Monday, February 27, 2012

What's Goin On

So, I guess I've been a little MIA lately.  We've had a lot going on and it's taken some time adjusting to our new schedules.  My blogging time was always after Patrick went to work in the evenings.  I've been trying to not stay on my computer as much, I waste so much time on here so I'm trying to limit myself.   I finally feel like we are settling into our new normal and I love it.  Patrick started his fourth week at his new job today and he's had one day off.  It's been exhausting for him but we still see each other more than we did when we was working 5 night shifts a week, so we're trying not to complain.  We've gotten to actually do some things together and that has been so nice. 

I've been reading some too.  I read the Hunger Games a couple weeks ago.  I didn't think I was going to like it much.  It seemed so morbid but once I started reading I couldn't stop. I read all three in about a week.  Now I'm patiently waiting for the movie to come out.

Now for some random photos...
I actually beat my little brother at WordFeud so I had to take a screen shot cause it might never happen again!

Patrick's brother had a birthday last week.  I missed the party but Patrick brought me this cupcake and it was delicious.

This sweet girl is loving her new room.  She goes right down the stairs and climbs in every night.  Sometimes she goes down there just to get away from us, we've found her down there more than once.  Makes it a little easier on my heart that she seems to like her new space.

I'm heading to the beach this weekend with some friends from high school and I got this really cute sun hat and I can't wait to wear it. 

Sunday morning I wanted something good for breakfast.  So I made my own apple turnovers.  I just used apple pie filling and crescent rolls. Yes, I put ice cream on top.
I can't express to y'all enough how much happier our home is these days.  Patrick is like a completely different person.  Yes, he's still exhausted and he's still working hard but he seems to really enjoy what he's doing now.  Hopefully, now that we're more settled I'll be back to regular posting.  I'm not making any promises though ;)

Friday, February 24, 2012

Mardi Gras Party

Last Friday was the 16th Annual Mardi Gras Party at our church.  You can check out last years HERE.  We had a ball.  Patrick actually got to go with me, he had head home early but I was still glad he got to be there.
Hope & John, Patrick & Me, Ryan & Natalie and Mark. I'm so excited for Ryan & Natalie's wedding in April.

Grown-ups :)

Some of our table.

Love this guy.
Babo & Papa and Me & Mark.  Mark's taking a Social Dance class at Alabama, so we were trying to be all "Dancing with the Stars".  I felt like Cheryl Burke when I'm pretty sure I looked more like Kate Gosslin. Mark was definitely channeling Maks. It was fun none the less.

Ryan showing off his signature move, the broken ankle.

John & Hope.  It was their first Mard Gras party.  I'm pretty sure they had fun!
John's friend Zac, Mark and John.  These boys are so funny.  I can't believe how grown up they are.  Seems like just yesterday they were terrorizing the neighborhood on golf carts. {Sigh}

It was a fun night spent with some of my favorite people.  I missed the girls (Kristen, Liz and Amy) but seeing the guys break out some moves like jagger was pretty priceless.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Game Night

We had a nice Valentine's night at home.  We ordered pizza from Bucks and had a game night.  It was fun!
First, we played "The Newlywed Game".  I found this and thought it'd be so fun.  It was, we did pretty good too!


We played dominoes and checkers.  I won dominoes and  Patrick kicked my tail at checkers. 

I think Ally helped him win!
It was such a nice night in.  Hopefully, we can make it a more regular event.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Heart Day

I'm in love with the RedStamp app!
Hope you all have a wonderful day.
I've got a fun little date night planned for tonight, that I'm really looking forward to!  Hopefully, Patrick enjoys it!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Photo Challenge Catch-up

I've been keeping up with the challenge on Instagram, but I wanted to keep it here too.    I've enjoyed having a prompt each day.  It's made this project a bit easier. 

My front door.  Yes, this is still my Christmas wreath but it's just a gold bow so I figured it could stay till spring.
Day 9

Self-portrait.  I didn't actually take a picture of myself.  I meant to with my margarita but I forgot. These are some outtakes from a Christmas party.  I thought these three faces best represented me.
Day 10

What makes you happy.
Last night Patrick and I were able to go out to dinner together.  We had to take some things back to the mall.  Patrick wanted to get some jeans.  Why oh why does he insist on not trying things on.  I don't really understand it. But anyways, we decided to go to dinner.  I don't know if y'all heard or not but Valentines Day is Tuesday meaning everywhere had a wait of an hour or longer.  We went to Carraba's and once we smelled the food we knew we had to stay.  We stood in the bar area had a drink and watched basketball then two seats opened up at the bar so we just ate there.  This is where we were when we heard the news that Whitney Houston had passed away.  So sad.  Patrick said it's all Bobby Brown's fault, not that he actually killed her but her life was never the same after him.  I felt like we needed to go home and watch The Bodyguard, but we didn't.
Day 11

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


I missed the sun today.  So I had to settle for the sunset.

Day 8

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


I'm so happy I haven't had to give up control of these buttons yet! I figure it's only a matter of time before Patrick gets tired of watching the crap I watch!

Day 7

Monday, February 6, 2012


(Lets just pretend I didn't skip Days 4&5, mm k.)

I couldn't have planned this better if I tried.  I was so excited about my crockpot dinner that I prepared this morning.  I'd found the recipe on pinterest.

This is what it was supposed look like.
I was so excited to come home.  One of my favorite things about using the crockpot is coming home to a yummy smelling house.  Well when I got home I immediately knew my meal didn't go as planned.  I just didn't know how bad it was...

This is what I came home to.  Yummy right.  I mean is Patrick a lucky guy or what.
Day 6
Today was Patrick's first day at his new job.  He was so excited.  I can already see a difference in his attitude.  He's so much happier.  I knew the night shift was taking a toll on him but I didn't realize how bad it had gotten.  Seeing him this week has just made my heart smile.

Friday, February 3, 2012


Day 3
My hands are looking a little wrinkly these days, not really sure why! But I did get my nails done today! Also I'm without my engagement ring, it's got to be worked on and I'm scared to wear it until I get it fixed! I miss it!

Thursday, February 2, 2012


Day 2
The words on this paper probably don't mean anything to you but to Patrick and I it's the answer to some long time prayers.  Patrick has been taking this test for years and he finally passed it.  God has really been showing out to us lately and I'm not sure what we did to deserve it.  We're so thankful!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

My View

I kinda miss posting my photos everyday so I thought jumping on this February Challenge would help fill the void!

My View

This was the view from my desk at work.  It's been a cool, dreary day here.