Thursday, October 22, 2009


Last week was a very busy week! Josh and I had our 2 year anniversary on Tuesday and then his parents and Aunt Lisa came to visit us Wednesday through Sunday. Our anniversary was great!! He was so sweet and got me these beautiful flowers. The sales associates in the floral department at Whole Foods kept questioning him as to why he would want to pick out red and orange flowers for his wife on their anniversary... he kept trying to explain that pink and purple would just not do. He finally told them that all of the flowers in our wedding were in fact red and orange and I am sure got the same reaction that I get from most people when I tell them the same thing... o well, some people can just not picture it. On our anniversary Josh told me that I could pick anywhere I wanted to go and eat. I decided that I really just wanted a hamburger and so we went to the place where you can get the best burger in town - FIVE GUYS BURGERS AND FRIES!!

Josh's parents and Aunt Lisa came into town on Wednesday night and stayed through Sunday. We took them to most of our favorite restaurants in town, toured them around the city, played the Wii and Capitalism every night and just got to spend good quality time with them. One of the highlights of their trip here was definitely our visit out to Sylacauga and the Blue Bell Ice Cream Factory. Although not everyone (Josh) enjoyed the trip - I thought it was fun and best of all FREE! We took the tour and then got to sample any flavor that we wanted. I found my new favorite flavor: Moolinium Crunch.

On Friday Josh and his dad went out to Oak Mountain with Molly to go hiking while the girls went yard selling and shopping - we did not find too many promising sales yet we did manage to spend an hour and a half in whole foods! Not too bad. I think that the hiking trip was a great success! Here is a great picture on Josh and Molly in front of the Waterfall. Now we are going to have to go back and try to pose a Christmas card photo or something.

On Friday afternoon Josh and I hung out with Ben and Jess who were in town for the Alabama homecoming weekend. We went to one of the best Thai places here - Surin for lunch and then they came over so that they could see our place! We miss having them so close! It is pretty funny how we have officially swapped home towns with them now - we are originally from Jax and they are originally from Bham. On Friday night we went over to Josh's Mom's 2nd cousins house (did I get that right?!?!) Karen lives about 10 minutes from us and is a school teacher in Mountain Brook (the next suburb over from us.) She and her brother Sam had us over and cooked a wonderful meal for all of us. It was great to get to know them and to discover that we in fact do have family very close to us!

Overall the whole week was a lot of fun. We were so glad to have family come to visit... it makes it feel like we are really not that far away. Love you all and thank you for coming!


marissa moss said...

hi becca!!
i have been reading you blog for months but have been in hiding...
so what finally brought me out??
the blue bell factory tour!!!
i'd LOVE to take the tour!
they dont have bluebell out here in los angeles and i miss is dearly.

Christine @ GreatOakCircle said...

I LOVE Blue Bell, and getting the paper hat. And, I love that he remembers what color your flowers were and bought them for you.
So sweet

Spencer and Emily said...

Hi! I am so glad yall had such a fun week! :) My wedding flowers were red and orange, too! :) We miss you guys - and I am VERY jealous you have been to a Blue Bell Ice Cream factory.

Rachel said...

Looks like you all had a great time! I love your flowers but that is because we had red,orange,yellow, and hints of blue flowers. For a june wedding people thought we were crazy when I told them the colors but let me tell you, the day of the wedding people thought it was fabulous- just like your flowers!