Saturday, February 16, 2008

And the winners are...

WE WON!!! 

It came down to us and another couple, but we won in a tiebreaker.  We kissed for exactly 2 hours, well we really just kept our lips together, but it was still tough.  Our lips were numb by the time it was over.  You can only imagine.  Thanks to those who offered encouragement!!

The picture was taken with my cell phone, so the quality is not too great.  My mother-in-law took a lot of pictures and video, so as soon I receive them I will share them with you.

We had to wear matching K-98 shirts.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Time for the chapstick

I received a phone call from the local radio station about an hour ago. Tatum and I were chosen as one of the 5 couples participating Saturday. I'll just let you read the contest rules...

Entry forms MUST have both names of participating couple on them and your guess of how many candy kisses are in the jar.
Top 5 couples who get closest to guessing the correct number of kisses in the jar will be our kissing couples.
Selected couples must meet WVOK staff at the Quintard Mall on Saturday, Feb. 16th at 1:30pm. Contest begins at 2pm.
Couples must stand the entire time.
Couples hands must be either behind their back or in their own pockets the entire time.
Lips must be touching the entire time.
No kissing breaks during the 2-hour remote.
Participants must be 19 years of age or older.
If two (2) or more couples remain at the end of the remote, all couples will be entered into a drawing. One couple will win the grand prize.
Winning couple will receive:
Victoria Inn One-night stay
His/Her Citizen watches from Sisters' Treasures
Two (2) One-month unlimited tanning certificates (one for each person) from Always Summer Tanning
Dinner for 2 at Classic On Noble
$100 gift card to the Quintard Mall ($50 card for each person)
Of course, the jar of Hershey's Kisses.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Monday Monday

Some of you have e-mailed me about my list below.  Here is something we all need to watch on a Monday...

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Chick Flicks

Tomorrow is almost here. Tatum has been counting down the days for almost a month now. Tomorrow is the day the movie Fools Gold debuts. She is sooooo excited!!! And guess what... so am I. I have never really understood the whole "I'm a male... I don't watch chick flicks" attitude. Guys, hear me out on this one. Tatum and I love movies. We frequent the theatre and we are members of Netflix. We like just about all kinds of movies, with just two exceptions... Tatum despises horror flicks and I don't care much for Sci-fi.  But today's topic is Chick Flicks.

I have two reasons for not minding these movies: One, if she lets me watch hours upon hours of football, the least I can do is attend a movie that only lasts around 2 hours.  Two, they're actually pretty decent movies.  They're usually pretty funny, they show us attractive people, and the majority of the time the script has a happy ending.  In the straightest possible way to say this... I must admit that Matthew McConaughey is my favorite chick flick actor.  I think he plays the roles perfectly.  Failure to Launch and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days were really funny and I can watch them over and over and over again.  

Okay, now it's time to do something manly...

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

You gotta keep on smilin'

First, good news... my granddad went for more tests this morning and the results were encouraging. His kidneys have a lot of blockage, but the doctor is sending him to an Eurologist to discuss several options for surgery that will result in a drastic change for the good! So, thank you for all of your prayers so far and continue to pray for a speedy recovery!!

A couple of my other blogging friends recently posted a top ten list of their pet peeves, and not that it is a bad thing, but I want to make a list of things that make me smile. So here they are in random order:

1. Watching Tatum dance. She is hilarious.

2. Seeing an older (senior citizen status) couple holding hands. I mean, come on... that's awesome!

3. Hearing a baby laugh. I know, I know... everyone smiles at this, but next time you experience this, you should really take it in.

4. Winning. I hate to be a sore winner, but I can't help it... it makes me happy!

5. When I'm sitting on the floor and my dogs come up and lay their heads down on my legs and look up at me with those big brown eyes.

6. The smell of fresh cut grass. It immediately puts me in a good mood.

7. Rob & Big. It's a TV show on MTV, but it is usually pretty clean humor and you can't help but laugh out loud while watching every episode. Those two guys make everything hilarious. They even made turtle racing one of the funniest things you've ever seen.
Caution: do not eat while watching this show!

8. America's Funniest Home Videos. I didn't want to add another TV show to the list, but this is a must-see for me. Videos of people getting hurt (knowing they're okay in the end) crack me up every time.

9. Waking up on a Saturday morning at 6:00 and knowing that I can go back to sleep. Ahhh.

10. Pictures of our wedding day. Everything about that day was perfect!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Time for a change!

I've been contemplating the idea of starting my own blog for a couple of weeks now.   I'm not a writer.  As a matter of fact, I hate writing.  If it wasn't for writing, I would have probably loved school.  It stresses me out when I write, because I feel like people don't see the whole picture of what I'm trying to say.  For instance, I can tell you that I love my wife, but just saying that doesn't do it for me;  I want you to really understand how much I love her and why I love her and I cannot just say that in a few sentences.  I'm trying to change.

My first blog comes with sad news.  My Granddaddy is not doing well.  He has Alzheimer's and has been getting worse and worse every day it seems.  I feel like he stills knows who I am when I am with him and he definitely knows who my grandmother (MamaRie as most people know her) is.  We just found out that his kidneys are failing and while there are more tests to be run, it appears as if he will not be here for his 80th birthday in May.  Growing up I was extremely close to my grandparents.  We lived about 3 miles from them in Saks and their house was a second home.  When they were out of town, I still wanted to go to their house.  After my first year of college, my parents moved to Douglasville, GA and my grandparents moved to Guntersville, AL to be closer to other family members.  Over the past years, I have seen them less, but my love for them certainly hasn't diminished.  Every time I am with them, I feel like the luckiest grandchild ever, but I also feel bad because I don't spend the time with them that I want to and I know that MamaRie wants me to.   Inconvenience ruins me.  When Granddaddy was in his prime, he was the greatest man most people knew.  I've heard countless stories of his selfless acts no matter how inconvenient it was to him.  If a grandchild wanted ice cream at 10pm and they didn't have the requested flavor at their house, Granddaddy was on his way to the grocery store.  If he passed a broken down car on the side of the road, Granddaddy would pullover to offer assistance.  Not only would he help them, but he would invite them to church... every time.  I've heard stories of how he paid other people's bills anonymously because he knew they were in need.  Granddaddy has walked girls down the aisle on their wedding day because they didn't have their own father there and he was seen as someone just as important.  If you've ever read Don Piper's book 90 Minutes in Heaven or heard him speak, you've heard about his experience in Heaven (in a nutshell... he was in a terrible car accident, pronounced dead at the scence, and came back to life after experiencing Heaven for 90 minutes).  Don Piper talks about one thing that really stands out from his visit to Heaven is that the people who were standing at the gates welcoming him home were those who had an influence in him getting to Heaven.  I can only imagine that once Granddaddy does get to Heaven how many people he is going to welcome Home.  Inconvenience made Grandaddy a hero.  I want to be just like him, but that requires change.  I'm trying to change. 

Please pray that God will help me change to be more like my Granddaddy.  Pray that inconvenience will not keep me from inviting others to church.  Pray that I will be willing to get my hands dirty for the one lost sheep.   I'm trying to change.