Saturday, January 22, 2011

99 days and counting!

That's right. We are in the double digits people! Let the count down begin! I cannot wait!!!

P.S.  um..... it's like we live in the north. I was loving this! Pics beow from my neighborhood  8 days after SNOWTOPIA (shout out to Mr. Morecraft for the awesome term) 2011 hit greater atlanta. 8 days people. 

This white house looked great with the snow. You could barely see it!
Chloe had to face this to get to her bathroom.
Thank the Lord for indoor plumbing!

Site from our back door-- a week later remember!
Such a beautiful site from our front door!

Stay warm Atlantans!


Sunday, January 16, 2011

How to paint your face on...lesson 1

After my friend Lindsey rang in the new year in Atlanta, she was gracious enough to accompany me to a "make-up lesson." As many of you know, I haven't quite found a close relationship with any possible mainstream misses like Mary Kay, Loreal, or Cover Girl. My closest relationship has occurred with a funny contraption that hugs my eyelashes together to make them salute you proper.
So... I was excited to get a lesson for my potential wedding makeup. Needless to say, I feel like I'm a real woman now. I bought a couple staples, and my skin seems to like this organic line--Aveda. I wear significantly less than was brushed onto me during the lesson, but hey, I'm a naaturraalll woooooooman. Aretha knows what I'm talkin bout!

Um... is she trying to glue that foam to her eye?
This was one the first coat of paint yall

Wait, I'm suppose to "line" my eyes and lips??
Who has time for that when you eat like me?
Lindsey was so serene.
It was like watching a foreign film.
I was peaceful and learned so much.

What did I learn from this experience you ask?

1. Makeup is meant to "enhance" what you already have going for ya. 
2. You can experiment and have fun if your daring, and if you frequent raves.
3. Learn what looks best on you from a professional, then knock it down to like 50 percent of that for everyday makeup wear.
4. Your makeup should speak to your personality or how you feel on any given day. So if I'm sick or feeling blue, don't expect to see me with any makeup on, alright!
5. Wear organic makeup if you have sensitive skin. It's worth the price!
6. Just know that God already thinks your stinkin beautiful, so don't worry about all the other pizazz. It's just for fun.

~The CubBuster , now officially a WOman

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Snow days and Sick days

God must have been sick of me whining about missing out on the Christmas snow that took place without me, so He just showed me how much he loves me with LOTS of snow the past couple of days. We got about 6-8 inches here in Atlanta Sunday night into Monday night. Unfortunately, a layer of ice made it a little tough to make snow angels and snow(o)men, but Matthew, his brother Kevin and his friend Helen and I all had fun trekking around in the snowing beautiful park.
Come to find out, my mother, sister and Steven have all been battling a 24 hour stomach bug during the snow days, and Matthew also spent the night in the bathroom feeling miserable. I guess if we are all going to be cooped up in various homes we might as well take our sick days with our snow days. I'm just praying my immune system can hold out so that I feel okay my first week teaching. Here's to Flintstone vitamins, Airborne, and echinacea!  Hope you are feeling good and enjoying God's white gift. What is it about snow... it just makes everything quiet, pretty and serene. That is until you accidentally step in a pile of yellow snow!
Matthew couldn't wait to measure Sunday night.
We were already at 3 inches... if you can't tell.
It was really coming down in chunks!
A hole I dug out from the back of my car.
Headed to the park!
If you're going to be stuck in doors, do it with those you love!
Kevin and Helen were super prepared for the winter storm of 2011
These guys were building ramps and jumping them in their canoe!
Aint he cute!
Poor thing is sick as a dog now :(
Um... this was kind of painful.
As you can see I could barely move the top layer of ice with my legs.
I was like a big ole sack of potatoes. Lucky I didn't bruise like a peach.
don't tell me I can't get on that stump. yes I can! watch me,
this former gymnast loves a challenge!
May we have many more snow days in our near future!

Stay warm and dry kids, and pray for those who aren't!

~The CubBuster

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy 2011

This will be a year to remember for sure. With all the births, weddings, and career changes, 2011 is bound to be an excellent year for the Blair/Smith family. I was blessed enough to ring it in with some of my favorite people. Lindsey and her friend Adrienne came into Atlanta, and Brittany, James Matthew and I had a blast with them at a great restaurant Two Urban Licks when the clock struck twelve. Actually we only got seated because my fiance has a last name commonly confused with others. We really didn't take someone seat on purpose, but upon stating the entire Smith party was present, we were seated as if we were VIP guests. Our waitress didn't seem to happy to be working though, nor did the woman serving us late night beverages at Cafe Intermezzo later on in the evening. Come to think of it, some people might think it wasn't a great evening at all, but when your company is that which I had, it seems like a perfect evening despite the attitude of those around you. :)   I had a blast girls! Thanks for being you!!!
Happy 2011 everyone!  May God bless you and keep you as you begin a new year!

Um.... yes..... He wore this with pride!!
Thank you James Harvey!

~ 2011 CubBuster