Wednesday, April 25, 2012

(Semi) Wordless Wednesday

Attempting the USA Today crossword puzzle. Thinking of my Nana. Every morning so far of our trip Collin and I will sit at the breakfast bar and eat breakfast while filling out all the puzzles in the USA Today paper. Love it. =)
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Cindy

P.S. If you wanna see up to date pictures from our trip, or if you wanna just see all my photos, follow me on Instagram! My username is iwanttobeaham.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Quick Post from the Beach

Hey guys, just wanted to stop in and say hi from the beach! We arrived safely yesterday evening around 8:30 after a few stops and driving through the rain most of the trip! It's so nice to be here and I can't wait to enjoy the rest of the week! I want to share some pictures I've taken so far. Hope you enjoy!

Starting off our anniversary trip in the rain. But it's okay. Sunny skies predicted the rest of the week!
Starting our trip in the rain. But all is well because it's sunny skies the rest of the week!
Getting so close!!
Getting soo close!
We may not have an ocean view room but we can see the ocean!!
We may not have an ocean view room but we can see the ocean!!
Taking a walk on the beach!!! #nofilter
I went for a walk this morning and part of it was on the beach. =D
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So happy to be here if you couldn't tell. =) We're off to the aquarium here in a few minutes. Hope you enjoy your day!

Cindy

Friday, April 20, 2012

Bloom Into Spring!

I had the opportunity to participate in a Bloom Into Spring exchange hosted by Meagan from Local at Last and Lisha from One House One Couple. This was such a fun little blogger exchange. We got partnered up with someone else participating in the exchange and sent each other goodies that reminded us of spring! I got partnered up with Erika from Our Cozy Cubbyhole and I'm so glad I did! It has been a real treat getting to know Erika and reading her blog. She is fun, down to earth and very creative! I love her DIYs and how she has decorated her tiny apartment! You should go check her out!

Anyway, last week I got an awesome package of goodies in the mail from Erika for the exchange and I had so much fun opening it and today is the day I get to share it with all of you!


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How my pretty package came! I love the box she found to put my stuff in!
Awesome box of goodies I got in the mail today!
This is what I saw upon opening the box... I got really excited!
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She even hand wrote me a nice little note. So sweet! But the best part, she put the remaining note cards into the box. =)
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I got some cute little tins which I can't wait to use for storage/decoration in our new apartment! AND I got even more Reese's peanut butter cups! A girl can never have too many, right? ; )
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The last thing in the box was this pretty purple candle. But the best part about it... it smells like the hyacinth plant that I had brought home from church and it has died already. (They don't last too long into spring, they're early bloomer plants). So I'm excited I still get the pretty smell of my hyacinth without having the plant itself!

Thank you Erika for all the wonderful goodies! I love them and I hope you enjoy all that I sent to you!

Also, dear blog friends, I hope you enjoy your weekend! Mine sure will be good. Stamping tomorrow and packing and then church on Sunday and leaving for the beach!!! So, if I'm quiet next week you'll know why. =) I may stop in a day or two though to share some pictures and memories with you all! BYE!

Cindy

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

(Semi) Wordless Wednesday

Looks like rain. Here's hoping it washes the pollen away!
We're supposed to get some rain today. It sure looks like it this morning! And I hope we do. Only for the sheer fact that I want this pollen gone so I can feel normal again! Whatever "normal" is. ; )
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Cindy

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

More Little Notes

Dear New Apartment, get ready! I am SOO excited to see you and move in and get aquainted. Only 3 more weeks!! I can hardly stand it!

Dear Cancelled Meetings, it would be quite stellar if I could have some notice about your cancelled status. It stinks putting everything on hold to attend the meeting only to find out I was not informed it was cancelled.

Dear Exercise/Walking, you really don't seem so daunting when I am walking with a friend. Thanks for being actually enjoyable! And for helping me to feel good and start looking better.

Dear Life, I am thoroughly enjoying you! Thank you for having lots of fun things going on to keep me happy and preoccupied. It has been a blast spending time with people I love and getting some craft time in there, too!

Dear Blog, sorry you've been neglected lately, but see above. I've been too busy enjoying life away from the computer that I haven't had time for you.

Dear Hair, thank you for cooperating today! I had a feeling you would be atrocious today but you're not and I appreciate that!
I'm glad my hair cooperated today. I didn't need to pull it back!

Dear Weather, thanks for being so delightful these past few days! I've thoroughly enjoyed the warm temperatures. Please stick around and stay just as you are. And please don't add any humidity. *if only!*

Dear Allergies, go away. You stink. That is all.

Dear Atlantic Beach, just 5 more days until we are reunited. Oh how I can't wait! So, so excited to spend our anniversary in your wonderful little area. Thanks for being off-season so it won't be so crowded! See you soon, my love!

Love, Cindy

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

(Semi) Wordless Wednesday

Think we like Reese's? Collin stocked up at the half price sale yesterday. Haha!
Think we like Reese's? Collin stocked up at the half price sale yesterday. Haha! 36 peanut butter eggs should last us awhile at least!

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Cindy

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Easter Weekend

This past weekend was fantastic! The only thing I wish I had of done differently was get a picture of Collin and I together on Easter Sunday in our pretty clothes. But oh well. I liked my outfit a lot so I'll definitely be wearing it again. =) Church was pretty spectacular on Sunday. There's nothing quite like Easter to be filled with the Holy Spirit! And getting to celebrate TWICE (Son Rise service and regular 9:30 service) was great! And we even had a very, very moving Good Friday service in which we had people in character telling stories about what it was like on the day of Jesus' death. So powerful. I was honored to have been a character and to carry the Christ candle into and out of the Sanctuary. It really, really touched me. Anyway, I want to share with you some pictures of mine from over the weekend!

