Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Our lovely table setting...
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
You want to know what the best part of this story is? Once we buy a car, I am going to donate the car to the Hephzibah Children's Home here in Macon and another young driver will get to drive the beloved "Sube." My dad gets a tax deduction and a young kid gets transportation- a win/win for all.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
What do you guys think?
Monday, September 1, 2008
We celebrated our anniversary by spending the weekend at a hotel in Atlanta. On Friday we went to Stone Mtn and hiked many of the nature trails and ate at a yummy restaurant. (pics coming soon on my flickr site) On Saturday, we went to the High Museum of Art (great exhibits from the Louvre and a fascinating exhibit on Civil Rights history) and the Center for Puppetry Arts. Here is a pic of Scott next to his "hero" Kermit the Frog. The Center for Puppetry Arts is going to be opening a new wing in 2012 dedicated to Jim Hensen's collection of muppets. It will be amazing (especially if you like Jim Hensen, and Scott does)
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
it's been very busy around here. This weekend I got the "whim" that I was going to paint the main room of our master bath. We've mentioned that we've put in new tile, countertops, mirrors, toilet, etc, but I had left the color in the bathroom (a chocolate brown that is the same as in our bedroom.) Well, after putting in the countertop (a laminate called butterum granite), it just seemed very dark in our 1980's small master bath. So, I painted the section with the sinks and left the other color in the room with the tub and toilet. I like the effect because they are both in the same color family. Anyway, here's our tiny, but cute master bath!
After: This shows the tile we put in.
Check out Scott's blog for Before Pics! We had pastel laminate floors, baby blue countertop and awful wallpaper (although I think it was painted in the before pics...we didn't get any shots of the "cute" flowered 80's wallpaper!)
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Well, we decided to go with this "Russian" theme with as we acquired more animals. Next we got our beagle puppy, and we decided to name her "Alexandra" and call her Lexie. Then we got our Lab/Shar-pei mix and named her "Anastasia" and call her Anna. Don't worry, we aren't going to continue this trend with our children!
Sunday, August 10, 2008
I'm blogging live from Signal Mountain, TN where I have been since Thursday. That's right folks, I have been at the World's Longest Yard Sale and have been having a blast "yard-saling" with my mom and sister. I'll take a picture of my "loot"... but I got several southern living cookbooks, two work shirts, a bread tin from 1978 (special year) and an old window. I'm not sure what to do with the window, but I was thinking of blowing up some Scotland pics to 5x7 and putting them behind the panes. Any suggestions creative people out there?
Anyway, it's been so fun. You guys need to check out this yard sale sometime. it goes from Gadsen, AL all the way to Ohio on Hwy 127. People seriously rent U-hauls and travel the length of it. Now, I'm not that dedicated... I've stayed on Signal Mountain. Another useless fact: It was started by the Jamestown, TN Chamber of Commerce as a way to promote these small communities and has grown every year. And it's being emulated across the country. In fact, when I worked at the Monroe Chamber, we participated in a similar sale called the Peaches to Beaches yard sale that went from Culloden, GA (in Monroe county) to Brunswick on Hwy 341. I just love these ingenious Chamber people and what they do to promote their communities!
I've also spent a lot of time reading and relaxing on my mom's porch and all her birds. I've got some decent shots of the hummingbirds which I will also post on my flickr page.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Before I forget...I uploaded a bunch of photos onto my flickr site tonight. You can link to it from the right side of my blog. Some from the beach vacation, our visit with Scott's family and our fun adventure this weekend. Here's a pic of my family from our recent vacation to Amelia Island, FL. So much fun!
We practically had the beach to ourselves and the weather was perfect... not even too hot.
Scott came home Thursday and we were "tourists" in Macon today. We are doing things here that we've never done because 1) we are about to move and 2) gas is so expensive! And in case anyone asks, we did NOT eat at NuWay Weiners, one of the top tourist attractions in Macon (featured on Food Networks "Best Hotdogs in America") We went to the Ocmulgee National Monument where there are Indian mounds from the Creek Indians. Here's a pic of Scott being an "Indian"on top of the temple mound. You can see downtown Macon in the background...we couldn't believe how close this nature was to downtown!
