Friday, December 18, 2009


Well, dinner last night was wonderful ofcourse I was late because my hair appt. latest until 5:30pm. They sang the birthday song to AJ which was pretty funny because the cook behind us was broken it down dancing. After dinner we rushed home to Day 4 of P90X the one I hate (Yoga X) it's an hour and a half workout. We lasted 30 mins until I got sick from all the food intake from Tokyo. So we just stopped and will do it Sunday along with our other workout (great 3 hours of workout on Sunday...looking forward to it). Anyway, I weighed myself this morning and let's just say I will be working out more to make up dinner last night, tonight and tomorrow night. I got up this morning before work and ran on my treadmill. Thinking it would make me feel better about eating so much last night. Well it didn't. Oh well......So onto events and news.

Tonight I'm meeting up with about 12 girls for dinner at Surin!!! I just love that place and haven't been in such a long time. I am counting down the hours until I can leave. However, I have a few stops to make on my way there.

After dinner depending on the time Thomas and I may go bowling with Nicole and AJ (Happy Birthday you old man...he is a B-I-G 24).......Just depends on everything. Then after bowling we will need to do Day 5 of P90X (Legs & Back and AB X) and address all 150 Christmas Cards.

Saturday I am thinking about running in the 5K but, I think it will be cold and raining so I'm just going to "pretend" I signed up and run at home on my treadmill. Then I have to do something around town (it's the last weekend before Christmas), mail my Christmas Cards, get stamps (I need to start a list), wrap my gift for my work party, workout Day 6 of P90X and ofcourse attend my work Christmas party where I will have to give a speech.....but they will have an open bar!!!!

Sunday will be around the house - wash clothes, finish up all my sewing/craft projects and picking up around the house. And ofcourse Day 7 of P90X.

Next week I'm going to "try" to work 3 10's so I only have to work 2 hours on Christmas Eve. And Christmas Eve is PAYDAY for me!!!!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

nothing new

Really nothing new. Just looking forward to the weekend. T and I have started doing P90X and we are in Day 4 (Yoga X tonight). I'm not looking forward to downward dog, warrior, child pose, and whatever he give us. Just not a Yoga kind of person and our workout tonight is 90 mins. Will I make?? Only 87 more days to go on P90X!! Which I am losing weight and hope to get to my goal weight by the end of it. Wish me luck! We timed it just right we will finish our P90X the day before we leave for our Ski Trip so we will be in shape and need a week off! This after I'm getting my hair done and then meeting AJ & Nicole at Tokyo for AJ's b-day Dinner. T and I are looking forward to some Tokyo and ofcourse seeing AJ & Nicole. Tomorrow is Girls Night Out Dinner at Surin and I can't wait to see everyone and have a drink! Then Saturday morning have a few places to run and then it's my work Christmas Party. I'm also thinking about running in 5K but just THINKING - I will figure that out Friday. I have never had a work Christmas Party and I can't wait. Open bar, free dinner, dirty Santa, and band. Yeppie! Sunday I will just relax and hopefully get all my wrapping done because it will be really busy next week. How is everyone doing on Christmas shopping?

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

what up my peeps.

I really don't have much to say today other then I am almost finished with all my Christmas shopping. I just have a few things to pick and then onto wrapping!

T and I had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Sunday afternoon was with my family at my grandmothers house. We stayed to catch up with Chris and Jana and then went over to Mom's house to pick up a few things she got us. Next was Wednesday night with the Brandon Family for Thanksgiving. We had a wonderful time and play a game with Scott, Katie, Freda, and Robert until midnight. Anna Kate told us we needed to use our inside voice because she was trying to go to sleep in Nana's room. We got back to Huntsville on Thanksgiving Day around 3:00ish and was off to get our Christmas Tree at Wal-Mart but, our South end Wal-Mart didn't have any. I was so upset because we were going to be so busy that weekend that we weren't going to have time but, we got one Sunday night. Below is a picture from "The Hair Shop" the kids did at Thanksgiving.

I recently was asked to be apart of a bunco group in Huntsville and we had our 1st meeting a couple of weeks ago. I met 11 new people that night and had a wonderful time!!! Our 1st "real" game is next month and I can't wait!!! I also had another girls night this past Friday with my good friends Shelana, Dana, Tab, and Brandi. It's crazy how we just talk to night away. We always find so much to talk about and then the next time we look at our watch it's 11:30 at night. Saturday was a fun day with The Akins (without the cat lady drama). T got up to watch Preston play at 10:00am and I went to pick up a few Christmas gifts then met them for lunch. Katie and I went to the Marketplace in Hampton cove for some shopping and then back to Preston's game. After we finished with that we went to "Target" (the kids with Nana and Poppy) and Katie and I went to try to adopt this cat from New Leash on Life. Well, they didn't like the fact that Katie lived an 1 1/2 away and that they couldn't do a home visit. And the lady who keeps the cat is this old lady who had never had kids or married so you can image. I'm not going to get into this because it will only make mad again. So, they didn't get the cat (because you know Katie can raise 4 kids but, she just doesn't know how to raise a cat to live it's full life). WHATEVER. We also went to see the lights which was wonderful!!! Stopping on our way home for dinner. Saturday was a long day we were so tried. Sunday we were lazy!!!

Upcoming events!

Getting my hair done (which needs it bad)

Girls Christmas Dinner at Surin!! YEPPIE!!

Shearer and Associates Christmas Party

Christmas Eve

Christmas Day!!!

We just booked our stuff for The Lodge for New Year's!! I need to find something cute to wear!!!


