Wednesday, May 29, 2013

(Semi) Wordless Wednesday

This past weekend Collin and I went camping in Fredericksburg, VA. We had a delightful weekend! It got to be really chilly at night (down to the low 40's!!) so sleeping in a tent was not necessarily the most fun, but the rest of the weekend was great!! And we made the best of the chilly nights. We spent so much time outside in nature this weekend and we were up close and personal with the cicadas! They were everywhere and so loud. We loved it!! On Sunday one even landed on my foot and wouldn't move! It just stayed there until we physically had to pick it off. =)
While out playing frisbee golf, this cicada landed on my shoe! We ended up having to move it by hand because it wouldn't fly away. =)

Hope you had a lovely Memorial Day weekend! One of the neat things we did was visit a Civil War battlefield. It was a sort of tribute to those soldiers that fought and gave their lives for our country.


Friday, May 17, 2013

5 Fact Friday

Hi friends! Did you think I disappeared? I haven't (obviously), but I just haven't felt like blogging. Anyway, I'm here today to do the Random 5 Friday thing with Nancy!

1. My little baby turned 1 year old last Friday! We've only had Seabass since last August, but it's been so fun to watch him grow up and thankfully to calm down some!

On our way home with the newest Pastorius!!
The day we brought him home.
This was taken just a few weeks ago. He's practically doubled in size! The boy eats so much!
We have to shoo him away from Stank's food. Little booger.

2. I painted my toenails on Friday for the first time since like October. I hate having bare nails when they will show. However, I hadn't worn open toed shoes until Friday. So hot pink it was! And then I realized it matched my night gown!

My toenails match my night gown. =) I love being a girl. #latergram #girlie

3. On Sunday evening a little bit before bed I went to the bathroom. While I was almost done I see a huge wolf spider come scurrying under the bathroom door. I scream and scream and scream. Collin comes running and at this point I'm crying because I'm trapped inside the bathroom with this giant spider. It was the most traumatized I think I've ever been. Holy cow. I literally cried for about 15 minutes because I was so traumatized. Thank goodness I was able to leave the bathroom and Collin was able to get rid of it after I did.

4. The other day we were out on the frisbee golf course. We stumbled upon this beautiful purple flower/plant that was all over this one section and neither of us knew what it was. It makes me sad because I'm pretty good at identifying flowers. Do any of you know what this is?


5. It's been a little while since I've seen a sunrise or a really good sunset. The sun has already peaked when I leave for work now and either I've been at home when the sun has set lately or it's been too cloudy for a nice one. So I was thrilled when I saw this sunset on Tuesday evening!


I hope you guys have a lovely weekend! It's supposed to be warm and nice here. Don't really have much plans except for a minor league ball game on Sunday! It will be fun though. I know that much!


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

(Semi) Wordless Wednesday

It's such a pretty day out!! #pretty #thesky #skylove #sky

What a beautiful weekend we had! It was so nice on Saturday and most of Sunday, too! We had an outdoor concert with our praise team on Saturday morning, then we frisbee golfed in the afternoon! Then on Sunday we celebrated Collin's birthday with my family and it was just so beautiful out. The guys even did a little bit of uni-cycling! I hope it was as beautiful a weekend for you as it was for us. Even if that beauty came from what you did and not necessarily from the weather!


Friday, May 3, 2013

5 Fact Friday

Happy Friday, friends! This week has seemed so long. Not sure why, but it definitely has. =( I'm grateful for the weekend, even though I won't have too much at home time. I know it will still be a nice weekend!

1. I've been wanting a pretty plant for our porch to spruce it up and make it colorful and pretty. We went to Lowe's on Sunday looking for the perfect thing. Our porch doesn't get much direct sunlight so it made it very difficult to find a plant that would work. However, I found this New Guinea Impatiens and loved it!

Day 1 #fmsphotoaday #iboughtthis! New Guinea Impatiens to pretty up my porch! #pretty #flowers

2. Until yesterday, I had never made a Pineapple Upside Down Cake before. I know how much Collin likes it so I offered to make one for his birthday. I then decided I really wanted to make the cake batter by scratch. I was so concerned it was not going to turn out very well, but everyone said it was good!

3. I think Collin had a pretty good birthday! He seemed to really enjoy himself. And he even got to play a little bit of guitar in the afternoon! He loves to play his guitar.

The birthday boy doing what he loves most. #birthday #happy #music #guitar #husband

4. It's so funny watching the cats play. Especially when Seabass is climbing up or down his cat condo. It's really nice though when he's finally being peaceful and calmly sitting atop it!

Seabass loves the cat condo his daddy built him! #cats #catsofinstagram #furbaby #handyman

5. I hate that I haven't taken too many pictures of the spring pretties this year. I mean, I did get like 100 some shots, but all on my iPhone and I didn't do a photo walk and get pictures of some things I was meaning to before they turned green. Oh well. Photos like this one make me not so sad about not using my Nikon though. The iPhone can take a pretty good picture!


Have a great weekend, friends! I'll see you back here next week!


Thursday, May 2, 2013

My Birthday Boy!

Today is Collin's birthday! Hurray! I love celebrating birthdays, and it's even more special when it's someone I love!! To celebrate on the blog today I want to share with you 27 fun facts about Collin for his 27th birthday!
Back from New Year's Eve 2009 when Collin DJed a Rave at our church!

