Monday, February 20, 2017

36 Things

Jared turns 36 today and I thought it would be fun to list 36 things that I love about him and make him the best ever!

1. We've been together officially 12 years!

2. He has the prettiest eyes and they light up when he's happy.

3. He can pick me up toss me around which makes me feel little. I've dated guys that weighed less than me and obviously those didn't work out. I like a guy that's sturdy!

4. He makes me laugh so much.

5. He puts up with my indecisiveness.

6. He washes the dishes almost every night.

7. He puts up with all my Fads and bandwagon obsessions!

8. He treats his Momma like a princess. Ladies, if you're dating take note of how your boyfriend treats his Momma. If it not up to your standards RUN like the wind and find you someone new.

9. He loves Jimmy Buffett.

10. He is the best Daddy to Declan.

11. He loves his family something fierce and will do anything for them!

12. He comes from a big family which I love.

13. He likes to drive. I greatly dislike to drive so it works out for me!

14. He's really good at basketball. I can't wait to watch him and Declan in the driveway shooting hoops.

15. He's the best friend ever! I love the way he loves his friends and values their friendships.

16. He can watch a movie over and over and over and over again.

17. He cooks some mean scrambled eggs.

18. He takes care of my family as if they were his own.

19. He listens to me when I have a bad day and always knows the right things to say. 

20. We both work at FedEx, in the same department, in the same building and ride to work together and we haven't killed each other...WINNING!

21. He reads books that I suggest even though I know he doesn't really want to. 

22. He was born 2 years and 2 days before me and totally stole my birthday thunder and I'm not even upset with it.

21. He wants to have a girl next and I think that's the cutest thing ever.

22. He's so protective of his sister. 

23. He really like pizza.

24. He gets on Facebook all the time but never comments or posts. If you get a comment or post from him he mist really like you or it's me on his account.

25. He isn't good at keeping secrets from me.

26. He's really good at wake boarding.

27. He's cuter now than the day we met.

28. We met at Brookhaven and we were dating other people and I'll never forget telling my best friend Katie that if I was single he would be my first choice to date!

29. I chased him around for a year before we finally started dating.

30. Our song is the Humpty Dance because our "first kiss" was after the Digital Underground concert at Newby's.

31. He single handedly moved me out of one of my apartments into the other while I was at work one day. 

32. He writes the best notes in cards.

33. He found a list of all of our future kids names that I had written on a paper shortly after we started dating and he didn't run.

34. He once drove all 14 hours home from Wisconsin because I talked him into going to see my family and we got bumped from our flight going home.

35. He gives the best back rubs. I think he's given me like 500 bazillion and I've give him like two. 

36. He's the most selfless man I've ever met!

Happy Birthday Jared Dale Franks!! I love you more now than the day we met! I cant' wait to celebrate 70 more birthdays together!

Monday, January 30, 2017

What's Up Wednesday...on a Thursday.....The Story of My Life Now

I've taken so much time off from blogging that I didn't know where to start. When I read Shay's "What's Up Wednesday" post I figured this would be perfect. So today I'm linking up with Shay, Sheaffer and Mel for my edition of What's Up Wednesday.

1. What We're Eating This Week....

Jared and I are both on day 9 of Whole30. I feel super accomplished to make it this far but it is kicking my tail. I've had many times this past week that I've wanted to throw in the towel. I mean how many eggs can one person eat. If you have anything you really have liked on this let me know!

2. What I'm Reminiscing About....

One of my most favorite people at work passed away this past weekend. When I tell you he was the epitome of a Servant Leader I wouldn't even be scratching the surface, He had such an impact on FedEx and every person he encountered he helped and truly cared for as well. He was the manager that interviewed me and hired me and I wanted to be on his team so bad. However I was placed on another team but that didn't matter to him he helped me just as much as if I was on his team. He had a huge impact on Jared and both of us hope to leave an impact like he did to those we are around. I mean how could you not love this guy???

3. What I'm Loving....

I'm loving that the weather will be cooler this whole weekend. Although 70 degrees last weekend was nice it's January I need cold weather!

4. What We've Been Up To....

Not a whole bunch. Were in the process of getting our house ready to sell so alot of cleaning and purging. Nothing that exciting and we haven't been out to eat really at all bc of Whole30.

5. What I'm Dreading....

Keeping our house ready for showings with a dog and a 2 year. It sounds terrible!

6. What I'm Working On....

Myself. I need some help in the wifeing (I know that's not a word) and parenting and friending department. I'm working hard on being present and putting away the phone. I also need to work on spending time with the Big Man upstairs daily too!
Updated: I purchased the book Jesus Always per Shay's recomendation and am loving it so far. (I've only read one day.)

7. What I'm Excited About....

Finishing Whole30. I'm loving how I feel but am wanting to eat some sweets and rice. I don't think I'll add much dairy back in to my diet but am missing some of my snacks. 

