Friday, July 31, 2009

Welcome Emma Bernadine Dye!

So this is a late post due to my hard drive issues, but I still wanted to post..Jennifer and Ernie welcomed Emma Bernadine Dye into the world on July 15th. She is healthy and you saw in the past post, Jennifer has already been out and about..they are going to be fun parents! :)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Went to get some free panties..and a tornado?!?!

JUST got home from Wolfchase Mall. Went to get free VS panties and saw Situations (Ed Hardy, William Rast etc) was closing and had everything on sale, so got Tony to stop in on his way from Jackson and check out the stuff. He was trying on some jeans and the power was flickering and then a lady ran in the store and said we all had to evacuate to the pack we ran out and got stuck with everyone in the mall in some back hallway. They were actually pretty organized and got everyone in there quickly. The problem was we had no idea what was going on outside. I think we were there for 30 minutes and then they said we could go, but the rain was so heavy we hung around a little. Well less than 1/4 a mile on our way back we saw the destruction at Kohls, BP, Crescent City, Shogun, cars smashed looking like they were in major accident. There will be pictures up soon, but so wild that it was right there next to where we were..I just wanted to get home to my boys..they are ok, so is our house..

Can't have my nails looking bad...

Went out with the girls last week to celebrate my engagement and to of course get our nails done. I can't be showing my ring and my nails looking bad. Brooke brought me my own special glass (I'll call it my Pimp Cup) and the rest of the girls brought some great champagne. We had such a good time, so glad Clipps let us bring in the bubbly!! So glad they could all make it..thanks Kelly and Andrea for getting it together. And yes, Jennifer had Emma 1 week ago and still made it out..and with two bottles of champagne!

After our Mani/Pedi's we went to Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen and dined on some delicious food. They have just updated their menu for the season and it is fabulous. I really recommend the ravioli and the AM salad, which were on the old menu, but the other girls were going nuts over the Caprese salad. And the Shortbread cookie dessert..YUM!! Such a wonderful night with the girls..and Michael :) Thanks so much all of you for celebrating with me, I had a wonderful time! 

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The celebration continues at the Beauty Shop and Celtic Crossing

Before the proposal, I had wanted us to go to the new Raiford's and dance! But when things changed that day (my life forever right!?) our plans changed. We decided to meet some friends out for drinks. Kelly started us off with some Wedding Cake Shots at the Beauty Shop. Aubrey, Engin, Winter, Sabrina and Chris all joined in on the celebration. 

We ended the night at Celtic Crossing, and Tony and Kelly ending the night with Wedding Cake shots. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Iris, perfect dinner for the celebration

We went to Iris Saturday night to celebrate our engagement. The chef, Kelly English, just got best new chef by Food and Wine Magazine. We already had reservations, I had picked it, to celebrate our 9 year anniversary. I thought it was a little newer, but Iris opened in April of 2008. So we were a little behind in trying out this 'new' spot. Well it was wonderful and I highly recommend it! I got the 3 course dinner with wine pairings and I loved every course and every glass! The only weird thing was this spoonful of peas that we couldn't figure out how to eat, I tried it, but you know, I'm not a pea fan at all. The food was amazing, I can't wait to go back and try more! 

Rose' Champagne

After the proposal, we went and looked at this house that we thought we were going to 'steal' at auction, but it didn't actually end up working out, we popped open this bottle of champagne we had been saving for a good occasion. We got it in Napa in January 2008, so we were really holding on to it for sometime. I think it is my favorite champagne.

Monday, July 27, 2009

The Proposal Story

So, by this time most of you have heard it...but since Tony was so smart and I can upload my pictures on CD's that I did at Wal now get the pictures of really how unprepared I was..I still gotta figure out what to do about my computer, I guess I gotta take more pictures off of here..

