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Joyfully married May 15, 2010, living in Troy, AL, Engineer and Pharmacist, "parents" of sweet puppy Gidget...

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Now, don't go getting used to this 2 posts in 2 days business...but I've been feeling inspired to blog lately! (and by lately I mean the last 2 days-ha) I haven't had a Thankful Thursday post in quite some time, and it's certainly not because I haven't had things to be thankful for! I'm really going to try and do better with blogging, so we'll see. Ok, on to Thankful Thursday...

- A weekend with wonderful, sweet, bestest friends last weekend. It was a much-needed time to just be together and relax and talk and talk and talk.

- 30 years of wedded bliss for my parents to celebrate this week! Love them and the example they set for us!

- Date night last night! With all the craziness summer has brought lately we were happy for some just sit, eat, and chat time.

- Grace - I need it every day (and some days, every minute, second, etc)

- Friends - wouldn't know what to do without them

- The beach. Even though we don't make it there often, it's there for us when we need it!

- The great job I have to go to every day. There are lots of people who don't have that opportunity so I try (I didn't say i DO, i said I TRY) not to complain about it too much.

- Family time coming up soon

- An upcoming wedding to celebrate! (Shout out to MC!)

- Some sweet new blessings for some sweet friends!

- Lunch with friends (one of my all-time favorite things in my grown-up life) and days off that I can do this!

- A new Real Simple magazine that came in the mail yesterday! Hooray!

- My Kindle that allows me to read any book at the tip of my fingertips! Especially living in a town with no real bookstore, I have a great appreciation for this!

There are so many more things but after my monster post yesterday I'll keep this short and sweet!

Love, LA

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Summertime! (The Longest Post Ever)

Summertime has been a fun and busy time for us this year...which I am going to use as my excuse for being a terrible blogger. :) Sorry friends! Honestly part of my lack of blogging has been my Mac computer (that I love) giving me fits when I try to put pictures on the blog! It makes me frustrated and I give up, but i will not give up today! (as I typed that my computer froze trying to load a photo...urgh)

Ok, so we started the summer with a couple of AMAZING weddings for WONDERFUL friends! We spent a May weekend with friends at Steelwood to celebrate these sweet folks...

It was a beautiful weekend and I had the best date! :) We had so much fun!

In between weddings, we stole away for a little anniversary getaway at Rosemary Beach. It is one of our most favorite places in the whole wide world! We had a blast just relaxing in the sunshine. Two years is looking pretty good on us, don't ya think?? :)

The next wedding gave us a chance to spend the weekend in Birmingham and spend some more time with great friends. The reception was at the Alabama Theatre and it was FABULOUS! I had never seen such a unique venue and it was so much fun! We loved getting to celebrate these crazy kids...

In between travels and celebrations we went on a fun Capitol City date night with Lil Kim (college friend and roommate) and her husband. It's so nice to catch up and our respective hubs have so much in common to talk about that  they don't even mind the pharmacy and college memory talk. Love this girl! (and the fact that she is so close by!)

We also took a trip to my parent's for the 4th of July to celebrate the independence of our country and the birth of my sweet Mamaw (a few years ago). Don't worry, I'm not going to give away her age - she wouldn't be too fond of that! It was a great and memorable weekend with family - much needed!

How cute are they?? (over 60 years of marriage!)

The ladies of the family

In July we also had our Annual Vacation with friends! This year's destination was the Cashiers/Highlands area of North Carolina. It was the most relaxing week and we had tons of fun adventuring and catching up with friends. We look forward to next year already! Here are a few pictures...we went to the Biltmore in Ashville, hiked, ate, relaxed on the porch, drank lots of coffee, went on walks, ate some more, shopped, guys golfed, spent a day on the lake, ate again...and then it was time to come home.

This was the view from our porch...ahhh! My favorite place to sip my coffee and read for the week. 

The whole group at the Biltmore

The girls

Our little walking group...we only saw one bear -yikes!

After our hike up Whiteside Mountain

My handsome guy

The fellas/golfers/card players/photographers (they wear many hats..literally and figuratively)

At the Biltmore

Once home, it was back to real life and work for a few weeks...then Friendship Fest '12 commenced. This is a weekend spent with our group of girls from college and has taken place mostly p.j.'s at my house for the last 2 years. It is literally a solid weekend of talking, catching up, eating (lots), laughing (even more than we eat!), cooing over whichever baby is the newest addition, sleeping (more than we did in college but less than we do now), some more laughing and loving time together. It never fails to entertain us and make us miss each other in the months in between. (husbands run for the hills during this estrogen-fest and I can't blame them) I was blessed to be surrounding by these amazing ladies in college and I hope we are reuniting yearly long after our hair is grey and there are no more weddings to bring us together (except maybe those of our children, and our children's children - ha). 

 It has been an amazing summer and I'm certainly not ready for it to be over! Hopefully, I will be better at blogging and won't have to do a marathon blog to catch up.(kudos to you if you are still reading now...) Thanks for reading and to those of you who have made this summer so fun and memorable! Now, on to fall...wait, where's the cooler weather?? Oh well...at least football is right around the corner! See you soon, friends!

Love, LA