Tuesday, July 31, 2012

What am I going to do...

...with this boy?

Seriously everyday I come home to a mess! 3 pillows have been destroyed, 2 rubber floor mats, 3 rugs, 3 remotes, 2 pairs of my brothers Reef sandals, splattered finger nail polish in my kitchen and just yesterday he chewed Jeremy's leather couch!

I've been waiting for this to happen but didn't think it was going to happen since he only lays on the couch.

Today he's back in a new plastic crate. He hates not being out but until he learns to not tear my house apart that's where he'll be!

I love him to death but I think he's goin to be the death of me!


Monday, July 30, 2012

Opening My Heart

The week has finally arrived that I'll be leaving to visit him.The last month seriously flew by with just one blink. I'm heading up north to see AJ after 3 long years. We've been in touch over that time but just to see how life was for each other.

I feel God has lead us back together considering what we've been through. I spoke with AJ last fall and he was planning on proposing to the girl he was with this summer which is NOW! When I heard from him again in Mar/April they were no longer together. I keep asking myself why we both come in and out of each others lives the last 3 years but its all in Gods plans for our lives.

Who knows what will happen. Maybe this is closure? Maybe this is the start to our happily ever after. I just don't know. I'm super anxious to see him and just a little nervous. I've been praying like crazy that God will open my heart to whatever happens.

We met when I was working at the airport. The company I worked for lost his luggage for 4 days while he was visiting his brother who was stationed here. AJ saw me before I ever saw him though. As he was coming down the escalator to baggage claim I was sitting in the office waiting on his flight to unload the bags on the carousel. He told his other two brothers that he thought I was pretty & he was going to come talk to me after he got his bag. When his bag never arrived he had no choice but to come chat with me while he filed a claim. Over the next few days after every flight I would call him to update him on his missing bag. The final day before he left it arrived! I called him with good & bad news. The good was his bag came in but the bad was it was the last day we would be talking. He ended up taking me number down and asked me out for coffee that very night. We sat at a local park until the wee hours of the morning just getting to know each other. I felt so comfortable with him.

Since I had the privilege to fly for free with a companion our relationship in the beginning was so easy. I'm not one to have to have a boyfriend with me at all times. I'm so independent and love the freedom. So we booked flights once a month to see each other for a long weekend.

I absolutely love the area in PA where he lives. I'm sure he loved FL too since I live so close to the beach.

I love/loved him so much. I could see us getting married and having kids together. We had our kids names picked out. We talked about moving to NC to be in the middle for our families. I got super scared at the thought of leaving my family & not seeing Haley grow up. Ryne is in the picture and I couldn't imagine not seeing them both grow up. My family has gone through so much since then. A wedding, two divorces, me buying a house...

I never once thought AJ would ever cheat on me and still don't think he ever would to this day. But I was visiting with him and his buddies in PIT when I met this one girl, D, who I seriously could not stand from the moment we met. She's the type of girl who needs attention from every guy who comes in her path. She flirted with AJ right in front of my face and he never thought anything of it. I hated when he went to PIT. I still have a hate for that city that I can't seem to shake. This was the girl he was planning on proposing to!

How insane is that! And now they no longer are together. I have no clue if he even still talks to her. All I care about is that we talk almost daily and I'm heading to see him on Saturday.

Here's to either a happy ever after or a continuation of me finding Mr.Right.

I'm honestly ready for what God throws my way. Whether its me picking up my life and moving to PA and finding a new job or staying put here. I'm definitely not rushing into whatever happens. But I won't put my life on hold again.

I'm still in shock that I'm going to visit him.


Saturday, July 28, 2012

Weekend bits

Dodger and I enjoyed being in the sun this weekend.

I finally made it out to the beach to actually lay out and enjoy myself.

Did you have a good weekend!


Friday, July 27, 2012

2012 Olympics

I'm so excited that the opening ceremonies begin tonight. If you need me I'll be in front of the tv for the next few days/weeks.

Except for next weekend when I'm visiting Philly :) I honestly can't believe the last few weeks have gone by so fast. I thought it would be forever until I had the chance to see his face again. I'm anxious! In a good way.

But for now GO TEAM USA!!!


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Smash the Cake

Last weekend I finally got to meet Jackson! He's turning one in a few days and absolutely loved his smash the cake session. How adorable is he with his awesome hair? I just love it! He totally beats Justin Bieber any day! 
Happy 1st Birthday Jax!


Tuesday, July 24, 2012


I was on Pinterest a few weeks ago and saw this insane 7 day diet and thought to myself "well maybe this will work". I leave in 11 days to see HIM and could lose a few pounds. The first day of eating nothing but fruit was good. I wasn't hungry but my mouth hurt from all the acid I took in. Now I'm on day 2 and let's just say things got interesting!

SN: I work for a local pest control company.

