Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Just a few days...

6 more days until I am lounging on the beach with friends. I am so excited to be spending Spring Break, 2K10 in Corolla, NC with college friends. Some friends have gotten married since we have spent time together and some have had babies since we have seen each other. I can't wait to slow down, read for pleasure, hold some babies, hang in the hot tub and catch up with girls. And, accomplish # 25 of my 30 before 30 list. :) 1 down, 29 to go.
Happy Tuesday! Teacher friends- only 3 more school days to go!

Monday, March 22, 2010

30 before 30

A sweet gal I met through a friend at Tech has started this 30 things to do before 30 list. What a great idea! Here are some of the things on my "To Do" list before my 30th in just over 4 years :) Check out her list on E, Myself and I and add your own if you would like to join in on the fun.

My 30 before 30...
1. Take cooking classes
2. Finish making a quilt
3. Read the whole Bible
4. Become a dog owner
5. Move with Marty to a brand new place for us both
6. Stop biting my nails
7. Sew a piece of clothing
8. Grow a vegetable/ herb garden
9. Kick the diet coke habit= 1 diet coke/day for 30 days straight
10. Watch all of American Film Institute's top 100 movies of all time- click here for list
11. Regularly write letters to friends far away and close by12. Learn to golf
13. Learn to confidently cut Marty's hair
14. Get professional "family" portraits made (just Marty and me)
15. Make jelly/jam
16. Drive cross- country
17. Host baby shower for a good friend
18. Create a wedding album
19. Go away with Marty for a 1 week vacation
20. Pay off the CRV
21. Re-watch all 7 seasons of Gilmore Girls
22. Visit Nashville, country music capital :)
23. Find a regular walking buddy
24. Donate my hair to Locks of Love
25. Go on a vacation with friends
26. Watch Marty graduate from Seminary and be ordained
27. Throw a bridal shower for my sister Bethany
28. Take tennis lessons in a cute tennis skirt
29. Buy a house
30. Become a Mama/ Start trying

Money money money...

We found out that we received a 50% scholarship for the first year at Covenant. What a wonderful blessing!!! We will be able to apply for this every year, so we will possibly have this scholarship every year we are there. Now, we are just waiting to hear if we are able to live in Seminary housing or if we have to research other options.

Happy Monday!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Way to go Paula!

Marty and I are always on the look out for good bedroom furniture. We sleep in my childhood, full-sized bed and have dressers that are falling apart. We have lived with these for 3 years, and we are ready to move on and purchase something more adult. While looking around a few weeks ago, we discovered a bed that we both really liked (a rarity). We looked to see the brand, and it was Paula Deen! Who knew Paula designed furniture! It is beautiful. Her pieces have a classic, look that is a little bit distressed. She pays great attention to detail in each piece. If Marty and I were not going down to one salary soon, we would invest in the whole bedroom set, but right now it is just nice to look at. Take a look...

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Living large in Larchmont...

The past week we have been housesitting/dog sitting in a BEAUTIFUL home in Larchmont ( a old Norfolk neighborhood). It felt like a mini-vacation as we enjoyed sleeping on a king size
Tempur-pedic mattress, lovin' on a cute puppy dog and making a cozy fire. Marty is super smitten with their dog, Chester, as you can see.
The house is right on the water, so we enjoyed the river all week long, lovely!

We had a fun little break from the normal routine of life in our condo, but it is always good to return home after a week away. Me being sad to leave...

This weekend I also shopped with my sweet friend Amanda, who lives in Virginia Beach. While out, we stopped at our favorite shopping destination, TJ Max. I found hot pink Crocs for $9.99...score!

I have wanted a pair to wear around the house and to camp with the youth group kids, yet spending more than $20 for plastic shoes seemed kinda silly. So, of course I was super excited when I found "my color" for 10 bucks. I like my pair so much I want to wear them all the time, but I'm not sure what "Croc etiquette" is.

Is there Croc wearing etiquette?

Are they just for water activities and in the house, or is it appropriate to wear them to the grocery store or to run a quick errand? Any thoughts, please let me know. I don't want to be one of those people who is running out of the house in sweats, socks and addidas flip flops thinking in is appropriate. Thanks!