Thursday, July 29, 2010

10 Reasons Why I Love my Hubs...

1. He is the hardest working person I know...pulling 15 hour days to him is no biggie.
2. He is so willing to learn. When we got married, he didn't do laundry, dishes, any kind of clearning around the house. When I got home Tuesday night from volleyball, the laundry was folded, the dishes were put away, and the kitchen was clean. :)
3. He takes constructive criticism. He is not proud of puffed up when I ask him to work on something. He listens, takes it it, and tries to do better. (*I still am working on this trait.)

4. He doesn't care what other people think. He is who he is and if you don't like him, your loss. (*I myself am a people pleasure through and through. I need to grow some tough skin.)

5. He is driven. He knows what he wants and has surrendered that to the Lord.

6. He's funny. Justin is always cracking jokes and picking.

7. He's a terrible driver. We won't mention the speeding tickets, the bump ups, the deer...but he's ok with that. His attitude is, "Oh well."

8. He's a family man. He knows all of his parents, grandparents, and great grandparents birthdays and he actually reminds me to mail them cards. He loves his family and time with them and their opinions and advice are very important to him.

9. He's HOT...let's be honest, my hubby does look pretty good. :)

10. He loves Jesus more than he loves me. I have no doubt in my mind that Justin absolutely adores me, but I know that his walk with the Lord is first in his life...I can be so much more confident as he leads our family knowing this.
Love you Justin!

Monday, July 19, 2010

What a Weekend....

The birthday boy, in typical form...

Our little fighter...

So, this weekend was quite an adventure. Saturday was Justin's birthday, but instead of doing a tone of celebrating, we spent a lot of time worrying about Mason. For those who have not kept up on Facebook, Mason got into some kind of commericial agricultural strength insecticide Saturday morning and became extremely sick. Justin rushed him to the vet where he peed uncontrollably, vomitted every where, and had convulsions. They quickly put him on the IV's and began treating him. At one point on Saturday night, the vet told us there was nothing he could do, it was up to Mason and the Lord and as of last night, he is officially out of the woods! Praise the Lord! They kept him today to keep him hydrated but he should be back home with us tomorrow morning!
As for the rest of Justin's birthday, he did get to open cards from family and I surprised him with a pair of Choco's...he has really been wanting a pair and after this summer, he's certainly earned them! Our sweet friends, Jason and Rozi, invited us over for dinner with Matt and Katherine, and it ended up being perfect because having a birthday dinner at home without Mason would have been awful. We had a blast and Justin loves playing with the Dover boys....he's hysterical with them!
Yesterday was a good relaxing day, but it still wasn't the same without having Mason around. As Justin and I talked and prayed about it, it really put things in perspective for us. Fortunately, the only people I've lost in life have been 3 of my grandparents and though it's still sad, it's normal. As we talked about how it would feel to lose Mason, we began to really feel heart broken for those who lost humans in their lives. I can not imagine that pain. I hope that this experience leaves us filled with more compassion and sympathy with those who are grieving.
And lastly, today is our 2 year anniversary! I can't believe it! Justin took me to a picnic at Town Creek Park where we ate and played gin under the gazebo. It was so nice. We are about to enjoy a yummy dinner at Long Horn and spend the night cuddling. Justin got my rings put together for our anniversary earlier this summer and they look beautiful and don't turn on my finger as much, so that was a wonderful gift! I am so thankful to have a wonderful husband who is so eager to try, willing to learn, and loves me with all he has. Happy Anniversary Justin!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Summer Lovin', Havin' a Blast

Pure deliciousness!
4 of the 5 + Mason in Auburn! sorry for the drought of posts. I thought I would have MORE time to blog but boy was I wrong. Since I last wrote, I have been to Gulf Shores with the Varsity volleyball team, and let me say, though we're young this year, we will be very good! So exciting!

I also had 3 of the Fab 5 visit Auburn. Beth, Candice and Natalie got to spend 4 days with me and it was wonderful. We enjoyed long jogs in the rain, sprints through Town Creek Park's sprinklers and other Auburn favorites like shopping down town and eating at local hot spots like Big Blue Bagel, Bizilia's, Niffer's, and Tutti Frutti (twice!). Most importantly, we just got to spend some great quality time together, watching chick flicks and "sharing life" again for a few days. It was great! *We did miss Martha though...too bad it was her 1 year anniversary and so what if she had a math conference in Atlanta!

Lastly, I wanted to share about mine and Justin's swing dance lesson we experienced last night. We went with Matt and Katherine and Ryan and Amy to the Jan Dempsey Art Center. I have been totally pumped about trying this all summer and we finally were able to go last night. Let's just say, awkward it not quite enough to describe this at first. We got in a circle and instead of staying with our husbands, the men rotated partners, so I got to dance with perfect strangers, including one creeper in particular. However, when the night was over, we had learned some moves such as the "pot picker", the "Elvis", the "inside turn", and the "dip". When it was all said and done, we had a really good time, enjoyed some great laughs, and now we have a little something to show off at the weddings we have coming up in September!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Back in Auburn and Breakfast Casserole

Whew...where did June go? After enjoying some amazing time with family and friends in North Carolina, Justin, Mason and I are officially back in Auburn for the rest of the summer! July is special for us since it's Justin's birthday month, as well as our anniversary. We've jumped right into the swing of things with getting some very much needed yard work done (it's crazy what 3 weeks away will do), visiting the Thomas's and sweet Baby Thad, and enjoying Justin's intramural basketball games. They play in the semi-finals next week! :) We really did have a wonderful visit at home, but it's always good to get back our home away from home...

Breakfast Casserole (there are several versions of this, but I'm pretty bias and think mine is pretty good :))

-6 eggs, scrambled, salt and pepper to taste
-1 cup skim milk
-1 package reduced fat Crescent Rolls
-1 lb spicy sausage, cooked and drained
-2 cups 2% sharp shredded cheese
*Optional; spinach leaves, diced cherry tomatoes, can of drained Rotel, diced onions and/or green peppers

1. Grease 9x13 baking dish
2. In large bowl, mix eggs and milk
2. Roll out crescent rolls until flat in bottom of 9x13 pan
3. spread cooked sausage over crescent rolls
*If you decided to add any of the optional ingredients, do so now. I usually add spinach leaves and diced tomatoes to give us some veggies. :)
4. pour egg and milk mixture evenly over sausage
5. Spread cheese over eggs
6. Bake at 375 for app. 25 minutes or until eggs are light and fluffy and rolls are golden brown
*This is great for a brunch or can be made ahead and baked later...