Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Madness that is Twilight

So unless you live under a rock, Twilight Saga: Eclipse came out last night at midnight and I (along with my BFF Amanda Norris) was one of the crazy people who went to the premiere. The movie was of course awesome and I will probably see it again before it leaves the theater. However the action happened before the movie even began!!

We arrive at the movie theater at 10:15 thinking that was plenty of time, Oh No! Here is the line to get into the movie:

It wrapped around the entire place! Needless to say we were not early enough, but there were plenty of people in line behind us. The wait to get into the movie was very entertaining. People go all out for these things! I mean I loved the books and the movies, but 1: I'm not getting dressed up as one of the characters 2: I'm not going to get unto a argument about who's team I'm on, "Team Edward" or "Team Jacob," and 3: I'm not planning my wedding to fall on the same day as Bella Swan and Edward Cullen. Yes you heard me there was a couple in line with us who will be getting married on August 13th, the same day that Bella and Edward did. CRAZY!! Amanda and I had QUITE a few laughs as we stood in line.

So when we finally get inside the movie theater you would have thought Kristen Stewart and Robert Patinison were there. People were running around like maniacs! When the lady tore our tickets this is what we were told, "Just run to a theater until you find a seat." "Excuse me, What?" So here Norris and I go running through the place like 2 girls chasing Justin Bieber down! Guess where we find a seat? IN THE VERY FRONT ROW! I mean I could see boogers in the people's noses we were so close! Oh another funny tale of the night, I was getting popcorn and my souvenir Eclipse cup a woman in line beside me had red eyeballs!!! She had red contacts in to make it look like she was a vampire! I'm telling you crazy! All this has happened before the 12:00 premiere. I must say this will be an event I will laugh about often.

P.S. Thank you Amanda Norris for driving the Tuscaloosa to see the movie and being my partner in all the madness!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Summer Vaca!

Last week Josh and I went to Hilton Head, SC for the week. Josh had a week long conference he attended while I enjoyed the sites and shops :) of Hilton Head. The weather was EXTREMELY hot; if you weren't in the water you were miserable! Every morning as I dropped Josh off at his conference I went on a little walk. HH is the best place for a walker, they have tons of paths for people to walk and ride their bikes. Of course I had to walk very early so I wouldn't die of a heat stroke. Once Josh was finished for the day we would go to the beach and take in the Atlantic Ocean. I must say the Gulf is sooo much better then the Atlantic! The water is dark and warm, nothing like the Gulf. We did see our fair share of dolphins who would swim rather close to us, it was amazing. We ate some great food; us Fryers we love to eat and we did plenty of it while we were there.
Salty Dog was one of our favorites!

While I was there I had the chance to read a very awesome, powerful book called "90 Minutes In Heaven." Having lost my father to cancer 5 years ago and just recently losing my best friend this book really opened my eyes about dying and heaven. I don't want to give the book away but this man was in a car accident, died and went to heaven for 90 minutes. The way he described heaven was so beautiful and that he wanted to stay there, not to come back to Earth. By the end of reading this book I knew that my Dad was in this beautiful place where he would never want to leave. A place where he didn't hurt and he was with all the people that had went to heaven before him. And the same goes for Whitney. I know when it's my turn to go to heaven that my dad, Whitney, and many others will be waiting for me at those gates with open arms. Yes death is sad and hard to get over, but by reading this I know that if they had a choice they would want to stay in heaven and not come back to this crazy world. I hope I don't offend anyone by making this statement, it's just how I truly feel. I challenge you to read this book and not agree with what I said.

I don't want to end on a sad not so here are some pictures from our trip to Hilton Head.

Paula Dean's Restaurant

Peace and Love!!

My wet husband and I in the fountain

Friday, June 11, 2010

It's Past Midnight...

