Monday, October 31, 2011

Weekend Re-cap

Hey Y'all! This weekend was great and I wanted to share with you what all we did because even though I'm exhausted this morning, I had a great fall weekend!

Friday- Derek and I went over to our friends, Amos and Jessica's, house for dessert and card games. We got to see our sweet Hudson, whom we babysit for occasionally. He is so funny and smart for an almost 2 1/2 year old!  Jessica made an awesome chocolate pie and apple crisp with vanilla ice cream! YUM!

Saturday- Derek and I made it out in the freezing cold to the gun range to meet up with our friends, TJ and Heather. It was a good time but I was freezing with many layers on. That afternoon, I met up with Emily and back up with Heather for some great shopping in Cool Springs! I got some skinny jeans from Forever 21 for 10 bucks and that's what they are regularly priced at! I LOVE THEM! After 3 hours of shopping, browsing, and eating a piece of cookie cake from The Great American Cookie Company, we went our separate ways. Derek and I went to our Sunday School teacher's house, who is also our pastor's wife. We were having a Sunday School chili/movie night. The night was a blast, with laughs, serious boy watching football, and lots of tasty soups and desserts!

Sunday- I love Sundays. Period. I love our church, our church family, our pastor, the worship, everything. We had a prayer service yesterday. Those services are one of my favorite and our pastor does them about every 2 months. He leads the congregation in several different types of prayers or concentration of the prayers. For example, praying praise to God, giving thanks. Prayers for yourself, family and others. Prayer for our nation. Prayer for our ministries through our church, etc. Then our pastor give an opportunity to be anointed. It is such a spirit-filled service and is like a breath of fresh air.
After church and Sunday school, we headed over to Derek's sister and brother in law's house for lunch. We had a wonderful fall Sunday afternoon drive to look at some land for sale and the colors were beautiful! Our Bible study met last night and even though we had some missing, it was a meaningful, real, night filled with pouring our hearts out and being real with each other. I am so blessed to have these girls in my life to listen to me, help me understand some things, and be my support system.

If you read all the way though, CONGRATS! Thanks for sticking with me. I wanted to remember this weekend because of it's simplicity yet busyness and for its beauty.

Have a wonderful Monday!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Sugar Rush

Last night, my friend and I went to this fun event in downtown Nashville called Sugar Rush. It was candy, cake, convection competition of the year! There were so many vendors and with a ticket of only $10 dollars, you could eat sweets til your heart's content or until you threw up. We also got two drink tickets with this price. Heather and I barely made it around to all the vendors to taste test because we were feeling sick from all the sweets. We didn't stay until the end but it was such a fun event and a must do for next year! I really loved: Ivey Cake, Pied Piper Creamery, The cupcake collection and Gi Gi's cupcakes. The toffee cellar was pretty good as well. Heck, all of them were good but those were my fav's! I'll spare you no more and let your eyes feast and mouths water.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wednesday Love

I have lots of things to love today and everyday! I'm linking up with Jamie again!

1. I'm loving my bible study (even though we haven't met in awhile). We are doing the book "No Other Gods-Living room addition" by Kelly Minter. It is absolutely fantastic. I've broken though some walls and the Lord is showing me some great things in my life.

2. I'm loving that I'm getting to go see Wicked the musical with some friends in a couple weeks! I'm so excited and I've waited so long to get to see it. I've been listening to the soundtrack almost constantly.

3. I'm loving that I've been exercising (not training nor having a training plan). I've been walking every recess and some of my first grade girls walk with me around the play ground. Hubby and I have been road biking and I've been using my xbox kinect games :)

4. I'm loving this fun event called Sugar Rush that I'm going to on Thursday with some friends!

5. I'm loving SPOTIFY!

6. I'm loving my friends, family and wonderful husband!
Circa 2008 (fall Clark family photos and some engagement shots :)

I'm also going to link up for Oh so Pinteresting with Michelle!

