Saturday, October 25, 2008


Haloween came early at our house. The dogs got dressed up in their costumes and Joey and I carved pumpkins. It was hilarious!

They turned out pretty cute huh?? Can you guess who carved which pumpkin???

So...Buddy is a cow, Kiki is a lobster, Zoe is a tiger, and Maddie is...well, she is wearing a tuxedo costume.

Buddy is scared of the we only got one shot and it didnt turn out that great....but he was too cute. We have been calling him our "cow boy".

Of course, Zoe had to have 2 she was also a dinosaur.

She is such a poser!

Saturday was the best day EVER. Since we have 4 dogs, the house has to be vacuumed just about everyday. I have always had a cheap vacuum cleaner, and Joey has always used a shop vac....I HATE using the shop vac b/c it is huge and annoying, but it works well with the dog hair. So, my mother and I started doing research on the best vacuum cleaner(thanks Mom). WELL, After lots of research, WE PURCHASED THE MOST AWESOME VACUUM CLEANER EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I never thought I would be so excited about a vacuum cleaner.... but I so am. If anyone is looking into getting a good vacuum....I did the reasearch, and can help you out.

Isnt she beautiful??? I am so proud....

The leaves are changing colors here in North Carolina. So after church on Sunday, we took a 30 min scenic drive to the mountains. The leaves had not changed quite as much in the mountains as they have here in the piedmont...but it was still a gorgeous drive.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Lindsey and Joey Vira

Well, we are official!!! We had a perfect weekend, followed by a perfect honeymoon in Montego Bay. We both balled through the entire ceremony, and before it was over, there wasn't a dry eye in the room. It was so special, and we would not have done a thing differently.

Here are a few pictures from the weekend. Our photographer posted a few picts on her blog....check them out at We will blog later about Jamaica...

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Showers CAN be fun!

Life is crazy insane in Winston Salem. How in the world can a wedding for 18 people demand so much preperation?? And lets just say this.... If I were having a regular Jackson wedding, I know for a fact I would be a bridezilla. I hope I have'nt gone that far, but its amazing how picky I am being about silly things.

I had my bridal portraits yesterday...I was totally dreading them, but I had so much fun. My photographer is awesome....makes you feel very relaxed. That being said, my dress got just another things to add to the list...hope it can be cleaned by Sat!

The Nuclear Medicine dept put together a shower for us last was totally awesome.... Why??
1)Because I have been to tons of showers, and this was the first one that was actually for me (haha)
2) We did it Mexican style -- it was at Don Juans...our favorite mexican restaurant
3) Our bestest friends in NC were all there
4) We got some awesome AWESOME gifts.

Thanks so much to Stacie and the others in Nucs for putting everything together...and to Tina (Joeys sister) for doing all the decorations. I have posted some picts....they are pretty hilarious.

Laughing...b/c the J is backwards on the cake!

They fixed it... cute cake huh? Cute monogram huh?

Joey being goofy

This is my favorite picture of the night....

Joey "What is it? "
Lindsey "Um...Im not sure either"

It was a bread and butter plate

(I thought it was missing the I know the difference b/t a saucer and a bread and butter plate)

Joey's mom and sister gave us a Kitchen Aid Mixer.... We were so excited

At the end of the shower, they brought in the last presents...

and obviously, by the looks on our faces, we could'nt believe it.....

Nuclear Medicine gave us 2 28' pieces of luggage that we had registered for.
O aid mixer in one hand and luggage in the other...
It was such a great night and we will remember it always. Thanks to everyone who came...

6 days to go.....