Friday, July 26, 2013

Date with Dad

Today I went on a hike with my dad in Frozen Head State Park. We did both the South and North Old Rag trails, as well as going a bit farther up the mountain to an old observation tower. Hiking is something that is so special to my dad and I. We have been going together for the past several years, and over that time and those hours walking in the woods we have gotten close. It is a time for us to bond and I am so thankful that we were able to get in a hike while I was home. I hadn't hiked in two years, so it was a bit of a work out! It was a great day and a great hike. 

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Jen's Bridal Shower: A Handmade Affair

Hi All!

Last weekend I had the privilege of putting together a bridal shower for my great friend, Jen. All of her bridesmaids pitched in and made a lovely event. Jen received a lot of beautiful gifts and we all enjoyed being together to celebrate her and Dave's nuptials. I was in charge of decorations: I made the tablecloth, the streamers, and her corsage. We had a lavish spread. Here are some photos from the day. Looking forward to the wedding, my dear!

the full spread
flowers brought by Krislyn

cake made by Shelane

our blushing bride

Saturday, July 6, 2013

My man

This is my man. I love that face. It is his face of wonder. 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Summer: month 1

Hello all,

I know I have been away for a long time. It is my summer break and I am not spending too much time on the computer. Here is a replay of some things we have been up to! School ended in a whirlwind and I headed straight down to Tennessee for Matt's brother's graduation. We celebrated and rejoiced! He will be going to UTK in the fall. Oh, college days...

I drove back to Missouri and met with my other ninth grade teacher gals. We toured all through Battle, saw our classrooms again, and made a lot of decisions about the year to come. I am sure I will be blogging about some of those decisions as the year begins.

I have spent a lot of time with my family and with Matt's. I have seen a lot of friends, read a lot of books, and relaxed. Just now am I starting to watch a lot of tv. The best part about summer is getting to cuddle my pooker puppies everyday! Daisy was sick for the past two months with bladder stones and infections, but that is behind us now. She is back to her spunky self. Currently, I am only one book behind for me to meet my goal by the end of the year. In June, I read 6 books! It's been great.

My good friend, Krislyn, got married! It was such a great day and I am glad I was able to be a part of it!

My nephew, Tommy, turned 2! Everyone came into Oak Ridge for it, so it was awesome to see Meghan and Evan, as well as Cyril's family. Matt drove in for the weekend, too.

Matt and I went on a date to see Quidam, a cirque de soleil show, in downtown Nashville! We went to a delicious restaurant called The Southern, and then to Mike's Ice Cream. The show was fun, and it was great to have a good night out with my boo bear.

Summer got off to a good start. Here is to hoping that the next month is just as great! I have some work to do, as well as exercising and visiting with more friends and family. Hello, July!