Wednesday, December 31, 2008
I got a way for a long day trip. My cousin Lois from California is here and us ladies hopped in the rental car and cruised to Chattanooga for the day. We hiked to an underground waterfall.. and then hit the Chattanooga Aquarium, which is ranked in the top 10 of the United States. It was so much fun.. here are some highlights.
Friday, December 26, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
We bought our Christmas tree today. Its the first fake tree I've ever owned, but fresh trees are astronomical here, and its not like I can hike in to the woods around here and cut one down. It still is pretty.. and its beginning to look a lot like Christmas over here.
Monday, December 1, 2008
I did miss Oregon a little bit.. and my family when I called home on Thanksgiving Day.. but I didn't go without celebrating ALL I am thankful for.. and part of that being the "family," I have here in Thanksgiving. Maria and I cooked a Thanksgiving meal and had some of our close friends over to share it with..
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Hey Ruby, thanks for my beanie (and thanks beka for sending it!) it warmed my heart to have a little piece of Oregon today, and my head in the cold Tennessee weather! Also, Walmart donated a bunch of winter jackets for our kids, we got those today... everyone was so warm, and thankful! Oooh.. just in time for Thanksgiving!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
So, I had my Starbuck's employee holiday meeting today. You know to beef up on all our holiday promotion's and the like. We found out that Starbuck's just entered in to a one year partnership with the Red Campaign Global Fund. Bono's foundation to help stop the three largest killers in Africa. AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis. Starting the day before Thanksgiving, Starbuck's will be donating a nickel from every sale on one of our holiday drinks to the global fund. I love working for Starbuck's.. they really are a cool company! So, help Africa, go out and get yourself an Espresso Truffle, Peppermint Mocha Twist, or a Gingersnap Latte today!
Saturday, November 8, 2008
So they are pretty much regulars. I think 3 out of 5 mornings a weeks makes you a regular. Each time I have been completely star struck.. I haven't been able to say anything.. I really want to ask to take my picture with them, but I hated to ask because, 1. Nicole wasn't really done up (no make-up, sweat pants, etc.) and 2. They were just husband and wife trying to enjoy a good cup of coffee in the morning.
Maybe someday soon I'll get up the nerve to ask.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
For those of you that have seen Gilmore Girls, I feel like I live in my very own Stars Hollow. Franklin is so adorable. It is historic, quaint, and it always has crazy little festivals going on like the starlight festival, or the fall festival in Stars Hollow. Today, Maria and I ventured out to see Franklin's very own Pumpkin Festival. It was awesome. There was festival food, lots of people, plenty of costumes, and oh yes, lots of pumpkins. We met my friend Eileen (I met her on project in Chicago) and her husband David. Here are some pics.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I've decided I need a short and sassy teacher cut.. all I ever do is put my hair up now that I work with 4 year olds.. so I did some searching.. I think this is the cut I'm going to get.. and I think I found a trusted stylist here in Franklin...
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
I just had my second interview at Starbucks today, I should know by Friday if I got the job. I'm hoping to work at this specific store, because it is in adorably cute, historic downtown Franklin, not to mention really cool celebs like Keith Urban, Nicole and the baby, Miley Cyrus, and Carrie Underwood come in all the time. Other celebs to be spotted downtown, Jessica Simpson, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.. so I just think it would be fun to work there.. not to mention, I would get benefits, and a little extra cash, all the Starbucks I can drink (which will allow for some extra spending money in my budget) and a pound of coffee a week! Say a little prayer for me!