Feb/March 2012 Cover

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

It's 2012 and I have to remind myself daily not to write 2011.  And with the new year, comes a new 393! Take a look at our newest cover of 393 Magazine.

Magazines will be here soon, so stay tuned to our facebook page to know when to get out and grab your copy!!

Counting down the days...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

After we got engaged on December 17th, we have been asked at least four or five times a day... "When are you getting married?"  Terry and I decided the date of our wedding on New Year's Day.

So now, I guess y'all are waiting for me to tell you the date and location?!?!

We are counting down the days because, we are getting married in 48 days in Jamaica!  You read that correctly... on March 12th at 4 o'clock in the afternoon, Terry and I will say "I do" at beautiful secluded resort in Jamaica.  Our parents were the first to know after we made our reservations the first week of January.

Before we got engaged last month, we were already talking about what we wanted for our wedding day and this kept coming to mind... "no stress please."  While visiting family over the Christmas holidays, we informed our families that we would be going off to get married.  After being together for almost three years, we decided we didn't want a long engagement.  We are ready to start our lives together as husband and wife and in less than two months, we will do that.

To say we are excited about our destination wedding would be an understatement.  Every single detail for our wedding day has been planned and we can't wait to be there.  With every day that passes by we get a little closer to our day and before we know it March 12th will be here.

My parents have been very supportive in our decision and can't wait to see our photos and DVD when we return from our wedding.  And don't worry, I promise to show y'all a few pictures from our day, too!

Until then... let the countdown continue!  =)

Fun times in the city

Sunday, January 22, 2012

We have been having fun in Birmingham this weekend. Along with the fun, we have been eating amazing food and getting a lot accomplished before our wedding.

Friday night after arriving we went to one of our favorite Friday night places to eat... Jim N Nicks.  We always find something wonderful to eat and I've always wanted to try "everything but the kitchen sink nachos" and we finally did.  One word... delicious!!!

Saturday morning it was coming a nice little storm, but we had to get out and get some things done.  After looking at houses we headed to The Cheesecake Factory at the summit. 

We enjoyed our favorite Louisiana Chicken Pasta and decided to share a slice of cheesecake heaven... their newest cheesecake, Hershey's Chocolate Bar Cheesecake.

After getting the energy that we needed from the cheesecake, it was time to pick our Terry's wedding band. About an hour later, we walked out with our purchase in hand.  We had a little more shopping to do, but we ended the evening with dinner at Panera Bread and watched Bridesmaids. And honestly, we thought it was going to be funnier, but it was a cute movie.

We have a few more things to get accomplished today before the storm comes, but we are enjoying our last weekend in Bham before the wedding.

Wordless Wednesday

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Loving my MacBook Air — my Christmas gift from Terry. 

Monday Funday

Monday, January 16, 2012

Jennifer Nanney from The Blonde Aquarius tagged me in a post and I, of course, decided to follow the rules and tag others.

{the rules}
1. post the rules
2. post 11 fun facts about yourself
3. answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create 11 new questions for the people you tag
4. tag 11 people and link them in your post
5. let them know you’ve “tagged” them

{facts about me}

1. I'm currently a fiancé, but in a few months I'll be a loving wife.

2. I've lived in Mississippi my entire life, but this year we are moving to Alabama.

3. I love to cook, and make messes in our kitchen.

4. I might be a little bit obsessed with The Real Housewives on Bravo... just a little bit.  lol

5. I'm trying to quit diet drinks. (Boy is it hard!)

6. I go to sleep with lots of distractions... TV (not muted) and with a air purifier blowing on my face. 

7. I would rather have all the lamps on in the house instead of the overhead lights. Terry is the opposite.  lol

8. We eat at McAlister's Deli at least once a week. And we order the same thing every time. I'm pretty sure we should own stock in them.

9. My best friends are my sisters. And I'm pretty sure life would not be the same without them.

10. I've learned through planning our wedding/reception that what I thought I wanted growing up, is not what I want today.  =) 

11. One day, we hope to have one maybe two children. Again, ONE DAY!  lol

{Questions from Jenn Jenn I had to answer:}

       If you could change your name, what would you change it to?  Hmmm... growing up thought I would love to change it, but I think Joy fits me well... so I'll keep it.   

