Wednesday, December 19, 2007

So many things to do, so little time!

Hey guys. I know it has been a while since I have updated! Since Thanksgiving Jonathan and I have been running none stop! We are enjoying just being together for our first big holiday season as husband and wife.

Thanksgiving was good. We went home to Gordo and got to celebrate and give thanks with everyone. Jon got to help cook at my dads which he revealed in the fact of. I cooked sweet potato casserole, mac and cheese, and dressing for that dinner.

As with every year my mom and I along with my sister-in-law went out shopping the day after Thanksgiving. We left at 3:30 and we did not return home until about 4 that day. It was great. My best purchase was a Christmas tree for our house. It is a 7 ft. pre-lit white light tree. So favorite thing is the fact that when you touch the branches on the outside they feel real. Jon's favorite thing is that it came with a remote control so you never have to unplug the tree. It only cost up about $55 after our rebate.

The last weekend in November Jon had to work so we stayed around the house and hung out with our friends. Then the first weekend in December we had a wedding to go to. That was interesting! It was a cute wedding. Brought back some great feeling of when Jon and I got hitched! lol That was the first wedding we have been to since ours that one of us has not been in.

The 6th, which was a Friday Jon and I went Christmas shopping. We had breakfast together at Cracker Barrel and then made a day of it. We finished all of our Christmas shopping in that day! Thank goodness.
Last weekend Jon and I went to Nashville. It was magical! We loved every minute of it! Just spending time together during the holidays and everything was great! We did a lot of shopping, went to ICE How the Grinch stole Christmas, went to Gaylord Opryland hotel, and played at the arcade, and had some great food! Jon took me to the Apple Barn twice! I love that store. We got some cute pictures. I will try to post tonight. I have lots to show.

Last night we had our company Christmas party. It was SOOOOOOOO much fun. They had it at this little restaurant down town called Bettola. The food was yum, the company was awesome. My friends Janna and her fiancee and Cheyenne and her husband, and my friend Jennifer. So much fun! We are planing to all go out after the first of the year again it was so much fun! We did not want to leave.

Friday night we have Christmas with Jon Jon's family. That should be interesting, and hopefully good times! I am making a pie for the occasion. I think I am going to make a candy bar pie. We will see.
Jon has been working until midnight this week so I miss him something awful. He was off last night, the tonight and Thursday he will be working again to midnight! NO FUN! BOO! He is my best friend and there is no on else I would rather spend my time with.

Saturday went Jon gets off at 1 I think we are still going to celebrate our friend Erin's birthday. Then that night or Sunday we will be heading home to have Christmas with the family!

Monday night we have Christmas with my dad and family and then after that we have Christmas with my mom and her family at my uncle's house. Christmas morning we will be spending at my dad's and then that afternoon Jon and I will head home of our first CHRISTMAS ALONE at OUR HOUSE!@ I can't wait. Jon is itching to get his present! LOL I am enjoying it some much...I am off Wednesday to recuperate for everything that has gone on in the past month. They closed our office Christmas eve so I got my PTO hours back and I have to use them! YEA!
Well if I do not post again before Christmas...MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY NEW YEAR, and GOD BLESS. LOVE, THE WHITTENS! oxoxox

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

Well, I just wanted to wish everyone a HAPPY THANKSGIVING. As of tomorrow afternoon I will be leaving town heading to my family's house in Gordo. Jon and I are going to celebrate with them. I can't wait to see everyone....lots to catch up on. I haven't seen my brother Timmy in quite sometime because the last time I was down there he was out of town!

We had Thanksgiving dinner today at work. I bought sweet potato casserole. I have only heard good things about it! Lots of people have asked for the recipe.
Tonight with have Thanksgiving dinner with Jon's family because his aunt and her family and Jon and I will all be leaving town and his mom has to work this weekend. I am excited to spend some quality time with them.

So I won the chili cook off here at work. I won a $50 Walmart gift card! I made deer chili, and everyone loved it! Yea!

I have been under the weather a good bit here lately. My doctor has me on new meds and for the last few weeks I have been pretty sick! My doctor says that once I get adjusted to the meds I should start to feel better. My dose just leveled out so here is praying that I will start to feel better again soon. My doctor say that the benefits of the meds is greater than the side effects...I would like to know if she has ever taken it! Most days here the week and half I just go home and lay on the couch. I hope I am able to enjoy the week coming up!

My mom's dog got really sick last week. I was so upset, the doctor thought it was cancer, but praise the Lord it was only a ulcer which they were able to treat with antibiotics and other meds. Boy, I love Scooter so much. I got him a little get well I can't wait to give it to him.

Well, I am going to end for now. I will write again on Monday. I am off for my Thanksgiving adventures....and of course my Day AFTER Thanksgiving Hunting (SHOPPING).....God Bless....Happy Thanksgiving...Be Safe....LOVE THE WHITTENS xooxox

Monday, November 12, 2007


Wow, what a wonderful weekend! The boys were so much fun! I have lots of pictures to upload here, but I can't find the USB cord for my camera to computer hook up. So we will have to wait for the photos. However, there are so many funny stories. We went bowling, ate pizza, played video games, and we were all partied out by 10:30! LOL AJ and I passed out watching Ian and Jon play football. Jon said he and Ian were playing when all of a sudden Ian's football players just stopped moving. Jon looked over and he was passed out sleeping. Jon put me to bed, then AJ, and then got Ian a blanket and pillow for the couch. The next morning I woke up so I could cook at about 7 when I realized AJ wasn't in his bed. I was like what? Well I go downstairs where he informs me that he came downstairs to sleep on the love seat because "We had put him in a room with no LIGHTS!" My sister did not tell me that AJ only sleeps with a nightlight! LOL It was so funny. He said Jon and I were trying to scare him. Jon took the boys yard selling and stuff Saturday along with lots of XBOX playing. AJ told us that this is what he calls a PaRtY! LOL Good times!

Saturday night Chris and Tamara came over for football, hamburgers, and cards! Gosh, we like hanging out with our good friends! However, Tamara and I always seem to lose at Rummy.
Sunday was church, and then Jon's friend Joel came over. We watched his wedding on DVD, looked at all of his and our pictures from each others weddings and honeymoons, then the boys set in for about 6 and half hours of college football on the XBOX 360! I was of course in bed by 9:30.

