Wednesday, June 29, 2011

We're Alive!

This is not going to be a post about the big move... Sorry if you were anticipating a play by play of the horrors of moving 800 miles :)  I will get to it, I promise.  But in short for those that are curious, the house is fantastic, Houston is hot (not that much hotter than B-ham), church was awesome, I got a job today, we finally got a refrigerator, our internet is working, and I'm about to cook our first meal in our new home with a gas stove!  Life is pretty grand. 

I have yet to post pictures of the last couple of weeks that led up to moving.  We were EXTREMELY busy!  I quit work on June 3rd; I liked to refer to it as "early retirement" (don't I wish!).  We made a quick trip to Nashville to celebrate sweet Emery's (Blake and Julie's baby girl) 1st birthday!  It was also M's last time up in the 'ville. 

After the party we headed to the Santa Rosa, FL to spend a week at the beach with the Hardisons.  We had an awesome time!  It was great spending time with family, and our house was the bomb!  Thanks David and Sandra for such an wonderful vacation.  We had a blast! 

 Need I say more?

Worn out shopping...

New favorite game... Just Dance

Making homemade cinnamon rolls.

As Kristen calls it, "Dad and Lad" matching!

Sandra was the putt-putt queen.

Stay tuned... I have updates and pictures from my visits to Memphis, Senath, MO, Nashville again, and our trip to New Orleans with friends.  Also, our going away parties :(

Thursday, June 16, 2011

14 is OLD!

Today was my brother's birthday.  14... as in 1 year away from a learner's permit, and 2 years away from a driver's license. 

I can't believe our "little" (He's 5 inches taller than me) Buddy is getting so old.  We love you Matthew.  You are the sweetest, funniest, most gentleman-like 14 year old I know.  I could go on and on about you, but I'm already emotional this evening, don't want the flood gates to open :) As Mom said today, you are truly what your name means.... a "gift of God".  Happy Birthday! 

Thursday, June 9, 2011

#1 Exciting Thing Happening This Summer

In a way, I feel like even now at 24, the final piece of my childhood is coming to an end, with the final installment of Harry Potter coming out in July.   Yes, I'm that girl.  I have lived my life dreaming of Hogwarts, Quidditch, and wondering exactly what butterbeer tastes like.  I've memorized more spells than I care to admit and used one too many Harry Potter inside jokes.  Maybe it's just one more reason to be obsessed with the British.  They've given me Harry, an obsession for Henry VIII, and a new fascination with Kate Middleton (she's beautiful!). 

I can't watch it without chills running down my spine.  More exciting than moving into our new home in our new city... Close Call.

One more day of beach fun, then it's off to Memphis, Senath, MO (to see Katie Bug!), Nashville one last time, New Orleans for the weekend with friends, 3 last days in Birmingham, and then Houston... or should I say Pearland.  :)