Friday night we went to SaddleCreek Sunglass Hut and both picked out some new sunglasses, this was my anniversary present to us. Tony picked out two old school "Michael Jackson" Ray Ban's and I got a cute Versace pair of shades.  We found out we were showing the house the next morning so we got home and cleaned up a little bit and finished watching "Into the Wild" which we had started the night before. I was so tired, I just had to lay down and I feel asleep immediately apparently.  Got up early that morning cleaned a lot more, almost thought we would make it in time to show the house by 9am.  I was fussing at Tony, rushing around, etc, etc. We got done in time and showed the house, they didn't like our floors, oh well, so we went to Starbucks, came home and sat in the backyard, talking talking..Tony kept saying that I needed to open my anniversary gift. He had this huge box in his car. I thought he had ordered something and he was hiding it from me. It was a pretty big box.  He likes to get me purses and jeans and stuff sometimes, so that was normal seeing a big box. So I finally was like, ok and started opening it in the kitchen. Tony was in the living room part of the time, walking in and out as I opened it. I opened the big box and there was a smaller one inside of that box. Tony said, "Oh I didn't know they put it in a another box" then I opened THAT box and yet another box but this one was a UPS box with a bow on it. Still I'm thinking what the heck??? I knew it wasn't some jeans now. He then said, "Lennox and Lane, come in here and see what I got mommy." They came and sat on either side of him.  So..I open that UPS box and there is any 'Easy Wedding Planning Plus' book. I was thinking, "ok, thanks for the book", I think I did say,... "What are we gonna start planning now".  Next thing I know Tony is on his knee and I pretty much went blank. Apparently I didn't say much for about 5 minutes (according to Tony)  in total shock. I was thinking, What ring is that?, What is he doing?...I finally said, yes and we kissed and all the good stuff, then I thought, "We didn't take any pictures.." So we took a couple of pictures and later a video. He totally caught me off guard. Yes, we have been together for 9 years and have spoken about getting married, but he still totally surprised me. I mean we started the morning cleaning, rushing around, I was still in my pajamas practically. I had always envisioned being atleast showered when he proposed. Looking back, I'm really glad he did it that way and we got to share the moment with our Lennox and Lane. 

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Question for you on Saturday..

I was looking through my pictures since I still can't upload any right now, but came across this one I took a month ago..can anyone guess what these items are? They all came from the same place..

UPDATE: Ok, so yes the NY Bully Brats guessed right, these are dog treats. I think they look so strange and was bored one day and took a picture of them.  No prize, but thanks for participating..I'm about to get my pictures on CD and upload them that way, still trying to figure out what to do with my computer :(

Friday, July 24, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Hard drive FULL? Yep, so you get flowers..

I hate not posting anything after having such exciting news this past weekend. But my Mac Hard drive is full. Yep, I have a Mac Book Pro and its totally full. I couldn't even upload these pictures onto blogger last night I had to delete some stuff and restart and try again this morning. So that means I cant get the pictures off my camera from the proposal or when we went out to celebrate Saturday night. So I either have to put some of my pictures on a backup hard drive or get a bigger hard drive or add memory. However they do that? So...I had to post SOMETHING..and here are some of the flowers in our yard that I had uploaded awhile ago..I will be working on my computer issues today...

Monday, July 20, 2009

Pittieback Ride

This video made me laugh so hard! I wonder if we can train Lennox and Lane to do this

Saturday, July 18, 2009's been 9 years...and...

He finally asked me this morning!! Of course I said yes, after about 5 minutes of shock and disbelief!

9 years today...

Happy Anniversary Tony!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

More of Miami...and me eating and eating..

Saw my girl Marianne while I was in Miami, met her for a drink at Nobu. And met Spiro, Steve and Ayanna's new French Bulldog..6 weeks old, isn't he ADORABLE!?!?!?!

Had dinner with Donna at Solea the new restaurant that just had opened 3 days before at the brand new W. This is a shrimp if you can believe it!?! The food was wonderful, also had the yummy chocolate dessert!

Dinner at the condo Friday night, yep Pizza Hut pan pizza..I can't stop eating!! 

Out Friday night with ERay's crew at the W. Love this hotel, it is gorgeous. 

We then went to old school hip-hop night at Love Hate..loved Love Hate :)

Eating AGAIN..the biggest burger EVER I think! 

The lobby at Icon, so Art Deco, I loved it, the concierge even ducked down so I could get a good shot :)

Jet Skiing on Sunday with Alfred and Laverna

Until next time...