Friday, September 25, 2009

In the wee hours

So early this morning about 5 am ish I am awakened by our neighbors yippy yappy little dog. And under my breath I say to Jonathan "that little dog is going to mysteriously disappear or I am going to throw rocks at him." (That is just what came to mind at 5 am while trying to enjoy my precious sleep). It must have been really funny because Jonathan burst out in laughter. And we lay there tickled and annoyed at that little yippy yappy dog. He even mentions something about loading his paint ball gun and eventually we drift back to sleep.

Insert disclaimer: We do like animals and would NEVER dream of really hurting one, but when your neighbors fence runs up along one of your exterior bedroom walls and their dog for some reason likes to run up and down along that side and CONSTANTLY bark in the wee hours of the morning, your mind starts running in directions you do not intend.

So we sleep a couple more hours get up run a quick errand and return home to some yard work. I helped Jonathan today by weed wacking while he cut the grass. Low and behold I look up and what do I see in our yard? That yippy yappy little dog who woke us so early this morning jumping at me and barking. He must have known my feelings of affection or lack there of because he decided he had to come bark at me some. Our neighbor came over and she was nice and the dog at that point was not really bothering us, but I made a point to kindly say to the dog "we heard you up barking really early this morning". Maybe our neighbor will take the hint. She asked Jonathan to see if he could catch him so she could put him back in her fence, but I told her he really wasn't bothering us, because we were not going to waste our time chasing him around our yard. We went back to work and eventually he left us alone. Just thought it was ironic of all the time we have lived here that dog has never shown up in our yard and the one time we make jokes about his disappearance he shows up in our yard.

On another note while raking some mulch back into our flower bed I quickly realized why I remain the helper of our yard work and NOT the primary yard worker in our house hold:

This little guy was in the grass and jumped out when I was raking the mulch back into the flower bed and he was a hissin. Not sure what he is, probably harmless. I do like all things creepy crawly, or furry, just don't like to be taken by surprise by them.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Crummy Day/No wait make that a Happy Day.....

I wrote this about 2 weeks ago and had not gotten the chance to post it.
Make that a crummy week/weekend! So the week before labor day was awesome. That Monday soccer got rained out, I didn't have my gifted endorsement class on Tuesday which left me with soccer practice on Thursday and a nice quiet weekend through labor day. This week the other shoe dropped.
Tuesday: Soccer practice (to make up for missing Monday)
Wednesday: hour and a half leadership team meeting after school/missed bible study
Thursday: Soccer practice
Friday: Didn't leave school till 9pm (soccer fundraiser collecting parking $ from the football game)
Saturday: 2 soccer games in Buckhead, came back and babysat not getting home till 12:30am
Sunday: Church, and ANOTHER SOCCER GAME :( Missed a friend's baby dedication because of this :(((
Weekend??? Did I actually get one of those??????????? I should take the next week off after this one.

I am way to busy and not happy about it. The saddest part is that I bring most of on my self. The dollar signs of soccer don't make it easy for me to say no in addition to those sweet little girls I have the privilege of coaching. Let me make this very clear...4 days a week at an hour and a half or more each day is way to much for 8 and 9 year olds.

Since the post above a lot has happened and someone did a VERY big rain dance which everyone reading my blog will surely know about.

That being said I have been so incredibly THANKFUL for the restful week off of school I have had. No soccer, no gifted endorsement, no meetings, no school. Just rest. I got to clean my house, relax, iron clothes, relax, sleep in, relax, actually cook a dinner, and work on decorations/ideas for my cousin Elizabeth's baby shower I am throwing in about 2 weeks.
You will die when you see some of the absolutely cute things I have made her and if you have a baby gift you need for someone I am happy to make sets for you for a minimal price (sets can include burp clothes, dresses, frames, booties, bibs, and onsies).

On a final note, I just want to remind myself and others to be in prayer for those who have suffered loss in some way or another during the floods and for those who have not to rejoice that we were spared and take time to re-prioritize as I have had to do so that I can focus on my family and what is important to us.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Rehearsal Dinner

Christine had her wedding at the Montaluche Vinyard in Dahlonega Ga. BEAUTIFUL! Here are pictures from the rehearsal dinner also at the Vinyard. Every thing went well except the pastor mixed his nights up and missed the rehearsal, so we practiced on our own. We were fine and the pastor is a pro...he married Bubbs and Shannon so he knew what he was doing.

