Tuesday, November 23, 2010

I am so Thankful for...

1. My husband-I always hear people talking about how hard marriage is and I always think to myself I must be missing something (or not!). I have the.best.huband.ever. Seriously, I feel like we get better and better all the time. He makes me laugh, is supportive, thoughtful, caring, oh yeah, and HOT!! ;) I am blessed to be his wife.

2. My family-I was sooo blessed to have been given the best and most supportive family ever. Every single member of my family is amazing and I know I can turn to them if I need to. I have also been blessed to have amazing in-laws as well and couldn't of picked em' even better!

2. My friends-I have so many great friends that I don't even know where to start. We have this amazing little group of friends-it's so perfect. The boys are all best buddies and the girls are all best friends. We love our girls night and thanks to the #1 on my list, I am always able to go out with the girls. But not just with my friends here, I have some awesome friends who live out of state and I know I can just pick up the phone to have their support and friendship.

3. My job-I have not only a pretty good paying job, but a pretty great boss, pretty great hours, and a pretty fun workday. I get to hang out with kids all day watching movies, playing games, coloring, and talking. I truly feel that I make a difference in others' lives and for that I am thankful. I also have some really fun, laid-back, and supportive co-workers also!

4. My new car-As you may have noticed I recently got a new car and LOVE it. Although it sucked to get it (car accident), I am really enjoying driving my new car.

5. My house-Which is perfect, I love it because it's small, cozy, and affordable. I want to live there as long as we possibly can.

6. My health-Gotta be thankful for being healthy at a time when there are millions of others who are not. If I ever start to complain about anything minor, I need to remind myself how much worse it could be. I try to take care of myself with the choices I make when eating and by trying to stay physically active and fit because I don't want my health to turn bad.

These are just a few of the hundreds of things I am thankful for. Every day I realize how blessed I am and thank God for what he has done for me in my life. That is not something I take for granted! I hope you all realize how blessed you are and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Painting and Partyin'

We have had a busy weekend!! It started out Friday when we had a girls/guys night. My friend Andrea had a girls party at her house while the guys went to our friend Ty's house for a bonfire. We later joined up with them at the bonfire and had a blast hanging out together by the fire. It ended up being a late night but it was well worth it!

Saturday morning we got up and began what turned into 8 straight hours of painting. We painted our living room and hallway, which was NOT fun-- but in the end we love the outcome! I've put a few pictures on here to show the new color-take heed that these are from my iPhone so they are of not so great quality. The previous color was a basic beige-brown color that the rest of the house is painted (other than the kitchen which we have also re-painted).

Saturday night we went to a wedding shower for it our friends' Stefan and Jessie. It was a great shower but we were so exhausted from the painting all day that we ended up only staying a couple hours. We came home early and passed out!

Today we got up early and went to church and lunch with Matt's dad and step mother. We did some shopping at Target and have been relaxing at home since. Overall, it's been a great weekend and of course has gone by way too fast! I can't believe Thanksgiving is this week!! We are looking forward to coming home to Atlanta to celebrate the holiday with my family.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Shutterfly Rocks!

And here's why, they are giving away 50 free holiday cards for bloggers! I have been using Shutterfly for years and have always been able to count on the great quality from their photo products. Not only is it a great site to put up photos and share with friends and family, but it allows you and them to purchase directly from their site and have the pictures or products at your door within days. I have always been amazed by the speed and efficiency of using and purchasing products and pictures from their site. We actually used their website to design our invitations to our wedding reception (which many of you received) and we also designed and made hardcover photo books from our wedding which was perfect Christmas gifts for our parents. They have great gift ideas such as calendars, story cards, and books.

Shutterfly always has great discount and deals going on and this one is by far my favorite! If you are a blogger, Shutterfly is now offering bloggers 50 free holiday cards, just click here for more information.

Here are some of the cute cards they have, but I'm not going to show you what ours will look like just yet!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Nick + Megan Wedding

This past Thursday we headed to St. Petersburg, Florida to attend my brother in law, Nick's wedding. Unfortunately, the weather turned out to be very cold and windy, but we made the best of it and had a blast. The wedding was beautiful and we had so much fun hanging out with family and friends. Congrats to Nick and Megan! Here are some pics from the weekend:

First dance
All of my besties from left to right: Maria, Phoenix, Amanda, Mere, Angela, and myself
Matt and I by the sunset

The amazing resort the wedding was at, the Don Cesar

Bride to be and her father before the wedding

Megan and I the night before the wedding

At rehearsal dinner, which was fantastic! It was at this restaurant called Patrick's-a must go to when in St. Pete!
Megan and her mother

Mere and I

The first day we were there it rained all day. The rain stopped briefly and this is us on the beach

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


In case you have been living under a rock, this past weekend was Halloween. We celebrated the holiday this Saturday night at our friend OJ and Phoenix's house. It was a blast! Here are some pics of everyone all dressed up:

Monday, November 1, 2010

New Ride

The sad part about my car accident is that my car was paid off and I didn't have a payment. The good part of my wreck other than the fact that I was okay, is that I got to get a new car! After being at the mercy of my husbands schedule and having him drop me off and pick me up from work (ugh, he works longer hours than I usually do) we quickly realized that we needed to car shop ASAP. I was pretty bummed because I really don't love many cars other than Honda Accords and some luxury cars which as a smart consumer I knew I shouldn't/couldn't afford. We began the car hunt pretty quickly looking at Toyotas, Nissans, Hondas, and Mazdas. I quickly knew that a Honda Accord was what I wanted. Thanks to the suggestion of our good friend Chad, we decided to check out Carmax. Prior to going to Carmax we didn't know much about them other than they advertise how they are different from the other car dealerships. Well, they are so right! We were amazed at how laid back the people were, letting us browse at our discretion and actually having the no-haggle (they really don't/won't haggle!) price on the vehicles. The process of test driving the car was quick, as they have the keys on the car in a lock-box and so you don't have to wait on the salesman to go find them which was very convenient. Once we test drove the car we liked, it took maybe a total of 30 minutes to do the paperwork and we were out of there with a brand new car! Of course I went with a Honda Accord and we love it!! I look forward to driving now! I really would recommend going to Carmax to buy a used car if you are in the market. They truly are different than other dealerships.

Here is the link to my Carmax owner website which has pictures of my new ride!