Bonfires and Bluejeans

Randoms from my spot next to the fire

And Another Update…

     Needless to say, life has been just a tad bit hectic over the past couple of weeks in our neck of the woods.  To say the least.  From moving, school, planning the summer, and just straight up dealing with life we are hanging in and hanging on!  And lovin’ every minute of it!  Although there barely seems to be enough time to sleep, I wouldn’t change a thing.  Well, maybe get to throw in a nap every now and then, but other than that…So what’s up, you ask?  Let me just fill you in! 
     Nothing has really changed, except that we are mostly moved in and we have made some fun and exciting plans for the summer.  I absolutely love having something to look forward to.  I really don’t think I would make it too far in life without having something cookin’ on the planner.  Even if it’s small and seemingly insignificant to others, it’s something to me!  We’ve always had our somewhat regular date nights, but I will be honest…I’ve let my “creative” stuff slide with all the extra stuff we’ve had going on lately.  And that is fixin’ to change!  I’ve been thinking up some great ideas to do…there’s something to be said for fun and special treats for date night instead of the traditional going out to eat.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that.  In fact, we just had a tasty meal out together last night.  And tonight I have something pretty sweet up my sleeve.  I’ll be sure to write about it later.  Cause I don’t want to ruin the surprise.
     So my sweet, loving and super duper smart man ‘o mine did something the other day that is going to pay off for us this weekend.  Since he is up at the butt crack of dawn (literally, poor guy) and is probably the only one up at that time, he won us tickets to the Calfry on Saturday night.  What, you ask, is the Calfry?  Well, another name it goes by is the Testicle Festival, and that’s not just for fun.  Just more descriptive.  It’s where a ton of calf fries are made, and bands come out and play all weekend and lots ‘o beer is consumed.  So we will be there and get to see Gary Allen and Wade Bowen and several other performers.  Should be tons of fun and a great time out together!  I absolutely love getting to go out and being seen on my man’s arm!
     We are blessed to be able to do some traveling together as a family this summer.  Currently in the works is a trip to San Antonio with my immediate family.  Lucky Sean…he gets to spend all kinds of time with the crazies!!  Great thing everyone loves him and the feeling is mutual!  And just about the time our trip wraps up in TX Jax gets to head to D.C. with my dad and step-mom and my niece for a trip just for them.  Talk about an exciting trip for a 10 year old boy!  I’m so excited for him and I can’t wait to hear all about it.  And I’m sure he will for a very, very long time. 
     And my school continues.  And will all summer long.  But my stress reliever ended today…I had my last 6 am class at the gym this morning.  At least until the fall semester starts up again.  Ah well.  I have the evening classes still.  It’s not the same as kickin’ off your day right with the best instructor on earth.  I am absolutely in love with working out now.  And I will reschedule my day around times to get it in, and not because of how I look but because of how I feel.  I’m addicted I’m afraid!      
     All I know is that in 4 months and 4 weeks I get to marry the love of my
life, and I’m gonna go out on a limb and say that I might be a bit busy
up till then.  But it’s been a blast planning out the wedding and
getting everything ready for the big day!!  Welp, that’s about it for today and this update.  I will hopefully keep this little blog ‘o mine kept up with more frequently than I have been.  But we will see. :-). 

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Up ‘Till Now…

     Ok.  So I realize I’ve been a bit behind on this blogging deal of late, so time to play catch up with our wild and crazy busy lives.  I swore I wouldn’t be one of “those” bloggers, but guess I was wrong.  Not the first time, and sure won’t ever be the last!!
     School is…well…school.  I dread it most nights but at the same time, I actually find myself enjoying learning new things.  I have caught myself saying weird things like “Shouldn’t this stuff get easier as I go along, since I’m learning more??”.  Makes no sense, I know.  But my brain is fried.  What can I say.  I’m learning the things I enjoy are not the subjects I originally thought I would.  I still have a love for sociology.  And truth be told, if ever there were to be money made in that field, I’d jump on it in a heartbeat.  But, alas, there’s not.  So why waste my time and money on something that won’t pay the bills?  Ergo my dilemma.  Still going with the business degree with a minor in medical management, but kinda leaning towards a masters in sociology.  That way all parts of my educational heart can be happy.  We shall see how it all turns out in the end.
     One week from tomorrow is one of the hugest days of all for us.  We close on our house!!!  I don’t know who’s more excited about what…us about more room or the kids about getting the puppies that are coming when we move.  There are so many awesome things happening for us that nobody can’t say that God isn’t involved in it!  He’s sure smiling on us!  Other than not having everything packed up yet (ahem…) we are all rarin’ to head over to the new house!!  We noticed that we have a fairly older man as a neighbor.  Let’s hope he’s a nice older man like the one that both Sean and I had as neighbors growing up.  There are so many kids and places to run and play.  Nothing like living in a col-d-sac!
     I’ve continued my healthy living changes…no more Cokes except for special occasions.  No candy except for when I usually have a Coke.  Nothing like having a Reece’s cup with a Coke.  Nothing but high protein, complex carbs, fruits and veggies to eat.  Coffee, unsweet tea (or with Stevia…yummy stuff!) or water.  Big changes for me!!  I’ve also become quite addicted to Zumba.  I absolutely love shakin’ it at 6 in the morning to get my day started off right.  And in the mornings there’s not a class offered, there’s always one later in the day.  I find I’m always checking the Colvin/Wellness Center schedules to see when the next class is.  I would say I MIGHT be addicted.  Just maybe.  Really in the scheme of things is that so bad?  There are so many other things a girl could be addicted to and I’m thinking working out can’t be all that bad. 🙂
     Why am I doing all the working out, you ask?  Well the wedding is coming up quick!!  I wanna be one smokin’ hot mama in that dress!!  Plus we have all the other pre-wedding stuff, too.  Pictures need to look good, too.  It is so exciting to be planning for our future.  All of our decisions are fun to make…it breaks my heart to hear about couples that fight and argue about their wedding and all the details.  This should be a happy day!  We are thrilled to celebrate it!!  Now the counting down begins!  Only 5 months and about 2 1/2 weeks left to go!  Plus we’ve FINALLY decided on our honeymoon details.  At first we debated on just doing a family vacation, but with some of our summer plans including a big one already, we decided that we needed to do a get away just for ourselves.  So….we chose….Savannah, Georgia.  We wanted a place in the south that neither of us had ever been to before.  We both love history and museums, so that will be perfect for a week away from reality to spend together, just the two of us.
     Hmmm….I think that just about covers it, for now.  That’s the high points of our lives and what we have going on right now.  So many new and exciting things are are getting to experience together and as a family.  It is incredible to be able to move along on the journey together with my best friend, who makes each good day the best day of my life and the down times so much more tolerable…dare I say even fun.  Just yesterday at work one of my co-workers commented on just how how happy I look and could tell by how I carried myself that my life is where it should be and that I am full of love and loved fully.  That made my day in more ways than I could ever begin to describe.  Because it is the truth.  Never before Mr. Man walked into my life have I EVER heard that.  Not one time.  I am finally at a place where I not only can love someone freely and without any kind of walls around my heart, but I can also love myself for all that I am and all that I have to offer.  I would say that is a huge change that has been ever evolving!         

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