Friday, January 28, 2011

Snow Day Top 10 (In no particular order)

1 .Deciding not to go to work.
2. Not going to work.
3. Getting cold shoveling snow, getting warm drinking coffee.
4. Not having to break into our own house. I thought (for the longest minute of my life) that I locked us out of our house until I realized that I didn't turn the nob hard enough. Corey wasn't happy.
5. Watching a movie.
6. Yoga, but not Corey making fun of Yoga.
7. Walking to dinner in the neighborhood with friends.
8. Snowball fight.
9. Doing absolutely nothing productive.
10. Spending all day stuck at home with my best friend. Cheesy? Yeah, I guess so.

Corey is hard at work.

I am not. I am more interested in my new polka dot rain boots.

Knee deep in snow and taking care of my favorite Alero.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Rock of Ages

My song right now...


Monday, January 17, 2011

Tea Heaven


If I had to choose one drink to drink for the rest of my life...it would be this. I drink it hot, I drink it cold. It is my tea soul-mate. And that is all.

Happy Monday!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Les Miserables

The first time that I heard music from Les Miserables I was probably about 11 or 12. I knew nothing about the plot but loved the songs! I bought the soundtrack in college and used to belt it out on the drives from Tuscaloosa to Montgomery. For some reason it never struck me as strange that I never saw the play and had no immediate plans to do so.

Thanks to an invite from Dave and Bobbi, I am now a legitimate Les Miserables fan. The show is traveling around the country for their 25th anneversiary and we went to see them on Saturday night. The music was amazing, the set was awesome, and the beautiful room topped it off. And... I know now the plot to the songs that I have known by heart for so long.

Just outside the building, you can see a little of City Hall in the background.

Proof that we were there. Corey was trying to avoid the camera by leaning over and putting the program over his face. Turned into a pretty funny picture.







Monday, January 10, 2011

What does it mean to be young married?

It means going skiing on a random Saturday at the last minute.

I was exhausted and didn't want to do anything last Saturday. But my large ball of energy who also happens to be my husband really had the skiing itch.

It was freezing (25 degrees and snowing) and I prayed that God would spare me as I raced down the hills in a not-so-controlled fashion but it was fun! And we were together.

But it gets better. And then we made homemade pizza after long hot showers. But, it gets better again. I'm trying to watch the top 100 movies of all time. We started our first, Bonnie and Clyde, and I fell fast asleep with that "I'm so tired, my muscles hurt, but now I'm warm and comfortable, watching a movie, under a blanket...must...sleep..." kind of sleep. And that was the best part.

P.S. I'm wearing a military issue hat that makes me look part Russian, part 1920s pilot. But it is warm!




Sunday, January 9, 2011

(the rest of) 2010 in pictures

We went to the zoo and decided to never have children. At least none of the 20,000 who where there that day.


We went to a Phillies game.



The girls amused ourselves with ice cream.


Happy Cinco de Mayo!



Jeremy graduated from Georgia Tech in May.






Next stop, Montgomery. The twins love Minnie and PawPaw.






A little fishin' fun with Uncle Corey.







College friends








Laura got married and had a georgeous Southern summer wedding!








Corey swinging me around the dance floor.




The newlyweds, Laura and Charlie Holt.




A mini vacation to Amish country in July. We stayed at a farmhouse dating back to the 1700s. It also had an amazing clawfoot whirlpool tub that I plan to have in my next bathroom, if I win the lottery.




4th of July in front of Independence Hall. This is where it all began, folks!




Beautiful Lake George in September.





We rented a boat and spent all day on the lake. We now want a boat.



I drove about 30 seconds for the photo opp. I had much more fun as a passenger.



In a little gazebo at a house near Fort Ticonderoga in New York. Presidents used to stay at this house or something. At least that is what the plaque said.



The entrance to a beautiful garden on the grounds of Fort Ticonderoga. The picture does not capture how magical this place was.





A canon at Fort Ticonderoga, looking out on Lake Champlain.



NYC with the sibblings in October.


One year of marriage on October 24th. I don't look very happy about it, but I am!




Camping with Ben and Toni in October. This is a pic of the boys, Corey, Ben and Berlin.





I made Ben stop the car. I felt like "that person" but it was too beautiful to pass up.



Toni and I by the non-existant fire.




We went off-trail to find this spot, but it was beautiful. All we had to do was climb on my hands and knees up a mountain. No big deal.





A dinner in December.






The table is set...


Daddy does the honors on his first trip to our new home!



Kinda an akward picture, but I like it.


CALIFORNIA in December-- WHO WILL MOVE THERE WITH ME?



The Pacific, it was beautiful. The guy who took this picture was throwing a ball way out in the ocean and his dog, who was a retired rescure dog, was amazing and finding the ball every time. Just a day in the life of a CA resident. "Hey, I'm going to run down the street and play fetch with the dog...in the Pacific ocean."





The first mission in San Deigo, where JJ and Jess got married.






At the reception with our buddies for the weekend, Brandon and Brittney.




Decorating the tree with Amanda and Ray on Christmas Eve!



Dudly, Jeremy and Ami's dog.


I got to see my best friends after Christmas, Lindsey, Laura and Jenah. Lindsey and Jenah both had new baby boys for me to meet. All of the kids were adorable. I also got to see Laura, but don't have a picture. I do wish I had a picture of her and Charlie playing a Wii dance game, it was hilarious!




2010 family beach trip.





Lily and I rode the carosuel in Panama City.



Goodbye 2010, it was a great year!



video
I'll leave you with a little video from Lake George.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

A New Year


Hi my name is Jackie and I have a neglected blog.
But, not to worry! A new year is here and I am henceforth committed to updating this baby regularly. And I mean like once a week. Really.
And to start....a view from the Loewe's Hotel where our National Sales Conference was held. I never thought I would find myself prancing around a high rise building of a big city in a business suit and actually belong there. I guess there are occasional perks to the most annoying of jobs.
Goodnight all, and come back soon. Up next, a pictorial tour of the last 9 months of my blog hiatus!