I cut all of my coupons out, prepared my grocery list for Thanksgiving, and gathered my recipes! I can not wait for all of the cooking to begin! What fun it is all going to be! It is almost here! Only 9 more days! Good food, good times, good family and friends! Plus, you can't forget about the day after shopping. I do not really need anything, but I love the excitement of the crowds and the energy of the rushing around looking for a bargain!

My mom called today to inform me my cousin John is getting married in December. They are having a reception in Fayette on the 29th of December. Jon and I are already making plans to attend. He did not get to come to ours because he was in basic trying for the Marines! LOVE IS DEFIANT ELY IN THE AIR!

Friday, November 9, 2007

Suprise! Suprise! Suprise!

Today I am at work when my phone rang. It was Jonathan. He called and said he was taking me to lunch. He was off today, and he went golfing this morning so I was really shocked that he called. Well, at about 1:00 he came walking in. I was so excited! He took me for Chinese, we ate, and talked. It was sweet. I was so surprised! He is such a wonderful, sweet, handsome guy. I am so proud to call him MINE! I LOVE YOU JON!

Well tonight we have my sisters middle two boys! I am excited, but Jon is excited to the second power! As of right now we are going bowling and then back to our house for pizza and video games. I am going to take pictures....of all of the fun. I think it is so adorable that Jon is excited about the kids coming over. One day in the far off future Jon is going to make the best daddy ever!
Tomorrow night some of our buddies are coming over for the ball games, and to hang out. It will be nice haven't seen them in a couple weeks.
Sunday our friend from Idaho, Joel, is coming over for dinner. I haven't seen him since the wedding, and Jon hasn't seen him since he went to Idaho for Joel's wedding.

So we are having Thanksgiving dinner here at work on the 20th. I am bring a big sweet potato casserole. That should be lots of fun. Everyone getting together at work to give thanks and celebrate. Good times.

Only 12 days until Thanksgiving, and I get to see my folks! Oh, and my brother and his girlfriend's baby puppy Roxie!
Only 28 days until our friends Chris and Tiffani tie the knot! Sweet...
Only 35 days until Jon and I head to Nashville to do all the Christmas stuff! Road TRIP!
Only 46 days until Christmas.

Thursday, November 8, 2007


Christmas...huh? My thoughts........well I will have to write more about that a little later. I mean really....however, I am excited about the holidays!

Halloween Costume

Hey Guys, I just wanted to post a picture of my Halloween costume. I was a Corspe Bride. I won thrid place in the costume contest!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007 is cold!

Alright...all I can say is it is so COLD! I was cold yesterday. I am still cold today. I am sitting at work with a blanket, a jacket, and a sweater! I need some cooco!

Monday, November 5, 2007

So Excited we have like 17 days until Thanksgiving and 49 until Christmas, and I am so excited. Jon and I are planning on going to the grocery store this Sunday to buy some of the things we need for the casseroles and things we will be making for Thanksgiving. It is hard to believe that it has arrived so quickly, but I am totally super excited.
My friend Cheyenne had her baby. His name is Rylan Jayce. He is 7lbs and 12oz. I went to see him Friday night. They are both doing well. Saturday I went to see my sister Jill and the children. Eli has gotten so big! He would smile and giggle at me. I love him so much. AJ was goofy as ever! Ian, he is 13, and AJ, he is 5, are coming to spend the night with us on Friday when they get out of school. They are going to stay until Saturday afternoon when Jill and Doyle come with ELI for a cookout! Jon wants us to go putt putting Friday night, but I think it will be to cold. We will see. Jon has planned for us to have a pizza party too while the boys are with us so we will see what actually happens. I think he is just so excited he can't decide what he wants to do.
Daddy and Regina came up Sunday and went to dinner. It was good. Jon cooked Regina a brownie cake. It was a nice visit. week at work we have a IRONBOWL PARTY which is a little early, but who cares! Then the next week is Thanksgiving. Then we have a week of nothing... which we will probably in enjoy resting... then we have our friends Tiffani and Chris's wedding. Then Jon and I are going on a little vacation to Nashville before all of the Christmas get togethers. I am so excited! HOLIDAYS>>>I LOVE THEM SO!
I will try to get my pictures from past posting up soon, but just running out of time.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

My Epiphany....

Alright, so I was driving to work this morning listening to a CD that I had made last night from my ITUNES. Well, the song "Battle Hymn of Love" by Kathy Mattea came on. Now that song was the song that Daddy and Regina had at their wedding so I already knew the song, but this morning it brought to light a entirely new meaning for me. Here are they lyrics:
I will pledge my heart to the love we share Through the good and the bad times too I'll forsake my rest For your happiness 'Til my death I will stand by you With God as my witness This vow I will make To have and to hold you No other to take For rich or for poor Under skies grey or blue 'Til my death I will stand by you
There are wars and there are rumors Of wars yet to come Temptations we'll have to walk through Though others may tremble I will not run 'Til my death I will stand by you I will put on the armor of faithfulness To fight for a heart that is true 'Til the battle is won,I will not rest 'Til my death I will stand by you With God as my witness This vow I will make To have and to hold you No other to take For rich or for poor Under skies grey or blue 'Til my death I will stand by you 'Til the battle is won I will not run 'Til my death I will stand by you
So...the whole new meaning thing. I was listening, actually listening to the words. I was like WOW! You know there was that song that says LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD...well it shouldn't be. Yes, couple/husbands and wives will and do certainly fight, but it should not be a battlefield between on another. There are to many things, problems, temptations that come against you as a couple to have a battlefield in your own home. What this song reveled to me this morning was that the union of marry should become one as a "army" to fight against the things that the world and the devil will bring against us in marriage, not fight against one another. I mean I have heard this often in our marriage class..., but this morning it hit me. When you get married you do become one, you don't have to fight by yourself any longer, you have a can go "into battle together". So I felt like this song this morning was really declaring that to each other that we are committed to fight against all the "bad things" that are going to come, but we took a vow that until our death we will stand by one another.
So, I guess what I am really saying is that I am glad to be in Jon's army. I love him so much and no matter what I will fight beside him, with him, and even for him when he can't fight for himself because sometimes in life we just get weary.
"Battle Hymn of Love" has always been a pretty song to me, but now it is a song that moves me and reminds me of the union and responsibilities as a couple to always stand together and keep our love strong! Til my death I will stand by him!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Alright, so the past weekend was great. Erica's wedding was really sweet. I still have to get all the pictures downloaded to the computer so I can post them here.
On Sunday Jonathan and I went with our friends Will and Erin to explore parts of Birmingham. We went downtown and ate at Mellow Mushroom. It was really good. Then we walked around downtown, and went to one of the park for a little football. The highlight of Sunday's adventure was our trip to Vulcan. We got to go up to the top, and it was the most beautiful sight. The weather was wonderful. Jon was scared, because he is scared of heights! HA! I forgot, but he was a real trooper. I got some really cool pictures of that as well.
So tomorrow is Jonathan's 24th birthday. He is having a get together with all of his friends Saturday. I am making him a cake, and we are grilling out. We had dinner at his mom's last night, and then tonight we are going to my mom's for his birthday dinner. So that should be good times. I am taking him shopping Sunday. He wants new golf balls. Easy enough, huh? He so funny.

