Friday, October 24, 2008
Dad has decided we need a new family tradition...its called the TURKEY STRUT 5k.
Yes, the Gibbs clan will be strutin' our stuff Thanksgiving morning.
Please note, I have NEVER run a 5k. Can you believe that?!?! I have run almost ever other distance race possible, but never an official 5k race.
Reasons for agreeing to do the race:
1. I have never run a 5k
2. I want a shirt with a running turkey
3. It will make me feel less guilty eating mom's pound cake later in the day
4. I haven't run a race with Dad and Em since the Wilmington half marathon
5. Dad is really excited
6. because I need something to motivate me to get back to the gym
Wish us luck...it should be pretty entertaining!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Thank you BFF for having this little "intervention" with me...I needed it!!
We drove to Asheville and toured the house which was amazing!!! I hadn't been since middle school...Mel-Mel didn't you come with me on that trip?!?! They were starting to put out the Christmas decorations so it made me get really excited about Christmas. I suggested we stop and get a tree on the way home but that idea was quickly vetoed.
After the house tour, we got lunch and sat out near the edge of the house. It was definetly breezy and I whined about being cold.
Next stop-the gardens. They were GORGEOUS...I tried to pretend I was a photographer and take pictures of all the flowers.
After we had enough of the flowers, it was time for the winery. This is the part I was so excited about. We toured a little bit of the winery and then went to the tasting room. I tried some really good red wines, and Mike even ventured out from his normal white wines and tasted 2 reds.
We headed outside to listen to these cute old men in a folk band. They were from TN and wrote some really funny songs. Please take a look at these cute men! (Kelly I can totally see your dad in a band like this)
We headed to downtown Asheville to walk around before dinner. I LOVE downtown Asheville...the shops and people are great! I got to go into Mast General Store and it made me feel like I was back in Boone. On our way to the restaurant, we heard a band practicing. We sat down to listen and it was actually 5 different praise and worship bands getting ready to perform. After listening to them and getting a bit too cold, we headed inside for dinner. We ate at Tupelo Honey Cafe...SOOOO GOOD! It is southern home cookin with an uptown twist...yummy.
After dinner we headed home b/c we were both exhausted. The day was perfect and Mike did a great job with all the planning so I expect nothing less now! :)
*I will admit it was nice not being in control for the day!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
It was fun to see everyone last night and hang out. AND I found out I have at least one faithful blog reader...Thanks Angie for quoting my blog word for word. :)
My Bible Study Girls!
Faithful Blog readers-Angie & Linds
These girls love to say things that embarrass me!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
When we were in FL for Becca's wedding, there was a big family reunion and they all were wearing their tshirts and it looked like so much fun. I wanted to ask if I could have one of their shirts, but thought that might be a little forward.
My dear Ellen was so kind to remind Whitney of my tshirt dream while she was planning her family reunion. Last night at bible study, Whit gave me the shirt below! I now have a family reunion shirt and I LOVE it! I will wear this shirt and make the Smith family very proud!!!!
Thanks Whit :)
Monday, October 6, 2008
Amy is not only an amazing photographer but also a great friend. She knows the real me-my imperfections, struggles and most importantly my heart. I think I will always find things to point out that aren't perfect on the outside and inside. But I still strive for perfection when I know it cannot be accomplished. In the end, that is what makes me who I am...flawed and imperfect!
I have said it before and I will say it again...
Thank you Amy for helping me see beauty from all angles, and to BELIEVE in the beauty of who I have been created to be!
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
*everyone is drinking wine
*Ellen is curled up on the couch just being "still"
*Molly and Lynn are deep in conversations about life
*Kat is trying to get everyone to play games
*Kyle is still eating dessert
*Elizabeth is trying to wake her snoring husband up from a nap
*Brady, Sara and Chid are laughing and catching up
*Bri is cleaning the kitchen
*DR, Tester and Terry are yelling at the football game
*CT and his girlfriend Hef are just being cute
*CT is also defending not going to prom with me
*I'm blogging and taking pictures:)
This is what I love about being around my friends. We love being silly and yet love to get serious and hear about our struggles. We might not all talk every week and know everything that is going on in each others lives. But I know that everyone single person in this house really cares for one another and cherishes our friendships. I'm thankful for "The Family" and the relationships we share!
Friday, October 3, 2008
I just bought a new camera (AMEN) and I can't wait to be paparazzi again. Be prepared for another post with hideous pictures and ridiculous stories.
Here's to living in the moment all weekend long!!!
I got some wonderful text messages and voicemails from my friends wishing me luck. They were so sweet and encouraging and I really felt loved!!! SO THANK YOU ALL !!!
I brought 65 different outfits when I met Amy and only wore 2. She made me feel so confident and beautiful...I loved every second of it. At this point, it doesn't matter how the pictures turn out b/c I had a great experience!
After the shoot was over, it was half price bottle wine night at Zada Janes. Amy and I met her sweet hubby, Ross, for dinner and it was SOOOO good!!
Thanks Ames for a fun night of catching up, being silly and helping me to feel amazing! I'm very blessed to have you as a friend.