Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Rock me like a hurricane..

Well, in the past week we have had an earthquake, hurricane then a tornado. I keep waiting for Dennis Quaid and Jake Gyllenhaal to run down my street in snow suits (in case you don't get this reference, you need to watch "Day After Tomorrow").

Hurricane Irene left Edgecombe County in a mess with most of us without power so I haven't been able to post any pictures or anything else from the bachelorette party this past weekend (which was AWESOME!). So look for that tomorrow. In the mean time, check out these pictures of damage around home.

church right down the road from my house with its steeple knocked over
top of a electric pole snapped off with the transformer attached (via
flooded right by the stadium at ECU, yes, those are people rowing down the street (via
big Oak tree blocking the road to my Mema's House

across the street from my house - giant Pine Tree down
and then to add insult to injury, we got hit with a tornado! My daddy videotaped the giant hailstones that rained down on my parents' house. See the video below.

Friday, August 26, 2011

DIY Friday: How to not get anything done for several hours...

Okay, so this really isn't a crafty DIY post but I am on my way to Hopey's BACHELORETTE BASH in Charlotte so it will have to do for today!


I am sure most of your have heard of most of these sites, but I seriously get addicted to them sometimes. Come in handy when you are waiting in the Doctor's office.. until you laugh out loud and look like a creeper.


Don't hate me.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

back to school, back to school...

" prove to Dad that I'm not a fool. I got my lunch packed up, my boot tied tight, I hope I don't get in a fight. Oh! Back to school.. back to school... back to school"
~ "Billy Madison"

in the wise words of Adam Sandler, it's Back to School time!
Our students started their school year today, so I will be all around everywhere taking photos and speaking with the media. Then on top of that we hired an Interim Superintendent last night so it will be a Media Frenzy around here. Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

WILW/Oh, How Pinteresting

Linking up with Jamie @ This Kind of Love for What I'm Loving Wednesday & Michelle @ The Vintage Apple for Oh, How Pinteresting

First up, "Oh, How Pinteresting"

Pinterest has given me so, so many marvelous ideas for decorating for the fall. Joshua isn't so happy about it because I keep going to Michaels' Craft Store & the Dollar Tree to get fun things to decorate with, but he'll get over it when he sees how lovely the house looks come Sept (this is probably not true, but oh well).

I NEED to make this happen for our front porch/front door - mainly just the topiary idea 
I've already go the supplies for this project
How simple - decorating with candy corn!
Love this idea for pumpkin candles
perfect, it already has the "E' on it and everything.

I'm loving that I get to celebrate with these lovely ladies for Hopey's bachelorette party this weekend in Charlotte, SO PUMPED!

I'm loving that we got new storm doors for the house! However, it is REALLY confusing Sookie since the old doors would just open when she pushed on them so she keeps slamming into these. 
so confused.
I am loving that Sawyer Lang has started babbling and says "mamamama" which I am taking to mean "Mama" (Josh disagrees)

I am loving that next weekend is the ECU vs. USC game in Charlotte (yep, I don't think Charlotte is ready for me to be there two weekends in a row!). Can't wait to get my tailgate on!!!

I'm loving the monogrammed plaid scarf I ordered from Marley Lilly. This is going to sound ridiculous, but this is the very first thing I've gotten monogrammed with my new initials - even though we've been married over 2 years. 

Alright, now ya'll go link up!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

picture palooza

My baby (and when I saw baby, I mean 19 year old) sister moved into college this weekend. This makes me feel not only insanely old, but also ridiculously nostalgic.

So, I decided to flip through some old pictures of not only Dee Marie and myself, but also just random old pictures. I came to several realizations.

1) I am about twice the size I was in high school
2) I was too thin in high school
3) My hair has gone through way too many transformations
4) Some of my outfit choices were questionable to say the least.

Here are a few (like 30) of my favorites:

Dee & Me
because matching dresses were necessary...

Then I found Prom pics.. oh my.
Freshman Year 
Sophomore Year

Junior Year

the back of my dress Jr. year. it made up for the horrible hair.
senior year.
And then... I may have cried when I saw how freakishly thin I was in the following pictures...

check out those sexy shoes... freshman year of high school
16th b*day
at the lookout in St. Lucia
21st Birthday
after getting engaged
And now some vintage Lauren :)

Monkey for our kindergarten play
LOOK at that haircut!
Then I found some plain old happy memories pictures too 

Hmm, I am realizing that this post may seem a little narcissistic since it features about a million pictures of me, but oh well., enjoy a trip down my memory lane :)