The first Sunday in November Daddy and Regina are coming up to our house. We are getting to take them to dinner at Cajun Steamers for Regina's birthday. Since Jon and Regina are cooking buddies, so I have been told, Jon is making her a cake. He is going to display his skills for her! LOL I will post pictures of that process because that should ensure some laughs. Jonathan making a cake...that is laughable. Hopefully that will turn out OK. I can't wait! It is birthdays all around!
My friends Krystal and Tiffany are suppose to be meeting me at the Galleria Saturday for a day of hanging out and dinning. I can't wait. I haven't seen them in what feels like FOREVER!
We have finally gotten some rain which we needed badly. I do believe the rain has brought the fall temperatures too. Jon and I have not been running the air conditioner which has been really lovely. I love sleeping with my windows opened.
I am so ready for the holidays. I can't wait to hang out with my family. This will be mine and Jon's first Christmas together which will be more than fantastic. Life at the moment is going rather well! :)
I have to go to the doctor for blood work on Thursday, and I will have a follow up appointment on the following Thursday to discuss my results. I believe everything is fine!?!
So I just have one quick prayer request: My friend Dana asked me to put to keep her friend Becky in my prayers. I put her on my prayer list at church, and if you guys could say a quick word for her too I would appreciate it. Becky is a young mother with two children and a great
husband, but she is battling breast cancer for the third time. The doctor told her they could not do anymore radiation only chemo. The cancer has metastasized in her chest in part of her lungs. It is just hard on them. My Sunday School teacher's sister is going through pretty much the same thing. Dana is having a very hard time with it not only because it is her best friend, but she works with people at the hospital everyday who are battling cancer. So, God is a big God, so please just say a prayer for Becky, Michelle, and my friend Dana.
Well, I will post more later...other than a few things that are tense right now, I feel rather blessed! Hugs, Lisa

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Railroad Express to the Pumpkin Patch

On October the 13th, Jonathan and I set out on an adventure to the Heart of Dixie Railroad where we took the train to the pumpkin patch. It was loads of fun. We were almost the only adults there without children, but it was great times. We took the train, went to the pumpkin patch, I picked a fabulous pumpkin, I got my face painted, took pictures in front of the great pumpkin, and thought about going on the hay ride, but opted not to so another couple with their two small children could ride. It was so much fun that Jon and I are going to try to go back for the Polar Express. Here are the pictures.

Jon and Me as we began our train ride. This is the picture of our pumpkin once we carved it and put the liquid candle in it. I thought is picture was awesome.

Monday, October 15, 2007


Well, I have a couple new friends...well they aren't really new any more because we have worked together for a while now, but I wanted to introduce them to you all.

First is one of my "new" great friends, Janna. Janna graduated from UNA and she is a wonderful person. She inspires me to find a cause, believe in it, and do all you can to support it. She and I have the most fun conversations! She is getting married in March! She is a fabulous person.

Next is my boss and friend, Amanda. She is so easy to talk to, and we have lots of interesting stories to swap. She is patient with me at work, and she is great to work for! Amanda and her husband are having a baby in May. So I get to share the whole pregnancy stuff with her. She is great! I love watching her grow, and hearing most of her stories, the scary stuff though makes me never want kids with Jonathan. If we do maybe it will be down the road once I forget all of the bad things that have a happened to my friends and sister during pregnancy. My friend, Cheyenne, is actually gone on maternity leave so I will have to post her picture later on with the new baby. However, she is one of the most funny people I have ever met. I know she will have the most adorable baby. I can't wait. I also can't wait for her to come back to work!


Oh my...this birthday was better than I could have ever imagined! However, I am certainly over the desire to have birthday cake for a while. In all I had four birthday cakes. One from my company for my party which was a fourth of a sheet. Then my mom had me one which was a round cake, but it was rather large, it was red, white, and pink. Then on my birthday Jonathan got me a pink and green ice cream cake, which was wonderful! He sang me happy birthday while I ate my piece. So sweet. Then today I got to work and one of the ladies there had brought me a cake Friday. It was a full sheet cake, decorated like autumn with happy birthday Lisa on it. So sweet, but way to much cake for me. I felt so loved! I got some really nice and incredibly unexpected gifts! I am so blessed to have so many thoughtful and special people in my life who make me feel like a million bucks!
Daddy and Regina called me Saturday morning at 6 something and sang happy birthday. I was so happy to hear from them! They sent me card that my daddy picked out and it made me cry! Man I am a self proclaimed daddy's girl! They are so good to me. Then mom called at about 7. My big brother Joey called...and we talked for a bit. Then Timmy and Uncle Bobby called! Funny thing was almost all of Jonathan's friends called or sent me emails wishing me happy birthday so I guess they must really like me too! LOL Well....more about my birthday celebration with Jon to come with pictures from the Pumpkin patch.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Reflections...who is that girl in the mirror?

