Wednesday, February 14, 2007

In celebration of Valentines, I'm going to share 50 things that I love! (in no particular order)

1. I LOVE my husband Jason and kissing his neck!

2. I LOVE mint julip chocolates from Oh Chocolate

3. I LOVE my sister Kati's smile

4. I LOVE my sister Kristin's laugh

5. I LOVE rodeos and cowboy boots

6. I LOVE rainy days with a cup of hot coffee

7. I LOVE watching my husband sleep in on Saturday mornings

8. I LOVE ice cream cones from Sonic and McDonalds on the way home from work

9. I LOVE going to the high school basketball tournament games with my dad

10. I LOVE how my mom makes the turkey fly on Thanksgiving

11. I LOVE watching the Macys parade while eating cinnamon rolls

12. I LOVE a perfect steak from Mortons

13. I LOVE Kelly Clarkson's music

14. I LOVE sour watermelon slices from The Peanut Shop in the arcade

15. I LOVE going to the movies on Sunday afternoons with my honey

16. I LOVE the smell of fresh bread

17. I LOVE all styles of dance

18. I LOVE losing myself in worship

19. I LOVE my wonderful friends back home

20. I LOVE our new church and the new friendships were developing here in Nashville

21. I LOVE slow walks on warm evenings and watching the fireflies

22. I LOVE warm fires on a snowy night

23. I LOVE traveling and discovering new places

24. I LOVE looking at old Nashville neighborhoods and dreaming of our future home together

25. I LOVE a clean house

26. I LOVE my bosses, though sometimes they can drive me a little batty

27. I LOVE my cat Banks and when she hides under our blankets or bats around my gloves

28. I LOVE my father's hugs

29. I LOVE my mothers buttons (ha! just kidding mom, you remember where that is from!?)

30. I LOVE sleeping in late

31. I LOVE coffee with the girls on Friday mornings

32. I LOVE Nashville in the fall

33. I LOVE road trips with my sisters

34. I LOVE ice cream any time of day

35. I LOVE Dick's burgers and fries late at night

36. I LOVE to cross-stitch (that's how I got the nickname Grandma Scribbles)

37. I LOVE my inlaws and how sweet they are to me

38. I LOVE checking out books from the library, even if I never read them

39. I LOVE snow days from work

40. I LOVE the beach in Washington

41. I LOVE hot peanuts at a baseball game (not that I love baseball games, but I do love the peanuts)

42. I LOVE artichokes and pomegranets

43. I LOVE my Lucky jeans

44. I LOVE sweet tea in the South! (I've become very addicted!)

45. I LOVE Sterling Silver Roses

46. I LOVE Footloose, Dirty Dancing and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

47. I LOVE trips to Vancouver at Christmas to shop with Kristin

48. I LOVE long hot showers

49. I LOVE back rubs

50. I LOVE books by Nicholas Sparks & Francine Rivers

In other exciting news - my friend Brooke from work totally hooked us up by getting us exclusive tickets to the taping of CMT Crossroads with Kelly Clarkson and Reba McEntire. She had emailed Leslie from our office asking if there was any way her sister-in-law, who is a big time VP over at CMT could tell us how we could buy tickets to the private concert. Well, in case you may not already know this, all CMT Crossroads concerts are pre-recorded to air on CMT months later and the tickets are not available to the public - you basically have to have connections or be invited personally. Well Leslie called Brooke last night and left her a message that she was able to get us "on the list" to get in the concert! I'm so freakin excited! We show up, tell them who we are and in we go! Three times now I've missed Kelly Clarkson in concert in Seattle and it has made me want to cry. She is my all-time favorite singer and I can't even tell you how excited I got when Brooke called me last night to tell me the news. Brooke and I are becoming pretty good friends and have been hanging out and going to movies together - we are always finding something fun to laugh about. I'll be taking a million pictures for sure of the concert and maybe if I'm lucky I'll get the chance to meet both Kelly and Reba. The concert is next Thursday at the Ryman, which means I need to go shopping!! :-)

Some other very exciting news is that my dad surprised my mom with tickets to Nashville for Valentine's day. They'll be flying out here over the weekend of their 35th wedding anniversary and I feel very honored that they would want to spend such a momentous day with us. I was also very proud of my dad for making the decision to purchase the plane tickets so spontaneously. I had to ask him a couple times over the phone if he was still breathing - if you don't know my dad very well, he likes LOTS of time to think and pray things over ;-) (love you dad!) But this will be so great and dad hasn't been back to Tennessee since he was stationed in Murfreesboro back when he was in the military. And mom's never been herself either, so I have LOTS I want to show them. They'll be here March 20-27! And that's just over a month away!! Yea!!!

And more fun news to share, we have started attending a small group within our church on Tuesday nights. Jason has had to request them off, and thankfully Morton's has been great with working with his requests. The small group consists of about 6-8 couples and a few single people and they're all close to our age. My friend Brooke calls people like Jason & I "DINKS" which stands for "Duel Income No Kids" couples. Pretty funny. And that's basically what our small group is - a bunch of DINKS. Steven and his wife Genesis, who are also the worship & arts directors of the church, lead the small group at their home. (I included a picture of them from the website) Last Sunday, Genesis came up to us after church and asked us out to lunch and the four of us had a great time together. It was so easy to talk to them and they were so real and down to earth - we laughed A LOT. As a group we're studing a book by Rob Bell called Velvet Elvis. We're a bit behind, since we just joined the group, but so far I've really enjoyed listening to everyones thoughts and impressions of the book. It's amazing how well learned everyone is in the Word of God that it blows me away. The other couples have been so sweet too - extremely outgoing and friendly, its been so easy fitting in with everyone.
That's all my news for now. Enjoy this adorable video and have a wonderful Valentines Day!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Do I have the best husband or what? I get to go on a seven day vacation with the man of my dreams and see my the two people I miss the most in the world. I can hardly wait. I will get to see the places that Kim tells me so much about so I will have a visual to go with her stories. I'm counting the days! Mom
But what about Kitty??????