Today, I'm sharing from my "Words of Wisdom" pin board. You can find all my pins here.
Happy Wednesday, Y'all!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Top 5

My weekend top five:

5. Yummy Pig in a Potato Patch at Jim n Nicks BBQ with the family on Friday.
4. Making some cute iphone templates inspired from these pins on pinterest!
3. Spending the afternoon around Murfreesboro (Old Time Pottery, Marty and Liz shoes, jozoara coffee shop, and The Avenue) with my mother in law and part of the time with my sister in law!

2. Cookout with the in-laws, brother in laws parents, and the Wallaces'.

1. Convertible ride with the hubby!
Hope you all had a great Monday!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Beautiful Sky Photo

Have I mentioned how much I love my Canon Rebel xsi DSLR camera? Beautiful sky one morning last week before I headed into school. I just had to stop and take a picture!  I took an awesome sunrise picture 2 mornings ago but I gotta get to school for a meeting! Have a GREAT Thursday, Ya'll!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Fall Break Fun!

Hey Ya'll!

This weekend was my much needed fall break. The teachers only got Monday off but the kids were off today as well. I'll recap each day because I had a wonderful fall break!

Friday: After school, hubs and I went on a 4 mile bike ride, came home and had leftover lasagna for dinner. He left to stay up with our friends, Heather and TJ, because he and TJ were going to a start up business conference the next morning. I cleaned and cleaned and cleaned and cleaned some more. My mom, cousin, Rebecca, and her two little girls were on their way from WV to my house for the weekend. They had a late start on the road and when you travel with a 3 year old and a 6 month old, you have to make more stops than what you would with adults.  They didn't get here until about 2 am Saturday morning.

Saturday: We got up, had breakfast and got all of us ready. We stopped by my school so I could show all of them my camping classroom and then we headed to pick up friend Heather to go to Opryland hotel!

We had lots of fun at Opryland. We ate lunch at the pizza place and my 3 year old cousin thought we had gone to a jungle!
We had a blast! Next stop was Ring Farm in Columbia, TN. Keilah was so excited to go to the "pumpkin park." Evelyn was a great little trooper being 6 months and all! We went through part of the corn maze, went on a hay huge wagon ride that didn't actually have any hay but it was pulled by a big tractor. We played on the big tire tower, went down the 40 ft. tube slides and played on the hay bales. Before we left, we picked out some pumpkins and headed for home. All of us worn out from a busy day!
Sunday: Got up, went to church, ate at Chipotle and then headed over to Centennial Park in Nashville to let Keilah play on the playground before heading home to WV. We had such a great time and I was so happy that I have a really nice DSLR camera for times like these! I also have an awesome new iphone 4s that takes AMAZING pictures. More to come on those!

Monday: I had a ME day. I dropped off Derek at the golf course in Franklin to play golf with his brother in law and I went to cool springs and downtown Franklin. Looked in shops, bought some things, took awesome architecture pictures for some projects coming up and enjoyed the beautiful fall weather/landscape.
Well, that's all for now. I really need to get to school but I wanted to finish this post before I left! Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday! (Hopefully I can get back on after school to post What I'm Loving and Pinteresting party link ups)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Wednesday Love

Happy Wednesday, Ya'll! I'm linking up with Jamie! Go on over and link up too!
 I'm LOVING this beautiful weather we have been having! It's a little bit chilly in the mornings but it's in the high 70s by the afternoon!

I'm LOVING that parent teacher conferences are over and they went really well. Exhausting and rough voice this morning but I'm glad I got to see almost all the parents from my class!

I'm LOVING that my mom, cousin rebecca, and her two little girls, Keilah and Evelyn, are coming down this weekend!
I'm LOVING my sweet, wonderful husband and family!
Picture from our honeymoon. (I need to take more pictures of us.....he just doens't like taking pictures :)

Happy Wednesday, Ya'll!