Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

So everyone is doing a post on their new year goals, resolutions, and such. I decided that I am not going to set any "goals" for the new year per se, I am just excited about all of the changes. Most of it is because all of our new things landed at the end of this year, but half is because for some reason I just feel different going into 2012. I feel like I am really starting my adult life. I know that is probably a weird thing to say considering I have been married and graduated college for over a year. But, I am going to be real honest here..I am only 22 (almost 23) years old and my husband is 28. Most of my friends just graduated college this December and some last May. Most of my friends are single and living the college life so it was hard for me to adjust to my lifestyle and try to stay connected to my friends. That has been the biggest adjustment of them all. Pete has been the most supportive and understanding husband through all of these transitions. I do not deal well with change and he always knows what to say to talk me through it. I am getting better about "going with the flow" but that is not an overnight fix :) Now a year later, most of my best friends are in the same or close stage of life as me. It is easier to relate to each other and for them to understand what I have been doing for the past year. I think this is one of the big reasons I feel so much different now. I also quit my job at the gym, which I have been working at for 4 years, that was my college job and I knew when I quit, my life was going to change in a lot of ways. I am working for my mom and learning her part of the family business. I am very excited about this opportunity and everything that goes into learning a family business. I am also still doing wedding planning and flowers on the side along with helping my in-laws in expanding a part of their website. All of these things I have talked about doing for a long time and now they are all actually happening. On top of ALL of that, we are keeping our fingers crossed that we will close on another house sometime in the next few weeks. It needs a lot of work but, I am really starting to enjoy flipping houses and maybe will make a career out of something along those lines someday, who knows! :) We also already have 6 wedding's to attend, 3 of which Pete are in and I am in 1 and doing the flowers for another!
We have a lot going on already in 2012 and can't wait to see what all God has in store for our family! It is going to be a great year!
With Love,

Friday, November 18, 2011

5 Question Friday.

5 Question Friday
1. Do you have a go to song that always puts you in a good mood? 
Not really one song in particular, but I do enjoy a good country song or a praise song that I know every word to, when I can sing along to the whole thing it makes me feel so much better for some reason :)

2. Are you a real Christmas tree kinda person or do you go with a real fake one? 
We had a fake tree last year. Pete's mom always has a real tree so we might get a real one one of these days. We had a real tree one year when I was a kid and if I remember right it really messed with my allergies, so we will see.

3. What are you thankful for? 
I really am thankful for the relationship that I have with my family and my in-laws. I couldn't have married into a better family!!

4. Which fashion fad from the past do you wish you could wear today? 
I don't think there is a certain fad from the past that I miss. I do miss being able to wear sweats everyday because I was in college and it didn't matter. haha.

5. Do you wait until the "low fuel" light comes on before you fill up the gas tank?
You betcha! Except, my darling husband hates when I do this and since I drive our "primary vehicle" he usually fills it up for me when we are together. Kind of nice that I haven't really had to get gas since we have been married. He spoils me, big time!!!  
This weekend we leave for vacation! We are going to Colorado for the week of Thanksgiving with Pete's family! I am so excited, the drive is going to be an adventure I am sure, but it will be a good time!! Can't wait to tell you all about it! :)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

ABC's of Me

I saw this on my sister's blog the other day and thought it was neat. I decided I would give it a try. 
ABC's of Me:

Age: 22

Bed size: Queen, evenually when we get into a house that we are going to stay in, I will have a king!

Chore that you hate: LAUNDRY!

Dogs: none, sooner rather than later I will be getting an english bulldog

Essential to start your day: brushing my teeth and taking off my itchy mascara that I feel asleep on the couch in ;)

Favorite Color: I really like purple, green, and grey

Gold or Silver: right now, i am more of a gold girl, but happy my wedding bands are silver

Height: 5'7''

Instruments you play: I took piano lessons growing  up, I wish I would have listened to my mom and stuck with them. ;( I also played the frnech horn in junior high school band. 

Job Title: Front Desk Attendant at a local gym

Kids: zero

Live:  Jackson, MO

Mother's Name: Lisa

Nicknames: I honestly don't really have any?

Overnight hospital stays: I am not sure if I have ever stayed over night? My mom might correct me on this one! ha.

Pet Peeves: This is a really weird one, don't judge me..haha. When someone will sit on a public toliet, but then turn around and kick the handle to flush. Does NOT make sense to me!

