Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Kyle's Last Wknd in Mt P!

Kyle's last weekend living here was a busy one! We had so much to do on our bucket list & just wanted to make the most of it!

Friday night we had a delicious dinner with our great friends, the Adams. (We love them dearly & they really make us re-think this whole moving thing! :P ) We had a fantastic time making & eating shish kabobs, jamming out to The Format, & playing the most random but FUN games!

Saturday started off early. We headed downtown to the Farmers Market where I immediately headed to the Mini Donut stand to get breakfast! :) Afterwards we headed to the market to pick out a sweet grass basket. (You just can't move away from Charleston without buying one!) Next was lunch at Magnolias for the most delicious Shrimp & Grits you'll ever taste-no joke! We totally ate too much & waddled around downtown to take some pictures of CofC & Waterfront Park. At the park we were able to enjoy the breeze, the sun, & the HUGE fountain! :) Once Kyle was soaked we headed home to rest/pack/enjoy what time we had left together. Later Saturday evening there was a Stake Youth Dance at our ward building so we stopped in to see all the awesome decor. We snuck out after a little while & grabbed some ice cream with our friends the Adams & the Artls. It was good times just hanging out & laughing for a while. Kyle had to say his goodbyes to our friends at the end so it was a sad.

On Sunday Kyle was met with many goodbyes & well wishes. He was also released from his calling as YW first councilor. Kyle told my boss' kid, Mikey (who is 10 & is like our kid) that he had to be the man of the house while Kyle was gone. :) I thought it was super cute! Kyle said his goodbyes to Moose & then we had a few tearful moments together we just kept saying that we were just as excited for our future as we were sad to start over in a new place . Although we'd been talking about this happening for 2+ weeks now it suddenly became VERY real & it was just so bittersweet. I felt like he was leaving for the great unknown because he had to start the new phase in a new place without me. :(

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Cause A Ruckus!!

Kyle & I love playing new card/board games! We have met so many amazing friends here & in turn have learned a lot of fun games that we will share in ATL. Below are two SUPER fun card games-taught to us by our awesome friends the Adams.

One of my new ALL TIME favorite games is: Settlers of Catan! We call it our nerd game. It was never a game I thought I'd ever play-let alone enjoy BUT now it's my game of choice! haha Special thanks to the Schultz for starting our addiction!
So if you're ever looking for some new fun games to learn & share-try one of these! :)

Monday, May 17, 2010

Weekend Update!

This weekend was a BLAST! Rachel & I kicked if off with a Lady Antebellum & Tim McGraw Concert on Thurs Night. We ended up having way better seats than we anticipated & got so close to Tim that we could almost smell him (haha gross) All in all the concert was amazing. Rachel & I decided that Country Music concerts are the best-end of discussion.

Most of Friday was spent on the beach & it was amazing! I loved it! What's not to love? It was great being outside & soaking up some sun with my bffl. That evening the Ensign/Jackson crew came to town! We grabbed some yummy 5 Guys Burgers & headed to park to play. The girls had a blast as us ladies watched a wedding. The guys-Kyle & his dad-went on a Father/Son overnight camp out to enjoy some man time. I hear that had a great time minus the fact they shared an air mattress for the night! haha

Saturday morning we were off to the beach again. This time I had lots of SPF in tow! :) After a couple of hours of playing in the sand it was time to head back for lunch. Unfortunately the fun came to an end when the Ensign/Jackson crew had to make their journey back home. We love when they come to visit-just sad that it only lasts for 24 hrs & that its one of their last times visiting us here on the coast. :(

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Georgia on My Mind...

