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Friday, April 29, 2011

Happy Friday!

I don't know about y'all, but I am so thankful this week is over.

  This has been one exhausting and emotional week for me.  I am beyond thankful to God for his protection.  I know that so many families are grieving the loss of family and home and my prayers certainly go out to them.  I keep looking at pictures and videos of the storms that swept through Mississippi and Alabama earlier this week and they just totally bring tears to my eyes.  I can't even begin to imagine what they are going through.  

Kelly over at Kelly's Korner is hosting a "Day of Prayer" where you can go and leave a prayer request.  This is not only for those involved in the storms but for all types of prayer requests.  If you have someone you'd like for Kelly and other bloggers to pray for, go and submit your request.

Kelly also has information on how you can donate to the people of Alabama.

Thank you Kelly for your help and prayer support for those struggling in the aftermath of these storms.

I'm excited about the little Bachelorette party that will be going on tonight.  It will be nice to kick back and relax and forget about life's troubles.  Tomorrow the fun continues with a trip to the Double Decker Festival in Oxford, MS.  I have never been and am excited about going and seeing all the arts and crafts.

I hope y'all have a fabulous weekend.  See ya back here on Monday!


Thursday, April 28, 2011

A little of this, a little of that!

Once again I am thanking my God for keeping us safe during the horribly rotten weather we had over a three day period.  This is truly a reminder that God is in control!

Please pray for those who had loss of life and property in Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama.  I think the last I read the estimated loss of life from this storm system was up to 173 people.  

We had one loss in our county here in Mississippi.  A gentleman was washed off the road in a flash flood and drown.

Thankfully, we didn't have any Tornado touch downs where I live, but we were under several Tornado Warnings over the course of two days.  We spent about an hour or so in a storm shelter behind my grandparents house on Tuesday night.  This was the first time we've used the shelter since my grandpa had it installed about 10 or so years ago.  We usually just hit the bathroom but since we now have a little one we thought it best to head on over to the shelter.

We've had some major flooding and we sent the kids home early from school yesterday because roads and bridges were washing out and we were afraid that if we didn't go ahead and send them home, we wouldn't be able to get them home.

Here are a few pictures of Tippah River where I'm from that my husband took on his Iphone.

Click on picture to make larger and to read some of the things I pointed out in the pictures.

Here is also a picture from the town I live in.

This home belongs to a family in my church and they are so fortunate the tree went right beside the house and only had minor damage.  

**This home is an antebellum home built in the 1800's.  My dad's mom had her picture taken next to this tree when she was 20. She would be in her 90's now and this tree was large then.

To see more photos of the storm damage pictures from AR, TN and MS visit and click on See and Send Storm Photos.

My mom and dad are going to Nashville today for the weekend and I pray they have safe travels.  Last year (this same weekend) they had major flooding and tornadoes in Nashville and here where we are in Mississippi.  My poor Mom had no clue what was going on and had just left the Opry Mills mall before it flooded.  She didn't know what county she was in so when they were issuing warnings she didn't know they meant her. lol.  Thankfully it all turned out ok, but they had to drive through a lot of flooded areas to get back home.  I'm thankful this weekend will be pretty for them.

Finally, here are a few of our Easter pictures. 

I know it's a little weird to be hunting eggs around a head stone lol but we only have these two on our church property and that's where we hid eggs.

Tucker's Easter Bunny Loot

My Easter Cutie

I almost didn't put this picture on here because for some reason this dress makes my tummy look huge!  I obviously need to work on my arms too!

Well guys, I hope your Thursday is great!


Wednesday, April 27, 2011


It's time for WILW with Jamie over at This Kind of Love.


I'm Loving my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ!


I'm  Loving that the good Lord has kept us safe the last couple of days from the tornado like storms we've had.  Right now we are experiencing major flooding.  Thankfully we haven't seen much damage here in our state but the state of Arkansas was hit pretty hard, please pray for them!


I'm Loving that this weekend we'll be celebrating my friend Amber's last hoo-rah as a single woman.  


I'm Loving these cute dresses

Mint for You Dress

Joint Grad Party Dress

Love Is the Answer Dress

show me sunshine paisley pocket dress by c.luce


I'm Loving that next week we are going on a mini-vaca.  Information coming soon!


I'm Loving my two loves!!!

What are you loving today?  Link up and let us know!

Happy Hump-day!


Monday, April 25, 2011

Spring Showers

Not much to report today, except some scary storms coming our way over the next couple of days.