Reflections...who is that girl in the mirror? Who am I? Well, I am Lisa Marie Bordelon Whitten.
So I think that every year one should take inventory of their life thus far, and over the past year. I was driving to work this morning thinking quietly to myself, "Wow this has been a crazy year, I have graduated college with honors, gotten married to my best friend, I now have a house, a grown up job that I love, new friends, old friends that I have grown closer too, a recently expanded family that I have grown more fond and appreciative of, and new nephew who is just the cutest thing ever, and a wonderful church family that is great, and lastly but not least a new CVS store for my husband. Oh, and I forgot to mention the load of responsibility that comes with all of those things! :)
As I was driving to work I phoned my mother like I always do. We talk at least twice a day. She always makes me feel special that entire week of my birthday. Then like she was there with me while I was having my reflection this morning she says, "Baby girl, this has been a huge year for you. You have had several big changes happen this year." I laughed and said yes...but I was like wow she is so right. I mean I got a new last name, I am living with a BOY for crying out loud that is a huge change, I am living in a new city, I have completed a cycle of education that has been on going since I was 5!
I have to admit I am a much different person than I was a year ago. My priorities have changed, for the better I might add. I now make it a point to spend time with my folks and try not to let to much time pass without talking to them, and letting them know that I love them. I do not waste time trying to make friends with people that I know 5 years from now wont' matter. I concentrate on keeping the friendships I have strong, and the new friendships that I have growing. I try each and everyday to be a wonderful wife to the fabulous husband God has so graciously blessed me with.
I have to say that being 23 was great, and I love all the changes that have happened. I just feel so much more grown up. Don't get me wrong I still like to have fun, and Jon continuously reminds me how goofy and silly I am, but I just see things a bit differently, different things are more important that they were a few years ago.
So as I reflection on the past year, and look forward to another memory filled wonderful year, I thank God for giving me one more year of great things, and thank him for letting me live to see another. He is GOOD! I am going to try and post some pictures from my big moments at 23, and then of course more pictures will follow of the birthday festivities to come. Happy Birthday to ME.
Thanks to all of you who have taken part in my big changes, and who have watched me make my transformation! HUGS!

Birthday Week Festivites

Well, my birthday is rapidly approaching, and to my surprise I have already begun to celebrate. On Monday, my boss at work sent me a list of questions asking me what is my favorite kind of cake, where I would like to go for lunch and a few others, and then my momma called to ask me what I would to have for dinner at my birthday party she is throwing me. I was like wow!
So today my wonderful boss, Amanda, to me to lunch. We went to Pizza Hut, ate and talked. It was great. Tomorrow afternoon she is having me a birthday party at work for me cake and all. Thursday night my Momma is having me a birthday party with my favorite meal and cake. Friday working is providing me breakfast because I will not be here Saturday, my actual birthday. I also am taking a half day Friday so Jon and I can run to Florence to get me fitted for Erica's wedding. Saturday Jon and I are celebrating my birthday with lots of adventures! I can't wait. I feel so loved and special. This has turned out to be a special birthday, the big 24!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Homestead Hallow Harvest Festival

Jonathan and I went to the HOMESTEAD HALLOW HARVEST FESTIVAL this weekend in Springville, Alabama. It was so much FUN. Jon was such a great sport. He knew this was so important to me because I had been looking forward to it for over a month now. I was so excited upon arriving that I was squealing. He just giggled and said I was goofy! We took some pictures, and did a little shopping. Of course Jon's favorite part was getting all of the festival food like a funnel cake, roast corn, nachos, kettle corn, and he got me some boiled peanuts. It was a perfect afternoon. I got to see all of the pioneer things like blacksmiths, broom making, candle making, soap making, wood working, the moon shine distillery. It was great. I got to tour a pioneer house and get my picture made with the pioneer lady. She laughed. She said she had taken pictures with kids before, but never adults. As we passed the moon shine distillery this little boy asked his mom what that was...she said nothing that he needed to worry about because he would never have any! I thought that was hilarious. I love the fall weather. It was so much fun spending the day doing something I love with my best friend. Good memories. Enjoy the pictures....this next weekend adventure is my trip to the pumpkin patch and the railroad!

Oh MY....what pretty flowers.

Well, as I had mentioned earlier in my last post that Jonathan was out of town for a bit last week. He left early Monday. I had already started missing him before he had backed out of the driveway good. I have a tendency to be sick when he is not here...I just I make myself sick thinking about it. Well, by Monday afternoon I missed him so bad. Then the florist came walking in with a vase full of flowers. He said these are for Lisa Whitten. I was like shut up, that is me! Well, Jonathan had sent me pink I might add. The card said I LOVE YOU, Jon. I almost cried. He sure made me feel loved and he completely made my week. Here are some pictures. I still have them, but I took them home over the weekend. They are not in my living room!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Is it over yet?

Man, am I ready for Sunday. Jon's store opens Sunday, and we are very excited. After he closes at 6 we are going for a romantic evening out, which we need very badly at this point. We see each other in passing, and I am ready to have him to myself with his undivided attention. However, our time together will be short lived because Monday morning he will be heading out of town until Thursday. So pretty much a week without him because when he gets home on Thursday he has to work a 12 hour shift and then again on Friday. So the next time I will get to see him husband will be Saturday. I think it all stinks really bad. I mean when someone is your best friend and you are not getting the kind of quality time you need with them it makes it hard. I LOVE him and I want to be with comes the not so fun part of being grown up and madly in love!
Other than that I am loving all the fall decorations I have seen out, and I have already decorated my house. Yea! I am so excited about the holidays this year. Our first holidays together as husband and wife, plus I can not wait to see all of my family. This year will be GREAT!
I have decided what I shall be for the company Halloween costume contest. I am going to be a scarecrow! I sketched it out today while I was at work, and I do believe that I will work on it next week while I am without Jonathan.
I am not sure of weekend plans as of yet, but I am sure I will find something to keep me busy. Well, I must run, but I will blog again later. Hugs, Lisa

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Everybody is Famous in a SMALL TOWN!

Miranda Lambert has a song out called "Everybodys Famous in A Small Town". Well, if you do not know I grew up in a very SMALL town. Jon grew up in the city. So when we heard this song Jon was like well that is most certainly you and your town that you grew up in. The thing is it is so true. Here are the lyrics:
They say life is so much sweeterthrough the telephoto lens of famearound here you get just as much attentioncheerin' at the high school football gameI dreamed of going to NashvillePut my money down and placed my betBut I just got the first buck of the seasonI made the front page of the Turnertown GazetteEvery last one, route one, rural hearts got a story to tellEvery grandma, in law, ex girlfriendMaybe knows us just a little too wellWhether you're late for church or you're stuck in jailHey words gonna get aroundEverybody dies famous in a small townTyler and Casey broke upIt ended pretty quietlyWe heard he was caught red-handed with her mamaSo that's just what they let us all believeEvery last one, route one, rural hearts got a story to tellEvery grandma, in law, ex girlfriendMaybe knows us just a little too wellWhether you're late for church or you're stuck in jailHey words gonna get aroundEverybody dies famous in a small townBaby whoNeeds their faces in a magazineMe and youWe've been stars of the town since we were 17Let's go on down to the quick stopWear your yellow shadesAnd I'll put on my tight jeansAnd we'll just spend the weekend burnin' rubberAnd we'll let em point and stare in disbeliefEvery last one, route one, rural hearts got a story to tellEvery grandma, in law, ex girlfriendMaybe knows us just a little too wellWhether you're late for church or you're stuck in jailHey words gonna get aroundEverybody dies famous in a small town.
I love it, and I thought I would share. Hugs, Lisa

