Jul 29, 2009

Like, Love and Don't Like

Ready for another installment of Like, Love and Don't Like? I knew you were!

This week, I like the Shelby County (AL) library system. Their services are free and if you check a book out from one library, you can return it to another library in the county with no hassle.

This week, I love the fact that college football season is almost here. Granted, the season will fly by but at least the newspapers, blogs and radio shows will have something more interesting to cover. I've almost (almost!) had my fill of baseball, don't care about Brett Farve and don't know much about this summer's crop of NBA free agents.

This week, I don't like my itchy eyes. I'm not sure if it is pollen in the air, my contacts or my rugged lifestyle but waking up with lots of eye crispies is getting old and itchy eyes are just plain uncomfortable.

Check back in for my next batch of personal opinions that you didn't ask for next week!

Oh yeah! Twitter.

Jul 27, 2009

The List

Some weekends are meant for relaxing while other are meant for productivity…this weekend was definitely a “productivity” weekend in the Baggett household.

Trim hedges
Wash Windows
Practice Calligraphy
Fix disposal
Grocery Store

I love making lists, but the best part is checking them off when you are done!

Jul 24, 2009

An Evening with Chette Williams

Nick and I were invited to attend the annual banquet which raises support for Chette Williams (director of FCA and team chaplain) and the FCA program at Auburn. It was wonderful to spend time with Uncle Ed and Aunt Lee and to hear how God is at work within the athletic program at Auburn.

An evening filled with talk of ministry and Auburn football...doesn't get much better than that!

Cute Table Decorations

The man of the night - Chette Williams

The other man of the night - Aubie

Aunt Lee and Aubie

Jared Cooper

Mike McNeil

Mario Fannin

Uncle Ed

A football player sat at each table which was lots of fun. D'Antoine Hood was at our table. He is a sophomore from Columbus, GA.

Jul 22, 2009

Like, Love and Don't Like

It's time for this week's installment of LIKE, LOVE and DON'T LIKE, where I touch on the various interests and discomforts that have recently crossed my path.

This week, I like Salsa Verde. Actually, I am trying to find the secret recipe for Moe's version of salsa verde. As of this post, the secret remains safe. However, Julie bought me some salsa verde from the grocery store and I have liked eating it. I hope to try more brands.

This week, I love watching Heros with my wife. In an attempt of satisfy our hankering for new episodes of LOST, Julie and I have started watching the first season of Heros. I love this time because I get some quality couch time with Juliette, not necessarily because of the show. Julie is always so sweet to me and she doesn't mind if I drizzle chocolate ice cream down the front of my shirt.

This week, I don't like the way home-ownership is starting to take shape. Julie has already documented our recent air conditioning fiasco. I'm planning on trying to correct our dishwasher draining problem (again) this weekend and Julie has pointed out a mysterious stain on one of our ceilings. I don't like the way the problems seem to come one right after the other. And I don't like being told that it will always be this way.

Stay current with our other happenings at www.twitter.com/nickandjulie.

Jul 21, 2009


Last Fall I took a series of beginner and advanced calligraphy classes. I was able to do a little bit for my own wedding (wedding book names, programs, and a few last minute envelopes), but for the most part I was too busy to do most of the work. Now that life is back to normal I have had more time to practice and work on some samples.

Below are the front and back of post cards I am having printed in order to get the word out. If you happen to know anyone needing calligraphy services please send them my way. I think you will find that for this particular style (copperplate) my prices are very reasonable.

A few samples:

Jul 15, 2009

One Year Ago Today...

Nick proposed! As I think back over the past year there are so many wonderful memories. I could not have asked for a better engagement, wedding, honeymoon, and husband.

Here are a few pictures from the night we got engaged.

The happy couple!

Calling Mom and Dad to tell them the news.

The Ring

Jul 12, 2009

Project Time

All of you who know me know that I am most always in the middle of some sort of project whether it be smocking/sewing, calligraphy, upholstery, or some random home project it always seems to be something. Well this weekend the "project" was to pressure wash the deck, driveway, and walk way. Thanks to our friends Rick and Rhonda Campbell, who let us borrow their pressure washer, we were able to knock out the task, and it made such a difference!

The deck

Waterproofing the deck

The driveway (before)

Nick hard at work

Jul 10, 2009

Loving Being Married

We have been married for almost 3 months now and we are loving it! We still have lots to learn and experience, but for now we are having a blast.

For instance...I walked outside the other day to find Nick washing my car without asking him! It really is the little things in life that mean the most.

Jul 9, 2009

The Good Old Days

Back when I was in high school and college I spent every holiday and most every summer at our house in Destin. Now that I live 4 hours away, have short holidays and no time off in the summer I rarely make it down any more.

However this past weekend we were able to make a quick trip down with Sarah Harper and the Branchs.

We had a wonderful time relaxing by the pool, watching Wimbledon, cooking, and enjoying homemade ice cream! Hope to go back again very soon.

Nick enjoying some time in the pool

Clay hiding from the camera

Dinner on Friday night at Elmo's

Nick and Clay took advantage of the all you can eat fish special
On the way to watch fireworks

Aunt Lee and Ms. Susan

Mr. Max and Uncle Ed

The camera kept fogging up on me

Notice the sunburn. Ouch!

Jul 2, 2009

Out with the OLD and in with the NEW


and After.....