Who likes Winter?

I mean this as a question, not a sarcastic statement. Well maybe a little of both. I am not the biggest fan of winter and I am looking forward to green grass and warm weather! But in an effort to be positive there are some good things about winter. 

1. Christmas. I love the Christmas season
2. Hot Chocolate. I will have to post the recipe for the homemade mix. Delicious. 
3. Fires in the fireplace. This one would be especially nice if we had a fireplace. But for now we just have to enjoy them when we visit family. 
4. Snow. This one is a good/bad thing. I love a good snow if I am able to spend the day home, on the couch under a blanket with a fire and some hot chocolate. Combining all of my favorite things about winter. However when it snows and I have to drive to work that is not this southern girls thing. Living up north is a different experience. And I am not claiming Northern Virginia as the north because I have friends in Boston and North Dakota and brr I don’t know how they do it. But for a girl from the south this is winter! So when it snows an inch I’m like why isn’t everything shutting down? Because that’s what a little snow does to Atlanta. I am glad it’s been a mild winter and I am ready for Spring! Who is with me? 

Due to the cold temperatures we have not been very much fun lately. I spent this past weekend sick. Not fun. But we did enjoy the Super Bowl on Sunday night, Go Ravens! Now it’s just back to the grind of working for the weekend. 

Hope everyone is good! I will be posting my new favorite winter comfort food recipe later! It is delicious and so easy!

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Adios 2012, Hello 2013!

Well it’s a new year. 2012 was a good year. I thought I would share some highlights as best I can remember them. This may require me going back on Facebook or Twitter and seeing what I was doing at some of these times. Other times like June for instance are quite obvious, for those who don’t know Tyler and I got married in June  of 2012 🙂 So I will go month by month and see what I can remember 🙂

January 2012- Tyler and I rang in the New Year in Ohio with my family. He headed back to drive home to Virginia and had to turn around and come back due to ice and snow.
-I got to enjoy a particularly mild winter as I lived in Southern Georgia this winter. 30 in the mornings, 60 in the afternoon, I couldn’t complain except for the whole long distance relationship thing.

February 2012- Tyler and I spent Valentines apart. He sent me flowers and I sent him a box with a “long distance date night”
-I traveled to Alabama for a wedding shower for my best friend!

March 2012- Bachelorette party in Alabama for my best friend, Anna!
-First wedding shower for me in Georgia and The Hunger Games!!!

April 2012- I can’t think of anything exceptionally exciting. I tried my best to enjoy my last month as a Nanny for my two favorite little girls.

May 2012- I left my nanny job of 2 years 😦 That was a hard day.
-Second wedding shower in Tennessee!
-Moved to Ohio and got my wisdom teeth out
-Second round of Engagement pictures, food tasting, cake tasting and more packed into one weekend!
-My bachelorette party

June 2012- WEDDING month! So you can only imagine all that I did from June 1st-16th. We traveled to Virginia and moved a bunch of my stuff in and did countless wedding tasks to get ready.
-June 16th was wedding day and June 17th we headed to Mexico!

July 2012- We settled into married life in Virginia. We had 4th of July at the Twaddells and did our best to brave the heat and explore the surrounding areas.

August 2012- My birthday month! Olive Garden and chocolate cake make for a good birthday 🙂
-My family came and we did Extreme Home Makeover Ballard style.

September 2012- We did some traveling. We went to Tennessee then we went to meet my family for a lake weekend.
-We traveled to New Jersey for a wedding with Tyler’s parents.

October 2012- Well there was Halloween when we dressed up as Stefan and Elena from the Vampire Diaries

November 2012- Thanksgiving in Ohio with my family!

December 2012- Christmas in Tennessee then on to Atlanta for more Christmas, a visit from Anna and Kyle, Miles’s birthday party and then back to Virginia to finish out the year with awful head colds.

Hello 2013. We can’t wait to see what you have in store 🙂

Oh and 2013 has started out good, ROLL TIDE ROLL!

Christmas Time!

I apologize for my complete lack of blogging ability. I always forget. So here I sit at my last few hours of work until Christmas vacation and I figured I had better blog because I put the link on my Christmas card. So if anyone followed that link, Thank you! And I will try to be better about blogging.

Well we have done so much since I last blogged. We got a live Christmas tree and decorated it! That was so much fun. Our first Christmas as a married couple. We had a great time decorating the house and the tree.