Quote from a movie: I do not know a lot of movies really, but ELF, Remember the Titans, and probably a few others I can't think of.

Right or Left Hand: Left

Siblings: Emily and Billy, I am the poor poor middle child ;)

Truth or Dare: dare. fo sho

Ultimate Vacation: Africa!!!!!

Vegetable you hate: Peas, by themselves. I will eat them if they are mixed in things though.

What Makes You Run Late: Staying in bed wayyy to long. What can I say, I love my sleep!

X-rays you've had- Too many to count! I was a VERY accident prone child. All my siblings were for that matter.

Yummy Food that you Make:  Taco Ring. (I left this the same as my sister), and also french bread pizzas!

Zoo Animal: Giraffe's and penguins

Friday, October 7, 2011

My second job.

Well this summer I kind of started a second job on accident, but really have came to love it! I had a good family friend who was getting married on a budget(who isn't!) and I thought I would help her out and offer to do her flowers for her as her gift since she was a close friend growing up and we all have to start somewhere right? Well I didn't realize how much work flowers really are! It is definitely not as easy as it looks but I really loved doing it! It all turned out really great, with a lot of help from my mom and sister, thank you! It was fun to actually put my degree to some use! I ended up helping my SIL with her wedding in July,also. Then one of my other good friends who was getting married in August asked me to help her too, I was also her matron of honor! Busy, busy, busy! Then, a few months ago I had someone approached me because they had heard I had picked up wedding flowers/ event planning and wanted to know if I was interested in helping them with their wedding, which is going to be in February! I was honored and never thought this was something I was going to be doing, but I love every second! It is for sure stressful at times, but totally worth it! I still have my job at the gym, but planning/decorating has always been my passion so it is fun having another job that I really enjoy! I am not a full-on business by any means but has kept be busy over the past few months! I will post pictures of all the events that I have done sometime soon. Right now I do not have my computer set up because we are in the process of moving, but I will show you for sure!
Hope you all have a great weekend! We will be watching the Cardinals game tonight, then MIZZOU tomorrow! Hope they both get a win, that would make my hubby a happy man :)


Monday, October 3, 2011

One year later....

Well, hello!
So this whole blogging the first year of marriage didn't really workout! I am determined this year to keep this darn thing up to date! I still have been reading blogs, just not posting on my own! Yesterday I worked all day and I was on pinterest ALL DAY. It is such an inspiring website. I have never been on it from a computer, only my phone so I never really got all that into it to be honest, but now that I got so familiar with it from a computer, I am in LOVE. Besides me being obsessed over a website, let me tell you what else has been going on in our lives!
*we moved out of our first home (which we currently rent out to a group of college boys) and into the home we were renovating. That house sold, and we are moving out next week...into my parents basement. I am excited, but equally as nervous. I am excited because we successfully flipped and sold another house. I am also excited to start the process all over again. There are days that I think why did I agree to all this moving, but every other day I am happy with it and love what we do. This time I packed very strategically and only unpacked the things that we needed, so it is way easier this time than the past two.(my husband sold another house a few months before we got married, so I helped him pack and move then as well.) I am definitely learning how to live simply and always being reminded that things are only things. I am very thankful that both of our parents live here, so we are lucky enough to have a place to stay during the transition stage of flipping, but I am nervous about moving in with my parents. Pete and I really like to have our "own space", so this will definitely be an adjustment for the both of us, but it will be fun for my family to really get to know Pete and his personality that I love so much.
*I am going to be an aunt again..They hopefully find out next week what the little squirt is going to be. I am super stoked, and pulling for a little girl :).
*I have learned that every piece of advice people give you on marriage really does come in handy. Even though when they give it to you, you think in your head, "yeah right, that doesn't pertain to us", it really does. Marriage is so fun. I am really happy that we waited until we were married before we lived together, it has been exciting, and a challenge at times, but looking back, I wouldn't want it any other way. ( I do not mean to offend anyone by saying that, personal choice.)
*I have really learned who my true friends are in the past year of my life. I don't mean this in a negative way at all, but marriage has really changed me and like I said above, you really don't think things are going to change until you are there and they do. Plus, most of my friends are graduated college now and we are all in a different stage of life than we were a year ago, I have made some really close friendships with people who I never thought would be someone I would confide in so much.
*All in all, I am really happy where we are in our life right now. God is so good and his blessings amaze me everyday! I am excited to see where he takes us in the next year of our lives!