I do love Spring, but not the nasty, scary tornado weather that comes with it.  

If it's going to be stormy where you are, I pray that you stay safe!

Hopefully, I'll post some of our Easter pictures tomorrow.

Good Day,

Saturday, April 23, 2011

What a day!

Yesterday my sweet nephew Tyler was taken to the ER and had to have surgery this morning to have his gall bladder removed.  My family has big issues with the gall bladder.  My mother and all of my brothers have had theirs removed as well as several of my cousins.  Tylers surgery was a success and they were able to do it by laser.  He had a stone the size of a marble.  The Dr. said he may get to come home this afternoon.  We love you Te-ty!

Yesterday Justin, Tucker and I went and picked up this beauty...

We already had this one on the wall...

We are glad to have the new one finally!

Last night after we got home, Tucker decided he didn't want to sleep and proceeded to scream most of the night.  We aren't sure what was going on with him and we tried everything we could think of.  I finally got him to stay asleep after riding him around for about an hour.  I went to bed at 3 and he woke back up at 5.  To say that I am exhausted today would be one major under statement!  He is napping away now though and I'm trying to get some laundry done. 

This afternoon we are having an Easter Egg hunt and a hamburger supper at church.  This will be Tucker's first egg hunt and we are super excited! 

Hope y'all have great Easter celebrations to attend as well. 


Friday, April 22, 2011

Finally Friday!

Happy Friday y'all!

I had my eyes checked yesterday... 20/20 vision but a little far sighted. I got a Rx for some reading glasses to replace my old ones and I picked out super cute frames.  Can't wait for them to come in!

After my eye exam, I picked up my preciously cute prego sister-in-law and we went on a little shopping trip.  I had to go pick up my adorable bridesmaid dress for a sweet friends wedding.  Can't wait til the wedding so I can show y'all lots of pics.  Less than a month away!

Last night was my nephew Zack's Junior Prom.  He is so good looking... yes I am biased but seriously he is as cute as a bug in a rug!  He also was voted as Prom Prince by his peers.  I'm so thankful that he is a good Christian boy and he loves his family (well he loves to aggrivate me lol).  Here are a couple of pictures.

Today I'm hanging out with my little guy.  Too bad his daddy had to work today. Maybe we'll go do a little more shopping later.

Hope y'all have a great Friday!


Wednesday, April 20, 2011


It's that time again!  Here's what I'm Loving Wednesday!!


I'm loving that Jesus Christ died on the cross for my (and your) sins and that through his selfless sacrifice I may have eternal life in Heaven.  (See Acts 2:38, Acts 22:16)


I'm loving that today is my Friday!  Yep, yep I'm taking off work tomorrow to go have my eyes checked.  It's been about 7 or so years since I last had this done, so I think it's way past due. 


I'm loving that Sunday is Easter.  I can't wait to see Tucker in his cute outfit!


I'm loving that we are visiting the New Albany church of Christ tonight for their Gospel Meeting.  Looking forward to this.


As always, I'm loving this little guy (and his Daddy too)!

Praying that you all have a blessed Easter holiday.

What are you loving today?  Link up with Jamie and let us know.

Friday, April 15, 2011


TGIF Y'all! 

 My Friday started out as a stormy one, but I think that has all passed and it should be a gorgeous weekend!  

I am totally thankful that it's Friday AND Payday!!!  Can it get any better than that?

I know I've already blogged about what we're getting into this weekend (see here) so I won't bore you with those details again, but I am super excited about tomorrow!!

So, have you heard of "Engagement Chicken?"  I heard about this a few years ago and thought that it sounded interesting.  If your not familiar with it, then here is a little something I saw about it on the Yahoo! homepage.

First comes chicken, then comes marriage? Be skeptical if you must, but this recipe may be charmed. It all began 26 years ago, when then-Glamour fashion editor Kim Bonnell gave the recipe to her assistant, Kathy Suder, who made the chicken for her boyfriend, who, a month later, asked her to marry him. “It’s a meal your wife would make. It got me thinking,” says Jon Suder, who now has three children with Kathy. Details of the simple dish passed from assistant to assistant like a culinary chain letter. When Bonnell heard that her recipe had inspired three weddings, she dubbed it Engagement Chicken. Now it is linked to 72 marriages. Try the recipe, give it to a friend—oh, and let us know when it works!