Quentin and Shannon.
No one plays around in this family...always so serious.
Quentin, me and my sweet daddy.
There won't be any hostility in this marriage;) They were going to practice their cake feeding to each other. This is what resulted.
My mom's cousin Corrine and her husband Sal. They drove up from Florida and have made it to all three of our weddings.
Mom and Shannon, Bubbs wife.
Emma, Noah's neice, was the flower girl. She did an awesome job.
The two love birds.
Jonathan and I waiting on our food at the rehearsal was YUM! Chicken Parmesan and spaghetti with the softest bread to dip in oil.

Christine's Bridal Luncheon

We had a bridal luncheon thrown by my aunt Janie and my two cousins Julie and Elizabeth. We went to our traditional bridal luncheon location the Swan House. As usual it was fabulous. If you have never been you have to go. You can have lunch in their restaurant or you can get a group of girls together and book a room.

Group photo. The swan house had this beautiful picture spot.
The brides maids. 3 sisters and a friend. Quentin's wife Shannon is in white, and Noah's sister Abby is on the far right in the black top. Lisa in the brown is a good friend of Christine's.
Kissing cousins!! If you look close you can see baby Reagan...she will be here before we know it. (In case you didn't notice or my weight gain;) threw you is my cousin Elizabeth that is expecting. Just wanted to clarify;)

The "Farmer" girls.

Project Boy Gift

My friend/hairstylist Brittany is having a little boy, Rhett in October and I painted these picture frames to match the nursery which is a sail boat theme. It is so bizzare how God puts people in your life. Brittany was a senior at Chapel Hill my first year teaching there and was our homecoming queen that year. Since then she has gotten married and we do a couples supper club that we are all a part of.

Guest Bathroom Makeover

Being some what the impulse shopper I am I walked into target one day and saw some of the cutest white and pinkish toile towels and thought I want to redo my guest bathroom. My walls were already brown, so Im kinda going with the shabby chick pink and brown look. I have a super cuter pink rug with ruffles that match. My next goal is to get the white shower curtain with the ruffles and it will be complete! I am slowly but surely "girlifying" the house. I am sure it won't be long before the husband notices ;)

These towels jumped off the shelf into my cart. I just could not resist. The white towel matches the shower curtain I will be purchasing soon.
I found these pictures for $10.00 a piece plus 20% off at Bed Bath and Beyond and could not believe how perfectly they matched.

Precious Little Babies

Jonathan's cousin Brandi welcomed sweet Audrey Elizabeth Claire in July. I got to see her about a week after she got here and she was the tiniest little thing you have ever seen. Just 6 pounds. She looked like a little baby doll.

My sweet friend Katie's precious little princess Molly Kate arrived. We just love her sweet little self. She is such a blessing to her family and we are so thankful God blessed our friend Chad and Katie with little miss priss. I hope that Jonathan and I can be half as great and Godly parents that Katie and Chad are and we are so thankful that they set such a great example for others to learn from. Enjoy the sweet sweet pictures.
Charlie Bell showing me one of his little books. He is so much fun, all boy and such a great big brother to MK.
Me and sweet Miss Priss!
Sweet sleeping baby. Molly Kate still had some yucky reflux when I visited her here, but she slept so sweetly the whole time I held her... that is until it was time to eat:)

Our Family Vacation

Jonathan and I took a vacation to Orlando this summer. I just wish I could stay on vacation with my husband for the rest of our lives. We had such a blast and with out all the distractions were really able to just focus on each other and our marriage!

We rode a pontoon boat on the lake at down town disney and it was so nice to relax and feel the breeze.
We ate at the rainforest cafe in down town disney and they sat us right next to one of the large fish tanks. I think I drove Jonathan nuts talking about the fish the whole time.
Every photo we took we took of ourselves...hence it's not the best picture in the world.
So we figured out that it would be smart to take a picture with our personal camera of the picture they display on the screen for you to purchase for an arm and a leg. We rode MIB several times and Jonathan should be the all time world MIB record holder!!! He beat me by a land slide every time we rode (on this ride you shoot lasers at aliens and it adds up your points).