Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Mrs. JWB

Love is patient, love is kind.
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 
 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.


The bags are packed.

The nerves are settled.

To-do lists are complete.


Heading to the lake today with B.

...after almost 10 years together, I will marry my best friend this weekend.


<insert happy tears>

When I return, I will be Mrs. JWB    :)

Monday, June 20, 2011


Wedding week has begun.



Friday afternoon:

Cold beverages were drank.
Laughs were shared among friends.
Acknowledgements were made of "This time next week the party will have begun."
<insert smiles & squealing like a school girl>
Dinner @ our fave local dive.


Spa/lunch date with my perdy momma.
17 loads of laundry were washed & folded.
Afternoon cocktails @ the Sims casa...btw, JuJu's cocktails are delicioius, like slap-ya-momma-good. 
Wings + side porch + friends + cigars.


Church + lunch w/JWB's fam.
Late afternoon cocktails + dinner w/my fam.
happy father's day.


5 days until I marry mr. green eyes.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Ready for 5:00!

After a VERY productive wk, I have earned a margarita (or two) & reservations poolside with my peeps come 5:00!

This wknd = a spa trip (thx mom), wrapping up our final to-do's, packing for our honeymoon, etc.

See you Monday, take it away George...

Monday, June 13, 2011's go time!

...nothing like some good ol' Waylon to get you amped up for a week of insanity.

We had an awesome wknd that consisted of soaking up sunshine pool-side with our peeps, cook-outs, & my "part two" bachelorette party.

The perfect mix of fun & relaxation to bring us into the final days before the wedding.

It is go time folks! I'm going to be a MRS.!!!!!!!!!!!!


Side note to a special someone:
I love you, I love you, I love you.
The good Lord will never put you through more than you can handle.
Gunpowder & lead.

Friday, June 10, 2011


15 days.

The past couple of weeks have been FULL of wedding planning & preparing. Just when you think you have everything done, a new 'to-do' list comes to fruition. As of today, I can say I truly believe we are ready for this much anticipated hitchin'!

Two weeks from today, JWB & I will be waiting for all of our friends & family to arrive at the lake to start the wedding weekend! WE ARE SO EXCITED!!!

We had our last dance lesson Wednesday-tear. I will truly miss our weekly date night & our new friends that we met at KBJ's & the dance studio!

I had my last training session today...I MADE IT! No more 5 am wake up calls-whew.

All that's left to do is pack our bags + about a million other things...

until then, my rear end will be parked at the pool this wknd to soak up some relaxation & rays with my peeps.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


drink-Busch Light, Diet Mtn Dew, tea, Sugar-Free Redbull & vodka; in that order.

vegetable-okra, fried or pan sauteed with sea salt

movie-Days Of Thunder; The Notebook; Dazed & Confused; Joe Dirt; Titanic, kidding.


day of the week-Thursday, i love the anticipation that fills the air for the upcoming wknd


sport-floating, if you have ever been to the redneck yacht club, you understand the training and dedication that this takes.

radio station-94.9 The Surf

kind of shoe-cowboy boots, i would wear mine everyday if it wasn't frowned upon at the workplace

restaurant-SR, Bonefish, The Pavilion Bar (Charleston), Cripple Creek <R.I.P., tear>


singer-Johnny Cash, Miranda Lambert, Billy Currington, Eminem

magazine-Better Homes & Garden, Real Simple

channel-Fox, The Food Network

ice cream-mint chocolate chip

season-spring, only winning by a margin to fall

actor-Tom Hanks, Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington

food-Mexican & Italian, in my second life I want to come back as lobster stuffed ravioli.

holiday-Christmas, 4th of July, & truth be told, i kinda dig Halloween

destination-anywhere that has a sunny sky, some type of water (ocean, lake, river, doesn't matter), my family/friends and I'm a happy girl; but if you need specifics-Charleston, Carolina Beach, Aruba, BL

condiment-ranch sauce, as JWB likes to put it

Thursday, June 2, 2011

i believe.

