Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Since it has officially almost been 2 months since my last post, I have a ton to update you on. WARNING...this post is full of pictures!!

Joel and I went to Chattanooga for our anniversary. We had an amazing time. It was so great to get away from everyday life and just spend time together. We stayed at the historic Sheraton Read House Hotel downtown, went to Rock City and the Aquarium (you would have to learn our love of animal exhibits...we love zoos of any kind), ate at our favorite rib place, and just spent time together. We paid for the basic room at our hotel but when we got there Joel told them that it was our first anniversary so they upgraded us for free to the Suite, but only after I had to assure the desk manager (which was a little "fruity") that I was still in love with my hubby. Here is some pictures of the amazing hotel (btw there was a Starbucks in the lobby, which made it even more desirable):

On Saturday we went to Rock City and then we decided to go to the Aquarium:

Saturday night we went to a wonderful restaurant in the art district. It was even worth the 3 mile walk including hills in my high heel shoes! Joel had a great idea to ride the trolley from our hotel, however we got off at the wrong place and ended up walking for what seemed like an enternity.

On our actual anniversary, October 13th, we invited our parents over to celebrate with us. Our parents cooked dinner and I supplied the dessert, our fabulous wedding cake topper. I am not kidding, it was fabulous!! I guess we did a good job wrapping it before it went in the freezer, it tasted just like I remember it tasting one year ago. After dessert we watched our wedding video and laughed at all the funny things that happened, like my dad giving Joel away instead of ME, my brother not motioning everyone to sit and our guests end up standing for the first 15 minutes of the ceremony, me repeating "With these WORDS I thee wed", my mom saying "Whoa, easy" when we are having a first kiss, and many more to even write. Seriously...but regardless we were married on that day and none of that matters now.

I guess Halloween is next...I was a fifties girl (so original, I know) and Joel was, well I am not really sure what Joel was but I do know that a MULLET was present in each of the outfits! I think I may have encouraged the mullet too much, I laughed so hard the first time he put it on that I almost peed my pants. It matched his real hair (or lack there of) perfectly!

We also went to a bed in breakfast in Guntersville a couple weeks ago. I didn't take any pictures, but I have to say it was the most fun, random thing we have done in a long time. As most of you know, Guntersville is only like 35 minutes from our house so it was kinda weird having to find something to do that night instead of going home after we ate dinner. We ended up driving to Boaz and going to the outlets and to see Fireproof.

I guess that is it for now. I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends!