Monday, July 1, 2013

Peaches, Purses & Parties - Weekend Recap

Well first of all, I'm pretty irrated with Google/Blogger/the internets right now...I had this post about 80% done, with pictures placed in and everything formatted the way I wanted it, and then something freaked out, and the whole dadgum thing got deleted. Not cool Blogger, not cool at all.

So since I'm annoyed at this point, we're gonna let the pictures handle everything again this Monday (just like last Monday pretty much), with just occasional narration from yours truly. And for this recap, we're actually taking it all the way back to Thursday, so let's get to it, shall we?

Dance recital for Lacey's daughter, then dinner all together to celebrate Lacey's birthday.

Drove to middle Georgia to spend the night with Jeff's brother, before taking the boys back to their mom the next morning. Ate a quick dinner at Burger King, and we all enjoyed ice cream cones for dessert. Stopped at a gas station, and the sky looked gorgeous, so of course I grabbed my camera to snap a couple pictures.

Drove a couple more hours to meet the boys' mom, ate lunch, and headed our own way. We took our time and slowly made our way back to Tally. First, we stopped at fruit stand and bought a basket of peaches; then we wandered around downtown Macon for a while; ate dinner at Cracker Barrell eventually; and spent a few hours catching up with old family friends of his who just moved back to Tifton; finally made it back to town around midnight.

Bumped his head getting out of the car, and a nice worker-lady who saw it gave us ice :)

Church. Lunch with family. Laundry. Game time with Jeff and my parents. Bought a pretty new purse at Kohl's, with Kohl's cash and a coupon, which was an awesome combo that allowed me to get an originally $55 purse for just $11.88, with a gift card! So I didn't pay a dime. Perfect. Then a going away dinner for one of my bestest friends, who leaves on Thursday for a mission trip for 11 months, to 11 countries - called The World Race. Gonna miss this girl so much!

These 5 guys are all her brothers! Chris, Michael, Steven, Taylor & Tim. She's the oldest, & the only girl. Whoa.

It was another really great weekend, and I enjoyed it quite a bit. This week I only have a three-day work week, so of course I'm thrilled about that! Thursday is the 4th of July, and then I took Friday off as well, so I get a five-day weekend. Woohoo!! Gonna soak up some sun and do some wedding planning and hang out with friends and family, and it's gonna be so great.

And here's some super exciting news - I just found out that the interview I mentioned a month ago, finally resulted in a new job for me!! It's actually still at the same place I work now, but it's in a new section, and I get to move from OPS (hourly, no benefits) to Career Service (salary, benefits, better pay)!!!! I'm so stinking excited about this folks. Like over the moon on this Monday morning. I start on July 15th, so I've got to train someone else in my current position until then. I don't know what kind of blogging I'll be able to do once I start my new position, but we'll just see how that goes once we get there. I'm just so excited to be starting something new! (And I aint upset about a bigger pay check either...) Here's to a new chapter!

Hope y'all had a great weekend, and that your Monday is off to a good start as well. TTFN! Which stands for, "Ta-ta for now," as Tigger would say. (I really have no idea why that just popped into my head right now - I think it's just because my brain is going at a million miles per second from the excitement of my news, so everything's just swirling around like crazy in there...just go with it ladies.)


Miranda said...

First of all, you always have the cutest dresses!

Looks like you had a really great weekend. His boys are adorable, and tons of fun I'm sure!

Kristen is in that picture with you...I know her! She's one of my sorority sisters!

Congrats on the new job! I made the move from OPS to Career Service back in September, and the benefits and everything are definitely great.

Have a great Monday. :)

Emily Carnes said...

I'm so glad you had a great weekend---I can't believe you were in Georgia and you didn't tell me!! haha

**You're looking AWESOME btw!

Erin LFF said...

So much fun stuff in one post!! :) I love that green dress on you-- I agree w/ Emily. You are looking GREATTT girl! :)

Dara said...

congrats on the new job!

Becky said...

Congrats on the new job!!! I agree with everyone else too - green dress looks great and you look great!!

Bekah @ re·solve said...

You guys are all too cute.

I NEED those peaches! And that mac & cheese...

Sarah said...

Your family is gorgeous! And I am so jealous of your Kohl's buys! Glad you had a great weekend!