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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Tuesday Talk: Snow Days

Today I'm linking up with Erika and Ashley for Tuesday Talk! 

I thought this would be the perfect time to discuss snow days.

Growing up in Charlotte, I never really anticipated snow days. The snow storms we did have were SO much fun but they just didn't happen often so it wasn't something that was constantly on my mind. However, once I got to college in Boone, snow days became a reality. I'm not a huge fan of winter so wishing for snow days got me through the bitter cold and gloomy days Ha ha 

I have SO many fun memories of playing in the snow, walking to class in the snow with friends, and enjoying lazy days off class at my apartments with my roommates.

Now that I live in West Virginia, snow days are pretty common around here too :-) They just look a little different than in college Ha ha

Andy is a work, so Luci and I lounge ;-) Since we've been "back to school" after break, we've only gone 3 whole days. We got out early today due to an impending storm headed our way. I will never complain about snow days being called because I know it is a tough decision for all of those involved in the process. Whether you're out playing and having fun or relaxing inside, snow days are nice!

It is looking like we may have a snowy winter. Only time will tell!

What memories do you have of snow days? How often do you get them? 

Monday, January 15, 2018

Weekend Wrap-Up

Happy Monday!
When are Mondays ever happy? When you have them off, of course :-) 

Martin Luther King Jr Day is always a nice break in the hustle of getting back to work/school/schedules, etc. I got to go to Mocksville this weekend to visit Mindy and Marc! Andy was going to come too, but he had some church obligations and couldn't make it.

It was SO fun to be back with my college roommate and best friend. Our pups got to know each other too Ha ha

Saturday was spent relaxing, getting our nails done, doing a little retail therapy, and having a delicious dinner out! Basically what Saturdays are made for :-)

It was fun getting to go to Mindy and Marc's church on Sunday morning and then it was sad to say goodbye! It is hard living away from all of your closest friends. I'm so thankful for the time we got to spend together!!

Lastly, one hilarious memory to note is that Luci's FAVORITE toy of Otis' was this champagne glass. It holds treats inside and is the hard plastic that she loves to chew. We had to laugh every time she had it between her paws Ha ha

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The Great Christmas Post of 2017! {Part 2}

Happy 2018!

Today was scheduled to be our first day back to school but the weather had other plans. This entire week is going to be brutally cold, so we'll so how that goes!

We wrapped up our holiday travel with Christmas in Craigsville!

Andy and I opened our gifts Friday night while the snow fell outside

We relaxed the rest of the weekend and then we made it home in time to make some brownies and watch the ball drop!

I can't believe the holidays have come and gone. I said it on my last post and I'll say it again, we are blessed to have wonderful families to spend the holidays with!! Here's to 2018!

Sunday, December 31, 2017


It's that time of year!! Another year has flown by and it's time to highlight some things that happened in 2017! I've filled out this survey for the last several years and it's fun to see how my answers have changed.

What did you do this year that you had never done before?

I hosted a baby shower (sprinkle)

& we bought a puppy :-)

Did anyone close to you give birth?

Did anyone close to me not give birth? Ha ha Most all of my friends in Lewisburg had babies this year :-P No babies in the family, but lots of baby friends!

Did anyone close to you die?

My Grandaddy's brother, Uncle Steve, passed away. I was never very close with him, but I know he was a very sweet man and so special to so many!!

What dates from 2017 will remain etched in your memory?
We have a lot this year!

January 24, 2017
Our Luci's birthday :-)

March 31st
The day we found out Andy passed the bar AND we met Luci!

April 2nd, 2017
The day we got our girl!

Week of October 8th
When Andy got ordained and then sworn into state and federal court!

Did you suffer any illness or injury?
Andy got a bad case of strep and a sinus infection in June & it seems like I've had sinus issues once every month since September - boo!

What was the best thing you bought?
I'd say the best money we spent this year was on Luci ;-) and our trip to NYC!

Where did most of your money go?
BILLS and Andy's new (to us) truck!

What songs will remind you of 2017?
"Despacito" Ha ha
On the complete opposite end of the spectrum, "Each One can Reach One" Hymn that we sang every Sunday since it was our theme for the year at church 

What do you wish you would have done more of?
I wish I would have done more of what I love during the school year/work week. (like Creating/Lettering/Reading, etc.) So often I just go through the motions during the work week and only do things I enjoy on the weekend. I need to change that! 

What was your favorite tv program?
This year, I have almost totally converted to youtube. I barely ever watch TV anymore and I follow many daily vloggers on youtube. :-)
What I said above last year is still true. I didn't even watch The Bachelorette and Dancing with the Stars!

What is the best book you read this year?
I enjoyed all of my summer reads this year!

What did you do on your birthday?

I felt very loved the week of my 26th birthday with flowers, cards, and a fun date :-)

Where did you travel?

My favorite part of these year in review posts in recapping our travel :-)

We returned to Snowshoe Mountain with Amy and Tyler in January

Mocksville, NC at the beginning of April to pick up our girl and visit Marc and Mindy!

Myrtle Beach, SC with Nana and Papa at the end of April

Wake Forest, NC at the beginning of May for my cousin Melissa and Ben's wedding

Our trip to New York City over Memorial Day weekend

My annual week in Charlotte this year included Anna's graduation!

Boone, NC at the end of June for Anna's orientation

Myrtle Beach, SC with Nana, Papa, and Aunt Darlene in July

We took a day trip to Roanoke, VA in August to see Grandaddy while he was there

The middle of August took me back to Boone, NC to help Anna move in!

West Jefferson, NC to the cabin with Amy and Tyler

Wilmington and Salemburg, NC to visit my grandparents over Veteran's Day weekend

 and of course, we had many trips to Charlotte and Craigsville along with all of our holiday travel

Cheers to 2018!!!