Monday, September 26, 2011

Girl's night.

9 girls + 1 chocolate fountain + 8 delicious dippers = A GREAT NIGHT.

Matthew left the apartment so that I could have all the Palmer (side) girls over for a fun night of desserts! I was so excited to use all my new platters and fun party type dishes that I got from the wedding! I think a table cloth would have made it that much better-- mental note for my next get together :) I love to host! It's so fun to have people come and enjoy your space with you! And even better that all these girls are my new family :)

The whole group (Stacy came a little later!)

So our apartment is officially broken in! So bring on the parties and get togethers! Maybe an Auburn get together in the near future... where we may enjoy the food and company more than the game! War Eagle, hey!

Friday, September 23, 2011


Friday's favorite five:

1. Tuesday night basketball.
Matthew plays in a church league on Tuesday nights at Dawson. This week they only had five players so they had to play the whole game. And not only that... but they went to over time. Of course the one time they can't sub out they have to play even longer. But it was totally worth it because they came out with a victory!

2. Television.
How sad it is that we get so excited about the new "fall shows" coming out. We loaded up just to see what we would enjoy this season. The Office didn't disappoint which I was slightly surprised about!

3. Dinner.
I know this hasn't happened yet, but it's tonight... so I think its okay. We're going to dinner with my cousin Ryan and his wife Aubrey. We live literally 5 minutes from each other but haven't seen each other since we've moved! We're going to Iguana's Grill (my favorite Mexican!) so that will be delish too!

4. Interview.
On Monday afternoon I got a call from a bank I applied at to come in for an interview on Tuesday. I was thrilled to actually even have an interview :) It went well, and we shall see what happens.

5. Another interview.
I got a call this morning (Friday!) from a dermatology office asking if I could come in for an interview on Monday. This is just such an encouragement because when I applied to SO many jobs in Auburn last year I only had one interview (out of about a billion applications!) Prayers for this interview are greatly appreciated :)

Looking forward to a wonderful weekend with lots of family time! Meaghan is coming in town, so it will be great to catch up with her! AND I'm having a girls sleepover Saturday night!! Can't wait!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Streak: broken.

We all knew it had to come to an end at some point. Auburn's 17-0 undefeated streak came to an end this past Saturday. It was sad, but we sure will survive. The weekend was still quite wonderful.

So Friday Elizabeth came into town to check out our apartment and head out of town to Spartanburg, South Carolina where Matthew's aunt and uncle live. They were gracious enough to let us, along with many others, stay at our house! Me and Liz rode in her convertible to her lake house. We left that fun car there to hop in with Matthew to go on our long trip up North :)
So we spent some time Friday night hanging and enjoying the family. Which led to waking up way too early! We got to Clemson University around 9:20 am for a 12 o'clock kick. That's a lot of time when you don't have a tailgate to go to. So we walked around and took in the sites:
Clemson is known as "Auburn on a lake" but I kinda disagree. The do have a building that is similar to Samford... but besides that, not too much. For one thing, their campus is VERY hilly (reminded us more of Tennessee actually). But we thought it was nice and pretty overall. We decided to head to Tiger Walk. We had heard that the buses were going to drive straight into the stadium- eliminating any Tiger Walk at all. But we lucked out! Nan and Daddy Butch got us front row spots so I gave tons of high-fives and lots of "Let's go boys!" hahahaha, I soo enjoyed it.
{My favorite Lutzi and Trotter!}
After Tiger Walk we got to meet up with the Palmer clan! It was so much fun enjoying our Auburn family on gameday :)
So then it was time for the game. We we're high, like on row double I... yes, that high! Well they we're slightly delusional about their "The most exciting 25 seconds in college football" Yeah, they were talking about them touching their rock and running down a grass hill: disappointment. But anyways, we played a good first quarter and it was down hill from there. The sun came out just to make watching that game slightly more unbearable! Ugh, we were happy to dismiss our self from "death valley"
After gathering everyone riding home with us... We headed back to Spartanburg. We ate some yummy food, celebrated Will's 11th birthday, watched football, and just enjoyed being with a huge chunk of the family! Sunday we woke up and headed home too early.
Who ever thought an away game road trip could be SO fun. Oh pick me! I'm used to losing on the road... but its the people I go with and the memories I make that I take with me long after I forget about our loss.

