Monday, September 28, 2009


nThere's just so much to say. I wanted to do this blog to write about everything I'm thankful for to celebrate just being alive!! I want to harp on everyone and everything and wanted to start by telling everyone how blessed I am to have such a wonderful family and friends. I'm starting to feel like I'll never catch up, so I have to write about my weekend and then I'll slowly add all the other stuff!

Friday night Stuart and I had enjoyed time on the patio with Charter and Bailey and it was FAB!! I worked Thursday night so I slept most of the day Friday. Stuart has some work to do in Marion so I had time to paint my toenails and do a mud mask on my face...which was awesome!! I turned on some tunes and really relaxed after a long work week. We had grilled deer tenderloin, fried okra, and sliced tomatoes!! I absolutely LOVE that Stuart enjoys cooking so much. He really is so good! We we first started dating I had to learn to eat my meat medium to medium rare and also had to learn how to fry. My mom never really fried things, but Stuart, he'll fry just about anything! (I promise we don't allow ourselves to do it that often).

Saturday afternoon we watched part of the Arkansas game - we won't go there - that's one thing I'm not thankful for :). But, Saturday night we attended Kristen and Blake's wedding. First, it has rained for 40days and 40 nights here is Memphis, so the fact that it was not raining was UNBELIEVABLE!! Secondly, it was just a beautiful night!!!! After the wedding we went to one of our favorite Beale St. stops B.B. Kings which is one of those places you always have a good time. The band was so fun as was our company. It was just a super fun day!!!

Sunday, Stuart went to work at deer camp. Yippe!! :( I headed to church. Have you ever had that moment that you say, I'm pretty sure God interjected here?! Yeah, that was my Sunday morning. I know God wanted me this church service. The church's moto is this: The perfect place for imperfect people. Every time I go it's like a breath of fresh air!! The worship is awesome, the teaching is real and truth and challenging. I just love this church and have so much to learn about it! This Sunday happened to be the church's 7th Anniversary. During the worship they had a painter, Mike Lewis a.k.a the Jesus Painter, painting three HUGE portraits of Jesus. It was breathtaking!!! Before he was done with each painting a big lump formed in my throat because they were so incredibly beautiful!!

Here's a link to Highpoint's can watch Sunday's service by going to the section marked and clicking on Sunday Services

I'm so happy to have this church in Memphis. I have so much to say about it but have talked your eyes off by now...I'll definitely add more later!


  1. Alyson, I am so glad you have a blog :) Not that I don't know what is going on with you everyday since we talk on the phone so much ;) I love you so much. You are such a great friend. I don't know what I would do without you.

    That is so cool about Mike Lewis painting. I bet that was amazing to see. I would have been crying along with you girl :)

  2. great blog...look forward to following it!