Sunday, August 30, 2009


Nothing too much has been going on. I recently started school with my awesome new schedule. We'll see how awesome it is when the paycheck comes though : ) 3 days a week I get off at 1:45 and this is what I do with my afternoons. haha. John and I have been taking monthly pictures. We are doing this for a year so we have a picture for every month we've been married. This month our "friend" decided to get in the picture. He's the white circle on the back wall. This is very interesting to me because I have always known he was in our bedroom but I've never felt him anywhere else. I was sick a week or so ago and I slept on the couch so I wouldn't keep John up with all my coughing and in the middle of the night I thought "He's moved on to the downstairs". It was the weirdest feeling. Anyway, this is the very FIRST picture I have of him downstairs. I have taken a million pictures of downstairs before looking for him and never finding him. After 2 pictures I now have this one and....
this one. You can't see him on this wall with this picture so click on it and you'll be able to see a huge white circle on the wall along with a few smaller circles. Obviously by the large photographs on the wall it's just the light coming in.

Anyway, not too much going on with us. We are leaving for Charleston, SC Saturday and we are sooo pumped!! I LOVE Charleston and I can't wait to get back there. John has never been so I'm super excited for him to experience it. Today is gonig to be a laid back day. I hope everyone has a great week!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

John's Garden

This spring John decided he wanted a garden. He did it all. And by that I mean that I didn't do n-u-t-t-i-n. He planted flowers in the front yard, sunflowers in the back along the garage, and he started a small veggie garden. These are the sunflowers. I took this picture the day after a huge storm came through. They are all tilting now but that's ok. They are still blooming. The are beautiful.
This one is bigger than my hand. It's massive!

This is John's watermelon. It's slowly growing and making an entrance into the world.

His first tomato! He was very excited about this, however one night something came into our backyard and ate it, as well as our neighbors strawberries.

This is just a bigger picture. You can see how they are all leaning from the storm. John did a great job this year and I suspect next year we will have more things to grow. I'm very proud of his dedication in putting it all together and watering them every night.
On another note, John and I have been married 2 months, YAY!

Sunday, August 9, 2009


One year ago today John got down on one knee and nervously proposed to me. I, of course, said yes. It's amazing what can all happen in one year. We had just moved in together, he was still flying at United, I had just quit flying, and we had the excitement of an upcoming wedding. Now, one year later, I have never been this excited about our future. The wedding has since passed and it was amazing! However, I love being married to my husband and I can't wait to see where our marriage will take us. A year ago I was looking forward to a wedding, now I'm looking forward to the rest of our lives.

Last night we celebrated being "engaged" for one year. It was a great night with wonderful food and a walk around the canal at sunset. I can't wait to see what next year will bring!!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


A couple of weekends ago John, Riley, and I went to Eagle Creek. It's a state park with trails to hike and lots of room for Riley to run around. We decided to take a picnic up there for the afternoon. It was alot of fun! It's $5 to get in and we were there for about 3 hours. We were about to start eating and Riley was happy about that!
My two boys.

I got this picture on our way home. A deer ran right in front of us while we were walking the trails and we saw a couple of vultures. I didn't realize how big they were up close! Around 3pm the wind picked up a little and I read on the blanket. We all laid down for awhile to rest our eyes. It was a wonderful day!

John and I have been searching for the "perfect" couch for a long time. I wanted big, comfy, and something perfect to nap on. This is what we found. We had a very small love seat so needless to say this is huge for us! John took a picture of me laying on it but for some reason it wouldn't download. I take up a cushion and a half. It's also very high up, which I love. I have already taken to time to lie down on it and watch House Hunters.

We moved the old couch into the room off of the kitchen. The room has french doors to close it off. We decided , since it's a sleeper couch, it's a perfect second guest room. We have a guest room upstairs but if we ever had additional guests, we have another place for them to sleep. Granted it's a smaller room, there are no curtains on the doors and anyone can see right it. But it's perfect so no one has to sleep in the living room.
So that's about it. I was a little sick last weekend and I've been so tired this week. I think I'm trying to catch up with my sleep. John hasn't been doing too much. Mostly dealing with the garden that I will eventually take pictures of. He has done an amazing job with it and when I feel like going outside hopefully I won't forget my camera.
Have a great week!