Friday, December 28, 2007

Wedding Plans


This is what Freddie thinks about all the wedding plans he needs to do before February 23rd!

Buy of the Day


My buy of the day is a Nativity Set. Veggie Tales. Click here to order. Only $10. You ask why a Veggie Tales? 1. It plays "O Little Town of Bethlehem" 2. For my future kids!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

To Eat or Not To Eat?

Funniest Christmas Present (for Freddie)...

So the funniest Christmas present was not even opened up. I found it in the bag with one of Freddie's other presents that my mom gave him. A fork. I was like what the heck? I was still at her house, he had already gone to the house, I was leaving too. I was like, Mom, why is there a fork in Freddie's bag? She said, oh he didn't see that. It is a fork. You see if he is eating and is like I want something off Jennifer's plate he can expand the fork and just take it right off of your plate.

This is the before:



















This is the after:


















She also said it could be used as a back scratcher. My mom thinks she is pretty funny!!

PS If you want one to take food off of your husband's plate or wife's plate....I think she got it at Restoration Hardware!!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

These Are of Few of My (Christmas) Favorite Things

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things

These are some of my new and old favorite Christmas things (some I got at my Christmas Wedding Shower...some I bought, some were Christmas presents...)














(A nite-lite my wonderful assistant gave me after I told her I wanted one!!)



















(Mean Santa, Freddie says it is my dad because he hunts all the time, but Freddie bought this at a Cabelas on the way to California...um, thoughtful to buy Christmas ornaments, but a little scarey...at least when we have kids...this Santa will not come out to play!)















(Fuzzy, I know...our Master's ornament that Freddie loves....)



















(My engagement frogs.)



















(My pink Santa, so GIRLIE, I luv it!)















(At the top, it says, "Let's get together and WINE". Now why would someone give me that one?)





















(My Christmas church my mom's friend gave me a long time ago. It lights up!)















(My nutcracker collection....hint, hint, I need MORE!)















(My reindeer door bell...My TJMaxx buy yesterday when I was supposed to be Christmas shopping...only thing I bought there!)

Happy Christmas Eve! And let me just tell you so far there are NO Christmas presents under the tree for me. Santa better get busy!

2 Years Ago Today


















HOW IT ALL BEGAN:

2 years ago tonight, Freddie and I well, according to him, starting dating. I was at the Williams Family Christmas Party that my cousin throws (Freddie is best friends with both of my cousins). Actually the shin-ding was last night at my cousin's house. 2 years ago it was at the
Marbury Center (where he caters events) and actually our reception is going to be there. So we had a good time last night and took some time to take some pics.

Afterwards we went to this Redneck Karaoke "Cracka" party. Sorry did not get any pics of that. Although there was some interesting late night dancing going on....It was very late and "these redneck crackas" were singing Rocky Mountain High on the karaoke machine. (No pics from that, sorry!!!).These are some of the pics from this year's Williams Family Christmas Partee!



Friday, December 21, 2007

Are You in the Christmas Spirit?

I might be now....

Well, I had barely bought any Christmas presents until today. I got out in all of that stupid traffic. Usually in my town, not much traffic. I think that every person was out near the mall or near Target. Why weren't these people at work today (besides teachers)??? Anyhoo, I am a little more Christmasie today...not as bah-humbug as I was the other day. Not working can put you in a better mood.

Well tonight Hank and Harley were in the Christmas spirit too:





















(Actually they look like they are saying, "Why the hell do I have this stupid bow on me?" And Freddie wanted to know what I was doing with his dog, Hank. I said, "Putting him in the Christmas Spririt!")

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

That's What I Love About Sunday




Friday night we went to the shortest concert ever at this place called, The Country Club. Not, not a real uppity country club. A country bar, where Craig Morgan played for like an hour and 15 minutes. Shortest concert I have ever been to. I love his songs but someone said up close his nails were dirty. I was close enough but didn't care to look. Must be that oil 'an grease under his nails from his song I love. However, I took a few pics and he looks a bit constipated when he sings! And there were some rednecks screaming and trying to throw themselves at him. Very humorous....

Here are his lyrics to my favorite:

That's what I love about Sunday:
Cat-napping on the porch swing;
You curled up next to me,
The smell of jasmine wakes us up.
Take a walk down a back road,
Tackle box and a cane pole;
Carve our names in that white oak,
An' steal a kiss as the sun fades,
That's what I love about Sunday,
Oh, yeah.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Your Ornaments are Showing!

