Monday, September 30, 2013

Din Din Time

Chicken Fajitas

Meatloaf, Mash Potatoes, & Creamed Corn

Out To Dinner

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Cod Fish & Hush Puppies

Fruit Dumplings

Out To Dinner

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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Car Show In Nashville

Leia & I was suppose to be the two going to Nashville yesterday but plans changed sadly.. She had to go do a catering job so thus she was not able to go sadly!

Daddy had decided he wanted to go to Nashville to see a car show so he asked if I wanted to join & since I no longer had plans I was down to go! I knew it would be a fun daughter/father day together..

I thought it might be a little chilly outside yesterday because the past few days had been but I could not have been more wrong! I was burning up in the outfit of choice which you see above! I should have stuck with one of my summer dresses needless to say..

My sweet father is in the shrine so we went to the shrine temple to see the cars! Neither of us was impressed sadly.. There was not a whole lot of cars to look at but I think that is because their was several different car shows going on in that area in general.. Here are a few that I thought was neat & or scary!

This one I did not like it reminded me too much of that movie Wrong Turn! This truck looked like the exact one they used during that scary movie & I am not gonna lie I for one never wanna be apart of that horror.. Would you?

This one I did not like either me & several others said it reminded us of Jeeper Creepers! Have you seen that movie? I do not want no part of it in real life either.. 

After my father & I left the car show we decided to get some lunch! So we went to Margaritaville downtown.. I love seafood about as much as my father does so it was nice to enjoy some!

For dessert we stopped by Gigi Cupcakes! I wanted to have 2 of the new fall flavors which was Apple Pie Crumble & Banana Foster.. We ended up getting 2 Banana Foster, 1 Apple Pie Crumble, & 1 Chocolate Chip! 

The new Fall flavors were amazing.. I loved them very much.. They was yummy & it made for a great dessert :)

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Books Become Real

Growing up I knew I had a love for reading, but I never wanted just any book. It was always something that had to appeal to me! I have loved many books over the 25 years of my life span, however I am sure to some it does not even compare because of how picky I am when it comes to books.. 

I can still remember being a small child asking my amazing, wonderful, loving father to read me stories over & over again until he was sick of them as well as knew them by heart.. even though being a small child is when I can first remember books I am sure it would be safe to say that my father read them too me as an infant as well!  

A few of those childhood books included: Dr Seuss, Goodnight Moon, I'll Love You Forever, Corduroy, Peter Pan, Alice In Wonderland, & many more that I could continue to name...

As I grew older some of the bigger books I read was Boxcar series, Junie B Jones, Tuck Everlasting, & I can even remember the day I found a set of Goose Bump series I so badly wanted to read them but in order to do so I had to have a parent consent form. So I knew my sweet father would be coming to meet me for lunch so I had him go sign that paper right away! I had one big huge grin on my face.. Hello scary books :) They were amazing!

I was blessed to have amazing parents whom allowed me to read as much & as many books as I wanted & it was a bonus that In return I was allowed to go to a school field trip to Dollywood at the end of the year for reading books & taken test over them to prove I had really read them! You had to of course have so many points but I always exceeded the limit way beyond what I had to have :) 

During my high school years I never really had time to read as much as I would like & another problem was that I had run out of interesting books too read! If a book did not catch my eye within the first few chapters then you could bet that I would no longer be reading them because I did not have the patience to try other wise! I always thought it should take only a few chapters to know whether a book was really good or really bad! 

When the Chronicles Of Narnia series came out I could not have been more thrilled, I loved them! Soon after them came Harry Potter series, Twilight series, Hunger Game series, 50 Shades Trilogy, Crossfire Series, & currently Mortal Instrument series! I also have loved every single book by Nicholas Sparks :)

With knowing my love for these books I somehow lived inside the books as weird as that might be to say! I felt happiness & sadness along with many more feelings because too me I was living the life of these characters from these books as I read them! I always put my body & soul into the books so to me the characters came alive! I could almost picture them in my mind on whom they looked liked, felt how they loved one another & such! I even wanted so badly to just jump inside the book itself & play that role of the cute happy couple & such always! It was nice to see that each bond was so strong & unbreakable even with the ups & downs! If only we could have that in real life always..

