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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Hey Everyone!

I know it's been a while since I've posted anything, we have been extremely busy!

I am beginning the process of planning a wedding for a dear friend of mine so I may be posting some to let y'all know how it's going!

But for now, I think I'm going to be posting more on the personal blog. There is a link on the left side of the page or you can just click here.

You can follow us and keep up with our day to day life. I've been slack, but we've lots of stuff coming up with the holidays and some home projects so it should be entertaining :)

Happy Blogging!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

How to pick a Color...

With so many colors out there, it is any wonder that one would have a difficult time picking just a few to showcase at their wedding or event.

Many ask, "How to I know what colors to pick?" Well the answer is rather simple... Pick what appeals to you.

You can pick your favorite colors or you can pick seasonal colors. For example, for Fall you could go with golds, oranges, reds, and browns; Winter go with silvers, icy blues, whites and ivory; Spring you could go with pastel colors of pinks, blues, yellows, and greens; and Summer you could go with rich vibrant colors like lime greens, hot pinks, and more.

Again it's all about your taste. What makes you feel good!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Update on my Cousin

She is awake and alert. Dr. said if she continues to improve they could get her up today. Though part of her heart is "dead", with proper care, she will be able to live a normal life.

Thank you all for your prayers and keep them coming! We still have a long road ahead!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Need Prayers

Hello everyone! I know it's been a while and I hate that it's about this, but I wanted to write really quick and ask you all to say a prayer for my family.

I have a cousin who is in the hospital who has suffered from 3 mini heart attacks this week along with a massive heart attack during surgery to place stints in on I believe Wednesday. She has had a total of 12-15 stints placed and none are holding.

After the massive attack they placed her on a ventilator and I did get an update today that she has come off of it, however they are keeping a close eye on her. At the time, the doctors were telling us to pray for hours, not days, hours. We are beginning to be a little more hopeful now that they have fully pulled her off, but she is not out of the woods yet.

So if you would, please say a prayer for her. Her name is Barbara Whitmire Humphries. She is 48 years old and way to young to be going through something of this magnitude.

If you would also pray for my aunt, her name is Joyce. We lost my other cousin, her only son, in November and this is her only daughter. Please pray for peace and strength for her, because this is something that no mother should have to go through. Please say prayers for the family as well. This is a difficult time and pray for peace and understanding because we all know that God has a bigger plan than all of us.

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7

Thursday, July 30, 2009

A Quick Update

I know I keep telling y'all, but I am still alive and really itching to blog. I have honestly missed it something terrible.

We are slowly getting moved into the new house and out of the old place. My dear hubby had to have knee surgery on the 23rd so we are having to work around that. He is doing fine (in fact we have his post-op today) and they (thankfully) only had to remove a bunch of scar tissue so it wasn't anything too serious. But he has to rest A LOT because it hurts him and is still pretty swollen, so it is a slow process because we are having to also work around the schedules of the people that are being so gracious to help us.

I cannot honestly believe that we have been married 4 1/2 months! It feels like it was just yesterday! But we are enjoying every minute and I guess the old saying is true... "Time flies when you're having fun!"

But between working, moving, and taking care of my hubby I haven't really had time for much else. I promise that I have lots of ideas swirling around in my head that I will be coming back with.

So please stay faithful to me... I promise I'll be back soon!

Monday, June 29, 2009

I'm still Alive

Hello all! So SORRY I have been MIA lately. Since getting married things have been a whirl-wind!
I started my new job and am so far loving it. It does stink being part time, but in this economy, I am just thankful to have a job. That and it is a door to a great work place.
We are also in the process of buying a house, so working and getting things ready for that have been keeping me seriously busy.
I am hoping to start hardcore planning my friends wedding here soon, however, it won't be as soon as we thought it would be. She just found out she's 5 weeks pregnant, but that ends up working out because we now have more time to plan! Hopefully once we get in the house, things will calm down and I will be able to get back on here. I miss you ladies and I hope the feeling is mutual!
Back soon!!!!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

So I'm at it again...

Two great friends of the hubby and I have decided to get married! So they have asked me to help them plan the whole event!! Something that I enjoyed doing on for myself I now get to enjoy it all over again without it being the stress of my own!