Then we went to Dauset Trails Nature Center near Indian Springs State Park. Great places to visit. Dauset Trails is an educational center that is free due to an endowment from a couple of wealthy individuals who wanted to share nature with everyone. There are farm animals and an animal trail, hiking, biking and horse trails. It's a great place to bring kids. Indian Springs was the first State Park in the nation and the site of where the Creek Indians signed a treaty that ceded 4.7 million acres to the State of Georgia. Then we had ice cream at this delightful shop near Indian Springs... check out these flower boxes at the ice cream shop. I want to recreate this when we move...
So what kinds of things do you do when you are tourists in your own towns?
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Let me just say "Wow". First of all, I'm not typically a fan of the comic book movies. I liked the Spidermans and that was about it. Scott convinced me to watch Batman Begins while we were on vacation. I really liked it because it was so real and believable. I loved the way they delved into Bruce Wayne's psyche and explained how Batman began (hence the name.) Anyway, The Dark Knight is a continuation of that story and details the fight of Gotham's most insane criminal (The Joker) and Batman. Heath Ledger really was amazing. It's not just hype because of his death. I have always had a HUGE crush on this man. His youthful good looks, long locks and Australian accent had amazing appeal to me. I was devastated when he died. This movie was nothing like his previous roles (not that I saw Brokeback Mountain) - he really did take the Joker to another level.
Yes, Scott and my money was part of the biggest blockbuster debut EVER. $155 million. And worth every penny.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
We've been on vacation for a week and a half! Wow, it was so needed. We went to visit Scott's parents in Cocoa, FL. Of course seeing nieces,nephews and family was a highlight, as was dining out at our favorite restaurant, Dixie Crossroads. Here's a picture of the bounty (from my phone):
If you've never enjoyed rock shrimp (the middle of the plate)-it's amazing! They taste like little lobsters. Yum!
Anyway, we celebrated the 4th of July with Scott's family (pictures coming) then we met my family at Amelia Island for a week at the beach. What a wonderful time of relaxing and eating. Everyone came, including my MamaCile.
In other news, Scott started his job on Monday and his first Sunday will be the 20th. Keep us in your prayers!
Monday, June 30, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
"Why won't any Auburn fans vote for Obama?"
I said, "I'm not sure, Why?"
And he said, "Because if you put a 'G' in front on his name is spells "Go Bama!"
I started laughing and drove off. How funny is that?! Any of you guys heard that one?
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Nope we aren't pregnant. :) I know that's what you were thinking. Scott and I are MOVING to Lawrenceville, GA where Scott will be the Worship Pastor at Brookwood Baptist Church. We are very excited about this opportunity, sad about leaving Ingleside and Macon, and a little nervous about the transition. Check out Scott's post here with his perspective.
We really struggled with this decision between two "good" choices (staying here vs. leaving) but decided that we could make a huge impact at the church in Lawrenceville. We are excited to see what God has in store there!
Please pray for us during this transition. I will be staying until the house sells, so pray for my sanity of 1) being alone (I'm not terribly good at it) 2) keeping the house in "show" condition 3) packing and moving. There is a hilarious post that I need to share about the last time Scott left me alone to handle moving/selling a house by myself. That's another post for another day. Also, pray for Scott as he transitions to this new leadership and ministry position. I am so excited for him! We'll keep you guys posted as things progress.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
At FDR State Park in Pine Mountain, GA. This is where FDR used to sit and think about the problems of the world and come up with solutions. Maybe this is where he thought up TVA...
It sure had a lovely view! Reminded me of, you guessed it, Chattanooga!
Me with the FDR statue at FDR State Park.
If you haven't been to Pine Mountain or Callaway Gardens in a while, I recommend it. The Lodge and Spa was AMAZING. Every detail was thought out.
We also had a VERY eventful weekend with Scott's family. I'll post more about that later! And I hope to do some photoshopping of my Callaway pics and get them up on my Flickr account.