So, War Eagle anyways!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday's favorite five.

I saw this on a blog this morning, and I've wanted to find something I could consistently blog on each week. So here it is, some of my highlights from the week.

1. Ready to move on.
Finally coming to the point where I'm ready to get a job. I've definitely enjoyed my time off but I am more than ready to find somewhere to work now!

2. Thursday night football.
It seems like the past two weeks Thur night football didn't at all appeal to me. The games were boring and I didn't care who was playing. Last night LSU played at Miss State. Yay, a SEC match up. And I went against everything I know and went for LSU. They won, so I was happy.

3. Lunch with mom and Elizabeth.
On Thursday I got to meet up with Liz and mom for lunch and a little shopping. I enjoy any quick visits from the fam... one of the many reasons that Birmingham is the perfect place for us.

4. Lunch with mom.
On Tuesday we met up in Cullman for some lunch and quality time. I so enjoy meeting up with my mom and getting to share my heart with here. After some shopping down town we hit up Cracker Barrel... then went for a walk at a baseball park so we could, in good conscious, go back to CB for some CocaCola Cake. Yum!

5. My time with the Lord.
Me and Matthew have been going through chapters of scripture separately every day. At night when we get in bed we talk about anything that stuck out to us or really convicted us. I've enjoyed is so much, and also just enjoyed having scripture on my mind through the day.

So that's my 5 for the week... it was kind of a low key week, but still great. War Eagle! We are off to Spartanberg tonight to go to Clemson on Saturday!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Cool weather.

Some cool weather came in this past week. I pulled out my jeans for the first time in a long time. Fall is near :) I'm pretty sure tons of Labor Day pool parties were cancelled last Monday. It rained ALL day, with lots of wind. We planned to grill steaks at the Watford's house but when we got over there the power got knocked out.
So we ended up just going out to McCalisters... but with a promise of grilling steaks on Thursday night. Me and Matthew both thought, "Sweet, two meals in one week!"

Seems we had a regular busy week. I don't ever understand how we get so busy... it should be that we have Matthew's basketball game on Tuesday night (they won by the way!) and thats it. Nope, stuff ALWAYS comes up. My biggest thing this week though was that my car battery died and it took a while to get a new one. We went to WalMart and they didn't have it so then we had to wait till the next day. That made for a LONG week!

Of course all week though I got to look forward to Saturday. We headed to Auburn Saturday morning (after getting some free Chickfila breakfast! Yum!) with Mike, Meredith and Nan and Daddy Butch! I was really excited to see how are team improved in one weeks time and see if we were capable of taking out a SEC team. We were :) It was a good game.
War Eagle! We're off to Clemson this weekend to watch our Tigers play! :)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

All in.

War Eagle!
Mom and Dad picked us up on Friday afternoon and we were off to the loveliest village on the plains. You wouldn't believe how excited me and Matthew were for this day to finally arrive! I guess winning the championship last year left a wonderful taste in our mouth :)
So the game was anything but boring. It was steamy hot and incredibly nerve-racking! In the last 5 minutes I went from having the thoughts of losing to "Yayyyy, we win!!!" I'm usually pretty tolerant to bamers and their comments... but Saturday was ridiculous. I couldn't believe everything I read on facebook through the day. All I know is that we have 365 days to live up our win from them last year and that time is not up! 28-27!!

Okay an exciting announcement! My cousin Robyn is engaged!! Greg asked her on Friday night and we all could not be more excited :) Can't wait for August 4th! (Girl, you better get on writing a post about this!!)
Congrats you two! Me and Matthew are SO SO SO excited for this exciting time in yalls life!