Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Looking forward to....This Week

Before I dive into what I am looking forward too, a little recap of the previous week is needed. We went up north for a weekend in the Memphis 'burbs. Ben had manly time on Saturday with his friends in Oxford eating unhealthy, yummy foods and watching Ole Miss football. I spent the day with my mom shopping. That night, we spent it at the annual Mudbugs Festival benefiting the Palmer Home for Children. We had all you can eat crawfish, drinks and other goodies. There was great live music and an auction. We had a blast spending time with my folks and some of their friends. Sunday we BBQ'd it up to celebrate my cousin's visit. It was some really yummy food and good times.

Kinsley & Faulkner bird watching

Mudbugs Festival

Giving Pam sugars


With her favorite

Cousin Patti came all the way from CA to feed the child cake!

She loved the swing

Sugar rush is gone.

Now on to fun things:

1.) Lunch at Old Athens Grill. This happens in T-57 minutes. Who would not look forward to eating Americanized gyros? The girls in my class are taking our favorite professor out to lunch. It is one of our last hoorahs and eating is what we do best.

2.) Double Decker. I know, I know, I will not be in attendence this year due to some silly ceremony but I WILL be there in spirits. For those of you in the Memphis areas, drive down to Oxford and experience Double Decker. Great art, music, and food. Do I even need to mention that the corndogs will be in town. Yes, I am jealous of those who are going, therefore, pictures on Facebook people!

3.) White Coat Ceremony. After three hard-working and fun years, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. This weekend, the Class of 2011 Doctor of Audiology will receive our white coats. Pretty. Scary. We still have a 12-month externship to complete before we get the AuD beside our name, but still are they really sure they are ready to turn us lose in the real world? Because this is such a "big" deal, family is rolling into town! I am much more excited about this. Ben's parents and grandmother are coming, along with my folks, grandmother, sister, brother in lawish, and niece. Family visiting = lots of yummy eating!

Yep, we have a pretty exciting week ahead. Hope y'all all have a fabulous week!

Friday, April 16, 2010

The dust is gone.

So I know that all of y'all remember me mentioning renovations we were doing in the bathroom and back room in earlier posts. You can read that here. Well they are finally finished and the house went on the market this week. We've had a few bites but we haven't reeled anyone in, just yet.

Here are pictures from the work that has been done. Brace yourself to be amazed.

We'll start with the bathroom
Nasty Nasty old tile!


Bathtub full of debris

All the tile gone. Who knew 80+ year old wood would look so good?

Cement backerboard in place.

HOORAY!! A little dark in the picture.

On to the backroom.
Ugly Ugly.

All the flooring gone.

It was also a graveyard for dead varments.

Have a great friday everyone!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Looking forward to....This Week

So maybe little post will become a weekly occurrence because it is just so darn fun! Last week was so much fun and busy. Our little trivia team placed 3rd last week and we're hoping to do even better this week. The yard sale was a HUGE success. I had no idea how much work was involved, however, it was totally worth it because the day was so fun hanging out with the girls in my class. The fajitas were delicious, the wine bottles are all cut and packed away, and the house is clean and clutter-free (we were starting to look like hoarders with all the yard sale stuff).

This week I am looking forward to:

1.) Going home for the weekend. I haven't been home in over a month and well that is just too long. My cousin who lives in CA is coming home for the week to visit and I am excited to see her and the rest of the family. The weekends at home are always so busy squeezing everything in but thats part of the fun!

2.) Seeing Kinsley. Butterball has turned into a chatterbox and I can't wait to take advantage of this. Aunt Lulu is going to teach her all sorts of new words and sayings. I taught her how to spin around and make herself "drunk" while I was home during SB and she is still up to it.

3.) No class next week. It's my last "official" week of classes EVER and well all the classes are cancelled! One professor will be in Baltimore presenting a paper (I'm jealous, he gets to see the cherry blossoms in bloom and eat clam chowder!) and the other professor will be busy getting everything ready for our white coat ceremony that is next weekend (Can you guess what will be one of my looking fowards too next week) I'll probably spend the extra time at work but maybe one day I'll play hookie and go lay in the sun.

Well theres my exciting week ahead. I am very pumped about the trip home and I can't wait to see everyone. Share your plans!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Looking forward to....This Week

Hello all! Hope everyone had a great Easter! It was a beautiful day here in South MS and we enjoyed a very relaxing day after church and finished the day off with a delicious Easter supper consisting of: Baked ham with some yummy glaze, Mama Jean's (Bens awesome grandmother) crockpot mac & cheese, asparagus, and cheddar biscuits. Oh, we can't forget dessert! We had a oh so yummy and rich peanut butter brownie trifile made by yours truely.

I thought I would share some things that I am looking forward too over the next 7 days.

1. Trivia Night. It's happens at a Mexican restaurant not far from our house on Thursday nights. Mr. Goober and I loved trivia nights at Two Stick in Oxford every Tuesday so now we get to feel like we're back in college again one night a week. Play is free and there is a monetary prize for the teams that place 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Also, 2 for 1 beer and margaritas make me say OLE!

2. Yard Sale. We're having a yard sale on Saturday and yes I'm looking forward to it! There are 8 of us in my doctoral program at USM and most of us are moving in the next month to start our externship so we are having a massive yard sale at our house to (hopefully) make the moving load much lighter. I'm looking forward to saying goodbye to items that left home with me 7 years ago when I started college and hopefully fattening up my wallet just a little bit. I know its going to be a great time because the 8 of us never have a dull moment together.

The AuD girls at my wedding

3. Fajita Night. We LOVE fajitas and we love them the most when we make them ourselves. Friday or Saturday night will be fajita night at our house. Ben will fire up the grill and well I'll just relax on the back porch and enjoy the awesome spring night that we love here in South MS. Also, we like to serve our fajitas in lettuce leaves. It makes us feel a little healthier and the crunch of the lettuce is a great contrast to the tender chicken & veggies.

4. Season Ticket renewal. Well I'm not so excited about writing out that check, but I am just a little giddy knowing that since its time to renew season tickets, football season is just a few short months away. Football season is our favorite time of the year; we had our first date at an Ole Miss football game and planned our wedding around an away weekend for Ole Miss. There is nothing like a Saturday in the Grove and the sheer excitement of SEC football.

5. Lazy Sunday. A little time worshiping time with God and a yummy lunch are all I really want on Sundays. The rest of the time will be spent laying around on the couch or sitting on the backporch listening to the Rebels play baseball.

Hope everyone has a fabulous week and please share what you are looking forward to this week!