Friday, May 14, 2010's me again....

Well I guess by now that all of my blogging friends realize when my work life explodes because I literally disappear from my blog. Although it might sometimes seem like it, my life does not stop and I still try to balance plenty of fun things amongst my busy work world.

What have you missed in the last 25 days? I successfully planned a conference for the Foundation (and am working to update their blog with pictures and details), I enjoyed a quick weekend in Panama City Beach co-hosting a Bachelorette Bash for my sister Amy. AND because I was in PCB, I was fortunate enough to miss the major flooding in Nashvegas that happened on May 1st and 2nd. I spent the entire first week of May traveling with work from one end of the state to the other. Successfully finished two more graduation events for the Foundation. Made an unexpected but necessary trip to Evansville to return my sister's unharmed vehicle and celebrate Mother's Day. Spent majority of this week trying to regroup with work stuff and finally got to get in a run two nights this week while catching up with friends.

That's a super short recap of the past month of life. I'm trying to get caught up on so many things but hope to post more things later.

Until then......

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Wedding Weekend

The only word that I can think of that sums up my roomie's wedding was PERFECTION. I feel incredibly blessed to have been able to celebrate with them on their special day and wish them all the happiness in the world. I know she reads my blog so "Love you guys".

Here are some fun shots from the day!

They had a candy bar set up for guests as favors...such a sweet treat

The beautiful garden area

The happy couple
One of the sweetest brides I know :)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Arrington Vineyard

Saturday afternoon some friends gathered at Arrington Vineyards to enjoy the wonderful weather, great wine and picnic foods, and live jazz music. These pictures are courtesy of my friend Patrick who also graciously organized this get together.

Me, Sims and Katie hanging out around the picnic table and yummy food.

Wade took this fun picture of Me, CrazyAmy and Sims

Chatting up with Wade while hanging out on the hillside

I absolutely loved hanging out and watching the stars come out at night

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Blunt Toe Trama

It's rather laughable now but at the time of injury laughter was the last thing running through my mind. Let me take you back to the scene of the accident. I was having a productive Saturday morning. I got up early, took care of my bosses dog, ran a 5k, picked up bosses from airport and made my way to the grocery store all before 10 am on Saturday. The grocery store was very quiet and I didn't have much to pick up really. What I did stock up on was liter bottles of water since I knew they would be perfect to take to a picnic that afternoon and I was rather thirsty. I also picked a half gallon of my favorite tea. Since I only had about 7 items, I ventured to the self-checkout lanes and began the process. I try my best to bring my recyclable shopping bags to save on the plastic. My thought was that I will scan the heavy bottled products to keep my shopping bag from collapsing. I had all 3 bottled products in and bag secure (so I thought). When I scanned the next product, I clearly did not see the bottles falling out of the bag. I never saw anything but quite painfully felt them all 3, one by one, fall onto my bare foot. The victim, my big left toe. The pain was that instant pain that delivers a blow to the pit of your stomach. I looked down below and saw that I had skin hanging off said big toe. Holy smokes....I literally had to take a moment at the self check out line to regain my composure. I can only imagine what this looked like to those watching the security cameras. Thankfully my toe nails are painted a springy shade of purple because now my big toe matches perfectly.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter Brunch

My church offered the option of a Saturday night worship service so I was excited to partake of this opportunity to go to church on Saturday night which in turn allowed me to sleep in on Sunday morning. (well not really because I had to take care of my bosses dog but it was a nice thought). Anywho, my friend Crazy Amy found this great brunch spot online and we decided to check it out. We went to Boxwood Bistro which is just outside of downtown Franklin. It was like having brunch in a tiny space of heaven. We got a table outside and basked in the glorious sunshine surrounded by shrubbary and beautiful trees full of spring blossoms. The brunch was buffet style and their menu selections were abundant. Everything was simply perfect.