Engagement Chicken
Serves 2 to 4
  • 1 whole chicken (approximately 4 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice, plus 3 whole lemons—including 1 sliced for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon kosher or coarse sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Fresh herbs for garnish (4 rosemary sprigs, 4 sage sprigs, 8 thyme sprigs, and 1 bunch fl at-leaf parsley)
1. Position an oven rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat the oven to 400°F. Remove the giblets from the chicken, wash the chicken inside and out with cold water, then let the chicken drain, cavity down, in a colander for 2 minutes.
2. Pat the chicken dry with paper towels. Place the chicken breast-side down in a medium roasting pan fi tted with a rack and pour the lemon juice all over the chicken, both inside and out. Season the chicken all over with salt and pepper inside and out.
3. Prick 2 whole lemons three times each in three different places with a fork and place them deep inside the cavity. Chicken cavity size may vary, so if one lemon is partly sticking out, that’s fine. (Tip: If the lemons are stiff, roll them on the countertop with your palm before pricking to get the juices flowing.)
4. Put the chicken in the oven, lower the oven temperature to 350°F, and roast, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
5. Remove the roasting pan from the oven. Using tongs or two wooden spoons, turn the chicken breast- side up. Insert a meat thermometer in the thigh, and return the chicken to the oven and roast for about 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes or until the meat thermometer reads 180°F and the juices run clear when the thigh is pricked with a fork. Continue roasting if necessary. Keep in mind that cooking times in different ovens vary; roasting a chicken at 350°F takes approximately 18-20 minutes per pound, plus an additional 15 minutes.
6. Let the chicken rest for 10 minutes before carving. And here’s the secret: Pour the juices from the roasting pan on top of the sliced chicken— this is the “marry me juice.” Garnish with fresh herbs and lemon slices.
Be sure to click on the link, there is an interesting little video to go along with the story.  Makes you wonder, right?  So, if any of you lovelies try this, let me know how it goes!
Oh, and did you check out Jason Aldean last night on Idol?  I swoon!!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


Happy Wednesday Ya'll!  

Today I'm linking up with Jamie for WILW.

I'm loving that I have lost 2 lbs since starting my diet Monday!  Whoop Whoop!!! Hopefully I'll get these 15 10 lbs off rather quickly!

I'm loving that Justin and I will be attending the Grove Bowl at Ole Miss on Saturday and that the weather is supposed to be just gorgeous!  Can't wait!!


I'm loving these cute dresses

Real Appeal Dress

Mediterranean Cruise Dress

citrus delight strapless dress

struck by the thought of you dress in aquamarine


I'm loving that we have mid-week bible study tonight at Church.  My wonderful husband teaches the adult bible class and does a great job!  I'm so thankful to be married to a wonderful Christian man!


I'm loving that this little guy is coming to stay with us a little while Friday night.  He and Tucker are going to have great fun together!


I'm loving, as always, my sweet two guys!

What are you loving today?  Link up and let us know!


Friday, April 8, 2011

It's Friday Y'all!!!

It's Friday Y'all!  I'm sure you've figured this out already, but I am super excited for the weekend!  This week has been extremely LONG!!!  FYI: this post will be very random so please excuse! 

Today is the start of the 74th annual Pilgrimage.  I was supposed to help out at one of the lovely homes, but I have something else planned for the weekend so I'm not going to get to.  I do plan on hitting up the arts and crafts fair that will be on the historic square lawn this afternoon!  I'll try and take some pics!

Tomorrow is this handsome guys birthday...

Happy 17th Zack!  We love you extremely much... even if you do aggravate the crap out of me!

Next weekend I'll be here...

hopefully, unless the hubs has to work.  I just love Spring Bowl!  It gets me so excited about the upcoming football season!!

I bought this little cutie yesterday...

I'm trying to drink more water at work and I thought this might motivate me a little bit. I really need to lose 15 10 lbs. I'm trying to follow Weight Watchers (the old WW not the new Points Plus) but I only get like 20 points and I don't think that's enough, but we'll see.

I found this fabulous blog Confessions of a 20 Something and spent the better part of two days reading all her posts.  If you haven't already found her, you totally need to check it out.  She is way too precious and totally cracks me up!  I guess I'll be living vicariously through her, because my life is just too boring for words ;)!

I'll leave you with a few pics of my little guy!

Mom can I have another Reese's?  PLEASE!!!


My little man loves his Reese's!

I pray that your weekend is as good as I'm hoping mine will be!  Weather should be beautiful here and I hope it is where you are too!  Happy Friday!!!


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Kid for Rent!

This little guy is for rent if you need a good house cleanin! 

Happy Tuesday!