Sunday, April 29, 2012

Time flies

I know this is all I talk about, but I feel like every time I turn around lately, I'm being reminded of how nothing stays the same. My kid brother turned .. wait for it... TWENTY Friday. 20! How did this happen? When I left home he didn't even have his permit yet, and now he really is almost a grown up! Not that he acts it, but still. That just means I'll be 23 this Friday. I honestly stopped counting at 19. Where has the time gone? I know, I know, enough of the ranting. Time is going to keep flying and I'm still going to wonder why. Till next time, I'll leave with old but my favorite picture of me and Michael. (the now 20 yr old I was just talking about.)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Happy Hump Day!

Started off the week with the chillest weekend I've had in a long time. It included a much needed date night with my girls, followed by thinking not-so-appropriate thoughts about Zac Efron in "The Lucky One", and an entire Sunday in my pajamas. As far as work goes, I couldn't have asked for a more pleasant week. My load is ridiculous, but I just keep chipping away at it. Tonight I had a much needed yet flawed Skype date with my Lindsey and Megan. Flawed because they could see each other and hear me and I could only hear them and see no one. It was still perfect. Made me realize how much I do miss them in my every day life and how grateful I am to have them. We made a date for Tuesday to try the Hangout on Google+. We tried it tonight but all of us had to set up profiles and then find each other. Supposedly on Google+, once you do find your friends and add them to your "circles" it takes hours to update. Until then, you cant really do anything. Hopefully by Tuesday, everything will be updated and I can see both of their faces in our hangout. Anyone out there understand how Google+ works? It's no Facebook, that's for sure.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Weekend things (even though it's Wednesday)

Even though it costs me $56 a tank to do it, I went home this weekend for my dear friend Julie's wedding. It was perfect! She looked so gorgeous and Trey looked so proud he could pop! I'm so happy for them! I got to catch up with another girl I went to high school with, Cece, and I forgot how much I always liked her! We were comparing notes on what we were doing and what we'd heard other people were doing and once again it hit me how fast time flies. One girl is having another baby, another is on her second marriage, and yet some people have still never left home! We're coming up on our 5 years since graduation and I am no where near the same person I was then. Most of my old friends aren't either for that matter. We've all grown and changed and became people no one would recognize. It's just so strange when you run into someone from the past that you used to know better than yourself and they're now just another stranger. I guess one day I'll stop being so shocked, til then...

After some serious girl talk at the wedding, I got to spend some quality time with Luke and my brother, Michael. We shot potato cannons of course. But still, it was nice. Back to reality though, which includes agonizing system updates at work and trying to find a new place to work!

Yep, that's my love.

Friday, April 13, 2012

This weekend

I'm heading home this weekend to watch my old roommate Julie, marry her love, Trey. I'm so excited for them! They were long distance all through college like Luke and I, and they've always been an inspiration to me! I can't wait to see them tomorrow.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Job searching

Is hands down one of the most soul-searching, disappointing, stressful things anyone could ever do. Not only are you really just trying to make enough money to get by, you also have to take into account the work you would be doing. At the end of the day, I still want to enjoy my job. Nothing is worse than dreading going into work every morning. I've been searching for a job in Charlotte since Christmas and I haven't had any luck at all. I'm not trying to get some sweet gig with all kinds of perks, or even a big wig job with a fancy title, I just want something that will pay my car payment and leave me enough time outside of work to enjoy being married. Is that really too much to ask?

Monday, April 9, 2012

50 days

"What I expect from my male friends is that they are polite and clean. What I expect from my female friends is unconditional love, the ability to finish my sentences for me when I am sobbing, a complete and total willingness to pour their hearts out to me, and the ability to tell me why the meat thermometer isn't supposed to touch the bone."-Anna Quindlen

I was just looking through my handy dandy planner and I realized that my 5 year run in Greenville will be slamming to a halt in a mere 50 days! I can't believe that such a big chapter in my story is almost over. I had date night Saturday night with my sweet friend Ashley and while we were sitting there venting about our jobs and our boys and our roommates, I realized our beloved date nights are almost over. I will always cherish my time spent is this dirty, traffic-y, crime-riddled, amazing city. I may have been born and raised in Alexis, but I grew up in Greenville. I learned more about myself and my friends and life in these last 5 years than I ever did in those first 18.

Most of all, I'm going to miss the people I've met. I know I will keep them as close friends for the rest of my life, no matter the distance. They have helped me become who I am today.
This one will ALWAYS be my favorite!!

Sunday, April 8, 2012


My save the date cards were finally mailed out this week and I just received an email from our wedding website that I now have my first RSVP! That officially makes 2 guests! Haha, party! I made one of those wedding websites through and on it there is a place for guests to RSVP. I was just so excited when I received re email, that I had to share.

Visit our website at and let me know what you think!!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Registering Blues

When I was little, the thought of being able to run loose in a huge department store with a scan gun putting anything and everything I could possibly want on a list for people to buy for me was the most exciting thing about being engaged. Now that I get that opportunity, its overwhelming! I mean, do I want to look at blue or green fiesta ware for the rest of my life? And am I really going to need a butter dish? I don't even know how to use a pressure cooker! Don't even get me started on trying to do everything online! Luke and I are 300 miles apart, so making time to go register for stuff the few days I see him are impossible so I'm registering online. Half the stuff in the store isn't offered on the website and most of the stuff online isn't in stores! Sorry for ranting, I'm just in an overwhelmed mood right now. Any advise for a stressed out bride-to-be? What would you put on your must have gift list?