Sometimes I think to myself how nice it would be to have those books just to keep going & going! I seem to always want more from them like a never ending life I guess one might could say! I miss those books & characters once the series have ended & no longer go on!

I have loved that over the years some of my favorite books have been made into movies so for me I can still live out those books thanks to the movies made! I truly treasure them as them come out & I am thankful for those willing to make those books come to life as crazy as one might say that sounded! Even with the movies it still is bittersweet to know there will no longer be new chapters to read or see the life that could have happened after later in years & such

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Things I'm Lovin...

I am loving that tonight is my last night at work & I will have 7 whole days off.. I love my 3-1-3-7 schedule :)

I am loving that come Thursday night I get to see one of my friends whom is a cop after he does road blocks! It will be nice to spend some time with him!

I am loving that come Friday night I will see a few friends out of town that I have not seen in a while! So that will be nice to say the least.. Like old times getting to catch up!

I am loving that come Saturday Leia & I will be in Nashville doing some shopping together! Getting ready for our Florida trip :) I mean you gotta love that its getting close to time!

I am loving that Leia & I are a whole week closer to our trip to Florida! Hello beach house for a whole week.. Relaxation is gonna be heavenly to say the least!

I am loving how our wreaths turned out & as soon as I get some free time I will be posting the photos from us working on them :)

I am loving that the baby shower for Alicia went off without a hitch! It was nice to see friends & family.. I am so ready for baby Liam to get here! I just wanna cuddle him & kiss him to pieces.. I know he is gonna love his auntie Ashleigh!

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Monday, September 23, 2013

Din Din Time

Homemade Soup


Hamburger Helper

Sweet Potatoes, Creamed corn, & Fried Okra

Out To Dinner

Out To Dinner

Out To Dinner

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Thursday, September 19, 2013

New Arrivals

I have been truly blessed in these past two months! I was able to welcome two new baby cousins into this world along with one of my friends new baby! They all 3 just happened to be boys.. I love all 3 of them to pieces & cannot wait to love on them even more then I already have!

Grady Hagan Cherry
Born on August 25th @ 2:48 pm
7 pounds 10 ounces
20 1/2 inches long

Dominic James Wright
Born on September 12th @ 8:26 pm

Photo: We got to come home today :)
Weston Charles Harmon
Born on September 13th @ 6:37 pm
6 pounds 15 ounces
21 inches long

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Things I am loving!

I am loving how it has begin to feel like Fall outside!

I am loving how only in a few short weeks Leia & I will be in Punta Gorda..

I am loving that while in Florida we will be going to Howl O Scream at Busch Gardens!

I am loving that Leia & I come Sunday will be making some Fall wreaths for our home! We cannot wait..
Decorating & Crafting With Pine Cones

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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Date Nite With My Sweet Father

I will forever & always cherish & hold on to every single moment I share with my sweet loving father. I truly am a daddy's girl through & through!

Last night my sweet father asked me If I would go see The Family with him which is a movie playing in theaters! I of course without hesitation said yes! Lucky for me he pretty much knows the movies I will verses will not see! Some I do not mind but some I do put my foot down too & say um no way!

My father seems to find it funny that I talk to movies! Which I do I won't deny that.. I know they do not answer me back but goodness sometimes I just wish they did.. He tells me I am a handful & I always remind him that regardless he still loves me none the less! He says he could never handle all of me & my friends together because we all talk during the movies & I just laugh at him when he says such..

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Din Din Meals

Barbecue Sandwiches & Baked Beans

Chicken Salad 

Chicken Spaghetti & Cheesy Bread

Honey Shrimp

Hamburger Helper

Hawaiian Chicken & Creamed Corn

Out To Dinner

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Friday, September 13, 2013

Sweet Letters

Dear Friday 13th:
I do not know how I feel about you! I think I have mixed feelings to be honest.. A part of me loves you because you kinda remind me of my favorite season which is Halloween so I know that means its getting closer however bad things seem to happen on this day always & that part never fails.. Hmm I wonder why this is?

Dear Work:
Today is my Friday & I do not have to see you again until next Thursday! However let's hope things are not crazy tonight given the fact that it is Friday the 13th.. Fingers are crossed that things do not go wrong or that things do not get out of hand! 

