Monday, October 25, 2010

October's almost over?? What??

Wow, I can hardly believe that October is almost gone and the Holidays are about to begin! This year has been entirely way too busy and it's not over yet! A look back at the past few months: We had my good friend Stephanie's wedding in mid-May and all the events that went along with that. That included a spectacular trip to Miami for the girls!!
June was not quite as busy but we still found ourselves barely able to hang on.

July was busy, although I can't remember with what besides the fact that I had my first 5k race at the end of that month. That was so much fun and I ended with a pretty good time as well (32 min). Better than I expected seeing that I had to run up and down 2 bridges. :)

August came around and Jesse was so excited because he had all of his fantasy football draft parties. Yay! He always does a big cookout and whole day event for the league that he is the "commissioner" of. Thankfully our friend, Brad, offered up his house this year instead of our house. Last year, he held the event at our new house and needless to say, I walked in mid-party and there were about 15 guys in my house all eating, talking, yelling, etc. The kitchen was a disaster! lol Jesse was great though and when I woke up the next morning, you would have never known he had people over. I ran a 5 mile beach run with my mom at the end of the month. I'm not sure if it was the beach or the 5 miles that really got me but by the end....I was DONE! I think I will stick to 5K's.... hahaha we made decent time though. (57 min) I completed it in under an hour. I feel good about that.

September was the month for Lia Sophia Jewelry parties!!! hahaha I had mine in August and some friends booked parties from my party and they all had their parties in September! Sooo....many days were spent looking at catalogs and deciding on Christmas presents for people. :) It was good though because I did get my shopping started early! Football also began this month which means a lot of sitting on the couch for Jesse or going to the Jags games on Sundays. This has worked out well for me because I get a day all to myself!

October has been fabulous so far!! Starting the month off right was my impromptu trip to New York with my friend Stephanie. We had been wanting to go on a much needed girls weekend and somehow our thoughts of a quiet beach getaway turned into a New York extravaganza! haha We had so much fun though and it was totally worth it. Thankfully, Jesse was a good sport about it even though he flat told me NO at first. He started looking up plane tickets etc and realized the prices weren't as bad as he thought. We did so much on our trip. My 2 favorites were Ground Zero and Wall Street on Monday morning. I know I am a total dork. We ate at all different kinds of places and just did what we wanted to do. Great trip! Along with that, we had a lot of birthdays this month. My dads, brothers, and my friend Amanda's were all celebrated. I had a week of vacation which I am just coming off of and was not totally excited to go back to work today. Mostly we have had such a busy year its hard to remember exactly what happened. :) As always...I will try to post more but if history tells us probably won't happen. lol

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Married Life

We have been so busy being husband and wife, I haven't had time to blog! lol The wedding was absolutely beautiful and perfect. I wouldn't have wanted it any other way. Our honeymoon was relaxing and romantic, what more can I ask for? :) Going back to work was so hard but we had to do it. It's been fun coming home to each other everyday and cooking dinner and just experiencing life together. We have a busy weekend ahead of us but a fun one. We are having dinner Friday with my best friend, Kristin and her boyfriend, Chris. Saturday is a fundraiser for Alex Ross at Macedonia Baptist Church. It's a Snow day event! It's free admission and then you just pay for sledding and food etc. It should be a lot of fun so if you're not doing anything, come on out! Saturday night we are doing dinner with my parents. Sunday is another fundraiser for Alex, called Let's Bowl for Alex! Then dinner with Jesse's family on Sunday. Wow!!! It will be a fun time though!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

We're Married!!

Wow, it has been way too long since I have posted anything! We are officially married! Yay!! I have some pictures to post from the photographer.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Bridal Shower Extravaganza!!

So, last weekend my maid of honor and bridesmaids threw me a bridal shower! It was so much fun and so beautiful. Kristin really put a lot of thought and hard work into making it absolutely perfect. I could not have asked for a better shower than that. The food was really good and the cake was delicious! I love cake so that part was really important to me. :) She matched my wedding colors so everything was purple and burgundy at the shower.
I am so thankful for my family and friends that made it special for me. We got a lot of wonderful gifts and cards. Everyone shared a story about me, some were a little embarrassing. :) But for the most part they were funny and sweet! Overall, it was a great party! Thank you everyone!!
After the shower, me and 7 others went to see New Moon!! I purchased the tickets online the week before so we could make sure that we had tickets. The showing didn't start until 10:10 but we were there around 8:15 so we could make sure we got good seats and we did!! We waited in line for about an hour waiting to go in the theater but we were the 3rd group in line. Not to mention the fact that we strategized the best way to get good seats. Our plan was to split up, half go one way and half the other once we got in the theater and meet in the middle with the best seats. dorks, we ran into the theater and got great seats....only to conclude that we definitely could have walked in leisurely because about 10 minutes later there was still good seats left. lol New Moon did not disappoint either! It was such a good movie and I want to see it again!
Also, this week was Thanksgiving. :) This is Jesse's favorite holiday so he was pretty stoked about all the yummy food and, of course, football. I started the day out by going with my mom and dad to watch my mom run a half-marathon at 8am. It was fun and I got some good pictures. She beat her goal and ran it in 2hrs 8min. Which is pretty awesome! For lunch, we went over to my grandmas to eat and visit with family. We had a great time over there. That evening we went to Jesse's parents for more food and family!! It was such a good day and we really have so much to be thankful for this year. Starting with family and friends, but also that we have jobs and can put food on the table. We are also thankful for our new home and love for each other. Next year has a lot in store for us I'm sure since our wedding is in January. :)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Jesse's 24th Birthday!

