Saturday, February 28, 2009

Things Get Wild

A lot of wild things happened this weekend while on our anniversary getaway in Montgomery. First of all, there were tornado warnings all over the state and a crazy amount of rain poured down on Montgomery and the surrounding area during our first evening there. The wind, rain, lightning, and tornado sirens made for a wild and crazy night!

Not only was the weather wild, but also our first activity on Saturday took us on an exotic adventure! We went to the Montgomery Zoo (the weather was much nicer) and saw everything from White Bengal tigers to flamingos to 12 foot pythons! We felt like little kids again as we ran from one animal exhibit to another, hoping to catch a glimpse of the wild animals doing something crazy! I practically had to pull Jake away from the creepy reptile house (he would have stayed there all day long looking at the snakes and lizards). My favorite animals were the monkeys and giraffes, while Jake loved the cougars and tigers.

Embassy Suites, Oh So Sweet!

Jake planned a getaway weekend to Alabama's capital city, Montgomery, for our one year anniversary! We stayed in one of the nicest hotels downtown, a deluxe Embassy Suites. The room was amazing, the night was very romantic, and the breakfast was out of this world!

Auburn vs. Ole Miss

On Feb. 25 our friend, Thor, got us tickets to the Auburn/Ole Miss basketball game. It was a blast and we had great seats. It was our first Auburn sports event together! Auburn won 77-64. We learned the Auburn fight song, popular cheers, and chants to rattle the other team. Our favorite cheer was this:

Bodygetta Bodygetta Bodygetta Bah
Rah Rah Rah
Sis Boom Bah
Weagle Weagle
War Damn Eagle
Kick em in the butt, Big Blue

(The kids here in Auburn are taught this cheer in
elementary school. It's the only time the children are allowed
to swear!)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

National Pancake Day

Today, February 24, along with the rest of America, we celebrated National Pancake Day! We headed over to IHOP for our three free pancakes each. As many of you know, Jake absolutely loves pancakes, and we plan on making the trip to IHOP an annual tradition from now on!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

My Valentine!

Jake and I had such a fun Valentine's Day! He woke me up by calling me on my cell phone from the living room. He told me to wake up and look in the top dresser drawer. There I found a rose and a note describing our very first date. There was also a note that told me to look in our closet on the floor. I continued to find notes and roses all over the bedroom and bathroom. It was so cute.

The final note told me to blindfold myself and come into the living room for the "final rose ceremony". Jake then told me and the four other imaginary girls (Kelly Kapowski, Michelle Obama, Britney Spears, and Jessica Alba) that he would only be giving out one rose. That rose would be given to the girl he wanted to be his Valentine. He told me to take off my blindfold and I saw that the room was full of candles and Jake was weraing a suit and tie. He got down on one knee and presented the rose to me and asked me to be his Valentine.

Jake had also created a dance floor out of blankets in our living room floor and we danced to our song "Everything" by Michael Buble, and to other songs from our wedding day.

Then we went to Cracker Barrel for a real "Valentine's country breakfast." We bought some fun little gifts and candy and then ate a hearty Southern breakfast.

We came home and had a Valentine's "Pajama Jam" and watched movies and got out our sleeping bags and just lounged for the afternoon. We took little cat naps and just snuggled. It was really nice.

In the evening, Jake had one more surprise for me and that was a table full of chocolates and other treats. And right in the middle of the treats I found bubble bath soap! I love bubble baths, how fun!

It was the best Valentine's day ever! My husband takes such good care of me. He always has a surprise up his sleeve! He makes me so happy!

I love you Jake.