Monday, October 29, 2012

Pre-Halloween Weekend & Color Me Rad

Boy, did I have an amazing weekend!
I spent all of Friday at the elementary school, then headed to my mom's school to help with book fair [my favorite], then made my way to the high school football game -- where I found Steven :) -- and then we went out for a friend's birthday!

Saturday was spent getting ready for our Halloween party...
I'll let the pictures do the talking [sorry there are so many]:
This was actually Thursday...I was so excited to be DT with my boyfriend FINALLY

LOVE my Ldeezy
Photobombs galore...all night long
It was my roommate's birthday on the 28th, so we celebrated that too!
Pageant queens - Miss Alabama, Miss Texas, Miss Louisiana
Roommates !
Joe Dirt, Lumberjack and Western Cowboy...aka boys in plaid

I love my friends.

Then on Sunday, two of my roommates and I ran the Color Me Rad 5K, which I blogged about earlier! It was SO much fun and way worth the $35 fee -- plus it benefited the Special Olympics.

If this run, or any other run similar to it, comes to a town near you -- DO IT! Even if you aren't a runner. Half of the people walk anyway. It's more of an "event", not a race. I had such a blast!

All clean, before we headed out:

The starting line on campus:

Lindz has a smile on her face, even though we had a crazy night the night before and literally slept like 3-5 hours:

The pink station at the finish!

Halfway through...our other roommate and Steven came out to snap a picture:

My momma and I at the finish! She is so rad.

It's safe to say after that, I basically collapsed on the couch and slept the rest of the day.

Whew! I want to go back to this weekend!

However, now on a serious note, I want everyone on the east coast to please be safe! Steven's college is closed today and tomorrow so he is staying in Fairfax. Virginia Tech isn't closed -- although they faked us out yesterday by cancelling classes and then uncancelling them an hour later -- but it's still snowing and really windy! I hate cold weather, so I'm not a happy camper, but I am thankful that I'm not up in NJ or NY. Praying for everyone dealing with the elements -- PLEASE BE SAFE!


Monday, October 22, 2012

Headed Home...

via U.S.S. Enterprise

My big brother is officially on his way home :)

I cannot wait to welcome him home, on his 26th birthday, from his last deployment.
I couldn't be more excited for November to be here!

I hope y'all have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

What Would You Like For Christmas?

I, for one, like to plan. No matter what the situation is, I typically like to know what's going on/a sequence of events. This helps to prevent me from having to make last minute decisions...which I hate AND am terrible at doing.

This definitely goes for Christmas time! Around this time (Halloween) I start to brainstorm gift ideas, craft ideas, decorating ideas, etc. Let's be honest, most stores already have a Christmas section out -- I don't usually go buy stuff, but I at least write it down, and if I've seen it in a store, I'll make a note of it.

This gift planner is an awesome resource for someone like me who likes to plan what I'm getting people early and most importantly stay on budget! I always find myself completely broke in December - partly to blame on my birthday, my mom's birthday and Steven's birthday also all being in December.
I found this checklist on Pinterest and the link took me to the blog Life in Yellow which I am so happy to have discovered! Tons of cute things here!
I've also found it helpful to plan gifts ahead of time because
a) it gives you time to DIY a gift...always makes it more meaningful,
b) you can keep your eye out for groupons/living social deals to help with cost, and
c) you aren't stuck in the mad Christmas rush in December and can, instead, be home snuggled up with hot cocoa :)

Anyone else an early gift planner like me?


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Oct 3: Happy Mean Girls Day!

"On October 3rd, he asked me what day it was."

Hope everyone is enjoying National Mean Girls Day.
And, since it's Wednesday, I hope you all have on pink :)

for fun:

you go glen coco.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tuesday Tunes: Mumford

If you haven't checked out Mumford & Sons' new're missing out.
I've been a fan since their first CD and was highly anticipating the release of Babel.
It's so good and definitely lived up to my expectations. I recommend the deluxe edition with 3 bonus songs.

I Will Wait

Also check out "Lover of the Light" -- a favorite.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Weekend Recap; Welcome, October!

I'm back from my trip to Pennsylvania! I had so much fun, as always.
I'll admit -- it isn't easy being 6 hours away from Steven all year, but it's worth it. Our LDR is something I've come to accept and live with. It isn't ideal but at least I always have something {trips to see him} to look forward to.

All day Saturday was spent here:
The baseball field. Surprised? Me neither.
They had a triple header which was so painful, but at least we made it home for the second half of the VT game. SIGH -- don't get me started on that game.

We made sure to go to my favorite place for lunch on Sunday:
"The Shiny Place", as we call it, is our favorite diner. There are lots of diners up there, but this is our favorite. They have the best food & desserts! We got a slice of carrot cake but I was digging in to that SO fast I didn't even have time to get a picture...whoops!

We didn't do anything super special or out of the ordinary, but honestly, that is okay with me. I would rather order pizza & watch Puss in Boots {yes, that happened} than drive somewhere because being together is all I really care about.

Enough mushy relationship talk for now.

Now, it's time for OCTOBER!

I am so happy it's October - although I wish it hadn't started off with rain. I officially feel "fall-ish"...I'm going to go buy 3 Leaves candles for the apartment and go to the pumpkin patch this weekend!!

We only have one home football game this month. Kind of weird, but I'm okay with it since I have lots to get done!

It's also officially only 35 days until this ship comes home from her final deployment with my big brother on it... :) :) :)


Happy Monday!