Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Who is ANGEL 760B?

Bill and I adopted a Salvation Army Angel for Christmas this year. It was lots of fun purchasing clothes and toys for this little 7 year old boy. After we went and purchased all of his new present it really got me wondering who is Angel 760B?

I wonder where he lives, where he goes to school, what his hobbies are, or if he has any siblings? It even got me wondering what his family is like, and if they go to church but most importantly I wonder if Angel 760B knows who Jesus is? My prayer this Christmas is that Angel 760b understands the real meaning of Christmas and that he experiences the love of Christ. So Angel 760b where ever you are out there we wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!!!

Here are the items we purchased for our Salvation Army Angel!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas Tree/Decorations

Here are some pictures like I promised!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas is coming!!

I absolutely love this time of year! I love being with family, family traditions and remembering the real meaning of the season. I have been extra excited about this season because this year starts the begining of several new Christmas traditions. I will not only experience my normal Christmas traditions with my family but Bill will get to be apart of them and I will also get to be apart of his family!

Saturday really kicked off the Christmas season for us. It was so great to have nothing to do this past Saturday. Bill and I relaxed and went shopping for Christmas decorations. It was such a blessing to do this together. We went to several stores and picked out ornaments, a wreath and of course the Christmas tree. It is a day I will remember forever. It was so special for us to purchase our own Christmas decorations to start our families collection. We also spent a little while going through Christmas decorations from both of our past. It was neat seeing the ornaments that Bill and I made and had while we were kids. They are precious things we will share with our children one day.

Pictures to come soon! My camera is dead today!

Monday, September 28, 2009

War Eagle Hey!

This past weekend we wrapped up the 4th home football game with another win! It was another wet weekend on the Plains but we did have a good time. The Hines and my family joined us for a small cookout at our house. It was lots of fun and Bill cooked some pretty good hamburgers!

The best thing about the whole weekend is that Bryson came down for the game. He loves football and wants to play for Auburn one day. Bill and I love spending time with Bryson. Here are some pictures from the game!

Bryson and Me before Tiger Walk

He loves his Nonna!

War Eagle! Cheering with Poppaw!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Homemade ICE CREAM!!!

So Bill and I got this really neat homemade ice cream maker for a wedding present and we thought we would try it out last night. We left for Winn-Dixie and purchased all the right ingredients for vanilla ice cream! I was super excited and couldn't wait to eat ice cream. Well we combined all the ingredients like the recipe said put the liquid mixture in our new machine and turned it on. It was really simple! The ice cream maker instructions stated that in 20-25 minutes you would have great soft ice cream. Well after 25 minutes we still had liquid. I couldn't figure out what we did wrong.....we followed the recipe exactly....and we used all the right ingredients.

So we thought we would just put it in the freezer for just a little bit to help it harden a little. Well after an hour we still had liquid. By this time I was a little frustrated and got the instructions out for the new machine. Word by word I went through trying to figure out what was wrong. After reading through a couple of paragraphs I found it. We forgot to freeze the freezer bowl. The freezer bowl is what the liquid is poured into to churn into ice cream. What a great discovering huh? So we didn't have ice cream last night but we put the freezer bowl in the freezer and hopefully we will get to enjoy our ice cream creation tonight!! Guess I need to start every kitchen experience by reading all the instructions a little bit more carefully!! :)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Training has begun!

This week I started training for the Disney Marathon which is in January. So far not so bad but I know it is going to be a challenge. The hardest part will be the long Saturday runs before I go to work at the football games but it will be rewarding when I am finished. Bill has been really encouraging so far and I know he will keep encouraging me through the 18 weeks of training!

The trip to Disney will be lots of fun and we can't wait to get to Orlando with the Fox's!! Until next time I will be running.....

Monday, August 24, 2009


Fall is almost here and I am so excited. Its my favorite time of the year for many reasons.
1. Weather - I love waking up early in the fall to run because the weather is incredible. I also like the fact that you can enjoy yourself outside without feeling like you have just jumped in the pool.
2. Auburn Football - This might be my favorite thing about living in Auburn. During the fall we get to experience the wonderful traditions of Auburn Football. We also get to visit with lots of friends and family members that come to visit the beautiful city on the Plains. We will be making a few road trips this fall. Can't wait for the Tennessee game with the Stockton's and the Summerlin's. It is going to be so much fun!! :)

3. New beginnings - With the beginning of a new school year there are lots of new beginnings to get involved in. We are going to be joining a new Sunday school class and hope to both start a new bible study! Looking forward to seeing what God has in store for us!

