Friday, December 31, 2010

Farm Life

Night at the Farm in McCalla

December 30, 2010

One of my co-workers moved out to McCalla and she lives right infront of what we call a little farm. The man has several cows and a bull in the fence right behind her house. This is why it is called the farm. Well Smarts invited a bunch of teachers out one night to just hang out by the bon fire and enjoy some yummy treats and some hotdogs. I truly had a great night with my teachers!!!


Monday, December 27, 2010

Girls Christmas Swap

Girls Christmas Swap

December 27, 2010

This was the second annual Christmas swap with my girls that I love to pieces. Each year we have decided that the gifts we swap will be different and have a new theme. This year we decided to swap Christmas doormats. We all met at Nikki’s house and each brought a little dish to snack on while we mingled and gossiped about life. After everyone got there and sat around for a little bit it was time to start the swap and crazy fighting(HAHA). Lauren and I ended up bringing the same Christmas mat and Lauren ended up picking mine so she took the one like hers home in the end. I got the one Allison brought and it was so cute. I can not wait to use it next year at my place. After the swap we all sat around Nikki to hear her sweet little baby’s heart beat.

Funny story, our first Christmas swap Allison was 8 months pregnant and Ashley W. was 10 weeks. This year Nikki was around 3 months pregnant. I love all the changes this group has and am so thankful I get to experience all the many blessings in their lives. I can’t wait to see what is in store next year when we do it again.

Sunday, December 26, 2010


Snow Day

December 26, 2010

We woke up the next morning and it was all white!!! It was truly beautiful and I was so glad I was with my friends!!

Later that night after all the snow had melted we were ready to get out and have some fun. So we went and did something that I haven’t done in over 15 years, we went and played laser tag. We had a blast there were six of us in the whole place.

Next time we all go we will have to make sure to have at least 10 or more people.

Saturday, December 25, 2010


Christmas Day

December 25, 2010

Christmas morning we woke up and couldn’t wait to start the day off cooking a wonderful andyummy breakfast. But first we had to do what we do every year, my sister and I got our stockings and waited in the den while mom and Charlie went in the dining room to sit and wait for us to walk in…..haha traditions. We each had one gift from each other this year and so my sister and I switched gifts and were so excited to see what we got each other. I opened mine first it was a pink zebra purse….just my style. Her and Scott open theirs and they got a gift card to Best Buy and a griddle. After opening gifts we all sat down for a wonderful breakfast of bacon, French toast with cream cheese in the middle and strawberries on top. It was so delicious. We then sat around all morning until mid afternoon before we started cooking a wonderful Christmas meal. After dinner I packed up and headed back to my place to meet some of the best group of friends ever!!!!

Bryd, Diana, and Robert were all waiting for me to arrive at my place so we could get the Dance party started!!! Diana got Dance Party for the Wii for Christmas from her wonderful boyfriend!!! So you guess it we played the wii all night long.

Overall I can truly say this was one of the best Christmases I have had even though I thought it would be a hard one. Thanks to my family and friends for everything they do for me to make me smile.

Friday, December 24, 2010



December 24, 2010

Every year my parents and sister and I go to my childhood church for there traditional Christmas Eve service. This year my amazing and beautiful grandmother and Sarabeth’s FiancĂ© Scott joined us, as we went to the 7:00 service. It was beautiful and had a great message; my favorite part is always the end when the whole room is filled with candles as we sing Silent Night. After the service we all piled into my sister car and drove around the city looking at Christmas lights, this was the first year we have done this and it was truly wonderful being with my family all of Christmas eve. Each year before we go to bed my sister and I are allowed to open one present, but of course we do not get to pick it. My mom has them already picked out, (I wonder why....haha). My sister and I opened our presents and it was PAJAMAS. But this year was a little different Scott so graciously got my sisters Christmas Eve gift so my mom got so pajamas too. Next year we are going to all have matching ones, we are starting a new tradition. Then we all went to bed and waited for Christmas morning to arrive after putting milk and cookies out for SANTA of course.

I cherish every Christmas with my family and this year I got to spend all of my time with my family and am so fortunate for them. I know that as we grow older and our lives open new doors things will change, but right now I am taking every moment with them.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ornament Swap!!!

Ornament Swap with the TEACHERS!!!

December 22, 2010

This year I was invited to an ornament swap with teachers from my school. I was so excited to be invited and could not wait for the night to start! We all brought an appetizer to share with the group and our ornament of course. We all had a great night and the swap was fun and exciting with much laughter. I took home a beautiful ornament.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Church of the Highlands

Candlelight Service

December 21, 2010

For the past 3 years I have gone to COTH Christmas service a couple night before Christmas Eve. This year I went with two of my favorite girlfriends and two other friends. I really enjoyed this night and took it all in, this night was the beginning of my journey with this church and becoming more involved. I am very thankful to have been introduced to this church back in October of 2007. I continue to grow each day and can’t wait to see my journey with this church in the future.

Friday, December 17, 2010


Sarabeth and Scott’s Engagement Shower

December 17, 2010

As you all know my sister got engaged last month to the man of her dreams. We wanted to rejoice in this wonderful and amazing time in her life, so my family through her and Scott an Engagement Christmas Shower at my parent’s house.

My Aunt C.Kay graciously offered to cook the meal, she did an amazing job and everyone loved

the food. After chatting, eating, and socializing we all gathered to open the Christmas ornaments that everyone brought for Sarabeth and Scott’s first Christmas together. Once we were done with gifts we played a game to see how much they really knew about each other, it was a fun game. The night was a great night with everyone and I am so glad to be on this journey with my sister!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010


Family Christmas

December 11, 2010

Every year my family gets together a few weeks before Christmas to have our “FAMILY CHRISTMAS”. This year we all met at my parent’s house and had a mixture of appetizers that everyone brought. We all sat around and chatted about this and that and enjoyed the wonderful snacks. This year instead of drawing names between the cousins we did something different. We all brought a $25 dollar gift and played dirty Santa. I think I like this way better, for many reasons, it lasted longer and we got to see and get what we wanted between all the gifts. When the game was over we all moved back into the den and just talked and enjoyed each other’s company. While we were all chatting we got a wonderful SURPRISE!!! If you remember back in August I posted a blog about my cousin Robert and Cherie’s Wedding. Well that gave birth at the end of November to a beautiful little girl name Josie. They told everyone that they didn’t want to travel so soon so they would not be making it to Family Christmas this year. We were all very sad, because most of us had not got to meet baby Josie yet. But all of a sudden the door swings open and in walks in Robert, Cherie and Baby Josie. We all start screaming and many of us start crying of excitement!!! Overall the day and night was a huge success!!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010


December 4, 2010

SEC Championship

Auburn vs. South Carolina

I love my AUBURN TIGERS so could not wait to watch this game with great friends. I went to my friend Smarts house also known as the “farm” out in Mccalla. We enjoyed some great food then all settled into our seats for a game that would determine who was the best. It was a long and intense game but I had no doubt that our tigers would win it all, and they did!!!

Friday, December 3, 2010


December 3, 2010

Jeremy’s 25th Surprise Party!!

We all gathered at Iguana Grill around 7:00 to surprise Jeremy for his birthday. They were running late, which was a good thing because our reservations were canceled and we had to wait to be seated. We finally were seated and decorated the tables with a few birthday items and had the cake all ready for the big surprise. Around 7:45 Ashley and Jeremy walked in and with a big shout we all screamed, “SURPRISE”. I think he was a little embarrassed but that’s ok, he was totally surprised. We enjoyed some yummy chips and dip!!! Ashley did a great job of getting this party together.