Monday, August 30, 2010

Ahh the Weekends

This past weekend we took a little day trip to Atlanta, instead of working from sun up to sun down like we usually do. We went to IKEA, to get our new couch for the office and ate at The Vortex (best hamburgers ever). I had never realized just how important weekends were until I got a "real" job and had to work 5 days a week. Its like your weekends are free for you to do whatever you want, whenever you want. I LOVE my job, but I will say I so look forward to the weekends now. Next weekend we will be spending ours, tailgating and at the Alabama vs. San Jose State game! My favorite time of the year is definitely fall because it means college football, even though I'm not big on the actual game I am big on tailgating haha. I hope "The Corner" is rock'n this weekend, can't believe I won't be there WDE.

HOUSE UPDATE: Jordan has been talking about a deck since day 1 of moving into this house, so wouldn't you know its being built this week. The contractor starts today and hopes to have it done by thursday. The inside is almost done, just a few finishing touches left. More pictures to come.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Like Sands in an hour glass...

These are the days of our lives. No, I do not watch that show. Those lines just seem to apply to life these days. Yesterday was officially a month that we have been in the new house and in my opinion we have gotten a TON accomplished but still have a TON to do! Update, the granite is in and looks amazing! We went with ubatuba in the kitchen and hall bath (left picture), St Cecilia in the master bath, I am happy with everything so far! The back splash is being grouted today and the mirror & light fixture will be hung in the bathroom today as well, so pictures tonight! The floors in the den are being done this week and they couldn't be done soon enough! We can finally unpack, and place furniture in there which will make it feel like a house, not a construction zone. I promise this blog won't be consumed with what we are doing in the house, I just get carried away sometimes, talking about everything. In other news, we got our Alabama football tickets yesterday and Jordan is more excited than a kid at Christmas. Yes, me an avid Auburn fan for the past 24 years will be attending Alabama games this year. The bright side is I have a ticket for the Iron Bowl and WILL BE cheering for Auburn! Hopefully my Auburn fans won't disown me. My grandfather is still getting over pneumonia, continue to pray for Paw-Paw & Maw-Maw. While you are sending up prayers, say one for my sweet awesome wonderful proverbs 31 mother, lately she has not been feeling like the "Super Woman" she is. After going to the doctor monday, they found some things and want to run some more tests to see what's going on. So please pray that its nothing and that she will be feeling better in no time! My mother is more than just my mom she is my best friend, so I won't accept anything other than a good report from the doctors! My dad is also such an AWESOME role model to me of how you should live your life, treat your spouse and love your family! I feel so blessed to have the parents I have, they truly are my rock! Anyway we booked a little impromptu 3 day getaway cruise yesterday. Jordan came home and I had the information laying on the counter where I had booked it, and to be honest I don't know if he was more excited about the cruise or the not having to spend a weekend working on the house, haha we shall see.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Next Chapter

This past week and weekend have certainly been eventful. My "Paw-Paw" was taken to the hospital because of what was thought to be a blood clot in his lung, but turned out to be pneumonia which is the better of the 2. He stayed in the hospital Friday through Monday, he home now resting and recovering. GOD IS GOOD! My cousin Brittney also graduated from college, so PROUD of her! We had a blowout in honor of her accomplishment, and I was still recovering from it yesterday. Haha, its true as you get older it gets harder and harder to party like you use to. My other cousin Heath and his wife Kellie welcomed the birth of their 3rd child, Natalie Kate Reese on Monday! Well update on the house, things are really moving along, granite comes tomorrow!!!!! Floors are next, we hope to have those done by the beginning of next week. We got the den painted and are working on the hallway & foyer. Once our floors are done in the den we can move furniture out of the living room & dining room and really make it feel like home. I can't wait to be done painting because I think I have arthritis in my hands after the past month. On my way back to Tuscaloosa Sunday I stopped at Greystone Antiques and found several great items, thanks to the wonderful Evan Harless. I went specifically for a mirror and 2 lamps that I had talked with Evan about buying, well I got in there and started wondering around, looking at all the different booths wanting ALOT of what I saw. For nearly 2 hours I kept taking stuff up to the front and making a "pile" as the cashier put it, I finally decided to call it quits and pay so I could get back home to Tuscaloosa. Well, I got in the car and began heading back, already thinking about where I would put this or that, when it occurred to me that the 2 lamps I went to buy were the only thing I didn't make it out of the store with. Which makes me laugh because its something only I would do, but bright side is it gives me a reason to go back and take Jordan! As far as my job goes, I am loving it! Many of you know I am now working for MRD, doing marketing & property management which are 2 things that fit me perfectly! The only downside to this move to Tuscaloosa is that I can't wear any of my clothes anymore, I HAVE TO get back into the gym and eating properly! This move has put about 10 pds. on me, working on the house and running to get fast food or being in an office where there is always someone bringing in food is getting the best of me. So everyone stay on top of me to get in shape! Well that's all for now, I will post pictures tomorrow, promise!