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Weekly Weekend Update

After work on Friday Luke and I headed to my hometown to hang out with our friends from college. It is just a small group of friends but we have so much fun when we get together!

Luke and I headed East and first stopped by my house to see my family and play with the cutest little baby boy, my nephew.

Then we headed over to our friends Jodi and Kyle's house. When we got there they were already playing Guitar Hero World Tour. Have you played this game?? It is so fun.

If you have never met me in 'real life' you should be glad, glad that you never have to hear me sing. I am awful. I mean horrible. For some reason God decided to give me the worst singing voice ever. But I have learned to be ok with it.

I do not let my bad voice keep me from singing.

Singing is one of my favorite things to do! Forget the fact that I can't carry a tune, I love singing any song, any genre, fast or slow. I do not limit myself, I just sing whatever I want.

So when the position of Lead Singer for our Guitar Hero band was open I jumped at the opportunity, despite my singing abilities.

I took my job seriously. I was living out every dream I ever had of becoming a Pop Star.

When I was a little girl, I would make a stage and pretend I was on 'Kid's Incorporated'. 15 years later, I am still pretending. Life is good.

Our band:
Here we are jamming
The next day was our Christmas get together! This year our theme was 'tacky Christmas sweaters'.

Growing up my mom wore a different Christmas sweater every day in December. So I had no trouble finding something to wear. In fact, Luke didn't either.
Initially my mom was offended when I asked if she had one big enough for Luke, but low and behold we found one in her pile.

She said that when she bought this sweater 10 some odd years ago she never could have imagined that her future son in law would be wearing it!

The Tree's in all of their Tacky Christmas Glory:
Our tacky sweaters did not stop us from jamming outLuke in his sweater playing lead guitar......I have never been more attracted to him.

He contemplated wearing this to church on Sunday. He later decided not to. Thank you Lord for the gift of common sense.

Our annual picture of all the girls, with 2 additions. Luke and I had so much fun this weekend and we are so thankful to have such good friends that we can hang out and be ourselves with.

Hope you had a great weekend!


  1. What a fun weekend! I love the pictures!!

  2. Funny funny Christmas sweaters! My mom wore the same sweaters back in the day. I wonder if she still has them. I did end up privatizing my blog. Send me your email if you want to

  3. Girl I am right there with you about singing. I just say, I have the heart of a singer, just not the voicebox of one!

  4. I don't know why but I seriously laughed way harder at you 'jamming' out than I did at your sweaters!
    The pics were hilarious....I think it was your facial expressions!

  5. I have to through a "Christmas Sweater" party next year -- b/c your pictures are too cute! I always have to sing on roc kband (because I've even worse on the instruments) but it's not pretty!

  6. Those are great Christmas sweaters! They are hard to find now days unless you look on ebay for them!

  7. What a cute & fun picture of you and Luke in Christmas sweaters....even if Luke's is your mom's. ;)

    Looks like you had a very fun weekend!

  8. props to you for pulling off the sweater..theme party or not, I don't think that I could do it!! BTW I made our christmas cards on

  9. It looks like you guys had tons of fun! I love the idea of a Tacky Christmas Sweater party! And the two new additions are super cute!!

  10. Okay, y'all in the sweaters are cracking me up! What a fun weekend y'all had with your friends. I'm so glad you got to see all of them!

  11. It was so fun to see you! We need to do this twice a year!

  12. Sounds like a great weekend! Love the cute pictures!!!

    Haha I cannot carry a tune either, buy it's all about the joyful noise, right?!;)

  13. love the threads haha : ) those band pics are hilarious! FUN weekend!

  14. I love that Luke's wrists are hanging out of that sweater! Looks like you had a great weekend!

  15. Tacky Christmas Sweaters...I love it!

  16. Looks like you had so much fun!! LOVEEEE the sweaters.. very impressed by their tackiness. Ya'll are so CUTE!

  17. Hahahahahahahaha You crack me completely up!!! You always put such a smile on my face. Those sweaters are the best!!

    And girl you got it going on in Guitar Hero World Tour ~~ you go on with your singing self ~~ go right on!!!!!

    Have a GREAT evening,

  18. Way to sing, girl!
    I LOVE tacky Christmas sweater parties...they're the best! Your hubby looks hilarious!
    What a fun group of friends you have!

  19. OMG - the guitar hero band - that's awesome!! Sing it girl!!!

    And the sweaters... I'm dying at the fact that Luke busted out one of your mom's sweaters. And yes, thank goodness for common sense! LOL

  20. Ummm.....Luke, the 85-year-old LADY that you stole that sweater from called--she wants it back!

    Please make Luke wear that when we see you guys over Christmas. It might be the highlight of the year.

  21. cute pic of you rockin out!
    and those christmas sweaters... did ya'll were them out in public or just to a friends party??? that's fun that was the "theme" - so awesome!

  22. Girl...i so relate to the singing abilities. But God gave me this voice for a reason and i am going to use it to praise him.

    My hubby can sing and play the guitar and i am so musically not talented (i was in the marching band in high school and i just faked played the clarinet)

    But oh well....i feel blessed with what i have and that it is all that matters:-)

    love the tacky sweater party!


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