Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Merry Christmas, Y'all!

This is our Christmas tree.  It's pretty blah compared to others I have seen posted on blogs and twitter.  But, seeing as how this is our first married Christmas, I wanted something new.
  Last year my tree was white with lime green decorations.  It was super cute (for a single gal).   
Living in a condo has it definite ups and downs.  UP--no yard work!  DOWN--Total lack of space.  Thus the reason the tree looks like it's just in the middle of the living room.  No other place to put it.

I scored this tree and all the deorations a few weeks ago at Hobby Lobby for half off.  
 Once we are in a "real" house, I will have more and better decorations.  I just can't justify spending tons on decorating this year.  There are just too many things on my wish list!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

So Long, Football Season

Last night ended Ole Miss's football season for 2010. Sad day in the Wade household...

         My mom and me at the
                        Egg Bowl 2010                       

Unfortunately,  I have misplaced my camera cord--AGAIN--so my pictures are from this season are pretty limited. 
But I'm not sure I'm going to even want to remember how the "Holy Masoli" season came to a screeching halt at a remarkably terrible record of 4-8, 1-7 in the SEC.  Last in the SEC West.  Only team in the West to not be bowl eligible (only SEC East team is Vanderbilt who we also lost to). 

This is not intended to be a sports blog but when you are married to a sports enthusiast, it's hard to think of anything else this time of year.  Wes is in mourning.  His only hope comes from the fact that basketball season has begun and we are supposed to be pretty good--however as an Ole Miss fan, you are always prepared for the worst.  

 Another thing to look forward to with the end of football--only 82 days until BASEBALL SEASON! I have always loved baseball.  What is better than sitting in the outfield with a cooler of beer?  NOTHING! (Ok, maybe an unlimited shopping budget at AnthropologieBut since Wes and I actually met at an Ole Miss baseball game in the outfield, it has a special place in my heart.  

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving week!  There are so many things to be thankful for this year.  

*Still working on being a better blogger...

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Weekend Re-cap

Wes works in southern Louisiana for an oil company--not on a rig, but still in the oil industry so he has to be down there all the time.  He's done this since we met, so I guess I should be "used" to it.  When we first started dating, he worked 7 days straight and was off for 7 straight days.  I loved that schedue!  But, then thanks to BP all that changed!  He has been doing logistics stuff with the clean-up process.  Don't know specifics, because I don't really understand the oil business.  He tells me but it sometimes feels like he's speaking another language. What I do know is that they have told him to work "as long as possible" and then take a few days off here and there.  Since I'm not working right now, we both feel like he needs to work to make the money.  Anyway, all that to say that in the month we have been married (aside from our honeymoon), I have seen him for a total of four days.  NOT FUN!!  

Since Ole Miss played in Baton Rouge this weekend, we decided that would be a fun weekend for me to get to go down there and meet up with him and some of his work buddies that are hard-core LSU fans.  We met some of them for dinner Friday night and had a blast!  Then on Saturday, we went to their tailgate.  On the way there, I guess we had to walk through the "student" tailgate area.  There were beer pong tables lined all down the sidewalk. They were literally yelling in my face "TIGER BAIT, TIGER BAIT, TIGER BAIT".  I was so scared.  Wes just ignored them and kept walking, holding my hand, but I had never had an experience like that before.  It was HARDCORE!!  I wish I had pictures but I wasn't about to stop and antagonize them  any more.  Once we got to the tailgate where we were going, they all apologized and were so sorry that we had to go through that.  It was just very different from the Grove at Ole Miss.  Made me miss Oxford!!

The game was good. We lost, of course.  But, the team did better than expected and actually fought hard! 

I am back at home now, and a lonely wife again :(
I am going to Wes's hometown on Wednesday for Thanksgiving with his family.  He will actually have Thursday off, so he will get to come up Wednesday night and stay until early Friday morning.  I am excited that I won't have to wait 2 more weeks to see him like I did last time.  

Hope you all had a great weekend, also!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Brandi's Big Day

One of my bridesmaids, Brandi, got married 3 weeks after Wes and I.  I was honored to get to be a part of her big day because it was so great to have her their for mine.  
She and Jared got married at the Belle Meade Plantation in Nashville.  It is a beautiful antebellum home with amazing grounds.  It was the perfect location for a Fall wedding.  
Jared is a Naval Aviator so the wedding was pretty formal with all the to-do that the Navy does: the sword arch was my favorite part!  
Really awkward of me (far right in blue dress)...but this is at the bridesmaid's luncheon.  

