Thursday, January 28, 2010


The above picture is quite scary but represents my state of mind for this past week.....STRESSED! Not a "bad" stress just an "I'm so busy I don't know what to do with my self" kind of stressed. Brian and I are in the process of moving and packing has taken up the majority of our time this week. It has been tough and we are the king and queen of procrastination....I mean, after working all day who really wants to come home and pack for hours?!?!?! We certainly don't!!! On top of the craziness that comes along with packing we are both going out of town this weekend, to watch some of my dance students at a competition (one of them being my sister)! Next week is work, work,work, unpack,unpack,unpack,work,work and then fly to Orlando. I bet you're thinking....oooooohhhhh Orlando.....sunshine, Disney, Mickey Mouse, magic and princesses. When I think of Orlando I become anxious, nervous, excited and a bit crazy! I'm taking my dance team girls, from Lafayette High School, to go compete at UDA's National Dance Team Competition. We have been working and preparing for this moment since July! It has consumed all our lives for months and we have all sacrificed so much time and energy and it all comes down to next weekend. Needless to say....I've been running around like a chicken with my had cut off for the past few days trying to stay somewhat organized. And poor Brian was planning on coming with me to help support my team but he has a long month ahead of him since he is on call for the majority of February.

I'm thankful to have so much going on and plenty of things to keep me busy but it sure does get crazy!! Ok, back to packing, laundry, getting dance stuff together,etc,....The list goes on and on and on and on and on and on..............

Enjoy your weekend :)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sunday Fun day....

Brian and I decided to make today a fun day for the both of us. After a busy week and recovering from a sinus infection, we enjoyed a nice breakfast together and spent some time with my family. We also finally got our new camera that we have been looking into for a few months now. We absolutely love to take pictures and document fun places when we travel, so we had been seriously considering getting a more "professional" camera. After A LOT of research and bugging friends about what they use we finally made our decision earlier this evening. We decided on the Canon EOS Rebel T1i. All we've done tonight is chase our dogs around and try to make them pose so we can take their picture :) We are so amazed at how clear these are!! Here's some of the pictures that we took tonight:

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Jam Packed Weekend!

The "big" blizzard of 2010 arrived in the Bluegrass this past Thursday afternoon and my work was closed, Thursday and Friday, due to road conditions. I'm pretty sure I developed cabin fever by staying in the house those two days. Since Brian still had to go into the hospital those days I did manage to get some things done around the house. I had planned to go for a run, to continue training for the upcoming marathons, but my gym closed early Thursday and I honestly just didn't feel like cleaning off my car and getting out on the roads on Friday. Instead, I busted out the trainer for my bike and did a 30 minute ride. I'm still a little sore from this!!
By the time late Friday night rolled we were itching to get out so Brian and I decided to go listen to one of his friends from high school, Chris Weiss, play down at Common Grounds. We braved the cold ( and the roads!) and enjoyed some coffee, a cookie, a piece of cake and some great music. It was great a way to end a snowy, cold day :)
Saturday morning, we woke up early and got our pups ready to go spend the afternoon over at the Drexler's. We all went over to celebrate Diesel's (one their pups) 2nd birthday. We had a lot of fun and enjoyed everyone's company while we shared lots of laughs and munched on some yummy food. It was great for the dogs to run around with each other and they got to enjoy some sweet treats too! They crashed as soon as we came home and slept for the remainder of the day. We watched the UK game (we won!!!!! 16-0 this season!!!!) and then got ready for a delicious dinner at Malone's. We met up with one of my closest friends, from high school and college, and her boyfriend. It was so great to catch up with each other and I'm already looking forward to the next time they are in town :)
Today was filled with lots of errands around town as well as some cleaning around the house. Brian and I finally fit in a run at the gym and it was bath day for the pups (which they never like)!
We've been on the go all weekend and I think we're ready to crash but....time to plan for the upcoming week!!! Lots to get done!!!! Below is a pic from Chris' concert at Common Grounds. Check him out....he's on Facebook and MySpace.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!!!!

It's the start of the new decade! Can you believe it?!?!? This past year has flown by and I'm looking forward to what the Lord has in store for this upcoming year. Last night, I sat down and made my goals for the upcoming new year. I don't really like to call them "resolutions" but I focus more on what it is that I want to accomplish in the next 365 days. My list includes a wide range of things like competing in the Tri for Sight triathlon this fall (which I had planned on doing this past year but then got!) to focusing and continuing to learn and grow in my role as a wife and as my husband's help mate.

This past year has been full of several up's and down's but 2009 will always be a special year, for me, because this is the year that Brian and I got married and began our journey as husband and wife. I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful New Year's celebration with their loved ones.