Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year. New Beginings. 2015

It is so crazy how fast this year blew by. As we get ready to gather around with our friends, families, significant others to ring in the new year, I wanted to take the time to remember some of the most fabulous times my little family experienced in 2014. 
I taught the toddlers at an amazing preschool here
We went to two Bruins games!
I rode my first horse in 10 years at J's grandmother's farm.

J turned 26!

I met John's absolute best friend in the whole world 

We took our first trip to Massachusetts together

I got to know John's parents a lot better
While there, I shot my first gun.
I also sheered a sheep for the first time!
We celebrated one year together! 
I saw this handsome man turn one years old!
I turned 23!
I became a pretty big Patriots fan
I went to my first NFL game (pats, of course)
We watched this amazing kid join the Air Force.

We moved into our perfect little home together.

I went to Texas to see O graduate from USAF Basic
I also saw this pretty girl turn one! 
I, like every year, have set a few goals that I would like to accomplish by the end of this new year. 
What are your new years goals?
Cheers to you and your loved ones! Bring it on 2015! We're ready. 

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

My First Guest Posting!

Hey Y'all! I am so excited for today! 
I am honored to be guest posting over at Life As A Baltimore Girl for Justine! 
This lovely newlywed is taking a little time off to spend with her hubby on their honeymoon! Click the link above to hear some of my confessions and get a yummy recipe for that leftover winter squash! 
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Monday, December 29, 2014

Birthday and Christmas Celebrations!+Weekend Recap

Welcome back! I hope that each and everyone of you had a fabulous Holiday! 
I took a tiny unplanned break since last week. We just had so much going on between our two families and the holidays that I had literally no time to sit and write! This past week though has been absolutely fantastic. You know, if you have been around here for a while that being surrounded by family makes my heart so full. Because there was so much going on and it was the holidays, everything is pretty self explanatory so, I will let the pictures do the talking!

We will start with last sunday: 12/21
This year, my not so baby, baby sister turned 21!! 
Ahhh That is INSANE. She is a Christmas baby! Her due date was the 25th but, she was induced on December 21, 1993. I had a blast making her 21 birthday gift! 
J and I chose to craft her a BOOZEquet! How fun?! I choose a planter as the base/holder because she is a serious gardener and loves her plants! She is like me and prefers wine, vodka, and tequila. I also threw in some koozies, two wine tumblers and lots of tylenol! 
She absolutely adored it! We went to dinner at a delicious sushi/thai place and finished the night at my parents house where my dad put on a wine and chocolate tasting. 

Moving on to our Christmas Celebrations:
Christmas With Family Friends& "In Laws"
clearly, I suck at taking pictures...

Christmas Eve 


Facetiming J's family

Newest Pandora Ring: the pearl

that faceee
Christmas Day
the feast

gifts from J #spoiled

my beautiful momma

49 55 cards and counting!

J's letters I painted 
And Onto The Weekend...

Friday 12/26
I woke up early, around 430, when J left for work. I had an ultra productive morning complete with two loads of laundry, emailing several people back, cleaning the whole house and getting some blog things done, etc. I met my parents for lunch at Outback then ran a few miscellaneous errands. When J got off work, we were both craving Olive Garden so, we headed there then hit up the mall that is around the corner. We finished the night with frappuccino's  and a movie at home. 
Car Commanders
Babes carrying my stuff!

Bath& Body Works goodies totaling only $24
Saturday 12/27
so, I am always reading blog posts about meeting up with other bloggers and I always thought to myself how neat that would be. I didn't really think it would happen for me but, I actually met a blogger and my newest friend! Lindsey from Galabeasts of the Southern Wild is a south Florida native. Over the past few weeks, we have become followers of one another, we email.. a lot, she designed a new button for me and we have just gotten to know each other pretty well. What we apparently didn't realize until last weekend is that I am living only an hour and a half away from her home town and she drove down this way to surprise her family for Christmas! Once we put two and two together, we made it work to where we would be able to meet up on her way back north. It was a short coffee date but it was great nonetheless. I met her and her adorable hubby, Roger and it was a great time! Lindsey and I are like long lost twins excessively using emojis and talking in hashtags #twinning! 

After our coffee date, we went our separate ways. I headed over to John's grandmothers to pick her up so we could do some post Christmas sale shopping! We were all over Sarasota. We hit up hobby lobby, several thrift stores, big lots, and kmart- I am on the hunt for the perfect piece for my next DIY project! Finally, John and I ended the night with dinner at Applebee's & a movie. We saw Into The Woods and it was fabulous 

Sunday 12/28
J went into work for a few hours as usual. While he was there, I went on a long run with the dogs.. it was nice to clear my head and just go for a little bit. I am really on a mission to change my lifestyle a little bit to become a healthier person #slowlybutsurely. J got home around 9 and hurried to get ready. At 930, his grandmother and her boyfriend picked us up and we had a family trip to BJs. Afterwards, I got started on several DIY projects while J slept and watched the football games. Around 630, I met my parents for dinner..J was sick so he stayed at home. On my way back from dinner, I stopped by Walmart to grab a few more project necessities and a new desk for all of my crafting. 

J was such a champ and put my desk together in no time! We ended the weekend watching football and making wreaths! 
Linking up with Biana

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