Wednesday, October 27, 2010

It's Official!

He Did It!!
 I know his family
 and my family
are very proud!

We Love You!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

One Day Left!!

Look at my countdown ticker for John. 1 Day! I never thought I would see this day. I remember that ticker saying something like 4 months, 1 week, and 5 days. But here we are. 2 weeks from today we will be in CA. This is all so surreal to me. The Brays will arrive in a couple of hours and I finally get my Riley back. I talked to our landlord and we are all scheduled to move in, the movers have given us a delivery date, and we head home Thursday. It'll be so nice being home, yet we will be so busy that our 2 days home will fly by.

John and I had a great weekend. We took a bunch of pictures so I'll post those later on. Last night was his class party and we had a good time. I was able to meet some of the wives and talking about this experience bonded us. Tomorrow is graduation. I have dreamed about this day for 5 long months. I'll be texting people tomorrow to let them know it's all final and finished! But of course it'll be announced on Facebook as well. I hope everyone has a great day, I'm off to yoga. :)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Wine.. not Whine

John and I may need to ship all of our wine to CA but after checking out Fed Ex, UPS, and USPS it's looking like it may not happen. Do y'all have any ideas on how we can ship wine???

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Movin on up

John and I found a house in CA. Yay! We agreed on a house! Ok, anyway. We sent the deposit this week so hopefully I'm not jinxing it by posting this. I'm just going to put pictures of the outside on here and once we move in I'll post more. It's in a really great neighborhood with some shops, parks, and lots of families. The house is a little smaller than what we're used to but it is one of the compromises we made in order to be in such a good neighborhood. It's not too small though, we're going to fit in it perfectly. Riley too. I'm already picturing Colts and Saints flags gracing the front of the house. We gotta represent!
 The backyard is perfect. It's big and beautiful! If we were on HGTV I would say it's perfect for entertaining. But lets face it, we don't entertain. We entertain Riley but that's because we're his parents and it's expected. So the backyard is nice for us 3 to hang out. And if you come visit, you can hang out in the backyard to. We may even try to entertain you. Your welcome.
John graduates next Wednesday. Already. His family will arrive Tuesday (YaY! I get to see my sweet baby Riley!!). Then we'll head home Thursday. We're filled with many emotions and they change everyday. Thanks for all of y'alls support throughout the last 5 months. It's been challenging in every way yet our families and friends have helped us navigate through this process wonderfully. I'll try to keep everyone updated during the next 2 weeks. We leave for CA in 2 weeks and 1 day. Crazy, huh? Ok, I'm headed out. Not out out, but off the computer out. I'm still in my pajamas and it's 2 in the afternoon. Nope, not headed out anywhere.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Walking For A Cure

Hey Y'all! John and I are inching closer to his graduation. Just a week and a half left. I am so ready for this! Not quite ready for the move or anything, just ready to live with my husband again. We have been shopping for graduation clothes and CA houses. We found a great house with a fantastic neighborhood that we love. We're in the application process now and we'll be sending out the deposit soon. I'm not going to put up pictures until our stuff is in the house. We have tons of pictures but it has the owners things in there and I don't want to post their stuff all on my blog. So we're excited we found a house and we're some what looking forward to heading out west.

Sunday, John and I are walking for childhood cancer.  I have read this blog for well over a year and I feel like I know this child. So, John and I are walking for him and all of the other children who are either going through or have beaten cancer. We're also walking in honor of those who lives have been lost due to cancer. Feel free to donate to a great cause! You can read all about it  here.

October is also Domestic Abuse Awareness Month! According to the NCADV Public Policy Office, there are 1.3 million instances of domestic physical abuse occurring in this country every year. Eighty-five percent of the victims are women and most are never reported to the police. The strongest risk factor of transmitting violent behavior from one generation to the next is witnessing violence between one's parents. Boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse their own partners when they become adults. And less than 1/5th of victims in intimate partner violence seek medical treatment following their abuse. Think of your local women's shelter when donating!

I'll post pictures after our walk! I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

And I'm back..

from Lafayette. It was a great trip, as always. I ate at Antler's 4 times, and yet it still doesn't seem enough. I could literally eat at that place 5 days a week and never get tired of it. It's the BEST. FOOD. EVER. I'm trying to think of the other food I ate. Crawfish etouffee' and roast and bisque. Stuff like that. I got to spend time with my siblings (all 4 of them), which I love. Watched a few 'House Hunters' with the fam. Got to see a couple of my aunts, my godchild, Pa-B, and some cousins. Hung out with my parents as well.

Of course, while I was gone, John got maced and had to participate in the bull-of-the-ring. He's still alive and kickin so I'm not too worried about what the pounding to the head could have done to his brain. Though I am a little worried because he keeps sending me links to rental houses with either 1 bedroom or doesn't allow pets. It must be a brain injury because I know he's alot smarter than that and because I believe it's a brain injury I will not kick his @#$. I love that man. Truly. I do. I'm serious.

Speaking of rental houses, this weekend we will be spending alot of hours together looking for a house. One moment..

God, grant me the serenity
To accept the husband I cannot change;
Courage to keep my mouth shut;
And wisdom to know that I will eventually get my way.

Amen. Anyway, I was saying how this weekend we will be house hunting. John and I have different opinions on many things, houses being one. He sent me a listing to a house today that's in a bad neighborhood, has wood paneling, but has a pool. I send him houses that are in great family neighborhoods, coffee shops and dog parks nearby, but no pool. And he doesn't like them, because they have no pool. Get my drift? Another problem about my dear, sweet husband, is that he can't make a decision. We may pick a house, but he'll want to wait for God knows why. I have made the decision that come Tuesday I will be sending out a rental application, whether he knows it or not. We will hopefully have a house by the end of next week. Today is exactly 3 weeks until he graduates. Can you believe it? Where did the months go??

It's cold here, y'all. Did you hear me? It's cold. I was in jeans and a long sleeve shirt today. It's too soon for all of this. I'm not ready. Well, I'm tired and ready to head to bed. Good night!