Monday, May 2, 2011

I bought a house!!!!!!!!!!!

On April 28th 2011 I bought my first house! Holy crap! It's been almost 3 years since I graduated from college and I am now grown up enough to own a home. Wow.

The house I bought was a mess so it's going to take some time to fix it. I spent all weekend with my wonderful loving family cleaning and painting. It is truly incredible what a coat of paint can do. My home looks 200% better and we're only getting started.

I am so grateful to my family who have helped and supported me on this journey. I am blessed and continuously reminded of said blessing.

All my thoughts now center around light fixtures, door knobs, paint colors, new flooring and random other home fixer upper projects. A month ago I thought Home Depot was a boring store. It's now one of my favorite places to go. I am also sure that Home Depot will be very happy to have me a customer with as much as I'm spending in there. It is all completly and totally worth it.

Other news not about me - my brother passed his last big test in the military! From what I understand this means that he will be able to be deployed and won't get kicked out the armed forces as a failure. That's pretty amazing.

My brother also got leave to come home next month so that we can celebrate my grandparent's 50th wedding anniversary. My best friends are also coming in from Scotland to be a part of that celebration. I am truly looking forward to this party. I can't believe that my grandparents have been married for so long. I come from a long line of love.

Once all the repairs are finished I will update with pictures of before and after so everyone can see the finished product compared to how it started. Byes!! :)

Saturday, April 2, 2011


I just got to talk to my friend Bethany for an hour!! It was phenomenal!! I love her SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much!! So, between talking to Bethany and going to a Milligan fundraiser last night, I really miss Milligan. I don't so much miss the school/test aspects of it but I so miss the community and social life. I miss all of my Milligan friends. I wish I could keep in touch with all of them but life as well as distance makes that difficult. Unfortunately. :( I'm debating going to Homecoming again this fall but I'm not sure if I'll be able to this year. Since I'm running a half marathon a few weeks before I will have to see how my leave works out. Hopefully I'll be able to do both. My home inspection is scheduled for Tuesday. So long as there are no hiccups I will settle at the end of this month. I'm loving the year 2011!!!! Have a great weekend everyone!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Way Overdue Update

Due to a recent request to update my blog I have come back to Blogland.

So, since my last update, here are the big things that have happened since last I was here:

- My brother joined the U.S. Air Force in February 2010 and graduated from BMT (Basic Military Training) in April 2010. He is now stationed in Texas working as a Life Support Tech for the C130s.

- I went to visit Matt and Bailey Roberts in Scotland and got trapped due to the volcano eruption in Iceland. So I got an extra week with them last year. It was amazing :)

- I went to Disney several times to visit my friend Bree. The most recent trip was to Disneyland, California where I had never been before. It was great fun.

- I have started training for the Disney World Wine and Dine Half Marathon in October. I'm kind of excited about running :) Those of you who know me know that I'm not normally a big fan of running by itself.

- The biggest update is that I have made an offer on a house!! It's a three bedroom condo in Annapolis, MD. Settlement should be concluded by the end of next month. So by the first of May I should be an official home owner!! Woohoo!!!

Those are the biggest things that have happened in my life. I will try to update more often than I have before. Of course, reminders will help as well if I start to lapse ;P

Happy Friday everyone!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Full Time!! Woot!!!!

Sorry I've been away from blog land for so long but I've had a slightly hectic couple of weeks!

This past Tuesday, I was promoted from part time to full time with a new title and responsibilities. It's SOOOOOOOOO cool! I'm actually using my major! Isn't that amazing!?! I'm a Compliance Specialist working on updating e-billed budgets. It's a hectic job but I am enjoying it to the utmost.

I'm planning on keeping my waitress jobs on the weekends just as a hobby because full days off get slightly boring to me. This will change I'm sure but for now that's my plan.

I get to talk to my best friends in Scotland about once a week or every other week so we can keep up with each other even though we are a time zone and an ocean apart.

Later this month, I'm going out dressed up for Halloween with some of my friends. I think this will be the first Halloween that I'm going out dressed up but not to go Trick or Treating. Talk about growing up and slight culture shock.