My Christmas Wedding Shower















(My mom and Freddie's mom)





(All the ladies who threw the shower and me)
















(My wonderful assistant at school and me)









(Me and my mom)








Yep, my ornaments were showing apparently. At least that is what my sister told me yesterday at my Christmas Shower my mom's friends threw me (when I was opening my presents). Apparently the dress my mother told me to wear might have been a little "boobie"!

Here are some pictures. I got some great ornaments and Christmas goodies and have already decorated with them, thanks to my little sis. Several people asked me what I wanted and I said, "Girlie" ornaments. Oh well, Freddie has to have a girlie tree with some pink ornaments on it! :)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Kindergarten Kronicles, Part "I lost count a long time ago"

TEDDY BEAR DAY!!!


I am going to boast. Best kindergarten teacher of the year. Last Friday, we made bear floats out of shoeboxes (Christmas floats, that is)...although the media specialist said they looked more like caskets. We had a bear parade and a bear picnic, too!!! So yes, I win the award for funnest (not a real word, I know) teacher of the year. It was "B" week, for my strugglers at least, the others already know that sound! Oh and so they were supposed to bring a stuffed teddy bear to school....we did get some rabbits, kitty cats, and one stuffed car (yes, a stuffed McQueen from the movie, Cars!). Go figure!

Check out the pics.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

His or Hers?

His and Hers Shower

So last night we had a shower in our honor. A His and Hers Shower given by some of Freddie's mom's friends. Well there was only one couple, Freddie's sisters friend, who went by the rules and brought something for His and the Hers. (Although I don't think that was really the rule.......)

Check out this remote. The BIGGEST remote I have ever seen (for HIS of course):



















And then for the hers: an apron. It says DOMESTIC DIVA. (My family would probably say, Diva, not too domestic.....but I do cook, just not all that cleaning stuff!)



















We did have a good time. My aunt, uncle, and cousin and his wife came into town for the event. And we all got some good low country boil and banana's foster. They had a station set up with a man cooking some banana's foster. YUM YUM.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Scattered, Smothered, Chunked, Diced, Topped?




So, reading someone's post today and they were talking about taking their kids to the Waffle House. So reminds me of my favorite place, if you have never been to the Waffle House, YOU ARE MISSING OUT! I love that place. Freddie and I go ALOT. Maybe once a week or every two weeks. My favorite is the bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich. Bacon: EXTRA crispy and hashbrowns (not all of that stuff above...I just like them "scattered low"...which is a new term for me that my waitress told me last time I was there, means extra crispy!!!!)So I googled Waffle House and they have some fun facts:

  • If you lay all of the Bryan bacon end-to-end that Waffle House serves in a year, it will stretch from Atlanta to Los Angeles seven times! (That's more than 21,000 miles of bacon)
  • If you could stack all of the sausage patties we serve in one day, it would reach the TOP of the Empire State Building! (Did you want grits with that?)
  • Waffle House serves more than 3.2 million pounds of grits each year. That is enough to fill 86 semi-trucks!
  • Each year Waffle House customers eat more than 334,000 pounds of pecans in their waffles. That is more than 21 million pecans.
  • Waffle House customers consume two percent of the total eggs produced in the United States for foodservice use. That is more than 185,000,000 eggs every year, 500,000 eggs everyday, 20,833 eggs every hour, 347 eggs every minute and five eggs every second.
  • If you used all of the eggs Waffle House serves in a year to make a cheese omelet, it would weigh 28 tons and would need 185 million slices of cheese. (Do you want hashbrowns with that?)
  • If you lined up all the bowls of Bert's Chili® Waffle House serves in a year, it would stretch the length of Florida's coastline on both the Atlantic and the Gulf coasts!
  • Waffle House serves more than 10,000 T-bone steaks every day.
  • If you stack all of the USDA Choice hamburger patties Waffle House serves in a year, it would equal the height of 18 Mount Everests!
  • Waffle House serves more than 381 tons of country ham every year. That translates to more weight than a fully-loaded Boeing 747 at takeoff.
PLEASE tell me, how the heck do they know all of this?????? Probably someone's job to figure out how many inches is bacon, so how many pieces of bacon would fit from Atlanta to LA? Um, can I have their job? Must be a stressful job.....

And P.S. I LUV ME SOME GRITS; however, theirs suck...don't order them!!!!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Blog Thing of the Day

So I did not really like the eggnog thing, I make people fat?? WHAT does that mean???...but this one is much better!


You Are New Year's Eve

If there's one thing about you, it's that you really know how to party.
You enjoy being the center of attention, and you love to dress up and go out.
Friendly and fun loving, you're always up for another toast... or another cocktail.
You definitely get a party started. And it's really not a party if you're not there.

