Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Catch Up Session

Wow where have I been??? Every time I thought to update the blog I was depressed with how behind I was. I decided to condense what has been going on in our lives since we moved in July. Here is what happened in our lives over the last 4-5 months....

B coached his 4th football season at Brighton. Here are a few of the pictures from the season:

This is my favorite! Love my hubby and this is one of our favorite players! :)

Sorry this picture isn't very big, but it is the team shot for this year. B is the coach on the very end on the left. He is kinda standing away from the group...not really sure why!

I thought it was awesome that Brighton had a football helmet and smoke machine for the "big entrance" every Friday night!

They finished their season 10-2, so it was a great season!

At the beginning of August the Brocks and Higgins came to visit! I was so so excited to have friends who are more like family to visit us and see our new place!

We ate at Rendezvous one night!

We also had Kooky Canucks!

On Saturday morning we stuffed ourselves at Alcenia's. It was great food and we had a blast!

Thanks Brocks/Higgins for coming to visit!!!

Moving on to September....

On 9/7/2011 we were blessed with another niece, Addie Reese!

Look at those little beauties! It is so fun being an aunt!

The weekend I went to meet Addie I took Aubrey for her first time Chuck-E-Cheese. You talk about fun!!

Here she is meeting Chuck-E!

All those games....

All those tickets....

And the tunnels....

I think she had a great time!

On 10/6/11 Mom and Dad came in for the weekend. We have a benefit for work called "Feed the Soul". Needless to say, we had a great time and a fun weekend!

On 10/15/11 we went to the Ole Miss Alabama game!

Me and Natalie!

Us at the game! :)

Rylie and B after the game!

On 10/28/11 B's family was finally able to come down and see our new place! :) We were both really excited they were able to come!

Of course more niece time! :)

On 11/5/11 I met Mom, Dad and Reid in Tuscaloosa for the LSU Bama weekend.

Reid was pumped to be able to get his picture with Devin from the show, "Sweet Home Alabama".

Reid and Dad at the game! Roll Tide!

Walking around campus! Reid, Mom and me!

The weekend before Thanksgiving we headed to see B's family. Of course more niece time!

We were also able to get together with all of our friends for dinner, bowling and blizzards. Luke and Kristen announced they were expecting a baby in June!

I know that was just a quick snapshot of the last few months! I will post Thanksgiving pictures and pictures from our trip to San Antonio next!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Break From Unpacking

My family was so awesome to come help us move over July 4 weekend. We didn't have a lot of "fun time" because so much of it was spent organizing and settling our house. Well, maybe I should rephrase it to "free time" because we have fun no matter what we are doing! :)

Sunday we headed to Memphis to the world famous Peabody Hotel to catch the Peabody ducks make their great entrance to the fountain. If you have never been to the Peabody, I highly recommend it! The hotel is beautiful and the architecture is breathtaking! Here is a picture of everyone waiting on the ducks to march!

Here is a picture of a beautiful chandelier in one of the many ballrooms.

Two of the most important ladies in my life! I'm so glad Nana came!

Here's a video I shot while the ducks marched. You can't see them walking the red carpet, but if you look closely at the entrance of the fountain you will see them walk/jump on in!

(Don't mind my voice! I was disappointed when everyone who was supposed to be sitting down stood up and blocked every one's view!)

From our "perch" where we watching the ducks!

After leaving the Peabody we walked around downtown. Here is a picture of Autozone Park. It is right across the street from The Peabody Hotel and the Doubletree.

I love this picture of us in front of the Hard Rock!

We ended up eating at Blues City Cafe and it was DELICIOUS! Check out my half rack ribs meal. I was so stuffed after eating this, but it was so yummy!

After everyone ate, we headed back to the house. We ended up making stop at Walmart on the way home to pick up a few items for the house. Trust me, we made too many trips to Walmart while my parents visited!!!

I'm sure there will be plenty of posts about Memphis in the future while Barrett and I get accustomed to our new home! :)

Monday, July 11, 2011


Sorry for the lack of blogging. To say we have been busy is an understatement! I wanted to blog so bad that I actually am sitting in a McDonald's because we don't have Internet set up at our house yet. Our big news is we have moved! We are now in West TN! B got a new coaching job and we decided to take the plunge and move to a new area. We are actually only about 45 minutes north of Memphis! A HUGE shout out to my mom, dad, nana and Reid for helping us move! There is no way I could have got everything done or looking so good without their help! I promise to blog more after we get our Internet set up on Wednesday! For now, enjoy a little glimpse at our new place!

View of the front...we are still working on "curb appeal" :)

The living room! I am so excited about this room, because we were able to buy all new furniture! Mom and Nana were great at helping me decorate!

One view of the kitchen.

Another view of the kitchen from the back door.

Our Bedroom

B's favorite room! Our Alabama room/office

Saturday, June 11, 2011

High School Graduation

Sorry I haven't blogged in awhile! We have been really busy! I will try to catch up on a few blog posts!

High School Graduation was on Friday night May 20. This was Barrett's 3rd and last graduation at the High School. We are going to be relocating to the Memphis area at the beginning of July! I will save all the details about that for another post, but now you can imagine why we are so busy! :)

Here's a picture of the graduates on the field!

After graduation everyone goes down on the field and takes pictures. I didn't take any pictures but these are two students we love! They won't be graduating until next year and the year after, but I saved this picture they took!

After the ceremony we went to a combined graduation party for a few of the graduates.

Congrats Class of 2011!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Nacho Bake

Tonight I tried a new recipe for supper and I know I will definitely be making it again!


Here is what you will need:

1 12 oz package of velveeta shells and cheese

1 lb of ground beef (we used ground turkey)

1 package of taco seasoning

3/4 cup of water

3/4 cup of sour cream (we used low fat)

3/4 cup of shredded cheddar cheese (we used 1 cup)

3/4 cup of salsa

1/2 cup of tortilla chips

Here's what you will do:

Make the shells and cheese

Brown ground beef, drain, add taco seasoning and water.

Let simmer for 5 minutes.

Stir sour cream into the shells and cheese

The recipe called for an 8" square dish, but I used our normal casserole dish

Put half of the shells and cheese mixture as the first layer. Place taco meat on top. Place half of the shredded cheddar as the next layer, then place the rest of the shells and cheese mixture on top.

Cover and bake on 400 for 15 minutes.

Finally, top with salsa, the rest of the cheddar cheese and crushed chips.

Bake uncovered for 5 minutes.

Cool and enjoy!

(I realize this is not the most attractive picture, but the finished product is delicious!!!)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Happy 3rd Birthday

Our niece, Aubrey Grace turned 3 on May 5.

She had her birthday party at the park on Friday, May 6!

Here she is opening all her presents...

Our "traditional picture"!

I have a picture from all three of her birthday parties just like this!

I even snuck a picture with my honey!

Happy 3rd Birthday Aubrey! You bring so much joy to our lives!

Uncle B & Aunt Katie love you so much!