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Christmas 2015

Christmas 2015

One would have thought I’d be jumping at the chance to decorate the new house for Christmas however, that wasn’t exactly the case this year.  I couldn’t find my motivation, but I think I couldn’t find motivation because I couldn’t find my vision!  I had no clue what to do with the new house this year.  I knew I wanted candles in the windows and wreaths on the windows. After Thanksgiving, I ran to Michael’s and picked up some garland…

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Snow and more snow!

Snow and more snow!

In the past 2 weeks we’ve had like 3-4 days of snow!?!?  This is absolutely crazy for NC.  Normally we’ll get a day of snow here or there but these past few weeks it’s been a lot!  Don’t get me wrong, I love a good snow day but this is starting to get ridiculous.  The city basically shuts down because we aren’t equipped to deal with snow.  Not to mention people already drive like idiots so adding snow is a…

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It’s beginning!

It’s beginning!

House hunting is in full swing for the new Casa de E.  Matt is finally on-board with buying a new house but he is insistent we put down 20%.  Ya’ll that’s  A LOT of money!  Lucky for us our current financial obligations aren’t terrible and we are able to save a good bit of money each month.  We currently have almost 10% saved.  Only 10% more to go!  We talked the other day and have decided to save as much…

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New car smell

New car smell

When I met Matt I was on my 7th car, he was on his 2nd.  I’d never had brand new cars though.  I just don’t keep cars more than a few years.  Maybe it has to do with buying used cars with 50k+ miles.  They would always be good for a year or 2 but at the first sign of problems I would trade them in. Two years ago Matt and I decided we needed another SUV.  I had traded…

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Anniversary Re-Cap

Anniversary Re-Cap

This year’s anniversary wasn’t quite as fancy as years 1 and 2.  For our 1 year anniversary, Matt and I went to NYC for a long weekend and celebrated with dinner at Scarpetta.  It was pretty amazing!  You can read about that trip here.   Last year we went to Jamaica for a long weekend and were able to have a candlelight dinner on the beach for our anniversary.  As you can see, the bar was set pretty high. Tuesday,…

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Happy 3rd Anniversay

Happy 3rd Anniversay

Three years ago today, Matt and I were standing on the lawn at the Sandals La Toc in St Lucia overlooking the ocean, promising our lives to one another.  You can read all about our wedding here. I would have to say the last 3 years have been pretty good! Sure, Matt and I have had our ups and downs but for the most part, things have been really good. We’ve had our share of hard times, but there is…

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The 3rd anniversary of the 32nd birthday

The 3rd anniversary of the 32nd birthday

Equals 35.  Sigh! Saturday was my birthday and I decided I wanted to go out and have fun.  Normally birthdays in our household are celebrated with gifts, cake (sometimes decent looking 😉 ), and a nice dinner out.  Matt and I have never done much in the way of parties for birthdays, aside from his 30th birthday.  I took him out and his friends got him WASTED!  And I got him to dance! 😮  I didn’t want a party for…

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Our proposal story – 4 years

Our proposal story – 4 years

OMG!  It’s been exactly 4 years to the day that Matte proposed! EEEKKK!  I feel sure I published this last year too but oh well here we go again! March 21, 2010 As my birthday quickly approached, I wondered what exactly the day would have in store.  I told M that a nice dinner would be fine, no gift necessary.  Years of birthday disappoints, break-ups, etc had left me a “Birthday Scrooge”, as a friend would say.  It’s hard to…

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Sledding!

Sledding!

Okay so I couldn’t post  that I went sledding and there is video and not upload the video! Enjoy! Your browser does not support the video tag Your browser does not support the video tag Happy Friday! ~k

Snow day part deux (365 challenge)

Snow day part deux (365 challenge)

Work has been crazy busy the last week or so and I haven’t had a chance to write about the snowstorm that hit Raleigh last week.  Predictions were 4-8″ and I would say we definitely got 4″ plus a little more. The snow was due to start around lunch on Wed so Matt decided to ride in to work with me and work from the Hunt Library on campus.  It is about 2 blocks from my office and he hadn’t been…

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