I want to Walmart last night and bought a bunch of veggies. I normally wouldn't buy veggies from there but I was already in the store and didn't want to stop anywhere else. I picked up their market fresh brand of broccoli and cauliflower, cherry tomatoes and snap peas. I wasn't in the mood for veggies one because I want meat right now but secondly I hate uncooked veggies. Something about the texture turns me away. I ended up steaming the broccoli and cauliflower and was on my third "stalk" when I noticed a bunch of tiny bugs. I freaked out. My manager ended up putting it under the microscope to notice a family of aphids on this piece.

SN: I have the weakest stomach!!

Things got nasty! I started gagging holding my mouth! I was disgusted!!!!

The coordinator ended up googling if it was common on broccoli an apparently it is! If you want to know what it looks like google "aphids on broccoli"!!

I'll go ahead and apologize if I turn you away from eating broccoli ever again!

Here's to losing 10 pounds in 7 days!


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Ladies night

Wednesday I went with two girl friends {Loryn & Jill} to paint canvases! Let me just say that it was so much fun! I've never been creative on paper so I thought this painting would just end up in a landfill somewhere in the country. I was wrong! The teacher made it super easy and even walked around the class to check on you. I loved the way my painting turned out! Now who wants to buy it from me???

I can't wait for next months ladies night.


WIWT {What I Wore Tuesday}

Sunglasses- Dolce & Gabana
Shirt, jeans & sandals - Target


Monday, July 16, 2012

Bits of the weekend

Pictures because I'm still exhausted from last weeks craziness!

Friday, July 13, 2012

What a week!

Today my manager & I called today "stress relief day" since its been nuts around this place! We went to the track y'all! We laughed the entire time! I even spun her out! Take that!!!! Have a great weekend I'll be back next week to recap what a crazy week it's been!


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Meet Ashlyn

What a sweet baby girl. 


Monday, July 9, 2012

Coke Zero 400

Saturday night Billy & I headed south to this place.

After living in FL my entire life I have never been to a NASCAR race.

Growing up my dad always watched the races on tv and I would fall asleep just watching the drivers drive around this track 160+ times. I mean how boring is that?


Daytona International Speedway is amazing! The fans are even more amazing!

We spotted quite a few mullets! I'm not hating on them just thought I'd see more than these 5...

Coming onto pit road a car pushed another car into a car that was getting new tires! yikes! thankfully no one was hurt and no CAUTION laps were needed!

I learned a lot from the guy sitting next to me! Apparently to them this race was boring because the cars on the outer lanes were trying to get in the front and all they were doing was falling behind.

I think I had the biggest smile on my face the entire time. Watching the cars drive 200+ miles an hour was just amazing.

Oh hello there my fellow NASCAR fans!

If you've never been to a race before you should. Its such a fun experience and you may just become a fan! I'm excited to watch these races with my dad now.


Saturday, July 7, 2012

NASCAR experience

Maternity Session

I fell in love with this session. The lighting was beautiful as was the couple. I'm super excited to have met Tiffany & Rob and even more excited to meet their sweet baby in a few weeks. They are waiting to find out the gender for when the baby is born. How exciting is that!




Friday, July 6, 2012

Life is Crazy

I'm the type of girl who HAS to sleep all weekend because I hardly sleep during the week. My life has be absolutely crazy and I wouldn't change it one bit. This past Saturday I shot a wedding out of town, drove to Orlando that same night to surprise Haley & Ryne, Stayed at Magic Kingdom all day and drove back that night just to get up the very next morning for work. This is how we felt after a long day meeting all the characters!  

I loved the area of town we stayed at. If I were to ever move I would love a neighborhood like this!
{I'll never move to o-town} 


 I only slept maybe 10 hours that weekend. So when the fourth of July arrived {which might I add I had no idea my company was closed} I was thankful to see my bed for nearly 15 hours! Yes.... I know how pathetic. But I love sleeping my weekends away since I'm a night owl during the week. Well this weekend will be no different. 

I've already shot a maternity session plus I have a newborn I need to shoot today. Work on Saturday then I'm heading back south to Daytona to watch the NASCAR race. My first NASCAR race!! I'm super excited and can't wait to be a redneck for the day. Here's to another weekend of no rest and lots of partying! I'm a wild one you guys. Watch out!

Y'all have a great weekend! 


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

I wish you were here

I'm living this vacation through my sisters pictures she's sending me today while I'm sitting at work. My favorite is the dolphins and I have always wanted to swim with them as well. But today it makes me happy to see Haley feeding this hungry dolphins. She usually doesn't like to get her hands dirty so this is a huge deal!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Splash Mountain

This is probably Haley's most "fravorite" ride at Magic Kingdom! She kept telling my sister that she would take care of her since we acted like we were nervous for the big plunge!

I remember Haley's first time riding this ride when she was only 3!!! THREE people! My niece is amazing! And I love her heart!
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