Post Christmas Review

My Christmas actually started a little early… well at least this gift did. I got a new computer at work, with all of the lovely accessories. I’ve been meaning to share this with all of you and have only now gotten around to it.

There has been so much going on, it seems as though there should really be a lot to say. My Christmas has only halfway happened–my bro and sis come into town tomorrow so we’ll do my families Christmas over New Years. We did Christmas with the BF’s family on Christmas day, as well as part of my family (grandparents + aunt), and then my adopted family (BFF).It was good to see 1/2 the family over Christmas but I’m ready to see my family when everyone gets into town.  Life is good in Fairhope. We’re just trying to settle in, but we’re finding out that we have already outgrown our little house. Looks like we’ll be moving again soon–its inevitable. I’m trying to get creative about storage but I just don’t want to pay for organizational racks. That kills me. There should be an easier way. I digress… here’s some Christmas pics.

I needed a little help opening my presents. Milly was so helpful.

Needless to say… I ate a good “healthy” helping of food that entire day.  This was the first of 3 large meals that day.  We got a call in the middle of our first meal to find out that my grandfather had a car accident.  Thankfully everything was fine. But what’s worse than getting one car stuck in the mud… getting 2 cars stuck in the mud… and then needing a 3rd to get the 2nd out. It was an eventful Christmas to say the least.

We’re headed back to B’ham this weekend and we’ll have a small family reunion when everyone gets into town. I’m ready to see the fam. Did y’all have a good Christmas? Was it eventful? Hopefully not.

Today I am thankful for: having a Blake in town. Did I mention we’re going on a company bike ride this afternoon? Oh yeah, this should be interesting.

The Weather Outside IS Frightful


We’re on our way home from Fairhope and we’re in the middle of some scary weather. So to let my Hunny concentrate, I thought I’d let y’all see what I’ve been seeing outside my window! For those of you from Alabama, we just passed that very special sign… “Go to church or the Devil will get you.” at least it’s entertaining. The picture above was taken on I65 in Montgomery.

Today I am thankful for: not driving, going home, going to a basketball game tonight, and for getting to see all my puppies soon!!! Can’t wait! And my bestie who is home from Vienna!!!

Hair… Wedding Hair

So a dear dear friend of mine asked me to do the hair at her sister’s wedding. So that got me to freaking out thinking… while the lovely bride has her ideas of what she wants… I had to start thinking about where to start. Doing the hair isn’t the hard part (did I mention she has 10, oh yeah, 10 bridesmaids!!) … it’s knowing where to start, how to twirl, and where to tuck it all in. At least that how I look at it. It’s a game of hiding bobby pins. This is what she wants…


So I started looking on this new thing the kids are using… Pinterest (I might have to get into it) and found a plethera of wedding hairdo’s with instructions. Oh yeah, y’all like it when I use words like plethera. Get excited. I think the hairstyle above is super sweet and she will look gorgeous wearing it. But I had to look up some more cool do’s. It’s what I do.



Woah. Hello super sexy updo. I think this one would be easier than the first one. Let’s keep looking shall we?


Were you thinking what I was thinking? Is that LC? Sho’ ’nuff is. She’s got a really cool blog out. Complete with instructions. I love it. Let’s do one more.


Woops. Did I say one more when I meant 10 more. What? They’re pretty.

Today I am thankful that: my boy is coming to me tomorrow. And then he’ll stay. Until we decide to move again 🙂

Let’s Get Up-to-Date

Naughty blogger… I’ve been a naughty blogger. Life got ahead of me and made for very little blogging time. I can now say that I have worked a 70 hour work week. I don’t know if I’m proud of that or not. But it has been done and checked off the list. You know, I was talking to my dear friend and much missed partner in architecture, Miss Jilly, and she said that working a 40 hour work week isn’t the same as us working a 60+ work week in school (or something to that effect). You know why? Because in school you get to come and go, go on a coffee run, run to Super Taco or Cook-Out, have girls lunch, or go home and take a nap, OR run to the gym (especially after eating Cook Out). Oh no, NOW… it’s you should be at work the whole time… no naps, no Chicky-runs… What is life coming to?? It’s coming to the Real World. Working 7-7 is now not uncommon. And life now is becoming quite common with little to blog about… However, now I can update you on a few things that have happend…. For one, we did have Thanksgiving. Our Thanksgiving was a bit unconventional this year. My bro and sis spent time with her family in DC, Dad had to stay close to the hospital so he couldn’t leave the ‘Sip. So we all came to him. The fam (Mom, the boy, Grams and Gramps) piled into the car and we all met in Gulfport and started gamblin’. My grandfather thought it would be a great idea to start off at the dollar slots. Why? Yeah, I don’t know. Big money!!! And lost it all in 20 minutes! I stuck to the penny slots and lost my $5 in one hour. But nonetheless, it was a good trip. We even went to NOLA and ate at a super fancy restaurant… (pics to come) and I got to see my favorite New Orleanser.

Next, some of my favorite boys came down this week to watch the UAB v USA game. UAB didn’t play as well as they would have like but, it was a quick visit and I’m just happy I got to see them both. I like those nice boys.

The game. Is it moustache march yet? Bring on the madness!! Wait, wait — Bring on the Bama v LSU game first — and then bring on the MADNESS!!! roll tide.

During the craziness of my work week, Work decided that it was a good idea to have the office Christmas Party on Friday. Let me tell ya, there’s nothing like good Christmas cheer during a deadline. So we played Secret Santa and I got the last number!! Which is obviously the best one AND I got the white envelope with $20 bucks inside. Couldn’t have asked for anything better. AND I was talking to my boss one day about goals for the future and one of mine was to learn to drive a stick shift. It is one of the many talents that I lack…. soooooo I got to drive a stick shift on Friday. And I didn’t stall once!! And that’s because we drove a truck that was impossible to stall-out on! But I drove a stick. It’s still a lot tricky but I think I could learn! I think. It’s a practice thing and I don’t have a car to practice on. The pic above is me in the back of the truck.

Let’s see what else is new. I have friends falling in love and that makes me happy. My bestie is overseas and that makes me sad. Although it makes me happy when we randomly call each other and no matter what the conversation is, it’ll never be less than a 1 hour talk no matter how much I try. Pay day is tomorrow. Thank God. I’m with my Dad in Gulfport — delivering deadline drawings. He had to work all night last night – Yeah, that’s right, my daddy saves lives. So we’ll go out for lunch today at my new favorite restaurant — Kim Long. Delicious Vietnamese + Thai food. Yummy in my tummy!


Today I am thankful for: getting Friday off for working all weekend 🙂 Maybe I can get some Holiday Shopping taken care of.

Oh, oh, oh… I saw Hubert the yesterday! He is ALIVE and well. I left some water out for him.