Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Another survey

I am nominating Sweet Lilly in the Birmingham Magazine Cutest Pet Contest and need your help. If you were voting in a cutest pet contest which of these pics woud catch your eye, and make you say "DANG, that's one cute dog!"??? Please vote to the right ASAP!
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Monday, June 20, 2011

New DO!

I DID IT!!! I cut 14.5 inches off my hair Friday to donate to Locks of Love. It is a drastic change, but I am getting use to it. Knowing I did it for a good cause makes it a much easier to adjust. Check out the before and after!


The hair.

What do you think?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Help me pick a hair style!

I am cutting my hair for Locks of Love Friday afternoon and need help picking a cut. Which do you guys think will look best on me? Please vote in the poll to the right.


#2 PS: I feel sure I will look JUST LIKE these beautiful stars when I have their hair cut!!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

While I was gone....

In my absence from the blog world, here is what you missed:

I went to Destin with my mom and her girlfriends to celebrate her very special birthday. She has the sweetest, most fabulous group of friends, most of which I have known my entire life. I absolutely adore them all. It was so much fun to spend the weekend with them.

Some of the Bham girls and I went to a Friends of St. Jude event while Rick was traveling for work.

We also went to a couple weddings. One of which was my family friend, Renee's wedding in Bay St. Louis, MS. Renee is my best friend my entire life's older sister. She used to TORTURE us as kids, and is more like a sister to me than just a friend. This was a family affair and we couldn't be happier for Renee & Sam.

Rick, me, my bestie Traci, and my new bestie Paul, at Renee's wedding.

We became members at Trinity United Methodist Church in Homewood, and this was our 1st Easter as official members (and our 1st married Easter). We've been going to Trinity for years, and are so excited about our new Trinity family.

We also attended Cathleen & David's wedding here in Bham at The Club. Good times were had by all, but I didn't get a pic of the bride and groom.

The girls...
And the guys.

Early May we went to RailRoad Park to celebrate our FABULOUS friend Talty's birthday. It was a BEAUTIFUL day with kids, dogs, beer, BBQ, and most of all GREAT company. We had so much fun, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TALTY!!

It was also my WONDERFUL father-in-law's birthday, so in McKibbin fashion we headed to the lake to celebrate sweet John. We got him a kindle from all the kids and he was pretty excited.

Last but not least, we decided last minute to go to Hot Springs, AR to visit my parents for Memorial Day weekend. It was a nice relaxing weekend. As you can see Lilly LOVES the boat. My parents friends Bill & Penny took us out on their boat to watch the fireworks, and Rick and I agreed they were the best fireworks we've ever seen. So nice to watch them from the water, LOVE IT! So, that's what we've been doing. Nothing too exciting, but we enjoyed it all.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Special flowers.....2 years later

2 years ago today, Rick planted these flowers for me. These weren't just any flowers, they were beautiful hydrangeas that our dear friends Beth & Kyle sent to my dad's memorial service. Beth & Kyle have NO IDEA how much this meant to me and how much these flowers STILL mean to me every time I look at them. The day after the services, I could hardly catch my breath so Rick took another day off work to stay home with me. That day, he said "Do you want me to plant these flowers for you?" I said "YES!". He did have one stipulation, that if the flowers didn't make it, I couldn't blame him. It was possibly one of the sweetest things anyone has ever done for me. Last year there were leaves but no blooms, and this year look how gorgeous they are (and 3 times the size they were the day they arrived)!

Now every time I look at this sweet plant, I think of my amazing friends, Beth & Kyle, my sweet husband, and my crazy dad. WHAT A GIFT!!!! I still can't believe it's been 2 years since my dad left us. Feels like he is still @ Manhattan Grill feeding the chickens and making everyone laugh.