29 March 2012
27 March 2012
Hello blog world, I'm back!! This country girl has returned from her birthday trip to NYC (I turned 25 yesterday!) and I'm so happy to be back in Texas! I love the city so much, but I can't lie; Texas holds my heart for too many reasons to list. I'm planning on a few posts to tell you all about my trip, but until then here is a sponsor highlight for this gorgeous Tuesday. I'd like to introduce you all to Clara from Happy In Life, Young In Love. She is precious and I just know you'll love her blog! Please stop by and show her some follow love. :)
21 March 2012
In 4 hours, my mom and I will drive to the airport.
By 10:30am tomorrow, I will be in New York City.
I'm so sleepy, but I'm restless like a child on Christmas Eve!
Keep an eye out for updates and many, many (did I mention many?) pictures of my favorite place in the world. :)
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17 March 2012
To be completely honest, I haven't been keeping up with March Madness, nor do I have a bracket. This last week was just too nuts for me to focus on much more than work. BUT NOW...it's the weekend! And I'm so excited to watch the Baylor Men's Basketball team (No. 3 seed) play Colorado tonight in the third round. If they win, this will secure the second Sweet 16 appearance in program history! I'm already all kinds of excited (I LOVE basketball!) and I'm rockin' my Baylor shirt. :)
Also, the No. 1 Baylor Women's Basketball team is opening their tournament tomorrow afternoon against UC Santa Barbara. This round, I'm taking it easy. Our undefeated (yes, ALL season long!) ladies are going to add anther notch to their belts as we move toward that championship game. I am just loving my Bears! This year has been huge for Baylor (need I mention RG III, this year's Heisman award winner??) and I couldn't be more proud to be an alum of this amazing university!
16 March 2012
14 March 2012
When people get married most think that it is one of the most drastic changes they’ve experienced in their lives, but for me, it was a handful of things that changed everything. The only way I can describe my life the last year and a half is simply a whirlwind and a mere blink.
Let’s rewind just a little bit to summer of 2010. In June of this summer Joel and I lived and studied together in Barcelona for a month. After studying, we travelled for 3 weeks though Europe staying at hostles, missing our flights (Oops!), seeing historical monuments/landmarks, meeting the locals, and so much more. For us, this adventure was a time where our relationship became stronger and our hearts grew fonder of one another.
After returning from Europe, we began our last year at LSU together. In the middle of the semester Joel proposed on October 19th in the middle of a lake standing on a skinny barge, where he first asked me to date. From this point on our lives were suddenly struck with adrenaline.
In December, smarty pants Joel finished a semester early from college and graduated. Before he began medical school in the summer of 2011 he took a research job with a professor to stay busy and make some extra money.
A few months later, in May, I graduated! Being so proud of myself for finishing in four years with a degree that I was passionate about overwhelmed me with joy.
But that soon fizzled because the wedding craze began!
Time went by so fast after a bachelorette party with my favorite girls in June, house hunting in Alabama, and a last minute girls trip to see Britney Spears in concert., and purchasing our new vehicle. The month June and July swept me off my feet and July 16th was here before I knew it.
We married on July 16th at 1:00pm, and headed to St. Lucia for a week of honeymooning!
And what do you know, literally, the day after our honeymoon we landed back in New Orleans, headed to Alabama and Joel began Medical School the next day. Talk about a whirlwind right?
As Joel got settled into school I was on the job search and after two weeks of the big move I got my first interview for my first “big girl” job. After 6 intense interviews I was offered the position. I jumped for joy since I got a job just in time for my 23rd birthday!
A few short days before I began work we added a new addition to our two person family, and that was our little pup Rayne! We rescued our shelter puppy from a high kill shelter. She has come with ups and downs but we love her so much. I needed a little companion for my alone time, and she did just the trick!
My life is fairly strange now. I knew nobody here in Alabama when we moved and literally had to start over, which was exciting and scary at the same time.
I started this little blog to help me share my feelings about what I was going through and to share my recipes, photography, crafts, and funny newlywed stories. My blog covers a lot of trials, triumphs, and tribulations of our newlywed life.
I’d love for you to come follow along and share your stories with me! Thanks for reading, and thank you Sara for letting me post here!
10 March 2012
Until Monday, I'll leave you all with a few pictures from mine and Luke's date night last night. We met up in Corpus for dinner at our favorite restaurant, Water Street Oyster Bar, and then went to see Cirque Du Soleil: Dralion at the American Bank Center! I have been working with this event and their promotions team to promote ticket sales through an integrated TV and internet marketing strategy for the past 6 months and it was so fun to see it all come together! There was a huge opening-night audience and the show was fantastic. Luke and I really enjoyed the show; it made us feel like we were somewhere other than Corpus, ha!
01 March 2012
So you can probably tell that I'm just not the biggest fan of February. Wanna hear why? I know that it's the month of love and all, but guess what: we should love each other every day! Plus, Christmas is over, the weather is cold/rainy/gloomy, and there is just something about March that screams, "SPRING IS HERE!! SUMMER IS GETTING CLOSE!!!" I know I sound a little too passionate about this, but it's true. I couldn't love March more! And being that March is my birthday month may have something to do with it. ;)