Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Help

One of my favorite books, The Help, was recently turned into a movie which Alan and I saw last night! It was so good! They definitely left some things out but in general all the key aspects were there. The book/movie is based on the perspective of African-American maids AKA 'the help' of white families in Jackson, Mississippi who want to share their story with the rest of world. It's one of those books/movies where you laugh hard and cry hard. I would highly recommend going to see it!

"In a page-turner that brings new resonance to the moral issues involved, she [Kathryn Stockett] spins a story of social awakening as seen from both sides of the American racial divide."
-The Washington Post

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Tanasi Lodge

Last night Alan and I went up to Tanasi Lodge with a big group of our friends. We had such a good time! The lodge belongs to a couple in our Sunday School class and since they didn't have anyone renting it out this weekend, we all got invited to go!
This was the view we woke up to this morning :)
the girls making breakfast
the guys chatting it up
We felt like we were on top of the world up there, it was beautiful!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Lindsey & Cody's Wedding

This past weekend Alan and I went to Lindsey & Cody's wedding in Cookeville. Lindsey is a sorority sister of mine from college and we were so excited to share in the celebrations!
The wedding was held at the beautiful Clark House
Lindsey was gorgeous!
I'm so happy for this great couple!
It was super fun catching up with Emily & Blair who sat at our table at the reception
My sweet friend Janie and her husband John who requested a shout-out in "The Blog" :)
Thankful I caught a few minutes with the bride
Cheers to a fantastic evening with dear friends!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Date Night

Tonight Alan and I enjoyed...from the comfort of our own home.

Alan picked up my favorite pizza in Knoxville:

along with my favorite beer and even an orange to go with it!

We relaxed on our couch and watched several episodes of 24, one of our favorite shows. I have the most wonderful husband to go along with all of my favorite things! Although I feel somewhat lame staying in tonight, this was exactly what I needed after a long week!