Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
So, the week after Meg's wedding wasn't be best week. First, during the wedding, my car decided to start overheating. I figured it'd be an easy problem to fix, but after more coolant, a new thermostat, a new fan (i.e. $300 later) we were informed that we had a blown head gasket and a cracked head. I think that's what he said. Anyway, it cost around $1000 to fix.
We took the car to another mechanic and got a second opinion...and yep, same thing. $1000 and other possible engine problems that can't be determined until we get it fixed.
My car's barely worth that much money as it is, so we decided it was time to bite the bullet and get a car.
Jay was really busy last week, so I did most of the car shopping on my own. I knew basically what I wanted (a small SUV type car). I thought I wanted a Subaru Forester, but after looking around I decided on a Honda CRV.
I was going to get a late model used car, but I really couldn't find any, and the only ones that I could find practically cost as much as a new one. So, in the end I wound up with a new car. This is the first car that I've ever bought. I don't think that I enjoyed the process as much as I could have, considering I was shopping for a car I hadn't planned on purchasing. But, I'm really enjoying driving it around.
I actually bought the car in Easley, SC. We were visiting Jay's family in Greenville last weekend, and I spent Saturday shopping for a car. It seems that the farther from the city you go, the nicer people are and the better deal you get. I went from Atlanta to Greenville to Easley. My sister-in-law (Betsy) and niece (Morgan) helped me shop. I was so glad that they were there. I really needed a second opinion, since Jay was busy helping his family work on house stuff. And Morgan kept me from getting stressed by being cute.
I feel so excited and privileged to be driving around a NEW CAR!
I am, indeed excited about my car. However, my dreams of being a showcase model are dashed.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Then I ran back home to pick up the dress and the rest of my stuff. This is a picture of me shaving the dress. The satin was very delicate and picked very easily. So, I just used a razor to shave off any picks.
This is Meg in the dress and me trying to steam it with out burning her. This picture makes me laugh. I think it sums up the morning nicely.
Mom saying good-bye to Meg. Now they can drive off into the sunset in the Ramblin' Wreck.
Thanks to all whose pictures I have stolen (probably Leah, Ashley, Maria, etc)
Monday, July 14, 2008
Meg at the rehearsal at the church
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
This is a video that Jay helped me make for my parent's 25th wedding anniversary. Meg is easy to spot because she is the only one with blond hair.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Friday, July 4, 2008
Today I ran the Peachtree Road Race! I've been running the past 4 or 5 months to get ready. I met all of my goals (which consisted of running the whole way without feeling like I was dying) and had a really good time. Maybe next year people won't bail on me and I won't have to run by myself. :)
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Grandmama, Meg, and Aunt Pat
Most of the attendants (l to r Kristin, Tricia, Leah, Meg, Me, Corrie, Katy, and Sallie)
Pretty Meggie at the luncheon
My beautiful Mama. She looks so happy (maybe because she's almost got all of her children married off)