Tuesday, October 7, 2014


Christopher turned the big 3-0! We are officially no longer a twenty somethings couple. Only 1 year, 3 months and 8 days until I join him in the 30's club. We even made up our own little hash tag for our thirtieth birthdays, #30hof. 

We started Christopher's birthday weekend with a trip to Total Wine to buy all the pumpkin beers on the planet, and iced tea from one of our favorite places, Pom Pom's Teahouse and Sandwicheria

Dogfish head Pumpkin Ale was our first pumpkin beer of the season and it wasn't bad. Woodchuck  Hard Cider Fall Harvest was horrible. It was like I licked a cinnamon apple air freshener. Barf.

Every special occasion in our house calls for a filet. We made filets with onions and mushrooms and asparagus. It was delicious. 

We topped it all off with hanging out in the hammock and a little game picnic in one of our favorite parks.

Happy birthday, Christopher! I am so glad I get to celebrate life with you everyday, but especially on your birthday! Enjoy 30, I love you! #30hof

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Halloween: Go Big or Go Home

Christopher and I love Halloween. We go all out with the decorations, buy bags and bags of candy and toys to hand out, and of course dress up. Last time we were at Target we checked out the Halloween stuff and they had these awesome giant foam costume accessories. It's really too bad we already had costumes picked out, but if any of these are left over in the after Halloween sale, you know where to find me.

 Obviously next year we are dressing up as Little Mermaid characters. Hellooooo Sebastian.

 He's my lobster. Just look at that cute gangsta lobster face.

Arrrrrgggg matey! This would make an amazing Captain Hook hook. I love costumes.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

30 Things I'm Thankful for in September

1. A fun cookout with the family
3. Dinner with a couple of lovely ladies
4. A double date to an exciting new place
5. Reading old yearbooks with old friends
6. Divergent movie night 
7. Leggings
8. Pretty designs in my coffee
9. Giant quantities of single serve cereal cups
10. A an amazing curly girl sale
11. Trying on ridiculous foam Halloween costumes at Target with Christopher 
12. Planning a funny (but nice) prank for my youngest brother
13. New house decorations
14. A day with high temperatures below 90 degrees
15. A husband that bakes cookies when I'm out with friends 
16. A new coat rack for my foyer
17. Having lunch and my picture taken with Knightro
19. Trying a new restaurant with the family
20. My cool youngest brother turning a year older
21. Deciding to go to my 10 year high school reunion 
22. 50% off necklaces 
23. Amazing sidewalk sale at Rifle Paper Co.
24. Getting out my fall decorations
25. New office decorations
26. Reminiscing with one of my favorites at my reunion
27. A fun day of shopping at IKEA with a coworker
28. Listening to old mix CDs in the car
29. Seeing three of the babies I used to babysit, they aren't babies anymore. =(
30. Christopher. Always.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Football is Back in Oviedo

High School football marching season season is one of my favorite times of year.  This is my youngest brother's last year in high school, so I'm trying to savor every last football game. 

Blake Bortles, of the Jacksonville Jaguars, went to my brother's high school and at their first home game this season they retired his high school football number. It was a fun little piece of hometown history to be a part of. 

The second home game was band night, so all of the seniors were recognized with their parents. He's almost all grown up. 

Band night was also a game against my alma mater. It was fun to see my high school's band play,  especially because a fellow classmate is now the band director at our alma mater. 

I love a good night filled with marching bands! I can't wait for the competitions to start. 

Happy football season!

Monday, September 29, 2014

It's a Niece!!

I am going to be an aunt, and it's a GIRL! I have already been pinning tons of cute things to make for her and activities for when she is here.

I cannot wait to snuggle this precious baby girl at the end of February/early March. Only 150-ish days to go! 

Friday, September 5, 2014

When Allergies Attack

I have terrible year round allergies. I guess that's how seasonal allergies work when you live somewhere with only one season. 

A few times a year my allergies turn into a full on upper respiratory or sinus infection or bronchitis. Body's choice. 

This week during a nap, I discovered that I sleep so much better on the couch. The arm is the perfect height for bring able to breath while sleeping and coughing and blowing my nose every 6 minutes. So last night I brought my favorite pillow and blanket and all of my sick supplies out to my favorite couch. 

Then I realized Christopher and I don't both fit on the couch. The only times we've ever slept in separate beds have been when I was out if town. So Christopher brought his favorite blanket and pillow to the other couch and we had a slumber party in the living room. This is why I love him. He keeps me company when I am sick, sleeps on a couch, brings me take out, refills my water, goes to walmart in the middle of the night to buy cough drops, and sings me soft kitty. He's a keeper. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

31 Things I'm Thankful for in August

1. Breakfast parties at work, even if it means saying goodbye
2. Friends that are just as horrible as me
3. Freshly Shampooed Carpet
4. Finding out I'm going to be an AUNT!
5. Online banking - do people still go inside bank buildings?
6. TV shows on DVD
7. A dog that allows me to snuggle her - don't be fooled though, she hates it
8. Pandora/Spotify
9. Impromptu date nights
10. Cheesecake with an out of town bestie
11. Leaving early enough to get Chick Fil A for breakfast on my way to work
12. Christopher grocery shopping for me on his way home from work
13. Being the office computer master because of crazy stuff Christopher taught me
14. Homemade cold brew coffee
15. Kimber the best sister in law ever
16. Game nights
17. Swim parties with my friends and their adorable kids
18. A coke bottle with my name on it
19. The lovely stranger that paid for my food in the Chick Fil A drive thru
20. Girls night with two lifelong besties
21. S'mores on the grill
22. Having the neighborhood pool all to ourselves
23. A fancy new phone case from RiflePaperCo
24. Figuring out I hate martinis at home, instead of in public
25. Cute packing labels
26. Falling in love with a new to me sandwich place
27. Friends that get me and my dislike of times ending in AM
28. Appreciative students
29. Finishing the busiest time of year at work
30. Christopher getting a raise at work
31. A long holiday weekend!