Friday, November 27, 2009

Christmas Traditions

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When we lived in Texas and Alabama when I was younger, we usually traveled for the major holidays. Now that we live in Mississippi, we are closer to our family(those here in MS and in Louisiana).

Generally we would spend Thanksgiving with my mother's side of the family and do our Christmas gift exchange then. Unfortunately, my mom's side of the family doesn't really get together for the holidays anymore.
My MaMa(grandmother) and Nanny(great-grandmother) always gave us the same thing, every year in addition to our presents. I won't mention what it is here because, since both MaMa and Nanny have been gone for several years, I have decided to carry on this tradition with my younger siblings. It wasn't anything big, just a little treat. We would get 2, one from each of them. So this year, if I can find these treats, my siblings will each receive 2. :)

We would usually stay home for Christmas. I remember a few years of doing the traditional Christmas morning opening of presents but most of my memories are different, my families non-traditional traditions. :o) We ALWAYS have Poppa's pizza on Christmas Eve. My dad takes orders from everyone and makes homemade pizzas. We each get our own personalized half of a pizza(translation: leftovers for most of us. Yum!). We usually open our presents after pizza. With 7 kids in the family there is a lot of chaos but we try to go in "rounds" and take turns opening presents. Many years the timing was worked around Christmas Eve services at church. I love candle light Christmas Eve services.

Christmas day was spent as a family. We have a time of praise and worship, and read the story of our Savior's birth. My parents decided when I was 5 or 6 to open presents before Christmas day actually hit so that, on Christmas day, we would focus on the true reason for the holiday and spend time simply enjoying our family.

A day or so after Christmas, we used to head to one of my favorite places, Ponchatoula. If you've read this blog for a little while you know of my absolute love of this small town. I adore it.
Since my Granddaddy's death, things have changed some. These days, Grandmommy is the one who does most of the traveling. She takes turns going to visit her children/grandchildren, as well as her siblings.

T knows that I love anything and everything Christmas. Last year was the first year that we didn't go to Bellingrath Gardens in Mobile, AL at Christmastime. It wasn't too disappointing since we were at Disney World at the time. I love going to Bellingrath to see all the Christmas lights, walk the gardens and tour the home.
T and I don't have too many Christmas traditions of our own yet. I am sure this will develop over time. :)

I love Christmas movies. Check out my previous post on Christmas movies. Strangely enough, half of the people who arrive on my blog through Google arrive on that post. I have been watching them for weeks now, though there are some that I watch year round. My DVR will most likely go nuts this year. I like Hallmark Christmas movies and especially like ABC Family's 25 Days of Christmas.

I also love Christmas music. My ipod has been playing Christmas music consistently since mid-October. It is the only thing I listen to while I am working at my computer at school.

We might not have as many traditions, special moments, or big things happening in our family at Christmas. But I love it none the less. It might seem simple to some, but it is precious to me. =)

Let me know if you dropped in. I love finding new blogs. ;)

Thursday, November 26, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

I could not wait to put up the decorations here at our apartment. But I was "good" and waited until Thanksgiving day to redesign my blog for Christmas. I kept putting it off and putting it off. I had every intention creating my background, header and tags beforehand but it is so much easier to play around with it and get the sizing right if you go ahead and do it all at once. While my casseroles were cooking this afternoon I decided I should go ahead design. So here it is.

I know it isn't marvelous and it most certainly isn't professionally or well done. But I have fun doing it. =)

T took me on a date last night. We started the night out by going to Wal-mart to buy a new kennel for Coach(the one he had was about 10 years old, literally) and a new bed for Lady. Totally romantic, I know. We stopped off at my parents to exchange a few things we needed to cook our dishes today. Then we headed back to this side of town for Olive Garden. Delicious.
After dinner we hit a late movie to see The Blind Side. Great movie! We decided to go to the smaller/older theater in our area because the tickets are cheaper there on weeknights and we wanted to steer clear of any crowds(such as crazy teenagers going to see New Moon for the 5th time. ha). The theater was so slow that they didn't even have the ticket office outside open. Before dinner we drove by and T went inside to buy the tickets. There was one girl operating the ticket computer and running the concession stand. He said that as soon as he walked in the girl said, "Mhmm, white boy!" When he got back in the car and told me, I couldn't help laughing. What was even funnier was when we came to actually watch the movie, the girl said, "Ugh. Of course the white boy is with a white girl." I almost lost it right there. Apparently they are used to white boys coming in there. Or maybe just not good looking ones. ;) 'Cause you know I'm not biased. At all. HA. Despite the fact that it is considered to be the "sketchy" theater, it wasn't all that bad. I'm all for saving money on movie tickets because then we can actually afford to go more often. :o)

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I actually ate a lot less than I thought I would. We slept late (skipping breakfast), I ate my leftovers from Olive Garden for lunch and then only had one plate for dinner. It was a great evening of laughing, eating and spending time with many of my favorite people.

