Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

We hope everyone has a great Halloween and a fabulous weekend! oxoxox-The Whittens

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A weekend full of children!!!

This weekend, Jonathan and I will be surrounded by children! We are totally excited...and I would assume safe to say a little nervous! I mean we have a dog....not children. LOL Anyways...non the less we are going to have a ton of fun!

Friday- we have tricker treaters coming. I have let some of the parents in the neighborhood know that I am making little candy bags for their children. I am so excited to see their little costumes!

Saturday- we have Big Jon's little boy, Noah's birthday party! They are having those big inflatables, and all kinds of party stuff. It is a dinosaur themed party. I am so totally excited to go to this party. There should be lots of 6 year old there, and we get to play in the inflatables. Score!

Sunday- after church Jon and I have volunteered our day to the children's ministry. We are having lunch, and then we will be setting everything up for our Fall Festival in the Church parking lot. Jon and I will be running one of the booth games at the festival. How cool is that? I always loved fall festivals, so getting to see all the little kids play will be so much fun! Who knows maybe I can find the duck pull ( you know the little pool that has all the little ducks floating around with numbers on the bottom that you pull so you can see what prize you win), but of course Jon wants to do the balloon pop...which I consider NO FUN! We are excited to get to volunteer at something so big and fun at church. Pastor Kevin said that usually the Fall festival which is normally Halloween night runs about 1,500 people. He is not sure about how many will be there with us doing it on Sunday. So if you are in my neck of the woods, and would like to attend let me know. I will include the details at the end of the post! We would love to have you.

So needless to say I am totally pumped about all of the fun things we have to do this weekend. Oh, and a little funny story. The little boy Bradley (he is four) next door now considers Jon and I his "big friends". We have been playing kickball with him and he loves it. He will come to our door, ring the doorbell, and ask if we can come out and play! How cute is that. Jon and I just look at each other. I mean...we don't have to ask both or one of us usually goes. How cute is that. Oh, and when we have the windows open he always comes over to talk to use....through the screen! Sweet!

Now for the details for the Fall Festival:
It is at Life Church Birmingham from 5pm-8pm on Sunday, November 2nd. It is free. If can look it up at

Monday, October 27, 2008

What to give....

Well, the holidays are coming up soon, and Jon and I try to buy all of our presents now. What we do not get now we will finish purchasing when we make our yearly trip to Nashville for Christmas. That way once we come home we are completely done with shopping. Then I get to move on to my favorite part: WRAPPING! (I absolutely love to wrap presents. It is an artistic outlet for me!)
However, I have been sort of perplexed. Jon and I love to buy presents for people. You can ask just about anyone, and they will tell you that we are a gift giving family. Why? Because it is fun, and we love making others feel special. However, there are a few people that no matter what we give is never good enough! Why, I have no clue. It seems to be that is was not expensive enough, good enough, or whatever, but it makes you not want to buy for them at all. It makes it no fun to shop for them, and it seems like a chore. I often just say forget it...we will buy gift cards. However, Jon was not raised to purchase gift have to be thoughtful and you have to put work into it. So we begin our shopping....and therefore, I am stumped as to what these people will be getting this year.....kind of sounds like Jon and I will have a little more shopping in Nashville than we would like. Do you know someone like that? What do you do so that person does not ruin your holiday mood when it seems like they are turning their nose up at your present?

On a different note: there is this little girl at our church who has down syndrome. She has a few other handicaps, but I just want to grab her and hug her with all of my might! Her parents are so loving, and she has 3 other brothers. They are all adopted. That family warms my heart, but this little girl, I am pretty sure her name is Angel, but not for certain, really just tugs at my heart strings. I do not think she realizes just how much of a blessing she is. I honestly believe that God uses this little girl to touch the hardest of hearts. She is loving...and she loves to worship! It reminds me how special children are, and how when it comes to our faith and Jesus we really should have that childlike heart. Angel reminds me of much our father loves us, and so unconditionally.
I love the fact that Jon is so captivated and touched by this little girl! She really is a blessings and an angel!!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Happy Birthday Jonathan!

