Thursday, December 17, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
just a soft bang that I can either wear straight or push to the side for the side sweep.
Not the greatest picture of me but this is seriously the only time I wore them down because the rest of the time they were still so short, not to mention crooked....thanks 60 year old hair dresser!
Anyways please feel free to comment...give me your opinion should I take the plunge or just get my hair trimmed and stay safe?
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
A gas station right down the road from us
Friday, September 18, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
The UWG Football Stadium
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Really soon after we got him...he's so little The Aycock's at Christmas 08...Char open your eyes! "I promise I didn't do it!"Stuck! This is after his first haircut that I gave him, must say I am pretty proud of my grooming skills!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
What a sweet boy!
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Over this book:Which by the way Chasing Harry Winston IS as cute as it's cover!
Friday, August 14, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior."
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
Matt and I also had the wonderful experience of meeting Luke Barnes this weekend. He is the most precious little one ever. Christine and Dan (Luke's parents) are thrilled to finally have two healthy boys in their family! I already love him so much and I am so excited to be able to watch and be a part of him and Jake growing up. Happy Birthday Luke!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
After being pampered we went back to the house to get ready for the rehearsal. Well it was raining all day so we weren't even sure we would be able to have the rehearsal at all! Thank goodness it stopped raining just in time for us to be able to run through the wedding a time or two! Everything went so smoothly...well except for some reason the guys in wedding parties never listen haha but we love them anyways!
From the rehearsal straight to the rehearsal dinner! The food was good the friends and family were so much fun and we had a blast! After eating we watched a slide show that Matt's wonderful mom made. It was so stinking good and I think had almost everyone in the room teary eyed! Then some toasts from the fathers and one from my sister, Lindsay which was so sweet and filled with even more tears!
The girls all went back to Matt's mom's house and all the boys went to Matt's grandparents house to spend the night! We had so much fun and watched Bride Wars and finished the centerpieces and all the last min. details. I had to take a sleeping pill that night to get any sleep because I was so anxious! Lindsay and JP asked if they could pray for me that night and we laid in the bed and my best friend and sister prayed the sweetest things over mine and Matt's marriage...this one just one of the many sweet moments that I had with my closest friends that weekend and is one that I will not forget!
THE BIG DAY!
The day of the wedding all the girls woke up fairly early (I was up at 6am even with a sleeping pill in me) we had an amazing breakfast spread, thanks to Phyllis which I couldn't eat any of, thanks to a nervous stomach! Then Cristal came to do my hair and all 11 of us girls were spraying hair, putting on makeup, brushing teeth, showering, and everything else that it takes to get ready so it was a mad house needless to say.
Ready to go...we where loaded up and headed to Dunaway Gardens, I couldn't believe it was actually here! We got to the sweet little cottage at Dunaway and I put the dress, accesories and all the little details on I think this is when it hit me that I am the bride and about to marry my best friend! We managed to get outside and get some pictures (in the rain) and then back to the cottage to wait for the ceremony to start! I was so calm and excited all day and the rain hadn't phased me....UNTIL the manager from Dunaway said he had checked the weather and it didn't look good so they were moving all the chairs under the tent, so I lost it...just a little bit! I kinda snapped at my mom and told her bluntly that I was NOT getting married in a tent. After the wedding I heard that Matt and all the groomsmen were running around wiping chairs down and moving them and putting plastic on the aisle to do anything so that we could have the wedding outside (what sweet boys) So after snapping I had a few tears over it but then I just had to not think about it! My bridesmaids (during my meltdown) were being so amazing and since I didn't have my "something blue" they found some blue thread and each bridesmaid sewed one stitch to make up a blue "A" in the hem of my wedding dress. So precious! And Matt's present to me arrived just in time...he sent two of his groomsmen (Nate and Chris) to deliever a dozen roses to and they sang "I've got sunshine on a cloudy day, when it's cold outside I've got the month of May" SO stinkin cute! The card on the flowers also said "rain or shine I can't wait for you to be mine" then the tears came again!
To everyone that was at the wedding-thank you for sharing our special day with us. To all my bridesmaids-thank you for being AMAZING friends and helping me through the weekend and giving me wonderful memories to keep forever! Bo & Lindsay- Thank you for singing in the wedding it was so beautiful! Lindsay & JP- Thank you for reminding me every second "Annie, this is your bridal luncheon...Annie you are getting your hair done for your wedding, Annie you are eating your last breakfast as a single woman" haha To the moms- Thank you for everything you did for the wedding!! Carrie Jo & Mandi- Thank you for wonderful pictures and for keeping me calm! The groomsmen- Thank you for being on TIME and for all the sweet things that I didn't even know till after the wedding that you did!!!
