Monday, July 29, 2013

Moving Monday.....

We spent the weekend moving a lot of our stuff into storage. Our wonderful friends gave up a beautiful Sunday to help knock a majority of the move. We are supposed to close in September but we need to be out of our rental by the end of August so we are storing our stuff and bunking with our friends until our house is done.

In the bottom of my cedar armorior I bought second hand a few years ago there was old newspapers from the 50s. One was a Catholic Newspaper from this area and another was just the regular paper. It was neat reading about what was going on 60+ years ago.

The local goodwill has become our second home it seems, not complaining we need to get rid of this crap! It is funny how much stuff you actually accumulate in a short amount of time!!

However the good thing about moving is sometimes you get to pick out new stuff and while we can't buy it all at once, here are some things that are on my home wish list....

This is the only furniture we have found, agreed on and both said the price wasn't bad... I think I can do better though. 

This beautiful peice will have to be a goodwill re-do, I am not paying the sticker on this bad boy. 

these lamp shades to update our lamps...
Have you moved recently? If so any tips? Did you splurge on new stuff? 

Friday, July 26, 2013

Five on Friday..


  1. Our first wedding anniversary is next week.  We are also in the process of moving, packing up our house and watching the building process come to an end on our new home. I am excited to take a break, eat our cake and open our advice box and just take a minute to reconnect with each other :) 
Mr & Mrs

Our perfect but hot barn setting. 

Yep, I love Batman... I love it even more that Batman is my husband. 

2. Our new house...we have a closing date. I am not sure I am ready to put it out there yet, but if you our on Instagram, remember to follow us at #Mfamilymove

3. This weekend, this weekend is the last weekend of the year something isn't schedule. Just thinking about the rest of the year's schedule makes me a tad nervous. But at least we will be making memories. 

4. The weather has been fantastic the last 48 hours. It has been a breath of fresh air, literally, not to have 90+ degree heat in your face.

5. Friday, it is here! WHOHOOOOO. I have 64 minutes left in my work week. I am trying to talk hubs into some furniture shopping... Hear that babe.....

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Part 2, Our Story

Part 1, for those of you who need a back story...

Oh my word, he just kissed me. Like really, really kissed me. I didn't want the kiss to be over but I did so I could call everyone who was waiting on the kiss to happen. We finally stopped kissing ( I am sure my neighbors were glad) and I ran up all 18 stairs to get to my apartment, went out on my deck and called my best friend. The kiss was perfect, I knew at that moment that would be my last first kiss. I really think I floated up the stairs that night. When he drove away in his yellow jeep wrangler, my heart was all his.

A few weeks had passed and while he had kissed me, he had't made me his yet. Each day that passed I wondered what we were doing. We hung out every night, if not every other. Gmail chatted daily while we were supposed to work, talking way late into the night about nothing and everything, snuggling on the couch watching True Blood, How I met Your Mother and Big Bang Theory.  Anytime I would bring up the whole girlfriend/boyfriend thing he'd smile and say you aren't my girlfriend. I would always smile back and say something funny but inside I wanted to scream, No shit, asshole - that's the point I want to be. But I didn't.

Fast forward to October 14th. Football Thursday in Motown. Justin was coming with me. Along with my brother and good friend Jim. I made food at my apartment, hung out with Justin all day and made a few cocktails to keep me from screaming I want to be your girlfriend....

We get to our then tailgate spot, start having a few Yunglings and enjoy the atmosphere of a Morgantown night game. Everything was going really well until my brother (innocently enough) was on the phone trying to coordinate location with his friends and he said he was at a certain place with his sister and her boyfriend. For some reason it him referring to Justin as my boyfriend sent me over the edge. Justin teases me still to this day about the look on my face, and me stomping off - but if he wasn't going to call me his girlfriend ain't no way in hell I was going to call him my boyfriend. I politely told Zach Justin was not my boyfriend and walked away from the group. Justin thought I was crazy, I kinda thought the same thing about myself but I just needed to make my point. We were boyfriend and girlfriend, we were a couple, we belonged together... everyone could see it - why couldn't he?
Our first picture 

Eventually I cooled off, rejoined the group and enjoyed the football took our first picture together and enjoyed our night. When we got back to my apartment we had ordered food from a late night greasy diner, sat on my deck and just watched the stars.... it was just the perfect night... later that night when we were canoodling on the couch he said it in his most adorable loving voice... if you want to be my girlfriend I would really like that... Yeah, I went to bed that night grinning! Stay tuned for part 3 ;)

Friday, July 12, 2013

Five on Friday

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Friday, don't we all love Fridays? In an effort to keep blogging more I am doing a link up. 5 on Friday. Let me know if you decide to do it too, I would love to read about your 5.

