Tuesday, August 27, 2013

5 Things

I'm sorry that  have been so MIA lately people. I have been crazy stupid busy. Want to know what I've been up to?! Good! Because I'm going to tell you.

1. Last week on Thursday we went to the fair! The fair is kind of a big deal for us because the fair was our very first date. You can read about it here if you really want to. 

sweet sand sculptures
the only ride we ever go on

Yes... this is a baby llama with a diaper on drinking from a bottle. 

We decided to test our strength with a classic fair game.

Me... yea, Justin is a great photographer, huh? 
And because I was the strongest (not really) the carny woman gave me a pity prize. Which I gave to Doodle as soon as I got home. He really appreciated it. We also stuffed our bellies with amazing fair food. Seriously, it's one of my favorite things.

2. Camping! Another thing that I seriously love and another thing that always reminds me of Justin and I first meeting and getting together. We left Friday morning after the fair and came back on Sunday morning. We went up around Mica Bay with Justin's mom and stepdad and we had such a good time. We love getting to spend time with them. 

Cheese, crackers, wine, and SkipBo... this is how we do camping. 
What is camping without s'mores?!
Doodle is not the best swimmer. This is something we have really been working on. Poodles are actually supposed to be great swimmers and actually have webbed little feetsies! It drives Justin crazy that Doodle hates the water. We decided to try one more time with the support of a life vest. Yes, I'm serious.

He still hated it. Thank goodness summer is almost over and we don't have to try again for a whole year. 

3. Monday was my first official day back to work. I spent all day in my classroom setting up cubbies and bulletin boards and organizing crayons and markers and pencils. Pictures coming soon!

4. Monday was also the 26th of August. That means Justin and I have officially been together for 2 years. I know that most people don't celebrate their anniversary of dating anymore once they are married but it's still a special day for us. So we went and got sushi for dinner. Justin also said that this anniversary is like fate's anniversary and our marriage anniversary is our planned anniversary. So they are both special for different reasons. I just love that man and feel so blessed to have him in my life. 

The 26th of August was also National Dog Day. So shout out to my favorite furry friend. I love you so much and am so sorry I put embarrassing pictures of you in a life jacket on the blog today. (I'm sorry in advance for the overload of Doodle photos. We're a little obsessed.) 

5. We are also starting the couch to 5K running program today. I downloaded the app on my phone which I love and we are going to do it together to keep each other accountable and motivated. I'm really excited. 

Ok you guys, thats what I've been up to! I'm going to have to really focus on not being a sucky blogger  now that I'm back to work! How do you guys do it?! Hope you're having a great week so far!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Weekend Recap: Family, Boats, and Nails Oh My

I've done it again people! I have extended my weekend so I am just now getting around to my weekend recap!

I painted my nails Friday and Friday Justin and I were puppy sitting. So instead of going out on a double date we had some friends over for a little BBQ. It was nice to hang out with another couple and spend some time just talking and enjoying ourselves. Later in the night some other friends came over and we played Cheers to the Governor. It was such a blast.

Too much fun. 
Saturday morning my mom and littlest sister came into town. They had stopped in Moscow to say hi to another sister that was starting sorority recruitment and then decided to come visit me for a little bit. We had such a good time. We played Scrabble (my mom won), we cooked, we played Phase 10 (my mom won), we ate dessert, we caught up. It was great. They left after breakfast Sunday morning, and I miss them already.

German pancakes. Yum. 
Sunday my brother came to visit. We were planning dinner at Justin's parents house so we spent the day over there and getting dinner ready. Justin's mom and grandma are big on pie making so it is my duty to learn how to make the family pie recipes. I made my first apple pie on Sunday and it was delicious. I'm getting to be quite the little baker!

Huge feast. 
On Monday my brother and I spent the day on the boat with Justin's parents. I live in such a beautiful place and feel so lucky to get to spend days like this.

And then this morning I found out that my little sister Nicolett has joined Veronica and I in joining Kappa Kappa Gamma. I could not be more excited for her. 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Gone Girl and High Five for Friday

Remember when I told you guys how the universe was telling me to read Gone Girl? Well it is a good thing I listened because it was Good! (With a capital G!) I finished it in two days!

Amazon's Description: Marriage can be a real killer. 
   One of the most critically acclaimed suspense writers of our time, New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn takes that statement to its darkest place in this unputdownable masterpiece about a marriage gone terribly, terribly wrong. The Chicago Tribune proclaimed that her work “draws you in and keeps you reading with the force of a pure but nasty addiction.” Gone Girl’s toxic mix of sharp-edged wit and deliciously chilling prose creates a nerve-fraying thriller that confounds you at every turn. 
   On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy's diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer? 
   As the cops close in, every couple in town is soon wondering how well they know the one that they love. With his twin sister, Margo, at his side, Nick stands by his innocence. Trouble is, if Nick didn’t do it, where is that beautiful wife? And what was in that silvery gift box hidden in the back of her bedroom closet?
   With her razor-sharp writing and trademark psychological insight, Gillian Flynn delivers a fast-paced, devilishly dark, and ingeniously plotted thriller that confirms her status as one of the hottest writers around.

This book has twist after twist after twist. Just when I thought I had figured it out, something else crazy happened. It is really well written, with small details from the beginning of the story pulling into the final outcome, which I always love. I definitely recommend it! Read it and let me know what you think!

I'm also linking up with Lauren Elizabeth for High Five for Friday! Here's 5 highlights from my week:
1. I went on a little shopping trip to Target. I had a gift card I hadn't used yet and I got some fun things I have had my eye on.
2. I got to go into my classroom and work a little. Work actually isn't the right word. Stare-around-at-everything-I-need-to-do-and-push-some-things-around-so-looks-like-I-did-something would be more appropriate. But it was still nice to get in there.
3. My little sister starts sorority recruitment this week! I'm so excited for her!
4. Gone Girl. Obvi.
5. I get to see my mom and baby sister tomorrow!!

Happy Friday you guys! Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


What I'm Loving Wednesday is here again!!

I am loving that my momma is going back to school and just finished her first year of school!! Woohoo!  I'm so proud of her.

I am loving that I have been getting back into the swing of yoga. After the wedding and honeymoon I wasn't going as much as I should have been but now I am back into it and loving it.

I am loving (and slightly dreading) the fact that summer is almost over. I am excited for school to start and to get into the swing of things and see my kiddos again. Not so excited about not getting to sleep in and read a lot but I also really love fall. It's bittersweet.

Speaking of fall I am loving these fall wreaths and decor I have been pinning lately!

I just started reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and I am really loving it. I was hooked right away. I think the universe was telling me I need to read this book. A blog I follow called Project Soiree mentioned it a while back. She is also the one that told me about Divergent (which I loved and was obsessed with) so I figured I should probably add this to my list. 

And then last weekend I watched all of Orange is the new Black in about 2 days and Piper is reading it in jail. And I was like oh hey theres that book again! And then my kindle recommended it to me and I was like ok ok universe I get it. Ill read it. 

I'm loving that I am more than half way done with my wedding thank yous! Go me!

Happy Wednesday you all! You're halfway through the week!