cry me a river

(the title has nothing to do with this post.  just so happens to be the song i am listening to at the moment)

Today's Blogtember prompt is; Write about what makes you happy and what makes you sad. 

I am happy:
... I discovered the Backstreet Boys Pandora Station
... I got off of work 2 hours early today
... I got to see my family last weekend
... I have another wedding to go to this weekend
... I have a lot planned in the next few weeks. 
... that I get paid to hang out with a 4 year old and 18 month old
... that I have a husband who I just can't seem to get enough
... I have 3 day weekends

I am sad:
... that I had to leave my family last weekend and who knows the next time we will all be back together (I am looking at you, Kristin and BJ).
... While I got off early, I don't get paid for those 2 hours. 
... that is has been more than 10 years ago I saw BSB (yeah that's right) in concert. 
... our house just does not seem to stay clean
... leaving my Grandmother because I am never really sure if I am maybe saying good-bye to her for the last time. 
... my camera battery charger seems to no longer want to charge.  

What's making you happy or sad these days?

Since I didn't get the chance to yesterday (read: I watched TV instead), I am sharing my 365 photos with you today.  Since I have one battery life meter thingy left on my camera (and that the charger isn't charging anymore), I have been leaving my camera at home.  So excuse some of these extremely poor quality iPhone photos.  I did the best I could. 

Sept 19, 2013.  Day 273 of 365.
"Out of Focus"

Sept 20, 2013.  Day 274 of 365.

Sept 21, 2013.  Day 275 of 365.
"Sunset Bridge Wedding"

Sept 22, 2013.  Day 276 of 365.
"Futuristic Plane"

Sept 23, 2013.  Day 277 of 365.

Sept 24, 2013.  Day 278 of 365.
"Fall Beauty"

Sept 25, 2013.  Day 279 of 365.
"Fall Candle"

Sept 26, 2013.  Day 280 of 365.
"Fall Morning"

Linking up with Jenni today!

until next time
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sometimes they call me bear, but i hate it.

I actually had a weekend that is worthy of documenting.  I met my family, both immediate and extended, in Nashville for my cousin's wedding.  Loads of drinking, laughing, dancing, etc were had as always.  I would never have it any other way.  And due to all of the above, I am still recovering today with a pretty bad headache that I cannot seem to kick so it will be a short post with a majority of it being photos.  
en route to the rehearsal dinner.  pre-drinks. 

the cool cousins table.  

my sisters and mom. 

Knowing that the next night, Saturday, would be the wedding and many of us would be needing to wake up early on Sunday to head back home, we decided to go for some drinks close to our hotel.  This is where the shenanigans really began.  I'll just say that fireball shots were taken, glasses were broken, beer spilled, and maybe or maybe not someone in our group got us all thrown out of the bar (I promise it wasn't me!).  

Party then continued in the "hospitality suite."

this guy would not leave my cousin alone all weekend.  just wouldn't get the hint. 

so crazy story.  the guy on the left in the photo above is the kid of my Dad's ex-fiance.  small world. 

Due to the shenanigans from the night before, I didn't leave the hotel but to grab Starbucks in the am.  I do wish I had gotten out to walk around the city as we were right downtown.  I just don't do headaches well.  Anyway, the wedding was held on the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge with a beautiful view of the sun setting over the city.  Who would have thought you could ever get married on a bridge.  Pretty cool though, huh?

doesn't my cousin, the last one, look so happy?  and so much like his dad?

cousin's baby.  isn't he the cutest baby you ever did see?

The reception was held at the Bridge Building right next to the bridge.  My cousin, who is a chef, came up with the menu for the buffet style dinner himself.  I wasn't hungry so I didn't eat but everyone was raving about everything they ate.  And since I have a new obsession with rooftops, I loved spending time on the roof dancing the night away with my family who I do not get to see very often. 

the cake.  how cool are those?  along with being a foody, the bride is quite the writer. 

the flower girls and ring bearer watching the first dance:)

me and my dad

all the cousins with Grandmal

me with my parents. 

Like always, the weekend was way too short and I had such a hard time saying good-bye to everyone.  I just need to seriously push having a family reunion next Summer.  

Sorry I am not sorry for all of the photos.  But with this headache it's all I could muster.  Now it's time for Prisoner of Azkaban on my couch while I sip on hot water with lemon.  I have another wedding next weekend so recovery is my top priority.   

Linking up with Sami, Jenni, and Tarole.

until next time
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photos only {365}

Today's blogtember prompt: only photos

Since Wednesdays are already designated to share my 365 photos - and the fact I have two weeks worth to share - this prompt couldn't have been more perfect:)
Hope you enjoy.

Sept 5, 2013.  Day 259 of 365.
"Nanny life shadows"

Sept 6, 2013.  Day 260 of 365.
"Date Night Umbrellas"

Sept 7, 2013.  Day 261 of 365.
"August Flower"

Sept 8, 2013.  Day 262 of 365.
"Sunday Morning"

Sept 9, 2013.  Day 263 of 365.
"Dried Flowers"

Sept 10, 2013.  Day 264 of 365.

Sept 11, 2013.  Day 265 of 365.

Sept 12, 2013.  Day 266 of 365.


Sept 13, 2013.  Day 267 of 365. 

Sept 14, 2013.  Day 268 of 365.  
"Early Fall Signs"

Sept 15, 2013.  Day 269 of 365

Sept 16, 2013.  Day 270 of 365.

Sept 17 2013.  Day 271 of 365.

Sept 18, 2013.  Day 272 of 365.
"The Sweetest Thing"

Linking up with Jenni and Melissa today!

Until next time, 
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