Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween Party

Two years ago, Jed and I threw a Halloween party with our neighbors in Lynchburg. We invited tons of people (all our friends without children, those with were trick-or-treating) and had around 100 people come to 1 of the 3 small duplexes that were open to the party. We had so much fun and this year, we threw one in our new home here in Southaven! The best part was, we had a DJ! As a matter of fact, I can now say that our house has had a noise complaint, a cop came to the door and everything! Not that this is the most exciting thing ever, but I am a bit of a rule follower, really a people pleaser, and I hate getting in trouble becasue that means that a person is looking down on me. Yikes! I've got issues. SO ANYWAYS, we had a bunch of friends come completely dressed up.

We were...............

*Captain Hook and Tinkerbell*

*Belly Dancer and Dirty Cop*

*Our precious Hot Dog!*
*Foxy Cleopatra and Austin Powers*

*Cardiac Arrest*

*My Hamburger*


*My parents totally crashed the part as Serena Williams and Michael Phelps!*
AK was a BANANA!

*The Wicked Witch and Dorothy!*

*McCain and my Pumpkin!*

*My work buddies as a pirate and a Ref*

*The DJ!*

*Ashley was a hippie woman and was sleepy!*


*The remnants of Tinky*

Thursday, October 23, 2008

The Best Chocolate Cake in the World

Per request of 2 friends....the Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe....

1 Devil's Food Cake Mix
small box instant chocolate pudding
4 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1 1/2 cup warm H2O (for those of you who didn't take Chemistry, Water)
6 oz. choc. chips (semi-sweet)
(more ing.'s below)

Mix all except choc. chips. Beat w/electric mixer for 3 minutes. Add chips and beat 1 minute.
Spray Bundt pan w/Pan and Bake at 350 degrees (where the heck is the symbol for that) for 45-55 minutes.

2 T. Butter
2 oz. unsweetened chocolate
1 t. vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup H2O

Melt butter and unsweetened chocolate on low, add the rest and beat.

Pour over cake!

Peace to the world, and chocolate too!

The Burg Pictures

Don't ask me why it took a year to post these. This was back in August. We had so much fun in Lynchburg and were able to stay with Ben and Jess (jed's bro and his wife) and the kids. Also, we were able to hang out at the Ankeney's and the Webbs with our friends! We are ready for another trip back, as usual...

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Wedding Season!

So, there really is no excuse besides, I've just not felt like blogging. Jed and I are getting ready for the slew of weddings coming on this fall. We've had a few that we've attended already but some big ones that we're in are coming up. Next weekend, Jessie is getting married! Jessie is Roxanne's sis. She's like my own sister and I love this girl. We've had showers already and have lingerie shower Thursday, rehearsal, and rehearsal dinner this Friday. The next weekend, Jed's brother, Wes, and my friend, Hillary, are getting married too! I'm pretty pumped and we're both in that one so we're ready to party! A few weeks later, Mary and Josh, a couple that we've gotten closer to lately (Josh was a youth intern in CO and overlapped while we were there and he and Jed became friends), are getting married. I spent much of high school knowing Mary and we're excited for them too. THEN, the second weekend in December, we're going to Texas for Austin and Elisabeth's wedding. Austin was a groomsman in our wedding and Jed will be standing with him as well. We just recently have gotten to know Elisabeth and she's a sweetheart....and guess what! They live in Memphis and we have couple friends! Yay. They're that couple that every time we see them (like Thursday for The Office night) we remember how much we love them and want to see them more.

Anyways, just thought I'd give an excuse for why I've been so absent. Also, this morning, Eli, Rox's baby, was baptized. Mike did the baptism, preaching, AND played the guitar for the music. WOW...poor guy. All the other staff were out of town. But, he did an awesome job and we partied at McAlisters afterwards.

I swear I'll try and update again soon!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

7 Factors of a Weirdo

If you are tagged, you must firstly post the rules:
*Write 7 strange characteristics about yourself. They interest us all!
*Tag 5 other people at the end of your Post.
*Visit everyone that you have tagged and leave a comment on their blog to let them know that they have been tagged.

1. I love to write grants. I know. I can't believe it either.
2. I love martial arts movies. My husband got me into them and I just really like them.
3. I love rap music. Yes, I am a 24 year old white middle-class Suburban wife. And, I like rap and hip-hop.
4. I like to poke my bruises.
5. Alright, shocker, I know, but I actually enjoy being by myself more than Jed AND Roxanne. No, this does not make me an introvert, I just love to dream and be by myself reading blogs and books and cleaning and thinking.
6. I rub my tongue against the back side of my teeth alot in upward motions and I am OCD about how many times I do that on each tooth. They have to be even.
7. When I am driving, I look at other people's license plates and write the number/letter combo with my thumb again and again. Don't know why, but I do.
Tag, you're it!

