6.30.2008

Welcome to the world, Baby Hayden!

Today is a very special day. (and selfishly for me, a little sad)! One of my very best friends from childhood had her first baby today. a healthy baby boy! Lauren and Micah Mize welcomed precious, Hayden Joel, to the world this afternoon. He weighed 7lbs 1oz! and I can't believe he's here and I missed it! I really had wanted to go to Jackson for his birth, but was unable to take off work. SO SAD! But Court made sure I knew what was going on and sent me the below pictures of the Hayden. (thanks Court!) He's just adorable! Lauren and baby are doing great and I can't wait to see her and meet him in August!

Oxford and wedding!



The weekend of June 21, Matt and I were off to Oxford. Our dear friends, Ashleigh and Ross, were getting married! We had a blast getting to see our friends and spend time with some people we don't get to see very often! Congrats to the happy couple! and We can't wait to see y'all in August!

LA!









A Trip to Southern California







A much needed vacation finally came. The second week of June found Matt and I on a plane headed to San Diego. We went out to meet my parents and brother in sunny California for some much needed rest, relaxation and golf! The guys spent their days at the US Open at Torrey Pines. Mom and I spent our days sightseeing, relaxing and visiting all the great things about San Diego. We went to the Scripps aquarium, which was amazing, we also spent some time at Hotel del Coronado, the oldest wooden hotel in the US, then we headed up to Rancho Santa Fe, where there is quite possibly, more money than the rest of the world has ever seen! We are talking teenagers driving Bentley's as a learning car. It was amazing too!!! On Saturday, Mom and I took a side trip to LA! We both had never been there and it was amazing!!! See pictures from our amazing trip!!!

We also celebrated Father's Day while we were in California! So another belated wish to my dad! You are the best and we love you very much!

End of May/ Beginning of June

May ended with us on the road again. For Memorial Day weekend, Matt and I had to go our separate ways. My cousin graduated from high school, it was my mom's birthday and I had a wedding shower to go too! Matt stayed in town for another graduation and a shower. What a wild weekend. Again a belated Birthday wish to my mom! Love you!!

June started with Matt travelling again. Matt was off to Destin for Ross' bachelor party. They had a blast at the beach. I wish I was there tooo. Not to hang out with the guys, but I haven't been to Destin in forever. Luckily a vacation was not too far away.

Our 1st Anniversary!


The third weekend in May was our 1st Anniversary. We couldn't believe it's already been a year. And what a great year it's been!!! To celebrate our anniversary, Matt made us a reservation at the Hermitage Hotel and for dinner at Flemings. We headed downtown at about 3 that Saturday, and checked into our wonderful suite. It was so nice. We watched the horse races and just relaxed. That night we went to dinner at Flemings. What a great dinner. We really enjoyed ourselves and it was the perfect way to celebrate our day with a mini vacation...and the best part, we didn't even have to travel out of town!!!

The first couple of weeks of May...

May started our time of travel...geez we have been everywhere lately.

The first weekend, we actually went to our lake house. We had a blast and really enjoyed cooking out and putting the boat in the water for the first time. But it was freezing....never mind the weather, we went anyway..hence the jeans and jackets...

We also took Shelby on her first boat ride that weekend. She absolutely loved it. She couldn't get enough of the spray from the waves. She even tried to jump off the boat when we stopped. She wanted to swim so bad. So I have now had to go buy the dog a lifejacket so she can enjoy the summer too!

Marsha and then headed home to pick up Shelby from the kennel. The second weekend of May was Jess Core's graduation and Mother's Day! Matt and I headed to Knoxville for the Friday night party hosted by Jess' parents. We had a great dinner at Calhoun's and then headed out for a night in Knoxville. Having never been out in Knoxville, this was a treat for me. We had a blast and (thankfully) didn't end up with any pictures....On Saturday morning, we headed to the lake. Instead of going on the boat immediately, Matt and I were in need of nap. Can you say we are grumpy when tired??!!! Later that afternoon, we decided to take a boat ride, only to find out the boat had been robbed. We are getting grumpier by the minute. These people knew what they were doing. They only took the CD changer off our boat, but took other components off other boats. It sucked! Sunday was Mother's Day. We had breakfast with Marsha!! So here's an extremely belated Happy Mother's Day shout out to my Mom & Marsha! We love you both!

May and June

WOW! I can't believe I looked at our blog today and it's been 2 months since my last post. So here's a quick update on goings and doings....

Let's start with May and hopefully my memory is good enough to work backwards..... so here goes....