Friday, August 30, 2013

Friday Letters

Dear Husband, this week has been rough on you getting everything straight for your new classes this semester. Just know that you're going to blink and it'll be December. You can do it!! Dear Vertigo, you reared your ugly head yesterday. I hate the way you make me feel, but I guess it was your way of telling me to slow down and rest. Dear NOLA, we are leaving to come see you at 7:30 AM tomorrow morning. Can't wait to celebrate the upcoming wedding of Emily and Patrick. Let's pretend like we're in college again! Dear College Football, You. Are. Back. It's officially the most wonderful time of the year. Hail State!
Dear Patrick, I already said "thank you," but I don't think you know how much it meant to me that you checked on me in between your jobs yesterday. That two minute pit stop was the highlight of my day!

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Funfetti Pancakes

One thing y'all will quickly learn about me is that I LOVE to cook. Love. It. I have been blessed with my momma's genes of just being able to throw a meal together no problem. Uh, excuse that humble brag. Well, I thought I could throw just anything together no problem. Until this meal. I struggled big time. We don't have a spatula big enough to flip pancakes so the struggle was real here, folks. Very, very real. BUT the one batch I actually got to look like pancakes were supposedly really, really good. Husband said it was like having his very own cake on one of the mornings of his birthday weekend. So the struggle was real, but watching those suckers be demolished in less than a minute was totally worth it. Success! 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Friday Letters

Piton Mountains in St. Lucia. May 2013.

Dear husband, on Wednesday we had steaks just because. Best steak I've ever had. I'm so blessed to have a husband who loves to cook AND is good at it. DearJeopardy, thank you for having "Teen Week" this week. I feel so smart because of it. Dear cats, I love y'all dearly, but please don't ever wake me up because y'all are playing with spiders again. I hate spiders. Dear honey (who will always get two letters), I am so  proud of you. Your great news yesterday means you are one step closer to your dream. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Because its Hump Day....

And work has been super busy but super boring at the same time ... I have a confession. I love blogs. Like a lot. I stalk them and adore them and then feel like I have new BFFs by the end. So thank you blog land for getting me through my work days without even knowing it. You inspire me. Now to get better about blogging my self ....

Oh, and here's a picture of our kittays. 
Ok, another confession. I don't really like (ahem, I despise) cats. Seriously. I grew up with dogs my whole life and then married a man who loves cats. Apparently we reversed roles on the stereotype. I married a man that has two cats that think they are dogs. It. Is. Awesome. I took that picture right after we moved into our because THAT, ladies and gentlemen, does not happen in our house. Ever. I guess the move really bonded them....

Until next time...

Monday, August 12, 2013

The BEST Day. Le Fin.

I know what y'all are all probably thinking... "Finally, these wedding posts are over!" I have to have somewhere to remember the blur  that has become our wedding day. Y'all, people really weren't kidding when they said that it flies by. I still feel bad that we didn't get to talk to every one who came or get more family pictures. Here are some pictures from our reception-

Our beautiful, fabulous, amazing, talented friend Sarah Balke made our wedding cake for us. She is a good friend of ours from high school, and y'all, she did not disappoint!! She lives and works in NYC now and flew down here to do our wedding cake. Honored would be an understatement.

Apparently my "concentration face" is me holding my mouth open with my tongue sticking. Hence, there are no pictures of our faces actually cutting the cake. I need to start working on a new "concentration face" ....

1- How amazingly beautiful is that cake?! 2- I am about to brag on how amazingly delicious that thing was. I hate to admit this, but I am not a fan of wedding cake. They always end up being pound cake with super sweet icing. I love sweets but sometimes they are just too much. Well, I wanted to do something different. One of mine and Pat's favorite desserts is Key Lime Pie. Literally all we told Sarah was that we wanted a cake that was Key Lime Pie flavored. She knocked it out of the park! Our cake was a yellow cake with a key lime curd and a graham cracker streusel. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Is it our 1 year anniversary yet? We still get asked all the time who made our wedding cake, and we were told 1000 times over that it was the best wedding cake that people had ever eaten. Woah. Way to absolutely kill it, Sarah! We couldn't have dreamed of a better cake if we tried!

My little southern heart was all a flutter with our new monogram everywhere :)

An attempt at a family photo with my dad's family.

Love my cousins :)

My Uncle Johnny. One of my favorite people of all time.

Phi Mu

Pat and his momma

SPX 06

My French parents 

My momma

My baby sister who started her Senior year of high school today (What?!)

I would expect nothing else from these two. Perfect reenactment of the video if I do say so myself ;)


It's a requirement that she does the robot at every family function

With my favorite little dudes. My brothers.

With the man I am named after- my Uncle Britt

Pat and his Kappa Sig brothers

One of two versions of my bridesmaid bouquets. These were the bouquets for my Phi Mu sisters. In the front you can see the Phi Mu Flower- the pink carnation

Hydrangeas and a monogram- Be still my heart!

Our getaway car aka my dream car