What makes you celebrate: The promise of a few free drinks and a wild party.

At holiday get togethers, you do best as: The bartender

On a holiday, you're the one most likely to: Wake up the next day not knowing how the night ended

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

FUNKY!

So this last weekend a bunch of us went to check out some cover band here in town. Well, it ended up being all of James Brown's peeps (yes he is from my hometown and there is a statue of him, maybe I will post that on my blog), even his cape guy (a whatttt you ask?, where is my cape guy?) and his "estranged wife"...with the pink hair or whatever color that is. And FYI, my drunk soon-to-be husband told her he loved her!!!! Guess that's what beer fishbowls and shots will do to you. However, the King of Soul might be dead but his band and back-up singers are still going strong. Poor James, little did he know all the hoopla he was going to cause. At least they finally buried the guy.

Check out his pink-haired "wife" Tomi Rae or Toni Rae, whatever her name is. She's on the right!


video

BTW: I have video of my sister the same night and she yells, "Tomi Rae scares me!" Gotta love my sister.

What Holiday Food Are YOU?

Okay, so this tells you what holiday food you are. Apparently, I am a lush.....go figure!




You Are Eggnog



Rich, sweet, and probably a little drunk. Everyone who knows you tends to get a little fatter.

Monday, November 26, 2007

SHOUT-OUTS!!!!!!!!

So the lastest new thing is to give a shout-out to whoever...your lawyer, your pimp, your momma (if you are a celebrity, that is..)

So here is a shout out to some of my friends and family (who I know read my blog) for my fabulous weekend.....
  • Kristy, Amanda, Lee, Tracey, and Brian for being dancing Kings and Queens Friday night ( I have video) and the first four (sorry, B) for showing up Saturday night
  • My cuz's cuz, Jennifer, and Shane....SHANE HERE IS YOUR SHOUT-OUT! So next time I see you I want some free liquor, for rizzle! Shane keep that lady happy! Thanks for showing up Saturday night, too!
  • Natalie and Robert and Buddy...thanks for the par-tee and the great dinner!!
  • Of course, Freddie, for wanting me to be his wife!
  • To our wedding counselor (not that she would read this thing because then I would really be in counseling) but we "graduated" last night and do not have to go anymore. You don't say anything, she let's you go.....our technique for the pre-martial counseling.
  • For Christin showing up for half-a-second Saturday night and NOT even eating, pregnant lady! Are you sure you are married? Just kidding....
  • To Amanda (and Ginger) for my late night entertainment Saturday night. Ask Amanda about her "fall" to glory...Freddie said he didn't know there was a full moon!!
  • To Susan, my teacher buddy, she likes wine just as much as I do!!! :)
  • And well I am sure I will give some more shout-outs later...........

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

'Tis to Be Thankful




So Thursday is Turkey Day.

Let's just say I am sooooooo thankful for no school tomorrow. And thankful for my fiance, family, and...

Also, I am thankful for my friends that I never see. One such friend is Molly. Gotta luv some Molly. I told her I was going to put this on my blog, so Molly, consider this your little Ode to Molly Post!

Well Molly is the funniest thing ever. She has had some great nicknames...I won't mention them because she might get a little feisty. Well, I might mention one. In college one of her nicknames was Breakin' Shit! (I even had stationary made for her with that written on it!)Because she had, well, maybe had a few too many drinks and tried to break the light on the sorority drunk bus! Well, she might say she wasn't drinking but I know that I was (wish I could remember the story a little more clearly, but I could say that about a lot of college stories........) And I think Molly could have her own reality sitcom because I know I would watch it. She does some funny stuff. Maybe I will tell those stories at a later date and time. Also, I am not so sure how we got along so well. Maybe because we didn't ever live together. She is just as bad as my sister with the neatness (a little OCD)... far from me! But just the same, I love me some Molly! She says she is coming to my wedding. I can't wait for the funny stories to happen that night. Oh, and I will have a bottle of wine or two chilled and waiting on ya!

Well tonight on the phone Molly says, "It's not about the award, it's about the recognition..."
In reference to another funny story of hers. And let me tell you, I was laughing pretty hard at this one......
So Molly, "It's not about the award, it's about the recognition!"
Here is your recognition:

Monday, November 19, 2007

Kindergarten Kronicles, Part "I lost count"



Let's call this post, Jylon and the Bean.
My class was playing "number" BINGO today and they were using dry beans as markers. Much easier than those cardboard things the game comes with. Anyhoo, the following scenerio plays out:

Jylon: I need some tissue. (hand covering nose).
Me: (I give him some.)
Jylon: Need another...
Me: (I am thinking is snot just pouring out his nose or what?)
Me: Why do you keep getting tissue?
Jylon: (Looks down....like he has done something wrong)
Girl student: Um, Miss Williams, Jylon stuck a bean up his nose.