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

long time.

So it has been such a long time. So many changes have happen. Let's see.......
Aug 2009
We had a Wedding Shower for Crystal & Nick and then the World's Largest Yard Sale in Fort Payne. Which we had someone run over Thomas's parents mailbox. I was in the middle of the road yelling "Stop Her" "Get her plate number". I call the cops with the plate number but of course they didn't do anything. Then off to Nashville for some FUN TIMES!!! Then the BIG 10-year with my AHS high school friends!! Not many came but it was still a great time!!! Then Thomas and I went on our 1st cruise to the Bahamas. It was SO PRETTY and FUN!!!. I also changed jobs in the middle this busy August. Below are some pictures.

Sept 2009

Sept was also a busy month for us. We had Crystal and Nick's wedding which I was wedding planner and director (aka "the boss). It was a stressful weekend (more stressful then my own wedding). Then off to Nashville again for Jessica's Birthday. It was fun to hang out with Kristen, Josh, MM, and Jessica however, I wasn't 110%. I was sick all week and still wasn't feeling very well that weekend. But I was a trooper!!! Then it was off the T-town for some Alabama football. The hotel room was not the best but, we still had a wonderful time with Courtney and The Skippers!!

Oct 2009

Oct is always a sad month for me because my Mimi passed away in Oct a couple of years ago and I'm still trying to get over it. It's crazy I can still hear her voice and smell her. When I'm stress I will just ask her to be with me and then I smell something that smells just like her!!! It's crazy. We made a trip down to the Shrimp Festival. It was very hot and rained on us for a little bit. We just had fun getting to see everyone. Then comes Halloween. We were invited to an adult Halloween party which was loads of fun. It was 2 am before we left! Time flies when your having fun. Then our normal Trick or Treat at Gigi's. It was nice to not have to worry about going to work the next day!!!!

Nov 2009

November has been pretty quiet. On my day off for Veterans Day (Thank you veterans for everything you do for our freedom!!) my mom and I went shopping. I got a few Christmas gifts!!! Then that Friday we left for Green Bay. We were going to visit a couple we met over a year ago on our honeymoon! They had Green Bay tickets for us and we had such a great time with them. AJ was the cook all weekend!!! It was our 1st NFL game and I we LOVED it!!! Then this past weekend we had Thanksgiving at my grandmother's house!!! Love her food!!!! Upcoming events - Brandon Family Thanksgiving tonight. Getting a Christmas tree and getting the house ready for Christmas!! Then the BIG GAME!!! ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!

So that is all in the Life of the Brandon's!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


So, what have "The Brandon's" been up too? Well lets see. I stayed home the weekend of July 10 and Thomas went to Fort Payne to help his did do some things around his house. We (when I say we it really means Thomas) have been working on the guest bathroom. We got a new light for the bathroom and when Mr. Electric came to the house to fix our attic fan he put that new light up too! It updates that bathroom so much. We painted last night so we just need to put another coat on....Can you Guess what color?? YELLOW!!! It's like the yellow house inside in and out!! LOL. When the hole house get done it will be better and not as much YELLOW!!!! I got the zebra shower curtain from pottery barn and I have some other ideas for the bathroom. I can't wait for my vision to come together and I can show it off!!! Last weekend we went to Fort Payne so I could attend a wedding shower. My friend Crystal is getting married in Sept. I just love her and wish I could do more for her. She lost both her parents at 19. How sad is that. I don't want I would have done if my mom wasn't at my wedding and helping me plan. I'm just trying to be there for her and help in anyway I can. She is such a giving, wonderful, sweet, and loving person. Her soon to be Hubby is a wonderful person too. They make such a great couple. We got to eat dinner with them both Friday night and I spent the day with Crystal Saturday. While Thomas help his dad. She got lots of gifts - took 3 cars to get everything back to her house....LOL!!! Still can't wait to see the bacon cooker in action. I have had dreams about that thing.

This past Monday was my grandmothers birthday. She is such a sweet person and so 1940's can of lady. I just love her so much and wish I could visit with her more. No words can explain the type of person she is.......

Today - Wednesday I have a spa day that Thomas planned for me. I will be leaving work at 3:00!!! It can't come fast enough. I went and ran this running trail Tuesday afternoon with a co-worker who is a big runner (She says she hasn't ran in over a year - REALLY because you passed me....). But, I finished the 3 miles even if I walk the last mile and a half. But, I am hurting today from that run!

This weekend we are working around the house. It's crazy - I have been trying to clean out closets and what is funny my way of cleaning is not like everyone else. I like to take EVERYTHING out and then clean and put we have clothes EVERY WHERE. I have got to finish this this weekend because we will be on the move the next 7 weeks and won't have time.

If anyone is in town Saturday night we are going to Sports Page to listen to Uglistick!!! Hope to see some peeps!

Monday, July 6, 2009

What's up?

Ok, so it has been a while since I have posted. Not much new just going to the beach a lot and finishing the ceilings in the house. Towards the end of June we went to the beach to met up with our "honeymoon" friends that we met last year. We finished the ceiling in the guest bathroom - We hope to have it painted by this weekend and put back together. Then we took mom to the beach over Forth of July weekend. It's been a busy life but, we like to "live up" while we can!!!

Pictures below.
June Beach trip to met up with AJ & Holly!

Bathroom ceiling!
July 4th Weekend - Beach with Mom!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

it's a crazy life...but it's our life...

Here is what we have been living in for 3 days......

Before with popcorn ceilings...during the process.....and after.....This was done in all main living areas......