T is working tonight, 11pm-7am. :( I am home with the babies, candles lit all over the living room, Christmas tree and mantle lit and tackling the task of a homemade advent calendar. I'll have to post pictures when it gets done. Maybe I should have said IF it gets done. I am starting it so late and it is taking a lot longer to do each piece than I expected. Of course, I would be making more progress if I wasn't on the computer right now. ;)

Good luck to all of you braving the crowds for Black Friday shopping. I will be at my mom's baking away with the girls in my family until I have to go to work at 4.
Another thing I am thankful for? NOT having to open and work the breakfast shift tomorrow morning at Chickfila. In other words, not having to be there at 4:30am and working through the Black Friday shopping crowds!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Last year, I didn't get to watch much of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. This was a first for me. I always watch the parade first thing on Thanksgiving morning. I love it!
And one day I WILL be there in person (freezing my southern behind off, I'm sure).

Instead, I spent Thanksgiving working alongside Mickey and Minnie. For a person that loves tradition, the holidays were anything but traditional for us last semester. But I wouldn't trade it for anything.
We had a potluck dinner with all of the other Sunset Market Ranch cast members. It was fun because all of the International College Program students went NUTS over our Thanksgiving tradition and all of the dishes!
We all worked super long shifts on Thanksgiving day but our "family" was together so we still had a good time.

This year, I will be back with my family.Trevor's parents couldn't decide on what to do for Thanksgiving so we will probably just drop by for a little while. Then in the afternoon we will pack up the Hashbrown Casserole and Corn Casserole that I am cooking and take it to my parents house.
I am looking forward to spending time with family, food, fun and making many memories.
I have so much to be thankful for! God has been good and provided so much over the past year! He is so good!

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My Disney Resort Christmas Tour - Part 2

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My Disney Resort Christmas Tour - Part 1

Welcome back to my Disney Resort Christmas Tour!
Sorry that it has taken so long to get back with part 2.

Part 2 of the tour brings us to Walt Disney World's Polynesian Resort.
The Polynesian didn't have an abundance of Christmas decorations. The most noticeable Christmas decor was the Christmas tree in the entry way from the monorail.

Their Christmas wreaths tied together the holiday theme while staying true to the overall Polynesian theme. Look how beautiful the flowers are!
This elaborate garland was hanging from the ceiling above the check-in counter.
The biggest part of the Polynesian Resorts decorations was a multitude of Gingerbread displays. All of these displays were made by fellow Disney cast members - chefs, managers, food and beverage, merchandise. So many put time and effort into these creative Gingerbread displays!

I know this isn't decorated for Christmas. But it is beautiful and I just had to share it with you!

My absolute favorite display!

Thank you for joining me on the second part of My Disney Resort Christmas Tour!
Part 3 is the Grand Floridian - my absolute FAVORITE Disney World Resort!
Can't wait to share it with you. =)

Monday, November 23, 2009


It's my 100th post (though slightly belated, it is finally here)!

I will be giving away a copy of Makin' Groceries! (EDIT: Makin' Groceries was featured in 11/24's newsletter from The Coupon Clippers as one of the 2 gifts to give someone who has everything!) Here is some information on it.
MAKIN’ GROCERIES is a Cajun term for going grocery shopping. In South Louisiana you will often hear someone say they need to “Go Make Groceries”. MAKIN’ GROCERIES was developed to be a time saving tool for making your grocery shopping list. Plan your menu by adding your recipes, create your automated shopping list, check your pantry items, print your shopping list by store and location within store and you are ready to go make groceries!! Click the link above for more information.

I love that I can input my recipes into one place! I have recipes from websites, magazines, multiple cookbooks. With Makin' Groceries, I can put them all in one place. Once I make my menu, my shopping list is quickly made for me. And it is great working on a budget! If I have an item with unavailable price, I can go back after I shop and quickly enter it. After a few shopping trips, you'll have your own price list made. How convenient is it to know how much you are going to spend at the grocery store before you even leave your house?!