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

It has been a while...just random updates:

Well, Monday the 17th was mine and Jonathan's 6 month Anniversary. We made it half a year. That says a lot. I can say that in the past six months we have had some wonderful times, some rough times, and some of those moments where you thank God for being such an incredible human being into your life. We were excited. We went to dinner Sunday night to celebrate because we knew we would not feel like it on Monday. That was night, we enjoyed our favorite little BBQ place, Jim N Nicks. We can home I painted my nails, and the funniest thing happened. Jonathan asked me if I was going to paint his toes, I was like yeah. So I painted his toes pearl pink! How funny. He is such a good sport.
However Monday Jonathan wanted me to make a nice romantic dinner. So I asked him what would be a romantic dinner, he replied fish sticks and mac and cheese. So his wish was granted. For our 6 month dinner we had fish sticks and Mac and cheese. We were both so tired that after we ate we went to was a very non-eventful night. It is nice to know however that in our relationship we are comfortable enough to know that we do not have to have they hype and sex on every occasion.

Alright so as we all know Jonathan has been blessed with a new store. He has been a store manager now for over a year and his boss wanted to build him a new store. Well he is finally getting to start working on it. However, it is wearing him out. He wants everything to be perfect, that is Jonathan. CVS has become our child that we must baby. I go to work and then I come home to him at CVS and then we go out with people to entertain them while they are in town. They are nice people. Two of the men are friends of his from Auburn, really nice men, but man am I ready to have Jon to myself again and have some kind normal relationship. Next week will be the worst because it is the week before the store opens. I am excited, but tired just thinking about it. Dear Lord, help me to be a supportive and understanding wife while my husband approaches one of the biggest accomplishments of his career thus far! Amen!
He is going to do well because I know him and he is awesome at what he does! That wonderful man has a bright little future ahead of him and I am excited that I get to be by him the whole time....that is if we don't kill each other first! JUST KIDDING! He is my best friend!

I am going to see Eli this weekend. I can't wait. The doctor release my sister so she gets to go back to work in like a week and a half. He is growing so well. He also has gotten his days and nights straightened out so he can sleep now at night. Jill is doing well also. I know she is not ready to go back, but she will do great. She is a great mom!

Well I am an Alabama fan and Jonathan is a Tennessee fan. My team, Alabama is dong alright this year. However, Jonathan's team is 1-2. Oh goodness, and this weekend poor Tennessee was not losers, they were pathetic! They gave up! Alabama on the other hand gave up quite a scare! They pulled it out in the last 20 seconds of the 4th quarter. Praise the LORD. ROLL TIDE! We will see how this weekend goes!

FALL is in the air....
Wow the weather has been so nice here lately. Saturday Jon and I opened the windows and we did not run the air again until Monday night. I can not wait for it to get a little cooler. No air for the rest of the year! I love this time of year I am already decorating for the fall and for the harvest time. We bought stuff to decorate the house with this weekend and we got a scarecrow named BOB! I like him a lot. Oh, and I am already planning the holidays...and a mini vacation. More details later!
Have a great week. HUGS, LISA

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Friday, August 24, 2007

We are Grown-Ups for Sure!

Jon and I are officially grown-ups now. We just went and bought a new bed! We have been sleeping on a full size bed with mattress Jon has had for years. However, yesterday we went to the Mattress Warehouse and got a new one. It is made by Sutherland and it is called Sensations! It is a queen size so no more crowded sleeping. YEAH! It was originally a $1200 set, but we got it for $700 with free delivery, setup, and frame to put it on. It sits up real high and has a very thick plush pillow top. It is so soft. I can not wait to sleep on it. I told Jon when we get it I was going to take one day off work so I could stay at home and sleep in the new comfortable mattress. We had been wanting a new ever since we got married. We stayed at the Tutwiller Hotel the night we got married. The bed was the most comfortable thing ever. Well we got one that was very much compatible. LOL So now I don't have to go pay $300 to sleep on their bed again! LOL I am just so excited, but even more excited because this is one of our first big grown up purchase besides our living room furniture and kitchen table! Hope everyone has a great weekend! Love, Lisa

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Irondale Cafe AKA Whistle Stop

Last night Jon took me on a surprise adventure. He had went to the Irondale Cafe about a month ago. He was telling me about it, and I said I would love to go because supposedly that is where all the action took place in Fried Green Tomatoes. Fannie Flagg was said to have written her book about that cafe and the people around it. You must know that I love the movie Fried Green Tomatoes, but I love the book so much more. It is a lot better than the movie.
Well, last night Jon and I went to Sam's Club to pick up a few things. After we were done he said he had a surprise for me.
He took me to the Irondale Cafe AKA Whistle Stop! When I realized where we were going I was SOOOOOO excited! It made for a perfect little home grown date!
It is an old place, but it is just so cozy. It is cafeteria style dinning, but it was great. They had old music playing. The atmosphere was nice! We had a great time. I thought it was very sweet of Jon to surprise me with something like that. He had to have been listening to remember that I really wanted to go there. We got to watch the trains. I tried to get Jon to take pictures with me because I never leave home without my camera, but he wasn't cooperating.
I just wanted to tell my story. I had a good time. It was sweet!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Baby, Oh Baby!

So my sister, Jill, had the baby yesterday. His name is Elisha "Eli" Scott Ragsdale., as my nephew AJ(Eli's brother) annouced to everyone that his name is from the BIBle. I am so happy. It has been a while since my family has had a baby. He was little. He only weighted 6lbs and 15 ozs. He was 201/2 inches long. He has super long legs and fingers. He is so tiny. He was doing good, but now he is in the NICU because his little lungs are having trouble breathing. He was a little early so the doctors thought this might happen. So maybe he will be all better soon so he and his aunt Lisa can party! lol I am so excited. I will post more pictures when I get them of us together. Then I have a suprise picture that will make everyone giggle!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Lots O Tidbits

So I haven't posted in a few days. Not a lot has been going on except for the working. So I thought I was just update on a few things and then I have a few little stories. I hope this blog finds everyone well.
Last weekend Jon and I did not do a whole lots. It was kind of a lazy weekend. Friday Jon and I went to dinner and did a little shopping. Saturday we went yard selling and played cards with friends that night. Sunday we had our regular routine, and we did go play golf. That was fun. Sunday we had a retirement party for one of the elderly ladies that work for Jon. We had fun! She enjoyed herself very much! She is a sweet lady.

