Wednesday, February 17, 2010

are you there?

As usual, things have been crazy around here! I just got back from Oxford yesterday after spending Monday night there for work. It started snowing while I was looked like a beautiful winter wonderland. I told my friend that I felt like I was in "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" because of all the falling snow.

The next few months are not looking like things will slow down any. I have to go to Dallas for a week and Memphis for a full week (both for work) in March. The annual St. Paddy's parade is coming up, and Danny and I are also going to the Lakers/Hornets game in New Orleans (I surprised him with tickets! He loves the NBA and especially the Lakers and neither of us have ever been to an NBA game). We are also going to Destin with some friends for a week in May. And....drumroll please....we are going to Mexico for a week in September! To say I'm excited is a huge understatement. I have never been to Mexico (Hubby has) and I just can't wait! We are considering this our "honeymoon" two years later since we never had an official newlywed trip.

It snowed in Jackson last week and here is a picture of our house the day after it snowed. How pretty!

We don't celebrate Valentine's day the way most couples do. In fact, we don't really celebrate it at all. Danny thinks it's a "commercial" holiday and I feel too materialistic to really push the issue. So we don't give Hallmark any money on the fourteenth of February. But we did do something that we both enjoy...
...we explored our little town. We took back roads, side streets, ended up at dead ends, we just go wherever the road takes us (literally). I think we both have such sweet memories riding around doing nothing but enjoying the views. It reminds us that we don't need to spend money to enjoy life. We don't need to look beautiful. We just need to enjoy the view. The picture above was taken on Valentine's Day driving down some country road right next to a grave yard. Look at how beautiful those trees are!
This old tree was stunning. It was standing right over one of the graves, almost as if it were protecting it. Beautiful.

Well, I have to go is calling. More updates soon!


ASHELY said...

hey stranger. I was getting worried about you. I hope you are doing well. The picture of the tree is absolutely incredible! love it!

Amy said...

Hope you are doing well....sounds like you are staying busy! Love the pictures from your drive - it's the simple things that mean the most!