Friday, July 30, 2010

Happy Birthday, Jon!

Hope you have a great 30th birthday!  I'm so glad someone hit that milestone before I did! ;)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Beer Fest

This weekend Liz met me in Ann Arbor for the Michigan Brewers Festival.  Darren and I went last year and had such a great time, we made it a priority to go again this year!  The weather was supposed to be terrible so we went out before and got panchos.  Of course we tempted fate and it was hot and sunny all day. Perfect day to be outside drinking the insane concoctions that they had this year.  This year we tried about 15 different fruit flavored beers, 3 peanut butter flavored beers, 3 chili infused beers, a couple chocolate flavored beers along with 30 or so others.  So glad Liz got to come spend the weekend with us!!

Liz & me

Darren & me

Darren, Alex's brother Ben, me, Liz, Alex's friend Kyle, Alex and Anna at the end of a full day!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

An updated picture of Madeline and her big beautiful eyes!

And a new picture of Laura and her family!  So glad they have moved to Nashville!

Monday, July 26, 2010

NOLA Revisited

This spring I got to take Darren on his first trip to New Orleans!  I had been there a few different times including a 7 week stint during the summer of 2007 for work.  We had a great trip seeing the city's sites, eating and drinking our way around the town, visiting Oak Alley Plantation, and taking an airboat ride in search of the American Alligator!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Sorry to be so MIA! The last week or so has been pretty busy with life in Nashville!  Darren had his first long stint of not working at his new job so he came down to spend and extended.  Last weekend was pretty low key since we didn't have much in the way of plans. 

Elizabeth was driving back to Dallas from the lake so we spent Friday night with her.  A few pictures from our dinner at Ted's which included me, Darren, Mickey, Cheryl, Dan, Mary and Emily, Adam, Elizabeth, Claire and Laura.

And as we've learned, giving Adam the camera is NEVER a good idea!

In other news from the last week, Laura & Eric have moved back to Nashville!!  I'm so glad to have them back in the same city with me!  It's been 5 years too long!!  I'm sure there will be lots of pictures of Madeline when I start taking some! :)

Also in the last week I've made it to 2 new restaurants in town.  On Tuesday Darren and I drove down to Nolesnville, TN to eat at Martin's BBQ which was featured on the Food Network show Diners, Drive-in's and Dives..  I had the redneck taco which was cornbread, bbq pork, cole slaw and bbq sauce, yum!  Then on Thursday, my coworker John recommended  that Emily, Jon and I should try Wild Wasabi in Cummins Station.  They had so many different specialty rolls which were huge and everything we had was really good!  Now only about 50 to go before I leave Nashville! :)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Weekend at Lake Cumberland: Elizabeth & Me

Great weekend with a great friend! Can't wait till next time!

Weekend at Lake Cumberland: Puppy Love

The weekend was full of dogs with 5 of them between the two boats. 

Cody showing off his jumping ability.  He also proved quite faithfully how good of a retreiver he will be by swimming out and pulling the raft Elizabeth & Eric were floating on back to the boat!

Stately Reggie getting lifted by Elizabeth's mom.

A cute family pic: Elizabeth, Steve, Reggie and Sophie.

The many faces of Sophie.  She celebrated her 6 month birthday over the weekend!








Weekend at Lake Cumberland: Spidey's Antics

Mark kept wearing this old red and blue wet suit we deemed the "Spidey Suit."  It also forced him to do some insane maneuvers on the tubes.

First up, treating Steve quite inappropriately.

Then he flips himself over, somehow stays on, contintues to stay on through 4 pictures and then flips himself back over!

Weekend at Lake Cumberland: Spectacular Crashes

Claire crashing while surfing.

Elizabeth crashing while surfing.

Steve's spectacular flip while tubing.

Mark completely upside down.

I'm well on my way to flipping.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Weekend at Lake Cumberland: Tubing

We spent a lot of time over the weekend tubing.  Geriatric tubing as Eliz's dad called but it but fun none-the-less!

Steve, Chris & Mark

Elizabeth, Claire and me.

Elizabeth & Steve.

Claire & me.

Weekend at Lake Cumberland: Cliff Jumping

I did not partake in this activity but it looked super fun.  Even Cody, Elizabeth's parent's dog got in a solid 6 foot jump after following someone off one of the smaller cliffs!

Mark jumping from near the top.

Eliz's cousins Megan and Rachel.

All Smiles

The feeling of a great weekend with the Girls in Phoenix!

A Special Day for a Special Friend

Love this layout of Emily's birthday!

Cats & Dogs... I mean Dores

Probably the least favorite layout I've created lately.  Just a little busy for me... But as we say it's done!

This is from the Kentucky/Vandy Basketball game.  Too bad we lost the game!

A Pre-Party in Madeline's Honor

In February I attended Laura's baby shower for little Miss Madeline.  She is such a beauty and I cannot wait to meet her when she moves to Nashville next week!!!

A recent picture of this cutie!  Can't wait to pinch those cheeks!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Family Tradition

In February, Sarah and Jon went with me to the free day at the Country Music Hall of Fame to the the "Family Tradition" exhibit celebrating the Williams Family.

Laugh Until Your Heart Overflows

A night out at the Big Bang with great friends, a ton of pictures and barrel of laughs!

Cowboy Country

Pretty much sums up another night at the Stage!  One place I will truly miss when I leave this town!