Tuesday, May 19, 2009


This is the story of my life. Maybe I should get off the computer and get some stuff marked off my to-do list....or not. This past week has been COMPLETELY Crazy and I have not been a good blogger! Last week was BBQ Fest. Besides Thanksgiving this might be my next favorite Holiday. It's probably funny to everyone else that I refer to BBQ Fest as a holiday, Oh well who cares...to me it's a HOLIDAY! I was off work last Thursday and Friday and there was no relaxation. It was filled with:

Lots of Alcoholic Beverages

Family Bonding...my cousin Andrew who is in the Air Force was in town so I had to take him out to party!

Lots of Sausage Cheese plates and late night eating!

Boocoos of Partying and Singing

What more could you want? :)

Friday I woke up early and spent the day with my Cousins Andrew and Heather and Heather's beautiful baby Savannah. She makes me so happy. All she does is Cooo, smile, and blow bubbles. I could sit and watch her all day long. The rest of the weekend was spent recovering and spending time with my wonderful Fiance. Now I have to go abstract an 82 page Lease....fun stuff!


p.s. Is it bad that I'm not doing Save the Dates for the wedding? What do y'all think????

Thursday, May 7, 2009


I lost 1.8lbs when I went to weigh in before my WW meeting yesterday! Now I'm off to do the 30-day Shred.


Monday, May 4, 2009

I'm on a MISSION!

So I have less than 6 months til the big day and I realize it's time to get my butt in gear and shape up. So last week I started the trek to skinnyness. Monday I started the 30 day Shred from Jillian Michaels; which officially kicked my butt and I was just on level one. Then Jared and I went on a 3-Mile walk by the river. Tuesday I decided I was going to sign up for Weight Watchers. With that in mind I decided I would eat my "Last Meal". Jared and I were off to our favorite restaurant, The Happy Mexican, where I proceeded to order the "Bid Daddy Burrito". Diet went out the window. :) If any of you are ever in Downtown Memphis y'all should definitely eat there. It's AMAZING!!!
So Wednesday I went to my first WW meeting. I signed up for 11 weeks. I'm really excited. It's not that expensive at all and super easy to follow. However I neglected the fact that last weekend was Musicfest. I didn't actually go but Jared's sister and her friends stayed with us since we live so close to downtown. When they stay with us we always eat out and drink alot. So there went the diet. again! I'm 0 for 2.
Well here I am. It's Monday and I'm on a mission. Hopefully it'll last longer this time. I've actually stuck to the WW plan and I'm planning on walking and doing The Shred tonight. Wish me Luck!

Friday, May 1, 2009

The Engagement Story....5 months Later

Thanks Melissa for posting about my blog. Now that I have people reading it I'll need to post more. I figured I should post about my engagement day. Jared completely surprised me and it will definitely be a day I will never forget! He actually proposed Sunday December 14th 2008 at the Memphis Grizzlies Game. We had received tickets from one of my sorority sisters who works for the Grizzlies on Friday for the Sunday afternoon game. Little did I know that Jared had started plotting his "plan of attack" the minute he found out I had gotten the tickets. I had never seen someone besides maybe my best friend Katie; text as much as he had been all day Saturday and into Sunday. Well Sunday rolled around and it of course was gloomy, cold, and rainy. A typical December day in Memphis. For those of you who don't know me that well, I greatly despise going out in the rain. It ruins my hair and makes me feel gross. If I can avoid being out in the rain I will. Jared knowing me quite well knew if his plan was to work out he would need to be firm and make me go no matter what. After some complaining on my part we were off to the Fed Ex Forum for the game.
When we got there I still I was oblivious to Jared's master plan. My friend had left the tickets at will-call. So as were waiting in line, Jared starts to complain that he has to use the restroom. I was getting so frustrated. He had just gone before we left not to mention you had to have your ticket to even get to the restrooms and there was no possible way I was going back out in the rain...he was just going to have to hold it. Later on I realized that his parents were in front of us in line and he was trying to distract me so I wouldn't see them. Well that plan failed and we ended up talking to them for a little bit. Lucky for Jared I was so oblivious and didn't think anything of his parents being there.
We finally got settled into our seats. I kept asking Jared where his parents were sitting and he was pointing me in a completely different direction. Little did I know that his sister and all of her close friends were here as well. During the first half Jared kept telling me to stop people watching and pay attention to the game. Yeah Right...people watching is the best part!
The first part of the game was over and I still hadn't found Jared's parents.
We were sitting near the tunnel where the players leave and I was of course people watching and not paying attention to anything once again. :) Just as the players were leaving for halftime Jared nudged me and said "hey look over there". At that point I glanced to my right and at center court along the aisle there were six or seven girls with black posters jumping up and down screaming. The posters said "Kelly, Will You Marry Me?" I was so oblivious to what was going on that I definitely told Jared "wow what a coincidence my name is Kelly". Then I looked and realized it was Jared's little sister and all of her friends holding the signs. Then it hit me....Holy Moly this is for me! I then looked at Jared and he was like so....Will you Marry Me? Of course I said Yes. Then came all the tears! I think I cried everytime someone said Congratulations! Afterwards, we left the game and celebrated with his family. It was probably the sweetest thing ever! He completely caught me off guard and I was so surprised! I think I showed everyone in the Forum my ring! Sorry this was so long. I just didn't want to forget anything! Hope everyone is having a great Friday. We're supposed to got the Redbirds game tonight and Musicfest the rest of the weekend.