Saturday, January 30, 2010

We do love a weekend...

But before that...a quick recap complete with pictures:
Happy 100th Day of School! Doesn't everyone need a necklace of 100 fruitloops?
Last weekend I had a visitor. Bradley was at a deerhunt for the weekend, so I went to get Hollan. I taught Hollan a few years ago. I LOVE her. She is precious. She has the biggest heart you've ever seen in a child. She's wise beyond her years. And we both love some shopping and pedicures. The pictures below are of Hollan and Bradley on Sunday afternoon having a deep conversation about making knots and snapping fingers.

And now..............the weekend.

Is the moon full? Because it seemed that way this week. But the weekend is here and we are thankful. I celebrated a rainy Friday night with a good magazine and a horrible movie with Bradley in the comfort of our home. The movie was horrible in a funny, "these are the worst special effects we've ever seen kind" of way. We ate leftovers from Thursday night and relaxed. We even got to watch "What Not To Wear". Bradley was thrilled. And around 9:45, some friends of ours were coming into town for mexican food (they'd had a ballgame out of town). So we threw on our raincoats and headed out to meet them and have some cheese dip and chips. After good conversation and some laughs, they finally turned out the lights on us. (Yes, we are aware that if we had children, we would not be going out for cheese dip at 9:45 on a Friday night. But for now, we're enjoying it.) It was a nice, random night. I think we both enjoyed it thoroughly.

On the agenda for today: Walmart, a lot of laying around, and a long sports banquet.
Tomorrow: Church and a nap
Isn't it nice?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Simple Joys for the Week

-a call from the Coffee County School system saying we don't have to be at work until 10 and realizing I can lay around for 2 more hours.
-picking up a hamburger and fries for supper
-a really exciting phone call on Tuesday
-finally having a recliner that actually reclines
-going to bed at 9:00 because we can
-a pretty new mixing bowl
-laying in bed before the phone call this morning and thinking how great the rain sounds
I love it! Happy Thursday!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Don't think it's odd

if my lights are on at 3:30 a.m. It's possible that I'm sweeping and mopping like I was this morning at 4 a.m. I fell asleep before 8 o'clock last night. I faintly remember Bradley walking in the bedroom, flipping on the light, and laughing at some point because Molly and I were both out so early. Molly woke me up about 1:30 for a potty break. I let her out, and automatically I was wide awake. My week was interesting (not in a good way) to say the least, and all of it was playing through my head as I attempted to go back to sleep. I talked to God about it as I lay there in the dark. I asked him to help me leave it all to him. And I tried to remember that my minor troubles pale in comparison to many other people's problems. Still, I was wide awake.

I knew I would be exhausted today and I had so much I wanted to accomplish. So what better to do that get up and accomplish it at 3:30 in the morning. I'd been laying there for almost 2 hours anyway. So I did. Molly was slightly confused and WIRED. As some point she knocked a chair off the table along with a gallon jug of water. Yes, the top came off. At 5:00 I popped a sinus pill which works wonders but knocks me out at the same time. I climbed back in bed and waited for it to work. I remember B asking me around 7 why there was Chlorox on the kitchen counter. He never knew I was up. We slept until 1. I haven't done that in years and it was NICE.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Night to Remember

Last night my mom was out of town, so Bradley and I went to eat with my Dad at his favorite place, the B&B. If you aren't familiar with the B&B, I would describe it as a truck stop-type place. My daddy thinks it's the best. After dinner, we went back to their house and I was looking at old pictures. It's always fun to look back and remember.

When we got home I was still in the "remembering mood" so I broke out the slide show from our rehearsal dinner. And I followed that up by watching our wedding sweet. Watching the slide show reminded me of a few events from the "beginning of us"...
*like the first time Bradley kissed me. He asked if I wanted a yankee dime. I thought he meant some kind of coin. I told him no. And I asked him if he was ever going to kiss me.

*like the first time I fell off the jet ski. I'm still not sure how that happened, but we turned the whole thing over. It was cold. And I was a little, no, A LOT freaked out by the thought of what was swimming beneath my feet.

*and a few weekends before we got engaged, when Bradley's mom kept taking pictures of us. I just KNEW he was going to propose. I asked him. He told me he was not.

*and the first time I thought, "I might marry him". He was in a wedding and at the reception he sang every song that was played. I had the best time with him that night. (On the way home, he was very quiet and I thought he didn't like me anymore)

*and the time I planned a small surprise birthday get-together but told him about it that day. I couldn't hold it in any longer!

*and the time I hit him in the head with the freezer door and knocked him down in the kitchen floor. I thought he was dead.

*and our first Christmas together when I was very terrified about the thought of attending his "family Christmas". It had been a LONG time since I'd spent Christmas with a guy's family. And I wasn't quite sure I was ready for that. My mom said, "Just go! He asked you to go eat. He didn't ask you to marry him!"


Friday, January 8, 2010

2 Words

ROLL TIDE!!!!!!!!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Tales from the First Grade World

I always love my kids so much better after some time off. Today was no exception. We started the day with a little journal writing: My favorite thing about Christmas was __________. They dove in and when everyone was finished, we shared. One of them needed a little help sharing his so I agreed to read it for him. It said, "My favorite thing about Christmas was my bud lite year." I wanted to tell him I could think of a few people who felt the same way. But I refrained. It made me laugh.

We also discussed germs and colds and good things to do to help avoid those things. To round out our discussion we made an "Achoo Andy". In the middle of our creation one my favorite students yells out, "Mrs. Bowers, do you think Andy has a little bit of a comb over?" And I checked. I believe Achoo Andy does have a comb over.

Where do they come up with these thing? I love my job.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

We headed south yesterday morning for some shopping and New Years fun. Brittany and I "drug " (that's what they said) Jim and Bradley all over Destin shopping yesterday. We ate Applebee's takeout for dinner and got ready to go to Baytowne Wharf. Our shuttle trip was interesting to say the least. And to say that Baytown was crowded would be the understatement of the year. We found a table and settled in for the fireworks. They were great! There is a short clip at the bottom of this post. We slept in this morning. Thank goodness for room darkening curtains. I am not one to stay up past 10...much less midnight. It's 1:00, and we're all still in our PJ's. I think that makes for a perfect day.
I do plan on dressing in a bit. We missed some stores yesterday and I think I heard Bradley ask if we could please go shopping again. Or maybe I didn't. Either way...there are sales to be found.

Happy New Year from Baytowne!
This video is just a tiny clip from the best fireworks I've ever seen.