Monday, July 30, 2012

LIfe Lately

Well folks, I think it's safe to say that I have officially reached "big girl status",
No, not because I'm married, own a home, and a car.
But because, as much as I hate to admit it,
spending a jam-packed weekend pretending to be a college kid again officially kicked my tail.
This girl is just not meant to stay up until 2 am. 

I. Am. Exhausted.
And for the 234098573 time, I'm so thankful that it's summer time and I don't have to be at work today.

My college roommate/best friend/soulmate came to visit for the weekend.

Isn't she just the cutest? 

And as it always is when we're together,
there was lots of talking, laughing, and drinking.
I tell ya - she is the best!

Friday night, we had some of our friends and family over for a cookout
and to show off our finally finished home.
Boy, if I didn't think our house felt like a home before, cramming 20-30 very special people in these four walls sealed the deal.
As nice as it is to look around and see all the work we've accomplished, it was even nicer to look around Friday night and see so many people we love, so many people who have been so supportive of everything we've done, sharing in this special time with us.

 And even after the big party calmed down, we stayed up with several close friends of ours from college, (watching the Olympics, of course) laughing into the wee hours of the morning.
Pondering how so much had happened over the last year, yet relishing in the fact that so much had stayed the same.

And all of this was happening in my sweet little house.

It was perfect.

And because clearly I hadn't drank enough Michelob Ultra the night before,
we ventured out again on Saturday (rain and all)

No, I didn't really wear the boots out, but with all these torrential downpours we've been experiencing lately, I was veryyyy tempted.

to a trashy small bar in Jacksonville to see Corey Smith play.

Only after eating dinner at one of our favorite sports' bars. 

 Sunday I spent the day recovering by the pool with some girls from school, ignoring the piles of laundry and dirty dishes that needed to be done at home. (I guess that's what today is for.)

It was a busy-ful, wonderful, meaningful weekend - one of those weekends that you just want to soak up every minute of because it was just that much fun!

Even the furbabies love soaking it all in.

I hope y'all are having a marvelous Monday so far.
And if you're looking for a little afternoon pick-me-up
look no further than right here:

Michelle over at Mrs. G's Kindergarten in Heels is having an amazing 50 follower giveaway! 
Girlfriend is clearly kicking butt and taking names because she posted about this giveaway on Saturday, but by the time I scooted over to her blog and checked it out, she no longer had 50 followers - her little bloggy blog had grown to 75 followers. 
And it's no wonder that people love her blog - I mean, how cute is that blog title?!
The rest of her blog is equally as charming - but don't just take my word for it, go check it out!
And enter her giveaway. Or don't. I reallyyyyy want to win this one.



  1. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend! It is always nice to share those big moments with your closest friends and family.

  2. Thank you for blogging about my giveaway and saying such nice things. It made me smile:) I understand your big girl status, I am right there with you! LOL

    Mrs.G's Kindergarten in Heels

  3. Just nominated you for an award on my blog!