I am posting today because I am off tomorrow so Jon and I can celebrate his birthday!!!! He will be the 25! We are going to dinner at my mom's and she is cooking him two cakes....yes you read that right...2! I did not get two...but Jon Jon does! He is getting a chocolate peanut butter cake and a dutch apple cheesecake.
We were going to go shopping, but it is suppose to rain all day tomorrow! Sad :( I know. We may try to catch a movie. I am cooking him pancakes in the morning with Canadian bacon.

I am so glad to be off. We can sleep late and enjoy one another's company.

I do have a prayer request: Jon's friend Big John's grandfather was rushed to the hospital last night with a massive heart attack. He is in, from what Jon gathered from Big John, critical condition. Big John is having a hard time, and my Jon is taking it pretty hard. So just stay a quick prayer for his Grandfather and their family! "By his stripes we are healed!"

Well, everyone have a great weekend! I am off to enjoy mine with my hubby! I am so glad God brought us together! I am so blessed to have someone who loves me so much, and whom I love with all my heart!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


My trip to Gordo was great! We had a blast. Friday Jon and I went with my dad and Regina to my oldest brother's house for a cook out. We sat around laughing, telling stories, and just catching up! It was great to see all of them. I have missed them so much. I have not seen them since Memorial Day! Oh, and my major Friday night highlight was riding in the back of my dad's truck! So. Much. FUN!
Saturday we got up and ate breakfast together, and then I left Jon and Dad at home. Went to my friend Tiffany's house were we hung out, talked about the baby, played with the puppies, and I got my hair done! Man, do I feel like a new woman. Tiffany and I have been friends forever so she totally knows what makes me comfortable and what makes me feel good when it comes to my hair! After I left there I headed home where we grilled and boiled shrimp. We ate on the patio which was so nice with the weather. Then....we roasted marshmellows and made smores! LOVELY!
Sunday was church. It was nice to go to church there. It has been since mother's day since I was there. I loved seeing everyone. After that Jon and I said our byes and we were off. We stopped in McCalla for lunch. We ate Mexican, and then we set out on our Sunday adventures as usual. We looked at houses. This time we thought we would check some out in Helena. We found some we loved, but not for $300,000 +. They advertised the subdivision starting at $160,000... but they only had about 5 houses there at the price then they jumped up to the 300's!
It was a great weekend! I had missed my dad so much. I think I can make it to Thanksgiving now...if we head that direction!
Well, that is about it for new.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Guess whose going to Gordo?

ME! ME! ME! Yes sir! Miss Priss is making her way to Gordo today as soon as I get off work. I get to go see my family...especially my DADDY! Woohoo. I can't wait. We are cooking out tonight, and then maybe again tomorrow, and I am getting my hair done while I am home by possibly the best stylist ever! My good friend Tiffany. She makes my hair look like a million bucks every time.
So....I will update when I get back about the wonderful time I had...there is no doubt in my mind that I am going to have the best time ever!

Have a great weekend! oxoxo- Lisa

****I just realized when I re-read this post that it sounds very...almost is all about me, me, me, and me. So I should say that Jon Jon is going with me, and I would have it no other way. I love traveling with him, and I hate not having him with me especially when sleeping at night. adorable husband and I will be heading to Gordo tonight. Love you babe!

Monday, October 13, 2008

It's Birthday Week!

Happy Birthday to ME! Today is my 25th birthday. I can't believe I am 25, actually I will be 25 at 10:04 is only 9:50am right now. I remember being young and never thinking I would be 16 much less 25! Well, I made it!
I can honestly say that I could not be in a better place in my life. Things are great, and I am very content with life. I have a lot to look back on this past year that was great. Things are constantly changing, but I would have it no other way! Thanks to all of you have shared in my life thus far, and here is to many more! Thanks be to God for always watching over me and taking care of me and my family!

Jon and I have been celebrating my birth week since Friday of last week. I think birthdays are a pretty huge occasion seeing as to how if you would not have been born a lot of things would have been different! Jon took me for lunch yesterday at the Galleria, and he got me a "Grown-up" purse, and he got me some Juicy Couture perfume which he also said smells very 'grown-up". So I guess since I am not 25 we have to act like adults, and not just two kids in love living on a whim. We will see about that! LOL. I will update more later...I actually have a few things to do at the moment!