     What is something you expected to accomplish by now but haven’t?  Honestly I figured I would be a mom before now. God had a different plan. However, we plan to have kids in our future.

      What is your purpose in life? To bring joy to others.

      What are you passionate about? My relationship with Terry. 

      What’s your biggest fear? SNAKES I hate them and fear one day one will be in the toilet. Don't ask... I saw something on TV about it.
      What are you looking forward to most within this next month? Our dinners and showers given by sweet friends and family.

      What does MLK day mean to you? Remembering one who stood up for what he believed in... while not be ashamed to shout it for everyone to hear.

      What’s your favorite book? The Help

      What’s your favorite guilty pleasure? Realty TV... seriously I love it. Dance Moms, Real Housewives, Bethenny Ever After, Kourtney and Kim Take New York, Pawn Stars, Storage Wars, Swamp People... love them all...

     Chocolate or Salt? Both, please.

     Who is John Galt? Had no clue until I just looked him up... I plan to read more later!


     {Questions to answer from me to the folks I will tag:}

      What was the best part of 2011 for you?   

     If you were given the choice to have a maid or chef which would you choose?

      What does love mean to you?

      What's one piece of advice you can give this future wife? 

      Do you make your bed every morning?
      Are you a couch or recliner type of person?

      Super bowl... which do you like more... the game, the entertainment, the commercials, or the food?

      What got you to start blogging?

      You've been given a lazy day, what do you plan to do all day?

     Cheesecake, chocolate cake or apple pie?

     And only because it never fails that someone will ask you this in life... If you could be a color, what color would you be?! =)

The people I’m tagging are….

Angela over at Go Shepards, Go

Kate over at A Permanent Student

Nickolee over at On the Journey

Lindsey over at Running Down a Dream

Roz over at Hello Rosie

Crystal over at Homemaker in Heels

Sherri Lynn over at The Life of a Wife

Courtney over at Angel Court Jewels

MLT's Little Red Riding Hood

Sunday, January 15, 2012

This past week the nieces have been involved in the youth production of Little Red Riding Hood at our local theatre.  This afternoon, we went to see the play.  It was pretty cute and I think the girls had a great time showing off for their family members and all the other people in the audience.  

Hannah was Little Bo Peep and Emma was a rabbit....

Ready to go

Saturday, January 14, 2012

We applied for our passports back over the Christmas holidays and guess what arrived in the mail today?!?!?!

I was screaming when I ran in the house to show Terry. Not much longer til we get to use them! SO EXCITED!!! 

Another checked off the list...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Last Saturday, Terry and I went to register for our wedding gifts.  And I have to tell you, we were just a tad bit excited.  Excited to pick out the fun stuff, the practical stuff and of course the stuff you are just suppose to register for.  

We started right after lunch and went for almost five hours straight.  Terry was the "scanner" and while it was fun, it was also exhausting.  Making that many decisions in that length of time was overwhelming, but we laughed and giggled and had a blast.  

We registered at belk and bed bath and beyond.  The information we got from you, our readers, was VERY helpful.  Thank you again!!  As we walked out of Belk that night, we both looked to each other and laughed and said, after all of that we probably won't get anything.  And to be honest, we are perfectly fine with that.  It was a fun afternoon together and it's something we will remember forever.  

But, we did get something off our registry already.... we bought our luggage last night!  It was on clearance and we really wanted that color and style and since it was being discontinued, we decided to buy it for ourselves.  At least we know that we will have everything we need to pack for our trip!  =)

Another marked off the list... moving on to next now!  

To scan or not to scan...

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

This weekend we plan to register for our wedding showers that are coming up and we have a pretty good idea about what we "think" we will register for, but I would love to have some tips on things "to scan and not to scan." 

We will be registering for fine china and every day china, however, have you seen the prices for five piece place settings for fine china these days??  We don't want anyone to go broke trying to buy something off our registry, so we plan take that into consideration.  What we looked at last week, we love and it's priced reasonable.  But other than our fine china and every day china... what should we register for??

We look forward to reading your advice...
And thanks in advance!!

HELLO 2012

Sunday, January 1, 2012

May this new year bring many opportunities your way, 
to explore every joy of life and may your resolutions for the days ahead stay firm, 
turning all your dreams into reality and all your efforts into great achievements.

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