i believe in following your heart & throwing caution to the wind.

i believe in surrounding yourself with positive people that love you, for you. if people bring you down and/or display undesirable morals & values, get rid of 'em.

i believe in southern pride. not necessarily the whole stars & bars deal but that southern women have the strength of a category 5 hurricane, a glass of sweet tea can mend a broken heart, we protect our family, & we love our friends with every ounce in us.

i believe in love. it's what makes this whole ride worthwhile.

i believe in laughing at yourself.

i believe in taking the high road. it can be hard as hell to do sometimes, but you'll never regret doing the right thing.

i believe in having friends that are in their 70's & 80's.

i believe in fairy tales. your story may not look like one in the beginning or feel like one during hard times, but one day it all becomes clear.

i believe in "me" time.

i believe in having an extra glass of wine. yes, it may lead to a headache the next day, but the fun & memories are always worth it.

i believe that working out is better than any couch a therapist can offer.

i believe that Saved By The Bell is still the best television show ever created.

i believe in not worrying about what other people may think. as dr. Seuss put it-"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

i believe in turning small moments into celebrations. job promotions, anniversaries, losing that last 5 lbs.

i believe in hand written notes. emails & texting have allowed for a complete loss of personal connection.

i believe in home cooked meals. whether you are creating a special dinner for a group of friends, preparing a casserole for a family that has lost a loved one/going through a hard time, or making a dessert to surprise your sweetheart with, it touches the heart.

i believe in making time for friends. whether it is a lunch date or an after work cocktail, picking up the phone & letting that person know that you are thinking of them & want to spend time together speaks volumes.

i believe in having champagne on tuesdays.

i believe that if you are going to do something, do it at 100%.

i believe in over-using the words 'i love you'.

i believe in believing in yourself. none of us are perfect, none of us are flawless, none of us love the way we look 365 days a year; however, i believe that you have to know who you are, what you like/don't like, what your good qualities are, what you can offer others, & what you love about yourself. i believe that once you know what lies inside of yourself, you can do anything you put your mind to & there is no obstacle that is too big. i believe in believing in yourself.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

i don't like.

i don't like the three stooges.

i don't like lead pencils.

i don't like wet paper; as a kiddo on a family trip, i remember getting caught in a rain storm @ Hersey amusement park & wet napkins were every where on the ground..instant gag.

i don't like the last day of vacation.

i don't like riding in the back seat, it doesn't matter if we are driving through the mtns or down a straight road. i. will. get. car. sick.

i don't like fruit scented anything...yuck.

i don't like uncomfortable clothes. i believe you can look like a dime piece without trying to squeeze into something that makes you feel miserable.

i don't like hearing people talk on their phones. i'm sorry your mom's aunt's fifth cousin's brother just got his 6th DUI, but i don't need to hear about it while in the check-out line at Food Lion.

i don't like uptight attitudes, life is too short to take it seriously.

i don't like humid weather. curly hair + hot damp air = troll doll.

i don't like disappointing people. it makes my tummy hurt.

i don't like UNC-lame mascot, awful shade of blue, my daddy went to State.

i don't like for my food to touch. if it wasn't frowned upon, i would still be eating on plates with separators.

i don't like paper cuts, how does something so small hurt so bad?

i don't like for my house to be dirty. unless it is in model home status, i have anxiety attacks. OCD, you betcha. it's all about acceptance people.

i don't like to yawn.

i don't like science fiction, dragons, wizards, aliens, etc. sorry harry potter fans.

i don't like repetitive noises.

i don't like soggy bread. toasted is my only option.

i don't like infomercials; however, JWB wishes an entire channel was dedicated to them.

i don't like mosquito bites.

i don't like talk radio or C-SPAN.

i don't like for a day to go by without getting a kiss 'good morning' from my soon-to-hubs.