Monday, May 16, 2011


This past week I had a different work schedules because one of the girls had to nanny for a family and had to take the kids to school and couldn't open. I had to work 3 mornings at 5 am instead of 1, I also didn't work my late night. I am only telling you this because you will need this info for my story ;) I work at a gym, so the same people workout at the same times, everyday. I normally am only here on Thursday mornings, but when I was here on Tuesday and Wednesday, I had at least 5 people tell me "umm I am confused, is it Thursday already?" Then, I had my manger tell me that she had 3 people ask where I was on Tuesday when I wasn't at work until 8. I know the people are trying to be friendly, and mean no harm, but it also makes me think that complete strangers know my schedule. What if they did want to hurt me or something else along those lines. I know I live in a small town, but things can happen anywhere, to anyone. It is just a reminder for me to be aware of my surroundings. Are you aware of what's going on around you?!

Have a good one,

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Catching Up.

Well, what's new I haven't posted for a few weeks so here I am to do a recap. Our life never slows down, but that is okay, I have come to terms with it, and at least we are making memories!..some good and some bad. Pete had bought a new suit a few weeks ago for his friends funeral and it already has a hole in the pocket so we decided to take it back since we paid over $200 for it. On our way to the mall he goes, "well I have gotten more use out of that suit in a month than I have ever gotten out of my old one; two funerals, two weddings, and a work event." Wow, we are busy people! Since I have blogged last, one of my uncles passed away. He was fighting with stage 4 throat and mouth cancer, and was only 56 years old. It is sad to see that happen, but we know he is in a better place and will not be in horrible pain, ever again.

 May is always an exciting month with schools getting out and people graduating. It has been 4 years since my friends and I have started college, therefore, a bunch of them graduated this weekend. I think that reality has really set in that we are adults now. I know I graduated in December, but it didn't feel real I guess because I still hung out with all my friends who are still going to class and living that "college life". Plus, I only work 2 days a week because my super awesome husband works hard for the monnnayyy. ;) But after yesterday, the majority of my close friends are finished. Two will be moving to New York, one next month and the other in September. The farthest that any of my close friends went for college was Mizzou, which is only 3 and a half hours away from me. So New York is a big step. I told my friend Lauren that this is summer when we take our "girls trip" it is going to be so different, so grown up. We are all going to be coming from all different places, taking different flights at different times. We all won't be flying together from the same airport! YIKES, adulthood! Honestly, I love it though. Maybe, selfishly, it is because I am they one that is married, or even in a relationship for that matter with a husband that works hard and is good at what he does, so I am lucky enough to only work part-time. I am not stressed about money, or my future or HAVING to have a job to survive. I thank God for this everyday. I am so blessed. No matter how bad "things" get or hard I think I have it, I just have to remember how blessed I am to have an awesome husband that loves me no matter what, an equally as awesome family, a roof over my head(even if that changes more often than normal..more to come), a job, food to eat, etc. I could go on and on about all the ways I am blessed, and that is what keeps me going, day in and day out.
 Have a great Sunday! Enjoy something you love!

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Last night when I was up late and couldn't sleep, I was looking at my normal blogs and Kellys Korner had wrote about a song she had heard that day, which was exactly what I needed...
"Blessings" - Laura Story

We pray for blessings
We pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering
All the while, You hear each spoken need
Yet love us way too much to give us lesser things

‘Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise

We pray for wisdom
Your voice to hear
And we cry in anger when we cannot feel You near
We doubt Your goodness, we doubt Your love
As if every promise from Your Word is not enough
All the while, You hear each desperate plea
And long that we'd have faith to believe


When friends betray us
When darkness seems to win
We know the pain reminds this heart
That this is not, this is not our home,
It's not our home

‘Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops
What if Your healing comes through tears
And what if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near
What if my greatest disappointments
Or the aching of this life
Is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can’t satisfy
And what if trials of this life
The rain, the storms, the hardest nights
Are Your mercies in disguise

