Monday, July 27, 2009

Around Our Backyard

Here are just a few pictures from around our backyard:

Cute initial flag from Kirklands! :)

These are our cucumber plants! Not too much longer and we
should have a few baby cucumbers!

This is our tomato bucket! They are planted in the side of a bucket! Yum!

These are surprise lillies that have bloomed all around our house!

This is what Bindi does while I blog....

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Summer Happenings

I have not blogged in FOREVER!!! This summer has been filled with friends, family and fun. I spent most of my summer having to adjust to Barrett's summer schedule. Trust me, it was not fun getting up to go to work while Barrett was still snoozing! Being a teacher definitely has its perks! For the most part, Barrett's summer is over. The Panthers started football two-a-days on Monday. Now Barrett leaves the house before I do and doesn't get home until 8:30 or 9:00pm. I am going to do my best to do a quick run through of events from May-July!

May -

  • We celebrated Aubrey Grace's 1st birthday! I love being an aunt!
  • I took a trip to Jackson to visit extended family and to celebrate my cousin Natalie's birthday. I really enjoyed getting to see everyone!
  • We celebrated Debra's retirement at a dinner put on by the high school.
  • My mom celebrated a birthday in May. Although I couldn't celebrate it with her in person, I celebrated in spirit!
  • Also in May, I started helping with the Lady Panther volleyball team. I am VERY excited to be involved at the high school and help with such a great sport!
  • We spent Memorial Day weekend with Barrett's friends and family having a cook out and the guys playing yard ball.
  • The last weekend in May Barrett and I traveled to Pensacola for Trisha and Billy's wedding. We had such a great time, and I was honored to be a bridesmaid for Trisha & Billy's special day!
  • Barrett's brother Rylie celebrated his 17th birthday! :)

June -

  • Barrett went to CoCoa Beach, FL with a group of his guy friends. Bindi and I stayed home and had girl time!
  • I had a training for work in Nashville the 9th-11th.
  • I helped with the annual golf tournament for work. I had a lot of fun being the "Cart Girl".
  • June 18-20 Barrett surprised me with a trip to Gatlinburg, TN. I had never been to the TN mountains and we had a GREAT time. He was so thoughtful to take me on a mini-vacation.
  • Barrett and his family went back to Gatlinburg during June for their family vacation. I wasn't able to go because of work :(.
  • At the end of June I got a hair-cut! I actually got it cut shorter than I ever have! I am really enjoying my new "style"!

Although we are still in July, here are a few highlights so far...

  • July 2-5th we took a trip to Hot Springs, AR! We met my family there and had a BLAST! It was so great to see them!
  • Volleyball for the high school has started up. I am helping with evening practice when my work schedule allows. I am really enjoying getting to know the girls and being around the sport again!
  • Barrett celebrated his 24th birthday! We went to eat at a Japanese Steakhouse and I pre-ordered NCAA 2010 for his PS3! I am such a good wife!!!!
  • I went "junk sale shopping" for the first time since I have lived in Hohenwald. I found a STEAL of a DEAL on an entertainment piece for our big TV. Barrett and I decided the piece of furniture would be an anniversary gift to each other!
  • July 19, 2009 we celebrated our 1 YEAR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!!!! I cannot believe it has already been one year since I married my best friend and love of my life! For our anniversary we ate at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in Nashville! It was so yummy! To make our dinner even better, our dinner was "anonymously" paid for. ;) We know who paid for it and are so thankful for a great anniversary treat!
  • Barrett started back two-a-days on Monday (July 20) so we are gearing up for the 2009 Panther football season!

I will try to post pictures soon from our summer events!