Monday, June 30, 2014

Family Weekend Recap

This weekend really was the revolving door of family...mix that in with home projects and you have a jam-packed weekend!
And, I was a good blogger and took LOTS of photos!

Thursday evening, MG's parents and his niece and nephew arrived. Traffic was bad for them, so it took them longer than it would have without traffic. We got to hang out for a little while (I got in some snuggle time with my little nugget) and then we all went up to bed.

The next day we were all up and at 'em early-ish. MG made everyone breakfast (love his breakfasts) and his dad helped us out with a few other things. Before we knew it, it was lunch time. MG and his dad decided to do work on our deck, so I took my mother-in-law and our niece and nephew to lunch nearby. Since we were right next to a mini golf place and the weather was amazing, we decided to do a round of mini golf which was a lot of fun.

After mini golf, I had to rush off to get my massage (I'd had it scheduled before I knew they were coming down). It was HEAVENLY. My massage therapist worked out so many knots and stressed out muscles. I felt like butter when it was all done!
And little did I know, that I would come home to freshly trimmed bushes and hedges on the front and side of the house, along with about 2/3 of the deck covered. It was in a really bright reddish orange color, so we decided to do a different color. 

We all got ready for dinner and headed to Old Town waterfront before we got to the restaurant to celebrate MG's dad's birthday
After a not-so kid-friendly dinner, MG's parents had to get on the road and get back home, so we said our good byes to the crew.

Saturday we were up, getting the house ready for our next round of visitors. We ran to home depot for more deck stuff, and since MG's sister and her family were running a little behind, MG got to work on the deck. It looks SO much better with this deck restore that we used:

This was how Cooper awaited their arrival:
Ready for his full-page spread in some risqué magazine :)
Annie and her family arrived shortly after lunch time, and after touring them around the house, we decided to head into DC. Little did we know there was a China/Kenya cultural event going on on the mall. We went to the Natural History museum, walked around A LOT and then headed back to VA to have dinner and then back to the house.

We all hung out for a bit, and once the girls went to bed, we had a chance to just hang out and have some adult time which was really nice. Around midnight, we all headed to bed since it had been a looooong day.

Sunday morning we had another round of breakfast and then Annie and her family hit the road around 10:30. We went out to run our errands for the week, and also get more deck restore stuff so we could finish the rest of the deck. MG did the rest of the deck while I worked on touching up the edges from before, and getting some of the posts around the deck done...and it looks AWESOME already, even though we're still not totally done.
We also picked up some really cute pillows at Pier 1 that lighten up the living room (and our dark brown furniture). I love the light pattern on them!

I had to head to get my hair cut (the first one with my stylist since before the wedding), and I was dyinnnnng to have her get her hands on me. It's been almost a year since I've been able to get a "style" to my hair since I was growing it out for the wedding. My hair stylist worked her magic, and I felt like a new woman:
I have side bangs again! Wooohoooo. My hair was very happy!
And so was I :)

I came home to MG making home-made burgers on the grill, a Bud Light Lime and happiness.

After our eventful weekend, it's no surprise that around 9pm I was falling asleep on the couch.

That's it for my weekend! Hope yours was productive/relaxing/fun or some combination of all of those!

Don't forget to link up with these lovely ladies:
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Friday, June 27, 2014

Friiiiidayyyyy

Haaaaaaallelujahhhhh!
It's Friday, and you know what that means...
Even though the link up isn't happening, I already did my 5 so tough noogies :)

{1}-Summa Summa Summa tiiiiime!
School is officially finally done! It's Summer time! A break from students, paperwork, meetings, crazy parents...everything! These last few weeks of the school year seemed to drag on and on, but now we're finally done! Freeeeeeedommmmmm!

{2}- Family Fun Time
Last night MG's parents came into town to visit us until later tonight, and brought along my little nugget (youngest niece) and our nephew. It's MG's dad's birthday tomorrow, so we're taking them out to dinner tonight to celebrate (and to thank them both for everything they've already helped us on with the house). And then tomorrow late morning, MG's sister Annie and her family are coming down to stay with us! (It's going to be a revolving family door this weekend haha). They haven't seen the house yet in person, and it'll be nice that they don't have to stay in a hotel, too. Can't wait to see them all and spend time together, especially since we haven't seen the kids since the wedding :)
We'll be missing this little (ok, tall) young lady this weekend, tho:
Love that kid :)
{3}-Massage
I have an hour and a half long massage scheduled for this afternoon with my favorite massage therapist. To say I can't wait is an understatement. Let's work out all the stress and kinks from the school year and the move, so I'm nice and jello-like for the summer! Yes please and thank you.

{4}-Innuendo
Conversation between my buddy Trish and I the other day:
Me: Do you think that's a good G for a gallery wall?
Me: ....nevermind, it's only 6 inches....that's what she said
Trish: hahahah looks big in the picture (that's what she said again)
Me: I need it to be at least 8" or bigger (and again)
I love my friends :)

{5}-Reminders and lessons to carry you into the weekend (and beyond):
#thetruthalwayscomestothesurface
YES!

