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Friday, November 26, 2010

My Cup Runneth Over

What an absolutely fabulous Thanksgiving celebration we just finished. I hope yours was so wonderful too. It was a great day surrounded by family. We traveled to Conway and met the rest of the Summitt clan at James and Peggy Summitt's home. They just moved in early this summer and have a beautiful home that they opened up to us. We usually go to Paragould to David and Karan's house- Matt's mommy and daddy. It was a treat for us to be in our house and sleep in our bed and drive 30 minutes away and come back to our house the same night. I realize that this means others were inconvenienced, but it was also nice to have David and Karan and Nathan at our house for the night. We stuffed ourselves silly with delicious turkey (fried and baked), turducken, sweet potatoes, dressing, green bean casserole, corn casserole, broccoli grape salad, rolls, cranberry sauce, gravy, jalepeno poppers, crab dip, chex mix, pigs in a blanket, salsa, spinach dip in a Hawaiian bread bowl, cream cheese dip with ginger snaps, cheese and sausage, pumpkin dip, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, pecan gooey butter cake, chess pie, apple cider. I know I left something out, but I can't remember anything else. It was delicious. Jordan and Angila brought their new X-Box Kinect and we all had a blast playing it. Plus, we worked off some turkey jumping around the living room.

Today, we slept until about 7 and then went to IHOP and Black Friday shopping. Matt and I bought a small digital camera at Best Buy. We love our nice camera, but we are so excited to have a compact camera that is a bit more mobile and easier to carry. Then we hit up Target and I got some new PJ's and Matt got us a small LED TV for our room. (We are currently in bed watching it.) Also, my sweet MIL bought me a special present for our bedroom that I will document after we all get to celebrate Christmas the 3rd weekend of December. (Unless Nathan's cheer competition interferes.)

We are now in major Christmas mode and we put up the Christmas tree. I love pulling out all of the ornaments we have. Karan gave me several that belonged to Matt when he was growing up. (All golf related, odd huh? Ha.) I also have all of the ornaments that my MeeMaw started giving me 20 years ago. I was going to tell you about them, but I think that they maybe deserve their own blog post. Will do tomorrow, friends.

It's the most wonderful time of the year,


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Being Lazy...

We slept until 9 this morning... This is unheard of in the Summitt House. I truly think it may be the latest we have slept since we've been married. Here are a few iPhone pics!

Painted my nails blue... I am so hip. Just stick with me and I will point you in the right direction when it comes to fashion. Haha yeah right!

Our doggies have been the cuddlingest (not a word!) doggies on the planet lately! I'm loving it! Here is Bear laying on her mommy!

And big ole Midas. I was doing abs on the ground and he had been laying on the couch. He got down and growled at me until I lay down flat. This is what he wanted to do. He wanted me to cuddle him and not do abs. I was fine with that. :)

Here they both are sharing the couch. They get the couch so I get the floor.

Now that's what I call a snuggie!
Hope you get to snuggle up to someone you love this week,

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Why Vacation is Awesome

Today, I was on vacation. Here is what I did.

1.Made Matt breakfast (egg in a hole and bacon)
2.Picked up dog poop since garbage is picked up on Tuesdays and rolled the garbage down
3. Gave the dogs baths. I should video Bear sometime when she has to have a bath in cold water. She makes the most pitiful noises!
4. Washed the dogs' beds/ sheets and blew off all of the access hair from their patio
5. Went to the gym for about an hour.
6. Went to Target for a little Christmas shopping/ maybe got a little something for myself. Bought a blouse, tights, and a dress for $27.
7. Went to Kroger and got a few things I needed for our contribution to the Summitt Family Feast on Thursday.
8. Washed both sets of guest room sheets and washed our sheets.
9. Made pie crusts and froze them to have on hand
10. Made pizza crusts and froze them to have on hand. (1 will be dinner tomorrow!)
11. Prayed all day for Matt who was taking his ABV test. He said it was harder than the CPA! I am so proud of that dude. Results to come in February.
12. Dusted (my least favorite of all cleaning activities) and vacuumed
13. Cleaned all the bathrooms
14. Had dinner with some GREAT friends, Hunter and Carrie, at Texas Roadhouse. I. Am. Stuffed.
15. Ate half a bag of red hots... will probably finish when Matt goes to play video games with the youth group here in a minute... ignore number 14 about being stuffed. There is always room for red hots.

