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  • Let’s take a trip

    Currently Matt and I are trying to decide where we would like to go for our 2nd anniversary.  Holy cow, it’s almost been TWO whole years!  Watch out! 😉  Anyway, our/my first choice was Quebec City but after looking at flights prices are too high right now.  Now our list consists of Chicago (which I think is the front runner), Boston, Maine (which Matt is not keen on), or maybe someplace beachy like Mexico.

    The only real criteria for our trip is we would like someplace we haven’t been before, a relatively short and inexpensive flight, and somewhere that would be good for a long weekend with stuff to do.  Clearly if we went Maine it would be more of a quiet nature type trip.  If we went to Chicago or Boston, there would be tons of things to do and if we went tropical there would be the beach.  Now we just have to decide where to go.

    Last night we were watching The New Girl on Fox and they were talking about the various anniversary gifts.  Matt and I decided last year that our trip to NYC was our gift so we didn’t get each other an actual gift, just cards.  Honestly I kind of like this idea.  I mean we can buy what we want when we want.  We joked last year that the plane tickets were our paper gift.  So this year I think we will have to get t-shirts from our destination.  The second anniversary gift is cotton.  🙂  I told Matt I think it would be cool to do the “traditional” gifts without being traditional.  I guess I’m also assuming we will try to take a trip around our anniversary every year.  I mean it’s in the spring and what better time to go on a trip right?


    PS I’m still working on my bathroom.  The stuff I got yesterday didn’t work so it was returned today. Now I have to run back to the Container Store and work it out.

  • Oh carpal tunnel

    You are so not my friend.  I’m not sure what has happened over the past few days but OMG my wrist hurts.  I went to Target on Monday and bought a brace but it’s pretty cheap and I’m not sure it really does much.  I can’t seem to get it quite as tight as I feel I need it.

    I hadn’t been doing anything different really so I’m not sure why exactly it’s just started hurting.  I always do a ton of typing at work so it’s not like that is different.

    And speaking of wrists, I might have a little something planned for my wrist while we are in NYC next week.  😉  HOLY COW, we will be in NYC NEXT week!  In 11 days Matt and I will be have been married ONE WHOLE YEAR!  AHHHHHH!  😀  I might be a tad bit excited.


  • New York, New York!

    Matt booked our tickets to NYC yesterday!  Woo hoo!  Since I’ve never been we decided to spend our 1st anniversary in New York.  We will be doing all the fun sight-seeing and general touristy stuff.  Matt has also apparently made a pretty cool map with tons of food, sights, and parks.  Our goal for the weekend is to find and book a hotel.  There are tons of choices so we have both picked a few hotels we like.  We will compare them and narrow it down.

    As it get closer I might try to list some of the places we plan to go.

    We also have no Easter plans for the weekend.  We will paint the front bedroom (we bought the paint tonight) but that’s about it.

    Happy Easter!


  • I feel the earth move

    under my feet and man I wish it would stop!  Yessh!

    Matt and I arrived in Tampa around 5:30am yesterday morning.  I know this because the boat was SUPER loud as it docked.  Not that I slept much that night anyway.  I have no idea what was going on but I could not fall asleep then I proceeded to have to use the bathroom probably ever hour.  Joy.  Anyway the de-boarding (is that even a word?) process was pretty quick.  I think we were off the boat and in a cab by 8:30ish.

    A quick breakfast at Panera and then Jill and Steve dropped me and Matt off at the airport around 10am  Our flight wasn’t scheduled to leave until after 5pm but I found an earlier flight so we hopped in line and crossed our fingers we could get a seat.  There was a small price difference in the tickets and Matt asked what I wanted to do.  “Pay the lady! Give her whatever she wants!”  With that we had 2 tickets on the 1:25 direct flight in to RDU.  Ohhhh Kelly was a happy camper.  This flight arrived in Raleigh almost 2 hours before we would have boarded our original flight.

    We pulled in the driveway right at 4:00.  Hello house!  We opened the door and waited for Mr Julio to greet us. I think we may have been more excited to see him then he was to see us.

    After we got the car unloaded and settled in Matt mentioned the house was moving.  It was moving for me too.  My mom told me this might happen so we dealt with it and I took a few Dramamine before bed.  This morning I woke up and man oh man I was all over the place.  I grabbed 2 more Dramamine and laid down for a few minutes.  Then Matt got up.  He walked downstairs to turn the hot water heater back up (since I’d already taken a cold shower) and when he returned he asked for some meds.  HAHA!

    I think it’s funny he was fine on the boat but needed meds when we got home.  Anyway, as the day went on the “rocking” started to subside.  Now I still feel a little sway but not as bad.  Hopefully this will be gone by tomorrow morning.


    We will start posting the travel blogs today, hopefully with pics. 🙂

  • Baby Shower – VIP Style

    Where to start about this weekend?  In three words, it was AMAZING!

    Sarah flew in from AZ late Thursday night and then we met up with Kayla Friday morning before heading to VA Beach.  I guess I should mention that I had a small surprise for Brandi.  It was Sarah!  🙂  I wouldn’t normally surprise someone with another person, especially when staying at their home, but I thought this might be okay.  I was right. 😉  When we arrived at Brandi’s house Kayla and I went to the door.  Finally we were like we might have picked something up at the airport, and out pops Sarah.  Brandi was so excited.  It was too sweet.  We got all of this on video I might add.  We spent the rest of the afternoon chatting before heading out to dinner.

    Saturday me, Kayla and Sarah got up early so we could run some errands and get the house decorated before the other girls arrived.  After a quick trip to Target we dropped Sarah off at the house.  She was going to finish decorating while me and Kayla picked up the food.   {I guess I should also mention only like 2 other people knew Sarah was in town.}  Sarah was in the middle of decorating when the other girls arrived so she went back upstairs to hide until we got back.

    Like an hour and a half later Kayla and I finally got back to the house.  First the food platter wasn’t ready when it was supposed to be.  Then the bakery was a pain in the ass to find.  The others arrived while we were still waiting on the food.  I felt awful because I knew they would be hungry and we were taking forever.  Then once we got back to the house we finished decorating.  After that it was smooth sailing.

    The shower was great.  Brandi got a ton wonderful stuff for the baby and everyone had a blast.  That night we all went to dinner and then came back to Brandi’s for a little more girl time.  On Sunday we met the girls out at the beach for breakfast.  Unfortunately the place we wanted to go had a long wait so we went to Cracker Barrel.  After brunch everyone headed out and a few hours later I was home in Raleigh.  Overall the weekend was great and the girl’s were amazing.

    The girls minus me.  🙂


  • Cruising

    A few months ago Matt’s parents asked if we would like to go on a cruise in the Spring.  Of course we said yes and now we will be taking a family vacation to the Caribbean over my birthday!  Whoop whoop!  That is the one great thing about having a March birthday.  My birthday almost always landed during Spring Break.  🙂

    Today his mom booked our trip and we are going to Cozumel, Belize, Honduras, and Costa Maya.  I am really looking forward to Belize the most.  I think it looks like a beautiful place.  Not to mention neither Matt nor myself have ever been on a cruise so this will be a new experience for us.  I guess I can put in my vacation request at work soon too.  hehe.  My coworker is going to hate me. 😉

    YAY Cruise!


  • Hello vacation

    Sometimes you just need a long weekend away.  Matt and I are headed to the beach with some friends for a little r & r.  Now if we could just be there already.

    ~ k