Friday, July 30, 2010

A Realization

I just recently realized something about myself. I love animals. Like, really love animals. Maybe more than a like people. The other day we were with some family and they have a small child and kittens. The kid was being rough with the kitten so I told the mother to watch her. She said something along the lines of "thanks, she could have gotten scratched". In reality I was actually more concerned about the little brat hurting the kitty. I should be working with animals. Not grooming them or fluffing them up but rescuing them and finding them good homes. I've finally realized that is my passion.
In other news, Monday me and my family leave for Gulf Shores...without Chris. This makes me sad and I feel like a horrible wife for going. But on the other hand, I'm so proud of him for choosing to work for extra money over a weeks vacation. He's only been at his new job two weeks. It's temporary but after 90 days they'll decide whether or not make him full-time. This would be awesome and he didn't want to give them any reason not to keep him. He made the right call.
Tonight is a relaxing night at home. Just the way I like it. =)
Time for Fill-In-The-Blank-Friday
1. The last thing I do before going to bed is usually read. I love to read before I go to sleep.
2. When I can't sleep I READ!! It puts me to sleep so fast.
3 The first thing I do when I wake up is hit the bathroom and start getting ready for work on weekdays. On weekends I hit the bathroom then feed the cats.
4. When I'm tired I look more like a zombie than a living, breathing human being.
5. My dream bedroom would be big and colored in light colors that feel homey. With a canopy bed. I've ALWAYS wanted a canopy bed.
6. If I could wake up anywhere tomorrow morning it would be at the Polynesian resort at Disneyworld.
7. The longest sleep I've ever had was... I can't remember exactly but I know it was when I was sick. When I'm sick all I want to do is sleep. Now after talking about sleep I'm sleepy.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

2nd Sunday Post: GTKY

I know I've already posted once today but I forgot it was Sunday and Sunday is always Getting To Know You!!


1. Thong or granny panties? Can I choose neither? How about just plain old bikini bottoms. I do the thong-th-thong-thong-thong when the outfit calls for it.


2. If you see a guy with his fly down, do you tell him? Only if I know him and know him WELL.


3. Spanx of no spanx? I've NEVER tried spanx, but I can think of at least one dress that I should try them with.
4. Do you sleep in your sheets? Yes. I have to have some kind of cover. Even if I'm hot. I usually sleep under a sheet and a quilt.
5. What is your favorite Disney character? Probably Belle. I always liked her because she was the only princess with brown hair. Oh and the Genie from Aladdin. He still makes me laugh.
6. Dream vacation spot? Hmm....Paris.
7. What is your dream job? I've always wanted to be an actress but I would settle for being an animal cop.
8. Who is your hero and why? My daddy. He's always worked hard for his family. He loves us and always offers good advice. He's funny and supportive and an all around good husband and father.

Happy People

We have had one busy week! For starters, our good buddy from the Marine Corps, Eli, came to visit us! He just fit right in with our family and we had a ball! We played Wii and Rock Band and fixed him some good country cookin'.
Friday night my [baby] sister got her first car! A dark blue (almost black) Sante Fe. She was so surprised!
Her 4 foot nothing frame looks so tiny next to that SUV! This is the closest thing we have to a brother, David.

Saturday two high school friends of ours, Kristen and Brandon got married. Chris was a groomsman. He looked so handsome! Royal blue is really his color.

The top picture is us with the bride and groom 5 years ago. Chris and Brandon went to bootcamp at Parris Island together. This is when I was still just the girlfriend.

What a great week! I'm already ready for next weekend!

Love and happy couples,

Alyssa

Thursday, July 22, 2010

For lovers of cats...and cute boys

Check out his really cute website: cuteboyswithcats.tumblr.com. It's just what it sounds like! Pages and pages of cute boys with cats! And it's really....cute. I submitted Chris' picture yesterday. =)






Sunday, July 18, 2010

A Visitor

I'm so excited because today our good friend Eli is coming to see us! He'll be the first or our Marine friends that we've seen since we got out. He told me to be prepared for his new shaggy hair and scruffy face. You might not think this is that odd, but in the Marine Corps you have to get a haircut every week and shave everyday. So it's odd to see all of these guys anything but clean-cut. I'm still getting used to Chris having a goatee. But he loves it!
It's Sunday so it's time for Getting To Know You!
1. If you had to choose a country to live in besides USA, which country would you choose?
Probably England. They seem like a really safe country, and they're so close to all the other cool European countries!
2. Which would be worse, wearing flip flops in the snow, or gloves in the summer?
Flip flops in the snow! Frost bite, hello!!
3. Fried or bakes, and why?
I'm from Alabama. I'll eat just about anything fried.
4. If you were an entertainment reporter, which celebrity would you want to interview and why?
Maybe Lindsay Lohan. She's really screwed up.
5. What was your favorite book as a preteen/teenager?
Probably Rachael's Tears. It's written by the parents of Rachael Scott, a victim at the Columbine shooting who willingly died for her faith.
6. List your top 3 guilty pleasure television shows.
I'm ashamed to admit it, but Jersey Shore. Me and my husband watched the last season and are waiting for the next one. That's really it! I don't watch a whole lot of TV.
7. What bumper sticker slogan best describes you/your life/your attitude?
Saw this one and thought it was perfect: "The more people I meet, the more I like my cat."
8. If you were to join a circus, what performer would you be?
Nothing requiring coordination. I would probably work with the big cats or ride an elephant.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Fingers and Toes Crossed