It's Official! Kyle accepted a job offer with Georgia Pacific so we are MOVING! Kyle is heading out next weekend but I am sticking around for another month & a half to work & finish up some loose ends here. I won't bore you with ALL the little details... SO long story short this is an AMAZING opportunity for Kyle! We're really sad to leave but excited for our future, & there's a temple & an IKEA in Atlanta! ha! I was speaking with my BFFL Rachel & we decided the word to sum up our lives right now is: Bittersweet. (we are both starting new chapters in our lives)

Kyle & I have been putting together a Charleston Bucket List. Here's what we've come up with so far:

1. Purchase sweetgrass basket
2. Pay parking tickets (Kyle has like 5 from going to CofC)
3. Eat at Magnolias
4. Go to the Farmers Market downtown
5. Snap more fun pictures of downtown
6. Eat at Poogans Porch
7. Visit Morris Island Lighthouse
8. Take a boat ride around the Harbor
9. Swing at Waterfont Park
10. Enjoy a delicious Cupcake cupcake (
11. Eat at Melvins BBQ
12. Paint a CHS pic @ Bottles n Brushes
13. Eat Shrimp n Grits
14. Go to the BEACH as much as possible
15. Convince everyone to move to ATL! ha

A lot of our Bucket List consist of eating! There are SO many places to eat here & they are SO yummy. I really hope we can complete our list! I will keep you posted on our progress.

P.S. I also FINALLY broke the news to my office that we were moving. Tuesday was one of the most emotional days I've ever had-seriously. It was SO hard to tell my boss, Dr. Goltra. He has given me more opportunities than I could ever ask for & is a great example to me (we go to church together too). I have made so many amazing friends through my job & it will be very sad to leave them. I've worked their since the office opened over 4 years ago & I realize it will be hard to find a place to work that could ever compare to my job now. So needless to say I'm pretty sure I was dehydrated by the end of the day due to the amount of crying that was done.

Monday, May 10, 2010


Yesterday was my father in law's 39th (hehe) Birthday! I couldn't let it shadow my mom's special day so I thought I would do a birthday post for him today. Hope he doesn't mind!

Marc has made a major impact on my life. He is such an great example to me & I could never thank him enough. He helped raise a wonderful son that I'm happily married to-what else could I ask for?! ;)

Marc's smile is contagious. He has a deep testimony and a great love for others. I am so very blessed to have him in my life! I am eternally grateful for all that he has taught me-especially by example. Special thanks to Mrs. Mary Lou & Pat for making Marc the man he is today! :)

Ok ok enough gushy stuff. Now onto fun pictures! yay!

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P.S. Congrats to Jen, Scott & Gracie! Baby Cagen was born today! Can't wait to meet the newest addition to the family!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mothers Day!

Today is such a special day! We get to focus on our mothers & attempt repay them for what all they have done for us over the years. Unfortunately I can't be with Mom today BUT I was able to see her yesterday. :) I LOVE her so much. She's been my best friend for as long as I can remember (ok well maybe not ALL of my teens years but you know what I mean).

My mom is loving, patient, selfless, & strong-just to name a few. She has always been an amazing example to me & has taught me-by her actions-how important it is to be the hands of the Lord & serve all those around you.

Long story short- she's the best mother I could ever ask for & I love her. :)

Friday, May 7, 2010

Day Dreaming...

Today I can't stop wishing, hoping, dreaming that I was here:

I just have SO very much running thru my head that I am in NEED of a relaxing & refreshing beach day. Next Thursday my BFFL Rachel is MOVING to town. (hooooray!) We are going to a Tim McGraw & Lady A Concert that night & then Friday we heading to the beach ALLLLL day! (Rachel-you're welcome in advance for the awesome welcome to town activities! ha) I am SO looking forward to some sunshine on my skin along with some swimming, snacking, chatting, & napping. I have to get in as much beach time as possible so I can check off my Charleston Bucket List! (more about that later)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

And so it began....

So let me just start off by saying- I have NO idea what I'm doing! For the last say year I've just felt like I've needed to blog. Ya know-share my thoughts, opinions, adventures, & maybe even complain a little. :) Or maybe its because all the cool kids are doing it? Whatever the reason-I just knew I wanted in! My hubby has a blog BUT its HIS & off limits (understandable) so I thought I'd start my own! eek. (he's going to kill me when he finds out! ha!)

There is so much to say but I have to stop for now-this thing called WORK is sucking me in! Prepare yourself because there is SO much more to come! :)

Warning: I REALLY love to use smiley faces :), exclamation marks !!!, & ALL CAPS!