Sunday, October 31, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 19, 20 & 21! Playing Catch Up!


I'm playing catch up and doing day 19, 20, and 21 all in one post!
I have been out of town since Thursday in Jacksonville for the GA/FL game..
which we lost..
and I cried..
I care too much..
It was still fun though :-)

Okay..

Day 19: Something You Miss

I miss this sweet boy :(
He was the best dog and I can't even talk about him without crying.


Day 20: Nicknames

My real name is Jamie Lynn but pretty much everyone calls me Jamie.
My best friends call me Jame, Samie, and Jamebo
Adam calls me Jams
and my mom calls me JL
Pretty typical nicknames, ha!

Day 21: A Picture of Yourself

I hate taking pictures by myself so these were the only ones I could find on my facebook!

Me with little Lexie when we first got her!

and this is me at the Athens Botanical Gardens taking Chelsea's maternity pictures



Thursday, October 28, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 18!

Day 18: Something you regret


I'm not a huge fan of having regrets. I'm a firm believer that "everything happens for a reason."

There are some things that I wish I would have done better or things that I wish I wouldn't have done at all, but honestly all of those things have made me the person I am today (cheesy..I know)


My first year of college I was really regretting the fact that I didn't go to Georgia Southern like I had originally planned on.. but then I would have never re-met Adam.


I wish I wouldn't have drank in high school and tried to act cool..but then I would have never met Jesus the way I did.


I can think of lots of things I think I regret, but there's always something good to come out of every situation..


:-)


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Leaving today to go to Jacksonville for the weekend for the GA/FL game.

Go Dawgs!!
& also.. Happy 21st Birthday to my good friend Jessica :-)
I met her my first year of college and we became really great friends..she is SO sweet & I just love her so much.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 17!

Day 17: Something You're Looking Forward to

I am looking forward to going here....


Where I will be staying here...


and probably doing a lot of this...


and drinking a lot of this...


Because I will be celebrating my...
BIRTHDAY!!!

*My parent's surprised me this week by telling me they are flying me to VEGAS for my 21st birthday [in January]!!! I CAN'T WAIT!!!*


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 16!

Day 16: Dream Home

So I guess if I could pick ANY house in the world..on any budget.. I'd pick something like this...

BIG house, on the lake, with a pool..PERFECTION


But since my lovely teaching salary will not allow for such a nice home I will go for something more like this...



AKL & I have already (kind of) decided that we want our first home to be an older brick ranch..we love the thought of being able to fix it up and make it "ours".

We will see what happens when we start looking at houses for real though...we may be too busy to spend time on fixing up a home and may go for something more like my parent's house. I love the Craftsman Style of the homes in their neighborhood...
This is my parent's house



Sidenote: Adam had his first "real" interview yesterday!
It's a sales position for a turf company. His territory would be Atlanta and West Georgia.
We are praying he gets this job..since it is his DREAM job!
We know the Lord has a plan and if he is meant to have this job he will get it, but extra prayers can't hurt! ;-)
It would be amazing if he got this job (or any job). He is so stressed about finding a job before graduation (December 17th) & this would just allow him to enjoy his last few months before he's done with college.

Monday, October 25, 2010

surprise visit!

My brother and sister-in-law stopped by to surprise me tonight and they brought my favorite girl :-) I was so happy to see all three of them!


She's getting so big!!!

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 15!

Day 15: Favorite Bible Verse

Me and the roomies have this one hanging in our kitchen and it is such a great reminder that God is in control and we should never wish our lives were different because the life God has given us is the life we were meant to have :-)

1 Cor. 7:17
"And don't be wishing you were someplace else or with someone else. Where you are right now is God's place for you. Live and obey and love and believe right there."

Sunday, October 24, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 14!

The Dawgs won last night! It was such a great game :-)
I am definitely ready for my AKL to be home though.

Day 14: A Picture I Love

In honor of the fact that we are leaving this Thursday to go to Jacksonville for the GA/FL game.. here is a picture that I love..


This is boyfriend, me, best friend, boyfriend's best friend/best friend's boyfriend (get it? ha!)

Can't wait to go on yet another road trip to see the dawgies :-)

Saturday, October 23, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 13!

Day 13: Goals

These are my goals. Some long term, some short term.

1. Graduate college
2. Get a teaching job in a good school system
3. Buy a home
4. Marry Adam
5. Have kids
6. Get a Corgi just like my baby Kasey that passed away because I miss him

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 12!

Missed yesterday due to LOTS and LOTS of homework, papers, projects, tests, and speeches! (school is just ridiculous right now!)

So.. What I believe..

I believe
in God
that I was made to be a teacher and mother
that Adam is my soul mate
that my doggies are the cutest dogs in the world
in love at first sight
in best friends
that miracles happen
<3

Thursday, October 21, 2010

30 day Blog Challenge: Day 11!

First, I just want to thank you all for the encouraging comments yesterday. It's a very scary situation, but I'm not worried.. I'm not even to the age where having children is something I think about so I'm not going to let it bother me...yet :-)

Day 11: Favorite T.V. Shows

So, my t.v. pretty much stays on HGTV at all times unless there is a show on that I watch every week..