Yes it is past midnight and I am still awake. If this was a school night I would have been asleep for over 3 hours already. I know all you teachers out there are going to kill me, but I AM SO BORED! Of course while school was in all I could think about was summer break and sleeping in, but there are some cons to summer break:

1- I am all alone! I don't have children to entertain me and my two little, sweet, wonderful pups have been gone from us for going on 5 weeks! Yes 5 weeks! If you know Josh and I you know that we love and treat Shadow and Bouncer like they were people. Because we live so far away from out families and I don't like to board them Josh's mom keeps them for us. It's a 3 hour drive from Phenix City so when she keeps them, she KEEPS them! We went to the beach Memorial Day weekend so Jack-A got them before we left, well Sunday we leave for Hilton Head for a week so there was no way we could get them keep them for a week and a half and turn around and get them to Phenix City. To many miles. I miss them sooo much I have no one to talk to during the day (yes I talk to my dogs, like I said we treat them like people), Josh is at work and Turtle hates me so he won't even look at me. I can't wait to get them back on the 21st.

SOO I totally went off the subject, back to what I was talking about...oh yeah the cons of Summer break!

2-I spend money! Because I am alone and bored I go shopping (bad idea)! It's terrible I have the quit I MUST QUIT!! ahhhh and lastly...

3- I eat! Again I am bored, so what do I do? I go looking around the kitchen for a "Snack." Bad idea!

I am sure when Josh and I have kids my days will be filled with entertaining out sweet, lovely children. But until then I need a hobby, any suggestions??

All this talk about summer break I failed to mention I lost my job at the end of the school year.
:( Bummer I know! Right now I am in that place where I know the Lord will put me where I need to be, but not knowing what my future holds career wise is breaking my spirits! I love what I do, I enjoy going to school and teaching kids and I want to do this until I am an old lady. However it's hard to get a job where no one knows you and is not sure if they want to take a gamble on you. I feel like I would be a great asset to any school, I just have to keep the faith.

Josh is doing so well in his career. I am so proud of him and all his hard work. Some days I can tell it is tough of him, but nothing that a kiss and a home cooked meal can't fix. I am so happy that I choose him to be my husband, he's truly the best!

Oh P.S. I found out today Bouncer has heart worms :( However the vet says that he's pretty sure he caught it in time so Bounce should be fine. He has to spend the night though so I am sad about that.

Ok enough rant and raving for one night. Josh and I have an exciting week ahead. Tomorrow night we are going to Birmingham to see Zac Brown Band and then Sunday we leave for Hilton Head, SC for a week (business trip for Josh, fun week for me). Yay!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

It's So Hard To Say Goodbye!

As many of you know last Sunday (May 23rd) my best friend Whitney died in a car accident. That day will be cemented in my mind for the rest of my life. When i first received the phone call about the accident I did not want to believe it. Mainly because I had talked to Whitney not 2 hours before. She had went on a date with this guy and she was so nervous the night before, but that morning she let me know that the date went "Wonderfully" and that she would call me as soon as she got back to the Delta to tell me all about it. I was frantic to find out the truth; I didn't want to believe the "he said, she said." I wanted to hear it from her family. Finally after an hour or so I got a hold of her brother and that was when my heart shattered into a million little pieces. Not Whitney, not the girl who loved life so much that it was written all over her face. Not my best friend, the one who no matter if we hadn't talked in weeks could pick right back up where we left off. Not my best friend who I shared so many silly, fun, eventful memories with. Now I lost my dad almost 5 years ago to cancer and yes that was hard, but I knew my dad was in pain and letting him go meant not having him suffer and knowing that he had a brand new body in heaven. However, to lose someone so young, so unexpected was soo much to bear. There is not a day that doesn't go by that I don't and will not think of her. I can only imagine what her family must feel, because I feel like a piece of my heart is missing.

The only comforting part of this is knowing that Whitney is in heaven. I can just see her now loudly laughing and looking down on us. Whitney is not in the ground she is in all of our hearts. As hard as it is to know I will not see her again in her earthly body, I know I will see her again in heaven and we can pick up right where we left off! :)