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Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Late Easter!

Yesterday was Easter so I was not able to get online because I was very busy with family! Working with 3 hours of sleep especially on a holiday is pretty hard! Luckily I made it through the whole day with naps in the car! First thing Easter morning I went for breakfast with my church family and then we had our Easter Service! I do have to say Easter is my favorite holiday! We do not normally have a lot of younger children in our church and when holidays come around it is filled with grandchildren! It is such a blessing to have your whole family with you on holidays. At lunch Shannon and I went to his parents where we ate and spent time with family. Since Shannon and I were already dressed up we decided to get some pictures taken by Anna. I uploaded the pictures that were on my camera earlier today so I thought I would share some of them!

Of course, I had to leave some off because I am not the most photogenic person.

Me and Shannon!!

Well I hope everyone had a great Easter! We sure had a great time spending our last holiday as an unmarried couple together! :)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Recap of The Past Two Week

Well, like I mentioned last night I have been absent for the past two weeks due to an abundance of school work! Since I have not posted in a while I will just do an overview of what all I have been up to!

Last week, Shannon's nephew had his senior night for baseball. I tried to take as many pictures as possible until my camera decided to run out of batteries. :( Nobody likes it when that happens! Here are just a few pictures that I was able to take before the batteries died...

Dustin up to bat... SWING...

Running into home plate!

Here we are in deep concentration...

Dustin with his Uncle Shannon!

Then we have the whole family! :)

They played two games that night and I know they won the first one, I am not sure about the second one! :( Maybe they won that one too!

Then I had a baby shower on Saturday for Crosby and little Anna Ryan! Of course I made her a wipe case and a blanket! I made the wipe case just like I did the first one that I made, same fabric and all and I made the blanket just like the MSU one that I made a couple weeks ago, except it is smaller.

This is the only picture I have of anything dealing with the shower, I forgot to take my camera... :( I have really been falling behind! Then of course on that Sunday I had my shower and from then on I have been at home working on all of my wonderful school work!

Thank goodness for Tuesday when I drop down to one class! I will be oh so happy!

Bridal Shower!!!

Last Sunday I had a wonderful bridal shower that was thrown by many friends, and by many I mean there are a lot of people to name! I received many things that I greatly appreciate and love every single thing!! I have not uploaded my pictures from my camera but I do have some from one of those before mentioned friends Ellane Gilmore! She is one of the main people who made this day possible!

This is a picture of My Mothers Mother, Me and My Mother

Me and my grandmother have always been very close and for her to be there with me and my mom on this day was very special to me! My other grandmother was there as well but we did not get a picture together! We will have to next time! I actually cannot believe that I do not have one! Maybe it is on my camera!

Proudest moment of the day... My dress cost me $1.00!! :) I love this dress from Ann Taylor!

This is the cake! I would love to give credit to the lady that made the cake but I honestly do not remember! If anyone knows please inform me!

And lastly, one of my flower arrangements with zebra and pink! I love it! I could not have asked for anything to better describe myself!

When I upload my pictures I am sure that I will upload some more pictures from this wonderful day!! Not too much longer now until we are married!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Proud of Myself

After wanting to do something to help people in my area, I am proud to say that that opportunity might have just fallen in my lap today! I am excited about it but do not want to talk about it too soon so, just hope that it all works out! :)

I have been extremely busy with school this week and have not been able to get on here and be as active as I have wanted to be. Tomorrow looks like a good day for a break so I will probably post in the morning! Hope you all have a good night!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Stormy Friday!!

I have never been very pleased with bad weather and I think it is because I remember very well the first storm that we were in. That would be the first time my mom told us to get in the hallway. Every time after that that I have been in bad weather I have been alone. Nobody wants to be alone during a storm! I literally sit in the bed and stay online like my bed is going to protect me. Kind of wimpy I know but it makes me feel safe! I guess it would help if I did not feel the need to check the weather channel every five minutes to get the new update. :(

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Arghhh.... Happy Birthday Cam!!

Last week was my youngest nephews birthday! He turned 4 and was extremely excited about having all of his family together... okay, so it was the presents that the family brought that made him happy. We can all dream a 4 year old would be this excited to see his family!

I know I could have cropped his face out of the picture but then I would cut my grandfather out and I would hate to do that!

The funniest part of his birthday party were the things that he would say! Like this picture for instance which was taken after he said, (with the biggest smile on his face) I have wanted this my WHOLE life!!

This gift was a "pirate sword" if you cannot tell. The party was Pirate themed!

One of my best photos of the day was of Layton (my oldest nephew) and Shannon! Of course, the picture would not be complete without a pirate hook!

Well I forgot about this picture... I guess it is a toss up for my favorite. This is my dad with Zoe putting an earring in his ear to make him a real pirate.

Trying to clip the earring to his ear...

My father the pirate...

Once again... HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAM!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Tuesday, the first day of my wonderful week!!

The way my classes are set up I take one class a month which makes 5 classes in a semester. Since my month would have ran over onto our wedding day I am taking more than one class at a time starting today! I have stayed up super late tonight printing out my textbooks and doing my assignments for the next week! I did all I could Monday to get myself caught up in my other class so I would not fall behind! I really have a feeling that I have no idea what I have gotten myself into!!

This will be the definition of me for the next month:

Hopefully it goes well though because if it does I will be doubling up on my classes so I can finish sooner! I am excited that I get to start my field experience during this class and will be in the classroom! So exciting!

Since I will be very busy with school I hope I am able to find some time for myself.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Getting to know YOU......

*to play..just copy the questions..answer them..then go to www.mannland5.com and link on up*

the ?s

1. do you weigh yourself?
Occasionally, but only whenever I get curious. The scale stays the same so I see no real point!

