Friday, April 26, 2013

Spring Stories

Ok, so guess I'm not as "back" as I thought. I've been SUPER busy, and most of the time I don't feel like blogging after a long day at work. Not to mention I should work on school work some nights, but I normally don't! :)  I just can't look at a computer anymore!

I actually have more to tell through pictures than I do words... so here it goes! :)

So the first warm day in March, Will took me to the driving range. It was a Sunday afternoon and we had nothing else to do and it was just to pretty to stay in! We went to Goodwill where I got a 7 iron (whatever that means) for $1.00 and then met some friends at the driving range. I had NEVER hit a golf ball before far enough to go past a windmill in putt-putt. This was quite comical. At least I dressed the part! Will is just too much cuteness in his golf shoes and ball cap! :)

So about once a quarter Bekah comes for a visit! The occasion for a girls night usually revolves around a holiday. Bekah lives in Jersey now with her airforce hubby and cute as a button 2 year old! (Bekah is on the left!) Lynsey and I see each other frequently, we still live about 5 mintues from each other and get together to walk, workout, gossip.. whatever. It's always nice to see them and get some good food (this time Mexican) while we catch up! These are some of my longest and best friends. They get me through everything...

On March 22, William and I celebrated our one year anniversary! It really wasn't anything special. We both took the day off, we went to a movie (Admission), and then went to dinner at Fatz, where we had our first date! That night we came home and watched an episode of The Bible mini-series that we got into during the Easter season. Seriously, low-key! He did however get me some lovely goodies! Two pair of monogrammed earrings (which I don't have a pic of ) and some flowers for my office! Tulips! My favorite! We actually had a photo shoot done by my manager for our anniversary and maybe soon I will update you on those pics! They really turned out phenomenal!

So weekend before last we had a whirlwind weekend. We had something EVERY day/night! It was great! We started out that Friday night at my college watching a play, it was culture, and free.
I wore these bracelets!

And then we ate sushi. Which is apparently something I like now! I don't eat seafood, but raw fish is my style... can't explain it! Other than if it weren't for Will I would have never have tried it!

That Saturday we went to the University of South Carolina spring game! With the perks of Will's job we got to enjoy it from the club level, in a box shaded from sun and crowd! Food was included! Best way to take in a game by far, wish we had that luxury during regular season games!

After the game we decided to bite the bullet and go buy...
I could not be more excited to have a grill this spring/summer! Our first meal was filet's. Yea we went all out! But they were SOOOOOO good! I can even work it myself, so when Will isn't there and I want a grilled turkey burger, I can make that happen! 
On Sunday of that weekend we went to see one of our favorites... Chris Young! For FREE actually! Thanks to my  new job perks! He sang "our song" which is, She's Got this Thing About Her. It was so sweet to hear our song live... I might have shed a small tear! 

That was Sunday and on Monday Will surprised me with tickets to see this lady on Wednesday!
It was AMAZING!!! She is always amazing, but sharing my love's first Carrie concert experience was great!! We had great seats to the side of the stage! I actually got to see her walk backstage before the concert! Hunter Hayes is currently touring with her and honestly I wished I could have packed his little cuteness in a box and taken him home! He is precious! Anyways! It was a great date night and a wonderful surprise! We are so blessed to be able to afford to go to events and still pay the bills! My life wouldn't be the same if I wasn't able to attend live music!

I think you are now up to date! & so am I! I sometimes forget that why is blog is so I can remember and look back on fun times. I have pictures on Facebook and my phone, but sometimes it helps to make this a living scrapbook of memories in my life. These are definitely moments I don't want to forget, ever.

For now have a lovely day ladies!

Friday, April 12, 2013

I'm Back... I Think!

Is anyone still out there?? Hello? Hello? Can you hear me now?

I know, I know.. I've been gone for almost a year. Life got busy, what can I say? I guess a man walked into my life and my blog walked out! I was so busy trying to be in a relationship I didn't have time to blog about the relationship! Here's what has been going on with me in the past year!

> Boyfriend
> Graduate School
> New Job

Yea, I guess that's like a total life overhaul in the past year! :) Let me elaborate!

First, the love life is amazing! I am so lucky and blessed to have such a wonderful, loving, caring man in my life. Sometimes I pinch myself to make sure it's real! We have been dating a little over a year now and everyday is full of laughs and making memories. I honestly don't know how I could have handled the changes I have had in my life without him standing beside me. He is my rock. He knows me, he wants what is best for me and he puts my needs and wants above his own. We have been through a lot in just our short time as a couple, ie. job changes (for the better), parental disapproval (my parents), and just learning how to live and learn as young professionals (budgets!).
I know that we are soul-mates... there are so many a-ha moments where I know that God made him for me! It's crazy to think he pursued me, and for four years I let him not be a part of my life because I was with someone else. It is simply a testament that God's timing is perfect.

Second new adventure has been graduate school. And let me just say this... I'm nearly nine months in and I'm over it! Obviously this must be why God allows women to only carry children for the same amount of time, because after 9 months, you really are over it! I have learned a lot, met some great people and it has put me in a new place in my life academically and professionally. For that I am thankful, but I'm tired of constantly thinking I should be doing school work instead of off having fun doing something else! August 4, 2013 at 2pm can't come fast enough!!

Finally, I have a new job!! I kicked that corporate crap to the curb. Or rather it kicked me. But nonetheless I am loving life in my new job. I'm working for a nonprofit that acts as between colleges/universities and the entertainment industry. I am in the education/volunteer management area and so I am working with our foundation which provides scholarships and working with our over 300 volunteers across the country! LOVE IT!

Somethings that haven't changed and probably never will:

>Still loving Lilly Pulitzer. May she rest in peace! So sad to hear of her passing last week, but I'm sure heaven just got a little brighter!

> Still obsessed with country music. Headed to a Chris Young concert this weekend. I really just can't get enough. Will & I are thinking about going to Nashville over Labor Day weekend! Hope we can! He's never been, I really need him to experience it!

> Still fat. Yep. I'm back to the weight I was after college. In a year I have put on 20lbs ish, but since the beginning of April I have really started watching what I'm eating. Haven't lost but about a pound, been working out 3-4 days a week, but I think my PCOS is what is keeping me from loosing weight. I need to do some research to see if there are alternatives to drugs to help with that because the metformin is kicking my stomach! :/

So that's what's new and not new in my world! Please comment if you are still following and up to reading what I post.. otherwise I might just go back on my blogger hiatus. Have a fabulous weekend!

If I do another post, it will be about 2 new boutiques that have surfaced in my town! Got some cute cute pinterest-esk dresses! :)