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I joined a gym a month ago.  Since then I’ve done many of their classes, one of my favorites being the pilates class on mondays and thursdays.  However, on monday there was a substitute.  Turns out we weren’t doing pilates that day.  The sub was a yoga instructor and therefore we did yoga.

……….What the……

I hate yoga.  And I hated monday’s class.  And who wants to be tricked into doing yoga anyway?  I spent an entire hour trying to follow instructions like “knees to your forehead” (we were on our backs) followed with “now one toe to the floor behind your head, and the other toe to the floor behind your head”.  Do I even need to go on?  No more tricks!  Or I am quitting pilates forever!

1 comment March 5, 2009

4 down, 7 to go…

There were eleven people in my wedding, six on my side, five on Josh’s.  Since then, the marriage virus has been spreading.  During my engagement, one of my bridesmaids got engaged as well.   Her wedding is in April.  This year, one of my maids of honor has gotten engaged, one of my bridesmaids has gotten married, and one of Josh’s groomsmen has gotten married as well.  That’s four people who are married or engaged now – out of the eleven people in our wedding.  AND two more out of that wedding party are on the verge of engagement.  In fact, it is safe to say that they are unofficially engaged.  So we’re looking at closer to 6/11 at this point.  I like to think of myself as a trail blazer…

1 comment December 2, 2008

So, Emmie, this is your life.

I’ve been welcoming a lot of new people into the family recently.  Besides Josh marrying into it, my cousins have all started reproducing.  The newest generation of the family is starting to emerge.  It started a couple years back with a little boy.  Now, this year, three new little girls are showing up one by one.  The second, and newest, addition is Emerson.  She’s about four weeks old by now and adorable as all get out.

But my favorite thing about babies is watching Josh hold them.  So, of course, when we went to a family cook-out, I drug him along so that he could hold Emmie.  He did.  But then she died a little and so he gave her to someone else.  It made for a good picture, though.

Add a comment September 23, 2008

Wus Up, Wus Up???

Josh was just doing the Bankhead Bounce.     What?  Oh, it’s this right here.

Add a comment September 14, 2008

Sorry, we’re down-sizing…

We just moved into a new apartment this weekend.  Our old apartment had two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a decent-sized kitchen, living room, and dining room, and a bunch of closets and storage.  This apartment has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, a tiny kitchen, living room and dining room, and almost no storage.  Because of all this down-sizing, a bunch of my possessions have been laid off.  

The department experiencing the greatest loss is that of my clothes.  I hate to say that the clothes who have been with the company for years are being replaced by newer, fresher ones.  And yes, we are discriminating based on how pretty the clothes are. There is no longer room for ugly, homely, or imperfect clothing in our closet anymore.  We are also shifting clothes from their previously spacious cubicles to those of a much smaller, more cramped size.

While the move has been uncomfortable, it’s also been a good opportunity to shed some of the items that were cluttering my life.  But I have to say, I’m going to miss the torn up jeans from sophomore year of high school that I no longer wear but keep around because they remind me of when I had a nice butt.

Add a comment August 26, 2008

And another one gone…

Another day another wedding.  Josh was in his second wedding this month – the wedding of one of his best friends Samm (that’s Sam with a vanity “m” at the end).  It was the first wedding I’ve been to where I was still close with the friend AND knew and liked his fiance.  It made the experience much more pleasant and meaningful.  I made best friend #45 while our significant others prepared to be in the wedding party.  I also learned that Perry, GA has zero Mexican restaurants, one Applebees, and five drug stores.  The wedding was short and sweet, our friends were beautiful, and the reception was a blast.  And the best part?   My husband tried to do the electric slide.  And what could be better than that?

Hey, we’re gonna get you too!  Another one bites the dust!!

6 comments July 31, 2008

Another One Bites the Dust – In a Good Way

I attended yet another wedding for one of my dearest friends.  It seems life is picking them off one by one.  Soon they’re all going to have “real jobs” and have bunches of ugly little children.  (No one in my circle of friends is going to have a single cute kid.  We’re going to be mercilessly punished by God for our ridicule of fat people, ugly babies, salesperson personality types, and friends that we don’t like anymore.  And also fat people. Nah, I’m just kidding.  Sort of…  I’m not kidding.)

This wedding was for my friend Darren, who I met in early high school through the church youth group.  The cool thing to do back then was to have a big crush on Darren.  I didn’t buy in because all of my friends were already viciously arguing over him.  I, instead, proceeded to date Mormons, COG good ol’ boys who couldn’t spell, and nerds that my mom felt sorry for.  Sidenote: the women in my life made me date nerdy boys that they felt sorry for. Ok, moving on…

Darren and I sang together in musicals and singing groups.  I used to tell him that when I was singing the Ooo’s and Aaaa’s during the intro of Avalon’s Wonder Why, I was actually telling him that he was awesome.  And as Darren juggled two or three of my friends’ hearts, we became good friends.  Eventually, I started dating the man who is now my husband, and Darren finally settled for only one of my friends.  We all roomed together in college.  Since then, a lot has changed, but not the feelings I have for my friend.