God Is  Good.
It's Thursday!! Have a good one.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Do you ever wonder why God put you on this earth? I have been praying hard lately, and asking what my purpose is here on earth. Now that I have graduated college and gotten married alot has changed for me and I feel like I need to do something else...what it is I am not sure. Then lately, as in the past year of my life I have been surrounded by nothing but tragedy and sadness. I am not writing this post to have anyone feel sorry for me or asking for comfort, I am writing it for myself, and for me to look back on and see what is really going on in my life. So with that said here are the few things that me and my family have been through in the past no certain order, just how I thought of them
-I lost my first grandparent on Halloween last year, unexpectedly
-My fiance at the time, aunt suddenly passed away.
-my sister lost one of her identical twins at birth
-my brother got re-ended by someone going 72 on the interstate, thankfully no one was hurt
-my uncle got diagnosed with stage 4 throat and mouth cancer
-my moms cousin committed suicide
-my aunt when through a divorce due to her husband cheating
-my husbands last grandparent passed away
-one of my husbands closest friends( a groomsman in our wedding) committed suicide
I am sure there is many more that I can not think of at the moment, but I think that will do considering those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head without stopping...ending with the last 2 which we found both out today. I have never seen my husband with more sadness and blankness in his face. When I was in 9th grade one of my moms best friends and one of the other mothers in my "families" committed suicide, at that moment, I couldn't understand. Watching that family get torn apart and never make it back has effected me in a way that was life-changing. Then again, 3 months ago when my moms cousin did the same thing, was life changing. Now, watching my husband suffer the way that I did years ago, a way that no words can describe, a way that hurts SO bad but there is no healing or comfort anyone can cure. Hurts me, a lot. Thinking about his wife who is 27 years old and having to try to heal and deal with this for the remainder of her life. Why? Why? The question that will never be answered... its just like when. does. it. stop? Is this how God intended on my life here on earth to be? Surrounded but complete tragedy constantly? Why does he believe I am so strong? We do have good days, and I know that and there are for sure more good than bad and I KNOW people have it way, way worse than me. BUT for me and my life right now it sucks, it really sucks. So now, I am clinging to the Lord like I never have before, I am looking for positives in every situation. I am forcing myself to open up to my husband about all things, holding nothing back. Every time something happens like this it is just one more wake up call for me. I am sure I will follow up on this more at another time but I needed to get this out while it was fresh on my mind. Right now, I need to go cuddle with the hubs.


Jesus replied, "You do not realise now what I am doing, but later you will understand."
John 13:7

“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid."
John 14:27

Thursday, March 31, 2011

What's been going on!!

Well, I am really bad about this blogging thing, that is all there is to it! With that said, here is what has been happening in our house in the past few weeks...

**I am still working 2 12 hour shifts at healthpoint and babysitting a full day on wednesdays and one night a week for the other family. I love those kids so much. Pete on the other hand is taking a class on T and TH nights and doesn't get home until 10! I struggle staying awake until he gets off at 7:30 some nights, can you imagine what I am like at 10! HA
**I have started running again, slowly, but it feels good. Reminds me why I love it so.
**Speaking of running, my parents did a half marathon recently, im jealous!
**One of my closest childhood friends got engaged! I am SO happy for her. Life is moving so fast. Her sister also just had her first child, and their dad retired, big week in their home :)
**My little nephew is becoming cuter and cuter as he gets older, he is so fun right now crawling around and playing. He is also starting to recognize faces and knows certain people..better be showing my face alot more, wouldn't want him to not know who his favorite auntie was!
** Pete and I finished our house on William street and listed it with a realtor, pray it sell quickly.
**My friend Patty, who is pregnant hit the 20 week mark last week, I am so excited for her and her husband!
** We got a BRAND new 2011 chevy truck, it is so pretty....then I hit a telephone pole that is in my alley to get to my house, not good. Pete was actually a lot more calm about it than me, it really made me mad at myself. Dents can always be fixed I guess...
**That is all I can really think of right now, I am excited for it to get warmer outside so I can start running outside and getting our landscaping organized and so we have grill and have people over. Last summer, almost every weekend us and a few other couples got together and hung out and grilled and talked into wee hours of the night, those are my new "married" friend and I love them so. I can't wait to see us in 5-10 years when we all have kids and spend the nights chasing them around instead of sitting around a table drinking, and talking about ourselves..oh how the times change..exciting!!
**Oh, one more thing since we are on the topic of nice weather and landscape...I have a garden this year, granted it is on pots and it is only 5 different things, I am excited..I'll keep you updated(as often as I update you will probably hear about it each time I blog ha) hopefully they stay alive until my next post! :)

Thanks for the patience, if anyone still checks to see if I update that is :)
Have a fab Thursday! I know I will--all of my friends from Mizzou are on spring break and they knew that cape would have the most fun of all the places in the world on their break, so we are all hanging out if I can only make it until 5pm on 4 hours of sleep...hmmmmmm.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

New Water Bottle!

