Monday, August 29, 2011

Baby Fever

Happy Monday!  I hope everyone is having a great day so far and had a great weekend! 

I want to share with everyone the new baby girl that is in our family now...Aubrey Grace.  I am officially an Aunt and I'm so excited!  I won't be able to get down to see her until October, but I just love looking at all of her pictures and can't wait to hold her (even though new born baby's scare me a little).  Alright, I will explain that one...I am afraid that I will hurt a new born scares me to hold them.  Once they get out of that newborn stage I'm fine, but for some reason I'm so afraid I'm going to do something wrong when I'm holding them.  Maybe since I will be holding Aubrey Grace a lot, I will get over that.  :)  Here are some pictures...

 Precious Baby!  This was right after she was born.

Brother Joe with his little girl!  They look just a like in this picture to me.

Some more baby news...this weekend we celebrated Danielle and Pauline's new babies.  They are both having boys and we had a great baby shower for them.  I can't get over the fact that it is time for my friends to have babies and many of them already have babies.  This is just so crazy to me, because I don't feel like we are that old.  :)  

I am so excited for Danielle and Kyle and can not wait until Cameron Kyle Meadows is here...he will be arriving mid-December!  YAY!  Here are just a few pictures from the shower. 

 Can't wait to see Baby Cam!

I decided last week that I wanted to do something extra special for Dan.  I decided to make a blanket.  I picked out some really cute cowboy fabric and this extra soft brown fabric and went to sewing.  It was so easy and will be something she can use for Baby Cam forever!  Here we are with the finished product.

 The blanket I made for Dan and Baby Cam!

 Love her!

 Mumma and Dan!

 Kissing bellies picture!

It's been a long time since we were all together!

That's all for now.  I hope everyone has a great day and I will be back soon! 


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Spring Cleaning...NOPE...Fall Cleaning

Good morning everyone!  I am posting twice in a week!  Can you believe it?  HAHA!

Just updating everyone on job news.  I did hear yesterday that they were still very interested and were still in the process of getting in touch with my that's good news!!  :)  I will keep you all updated on anything new that comes up.  Thank you to everyone who has been thinking and praying about this...the power of prayer is amazing and I know that God will do what he thinks is best.

Yesterday I was pretty busy de-cluttering my room.  If you don't know, I live at home and living in one room is pretty difficult (well I guess you can say I have taken over about three different rooms...but we won't go there).  My bedroom has not changed since I have moved home after graduating from Auburn, and I guess it's because I have never had any down time to actually do anything.  I have this cute little desk in my room that was covered with junk, so I took some time yesterday to clean it off and now I can use it for my laptop.  I am very happy about this.

I found myself getting a little overwhelmed by the de-cluttering process.  Have you ever began going through something and then realized that you have taken all of this crap out and then you figure out you have to do something with it all?  Well that's what happened to me yesterday, but I got pretty much everything cleaned before I was able to relax and watch Bachelor Pad.  HA!

I'm really excited about being able to have some time to get all of this done and I definitely think it will help to have a clean room that I can relax in and not have anxieties about.  Instead of spring cleaning, I guess I am fall cleaning! 

Speaking of fall cleaning...fall is my ultimate favorite time of the year.  There is just something about the seasons changing over from summer to fall that just makes me so happy!  Not to mention football, Halloween, Thanksgiving, pumpkin patches, leaves changing, Auburn in the fall, jeans, cute little fall clothes and everything else that comes with this amazing time of year.  I am counting down the days and we had a great breeze yesterday that reminded me that fall is coming SOON!!  It was hard to be away from my favorite time of year last year when I was in Panama.  I did not experience any changes in weather except for rainy and now you know why I'm looking forward to it!!  Here are some pics to get you ready for fall too!! 

 Looks like a great road trip!

 Can't wait to go to the pumpkin patch!

Well, that's all folks.  I hope everyone has a fantastic day!  I will be busy cleaning some more. 

I am leaving you with a quote that was sent to me yesterday...I think it's great!  Ciao!

"Just like the many colors of roses, we may be different nationalities, ethnicities, religions, or race.  But no matter what color a rose may be, it is still a rose, and likewise we are all human beings first."

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Great Find!!

Hi everyone!  I hope everyone had a great weekend!  I had a great weekend with some amazing friends!  Katie and Ryan just moved into a new house and they had a little house warming party and it was great!  I was able to catch up with some old friends and meet a lot of new ones, and that is always fun!  :)  Story of my life folks, I didn't take ONE picture!  Sorry I can't share any with you! 

Their new house is in the Brookhaven area, which for people who are unfamiliar is close to Lenox Mall.  So, when I left their house Sunday afternoon I figured I would stop at Lenox and see if there was anything worth getting.  One of my favorite stores, Urban Outfitters, is at Lenox and so I went there and found this...


Don't you just love it!?!  I am so excited about it and can't wait to wear it once it gets a little cooler!!  

Alright, fall is almost here which means it's my FAVORITE time of the year, the weather is beautiful, and FOOTBALL SEASON!!!  WOO HOO!!

