Thursday, October 30, 2008

One Word Answers

My friend, Abigail, sent this to me via e-mail, but I thought I would respond on the blog! Here are my One Word Answers:

1. Where is your cell phone? purse
2. Your significant other? Wes
3. Your job? Mommy
4. Shoes you're wearing? none
5. Your father? Jon
6. Your favorite thing? Jackson
7. Your dream last night? Weird
8. Your favorite drink? Coke
9. Your dream/goal? Heaven
10. The room you're in? Kitchen
11. Your fear? Loneliness
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Home
13. Where were you last night? Church
14. What you're not? Punctual
15. Muffins? Homemade
16. One of your wish list items? DustBuster
17. Where did you grow up? Brentwood
18. The last thing you did? Emailed
19. What are you wearing? clothes
20. Your TV? Off
21. Your pet? Flash
22. Your computer? On
23. Your life? Happy
24. Your mood? Productive
25. Missing Someone? Family
26. Your car? Comfortable
27. Something you're not wearing? Makeup
28. Favorite Store? Kohls
29. Your summer? hot
30. Your favorite color? Yellow
31. Last time you laughed? Today
32. Last time you cried? Yesterday
33. Who will re-post this? Erin
34. Four places I go over and over
  • Publix
  • Church
  • YMCA
  • Home

35. Four of my favorite foods:

  • tacos
  • pizza
  • Spaghetti
  • Cheesecake

37. Four places I would rather be right now?

  • Cruise
  • Napping
  • Movies
  • Disney

So that's me in a nut-shell. If you haven't done this, it is harder than you think. Why not try it and make sure to send it to me!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Voting Day!

I love to vote! I really do! It all began when I was young. Every election, my grandmother would come pick up my two sisters and me and take us to the polls at Granberry Elementary. We would jump out of her car and wait in line. Back then, lines were inevitable but no one complained. It was just something you did. We would talk to our neighbors and friends in line. There was so much excitement in the air.

Once we got to the front, Mimi would find her name in the big book and sign on the line. Then, we would all pile into the booth. Do you remember those? We would have to scrunch in and pull the curtain tight - no peaking! Once in there, Mimi would make her selections and then choose one of us to pull the lever to cast the vote. If we were really lucky, after we voted with Mimi we would go back with my Mom and Dad - three times in one day!! Oh, I loved election day!!

All those years of going to the polls made me excited about voting myself. I would hear Mimi talk about how important it was to vote, what a great opportunity it was, and how we should be proud that we have this right. It was lovingly instilled in me that when I turned 18, I needed to register to vote, and that is exactly what I did. I was so proud to be a registered voter!

Now, Wesley and I have started taking Jackson to the polls with us. His first voting experience was in February, and then today he traveled with me to vote. I know it is early, but he needs to learn how important it is as an American to cast your vote. It is a right that should never be taken for granted! I want him to tell his kids stories about going to the polls as a child. I want it to be something he looks forward to!

Though election day has changed so much since I first voted - now we can vote early; it is all done on a computer so no more levers to pull or booths to go in; and I haven't found my name in the big book since I lived in Nashville - it is still an exciting time. I know every vote counts so I went and voted today, and I encourage everyone to go vote during this fun, and historic, election season!

Here are some pictures from today. Jackson in line:

Jackson even got a sticker - He's a Georgia Voter!

Here are some photos from his first voting experience:

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Grace Chapel Fall Fest

Today was the Fall Fest at our church, Grace Chapel. Wesley, Jackson, and I all went. It was so much fun! Jackson was able to actually enjoy it this year- last year he was only 3 months old! The weather was perfect and he enjoyed walking around and seeing all the people.

We dressed Jackson up as John McCain. He looked so cute - can a Mommy say that :)

Jackson loved everything about the day, but he especially loved the fire truck that came to the church. He and Daddy (who also really loved seeing the fire truck) were able to get in and even "drive" the truck!

