Friday, May 23, 2008

{Adios Amigos}

Vamos a la Mexico!
Tomorrow morning at 9:45 we take off for 7 days in Playa del Carmen at this amazing resort. I can't wait! See you in a week.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

{Happy Anniversary to Us!}

Today is our 2nd Anniversary! I can't believe how fast it has gone by...Marriage is hard but it is so worth it at the end of the day. He isn't perfect and neither am I, but we are without a doubt perfect for each other.

Happy Anniversary honey, I love you!!!

Friday, May 16, 2008

{First kiss was a sweet kiss...}

Is it bad that I really like this? Joey sang those 5 words, "Please don't go girl..." and I swear I was transported to my mom's 1991 Explorer when she and I would rock out to NKOTB. I have a perm and am wearing some sort of puff painted garment and Keds...

I LOVE this, I sang along to all of the songs, I can't believe I still know them. I will say that is seems that the 'ole group hasn't been singing for the past 15 years {in fact it sounds like they have been smoking a pack a day} and I really don't know what angle they are going to play now that they are all past puberty, Joey's not hitting those high notes like he did back in the day. But it is AWESOME!!! It makes me want to pull out my slap bracelet and hook my overalls on one side...If there is a reunion tour I am so there, I bet Cris will go with me.

{New Shoes = PAIN}

So I got a coupon for Pepperlime the other day and I got Birthday money from my Grandparents so I thought it was a sign to get the Jack Rogers' sandals I have been wanting. I have them on today and WOW do my feet hurt, I guess it is a pain being beautiful huh??

On a different new shoe note, Chad got me Bonnano's for my Birthday!!! I can't wait, only 4 more weeks until they are due to arrive :)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

{Charlotte LaVergn Eubanks 08/02/2006 }

Chad has a lot of time on his hands waiting for me to get home. God forbid anything ever happen to her, but in the case something does its always good to be prepared. I think we should play this at her Super Sweet 14 party this August...

Monday, May 12, 2008

{What a wonderful weekend}

I had a wonderful weekend of Birthday and Mother's Day celebrations! We spent all day Saturday working in our yard. Chad and his dad built us raised flower beds and Judy and I spent all day planting beautiful flowers. I looks amazing, if I do say so myself!

On Saturday night Chad planned a little birthday celebration and we went to dinner at Farm 255 in Athens, it was delicious! My parents, the Milfords and the McMullans joined us. It was so fun and amazing to be back in Athens with 2 people that are part of most of my college memories! We've come a long way from May 2002, my 21st birthday, that was spent in downtown Athens :) Whitney gave me the LL Bean tote with Navy handles and a green monogram and Lauren gave me the cutest orange crocodile clutch, my friends are too good to me!

Whitney, me and Lauren- I am the Audrina to the Whitney/Laruen combo here---I have never made that reference before- that is AMAZING!!! We are practically living the Hills here in North East Georgia...

Prom Pose

My parents spent the night with us and went to church with us yesterday morning. I have to say, I think Big Val might be a Baptist at heart...Chad made a delicious Mothers Day/Birthday lunch and we had an amazing cake. I only like my mom's yellow cake with fudge icing, no store bought cakes for me! My parents gave me all new flatware, Martha Stewart of course! We went to Chad's parents last night to celebrate with his mom and it was a nice end to a wonderful weekend. I got a gift certificate to go towards some patio furniture from Chad's parents and my brother/sister in law and fam gave me a Vera wallet and make up bag in the summer pattern, so cute!

Today I am officially the big 2-7, it feels damn old. Poochie and Cris took me out to lunch and I hope to head out early today to spend some time with my mans. It has been a wonderful birthday so far, I can't wait to see what 27 has in store for me!!

Friday, May 9, 2008

{I am a what!}

5 Favorites

I have seen this on a lot of blogs and have enjoyed reading about everyone so I though I would join in on the fun!

5 things I can't live without under $10:
1. Starbucks Skinny Iced Vanilla Latte
2. Magazines- Women's Health, Southern Living, Vogue, Cottage Living, Health, Martha are my favorites...just to name a few
3. My Pottery Barn aluminum water bottle
4. Vaseline Intensive Care Healthy Glow lotion
5. Raw Hide Bones for Charlotte

5 Favorite Movies:
1. Love Actually
2. Legally Blond
3. Steel Magnolia's
4. The Devil Wears Prada
5. A Perfect Murder

5 favorite girls' names I love but won't use:
1. Elle
2. Kate
3. Charlotte- I do hate that I named my dog I can't name a kid!
4. Amelia
5. Lillian

5 favorite boys' names I love but won't use:
1. Parker
2. Jackson
3. Andrew
4. Hunt
5. Henry

5 songs you could listen to over and over again:
1. Everything- Michael Buble
2. the Leona Lewis song
3. Amazing Grace- Chris Tomlin
4. Long Trip Alone- Dirks Bentley
5. Stronger- Kanye West

5 things that stay in my handbag at all times:
1. cell phone
2. work parking pass/entry pass
3. wallet
4. pens
5. nexium

5 obsessions I have right now:
1. Mexico- El Dorado Maroma
2. iGoogle, especially Google reader
3. blogs
4. Bonanno sandals
5. checking my cell phone

5 places I'd love to go:
1. Italy
2. Greece
3. Australia
4. Wine Country
5. New England in the Fall

{Birthday Weekend}

Its my birthday weekend, I am so excited!!!

