Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Life Lately...

The past few weekends have been very enjoyable with friends, family, house work, and quality husband-wife time. Ryan and I catch ourselves saying over and over, "I love our life". God has blessed us so much and we continue each day to be reminded of how content we are with where things are in our lives. Our God is an awesome God! :)

Ok here are a few pictures to re-cap the last few weeks of life:

I threw some-what of a surprise birthday party for Ryan and his co-workers, their wives (my friends) and their children. We had a fun day watching the Masters, cooking out, eating cake, and playing outside. Here is a quick snapshot of all the kids...Ryan is going to be a great GREAT dad! But not for a LONG time :) This picture makes me laugh...

I surprised Ryan on his actual birthday and had a professional painting of our boys made for him! He loved it and it was hung before the day was over. We are not those kind of people that are OBSESSED with our dogs, meaning life goes on even though we have 2 boys in our backyard...so we put it in a discreet spot in our bedroom so we could enjoy it, so others don't question our priorities :)

This past weekend, we had another garage sale...yes I said it, ANOTHER...I somehow got put in charge of our neighborhood garage sale and it was a big success. Here is mom helping load up a desk...she is the QUEEN of garage sales :) Mom and dad came to visit for the sale, and while mom and I made money, Ryan and my dad played golf...We enjoyed fun drinks and dinner with them the night before, too. It was a great weekend with my parents and I am so glad they came!

We finished the weekend by painting our shutters and front door, going to see the movie date night and enjoying some quality time together. :) I woke up Monday morning to run and couldnt get out the front door! It had dried shut! Don't worry, Ryan fixed it, after my ENTIRE side is bruised from trying get it open! ;)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Let's Get it On...

Ha, I knew the title of this blogpost would make you want to read it! I just had to start off this EASTER blog post with my most FAVORITE Easter Commercial. It is where the chocolate easter bunny is staring at a jar of peanut butter and the song 'let's get it on' is playing in the background of the commercial. That is the whole commercial, but I just think it is hysterical...have yall seen it?

Ok, so the Easter Bunny delivered not only baskets, but also a wonderful EASTER weekend! I will be honest, we normally dread weekends to B'ham NOT becuase we dont want to be there, but just becuase we go 90-nothing and we are always going from place to place and we come back from the weekend exhausted...but this weekend was WONDERFUL! We started off by meeting my parents, brother, and cousin at dinner then headed off to the wonderful Church of the Highlands for their Easter/Good Friday service. Then we spent the night at my parents house...just to rest a few hours before the big day...Oh yes, we had a garage sale! If you know me, well, I LOVE THESE! Here is a snapshot from one of our busiest moments from Molly who joined in on the fun!

I left the garage sale and my dear friend, Kelly, came to get me and we went to my favorite B'ham bbq place, Full Moon. I loved catching up with her and we always talk non-stop and have so much to talk about...speaking of, Kelly call me so we can finish our convos!

After lunch, I went to see the play '13' downtown. One of the sweet girls that sang in my wedding was in it, and loved seeing her and her mom! LOVE THE BARLOWS!

Ryan picked me up from there after a fun day of golf with some fraternity brothers and we headed to my 2nd family, Ryan's parents house. We had a great Easter dinner with them and my new brother and sister-in-law. They are expecting a baby and I am so excited to be an aunt! They had their first ultra-sound this week and everything seems to be going great! I am so happy for them!

We went Easter Sunday to our church where both Ryan and I grew up! It was really neat to run into our high school sunday school leaders, where we both were in that class and didnt know one day we would be husband and wife! God is sneaky! After church we left to meet my family at the country club and celebrate my dad's birthday! I surprised him with cake and singing..he hates that, but was a good sport! It was a very memorable weekend as our first married Easter! We are loving life!

(Cousin Andrew on left, Ryan, me, Easter bunny, mom, brother Travis, Birthday man Dad!)

Happy Easter Everyone! He is Risen!