Thursday, February 17, 2011

Missing in Action

Hey y'all! I can't believe it's been so long since I last blogged. I feel so disconnected from all my bloggy friends. I am so behind on reading y'alls blogs and commenting =( This week has been crazy hectic! Since coming home from our weekend away, I have had a hard time getting back into the swing of things. I just keep wishing we were still on vacation. Speaking of our weekend getaway, I promise I will write a full post about it either tomorrow or Monday.
I missed yesterday's What I'm Loving Wednesday with Jaime, but I decided to go ahead and do it anyways :) There's so many things I'm loving... I just had to share.
I'm loving last weekend's trip to... CHARLESTON! Matt & I had a wonderful time just walking around the city looking at all of the beautiful homes & buildings. I definitely fell in love with this town and would LOVE to retire there one day.

I'm loving the new Ray Bans I bought  Matt & myself ;) as a gift for Valentine's Day! He got the black pair, and I chose brown. Even better, we were the same size so we can switch if we want to.
Matt intensely concentrating on driving

I'm loving that cute Valentine's cupcakes that the kiddos decorated & the sweet cards they made their parents.
I baked all of us three cupcakes a piece. Of course Nate had to have chocolate ;)




Nate's Card

Abby's card

Libby's Card

I'm loving that crazy Michelle is no longer on the Bachelor. I'm so glad Brad finally wised up & got rid of that psycho. I know Michaela from Michaela Noelle Design Blog is happy too :)

I'm loving the Zumba class I went to last night with my friend Susan. It was such a fun way to workout! I definitely burned some calories. After the class, I just had to get a gym membership. Now I can Zumba 3 times a week if I so desire :) You really should try it!

I'm loving that we are going to Alabama for the weekend to visit our families and friends. It's been over a month since I have been to Alabama, so I am excited to see everyone. This is definitely the longest I have been away from my family, but I am still more than happy with my decision to move to SC.

I hope everyone has a great rest of the week/weekend!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

My Valentine's Day Surprise

I'm going on a mini-vacay this weekend!!! This is just what I need after a hectic week of work & tests. My hunny surprised me last night with a valentine's weekend getaway. He never ceases to amaze me :) We will be spending Saturday & Sunday in a wonderful town that I have been dying to visit. I think I'll keep the location a secret & give y'all all of the details next week. Don't you think that's fun?!? ;) I'm beyond excited to explore this fabulous town with Matt. What are y'alls plans for Valentine's day? 

 Chaos Theory
found here

Day 4
For Valentine's day, I love to bake/cook...

to be completely honest, I'm not much of a baker... So sadly I don't have any recipes to share with y'all. However, I am going to attempt to bake something similar to the following for the little kiddos I keep :)

I'm sure my creations will not turn out quite as lovely, but I am going to give it my best shot. As long as the kids enjoy it, I am happy!

Happy Thursday!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Today, I am linking up with WILW & the All You Need is Love blog swap =)

Link up HERE

I'm Loving... that it's HUMP DAY! We are half-way thru the week :) I am so looking forward to this weekend.

I'm Loving... that Matt & I have decided to get married in March of 2012. Now I just need to find a wedding venue & set the final date. Then the wedding planning will begin =\ haha
I just LOVE these moss covered letters & these are our initials :)

I'm Loving... that we are planning on visiting another church this Sunday. It really is so exciting for me, especially after last weekend's successful church visit.

I'm Loving... studying at Barnes & Noble. Yes, I am a bit obsessed! It's such a great place to study though. I have starbucks coffe & banana walnut muffins right at my fingertips. AND when I need a study break, there is a million and one things for me to look at.

I'm Loving... dreaming about owning a Nook Color. I want one soo bad! They just look so neat :) Does anyone else have one of these? Thoughts/advice wanted.

I'm Loving... my oh so WONDERFUL hunny! I'm so thankful to have such a supportive man in my life.

Now for Day 4 of the All You Need is Love Blog Swap
found here

If I could travel anywhere this snowy February, I would love to go...

  • to the Maldive Islands & stay in one of these amazing huts over the water

  • or to the Atlantis! I have always wanted to go here.

Have a great Wednesday y'all!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

all you need is love

found here

I saw this blog swap on a few of my favorite blogs and thought I would join in on the fun :) I am a day behind so I'm going to play catch up!

Day 1
When I need some me time I love to:
-Catch up on my fave blogs

-Watch trash tv

-Read a good book

-Take a hot bath

-Go to a bookstore & read the magazines for free

Day 2
When I'm feeling down, to cheer myself up I love to:
-Go on a date with my hunny

-Call my mommy :)

-Jam out in the car to some rap music

-Think about how blessed I am

Monday, February 7, 2011

Weekend Update

Linking up with Carissa @ Lowercase Letters for Miscellany Monday

Hey y'all! Did everyone have a fabulous weekend? I sure hope so :)

My hunny & I had a great weekend, just sad that's it is already over.