Gorgeous sky with the green finally back on the trees!
Driving home from work this day it really hit me how spring was here because I noticed all the green on the trees illuminated by the brilliant sun!
I love a colorful sunset!
Then that same day we had a beautiful sunset!
Mani and pedi followed by Mexican food with my aunt, sister, and cousin!
Saturday my aunt treated my sister, cousin and I to manicures and pedicures for Easter. Then afterwards we got some delicious Mexican food for lunch!
My pretty Easter nails!
My nails for Easter. They actually matched my outfit perfectly!! I really wish I had of taken a picture. =/
Awesome chalk greeting for our ping pong match night!
Saturday evening we went to our friends the Barton's house for a ping pong tournament and were met in the driveway by this very fun greeting by the twins.
Delicious Bruster's ice cream cake!
We celebrated Donna's mom's birthday with this delicious Bruster's ice cream cake! Yummy!
Son Rise service at Point Lookout State Park. Looking at the moon!
Looking at the moon over the Potomac River just before 6:30 at the Son Rise service at Point Lookout State Park
The sun and SON have risen!! Praise God!!
The sun and SON have risen!! Praise God!!

“Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’"
Luke 24:5-7
Pretty Easter flowers!
Pretty Easter flowers that Collin and I bought through our church. Can't wait to plant the bulbs in the fall!
Amazing contrast. Dark vs light. Wow.
I love the amazing contrast in this photo. Dark clouds vs. sunlight. It's just amazing.
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We defintely had a good weekend. And Sunday after church we spent the afternoon eating yummy food and spending time with my extended family. Then in the evening we played frisbee golf with Justin and Molly and then went home and played Quelf with Collin's parents. So much fun! I think they really enjoyed the game and laughed lots like us. I think the highlight of the evening was Collin's dad having to belly dance but yet his Roolz card prohibited from having any arms so he looked soooo silly! Oh my gosh we laughed SO hard. Good, good times. =D

How was your Easter? I hope it was as fun and meaningful as ours was! I'm still so blown away by the love God has for me. And every year Easter just reminds me ten fold of the great love of the Father. Amazing!!

Cindy

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

(Semi) Wordless Wednesday

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My cousin's son, Jude, turned one on Friday and we celebrated with a fun Sesame Street themed party. But the best part of the party, his dad is home on leave from his deployment!

Cindy

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Little Notes

I've seen this around in the blog land where people will post little notes/letters to "things" and today my friend Courtney posted some and I felt inspired to make my own!

Dear Hulu+, I enjoy you. You let me watch current episodes of my favorite shows on my TV without having to have cable and that is fantastic. But why have you been acting up lately? I don't like having my picture freeze on me several times in one episode. It would be nice if you could fix it, please.

Dear wind, thank you for finally going away. You overstayed your welcome by about 6 days. I didn't mind you the first day. It was kind of nice having a breeze but staying around for a week, not cool. Especially since you brought us colder temperatures.

Dear pretty new tennis shoes, thank you for being so pink and cheery. You make exercising more fun. And thank you for being so lightweight and comfy!

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Dear iPhone, I know I have expressed my love for you numerous times, but I still love you immensely. You are so good for me.

Dear Collin, I love you. Thank you for being so thoughtful and loving to me. Even during those times where I'm being a butt.

Dear Wal-Mart, thank you for your low prices. They make buying groceries not so daunting. But I still hate the way you treat your employees and I hate the schedule you give my husband. Cut us some slack. Collin is the best Tire & Lube Express technician you've got out there! Treat him like it.

Dear stamping, I am so glad that we found one another. You are perfect for me. I love sending cards and I love that you allow me to make my own. And that they are great! And you are so much fun!

Dear Atlantic Beach, we will be seeing each other soon. 19 days to be exact! And I could not be more excited. I anticipate our reunion with much excitement! Together let's make this a great anniversary vacation!

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Love, Cindy

Monday, April 2, 2012

So Much Spring Prettiness

I'm sorry to keep bombarding you guys with all my spring flower pictures but this blog is as much for me as it is for you and I love them! =) I hope you all don't mind them, either!

This past weekend was pretty great! Friday I spent the afternoon with my friend Jeannie shopping and having a grand ole time. Then later that evening Collin and I went to Jeff and Jeannie's house for a game, dessert, and a movie. So much fun! I love spending time with those two. Saturday included chores and my cousin's son's birthday party of which I'll share pictures later this week. I can't believe little Jude is already a year old! He's such a sweetie! Then Sunday we had church which was great and we got to go to brunch with our friends, Rick and Lorenda, whom we've been trying to get together with for a long time and it was delightful and delicious! Then we went to my parent's house for the afternoon where I took these pictures and we played a game with my mom. Then we had youth group and did an egg hunt with the kids which was so much fun and a total hit with them! Loved it!! So yes, very fun weekend if I do say so myself!

Now for pictures!


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The fun thing about these tulips at my parent's house is that I helped my mom plant the bulbs a few years ago. So it's neat to see the fruits of my labor! My favorite tulips are the peachy/coral colored ones. Though my favorite picture from yesterday is by far the shot of the inside of the yellow and red one. I was so excited that it turned out so well!

So did you have a good weekend? What did you get to do? I'd love to hear about it!

Cindy

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