Piper Leigh

Piper Leigh

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!




It has been a while since we have done a post. It is always so busy over Christmas! David and I went to Elberta last weekend to see his family. Sunday was his Mom's birthday, so we decided to to our Christmas with them over her birthday. It was lots of fun!

David and I had a busy week at work. We both had to work on Christmas Eve which is never fun, but we survived. We cleaned our house last night and sat around watching Boston Legal all night.

This morning we got up and I made Cinnamon Rolls then we opened our presents from Santa. Santa got David a drill, and he is over the moon. I had to take the drill away because I think he was about to start putting holes in my walls!

We then went to Thomasville to see my mom for Christmas. She and Harry had a big lunch prepared and Terri and Tess came to join us for lunch. It was yummy! Mom made "Seven Layer Salad". I also went to the nursing home to visit my Grannie. I took her some "Ribbon Salad" and she loved it.

So, now David and I are back at home. He is drilling holes in the wall to hang the vacuum that Mom and Harry gave us for Christmas. He is so excited to be using the Drill.

David and I didn't take any pictures over the holidays. So, here are a few that we have not shared with you yet.

Hope you all have had a very Merry Christmas!




Monday, December 15, 2008

Spunky!



So, last night Spunky kept getting under the tree and laying down. I thought this was cute, so I kept grabbing the camera to take picture. Every time I grabbed the camera the cat got up and walked away. I was really getting mad because these were the only pictures that I could take of the cat under the tree.




Finally, I leave the room and David is able to snap the pictures below. Of course, his cat loves him.





That cat is a brat!



Sunday, December 14, 2008

I love Christmas!



David and I have had a great weekend although it has been really busy. I got up Saturday morning and met Lori at the WW (down point 6). Then, Lori and I headed to the mall to go shopping. David stayed a home to clean the house. Yes, I know he is a great husband! I actually finished getting all our Christmas. It feels great to have that done.

When, I came home my Dad and his new girlfriend, Tami, showed up. They took us to Kozy's to eat dinner. It was great. Dad also brought me a new Christmas Tree when he came up. So, of course we had to go to Target after dinner to get more ornaments. I have tried hard but did not have enough ornaments for two trees. Now, I think I have enough ornaments for three trees.

Here is a picture of the new tree. Isn't it fun!




Then today, I decided that we needed to rake the yard. David, of course, thought I was crazy, and he is right. There are so many leaves in our yard that I quickly figured out why I hate to rake. Here are a few pictures from before I decided that I was done, and would not be raking the yard again.







So, now it is time for me to finish my Christmas cards. They really need to be in the mail in the morning, but I am pretty sure that won't be happening.

Tonight we are having "Upside Down Pizza" thanks to my Mom!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Tornado Sirens

So, apparently last night's weather got a little rough. David and I were woken up twice last night by the tornado sirens. It is the worst noise to wake up to because it scares me, and David wakes up thinking that he is on a military base again. Anyway, they went off at one in the morning. I turned the TV on to ABC, and James Spann still had on his suspenders. Usually this means that the weather has not gotten bad yet. (The suspenders come off when it is bad. Don't ask me, this is what I have always heard, and it seems to be true.) So, David and I went back to sleep. At 1:40 the sirens went off again. James Spann again still had on his suspenders, so back to sleep we went. Luckly, the weather was not to bad and there were not any tornadoes in our area.

However, poor Daisy was so scared of the weather and the sirens that she had to get in bed with us. David was a little miffed by this because "the dog does not belong in the bed." I had to explain to him that this was the only way I was going to get any sleep because she will just keep poking my side of the bed with her nose. (She doesn't do this to David. She knows that I am her human.) So, Daisy cuddled up with us, and we finally got some sleep. Morning came way to early.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Busy Weekend...

So, this weekend was really busy. I had to clean the house on Friday night for company coming in on Saturday. Tara and Kristi came and stayed with me. We shopped till we dropped and David went to stay with Joey (his BFF). Daisy had lots of fun because Tara and Kristi also brought their dogs Foxy and Gracie. When they left on Sunday, I went to my bedroom and found Daisy and Spunky both asleep in the bed! They were pooped. It was a great weekend!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

It's a sad day...

Today is a sad day. There is not much else to say about Tommy Tuberville leaving Auburn. I hate to see him leave because I believe he was a great coach. Hopefully Auburn will bounce back soon!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Back to work...

