Saturday, July 31, 2010

1st Grade here I come!

I am so thankful for my new job and knew God would provide! Here are a few clips from the room, but also from sweet Ryan helping me with a few things! He was so frustrated with the flag holder, spent 2 trips to the school ,and messed with it for FOREVER, and finally I got up there myself and....
Voila! :) He could not believe I did it over him, Mr. Construction vs. Mrs. School Teacher!

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Everyday I seriously take a step back atleast once, to know I am thankful for so many people in Ryan and my life. This week we had the pleasure of hosting our moms and their best friends. My mom (who I am wearing her wedding dress cut off in the picture above) came with Linda Sain (my 2nd mom) on Tuesday. We watched the recorded bachelorette and ordered pizza. We spent a few hours in my classroom, SO thankful for their help, and then celebrated my mom's bithday at lunch and pedicures! I surprised mom with a famous Huntsville Gigi's cupcake that we all shared! :)

Ryan's AMAZING mother and WONDERFUL friend, my friend too, Jackie Sweatt, traveled here Thursday through Saturday and we enjoy Ryan's softball game, dinners, lunch, an ice cream trip, walks with the dogs, shopping, classroom help, MAJOR classroom help, and great conversation! I am SO thankful to them for their classroom is now finished! Oh yeah, in case you didnt know I got a 1st grade position at a great Huntsville school! Yay!

Thank you mom and friends, we love you and are so THANKFUL!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

Happy 1st Married 4th of July!

We had a blast with 3 other couples in Destin, Florida! We are already talking about our couples trip next year! Great friends, great food, great drinks, great beach, great sun, great boat, great memories, great times!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Nurse Leighton

Here are a few pictures of my patient after his wisdom teeth surgery on Friday. He woke up in the middle of surgery and I was so mad to hear about that! I mean that one dr. does wisdom teeth ALL DAY long and he didnt get the meds right? COME ON! Here he is leaving doped up on meds...ready to put up a fight! :)
Anyway, Ryan is doing great now! He really is only swollen on one side and its not very bad! He has been positioned on the couch with a comforter, 6 pillows, blankets, and meds by his side! I have made potato soup, mashed potatoes, milkshakes, pudding, and smoothies! Here he is with frozen corn on his cheeks that served as our ice! :)
I love waiting on him becuase he is always so good to me, that he deserves a break every now and then! Feel better soon Ryan!

Friday, July 9, 2010

So, I have a new hobby!

I have invested in a sewing machine and am ADDICTED! Here are some of my finished products! Let me know if you ever need to place an order for a gift for that special someone!

This is a monogrammed Pottery Barn cocktail napkin for a special friend who is about to change her last name to an 'S'. :)
And these lovely towels are going to be sold in the clothing boutique I work at in Huntsville! I am so excited and so thankful for the sweet owner allowing me to sell some!

Stay tuned for new products!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Keeping busy...

This summer Ryan and I have been keeping busy! We are having a blast in our first married summer! More details to come on how we have been spending our time! :)

For now, here is my latest project! My sweet friend Mary Katherine (who helped with some earlier decorations on an earlier blogpost) helped me re-do a piece of furniture. I started with our end table, and plan to do the other pieces once I get a bottle of wine for M. K. and I to spend an evening in my garage with the 2 much bigger pieces of is the before and after...I LOVE IT and am SO thankful for Mary Katherine's help and guidance...hopefully I can do it on my own soon!