Friday, May 21, 2010

365 Days

It's been a year since...

I was almost killed...

I broke seven bones in an instant...

and I underwent my first major surgery.

Since that fateful day, I've also...

gone through a second major surgery...

had to relearn how to walk...
and needed to teach my left wrist how to work again.

And that was just the big stuff!  There were so many things I once took for granted that I had to figure out how to do again.  My wrist will never be the same.  I will never walk down stairs without hobbling.  I will always have glass working it's way out of my skin through the scars that will never fade.  There are so many things I could be angry about, but instead I have learned to focus on the fact that I'm still breathing.  I get to kiss my husband everyday.  I get to see my niece grow.  And, soon enough, I'll get to raise a family of my own.  I'm so grateful that God let me live through such a disaster; I'm thankful for the opportunity to find beauty in catastrophe; I appreciate knowing I'll never take anything for granted again, even something as small as scratching my own face.  Thanks to everyone who helped me make it through this past year, especially Kolin and Mom.  Where would I be without the love of my family and friends?

Keep praying.  I'm proof that it works.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day

Happy mother's day to all the wonderful mamas out there, especially mine!

You raised two amazing kids, Mom!  We love you!

Keep praying.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Alligator Soul

Last night, Kol and I went to Alligator Soul for dinner.

Lookin' sharp!

We decided to do the six-course chef's tasting with wine pairings:

amuse-bouche: pesto wrapped in zucchini and topped with tomato on a crispy baguette;
first course: seared scallop and bacon fat over 
ham and cheese grits, topped with a sunny-side-up quail egg;

pre-second course: pecan corn muffins;

 second course: oyster and corn chowder with croutons fried in duck fat;

 third course: fresh grouper over yellow rice with squash and mushrooms;

 inter-mezzo: peach sorbet in vodka;

 fourth course: duck over a fried plantain (sorry I ate it before taking a picture :/);

 fifth (main) course: braised boar and fingerling potatoes over haricot vert;

 and the sixth (final) course (dessert): pecan roll, white raspberry 
truffle coated in dark chocolate, and a cookie with apricot preserves.

The evening was perfect and the food was delicious!  Everything was cooked to perfection - beautifully seared scallop, juicy oyster, crispy haricot vert, etc.  If you're ever in the Savannah area, give Alligator Soul a try.

Keep praying.

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Last Friday, I went to the SCAD Sand Arts Festival with Michael, Amanda, and Eric:

It was the perfect day to go to the beach - warm and breezy.  This was my favorite sand piece:

On Saturday night, Kol and I went to Amanda's to hang out where Kolin met his new best friend.  He wants his own dog SO BAD; maybe we can convince our landlord to let us have one...

Sunday we celebrated Cinco de Mayo at church.  I got to lead my first song in praise team and it was in Spanish.  I was nervous but it turned out pretty good.  After service, we had a Mexican buffet and it was delicious!  It seems like we're ALWAYS eating at church; I'm going to gain a hundred pounds!

I put in my two weeks on Thursday, but my boss has been so awkward, that I'm going to go ahead and start my new job this Monday instead of next.  I'm really looking forward to it.  It will be nice not to have to drive an hour to get to work and another hour to get back everyday.

On Tuesday, Kolin and I went furniture shopping.  We're going to redo our living room soon and are very excited about it!  Here's the couch we're planning on getting:

Last night, MACK and Josh (J MACK?) met up at Michael's apartment to celebrate the true Cinco de Mayo.  We had Mexican lasagna, Mexican casserole, and strawberry margaritas:


And for dessert...


This morning was really foggy,

but it's starting to clear up.  Maybe it will be a beautiful day!

Keep praying.