Friday, January 27, 2012


I am so excited!! I got my approval from USDA Rural Development....and I got approved for a home loan! I'm going to be a home owner!!! I am so excited! I'm about to jump out of my skin. I have been keeping an eye out for all of the great homes and I am so ready to go look at them.

I love looking at blogs and seeing what other people do. One of my favorite blogs is . It is just awesome to see their fun stuff.  So, yay!!! Can't wait....I'll keep you updated on the house!

Monday, January 23, 2012

People Let Me Tell You 'Bout My Best Friend(s)...

Everyone has a best friend. No matter what, there is that one person you can always call and talk to. I'm lucky, I have two. Let me introduce you to my two best friends:


And Suzie

I met these two while at JCC (local community college). We all had art history together. I became friends with Suzie first. We were introduced by a mutual classmate (i had another class with that person). The three of us would hang out and talk before and after class. This mutual classmate had a big crush on this surfer type youngin in art history and we were all introduced to Nick. The first time we all hung out was at Cracker Barrell when were suppose to be in class (that will be an ongoing theme for all of us the next couple of years). We all got along great and it was fun being around them.
We took day trips places and spent weekends at the beach and Spring Breaks. We would always cook out and hang out and nothing was ever dull (by the way, we ditched that mutual classmate...not enough time for that story). We were starting to round out the end of our days at JCC...Suzie left first to go to NCSU, then I left to work full time and then Nick left to go to ECU. No matter how far we went or who was where, we always made time to get some dinner and catch up.
Me and Suz at Morehead

Me and Nick at the beach (early friendship)
Suz, Nick and Me at the Jack Johnson concert!

Me and Suz at Ft. Macon

Nick at Ft. Macon

Suz and Nick at South of The Border

Nick, Me and Suz at the beach!


These 2 folks are the greatest friends ever.
Suzie got married a few years ago to Dave. Dave puts up with us. She works at NCSU and has 3 petchildren...Harvey the dog, Winston the cat and Barney the frog. We share common interest in TV shows and Ikea! I know that if I ever need to talk to her, I can text or call, no matter how later it is.

Nick just got married to his girlfriend Rachel and has enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and he leaves on February 14 of this year. I'm going to miss him a lot. He is like a little brother to me. I've seen him go through break ups and new girl friends; funny times and pissed off times. We are going to have a cook out for him  as a going away type last cook out!!

Now you have met my best friends :)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

5 Years Down....A Lifetime to Go!

Today is a good day. Today E and I celebrate our 5 year dating anniversary. Wow! 5 years! We have gone through some times together. We have had high moments and we have had low moments. The best time was when he asked me to marry him. I can't wait to marry him!
Top left..At my cousins wedding; Top to see Carolina Mudcats
Bottom left....taken at his parents house;  bottom right..Christmas 2010

Top my old apartment; top right...E all dressed up
Bottom left...1st picture of us as a couple; bottom right...being goofy

Top Left...being sweet; Top right....going to a wedding
bottom E's softball game; bottom right..@ a ballgame

Top and E in the car; top right.. in Mexico!
Bottom left...Christmas 2011; bottom right...Mexico

Top Arizona; top my birthday
bottom birthday; bottom right...Arizona

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A New Year....A New Me

It's already 2012! Wow...I can't believe it! I spent my New Years Eve eating Chinese (like I always do) and watched the ball drop with the dogs. I was house sitting, so no big plans. Everyone makes resolutions for the new year, and of course I do also. My big a better me. I'm trying to change the things I'm not crazy about. No, not so much loose all this weight, but be a healthier me.

I realized after watching a gazillion episodes of Say Yes to the Dress that I will be doing that soon; dress shopping. I saw one episode were this woman went to try on dresses and she couldn't get one on to show, and she wasn't a large woman at all. And then I looked at myself before taking a shower one night and thought, oh gosh...what if that happens to me. I know exactly what would happen. I would shut down, cry and just want to get out of the dress store as fast as I could. I don't want that. I want to be happy and healthy and enjoy this adventure, not be fearful of it.

I've started keeping a food journal and write down everything I eat. Wow! I've also started keeping a work out calendar. I need to be active for at least 30 minutes every night. I took a walk today with E and Bear. It was great. It was a crisp afternoon and we walked at a brisk pace. It was great and I hope to keep this up!