My favs are..

Teen Mom
Real Housewives (All of them except ATL and D.C.)
Bachelor/bachelorette
Tori & Dean
Rachel Zoe Project
Keeping up with the Kardashians
and Spin Crowd

I also wanted to say HAPPY 21ST BIRTHDAY to my roommate McKinley :-)



Wednesday, October 20, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 10!

Day 10: Something You're Afraid of.

I've never really shared this on my blog before, but my biggest fear in the world is that I won't be able to have children.
I have severe endometriosis and growing cysts in both of my ovaries.
I have been going to doctor after doctor for the last 2 years trying to figure everything out.
It has come down to the option of one of two surgeries.
I have a dr's appt this Friday to make the final decisions about everything & schedule surgery.
Once inside they will more than likely try to get rid of some of the endometriosis, but aren't sure that will do me any good seeing as how it's already so bad, they will also determine whether or not I get to keep my..'parts'..depending on the damage and seeing what ultrasounds aren't showing.
Scary thought for a 20-something year old.
They could potentially go in for surgery and see that things are okay and that the cysts are decreasing in size and aren't bleeding anymore..so that keeps me hopeful.

I am content in knowing that the Lord has a plan for me, and for that I am so thankful.
I read a lot of blogs about women who can't have children, and although I'm not at that point of knowing whether or not I can, it's still a possibility & reading their blogs is SO encouraging.

((I'm not saying any of this so that people will feel bad for me or anything like that.. I'm fine, I really am.. I have been thinking about sharing this on my blog for a while now just as a way for me to deal with it & this just seemed like the perfect opportunity.))

Happy Wednesday :-)

"Be strong in the Lord & never give up hope"

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 9!


Day 9: A Picture of your Friends

These are a few of my BEST friends.
I have been friends with all of them for a long time..
3 since middle school and one since 1st grade

:-)

I love great friendships!


& here are so really old pictures from HS cheerleading..
Most of my friends cheered with me.




Ha, yes my hair was BLONDE in highschool...YIKES! I am so not a blonde....

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, October 18, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 8!


Day 8: A Place you've Traveled to.

This last trip I went on was the Colorado for the UGA/CU football game.


I had so much fun & I want to go back to Colorado every year!!


Sunday, October 17, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 7!

Day 7: Favorite Movies

I'm not a huge movie fan.

As in I don't go out of my way to watch movies and rarely stay awake through an entire movie.
I'm definitely not one of those people who can quote movie lines.. or even recognize that someone else is quoting a movie line. (Adam is annoyed by this.)

BUT...

There are a few movies I've seen that I loved.

Mostly girly movies..but I also like some romantic comedies.

1.The Last Song
2. Marley & Me (Only saw it once and that was before we got a white lab..so there's no way I'm ever watching it again.. great movie though!)
3. The Notebook
4. 27 Dresses
5. Knocked Up
6. The Hangover
7. Fever Pitch

Happy Sunday!

P.S. I'm super excited that I hit 50 followers today :-)
Thanks guys!!!







Saturday, October 16, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 6!

Day 6: A picture of something that makes you happy!



My Little Lexie Lou! No matter how bad of a day I've had she ALWAYS makes me feel better!
I love this little girl so much :-)
....

Well, IT'S SATURDAY IN ATHENS & I'm off to watch the Dawgs take on Vandy for our homecoming game!
Hope we play as well as we did last week :-)
We're getting our new Uga this week too....

Look at this cute man



Hope everyone has a great Saturday!

Friday, October 15, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 5!

Day 5: Your Siblings

Meet Brett...
My sweet/crazy little brother!

We are 2 1/2 years apart.
He is wild & has the BEST personality.
He is always making jokes & being silly.
I love that about him--never takes things too seriously!

He's also very caring & always sticks up for me
(typical brother to adam conversation-"If you break my sister's heart, i'll break your neck!)


B has been through A LOT in the last 5 years or so..
and has become such a great person through all of it


I am so proud of him and am so PROUD to be his sister.



He is also the BEST daddy & husband to his girls.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 4!

Day 4: Your Parents
I have definitely been blessed with the BEST parents in the world!
They are the most careing people I know.
They would do ANYTHING for me and my brother.
They love us unconditionally & are very understanding.
I have been a daddy's girl my whole life!
We are very close & are VERY similar..
We share the same hobbies & passions
(including UGA football!)
My mom and I are very alike, but also VERY different
We like to go shopping together & get our nails done together :-)
We both share a passion for decorating.
She understands me and respects our differences
She is the best example of a mother/wife and I hope I am half the women she is when I am older
I love how well she loves me and my brother.
And now my parents have Chelsea to pour their love into!
It's such a blessing to see my parents loving her as if she was their own.
& seeing them with Carolyne-Grace is simply amazing.
A lot of parents wouldn't handle their 18 year old son getting his girlfriend pregnant very well..but being the understanding people they are..they have loved this child and have helped my brother and Chelsea so much.
Unconditional love.
<3

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 3!