Jackson also loved the Football Toss game:

I got so tickled with this picture: Our little John McCain next to an Elephant. Don't you think the Republican party would love to have a copy of this picture!!

The picture would have been cuter had Jackson been more interested in the camera rather than the Sno-Cone in Hayden's hand!!

And our little politician by "his" sign:

Here is our family picture from this year and then the picture from last year. (Jackson and Wes went as Mac and PC). Look how big Jackson is!!

Thanks, Holli, for planning another wonderful event for the church!!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Art Museum

Today, my friend Katey and I took our kiddos to an art museum here in town. Neither one of us had been to this museum before so we decided to just go try it out! Turns out, not many people travel to this museum on a Wednesday afternoon with two toddlers! We were the only ones there! It was great!

The lady looked at us a little funny when we arrived and said, "Well, there's not a lot they can do because they are so young." Jackson and Alayna decided to prove her wrong! They had a blast just running around the room! One of the highlights was when Katey decided to put on a puppet show! The kids loved it!

Here are a couple of pictures from our adventure. Now that we know what it is like, we will have to go back with more friends. It was a beautiful building and I think kids of all ages would enjoy it!

Look how cute they are watching the puppet show!!

Mommy and Jackson

Sunday, October 19, 2008

DLHS Class of '98

This weekend, I attended my 10 year class reunion. I had a blast! I had been looking forward to this weekend for months. Being away from Nashville, I couldn't wait to reconnect with friends I hadn't seen in a while. It was a great weekend full of friends, laughs and memories of the past!

I started off the reunion weekend by going bridesmaid dress shopping with one of my dearest friend's Ashley. She is getting married next June to a great guy and I have the honor of being in her wedding. Ashley, Shannon (another dear friend and bridesmaid) traveled around Cool Springs and Franklin searching for the "perfect dress." I had so much fun being with Shannon and Ashley!

Later that day, Shannon, Ashley and I met up with Ashley's fiance, Scott, and Erin, another friend, for dinner and the DLHS football game. Erin, Ashley, Shannon and I have been friends forever. We went to school and church together for many years, but have probably gotten closer since High School. When we were all in Nashville, we would get together once a month for dinner! I miss those days!! Here is a picture of us at Baja Friday night:

Saturday morning I was able to catch up with another group of friends! Leeann, Christi, Laura, Abigail, and I met for breakfast and it was great to see all of them! I hadn't seen Leeann or Christi since I moved to Georgia! It was great to reconnect and hear all about the exciting things these girls are up to!

Saturday afternoon, our class got together for a lunch on the lawn of DLHS. The entire family was invited to this event so Jackson came with Wesley and me. It was so fun to introduce him to the kids of my friends! His buddy Ford was there so they were able to play for much of the picnic!

Here is a picture of the family before the picnic:

Here's Jackson and Ford:

The final event of the weekend was dinner at the Wildhorse! How fun!! It was great to have a night out and just enjoy time with Wesley and my old friends!

Thanks to Martha Lynn, Reid, Elizabeth and Philip for planning a fabulous weekend!!!!

Oh..and to make the week even better it has to be said that Jackson and I had a blast being in Nashville for the week before the reunion. It was great to be with my family! I miss them so much! Of course I took all these pictures of the reunion but don't have many of the family! I will leave with one of Jackson and his great-grandmother, Net going for a stroll.

Blog Stalker!

Well, here we go!

This weekend, I realized what I knew in my heart all along- I am a Blog Stalker! While catching up with friends at my 10 year high school reunion, I was told that if you enjoy reading other people's blogs while not having one of your own, you qualify for that lovely title :) I knew it all along, but now it is official!

So in order not to embarrass myself (or my son!) by being known as a Stalker, I thought it was about time I started my own blog. Who knows if anyone will enjoy reading my ramblings, but I think I will like recording some fun events in my life!

And maybe I can be redeemed & not be known as "That Girl" who spends way too much time reading other people's blogs without having one of her own!