Brandi and her sweet momma

Yes, I am drinking a beer before we walk down the aisle...it had been a LONG DAY.  At the beauty salon for 6 hours, pictures for almost 3...I deserved it! 


And, no, those are not "drunk eyes", those are "let's get this show on the road eyes".  Sarah and I were the only non-pregnant BMs so she drank one with me.  We were bored and beyond the point of being tired.  Not to worry though, we rallied and had a grand ole time at the reception!  
Brandi's dress was large and in charge!!  And gorgeous!!!
Couldn't be happier for the two of them.  They had dated for 8 years and it was TIME!  I just hope Jared gets stationed somewhere closer in the near future.  Washington state is TOO far!


Most pictures from the wedding are either on my 
mom's computer or are on Facebook that other people took.  Still haven't gotten the professional ones, yet.  I know they are going to be AMAZING!  My photographer was David Walters from Avalon Studios.  He took all my pictures in high school and has been a major part of my life for so long, so it was so special to have him and his wife there for the WHOLE weekend documenting every step.  
Here are a few more that I do have.
With Cheryl, the wedding planner at WaterColor, at the Rehearsal.  She was so helpful.  

Chatting it up at the Rehearsal.
I loved my dress.  It's a BCBG from an outlet.  Super cheap, but I thought it was perfect!

My dad had a welcome party at the house he had rented after the rehearsal dinner for  everyone.
Wes and I had to be "counseled" by our minister before we got married, so that's what we were doing here!  Very informal!  He is one of Wes's very best friends and we were honored to have him perform the ceremony for us.  

Kinley (jr. bridesmaid, cousin), Megan (BFF), Brandi (college roomie)

Wes, me, and our wedding party.  We kept it small.  OUr wedding was very low-key, but exactly what we both wanted.

Picture Overload

I love looking (ok more like stalking) at other people's wedding pictures.  So, here are a few unprofessional shots of our big day and weekend.
All the festivities were in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

At the Courthouse getting our marriage license!

Bridesmaid's luncheon at Bud and Alleys.  Megan (BFF), Brandi (college roomie), and Courtney (Wes's younger sister).  Four of my "girls".

Make-up trial run with two fishes artistry.  They are amazing and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a makeup artist in the Destin, Florida area.

                             Yes, we all put on our Boscia masks!

Finished getting ready, complete with my Ole Miss garter!
I LOVE my dress!  It's a Modern Trousseau Keira.  I got it at Kelly's Closet in Atlanta.  I had the BEST experience there and felt so comfortable and NO pressure.  Highly recommend it to all brides!  

Delirious after SO many pictures and ready to get the show on the road!
My flowers were done by 
Grove FIsher. She's great! And so much fun to work with!
I am so lucky to be married to this great man!  So sweet and so caring.  He was trying to calm me down.  

Sign at the Garden for our ceremony.  

We walked to beach for a short sunset photo op.

First Dance...neither of us are great dancers, so we danced like we were at the 7th grade homecoming dance!

Wes's groom's cake table--ALL OLE MISS

NOBODY can say I didn't have fun at my wedding! 

After-party...LuLu came to see her mom and dad

More to come...Blogger doesn't want to let me upload any more right now.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Slowly but Surely

I'm afraid this blogging thing is going to be harder than I anticipated!  I so love looking at other blogs and find myself getting mad if that person hasn't updated in a reasonable (in my opinion) number of days.  Well, I have become what I dislike.  But, I promise to be better!

I have spent the last several days in Vardaman, MS (the sweet potato capital of the world) with my mom since WWW (the hubs) is away at work as usual.  She helps out at my grandmother's bakery sweetpotatosweets.com this time of year because it's their busy season.  And, seeing as how unemployment has not been the most exciting time of my life, I decided to come on down to "Tater Town".   Check them out for Thanksgiving/Christmas.

I am also in the process of putting together my Christmas list.  Why is it that all through the year there are literally thousands of things I HAVE TO HAVE but when it comes to telling people what to get me, I go blank.  

Also looking at Christmas card options.  This is a first for me!  But seeing as how this is the first Christmas as a married couple, I feel like it's the thing to do.  There are TOO many options!  Shutterfly has some cute ones that are very reasonable, but I want something unique that people aren't going to see a hundred times.

I promise to blog more and to be more creative.  But, it may take a while for me to find my "voice".