Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Life Lately

It was not until I started to draft this post that I realized how busy we have been lately. We both have a lot going on at home and at work. I start traveling again next week, so I wanted to go ahead and do a quick update before things get too crazy! 

Rocky chewed up this ball recently. Shane was not mad because it was his chew toy to ruin... but Rocky thought he was in BIG trouble. 
You can see how guilty he looks in the picture above, and then how submissive he became in the picture below. Poor baby... he didn't realize that we thought it was so funny! We also busted him on our surveillance camera sneaking on the sofa while we are at work. Such a little rascal! 

In my last post, I mentioned that a friend and I were planning to do a 7 day fruit and veggie cleanse. Well... that didn't even last two days. She cheated with a bowl of soup (lame!), and I cheated with this incredible Philly cheese steak! Eating healthy is just not for me. 

My girlfriends and I all met for brunch recently. It was so fun to see everyone. We went around the table and caught up on each others lives. We are so blessed to have such a great group of girlfriends! 

Caitlin treated us to brunch which was so generous of her! She is always so giving and thoughtful! Our next girl's night is at the end of February, and I am so excited for 50 Shades of Mays!

This past weekend, Shane and I helped Munca move into my parent's house. Rowan and Isaiah came over, and it was so good to see them! I asked Isaiah a lot of riddles, and he knew so many of the answers. He also told me all about the water system, and admitted that he has an Instagram! What??!!  I can't handle this! 

Rowan looks so grown up in this picture! 
I told her next time I see her, she better not have grown one bit! 

I took this picture of Shane one morning. Polly loves to lay on him... well really she loves anything about him. She is so conflicted when one of us is upstairs and one of us is downstairs because she is so loyal. 
She is almost 10 years old, and when we think about our next dog I always say I want a full blooded Polly. She is THE. BEST. DOG!

How cute are they?

I took the dogs to Kennesaw Mnt. this weekend, and I will not do that again without Shane. Rocky gets way too hyper, and he doesn't listen to me nearly as well as he listens to Shane. I am working hard to fix this problem, but I will not be outnumbered by the dogs on a hike again! 

This past Monday was a holiday, so it was nice to sleep late one more day :) 
We ran some errands and did a few chores before heading to the movies to see American Sniper. Unfortunately, is was sold out all day long. I hope we are able to go this weekend! 
Instead of our normal Moe's Monday date, we went to a burger place we have wanted to try for a while. BurgerFi is in downtown Kennesaw, and it is delicious! The atmosphere is really fun, too! 

After dinner, we sat out by the fire and enjoyed the nice weather, Shane headed to bed early while I enjoyed relaxing outside with a glass of wine. 

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! 

I got off work early on New Year's Eve and enjoyed having New Year's Day off! 

I have been pretty stressed lately, so I spent a lot of  time cleaning on New Year's Eve. 
I have cleaned the pantry, office, our closet, and I organized my craft room and got rid of a few trash bags FULL of things. 

I went on a shopping spree last week, but first I cleaned out my closet. I tried on every piece of clothing I own and if it didn't fit or I wouldn't wear it then I donated it. Now I have a closet full of things I will actually wear! 

Shane and I put away all of the Christmas decorations and put some things up in the attic. It was such a rewarding feeling to get the house back in order. 

Once Shane got home from work on NYE, we showered and got ready for dinner with Cass and Bryan.
It was nice to spend time with them and catch up. 

I snapped a few pictures before we headed to their house. 

Bryson gave me this Rainbow Loom bracelet. It was so sweet. He was so excited to show us his "grown up tooth". Jackson liked showing Shane the TV that Santa brought him. 

After dinner at their house, we walked with them to the new section of the neighborhood for fireworks. It was fun, but I was pretty cold so we didn't stay long. We were also invited to another neighbors party that night, and we saw them on the way back from the fireworks. 

We walked with them to their house and spent time hanging out with everyone. I was exhausted, and barely made it to midnight. 

Somehow I manage to stay awake long enough for a New Year's kiss, and then we headed home. 

I slept in on Saturday, and then started cleaning some more. Shane went to run some errands, and when he got back it we almost time to go to a football party at a neighbors house. (Can you tell we have an incredible neighborhood filled with amazing friends?)

At some point, I snapped this cute picture of Rocky with his favorite toy. 

I made a few appetizer to take to our neighbor's party, and these brownies were a big hit. I made a box of brownies (like the recipe on the box calls for), and pour the mix over an Oreo with peanut butter and nutella spread on it. Yum! 

I needed to get the nutella and Oreos out of the house before the cleanse I start tomorrow. My friend and I are doing a fruit and veggie detox for 7 days. It should be interesting because 1. I have never done a cleanse or detox before, and 2. My normal diet is pretty much "eat whatever the heck I want plus some more." Haha! This cleanse is not a permanent diet by any means. It is meant to help jump start healthy habits and cut down on cravings. It also helps shed water weight. I will not be working out during the cleanse, but starting on Saturday I will start back at it. 

2015 is already off to a great start!
We had so much fun with all of our neighbors, 
and we look forward to making many more memories this year.. 
I am headed to the grocery store after work today to stock up on fruits and veggies. 
Wish me luck!