Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Weather, Week Update, and Exciting things!

So it is absolutely FREEZING!! Where was the ease into the cold weather?! It literally went from 80's to 50's. Come on fall! You can't do that to me! You have to go down at least by 10 degrees instead of 30 degrees in like 2 days!!! WHEW!!!

It's exciting to break out all your cold weather clothes though. It's like a whole new wardrobe! So fun every year. I've busted out the Barret hats like this

(by the way, I fell in love with these type of hats when Kirsten Dunst rocked it in Elizabethtown). So cute.

Also, I've pulled out the coats and sweatshirts. BRRRR!!!!!

Exciting news::: My sister-in-law had her baby last week! (sorry for the delay in posting)... Baby AVA NOELLE arrived last Wednesday night. She's adorable! She had to spend a couple days and nights in the NICU at the hospital. But she is home now and doing great! Apparently, her 2 and a 1/2 year older sister, Kadence, said "Ava, come play baby dolls" and my brother and sister-in-law basically melted with cuteness (i know I did when I heard this story). They had to explain to her that Ava is a BABY and can't do those things yet but someday she will. Adorable.

This past week has been pretty exciting as far as my countdowns go. *Side note: I am a huge countdown person. I need to see the progress and know that I am getting closer to exciting things*
So, as of YESTERDAY-- 2 WEEKS UNTIL I GET TO SEE MY FIANCE!!!! He is flying home for his Fall Break. I'm so excited!!!
Second-- So this one is a little complicated. Our wedding is July 31st. Well, there is no 31st in some months, like September, so I am basing the countdown from TODAY.... sooooo.....


Also, 2 days until my 23rd Birthday!!! No big plans this year. Just going to get some food friday night (possibly sushi) with some girl friends. Then going home Saturday night to have dinner with my parents and grandma and to see my NEW BABY NIECE!!!! I saw her in the NICU with all the tubes and stuff attached. I can't wait to see her cute baby cheeks!

So there you have it. The update. :-) I'm going to try to be a better blogger and hope that people comment to motivate me to blog more. HAHA! ;-) take that as a hint.

**edited to add::**

Check out this amazing fall giveaway over at the oh so adorable blog of Talia from "this little life of mine". I want some fall goodness and I'm sure you do too!! check it out!!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

My Life Right Now

This is basically what my days look like in a nutshell. Lots of books and papers. Studying.

Senior year is pretty tough. My first couple weeks I was not so enthusiastic to be here. I am doing better now. It is a lot of work and a lot of sacrificing fun time. Getting back into that mindset is not always easy.

It's almost midterm! That's crazy!

Matt is back in Chicago. That is always hard. It's been over a month since I've seen him. I get to see him 2 weeks from Tuesday! ;-)

I'm also not feeling extremely well the past few days. The weather changed and my allergies are not so happy about that situation.

I'm super pumped about Fall Weather though! Because with fall weather comes theses things....

Cardigans!! (via Forever

Scarves!! (via

Plaid Shirts!!! (via

I think you can figure out where I am going birthday shopping next weekend....


(picture via google images)

I have already indulged myself with a couple pumpkin spice lattes!! :-) It's probably a good thing there is no Starbuck's in Buckhannon, WV.

(picture via google images)

Fall also means::

**MY BIRTHDAY!!! I turn 23 years old next Friday (October 2nd).

**We're getting closer to the warm and fuzziness of the holidays.

Basically, I am loving fall right now. It's always an exciting time for me. I'm not sure why that is. Maybe because it feels like a new season, a new time. Time for change maybe?! Who knows.

You know what's crazy?!?! Last year at this time I was just starting to plan my Africa trip! Been there and back! You know what else is crazy?!? This time next year I will be happily married to my best friend, living in Chicago and a nurse!!! WAHOO!!!!

308 DAYS!!!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Love This....

This blog is so sweet. It may be my new favorite blog to read. It's so great to see people that are so in love and work to stay happy and keep their marriage going. In today's DIVORCE WHEN WE FIGHT kind of world, this is great to see....