So I have been looking for a new water bottle for a while, you know the kind you can toss in the bottom of your huge purse and just go? Well, when my mom and I were in STL she found one, but forgot to tell me about it until we were in the car. Lucky for me, she had a dentist appt in STL on Tuesday and since I was sick she picked one up for me!

Except mine is orange! I love it..or I love the concept, because I haven't had a chance to use it yet. It is cool because it is plastic and as you drink it gets smaller and when it is empty you can just roll it up and tuck it away. It also is dishwasher safe, which is awesome, minus the fact that I do not have a dishwasher..someday!
My mom is going to kill me when she sees that but I couldn't resist! She sent me a picture that said get better soon here is a surprise (that is a picture of the water bottle if you can't tell, sorry it is small) and then she also sent me this picture.....
My little nephew telling me to get better too! He is getting so big, and handsome! :)

That's all I've got for today! Have a great day!

Weekly Update and the FLU!

Ok so this past week....and a half I had great intentions on posting, but I was busy everyday and everyday I would think..I really need to post and I wouldn't. So the next day I would think about posting about the past two days, and three days, and four days and then the hubs got sick, then I got sick. So here I am sitting up straight for the first time in 2 days writing about our whole week!
Monday--Ever since I was 10 my mom and my two aunts from her side would go shopping for my birthday. They also did this with my sister and my other girl cousin Aly. We are all still doing it today..My sister is 25, I am 22, and my cousin Aly will be turning 16 this year!! Now that I am not living at home it is so fun for me to have a day to hangout with my mom and just catch up. I feel like the only way we can do this really is if we get out of town because we both stay so busy here at home! We started the day with pedicures, then met my sister and Wyatt for lunch before heading to the mall! The whole day was great and I got a bunch of very cute clothes, which is the whole goal right? :)

Tuesday-- I worked 8am-8pm. That pretty much sums it up.
Wednesday--On Wednesday's I babysit a little girl all day, she is so fun and has the biggest personality I have ever seen in a two year old!! For example, When I asked her what she wanted for breakfast and I started naming all the cereal in the cabinet, when I said lucky charms, she shouts "lucky charms, that's what I'm talkin bout!" I almost died laughing. It is true, kids say the darnest things ( I sound like my motherr ;) ) Then normally I sit for my other family on Thursday night's but this week they needed me Wed, so I headed straight over there when I was finished for the rest of the evening.
Thursday--I worked 5am-5pm and Pete was off that day so when I got home we ran some errands and got a few things from the store and came home and made dinner and just caught up on some shows on our DVR!
Friday--Normally I am off Friday's, but I had a baby shower that I wanted to go to on Saturday so I asked a girl to switch me and therefore I worked all day Friday. Then after work I ran to target and got a gift for the shower and went to my hair appointment.. I got red put in my hair and I am going to have to say I am not use to it yet..hopefully it will wear on me, or fade whichever comes first! :) I also got some things to make so last minute Valentine's day decor....

When Pete got off work we went to eat at Fazoli's and went to see Just go with it with our friends Brad and Kristi.

 I'll admit when he described which movie it was, I was not excited at all. I did not think it was going to be very good, just a guy with a fake wedding ring, trying to get girls...but, I can honestly say it was one of the best movies I have seen in a long time! Pete and I have been on a movie kick lately, like 2 a week and this one tops them all! When we got in the car I was like man! I could watch that again!..Pete even agreed! I highly recommend it!!