It was so silly, sitting at his wedding, prespiring undaintily, and feeling indignant that he wasn’t looking into the audience so that I could smile at him.  Why would he need me to smile at him?  His future wife was dolled up like a princess and was smiling plenty enough for everyone.  Like me smiling at him is going to make him think “Ah, now I can finally take that next step and marry this beautiful girl that I’ve been trying to marry all year long.  I’m so glad Leah smiled at me so that I could muster up that courage!”

Anyway, it was a funny feeling.  I haven’t really kept up with Darren well for the past few years.  Just a phone call or facebook message every once in a while, and maybe an occasional run-in at church.  But just the same, I love my friend and I want him to be happy, not sad.  And I’ve met girls who made him sad.  I guess part of me just felt a little jealous because I didn’t know who was supposedly making my friend happy and not sad.  But as I was feeling that twinge of jealousy, I was also happy to tears for both of them.  I don’t know Candace, but I know two things.  I know how lucky she is, because I know Darren.  And I know that everyone had supremely wonderful things to say about her and her family, and so I can figure he’s lucky too.  And that makes me happy – not sad, or jealous.

All in all, I’m proud of Darren; it was good to see him and all the other old friends from Lee, and I can’t wait until another one of my friends bites the dust!

Add a comment July 15, 2008

I’ve been robbed!!

I’ve been on a bit of a high the last week or so because I was able to quit my job last Thursday to take a part-time job at the church where my husband works.  I am also still excited about taking this first class towards getting my masters.  After so many wonderful changes in my life, tonight  came as a real shock.  I pulled into my apartment complex at 6:30 with nothing on my mind but getting into comfortable clothes and doing some classwork – that is, until I got to the bottom of the porch steps and saw that the apartment door was wide open.   At first, I didn’t think much of it.  Sometimes, if the lock isn’t turned all the way, the strong wind can blow the door open; and I’ve actually come home to an open door before.  But this time it was different.  There were pieces of wood scattered all over the foyer.  My two cats were wandering around the door frame and I was standing on the porch, frozen in my tracks. I didn’t want to believe that someone had broken into the apartment, but the signs were too obvious to ignore.  Through our bedroom window, I saw that the closet light was on, something we never do.  As I stepped as quietly as possible into the foyer, I saw that the pane next to the door had been ripped completely off and laid across the couch.  As I peered into the living room, I saw the television had been pulled away from the wall and the spare bedroom light was on, a definite no-no in our household.  Afraid that the burglar was still there, I grabbed my cats and locked them in the car.  I called Josh and told him what I had seen. He told me to call the police, which I did. We lost a bunch of stuff: my laptop, Josh’s ipod shuffle, our Nintendo Wii and Wii games/controllers, both of our DS Lites, and our wireless router.  It was tough to see our personal belongings strewn about and most of our drawers open.  The cops took down a list of things that had been stolen and a detective came by to ask our neighbors some questions.  A man also came and took pictures of the apartment and dusted for fingerprints.  I don’t think it did much good.  Josh and I were disappointed at the loss of our stuff, but it’s one of those situations that makes you appreciate everything you have.  I’m definitely going to suffer in school without my laptop, and buying this stuff back will be difficult now that I’ve quit my cushy job.  But I’m thankful that my husband and my kitties are safe and that I have people in my life that are there for me when horrible things like this happen.  I just hope that dude got a splinter on the way out the door with my stuff!   

Add a comment January 30, 2008

Status Update Memorandum

At work, the attorneys are always creating status update memorandums and sending them to the client to let them know where they are on the case.  I’m preparing my own status update memorandum to all my gazillions of readers to fill them in on my latest happenings.  Here’s what’s been going on with me:

 1.  Josh and I got our first pet together – he’s a 3-month old, solid black kitten named Albus.  Pictures will be posted in the next few days.

 2.  Josh and I bought a new car a few weeks ago.  It’s a silver Scion Xd.  We love it.  But Josh still hasn’t gotten to drive it yet.

3.  I’ve now been working in a law firm for over nine months.  That’s eight months longer than I thought I would last.

4.  I’m starting my masters in education on January 1st.  I should have my degree and a teaching certificate within 2 years.  SO EXCITED!!!!

 5.  Josh and I are celebrating our first holiday season together.  Thanksgiving was fun, as we visited both families in one day.  We bought our Christmas tree (which leans a little and gets skinnier towards the bottom, but is still cute).  Albus, our new kitten (if you’ll remember), has done so much damage to the tree that there are now more ornaments on the floor around the apartment than on the tree.

 6.  I got my hair cut about a month ago.  For those of you who haven’t seen it, it’s above my shoulders.  It’s the shortest hair cut I’ve had since middle school.  But I like it.

 And lastly…

7.  I have a cloth Christmas tree hanging outside my cubicle that plays music and has magnetic ornaments.  It has been a real hit today.  (OMG, I just got a Christmas present!!!)  Anyway, I’m pretty popular today on account of it.

 That’s it.

Add a comment December 20, 2007

He loves me through my lunch

Josh just loves me!  He finds all sorts of creative ways to do it!  One really great way he showed me he loves me was by packing my lunch for me this morning for work. 

Today I have: a peanut butter and jelly sandwhich, a bottled water, a piece of cookie dough, and a napkin with a note on it!!  Excuse me, Jesus, but what did I ever do to deserve a husband who packs lunches with love in them??

Add a comment November 5, 2007






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