Atlanta for Glenn and Lane’s Wedding

On Friday, Chad and I took the day off and headed down to Atlanta for Glenn and Lane’s wedding.  Chad was a groomsman in the wedding, so we had to get down there in the afternoon for him to try on his tux.  He looked so good in it, and I even thought the jacket was a little big on my ever-shrinking Chad.  We stayed at the W Hotel in downtown ATL.  It was very nice and hip.  We liked it.

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Friday night was the rehearsal at the Peachtree United Methodist Church.  It was a huge church and very ornate and beautiful.  The aisle looked like it was about a half a mile long.  The wedding party got their exercise.  After was the rehearsal dinner, which was at a cute catering place.  The food was a little different, but very very good.  My favorite was the fried green tomato salad, and Chad’s was the Parmesan risotto balls.  It was all excellent.

rehearsal rehearsal dinner

The next day, Chad and I were able to walk around a little bit and go to a mall that was right next to the hotel.  He had to leave around 1:30 to get ready for the wedding, so he left with Suresh, the best man in the wedding.  I later drove to the wedding with Michelle, Suresh’s wife.  We met them on Friday, and sat with them at the rehearsal dinner.  They are super nice.  I was glad they were there because I had someone to talk to and keep me company.

The wedding was beautiful and Lane looked gorgeous.  The rest of the wedding party looked nice too, especially Chad.  You all know that it’s not often that I get to see him dressed up.  The wedding was short and sweet.  Next, was the reception, which was at an art gallery.  It was cool because you could go around and check out all the different art pieces.  I guess you could have bought them too, if you had several thousands of dollars with you.  There were elegant decorations with candles and pretty pink roses.  Dinner was fantastic, and the cake was delicious too. During dinner, one of Glenn’s relatives told the couple that if they hold a baby that night, that is going to be the gender of their first child.  Lane mentioned they wanted a boy first, so they both held Jose and Aubrey’s baby.  I had never heard that before.  I don’t think I held any babies at my reception, but there were only two babies there and they were both boys.

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As a party favor, they gave out Coke bottles that said “The Kurbans” and their wedding date.  Atlanta is known for their Coke museum.  Glenn and Lane actually made the labels themselves, and they were so cute.  They had sparklers to light for when they left, but Chad and I didn’t make it that long.  We were pretty tired and weren’t really up for all the dancing that was going on.  It was a great time, though, and we really enjoyed getting to meet some nice people and see this sweet couple get married.  We wish them the best!

wedding coke

On Sunday morning, Chad and I went to Buckhead Christian Church, which was right across the street from our hotel.  It was a church that took over a building that used to be a strip club.  How neat.  There weren’t very many people there, but the  service was good.  After that, we packed up our car, and headed to Gatlinburg for our fall break trip.  It was a fabulous weekend in Atlanta!

Wild Things

I haven’t bought any toys in a long long time (3+ years), however, when I did I got made fun of a bit. Mainly from my friends who thought it was stupid to buy these things and leave them unopened. I have about 100 unopened toys that I got in the past 10 years. Most of them are MOTU, but there are others as well.

But my revenge is now ridiculously sweet. The new Where the Wild Things Are movie is coming out this month and the price of the McFarlane line of figures that were put out sometime when I was in college has shot up to somewhere between $350 and $450 for the set MIB (mint in box…nerds) on Ebay.

Here are some crappy cell phone pics of my set.



6 boxes to a set, 7 figures total. $10 bucks for each box. That means I turned that $60 investment into $400 or 566% ROI. My 2 year ROI on my 401k is -26%. I should have been dumping money into toys for years.

Knock, Knock

We haven’t posted much lately, so I hate that this is the first thing I’m writing about in a while.  Do not read this if you have a weak stomach.

If a stranger came to your house and asked to use your bathroom, would you let them in?  Ok, what if this stranger told you she knows the neighbor two doors down but they didn’t answer the door?   What if she said she had MS and couldn’t control her bowels?  Would you let her in?  What if she told you she had already “gone” in her pants?  What would you do?

Well, if your name was Chad Webb last night, you would direct her to the restroom.  I don’t blame him.  It is a tough situation.  She sounded like she was really in need.  I was on the couch in the other room listening, offering no help.

She went in to the bathroom and we waited in the living room, thinking just how strange it was.  She was in there for a while, and when she came out, she let us know that she had cleaned up as best should could, but we would have to clean up a little more.  She also informed us that the trash would need to be taken out because she had put her underwear in it.  She was very appreciative and wanted to send us a thank-you card.  We told her that it was not necessary.  We really just didn’t want to talk because it was so awkward.

Chad informed me that because he was the one who opened the door and talked to her, I was the one who had to clean up after her.  Ummm, let’s just say he got the better end of the deal there.  It was disgusting in the restroom, with poo on the toilet and dirty, wet toilet paper on the floor.  I’ve Clorox-wiped all over and washed the towels that were in there, but I still haven’t gone there since then.  I hope I can eventually feel like it is my home bathroom again someday.

I don’t know why this is worth writing about.  Why is it so weird that someone who really needed it would ask for help?  And why have Chad and I been suspicious of the whole event since it happened?  Like, one thing I thought of was that she goes around the neighborhood asking to come into people’s houses, claiming to know a neighbor.  I mean, maybe she didn’t really know that lady two doors down.  Before she left, she asked us our last name.  My thought was, what if next time, she goes to someone down the street and says, “I know the Webbs.”  I hope that it’s not true, and I hope we really did help her out, but it is just kind of sad that we automatically speculate something strange is going on.

