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I am a 20 something Florida girl who loves the Lord, planning parties, traveling, and most importantly spending time with my wonderful husband and two little girls, Georgia & Ivy.

Monday, October 31, 2011

FL/GA 2011

Happy Halloween. I am exhausted from all the festivities and sugar high kids in my classroom today. That I have all the lights off in my house and I'm trying to be really quiet when my door bell rings! I heard a kid through the window say I know they are home I see the TV on. I'm like oh boy but I just do not feel up to it, I'm horrible I know.

We had a great weekend with friends and family for FL/GA this past weekend. It always happens to fall on my sister's birthday which is nice as my uncle, aunt, cousins all come up for the occasion as they are huge Florida fans and my family are Georgia fans.
But this birthday is a little more special than others because we finally could let the cat out of the bag that my sister is PREGNANT! You would think I am the one pregnant I am beyond thrilled but she has been trying for a while and it has finally happened. She is like 3 1/2 months pregnant and it will be the first baby in our family so we are thrilled. I didn't even get her a present I got the baby his/her car seat. I told her the presents for her are long gone it's all about the kid. Here is a picture of her. She is so tiny she is going to be all belly.

We all went out to dinner for her birthday Friday and then on Saturday we had some of our friends over and just watched football all day had oysters,tons of food and just hung out. It was a great day because the UGA won!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Newman Wedding

I finally finished all report cards, had parent/teacher conferences and have a little bit of time to sit down and re-cap our friends wedding from this past weekend. We had a great time with all of our close friends. It was kind of nice because three out of the six bridesmaids were either married or engaged to three of the groomsmen. We have a close group of friends and it just so happens all of us girls were friends and we married a group of boys that were friends.

But here are some pictures that I have to tell you I stole from friends on FB and there are few sneak peaks from their photographer. I will have to post some more when she gets her professional pictures back. These pictures start from Friday at the rehearsal to the wedding and end with us taking a limo out to the bars. It was weekend full of fun and laughter and we are so happy for Chelsey and Richard. Jeff and I were honored to both be apart of it.

Yes this is my husband on the floor dancing. They get out of control when shout comes on at a wedding.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Deal of the Day

We have a great, fun, long and exhausting weekend. I am about to call it a night and go to bed. I will recap and post some pictures of the wedding festivities and fun when I get some down time. Today I went to lunch with two of my friends and thought since I am already at the town center I should stop into Ballard Designs to see what they have because Jeff and I are looking for some bedroom furniture which nothing is just catching my eye yet. So I was walking around and spotted this chair (not this fabric it is more of a darker grayish khakis color) I wish i could have it every time I get their magazine but can't reason with Jeff to buy it for its normal cost because we don't really need it. But when I saw it I saw a sale sign on it and figured it wasn't anything special prolly like 50 bucks off and then when I looked at the price tag and I about had a heart attack. I called Jeff told him about it sent him the picture and got the go ahead. It was 50% off. There was no way I could walk past without purchasing it. So we are lovely new owner of a chair. I told Jeff it will look great in our new house and he said what new house we don't have one I said well one day just thinking ahead! I couldn't fit in my car, so Jeff has to go pick it up after work tomorrow. I am thrilled, now if only I could get this lucky with some bedroom furniture!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Go wake!

How about them deacons! Jeff and I were so excited on Saturday for wake to beat fsu! It looks like they are going to have a great season. We are in the process of trying to find tickets for the notre dame game coming up in November and we will be making the road trip up there which I am excited to go back since we have so many years and memories spent there. We actually will be able to meet up with some of our close friends from wake so hopefully that all works out. I have been busy doing report cards this week because this weekend is Chelsey and Richards wedding that we are both in. I will try to remember to take some pictures as it's always fun when we get all of our friends together. I hope everyone has a great week!!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Weekend Recap

We had a great weekend and I finally have a minute to sit down and type about it. Jeff has been volunteering at the high school we went to so Friday night is now my shopping night. I hit up the mall and got a few things to add to my Jaguars wardrobe. (not that the Jags are any good) Then we went and met Allie and Brandon for a few drinks which lasted way past my bed time. Saturday Jeff and I woke up and we had an appointment with a builder. My dad came along because he is pretty great at building houses and he understands what I like. I trust his judgement when it comes to houses. We sat there for over an hour picking out a floor plan and going through each room of the house saying what I do want and don't want. The size of their closets are amazing. We went to look through a couple houses they are in the process of being built. I was sold completely based on the closet. We are waiting for her to price it all out and see what it comes out to be. We felt really good leaving that meeting and surprisingly Jeff is all about it. It seems logical to build because I can't really find anything I like and not saying I"m going to have everything I could dream of in the one I build I just have to come to the realization its my first house and I can add things to it down the road. There are lots of things we can do that we don't need to pay an arm and a leg to a builder to do for us. So we are anticipating that e-mail to come.

Jeff and I then took a walk up to the football fields in our neighborhood because the weather was beautiful and we watched Brandon coach his little pop warner football team. We then headed out to dinner with my sister, her husband, and Brandon to watch the Flordia Gators get killed. Sorry to all those gator fans but I am definitely not and it was great to watch them get beat.

Sunday we woke up bright and early and off to tailgate for the Jaguars game. It was absolutely beautiful for the most part. It started heating up a little in the game. Especially since we have 8 seats in a row and everyone is 250 lbs plus. Ha those seats are not made for big boys. I tend to sit on the end because I can not stand having people touch me when Im hot. It's quite humorous to watch all of them squeeze in there. We then ended the weekend with dinner with Allie, Brandon and baby Camdyn who was quite precious especially those silver glitter shoes.

I have to tell you this isn't a healthy weight watchers recipe but Jeff is obsessed with it and it's super easy. Chicken Parmesan in the crock pot. I got it off the blog, A year of Slow Cooking.

Here's the recipe

The Ingredients:

--2-4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
--1/2 cup bread crumbs
--1/4 cup parmesan cheese
--1/2 t Italian Seasoning
--1/4 t black pepper
--1/4 t kosher salt
--1 T olive oil
--1 beaten egg
--sliced mozzarella cheese
--favorite jarred marinara sauce

The Directions:

--spread the 1 T of olive oil into the bottom of your crockpot stoneware insert
--whip the egg with a fork in a separate bowl
--mix the bread crumbs with the seasonings and the parmesan cheese in another separate dish
--dip the chicken into the egg, then into the bread crumb mixture, coating both sides with crumbs, cheese and seasonings
--place the chicken breast pieces in the bottom of the crock
--layer 2-3 slices of mozzarella cheese on top

--cover with entire jar of marinara sauce
--close lid and cook on low for 6-7 hours or high for 3-4. If your chicken is still frozen, it will take longer.

I serve it with pasta, but it's up to you. I definitely recommend it and it is extremely easy.
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