Day 3: Your First Love

Blog Friends, meet the LOVE OF MY LIFE..

Adam :-)

I have known/loved him since I was in 9th grade.
I had the BIGGEST crush on him.. BUT he was a senior :( & senior boys just don't date freshman girls (not that my dad would have allowed that anyway...)

This is A on his Senior spring break trip.
I remember we were both in Destin & I hoped every single day that we would "run into each other"..never happened..


After he graduated he moved to Athens..
We stayed in touch through facebook randomly..

I got a boyfriend..
He got a girlfriend..

I broke up with boyfriend..
He broke up with girlfriend..

We didn't talk again until my freshman year of college & his senior year (Hmm sounds familiar!)
This time it was a lot more acceptable for us to date...
and that we did!


Our first pic together in college.

We have been together since Feb. 14, 2009 (CORNY but true.. we saw each other at a party on V-day eve & have been together ever since!)

I am very happy that my "high school crush" has turned into the LOML.
He is truly an amazing, Godly, hard working man.
I am so thankful for his friendship & love.




:-)


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 2!

Day 2: Meaning behind your blog name

I wish there was some cool story that went along with how I picked my blog name, but honestly it's not that cool..haha
There's a store in a town near by called Simply Southern that I'm pretty much obsessed with.
I had been trying to come up with a cute title for a pretty long time & one day when I was shopping in the store and realizing how much the stuff in the store represented the kind of person I am...I though it would make a cute blog title.
Ha, so there ya have it.. Southern Simplicity ;-)

Head over to Katie's blog & link up for the 30 Day Blog Challenge!

Monday, October 11, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 1!

I'm linking up with Katie for the next 30 days during her blog challenge!

Day 1: Introduction, recent picture, & 15 interesting facts.



My name is Jamie :-) I am a junior in college in the great state of Georgia! I am an Early Childhood Education major. My boyfriend, Adam, is 23 and we have been together for a little over a year and a half... he is the greatest guy ever! I have lived less than 10 miles from my parents the entire time I've been in college--I love having them so close! I'm obsessed with my niece, Carolyne-Grace (pictured above with her Aunt Jamie!) & I LOVE reality t.v. LIKE a lot! I enjoy decorating my apartment and getting my nails done :-)

15 interesting facts..

1) I was a cheerleader for 14 years
2) I hate any food that is yellow..
3) I have a yorkie named Lexie who is my LIFE!
4) I will eat ranch & buffalo sauce on ANYTHING.
5) I have a huge shopping addiction
6) I hate cleaning but I also hate when things are messy
7) I'm obsessed with weddings & CAN NOT wait to plan mine
8) My best friend is dating my boyfriend's best friend.. It's fun :-)
9) I have big feet & big hands
10) I hate being cold, but can't stand sleeping when I'm hot
11) Some people would call me a Diet Coke addict.. (3-4 a day is pretty much the minimum)
12) I have slept with a stuffed animal my entire life
13) I'm extremely organized--but also very scatterbrained at times
14) One word to describe me would be spontaneous
15) I love my Nikon D3000 & would love to have my own photography business someday!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Weekend Recap!

First... Last week we celebrated my BEST FRIEND Lindsey's 21 st birthday :-)
Another friend and I arranged a surprise dinner for her at our favorite restaurant in Athens, Last Resort with all of our friends! Although Lindsey wasn't too surprised she still had a great time!!




This weekend the Dawgs were back in Athens and we had a huge turnout at our tailgate.

Me & A with my cousin Macie Jade





Carolyne-Grace <3



All the girls :-)



I didn't go into the game this week.. instead I babysat Macie!



I took her over to my parent's neighbor's house and let her play with their son, Brock, who is her same age.. They had SO much fun together!!






The Dawgs beat Tenn 41-14 so it was a GREAT weekend in Athens!!
Looking forward to next weekend's homecoming game vs. Vandy.

30 Day Blog Challenge!

I'm joining Katie in her 30 day blog challenge :-)
I love this one because it's a good way for my followers to get to know me better!
Click here for more information about Katie's 30 day blog challenge!


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Colorado Trip Day 3

On Sunday we did some sight-seeing in Boulder..
This was by far the best part of the trip.
We started out by walking the Boulder Canyon Trail










Then we headed to Estes Park
It was a little town that is known for it's Elk population

We saw this guy just hanging out on the side of the road.
This time of year is when you see the most Elk because they come down off the mountain to mate. There were several other Elk on the golf course.
Me with the Elk
We drove into The Rocky Mountain Nat'l Forest and saw TONS of Elk everywhere!
All the trees were starting to change colors. Everything was so beautiful :-)
The Stanley Steamer Hotel
I enjoyed our trip to Colorado so much that I didn't want to leave!!
I will definetly be visting again as soon as possible.
Adam and I were talking last night about how Boudler is just too good to be true, everything there was so nice and the people were great.
So thankful for the opportunity to spend a weekend with my dad & get to see my bf and other friends there too!