This week has been a little hectic. Monday was definitely a Monday! I just had a bad day all the way around. I snapped at everyone. I had a headache all day long so I was not in the best of moods. I ended up going to be very early. Tuesday Jon had a headache so we did nothing after work. We just swapped bad moods. Now Wednesday was interesting. I noticed my car was driving really rough. So when I got to the gas station I got out to check the tires. You should note that my tires are NEW! Well the driver's side front tire had a HUGE BUBBLE in the sidewall. It looked like a dinosaur eggs had been stuck in there. Well I call Jon and call daddy because we had gotten them from daddy's work. Well I drive home on it, and by the time I got there it was losing air because the tire had pulled the rest of the way from the rim. Needless to say that Jon had to change a tire. So he is driving my car with the spare and I am driving his.
While we were outside changing the tire the little neighbor boy came over to talk to us. He sat on the curb with me. He was so dirty, but cute. He is 3. We still do not know his name, but he was going to talk to Jon about our flat tire. He just talked and talked the whole time while eating a piece of balled up slice cheese. He was so dirty, but he did enjoy his cheese. I thought it was hilarious. Jon and I had a lovely dinner. We just sat and talked forever. It was nice to get to catch up on the week after us being so busy and sick.

Today is my nephew Dawson's birthday. He is 8 years old today. However, he was unhappy because he had to start school on his birthday. Jon and I sent him a balloon to the school with a candy bag attached to it! I am going to call him tonight. We are going to get to see all of our family in Gordo in like a week and a half. We are going down for the weekend. I can't wait. I miss my daddy and Regina, but I also miss everyone! I just can't wait to see everyone and TALK!

Jennifer, my sister-in-law is doing somewhat better. She is still not healing as quickly as the docs would like, but improving a little everyday. Thank Goodness.

My sister Jill is having her baby on the 15th! She is having a little boy. I can't wait. We went and saw them this past weekend. A.J. their youngest started school today for the first time. I have to call and see how that went! I will post pictures of the baby when I get them.

WE have two people trying to convince us to get another dog. The dogs are puppies, and very cute. However, we have one big dog now, and she spoiled and very territorial. So I do not think I am ready to be a momma to two yet!

Well as far as the rest of my family they all seem to be doing fine. I talked to Nicole on Tuesday. I haven't talked to Timmy in a couple weeks, but I will hopefully get to see him soon. Jon's family is doing well.

So how about the space shuttle launch. Every time I see that it amazes me even more. How I would love to explore space. It just so cool! OH, and the priest that was arrested for running naked!?! He said he was running early so no one would see him. That made me giggle!
Well I guess that is all for now. I have not major plans for the weekend until Sunday. After church Sunday our friend Justin is having a sports day, then we are all going swarming. Well talk to you all soon!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

My day so far...

Alright, so my day so far has been a roller coaster. This morning I got up, and Jon and I left the house at the same time. Well traffic was really bad. I was in front, and Jon was driving behind me. I could not get out of the merge lane. So Jon let me over, then he let me over again, and then for a third time because I have to cross three lanes to get to my lane for exiting onto 459. I tell you what. Just the fact that he did that warmed my heart. I know that that is the polite thing to do in traffic, but it made me feel so loved. He was running late, but instead of zooming past me he waited so I could cross. I mean that boy cares about me so much, I felt so loved. It is the smallest thing, but man! It showed me that he cares about #1 my safety and #2 he wanted to make sure he baby was going to get across. It was just a little way of showing his affections that meant so much to me. I guess I should say that I hate traffic, and he knows how nervous it maeks me, so that is why it made me feel so loved. He may not be the most romantic guy, but he sure knows how to make this girl's day!
Now at work we were having a BLOOD DRIVE. Being the person that I am, giving blood is not a pleasurable experience, but it is something that I do and that we all should do if we are able because it saves lives. So I took my fear of needles, suppressed it, and allowed my veins to be abused. I must first say that the ladies that took care of me were some of the most friendly ladies! The Red Cross has some wonderful people working for them.
I went to give. They stuck me and I was fine, but I was bleeding really fast! I filled my pint within like 4 minutes. Well, I think maybe I filled it too quick because I started filling faint. They gave me the cold compresses, something to drink, and reclined me. After a few seconds of seeing double I was fine. I should just inform all of you that the dramatic process I just described is actually normal for me when I give blood. However, what happened about 15 minutes after leaving the donation site wasn't. I was sitting at my desk when all of a sudden I got extremely hot. I tried reclining, drinking some soda, holding my feet up, but nothing was working. I was about to pass out at my desk, OH NO! I tried calling my boss, but had trouble picking up the phone. After three tries I finally got her, and all I could get out was: I don't feel well, I am hot, can you help? They finally got me back to the donation site, got me cooled off, some sugar in me, and then I promptly went to eat a bite. Needless to say that was scary. My darn eyes were rolling back in my head! HELLO, I was freaking out. Now it is 3:12 here, and I feel as good as could be expected. I am, however, very tired and weak. I can't wait to get home to cuddle up with Jonathan, and let him baby me.

P.S. If you do not mind say a quick pray for my sister-in-law Jennifer. She had surgery, but she is not recovering like she should. They may have to go back in! My nephews start school next week, and she can't even get them ready! She is hurting, and I am sure a little nervou! So lets all pray that God will fix her right up! (Please think of my brother and nephews too) Thanks, and I will keep you posted about her condition! HuGs!XxXxXx

Monday, July 30, 2007

Our Weekend!