Friday night- It was rainy & super cold, so we stayed decided to stay in. We got pizza delivered and caught up on our tv shows from the past week that we had recorded.

Saturday- That morning, I cooked us a yummy brunch, did some laundry, and watched tv. That afternoon, I had the great idea of going to Barnes & Noble. I'm a big nerd, so bookstores really excite me ;) I thought it would be fun to hang out in the cafe, drink some Starbucks coffee, and do some research. (More on that later this week) My hunny was not as thrilled about the idea as I was. He's a sweetie though and went with me anyhow. It turned out to be such a nice time! & He did have a good time, even if he didn't want to admit it haha. I will have to say though, I never knew sooo many people went to B&N on Saturdays. We seriously had to stalk  circle the tables like twenty times before we found a place to sit. I guess someone finally got tired of us staring at them. :)

Sunday- Yesterday turned out to be the best day of the weekend! One of Matt's co-workers invited us to go to church with him & his wife, so we decided what the heck..let's give it a shot. It was such a great experience! We really enjoyed the service... their band was AWESOME. Everyone was so friendly there, and they have tons of things to get involved with. This church will definitely be a contender on our quest for a church home. Last night, the same couple we went to church with came over to our place to watch the Super Bowl. It was so nice having company over and making new friends. None of us are big NFL fans, so after the first quarter, the guys actually ended up playing on the Wii. I feel so blessed that God is helping us make new friends here in SC!

Well guys, I'm off to study my life away before going to work. I have two big tests this week... ughhh. At least I have PLL and the Bachelor to look forward to tonight. Have a great Monday! 

Friday, February 4, 2011

Friday Randoms

Warning: This post is very random. Good luck trying to keep up :)

As most of y'all know, I started my new job as a nanny this week. It has been such a wonderful experience, and I know I am going to continue to love it. It has actually been a very easy first week. The youngest got sick with the flu yesterday morning =\ poor thing... so I only had to watch the other two for a couple of hours after they got home from school. I wanted to get them out of the house, so we went to the library & chik-fil-a for a snack. We will likely be doing something similar this afternoon since the youngest is still running a fever. I sure hope she gets to feeling better soon! I also hope that the other two kiddos don't get sick (me either, for that matter).

I am so looking forward to spending a relaxing weekend with my hunny. It's supposed to rain all weekend, so I foresee lots of movie watching, cuddling, and book reading. We are also considering visiting a local church this Sunday. There are so many churches around here and lots of different dominations to choose from. I figure Matt and I can start visiting a different church every Sunday until we find one that's perfect for us. Matt grew up attending Methodist and Baptist churches, and I have attended the same Episcopal church my entire life. We both want to check out churches around here that are these dominations as well as probably a Lutheran church. We really do not know much about Lutheran churches. There are TONS of Lutheran churches around here, and hardly any where we are from. We have heard that it's similar to Episcopal, so we want to check it out. If anyone knows anymore about it, I would love to hear from you. Hopefully, we will find a church that we fall in love with. We are hoping to find a more contemporary service, a congregation that includes younger couples, and a church that has programs for people in their 20's... like a Bible Study group.

Moving on to my next random thought, I am currently reading the book Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. I am on Chapter 6 and still having a hard time getting into it. Has anyone else read this? Since this book is being made into a movie, I thought I would read it before it came out. I love watching movies and seeing how different they are from the actual book. I will have to say typically the book is much better! I'll let y'all know what I think once I finish it.

Miss Tiffani from Lifes-A-Blog passed on the Stylish Blogger Award to me this week! Thanks so much for thinking of me :) All of my followers really brighten my day!

What are your plans for the weekend? Whatever it is, y'all have a FANTASTIC weekend!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday

Sorry that I've been a little MIA this week. I haven't gotten used to my new schedule quite yet.

Linking up with JAIME for WILW

  • I'm loving this new addition to my backseat and the little ones who now ride back there :) It's going to take me a while to get used to seeing this seat back there.
Sorry for the poor pic quality. I snapped it on my phone.

  • I'm loving that the groundhog did NOT see his shadow. Spring will be coming early this year! Yayyy... I'm so sick of this cold weather.
  • I'm loving that it was actually pretty here today. The kiddos and I were able to play outside for a while. It's always nice to get out of the house :)

  • I'm loving my wonderful fiance who didn't complain about eating leftovers for supper tonight!

  • I'm loving this wonderful award that Michelle gave me :) Thanks so much! Y'all go check out her blog.

  • And last but not least, I'm loving all of my followers!! I have over 30 followers & I couldn't be more excited. Thanks to everyone for all your lovely comments.
Have a great week everyone! Only 2 more days left in the work week =)