Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Cherokee and Nicole's 21st!

Saturday night was a rough one for me, so on Sunday my mom thought a good way to cheer me up was to take day roadtrip! We went to Cherokee, NC. I was super excited! I really REALLY wanted to see some Indians! So we found this repilca Indian village.

This place was so cool! They had a village set up like it would have been inthe 1790s. We got to visit each little station and watch them do pottery, beadwork, make weapons, make canoes, where they had their tribal councils, and where they did their dancing. The rest of Cherokee was pretty touristy, but it was so

Monday night was my friend Nicole's 21st birthday! Sarah and Nicole met me at my house and then we headed to downtown Greenville.

This is Nicole with her gifts. Sarah decorated her a glass and I got her a bottle stopper with a "N" on it.

We didn't really want any pictures with Nicole, so we put Sarah's nametag in front of her...

Just kidding... :)

We went to dinner at this AMAZING (seriously, AMAZING) restaurant called Stellar. It was so yummy!!!! And the prices were really reasonable too!

The restaurant gave her free Creme Brulee for dessert. SO Yummy!!!

After dinner we went to Marble Slab. Yes, we went to Marble Slab after dinner AND dessert. It was Nicole's birthday and we did what she wanted!! :)

While we sat and ate our ice cream (and watched the GAMECOCKS dominate UCLA) a fellow USC fan came to our table and wanted to take a picture with us holding his hat... Yes he was weird. But we did it anyways... Hey we're the National Champions!!!!!

He did a terrible job taking the picture. We know.

We went home not too much later. We had an awesome time! Happy Birthday Nicole!!!!!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Ugh blogger!

I was trying to write a massive post about the past few days, but it won't let me upload pics! I guess I'll try again tomorrow. Instead I will leave you with this...

Tonight is the night! WOOT WOOT!!!!!!!!!!!!! There will be tons of pics from this I'm sure :)

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Laughter really is the best medicine

...and of course ice cream doesn't hurt either! It's absolutely no fun being sad. Nothing can fix a broken heart but amazing family, best friends, and ice cream sure help. I haven't really done too much this week, but alas, I will try and recap the few highlights.

Thursday- We (as in me, Murray, mom/dad, nanny/pop, auntie T, Megan, Bethany, Ian and his friends, and Peggy... just kidding Paige LOL) went to dinner at Ellen's Deli for Ian's birthday dinner. We LOVE to go to Ellen's! She's the best! Anyways, Ian's birthday isn't until Monday, but we celebrated early since he is in Bulgaria and Greece until July 6 (you can check out THIS website if you want to know what they are doing there). I had some pictures to post but I have currently lost my camera. I've lost my mind the past few days, so bear with me!!!

Friday- Megan, Bethany, Murray, and I went shopping for shirts to wear to the Eclipse premiere! WOOT WOOT! (And by the way, I think everyone should know I do a little dance every time I say "WOOT WOOT"!) I am so beyond excited about seeing this movie. Yes, I may be 21, and yes, I may be a mommy, but I am so obsessed. I love Edward of course, but you see I have this... I don't know... I guess you could say... crush? obsession?... on/of Jasper (and Jackson Rathbone, the actor that plays him!). If you don't believe me, look.

See... I wasn't lying. I really am obsessed. I digress though... I got my shirt to wear for the movie, even though it says Edward and not Jasper since the store I got it was NOT COOL enough to carry the shirt I wanted in store. They were all "Why didn't you order it online?" UMMMM because I didn't want to pay $7 for shipping when I can walk into your store and buy it! Oh well... Friday night I had to work which was no fun, but at least it kept my mind off of things I wanted to forget about.

Saturday-I had a meeting at 9am at work today. Boring, but at least I got paid for it! Murray and I spent the afternoon with Auntie T and Megan. We went to this local dive for lunch, and boy was it YUMMO! Murray was chowing down on the french fries!

She is such a little ham for the camera! :) I love her! She makes everything better.