Alright, so I had promised an update to everyone, but mainly my sister. I told her I would post some pictures of our weekend. It was a wonderful weekend, far to short, but wonderful.
Friday morning Jonathan and I said we were not going to do anything. Well that all changed. My sister-in-law, Jennifer, had to go in for minor sugery. She was suppose to get to leave that day. However, when the doctor got in there they found a tumor. So they had to do sugery. She ended having to stay at the hospital all weekend. Joey, my oldest brother was with her, but they we not prepared to have to stay. So Jon and I headed their way when we got off work. We got a pizza, Jonathan had made him a snack pack, and I took him some clothes and neccesities. We left there at about 9pm. BTW Jenn is doing well. She got to come home yesterday, but she could not travel. So Joey, Jenn, and the boys are at my mom's house. She is still in pain, but getting better each day. After we left the hospital we had to drive to Talladega to get Herbert's truck because Jon was helping a friend move on Saturday. So we went there. We visited with mom and them a minute then we were back on the road. We got home at like 11:45. We were so tired. We went straight to bed!
Jon went to help his friend Will move on that morning. I was suppose to be up at 7:45, but I did not wake up until 8:51. Needless to say I was in a hurry. So Jon brought me breakfast. We then loaded up, and met up with our buddies Chris and Tamara. (To the left) We head to my mom's in Talladega. We got there about 11:30, got unloaded, and then we were off. Chris rode his dirt bike, Tamara rode her 4-wheeler, and Jon, Dawson, and I rode the 6-wheeler. We took Dawson, my nephew withus because Duncan was sick so my mom already had her hands full, and he was borad. We followed the powerline, and we ended up riding several miles. It was so much fun. I have to say it was hot, and the briars hurt so bad! However, it was a great time. By the time it was over I had so much dirt on me that I looked I was so tan. Good friends = good times! After we finally got done riding we went back to my mom's to cool off. Mom made spagettii and garlic bread. We ate and chated for a while. Then it was off to Trussville to get ready for our couples cookout at church!

The couples cookout was so much fun. The pictures from that will come later because I did not bring my camera outside. We played horseshoes with an older couple. Jon and I losted. Then I went to chat with the ladies, but the preacher joined Jon's team and they were off to see if they could beat another more experienced team. Well after a good while, Jon and pastor had come back to tie the guys 10 to 10. However, they ended up losing still. We had a blast. We were the youngest couple their by about 8 - 10 years, but still. Everyone in our couples class is so nice. Jon and I got to talk to the pastor and his wife Kathy for a good while. Which is not something I have never really got to do. We love our church family so much!
We left the cookout at about 8pm because we had to go back to the hospital to take Joey some supper, and some stuff that my mom had sent him. When we got home, Jonathan and I were so tired. He espically because he had gotten up at 5:45 to go help Will move. It was a great day/night!
Jonathan and I got up and went to Sunday School and church. It was great. After chruch we went out for lunch at the Mexican resturant. Then we decided we would go home, and take a nap together. We never get to nap together, and seeing as how we were both tired. We slept. So nice. We got up about 4pm. Wow...we were shocked. We slept most of the day away. Lazy, secluded Sundays...they are so nice. Of course we had to do the dreaded trip to Wal-mart. They are remodeling ours so it is a nightmare everytime we go. We got home, I put up the grocerieces, Jon washed dishes, I cleaned the counters and stove, he did laundry. The we cleaned our bedroom, and did a little rearranging of the furniture. It looks great! Now I love hanging out in my bedroom. So when we finished Jon watched TV and I uploaded pics and talked to my firend, Tiffany, online. It was nice to talk to her cause we both stay so busy. Overall, it was a great Lisa and Jon day! We even took a pic of us vegging out! Oh, I did talk to my daddy! He and Regina are good! Having a lazy Sunday like we did!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Vitamin Water: BAD

Alright guys so I must rant. I am trying to drink more water these days in order to shed some much needed pounds. So I am trying to drink about 110 ounces a day. Well regular old water gets bland from time to time so I was trying to mix it up a bit. So Jonathan was telling me I should try the vitamin water because some of the women at his work drink it. So I bought a couple bottles. I drank one yesterday, the lemonade. It was good, not overly strong, still tasted like water.
Well this morning I get my topical citrus vitamin water out to take to work. Once I got to work I went to put it in the freezer when I realized "OH MY GOODNESS vitamin water has 50 calories per serving!" Alright, work with me here. There are 2.5 servings in a bottle that is 125 calories! That is startling when you think you are doing something great for your body by drinking it, but realize that you are hurting yourself more. When you are trying to stick to 1200 calories a day, giving up 125 to a bottle of WATER makes you mad!

So therefore, my word of advice if your are drinking vitamin water is to be sure that you account for the calories when you drink it.
I mean coming from someone who trying to get healthy drinking water and gaining 125 calories doesn't really go hand in hand.

Friday, July 20, 2007


Hey guys, I know I said the Softball game will be on Saturday the 28th, but I just found out last night that it has been rescheduled for the 2nd weekend in August because all of the Auburn stores are having inventory. So...the pics will come later.
Hope you all have a great weekend! Love, Lisa

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Little Moments...

Little Moments...I love them. I love the times in life when you can truly stop, evaluate, and realize that the moment you are in is one of the most percious and sweetest times. It can be when you least expect it, most of the time it does turly sneak up on you.
I have found that most of the time the big moments aren't usually what they are made up to the small things that really get you.
For example, last night. Jonathan and I were going to go to the movies to see Knocked Up. However, it wasn't playing any longer at our theatre. So we decided just to go home and watch TIVO. Well we sat there and watched our recored AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, LAST COMIC STANDING, and THE BILL ENGVEL SHOW. Jon sat on the couch, and I laid there in his lap, his arm around me, and me holding on to it. When I suddenly realized just how much I love those moments. We were not doing anything especially romantic or exciting, we were just spending time together watching our shows. I LOVED IT. I sat there thinking I love this man, this moment, and I could not be happier. There was nothing speical, but the fact that we were together, happy, blessed, and I could not think of wanting anything more at that moment.
No it is not always like that, but it truly makes you appericate the moments that are. It is just the little moments.
So this morning on the way to work I was driving and as always listening to music and singing. We I had some country song playing (they were mostly upbeat love song). I have that song by Kenny Chesney called "I Lost It". Well I have heard that song a gazillion times, and each time I am like WOW I really like that song. Well this morning as I was singing the song it hit me again. WOW, I love this song becasue it is so ture! So here is the chours:
No one can make me cry, Make me laugh, Make me smile, Or drive me mad like she does. It's like a curse that is the cure Better or worse, one thing's for sure It's real love and I don't know what I'd do If I lost it.
I sat there I feel like that. No one quite knows how to push my buttons like Jonathan does, nor doesn anyone know how to push his quite like I do, but on the contray no one (HUMAN BEING) can make me smile, laugh, feel so safe, comfortable, and loved like he does. I mean my family does a dang good job, but not quite in the same way Jonathan does. It is different. However, I do think it is real love...and I LOVE IT and I don't know what I would do if I lost it.
So I am very excited about next Saturday the 28th. Jonathan and I are going to Auburn for a CVS softball tournament. I am going to support my handsome, steadily becoming buff husband play for district 5 and to socialize. Then that night we are going to our MARRIAGE SOCIAL with all of the couples from our Marrieds Sunday school class. There are going to be all kinds of game and a huge cookout! Saturday is going to be filled with FUN!
Then since Sundays are mine and Jonathan's day to hang out after church so we will get the entire weekend to hang out and have fun! Watch out the TREMENDOUS TWO WILL BE LOOSE ALL WEEKEND.....LOL having loads of fun. I promise to put up pics and tell you all about it. I have to make my CVS DISTRICT 5 shirt and put that I belong to MR. 4948.
Well for now I must run. I have rambled enough. Hope you all have a good week and weekend.
love, Lisa

Thursday, July 12, 2007 is an intense journey that has its moments.