So I make him blow into a tissue and then look. YEP!!! Bean up the freaking nose. What is with my students? I had one put erasers in her ears, now beans up the nose.

I see the bean right at the tip of his nose. So I take a paperclip and unfold and decide that is my best bet.

Jylon and class too: MISS WILLIAMS, What are you doing with that paperclip?
Me: I am going to get the bean out of his nose!!
Class: Are we going to play some more BINGO?
Me: When I get this bean out of Jylon's nose!
Class: GROOOSSSSSS!

Bean comes out and lands on tissue. Of course, it was probably the biggest bean I gave him. What the heck? Why a bean up the nose....no idea. He wouldn't give me a reason. Let's just say, my class can be very entertaining.........

PS...I made him throw the rest of his beans in the trash. He might have tried to stick those up the nose as well. Can't have a weak stomach to be a kindergarten teacher!


Saturday, November 17, 2007

REVENGE Is Oh So SWEET!!!!

GOOOOOOO DAWGS!!!

Let's start by saying this...check out my post on Uga.
This will give you some background on where this post is going.
My sis's friends live across from each other. We will call one neighbor, Uga lover, and the other neighbor, the McCormack Family. Uga lover's cement Uga is always getting decorated
when he is out of town or when Georgia loses.
(Sidenote: Freddie and I have an Uga too so don't any readers get any ideas, and I MEAN IT!!)
Well, the Uga lover got revenge this weekend on the McCormack Family (whose daughter by the way is looking at USC)....check it out!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Love Me Some Good Shopping!

Some weddingish news..........

I am excited about some Augusta shopping. We now have a lovely "pavilion" with some new stores and you don't have to go into the mall. They just opened and my sis and I went to check them out this afternoon.

The stores include:
White House/ Black Market
Banana Republic
Ann Taylor Loft
and my favorite: Williams-Sonoma
And coming soon: PF Changs, sounds yummy!!!

Well I bought my first purchase from the White House/Black Market...for my rehearsal dinner! I think it is too cute. Hopefully Momma Brenda will approve......
BTW: spent too much $$$ this week on my video camera and now dress. Oh well, only live once, right?????????

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Wordless Wednesday
















Will be here via UPS Soon.........

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Election Day



So today is election day, 2007. Just think next year this time we will be voting for a new President. Let's just hope that crazy woman doesn't make it, hope I am not offending anyone. But pah-leez. Who wants that crazy woman to be President??? Not me! I would rather have Monica Lewinsky.......

Last year this time, I was off campaigning for my dad. He ran for Superior Court Judge here in my town. Check out his old website, except don't look at me. I look like a deer in head-lights. However, disappointly (not a real word???) he lost in the December run-off to some dork who had people doing his dirty work. They said all kinds of nasty things about my father. Especially this jerk-face radio show host....who acts like he is on some high horse...although he has been married 3 times, that should show you something. And my father even went on his show to answer questions, and the jerk still said nasty things about him. This year he made some "nappy-headed" comment like Imus and some people protested his cable television show. I soooo wanted to go protest with them. But he he he his cable show was canceled. Poor Austin. Proves what comes around, goes around!!!

And my dad is better off not being the judge. He can hunt and play golf all he wants!!! :)

So on this election day, I was very un-American and did not vote....but I will come time for the newest President.......

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Murderer of Love



Yesterday, my sister and I went to see Dan in Real Life. You can read the review here if you want, although they don't claim it is all that great. Actually, it might not be worth the $9.25 (WHAT??? a freaking money pit, I should have known a long time ago to open my own Movie Theater but that is a different discussion)....anyway, it was cute and there was some cute lines in it. I love some Steve Carell but he is definitely not the same character he was in 40-Year Old Virgin, that's for sure.

Some cute lines include (don't read if you want to be suprised!!!):

His daughter screams at him: "MURDERER of love"...one of the funniest moments in the movie, I have to say. Whoever plays this girl is pretty funny. She is mad as hell as him the whole time and is mean as you know what.

Also the same girl's boyfriend tell Steve Carell that, "Love is not a feeling, Mr. Burns, it is an ability". They are in love after three days !!! The same girl gets mad because she doesn't want to leave the boyfriend and go on a family vacation because it is taking away from her "studies"!

