Tuesday, July 15, 2014

July 4th Weekend

July 4th weekend was so much fun! Shane and I celebrated our 4 year "Facebook official" anniversary by going to an incredible Mexican joint near downtown Acworth. We were also celebrating my new job!

After dinner, we went to the liquor store to stock up for the weekend. :)

We spent a majority of the weekend poolside. Shane had to study (of course), but I was thankful he could take a break and spend time relaxing for a little bit. Some neighbors invited us to their house for a cookout and fireworks, and we really enjoyed spending time with them and meeting new neighbors.

Tina emailed me these pictures of Makenzie. She has grown so much in the past year! I am looking forward to spending time with her at the beach next week!

At the cookout, we met a few new people. This is Kennedy (who looks so much like Rowan). She LOVED the fireworks! How adorable is her expression?

My sweet Jennifer is expecting a littler girl, and I enjoyed celebrating her at her baby shower. It was great to meet her family and catch up with her. She has mentored me in so many ways, and I am forever grateful for our friendship!

Polly loves rolling in the grass and soaking up the sun!

Shawna, Kelly and Sean came over for a cookout! It was great to see them and catch up! The dogs gave Sean lots of kisses!

I love the way Shane adores his sisters!

It has been a crazy couple of weeks between starting a new job and getting ready for our two vacations. I am going to try and post more often, but free time is pretty rare these days!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

July Already?

We have had a great couple of weeks, and boy have they flown by! This time last year, we were renting the house we sold while waiting to close on our new house!

Shane spends a majority of his time studying for his CPA exams and doing yard work. He works so hard and is so diligent with his studying!

The past couple of weekends have been a good mix of being productive and relaxing, and spending time with family and friends. We are pretty simple and just enjoy being in the company of our loved ones! We met some new neighbors, and we feel so blessed to live in such a great neighborhood!

We are looking forward to the long weekend, and we have 2 upcoming vacations that will be a ton of fun!

Here are some recent random pictures of our day-to-day life.

Shane normally gets home from work before I do, and I love coming home and cuddling on the couch and talking about our day. 

My parents came to visit. My mom and I had a girls day. We went out to lunch, got a yummy Starbucks, got our nails done and went shopping. Later that night, we went on a double date to a great Italian restaurant in downtown Acworth. 

We went out with some friends one night to celebrate Stephen's birthday! We had a great time... probably a little too much fun ;) 

Shane snapped this picture last weekend. He took a study break and I took a break from food-prepping and cleaning the house. Oh how we love our fur babies!