Monday, February 20, 2017

Throwback to High School

Hey ya'll and happy Monday! Our weekend wasn't super eventful but we did thoroughly enjoy the warm weather and daffodils popping up all over. Church was great and Miss A and I ran a lot of errands and just relaxed. Today I've prepared a fun post instead since I didn't snap too many pics over the weekend. Today's topic: High School throwback!  

I saw that Danielle posted about her Senior (or all) years of High School a couple of weeks ago and I just had to do this post as well.I LOVED my high school years, as cheesy as that sounds, and I'm already looking forward to Miss Andi going and having the same experiences (maybe) someday!    

I graduated in the class of 2005 from Fuqua School in little ole' Farmville, VA and we were the Falcons. It is a small private school (relaxed uniforms ya'll) and we had just about 45 or so in our graduating class. Andi starts next year in PK3 and I'm seriously over the moon!

Getting ready for senior breakfast! Can you point me out? (That's my mom top right with the camera! haha)

1. did you date someone from your school?
Yes. I dated one of my best friends for awhile who actually passed away while we were in college in a terrible car accident. We all miss him every day and cherish our memories together. RIP Brandon. I then dated someone from the local college in town (gasp) sorry parents! 

2. did you marry someone from your high school?
No but there were a few that married within our class and that's fabulous! 

3. did you car pool to school? 
I lived about 20 minutes out from our school and at first no bus came that far (haha) My parents took me to school until I got my license. 

Getting ready to leave for senior beach week

4. What kind of car did you have?
I had a silver Mercedes (older style) and actually had an awful accident. Completely totaled the poor Mercedes but the German engineering and steel roll cage saved my life. Afterwards, I got a newer-to-me white little Mercedes since the first one saved my life. 

5. What kind of car do you have now?
Now I drive a white GMC Terrain and love it! I call it my petite SUV! 

6. its friday night. football games or party?
Well this is going to sound cheesy but I was captain of the varsity cheerleading squad my junior and senior year so I was definitely at the football game because I had to be. Plus, even if I wasn't captain, I'd still be there! Small town football ya'll!

7. It is Saturday night?
I'm probably "riding around" with my bestie Sierra or we are at each other's houses for sure.

Sophomore year!

8. What kind of job did you have in high school?
I was a lifeguard through the YMCA because our high school had a large pool that was open to memberships/community during the summer and I also waited tables a bit at a small country place. 

9. What kind of job do you have now?
I worked in Global Education & Study Abroad at Hampden-Sydney College before deciding to become a SAHM with Miss Andi for 21 months. I just recently started part-time as Financial Administrator for the College of Graduate & Professional Studies at Longwood University. What can I say...I love higher education! 

10. Were you a party animal?
Yes...(shakes head) Our huge senior camp out was held at my house since we had so much land and no chance of cops coming and of course my parents took keys which started a riot with some parents but hey, they were being safe!  

Senior Year - September/ Adore this photo and still talk to all! 

11. Were you considered a flirt?
I got biggest flirt for my senior superlative...(geeeez)

12. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir?
Cheer, Dance & Theater, Youth for Christ, FBLA, Youth in Government & Spanish club (I also sang the national anthem for the sporting events)

13. Were you a nerd?
No. I was smart, but definitely not a nerd.I could've applied myself A LOT more looking back...

14. Did you get suspended or expelled?
yes. One time for "too many tardies" (is that the word? I was late a lot bc I liked to sleep in) All with said Cici of course...there was a few other times but we won't dive too deep into those...Getting "locked" in a bathroom so we didn't have to go to class might have been one of them (shakes head) 

15. Can you sing the fight song?
YES! And can remember the cheer dance moves to it because we did it every touch down!

16. Who was/were your favorite teachers?
Oh man I adored my English teacher Mrs. Mason (she's retired now) and my Algebra teacher Mrs. Fowlkes was incredible. (in the sense where everyone was deathly afraid of her but my sarcasm actually helped develop a relationship between us. Thank goodness it did because I was AWFUL in math) Lastly, Mr. Custis, my History teacher is ah-mazing and he is still there thankfully! 

