Sunday, September 15, 2013

Weekend Review.....


What an ending to the
Auburn vs Mississippi State game last night.

I can't say what a game, because,
most of the game, my Tigers looked terribly flat. 
The ending, though, was unbelievable!  
For those of you that didn't watch,
Mississippi State was leading with only 10 seconds left
when we scored the winning touchdown to finish the game. 
Needless to say, the stadium went CRAZY!

And so did I!
I could hardly talk after the game from yelling so much. 
It was great day for Auburn
football, and it was a great day for tailgating. 

The weather was perfect, and
 had just a slight feel of Fall in the air. 

The company was good and there was lots of yummy food. 

Who can go wrong with ribs and cookies? 
A fellow tailgater made theses delicious ribs for us.
I will find his business card
and give him proper credit on a future
 post, but let me assure you, they were d-lish!

I must confess, this girl cracked me up. 
I'm not sure what game she
was playing, but I can tell you for sure
 she wasn't interested in the game on the field. 
To each his/her own, I suppose. 
One last picture from Auburn. 
The orange and blue sunset was quite fitting. 

Next week, the Tigers travel to Baton Rouge
 to play the Tigers of LSU, and I am looking forward
to spending a whole weekend at home watching football. 

Today, we spent the day on the water. 

Ruby loves riding the boat and now she has decided
she likes the water a little more and more every time we go.

We love her spoiled rotten self! 

Can you tell?

She played and swam and swam
and played until she was pooped.

I had to leash her on the ride back,
because she kept wanting to jump in the water. 

We wanted a river dog and we definitely got it, I guess. 

This afternoon I was able to relax on
the dock, cuddle up with a blanket and take a nap. 

It was w-o-n-d-e-r-f-u-l! 

Waking up to this amazing sunset was even better.

I hope you all have a great week, Blog Friends! 

Love you MUCH!



Friday, September 13, 2013

It's finally Friday! 

Friday means the weekend is fast approaching. 

The weekend means family, friends, food, and football. 

Football means tailgating, watching the
eagle soar around Jordan-Hare Stadium, singing
The Star Spangled Banner with 80,000 other people,
and, of course, 60 minutes of what I hope ends in a WIN! 

We'll be getting up bright and early to head to Auburn
to watch my Tigers play the Mississippi State Bulldogs.   

I love Auburn and I love Auburn football. 

I also love sunsets, clouds and, really, the sky, in general. 

In fact, I admit, I am quite obsessed with D.) All the above. 

It amazes me how beautiful God's handiwork is. 

I am literally in awe that He can paint
a masterpiece in the sky with the brush of
His Hand and can simply speak creation into existence. 

Here's tonight's sunset.....

It was too pretty not to share. 

My Daddy's check-up went well this week. 

Thankfully, his counts are good and holding steady. 

He feels great. 

He is playing golf 2-3 times (or more) a week,
and is just enjoying life, which is what I want him to do. 

He'll continue to see Dr. Erba monthly for check-ups. 

We'll take that over chemo any day. 

I hope you have a great weekend, Blog Friends!

I hope your team wins. 

Well, that is, unless you're a Mississippi State fan.
Or a Bama fan.

In that case.....

Love you MUCH!


Tuesday, September 10, 2013


I have to admit, I was pretty pleased with myself
for actually cooking something I pinned on Pinterest. 

I have a gazillion bunch of recipes 
on my Board, but I had never fixed any of them. 

Kinda like all the DIY projects I've yet to complete. 

I  feel like I should insert a disclaimer here that says
I can cook, I just don't do it often, as I'm usually working late. 

In any event, both of the recipes I tried
turned out great and were SUPER easy! 

The first was Crockpot Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti.
 One word..... 


You can find the recipe here at Reasons To Skip The Housework. 

My kids LOVED it! 

Needless to say, even though this recipe made a ton, it didn't last long. 

I also made this little gem.

There are NO words to describe how heavenly this cake is,
especially, if you are a peanut butter/chocolate lover like me. 

You can find the recipe here at Something Swanky. 

Just so you know, I did let my cake chill overnight. 

I HIGHLY recommend this with a cold glass of milk. 

Both of these Blogs have some really good stuff on them. 

I look forward to trying something else one day soon.

My Daddy has an appointment with Dr. Erba tomorrow morning. 

This is his scheduled monthly check-up. 

For those of you who may not know, my Daddy was
diagnosed with AML, a form of Leukemia, in January. 

He is participating in a Drug Study at UAB and now,
after 3 rounds of chemo, is in remission and doing great. 

Some days, it seems like we were given his diagnosis
just yesterday, while other times it seems like it was ages ago. 

One thing is for sure, I am thankful he is doing well. 

Love you MUCH!



Sunday, September 8, 2013

Weekend In Review.....

Great day spent in Auburn yesterday with the kids. 

My beloved Tigers are off to a 2-0 start after such a terrible season last year. 

Here's a look at our day in pictures.....


We start SEC play next Saturday when we host Mississippi State.  

Looking forward to another great Saturday at Jordan-Hare. 

Today has been spent on the water. 

Haley was on her stand-up jetski and Kylee and Hayden were on Big Mabel.....

Fun times!  

Now, a Sunday afternoon nap to get ready for next week. 

Love you MUCH, Blog Friends! 



Tuesday, September 3, 2013

New Addition.....

Meet Ruby.....

The newest addition to the Family. 

Ruby is an 11 week old lab/husky mix and already weighs 20lbs.

I must tell you, I have never been an animal person, but I LOVE her. 

She is so smart and can already sit, shake, and lay down. 

We are still working on the fetching part. 

She will gladly go get whatever you decide to throw, but likes to keep it and not give it back. 

Although she is an outside dog, we like to bring her inside the house a good bit, and she is completely potty trained. 

She also LOVES to ride in the car with the girls.....

And we're hoping to make a river dog out of her.....


Hope your Tuesday is fabulous, Blog Friends. 

Love you MUCH! 



Monday, September 2, 2013

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day!

Labor Day has been completely labor-free at my house today. 

In fact, I've done absolutely nothing. 

The day started at the river, but since it was raining I went home. 

I have migrated back to the river this afternoon and it is PERFECT. 

Not too hot, light breeze blowing, music playing. 


Somebody asked earlier how to start a blog. 

In no way do i think I am an expert in Blogging. 

I'm don't and I'm not. 

But, it has made me remember the reason I love blogging and why I started in the first place. 

It was therapy for me. 

It still is, but I have let life get in the way of blogging as often as I should. 

I hope to change that. 

Starting today. 

In the next few days I will try to bring you up to speed in the happenings of Gracie. 

You know how exciting my life is, right?


For now, I will just share this gorgeous picture I took on the river yesterday. 

I am posting from my iPod so I hope it does it justice. 

'Til next time, Blog Friends. 

Love you MUCH!