Saturday, October 30, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 20 {Personal}

Day 20: Nicknames

I have several nicknames:

C Tate
C Lynn

Friday, October 29, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 19 {Personal}

Day 19: Something You Miss

How about someone? I miss my best friend Sara every. single. day.


Thursday, October 28, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 23 {Personal}

Day 23: Favorite Vacation

My favorite "regular" vacation is ski trip. We try to go every year. We go to Snowshoe, WV, rent a big house and have a blast. It is so much fun and in many cases, that trip is the only time I see some of those friends all year.


30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 22 {Personal}

Day 22: Favorite City

Wow, this is a hard one. I have several cities that I love for different reasons and I can't pick just I will list several :)

Nashville, TN: What can I say, I love my "home town". I absolutely love living in Nashville. It is southern, home of country music, and almost like mini-Hollywood in a good way--not the stuck up, snob way. :) It isn't unusual for people to see Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman at Starbucks. My mom goes to the same dentist as Sheryl Crow and we saw her at the movies. And no one bothers them. I guess that's why they love living here too.
(image courtesy of Google)

Charleston, SC: For me, this is the ultimate in Southern charm. There is so much to do in the city, lots of sightseeing, great places to eat, and the beach all in one. I just love it and was so excited when Southwest recently announced they will be flying direct from Nashville to Charleston starting in March. Yay for a cheaper vacay!

NYC: I just love NYC. There are SO many things to do and see and fabulous shopping! I think it would be so much fun to date in NYC. You could do something different all the time. Central Park is my favorite. I just love it.

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 21 {Personal}

Day 21: Picture of Yourself
I took this picture in a window at Neyland Stadium earlier in the year.


30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 18 {Personal}

Day 18: Something You Regret

Currently, signing up to take the CPA exam and making it known that I was going for it. Don't get me wrong, I KNOW I can do it...I've just been SO busy and am having so much fun with my photography that it is hard to buckle down and concentrate on it.Photobucket

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 17 {Personal}

Day 17: Something You're Looking Forward To

Chicago: I am traveling to Chicago in the late spring/early summer for a friend's Bachelorette Party. I have never been and have been itching to go for years. I just know I will love it.

Christmas: I love Christmas. I love getting to spend time with family and shop for gifts. I love buying gifts for people, especially when I can find something unique that I just know they will love. Last year I started a tradition of shopping for children off the Angel tree...I hope to continue that this year as well. Plus, there's always at least one Tacky Christmas Sweater Party to attend.

friends Brett and Brittany Crouch (2008)

Baby Oliver: My sister Ginger is making me an AUNT in April! She should find out if it's a boy or girl in November and I can start spoiling he or she rotten! I can't wait :)


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge: Day 16 {Personal}

Day 16: Dream House

If I were building a house, it would take forever. I don't really have any idea what specifically I want. I know that I like big porches for the outside. Preferably with a patio of some kind and a fire pit/fire place well as a great place for grilling and a tv. :) As much as I love photography, I'm all about natural light, so I would want as many windows as possible-especially in the main living areas and the master bedroom. Big showers, lots of windows, preferably all or mostly on one level, a nice office area and a decent size, functional laundry room.

These are a few quick pictures that jumped out at me.


Monday, October 25, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Knoxville Bound

This afternoon (read: as soon as possible) I will be heading to Knoxville for what we like to call BAMA weekend. I am heading directly to Bev's birthday dinner to reunite with friends and start the weekend of fun.

I will start Saturday off tailgating with BKW and friends.
Marvel at how wonderful our newly renovated stadium looks.
Maybe go to the Vol Walk and see my friend Smokey.
Then head to the stadium to watch the Vols take on the Tide.
Win or lose, I'm sure it is going to be a fabulous weekend spent with some of the people I love the most. Hope everyone has a great weekend and GO VOLS!

Happy Birthday Beverly

Beverly is one of my best friends. We met at The University of Tennessee and were sorority sisters but have always shared that "Memphis" Bond since we both grew up in Memphis. :) Bev is one of the most genuine people I know. She is beautiful inside and out. She is the person that will randomly text you to tell you she misses you and loves you. Bev remained in Knoxville after college and works for The Vol Network. I am so proud of her. As a girl who loves college sports (especially football and basketball), I am totally jealous of her job! I can always count on Bev to put a smile on my face.

Happy Birthday Bev! I can't wait to celebrate with you tonight! I love you and thank you for always being such an honest and true friend. I feel blessed that you are part of my life.
at her wedding in April 2009
a couple of weeks ago at Jamie's wedding in IN
with her handsome husband Christian in August
a little after partying at Corner Pub
in Charlotte for Meg's Bachelorette Party
thumbs up for Steeplechase :)
band party Steeplechase fun
at her Bachelorette Party in Seaside, FL
with Meg & I at Tin Roof in Nashville

Thursday, October 21, 2010

30 Day Blog Challenge: Days 6 - 14

Day 6: A Picture that Makes You Happy

This is a picture of my Goddaughter Addyson and her new baby sister Abigail. I took this a couple of weekends ago when Abigail was about 8 days old. I love them so much. How could this not make me happy?

Day 7: Favorite Movies

Steel Magnolias, Wedding Crashers, Stepmom, The Notebook, & The Blind Side

There are many more but those are some I could watch over and over again.

Day 8: A Place You've Traveled To


Last summer I traveled to China with my MBA program. We visited Hong Kong, Beijing, Xi'an, and Shanghai. It was amazing. Beijing was my favorite. The Olympia Village (bird's nest, water cube, etc.) and The Great Wall were amazing.

me in front of the Water Cube (where Michael Phelps made history)

The Great Wall We wrote our names & family names, etc on the Great Wall,
but I had to add a little TN Vols love to the wall :)

inside the Bird Nest (where the opening ceremonies and
track competitions were held at the 2008 Olympic Games)

this building was SO cool

Day 9: A Picture of Your Friends

Ok, so this is more than one picture...sue me :) These people are my support system. I love them.

My Memphis girl friends (April, Me, Haley, Natalie)most of my best girl friends on my birthday last year...I had never
had them all in the same place at was very special to me
(Bev, Natasha, Me, April, Sara)

friends at Meg's Wedding
(Natasha, Adam, Me, Rachel, Bev)

friends at Natasha's engagement party
(Rachel, Me, Natasha, Meg, Julie, Lauren)

Day 10: Something You're Afraid Of

Losing someone I love. Yes, I'm scared of heights and spiders and snakes and bugs, but what I am most afraid of is losing someone I love.

Day 11: Favorite TV Shows

I might embarrass myself with the number of TV shows I am going to list, but here goes....

Big Brother, Survivor, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Criminal Minds, House, Project Runway (plus a few more)

Day 12: What You Believe

God Is Good, All the Time

Day 13: Goals

I want to have a successful photography business, not sure if I want it to remain part-time or eventually become full time. I want to be successful at whatever I do. Most of all, I want to me a good wife and mother one day.

Day 14: A Picture You Love

I have tons of pictures that I love...but who doesn't love those chunky legs?!? I mean they are just adorable. This is my friend Haley's little girl Emerson. :)