This past weekend Jeremie & I made the looooooooong (a zero for each hour of driving) trip to Starkville. Starkvegas. God's Country. The Dawghouse. Whatever you want to call it, it's heaven to us. It was Homecoming and we had the rare opportunity to go on field for the game! And let me just tell you. IT. WAS. AMAZING. As cliche as it sounds, everything is just seems bigger on field! The players are bigger, the stadium looks bigger, and yes, those cowbells are much louder! I was so hyped up I wanted to chest bump somebody. No wonder the players are always on the sidelines, because the energy is electrifying! But I figured shaking it on the 50 would get me & Jeremie kicked off the field quicker than two shakes of a lamb's tail. (I was tempted to payoff Bully to let me wear the mascot outfit and ride in on top of the Dawghouse, but again, the risk of getting kicked out was too great.) After the players ran in, I shaking with excitement. Jeremie and I agreed that aside from getting married, (just two buildings away) this was the about the coolest thing that has ever happened to us. During halftime, we were able to go up to the Pressbox, which was so neat. We got to see all the reporters and the Middle TN coaches even passed by us on their way to the locker room. And let's just say they were NOT HAPPY. We sat with Mom for a while in our seats and then went back on the field to "Wrap it Up in Maroon and White". And although I didn't make it on ESPN or the Jumbotron, I DID manage to get some great pics. HAIL STATE!
Aside from the game, we got to hit up some of our favorite Starkville restaurants and spent some quality time with Mom and Amy at her darling new house. The weekend was fabulous and it's always fun making more memories in our favorite place. Go Dawgs!
Monday, October 15, 2012
Whew! Home ownership has proved to be hard work!!! We have been working on projects ever since we moved in it seems like, and I'm finally able to post some pics of a couple finished (or mostly finished) endeavors.
The upstairs bathroom was something I wanted to tackle right away; it was an "English Pea Green" color, and let's be honest, does ANYBODY actually like English Peas?
So here's a Before:
The color still doesn't really show up in the picture, but it's a soft grey. I love it and LOVE all the colors in the shower curtain! One room down......all the others to go! HA!
While I did the bathroom, J started on a much bigger project that took more than a weekend! He wanted a media unit that would
hide hold all of our electronics and also give us some more storage. So after MUCH planning, calculating, drawing, and a few trips to Lowe's, the carpenter went to work.
We started out with this: (obviously the TV, stand and side table were on the wall to the right, I just forgot to take a "Before" picture)
And our house was full of this:
And the final product looks like this:
We are waiting for some cushions to be sewn that will go on top of the benches on each side.....but hey, we've come a long way, baby. There are no words for how PROUD of my hubby I am!!! I knew that he had skills, but honestly, he completely impressed me with this. He worked so hard; the only thing I had to offer were my painting skills. The best thing.....there is not a cord in sight! LOVE it!
And here are some extra pics of the living room for those of you requesting pics. There is still a lot of decorating I want to do.......but it's HOME. : )