1. For some reason unbeknownst to me, Collin can eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch every day. He did it for practically nine months while working at Cheseldine Tire & Auto before he got his current job.

2. Collin really enjoys playing video games. The Metal Gear Solid video game series is definitely his favorite, though. It's got a great story to it!

3. When it comes to learning music, all Collin has to do is hear a song once or twice and he can figure out EXACTLY what the notes are on his guitar (or piano, bass, etc.)

This handsome fella is trying to figure out a song before we fall asleep. I love his musicality.

4. Collin was in Boy Scouts growing up. He was close to becoming an Eagle Scout but his troop here in MD wasn't very motivating and he aged out before he got it. =( He's as capable as any Eagle Scout though!!

5. Collin is a master at making pancakes! He spent weeks finding the perfect recipe and figuring out how to cook them perfectly. I'm glad! They're so yummy!

6. When we go to Cracker Barrel, unless he orders breakfast, he always orders Chicken Fried Chicken with green beans, mac and cheese and applesauce with a Sweet Tea to drink. Creature of habit much? =)

7. Collin loves watching movies and quotes movies/TV shows all the time. It's amazing how he can remember the lines!

8. If I had to pick a favorite TV show of his, it would be hard! He enjoys many shows, mostly comedies. But he's currently re-watching Scrubs and Arrested Development, and he really enjoys watching Psych and Modern Family. Oh and The Walking Dead but that's not a comedy. =)

9. His frisbee golf skills continue to amaze me! He can throw those discs so far it's incredible! I'm glad that he doesn't mind playing with me.

10. Collin really enjoys being "green". He's very conscious about recycling and using CFL bulbs. One day I just know we'll have solar panels!

11. When it comes to pets, Collin loves our kitties as much as I do! But I know he does want a dog one day. Hopefully we'll be able to get one eventually!

Do they look mischievous? It's because they were. Collin put Seabass in the snow to freak him out, instead he runs around trying to climb trees and hiding in bushes. Needless to say, I freaked out a little!
I love my boys.

12. I am continually impressed with Collin's handiness. He fixes things and usually in such ingenious ways! And he even built a really nice cat tree for our babies with his dad.

13. Collin doesn't really enjoy having his picture taken, but he puts up with it for me!

14. He is quite possibly one of the smartest people I know! Collin can learn and remember just about anything and he always seems to know how things work or why something is the way it is.

15. In that same vein, Collin is filled with lots of random knowledge and trivia.

16. When Collin was born he was practically a full month late! He weighed 10 pounds 3 ounces and was 23 inches long! Today he is 6'2"! Guess being a big baby really was foreshadowing!

17. Despite his "heavy" weight as a newborn, Collin is really skinny now! No matter what he eats he just doesn't seem to gain any weight! Though when he exercises he gains muscle weight.

18. Collin isn't really a fan of store bought/bakery cakes. Though if the cake is homemade (even if from a box) he'll eat it right up!

19. A big pet peeve of Collin's is when driving and he sees someone pass on the right on a solid white line. He's threatened to have a squirt bottle at the ready in his car and when someone passes him on the right (like if he's turning left or someone in front of him is), squirting the car passing as a "warning" of sort. Haha!

20. Collin loves to travel and go on adventures. It works out perfectly because I do, too!

21. He also doesn't mind going to fun little festivals or just walking around "downtown" with me and exploring. Sometimes I think his favorite days are ones where we just enjoy each other's company while walking around. Those are my favorite, too!


22. Collin loves roller coasters! He loves the thrill of feeling like your stomach is in your throat and the excitement of going really fast and looping all around!

23. Collin isn't really a sports fan. He doesn't regularly watch games, though being at a game is fun for him. However, he did play PeeWee football as a kid and he was on the golf team at his high school in North Carolina!

24. Collin loves it when I play with his hair. Though he keeps it rather short, he loves when I rub my hands through it and lightly scratch his scalp.

25. When Collin gets mad about something, or if something is bothering him, even once he's over it, it still takes him a while to get over it. Like if we're arguing about something, once it's resolved, he needs a little bit of time to go back to "normal". He has to decompress a little, I suppose.

26. For several years Collin gave up soda for Lent. Then one year he gave up both soda and tea! This year he gave up chocolate which he said was by far the hardest. However, the year he gave up soda and tea, after Lent was over he decided he was only going to drink caffeine free sodas from then on. It's been hard on him, especially because Dr. Pepper is his favorite and they don't sell the caffeine free version around our area!

27. Bad grammar is another pet peeve of Collin's. I think the thing that bugs him most is then vs than or too and to. Good thing I know the difference. ;)

Collin being goofy. He loves him some Nerf!

I love my birthday boy so much and I hope that it was fun for you guys to learn a little bit more about him! He's such an awesome guy and I hope that everyone can love him, too!



Wednesday, May 1, 2013

(Semi) Wordless Wednesday

Today I want to share with you guys some cards I made recently. I've got to hunker down and make a few more this evening because I've got a bunch of birthdays coming up!

An Engagement Card
An Anniversary Card
A Thinking of You Card
A Thinking of You Card
A Thinking Of You Card
A Birthday Card

What fun craft things do you like to do? Do you find it as relaxing as I do?


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