Friday, December 18, 2009
Here is my afternoon in a nutshell:
- Spend 3 and a half hours in the car trying to get home. Mostly due to some major traffic and a top speed of 5 mph. Lovely. And a side note, I really really needed a bathroom break.
- Finally out of traffic and my 4Runner ran straight into a ditch. I suppressed my FREAK-OUT emotions and pulled myself together and got out of the ditch.
- Had an internal celebration for my bravery.
- Got a little too excited and quickly humbled again. Couldn't make it up the hill to get home, now I'm in another ditch.
- Brad couldn't come rescue me because him and the neighbor couldn't get their 4x4 up our street. Sweet Brad packed a rescue kit and was going to walk the mile to come save me.
- Wonderful people stopped to help me and gave me a ride home. At this point I didn't really care who they were, as long as they would take me to a restroom.
- I finally made it HOME! Brad and I sat down to relax and eat dinner....and the electricity goes off!
- We finally have heat and light, and now I'm about to curl up on the couch and watch the best Christmas movie of all time, Home Alone :)
Check out the pics so far. It is supposed to snow heavily all night, which means an early wake up call from Brad and Dallas for some play time in the snow.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
So...I was more than happy when Brad and Dallas were dragging me out of bed early Saturday to bundle up and play outside. A happy Brad = happy Alicia :)
Dallas and Kelso. Kelso lives next door and yes, she is wearing an adorable coat.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
I give thanks everyday for our loving family and our faithful Jesus, and here are a couple recent additions:
Lots of quality time with my boys
p.s. We're still out in the country, but in a small neighborhood where Dallas and I can get back to our walking / occasional running routine like we had in TX. The nice view of the mountains is a new little perk I'm enjoying.
And I'm thankful for the most wonderful time of the year!
p.p.s. I'll go ahead and admit that I've been listening to Christmas music for a month, and I cry like a baby every time I hear "I'll be home for Christmas".
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Even Big D needed a label :)
We also got to do some furniture shopping in between organizing the house. Is it just me, or does everyone feel like they need all new furniture when moving into a new house? All of a sudden I really don't like some of my old stuff. I've also noticed my style has changed since Brad and I were first married. I used to like more modern design, but now I am more drawn to a traditional/southern look. Maybe living out in the country in Tennessee is rubbing off on me.
My mom-in-law Yvonne and I had so much fun visiting this one furniture store (twice) because they greet you with a cold bottle of Coke when you walk in the door. Now that is some fantastic customer service! Also, the sales lady gave me her home phone number in case I needed to get in touch with her. The people here take friendly to a whole new level.
Drum roll please . . . . .
We picked out new gorgeous dining room furniture and it should be here before Christmas!
Isn't it pretty!
And a front porch just isn't complete without a couple of rocking chairs.
THANK YOU Momma Hatton for taking such good care of us! I'm really missing our girl talks and your home cooked meals after work :)
Well, I've still got a lot of unpacking and decorating to do, but I'm loving every moment! I want to get things more situated before showing blog pics of the inside of the house.
Side note, the beautiful fall leaves have come and gone, but here is a small taste of what it looked like around here.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
We were all set to have the movers come the next day, Halloween. We couldn't wait until then so we drove to the new house and had a picnic on the floor. Sweet Bradley carried me over the threshold.
Saturday was a very busy moving day. We had to finish packing and the on and off again rain made it very interesting. Saturday morning Brad yelled for me to come look outside. It was the most beautiful full rainbow I have ever seen. A nice parting gift from our little rent house.
Even though we had only been in our rent house since February, we got to know our neighbors very well. I wish we could have taken them with us, but I know they will be lifelong friends of ours. Here is Dallas with the horseshoe champs, Katherine and Allen.
While the movers were hard at work, and Brad was supervising the whole operation - I was goofing off. I have always worked crazy hours and I've never been home for trick-or-treaters. I was pretty pumped to finally get to be a part of it, even though the movers had packed Dallas's bumble bee costume I specifically laid out for him. I thought it was pretty special that the first person to welcome us to the neighborhood was an 8 year old Storm Trooper.
Home Sweet Home
Stay tuned for a tour of the house. Hatton mom is coming to visit and help us get the house put together and organized. Believe me when I say, no one can organize like her! It will be a very fun and productive week.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Poor little guy. So mistreated.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
If all goes as planned (dear Lord please!), we will close on our house on Friday and spend Halloween with the movers and boxes galore! Brad and I are excited, stressed, and surprisingly a little sad to leave our colorful rent house. We call it our "wing and a prayer" house. We moved far away from our family because it was clearly God's will for us - even though we weren't sure where we would live! In comes the bright blue rent house way out in the country with gold glitter painted walls. And it has been PERFECT! Nine months of quality time, camp fires, mountain views, laughter, and love. Our God provides!
This should be a pretty crazy week - look at me- I'm blogging to avoid having to pack and clean ;)
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
So about that football. Brad and I are thrilled to have family just 4 hours away in Nashville. Last weekend we drove to Nashville and stayed the weekend with Brad's cousins. What a sweet and amazing family! We got to tag along and watch the girls go to their Homecoming dance and bonfire. Since Brad has never been to Nashville, we were going to drive in to downtown and check things out - that is, until I got super dooper sick. Yuck, but no sickness was going to keep me from going to the Titans vs Colts game that night! WOW! What an incredible experience!
We were very excited to see Peyton Manning :) I learned something new - Peyton played for the University of Tennessee. What a good ol' boy!
I was just a little excited to be there ;)
Best seat in the house!
Brad is such a smart and wonderful husband.
He declined having his picture taken with the lovely cheerleaders.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU Underwood family for such a wonderful time!
A couple of weeks ago Brad and I headed up the road to check out the changing leaves. They weren't changing much then, but the beautiful colors are starting to come out now. I had no idea that fall could be so beautiful.
Dinner and a college football game with our friends Matthew and Michelle.
Oh and one last update, we found little kitty a great home! Dallas tried to look for her for several days after she left, but he is back to his life as an only fuzzy child.