Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving Festivities

For Thanksgiving Day we went to the lake and had dinner with Mema and Papa. These pictures are very random. It was a beautiful warm day, so we went for a boat ride as well. If you looks closely, you can see the colorful glasses that Matt and my dad are wearing. If you are wanting a pair of these for yourself, I am sure any great Dollar Tree would have some. We also celebrated Mema's 75th birthday. The 2 puppies in the picture are what my Mema picked up on the side of the road last week. She should just open an animal shelter. She is always picking up homeless animals. She is so good to them. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!! I think this holiday often gets overlooked because people are so ready for Christmas. So just a few things I am thankful for:

1. My salvation-my God who loves me when I am so unlovable
2.My husband-he is amazing!! Constantly serving me and looking to meet my needs before his
3.My family-They are so fun! We have such a blast together-I am so blessed
4.My friends--old ones and new ones. I miss my old friends but I am so thankful for new ones
5.Home-we are so blessed to have a place to live while our house is on the market-God is so good

That list could go on and on--Matt and I have really been talking a lot lately about the blessings God has given us that we often overlook. I love this verse: "Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." -Ephesians 5:20 And Harley is thankful for a nice comfy bed to lay in. He is so lazy!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

New Floors

I never mentioned this when it happened about a month ago...but we had a huge leak in our kitchen. It was the ice maker on our fridge. Well, to make a long story short, an agent was showing our house and they called our agent to tell us that the kitchen was filled with water. That's always a great thing to hear when you are an hour and half away and can't do anything. We don't know how long the water had been sitting there, but it ruined our hardwood floors in the kitchen, ruined the floors in the laundry room, and went under the wall to the half bath. So... we had to file an insurance claim and all that good stuff and they finally finished the project yesterday. We went to Oxford to see it and we were really pleased. It really was a blessing because we had old yucky vinyl in the laundry and both bathrooms and now we have nice ceramic tile. Now, we just need to sell the ole booger! This was what our floors looked like before. This was taken a while back before we moved.
And now, our floors with tile that goes into the laundry room. It's the same tile in the bathrooms, so I will spare you those pictures. I know this isn't an exciting post (not that the others are), but we are so pumped to finally have this finished and our house can be shown again. We learned a lot of patience through the whole thing.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Big Give

Saturday we participated with our church on a thing called "The Big Give." Each small group was given an amount of money to go out into the community and bless people with it. Our class split into 2 groups and the group Matt and I were with went to an assisted living home. We took a part of the money and bought gift certificates for the staff to get manicures. We took the rest and bought cake and party stuff and had a party after we played bingo with the residents. Some couples from our class doing a little shopping before heading to the assisted living home.
This was the group playing Bingo. One of the girls in our class called Bingo numbers for an hour straight. It was great. Those folks are serious about some bingo.

Matt was a real hit with the ladies. Notice how the rest of the place had cleared out behind them ( I think it was nap time) well, I thought I was going to have to come back and get Matt later on. We just love old people--they are awesome!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Round 2

Friday night was round 2 of the high school football playoffs. The whole fam came to the game-what a treat!! It started raining right at half time so we were able to go to an inside box that they let coaches families go to. I think it's where the press people sit during the Barons season. I personally thought it was exciting... keri did too until I smashed her fingers in the windows that we were opening. Sorry sister!! I kept waving to Matt while he was in the press box but he ignored me. Hoover beat Minor and this week we will play Mountain Brook was a challenge the first time we played them, so hopefully we can come through another week!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Smelly Thing

I bought this cherry pit pack thing at Christmas Village last week. You put it in the microwave and heat it up for a few minutes and put it on your neck.. it's great!! Well, the first few times you use it you have to get the smell out. The other night I asked Matt to heat it up for me and this is what he was doing when he brought it back. He said it smelled like dirty feet. I have a super sonic smeller but looks like Matt's is pretty good too!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Nice Outfit, Football Playoffs, and a Bridal Tea

Well the weekend started off Friday with another dress up day. Sometimes I think maybe I teach kindergarten but then I remind myself that it's middle school. But anyways, we had Outsiders Day Friday at school. We just finished reading the book and had to dress up like a "Social" or a "Greaser." So you can see below I look like a Catholic school girl--but at least I participated. Matt barely quit laughing enough to take the picture. Then off to the Hoover game Friday night for the first round of playoffs. They beat Hueytown and that means we move to round two against Minor next week. Sunday my mom, sister, and I helped host a bridal tea at my parents house. Katie (holding Harley man), Keri, and I got the best job--opening presents. I wanted to slip a few things in my purse. Then I had to remind myself that these weren't my presents. Didn't my mom do a great job on the table? This week we get a day off school--thanks to the Veterans!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Alabama Homecoming

Saturday we went to Alabama's homecoming. We had a long fun day of tailgating with Keri and her group. We let the guys (dad, Matt, Steven, and Steven's dad) use the tickets and the girls stayed out at the tailgate and watched it on the tv. We got to see our good friends from Oxford, Joe and Kristy, again --love these guys!! Alabama won, Auburn lost--great day!! Roll Tide!!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween

Hope everyone had a great Halloween!! Matt actually had the night off because they played their game on Thursday this week. It was a good Halloween! My friend Kristin came over Thursday night and we carved another pumpkin. Or shall I say, I carved it and she watched! Our husbands were at the game.
We had to dress up for school on Friday. And when I say had to.. I mean our principal strongly encouraged it. Whatever! So I was Mr. Potato Head.. or maybe Mrs. Potato Head. My original costume didn't work out like I planned, so I had to fall back on this costume.. which Matt wore about 5 years ago. Mr. Potato Head is still holding up strong!

Harley dressed as a Wizard/Magician.. or whatever you want to call it. Whatever it was, it didn't last long. He isn't a fan of people putting clothes on him. I kept telling him I would give him a good treat if he would stay still and let me take his picture. He did good.