Thursday, November 30, 2006

Our China Patterns!

We have registered for two everyday patterns because we love them both and we can mix and match them. The more formal everyday pattern is called Woodland by Spode. We are getting the dogs, quail, ducks, deer, and turkey. It is really a great china to use for both Thanksgiving and Christmas.
This is one of my everyday chinas. It is called Juliska, by Juliska. It is their only dinnerware pattern. The colors in this picture are not necessarily the colors that I am using, however. I am getting brown chargers, white dinner plates, green salad plates, and brown bread & butter plates. This is all going to mix and match with my Spode. The Spode dinner plates look soooo good with the brown chargers and green salad plates.
This is my formal china. It is called Federal Platinum by Lenox.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

My Bridesmaids!!

This is me and Kristen Hulse Price. Goodness, I don’t even know where to start with her. I still remember the first time that I met her, we were both 5 years old, and we shared the same best friend, Jessica Slocumb. Little did we know that we would soon become best friends for life. It took her a while to warm up to me though…When we were in elementary school, I don’t know if she ever made it through a night at my house without calling her sisters or her mom to come pick her up. Most of my junior high and high school memories are with her. Among so many other things, she taught me how to cook, drive a 4-wheeler, and do really cool dives off the diving board. She also introduced me to soap operas (Sunset Beach!!). When she turned 16, she would come to my house everyday after school in her black convertible mustang and we would drive to Sonic to get slushes. That was so much fun. For almost all of junior and high school, before she got a really serious boyfriend (who is now her husband!), we would probably spend 30 out of the 52 or so weekends together. I laugh every time I think about her, she is just so spontaneous, cares so much about other people, and always has funny stories to tell. She is also the best mother in the whole world; I think I tell her that every time I talk or see her…which is at least once a week. She has two gorgeous little girls; the oldest is my flower girl, Kendall, who is in the picture below.

This is me and Elizabeth de Shazo. Elizabeth was one of my first friends at Alabama. We became close friends when we both pledged Alpha Chi in 2002. When I first saw Elizabeth, I hate to admit, but I didn’t think that I would like her. She was another red-head, she was beautiful, and she was dancing with this really cute guy….so basically I was pretty jealous. But it turns out that she has so many more qualities to be jealous of other than just being beautiful. She is smart as a whip, extremely ambitious, and would do anything for you. Anytime that I need help or just need someone to talk to, she is always there. She is also always up for anything, whether it be studying, going out, or….(I hate to admit this too) just spying on certain people!! I cannot count the many, many coffees and green teas that we shared while studying at Crimson CafĂ©, although it seems as though studying always came second to all the crazy conversations that we would have. Needless to say, Elizabeth and I can go anywhere and do anything and still have a blast, even when we are out in the middle of no where and doing absolutely nothing in Selma, Alabama!