Tonight I went to dinner with Mom and Paige at Texas Roadhouse. It has quickly become one of my favorite places now. After dinner, I've just been watching the Carolina/Clemson game...which is the whole reason it's taken me almost 45 minutes to write this blog entry!!! BTW, GO COCKS! They won, which means they advance to the College World Series final! WOOT WOOT!! (Did you remember the dance???)

Here's a throwback of my little Gamecock back in September when football season started.

Alright guys, I think this has been a long enough post for tonight. Maybe I will find my camera so I can get some pictures up tomorrow!

<3 bri

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thursday 5!

I found this on Mannland's blog and I really loved the idea! So from now on, on Thursday's I will be posting 5 things that make me
Totally Stoked
So here are my five!
1. I am thankful for amazing friends that are always there for you. No matter how long we go without seeing each other, or even talking, we still love each other and know exactly what to do to make each other feel better.
2. I am TOTALLY STOKED that Eclipse come sout next week and I have a ticket for the 12:01 showing! WOOT WOOT!!!!!!
3. I am happy that Fourth of July is next week... totally my favorite holiday!
4.   I had ice cream two days in a row... YUMMO :)
5. I got new eyeshadow today! LOVE IT! Very Kim Kardashian like too, which makes it even better!

ps-there might even be a second post tonight :)


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I'll get back, I promise!

It's been a weird few days for me, so there hasn't really been much thought put towards this. Hopefully in a few days I will get back to this. I honestly don't feel like blogging too much right now. Sorry guys!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Cheese and a wedding shower

Thursday we went over to my grandparents house to visit since they wanted to see Murray. Of course Murray had a couple new toys waiting on her when we got there. She got a new babydoll that cries when you take the pacifier out and a stroller for the doll... Murray didn't care too much for the crying doll, but she LOVED the stroller!

And when I say she loved it, I mean she loved it for herself... This is her "CHEESE" face by the way!

Here's another "cheese" face... She is such a little model!

This has to be my favorite though... Look at that eye roll!

Thursday night I helped throw a wedding shower for one of my best friends, Sarah. Here's a picture of the lovely bride-to-be!

Isn't she pretty! :) I love the ninja look she's going for!

We had a lot of fun at the shower. There was food, presents, and games. Of course we had to do the wedding dress game with toilet paper! It was pretty hysterical seeing the outcome!

Such gorgeous brides!!!!

I can't wait for the bachelorette party Nicole, Emily, and I are throwing... It's going to be "wild" and by "wild" I mean literally... HAHA!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

A jumble of posts!

Ok so I didn't follow through with posting while I was gone like I said I would. Will you forgive me? Pretty please? I'll post lots of pictures if you do... :) Ok thanks!

Up first-our Girl's night slumber party (before my trip).
Tammy, Sarah, Emily, Nicole, Tammi, Murray, and I had a slumber party at the McDonald's house a couple weeks ago. It was alot of fun (except for the fact Murray stayed awake ALL NIGHT!)

No, I don't normally get that dressed up for slumber parties haha. I went to Ashley and Matthew Blanton's wedding earlier that night and didn't have a chance to change.

Murray and two of her favorite aunts! :)

Part two of this long post- just a couple pics of Murray devouring some Mac & Cheese!

She is just like her cousin May-May! HAHA!

She couldn't get enough of it!

And Finally, part 3- our trip to New Orleans!

We had a great time with Chip all week! When we got there my phone quit working, so I was phoneless for a few days. If you know me, you KNOW that was a challenge!!!!! We went to Chuck E. Cheese on Thursday with Kristen and Micah! Murray and him we SO CUTE together! They had a blast... and the mommies had fun too! :)

Doesn't she looked thrilled to be sitting my Bob the Builder?

We have two nosey kids! This is one of the few pictures I could get of them looking!

 Haha! They were very unsure of this ride!

There is a couple pics I need to get from Kristen and I'll post them later.

Friday Chip had to drive to Florida for work, so Murray and I went to dinner with the Harper's and their friend Toni.

Murray just LOVES having her picture taken... isn't it obvious? :)

Luckily Chip got to come home Friday night and didn't have to stay in Pensacola. Saturday we went to the aquarium, which was alot of fun! I think Murray really enjoyed it!