These downloads for the program will include all of my mother's recipes and my own! So you will start off with a great recipe database!

You have until December 5th at midnight to enter. How can you enter?
* Comment on this post
* Follow me (already following? Make note in your comment and you'll get your credit!)
* Mention my giveaway on your blog and leave the link in a comment so I can check it out!
* Refer friends! If you refer someone to this giveaway, not only will they receive credit but so will you! (In their entry comment, get them to mention your name/blog!) You'll get another entry for every friend you refer.
* Send an e-mail with this post or information, CC and you will get an additional entry!

If you buy the program now and end up winning, Covenant Softworks will credit your payment back to you!

If I can get 50 total entries through comments, followers, etc, I will give away a 2nd Makin' Groceries!

Whether you use this for yourself or give it away as a Christmas present, enter in! =)

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Life Happened... Again(My 99th post)

I didn't get to post last night on my night off because T was using the computer to get some work done for his online class. Yes, I failed again.

Tuesday night I got off work and went to the hospital to see my brother Josh(13). He is having an EEG done to try and figure out what is causing his migraines. The tests are supposed to last 24-72 hours. Hopefully they will be able to figure something out and give him relief. He is so young and has already had migraines for a couple of years.

Let me just say, that God is SO good. Yesterday, God provided us with a second car to use until T's car can (finally) be fixed AND a full-time job for T. T's car has been out of commission for so long. It broke down before we went to Disney (2 years in April-May). We saved up money while we were there, put almost $1500.oo into it, and had it running for all of TWO days before it blew another head gasket and the radiator cracked. Beautiful, right?

Since we were both working at the same place and going to school, it was fine for us to have only one car. Less money spent on insurance, gas, etc. But

1) I am now working in the completely opposite direction

2) since it is now "off-season", the cafe where T works isn't open many days meaning his hours are cut even more

3) T will be leaving sometime in the spring for the army - no date yet.

4) He will not be taking classes in the spring (obviously) so he needs something full-time until he leaves

5) I will still have to get to school (a 30-40 minute commute) next semester

T starts work today! They will be working around him finishing the semester out AND they hired him knowing he would be leaving eventually. With the extra income, we can now justify having 2 cars. His parents are letting him use one of their cars until he can get his fixed. The plan is to fix his car, he'll drive it to work and I'll have our car for school and work, and then when he leaves for basic training we'll put his car up for sale.

Unfortunately, his schedule is a little crazy right now. He works tonight 11pm-7am, Friday 5pm-5am, and Saturday 7pm-7am. Nuts, I know, but God has provided and I have ZERO right to complain. :o) Also, I work tonight 4-11 and Saturday 9am-5pm. So we won't be seeing each other much but we are still squeezing in a date tomorrow afternoon. I was supposed to work tomorrow night but one of the girls only got scheduled for 1 day this week, so I gave her my Friday shift. I got more hours than I was expecting, so I didn't mind sharing some of my hours.

Last night after choir, I went to Wal-mart to pick a couple of things up. I came outside and my driver's side door was standing wide open. I could tell someone had gone through it. My backpack was open and things were moved around, but NOTHING was missing. I was kind of scared to get into the car though. Ha.

Since this is my 99th post, I will try posting my giveaway tomorrow and answer any questions if you feel so inclined to ask any. ;)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

My Apologies

Due to circumstances beyond my control(otherwise known as LIFE), I won't be able to post the 2nd part of My Disney Resort Christmas Tour for tomorrow. The plan was for me to pre-publish it but that didn't work out. T was out of town with his dad who was buying a racecar in Pensacola, FL. So my evening was spent having quality time with my sweetheart and finally homework.

Wednesday night is my only night off work this week (and Sunday of course since we are closed). I will try to post no later than Wednesday night after church.

I hope you all have a marvelous week!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

My Baking Day Success

If you have ever seen MckMama's Not Me Mondays, you know they can be quite comical. I have never participated but I have enjoyed reading them on occasion.
Yesterday could have been a Not Me Wednesday. Seriously. Need a TINY example of the many things I most certainly didn't do? Here is one of my facebook status updates from yesterday.

