Monday, November 22, 2010

Day five.

"My siblings"

Let me begin by saying... I have been blessed.
I have my wonderful two older brothers and one younger sister, but I also have to lovely sister-in-laws. And as if that wasn't enough, I get to add three sisters and one brother to that list when I marry my Matthew! :)

So, let's meet them. (left to right) This is my sister-in-law Katherine. She goes with my brother Blake. Then there's my sister Elizabeth. We live together this year, and are actually surviving. Next we have my brother Wade and his wife and my sister-in-law Amy! We all get along, and I look forward to all starting are own little families and our kids being the best of cousins! It will be a fun time!

Next to meet the future-siblings!
Meet Meaghan, the oldest of the Watford clan... but now she is an Odom. So Brandon will also be a new sibling (sorry for no pic Brandon!) I wish these two didn't live quite so far!

Next we have Michael. I knew Michael before I met Matthew. He's a pretty cool guy, but he lives super far too.

And last but certainly not least is Meredith and Macie. They are fun, and I think it's so fun to have some siblings that are quite a bit younger than me!

There they are... all 3 of my siblings, 2 sibling-in-laws, and 5 sibling-in-laws to be! I told you I was blessed :)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Day four.

"My parents"

I love my mommy and daddy. Everyday I'm reminded of how thankful I am to have grown up in my family, with my parents.

My dad is the sweetest ever. I can't get enough of him. He's provided for me my whole life and given me way more than I deserve. Even though he is awkward on the phone, I love to call him up and discuss the latest Auburn football news. I love that he took me to California when I was in the 8th grade, treats me, liz, and mom like princesses, and cares about my ultra-sensitive feelings :) He is wonderful!

My mom is nuts, in the best possible way :) I call her my very best friend. I tell her about everything in my life and she is sure to give me her opinion on it! She makes me feel that she cares a thousand times more about my life being amazing than her own. She wins for knowing just how I like my "chicken & rice" cooked! She taught me everything I know about how I want to be the best mom ever for my kids. I love going home and soaking up every minute of my "mommy time"! She is wonderful!

And like my daycare kids say: "It's great to have parents like mine... They're awesome!"

Monday, November 15, 2010

Day three.

"My first love"

I love lots of things.
Well I atleast say that I do. Like I love Chinese food, traveling, Auburn football and sleeping in.
But I hope my life is living proof that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior and the LOVE of my life.

So now I will tell you about my loveeee. His name is Matthew Ryan Watford and he is amazing. I could go on and on about how amazing he is, so I will spare you. Let's just say on May 27, 2010 he asked me to be his wife and I said yes! And now we are on an adventure of a lifetime living life together. There's nothing I want more than to grow closer to him and us together use our life to glorify our awesome God :) So basically I can't even begin to tell you how ready I am for May 7th to be here! I look forward to learning how to love Matthew more and more every day.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Day two.

"The meaning behind your blog name"

There's not too much of a story with this. When I was making my blog I wanted to come up with something that went "good" with my name, because I knew I wanted it to be Summer's "something"... So I thought of a good "s" word that meant something along the lines of what I thought or felt. I finally came up with "Sentiments" and I think it works pretty well. See... not a good story at all.

Am I allowed to do a regular post with my 30 Day Challenge? Well I don't think there are any rules so here I go:
Just one super exciting bit of information... Auburn is 11-0! Woah, it's been quite the ride. Especially with all the recent "allegations" against my CamCam. I have absolutely no idea if he is guilty or innocent, but for his own sake I hope it's all just a bunch of junk (I guess for our sake too!) Another exciting thing, WE'RE GOING TO THE SEC CHAMPIONSHIP!!!! War Eagle, can't wait to take on those Gamecocks again!
Now an update on the job front. Just last week I got moved from my 18-21 month olds to a 3 year old class. I'm beyond pumped and have enjoyed it so much so far!! It's still yukky work at the daycare but still at least I can go to work a little more happy now! Well, isn't God good? Don't forget it!
Hmm, so how's the wedding planning going you ask?! Well it's a measly 174 days away and I've got about a billion things left to do. But that makes it especially fun, right? Yes! Right now I'm working on booking the caterer, cake maker, and doing invitations.... also looking for a veil and accessories and deciding on bridesmaids dresses- (which I had already decided on but am now second guessing... haha!) But it is fun. Can't wait till the day gets here!!
Okay, well I think that is most definitely an update suitable for catching you all up :)

See you tomorrow for day 3.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

30 days; Day one.

Welcome to my 30 day Blog Challenge...
Eck! I hope I make it through!
Two of my fellow bloggers have done it so I'm following the pack.

Day 1: -Introduce myself -A recent picture -15 interesting facts.

I'm Summer Thaxton and am first and foremost a follower of my Lord and Savior! I'm 21, and graduated from Auburn University this past May. I've been on a roller coaster with jobs and such but have landed working at a daycare in Auburn. I'm engaged to marry my best friend, Matthew Watford on May 7, 2011. This day can't come soon enough :) I love Auburn a little too much and would be so satisfied going to every game for the rest of my life. But I realize some things are more important and I'm content with that!

1. I used to LOVE to plan any and everything... now that it comes to my wedding I'd rather someone else do the dirty work.
2. If Auburn turns out to be guilty of the allegations about Cam and such I'm going to be tremendously disappointed and probably won't know how to react.
3. I own a "big camera" and take way to many pictures.
4. Working at the Growing Room is super miserable, but I do look forward to seeing the (some of the) kids daily.
5. My Matthew is going to be an accountant and I'm extremely proud of him thus far!
6. I just got my first niece, Tatum Michelle. She is the most precious thing ever.
7. Besides getting married, I cannot wait to be a mommy.
8. With getting married, I can't wait to "be grown up" and take care of our own place.
9. I like to try new recipes and I hardly ever like them. But Matthew keeps me cooking with his positive comments :)
10. I named my car Ele (pronounced ellie) but hardly ever refer to her as that.
11. I could eat Chinese food 4 nights out of the week.
12. Me and Matthew are going to our first Iron Bowl in Tuscaloosa this year. War Eagle.
13. I desire to do "crafty" projects, but lack the creativeness in my body.
14. I call my mom my best friend.
15. I want to be the best I can be in everything I do for my King.

I WILL get through this 30 day challenge (eventually).