David and I had a great Thanksgiving. We went to Elberta and stayed with David's family. On Thanksgiving Day, we went to Pensacola. David's sister, Christy, had the big Thanksgiving dinner at her house. It was a lot of fun and it was good to get a chance to see everyone. There are some pictures below from Thanksgiving Day.

On Friday, we traveled north to Thomasville. We stayed with Mom, Harry, and Tess. Poor Harry had to work the whole weekend, but he did get to watch the big game with us. It was to good of a game. I think Harry and Tess were the only ones happy about the turn out. Oh well, maybe next year.......

Monday came and it was time to go back to work. Mondays are never fun especially when they fall on the first day of the month. At work commissions did not work right because our system was trying to pay our agents twice. Then, the phones were down all day. It was a rough day, but Lori and I made it through it.

Enjoy the pictures below.
















Monday, November 24, 2008

One day down, two more to go...



This past weekend flew by in a hurry. I meant to get a couple more posts in but never did, so tonight's going to be a long post. We jammed a lot into this past weekend.

I got to leave early from work on Friday. Don't be jealous, I had animals that needed to go to their yearly check up. If you are thinking about getting a pet, don't. I spent over two hundred dollars getting shots for Daisy and Spunky. It is crazy what it cost to get a couple of shots these days. All in all, the vet trip went great. Daisy and Spunky stayed in the car (windows down) until the vet was ready for them. I've learned that it is best not to have Daisy in the vets office with the other animals. She gets a little too excited.

Saturday, David and I were up by six. Then it was off to weight watchers (down point six), and back to clean the house. Which thankfully David helped and it didn't take to long. Not to long after my mommy showed up to help put up the Christmas tree. (I know, it is not supposed to go up until after Thanksgiving, but we'll be out of town the weekend after. Naturally, the tree must go up before because if you wait any longer, you'll just be taking it right back down. Right?) Mom was a big help, and the tree went up with out a problem. Mom then took some pictures for us for our Christmas cards, and Daisy napped the whole time. Tree and dog below.








Saturday night, I had to rush to meet Lori, Kelly and Angela for dinner at Outback. It was okay. Then, Lori, Angela, and I went to the movies to see Twilight. Angela got sick and had to leave, but it was okay because she had already seen it twice. (The movie came out on Friday morning at 12 a.m.) Twilight was really good. It wasn't as good as the book, but what movies ever are as good as the book.

Sunday morning, David and I caught up on our Netflix, and that afternoon we decided that it would be a great time to scrape the popcorn off the ceiling in our bedroom. We were totally not prepared, but it was our first "home improvement" project. The ceiling looks 100% better and now we just need to repaint it. And, now we know that the next time we "scrape" ceilings, we will need goggles and face masks. David and popcorn on the floor below.






Today, was just as quick. David had a dentist appointment first thing. He had a good check up! We both worked hard today! We had to stop on the way home for dog food because someone let Daisy run completely out of food. I'm not naming any names but David always fills up her dog food bowl for me.

Also, please pray for David. He's getting a cold and he keeps forgetting to take his medicine that I pack for him. I want him to get well quick so that he can enjoy our Thanksgiving with our families.

So now, Monday is over and we only have to work for two more days this week!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Welcome Andrew Oaklee!

I just wanted to give a quick congratulations to my good friend Betsy and her husband Pete. Andrew Oaklee decided it was time to make his grand entrance into the world. I haven't gotten a chance to talk with Betsy yet, but I did receive a text saying that Andrew Oaklee was born last night at 11:27p.m. He was 8 pounds 6 ounces and 20 inches long. Both mom and baby are doing well.