This was before we left... and yes Murray wore a fish outfit to the aquarium! :) And no, it isn't cheesy at all to do that!!!

They are so cute :)

I am terrible at taking pictures of us!! Oh well :)

This was before a cookout at the Harper's on Saturday night... Murray always looks at me like I'm crazy!

I guess that's because I am! :)

Well I guess I have told you enough about our trip for now :) Tonight I am helping throw a bridal shower for my friend Sarah! I work tomorrow, but I will *TRY* my best to get some pics up from the shower!

<3 bri

Oh and PS- I got a recipe from a friend on facebook for Salted Carmel Cupcakes! YUMMO! I hope to try them and get it on here within the next week!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Once Again...

I have been lazy about posting on here... It's not that I don't want to, but I have been really busy! Murray and I left yesterday morning for New Orleans to see Chip. We left around 5 AM (EST)and got here at 1:30 PM (CST)... pretty good time! Murray was so extremely good on the drive down! We drove 4 straight hours from Greer to right across the Alabama state line where we stopped for a few minutes. We got back on the road and drove all the way to Mobile. We had a little picnic lunch, gassed up the car, and took off. Chip was still at work when we got to the house, so after we got our luggage inside we went and saw our friends Kristen and Micah. We're going to Chuck E. Cheese with them today... as soon as Murray wakes up! I probably won't be updating this week a lot, but there should be a few posts... I will be back with full force as soon as we get home next Wednesday!

<3 Bri

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Old friends and cupcakes!

Sorry for no posts the past couple days... Murray had a fever and I didn't take time to post since I was tending to my baby. She seems to be feeling better now, not that she really acted like she felt bad in the first place. So besides from playing with her I haven't done too much. Oh yeah, except make awesome cupcakes on Thursday! They were so yummy, especially the icing! I really wanted to just lick the whole bowl!!!!

Yes, they are Chocolate Peanut Butter cupcakes, complete with Reese's on top! YUMMO!!!!! This is yet another recipe I got from Joy the Baker's website. She's amazing! You really should check her out!!

Tonight I get to go see an old friend get married... Am I really old enough to say old friend??? WAHHH! Hard to believe! But still exciting at the same time! After the wedding I am off to a Pampered Chef party with some yummy things to try and awesome stuff to buy (and yes, I know that rhymes!). Sleepover with the girls (Nicole, Sarah, Tammi, Tammy, Mom, Emily, and Murray!) after that, so it's going to be a long night, but super fun!

<3 bri

oh shoutout to Whispering Writer. Funniest blog you will ever read!!!!! Check her out!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Lots of pictures today!

I'm sorry I've been slack the past couple days about posting! Mondays are probably going to be another odd day for me since I work. I was going to update Tuesday, but I ended up working again. So without further ado, here's what has been happening the past few days.

Monday was rather boring. We didn't do too much.

Tuesday May-May (Megan) came over and hung out with me and Murray. Murray LOVES her May-May!!!! They are so funny together! They fight like sisters lol. Megan took a bunch of pictures of her while I got ready for work, so here are a few of those...

My favorite... she's so ferocious!

 Today I took Murray swimming! It was so fun! She absolutely loved it! She was splashing me and thought it was hilarious that I was getting water in my face! I didn't get any pictures though because I did not want to drown my camera...

Tonight we went with Sarah to try on bridesmaid dresses! Me and Murray met Sarah, Tammy, Nicole, Tammi, Emily, and Mom at David's Bridal. We lucked out and they had the dress for me and Nicole. It's SO CUTE :) Cole and I had our own little photo shoot in the dressing room. Then we went to Carrabba's with everyone... It's awesome to have such great lifelong friends! :)

Get it girl!

Attractive, I know!

Friends that are family!

LOVE YOU GUYS! CONGRATULATIONS SARAH!! I can't wait to sing at your wedding with Nicole!

I promise!

There will be a post tonight!!! :) Sorry I have been slack...