Saturday--Pete woke up feeling horrible. I would have to say that Pete is a pretty tough guy and doesn't really complain too much..ever. So when he does I know he is really feeling bad. He can't really call into work so he toughed it out and headed off to work. I got ready for the baby shower and picked up a few things around the house before it was time to go. The shower was in a town about 45 minutes away so another girl from work, Shelby, who recently got engaged and asked me to be her matron of honor (!!!!), rode together, we had a lot of wedding deets to talk about anyways! :) Our conversation made the drive pass by quickly! The shower was so sweet and Maggie looked adorable! Her due date is April 8th and its a boy, Owen Daniel! I can't wait! :) When we got back to Cape I ran to the store and picked up so soup and cheese to make grilled cheese with for dinner since Pete was sick. We just hung out on the couch and watch TV.
Sunday--Pete woke up feeling better, but I let him sleep in until about 10am. and then we got up and I made breakfast and we went and ran a few errands. It was a really nice day outside so we decided to go to a few open houses for the fun of it and just look. Which was fun, we are always looking :). Then, we decided to head to Jackson and hangout with our parent's for a bit. We have to pass sonic to get to his mom's house, and lucky for me it was 3:32..happy hour! So we had to make a pit stop :). We hung out over there for a bit and then headed over to my parent's. They are training for a half marathon (GO THEM) and since they were in STL at my sisters all weekend, they didn't have a chance to do their long run until Sunday, so as Pete and I pull onto our street I see them running up the hill on their way home..from running 9 miles! SO proud of them, wish I was in that good of shape again! We hung out there for a bit, then headed home and grilled some chicken and green beans for dinner. What a relaxing Sunday!
Monday--on the other hand was not so relaxing, I work up at 4am sprinting for the toilet, or something to be sick in..and it last all. day. long. I have not been sick like that since I was a kid I do not think. Miserable! I layed in bed all day, I did not do one thing. And, I continued to lay there until about 2 on Tuesday and then got up, took a shower, and ate some soup. Then layed on the couch the rest of the day/ night. :) I am disappointed that I was sick over Valentines day. Not because Pete and I had big romantic plans, because neither one of us get too excited about Valentines day, but because we have had a joke going for a long time that I was going to get a Papa Murphy's heart shaped pizza for v-day dinner and I couldn' I have to wait a whole year :( I told him what I was going to do though, he said he could wait a year ;) Thank goodness he is so understanding. HAHA!
Today, Wednesday, I am feeling way better and came to babysit today. C is taking a nap ;). I plan on running so errands when I get done here before I head home and start dinner. I feel like I have so much to do since I was sick the first 2 days of the week. I hate feeling behind. I am going to Columbia with 2 of my girlfriends this weekend for Pete's sister's 21 bday celebration. I am so excited to see all my friends up there, but sad at the same time because this is the first time Pete and I have been apart in a long time, plus he is off work...makes it hard to leave! Maybe he will actually get some things done around the house that he has really wanted to do since I won't be there to follow him around like a puppy dog! HA!
Well think that was long enough!??!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Packer's Win!!!

So Pete and I were rooting for the Packer's and they won!! yahoo. I do not get into football very much, but since I have been with Pete I have watched more sports that I had the whole 20 years of my life combined! I have learned so much more about all the sports, making it WAY more interesting. Nights like this though where we are with a large group of people it is hard to stay focused on the game instead of the conversation! We went over to our friend Brad and Kristi's and had a great time! There were 3 other couples there, which I would say is the "normal" group of friends. Love them all! ;)

Yesterday I went to a winery about 45 minutes from Cape to look at for my sister in law Emily's wedding. It was hands down the place for us! We (my mother in law, and other sister in law) fell in love! The chapel there on the winery grounds is exactly what she was looking for, the scenery, location, reception room, etc. All of it was amazing. I told Pete if we would have had a small wedding, hands down that is where I would want to go. It was amazing!! I can't wait for that day now and to show you pictures!!

Tomorrow I am going shopping with my aunts for my birthday in St. Louis. I am so excited, we have been doing this since I was 10 and it is such a special time with my aunts. It is always a relaxing day to catch up and just relax. My goal this year is to find a good pair of khaki pants so we will see!

Hope you all had a great Superbowl!
Good Night!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Finally Friday

It is finally Friday again! I love Fridays because my friend Ashley and Erin always come over and watch the bachelor because they both work on Mondays. Bad news is I can never make myself wait until Friday to watch it because it is just sitting in my DVR screaming "watch me, watch me!!" :) But it is still just as good as the second time :) Last night I was babysitting and slipped playing kickball and fell. I know it sounds dumb but I haven't fell flat on my face in a while..probably years and I have been reminded of it all day because my knee and elbow are very tender! ha!
My morning started out a little different that normal because I got my eye liner tattooed on!! I went with two others, who do not want to be named, and I went first! Not going to lie, I was a little nervous, but many people told me that it didn't hurt. Well they were right, it didn't hurt BUT it was SOOO uncomfortable. Seriously, during some parts I just wanted to scream! But looking at it now it is so worth it!

I know this picture looks slightly weird but I took it with my phone so I could send a picture to my dad and husband :) I can't wait to be able to put my whole face of make up on with it, mainly mascara, but I am excited about all! Plus I am excited to wake up in the morning and be semi ready to walk out the door! HA.

