Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Day Greetings!

I figured it was fitting for me to post on Leap Day since my blog posts are just as rare these days....I'll save you the excuses.  But I do hope to be able to get back on the wagon soon!  Here's a little peak into our very interesting life out here in MS lately....outside of our law/tax bubbles.

B-Dub finally got a little free time to try out his new dehydrator





 We've been running a lot...this trail used to be a railroad 
track. If you look closely you can see B-Dub up there outdoing 
me.  We have to go to the smelly stank gym on campus during 
the week but it sure is nice to get some fresh air out here 
on the weekends.

Ummmm, did you know that we are "vegetarians" for 2012?  Yep.  
It's true.  Don't get the wrong idea. We will be eating a big 
fat juicy steak on 1/1/13. :) It's just a little "challenge" of 
B-Dub's...that I got roped into.

But honestly, it hasn't really been a challenge for either of us so far.  
We aren't missing meat at all...

Portobello Mushroom Burger. Straight off the grill! Yum!....Really!

Friday, December 30, 2011

December Recap

Ok, so the blog has definitely been neglected lately.  I will make sure to 
add "Better Maintain the Blog" to my new year's resolutions....

Here's a little recap of the past month to catch us up.

 a little snow in Oxford...but no "snow day" so it doesn't count

 driving to work in the snow...

 a little "Dub" was born....Wesley Trae Joyner!

 Congrats, Katie and Greg!!

 Holiday Party Hosting
we filled stockings for our law "partners" to have while they studied for finals
Holiday Baking

Brent even helped...and I made him listen to Justin Bieber's Christmas album while we baked.

I hope your Christmas was this messy, crazy, fun, exciting and full of love! :)

Catch ya next year!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Gobble, Gobble

Thanksgiving at the Coles!

kinda convenient that our anniversary is just before t-ving ;)

turkey prep

 turkey done

 Adria checkin' on all of our goodness in the oven
 too many cooks in the kitchen?

turkey carvin'

the cooks and their spread 

I'm grateful for our "Oxford family" and all the fun times 
we've shared over the past 3 years. Tear!

Grovin' with the Girls

Mama and Magen brought the girls out to see us last weekend.  We took them out to the Grove for the Ole Miss/LSU game.  Here are some shots from the weekend.

First time flying....Chael, Chael did not like it.

 Their "go-to" guy...hmm, I wonder why? 

 Hangin' with Colonel Reb

 Maley got to experience her first college football game

Unfortunately, our team didn't fare so well...

But a good time was had by all!  It was quite depressing
when our house went silent again on Monday. :(

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


I love Fall.
However, I really struggled with embracing pumpkin season this year.  
I guess I just wasn't ready for September to be over.
Or maybe it's because deep down pumpkin orange combined with mum yellow makes me cringe.
I'm just not a fan of that combo.  
And you know that's all the pumpkin suppliers' go-to presentation...

Anyway, I just couldn't embrace the pumpkins.

Until I saw these.....

Precious Polka dot Pumpkins!

Is this not the cutest thing ever?????????? I'm sure you could recreate
this on your own.I'm just honestly not artistic (or patient) enough 
so I paid a marked up price for someone else to do it for me.

Paula Deen, Y'all!

Most of you probably know at this point, but I met ol' Paula Deen last week. :)  She's just as sweet and southern in person (and honestly way more genuine than they make her appear on TV).  Of course I told her I was from Jesup and that I had my Bridesmaids Luncheon at Lady & Sons...

Hey Bridesmaids!

 Oh, and what you probably don't know is that I got an extra copy of her new Southern Cooking Bible cookbook (autographed, of course) for the highest bidder....

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


After wanting to do this all summer, I finally got around to buying a few herbs to plant back in late August/early September so that I could quit spending millions of dollars at the grocery store on fresh herbs.  I know they won't last much longer (especially since it turned Winter here all of a sudden today) but I've already gotten my money's worth by using them for just a couple of dishes.  I have to say that the basil was the most impressive.  It doubled its size (or maybe even tripled - seriously) in just a couple of weeks! These were really easy (and I'm no Green Thumb) and save a lot of money if you like to use fresh herbs!

 Is someone wanting to sign me up for Photography 101 yet?
Doesn't this make you want a big Caprese salad!? Yum!