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Monday, January 26, 2009

Slumber Parties, Beth Moore & Jury Duty!

What a combination huh? :) This weekend was fabulous with the girls at Big Canoe. We had a blast and the girls seemed to love the cabin and especially the hottub. We ate as expected more than we care to share. We shopped at the 400 outlets most all of the day on Saturday, came home and ate homemade spaghetti (thanks SIMS!) followed by a Reese Witherspoon marathon. We watched Legally Blonde I &II as well as Sweet Home Alabama. Sidenote~-I recently visited the place where filming of SHA was which is Crawfordville, GA. Even ate bbq at the 'bar' that they went to and hung out at and saw the downtown area where all the 'town' scenes are filmed. Very neat,highly recommend it, great stop on the way home from Charleston!


I learned all the latest Taylor Swift songs,(sung at the top of every girls lungs) heard so many laughs coming from the hottub it scared me of who was doing a swan dive from the top porch to the lower porch that houses the hot tub, no piercing kits showed up (that i am aware of), I learned the latest RUSH news from a college attendee, and was reminded of the fabulous college life by all of our college gals that joined us. It was a lot of fun and a weekend to remember! Lots of laughs and girl talk and I think I brought home an additional 5lbs from it. No more youth weekends :). J/K of course...........





Beth Moore, you ask? Well, I am blessed to hear her speak every year with my dear friend, Alycia, we haven't missed yet and those times are PRECIOUS to us. Well, Beth and her praise band, Travis Cottrell, who I also adore, taped a music dvd last night at Woodstock Baptist Church. My fab friend, Sarah, sings in the FBWC praise team and got us FRONT ROW killer seats. We were so close we could hardly stand it. We were CERTAIN we'd be on the dvd :). We'll see how that goes. It was a GREAT experience, the music was incredible, Beth spoke 3-4 times for about 2-3 minutes a piece, to go along with the songs and it was a fabulous night of worship! The lighting, sound, stage, choir, etc was amazing and I was thrilled to be a part of it. Now, if they would just put our row of girls on the cover....:)





Jury Duty! Yep, thats me! All week long :). I was so excited when I got the summons, only because I just thought it was fabulous and glamorous despite being told otherwise :). I learned today though, it is quite boring, although I give State Court 'snaps' (remember I watched Legally Blonde all weekend) that their proess and procedure is quite efficient! I was randomly selected to be in group one, therefore I had to be the last to leave, but was dismissed at 1pm and headed to work! I read a book I'd saved especially for this week "Same Different as Me" and only hope to go back just so I can have quality time to finish my book! However, since I was in the last group to be dismissed Monday, our group had Tuesday off, sooooo no reading time . I enjoyed my 1/2 day of civic duty and 1/2 day of work Monday. I went back Wednesday ALL day to sit there and that was fine, as the juror administrator said "what choice do you all have? " :) As much as I wanted to be on a case, as soon as they said our group was waiting for a possible criminal case, I cringed. I would feel so sorry for everyone, I would probably be one of those obnoxious jurors that causes 'hung juries'. So, it's probably better I'm relinqueshed of my civic duties .....until next time :)

I tried to post pictures of Big Canoe and Beth but it would not let me....will attempt again :)

Friday, January 23, 2009

Slumber Party with Teenagers?!?!

Yep! 16 wonderful teenage girls and two of my good friends, will be trucking it up to my families cabin in Big Canoe this weekend to host "BUDS BIG CANOE BASH 09" :). You might thing I'm crazy (and I probably am) but I do love these sweet girls! We have the 11th and 12th grade girls going, along with some from our college class. It will strictly be GIRL TIME. Which means lots of gab, junk food, nails painted, new hair-do's, shopping at the outlets, more laughs than you can count and............................ NO SLEEP :).
This is my 2nd weekend doing this in 2 months! Last time they were all at my house so this time we have a good bit more room and more than ONE bathroom! HALLELUJAH FOR THAT! :)
And one of the girls wants to bring a wal-mart belly button piercing kit....FOR ME! I told her I think that is only for the teenage bodies, of which I'm not. I also tried to stress the importance of sterlization in this process, that we cannot provide at a cabin, but I was quickly told "um we do this ALL the time, and you're the ONLY ONE without one" I am also the only one that is 30 in this group! Ahhh the peer pressure.........at least while at my 'high school' weekend. :)

Pray for a fun, safe, belly button infection free weekend ;) No telling the stories I will have to tell on Monday........

