Thursday, April 29, 2010

Busy Bee!

April has been a CRAZY busy month!  And my life isn’t close to slowing down, yet!  But I love it!

See, Chris and Jennifer, two of our good friends, got MARRIED on Saturday, April 24th. So, we had tons of stuff (showers, parties, get-togethers) leading up to their wedding.  Marc was a groomsman, so we enjoyed the rehearsal and dinner, as well as the wedding and reception.  We even drove them to the their hotel super early (1:00am) on Sunday morning.

This wedding has been eight years in the making – that’s how long they’ve been together – and we couldn’t be HAPPIER that they’re finally married! =.) Yay! =.)

chris and jenn wedding The happy couple…and yep, that’s a camo vest.  He wore a different one for the wedding and pictures! =.)with the bride Krystle, Jennifer, Katie, and me =.)  Beautiful Bride! =.)marc and chad Marc and Chad


A week before the wedding, all the girls went to a shower for Krystle, who is getting married in June.  Can’t wait for that wedding, either! =.) Yay! =.)

The shower – Krytle’s mom’s friends threw the shower, and I guess it was more of a party/play?/re-enactment thing?  And, we were all sworn to secrecy, so I can only show you some of the pictures.  It was hilarious.  I haven’t laughed this much in seriously FOREVER!  It was great!! =.)

k's party All of the girls! =.)krystle and katie hayes The future bride, Krystle, with Katie =.)


We celebrated Allie’s 5th Birthday with my family on Sunday.  I so love my nieces! =.)  It was a great time!

DSC05722Allie with her cupcake =.)DSC05741Opening gifts…DSC05744   Fake smile =.)DSC05725 Ava eating her cupcake…maybe she didn’t want to get her hands dirty? =.) Too cute!DSC05733 Cutest grin EVER! =.) Dimple and all! =.)

Well, that’s all I have for now! =.) I think I’m caught up, now! =.)


My calendar is full until Kurt & Krystle’s wedding in June! =.)  This weekend, we’re going to Charlotte for Krystle’s Bachelorette Weekend!  Can’t wait!  Tons of fun planned with some my absolute favorite girls! =.) The boys are gone next weekend for the bachelor party.  I’ll be attending Prom Dress Bowling with the youth from our church.  It’s gonna be a blast, and I’m excited to spend time with these amazing ladies and other gals from my life group! =.) The next weekend, I’m attending a baby shower, then another bridal shower for Krystle, a couple’s shower the next weekend, then a break for Memorial Day. =.)

I’m tired just thinking about it! =.) It’ll be great, though.  Then we’ll get a break after June 13th.

I hope YOU have a great weekend!  I’ve got tomorrow off to decorate for this weekend. Yay! =.)


Friday, April 23, 2010

Happy Birthday, Allie Kat! =.)

Seriously, it’s hard to believe all that has happened in 5 years.

Five years and one day ago, I got a call from my big brother, Brock.  He told me that, “It was time.”  He and Wendy were going to the hospital.  I couldn’t sleep.  I was so ridiculously excited! =.) He had called late on a Friday night, and told me not to worry about driving down, just to come in the morning.

See, I was in my senior year at Appalachian, and I had a 2.5 hour drive home.  So, around 5:30 a.m., I finally got up.  Trying to sleep was useless.  I just couldn’t do it.  So, I got up and took my shower.  I threw some clothes in a bag, and started home around 7:30 a.m.

I drove straight to the hospital with no news that I was an aunt, yet.

About 5 minutes after I got to the hospital, my brother walks into the waiting room to announce that Allie Katherine was here.allie katI was so happy, as was everyone else.  The above picture was taken a few hours after her birth.  She is my first niece, and she holds a special place in my heart! =.)

P3250024Allie was my flower girl in our wedding.  She was 11 months old, and Brock carried her down the aisle.  So precious! =.)3 year old Allie This is Allie at 3 years old in her first horse show, on her pony, Sugarfoot. =.)DSC03888 Allie and me last year on her 4th birthday.  I love this girl! =.)DSC05688 And this is Allie 2 weeks ago at her T-Ball game.

It’s really hard to believe how much she has grown.  She is so special and I just love her to pieces! =.)

So, Happy Birthday, Allie Kat!  I love you! =.)


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Allie’s T-Ball Game! =.)


Notice how everyone else is moving?  Allie just watched the ball… =.)DSC05686DSC05688I’m a HUGE fan of her pink glove and shoes!! =.)

And Ava…DSC05696DSC05681

Friday, April 9, 2010

Full of Randoms…

I’ve got no one thing to complete a full blog post, so you’ll get bullets…

  • I’ve been reading so many blogs, that by the time I sit to think of my own blog to write, I’ve got nothing.  I’m sorry, but I’m in a bit of a slump on blog posts.
  • I don’t have an open weekend until the middle of May.  It’s probably gonna be exhausting, but so, so much fun! =.)
  • I’m hosting a few girls over for pizza and wine tonight.  Should be great!  Our friends, Chris and Jennifer, are getting married April 24th, so the girls are giving Jennifer a little “Honeymoon” shower. =.) Yay!
  • I’m going shopping with my Mama and grandma tomorrow.  To Hobby Lobby and then Olive Garden.  Can’t wait!
  • I’m going out tomorrow night to celebrate Katie’s birthday. =.) Should be a lot of fun!
  • Marc’s in Beaufort until Sunday for a bachelor party.  I miss him already.  I don’t like falling asleep without him in town.  He doesn’t have to be home if he’s out with the guys around home, and I can sleep just fine.  If he’s out of town…completely different story. =.(
  • I’ve been going between extremes at work – completely busy with no time to breathe, to completely bored with nothing left to look at online.  I can only refresh facebook so many times an hour.  Seriously.
  • I’m so glad that it rained last night.  This yellow fairy dust, otherwise known as pollen, is ridiculous this year.  I’m glad it’s going away! =.)
  • I’m feeling crafty, but I don’t know what I want to do.  I have a birthday present I need to work on for an August birthday.  Yes, you read that right, August.  But I want it to be great! =.)
  • I need to make more money.  Or I need my mortgage payment decreased, as well as my health insurance.  I hate making those payments each month! =.) Makes me feel like I make nothing! (I’m not complaining – I’m lucky to have a job.  I know this.  I’m just saying…=.))
  • My almost 2 year old niece got a concussion two weeks ago.  She’s fine, but she’s gonna be a handful (as if she isn’t already!! =.)).  Precious!
  • I don’t have a single picture from Easter.  I know.  What’s wrong with me?!? =.)
  • We had a GREAT service at Easter, and record attendance at 630.  For a 4 year old church…not too bad! =.) Love seeing new people!
  • I feel like I should have something else to write, but I just don’t.
  • Are you still reading?  I’m sorry for boring you!

Well, that’s all I’ve got! I hope your life it great! =.)