1. Hubs and I are going to visit friends over the weekend. We are going a few hours south to Charleston, WV. We are only going for one night but it will still be fun to just get away from our to do list, our cleaning list and just breath. 

2. We are less than 60 days from closing on our first home. Remember you can follow me on Instagram #Mfamilymove ( - we haven't been over this week to check on the progress. It seems that things have really started to move slower because it is the much more detailed work. However, the daily delivery of boxes full of new bedding, curtains, house decor still leaves me happy.

3. Running has worked out great this week! We beat the bad storms by seconds, got a small break from the humidity and I got to play with my new toy. It was nice trying to keep my heart rate in the zone and keep my heart rate in check, it really did make pacing myself easier and I wasn't as exhausted at the end.

4. We booked our trip to St. Maarten!!! We leave Mid December. I have a countdown ap on my phone. The first thing I am counting down is our one year anniversary. (8/4) Next, our house then I am putting our vacation date in there. We have already secured care for our fur babies, started the passport paper work ( I have to get another one since I changed my name) and I am mentally packed! While I am sad that my BFF is moving there for awhile I can NOT wait to visit her!

5. Some really big an awesome changes could be going on with the Hubs job, if you could could you us in your thoughts/prayers. He works extremely hard, busted his rump through Grad School (Mr 4.0) and is so dedicated to his career, he deserves every bit of the good things possibly coming!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Happy Sunday

We have completed Week 1 of C25k. It was a pretty awesome week of running. I felt good, the weather was hot but we managed to catch a break during run days and get them in. Hubs currently has egg white muffins  (similar but we tweak it no cheese, we add turkey bacon, peppers..)  in the oven (house smells like delish turkey bacon), we   he makes them and we eat them for breakfast all week. Super yummy, super healthy and EASY!

We have been trying to be healthier in our actions, exercise and eating habits. Scouring Pinterest, health magazines and blogs trying to create healthy menus and better yet, inexpensive. Do you have any favorites?

In house news we are going back to Target to pick out some more stuff for the house. I am at my wits end with curtains, bedding, house decor and etc. It is fun but I guess I never knew exactly how hard it was going to be. We really haven't bought new bedding or curtains for years so we are splurging on our master bedding. I am having a hard time with some in budget, not to teenish and still the color scheme we want. (#Mfamilymoves on Instagram for pics)

Weigh in is tomorrow, I am hoping for 1lb gone, if you weighed in this weekend how'd it go?

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Quick Takes...

Happy July 3rd! It is hard to believe that we are already into July. I hope you are having a fantastic summer!
There are some pretty exciting things going on in our world. We are building are first house! We are expected to be moved in September! WE are beyond excited. It has been so much picking out flooring, wood, cabinets, light fixtures and all the stuff that goes into a house. The only thing we have left to pick out is  counter tops. This is has been the hardest choice for me, I don't know why? You can follow our move, house building and choices on Instagram, #Mfamilymoves

I am trying to get our passport paper work together, we are heading to St. Maarten for the New Year. My best friend is moving there for school so we are going to visit. I am slightly annoyed that I have to pay for a completely new passport instead of a name change because my passport is older than 1 year. Oh well, small price to pay to travel. Well, I guess it is a big price heheh

On our last weigh in Justin and I both reached a high point! 25lbs gone for both of us! We are doing weight watchers, trying to do C25K (when the rain stops) and even signed up for our first race in September. We are doing the Color Me Rad run - Justin picked our team name - the Vincent Van Goes... Don't worry he isn't quitting his day job!

Overall life is going well, I really can't complain :) Hope you have a safe and Happy 4th!