2. what's the nastiest thing you've ever eaten?
Sauerkraut… the most disgusting thing by far!

3. snail mail or email?
I like e-mail because it is a quick way to get things from friends and family but I get real excited whenever I go to the mail box and I have something! I am getting back wedding replies right now and I am pretty pumped every time I see a little envelope in there!

4. do you have any irrational fears...what are they?
I have a fear of getting shot and I have a dream about it all of the time.

5. do you play an instrument?
I play the piano and saxophone. I am better at the sax than I am on the piano but I did learn to play the piano first. I think if you can read piano music you can read any other sheet music.

6. would you rather be bitten by a snake or attacked by a bear?
Well this is just awful! I guess I would take being bitten by a snake because you could live from that!

7. do you ever go braless in public?
Well No! Why would I want to do that?

8. today i am thankful for........................?
My friends and family! They are always there for me and help me through everything!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Super Bulldog Weekend!!

So, last year I got to stay at home and sleep and get ready for work during the Saturday activities for Super Bulldog Weekend but this year I was able to attend! We had so much fun!

First we went and tried some bar-b-que and then headed off to the baseball game against Florida. Thankfully they won yesterday because I am pretty sure Shannon and I just graced them with our baseball curse. (If you haven't heard about our baseball curse yet it is very interesting last year we went to a Braves game on May 15 which before that the Braves were winning. That day they started their 12 game losing streak... I might have exaggerated a bit there but I think you get it) Anyway... we had a great time today although it was so hot! I am so burnt! We had to leave the football game early because we were sitting there baking in the sun! We resorted to dippin'dots and a tent! Then we walked over to get our seats for the football game! We were not interested in sitting in the sun anymore or on bleacher style seats so we went higher in the stands and got seats with a back and we were in the shade! Thankfully!

Here we are in our comfy, shaded seats!!

The View Wasn't That Bad

But they did look like little ants...

I thought that it was so hilarious to see two blue golf carts that had Ole Miss stickers all over the side and the man and woman who were in both of the golf carts were wearing maroon. There is only one thing to say about these people... Traders! I found this on the internet and it reminded me of them!

That pretty much sums up my day except this nasty sunburn that I have!!

Have a great day tomorrow and don't forget your sunscreen!! The sun is out to get us!

Go Dawgs!!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Thankful Thursday!!

I am thankful for many things and many people. The one person that I am most thankful for is my mother. She has helped me so much throughout the past year especially with planning the wedding. Today while I was at my parents, of course alone because they were working, I realized where I got my creativity from. Well... okay, I always knew where it came from!

These are pictures I took in her yard today...

The Flower Garden

This is the chair that my grandfather made for me whenever I was a little girl. He made a chair that was large enough to fit me and a smaller chair that fit my babydoll. Of course there was a table that went between us and we had the best tea parties!

These are her beautiful flowers that decorate her whole yard! I do not know one person who does not love them!

And this, is her secret garden! When we first moved into this house there were over 100 pine trees. Between all of the pine trees there was a little flower garden with a bird bath that was hidden by bushes. It was beautiful but of course it was ruined with the cutting down of the trees. This is all we have left!

Thanks for everything mom! I love you!

Finished BLANKET

I talked Monday about getting my fabric from Fabriholics to start my blanket. Well, I started the blanket Monday night and finished it Monday night. I just could not put it down!! I am officially addicted! So, by saying that I am very much delayed on this blog post! I just keep putting it off!
I decided to go with a blanket for us to take to football games this fall so it was larger than I had first wanted. At first, I was just going to make a baby blanket. Here are pictures of the finished project!

This is laid out on the floor in the living room. I guess I could have straightened it out a little bit!

This is a view of the opposite side!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Procrastinating Blogger

I actually finished my blanket Monday night because I just could not put it down. I have bought new fabric and I am now ready to make more! I have not downloaded the pictures that I took of the finished blanket yet but I should be able to get those up by tomorrow. Who knows, I might have the other two done by then as well!

Now, I have to get back to this paper I am writing!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Fabric, Fabric, Fabric!!!

So, earlier today I mentioned that I found a great fabric store! I was actually going to the fabric store to get fabric for my Travel Baby Wipe Cases but, of course I got a little distracted and decided to make a quilt. This is the fabric that I decided to get for the new blanket that I am making. We plan on using it for football games this fall but I am sure that it will get used at home as well. You cannot see by this picture but the opposite side is grey.

I will post a finished product hopefully by the end of the week.

For anyone who may be looking for a fabric store around the Starkville area, I will give you a link to the place that I found. Lynda, the owner, was so nice and I would recommend going in any time. For anyone who wants to learn to sew or crochet she teaches lessons as well. On their website there is information about the classes.

I cannot get the link to link to this post so the web address is:

Hope you enjoy and check back for my finished product!:)

Rainy Day

Well, I made today as eventful as I could. I made it to the fabric store and got the cutest fabric! I cannot wait to get started on my new project! But then of course the weather started getting bad and I had to come home! I promise nobody wants me driving in the rain! Now I am home and trying to get organized!

Since I know my dad will be out in this weather, this is not something I like to see. Be safe dad! I love you!

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

More Projects!

I am almost finished with my wipe cases so I am going to need something new to do! Since I am so busy with school I do not think I am going to be able to be too creative and come up with new ideas. So... I think I am going to start doing some of the old things that I was doing before.

I made this for Shannon and my parents last year and I had a lot of fun making them! I have some new ideas of how to make these look a little different so I guess I will try that out now! :) I only have a couple more wipe cases before I can start something new!

Now for tomorrow I plan on going on a hunt for a fabric store! :) I can't wait and I hope that I find a great place!