So, Congratulations Betsy and Pete!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Dentist

So, I had a dentist appointment first thing this morning. I love going to the dentist. I would go once a month if insurance would cover it.
I rushed and dropped David off at his work a little early. Which means that I showed up to my dentist office at 8:00 even though my appointment was not until 8:30. For some reason I was thinking like Grannie, which means that you show up early because you may get in early. Then, I would get to work earlier. Well, it didn't work today. I did not get called back until 9:00. So, you can image that I was a little peeved by this time.
Well, the hygienist really made up for it. I have been going to this dentist for two years and never had this type of treatment. She asked if I wanted my rings cleaned while she cleans my teeth. So, of course I say "yeah". So, she puts my rings in the solution to clean. Then, she grabs my hands and puts oil on them and tells me to rub them together. (Yes, I am still at the dentist office.) She then puts plastic baggies on my hands and puts them into some sort of hand warmer. It really felt good. Then, she leans me back, turns on the massaging chair, and cleans my teeth. I really was loving it. I got all of this spa treatment, my rings cleaned, and my teeth cleaned too boot. It really was an odd appointment, but I can not wait to go back.
Oh, yes the most important, NO CAVITIES.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Off to Tallassee

David and I had an awesome weekend. We got up early on Saturday morning to go to Tallassee, AL. We stayed at my Aunt RoRo's. It was my mom's birthday on November 15th. I think she had a great one because she got to watch Aubrey and Jamie while Christy and Steve went to the Auburn game.

We got to see everyone and even got to hear my uncle preach today. It has been a long time since we all got together and it was lots of fun. I can't wait until we get to do it again. Here are some pictures from this weekend.


Me and David taking up the couch.



Aunt RoRo, Mom, Ashley and Me



Me giving Jamie a bottle. No, I have no clue.



Me and Christy



Jamie apparently loves suckers.



He gets all excited.



Isn't he a cutie?



Aubrey and Uncle Don



David and Aubrey



This is Aubrey and Dalton. Aren't they cute!

Also, today is David's grandmother's birthday. Let's all wish her a happy birthday and many, many more.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

$1.98 a gallon

Yes, that's right, we filled our gas tank up tonight. At a $1.98 a gallon, were able to fill the Mariner up for $26.50. It was costing us somewhere around $55.00 every time we filled up. I hope that gas prices continue to drop, but I have a feeling that they will go back up again soon.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

About us!


Ashely, http://teammichaelbryant.blogspot.com/, has tagged me to share ten things with all of you that I'm not afraid to admit so here goes.
The rules are:
1) Link to the person who tagged you.
2) Post the rules on your blog
3) Write 10 random things about yourself (see below).
4) Tag 6 people at the end of your post and link to them.
5) Let each person know they have been tagged and leavea comment on their blog.
6) Let the tagger know when your entry has been posted

1. I love my husband! He is the greatest. He puts up with all of my craziness (and yes there is lots.)
2. I love my job. I actually like going to work. It is nice to have a job that challenges you on a daily basis.
3. My favorite color is green. Even though Christy always told me that it is the ugliest color, I still love it. It symbolizes so many things like a new beginning, freshness, and crispness. It really is the best color.
4.I got my dog from a rodeo. The vet in Livingston took a litter of puppies to the rodeo to unload on unsuspecting victims. It was love at first sight. Daisy had to go live with David since I was living in the dorm at the time. She chewed up the carpet, puked green goo every where, chewed through the cords to the TV and DVD player, and chewed up the underside of David's mattresses. She was just a puppy!
5. David stole his cat. Spunky was actually Joey's (David's roommate) ex-girlfriend's cat. David and Spunky clicked and now I have a cat.
6. David was in the army for eight years. He lived in Korea, Colorado, Texas, California, and was also stationed in Alabama. He got out of the army after his motorcycle wreck.
7. I love to sleep. I could actually sleep for a week straight. (Seriously) If it were not for having a job I would sleep all day long. I don't know what is wrong with me!
8. David loves peanut butter M&M's. It is required that we always have some on hand. He has an M&M jar that he eats them from. I tend to steal...quite often....
9.David and I both hate shopping at Wal-Mart. It takes way to long, and we are always in a bad mood when we come out. So, we avoid it at all costs.
10. I freeze David out at night. I think that a room should always be cold when you are sleeping. There is nothing worse than waking up all sweaty. Last night was so bad that he slept in a hoodie and running pants. David says I become an oven in the middle of the night and you can not touch me. So, for me not to wake up sweating the room has to be pretty cold. The picture above was one I took of him this morning all snuggled up in the bed.

Okay, so I'm not sending any one the link because the bloggers I know have already been tagged. And I did this on me and David since it is our blog.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Great Weekend!