I've been a bad blogger. Good news! Chris got a job! He does the paperwork Monday! This is awesome for us. Bad news. He might not be able to go on vacation with my family in a couple of weeks. If he can't go, I haven't decided yet if I'll still go or not. He wants me to because I've been looking forward to it for so long, but I know if I go I'll just miss him the whole time. I'd feel like a terrible wife! But he's being a wonderful husband by pushing me to go. So...I don't know what I'll do. But hopefully he'll be able to go and we won't have to worry about it! Fingers crossed and hopefully the five of us we'll be here come August!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Sunday morning with my little family.

Morning all! Today will be a day of wedding showers and birthdays. Hooray. Time for GTKY:
1. What is your definition of sexy?
Whatever makes you feel beautiful while being a little bit risque.
2. Would you rather clean up puke or change a poopy diaper?
I've only changed a poopy diaper a few times but it has to be better than puke.
3. Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
DEFINATELY an introvert. I'm quiet and social situations usually make me nervous.
4. If you had to give up one of your 5 senses for a year...which would you give up?
Probably smell. I couldn't live in the dark, and I don't know what I'd do if I couldn't hear music. Smell I could live without.
5. Cake or pie?
Can I say both? I LOOOVE sweets!!!
6. If you could paly any character on TV (old or current), who would you play?
Lucy Ricardo from I Love Lucy!!!
7. My favorite website is...
facebook! I'm also a fan of icanhascheezburger.com. I could stay on the website for hours.
8. The highlight of my day is...
probably right now, about to watch Hell's Kitchen with Chris and the kitties.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Belated 4th of July

I'm almost a week late posting about our 4Th of July weekend. That's bad. We had a ball. It was our first 4Th of July home since we got married over three years ago. I was so happy to be home! Sunday we got together at my great aunt and uncle's house with another branch of the family to eat and then swim. My mom took a ton of pics but I'm too lazy to post them all.
This is me and Kaylen after the magic of picnik. The whole gang:
Every year since I was little we've gone to Birmingham to watch the Thunder on the Mountain fireworks show. This year was no different! We tailgated in the parking lot for two hours waiting for it to start. The wait is half the fun! This is a pic my mom snapped of Kaylen and her b.f. Daniel sitting on the truck.
The next day we got together with the OTHER side of the family. More food. More swimming. This is baby Caden enjoying his ice cream!
Me and Kaylen logging in some pool time.

I had a really busy week at work and I'm so glad it was a SHORT week! I've never been so happy to see a two day weekend. Today I'm hoping to not so anything but be lazy. Outside it looks like the bottom is going to pour out any minute. It'd be a great day to curl on the couch and watch catch up on TV shows or read The Lovely Bones which I start the other night. Tomorrow is Sunday so that starts another round of wedding teas and baby showers!

Love and ice cream,

Alyssa

Friday, July 2, 2010

Friday in Bed

Happy Friday, everyone. For me it doesn't feel like Friday at all since this is the third day in a row I've spent in bed. I just hope I'm feeling better by Sunday so I can splish and splash with everyone else for the 4th! Heres this week's edition of Fill In the Blank Friday:


1. This weekend for the 4th of July I'll be hopefully swimming and grilling out with one side of the fam Sunday and the other side Monday.

2. Fireworks are still magical. I could stare at them forever.

3. Nothing says summer like homemade icecream!

4. My favorite summer memory is all the trips to Gulf Shores with my family. We've been every summer since I was born. This year will surely be different and it breaks my heart.

5. My favorite thing about summer is getting a tan, wearing shorts and sun dresses, trips to the beach, and fresh fruit.

6. Summer in a word is HOTT if you're in Alabama!

7. If I could choose to pick summer or winter year round I'd pick neither. Fall for me please!!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

HELP!

You might have noticed my blog looks different. I'm so mad at myself. I royally screwed up when I tried to change my blog template and now I can't fix it. I've tried from three different sites to put a new template up. NOTHING WORKS! I have no idea WHAT I did to screw it up and no idea how to fix it. So if anyone would have pity on me and help me out let me know and i'll message you.
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