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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Santa Did Good

Christmas was wonderful in our house! We are blessed to have such wonderful parents who spoil us rotten and I have an amazing husband who completely didn't follow through on our deal. I am in the process of doing laundry and packing as we are off to Savannah tomorrow for New Years Eve weekend. We are headed up there with 4 other couples so it is bound to be a wonderful time and I sure am in need of a vacation like you would not believe.

Santa was good to us this year and gave us lots of clothes and goodies but here are a few of my favorite things we got....

We go on a scavenger hunt for one of our gifts and my dad knows we want furniture since we are in the process of buying a house. So I got a wrapped box and my dad told me to pull this string and when I did it was fishing line with cash just hooked on to it. It was quite creative how he did it but looked quite time consuming so I just had to keep fishing it out of the box to get it. So we have cash to decide what piece of furniture we are going to get next. =)

Tory Burch Flats

Pottery Barn Desk

Tory Burch Wallet

Jeff wanted a TV for the patio and my dad got us a 40 incher not so sure that it will be going on the patio but Jeff is thrilled.

My Favorite- Paige Jeans


Pottery Barn Lamp

Cover for my iPad2

I hope all of you had a fabulous Christmas as well! I am off to find some warm clothes as it is going to be chilly in Savannah this weekend! Happy New Year. I will post pictures another day from my sister and I's christmas party!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas! I am in the process of baking cake balls for my sister and I's Christmas party tonight and wrapping last minute gifts!

We have had quite an eventful last couples weeks....

We all know my sister Jamie is pregnant and moving right along with baby Delainey! She is all belly it is crazy!

My best friend Allie who already has little precious Camdyn is pregnant with number two! She is due two months after my sister. Camdyn is going to be a great BIG sister!

My brother got engaged last Sunday...

Jeff's best friend from college got engaged Wednesday night...

Needless to say we are going to be quite busy in the future with weddings and babies! Wish you all a Merry Christmas.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

A Little Slice of Heaven

That is exactly what I would call this house. The rounded edge doors are amazing!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Successful Weekend

Jeff and I had the most productive weekend this past weekend. Friday we started with our first woman's flag football game which we won. Jeff then rushed over to the high school football game where he is helping coach and they won their playoff game!
Saturday we decided to get all things Christmas marked off our list.
We sent out our Christmas cards

We went shopping and got everyone's present minus my brother who is the most difficult person to shop for by far! But we came home and Jeff watched as I wrapped all the gifts and put them under the tree. We ended the day at my mom and dads to homemade Chili and football! It just felt so great to have all these major things marked off our list.

I am counting down the days till Christmas break. 8 more! Then I can start to think about our Christmas party and what needs to be done for that!

I hope everyone is enjoying all the upcoming Holiday festivities. We seem to have one or two christmas parties every single weekend for the next couple of weeks. I'm off to watch Michael Buble Christmas special!

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Rehearsal Dinner

Check this rehearsal dinner out photographed by Kate Headley. It is quite amazing.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

It's a Girl!

The Gender Reveal Party was a success last night. We had fun and my sister tricked us! Originally we were going to bite into cupcakes and there would be pink or blue frosting on the inside to let us know. So she has everyone take a cupcake and everyone bite into it but there was nothing! I was like tearing my cupcake apart. She then proceeds to tell us that she thought someone would mess with the cupcakes before they were suppose to so she decided to make cake balls instead so she went to get those. Everyone bit into it and it was a girl! I was beyond thrilled! I personally really wanted a girl but would have been happy for a boy .But there are so many more things I can do with a girl like dress her up, shop, teach her all sorts of things. I definitely want a boy down the road but I am sooo excited it is a girl!!! Her name is going to be Delainey Marie!

Here are some pictures from last night..
It is funny because everyone wrote on a chalkboard if that thought it was a boy or girl before we found out and everyone thought it was going to be a boy with the exception of my husband and David's mom which she switched her mind after seeing David's face.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving break could not have gotten here soon enough! Between field trips, Thanksgiving parties and just the kids being excited because any holiday is right around the corner I was ready for some down time! Jeff and I have lots to be thankful for and we can wait to spend the day with both of our families together! It is nice his parents come over since they live about an hour and half away to spend Thanksgiving at my parents house. It makes it easier so we don't have to split the day into two different places!