So since they are doing a destination wedding, I am organizing the ceremony through a destination planner! As when the day gets here I can't be the MOH AND the director LOL! So Pensacola here we come!

The date is November 7, 2009, but I'm not getting off that easily.

They are also having a HUGE (350-400 person) reception on November 21st! So I have to plan and organize that whole thing... from food and decor to music and drinks!

We are still organizing preliminary details, but seeing as we have a little over 6 months we have lots to get done! So be watching for posts on the planning process :o)

Resume plumper here we go!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


I GOT A JOB!!!!!!!!
SO I'm extremely excited!! This is going to be a great opportunity!

I will be working at a local hospital as a Patient Access Specialist admitting and releasing patients. It's part time (24-48 hours) and swing shifts (I work whatever shift (1st-3rd) and whatever days I'm scheduled) but even at the least amount of hours I could get I'll still be making more than what I'm getting through unemployment!!

Besides, this hospital is known for being AWESOME to their employees. Hiring from within for better positions (which is the reason positions like the one I got are open and not the better ones LOL) and there is no minimum time you have to hold a position before you can apply for another one or be snatched up by a different department. That's right snatched! Someone from another department could see me and say "You'd be so much better in my department" and poof... I'm GONE to their department! So this is going to be an awesome opportunity at a great place!

I don't have a start date yet, but I have my physical and an HR meeting to set up all my information next week so I'll hopefully find that out then!

So please continue to pray for me as I embark on this new job!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

8 Things...

So, I borrowed this from Katy. Check out her blog if you haven't yet. :o)

8 Things I Am looking Forward to:

1. Having kids (in about 3-4 years)
2. Buying a house
3. Getting a job that I enjoy
4. Getting a new car
5. Starting my photography business
6. Buying a professional camera
7. Celebrating one year of marriage on March 14
8. Being debt free (excluding the house and car)

8 Things I Did Yesterday:

1. Went and looked at houses with the hubby
2. Watched TV
3. Researched cameras
4. Drove home
5. Had a Slimfast
6. Ate cereal for dinner
7. Played with Daisy
8. Watched The Duel

8 Things I Wish I Could Do:

1. Pay off my student loans... tomorrow
2. Get a good paying job... tomorrow (BTW interview tomorrow at 10am EST PRAY!!!!!!)
3. Take better care of myself
4. Experiment more in the kitchen
5. Volunteer more.
6. Get married again (to the same man :o) It was FUN)
7. Get back in shape and eat healthier
8. Find the house of our dreams and actually be able to afford it

8 Shows I Watch:

1. Making the Band
2. The Hills
3. The Duel: Real World/Road Rules Challenge
4. Gossip Girl
5. 90210
6. One Tree Hill
7. Platinum Weddings

I now tag anyone that wants to play!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Professional Pictures

So I'm going to try this... let me know if it doesn't work. I have albums up of our professional pictures on Facebook, so I'm going to post the links. We'll see... if not I'll figure something out LOL
These are all I have right now. We realized that we were missing some pictures and come to find out she forgot to burn the last CD LOL so I am getting that on Saturday!
We also realized shortly after getting back from the honeymoon that we never got any pictures of Michael and I alone at the wedding. That's right! NONE! It was hectic and there were so many people talking that I really can't blame any one person, so our only option to fix it is to have a photo shoot! So we are saving up some money now to re-rent a tux for Michael and then we will pick a day to get all prettied up again and go shoot pictures!
Please enjoy! And if you have Facebook feel free to add me... just let me know who you are :o)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

We finally...

Have our Internet back! YAY!! They came out today and ran a new line until we can get the tree removed from the box.

So for those of you who don't live in the South East... Friday, April 10, 2009, will be a day many will remember.

It first struck my husband and I when we got word that a tornado had ripped through his former town Murfreesboro, TN. We have now learned, I believe, that it was an EF3 tornado. Thankfully no one we know was injured and most that we know only received minor damage. They were all very fortunate, and we are so glad that they are OK. However, there were many people who's house was completely lost. Please keep these people in your prayers.