My Chad

I had a training for school today.  Here are a few pictures I came across while looking for images.  I had completely forgotten about them.  This is is my gorgeous husband.

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Garden Spot Run

This morning, Chad and I ran in the Garden Spot Run 5K in Franklin. I had run in the Trooper Island 5K in July to kind of prepare for this race, but other than that, this was the first 5K for me and Chad in about 2 years. In the 5K I ran a few weeks ago, my time was about 34 minutes. I felt good when I ran, but I wanted my time to be better. Chad and I have been doing some training ever since to prepare for today’s race. We are just getting back into it, but I am very happy with how we did. I finished with a time of 30:34, and Chad’s time was somewhere around 32 minutes. I would still like to get my time under 30, but I’m please at how I did. I’m really proud of Chad. He hadn’t been running until the past month or so, and he hasn’t been able to run as much as me, so he did great!

I work in Franklin and our school system has begun a new health initiative. So, my school got a team together to enter the race. There were 4 of us who ran, and 14 who registered to walk. I say registered because 1 woman decided to sit it out on the sidelines, and another took a different route so she wouldn’t have to walk the entire course.

We left before the awards ceremony was over, but we stayed long enough to hear that we did not win our age groups or any door prizes. We want to keep training, and hopefully the next one we run we will get under 30 and place.

No More Naked Door

I like to decorate or house, especially for seasons, but during the summer, there isn’t much you can do except brighten the house with lovely flowers.  I bought some silk flowers to put in the vase in our hallway, and that made me happy for a while, but I began to feel like the front of our house was naked.

I’d been wanting a spring/summer wreath since Easter was over and I took down the little egg decoration that had been hanging on the front door.  The problem wasn’t that I couldn’t find a wreath I like.  The problem was that I wasn’t willing to spend $50 for  it.  One day while showing Chad a particular wreath that I thought was pretty nice, he mentioned that I could probably make one just like it.  I thought, he’s right!  So, that’s exactly what I did.  I went to Hobby Lobby during a time when their floral stuff was half off.  I purchased the wreath base and then picked out flowers that I thought would look gorgeous together.  I brought it all home and put it together, hot-gluing to secure the flowers.  I tied a ribbon on the back to hang it up, and it is now adorning our front door.  I have to say that I am more pleased with this wreath than any other that I saw to purchase.  I’m so glad I was able to make it just the way I wanted, and, the best part, for under $25! That might seem like a lot, but comparable wreaths that I liked and wanted to buy were originally $80-$100. Even on sale, they don’t beat the price of this Jennie-made wreath. Feel free to stop by and admire it or wave to it.  There are only a couple more months until the fall decor goes up.

Top Ten Reasons I Think my Husband is the Cutest

#10 He times how long we cook our meat at The Melting Pot to ensure it has been exactly 2 minutes.

#9 He tucks me in with a kiss EVERY night and answers when I call for my “tucker.”

#8 To appease me, he wears his snowman pajama pants at Christmas time.

#7 He takes his Harry Potter book with him everywhere “just in case” there is a chance he can read it.

#6 When he knows how my sentence is going to end, he mouths along with my words without realizing it.

#5 He throws a little hissy fit when he has to go back to work after lunch.

#4 He gave me this t-square to help with Uppercase Living.

#3 He says, “Look, my socks match my outfit.”

#2 He actually believed that it was me under the covers and told the pillows, “wakey, wakey.”

#1 Just look at that face.

I love you, cutie!

100 Posts

I like to celebrate milestones in our life and in our marriage, so why not on our website as well?  I noticed when I finished my last post that we have now written and published 100 posts (this one makes 101).

On average, we have written a post every 5.6 days.  January is the month of most writing with an average of 10 posts per month.  July might come in second place, but we have only been through 1 full July since having the site.

It is so nice to look back at the things we have done and what we were thinking. We hope to keep them coming by the hundreds.  Thanks for reading!  Enjoy all 100 of them!

Lifetime and Eternity

Ok, I hate to admit it, but I watched that show on Lifetime called Drop Dead Diva, and I kinda liked it.  It is about this cute model who dies, and when a gate keeper is trying to decide whether she should go to heaven or hell, the girl hits a button to make her go back to earth.  The twist is that she returns into the body of an overweight, not as cute, girl, Jane. Now, she has to pretend that she is Jane, who is smart and a lawyer.  It is actually a pretty cute and funny show.  The actress who plays Jane does a really good job of trying to be this self-centered model trapped in a plus-sized woman’s body.

When the girl first dies on the show, the gate keeper looks on a computer and can’t determine where she should go because she has done just as many good things as bad things, so there is this straight line across the computer screen.  I know I used to think that that’s how it worked: you do more good than bad, you go to heaven.  The only problem with that is, who decides what’s good enough and what’s bad enough?  If it’s us, well, we can always find someone worse than us.  And if it’s God, well, we could never reach the perfection of God.  Thankfully for us, that’s not how it works!  We do not work for our spot in heaven.  Grace is given to us by our Father.

In Bible, it says, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9).

So, what the show really should have looked like is this.  The gatekeeper looks at the computer, and he doesn’t see “Was she good or bad?”  He turns on the screen, and looks: “Did she love Jesus?”