Sunday, October 31, 2010

…You must meet the cast.

In every good sitcom there is a cast of characters… and you have yet to be formerly introduced to mine. Why a sitcom??? Because many have said (myself included) that my life so closely resembles a sitcom that I should just have cameras set up everywhere like the Big Brother house and a few non paparazzi camera men following me around everywhere (oh and of course that one guy with the big microphone with the puffy end that looks like a giant q-tip)…but I digress.
The Characters:
Leslie- That’s me (the one who brings this little ray of joy into your life.) I am a little crazy…and may or may not have a problem settling on one pair of sunglasses.
Justin- (on the left) That’d be the HUSBAND ;) He is super fantastic! (Ummm what else do you need to know?) He’s from Eufaula, AL and I met him when I waited tables and he was a manager at Wings on 280,  but he is currently in the Coast Guard and away at boot camp in CAPE MAY, NJ! (we are counting down till he comes home… when we will promptly move, but that’s another story too…).
Daniel(‘D’)- (on the right) Justin’s roommate, and possibly down the line my cousin,  thus I call him ‘cuz’ 90% of the time (his last name is Holmes too!) He works for the Shelby County Reporter in graphic design and he also does some REALLY awesome photography on the side. He’s a great friend to Justin (ergo the uber cute picture below) so I think that we’ll keep him around!
Kelli- Kelli is Daniel’s girlfriend and I am SOOO glad he brought her around. We basically share a brain and have done ALOT of the same things in life… (Chi O, Pantherettes, Pelham High School just to name a few) We have good times together (lots of laughing! and more stupid moments than I could ever share) Kelli is the director of marketing for Easter Seals (basically has a super awesome job) and has a 3 yr old named Addison.

Kim (Soulmate)- Kim has been my soulmate since college… one of the best girls I know! She is married to Jim her college sweetheart (who also happens to be in the Coast Guard) they live in D.C. and she is a high school English teacher.  We have got some serious history, I could write a book on just our crazy stories!
Falon- FALLY! I LOVE THIS GIRL! Super cute and one of the best friends a girl could ask for! She teaches kindergarten (well she did until the school laid her off like they did me… stupid education!)We have also shared a few crazy times (ok maybe a ton…) and she is now living in McCalla with her sweet baby Allie Paige!
Jamie- Last but not least, Sweet Jamie Michelle… Kim’s first cousin and my B.F.F.!! We hit it off the instant that we met at Kim’s wedding festivities! Love her! Couldn’t make it without her. She is SUPER smart and in med school… She and her husband Jamie D. (yes they have the same name… get over it) currently live in North Carolina (at least for this leg of schooling!)

The Fam:
Mom- That’d be the Mom…
Pic of mom
Dan- That’d be the step dad.
dan 1-09
Daddy- The daddy!
Debby- The step-mom.
Jeff- And the brother. He’s 10 years older than me if you were wondering :)

That’s about the gist of it… Stay tuned!!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

...I'm Lovin the Small Stuff!

So I sat at work yesterday talking with my new sweet friend Kristen about how I LOVE glass bottle Coke. I mean sure, if you know me at all, you know that I love Coke in all forms but there is a definite hierarchy of Coke love!

1. Glass bottle Coke
don't worry I had one of these on the way home yesterday the gas station had them... they must have seen me coming from a mile!

2. Fountain Coke
(especially if it's from McDonalds!) I will go OUT OF MY WAY to get it!!! 

3. Can 
but don't forget to wipe off the top... those things can get NASTY! 

4. Bottle 

5. Bottle 
(2 liter)

Do any of you out there have ridiculous hierarchys of things you LOVE? Just keep in mind these simple pleasures are what keep us grounded! Live for those small moments with a good GLASS BOTTLE COKE :)

And maybe a mini 3 Musketeers-- if the mood just so strikes you... (what?! it was just begging me!!!)

Friday, October 15, 2010

...I'm a blogin' MACHINE

Well It has come down to the 10 day countdown. That's right folks... Justin is leaving for the Coast Guard in a mere 10 days. We have been married for a little over a month, and we have had a great time, and really enjoyed ourselves. There is still a LOT of nit-picky bill arranging to be done before he leaves (October 26th) but we can do it! We are in the process of making the rounds to see everyone before he is gone for EIGHT WEEKS with no outside communication-- don't you love how we think that letter writing as our only for of communication is a death sentence?!-- It will really be fine! I think it is actually going to be a nice way to hear from him (granted his circumstances are going to suck...) But just think... wouldn't you love to get a few more handwritten letters from time to time???
I'm SAYIN'!!!!

A few pictures to tide you over... Justin got his first Coast Gaurd-ian Gear yesterday when he met with the recruiter Barry (lovingly only called SK1) to sign his life away.

Matching shirts for me and Justin....

But they left out sweet Maggle, so we just wrapped her up in the blanket!


...I'm a work in progress

In the blogging world as well as in real life (but that's a whole other post...possibly novel...but ANYWAY) I am still working on layout and that dang signature that for some reason looks to be glowing... Stick with me. My type A-ness will get this thing looking perfect yet-and probably by then I will be sick of the color scheme and change the whole thing! Them-s the breaks!

...I have Officially Relocated

After about a week of dreadful and PAINFUL editing and HTML-ing... I have moved blogs. While yes I LOVE blogger and all it's bells and whistles, it will NOT let you change main emails when you decide to get married-HOW RUDE! hahaha oh well! If you have just tuned in... feel free to check out my old blogger here cause it was pretty dang awesome too!

Stay tuned for many more episodes in the life of Leslie-- It is sure to be a wildly outrageous ride!