Sunday, June 30, 2013

Get over here short work week!

I feel like I haven't sat down for a breather in several days now! I'm super excited we will be taking a nice beach trip this week to relax!
We went to eat with friends at the semi-new restaurant in Midtown - Chiwawa. It was pretty delicious!
Both corn and fries covered with cheese? Yes please! The must have was definitely the juantons though. Little fried pouches of cheese and sausage were to die for! The guacamole and the cheese dip with chorizo were both excellent as well.
We wogged (that's walk and jog in case you didn't know) in my second 5k and knocked 5 minutes off my already awful time from the Gibson 5k. 
It's so much easier to run with you have someone yelling and cheering for you! 
We came straight home and started preparing for a housewarming party I helped host. 
More to come and all the pics from the party later this week. 
We were part of a wonderful church service in the morning. Then we took about a four hour nap. It was glorious. 
The hubs grilled steaks, and we are now watching Dexter. I'm pretty sad about this being the last season. 

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!
Linking up with Meg, Sami & Leeann

Monday, June 24, 2013

You Don't Want to Miss This!

Has this ever happened to you? You comment on someone's blog with a really heartfelt comment, and they email you back with a quick one-liner. Their blog posts say things like "ohh..I blog to make friends and connections with other woman" blah blah blah. That couldn't be farther from the truth as evidenced by their reactions to each comment. 

Well, I can tell you who this will never happen with, and it's this pretty lady right here. 
Pink Heels Pink Truck
We first bonded over some Real Housewives action, and it was love at first email. She is the awesome co-host of our Literary Junkies book club, and I've so very much enjoyed being a part of the club. Home-slice also posts the best tutorials if you're having trouble with anything blog related...and even sometimes non blog related things.
If you haven't gotten to know Taylor, do yourself a favor, and do so immediately!
She asked me to participate in her giveaway she's hosting. Get this...she's giving away a Kindle Fire HD & Keurig K75. I'm seriously upset that I can't be a winner!
Go to Taylor's blog asap and enter to win these awesome prizes!


Sunday, June 23, 2013

Lots of Action

Since I am the worst blogger evahhh, I'm cramming 2 weekend posts into one. Yep..bear with me here. 

Last weekend, we volunteered at the Memphis Union Mission. Wow! What an organization. I was really blown away by what all they have going on in their facilities and all with absolutely no government funds. God is working in the lives of the homeless of Memphis. If you ever get a chance to go, jump at the opportunity!

Afterwards, we went to eat at Trolley Stop. Ohh my gosh. I forgot how awesome their pizza is!
Later that night, we went to watch This Is the End, and it was terrible!! It was extremely sacrilegious. I expected there to be some vulgar parts, but it was wayyy more than I expected. Do yourself a favor, and don't waste your money to watch this one.

We also ran in the Gibson Guitar 5k..and I use the term "run" very loosely. There was lots of walking involved. 

This is my "what was I thinking?" face.

And of course, after you work out that much, you must eat tons of BBQ to offset the calories you just burned, right?

Now to the actual most recent weekend...

Rodney is a huge movie lover (in case you hadn't picked up on that already), and Casablanca is one of his all time favorites. 
The Orpheum was playing the movie Friday night, so we went to dinner downtown and then to the movie. 
We ate at Paulette's and it was absolutely delicious! They had a little fly problem which was pretty annoying, but other than that, everything was perfection! We will definitely have to go back soon.

 Saturday, we went to dinner and a movie with sweet friends!

We saw The Bling Ring. It was okay, but I wish we had waited until it came out on Blu Ray. I wasn't that impressed.

After the movie, I finally put two and two together that Pretty Wild on E! was actually about some of the girls involved with the buglaries. This makes me laugh every time I watch it!

After dinner, we went to Jerry's Snow Cones. I have heard about it from almost everyone in Memphis but have never been. I always though everyone's pictures had whipped cream on top of the snow cone. No. I was very wrong, and I'm glad I was. This is soft serve ice cream throughout the snow cone. Be still my soul. It was the most amazing thing ever. I have been thinking about it all day, but they're closed on Sunday. Not that I would actually go....right? ha
Linking up with Meg, Sami & Leeann


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Happy Anniversary -- better late than never...

Well...obviously I'm just now getting around to posting about my weekend.

Friday was mine and Rodney's five year anniversary. I seriously cannot believe it's been five years already! Time has flown by! 

I got home from work Friday and had this waiting on me..


We agreed not to get each other a gift since we just bought a bed for the master bedroom. #adultproblems

I felt awful that I didn't have anything for him other than a card, but he didn't seem too upset by it. Guys just don't seem to care as much about those kinds of things. 

I opened the box and it was a cotton summer dress. It was pretty but gah...I just can't justify spending that much money on a dress. It wouldn't even be worn that much since it wasn't really work appropriate. 

He agreed we could take it back as long as I promised to exchange and not refund, so I got a new purse! yay! 

That would have kind of hurt my feelings too if Rodney didn't like what I bought him, but he didn't seem to mind that either. :)

We went to eat at our favorite restaurant, ate sweets at Muddy's, and then watched a movie.

We saw Mud - the movie we were supposed to see at Sundance.

It had awesome reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, but I just didn't like it. It was super slow, so I was semi-glad we missed it at Sundance. It wasn't worth staying up late for like we would have had to do in Salt Lake. 

Also this weekend, I went to my first Junior Auxiliary meeting. JA is a organization that serves the county by specifically offering aid to women and children in the area. 

I'm beyond thrilled to get to know this awesome group of ladies and be able to give back to the community. 

And this post totally qualifies for Random Wednesday, right? Since it's pretty random to post about your weekend on a Wednesday. I'll try and do better..or maybe not?