I have had a pretty productive day off. Tomorrow, we are hanging out since we will both be off and Matt will not be taking a 6hr 45min test! I think we will see a movie and hang around the house.

Going to finish out the day with a little Glee Episode,


Monday, November 22, 2010

Trashy Trash Can

This is the culprit. We bought this dude when we moved into our house (almost 2 years ago, can't believe how time flies!) He has put stainless steel scratches on the walls. I now get to re-paint the walls this week while I am on "vacation" :).

You can just barely see the scratches, but they are there.

Say "Hello" to my lih-le frien! (We just watched Scarface last week... and we have been saying "main" for "man" ever since. If you have not seen this movie, you probalby don't appreciate the references.) He sits comfortably against my counter and only has a small flap that opens and does NOT hit it.

See? No more scratches.
It's the little things, y'all,

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Absolutely Fabulous Weekend

What an awesome weekend. It was so relaxing and what a blast!

Thursday night, or should I say Friday morning at 12 am, we went and saw Harry Potter 7 with the Hodges and Griffin! We got there at 9:25pm and got in line that was already wrapped around the building. We got into the theater around 10:30 and into our seats around 10:45. I took a little nap (even with the wand duel that was apparently going on at the front of the theater. It didn't wake me up!). I woke up ready for the movie at 11:45. We really loved it. I think that every movie is better than the last. I am so glad that they broke the last book into 2 movies. 1 movie would really not do the story justice.

Friday night, my sweet friend Kaitlin called and asked if we wanted to hang out. We went to Taziki's for some delicious Greek fare. We enjoyed great conversation and were really glad to catch up. I was so excited she called!

Saturday morning, my sister and her friend Rachael came in town. Matt had to study all day so we got out of the house. We hit up Anthropologie and Target for a little Christmas shopping/ shopping for ourselves. I am SO excited about the Christmas presents I got friends!!! I wish I could take pictures, but the people I bought for would then see the presents... oh well. Then we ate late lunch at YaYa's which was delicious. I had a Veggie Pita and Potato Soup. We THEN went to Cupcakes on the Ridge for some delicious gourmet cupcakes and yummy coffee. We hung out at home for a little while before going to dinner at Loca Luna.

Today (Sunday) we had church. Matt taught class and I really enjoyed it. I am so proud of him. I am so thankful for his faith and for the journey we have been on for the last 4 1/2 years. I love to hear him teach and voice his faith to others. Lauren and I were supposed to run 10 miles to train for our race December 4 this weekend, but we ran out of time with all of the eating/ napping/ shopping we had to get done. So I did it when she left late this afternoon. It was awful by myself and it would have been way more fun with her.

We had a great weekend. I hope you did too,


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Boys will be boys...

Let me introduce you to Hayden. He knew we would be frying turkeys for our Life Group Feast and had this brilliant idea...

Hayden brought Twinkies for us to fry! Matt and I wondered what they would taste like if they were fried in the same grease that the turkeys (which were marinated in mustard, Cavendars and season salt and injected with Cajun Injector Marinade) were fried.

Here they are basking in the glory of the fryer.

And Hayden trying to keep them cooking evenly.

Um, yum?

After they tried one, they all had a bite and said it was delicious

Plate full of fried Twinkies! They then proceeded to have a Twinkie eating contest. Hayden and Patrick each ate 2 and saw who could eat the fastest. Patrick won!

Here's to making a Twinkie even more fattening,

2nd Annual Life Group Thanksgiving FEAST

It is a tradition in our Life Group to celebrate Thanksgiving by collaborating our various culinary skills and having a Thanksgiving Feast! Everything was absolutely DELICIOUS. Here are a few snap shots from the evening!
Abby, Blaze and Tia having just enjoyed their scrumptious meal

Cary, Carissa, Leslie and Megan eating in the hearth room

Cracked wheat bread, rolls, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes

Turkey (fried by my expert Turkey frying husband), dressing, cranberry sauce, gravy, creamed corn...

Cheesecake Sopapillas, apple dumplings, pecan pie, pecan pie bars, pumpkin pie... a smorgasbord of delicious treats.

And here is my best buddy after a long day of frying turkey and grilling chicken! He's the man. Best part? We all get to do it again next week with our families. It is such a blast celebrating Thanksgiving with your friends!
Gobble gobble,

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