Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Orange Beach, Graduation, Deck Redo, Still Wedding Planning

It is June and we are officially within the three month mark of mine and Shane’s wedding. We are getting married. I’ll have a husband and he’ll have a wife…still a little weird to think about.

Anyway, the last few weeks have been very eventful (thus the title). Let’s get started…

Me and my friend, Lindsay, went down to Orange Beach, Al. at the end of May for a girls trip! It was a lot of fun, the weather was great and there was NO OIL on the beaches! There is a bar there called the Florabama, that is literally just some decking and tents thrown up together, that has amazing Bushwhackers (imagine ice cream and rum). And when I say amazing…I had two and blacked out. However, it was a somewhat responsible black out – I got home to the condo, put my PJs on (inside out), took off my jewelry…then woke the next morning to a Waffle House cup next to the bed and really sore feet (which I still can’t explain). Fun trip!
Me and Linds
Me, Caroline (Lindsay's Mom), Linds at Florabama (Bushwhackers in Hand!)

The next weekend (Memorial Day weekend), my baby brother, Patrick, graduated from high school! Congratulations, PattyWhacker! We are all very proud of you!
 Here is my little bro and the family:
Patrick getting his diploma!
P and Dad (Jimmie)
P and Mom (Wan-Dawg)
Me (sticking my butt out awkwardly...not real sure), P and Shane
Wan-Dawg, P, Greta, Jimmie
The Graduate!! Class of 2010!

The rest of Memorial Day weekend was pretty crappy since it rained off and on the whole time. No pool or lake time…

And since then, we have done some stuff around the house, including sprucing our deck that we built last year.


Doesn’t it look great?!? I’m super happy with the way that it came out…but we still have some more stuff to put out! Exciting! And look at the pretty blooms...these will live a maximum of 15 days - trust me.
Petunias in an English Garden basket
Coleus and ... I can't remember what the white flowers are.
Snapdragons, some kind of ground cover and impatiens

And on the wedding front…we are doing pretty good! We have chosen our menu and our next big milestone is the tasting and walk through at the beginning of July!

By the way, I’ve done some painting in my house and I don’t believe I shared pictures…stay tuned!


  1. The deck looks great- love the new seating area and all of the potted plants!!

  2. Umm... I don't like this comment "The rest of Memorial Day weekend was pretty crappy since it rained off and on the whole time. No pool or lake time…" You didn't have fun with us in Woodstock?? I'll remember that, I'll put it in my steel-trap ;)

  3. Deck looks great! As for the blooms...pick off the dead-heads on the petunias (like, pull of the shrively ones as they die) and you will keep getting new ones! (As long as you water them frequently!)...and the begonias will grow beautifully, but they need LOTS of water or they'll dry out! I have still never been to the house - WTF - but I feel like I have by seeing all these pics!