Marriage is defined in the webster dictionary as:

the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law or an intimate or close unioin.

I do not dispute that as true, however, I do believe that it is so much more than that.

As a Christian I believe marriage is a convenat two people made before God to cherish and love one another through good and bad, up and down, and rich and poor. I mean these are the vows most people take when getting married.

At this point in life, I myself recently got married, I know several that are about to or just got married, then I also know several who desire to get married.

With all that our culture today marriage is disposable. I am not by any means stating that everyone feels that way, and I am aware that there are times in a marriage where things happen and they do not work out; I could give you plenty of examples. There are times in marriage that it is not healthy for one or both of the persons in the union; again I could give you examples. I am not talking about those cases. I am talking about the cases where people just think it would be fun to have a wedding, and those that think marriage is just a contract!

It is too easy for people to get together today, decide they want to get married thinking that if it doesn't work out (if it is not fun or what they think is going to be a continuous party with tons of sex) that it is not a big deal because I mean there are a tons of lawyers who specialize in divorce and we can just take our stuff back and go our separte ways with nothing lost. (Thinking at least we tried). However, it cost more than people realize...if jon and I tried to end it; it would hurt our family, our friends, I mean we have invested in each other, we have bonded with one anothers family. It just cost more to end it... not just financially, but emotionally!

Marriage is not the bed of roses so many make it out to be. Alright so yes I have only been married for about five months now, but I can say there are plenty of times when it would be much easier to walk out than to deal with a problem. When you are in a bad mood, and just don't want to deal with it, or the other person let you down, hurt you, or did something that breaks your heart, but that is not why I married Jonathan. I married Jonathan because he is the man God created for me, and I love him with all of my heart. I did not marry him becasue I wanted it to be easy, I married him because I could not imagine spending a day without him, and because good or bad I want to experience it all with him. We encourage each other and help to pull the other through the hard times.

Now...onto the myth that marriage is a bunch of roses! HA! I wish cause I like roses. LOL

I knew from others that it is not always easy, glamours, or fun, but nothing perpared me for the fact that there are times when I want to ring MR.WHITTEN's loveable little neck!
The little things that you don't think about until you move in with a person will drive you mad. I did not know until marriage that JONATHAN LOVES to sleep in the MIDDLE of the bed. He like to swing his darling little leg over me at 3 in the morning when you have to pee! Alright one of our huge fights right after we got married was over a throw that goes on the couch. Now we are in the process of trying to make our home a home, and no longer a bachelor pad. So I got these great little throws with matching pillows. Now I know Jonathan's moma taught him how to fold a blanket, but the boy would not do it. Nothing made me more angry than to come downstairs and see the blanket sitting there unfolded! So after about a week and a half of asking him to fold when he is finsihed with we had to have a heart to heart. LOL Or how Jonthan thinks in order to watch TV he must move the recliner from it place amongst the living room funiture to the area directly in front of the television, blocking the view of all others in the room so he can concentrate! I will contrate baffles me why he thinks that is ok. However, I must admit it is cute to see him sit there all budled up (because he thinks I keep the house to cold) intently watching some silly science fiction show or dirty jobs, but I DO NOT UNDERSTAND IT!

Marriagae is about compromise, I have learned to compromise when it comes to Jon and the TV, video games, work, his bubble baths, and a whole list of other things. There is a lot of having to meet in the middle. I thought if I argued my point long enough that he would cave, but the truth is usually we are both a bit right and wrong so there has to be a deal made! I have done a lot of growing in the past five months, and I think Jon would agree also. We can't change each other, though you can try, but that usually means more furstration, but it is not about changing each other, it is about growing as one, learning to love that person flaws and all, and with the love and care that you put into each day of being together learning how to make it work. If you could change people we would all have picked up mr.joe from down the street take him home, trained him for a little while, then turned him into prince charming and live happliy ever after, but because the person is different it adds a little spice to life. Marriage has to be about the other person, because as soon as one starts to put yourself first you start to realize (or think you realize) how that other is negelecting you (which usually means you are too concerned with yourself to see that maybe you should be the one giving a little).

So to sum up what I think marriage is: marriage is the union of a man and woman before God with a conveant commiting to growing together, loving each other through the good and bad, loving beyond the ugliness that comes out sometimes, compromising, selfless act of loving someone so much that you can not imagine life without them. No matter how bad things get you do not want to wake up with out that messed up hair and smelly breath big teddy bear that you call your husband! Marriage is a journey from a beginning to an happy ending with storms, road blocks, rainbows, tears, laughter, and love! I can honestly say there is not other place I would rather be, but with mr.whitten! I mean we are just a guy and a girl on a journey from beginning to happy ending!

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Alright Guys, so I wanted to introduce you to all of my family. They are great! So here they are....

So this is Jonathan and I when we went to visit his family in Clarksville, Tennessee.

This is daddy, Regina, Ms. Ruth, and me at Father's day!

This is Jonathan, his brother Keith, his dad/my father-in-law Mitch, and his uncle Bill!

This is one of my siblings, my big brother Timmy. Timmy is a quite a character! :)

Jonathan and his Aunt Jan!

This is another of my siblings, my big sister Nicole. She lives is South Carolina. This is us at my bachalorette party that she and my friend Krystal planned for me!

OK so there are a whole lot more people to put up here, but I do not have all their pictures at my disposal. I will put up more tonight! oxoxox

Friday, July 6, 2007

Hello ALL

Hey Guys, well I am just posting to let you all know that Jonathan and I joined the blog world today! I will be posting as the thoughts and events happen in our EXCITING LIFE! I hope all are well. We miss you all, and will talk to you soon.