Friday, January 24, 2014

My Tigers.

This post is a bit late from our trip to the National Title game.  Honestly, it wasn't from being too busy (although I have been), it was more of just not being able to talk about it yet.  Our hearts were a little sad from the outcome, not for selfish reasons, but for those boys on the field.  We wanted this for them.  We wanted them to relish in a victory that was hard-fought...all season long.  But with a little distance from the game, we can even more appreciate the season and of course know how much love we have for that little town in Alabama...because we believe in Auburn and LOVE IT.

Here are some fun photos from our trip.  We decided to be kids on the Sunday before the game and head to Disney Land!!

Fun times in CarsLand!  And us in our "Bug's Life" 3-D glasses.

Top middle: TERRIFYING roller-coaster.  Hated every second.
Bottom left: Soaking in the beautiful California sun.  BR: Mrs. Incredible!  
We sent pictures to the kids throughout our day in the park and Pam said they LOVED it.  We would track down characters as best we could.  We wished they were with us but we truly had a GREAT time on our own.  Sometimes its just fun being a kid again.

Finally it was GAME day!  We were so nervous, excited, giddy, proud and just happy to be there!  It seems the Auburn fans outnumbered the FSU fans but we knew we were in for a tough game.  I won't go into a detailed play by play because, well, we all watched it.  We know the heartache of that last play.  But damn, we were proud.  It's always GREAT TO BE AN AUBURN TIGER.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

It's a New Year.

I've found that I've not been the best with the blog lately but one thing I don't miss is my New Year's post.  You can see 2012's HERE and 2013's HERE.

I am really excited about this year.  But first, before I talk about how awesome 2014 will be, I must sum up our 2013.

First and foremost, WE ARE DEBT FREE!!!!!!  (imagine a Dave Ramsey type scream here).  We paid off and cut up credit cards years ago, don't have car payments so all that was left was that darn Sallie Mae.  John paid his off in the beginning of the year and we called on Dec 31 and paid off the remaining balance on my student loans...I totally cried.  The customer service rep was super awesome and was quite excited for us as well.  What a GREAT way to start the new year!

I would claim 2013 the year of RUNNING!  Running a 5k, 2 10k's and a half marathon!  It is such a great feeling of accomplishment and can't wait to see what races we run next!

Graham:  Our self proclaimed little pirate.  He has grown leaps and bounds over this year.  Finally talking and bringing the cuteness (and feistiness) with it.  He still loves to give big hugs, especially to the dogs.  Started the year in a crib and he ended the year in a big boy bed and underwear!
Notable phrases of the year: "It's not fair mommy, Hmm (with pursed lips)" and "it's good fair, Mommy!!".
Fav book:  Spooky Box!  (great Halloween book)
Fav food: Peanut butter and Jelly sammies, Pizza

Anna:  Our little 4 year old (going on 14).  This hasn't been the easiest year with our sweet girl but still wonderful.  She is our constant talker (aka running commentary on life), constant clothes changer (minimum 4 times a day) and lover of all things princess.  She is in a Pre-K class even through she won't start Kindergarten until 2015 so she will repeat the curriculum.  She is eager to read and doing great with her handwriting!
Fav Book: Pinkalicious
Fav Food: Broccoli! Pizza

John:  Super busy, business booming like crazy, super weight loss, super runner!

This brings us to 2014.  House is on the market and are anxiously awaiting a contract.  For those that haven't heard, we are moving to sunny Florida and are just so ready to go!!  We truly LOVE Nashville and will probably miss it more than we realize but those sunny beaches are calling our name!

The kids will continue to grow and out-smart us, our businesses will continue to grow (God willing) and we will continue to love and cherish every moment.  This will be a year of change and transition!