A Good Laugh

Overheard conversation in David's Bridal yesterday

Customer to Saleslady while holding up a dress: "Can you alterate this?"
Followed by confused-by-her-own-self facial expression and pause. She obviously realized she had used the wrong word. So she decided to correct herself: "I mean, can you alternate this?"
Followed by completely self-satisfied and confident look of pleasure.

I left the store and thought about how happy I was that she would have her dress alternated.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Got this from a friend today and thought I'd blog it...

A little fun for the day!! If you opened this, you have to do it. Then, send it back to the person who sent it to you and the rest of your friends!

Two names you go by:

Two things you are wearing right now:
a cami
my wedding rings

Two things you would want (or have) in a relationship:
a dog
someone who keeps their mouth shut

Two of your favorite things to do:
read stuff
snuggle with Nikki and Jed

Two things you want very badly at the moment:
more money

Two things you did yesterday:
worked out for the first time in ages
organized my grant book and research at work

Two people who will fill this out:
Lill already did

Two people you last talked to:
Andreana-my bud from work
Becky-my aunt and friend

Two things you ate yesterday:
frozen panini
chicken and gravy..mmmmm

Two things you're doing tomorrow:
hanging out with some of my favorite girls

Two Favorite Holidays:

Favorite beverages:
red wine
peach tea

Person no longer alive who you'd like to talk to:
St. Patrick

OK so now if you blog, you gotta do this too.....even though it's not the funnest one I've ever done, I have 2 more (one from Kelli, one from Erin) that I have to post soon and they are really interesting.

Friday, August 29, 2008

The Burg....again

Welp, Jed and I left yesterday after a half day of work and made by 2ish in the morning in the Burg.  We are staying with Ben and Jess (Jed's bro and his bride) and our niece and nephew.  We love them!  

Tonight we're off to see  our girls and guys groups and cannot WAIT!  So far, I've been to the J.Crew outlet and bought a could say I'm a little excited.  :)

I will blog soon.  

-Jed has been gone to South America for a few weeks....I'll update on that later.  
-I painted the stairwell, kitchen, and living room while he was gone.  This was a serious task with out 15 foot ceilings and painting the walls up to it.  I still can't believe I did it.  
-We threw a shower for pics though :(  Jed took the cam to S. America
-Work has been INSANE
-My parents moved in to their new house and it's my favorite they've ever had.
-More stuff happened but my brain is fried bc I'm getting older.
-RUMINATE is now a non-profit.


Friday, August 1, 2008

Chit Chat

I have no idea how to catch you up on the recent happenings besides to make a list. I'll post pics later. I'm too tired now.
-The play ended. I made some fun friends and had a blast but was so excited to have some normality added to life, UNTIL....
-My dad ended up with a herniated disc in his neck and was in excruciating pain for about 3 weeks. THEN...
-he had surgery. Welcome back to the South, Dad!
-Work has been CRAZY trying to recruit volunteers before school starts and continue writing grants.
-We bought a really great entertainment stand, and couldn't stand it (no pun intended :) ) anymore so we bought a 42" flat screen. Yes, details would be nice, but only Jed understands those in this household.
-Netflix rocks my world.
-The Dark Knight rocks my world (Yay for Heath...he's still the man).
-Mama Mia rocks my world.
-We went to Iowa for a week to visit Jed's grandmother for a family reunion. It was so fun. Pictures are on facebook...check it out!
-For my birthday, hubby took me to see Pride and Prejudice, the play. It was wonderful and even he liked it :)
-My parents bought a really cute house, they move in in the middle of August.
-Jed is going to South America in a few weeks with his dad, I'm beyond jealous. And no, I do not want to talk about it.
-Just read Twilight. Couldn't put it down. I have been casually seduced by Edward, the vampire. Can't wait to read the others, and see the movie!

Monday, June 30, 2008

Modest Swimwear

Roxanne just sent me an e-mail with this link in it. As much as I hate wearing a bathing suit, I am not sure this was the answer I was looking for. Ya'll are gonna crack up.....

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Joseph pics!

So I don't have time for a full post. But these are a few in my sexy Cleopatra wig. The play has been so much fun. SO much work. But awesome! My daddy!
The Streets crew came. I was really happy.

Ashley Wieronski-the star! She's amazingly talented. Me-getting ready :)

My husband-Dan-in real life, Stephen Kelly, totally love this guy. He's great!
My director, Harry Snelling!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

More of the house.

Our bathroom shower. Plus, you can see to the right, we have a sweet jacuzzi tub! Our "separate crapper" as our realtor pointed out-quite a selling point.
Finally, Jed doesn't have to share a small mirror w/me!

Here's our bedroom. We love the new color on the walls. Updates include new bedding and a new bed at some point. We sorta lost the sideboards in the move....somehow.

We have 2 of these windows. I love them.

And, of course, our guest has a toilet and tub too, but those weren't the cute parts :)
A laundry room!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Our Kitchen!

We have a really fun eating area in our kitchen.... And I love the lights hanging down separating the kitchen and living area.