17. Where did you sit during lunch?
All over if we stayed on campus! Always with my bestie Cici no matter what we were doing! 

18. What was your school's full name?
Fuqua School

19. When did you graduate?

20. What was your school mascot?
The Falcons

21. If you could go back and do it again, would you?
Senior year? Definitely! Maybe just a week or so? haha

22. Favorite traditions?
At Fuqua, you can decorate/paint your own parking spot in the senior parking lot and it gets very creative and intense! Super fun! Also, we went to Europe for our senior class trip (a whole other post in itself!) and we did OBX for senior Beach Week. Our senior pranks on the administration were pretty fun too!

23. Did you have fun at prom?
Oh heavens yes! (would change the boy (ew) in a heartbeat but yes)

24. Where you prom queen?
 no but I was Homecoming Princess for the Senior class that year. 

25. Do you still talk to the person you went to prom with?
Definitely not. (long story) Homecoming was a bigger deal at our school and that was in the Fall.It was put on by the cheerleaders so we planned and executed the whole thing. It was more formal sometimes too. I always went with my good friends to homecoming and had the BEST time! I was also senior homecoming princess!

26. Are you planning on going to your next reunion?
I went to my 10 year reunion in 2015 and it was a group of about 10 of us. We had a blast and carried on afterward at one of our fav local spots. I'm hoping more people come to the next one bc I definitely wouldn't miss it! I owe a lot to that school and my step-dad for sending me there. It really shaped who I am as a person and I cannot wait for Andi to go. (I'm like the dorky yearbook girl Can't Hardly Wait) Go Falcons!

Our 10 year reunion in June 2015 (a few of us pictured)
linking up with Biana

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday 5

Hey ya'll and happy Friday! We made it to the weekend and I'm not sure where you are but where I am it is supposed to warm up a bit and pretend to be Spring again for a couple days. Cheers to a wonderful and much needed weekend and I'll catch ya'll back here next week! 

I'm linking up today with April for Friday 5

Mary Jane Bowtie Shoes - monogrammed
Ya'll these are seriously the cutest and I think Miss A needs them for her birthday!
 (They come in more colors too)

Speaking of Miss A - can we just take a look at this sweet face? We are in definite
need of some smiles and fun after this 5 day sickness took us by storm! Bring on the warm
temperatures this weekend and maybe a bay trip!

Ok I need ya'lls opinion here. I'm really leaning towards trying this 21 day fix plan.
Have any of ya'll tried this and if so tell me EVERYTHING! I've never done any sort of fixed plan like this but a close friend did and she seriously looks ah-mazing!

I adore bamboo and gold. I always have. I love bamboo frames especially and
when I saw this picture on instagram I just knew I had to have a room like this one day.
With that said, we aren't there yet but look at these precious T.J. Maxx bamboo frame finds!
Sorry for the lighting but I just love them!

Favorite Funny & Happy weekend!

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

WHW: Ick

Ya'll....We have literally been hit by the sick bus and it keeps on rolling over us. This crud started on Thursday and is STILL lingering. We even went to a random urgent care on Saturday because our fevers spiked. I'm finally back to work today but still have a headache and I thought Andi was on the mend as of yesterday but she's got a cough and runny nose still and its terrible. I've never had something take us out and last so long. Apparently its going around and I'm just praying it doesn't hit the hubs like it has us. Send some wellness prayers and vibes our way if you have a sec and I'll send them right back your way! I feel awful but I have nothing to share bc we haven't done a thing! Last week before it hit, we were able to take Andi to a playground and out for ice cream and a beautiful sunset. Then it happened. UGH! The only thing I hate more than being sick is seeing my little baby sick so move on sickness! All I have are a few snaps from our last few days so I look forward to catching up on how everyone else is doing.

