Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Andrew walked in the door yesterday after running an errand and said, "You know what's so different about the South? Everyone drives so much slower. They don't seem to be in a hury." I appreciate his different observations especailly since he is from the Northeast. I don't prefer one difference over the other, yet I love being home soaking up the ways of the South. I respect them a lot more now that I have been living out west for 6 years.
Being home with my husband is so special. We've gone on long walks with the dog just as my parents do. Yesterday we had lunch with my Mommee and dinner with her at the club. I can't get enough of her. I just sat back and watched Andrew hit golf balls today. I saw some freinds I haven't seen in years. It's so much fun to introduce my husaband. And then just watch and enjoy the humidity as Andrew hits away. We turned on the lights last night for some good drive way basketball. Simple but special enjoying these things with my lover. It's like our courtship goes back in time a bit and extends back in my childhood as we do the very things I grew up doing so often.
I love coming home and feeling like not much has changed. I get a chance to step back in time a bit myself. Coming home is really special. I love the people. Andrew brings a great appreciation to home too because he recognizes the differences. When we stepped off the plane, he immediatly recognized the warm nights that he loves so much.
Dad had some Magnolia freshly cut for when we got home.
He also caught a turtle as a pleasant surprise too. I had pet turtles for most of the time living at home. For birthday parties, I would have 'turtle hunts' on the bayou.
Monday, May 17, 2010
& a beautiful suit
& a beautiful little family
& a beautiful rose
& a beautiful cake
The hydrangea were to die for. They had a tinting and speckle to them. I think someone said they were vintage hydrangea. beautiful!
& a beautiful entry way
& beautiful sister-in-laws
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Does anyone else follow the Jetsetter.com deal for getaways? I enjoy seeing what pops up. Maybe when I don’t have an office job I won’t take the time to look at it. But it’s been fun to see all the beautiful places all over the world. A Memorial Day weekend sale was very familiar...
My Mommee and Poppa took our family to the Greenbrier when we were younger. Later when my Grandpa passed away, we went back with my Mommee. It is such a beautiful place located in West Virginia. You can now tour the Cold War Bunker that is located underground beneath the resort. It was intended to house some of the US government in case of a nuclear attack but was disclosed by a spy who figured it out. It was later released to the public to tour. It is amazing how such a small entrance way leads it to such an amazing world underground. I couldn’t believe it. The location makes sense though, below a huge resort but out in the middle of nowhere (at least it seemed to me).
The Greenbrier looks like the White House on the outside with beautiful American flags flying out front. The décor though of the rooms is what I remember and loved the most. Every room is different with colorful and most often floral wallpaper-- its Gilded Age décor. Tea Time with ligh piano playing in the background is one of my favourite things. There are so many activies and recreation on the property.
The main building has a series of huge ball rooms, one leading to the next. My family would choose a different room every night to do a family night spiritual thought in. But each room is a different colour with a completely different feel. The staff is so gracious and hospitable. There is an unlimited supply of berries and fresh fruit in one of the breakfast rooms. Explore the different rooms here.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
The rainy day fits my mood just perfectly. I’m not one to get sad and down in the dumps. But today that’s kind of how I feel. Tomorrow is my last day at American Crafts. It’s a bitter sweet transition. I’m always up for a new adventure and new beginnings, but I’ve loved my job and have given it so much this last year and 7 months.
I love my customers, my boss, the industry, and the people I work with. The traveling aspect of my job is the one part I won’t miss. It is probably the factor that drove me to this decision really. My husband and I will be away this summer. I appreciate the offer extended to return in September, but I think this is a chapter closed.
I thrive with purpose, routine, and a schedule. Throughout high school I had early morning seminary at 6:15. Then in college, I had early morning workouts for b-ball. I had one semester left once I was done with b-ball and I took a 7:00AM class. Shortly after, I got married I interned in NYC where I was commuting an hour so I was taking the early train. And then this lovely job… I don’t see myself looking back. I never did once I walked away from b-ball. Although I miss competing and day dream often about the ‘glory days’ of b-ball, which I won’t define which era that was, there isn’t must looking back. I embrace the new. Every season of my life has been special and means so much to me.
This work experience taught me so much. I look forward to many more.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
When I went back to Urban to find this book, I couldn't find it. So I ordered one off amazon. Before it came in I told Andrew that I'm sure Louisiana has a presence in the book and I wouldn't be surprised if my hometown Monroe even had one. What do you know, we had a presence for a funny church sign.
This has replaced my Chanel picture book as my new coffee table book. Come see!