About Us

We started this blog to keep our family & friends updated on our life! These days it seems all of us are so busy, and some far apart, and we thought this would be a great way to keep in touch :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

First Blog...ever

So we're new to this whole "blog" thing, but we have so many friends & family members that we don't get to see, or talk to often, so we thought this would be a fun way to let everyone know what's going on!

Let's see.... so much has happened in the past 11 months of our married lives! Justin and I will be married for one year on August 14! I can't believe time has flown by so fast! Our wedding was definitely more beautiful than I could have ever imagined (Thanks to our awesome wedding decorator, Linda Hulett). As much as I can remember about that day, I know it was the most calm I had been in the whole process of wedding planning. Whoever said, "...wedding planning is the best time of your life..." lied. It was one of the more stressful things in life! It was definitely worth it though :) That day could not have been more perfect for us. Thank you to all of those that were there, and involved that day! Here are some pictures from the reception at Birkdale Country Club.

After an almost 5 hour reception, dancing the night away, and blisters on my feet from my four inch heels, we were on our way to Jamaica the next morning. We stayed at the Sandals Whitehouse resort right on the beach. We absolutely loved Sandals, and would definitely recommend it for a honeymoon! The staff was excellent, the limitless food and drinks were delicious, and the everyday naps while it poured rain around 2pm. We both agree that the Jamaican Jerk chicken is to die for... especially if you like spicy food. We met some really cool couples, and some that we still keep in touch with today. If you haven't heard, Justin lost his wedding band the second day we were there. He was snorkeling, right after he thoroughly loaded on sunscreen, and his band slipped right off.. so he is now on his second ring :)

We closed on our house September 10th, and moved in that weekend. We live right outside of Charlotte, in a small town, and we love it so far! As of now, we are still decorating our house, and finding out furniture is really expensive!! We've had a lot of fun putting together our new house, and of course a lot of responsibility. As some of you know, our air conditioning/heating has given us a run for our money!! We've had someone out here at least six times since we've moved in, and just this past weekend we had our compressor replaced.. thank goodness for home warranty, or our bill would've been over $1800.00, and thank goodness for AC!! We were without AC for about nine days, but Justin's parents, and the Rammells, let us stay with them.

We have/had eight weddings this year, so that has kept us plenty busy!! We've been in two, and have another one we're both in, coming up in November! We leave for Baton Rouge, LA, Labor Day weekend for my cousin Jacob's wedding, which we're so excited about!

Justin took a new job in May with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he is the Senior Contracts Administrator for the Research/Federal Relations Dept. It's been a huge change from the hospital, but a good change. I am still nannying full time, Monday-Friday, for a family in South Charlotte, and loving every minute of it!

This post is really long, but just trying to catch everyone up on our first year :) Stay tuned.

1 comment:

  1. Miss your faces!! Thank you for this blog..Even though it does not make up for REAL time together! Dinner soon =)