8. What I'm Watching/Reading....

We started the OA yesterday on NetFlix. I also watched Bridget Jones' Diary and absolutely love it. 

I'm also reading The Hating Game by Sally Thorne


Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

My goal is 36 books this year. 

9. What I'm Listening To....

I've been on Podcast kick lately. My favorites are Dave Ramsey, Life Church Sermons and I recently discovered the Village Church Sermons. Matt Chandler is a very engaging speaker and keep my attention!

10. What I'm Wearing.....

A whole lot of leggings and tunics. I'm attempting to get more work clothes next month so stay tuned,

11. What I'm Doing This Weekend....

A whole lot of nothing. Probably cleaning and organizing and keeping my fingers crossed for a trip to Ikea. 

12. What I'm Looking Forward to Next Month....

Completing the Whole30 and celebrating LOTS of birthday. It's my mom's, Jared's, mine, my cousin, her daughter, my sister's boyfriend and two of my very closest friends!

13. What Else is New....

Declan wrote an "A" for the first time yesterday. It's very abstract but for his first time I'm giving him an "A+"!!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween from the Cutest Choo Choo Conductor Ever!!

Also, don't forget if you buy any product from me today I'm throwing in a free product of your choice!! Go to my website

Monday, October 24, 2016

Weekend Recap

This past weekend was one of the best we have had in awhile. It was super jam packed with stuff but I think I truly enjoyed every minute of it!

Friday morning started out with a big change for me. I chopped about 8-10 inches off of my hair. 

Go Big or Go Home, right?

So far, I'm still loving it!

Friday after work we played in the driveway and then had a pizza picnic in the living room. I'm thinking Friday night pizza picnics are going to be our thing from now on. 

This kid loves playing with balls all day every day. That and "choo choos" :)

Saturday morning I woke up before the rest of the house and made Shay's Maple Apple Sausage Breakfast Casserole. It was good but I think it might have needed to cook a little longer because the bottom was soggy. It was so much better the next day. The applesauce really added a fun twist to it.

Then we loaded up and headed to the zoo. Declan wasn't too sure what to think about Ollie Otter. LOL!

This was after his tumble off the suspension bridge on the playground. Then he went headfirst down the twisty slide. The playground really kicked his butt but he only cried a little and we all know Ice Cream fixes EVERYTHING!

Ridding the "choo choo".

Then we dropped Declan off because Momma and Daddy had a hot date to celebrate our SEVENTH anniversary! So crazy!

Before Dinner Selfie

If you are celebrating anything you should definitely celebrate at the Capital Grille


My hot date!

The rest of the pictures are our food and drinks and definitely needs to be documented!

Thumbs up for some of the best food we've had in a while!

They even decorated the table.

How cute was our dessert???

This was 10 mins after we picked up Declan from Sissy and Pat Pat's on Sunday. I think he had a good time. :)

Then Sunday evening we took our Christmas Card/2year birthday pics with Dani Brewer and I can't wait to see them!

Here's a sneak peak she posted and I can't stop staring at it! My Guys are the cutest!

And now it's Monday! 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

State Football Game

So every since Ashlee started dating Patrick I've wanted to go to a State game. We just could never find a weekend that worked. Well that all changed last weekend and I discovered a new love for Starkville and I would be totally fine if Declan decided to attend college there. 

Friday, I took a half day and we all went down after work. Unfortunately the only picture I took were Saturday at the game. I need to get better at that. We got to Starkville around 7 and had Mexican at La Terreza and I realized how old I really am and how thankful I am that crop tops and mom jeans were not in style when I was in college.

We stayed the weekend with Patrick's best friend's apartment. 6 people in a two bedroom two bath apartment. It was perfect though bc we were able to walk to the game and we didn't have to pay. They were so sweet to let us take over their apartment and bathrooms. 

Saturday morning we were up bright and and headed to the game around 8:30. It was an 11:00 am game so this let us tailgate for a bit. Here are some pics from the Junction. 

Me and My Honey

The Four of Us.

Walking up to the Stadium.

They had sky divers bring in the flag which was really cool. 

That smile melts my heart.

Davis Wade Stadium

Me and Sissy

Happy about our kid free weekend. 

A good whiskey drink makes a losing game so much better!

The only thing I would've done different would be to have worn sunscreen. My left side was FRIED!! You can totally tell in this picture.

We tried to hang out Saturday night but only made it til 8:30. The Cotton District was fun but these old farts couldn't hang after being up since 6 a.m. 

On the way out of town Sunday we ate at City Bagel and it was delicious.

Such a fun weekend with family, football and great food!

Meanwhile Declan ruled the roost at my parents house.

So thankful for my parents who watched Declan while we were gone and dressed him in his State Shirt from Uncle Pat and Aunt Sissy.

He had fun with my parents neighbor. 

Probably telling her he wanted to watch choo choos.