Monday, February 25, 2013

Weekend Madness at the Joy's

This weekend was nonstop entertainment! Lots of great laughs and good company! We had a house full of 11 guests this weekend {for the first time} and I would be happy to do it again soon!

Friday night we got a couple more inches of snowfall! Michael woke up bright and early to shovel and plow the driveway before our guests arrived. What a nice man!! I was able to sleep in and made sure his coffee was ready when he was done! (=



My friends, Sarah and Denise, and myself were volunteers at the 13th Annual QDMA Banquet in Ubly Heights. As board members, Michael and I are required to work the event. {We can't complain because we enjoy a delicious free meal and drinks!} Some of my family members and friends attended the event and enjoyed it as well! My Uncle even won one of the G5 Bows! He was really excited! Michael and my mom both won some bottles of liquor. My dad and step mom won several different items including the 50/50 raffle! Overall, it was another successful event and fun was had by all! Below are a couple pictures from the event.

{Top left - my Dad and I. Top right - Sarah, Denise, & myself. Bottom left - Cousin Ali, Sister, Jasmine & myself. Bottom right - Michael Lee working a card game}


 {Top left - Duck Dynasty Danny (lol) & myself. Top Right/Bottom left - Denise, Sarah & myself showing off the backs of our QDMA girls shirts. Bottom right - My stepmom, Miriam, my dad, and myself!}


The living room was full of air mattresses! Sunday morning my mom and I made breakfast for everyone and the guys headed out to squirel hunt. None of them took pictures so I don't have any pictures of that, but they did get 3! Billy had a great time and he plans on cooking squirrel dumpings with them! We enjoyed the company and everyone headed home in the afternoon. I was able to show everyone some of the things we have for the wedding so far, and we were able to catch up a lot! The house was super quiet after everyone left and the dogs were wore right out! Needless to say, the rest of the afternoon was a relaxing one! (=

I hope everyone had a great weekend as well! Happy Monday! I'm looking forward to this week!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

On this day.. Three Years Ago

Three years ago today, my Dad had talked me into voulunteering for a QDMA Banquet in Ubly Heights, Michigan. Little did I know, God had a plan... He introduced me to a smile I couldn't take my eyes off of. {One smile out of a room of 300+ men!} Turns out that smile belongs to an amazing man I will soon call my husband!!!

"When I saw you, I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew." ~ William Shakespeare

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Wedding Wednesday!

Today was an amazing and productive day! I spent my day off with my Mom running errands and getting some wedding things checked off the list! As well as spent some much needed time with my mom and little sister, Jasmine. We dropped Jasmine off at school and headed to my Mom's hair salon to give some much needed TLC to my hair! {Thanks Mom!!}


After a couple hours at the salon.. it was time for some lunch and a cocktail at Murphy's in St. Clair before we headed to the jewlery store... I took my wedding dress so I could try on jewlery for the wedding day. That was a lot of fun and very exciting! Although I had to leave my engagement ring so the wedding bands can be custom made to fit the ring, I fell in love with a necklace and pair of earrings! I also got to pick up Michael's {camo} wedding band!

I didn't know the day was going to get even better when I went to pick up our tax refund paperwork! Always have to be thankful when your getting money back from the government rather than have to pay them more than you already have!

Before I headed home, I had one more stop to make and that was to pick up the wedding invitations. They are awesome!! Love them!! Now to fold, stuff, and address them! Haha.


Last but not least... I crossed paths with my Mom and Jasmine one more time as I passted through Port Huron. We decided to get some dinner at Big Boy before I continued heading North and I got to sign Jasmine's new cast! No more green cast to the armpit! She's a happy girl!


Happy Wednesday ya'll!! Hope yours was as great as mine!

Monday, February 11, 2013

Snow & Squirrels

Our weekend was eventful, yet uneventful. Saturday morning I put the pickup in the ditch on my way to work. I didn't even make it off our road! Michael had to get the tractor out to pull me out. He wasn't happy at first, but later laughed it off {Thank God}! When I got home from work we decided to take a walk through the woods and let the dogs run. Which wasn't easy on any of us in the deep snow! But it was a good exercise and fun! Jack and Sandy girl each got one. The dogs sure do love hunting! I made the squirrel for dinner on Sunday for Michael and our friend Rodney. They both enjoyed it! It did not smell or sound appetizing to me!