4. Thanksgiving - It is my favorite holiday and it takes place in the fall. I love gathering with family and thanking God for the many blessings he has blessed us with. This year we especially have lots to be thankful for! To just name a few.....
Our wedding and marriage! I am so thankful for Bill and for God placing him in my life.

Our little nephews......
I love these little boys and I am so thankful that Braylon has joined the family. I am also very thankful for there Mommy and Daddy. I continue to learn daily from Brooke and hope I can be a Mommy like her one day!

Thursday, August 6, 2009


The wedding weekend was an absolute fairy tale. The rehearsal dinner was so nice and Bill and I loved the golf theme decorations...thank you Mrs. June! You did a great job. We also loved the slideshow and toast that everyone gave. It was a great start to the rest of the wedding festivities.

The wedding day was a gift from God. He truly blessed us with such a special day. The weather was beautiful and everything else was so special. Our preacher Buddy did such a great job and the ceremony was absolutely perfect for us! Thanks to everyone that was a part of it! We are bless to have such great friends that were able to share in our day. The reception was so much fun. Bill and I had a blast dancing and hanging out with close friends and family. I don't have many pictures yet to post but here are a few.

Us with our precious flower girl and handsome ring bearer!

Cake time!

The Stocktons! Can't wait until football!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Busy as a BEE!!!

I'm back! It has been so long since I have updated this but life has been a little crazy but FUN! For the past 4 months we have been traveling all over the place.
In March we took some time off and went to Josephine, AL to enjoy the beach with the Hines. It was a blast and we loved hanging out with Mr. Jeff, Mrs. Kim, K.K. and Darby! They are one special family to Bill and I. In April we kicked off the first of several wedding parties! With the first one in Decatur at the Sexton Building. It sits right on the river! The party was given by the one and only Birthday Club! It was lots of fun and I enjoyed meeting some new Decatur people! The second party was at the end of April and it was a Linen Shower in Opelika. We gots lots and lots of towels! Now this brings us to May. May was probably the busiest for us. We had Bill's company picnic, 4 wedding parties between Auburn and Alex City and two dance recitals! Everything went well and Bill even got to miss one of the dance recitals for his bachelor party in Jacksonville, FL. He and the guys went deep sea fishing and caught lots of fish.
Now that we are into June I believe it might be the slowest month for us so far but we are always going on the weekends. Taylor was in Miss Alabama the first weekend of June and she did a great job. She won a few thousand dollars worth of scholarship money and it was fun to visit with family every night she performed! Thank you to everyone that came out and supported her. We have had 4 more wedding parties in June and got to spend the weekend at the lake with all of Bill's groomsmen and their wives. It was the best weekend so far and was nice to relax and soak in some sun!!!
I think that gets us up to date. Tomorrow is a big day for us because we close on our house. We can't wait to start moving in and get everything settled before the big day on July 18th!!! After the closing we will head to Nashville for the 1st Baggett wedding of the summer. Patrick and Amy get married this Sunday. I am so excited for them and I know the wedding will be beautiful!!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Wedding Plans

The wedding plans are coming right along and we are getting more and more excited everyday! Check out our website for all the details!

This past weekend Bill and I made a little trip to Decatur for his college roommates wedding. It was beautiful and we had a great time getting to see close friends. We wish we all lived in the same place but maybe one day!!! Here is a couple pictures from this weekend!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Let's go Fishing....

Bill and I are engaged! I am so excited and can't wait to be married. It happened on the River and was absolutly perfect. Bill and I headed to Decatur to spend New Years with some friends in Huntsville. He was able to take off a day of work so that we could spend some time with his family too. Bill and I were suppose to go fishing on Wednesday but when I woke up it was about 35 degrees. So you can imagine I did not want to go. First of all I never catch a fish when Bill and I go and secondly I didn't want to freeze. But I was a trooper and said I would go because I know he enjoys it so much and doesn't get to fish very often.

So we loaded up the boat and headed to the River. I was not a happy camper but was trying really hard to be. We put the boat in and road to Flint Creek. It is a section of the River that is off the main channel. Bill proceded to cut the boat off like he always does and normally he goes to put the trolling motor in and starts fishing but this time he didn't. Instead he came fishing for me!!! It was perfect and I can't even think of a more perfect way for us to get engaged!!

The engagement process has been so much fun so far and both of us have enjoyed spending time with friends and family. We are planning on getting married in July in Opelika!!