We are going to Athens tomorrow night for drinks and dinner at Farm 255, I can't wait. Then my parents are coming home with us and we will be headed to church for together on Sunday and we will cook my momma some lunch.

I love this time of year, my birthday is this week and then our Anniversary is next week!!

"No wise man ever wished to be younger."

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

{Fruits of the Spirit- thanks Daddy}

Fruits Of The Spirit
Author:Max Lucado

It's quiet. It's early. My coffee is hot. The sky is still black. The world is still asleep.

The day is coming. In a few moments the day will arrive. It will roar down the track with the rising of the sun. The stillness of the dawn will be exchanged for the noise of the day. The calm of the solitude will be replaced by the pounding pace of the human race. The refuge of the early morning will be invaded by decisions to be made and deadlines to be met.

For the next twelve hours I will be exposed to the day's demands. It is now that I must make a choice.

Because of Calvary, I'm free to choose. And so I choose.

I choose love... No occasion justifies hatred; no injustice warrants bitterness, I choose love. Today I will love God and what God loves.

I choose joy... I will invite my God to be the God of circumstance. I will refuse the temptation to be cynical...the tool of the lazy thinker. I will refuse to see people as anything less than human beings, created by God. I will refuse to see any problem as anything less than an opportunity to see God.

I choose peace... I will live forgiven. I will forgive so that I may live. I choose patience... I will overlook the inconveniences of the world. Instead of cursing the one who takes my place, I'll invite him to do so. Rather than complaining that the wait is too long, I will thank God for a moment to pray. Instead of clinching my fist at new assignments, I will face them with joy and courage.

I choose kindness... I will be kind to the poor, for they are alone. Kind to the rich, for they are afraid. And kind to the unkind, for such is how God has treated me.

I choose goodness... I will go without a dollar before I take a dishonest one. I will be overlooked before I will boast. I will confess before I will accuse. I choose goodness.

I choose faithfulness...Today I will keep my promises. My debtors will not regret their trust. My associates will not question my word. My wife will not question my love. And my children will never fear that their father will not come home.

I choose gentleness... Nothing is won by force. I choose to be gentle. If I raise my voice may it be only in praise. If I clench my fist, may it be only in prayer. If I make a demand, may it be only of myself.

I choose self-control... I am a spiritual being. After this body is dead, my spirit will soar. I refuse to let what will rot, rule the eternal. I choose self-control. I will be drunk only by joy. I will be impassioned only by my faith. I will be influenced only by God. I will be taught only by Christ. I choose self-control.

Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. To these I commit my day. If I succeed, I will give thanks. If I fail, I will seek His grace. And then when this day is done, I will place my head on my pillow and rest.

“As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” - John 9:5

Sunday, May 4, 2008

{Weekends in Pictures}

Worked in the yard...
planted Jasmine to grow around the mailbox

added numbers to the post on the front porch

and planted a Gardinia.

Went to the farmers market...

Charlotte got a hair cut, she went in looking like this...

and came out looking like this, it is her summer cut.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

{Ultimate Sacrifice}

A 24 year old soldier from Commerce was killed in Iraq last week, Chad is doing the funeral. This funeral has brought out a lot of emotion in our house, my eyes water every time I think about it. All I think about is his wife and two kids that said good bye to him a year ago and won't ever speak to him again. Chad said that the outpouring of support is amazing and there is nothing like a military funeral.

The military plane flew in to Athens yesterday and Chad took the family to the airport. They parked on the runway and the plane pulled right up to the hearse. They got a motorcycle processional to take them from Athens to Jefferson, through Commerce. The respect that the people of Jackson county and Athens paid this man, that they don't know, is so amazing! People lined the streets with signs and flags, the Commerce Middle school came outside and the band director stood on the hill playing TAPS as they drove by. The Commerce and Jefferson fire departments brought out their ladder trucks and crossed the street with their ladders with flags waving. People saluted as they drove by, strangers wept for this man. 

I am sure that his family and the soldier from his unit that traveled with him were touched by the support and I am so proud of my Chad being a part of this. He was an instrumental part of getting Sgt. Whitehead the respect he deserves.

RIP Army Sgt. Shaun Whitehead, thank you