(Can you tell I'm a little excited?)
Here is a link for SEC East and West football schedule if you want it...I printed three out..HAHA!

Football Schedule 

I hope everyone has a great Monday and I will keep everyone posted on job news!!  Please keep the job situation in your thoughts and prayers...I should hear something tomorrow!  :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

How Time Flies When You're Having Fun!

Alright, it's been a couple of weeks since I have written and time has been going so fast because I've been so busy and having fun!!

The weekend of Megan and Brett's wedding was amazing!  I had such a great time spending time with everyone and it is just so awesome to me how two groups of friends can get together and have such a great never fails!  It is sad to me though, because this was the last Tri-Delta/Farmhouse wedding.  :(  I guess that means we will all just have to get together without celebrating wedding festivities!  :)  Here are just a few pics from the weekend!

 All of us beautiful ladies right before the ceremony!


More beautiful ladies at the reception.

Mr. and Mrs. Brett Johnson!

Last week I was able to catch up with some girlfriends for dinner.  It was great being able to cook dinner with them and catching up on everything.  Girl time is so crucial and I'm so blessed with amazing friendships.  To me, there's nothing better!  I have been in and out of relationships, all of us have gone through some hard times, and those girls have been there every step of the way.  :)

This past Sunday, we went the Braves game to celebrate a friend's birthday!  I LOVE going to Braves games even though EVERY time I go they lose!!  I swear if the Braves could pay me a million dollars to NEVER go to another game, I think I would take that offer up because then they might not lose so often (HAHA!).

This week I subbed yesterday for the first half of the day for a Kindergarten class and then today I'm heading to a 3rd grade class around 11:00.  I'm excited about going into different rooms and just being back in the classroom!  Since I have spent most of my time in first grade it is exciting to go into different grades because I think I would really like to teach 3-5 grade.  :)  I guess we will see how it goes!  I also have an interview this afternoon for a possible after-school nanny position.  Which would be great if it works with my sub schedule!

I also have been helping Mom with her Pre-K the last couple of weeks.  She moved classrooms and her new classroom is so much bigger and such a great space.  It was nice to have a week to de-clutter and go through boxes and get everything ready.  She started school this past Monday so wish her luck with her new kiddies!

I think that is all the new news on what has been happening in my life.  I promised that I would share the recipe for some Mint Chocolate Chip cookies.  These were so amazing and I'm making them for Katie and Ryan's House Warming Party this weekend!!  YUM!!

There are so easy to make and so delicious!!

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon mint extract
6 to 8 drops green food color
1 egg
1 cup creme de menthe baking chips (like Andes Candies)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks

1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, butter, extract, food color and egg until soft dough forms. Stir in creme de menthe baking chips and chocolate chunks. 2. Using small cookie scoop or teaspoon, drop dough 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. 3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Cool 3 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Serve warm or cool completely. Store tightly covered at room temperature.


Last thing to share...Mom and I are selling Thirty One bags now! We have bought so many that we had to sign ourselves up to help people host parties.  Katie is hosting a party this Saturday before their House Warming Party.  Please check out the website and if you are interested in ordering anything or hosting a party (which is so easy) just contact me!  These bags are so cute!  Check out the catalog!  If you order in August you will get 15% off your entire order!  :)

Fall/Winter Catalog

Alright, I think that's all!!  I hope everyone has a great day!  Bye!

Monday, August 1, 2011

What's Been Happening

It has been a while since I have blogged and I figured today would be a good day to catch everyone up. 

I first want to tell you to keep one of my best friends, Mallory, in your prayers.  Her older brother, Chris, passed away.  He was such an amazing person and an incredible brother and father.  Please keep her and her family in your thoughts and prayers. 

Then, I want to share with you that I went through my substitute training for Coweta County and I'm really excited because that means I can begin subbing as soon as school begins.  YAY!!!  Thank you for prayers and thoughts, this is a start which can hopefully get me a teaching job!  :)

Next, this weekend coming up is going to be AMAZING!!  One of my best friends, Megan is getting married to an AWESOME guy, Brett!!  It has been so fun being with them in Auburn when they first began dating and all the things that have lead up to them beginning the rest of their lives together!  I will be heading to Mobile on Thursday for the festivities and I CAN'T WAIT!! 

This was a night in December we were celebrating their engagement!

Lastly, another best friend, Danielle, came to spend the weekend with me last weekend.  We had such a great weekend and the most amazing part is that she is pregnant and I got to see how much her belly has changed since seeing her last in December (she is about 20 weeks).  The baby is due in December and they just found out last week that it is going to be a BOY!!  I am so excited for my Dan and can't wait to share that special time with her and Kyle!  

This is picture of me and Dan from her rehearsal dinner a couple of years ago.

Alright, I think that is all for now.  I hope you enjoyed reading about all the amazing things that have been going on and the amazing things I have coming up.  I am truly blessed with great friendships and I think I am one of the luckiest people in the world!  :) 

I hope everyone has a great week!  Bye!!

Oh, I did make some YUMMY Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies this weekend and I will share that recipe with you guys within the next few days.  :)