I turn 23 later this month and I'm full time a year after college with benefits and I love my life! Go me!

Well, that's my life in a nutshell. I'll try to keep updating but I make no promises because I now have a real job, a hobby job and a slight social life so this is not a priority; it's about 19th on my list of things to do. I think this is best because I would rather be out living my life so that I can have lots to update when I get back to blog land instead of rambling about nothing. Byes!!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Happy Days!

So, I have officially started a new job. I'm working at a law firm called Wilson Elser in downtown D.C. as a part time file clerk. It's a complex job but it isn't hard. There is tons of stuff to do so I'll never be bored and the day flies past because of all the stuff there is to do. I'm going to love it. Also, they promote from within the company so there is room for me to move up. This may actually be a career!!!!

My cousin went off to college this past week. It's going to be good for her. She's asking me all kinds of college questions and it makes me smile that I have someone to pass on my college advice to.

My best friends move to Scotland in 9 days! And I get to visit them there in a few months!!!! That will be a grand adventure.

I leave for Orlando for a weekend in November so I can see another of my best friends. I get to visit Disney again after months apart! Woot woo!!

I went to the Ren Fair for opening weekend yesterday. Apart from a 2 hour break, I spent the whole day there. It was the first time my little boys have ever gone and it was fun watching them have a whole new experience. We made plans to go again next year too. I love that place it makes me very happy. And people watching there is just amazingly entertaining. I'm taking my dad there in October because he's never been. I'm not quite sure how he's managed not to go before...

That's all I've got for now. Byes!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Home Again

So, it's been a super long time since I've updated. I moved home to Bowie successfully and secured a job as a waitress at Smokey Bones. I'm happy to have that job at least but I am still looking for something more full time/permanent and in my field. If anyone knows of any accounting jobs that are entry level please let me know!

Events since coming home:
1. My cousin graduated high school and is going off to college in a few weeks. This was the first opportunity I've had to pass on college wisdom. It was fun in a geeky kind of way
2. My other cousin started driving. She turns 16 next month and can then get an official license. Ahh! Kind of scary...
3. My parents celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. My brother and I threw them a party that went off well (if I do say so myself). My parents are an inspiration. Seriously, 25 years of being married! Wow.
4. My brother joined the Airforce!!!!!!!! It's really exciting. I've never seen him this driven or excited about anything. Our entire family is just over the moon about this.
5. My 2 best friends are moving to Scotland in a few weeks. Amazing!!! I'm trying to save up money so that I can go visit in April during their Spring Break from grad school. I will graciously accept any donations to the Scotland fund.

That's a brief synopsis of life. I've reconnected with old friends from high school which is fun. It's incredible seeing how we're still the same people but at the same time observing how much we've grown in 5 years. At the moment I'm waiting on hearing back about a job interview from last week. Here's to crossing fingers and lots of prayers hoping that I can get a real grown up job!

Monday, March 23, 2009

13 days!!!

I have 13 days until I come home! Yipeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can anyone tell that I'm excited?...

Tomorrow we have a showing at the house. I'm crossing my fingers and praying like you wouldn't believe that the people coming will like the house and take it. If that happens it saves me from paying 5 more months of rent, I have a slight chance of getting back part of my security deposit, and I will be done with everything so I can come home no strings attached! Please pray that these people will put in an offer on the house so that I don't have to keep paying for a place that I will no longer be living in!

I'm constantly talking about coming home to the people at work. They keep telling me how much they will miss me but that they are so glad that I'm going to be in a place where I will be happy. I will have my family, my friends, a social life! *gasp* and a chance at a great job! I can't wait to be back at the only place that has ever truly felt like home.

I have an interview on Monday April 6 in D.C. So not only do I get to move home, I have an interview the day after I'm back! How's that for a sign that this is a great idea? I'm hoping that my interview goes well because if I get a job within a month of moving home that will be superb! So I have lots of things to pray about. Please help me pray for it all! The moving home safely, the getting a job quickly, the having someone else move in as soon as possible so that I no longer stay obligated to this house and staying sane in between it all!

I will see my home soon! Byes!