Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Slacking a tad much?

Well I know I have been completely off the blogging radar! Since the Holidays are behind us I am going to try and play catch up. First off--the weekend before Christmas, Aaron took me to New York for my birthday. We had a great time and oh I can't forget it snowed the entire time! I loved all the shopping but I believe I enjoyed all the Christmas decoration better. We had tons of great food but I guess my favorite would have been my bday dinner at Tavern on the Green, this place was beautiful.
I loved all the lights at Tavern--this was my bday view during dinner. After dinner Aaron had the Chef make me a birthday cake...this cake was a bit much for two but man was it yummy!!
I could have overdosed on sugar. Earlier in the day we stopped into Magnolia bakery and picked up a cupcake!

I can honestly say this was a wonderful birthday. I love New York!

Okay so then we had Christmas. What a great time family and friends. I must have been good because Santa was good to me! :)

My precious Mama and Jane

Once Christmas was over I barely had time to rest. Heather, Nick, Aaron and I went to New Orleans for the weekend. We headed down on Friday and came home on Sunday after the Saints game. This trip was interesting. I must say the game and company was great...the city not so much. This place was so dirty!!!!
Last but not least.....Yesterday was my Ellie Bug's second birthday. Yes my puppies are rotten! Last night we had dinner and cake. This year Ellie had to share her cake with Lola Belle (not so sure she liked that). Ellie and Lola are best friends but Ellie was re-thinking the new sister thing when she realized she had to share her food too.

Well that's all for now! Hopefully I will not wait so long next time to update!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


I am leaving for New York on Friday and my birthday is Saturday! Im so excited to be in New York for my birthday---most of all I am excited to shop and be there during the Christmas holiday. Since I will not be home for my birthday, my mama, aarons mama, Aaron, Nick, Lindsay, Becka Heather, Kristie, Jamie and Kyle suprised me with a birthday get together.

It all started with Aaron insisting we do the remainder of his Christmas shopping tonight. So we went to dinner at Firebirds and then headed to the mall. I was so frusterated bc I had found tons of gifts for everyone he has left but he would not buy a single one. He kept saying, "Ill keep that in mind". ha! So I finally gave up. So when we get back to his house--we go in and get the dogs. All of the sudden he insists on taking them out....I was so confused and thought he must not feel well. OH.........yes.......I forgot...we suddenly had to leave the mall bc his stomach was hurting really bad. So anyways as we walk into the kitchen on the way to take the dogs out I hear a sudden load sound and all of the sudden "SUPRISE...HAPPY BIRTHDAY". I screamed so loud and was in total shock. Thank you everyone for coming to celebrate with me. I had decorations, food, cake and presents! I am loved!!! Ms. Susan even got out of bed and ready to come see me. (she just had surgery). I LOVE each one of you and I am so blessed to have yall in my life.

So my birthday celebration has already started and on a good foot. So now I am off to pack for New York! Hope everyone has a great evening!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

So not like myself!

I am so proud to say I have almost all my Christmas shopping complete. Usually I am a last minute person but not this year. I don't really know what my deal is---but I am not complaining. There are a few gift I want to look for in New York. Yes Lindsay ALL your presents will be from NY. :) I don't enjoy buying gifts do to the fact that it can be so hard to find the most perfect present and yes I feel like I HAVE to find the most perfect one. Don't get me wrong I love giving---just not finding! My favorite part of buying Christmas presents is WRAPPING! Yep you heard right! Wrapping is my favorite. I purchased the cutest paper (I will post pics later). My wrapping theme this year is red with silver polka dots and green with lime greens designs. Lindsay and I bought matching paper this year so the gifts under the tree will be beautiful! :)
I started my wrapping this weekend but still have a few gifts that I am waiting on--I had to order a few.