Tomorrow I am going to a winery about 45 minutes away to look at the location for my sister in law's wedding in July! I am so excited. She lives in New Mexico, so me and Pete's other sister are going to be her eyes!

Have a great night!


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

New Shifts

So yesterday I started my new shift at work..instead of working two 5am-5pm shifts I starting working one 8am-8pm and still 5a-5p on Thursdays because I babysit that night. Let me tell you 8a-8p is DEFIANTLY A CHANGE and HARD for me to do. I have not had to work until 8pm in a few years so it is going to be an adjustment, but I am willing to make it if it means I am able to stay awake long enough to carry one a full conversation with my husband! Today I babysat all day and then went to get my hair cut trimmed! I have been saying that I wanted to grow my hair out for years, and since the wedding I have let it keep growing and it is getting so long (for me). I was debating cutting bangs straight across today because I am getting so bored with it, but I decide that it would not be a good idea for me considering I wear my hair up 5 out of the 7 days!! But I did decide that I wanted to add some red into it next week! ekk!

That's all I have for now, hope you all had a great day!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Weekend Recap

So on Saturday Pete and I both work all day and I wanted to do something fun that night because we both worked all week, especially Pete because he had to work 6 FULL days 9-7:15! Yuck. So when we got off we decided to drive up to STL to hangout with my family. My parents and brother were up there to hangout and go to the car show so we thought it would be fun to join them for the evening! We also had a gift card from his sister to Pete's favorite restaurant HuHot. I had barely had a whole conversation with Pete all week because we were so busy, that it was nice to be in the car with just him for an hour and a half and catch up. It's also so nice to hang out with my family even if it is just for a few hours. Wyatt is getting so big and almost crawling!! So exciting, we just love him!! (and my sister and bro in law of course ;) )
Sunday we slept in for a change. We got up and met Pete's mom and Wes at Jones farm, a free-range organic local farm and market, for Brunch. After that we ran some errands and went over to our William Street house and did some more cleaning. It is SO CLOSE to being finished! yahoo! Here is a sneak peak of pictures...

We have a few more little things to get done, but the majority is finished! It is so exciting and such a feeling of accomplishment. I did a lot ;)

That's all I've got for today!
Have a good day!

Friday, January 28, 2011


Ok, well I apologize for not posting in so long! My life has been crazy for the past month. Not that any ones else's life isn't, I am just not use to blogging so it is easy for me to push it to the back burner. But here is what has been going on in our lives.
--We are ALMOST finished with our house on William Street..YAHOO! We have been in the process of flipping it since last May. I am so upset with myself for not taking pictures before we started, but I am going to go over this weekend and take "after" pictures so I will post them soon! If you live in the Cape area and know anyone in need of a house..let me know! :)
--I GRADUATED! and currently looking for a job...I mean I AM looking, but I have a great job now, no matter how much I complain :), so it is going to be very hard for me to leave until I find the "perfect job" Plus I have been doing a LOTTT of babysitting on my days off. I love those kids so much I do not think I am ready to give that up yet.
--There has been a few snow days around here. ...I am READY for summer!! Yesterday I wrote out my summer plans with swimming lessons, babysitting, work, etc. I am going to be so busy but I can't wait! I already have 10 kiddos for lessons and wanting more! whew!
--Every week I try to knock one more thing off our list of things to get done at the house we are in. It is hard to stay motivated!!
--I turned 22 :)
--My sister in law is getting married this summer!! yahooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
--We are starting a business...which has been taking up alot of my time! Getting the website ready and planning all the small details..I will share more info when the time is right! very time consuming right now!
--I am helping one of my good family friends with her wedding flowers. I am so excited but nervous at the same time! In my free time I love looking at wedding blogs and websites so when she mentioned she was going to do her own wedding flowers to save money I thought this was my chance to get my foot in the door. I talked to Pete about it and we both felt like it would be a good place to start and see if this is something I really want to do with my major (event planning)..I will keep you updated but I am really excited she is allowing me to be a part of her big day. The ideas I have for this are consuming my mind though, ha. It is so fun!
--One of  our dear friends is pregnant and is starting to announce it. I am SO happy for them, God is SO good.

I think that is all I can think of right now! I am going to try to post every day for a week, but heck I have been saying that since I started this thing :)
Have  a great weekend!