Friday, February 27, 2009
I know that right now my Mom is remembering the times when she had to take me to the doctor as a kid. She is thinking that Dallas can not be more embarrassing than her daughter Alicia jumping off of the doctor's table and making a run for the exit.
Back to Dallas. After another traumatizing trip to the vet, Dallas encountered his second worst enemy... bath time. He endured all of this torture so he can be ready for doggie daycare next week when I start working again. Another side note, I went to check out the doggie daycare place today and I loved it. Dallas will be hanging out at "camp" 2 or 3 times a week. http://www.campruffnmore.com/
Just when Dallas thought it couldn't get any worse, it did. There is an electric fence that backs up to our back yard. Now this isn't some wimpy electric fence. We're talkin livestock grade here. And yes, you guessed it. Dallas was tending to his business and shocked the @#$% out of himself. Brad had to spend the rest of the evening trying to convince Dallas that the backyard was not evil.
Poor Dallas. He just wants to go back to the lazy days of living in Texas.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Things I love about living in Tennessee:
a Incredibly nice people
a Beautiful mountains, rivers, and sunsets
a Stan's BBQ (That one is for Brad)
a No traffic
a AWESOME OUTLET MALL ONLY 1 HOUR AWAY
Mom and I ventured to nearby Sevierville, TN to check out the outlet mall. This place has it all! Banana Republic, J Crew, Coach, Ralph Lauren, Fossil, and the list goes on. There is a Chico's and Coldwater Creek for the mommas. We had a great day of shopping and I was able to get lots of great/inexpensive clothes for my new job!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Well we walked away without any mullet sightings. Darn it! I didn't want to come away empty handed, so I took note of this interesting fashion statement:
This is a genuine John Deere purse. I know you're jealous. I was too, especially after I saw the matching John Deere wallet. Let me know if you are interested in getting one of your very own. I'll try and hook you up.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
When we got home, my Mom and Brad tried to decide/debate why I'm not a good driver. Mom believes it is because I think too hard and I just need to drive. My sweet husband disagreed. He believes I am a bad driver because I don't think enough. nice.
Monday, February 16, 2009
For instance, I didn't fully appreciate the convenience of having our garbage picked up once a week when we lived in Texas. I went to the local water company to take care of getting our account set-up because they could only process this in person (not too convenient), and I figured they would be able to help me set up or find out about trash pick-up. When I asked the kind lady about this she gave me a puzzled look like I had just blown her mind with some new and cutting edge idea. No help.
We asked our neighbor what he was doing. This lead to complicated directions to a nearby dump, but if you don't have TN tags on your car, "They'll come after you." Yikes, and no thanks.
Finally, I called the city and they gave me a phone number for a private trash pick-up company. I was happy to find a service that would come pick up our trash once a week! Success! Now I did find it interesting when the man with a thick southern accent told me that I "would receive a bill every 2 months, maybe 3 months sometimes." Hmmm.?.?.? They may not have a process but at least I will not have to pile it in my car or burn my trash like everyone else . I expected to see a normal garbage truck this morning, but this is what we got instead. I couldn't help but laugh and think to myself, we aren't in Texas anymore.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
We have been Tennessee residents for just over 1 week. Our house is finally looking like a home instead of a storage unit! This is a picture of Brad and I on the back deck. We have loved sitting outside watching the horses graze and the beautiful sunsets. The pictures just don't do it justice, so you should just come see it for yourself : ) I was so sad to see Brad's parents leave, but now I get to look forward to a visit from my Mom this week! It is pretty clear that I am wanting visitors because I have spent a lot of time setting up the guest bedroom, meanwhile our bedroom is a complete neglected disaster. Well, I like to think my priorities are straight.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
I'll try to make a long story short. Sometime in September or October, Brad and I were at church and a verse really stuck in my head. I kept thinking about it and I wrote it down on a dry erase plate in our kitchen. "Don't worry. I have it all planned out. Plans to take care of you, not abandon you. Plans to give you the future you hope for." Jeremiah 29