So, for Jesse's birthday on the 14th, we went to Buffalo's to watch the Gator game. Jesse actually won a tailgate party for him and 10 friends to go and eat wings and drink beer. He chose to do it on his birthday which worked out great. The Gators won and we had a great time! A few of us went back to our house and ate oysters and watched more football as well. Yay!
Also, on Sunday we had Jesse's family over to the house to watch the Jags game and eat lunch. We were planning on meeting at Olive Garden around 5pm but plans changed so we supplied the house and they supplied the food. (It was Olive Garden To-Go by the way..yum) It was good to see everyone. We hadn't seen Nana or Mikayla in a while so it was great to spend time with them. It was also Mikayla's first time to our new house and meeting Roscoe. She loved Roscoe and Max! She may have played with them more than she talked to any of us. :) I have some pictures from Jesse's Birthday as well as Heather and Alan's wedding that I am adding on here. The wedding was absolutely beautiful and turned out perfect. Everyone had a great time!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Starting the month off with a bang..

It's only November 7th and already we are busy busy busy. It seems that I say that a lot but it's only because it's true! Jesse and I both worked all week of course. I had Thursday off and that was a good thing because I really got so much accomplished. I was able to book the caterer for the wedding, order wedding favors, buy stamps for the invitations, and print address labels for the invitations. That was only the wedding things I got accomplished. I also went by the see Collin for the first time! He is so tiny and so sweet. When I held him, he didn't even cry. He opened his eyes and was just staring at me. He was probably wondering who in the heck I was but that's okay! :) Erin and Devin are extremely happy to have their new addition and it shows! They are going to be great parents.
I also went by to see Jen and Emma. They just moved back to Jacksonville last weekend and I am so happy about that. They are currently renting a house in Ortega since they were not able to sell the house in Auburndale. Emma is getting so big and she is so animated and funny! So far, everything is going well with Jen's pregnancy with Lola! Jen is one of my bridesmaids and she is due Jan 9th. Just before the wedding!
My family also had a bit of a scare on Thursday when Fort Hood had a shooting on base. Brad is stationed there now and it was very nerve wracking when we weren't able to get a hold of him. Thankfully, he called us when he got to a phone to let us know that he was okay. We are thanking God for that but also praying for the soldiers and families of the wounded and dead. It's sad that good soldiers that were still home on base had to die that way. You come to expect things like that when they are deployed, not that it makes it any easier to deal with, but to be home and have something like that happen is frustrating.
Last night, Jesse and I went to Heather and Alan's rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. The dinner was at Maggiano's in the town center. The dinner was delicious! Jesse is one of Alan's groomsmen. Today is the wedding!! They are getting married at Riverside United Methodist Church. It's a beautiful church. The reception will be at the River City Brewing Company. I hope to get some good pictures of Jesse all dressed up in his tux. :)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


This month has gone by in a blur! I feel like it just started and now I am carving pumpkins and getting Halloween candy at Publix. Jesse and I have been super busy this month. We have had a lot of wedding and baby events almost every weekend this month. I had a bachelorette party for Heather on the 3rd to go to. We had a blast! The 10th I had a baby shower to attend for Erin plus Jesse had Alan's bachelor party that evening. I also walked Making Strides Against Breast Cancer for the American Cancer Society on the 10th as well. The 24th I had a bridal shower for Heather. Wow! Lots of showers!!! They were so much fun! Erin just informed me that she has been having contractions since 2am so it looks like little Collin will be here before we know it!!

Jesse has done a few things to the house this month. We put up some track lighting in the Kitchen which looks great! We also put a light on the house for the backyard. Maybe I won't be so scared to go out there at night now.... My parents brought over my curio cabinet that my grandparents gave me years ago. I was super excited about that and I have it in the living room. It makes such a big difference as far as making the room look full. We still have a lot of work to do. :)

We also had my dad's 50th birthday this month and my brother's 22nd! We had a surprise party for my dad at Sticky Fingers at the beach which turned out to be a great success! He knew something was up but wasn't sure exactly what. We had a great turnout with about 40 people that showed. It was great to see old and new friends and family. My brother is still in Texas so we weren't able to get together. I miss him a lot and can't wait to see him next. He won't be able to make it for Thanksgiving so next time will be the wedding.

This coming weekend we are having a party for Florida/Georgia! It should be loads of fun! We are going to have a cookout and watch the game mainly. I'm looking forward to it because it is always so much fun.