eyes got as huge as saucers, and I am sure Eden's did too. Eden has never seen my hair straight, and it has not been straightened in 4.5 YEARS! She recovered gracefully, and went to work with a round brush and blow dryer. Poor thing didn't even have a straightener! When looking at the final result, if they don't offer her the job they are Crazy because it looked fabulous! I spent Friday night in Oxford for our yearly Mother-Daughter Supper Club Getaway. As always, we ate, shopped, and stayed up way to late talking! We did get the experience of a rainbow cake, and I can't wait to try and make this myself. It was divine! Saturday, we ate lunch with Luke's dad, Larry, and Nina. We had not seen his Dad for Father's Day, and his birthday was last week, so we had a lot of catching up to do! It was a nice visit and we will hopefully see them again soon in our neck of the woods. Saturday night, we mosied (sp?) on down to Jackson for a wedding. One of Luke's friends from high school, Nikki, got married at the Capitol Club. The ceremony definitely had parts that made it personal, and the reception was fabulous! The bride and groom walked out to "I Feel Good!" We stayed with some of Luke's hs friends parents, and I think he really enjoyed going "home."

Did I mention we made a much-needed pit stop at Bop's?

This is my last week of nights for a while. Starting Monday, I have 4 full weeks of the day shift! WOOHOO!!!
Happiness consists in activity. It is a running steam, not a stagnant pool. John Mason

Monday, June 23, 2008

Summer Lovin

Had me a BLAST!
The last weekend of May, we watched my friend Amanda Maynard marry Brandon Brown. It was a very sweet ceremony, and the reception was at the Zoo! Very fun! We got a little hot, so we all jumped in the fountain (we followed our moms in!) We have been friends since about the 6th grade, and it was so awesome to be there!

The next weekend, we went to Pickwick to celebrate my friend's, Jonathan, birthday! We had a blast skiing, jet skiing, and wakeboarding! The top two pics on the left are a Mama and baby Ducks that were crossing at The Avenue! Newsom and his birthday cakes make up the center pic (I brought the Dog), and I am on the bottom right skiing. I am so mad my camera died before I got any pics of Luke! He is much better at skiing than I am, and he is awesome at wakeboarding! Sorry hubby!
Ah! The Beach! We once again had a fabulous week with my family at Perdido Key! As you can tell, we ate, laid out, repeat. It was a wonderful break from work, and I was able to read a book a day! I read the first two books in the Twilight Series (as of right now, I am Team Jacob), Paula Deen, a memoir (LOVE this woman), One for the Money, and Two for the Dough - both from the Stephanie Plum series(my boss recommended these to me before I left...about a woman bounty hunter-very funny!).
When we got home, we were greeted at our backdoor with our beautiful hydrangea bush! I use the term "our" loosely. The bush was here before we moved in, we have done nothing to it, and look at those blooms! The middle pic is my parents road. Isn't it jsut about the prettiest street in America? Thought so!
Luke's garden was also full of surprises when we got home. Yes, those are weeds between each plant. Well, more like grass, but our plants are still producing! Starting at the top left, okra, squash bloom, tomato, snap pea, bell pepper, Bandit the farmer, pepper, carrots, banana pepper, corn, cucumber, watermelon, jalapeno.

And finally, a giveaway! Who wouldn't love a new Beth Moore book! Check it out here!

A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing,
the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Happy Anniversay, Packers!

My great-grandmother, Posey, passed away this morning. She has been bravely battling bone cancer since February, and has been in a rehab facility for some time. What is so amazing about her dying today is that it is her 67th Wedding Anniversary. What a way to celebrate...with her husband in Heaven! I am not trying to make this a light subject, but I know that she is laughing and smiling again with our Lord, and Mr. Cliff! Please keep my grandmother, Trena, in your prayers today. It is her mother, and death, even when expected, always catches you by surprise.
Sing the wondrous love of Jesus, Sing His mercy and His grace. In the mansions bright and bless├Ęd He’ll prepare for us a place.

When we all get to Heaven, What a day of rejoicing that will be! When we all see Jesus, We’ll sing and shout the victory!

While we walk the pilgrim pathway, Clouds will overspread the sky; But when traveling days are over, Not a shadow, not a sigh.

Let us then be true and faithful, Trusting, serving every day; Just one glimpse of Him in glory Will the toils of life repay.

Onward to the prize before us! Soon His beauty we’ll behold; Soon the pearly gates will open; We shall tread the streets of gold.