Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas Gifts

Mr. Hunt and I had a great Christmas. I will write another blog about our holiday with some pictures, but I just wanted to write about some of our presents we received.

Mr. Hunt and I exchanged gifts on Thursday night. I got Mr. Hunt a PS3 (which he opened a little bit earlier than Thursday night), a new work bag/briefcase, some business socks, shoe polish for his work shoes, and new electric razor, and a year subscription for his XMradio in his car. Mr. Hunt got me a new camel color Peacoat which I was really wanting, a green North face rain jacket which I also really wanted, and a gorgeous infinity necklace. I have been telling Mr. Hunt that I really wanted that necklace one day since we started dating. It was a great surprise to see that he got it for me.

Some other great gifts that we received from others include, a new Gamecock Bench for our entry way, a Taylormade driver, alot of clothes, alot of Gamecock stuff, Brighton Jewelry which I love, rain boots, Lost season 6, a few gift certificates, tumblers which I have used every day so far, and so so so much more. Mr. Hunt was excited to use his chicken wing hanger on Monday night. The wings turned out great, he had to take a picture!

Mr. Hunt and I are very grateful for all of the gifts that we received but the most important and our favorite of all is the gift that God gave us, his son, Jesus Christ. Because of this gift, we are saved from our sins and we live in peace knowing that he loves us.

We hope everyone had a great Christmas!

White Christmas in Charlotte

So Charlotte had a wonderful white Christmas, but Mr. Hunt and I missed it. Its ok though because it snowed enough for us to still see it when we got back on Sunday night. As a matter of fact, we still have about a half an inch of snow in our backyard, enough to not see the ground yet.

On Sunday, Mr. Hunt and I left Bluffton and headed up to North Augusta, South Carolina to celebrate Christmas with some of his relatives. We drove in snow the whole way there. It was very pretty. It snowed almost the whole time we were there in North Augusta, but it never stuck to the ground.

On our way home, I fell asleep right away (as always). Mr. Hunt woke me up when we got to Columbia to see all the snow. I really don't think I have seen that much snow before. All of the tree branches were drooping down from the snow and I couldn't see any grass. It was so pretty especially as the sun was coming down.

As we kept driving toward Charlotte, the snow got thicker and thicker. It was funny to see the dogs get out of the car and run straight to the "grass" and get confused as to what was on the ground.

Although I really despise the cold weather, it was nice to have one snow of the year. OK, I'm ready for the warm weather now.

Gettin' their veggies

The past few weeks, Mr. Hunt has been trying to eat somewhat healthy so I bought him some celery and baby carrots (among some other things too) to have for a snack when he gets hungry. I decided to see if the dogs liked carrots because I heard that they help dogs teeth and they are also better than giving raw hides, which we give all the time.

At first they were a little confused about what it was but they knew they liked it. It was hard for them to chew it or break it because they were so small and I was also nervous they would choke so I stood right there while they ate them. At first, they shredded them and then looked at me as to say, "what do we do with them now?" I started picking up the shredded pieces and letting them eat out of my hand. They couldn't get enough of them and when they were gone they were searching for more.

So this evening on my daily grocery store stop, I picked up some big carrot sticks to give them. Again, they were confused but they were definitely easier to eat because they were bigger. They shredded them again, not sure why, and then ate it all. They loved them.

I'm excited to give them that as a treat now and know that it is healthy and good for them. The only downside is that it doesn't take them that long to eat them like raw hides do.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Saying "YES" to my dress!

The Sunday after our engagement party, I went wedding dress shopping. I decided to do it then so that my mom, aunt, and grandma could come while they were already here for the party. Along with them, Mrs. Hunt, Katie, and Rachel came too.
Before going, I found a few dresses online that I liked. My wedding consultant picked those out along with others that she thought I would like by seeing what I already picked. One of the dresses that I picked out did not look good on me. Of course it looked good on the girl online, but it wasn't for me, no big deal. The other one that I picked out was great! I loved it! Then the consultant put a dress on me that JUST came in the store. I fell in love before I could even see what it looked like on me! I didn't want to take it off.
Then I tried on a few other ones, in different styles to make sure that I liked what I already picked. Everyone was going around the store and picking dresses for me to try on. It was alot of fun and I tried on some very pretty dresses.
Then it came down to the two that I loved. The one that I picked out, and the one that the consultant picked out. I tried both of them on again, and I decided! The one the consultant picked was it! I never would have thought the consultant would pick a perfect dress for me. I always pictured myself finding it on the rack for some reason.
I really didn't want to take it off. It took me awhile to finally say yes only because this was the first time I went dress shopping. I was wondering if I should go other places before I chose. I just couldn't think about leaving without the dress though, so I finally said YES!!!!!
The consultant told me it would be about 15 weeks for the dress to come in, but it ended up only taking about 3 weeks! I am going to go pick it up Wednesday. Since the dress was new, it still isn't posted online. I am excited to finally see it again, even though I do have some pictures of it from when I tried it on. I cant stop looking at the pictures. If I am going to get this excited about a dress, I cant imagine what I'm going to be like on the actual wedding day when everything comes together.
While we were there, I picked out the bridesmaids dresses too. Once again, the dress I finally chose was nothing that I picked out before getting there. I had three dresses that I saw online that I thought were cute, but then they weren't as cute on when we got there. Katie and Rachel tried on a few dresses and finally the one I decided on.
I'm so excited to have this part of the wedding planned. Now I feel like I can move forward with the decor and ideas.
Wedding dress shopping is once in a lifetime thing that you get to do. I'm glad that I got to do it with the girls that I love. I wouldnt have had it any other way.
Sorry, but I'm not putting any pictures up. Not even of the dresses I didn't pick. Even though Mr. Hunt doesn't read my blog (he wants to read it ALL one day when he is old), I don't want to take any risks.

Engagement Party

So wayyyyy back in November, Mr. Hunt and I had our engagement party! Mrs. Hunt and Boss Hunt held it at their house. We are so grateful for all their hard work. Boss Hunt cooked low country boil, or as they call it, Frogmore Stew. Whatever it is called, it is yummy! Mrs. Hunt made all sorts of appetizers and some very cute chocolate engagement rings and palm tree shaped cookies for favors.
My family came up on Friday night for the weekend and they brought alot for the party too.
I was so happy that some of my friends could make it from Hilton Head. I know it is tough for people to get off work and spend money to travel and stay overnight, so I was so grateful for all of them.
It was fun to talk about Mr. Hunt and I's plans and wedding stuff. It was also nice to get both Mr. Hunt and I's family together so everyone can get to know each other.
Thank so you much to both of our parents. Not only for planning and executing this party, but for everything in our lives. We couldn't do all this without you!
Happy Planning to US~

Friday, December 10, 2010


WOW! Finally I'm back. Its been hard not being able to update on here. Chris and I have been debating on which wireless Internet company to go with for our new house. AT&T is pretty much the only one in our area right now since our neighborhood is still new. We had some problems with them in the past, so we were a little hesitant and not rushing to make a decision. We finally just got the Internet setup last night. It took forever and it reminded us why we were taking our time.
I recently just got another new job, at Bank of America, and I cant update my blog at work like I used to (I know....that's bad) because since its the bank, they block alot of websites, and my blog is one of them.
I tried to update my blog using my phone to just tell everyone I didn't forget about my blog, but even my phone wasn't letting me do it.
Ahhhh, it feels good to be back. Now, where do I start? I'm going to upload some pictures first so that you can look at some stuff while you read.
Ill be right back!

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