Friday, November 26, 2010

It's That Time...

Another Thanksgiving has come and gone.  Which means it time for the holidays, rivalry games, decorating, and bowl games.  I am very passionate about my alma mater and college football.  No black Friday shopping for me, today I'm picking up my Mama from the airport and we are headed to Tallahassee to meet up with my sister, brother, and father.  For the first time in 5 years we actually have a shot at beating our in state rivals UF.  It's going to be a great game, neither team is great this year but rivalry games are always fun.

I have a huge dislike (I don't like using the word hate) for the over sized lizards for several reasons.

1. They think they are better than us.
2.  They wear orange.
3. Gators wear jean shorts.  Exhibit A: 
4.  Way too many fair weathered fans they are not graduates of UF or any school at all for that matter.  I was an out of state student and chose to be a Seminole!
5.  Orange is obnoxious.  Garnet and Gold is sooo much better.
6.  I'm sure I will come up with a ton more reasons after this weekend.

With all of that said it should be an interesting weekend as my family will be meeting my sister's boyfriend's family for the first time.  We have all be instructed to be on our best behavior and avoid college football subjects as they are all UF grads.  Eeeekkkk.  Boyfriend has one older sister around my age and 3 younger bothers.  This will be fun!

I have to download some pics from the camera and Monday I will be sharing the one new recipe I tested for Thanksgiving.  I'm going to try a new tradition and all by myself complete one new recipe each year.

Next week we will be back to the pretty and delicious things.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


My Savior, Jesus Christ, who gives me everything for which I am thankful.

My Husband and Best Friend.

My Incredible Family who always keep me entertained.

Hendrix the pup that protects out home.

Good Friends that give me support and laughter.  I'm especially thankful for the good friends sharing this holiday with me while my family is away and my man is cooking for the masses.

Our Bungalow which provides me constant projects, creativity and shopping trips.

The New Memory Foam Mattress that has improved our sleep.

This Blog for giving me an outlet for my thoughts and ramblings.

My Morning Coffee.

The New Traditions our little family is beginning.
And The Holiday's for reminding me that we are all blessings from God and all of the people around us are here to teach and share new lessons with us every day.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Another one in the books.

It was quite a weekend of ups and downs! 

First of all who knew dogs could get yeast infections on their lips...gross.  Yep $75 later Hendrix has a yeast infection on his left lip. Apparently moisture and bacteria can get caught up in the flappy part and cause a yeast infection.  Good knew his the medicine is really helping.

Zip Lining was pretty awesome.  We had a great group of people...including my 3 companions and bunch for FSU fans.  I little disappointing how clueless they were about out football team but nevertheless still fellow noles.  The weather was perfect and I got some great pics...

pre orientation

geared up and ready to go

the girls

 clinging to a tree before take off

bridge over the parking lot...the scariest part

our guides Jessie and Newman

sky bridges between zipping

I apologize for the multitude of pics.  I highly recommend this day trip.  It's Historic Banning Mills Zip Lines in Whitesburg, Georgia.  I'm already planning another trip including the boys.

Saturday night had a bittersweet ending with only one of our teams winning.  Poor Miss State had a disappointing loss in double over time, but on a positive note FSU did put out a win!

It's a holiday week!  Which means a short week and lots of good food!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Weekend Already?

Wow it is Friday again already!  This week has flown by and our household is up and running again. It’s been a busy week and full weekend is ahead. Tomorrow morning I’m headed to a very early vet visit with Hendrix. Something is up with his lip and beginning to get me worried. Then I’m headed off to Historic Banning Mills to Zip Lining with the JL girls. I’m so excited and hoping the fall colors are still in tact. Next week keep an eye out for some pretty fall photos!  I plan on finishing off my Saturday with a big win for my team and hopefully a loss for NC State that will secure an ACC Championship Game!!

I promise to get back to regular blogging next week as I have lots of little projects planned and photos to share!

My favorite thing this week is a quote I found on Pink Wallpaper's guest post on Simply Seleta.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Long Week

It's been a long week of sickness at our house.  Sinus colds and ear infections are not fun.  After some antibiotics I am on the upswing, the Mr. is still suffering.  In my down time this week I've been brainstorming on my holiday decorations.  Last year Christmas kind of snuck up on us and I was a bit disappointed in our arrangements.  I would love to go all out this year and have a little party!  I'm looking forward to sharing all my details in the coming weeks.  Stay tuned.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Cheers to Fall

Last weekend we visited one of our favorites Holeman and Finch Public House where the cocktails and burgers are to die for!  I had the Belle Starr consisting of..

House Made Grain Spirit
Disarronno Amaretto
Luxardo Bitter
Brut Sparkling Wine

And the Burger is out of this world, but I'll have to let the Mr. tell you about that sometime (he's the expert)!

Have a Great Weekend!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


November....I can not believe it is here already.  Things I'm looking forward to this month in no particular order...
  • Day Light Savings aka extra hour of sleep
  • Finishing a few projects around the house
  • Getting ready for Christmas decor
  • Finishing my holiday shopping
  • Florida State Football games we are planning trips to the Clemson and UF game this month
  • Zip Lining with the girls
  • Thanksgiving Turkey
  • First wine club party
  • Hendrix's 4th birthday
Happy November!  I promise to post more regularly this month.