Ashley Clegg Spence survived the hike to and from Brookshires in comical form. I DID NOT go through a hole in the fence to cut off a 1/4 mile each way. I DID NOT try to get my hair out of my face(thank you, wind) and smack myself in the head with a bag of groceries. And I most certainly DID NOT trip on my shoe lace and almost fall flat on my face on the Old Canton Rd sidewalk. =)

Yes, ladies. I slept until 9-something. Woke up, made a detailed list of what all I wanted to make and then comprised a grocery list. Let me just add that T's classes were not canceled and he had to work so he had the car. Being the genius that I am, deciding to do a baking day the night before said baking day, I didn't plan it out very well. I needed a quite a few things. So I put my Red Beans and Rice on in the crockpot and walked over a mile to Brookshires, our closest grocery store. The walk there was a piece of cake. Coming back with multiple bags of groceries... not so much.

Over all, it was a rather successful baking day.
I made:
Red Beans and Rice (1 full meal and lunches)
Corn Bread Muffins
Chicken and Dumplins (4 lunches)
One loaf Sourdough Bread
4 dozen milk chocolate and peanut butter swirl cookies
1 block white chocolate macadamia nut toffee
Homemade Cinnamon Rolls (14 rolls)
and 1 bunt cake Amish friendship bread

Not too bad for a rather spur of the moment baking day. There was so much more that I wanted to do but I can't do much with our little freezer. One day I WILL have a deep freezer or some sort of additional freezer space. ;)

We had some of the red beans and rice for dinner with some corn bread muffins before heading to church. When I got home from choir I unloaded and reloaded the dishwasher, washed all dishes that wouldn't fit in the dishwasher and then thoroughly cleaned my kitchen. It was so nice to go to bed with it completely clean. I try to have all the dishes done at night but lately, with getting home from work after 11pm, it hasn't really been happening. =) Just keeping it real.

I plan on having another baking day soon. It was so much easier to go ahead and do a lot at once rather than in small bits and pieces.

Thank you all for your encouraging comments on my last post. It's nice to know there are actually people who understand and care. I appreciate it!
It might be a couple more days before I can post. And look back Monday for My Disney Resort Christmas Tour - Part 2!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I want to be a wife and mom. Period.

All I have ever wanted is to be a wife and mom. I am not opposed to working but for me, I want to be a stay at home mom one day. Thankfully, with my Architectural drafting degree I can work part-time from home when that time comes. Children are not in our foreseeable future... but I will be completely honest. I have baby fever. Badly. And we are not even sure that we can even have children of our own. When I was paralyzed and finding out the extend of my spinal problems, my doctor told me I would not be able to carry a baby to full term and if I could, then I would most likely be paralyzed for the rest of my life. Add on top of that the fact that Trevor had some health problems several years ago that might make getting pregnant even harder. I trust completely that if God will fill the desires of my heart to be a mother, whether it is through our own children or through adoption. And my prayers lately have focused on me trusting in His will, and requesting patience.

Sometimes it is frustrating to even be in school when all I want right now is to take care of my husband and work towards that goal of being a mom. I keep reminding myself that I am so close to being done that I can almost taste it. May will be quite a celebration, for sure.

Since I have started working again, life seems to be speeding by me. While I know that this is God's plan for us right now and a way to help provide, I can't wait for this to be over. Or more accurately, I can't wait to get adjusted to where this is manageable. I am taking 19 semester hours this semester which turns into approximately 35 hours in class a week. Add working on top of that. I am so grateful for hours and to be earning money. But how in the world do I balance school, work, and being a wife?

Strangely, I am not really stressed. I'm not sure how to describe it. Seeking more hours in the day? Needing to reorganize? Discouraged? Something...

My classes were cancelled for tomorrow and since Wednesday is my day off at work, I plan on sleeping in and catching up on TV/Netflix, but I am determined to get a lot accomplished. I will share the fruits of my labor later. Maybe that will motivate me even more - having documented proof of what I did or didn't do with my day. ;o)

This too shall pass. And though it is hard to find the time to do everything I need to do I WILL find time to Be Still. I won't quit school. Period. It isn't an option for me. But I'm still looking toward my ultimate goal of being a full-time wife and mom.
It is so hard considering that very few of my friends are married. We can't really relate to each other on the wife/mom type of level and many of them don't even understand my desire to be a stay at home mom. Any encouragement and advise would be appreciated. I think maybe I just need to find new friends who are on that wife/mom page. =)

On a different note, I have discovered the beauty of scheduled posts. My last two posts were scheduled. It's so nice to take advantage of some down time to go ahead and type up multiple thoughts and posts without loading it all down into one random post(which this one might be categorized under - Oops). I think I might blow my monthly posting average out of the water this month. Not hard considering I have never posted more than 8 posts in a month. Ha. Now I am determined to post more often. Not going to lie, getting feedback and responses has been motivating me to be more active in posting. I will do my best to keep reading and commenting in my spare time(especially down time at school).