But we can not wait till tonight where we find out if we are going to have a niece or nephew at my sister's gender reveal party! She has known since Monday and she will absolutely not tell us. She wants to be fair to both sides of the family so everyone can find out at once but it its absolutely killing my mom and myself. I have been to work on a picture frame for her to turn into a chalkboard so we can survey what everyone guesses it will be. But I will be back in the near future to let everyone know because I'm sure I will be hitting up the stores in no times to get my little niece/nephew all the cute little things a baby needs.

Also other exciting news but nothing to jump through the roof about is Jeff and I put an offer on a house last week and it was accepted. Now we just have to wait since it is a short sale to see what the bank says. The bank could come back and accept our offer or the bank could come back and counter so who knows what the situation may be, so we are not getting to overly excited but I still am because the house is awesome. It is definitely a house we can grow into when we have kids in the future so say your prayers it works out. But Jeff continues to let me know that it may not work out so don't get my hopes up because we just have no idea how long the bank will take and what the bank will say.

Here is what the front look likes...

I am actually taking Jeff this morning to go see it in person for the first time. It actually is quite a funny story how this whole situation went down. I was just browsing on the computer how I normally do for houses and I came across a house that just had a major drop in price and I was like no way it is a huge and looks really nice in the picture could this be true? Right in the area we have been looking it was impossible. So I handed the iPad over to Jeff and I said take a look. He was taken back as well and goes now this is the kind of deal I have been looking for. He said call our real estate agent and go look at it tomorrow. Jeff works till 6 at night so he was not going to be able to make it with me. But since I am the one that has all the opinions he knew he could trust what I thought. He told me that if it really looked like it did on the computer and it was in good condition to walk out and put an offer on it. I was kind of nervous to make sure a big decision without him there with me but I went last week to look at the house and was completely taken back. Everything was in great condition with everything we wanted minus wood floors but those can come down the road. I called Jeff and said we would be silly to pass it up so he talked to our real estate agent on the phone and we signed a contract. As I am walking out of the house to sign a contract there is another family walking into the house to see it. I am out in the driveway signing the contract and we were told the people were making an offer as well. I mean Jeff and I both knew that this house was not going to stay on the market very long it was way to nice for the price they were asking. So fast forward to two days later we get a call and they accepted our offer over the other peoples, we were thrilled!! So now we just have to wait for the bank, which who knows how long they will take could be a month or a couple and then they could counter us way higher than we offered it is just all up in the air. So say a little prayer it all works out because I am pretty much over looking for a house that I like and move in ready, that is in our price range, in the area we want!

So needless to say I am going this morning to take Jeff to see it. I am sure he is going to love it!

I hope everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving with friends and family. Lots to be thankful for!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

I won the bet unknown to me way before than I thought. If you didnt read the previous post it was who can not eat out the longest. We went a week and I did so well to decline lunch dates with some girls I worked with so I would not eat out. Little did I know my husband was buying food at the gate gas station while he was pumping his gas so it would just look like he was buying gas, but I went to drive his car and found a hot dog container in the front seat! I caught him red handed hedid not last even one whole day on this bet and I thought I was doing so good! So I get to go buy this little beauty on Saturday.

We had a great long weekend this past weekend. I spent Friday morning in my classroom getting caught up on some things and then heading over to my sisters house to help her out with her gender reveal party. We also found a christmas party invite for this year which I just got home from getting printed so I will have to get to addressing envelopes. I also picked up Jeff and I's Christmas card which turned out cute. I was trying to talk him into getting our pictures taken so we would have a nice picture for the card and he completely nixed that idea. He hates pictures so I just had to use one from our cruise this summer.

Sunday we went to church and lunch with my family, hit up the town center to do a little shopping, and ended the day with dinner at my parents. So it was a great weekend of relaxing and it will be weird to go back to work for five days this week. We have been having lots of four day weeks but the light at the end of the tunnel is only two days next week then Thanksgiving Break! How times flies! I am loving all the Christmas music on the radio it is putting me in the spirit. I love it about as much as the 50% off at Hobby Lobby on all their Christmas goodies. I went and racked up some goodies for my tree this year.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Little bit of this, Little bit of that

