Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Just call me deer slayer.

Saturday after Thanksgiving was a BIG day! I killed my first deer! We had gone hunting on Friday and didn't see anything. Saturday we got up and headed to the stand. After a quick issue running out of gas we were in the stand.

We sat for about an hour when a doe and two babies crossed the field. Then I made a huge noise (my bad) but it didn't phase any deer. What luck. Next, a buck walked out and I got him! I was so excited! Bubba and I had a such a fun time. I can't wait to have deer sausage.

Deer-0 Megan-1!!

Thanksgiving Week 2012

We had the best Thanksgiving! We started off the week with a chance to visit with our friend Brandon. That always makes my heart glad. We met Brandon, Les, Whit, Will, Fri and Joey to ice skate and watch some Ballet. It was a blast. We ate at Chili's after and it truly was such a great time. We can't wait for B to live close. I am so thankful for time with best friends to laugh and eat. Brings me joy.

Wednesday we went up to Batesville for Thanksgiving. It was a GREAT day and weekend. We love our family so much and had a wonderful time visiting with cousins and family. The meal was great and we all had very full and happy bellies. Friday we went to see James Bond. My only regret of the weekend is that I didn't take many pictures.

I hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving! I am so thankful for my friends and family and all the love they show us.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Weekend Wrap Up

This past weekend we flew (drove really fast) over to Monroe for some Potts Family Thanksgiving celebrations. You know sandwiches and football watching. We went out to my most favorite restaurant Friday night. Waterfront Grill. Should you ever be in the luxury vacation destination that is Monroe, LA, you must go. Talk about yummy.

Saturday morning, we ate a little breakfast and played with the crazy dogs. Then Mama and I headed to shop, and Bubba and Daddy shot things. You know we like to keep things gender appropriate. (Although upon my arrival I shot too. Let's say that I won.) ANYWAY. We watched the heart-stopping LSU game. The Tigers played Ole Miss, and they tried really hard to lose. But a Tiger Victory was had and a good mood by all was shared.

Sunday, we were supposed to work the nursery at church, but both of us weren't feeling our best so we stayed home. Later that afternoon we did a little Christmas decorating. I am usually against the decorating before Thanksgiving, but everyone's lives could use a bit more cheer these days.  

This week is only a three-day work week and to say I am excited is a terribly huge understatement. My excitement level is reaching a loser-ish level. What can a girl do? I am always excited. It is sorta my MO.

I hope everyone is having a great week! Here are my top things I am thankful for this week:

1) Safety on the road. I know this is crazy, but my Dad totaled his car. My friend Sara totaled hers. Will got in a wreck. And Bubba and I had to stop for 2 wrecks this past week. Truly, I am so glad none of these dear people were hurt.

2) A job that gives time off for the Holidays. 

3) My in-laws. I love them, and always have the best time with them. I am so blessed to have been welcomed into such a loving and fun family.

4) Colored Christmas lights. 

5) Pecans. A wonderful snack that thankfully comes in abundance with my family.

6 months.

1/2 year. As in a half birthday. A half weddingversary. 182 days. Many fun adventures. Many more to come.  I am so excited about our first married Thanksgiving and Christmas. These next two months will sure be fun. 

Us then.
Fun fact. Those are the earrings that Bubba gave me on our wedding day. I wear them every month on the 19th (and lots of other times too).  This of course happens regardless of my outfit of choice. T-Shirt and Pearls. A little class. A little trash. Whatevs.

Us now.
It has been a great 6 months. I cannot wait for more. Love you buddy.

Friday, November 16, 2012

A Very Merry Friendsgiving!

Last night, we celebrated Friendsgiving. A joyous celebration with dear friends and pot luck dinner. Can I get an Amen? We had pork roast and all the yummy sides you could think of: corn casserole, mac and cheese, sweet potatoes, potato salad, and desserts! There is something quite magical about sharing a meal with those you love. Be them friends or family. Or in this case a little of both :).  Everyone had a blast, and we ate and fellowshipped. Two of my greatest skills. 

Someone had a lot of chocolate :)

Friends and Family

We may not have a big, perfectly set table to sit at, but we keep it classy with turkey paper plates and sitting criss-cross applesauce style on the floor. 

Our friends are some of the best in the world. And these were just a portion of them. I am so thankful that the Lord has blessed me with great friends that are truly family. This was a great pre-game training meal for next week. May the Holidays begin!!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Three Day Weekend Wrap-Up

Talk about a much needed weekend! This 3 day weekend was some kind of good. Friday night we were both exhausted. The exhaustion lead to some take-out for dinner and possibly some Mario playing. The latter was good for the soul. 

(I know. We are WILD.)

Saturday, we had a really fun day. In the morning/early afternoon, we walked around some shops in Canton. Just checking out some things. The weather was truly amazing. Perfect fall day. 