Dear Lake:
I get to see you tomorrow & I could not be more excited! I was going to go to Nashville but we decided to postpone that until Sunday! I am excited to have one of the last barbecues of the summer because I can already feel Fall outside which means it is just around the corner! 

Dear Fall:
I love you like crazy! It truly is one my favorite times of year for several important reasons! I love the Fall weather, turning of the leaves, nutmeg, cinnamon, picking pumpkins only to carve them into spooky designs, & best of all it holds in October my favorite holiday which is Halloween! I live for haunted hayrides, woods, & houses.. Those are the best ever & I always say he scarier the better.. 

Dear Leia:
I am so ready to see you tomorrow! It cannot get here soon enough.. I know we will have so much fun like always! Plus we get to do slumber party tomorrow night.. Girls nights are always fun! However we cannot stay up super late or neither of us will be waking up to go out to Nashville Sunday.. We are two girlie girls that love our sleep!

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

City Of Bones & More

Since I can remember I was going to the movie theater always watching the newest movies that would come out. There is just something I love about theater seats, big huge screens & of course the surround sound system..

I went to the theater & seen the preview for a movie called City Of Bones.. I told myself that I needed to come back to see it because I loved the previews for it.. Now little did I know that it was a book series plus more movies was to be made! I got all giddy to say the least.. I then went & purchased all 5 books & am currently waiting on the 6th one to release in May of 2014 plus on a even better note the 2nd book movie is to release in 2014 as well which is called City Of Ashes!

So far the books have been amazing & just as good as the movie! I loved the roles that each character has played & I love even more whom the characters were for each role! It has fit perfectly... This is the first time ever for me that I have seen a movie before reading the books & I must say I enjoy it so much more because I can relate & remember each character so much better so it makes it ten times better to read!

City of Bones

City of Ashes

City of Glass

City of Fallen Angels

City of Lost Souls

City of Heavenly Fire
Coming May 27, 2014

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013


I am loving how yummy my birthday cake was last night! I love birthday cake always :)

I am loving that this weekend I will be in Nashville celebrating my birthday a few day late but better late then never at all :)

I am loving how sweet all my friends are! Each & everyone of them made my day yesterday by wishing me a happy birthday! I still cannot believe that i am 25 though however..

I am loving all my Fall goodies that I bought from Bath & Body! I really feel like I should not be allowed in that store during the Fall season because I would like to buy the whole entire store with all those Fall aromas!

I am loving that slowly but surely I have started to add all my Fall decor to the house! I will hate it thought when I must take it down.. If only our seasons could go Summer Fall Summer Fall... I would be one happy lady!


I am loving that I am exactly one month away from having my feet in the sand on Florida Shores...

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12 Years Ago Today

At this moment, 12 years ago, millions of Americans went to bed quietly, with no thought that the next morning their world would change forever. That night hundreds packed flight bags they would not live to open. Thousands slept with loved ones for the last time.

They years have now gone by, but the memories still remain for all those whom were involved in that one single day & its aftermath that changed the lives of so many & our nation! There really has been no closure for the thousands of families that day. Some say to put 9/11 behind us but, they fail to realize that its not only a part of our history but a part of our lives! Time does not heal wounds instead we just learn to deal with them...

One never knows what a new day has in store. Let us live each day to the fullest, & never miss a chance to let those dearest to us, know of our love for them. So tonight, if you have someone in your life you love, tell them!

Thank you to every single person whom played a huge part of 9/11 for your services both then & now..

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Officially Half Way To 30 Today! Happy Birthday To Me..


Today I am 25 years old..
That means I am now a quarter of a century old! 
Saying it this way makes it sound worse then just saying 25 alone if you ask me...

So what is good about turning the big 2-5? Well my car insurance rate will now be going down! However other then that I do not like turning this age! Being half way to 30 makes me wanna cry to be very honest..

I bet you sweet ladies wanna know what all I am going to be doing for my birthday right! Well I will be working all night tonight for a lovely 12 hour shift :( so no celebrating my birthday tonight except for cake that I am bringing into work :)

However come this weekend I will be Nashville Bound celebrating my birthday downtown :) Hello fun! I cannot wait to spend some time with my sweet amazing friends! So even though no details on my birthday tonight you will get some photos & updates after my fun weekend downtown... 

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