Sunday, July 31, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
My good friend, Monica, and her family will be blessed with a sweet baby boy in the next couple of weeks! Today our office threw her a baby shower that included lots of yummy food, cake and all things blue! We can’t wait to meet you Baby Dawson… You are already loved by so many!
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
As veggies lovers, we were pleasantly surprised to find that our yard came fully equipped with a garden and irrigation system. A few Saturdays ago we headed out in search of veggies to plant. We came home with tomato, squash, cucumber and 3 different type of pepper plants. I will be the first to tell you, I know nothing about gardening. I didn’t get my hopes up and told myself we would just experiment this first time around. Much to my surprise, the tomatoes and banana peppers are growing. However, I think we are going to have to wait until next year on the others.We are now the proud owners of a TV that measures bigger than a computer monitor! Kidding, kind of. We have been putting off buying a new TV until after the closing and we finally settled with a Sony. I am not much of a TV watcher but it has certainly made for one happy Fiancé! John’s dad gifted us with 2 new rocking chairs recently. They are perfect for our front porch but John insisted on painting them. I have to admit, I’m glad we did but it reminded me of just how much I despise painting.
After 2 stressful long months, we are officially Homeowners! Our intent was to start house hunting in January with hopes of closing and moving in right before the wedding. That quickly changed once we found the house and knew we couldn’t wait. It is the perfect starter home for us and we could not be more excited! I was so excited to find my favorite flowers blooming in the yard- Hydrangeas! Consider yourself warned- you will be seeing a lot of these in the next year!:)
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
John surprised me with a massage from Massage Envy for Christmas- I had never had one and was really excited to see what all the fuss was about. My company allows me to “flex” every other Friday and leave at 12:00, so I decided it would be the perfect way to start off my weekend. I scheduled my massage for 1:30 and feeling extra generous, I surprised John and scheduled him for one too. We met for lunch at McAlisters and headed over in time for our hour of rest and relaxation.
Rewind to Monday- If you know John and I, you know we are always.on.the.go. I woke up that morning thinking I just want to stay home for ONE weekend. Well, John and I had planned to visit friends in Charleston and he was not going to let me back out. All week the plans changed. We are staying with so and so, we are going here, we are going there, we are doing this…. and now that. By Friday the plan was, or so I thought- We are meeting my friend that works in the athletic department on campus to pick up box tickets, meeting Chris and baby Henry at the stadium and after going to eat sushi with all his friends and we need to leave no later than 3:30.
Friday comes and I finally experience that little piece of heaven that everyone talks about and rushed home to shower and be ready as I was told. We hit the road and make it to campus just in time to grab the tickets. As we are getting out the car John makes his phone call to his friend. At this point I am following John onto the parade deck paying absolutely no attention to anything around me. The next thing I know, John is on one knee and all I remember is repeating “Is this really happening”. I of course said “YES”!Chris and baby Henry were there to capture the engagement! I could have not asked for anything more perfect and fitting. We celebrated with friends in Charleston Friday night and headed home Saturday morning to see our families! April 20, 2012!