OK, so if you know me AT ALL, you know how much ILOVE THE4thofJULY!!!!!!! It's my all time favorite holiday for SO many different reasons:
1. Well, its America's birthday!!!
3. Being with my family, having BBQ's, & swimming at Don's mom's house
4. Going to Ft. Davis and doing the 'small town thing' which includes a parade, old fashioned bank robbery, CORN, all the fried food, the booths, and getting to see all the precious babies & toddlers sportin' their 4th attire. I love it.
Of course Don and I will be going home sweet home, and I am literally counting.down.thedays. I haven't seen my family since March & I am definitely missing them A LOT. I'm just so excited and can't wait! :) Looks like I have a little shopping to do.
Here is D, me, & my sister last year
Callie & I
Here we are in Ft. Davis - 2007!! I'm still wondering WHY I wore black!
Belle got FIRST place in the cutest dog contest - 2008
First and for most, HAPPY FATHERS DAY to MY DAD & my GRANDPA!!!
Listen to your father, who gave you life. Proverbs 23:22
So this weekend my very best friend in the whole wide world came to visit me, & let me tell ya - we had a BLAST. And the best part? We really didn't even have to do much of anything. We just 'get' each other & it makes my heart FULL. It was so relaxing and it was great to spend 3 1/2 days with her. We ate, slept, ate, had our little heart-to-hearts, painted & are some more. I'll narrate with pictures :)
I look forward to reading Kelly's blog, everyday! And this Friday is Show Us Your Life, China Patterns!
OK, so I don't technically own my 'favorite' China dishes YET, but hopefully one day when I'm married I'll recieve them as a gift! The older I get, the more I'm starting to L.O.V.E all things Southern! I mean, helloooooo I AM from the South! ;) My mom's mom (my 'Nannie') was born and raised by ALL Southern woman & she still has recordings of her Momma & Daddy telling stories about their "Southern ways". She is everything I want to be and more! Anyways, I think to have ones like these in a home are just SO lovely, 'homie', and idyllic. I just can't wait to have Sunday lunches, girls tea, brunches, & other special occasions with these precious dishes! :)
I'm also lovin' these white, simple ones. My Nannie bought me some similar to these a couple of years ago & I love them. I don't use them very often, but I know one day I will. :)
Now, these...are to die for!! Aren't they adorable?? I could definitely eat a salad or two on one of these plates! Or drink some morning coffee from that little cup?
Now, what are some of Y'ALL'S favorite China dishes?! :)
Kind of sounds like an ad, right? Any of you ladies looking to lose those last 5-8 pounds fast? Here is how!
Step 1: Gather all your girlfriends after Sunday church Step 2: Decide to have lunch at McCalisters Step 3: Order a chicken salad and sweet tea Step 4: Go home, take a 2 hour nap, wake up, AND (here is the seller!!)....... Step 5: Get FOOD poisoning!!!!! Step 6: Spend the next 3-4 days throwing up ANYTHING you put in your mouth (including ice chips)
NOTE:Take extreme caution with Step # 5
So, obviously I'm being totally sarcastic, but TRUST ME - I was NOT laughing yesterday, or day before that, or day before that. It was AWFUL. I haven't been that sick since Middle School! Thank goodness I had the best care-taker EVER - my sweet boyfriend who even took off work Monday because I literally could not even move! All my friends were really sweet too - called in and checked on my everyday! :)
I finally (Praise the LORD!) feel a little better today, though. So the rest of my evening will be spent catching up on all my blog posts, e-mails, facebook, etc. Maybe a movie will be in store & a cracker...or two, if I don't crash before 7pm like I have the past few nights, ha! Hopefully that was the FIRST & LAST time I'll ever have to deal with that again!
I went and saw this fabulous movie on Sunday night with my girls and it was AWESOME! :)
'I wish' .... I could be the one and only Charlotte in SATC2!!
Why? Well I'll tell you why! :) I love her because she reminds me a lot of myself! She is so sweet, I love her sweet daughters Lily & Rose, and her husband treats her like a Queen! She just seems well-rounded and put together, elegant, & has it all! Although in the 2nd movie, she definitely lets stress get to her, but it happens to only the best of us! :)