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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

over the past week...

Hi - it's been a busy week - but a lot of fun stuff has been going on. We had a SUPER time at the Melting Pot on our anniversary. I ate as much as I possibly could - but it was just so delicious. I am set now on getting an electric fondue set (any suggestions) to do fondue with friends at the house!
No Shave November has ENDED! Aaron came home from working Saturday and had a nice and lovely clean shaven face! I have never appreciated his little face so much in my life. He said he shaved it because I didn't like it...however - I personally think it was getting on his nerves too!

Saturday and Sunday we spent a lot of time in the yard. We planted some new flowers - transplanted some old plants and planted a new tree in the back yard. It's a Green Ash Tree - which is supposed to be a fast growing shade tree. So now we have a total of 2 trees in our yard! WOW!!

After all that yard work - we needed some more pine bark and top soil - so on Sunday after church we made a trip to Wallie World. Aaron exact comment was "I think after this we are going to be 'Bark Broke'". Needless to say - we had just enough to cover the flower beds and the base of the tree - it did make for a good laugh though!
Our front yard tree is shedding some massive leaves - this one was on the sidewalk - and I'm not sure that I've seen a leaf this bid in all my life. It's bigger than my face - and that says a lot! I also remembered that I had taken this picture last week - I didn't understand it at first - but then Smabitha explained... It's a bakery for pet treats - they aren't baking pets - or selling birthday cake for people at the vet. It did seem kinda odd at first though!
And Lastly - in response to Ashley's post -
1. When I was 3 years old my mom accidentally stepped on the end of my right pinky while I was crawling up some stairs - and literally chopped off the end of my finger. After surgery - and a lot of prayer - part of my finger AND my fingernail grew back. The only difference is that it's a little shorter than my left pinky - but not a deal breaker!
2. When I was 5 my Papa bought me a Honda 50 special edition motorcycle. He tied a yellow rope to the back of it and would chase me around the yard - knowing that if I went to fast or was headed for danger - he cound just hold me back with the rope. To this day (20 years later) that litte motorcycle still runs - and will tote about a 200lb person on it!
3. In college I got in the car with Rachael Travis - saw this guy named Aaron Zakeri getting into another car in the parking lot and I said to Rach, "see that guy right there - I'm going to marry him one day" After she was like you are crazy and who is that...2 years later we were married!!
4. I am a heat nazi! Just today I turned the heat on in our house - the thermostat said 58 degrees - I held out for as long as I could! Aaron now claims that he's the champion of "Heater Holdout 2008"
5. In highschool - after the Valentine's banquet, I was walking with a group of friends (and my date) out to the car. I stepped of the curb in my new shoes - onto the pavement - fell flat on my butt and laughed so hard I peed my pants - by far one of the most embarassing monents in my life...but it's a funny story to tell now.
6. I had my hair highlighted ONE time - and it was a total disaster! it looked like 4 skunks were living in the front of my hairline. So after forming a great relationship with some clairol color for the next 5 months - I decided to not mess with my hair again!
7. I had several nicknames in High School - Ghetto, Bubbles and Meesh. THANK THE LORD that Meesh was the only one that stuck! You can only imagine how I got the other names!
Whew - this was exhausting!


  1. That is the biggest leaf ever! Loved your stories.....

  2. What kind of tree produces leaves that big? I think it should be subjected to random drug testing...

  3. I am so excited that you have a blog! I had no clue. I am going to add you to my list!! Girl the leaf was stinking huge and the pinky finger sounds really painful. What kind of shoes was she wearing?

  4. Anonymous12/12/2008

    this is a really long post!! when i first read about no shave november i thought you meant YOU weren't shaving for the month of november and you decided to shave the legs for your old man on the anniversary. haha. i'm growing quite the wintery layer myself.

  5. Anonymous12/12/2008

    i think the martins beat the zakeris in the "heater holdout" contest.