Thursday, July 31, 2008

The good, the bag and the U-G-L-Y....

A.K.A. Charlotte.

Charlotte has not panned out to be as bad as I first assumed. Here is the good.We live in a really amazing part of town and bike ride to 50% of the places we need to go. The shopping mall (which is basically our neighbor) has live music every Thursday night.... here. On the lake.

The lake is another amenities that we enjoy. There is this INSANE looking duck. We did our research though, it is a Muscovy duck, which is native to Mexico, Central & South America... the ones that live in the U.S. live in Texas. Although, it is neat to have so much "culture" around us -- we don't like it. Every time we feed the "normal" ducks this one actually comes out of the water and follows us ... acting more like one of the geese which we DON'T feed. Oh, and this bird is the ugly.

The bad... Well, Dan's transfer did not go through as soon as we had hoped and so he was out of work for about 2 weeks. Bummer. Me, I have a job.. and pretty great job being a nanny again but, this time it is for a lady who is a member of our church and divorced. I like the lady too. She is young, 31 and has 3 kids but, I'm only watching the 3 year old. It WILL be fun! Oh, but, it doesn't start until August 25th, so until then we will have a really clean house, no dirty laundry and Dan will probably have dinner on the table every night when he gets home from work.... yeah, I LOVE being a wife.

So, that right now is the fun of Charlotte. We did have Jericho (a friend from Raleigh) stop by twice this week-- it was nice because we don't really know anyone yet.... but, I'm still far away from my parents and I DO love them!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

1. Answer the questions using only one word.

2. Tag four others. I was tagged by Robin

1. Where is your cell phone? Used.
2. Your significant other? Perfect.
3. Your hair? Short.
4. Your mother? Hilarious.
5. Your father? Honest
6. Your favorite thing? Babies.
7. Your dream last night? Nothing
8 Your favorite drink? Slushies
9. Your dream/goal? Exaltation
10. The room you’re in? Kitchen
11. Your hobby? Sewing
12. Your fear? Anger
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Mother
14. What you’re not? Reserved.
15. Muffins? Blueberry.
16. One of your wish list items? Car.
17. Where you grew up? Fuquay
18. The last thing you did? Temple
19. What are you wearing? PJ's
20. Favorite gadget? A/C
21. Your pets? Insane
22. Your computer? On
23. Your mood? Tired
24. Missing someone? Defiantly
25. Your car? Empty
26. Something you’re not wearing? shoes
27. Favorite store? Thrift
28. Like someone? Many
29. Your favorite color? Orange
30. When is the last time you laughed? Tonight
31. Last time you cried? Tuesday

I guess I should tag four people... but, if you want to do it... go ahead.

What? Amanda's going to update her blog...

Yes...I am.

So, some home time just seems to slip aways (expecially if you are constantly running from place to place with no where to be). It has been a while since a "real" update so... here goes.

As most of you know Dan and I are official residents of Charlotte. It has been a slow transition and I think we have been away from our apartments more than we have been at the apartment, but we like it.

Dan was suppose to transfer with UPS and they have done a really poor job of making that happen so, the last two weeks have been our time to catch up and enjoy each other a little before our lives get consumed with work and school. (Oh, the joys of being broke married students).

Also, another fun thing -- My sister came home to visit for the summer. She has actually been home for about 6 weeks now (she's an awesome high school Latin teacher in Texas) and she has stayed with us for a few nights. It is always fun to spend time with your siblings... especially when you are old.... and we are getting to that point.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Really.... have a cracker.

Dan and I just got home from my cousin's wedding and the girl he married is the smallest thing I have ever seen in my life.... My grandmother told her she needed to gain some weight at her bridal shower and she said, "maybe after the wedding"... GROSS.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

And we blog...

It has been a while with ups & downs... but, we are pushing through and in only 3 short days will be relocated to Charlotte. (Are you kidding me?)

Well, since I last blogged Dan and I successfully Treked (only about 10 miles but... still ) with the youth of our church and had the most wonderful, uplifting experience. We were both really grateful that we took the time off work to spend with the youth and look forward to helping out again. It was a great blessing that with over 300 youth out tramping in the woods there was nothing more than a few falls, bug bites and bee stings. I was really proud of everyone when our "family" (the way we were grouped) made it to the end safely. But... the same couldn't be said for me. Apparently, I layed my face in some sort of poison ivy/oak. How do I get it on my face and no where else? That remains a mystery to all of us... but, here are the pictures. Notice the right side of my face? Cute, huh? The pictures are about a day after a visit to the ER on the 4th of July (nothing else is open) and a hefty dose of Prednozone (which they kindly gave a weeks worth of pills.