I told you this was the extended version...but thank you for reading every detail of my wedding and I hope if you weren't able to make it maybe this will be a glimpse for you!
Friday, May 29, 2009
Well, Matt and I are offcially married now and back from our amazing 11 day honeymoon!! It is so bittersweet that the wedding is over because on one hand I am so thankful to not have any more planning to do and stressing but on the other hand that 8months of hard work and anticipation is over now and we don't ever get to do it again :( so it is quite sad but I cannot explain to you (well those of you who are married know) how amazing it is to have Matt as my husband. People have told me time and time again that after the wedding you instantly have so much more love in your heart for your new spouse...I never really believed this but it is so true, I love him WAY more, which I didn't even think possible and I can't wait to continue growing our love together as a family!
-The wedding was the most amazing day of my life! Yes it rained but I was determined to have that darn wedding outside so by golly Matt and I said our vows in the rain and my dress is now brown (but I'll never wear it again so oh well) The rain actually added a very romatic touch and I'm sure no one will ever forget our wedding because of it haha! The wedding party was so much fun...the girls looked stunning and the boys looked more handsome than ever! I could never have asked for better friends and sisters to be around me on the biggest day of my life...those girls kept me sane when the rain just kept coming down! They really are the best friends any person could ever have (I will tell you more about it when I have some more time)
Well I told you this was going to be the short version...but don't worry the long version is coming soon!!!
-Annie Aycock (Yay)
Monday, April 20, 2009
-Easter was so much fun we went to some of Matt's families Easter and got to watch our sweet flowergirls among other adorable cousins hunt Easter eggs and get high off of all the candy!
-I have had 4, yes FOUR wedding showers which all were amazing and we got so many great things that we just can't wait to unpack and start using! I am so thankful for all of our family and friends who were a part of the wedding showers!
-One of my best friends just got engaged, Bethany Harwell to Matt Sauers. They are an amazing couple who love the Lord and Matt and I are so excited for them. Their wedding will be on June 27th 2009 and we can't wait to be a part of it (and all the things leading up to it)
-We are less than a month away from our wedding and the stress is on!! I am so excited to marry my best friend in the whole world but I will tell you I can't wait for this planning process to be over haha!
-I ended up having to quit my job with Gold's Gym and Matt and I are currently seeking the Lord about what to do when it comes to jobs and our future which brings me to the present...
So after months of looking for jobs I sort of hit the rock bottom and had a little bit of a break down yes the crying and laughing at the same time crazy sort of break down! After this breakdown I finally realized that Matt and I had not been seeking the Lord like we should when it came to this area of our lives. I really had a long hard talk with the Lord about this and just begged Him to give me the hard core gut wrenching trust in Him to provide for us and guide us in what to do next, where to go with our lives. So it was a really hard realization I must admit to get slapped in the face with the fact that I was just plain not trusting in Him to provide. So the next day I stumbled across a ministries website and really felt like this is it...this is why we don't have jobs yet, this is what we should be doing. So I talked to Matt about it and got him to look up the website and he felt the same way about it. Well that night we e-mailed someone on staff because we really just wanted more information and wanted to make sure it was something we would be interested in, well the staff member ended up calling Matt and they spoke on the phone for about 45mins about the ministry and what all it entails. Matt called me the second they got off the phone and was so excited about it! So here is the deal...the ministry is called Athletes in Action and the understanding that Matt and I have is that if this is something that the Lord has is store for us that we would undergo a 5 week long training, come back and raise support, and then be place at a division 1 school somewhere throughout the Southeast and we would be on staff at that campus and go and build relationships with college athletes and share the gospel with them and in turn teach them how to use their platform as a way to share the gospel with others. Matt and I have been praying non stop to see if this is something that is right for us, and at the moment we feel like the Lord has just continued to open the doors for us so we have decided that it is something we are going to pursue farther. We are in the process of filling out the applications and speaking with some other AIA staff members to see where this all leads. So the reason for me saying all of this is just to say that Matt and I are so excited about the possibility of going on staff with this ministry and we would love for everyone to pray for our journey and that if this is something that God has in store for us that we would be able to raise support quickly and that he would begin to prepare our hearts now so we would be able to mentor these college athletes and share His word with them!
Friday, March 27, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
So just in case you thought that board games were so old and boring I encourage you to get one out sometime this week with some family and friends and see what happens. I promise you won't be disappointed!
Monday, February 16, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
And us now (well back in June for Jessica's wedding rehersal)