Thursday, October 27, 2011

Project 365 -- Week 26

I can't believe I am officially at the half way mark of my Project 365...this has been so fun so far, but I must's not nearly as easy as I thought it would be...Here are my photos from Week 26:

Sunday, October 16, 2011 -- Mapping out the drive to Columbia for  Kat, AC and myself to have dinner!

Monday, October 17, 2011 -- Relaxing with my sleepy doggy!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 -- Taking it Old School until I can get the iPhone!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 -- Spending some QT with her Daddy before we leave!

Thursday, October 20, 2011 -- Getting my pre-Jamaica mani/pedi!

Friday, October 22, 2011 -- Just landed in Jamaica, 'mon!

Saturday, October 23, 2011 -- Enjoying the Jamaican Bobsled Cafe!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

It's OK Thursday!

Its Ok Thursdays

On this lovely Thursday, It's OK...

1.  That I'm not writing this post until 10:30 on Thursday evening...It's been a crazy busy day!

2.  That I almost cried when I left Sweet Zoey with my mom tonight!  I know she is in great hands with her Grandma and Grandpa, and I realize she is a dog...not a human being, but she seemed so sad and scared for me to leave her.  Nevermind the fact that when I talked to my mom 4 hours later, Zoey was doing fine and running around the house playing with all of Peppermint's toys.  =)  Looks like she recovered nicely!

3.  That we STILL don't have a date set for our wedding!  That's at the top of my agenda when we get back from our little weekend getaway!

4.  That despite the fact that I know Patrick is going to roll his eyes when he sees all of my luggage tomorrow, I'm still not putting any of my clothes back up!  I'm a girl...I can't help it!

5.  That even though I haven't ran regularly in a couple weeks, I decided I still needed to do a long run today and was able to whip out 5 miles without too much pain!

Well, that's all from me until the middle of next week!  Here's to all of you (and me) having a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

It's Wednesday, and I am so happy to be back telling you that I'm loving:

1.  That today is my Friday!  The last 2 months have been pretty tough and I am so happy to have some relaxation time!
2.  That is less than 48 hours, I will be on a plane to beautiful Jamaica with my beau!  After this incredibly cold and rainy day, I can't wait to stick my toes in the sand, with a beverage with an umbrella in it!
3.  That when I started following my sister on Pinterest this week, I found out she has created a board called "Melissa's Bachelorette Party."  BEST. MOH. EVER.
4.  That my mama and I have decided on THE weekend that we will trapse all over Nashville in search of the perfect wedding dress!  It's definitely both of our favorite part of this entire wedding process!
5.  And last but not least, this guy...
And this doggy:
She wanted to get ready for football Saturday with her own football!
What are you loving this week?  Hopefully, TONS of stuff!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Weekend Updates!

So, weekend before last, we made the trek to East Tennessee to head to the Tennessee game.  Because we don't get to Knoxville often enough we usually spend the entire weekend running around trying to catch up with everyone!

The weekend started off on Saturday morning after my run at the good ole Carter High School track!  Man, I feel old heading back to my alma mater!  Next up, was a delicious breakfast prepared by my sweet mama!  YUMMY!

After relaxing with the family in the morning, Patrick and I headed into Knoxville to meet up with Elaine and Ken!  It has been way too long since I've spent time with them.  It was great to catch up!

Next, it was time to head to the UT game with Rob and Andi!  Again, we don't get to spend enough time with them, so it was so nice having them to our selves for an evening.
Rob and Andi are celebrating a pregnancy and an engagement before the least they said that's what they were celebrating...I suspect that neither of them needed an excuse.  =) 
Me with my beau!

Hanging out with the cute preggo lady!
Even though the game didn't turn out quite as we had hoped (such a regular occurrence for us poor Vol fans), we still had a wonderful weekend in Knoxville.

After having lunch with the 'rents on Sunday, it was time to head back to Nash-Vegas for Alysia's Birthday party.  Her boyfriend, Ed, did a great job on all the food and he even made her a homemade strawberry cake that was ah-mazing!
After the super stressful work week I experienced this week, last weekend was much less busy and much more relaxing.  Friday night, I volunteered at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk.  It was a great experience with many, many survivors, patients, family, friends, and people remembering loved ones who were gone too soon.