David and I had a great weekend. I went to Prattville Friday night to visit some friends. David was not to happy about my trip. It was my first trip without him since we got married in August of 2007. He was so cute though he showed me where the flash light was in the car in case I needed it and he kept calling to check on me. He even cleaned up the house while I was gone. He is the greatest!

My trip was lots of fun! I went to stay with Tara and Kristi. (Two of my sorority sisters.) They had a pampered chef party on Friday night. (I know, I am going to be "Pampered Chefed Out" soon.) Then we went shopping on Saturday. They also took me to down town Prattville. The pictures below are from down town Prattville.

David and I have been bums today. He cleaned yesterday so that I could be a bum with him today. We did get caught up on our Netfilx. FINALLY!







Thursday, November 6, 2008

Hamburger Helper and Corn

Tonight's dinner was hamburger helper and corn. Since David is the master hamburger helper cooker he cooked it while I took care of the corn. I know I had a really hard job. Take the corn out of the fridge and put it in a pot. David didn't seem to mind. He really does make good hamburger helper. Here are some pictures I took tonight.



David cooking Dinner.



Daisy and her toys.



David and Daisy



Doesn't Daisy look scary in this picture?



I couldn't leave out Spunky. He is trying to figure out how to open the garage door.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

It's Wednesday

Thank goodness we are half way through the week. This week has been a long one so far. I'm so behind at work that it is not even funny. I keep thinking that I should stay late, but I like being able to come home in time for David and I to cook dinner together. We usually cook together when we have time to cook, and it has become one of my favorite things we do together.

Here is a picture of what I found when I got home tonight. I've really got to remember to shut the bathroom door, but I'm sure even if I did Spunky would still find a way to get to my rubber bands.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Kitty: Impossible

David's cat is impossible. This is what I come home to on most days:



All the hair bows and rubber bands that you see are supposed to be in the pink and white make-up bag. Most days while we are at work, the cat will open the drawer, unzip the bag with the hair bows and rubber bands, and play all day with my rubber bands. It is driving me nuts. Not only does he open drawers, he can also open the doors in our house. He opened our bed room door five times last night. Five times I woke up with this cat staring me in the face, and five times I threw him out and shut the door in his face. He just won't stop.

Here is a little clip of him trying to unzip my bag:


video

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Whew...

Sorry we haven't posted much this week. We have been crazy busy lately. We haven't really had much free time. I'm stressing out because our DVR is getting full and we have had the same netflix movies for a month that we haven't had time to watch. For some reason that really stresses me out. Anyway, Friday night David's work took us on the Bama Belle boat ride. It was a lot of fun for both of us. Then, David's brother showed up about 3 o'clock Saturday morining, and I was up four hours later. I had to go weigh and then Daniella, Heidi, and I went Christmas shopping. It was a lot of fun having them here over the weekend.

This afternoon I had to go to a baby shower in Livingston for Betsy Eaves. She didn't end up showing up because she had to go to the hospital. She had started having contractions. They had to give her medicine to stop the contractions twice. She was still at the hospital when I talked to her, but she was hoping that they would discharge her soon. She says that the doctors want her to make it two more weeks. So, everyone please pray for her and Andrew Oaklee!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

We're Losing the Battle...

With the Dirty Clothes. I've been working since Sunday night to get all of our clothes washed, and can't seem to get them done. Usually, I get everything washed on the weekend and everything is nice and fresh for a new week. However, since we went to Gulf Shores this weekend, I didn't get to do that. So, here we are on Tuesday night, and there are still dirty clothes. I only have about two loads left, but by tomorrow I'm sure there will be about three. I've just came into David's "Man Cave" to do our post and found dirty clothes on the floor. No, I can't quite get him to learn the rules!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Home Sweet Home


Friday was David's birthday, so to celebrate we went to visit his family. David's parents live in Elberta. We had lots of fun, and got to see everyone. Well, all but Annie and Stuart. Where were they? David, his mother and I went to the German Sausage Festival. It was lots of fun, and an experience to say the least.

David's parents have also adopted a new kitten. She is a cute. They have named her Repeat. She thinks it is a great idea to climb up the side of the house and onto the roof. David's parents don't seem to think it is such a great idea.

I also need to say a big Thank You to Mom and Harry for watching the "Grand Puppy" for us this weekend. Daisy had a blast. She has done nothing but sleep since she got home. She loves going to visit her grandparents.

Here are a few pictures from this weekend!