The next weekend we were so happy to attend the Eide/Thomas wedding. Tyler was a groomsman and it was a beautiful wedding with so many cute touches. We had a great time at the wedding and also visiting with Tyler’s family since the wedding was near them.

This past weekend was BUSY. It was our 6 month anniversary so Tyler surprised me with tickets to the Lakers/Wizards game for Friday night. I am a big Dwight Howard fan. So we got to see Dwight and Kobe Bryant. Pretty cool. Then we followed that up with a Ravens/Broncos game on Sunday with Steve and Melissa, Tyler and Steve work together. So there we got to see Peyton Manning which Tyler was very excited about. In between those two big days we sandwiched our Christmas together. On Saturday night we had a delicious meal and opened our gifts to each other. That was a lot of fun! I got a new camera so hopefully my blog picture posting will be better now. We will see.

So now it is Friday and Christmas vacation is so close I can taste it. I keep wanting to call it Christmas break but then I remember I am not in school anymore so it’s really vacation I guess. Anyways we have lots of traveling to do and family to see and we are so excited! I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and the Glovers will be back and blogging in 2013. Hopefully with a New Years resolution to blog more consistently 🙂

At the Lakers/Wizards game! Christmas Cookies! Our Christmas! Peyton Manning Dwight Howard! All decorated! Getting our first Christmas Tree together!

The end of Twilight :(

Well this weekend marked a momentous occasion, the end of Twilight. Breaking Dawn pt. 2 The Epic Finale finally came out and we were there Friday night to see it! My husband is amazing and went with me to see it! I wore my Team Edward shirt from Twilight in honor of the final movie! It was in a word- amazing. I won’t say much because some of my friends have not seen it yet but it was excellent. Probably my favorite of all of the movies. Since Friday was our 5 month anniversary we followed the movie up with a Chocolate Molten Lava Cake at Chilli’s. You haven’t lived until you’ve had one of those. It was Tyler’s first time and he now understands. Those things are divine!

On Saturday poor Tyler had to work so we can spend the week between Christmas and New Years in Georgia with family! He left at 8:30 and came home at 2:30 and said “You’re still getting ready?” I was waiting on my nails to dry. We went to Michaels and bought Christmas ornaments and stand-in stockings because I still have a good bit of work to do on our homemade ones so those will be ready for next Christmas! We did a little Christmas shopping and then went to a Japanese steakhouse we had gotten a Groupon for! It was delicious and an entertaining time.

On Sunday we did our typical grocery shopping which was much easier this week since we leave on Wednesday for Thanksgiving in Ohio!!! We had dinner with our friends Matt and Katie at Carrabba’s, delicious. Then we came home and watched the movie Battleship which was a pretty good movie! We really enjoyed it but warning you may dream about running from aliens after watching this movie.

It’s a short week of work then we get to head to Ohio for fun Thanksgiving times with family! I am so excited to see everyone!!!

P.S. ROLL TIDE!

 

The Holidays are coming!

Ok so obviously I am the worst blogger ever. I apologize. I am always thinking oh I can’t blog because I need pictures and they are on my iPhone not my computer and I never have my cord with me. So now I will start this post and it may take me a few days to actually publish it. So since I last blogged a lot has happened in the world and in our life. First thing was Halloween. We got some awesome wigs and handed out candy to the children of the neighborhood. We had fun dressing up but next year we might need a costume party to go to so we can truly show off our amazing costumes.

Right before Halloween, Sandy hit. We were very fortunate to say that the worst thing we had to deal with was a leaky front door. We did not lose power or have any damage so we were very fortunate!

The weekend after Halloween we had a nice weekend. We got shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child and bought all kinds of fun goodies from the dollar store to send to the kids who are helped by this wonderful organization. We did this when I was a child and I always loved it so Tyler and I decided to do it this year. If you have never heard of them then check out their website! It is a great thing to do around the holidays for kids who won’t get a Christmas like we are used to having.

That Saturday evening we had a retirement home night at the Twaddells. We had delicious bbq, played cards and enjoyed visiting with family. This past weekend we did a lot of Christmas shopping! We are trying to get done with our shopping before the madness that is December. Something about that month is just always incredibly busy and I don’t have to tell you how crazy the stores get. So if we aren’t done then the rest of our shopping will most likely be done online.

Next week we head to Ohio to spend Thanksgiving with my family! I am so excited to get to see them and spend a few days at home eating my moms cooking!