I had been a little under the weather this week, and therefore, didn't sleep well on Friday night.  When I woke up at 3:00 on Saturday morning and couldn't go back to sleep, I finally got out of bed and was super productive until 6:00, when I decided to get back in bed.  No, this isn't something I usually do, but it was the most productive I've felt in weeks!  I should try it more often!  =)

Saturday morning, after doing a little bit of final work related stuff, I head to breakfast with my beau.  We headed over to First Watch (a new breakfast place over in Brentwood).  It was amazing!  Patrick got cheddar and bacon pancakes and I got a breakfast skillet.
Since PetCo was just next door, we picked up a few goodies for Sweet Zoey:
Next up was the Music and Molasses Festival.  Neither of us had ever been, but I have been wanting to check it out for several years now!  Since we didn't have anything planned, we decided to head out there for an afternoon.  It was tons of fun, and a little different than I expected.  There was obviously both music AND molasses, but there was also tons of crafty stuff, BBQ, and Fried Snickers Bars.
This owl was from a nearby conservatory! 
Goofing off!  My mom said this should be our Engagement Pictures.  =)

Pure heavenly-ness (Is that even a word?)

Enjoying the day together!
We ended our Saturday night with a nice dinner with Kirk, Teona, and Adriana, and then we headed over to Adam and Alacia's to hang out with them for a little bit.

Sunday was the laziest day ever, complete with a homemade breakfast, football, and laundry.  Then, Kathleen and I headed to Columbia to meet up with Anna Catherine for a fun catch-up dinner.  We don't get to spend nearly enough time together, so it was great to get in some good girl time!

Hope you all have a wonderful week!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Project 365 -- Weeks 24 & 25

Sunday, October 2, 2011 -- Zoey at the Dog Park

Monday, October 3, 2011 -- Flowers from Patrick's Mom!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 -- New Table...Perfect for a sectional couch!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 -- The Y at 6:00 in the morning!

Thursday, October 6, 2011 -- Fabulous Fall Blog Challenge Package Arrives!

Friday, October 7, 2011 -- Gotta love BK coupons!!!!  Makes for a cheap dinner!

Saturday, October 8, 2011 -- V-O-L-S Go Vols Go!

Sunday, October 9, 2011 -- Zoey trying out Peppermint's cone!
Monday, October 10, 2011 -- Take Out Chinese after a long day at work!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011 -- Finally insuring the ring!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 -- Nothing better than my Kindle and my dog after a tough day at work!

Thursday, October 13, 2011 -- My Wedding Planning Notebook Finally Arrives!

Friday, October 14, 2011 -- Volunteering for the Light the Night Walk

Saturday, October 15, 2011 -- Goofing off at the Music and Molasses Festival

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fall's Favorite Finds Blog Swap Revealment

Big time thanks to Caroline, Molly, and Mateya for hosting and organizing this super fun Blog Swap!  I had a great time both purchasing my goodies for my partner Michabella from Living a Life of Love (who is out doing good for others on a Mission Trip this week...I can't WAIT to hear what she and her group accomplished) and also receiving the fun goodies she sent me.

For those who don't know, Monday, October 17 is my last big deadline of the year, so needless to say, I've been living at the office.  You can only imagine how much it brightened my day when I opened a package last Thursday to find THIS:
It was full of so many fun goodies, including:
A super sweet card -- Glad I'm not the only one who loves stuff with an "M" on it! 
This beautiful scarf -- That I happened to be sporting all day yesterday!

This great deep red nail polish -- Think I'll take it with me to get my mani/pedi this week!

I LOVE the name!  =)

This yummy smelling candle!

And pumpkin flavored coffee -- My favorite fall delicacy my far!
All of this stuff is just as fabulous as I had hoped!  Thanks so much Michelle!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Project 365 - Week 23

Sunday, September 25, 2011 -- Mums for my Front Porch

Monday, September 26, 2011 -- Las Palmas...My Favorite Mexican Restuarant 
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 -- New Jewelry Party Ring

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 -- Teaching Zoey to Roll Over

Thursday, September 29, 2011 -- Buying Alcohol to Make Martinis

Friday, September 30, 2011 -- Newly Engaged Couple

Saturday, October 1, 2011 -- Nashville Beer Fesitval with Patrick and Texas Tim!