We had a fabulous weekend up in Winston Salem. The weather was amazing during the day but got very chilly at night which I am not use to nor do I have the correct winter attire since I'm from Florida. We saw so many of our friends and Jeff got to reconnect with a lot of the guys he played with when he was there. They had the 2006 ACC championship team open up the gate for the team to run out so Jeff and a bunch of the guys got to go out on the field and welcome the team to the field so quite a few of the guys from his team came back for that. It was absolutely freezing during the game and we lost so it wasn't exactly what we wanted but it was a better game than I thought.
Of course I forgot my camera so I will have to wait to post pictures until I get some from a friend of mine. I have no idea how I made that seven hour drive every weekend because it was so long today I was antsy for the time that I wasn't sleeping, my poor husband drove the whole way with not much company. Jeff and I made a bet due to our boredom of sitting in the car and we said no eating out whatsoever until Thanksgiving. We love to eat out and do it quite often which may be a huge reason to my plateau I've hit in loosing weight. Whoever caves first the other person gets to buy one thing that is on their wish list. If we both are successful then we get to treat ourselves to a delicious dinner out. I think I will be able to hold out but I know it's going to be so hard for Jeff because the guys go out to lunch a lot at work. So we will see how the next couple of weeks go.

We also decided to book a trip to Vegas. Neither one of us have ever been and my brother and like 15 other people are going to celebrate his 30th birthday. We were kind of up in the air about going since we are in the search of buying a house and lots of things going on but we figured he will only turn 30 once and it will be a fun time with everyone going. So Vegas here we come in February. Any suggestions of where to eat or where to go are welcome. I am not a gambler at all. I would careless if I spent very much time in the casino at all, which may be an issue in Vegas as that is what everyone loves to do.

For other exciting news my sister is having a Gender Reveal party the day before Thanksgiving.

The anticipation is killing me to find out what sex the little peanut is, I am leaning towards a boy but would love to have a little niece. Either way we will be thrilled but I can't wait to get started planning her shower. I have been waiting to throw her one every since they said they were going to start trying to have kids so I am so excited. I promised Jeff this will be the last one I throw.
We got the baby a cute little Wake Forest onesie and bib this weekend as he/she have no choice but to be a wake fan for Uncle Jeff even if my brother in law is a die hard FSU fan.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

North Carolina Bound

It is a three day weekend for Jeff and I. I am so thrilled to be able to have a long weekend. At school we have our Fall Festival which is pretty much a carnival for our school and church. Well they start setting up the rides on Monday which how can you control a seven year old when they see all sorts of exciting stimulating things in the parking lot every time we walk somewhere. Needless to say they were pretty crazy this week so I am thrilled its going to be over. Jeff and I are heading up to North Carolina tonight for a fun filled weekend. Wake Forest is playing Notre Dame in Winston Salem.

A fellow teacher as my school went to Notre Dame, so we have been leaving each other little notes to each other about who is going to win. So today I made a few posters with the wake mascot and had some black balloons and I took all my second grades over to his class to start cheering for wake and put the posters up on his board. It was pretty great. He then proceeded to get me back by having all of his sixth graders decorating my door with Notre Dame posters.
It is the first time Jeff and I have been able to make it back to Wake since Jeff's day of playing football there. We are excited to go back as we have so many amazing memories there. A lot of our friends are going back for this big weekend also so its going to be a small reunion with all of our Wake friends.
I am so excited for some cool weather which means scarfs, boots, and a beautiful day to tailgate.
I am really excited to see fall leaves

As often as I made this seven hour drive weekly back in the day I am dreading making it tonight. I hope everyone has a great weekend! Fingers crossed for Wake! Go Deacs

Monday, October 31, 2011

FL/GA 2011

Happy Halloween. I am exhausted from all the festivities and sugar high kids in my classroom today. That I have all the lights off in my house and I'm trying to be really quiet when my door bell rings! I heard a kid through the window say I know they are home I see the TV on. I'm like oh boy but I just do not feel up to it, I'm horrible I know.

We had a great weekend with friends and family for FL/GA this past weekend. It always happens to fall on my sister's birthday which is nice as my uncle, aunt, cousins all come up for the occasion as they are huge Florida fans and my family are Georgia fans.
But this birthday is a little more special than others because we finally could let the cat out of the bag that my sister is PREGNANT! You would think I am the one pregnant I am beyond thrilled but she has been trying for a while and it has finally happened. She is like 3 1/2 months pregnant and it will be the first baby in our family so we are thrilled. I didn't even get her a present I got the baby his/her car seat. I told her the presents for her are long gone it's all about the kid. Here is a picture of her. She is so tiny she is going to be all belly.

We all went out to dinner for her birthday Friday and then on Saturday we had some of our friends over and just watched football all day had oysters,tons of food and just hung out. It was a great day because the UGA won!

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