Thursday, November 18, 2010

Holiday Countdown!

It's been awhile since I've posted, life gets in the way sometimes! But that's okay - not too much to update on, although we have had some recent excitement. Jared and I survived our first bout of sickness as a married couple. It started off with him getting the stomach bug. I thought I had managed to escape it's wrath, but lo and behold a week later, guess who wakes up with it Monday morning?! Of course....great way to start off the work week. At least it sparred me for the weekend of Jake and Amber's wedding!

Speaking of which - OMG Can you believe it?! My little brother is ALL grown up! He and Amber had a beach wedding in Orange Beach last weekend and the weather was perfect! My mom and dad have married off both of their kids in 2 months. 2010 has definitely been an eventful year...and we thought 2009 was crazy, ha! 2009 definitely started off not so great for many, many reasons but it turned out to be one of the best years of my life. 2010 has just been awesome. I remember Jared telling me on New Year's Day that 2010 was going to be our year. Little did I know what he had up his sleeve ;) Gosh I love my husband. I am SO incredibly blessed. I thank God for bringing him into my life everyday. Marriage is just incredible & I'm so thankful I get to experience it with him. Everytime I hear this song, I just think that it must have been written for me. Lindsey's mom told me that same thing when I saw her last weekend...I just had to share:

Anywho, enough of the mushiness - It's my favorite time of the year! I'm listening to Christmas music right now actually, haha! I love love love the Holidays! I don't know if it's the decorating, the food, or just getting to see people I care most about...I guess all play a role :) I'm so ready to kick off Thanksgiving next week with a trip to Jonesboro, Arkansas to see my MIL and FIL :) Jared and I are decorating our 1st Christmas tree this weekend, eek! I can't wait. We still need to buy more ornaments & stockings. Does anyone have suggestions for tree skirts? I really want one that's embroidered or monogrammed. I guess I can have that done anywhere, but I refuse to pay for the ones at Pottery Barn - I love that store, but those are outrageously expensive!

Today is a very special day - it's my daddy's birthday & my best friend's. Small world, aye?! I made my dad a homemade buttermilk chocolate cake (stayed tuned for the recipe, promise to post it soon. It is to die for!) and we're going over there to have dinner with my family tonight. I'm so thankful for my amazing father. He's 77 today! Dads really play such a big role in their children's lives. How blessed am I to have had 24 years with this amazing man? Here's to many, many more! <3

Also can't forget my Lindz!

Love you so much & sure do miss the heck outta you!!

I try to use wedding pictures whenever I can, lol. Hard to believe we've been married for 2 months already! Time flies...I think we need to buy a dog!

I'm sure I won't have time to post until after Thanksgiving, so HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all of you! Hope everyone has a blessed holiday with their loved ones!


Lindsey said...

This might be a silly question, but is that your table? Its gorgeous whether its yours or not!!! Oh and I love you so much!

Beth said...

Definitely look at for a tree skirt! You might be able to find one on there! And some places will personalize it for you too! :)

Hope y'all have a great Thanksgiving!! :)