Well as the day wore on, the storms got closer to us. Around 8:15, they started issuing Tornado Warnings for a down about an hour away. Me being the weather nut I am, I was glued to the radar not only on TV but online too! As I watched the weather, I finger tracked the storms and we were in the path to be hit directly by the cell with the known tornadoes. So I put all the cats up and prepared to go into shelter. The tornado warnings got closer and around 8:45 one was put into affect for my town. I had barely punched in the number on the TV to turn the weather channel on in the living room that the hail started and my husband texted me to get to shelter (he was working). Daisy and I got into the bathroom. About a minute later, it went dark, the power went out. Within 30 seconds or less, I heard the wind picking up and then it got louder. It lasted about a minute and then it was over. But that was the most terrifying minute of my life!

I called my parents shortly after (they live in a town an hour away that was not affected) and had them check the radar before I even came out. Talked to my husband and he was OK; let him know we were OK, but I didn't know about the house. Thank GOD our house was fine. No damage! Other people in our neighborhood weren't so lucky... Thankfully though, no one was hurt!

The town seems to be fine; a little rattled, but everyone is picking up. It was confirmed that 2 EF1 tornadoes touched down in our town, one being in my neighborhood. We are just thankful that no one was hurt.

So here are a few pictures from the damage in our neighborhood.

This is the end unit next to us... a tree fell into their living room 3 feet from where they were laying in the floor.

This is the unit across the street from us. It was the worst residential damage in the town.

This was shortly after it happened.

The inside of his house... the ceiling was in the floor. He was so lucky he was not home!

The side again

The downed trees in our backyard. We are the center unit (not pictured) to the right.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Everything is A-OK

Hey y'all!

This is Katy. Amber asked me to let y'all know that she is currently without internet right now, which is why she hasn't blogged or commented. There was a tornado in the area this past Friday and it is still affecting her internet.

They are ok and their house didn't get hit, but pray they get internet soon because I miss her. :-)

Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Honeymooners

So yes as I said in a previous post, we went to Jamaica for our honeymoon! It was all a surprise! We stayed at the Sandals Grande Ocho Rios. We had a blast! The only recommendation I will offer is that if you want a lot of beach scout out other resorts, because they didn't have much beach to choose from. But the beach they had was AWESOME and the food... well words cannot express how great the food was! We didn't do any tours, but heard they were great! So here are a few pictures from our trip and if you would like to see more, just find me on Facebook and I'll add you!

Some houses in Jamaica

On the bus going to the resort

On the bus going to the resort

My handsome husband


Michael and Amber :o)

What we lived on! Strawberry daiquiris with rum floaters

Our rings :o)

Doing our nightly thing of sitting on the dock drinking waiting to go eat

Before going to dinner

Me and my handsome husband at the pool

Drunk Jenga. Never played?? It's a MUST!

The view from the restaurant we were eating breakfast at

Yummmmmm... BREAKFAST!

My beautiful set with the beautiful scenery

One of our views

Don't you always have to have a few of these??

Love the kisses :o)

My handsome husband

At Margaritaville at the airport in Montego Bay

The view from our plane as we left Jamaica :o(

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

After Party... well somewhat

So after the reception we headed back to our hotel and hung out with some of the people who were staying over. It was a LONG night! Here are a few of the pictures I got while there.

Me and Alicia, one of my bridesmaids who stayed in town

Me and Zack, Michael's best friend and Best Man

The Murfreesboro Crowd

Michael and I with the flower girls

My *BEAUTIFUL* set! He picked this out!!


My sexy husband... may I introduce Mr. Michael Dixon :o)

Kisses from my hubby

Mr. and Mrs. Dixon

One of our 3 beautiful centerpieces

Being introduced at the reception

Enjoying our first dance as Mr. and Mrs.

I will always be Daddy's Little Girl

Cutting the Cake

Yes we were nice to each other

"You can let go now daddy" sad and sappy...

To "My Girl" and shagging like always :o)

Throwing the bouquet

Going in for garter number 2

Having a little fun ;)

Michael and the flower girls (They're twins)

On the Limo ride to the hotel... Pinky the Pig

Our Duck