Grab our button and link up below! (oh yes..I hope everyone had lovely Valentines day! We still celebrated with candy & gifts for Miss A and she was thrilled! She never turns down chocolate!)

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

"Surviving not Thriving"

Ya'll, its not like me to finish a book in less than 48 hours but it happened last weekend. We got my MIL a copy of the Magnolia Story for her birthday and when she finished it she actually gave it back to me to read because she enjoyed it so much. I already love Chip and Joanna Gaines so much and I believe all of America feels the same way so I was really intrigues to know more about them. There's just something wholesome and seriously genuine about them and it is a huge breath of fresh air to see that on a weekly basis. I can still remember when we had first bought our home, had a mattress in the middle of the sheet rock dusted living room floor and a small tv on top of the said sheet rock bucket. (unlike Chip & Jo, we always have a TV...) Fixer Upper was on and we literally always have it on HGTV. We had heard a little bit about it via promos and once we watched the first episode we were 100% hooked. I mean, call you Mama and set your DVR kind of hooked!

Obviously not Fixer Upper but this was the exact set-up!
This book really digs deep into their personal lives, their families, their motivations, their trials and tribulations and their faith. It was AH-MAZING. I couldn't stop reading and looked for any excuse to squeeze in a few more pages. I haven't read a non-fiction in quite some time and I must say that this lit a fire under me. We are very similar to them in the sense that we are looking to acquire more rental houses, build more businesses and ventures and provide a faith-based family environment, etc. The title of this post however is what stood out to me tremendously at the end. Jo does a segment in which she realized that trying to be perfect and keep up with the social media standards started to take a toll on her. She realized she was living to please others when her family needed to be front and center. (they really were never put last but she elaborates) There was a chapter that focused on surviving instead of thriving and it is definitely worth the read for all Mama's and all wives! I cried, I laughed and I acquired some much needed motivation by reading this book about their journey. I seriously adore them - so, who's coming to Waco, TX with me? I'm so ready!

Happy What's Hap-'Pinning' Wednesday ya'll! Link up with us below:

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Monday, February 6, 2017


Hey ya'll and happy start of a new week!  I fully believe that the Super Bowl needs to be on a Saturday or that there needs to be a holiday on the Monday afterwards. Not that it was super late or anything but it would just make me feel better. I have no motivation today...

 We had a fabulous weekend though and I hope ya'll did as well. Friday we celebrated my Mother-in-law's birthday and hung out over there before their dinner plans. Andi made her the cutest craft of a hand print with fingerprint flowers and we also made some girl scout cookie themed cupcakes that were absolutely delish! Saturday I got some stuff done around the house and then ended up hanging out over at my parent's house and going out for Mexican with them. I also finished a new book I read that literally deserves its own post so check back here on Wednesday for a review.

Sunday, Hubs and I went to church and it was Scout Sunday so the children got to lead service. They put on the cutest puppet show showcasing Jesus as their Valentine and Andi had a blast in the nursery doing crafts and coloring. I just have to reiterate how incredibly happy we are with our church family - man it feels fab! Afterwards, we headed out to grab lunch before heading back home to start prepping some snacks for the Super Bowl. I made the usual wings, salsa etc. but tried this new pizza/bread stick roll combo and it was SO easy and SO yummy! Pizza crust, pepperonis and string cheese is all you need. Roll up and brush on with butter, garlic and oregano (Andi did this part) and bake at 450 for a little over 10 minutes. Serve with marinara dipping sauce and they will be gone so quickly! This was the first time in over 3 years that Seth has been off to actually watch the Super Bowl! We had a couple of people over and ate WAY too much food. My motto is why start working out before the big game? So that means today, the new yoga mat is being opened and I HAVE to squeeze something in before the Bachelor ya'll. (Prayers are appreciated) and then of course I'll ruin the workout with the amount of wine I'll consume to get through an episode of the Bachelor with Nick and Corrine. The struggle is real.

Linking up today with Biana for Weekending

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