There is also a part in the movie where everyone is singing "This little piggy went to market"...like a rock and roll version that is hilarious because Steve Carell is going to go out with some girl from high school who they called Ruthie Pigface (Whatever her last name was)....pretty darn funny.

I would have to rate this movie as a "girlie" movie. Freddie would never go to see this movie or would probably have fallen asleep......although we have never technically been to the movie theater, except for a via-satellite Widespread Panic Show (but that is a different discusssion as well)........We have never been on that dinner and a movie date!! Probably the only couple in America!!!!!

Anyway, I would recommend the matinee.........

Friday, November 2, 2007

YOU SUCK!

Let me just say that I am pissed off.
Some person, let's say probably a stupid teenager, has taken my freakin pumpkin off our front porch. Yes, I went to a church pumpkin patch and bought a pumpkin (a big one) to put on the porch as well as a little one to keep UGA (you know a little black and red cement Uga) company. Well the freakin person who took my BIG pumpkin didn't take UGA or the itty bitty pumpkin. I meant what the heck??!! It was there last night...didn't pay attention this morning, so not exactly sure when it was taken. SO whoever took my pumpkin, I WANT IT BACK!!!!! It was my Turkey Day decorations too! I mean it is AFTER Halloween. What are they going to do with a pumpkin????
That is what I want to know and that is why I am pissed off this afternoon.

Whoever took my pumpkin sucks!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween



Happy Halloween Everyone!

So today was a bit refreshing compared to last year. Last year my fifth graders were out-of-control crazy at the Halloween party. This year my kindergarten students were just too cute.

For one, we had witches brew or scary punch...I told them it was both today. And said that it would make them smarter...who wants some??? All of them raised their hands. This is what we did.....

We had dry ice (for the spookness) and then:
1 (.13 ounce) envelope unsweetened grape kool-aid
1 (.13 ounce) envelope unsweetened orange kool-aid
2 cups white sugar
3 quarts cold water
1 liter ginger ale

and then to top it off...we froze gummy worms in ice cubes and put it in their cups as a surprise. They drank it all.....must have liked it.

Then, a parent brought cupcakes with BLACK icing. Well, that stuff stains and was all over the place. They were making themselves have beards and even putting their fingers in it. It makes your hands PURPLE and my hands are still a little purple from cleaning up.

But it was a pretty fun day! :) Except they would not let the little kiddies dress up...oh well guess they will do that tonight!!! :)

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Best Weekend Moments

So, this was a pretty good fall weekend.
A few reasons:

1. GEORGIA beat the stupid Gators. Florida fans are the worst. And that blue and orange combination is just damn awful. Florida fans are just as bad as Tennessee fans. It is about time the Dawgs beat those Gators! Go Dawgs!!! Read all about it here!

2. I went to an OBSCENE Halloween Party. And there was some great "celebrities" there. The best was probably Richard Simmons. He had a whistle that he kept blowing and trying to make us drop and give him 10! That sure didn't happen but it was quite a site....check it out:
And Britney and Kevin were there, Hugh and the Playboy bunnies, Elvis, and even Monica Lewinsky and President Clinton. Of course, I went as myself. No need to be obscene!!!

3. It is actually getting cooler. Love me some fall weather!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Clap

Tonight, my fiance and I went to dinner with my parents and my soon-to-be-in-laws at this Irish restaurant. Pretty tasty if I must say so myself. We got on the topic of being sick. (I had bronchitis last week). And my mom proceeded to talk about how when I was in college I had the flu, strep, etc. and the infirmary (health clinic) on campus was too booked to see me. Well don't mess with Brenda because she called and let them have it and well from then on, anytime I went to the infirmary, they saw me. Apparently, I was a "sickly" child.

Well my dad says, "I only went to the infirmary two times in college. Both times they told me I had the clap!"

What?????? He loves shock value. OMG! No telling what everyone else was thinking.........

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Po' Folks

POOR MAN'S DINNER.........














So tonight for dinner, I made a poor folks dinner.
Let me tell you how cheap it is:
1 can of pink salmon : $1.89
1 egg
1/2 cup meal
1/2 cup flour
some grated onion

Mix together and make patties and then fry in a pan.

With this, I made grits...cheap like $1.50 for a box of quick grits...the cheese is what is expensive, but already had it.

Then made some homemade roumelade....some mayo, hot sauce, wickles, worcetershire sauce, and some pepper.

Looks pretty good huh? Well if you don't like canned Salmon I guess you are out of luck. But this dinner could be under $5 bucks!!!

Freddie ate and this made this little plate to save? For leftovers? Not quite sure but I thought it looked pretty so I took a pic!