And on those notes...I hope your weekend plans make you happier than a pug in a pool! :)

Catch ya next week, lovies!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Things I Don't Get About People, someecard style!

There are lots of things and people you encounter on a daily basis. Do you ever catch yourself thinking, "I don't get you..."? I've laid out some of those people I don't necessarily "get," but I did it e-card style, because who doesn't like a good someecard??

{via} #champagnecaviarpup
~People who push their animals around in strollers. Animals need exercise (unless they have some ailment). Let them run and play. I bet if you could communicate with a pup and asked him, he'd probably tell you that he prefers to be on the ground, sniffing other dogs' butts around, than up in a baby stroller.

~Couples who can't do things without the other person. I like spending time with my husband as much as the next person and we actually do a lot of things together. But we don't HAVE to do EVERYTHING together. It's good and important to have friends and interests outside of your relationship.

{via} #thatswhatsportscastersarefor
~People who post minute-by-minute updates on Facebook during a sporting event. Posts at the end of the game are fine, but the ones where it's like "Yes this is gut-wrenching stuff we're watching" and "Noooo...well that sucked" (taken from actual FB posts)....I don't need a play-by-play. If I wanted to know what was going on, I'd be watching the game and listening to the professional announcers.

{via} #girlspoop
~People who can't be themselves around their long-time significant other (not talking beginning of a relationship). If you're too afraid to wear a mud mask, pretend that you don't poop, or something else that could be deemed "embarrassing" around your significant other, what kind of a relationship are you in? If you can't be yourself around your significant other, who CAN you be yourself around?

{via} #notadate


~Couples that call everyday activities "dates." Going to the store together, standing in line to vote, sitting on the couch watching tv....these aren't "dates"...they're every day stuff that you're doing together. If you were single and a guy said "let's go to the grocery store" or just wanted to hang out on the couch and watch tv all the time, and then called it a 'date', you'd be ticked, call your girl friends, and be all "Can you believe he thought that was a date??"
 Just because you're in a relationship doesn't mean that's a date...it just means you're doing something, together. Spending time together IS awesome, and needed, in a relationship, but just because you're together doesn't mean it's a date. Dating is doing something out of your normal routine--that's what makes it special. "Date night" for couples with kids doesn't entail cleaning up after the kids and sitting around in sweats. It's doing something outside of every day stuff.

~People who pretend that their lives are suuuuper perfect. They're usually the ones who say "We're not perfect" but then go on to convince explain, in detail, why they are.
#keeptryingtoconvinceyourselfyourehappy  #yourenotfoolinganyone

{via} #hellooooooo
~People who don't say hello or good morning back when it's said to them. It amazes me on a daily basis how many kids and even parents will totally ignore the fact that I've said "good morning" to them when I'm at my morning duty at school. It's a simple human gesture. I say "good morning," and you acknowledge my existence and say "good morning" back to me. I'm certainly not saying it to the wind...I'm talking to YOU.



~People who can't be happy for their friends. Why does someone else's happiness or "place" in their life have any bearing on yours? Big things like buying a house, baby decisions or even smaller less life-changing things....Even if it's something that you wish you had or maybe don't even want/agree with, why do you need to wish them ill will, or talk negatively about them? Why can't you just be happy for them?

~People who don't cover their mouth when they cough. Or sneeze. Ew.
{via} #keepyourgermstoyourself
~People who are super judgmental. The ones who go out of their way to reprimand someone or express judgement for doing/not doing something, especially when it's something that they've done themselves. What gives you the right to tell someone what they did was 'wrong'? Especially in the instance that you're just as guilty of the same thing!
{via} #getoffyourhighhorse
~Going along with the last one, people who claim they are fiercely loyal friends, that they'd do anything for their friends, etc. and then you find out they've been talking about you behind your back....
{via} #shittycommentsfromshittypeople
What don't YOU "get" about people?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Couple Photos

This post might be one of my favorite Wedding Wednesday posts, because it's all the shots of just MG and I.


Wedding Wednesday
NC Belle in BootsI hope you're ready for a LOT of pictures, because there are a bunch!
(I numbered them all...you'll see why at the end)
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These next two were super fun for us, because we were able to go back to the place where we had our first date, and take pictures in our wedding attire. Full circle!
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Right after this picture was taken, a little girl and her dad had come into the restaurant and were standing by our table.
The dad told us that his daughter wanted to "come in and see Cinderella"
Talk about making your wedding day even better!
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Despite the fact that our faces aren't in this one, I really like it :)
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This is the picture that we used on our Thank You cards to our friends and family:
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It's so hard to pick out a even a handful to get printed and hung up on our walls, because they all turned out SO good!
Which are your favorites? I need help narrowing it down so I can get some ordered and start our gallery wall :)

P.S. It's the LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!!! 
Wooohoooo!
 
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