Thursday, November 24, 2011

National Lampoon's Thanksgiving Vacation Part 1

Yesterday we began our own version of Thanksgiving Fun. We began the long 9 hour trip to Destin to visit Brooks for Thanksgiving. I knew it would be a long trip, but had no idea how long it was. I think I'm getting too old to sit in a car that long and we were doing anything to keep us amused by the end of the trip. Anywho, on the way I convinced my Dad to stop off so I could see Auburn's campus since we were passing right through. Honestly, I just needed a change of scenary after about 5 hours of interstate. I loved the campus! It was so pretty and it was crazy how much it was like Clemson....kinda felt like home.

A bit crooked, but pretty good for out the window one handed.

I couldn't believe they were already tailgating for the Alabama/Auburn game.

I had never been to Alabama and what a view I got. We went through many a small town. Once we got there we settled into Brooks' small apartment (lots of quality family time to come) and headed to the beach. We caught it just in time for a beautiful sunset.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 17, 2011


My beloved Clemson Tigers nearly gave me a heart attack last week, but in true Tiger fashion they made the game very eventful and WON to clinch the ACC Atlantic Champions Title! Woohoo!

Leave it to Clemson to win on a last second field goal...

But I got to see these lovely ladies! We missed you Jacqueline!

And let the celebration begin!

There are no words to express my happiness at this moment...

Looking forward to Charlotte on Dec. 3rd! It's going to be a tough game, where we will need to play our best, but I'm hoping I will be celebrating again and reporting that we are ACC Champions....

Lawn and Garden Shower

A few weekends ago we had some sweet friends and family give us a wonderful lawn and garden shower. It was perfect! The food was delicious, the company was fun, and the decor was too cute!

It's still a little weird seeing our new monogram, but exciting also!

Amy made the trip!

Our wonderful hostesses!

Sadly, I didn't take many pictures. I'm finding it's hard to take as many pictures as I would like when the party is for us. Regardless, we had a fabulous night! Thanks Brad, Madison, Seth, and Heather for thinking of us!

Fall Treat

With a little inspiration from Pinterest, I made a little treat for my parent volunteers and third grade team a few weeks ago.

I did sneak a taste, and it was quite yummy!

Monday, November 7, 2011

A bad case of the Mondays...

Normally I don't mind Mondays, in fact I normally feel very productive on Mondays. It's a time to start fresh, have a plan or list that hasn't been altered yet, and feel rejuvenated. Well, today that was just not the case.

via Pinterest
I didn't sleep well because I woke up in the middle of the night with a horrible sore throat. It seriously felt like a ping pong ball was stuck in there. Then, I somehow managed to forget to wash my hair in the shower and didn't notice until after I dried it. But I knew I had to make the best of it because 22 smiling faces were going to be in my care very soon. So, I put on a positive attitude, rockin' the ponytail, and made it to school. I honestly was having an okay day until about 10:30 and then my world around me collapsed. Okay, maybe I'm being a little dramatic, but the day just kept getting worse. It didn't all happen at once. Just little things throughout the day kept happening. And to top it off I spent two hours at the CVS Minute Clinic waiting to see if my self diagnosis of strep throat was correct. Boy do I know my wasn't totally strep, but she got a faint line on the strep test so I think had I waited it would have been full blown strep. Honestly I was kinda glad because after my time there I wanted to make my trip worth the while.

So with some medicine in me and some sleep tonight, I'm hoping my week will improve. Attitude is everything right?