Monday, January 5, 2009

Going to shine in 2009

Yes, yes, thats cheezy but it rhymed, didnt it? 2008 ended GREAT (oh I am full of them today!) Hope you like the new page, its all ready for Valentine's Day! :)
It was a great great year. Christmas was wonderful, it just didn't last long enough! I was blessed to spend the Christmas with my family and others and had a wonderful time doing it all! This year, I could care less what I had gotten in gift (really, I didn't) I was just so thrilled to spend the time with Davis, my precious nephew, who was so fun at Christmas this year being 1! And, so thankful for all the blessing brought into my life this past year!

The new year brings new things, new faces, new places, new life and I'm so thankful to begin a new year where I'm at in life! I am grateful for all the travel I did in 2008 but my New Year's resolution is to STAY HOME :). We'll see how that goes :). I've already been successful in turning down TWO trips that I normally would've jumped right on! I am really trying to stick to this resolution! :)

My friend Bethany (link to her blog on the left, dont know how to link yet) "tagged" me on her blog and we blog buds stick together, so here goes......Bethany tagged me, and I am suppose to share ten things about myself that are "pretty interesting". I've done a 'TOTALLY RANDOM THINGS ABOUT ME" blog before so I'll try not to repeat myself....let's see....


1. After doing a 30x30 list, I am currently working on my 40x40 list, I figure it should be a good list since I now have ten years :). Suggestions??
2. I HATE running, HATE it! Would rather walk fast, hike or bike but HATE running... but will do so at times. :)
3. I eat peanut butter crackers and a coke everyday for breakfast (yes, yes I know, not the best choice). I think people that sit down for breakfast on weekdays are strange ;) I need that time to get in my last minutes of beauty sleep and primp. ;)
4. I LOVE Department 56 Snow Villages! I put mine up everyear! One of my 40x40's is to be able to put my entire village all in one spot on display at some point. Now, they are just scattered about, however, being me, I do try to place the restraunts together (who wouldn't want krispy kreme after being a the mexican cantina or chinese palace??) I put my winery and irish pub together, yet far enough away from the church ;).
5. I remember numbers in a strange way. I can recall phone numbers from ages ago, street numbers, zip codes off the top of my head. I've been like this forever and all my close friends and family think its great, yet none of us have figured out a way for me to use it. They call me "the walking phone book" or use to, it was MUCH more helpful pre-cell phone days. :)
6. I attended Cotillion (manners class) in middle school. I strictly went because my friends went and the best part................ WE GOT TO DRESS UP EACH TIME WE WENT. I loved that part! I still remember all my ball dresses, and even remember my favorite cotillion outfit from just a regular meeting. It was a bright purple skirt and top, pretty fancy and I thought I was hott stuff ;) I know the box step from that and that the guy to your left is 'responsible' for you at a proper seating. ;)
7. I struggle most with WORRYING. Although, if you know me, you know I've been this way for my ENTIRE life and you'd also know that I've gotten sooooooooooooo much better! I've learned to surrender, and go on my way, although this is still my biggest struggle. I tend to worry about everything :).
8. My favorite color is PINK (I know, shocker) but my favorite color to wear is RED.
9. My favorite hobby is SHOPPING (yes, another shocker) my favorite inexpensive hobby is reading or tennis. :) Although the tennis becomes expensive since I love the clothes ;)
10. You will not catch me snorkeling :). I hate fish and birds. Yes, random, but not a fan of either. I don't even eat seafood and cannot stand the thought of fish in the ocean when I'm there. I once had a bird in my house and locked myself in my hallway until help came, it was just a small tiny bird that came through the chimney in the kitchen but I refused to assist it in getting out. I don't think he liked me either....