Sunday, August 23, 2009

summer time

the target $1 isle got me! i planned on having a garden but i thought i would try out some plants growing from seeds. (basil, parsley, peppers, tomatoes....the oregano didn't make it)

we had an urban garden. we were too scared our pooches would dig our garden up.

peppers from the hernando nursery.

sweet peppers.

our grandparents would be proud!

in june, stephanie and ray were married! here are some pictures of the fun day!

steph and ray's rehearsal dinner at central bbq.

holly, lisa, and i with the brasher girls at steph's wedding.

mr. and mrs. betts

my parents

aren't we cute!?

Also in june, we went to gulf shores with my mother-in-law for a relaxing get-a-way.

i have said before that kyle loves the food network. he saw this place (panini pete's) on dinners, drive-ins and dives with guy fieri. it was in fairhope, al about 10 mins off of our path. panini pete's is in a french quarter like sqaure. very cute!

and it was YUMMY! when we were leaving, kyle recognized the chef/owner from the episode. kyle, being the sweet guy he is, went to get the car so ms. ethel ann and i ended up in a boutique ( must know my mother -in-law, she's a big shopper!) we saw kyle pull up and we were just about to walk out the door when we saw the owner (pete) riding down the sidewalk on a segway! i mean, that's the way to travel!

after we ate we arrived to our condo, we then went to the grocery store. only to find out that one of the keys they gave us didn't work! we waited about 30 mins before someone came to give us the right keys. good thing we got ice for the cooler, the icecream would have melted and i would not have been a happy camper!

about to go to dinner. day 1 with no tan!

1st full day on the beach.

most people that know me, know that i am a firm believer in sunscreen. well, even after reappling we still were sunburned. kyle was worse than me. note to self: buy new sunscreen each year and throw the others away!!

kyle and his mamma at cobalt's in orange beach.

it is wave time!

whew, it was hot!

our last night at the beach. the sun won and gave us a lovely souvenir.

at the warf.

the 4th of july! kyle surprised me and bought me tickets to see wicked for an early birthday present! it was really good!

my surprise birthday at work. they got me!

i love peanut butter and chocolate. my friend at work jen is an amazing cook and she made me peanut butter and chocolate cupcakes for my birthday!

more birthday food. you only turn 30 once right? kyle's famous pesto pizza!

we had a get together for my birthday and there was a peanut butter and chocolate icecream cake! yummy!

hanging out at cindy and betsy's celebrating my bday!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

memphis in may

memphis in may is a very busy month for our city with a lot of events such as music fest, bbq fest (my fav), sunset symphony, etc. well, kyle and i had a busy month as well! starting with one of my good friend stephanie's bachlorette party in hot springs, ark. we wanted to have a relaxing get-a-way, however we had a strange but fun experience. we now call it spooky springs b/c it rained the whole time and we stayed at the arlington hotel which is old and haunted!

kristy and i pretending to enter the tower of terror! like i said, the hotel is old and the elevator reminded me of the tower of terror at disney!! since we were at spooky springs, we decided to go on a hunt for room 666. and they don't have that room! 665 then 667. we had some time to "kill" since we could not be pool side.

lisa, carol and i hanging out before the lights went out! as steph was opening presents, we saw the lightening then heard the BOOM, then the lights went out for about 10 seconds. SPOOKY SPRINGS!

finally out on the town! we ended up having fun just being with each other!

the very next weekend, we decided to visit graceland too. what is graceland too you ask? well it is paul's house in holly springs, ms. paul is the # 1 fan of elvis. ironic this week is elvis week and i get to share with you my experience. it is open 365 days a year and paul lives there, waiting on people to visit. here is a review of the house.

this is my officemate april. she went with us! she is a life-time member which takes 3 times to complete. she is posing with paul, the owner and tourguide.

april snapped a picture of us watching paul sing an elvis song. our faces are priceless!

the group photo: paul takes a pic if every person that tours the house and hangs it on the wall. however, all the pics i saw on the wall were from 1990. i recommend this tour for anyone that needs a good laugh. no words can describe the tour. you must go yourself to see. the cost is $5 and knock loud b/c he might be alseep when you go to visit.

ah, bbq fest! it really is my favorite time of memphis in may. we would love to join a team at some point but for now, we just hang out with our friends with tents! it is oh so much fun!! it is so big the food network comes to film!

kyle wishes he could grill a burger as big as the grill.

fun times by the river just before we dug into some bbq!

me. cindy.steph.

the memphis queen under a beautiful sunset.

now it is time more more showers for steph!
steph with her adpi sorority sisters.

kyle and i at steph and ray's tool shower.

the girls at the tool shower.

may ended with kyle and i attending the sunset symphony. we carried our cooler and blankets down to the river...
...only to get rained on! here is a pic of some people taking cover. i was smart and brought my raincoat and an umbrella. it poured 2 times.

the happy couple enjoying the rain and keeping dry!
the sun...finally!
cindy and john joined us, after the rain of course. we had a good time!
whew, may was busy but fun!