Monday, August 31, 2009

Josh and Ashley are engaged!

My brother Josh proposed to Ashley on her 21st birthday! It was so sweet! He threw her a 21st party at his house and asked me to help make a "bank" cake and record him saying sweet things about Ashley. So on August 23 Josh skipped church to help me decorate the cake while Ashley was visiting her family in Tampa. After 5 hours in the kitchen and a very messy kitchen at that we were finally done! I don't have pictures at the moment because Ashley has my SD card to get pictures printed but once I get it back I'll update this post with pictures.

So Josh asked me to go to his house so I can record him talking about her and I had no clue at the moment he was asking her to marry him. I was in complete shock.

Monday came and I was able to get off work early to decorate his house before everyone showed up. Her parents were there as well as mine, my grandma, aunt, cousins, her "aunt" and "uncle" and their kids and her cousin. It came time to bring out the "bank" cake and she loved it! I have the best picture of her seeing it for the first time. I can't wait to show y'all. Then it came....

I played the video I recorded just the day before and Josh proposed! She said "YES!!!!"

They want a very short engagement and were hoping for a November wedding but FBC,Jax makes you go though a 6-8 week engagement class plus other things on top of that which would push the wedding into Feb.2010.

We went dress shopping this past Sunday and she picked out the most beautiful dress ever. We also got out bridesmaid dresses and flower girl dresses. She asked me and well as her sister-in-law Nicole to be her bridesmaids and Haley and her niece Faith to be the flower girls! I cant wait to help her plan this wedding.

I'm so excited for both of them and can't wait until they start their life together as one!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Chandler needs your prayers!!!

Lindsey and Chris welcomed their first bundle of joy into the world Friday at 7:10 pm. The doctors found out Chandler has a whole in his lung as well as pneumonia!!! Lindsey has only held Chandler once and it's very hard for her to se chandler in the NICU. If you feel led to pray for her sweet bundle of joy please visit her page and leave a comment.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Such JOY

Monday, August 3, 2009

26.2 training

Who would've ever thought I would run a marathon. Well I'm not there yet but I am training for the 26.2 with Donna Deegan to fight breast cancer. The marathon isn't until February 2010 but it's going to be a lot of training! I'm not a runner although I used to run with 2 friends every night 1.3 miles but I stopped a while ago. Maybe 2 summers ago! This all started when a guy I used to work with asked me if I would do this marathon with him and I couldn't turn him down. Besides I want/need to get in shape.

Today I started tracking everything I eat and my exercises. I'm allowed to eat 1,015 calories a day and only have eaten 850 calories. I also ran/walked 1.1 miles in 15 minutes! Ok I understand thats not the greatest but its a start.

Tomorrow I plan on waking up at 6 to go on a 30 minute bike ride since tomorrow night will be busy. We'll see how that works out for me. I do have a very good accountability partner-Doug- who has asked me what I ate for lunch and dinner and also made sure I started running/walking tonight. He also has told me that he will make sure I'm up in the morning for my bike ride! he works crazy hours at a radio station here in Florida so he'll already be awake!

I'm super excited about this marathon and the changes that will happen with my body! The only thing that will get in the way of this marathon is my 7 night cruise with my mom and other bloggers going on the MckCruise! But there's a track on the ship so I have no excuse not to keep training while away!

So follow me on this journey of my first marathon!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

quotes from Haley

If you follow me on Twitter you probably have already read these quotes from Haley. She's staying at my parents house for the next 11 days while her mommy and daddy go to church camp and then head out to Texas for their 5 year anniversary! So without further ado here are a few quotes from Haley.

----"Oh no! That guy forgot to put a shirt on." - We were driving in the car and he was next to us in his car leaving the beach.

---"That's so silly"- While holding her mouth letting out a high pitched squeal cracking up!

---"Enna go to your room."

---"That's not nice do you understand me."

---"Where's Lola & Khloe?"

I'm sure there's more but I'll post a few pictures to hold you over!

This little boy is my oldest brothers fiance's boy Jordan.

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