I've been asked a few times about our engagement pictures.... "where are they?" Well, I'm not a huge fan of them. Honestly, we took them and we didn't even edit them. I was sick with allergies. It was so hot, my eyes were swollen from walking around in the field. Basically I just looked like yuck. Most people have only seen this picture - which was our Save the Date.
Well, I found the folder this week while cleaning up my desktop... and there are a few I want to publish, just to "keep." Laurin McDowell, a former cheerleader of mine did them and she does a great job so I want to give her some air time as well. Remember these are unedited and what I consider to be "duds"
During this photo, a man had driven by and yelled "yall gonna make babies"
No way, I was going to be jumping in heels
allergiesssss all around...
Laurin (*facebook Laurin Lee Photography) took pictures a year ago for us too. They were for our Christmas cards that we never sent out! oops.
He hates this one... but I love it! haha
She does a great job of making you feel comfortable and has a great eye for photos. She is in college at Southern Wesleyan and has great prices right now... so book her before she starts charging tons!!!
Yesterday was the PB Wood Golf Tournament at the Pickens Country Club. I get to leave work for one day and work at it. I usually take photos and hang out with the people watching the holes. They had a hole in one winner getting a Land Rover... makes me wish I could play golf.
Anyhow, First Citizens gave the college $10k in the form of this big check... I love big checks!
Just like every other husband and wife, we hardly get to spend time alone... or at least with each other's undivided attention. We made a plan to not make plans this weekend. AMEN. We made steak and potatoes last night and just were lazy. This morning we got up at 8 and headed out to Bald Rock. In college, I came here a lot with friends. I love it so much. It's nothing but a big rock, but it just brings into perspective how big God is...
Last Sunday, Cody took me to Denver Downs Corn Maze. I have always wanted to go but was a little dissappointed. I'm sure if we had kids this would have been more fun and if the weather would have stayed in the 70's instead of the 90's. In theory the place is great. I'm sad I let the weather and my lack of energy ruin it! We did go home and carve pumpkins though. I made a pirate pumpkin (see post below) and Cody made a carving from an Poe story.
So I've been craving Chicken Salad. Just in case you didn't know, I have never eaten chicken salad until this year. I am hooked. There is a little restaurant in Liberty, SC called Little Bistro that serves a hot pineapple chicken salad on a croissant. It is the most devine thing I've ever eaten. Fruit+Chicken+Bread=gooooodnesss. It was the first chicken salad I've ever eaten so I'm kinda partial to theirs. It's the only kind I've ever had. ha. I know, I'm a pathetic Southerner!
I was reminded of a Erin's chicken salad that she made a few months back. (She got the recipe from new moma, Annalee) Erin's photo just made me hungry when I went to get the recipe today. I've never made chicken salad but she made is sound so easy so I think I'm going to try it.
Thanks girls for spreading this around.... and the secret of the chicken juice. ha.
Lately all I've been doing is working, cooking and going to cheerleading practice or something to do with the cheerleaders. Cody has been so wonderful in supporting me and the squad. This week we have had the phone-a-thon. The squad has a chance to win $1000 for raising the most money the school's Promise Fund. Cody came on Monday to help make phone calls. It was sweet.
So far we've raised almost $15,000 for the Promise Fund. They have been doing awesome. Cheerleaders have dominated every night. It is a luck of the draw though... anyone could take it away from us. Last night one of my girls got a $3000 donation. That is the largest yet, but there are 100k donations out there to be made so we're praying we get one.
Working with students is hard and rewarding. It's tough to remember sometimes that they are so young and haven't had as many experiences. I learn from them just as much as they learn from me. I hate to see them fail but it's necessary. They need to learn from their own mistakes and that is hard for me b/c I don't want them to experience hurts. I can't imagine what it's going to be like when we have kids.
I love them and am so excited everytime I'm with them. Keep us in your prayers. Cheerleading can be percieved in so many ways and I've had to change my view ot it. They are encouragers. They are to love and support and to edify. Ultimately that's what they do and when they lose that focus, we are no longer cheerleaders. My goal is to keep them focused on that goal. So pray for me too... it's a tough task even in my own life.