Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Perfect weekend, to an unpleasant ending...

So the weekend could not have been anymore fun and gone any better! Ryan and I had a great weekend spending some quality time together NOT in Huntsville! Friday started with us driving to B'ham and we met Ryan's parents for dinner at our favorite bbq place, the one and only, Jim N' Nicks! Yum! The Harbucks are such wonderful inlaws to have and we enjoyed our time with them as always! They are the most giving and loving in-laws I could ask for! So, minus the traffic, we headed to to the Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, and Justin Moore concert . Remember traffic??? Well, becuase of it, we missed Justin Moore :(. We were actually looking forward to both opening acts because we love their music, but oh well! The concert was amazing and we had such a great time!

The night started off with me wearing my new shoes from the cute boutique I work at! They were half off! Come visit us for cute clothing and shoes!
The one and only Brad Paisley! My 4th time to see him!

Then Saturday morning, we headed off to the marriage retreat called "Ignite"at Church of the Highlands. t was so excited it about for many reasons. 1) What a great way to start off our marriage 2) It was GREAT quality time with Ryan 3) it was HILARIOUS and kept our attention the entire time 4)The food was amazing, ha! Tazikis, Chick-fil-a, Olexa's, etc. YUM! and 5) God will continue to be the focus of our marriage. We are already looking forward to going to the one next year! 1st week in February 2011!

Ryan and I both really, really enjoyed it and I am so glad we went! There are too many reasons why we loved it....Ted Cunningham and Gary Smalley are WONDERFUL speakers, anytime you get a chance to see or hear them, GO! It is so worth it! They have great books out too!

Here is cute Ryan at the conference, showing off the notebook we got! :)

After the concert, we got to go spend some time with my sweet dad who I miss so much every day! (Mom was out of town with her mom and sister on a cruise, no fair) From there we went to a fun dinner with my new in-laws, Ryan's brother Garrett and his wife, Martha at Mafiotsa's (sp?) in Crestline Village. Alan (Garrett's best friend of high school) and his new wife, Bevin, came too! We had a great time eating yummy food, conversing, laughing, and listening to the great band! Thanks Harbucks for surprising us and paying for our food! Sad, I don't have a picture from that night....next time!

So I know you are thinking, what was bad about this weekend?? Well Sunday rolled around and I felt awful!!!! Body aches, head hurting, throat hurting, nausea, EVERYTHING you name it, I had it! Needless to say, yesterday I went the doctor got 2 shots in my hip, 6 prescriptions, and a 3 hour wait, and now I am good to go! NO FLU, Thank the LORD!


  1. Hey Leighton! I was at the marriage conference with my new hubby too! I wish I could have seen you there. We both thought it was great and liked it for all the same reasons you did! Hope you are doing well!

  2. What a great weekend!! Concert, retreat, and great food!!! Can't beat that AND all spent with your hubby :) LOVE IT. Um...did you sell Leah a pair of those OH SO CUTE boots. she was wearing them at LIFE study wasn't she! too cute! Looking forward to seeing you Thurs night!

  3. sounds like an awesome weekend! (minus getting sick :( hope you are feeling better now!)