Monday, July 11, 2016

I'm back....

After taking a long time away, I'm ready to blog again. I wanted to blog several times, but life just seemed to happen. There's been a lot going on and I'm excited to start on my adventure again. Here we go........

Thursday, June 28, 2012

This week

This week feels like my first official week of summer because I don't have to go to class. I'm finishing up my last graduate class! I'm so excited! The only problem is I have a hard time spending time doing the work every day.

We're working on getting ready for our beach vacation. On Monday, we met with our friends to go over the details and had a little cookout. I'm getting ready by finishing up some shopping, getting a new haircut, and I got the cutest nautical pair of Toms.

Brent painted a huge chalkboard for us to hang up and he's been busy in the yard. My goal today is to finish some of my work so I can enjoy my weekend! :)

Fun Summer Week

Last week, I had a great summer week. I finished up my 10th grad. class, so going to school from 8-1 everyday was not the best part of the week.

On Tuesday, Brent and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary. We spent the day together going on a little road trip. We went to Gaffney Outlets to shop. Then, we went to Charlotte to eat at Cheesecake Factory. It was so yummy! Brent surprised me with tickets to the Lion King and some other really cute gifts! He's so good to me!

On Wednesday, all of my teacher friends went shopping in Greenville. We're getting ready to go to a wedding so we had to get our dresses. It was lots of fun!

Friday night, we went to see the Lion King at the Peace Center. It was amazing! Everything about it was so good! I love all the cute songs and the beautiful costumes! I'm looking forward to going back to a play really soon. Before the play, we went to dinner at Rick Erwin's. It was so good and probably the best restaurant I've ever been too! Brent definitely spoiled me this week!

On Saturday, we babysat Jackson for a little bit and then we celebrated Candice's 26th birthday by going to Downtown Greenville. We had lots of fun going out to eat and getting gelato. It was such a beautiful evening downtown.

I've had such a great week! It definitely is beginning to feel more like summer!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Happy 2 Years!

Today is our 2 year anniversary! It's hard to believe that it's been two years since we said I do. We had such a beautiful wedding with our family and friends. It was such a special day. I'm so blessed to have married by best friend and high school sweetheart. It definitely gets better every day. We've had a wonderful 2nd year together! I can't wait for many more!

I'm so excited to spend the day with Brent and watch our wedding video tonight. I'm so glad that we have summers off so we can spend our anniversary together each year. (Too bad I had to go to class this morning.)We're going shopping and to eat in Charlotte today and we have a few more surprises later this week! Wish we were off to the Bahamas again, but Cheesecake Factory will do! :)

Monday, June 11, 2012

Sweet Summertime!

Summer is here! It's hard to believe the school is over and summer has begun. I had the best year this year with my 3rd graders. They were my best class yet and I'm so sad to have them leave. We had a great few weeks together with parties and awards' day.

I've been really busy over the past few weeks. We moved Riley to Columbia, had Relay for Life, and celebrated my Mom and Dad's birthdays. Lindsay came to visit and the Ivey kids spent the night. I only have 4 more weeks of grad school. I'm so excited to be done! 2 weeks of getting up early and then a summer of relaxing is ahead of me.

This past week we celebrated Jackson's 1st birthday. It's hard to believe a year has already passed. We went to Mellow Mushroom for his birthday and went to his wonderful birthday party yesterday. It was so cute! We had a great time!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Baby James in here!

James Strom arrived on Tuesday, May 1st. Since we've taught with Amy her entire pregnancy we all feel like it's our child, too! I guessed the date, so I was excited about that. We spent the entire day getting updates and were able to see James on Tuesday evening. He is so cute! He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces. We were so excited to finally see him!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Little Man Shower

The third grade teachers threw Amy and baby James a shower 2 weeks ago. I searched Pinterest for an inspiration and discovered the little man theme. I knew this theme would be perfect for Amy. I love the mustaches and ties! We had a wonderful shower and baby James got lots of great gifts. Here's a look at baby James' Little Man Shower!
Tie wreath on the front door

Pretzel "cigars" for the favor

Thumbprint tree

I guessed James' birthday!

Diaper cake

Bowtie napkins

All the teachers!