Friday, May 28, 2010

24th Birthday

Wednesday, May 26, was my 24th birthday, and John T. & I celebrated by going to Pigeon Forge for the night. We started out by eating lunch at TGIFridays, then hit up Tanger Outlets for some shopping! I got lots of cute Old Navy & Gap clothes for summer, and John T. got lots of shirts from his sports stores. After shopping, we checked into our hotel, rode around in Gatlinburg, and played putt-putt (I won, by the way! I have to mention it because I can never beat my sportsy husband at anything!). We then ate supper at our favorite, Huck Finn's! They have the best catfish & fried chicken. :o) We had the best time, and it makes me look even more forward to our vacation coming up in July! Thanks, babe, for such a great birthday!
On Friday, my mom and dad had a cook-out for my birthday at their house. The steaks & baked potatos were so good, and so was this cake from VG's Bakery in Farragut. Thanks mom & dad!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The past two days...

On Sunday afternoon, I went with my in-laws to John T.'s cousin's graduation from Clinton High School. There were 270 students that graduated, and to little ole me from HHS c/o 2004 with ~75 students, it was a lot different! I was sad that we didn't get to see Kaitlyn afterward, but there were SO many people, and it started raining buckets, so we headed back home when it was over.
Jayden & I before the graduation. It was at Thompson-Boling Arena, and they were selling popcorn & drinks from the concessions. This girl LOVES concession stands! She kept asking me for a snow cone, nachos & cheese, and colored peanuts (peanut M&M's). She is hilarious! Me & Taleah. I love this girl SO SO SO much! :o)
Congratulations, Kaitlyn!!!

Then, when I got home Sunday night, I got a call from my best friend Brittany, who lives in Middle TN now. She called to tell me that she took a test, it was positive, and she was PREGNANT!!! I have been praying so hard for her & Daniel, and I am so excited for them! I love you Britt!! :o)

I worked Monday, and when I came home, we grilled hamburgers, had loaded baked potatoes & corn. It was so yummy!! I love spring/summer nights, even though it's not even summer yet! We are getting ready to head to Target to buy some organization supplies and then come back & price more yard sale items. We are really trying to get rid of stuff we don't need & get more organized! I am very organized with everyday things, but when it comes to the attic, closets, etc., I tend to let it go, but we are trying so hard to get organized in those areas, and I think we have been successful! I couldn't have done it without John T., he has helped me SO much! Enjoy your Tuesday!

Saturday, May 15, 2010're going by too fast!

The month of May is flying by! We have celebrated Jayden's pre-school graduation, had a yard sale, worked, worked, & worked some more! For the past few days, we have been cleaning out our attic and closet and have come up with even more stuff (junk) for another yard sale I am doing with John T.'s mom & granny in June. It feels really good to get rid of so much stuff we don't need! We also started a new Bible study at chuch by Beth Moore called Here and Now...There and Then. It is a study on the book of Revelation, and I am really looking forward to it. We had our first lesson on May 2, and we skipped last Sunday because of Mother's day. I am going with my mother-in-law and sis-in-laws tomorrow to a cousin's graduation (congrats, Kaitlyn!), so I will miss tomorrow's lesson as well, but I can't wait to get back into it next week. Also, I have just been buried in the book below:

I am not a huge book reader, but I haven't been able to put this one down. I'm trying not to read too much at one time because I don't want to finish it so soon. It is such an inspirational book for any woman out there. While I am not a mom, nor have I experienced anything close to what Angie and her family have, I can relate to what Angie expresses throughout the book. She relates what she went through to stories in the Bible, and I just highly recommend it to any woman! You can read Angie's blog (& Audrey's story) here.

Well, I better get in the bed! Church in the a.m., lunch with mom & dad, then heading to Thompson-Boling Arena for Kaitlyn's graduation from Clinton High School. Good night! Have a great Sunday! (p.s. I'm so excited that I am finally caught up on my blog! yay!)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Jayden's Pre-School Graduation

Tonight, we celebrated John T.'s little sister Jayden's pre-school graduation. It was held at Frozen Head State Park. The kiddos sang songs, received their little diplomas, and then we got a wildlife lesson from one of the park rangers. The kids got to pet a stuffed turkey & beaver and got to examine some lovely snake skins from snakes found in the park...eww! :o) It was a fun little graduation, and I am so looking forward to waching Jayden grow up. She is a mess, but I love her SO much! Congrats, Jayden!
All the kiddos getting ready to sing She was ALL about singing...the little boys beside her were not as into everything as she was :o)
I love you, sister!!