Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I'm back and hopefully for good w/ lots of pix to overcompensate

Hey there! Sorry I've been gone for so long.  Due to a combination of laziness and some I'm busy with life-ness I've been neglecting my blog.  I have been reading the blogs that I follow regularly and sometimes I would leave a comment or two.  Other times I'll start writing a comment then realize that I'm not logged in then delete it instead of logging in.

You may remember that we are moving in a few months--the anticipated time is late June.  We've been house hunting like mad (from 100s of miles away) and as you can imagine it's been a little challenging.  I do have to thank God for Trulia, Craigslist and the internet in general because it could be worse.  I don't know how people did long distance house shopping pre-internet when they worked a full time job.  I also really really appreciate a couple we know (living in our future home city) for visiting the houses and even videotaping them so we can get an idea of what they are like.  Isn't that awesome?

Anyway, we are excited about the move for many reasons but also there's a little sadness because I've developed some meaningful relationships here over the past 3 years.  At least we are moving to a place with lots of activities where people wouldn't mind visiting (well, that's what our friends and family say). lol

So what's happened over the past few weeks since I've been gone....hmmmm....

I went to a wedding.  It was my first IR wedding since ours.  It was so beautiful and it was great to see the families come together.  I love weddings in general.  You know how some old folks like to visit funerals, well I like to visit weddings.  It doesn't matter who's wedding it is, I always have a good time.  The ceremonies are usually my favorite.  Every time I've attended a wedding since we've been married I get warm and fuzzy inside thinking about the similar vows my husband and I took a few years ago.
Beautiful couple at their wedding

This is the only pic of myself in my wedding outfit (which you can't see)

I visited with an old friend.  She attends school in Wisconsin and she was visiting with another friend in Birmingham, AL.  I drove up to meet with them a few weekends ago and we had a great time.  I don't have too many girlfriends--well friends in general (by choice--lol) but it was great being in the company of like minded God-fearing women.  Actually we are pretty different but it makes our conversations that much more interesting.

In Birmingham, AL with friends at an urban park

More pix of the park--it's self sufficient apparently (which I think is pretty neat).  Very environmentally conscious park in the middle of a rough part of town.  It's a great way to get people to go out and enjoy the community.

More female bonding/supporting. Part of the UN is represented here from l to r: Jamaica, Haiti, Ghana

I've realized that I'm horrible with keeping in touch with people.  Well, I knew this from the get-go but it's pretty bad.  I have to do better.  Thank God that the people who matters the most realize that this is one of my character flaws and are willing to work with me. Right friends and fam? ::Wink, wink::  Lol.

I'm still working out regularly but not as much as I was when I was doing Insanity.  I'm doing P90X but only about 4 times per week on average.  I've also started back running too.  I was proud to get out there and run 3 miles on day 1 (this is after stopping in late fall--I know it's been a while but I hate cold weather).  Hubby is still a rock star with his whole diet and exercise routine.  I'm so proud of him!

I just wanted to show off hubby's hard work and his new beard.  He's never sported a beard before but I'm  surprisingly digging it.  BTW--the matching clothing is totally coincidental. 
The dogs are doing well...still nuts but I love them.  Eliza is so sweet to humans but she's a pain in the booty to her big brother, Gideon.  Gideon's still a punk and allow Eliza to take advantage of him.  We took them to the park yesterday and it was so much fun playing hide-and-seek with them. 

I have no words to describe these 2 lunatics right now.

I think that's about it for now.  I'll try to write more soon.  Thanks for hanging in there.  Oh yeah, today is my 29th birthday.  Hubby is working at the hospital tonight but he made me a yummy birthday breakfast this morning.  There was some left over Belgian waffles which I ate with syrup, nutella and whipped cream for dessert (of course it also satisfied my always raging sweet tooth). Ha!

Talk to you soon :)

Mrs. K

17 comments:

  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MRS. K!!!!!!!! Hope it was awesome. Love all the pics. You are lookin' good! Good luck with all the moving work.

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  2. Happy 29th :)!!!!!!!!

    What a great week you've had, between family and friends bonding. We missed you but we are happy you can share those precious moment with us.

    Welcome back and hope for longer :).

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  3. Happy Birthday girl! I love you hair! Good luck with finding a new house and relocating!

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  4. Happy birthday!!!! Wow, my little man is in great company of awesome Aries'! Good luck with house hunting and fantastic photos :)

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  5. happy birthday darling!!! hope it was amazing!!!

    haha, that is funny that you like the hubs beard ... when Sean had one for the first time, i surprisingly liked it too! when he shaved it off i was a lil upset!

    good luck with the house hunting! those friends of you are awesome!

    great pictures!

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  6. Hey good to see you back.

    Happy birthday!! I am sure it will be amazing!

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  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
    Is hubby a doctor?

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  8. Wow, you have been busy! If my real life looked like yours, I'd do less blogging too...LOL!
    Happy Birthday Lady!

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  9. Oh wow!!! Lots of fun stuff you did. I hope you have a wonderful birthday!!!! You get to celebrate it for a whole month ya know. At least that's the rule in my house :)

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  10. Happy 29th Birthday M. Your hubby is so sweet to make you breakfast before he was off to work. Looks like you had a good time getting out and about. I love the color of the dress you wore to the wedding. Now that I've thought about it. I don't think I've been to an IR wedding yet.Glad you started running again. I hope you had a wonderful birthday. Welcome to the last year of your 20's. Much love to you.

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  11. Awww! Happy Birthday and thanks for checking in! I've been checking in to see how you've been!

    Looks like you've been busy with life as it should be and we look forward to your updates soon! :)

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  12. Glad your back, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I love attending weddings too. I don't have many friends either, most of my friends live away, but I love when we get together, it's like we never left each other.

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  13. Good job on the Insanity- wow! I am feeling encouraged to get out there and get moving!
    You and your husband look really nice together. Glad you had fun meeting up with friends. I lived near the Birmingham area up until a few weeks ago when we had our big move. Blessings on your move as well.

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  14. Thanks for all the birthday wishes ladies.
    NHM: I appreciate you dropping by :). Thanks for you well wishes. I'm definitely going over to your blog to check it out. I can tell by the name of your blog that I'll be definitely following. Can't wait.
    Keya: I am friendly but never had a lot of friends(but a lot of associates). I think that's because my strict Caribbean family drilled it in my head that "friends are bad for you" since I was young. They scarred me. LOL
    Rania and Monique: your comments always make me smile. Thanks:)
    Crystal: I actually use to live by that rule when I was younger too. How funny? I use to drive ppl crazy with it. I used to say, "well it's my birthday month so you have to do as I say/ask." Of course jokingly.
    Teresha: thanks for checkin in even when I was MIA
    Faith: Yah, I'm finding him even more hot with his beard (I did think he could get any hotter but he proved me wrong). Kidding :). But I'm loving it.
    Thanks Whitney, Dani, Sommer, K. Rock, Jamie and Toi--good to be back.

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  15. Happy Belated Bday!! Have you found a place yet? What areas are you concentrating one? Only 3 more months until the big move!

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  16. thanks, Amy. We did find a place. I'm about to send you an email. Did you guys?

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  17. First let me say Happy Belated! Damn you for being 'not thirty yet' LOL. Joking. Hope you had a great day.
    I totally understand missing blogging. I usually start writing something and then I loose wind, get distracted, or a little voice starts yelling. lol.
    glad your house hunting is going ok. I hate packing, and unpacking. I don't envy you there. Every time we move I always vote "let's buy ALL new stuff". LOL

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