Sunday, May 30, 2010

Supper Club Cookouts!

I can not express how thankful I am for the new friends Ryan and I have met in Huntsville! Through bible study, church, Ryan's work, my work, and some mutual friends, we are so excited we are finding our nitch in H-town! We have started summer-time, supper club cookouts and the first one was a big success. I must say my favorite thing to do growing up was cook out with my sweet dad, so this helped the transition of life up here tremendously!

Here is the AMAZING food put together by all! We had shrimp kabobs, halibut (from our previous beach trip, blog post soon to come), steak, chicken, salad, baked beans, corn, tabouli, not to mentioned our yummy appetizers and chocolate cobbler and peach short cake! It was a wonderful spread! Take a look!

My new sweet girlfriends in Huntsville.
Shucking the corn for the awesome marinade Katie had in store!
I promise there were plenty of guys there, but of course the only one I thought about taking a picture of was Ry! :) Oh, and NO I am not pregnant, the shirt I had on had a kangaroo pouch on the front...don't get ANY ideas...
Us in action...actually the boys were in charge of the grill,
but we took advantage of the photo opp.

I am so glad Ryan and I have made friends and hopefully
we will make many more memories to cherish!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

6 months already!

I have had the best 6 months of my life being married to my best friend..tomorrow we will officially have been married for 6 whole months! The only regret I have is that we tied the knot sooner! :)

Here is a short wedding clip that helps me relive the best day of my life. If the video does not come up, click on portfolios.

Now I am off the beach this weekend with friends, and Ryan is off next weekend with friends...more pics and details to come!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wedding, Moms, Friends...

We have been going, going, and going! But loving it! Let me rewind a bit!
We enjoyed a WONDERFUL weekend in ATL for Jake and Leigh's wedding. It was so neat to see one of our very close 'couple' friends tie the knot! The are getting back TODAY from Greece, I am a bit jealous. :) I kept telling Leigh, I was so excited about her coming to 'this side' of life (the married side).
The only bad part of the weekend, was it was our first mother's day AWAY from our mothers! My poor mom cried all day and I could not have felt more guilty! Ryan's mom was really sick. So I am the guilty daughter and daughter-in-law who feels so bad! Of course we sent cards and gifts in the mail before mother's day...and I know they understood us being gone at the wedding, but it was actually a lot harder on me than I thought! I just was reminded all day of how lucky we are to have such great mom's, each so different, but so great! There are so many reasons why we love them and to hug there neck the next weekend, was worth the wait! :)
Last weekend we went to Birmingham because Ryan had a work meeting. I took advantage of this opportunity of him being stuck at the meetings, and had a 'friend' day. It was SO great and it was MUCH needed! I had a a 'slight' break down to Ry a few weeks ago realizing I missed my friends so much! So this was the fix, for now at least! I started off the day going to see my friend, co-worker, past bible study leader, you name it, she is it! My sweet friend Kelly had her 2nd baby boy and I went to visit!
I then went to see Natalie (dear friend from JH Ranch, Auburn, OMES, we were in each others weddings, and since then). She and her husband bought the CUTEST house in Homewood and I got the grand tour! LOVE IT! Nat and I went on to eat lunch in downtown Homewood with Molly, Brittany, and Holli. We had a great time catching up and I loved just looking around and realizing I do still have BEST friends!
Nat and I went on to see one of my favorite families, the Bennetts. This is Nat's sister, who I have grown to love like family. They have 3 kids who I have babysat for for the past few years and I loved seeing them again, and Mindy, the mom! Nat and I got yogurt Mountain, YUM, and did some fun driving around Homewood spying on new friends houses, ha! I left Nat, and went to see another fav. family, the Barlows! 2 of the girls sang in my wedding and the youngest was my flower girl. The oldest was getting ready for prom and I got to see her all dolled up, there is NOT A BARLOW THAT IS NOT GORGEOUS!

I ended the great day with a family wedding of Ryan's cousin and a night of quality time with the in-laws. Love it!

Ryan and I spent Sunday at the Regions Charity Golf Tournament...I loved having time with the hubby and to top it off I got to FINALLY see my best friend from high school, Jess...she got engaged a few weeks ago and I have been dying to see her! We hung out with her fiance and some friends and enjoyed the tourney! Great weekend to say the least!