Friday, June 29, 2012



1. My goodness is it HOT!!! If i is going to be this hot, I need to be in our pool, cold drink in hand floating. Not sitting in my temperature rising office.

 2.  Tomorrow we are going to see these folks.It is supposed to be 90+ degrees so the SUN tour is right. I am sure I will not be posting pictures of my sweaty, smelly self after the concert. But none the less we will have fun with our friends and two other couples.
3. My 2nd bridal shower is Sunday. I am so stinking excited - I love seeing people who are happy for us and help us celebrate! We are going to eat good food, drink good drinks and just celebrate. And, not that is about presents, because IT IS NOT. But I stalk my registry. I may have an obsession!

4. Our invites went out this week. I absolutely loved them. Not bragging but I think they turned out perfect - for us! And a little PSA - if you get invited to an event and someone even puts postage on the RSVP card for you -- RETURN IN :) My OCD seating chart needs them back. We already have had people RSVP and that makes me super excited. I am excited to share our day with our loved ones.

5. 5 weeks away, folks. 5 weeks away from marrying my best bud. 

6. We go get my dress Monday, it is bustled and ready for my butt to get in it. I may not take it off Monday :) Well I will, because I want it to be a surprise, but I can't wait to wear it.

7. I am not sure if being this happy is normal. But I am. Be prepared for lots more wedding jabber because it is all.I.Think.About :)


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012


October will be here before I know it - I figured I might as well do a once over of the list!!

Thanks to Molly I have decided to do my own 101 Things...

The mission: Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The criteria: The tasks must be specific (no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined.

Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (represent some amount of effort on your part).
Start Date: January 5, 2010

End Date: October 2, 2012

BOLD - completed

Italics - In progress


1. Get Engaged 1/2/12
2. GM - 8/4/12
3. Surprise Justin (big or small) 5 times (breakfast in bed)

4. Talk to my Grandparents every week for a year... I lost two of my grandparents this year. I have one left and I am trying to make the most of our time together!

5. Send cards to a family or friend 2x’s a month ( any member, can NOT be repeats)

6. Do something outdoorsy with Justin (built a snowman 1/30/10, picked Ramps, took a hike on BHill)

7. Visit my grandparents every 6 weeks or sooner (1/22/11, 2/11/11)

8. Take lots and lots of pictures

9. Make sure my mother knows how much she means to me

10. Do something with just my brother. Picked him up from the airport, lunch with him and my parents...

11. Visit with my parents at least every 8 weeks - so far pretty good, GOING WELL 


12. Try 5 new restaurants (pizza place in deep creek, Noah's Market, Beach Bucket, Peaches, Taco Shack, place for Justin's birthday in Ormond, Doughnut Shop in Ormond)

13. Give a waiter 50% tip

14. Pay for the family behind me in a drive-thru

15. Eat an oyster

16. Try 50 new recipes (enchiladas 1/19/2011, harvest pancakes & stuffed peppers1/30/11, Sausage Dip (Superbowl) Home made Chicken Tenders (2/15/11) PDub Chicken Spag (2-23-11)) Honey Mustard Chicken, Portabella mushroom sandwiches, 

17. Bring dinner to a friend

18. Have a fondue party

19. Eat at Paula Deans

20. Make bread from scratch

21. Eat no fast food or frozen food for one week

22. Drink 8 glasses of water daily for a month

23. Make Justin 5 dinners of his request (hash brown casserole, mushroom sandwiches)

24. Make Justin 5 breakfasts of his request (omelets, breakfast buritos)

25. Try 5 new foods (German Buffet, The Inn, German food at diner in mall)

26. Try Thai food

27. Go to a restaurant and eat alone

28. Make a whole meal from a cooking show


29. Go somewhere tropical

30. Have a girlcation

31. Spend a weekend away with Justin (Charleston, SC)

32. Random weekend getaway

33. See the Reds play

34. Go to the beach (two weeks in FL)

35. Go to NFL game

36. Fly somewhere honey moon

37. Go to a state I have never been

38. Plan a honeymoon

39. Go to Washington DC

40. Go camping

41. Go to a ski resort

42. Sleigh Ride

43. Go to Vegas

44. Go to Nashvegas
45. Go to 1 away football game (WVU) - Bowl Game, Orange Bowl

46. Go on a wine tasting


47. Get my weight to my goal.

48. Run in 3 5k’s

49. Workout 3 days a week for 3 months

50. Take a Pilates course

51. Try a spin course

52. Do 3 straight months of water running


53. Meet a new blogger friend

54. Blog every week of the new year

55. Do a craft project (wreath)

56. Re-vamp my blog (made my my own header)


57. Donate my hair to Locks of Love

58. Read 10 new books (Black Heels to Tractor Wheels, Jaycee Duggar, Shopaholic Mini, Mama Does Time, Hurricane in Paradise, (3) Shades of Grey)

59. Get a teaching job (Headstart)

60. Learn to sew

61. Get rid of all unworn clothes

62. Play the lotto 5 times (scratch off's R-County, Scratch off Charlie's)

63. No Facebook or Twitter for an entire weekend.

64. Go back to dark hair 2/17/11

65. Get my brows tinted

66. Have false eyelashes put on

67. Get a manicure weekly for a month

68. Do 5 random acts of kindness

69. Make out at a drive-inn

70. See a bear

71. See a Panda Bear

72. Go to NYC

73. Move, I did with Justin

74. Go on a date every weekend for a month

75. Swim with dolphins

76. Be on time for work every day for a month

77. Buy Justin 3 just because presents (snoopy christmas stuff, camo cup, charlie brown)

78. Send my two girl cousins flowers, just because

79. Go visit my friends in Huntington and Columbus South Carolina.

80. Eat at a Food Network place (Diner’s Drive-inns and Dives or something like that)

81. Learn to make a killer cocktail

82. Learn to make soft cookies

83. Take Buster on a walk at least 3 times a week for 2 months straight

84. Try 5 new beers  (3 at Brewery)

85. Babysit so my married friends can have a night out

86. Get dressed up to have a candle dinner at home

87. Go to Cooper’s Rock

88. Ice Skate

89. Ride a horse

90. Graduate Grad School

91. See 30 new movies (Dear John, Get him to the Greek, Hot Tub Time Machine, Couple's Retreat, Grown Ups, Play the Game, Social Network, Twighlight, Andy Griffith Movie, Dinner for Schmucks,)

92. Volunteer 50 hours of my time (Thanksgiving Giveaway, Angel Tree, Christmas Giveaway, 10 hours, Timmy's Fund, Relay)

93. Spend that afternoon reading in a coffee shop

94. Buy NOTHING for two weeks (besides gas)

95. Save 10% of my income

96. Join a book club

97. Wear my cowboy boots with a dress

98. Donate 5 bags of clothes

99. Find 5 awesome things at a yard/estate/tag sale - couch, camp stove, wedding stuff, 

100. Be a big sister

101. Inspire someone else to do a 101 list….

Thursday, June 7, 2012


Things are going OK and life is busy. Nothing seems off but everything seems so hectic and life isn't slowing down. I am pretty sure all the extras and stress of life I am in a funk. I know it sounds silly because life is going so well, but I am just not feeling 100% like myself. Never mind that my period cycles are so screwy and I think I should be starting any day now - that stress and hormonal craziness. Running is going Ok, we are not going every other night like I'd hope for but we are going. And for some reason this time, I am hating the thought of going. I used to love my run nights. Crave them. This time, I cry, kick and scream before heading outside. Poor Justin. I am not sure what is going on.

I am sure that in a few weeks things will get back to normal, and I can't wait. I am just wondering and making sure I am not alone in getting funks?