Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Easter Recap and More!

I'm sorry to say that it has, once again, been a ridiculous amount of time since I last blogged.

There for a while, I was on this HUGE kick! And then all of a sudden, there was wayyyy too much going on in life to catch up! Now feels like a good time to get back into it, at least a little bit... so I thought I would share how Matt and I spent our Easter Sunday, and what we've been up to since!

You know that promotion I was telling you about? Well I'm so happy to announce that I GOT IT! It was actually such a big surprise! I didn't think I would get it at all, but I'm grateful I did. I can now say that hard work truly pays off!

Easter Sunday couldn't have been more beautiful here, which is never know what kind of weather you'll get in April in Ohio. I started the day off making the nephews some tiny Easter baskets, and finishing up preparing some food for the day.

I used my Babycakes cupcake maker and copied a cute decorating idea I found on Pinterest! Couldn't have been easier to do. We spent the earlier part of the day with my family, then headed over to Matt's parent's house to watch the boys hunt for eggs.

Last week, we met up with some of Matt's school friends for a fun night out! This was the night before their Nursing Pinning Ceremony and it was nice meeting some of the classmates Matt talks about so much!

All the graduating nurses :)
Friday night was Matt's pinning, and it was so sweet! He played guitar and sang with a girl from his class for a special musical piece. They performed "The River" by Garth Brooks...I was so proud!

Saturday, mama Cindy and I threw a small graduation party for Matt with the family. Again, we had some gorgeous weather! That night was his official graduation. FINALLY the day came! He did it!

Matt is without a doubt going to be such an amazing nurse. He has such a caring tendency for others. I know he truly loves what he does and it shows through his personality. I'm so proud of his accomplishments.

That's all for now, folks. You'll be seeing me around more often! I have lots more updates coming up!

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Busy Spring

I'm back!

As you may or may not have noticed, I have disappeared from the blogging work for about a week, and with good reason. My life has been absolutely INSANE within the last week. Between work and a million other things, I decided I needed to prioritize...not to mention, I was exhausted and in bed around 9pm every night! Needless to say I'm glad last week is over and I'm ready for life to get back to normal.

Last Saturday, we threw my dad a surprise 50th Birthday party and it was so great!! He was so surprised but still suspicious seeing as how mom made him wear a nice shirt to my brother's house. He thought we were just getting the family together for pizza...wrong! We had lots of old friends and family there to eat, drink, and catch up. I wish I would have taken more pictures, but between food and mingling, we were just having too good of a time.

Dad's old high school and college friend, Ralph, came out to the party, which was an even bigger surprise since they haven't seen each other in years! Overall, I think dad was super grateful and happy, since the whole day he thought we were neglecting him on his birthday! HA! It was a great day.

A few days before that, my sis-in-law Kenzie let Matt and I know of a house down their street that's for sale, and since I actually happened to know the realtor, we were able to take a peek right before dad's party! Well, turns out, we ended up making an offer on the house on Sunday! AN OFFER!! That was a first for us, so now we're officially feeling like real adults, ha! But, come to find out yesterday, we didn't end up getting it. Another offer came through offering full-price, which is a little crazy. The house was super cute but needed a little cosmetic work and a brand new kitchen. I was a little disappointed, but trying to remember that it wasn't meant to be, and that there's another house out there somewhere for us!

Other than just my personal life being crazy, I also had one crazy work week last week. I'm applying for a promotion at work that I'm not sure if I'll get, but I took a stab at it anyway. I had a questionnaire, interview, and presentation to complete, so my mind was completely a mess trying to finish all of that on top of my regular work. Thus, the blog had to be put aside...especially since I was coming home absolutely exhausted. I finished my presentation on Friday, and that night Matt and I met up with his family (the Kleypack) for margaritas for mama Cindy's birthday celebration! MUCH needed margaritas after that week, I must say.

Phew, I think that's all for now. Today is a little annoying being 30 degrees (and snowing), especially since it was 70 degrees here all last weekend. Boo. But, I have some goodies coming up, including an update about my jewelry armoire redo, and some others! Stay tuned!

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

April Time is Happy Time

I guess I can't contain my excitement for spring any longer....

I think it was definitely the terrible, awful winter we had this year that has made this spring about a zillion times better than ever before. Our temperatures up here have finally reached the 60s, which is a celebration in my neck of the woods. Not to mention, there are a lot of things in store for this month...I can't wait!

I've been a little slow at blogging this week. I've been really busy at work (applying for a promotion, wish me luck!) and am helping my mom plan a (shhhh!) surprise 50th birthday party for my daddy this weekend!! I've tried to keep my mouth shut up to this point, but since I'm fairly certain he doesn't read this blog, I'll go ahead and unleash the secret! Here's a little snippet of the invites my sister-in-law made! You've gotta check out her work over at Ivory House Creative. She does wedding invites, stationery, announcements, and more!

I'm so excited to start prepping food and decorations for the party this weekend! Stay tuned next week for an update with photos! :)

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