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 :)
Talk to you soon :)