I'm going to call it a night but look for a post tomorrow detailing my day of productivity. =)

Monday, November 9, 2009

My Disney Resort Christmas Tour - Part 1

Last year, I went resort hopping with some of my fellow College Program cast members. We went to see Christmas decorations and visit some of the resorts that we hadn't been to. We didn't hit all of the resorts but we hit a good number in that one day. I have more pictures at some resorts than others but I thought it would be fun to share. :o)

My Disney Resort Christmas Tour - Part 1
Walt Disney World's Contemporary Resort
The first 6 photos are mine. For some reason, I don't have many photos from the Contemporary so the last few are ones I found on the internet to fill out my pictures.

Stay tuned for Disney Resort Christmas Tour - Part 2(Polynesian Resort)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Everybody was KungFu Fightin'

Technically, Coach was Kung Fu fighting in his little karate costume. Lady's costume was a French maid. I went to Target a few days ago and saw the Halloween section marked for clearance. I usually steer clear but I saw that they had some dog costumes left and I couldn't resist. Honestly, I would NEVER spend $10 on a single dog costume. But they were $2.50 on clearance. So I thought, why not. I wanted to get the ladybug costume for Lady, or even the hotdog costume, but they only had them in L and XL(she fit perfectly in a M).
Our babies weren't too happy about being put in costumes. =)

We were trying to get her to sit up by bribing her with a treat. This is the look we were rewarded with, the licking-my-chops look. For some reason, this picture makes me laugh.

My little Lady in her costume

T helping Coach do Karate. ha

Poor buddy was miserable. I don't think he knew how to react. He acted as if we had put a 100lb suit on him, he wouldn't budge.

Until he realized that there were treats involved

Standing tall for T

Friday, November 6, 2009

Sisters, Sisters!

School this morning was rather productive. We are plunging headlong into working with AutoCAD's Inventor program. Since the class is Machine Drafting, today we created individual parts and then assembled them to make a machine. All on the computer. It was so cool watching it all piece together. Yes, I am that big of a nerd. And I embrace it wholly! ;)

Tonight, all 5 of us Clegg girls got to hang out. It happens so rarely these days. I honestly think the last time we all 5 were together for girl time was when the Hannah Montana 3d Concert came out in theaters. Terrible, I know.
We went to Mistletoe Marketplace(Hundreds of merchants from MS and several surrounding states with booths of Christmas decor, clothes, and gift ideas). We browsed through the entire building, sampling food, checking out Christmas decor ideas but we skipped over most of the clothing type booths. We were all working on a limited budget so we didn't stay for too long. It was fun nonetheless. And I plan to go back again. Hopefully when I have a little bit of money to spend, more time to enjoy it and less of a crowd.

We got one of the ladies working to take a picture of all of us together. This picture is much better quality than the next one, but Winnie's eyes are closed. Way to go, Win-Celine! ;)

Me and my 4 sisters - Heather, D'Lynn, Winnie and Rachel.

After Mistletoe Marketplace, we went to Keifer's for some delicious Greek food. We went a little picture happy while waiting for our food.

Heather (affectionately known as Honey) and Rachel (affectionately known as Rae). Apparently I wasn't very good at pronouncing my sister's names when I was little. That is what I called them when I first started talking and they have been that since. =)

Me and Honey - she loves me so much she was practically leaping across the table to take a picture with me. ;o)

The "lil" girls. Ok, so they aren't so little anymore. But considering there is an 8 year gap between myself and Winnie, they will always be the Lil Guys(what I call my 2 younger brothers and 2 younger sisters) to me.

Honey, Win-Celine(Winnie Celine but I pronounce Win-Celynn rather than Celean) and Rae

Winnie told us she won't be taking any more pictures until she has her braces off. We'll see about that.

D'Lynn Grace (named after my Momma, Debra Lynn) is my mini-me. She's so much like me that it is slightly scary, except for the fact that she is adorably precious where I am a sarcastic mess.

I thought Winnie was my own personal babydoll when she was born. It almost took away the serious pain, disappointment and hurt [;)] that I was no longer the baby of the family.

D'Lynn, Winnie and myself.

