Monday, October 25, 2010

Leaves are falling all around

Fall is almost gone and I am just realizing that I haven't blogged much about it so here are a few things we've been up to the past few weeks. Sorry I'm such a slacker!

Right before school began we went on a hike with some friends to the wind caves. They are right around where we camp for the Annual Bradley family reunion but this past reunion we didn't get there early enough in the day to go, which I think is completely fine now that I know what the hike is like. Call me lazy and completely out of shape but it was a continuous incline for like an hour! Then I felt even more like a sissy cause there are little kids hiking it and I'm feeling like I'm gonna die. Here is a picture of us at the top, where it was freezing. Would I do it again? I don't know. Ask me next year and we shall see.

A few weeks later we had opportunity to go to General Conference. Thanks so much Father-in-law!We stayed at Grandma's and Grandpa's along with some family and had a blast. We cooked lots of jambalya and etouffee, watched LSU have their crazy win over Tennessee, and sang Beatles songs :) It was a great weekend!

The days have been so nice here. Perfect fall weather! We were told there was a chance of snow this week so we thought we should enjoy fall while it was still here. What better way to do that than carve pumpkins? And what is the best part of fall? Football, duh!Later that evening there was a stake Harvest Ball, where they happened to have a pumpkin carving contest. We brought ours but they didn't place, which I think that is crazy. People here don't understand us Southern folk.

Monday, October 4, 2010

so close

So, I was terribly excited for today because I was scheduled to get my braces off. Hallelujah! But as the appointment got closer, I was beginning to think that my orthodontist would notice something and make some suggestions or want to tweak this and that. Because really they aren't perfect but really, will my teeth every be PERFECT? Probably more than likely not. And I am okay with that.
We arrived at the appointment and he looks all over, "Open. Now close. Open. Well, I could make a few minor detail adjustments. If that is okay with you."
I have come so far. Really, I am so done wearing them. I was done like 12 months ago! So of course, I said, "Okay." I know if I had him take them off I would kick my bum all the time for not leaving them on a month more. I'm scheduled to take them off beginning of November, but that could change again if there is any more recommended "tweaking". I'll cross my fingers!