Then, we headed to the lot and hung out with Rebecca and Will and the Girls. It was so much fun and quite relaxing to play in the woods. Bubba helped with the play house. We enjoyed catching up. Gunnar sure did enjoy himself as well.

Saturday night is when things got interesting. My life is always strange, and the following events only solidified that fact. We were headed to go watch the LSU/State game with friends when we witnessed a deer/car collision. We stopped to help the driver and make sure everyone was okay. The driver was a 16 year old kid and was really shaken up by the whole ordeal. I tried to lighten the mood and tell him that since it was opening weekend, he just beat all his friends to the first deer kill. Bubba took care of the deer (even though he wanted to be redneck and keep it).  Then things got interesting. The kid had a little damage, but nothing that duct tape wouldn't fix. As Bubba was explaining what to do, the kid asked if we would follow him up the road to his friends house and help him. We of course did not mind this so we followed. Well, then it turned out that we totally busted up in to a full fledge high school party. I got asked what high school I attended. I told them OCS... 10 years ago. I felt quite old. They were all very kind (possibly the booze talking), and we got things patched up. Then we were on our way to the game watching.

An aside to the above very long story above. The young man was in a "Hotty Toddy" T-shirt. Basically it is just like the story of the good samaritan... LSU fan stops. While others pass by. I think we will tell the re-write in the church nursery on Sunday. :)

The game was so fun to watch with everyone. LSU won. We even threw a passing touchdown. Amazing. You can score in other ways besides field goals and rushing TDs.

Friends Divided.

This sweater is SO amazing.


On Sunday, we hung around the house and did laundry. Then, we went and took CHRISTMAS CARD pictures!! I am so excited. We included our dogs. Don't even judge. I am very excited about these family pictures. Here is a sneak peak of the outfits from the car on the way there. I look like a crazed poodle. Simply ignore that.

Pictures wore these two out.

Today, we had a bonus day off. I cannot explain the joy I woke up with this morning! We ate lunch with Lesley, and then headed to go get Christmas decorations. We got a ton of cute stuff! Hobby Lobby has all Christmas 50% off. Total Win. 

This week is going to be great. Thursday is Friendsgiving! And only a 4-day work week. I am feeling the Holiday cheer already. :)

X0XO ~


Friday, November 9, 2012

Finally Friday

Y'all. It has been a week. It seems like last weekend was 400 years ago. I am ready for some rest and maybe some baking. But definitely no plans that require real pants. Only yoga pants or sweats.

Bubba asked me if I wanted to go on a date tonight, and I replied yes if by date you mean take out and pajamas and not talking to people. Clearly I am a big ball of fun. This was us last night if that gives you any indication of the toll this week has taken on my life.

We all look a little worn out. And yes that is a My Little Pony blanket. We have them for the nieces but darn it if they aren't the softest and most comfortable blankets. I am excited that this Friday comes with a MONDAY OFF!!! I have discovered that days off are the adult Christmas.

Maybe this weekend I can hit up Mistletoe Marketplace and find some Christmas cheer. Really, I would like Thanksgiving cheer first. I am a serious follower of no Christmas until after Thanksgiving. Although I am sorta feeling like this week we could all use a little extra cheer. In any form. Just not in decorated stores for Christmas. Cause nothing makes me buy less than Santa in October. Sheesh.

In the spirit of the Thankful month, I have decided to list the things this week that have caused thankfulness in my heart:

1) Diet Cokes on the rocks in the morning. It is a simple joy in life, but without it I am a witch.

2) A cousin/best friend that can always make me laugh and share a bad mood with me as well.

3) Best friends that you can ask/talk about anything.

4) Really good dinners with Bubba. We like to eat.

5) Netflix. It really does bring so much fun into my life. 

6) Funny puppies that snuggle with me.

7) Nighttime baths. Every night without fail.

Hope you have a great, great weekend!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

A Letter to the President

Dear Mr. President Obama,

I am from a small state known as Mississippi. With only six electoral votes, it is hard to see the importance of my one vote. This is not an indictment against you as the other candidate, whom I did vote for, did not seem to be too bothered by obtaining it either as states like Ohio and Virginia are much more important to both parties. Mr. President, I am a competitive person, and I know you are too as it would be hard to reach the position you are in if you did not strive for the W. So, I would like to congratulate you on winning one of our Nation's most important elections. I know that you must be proud. I would be too. I hope also that with that pride comes a great sense of purpose and responsibility to serve our entire country to the best of your abilities. Every single person. Rich or poor. Black or White. Employed or Unemployed. Elated with your victory or devastated by their own vote's defeat.

