Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I've moved :):)

Since I am now a Paulk, I decided to change the URL..
Actually Jessy and I made a blog for our classroom, and in doing so I somehow got things all confused with my new email and well, now I have a new one! Andddd since I check the blog often for our class room, I'll actually update this blog! Not that we have a super exciting don't want to miss a moment life, but every now and again we may surprise you, or maybe just give you a laugh!

so... I am now at http://cwpaulk.blogspot.com/

Sunday, January 3, 2010

So, maybe now that I'm an 'old married lady' I'll be able to keep up with this!  Ha, we'll see!!

What a fabulous and blessed FallBrett and I had!!  A wonderful Alabama Football team, spending time with wonderful friends, making new friends, holidays with the family.. oh yes, and getting married!!!!!!!

The wedding was wonderful, I couldn't have asked for anything better, it was all dreamed of since the first time I watched Cinderella when I was a little girl!  I can never thank all that were apart of it enough for all that they have done.  Brett and I are blessed with an amazing family and equally as amazing friends!!

We honey mooned in New York, and had a BLAST!!!  We were delayed a couple days in Atlanta due to the "blizzard of 2009", we made the most of it, and then were off to NYC!!  It was so cold up there, but we had so much fun!  We went to see Wicked, the Radio City Rockettes, the BEAUTIFUL tree in Rockefeller Center, Macy's, Wall Street... etc etc etc!!!!  So many fun and exciting things!  As fun as it was, we were glad to go home and spend time with family on Christmas Day!

We are now 'settled' in our house in Northport.  Brett has lived here the past 3 years, and I am now very excited to be here!  When we first got home you couldn't hardly walk through the place due to boxes of my things and wedding gifts, we had fun tackeling this project together, and now have a since of accomplishment in having a clean home!

Here are some pics of the fall, a few of the wedding pics I have on this computer, and NYC pics!

Some of the Engagement Pictures Ashley (my sister-in-law) took, doesn't she do a GREAT JOB!
Brett cooperated very well :)

The Boykins

Brett was inducted into the Fort Dale Athletic Hall of fame this past fall!
Youth Group Retreat!  Brett and I are having so much fun hanging out with these guys!

Jessy and I on Halloween!

Brett and Andrew, tailgating before LSU

Tesney and I during the LSU game, very genuine and sincere smiles here! One of my fav pics

Mary Helen and I at the MSU game

Another one of my favorite pictures.. Clayton, hearing Mary Helen through the speaker above him singing "Angels Among Us" as the wedding was beginning, he was CONVINCED she was in the wall, and was amazed by this!
Mr. and Mrs. Paulk :):):):):)

Time Square

Before "Wicked" began- Such an AWESOME show!!!
'On Top of the Rock'
loved this tree!
The Tree in our Hotel

Santa! At Macy's
Serendipity.. Hot Chocolate, Frozen Hot Chocolate, and Humble Pie.. Mmmmmm!!!

Radio City, before the Rockettes
The Rockettes
Last stop in NYC.. Roxy for cheesecake!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

I am a blog neglector!

So, I guess this has been a busy summer!  I have definitely neglected my blog responsibilities, but I'm not thinking too many people (if any) read this, so I think it will be o.k., but for my own references I'm going to try to do better!

All is well with us, just as I said earlier, just really busy, but busy is good!!  We are continuing to go to the Lake any and every opportunity comes about!! Brett and I were looking at the calender the other day and reazlized we don't even have an 'open' weekend before football season starts the first weekend in September-- but this is fine with me!  Some good friends of ours are getting married next month in Tuscaloosa so we have all of their wedding festivities beginning now, along with some of our own starting to pop up!  It's so much fun to get to do all of these things with close friends.  Having busy weekends is fun too give something to look forward to, as well as keep the time passing till December ;)

Wedding plans are going smoothly, 5 months to go, and I still just can't wait!!

That's about all I have now.. Here are some pics of our life recently!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Favorite weekend activity!

So our new favorite thing to do these days is head out to Lake Tuscaloosa!! We are blessed with amazing friends that have boats, and don't mind us taggin along any time we can! It is so peaceful out there and it is always a day filled with great fellowship among great friends. These pictures were taking several weeks ago, and on a day I didn't make it on the boat but watched from the side instead.. which was great too!!!

Brett and Andrew... Brett's "Little Buddy"
I could just sit and watch this beautiful sight everyday! We have an amazing God!!This is Andrew about to wakeboard.. Brett has also gotten really into wakeboarding also.. I haven't made it out on the water yet this year, and I'm sure Brett has surpassed all of the few skills I had (or thought I had!)

"their" hand shake.. these two are tight!

many great days have spent out at lake Tuscaloosa already this summer, looking forward to many more!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Waterford Crystal?????

Ha! I have to say, that I am very partial to Waterford Crystal.. this would come from my grandmother (and later mother) giving me a Waterford Crystal Christmas ornament every year from the time I was born until this past Christmas when I was given my whole collection. I'm guessing now I'm on my own to continue the tradition, which I plan on doing. I'm sure my facination with Waterford is of course due to all peices being very beautiful along with the connection between my name Crystal Waters, and Waterford Crystal- I know I'm a goof!

Anyway.. Brett and I have slowly been registering for things, and we have talked about our china and Crystal. My grandmother has given me her fine china, which is extremely nice and still has 10 place settings, so I think we are going to stick with that. As far as the Crystal goes.. I just can't see registering for the good Waterford peices that I know we wouldn't use, so I just told Brett we'd do glasses that were less extravagant that we'd more likely use.. He, in return gives me one of those are you crazy looks.. I ask him what's the look for and he says, "Why on Earth would we register for any glasses, we have all the glasses we will ever need, and ones we can replace anytime for really cheap".....

Oh, yes.. We have all the Newks and Stadium cups that we will EVER need!!!

He makes me laugh.. but in so many ways, he is so very right!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

My favorite time of year..

Well.. kind of! My favorite season would have to be the late fall/winter.. I love jackets, fireplaces, heated seats, and of course football season, and Christmas is my favorite holiday.. Buttt SUMMER in TUSCALOOSA is my favorite time.. It's the quiet before the storm of crazy Bama fans coming in September and all the traffic of students back in routines. It's nice to be able to go across campus without having to worry about cars and people everywhere.. It's nice to go to Target without being crazy busy with people moving back into town.. it's just nice :) of course by mid August I'll be ready for all the hustle and bustle to return.. but for now, I'm going to enjoy quicker quieter trips around town and on campus and just enjoying this town that I have come to LOVE without all the extra people!

Thursday, May 7, 2009


I have to say I have had a very uneventful life recently-- which is FINE with me!! Life is good, and I am blessed, so I don't really need anything else! Brett is finishing up with another semester of school.. one more down, hopefully this time next year he'll be done, if not very shortly after- I know the boy is ready to be done with school! We are both looking forward to a great summer, no plans have been made, but just a good one with friends and family. When I started this blog I stated it would more than likely be very boring! Hopefully I'll have something exciting to write about soon!!