Friday, November 21, 2008

I stole it from Ashley, but I liked it!!

Welcome to the Christmas edition of getting to know your friends. Okay,here's what you're supposed to do! Just copy this entire list and paste into a your blog. Change all the answers so that they apply to you.
1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Both, after I wrap atleast 50 presents I start cheating and putting them into bags
2. Real tree or Artificial? Artificial, I'm allergic to real ones
3. When do you put up the tree? Thanksgiving, but I think I'm going to do it earlier!
4. When do you take the tree down? New Years or when I have time!
5. Do you like eggnog? No that stuff is gross
6. Favorite gift received as a child? I dunno, I usually got excited about all my dolls
7. Hardest person to buy for? My mom and dad
8. Easiest person to buy for? Preston, my little brother
9. Do you have a nativity scene? No and thats terrible I need to get one
10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail, what is this world coming to?
11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? This god awful shirt from one of my cousins on my dad's side!
12. Favorite Christmas Movie? The Holiday is my new favorite one
13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Like the week before! I procrastinate
14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Nope
15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? All the homemade candy that is really good
16. Lights on the tree? Of course
17. Favorite Christmas song? Carol of the Bells
18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? I have to travel cause I live 2 hrs from the fam jam
19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? Yep
20. Angel on the tree top or a star? My mom made me a bow, but in Russellville we have an angel that we bought the year that my grandmother died! Always makes me think about her, she truly was an angel!
21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Both, my fam does presents from each other one Xmas Eve and Santa on actual Christmas
22. Favorite Christmas Tradition? Just getting together with the family and spending time with each other! Oh and playing games with the fam, we'll miss Kenny this year!
23. Favorite ornament, theme or color? I'm loving the new bright green ornaments this year!
24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? My family does, steak, potatoes and salads, but I eat chicken cause I'm allergic!
25. What do you want for Christmas this year? A new iron bed, and money of course!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I'm awake at 4:00 am!

So as I'm sitting here awake at 6:00 am now, what better to do than blog. My lovely neighbor below me has gone in and out her door a million times since 4 and woke me and Bailey up. Although I am used to not going to bed till 7, I was sleeping oh so good, oh well! I now see why all my friends love this. Its a stress reliever, time filler and its so fun to read everybody's blog and what they are doing on a daily basis. I wish more people would do one. Yesterday was Veteran's Day, which is special to almost everyone. My grandfather was in the military when he was a younger man, although he is no longer with us, he was an amazing man and I will always take time to think about him especially on this day. My family has had a rough few years, but we have seemed to make it through everything. The most recent was that my Uncle Kenny suddenly passed away. He was fighting cancer for a year and had a clear bone scan at the end of the summer, so everything was going just as we had prayed for a good solid year. Then all the sudden I get a phone call from my little brother, when I had just talked to my mom 20 minutes before that, saying Kenny was being rushed to the hospital and he had died on the way there. Very sudden, tragic and heartbreaking! Yes, every family has their issues, but when my grandmother died of breast cancer when I was 7 it seems we let all our issues out the door and just focused on what was important to us which was being a loving family. Our family was very close. My dad is a minister and it was so awesome when we got to move to Russellville, which was just 2o minutes away from the fam. Anyways, last Thursday was his funeral and it was sad and we all did our fair share of crying. But the reason I'm telling this is because my dad did one of the coolest things ever after the funeral and it gives me chills whenever I think about it and I just decided I needed to share it with you. My uncle was an artist and you can see his work everywhere around Colbert and Franklin County. But one of his prize art works is on one of the firetrucks in Tuscumbia, which goes to fires and does special events. Their school mascot is a tiger, so it has the Deshler Tiger and Tuscumbia and some other stuff on it. Its beautiful! So my dad arranged, secretly, for that particular firetruck to process us to the grave site where he was being burried on that day. What more can you say, but WOW! My aunt and two cousins and the rest of us absolutely loved it. It all brought smiles to our faces in the midst of grief, which is what we needed that day. This is my aunt, uncle and their grandbabies!!

Anyways.....on a happier note! Alabama has a home game this weekend. ROLL TIDE!! Its against Mississippi State, the only thing that stinks is I have to work all weekend. Boo. One stinky part of working at a hospital, it operates 24/7. Last night, my good friend Sarah and I went to Chuck's down here and had some sushi and got to catch up. Every Tuesday, we make time out of our busy schedules to get together and just talk and just have girl time. I'm already ready for next Wednesday so I can have 5 days in a row off, which it is Sarah's bday weekend adn can't wait to celebrate it with her.

I'm going to attempt to go back to sleep, because I have to work 12 hours tonight starting at 7pm. It won't be to bad, I work with some good, fun, entertaining people. We have to keep each other awake by laughing!!!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Bay Bay

My dog Bailey is a mess! He is absolutely spoiled to his bones. He gets everything he wants and sleeps under the covers with me. My little brother gave him to me almost 2 years ago for Christmas. One of the best presents I have ever gotten. Bailey is my roommate and keeps me company. This weekend we babysat Burly, which is my neighbors dog. Bailey and Burly love to play together, so last night while I was trying to sleep before going into work, they constantly ran around the apartment playing with each other and kept me from sleeping. Dogs are just like little kids. If you go somewhere, they either have to go or you have to find a babysitter. Anways...Bailey is my child! In return for babysitting Burly, I got an Alabama ornament from Amy and I can't wait to put in on my tree for Christmas. This is where I found him the other day, laying in my jacket!

Saturday, November 8, 2008


ROLL TIDE ROLL!!! I can't believe we won that game. That was a very nerve racking game. My dog Bailey kept looking at me like I was crazy because I was cheering so loud!! Well I've had to work this weekend because they made me go home last weekend because I had strep for the 2nd time in a month. I've got to go take a nap before working 11-7, so I will post some more later!