So for the last few months I have felt blah off and on. I really cant explain the feeling but just not quite myself. Sometimes my body aches, my head hurts, nauseous and then this weight gain. Yes weight gain....granted I don't eat or exercise the way I should but gosh the pounds keep coming and don't seem to be going when I do start to eat better or exercise more. So yesterday I went to the Doctor and told her my problem. For starters she changed my medicine bc she said it can cause weight gain. The biggest news during my visit was her actual concern about my weight and her questioning my THYROID. So my Dr tells me that my last blood work four yrs ago showed my thyroid being right on the line of questionable. Now I do not get all the Dr slang but basically she believes my thyroid is our of whack! So she did some blood work and I should hear some results within the next few days. Such a relief to know my metabolism has not totally stopped working. She said its very common and no biggie....just a small pill and my thyroid will get back to normal and so will my weight and all the other symptoms I have had. Anyways what doesn't kill ya makes ya stronger....just glad to know whats going on.

So today I am back to work but wishing I was in bed. This weather makes my comfy bed call my name. So until I can get home and in my PJ's, I will sip on my McAlisters sweet tea and catch up on my work. Hope everyone is having a great day---be careful if you are out in this rain!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Almost Friday!

I have a prayer request....Aaron's mom is having surgery on her foot tomorrow so tonight when you say your prayers please remember her. I know you are thinking---"its her foot"--yes it is, but she has had several surgeries on her foot and actually had one this time last year. I pray that the Dr. can go in and get the job done this time. I also hope for a speedy recovery!

On another note I am so excited---this weekend I get to have a GIRLS WEEKEND with my bestie/roomie Kristie. Aaron is going fishing with guys from work and mama is going out of town with her best friend. So Kristie its me and you girl!

So I got this cute idea to make all my girlfriends ornaments as a little happy this year. I am pleased with how they turned out so I must share---girls sorry if you see your letter, yes its for you but I had to post so everyone could see how cute.

I have twelve more ornaments but here are my first twelve. These were actually fast and cost little money. I had a fun time and that was the point.

Lindsay and I also finished working on her cross and I helped her make a picture frame. We are having too much--every night this week we have left work, put on pj's, picked up a McAlisters sweet tea and started painting. We have more to do this weekend.

Two more weeks and I will be getting ready to leave for New York!!!!! Everyone have a great night!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


The creative side of my brain must be working in overdrive. I have been working on several projects lately. First off, I decorated the inside of the house a week before Thanksgiving---I could not wait any longer. This past weekend Aaron and I spent Sunday putting out Christmas lights. This was actually a long day. I promise for a second I felt like we were re-living the Griswold's family Christmas. (I love the Griswold). Anyways we checked all the lights before we put any out.....go figure as soon as we decorate every tree and bush in the yard strands started going out. Yes we were out there all day and after our third attempt we seemed to get it right. Oh did I mention it was freezing and raining the entire time....yep it was. Bbbrrrr is right. I must admit though we had a good time.

One of my next projects in the house is to make a "crafts" room. Aaron and I both enjoy certain crafts. Aaron enjoys fly fishing and along with hobby he ties his own flies. So upstairs we have set up a table with all his "fly tying" equipment. This room is pretty big.....so ....I think it would be a great idea to put another table with chairs on the other side so I can have an area in the room. All my paints and scrapbooking materials are kept in this room. The only problem is, every time I use these materials I take them downstairs to work. If I had an area in the "crafts" room I would not be bringing my mess downstairs! :)

So I have been working on a new project with Lindsay and Mrs. Susan. We have been painting canvases and making picture frames. Here is some of the things I have made recently....

*First picture we ever took together*

Now I have no clue what I am doing with the new painting or the picture frames....we one frame seemed to find a home! I have this problem....I paint and make things and then shove them into the closet. I just love being crafty so just make "stuff". Maybe I will make some Christmas gifts. Well the ones I love all seem to ready for bed so I guess its time to call it a night. Hope everyone has a wonderful night and sleep tight!

Love~ Leigh