I do not blame all of our country's problems and issues on your four-year term that is quickly coming to an end. I do not however agree with all of your policies that you have put in place. What I ask of you for these next for years is that you deeply think about the actions and policy that your administration will take. I too pray every day that our Nation will be filled with Hope and Change. While I know the truth that this ultimately cannot be fulfilled by any leader and only in a Savior, I still pray that as a Nation we will work to help those in need while being responsible for the blessings our Nation has received. I truly hope that your plans and ideas will bring about good, even though I disagree with them. I hope as a 26 year old who will start a family in the future that my children and grandchildren do not inherit a broken and broke Nation from the policies we are implementing today.

You talked over the time of the campaigns about keeping your promises. If I was really talking to you, seeing that you will never read this, I would ask you to make a promise to me. That promise would be that you would respect me being a person that thinks differently than you. As I promise to respect you. In the words of my Dad, you do not have to like me and I do not have to like you, but we do have to respect one another. I hope that you respect the ideas of the "other side" and when ideas are given each one is given proper consideration. I am sick of every single person in Washington who has the inability to listen. Again, this is not an indictment against you solely, as everyone has forgotten the old adage that we have two ears and one mouth so that we can do twice the listening.  But ultimately, you are the leader. You lead by example, and I am asking that you set a good example for our country in working with all people because when all ideas are considered typically the best solution is found.

Lastly, I would ask that you work everyday to make our Nation less in debt and more efficient. I would ask that you protect those serving our country abroad. I would ask that you do not lie to the American people when things might not look so good on your end. I ask that you take responsibility of the office that you hold and work your absolute hardest to make our country better tomorrow than it is today. I ask that you set an example to our children of what a good leader looks like. Please do your job.


A citizen whose voice wants to be heard.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Election Day 2012

We stood in line in the COLD to cast our vote. So thankful we live in a place where I can vote. I may have teared up over a military man in line with me. Grateful people like him and my grandpa and my dad served our country so that I can vote.

The lines were so long. I have a feeling this will be a time I will remember for my whole life.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Whirlwind Weekend!

Our weekend FLEW by. I cannot believe that it is over, and technically we even had an extra hour of it because of that whole fall back situation. Friday night, I went to eat with some of the girl's to celebrate Sara's upcoming birthday. We had a blast sitting and chatting. It was low key and a great time just visiting with our best friends. Sadly. I failed at taking one single picture! Shame on me. 

Saturday, we spent the day with family celebrating Bubba's little brother's birthday. I say little. Josh is 23. Not exactly little. It was the best day. The weather was fabulous and we played outside all day. Gunnar got to come because Jethro happened to make a visit on Saturday morning. As in he broke the fence to come and play with our dogs. Imagine our surprise to find three dogs in the backyard. One being the size of a Yeti. We are going to have to start organized play dates. Obviously, both parties will continued the unauthorized ones.

Big, but very sweet dog.

We played hard on Saturday. And cheered even harder for our Tigers. Sadly, in a heartbreaking fashion LSU lost to Bama, but I do have to say I am very proud of the way they played which has helped with the recovery. I only wore sackcloth and ashes for 24 hours versus 24 days. Improvement.

Love them. 

Converting them early. She will chant Geaux Tigers, not Hotty Toddy :)
Sunday, we had church (where I worked nursery), and I helped host a shower. The baby shower was so much fun. It also turned out so so cute. I didn't take any pictures. which is truly a shame. I failed with that this weekend. I did make the diaper cake, and it turned out way cute. 

I did end up adding a flower to the top which made it look more finished.
This week will hopefully be low-key; however with the election on Tuesday, I am not thinking that is the case. Oh. Me.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Thankful Month

My most favorite month has arrived! I love November. My favorite holiday has always been Thanksgiving. I love the food, the time with family, the turning leaves, the football games, and the crisp weather. Everyone on Facebook and other places are counting their blessings each day this month. While I know that I won't do that, I would like to take this month and consciously think of all my and my family's many blessings. 

The Lord has blessed us this year with so many things. Not just the tangible things, but intangible blessings. We have a life that is filled with such joy. Our friends, our family, our simple life. All of these things add to our joy-filled life. Everyday I pray that the Lord will fill me with the Fruits of the Spirit. That our family will live in a manner that shows our world love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, and self-control. I know that I struggle with all of these at some point in time, but the Lord really has blessed us this year, and truthfully all my years. 

I know that eventually like in everything bad or not so good seasons will come. As my wise friend Whitney says that is why you consciously think of times the Lord has provided. So, in the bad times you have a concrete time to establish the Lord's provisions. (That is paraphrased.)

So, this month I want to reflect on all of my many blessings that all flow from the foundation of our relationship with Christ and his love for us. They really are too many to count. From the joy of a simple McDonald's diet coke on the rocks to a life partner that seeks the Lord and always puts others before himself. Today, I am most thankful my family. All four of us :)

Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name. Psalm 100:4