I adore my family, absolutely adore. But there is a special, unforgettable and unmatchable bond between sisters. Clegg Clones, I love you!

p.s. You can see the final product of Winnie and D'Lynn's haircuts. Isn't D'Lynn's hair absolutely fabulous? I wish my hair had that much body and natural curl/wave. She looks so much older. I don't know that Maxi-me can handle Mini-me looking older... this might develop into a full blown crisis. ;o)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Hairdos and Homecoming

Well, better late than never, right? The hairdo pictures will be 2 weeks old on Wednesday. Misplacing my camera, among other things, kind of messed up my plans to get the pictures posting sooner.
Winnie, D'Lynn and I went on a little mini road trip to get our hair "did". I am the type of person that when I find a hair dresser that I like, then I am sticking with them. Even if I have to drive an hour and a half for my haircut. ;)
Winnie and D'Lynn wanted their hair chopped off. I, on the other hand, wanted a trim. Literally. She took off the ends and relayered... and I was good to go. None of this 6-inch "trim" junk for me.

Here is my D. Grace waiting patiently for her turn. Her hair is ridiculously thick. Yes, I (with the straight/thin hair) am very jealous. But it is just too much my 10 year old (soon to be 11!) sister to style, manager, or even brush on her own.

D'Lynn got her hair cut short, layered and thinned out. It is now much more manageable for her now.

I didn't get any pictures of it after it was fully styled but our hairdresser, Adrienne, took advantage of D'Lynn natural curls. It is now short, curly and absolutely adorable!!!

Winnie had enough length to donate her hair.

This is basically the finished product. I would show you a picture of the front after it was completely style but I have a feeling that Winnie would kill me (the picture is really attractive). ;o)

It was a pretty eventful day - considering that we blew a tire almost as soon as we got to Hattiesburg. We had stopped long enough to eat lunch with my dear friend Ashley Paige, pick up our tickets for the Homecoming football game the following Saturday... and low and behold, my tire blows! It scared me to death, but thankfully we were only going about 10 miles an hour because we pulled out of the parking lot and the light had turned yellow ahead. =)

A few days later, Sweetheart T and I went back to Hattiesburg for the University of Southern Mississippi's homecoming game. I had a great time catching up with my sorority sisters, the lovely Alpha Delta Pi ladies. :)

This is my big, my lovely Diamond sister, Miss Lauren Rose! She was soo busy trying to finish up her last year of nursing school when she became my big - but she was amazing.

This is my Ime! Ila and I lived down the hall from each other our first year at USM. She went through informal recruitment for ADPi the next fall and once she was given her bid, she invited me to join in on the fun. =)

This lady is one of the reasons I fell in love with ADPi and realized they weren't the stereotypical sorority. Rachel Mowdy, I love you so much! You are such a strong Christian and inspiration and even though there is distance between us, I cherish our friendship!

T and myself. Sadly we didn't get any really good pictures of us, which seems to be a regular occurance. I will work on this. But it makes it a little difficult when he hates the camera. ;)

Football! Bleeding black and gold for my Eagles!

The sunset over the Admin building was beautiful! I love sunsets but it's even better when there is a lovely setting in the foreground.

After the game, we went out to eat at Chili's. Ok, so really we wanted to eat somewhere that T could watch the end of the State and LSU games. We picked a table that had a great view of the games and we were good to go. We spent the rest of the night hanging out with friends and catching up. We stayed the night at a state park. I love camping. Unfortunately, the air mattress that we had aired up that morning didn't get sealed properly (not pointing any fingers) ;).
Since we got back after quiet hours (10pm), T didn't want to re-air up the mattress. So we "slept" on the ground.

Ok. T slept. I didn't. ;o) And I even had a bruise the next day to prove that I was laying on a pinecone. Yup, a pinecone shaped bruise on my upper right leg. HA

That's my sweetheart!

The beautiful view from our campsite.

Me out on a log. Apparently T was as intent on taking pictures of me during my little quiet time as I was of taking pictures of his. :)

We packed up our tent and decided to go for a hike.

The woods were beautiful... (and I actually saw some fall colors!)

The weather was perfect!

On the way home, we stopped at the 49 flea market which was right across from the State Park where we stayed. It was surprisingly large and I found so many little things that I wanted. Unfortunately (or is it fortunately) we didn't have the money to spend this trip... so we'll just have to go again! ;o)

Ok. So there is my weekend wrap up... about a week late.

My 100th post is coming up. And get ready for a giveaway! Keep your eye open for it... and don't just stick around for the giveaway. ;o)

I will be doing another post tomorrow on my amazing Monday. Such a rare occurrence that it deserves it's own post. haha