Thursday, December 18, 2014
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
- Feed 28 homeless people with a delicious Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwich.
- Buy 100 items from the dollar store.
- Put $100 in the Salvation Army bucket.
- Buy those pretty monogram earrings you’ve been eyeing.
- Give 100 people $1
- Buy yourself a luxury day at the spa! (Can you believe that I’ve never been to a spa??)
- Buy a drink from Starbucks (kidding…kind of)
- Fill up your gas tank twice.
- Out-do your neighbors’ yard for best holiday lights.
- Ride the carousel at the mall 50 times.
- Buy a ticket to Carowinds.
- Gift 2.5 people a star in their name. (really – who is in charge of naming the stars anyway? I’m going to start a “name a tree” website and make a bagillion dollars.)
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
I'm a married woman now and a step-mom! Last weekend was the best weekend of my life. Our wedding was so much FUN! I am going to wait to post about the wedding because I want to use the professional photos. But for now - it was truly amazing!
Madi has been doing well. She is in kindergarten and loves her class. She has quite a few good friends and is learning A LOT. She got her first report card last week. She is reading and writing above grade level. She also got Advanced Proficient in Math. (she did not get that from me...ha!) So proud!
We are home today - she woke up with some bad asthma symptoms. I took her to the dr and now we are home resting. She has sinusitis and her asthma is acting up. It tends to do that when she's sick. We got some medicine and have her inhalers so all is good.
Paul and I are happy newlyweds! We all really enjoy living in Virginia Beach and I just feel blessed that we live in such a great place.
Here are some recent pictures ... ya know, since I haven't posted in a while. :)
Monday, August 4, 2014
I admit, I was a bit sad to be celebrating such a milestone birthday away from the majority of my friends and family. I think Paul knew that, without me saying so, because he made me feel extra loved on my birthday!
Saturday morning I opened my gifts from Madi & my mom. Madi gave me such a thoughtful gift - pearl earrings. I dropped my only pair down the drain about 6 months ago and she remembered that. She also drew me a picture and her grandmother took pictures of her "modeling" and framed them for me. My mom gave me a gift card to one of my favorite clothing stores and wrote me a note that almost made me cry. Almost!
Madi, Paul, and I went to IHOP for breakfast. I normally don't eat there but when there is no Lizard's Thicket in the same state as me, the alternative is IHOP. It was very nice having breakfast with my loves. Unfortunately, I felt absolutely awful the majority of the day so after breakfast I lied around at home until we went bowling. Paul had that planned and our friends Jeff & Pam met us there. We played a good, competitive 3 rounds. Madi beat me in round 2 and Paul killed us all in every round!
Cheers to being 30!
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
I've missed blogging. Truly. Sooooo here I am again.
Not much to say - just adjusting to life in VA Beach, my new job, and wedding planning. Okay so all of that is actually A LOT.
I am loving living here. It's such a fun town. I feel like I need a cruiser before I can officially call myself a Virginia Beach resident. EVERYONE - young, old, tourist, resident - bikes around here. There are sidewalks everywhere so I guess people just assume why not bike? It's pretty crazy.
Work is going well. I am enjoying the job and catching on quickly. The days go by pretty fast which is always nice! I will be learning more this next month so hopefully I'll continue to catch on and won't break too many things!
Wedding planning is about to make me lose my mind. How do people do this for a living!??! I seriously can't sleep at night sometimes because I have so much I need to be doing. It's fun, don't get me wrong, but it's also a big headache at times. And crafts - oy. Crafts are not my thing and crafts are inevitable for a wedding. That's where I count on my mom, Pam, and Paul's family to
Sooooo all of that being said - I wanted to share this snazzy giveaway going on over at Stroman Studios. Stefanie is turning 30 on August 21st and like me, she's excited about it!! Props to her for being happy about growing a year older!
She is giving away 30 items to celebrate turning 30! All the details on her tumblr page found here! You can check out the daily gifts on her instagram page - @stromanstudios.
I've worked with Stefanie before and she's truly a wonderful designer. She designed by best friend's wedding invitations and I also took a calligraphy class from her a few months ago. Remember?
Go check it out! Or don't... more chances for meeeeee. ;)
PS. 3 days until I'm 30!!!!!
Thursday, July 10, 2014
It irks me when I hear people complain about getting a year older. Would you prefer the alternative?? No. I’ve lost quite a few people in my life who went way too early, so I appreciate the years I am given. Yes, I’ll be out of my twenties soon but I’m sure the thirties will hold many new, just as exciting experiences.
So, don’t whine to me if you’re getting older. It’s a blessing. Be happy and grateful!
Oh, and buy me a birthday present. (August 2 is in 22 days… you have time) :)