Friday, September 2, 2011

Back by popular demand

So, remember how I begged a bunch of you to start following my blog, and then I quit blogging?

Oh, you do?  Well, a thousand apologies go out to you all. 

This summer has been crazy busy, and I’ve barely had a chance to catch my breath.  But, one of the reasons that I started blogging was so I could document Jesse and I’s first year of marriage.  Sadly, I didn’t document most of it and our one year anniversary came and went, and I never even mentioned it in my blog.

So, let me start with a little summer recap.

I actually took pictures at our 4th of July barbeque.  Yeah I know, Ca-razy!

My crazy awesome parents.  Seriously, my awesome dad just got me 8th row tickets to a Bengals / Colts game, just because he's so proud of me.  Aren't I a lucky girl?

I made cupcakes!

I took my nephew to the State Fair.  (This was the same day the stage collapsed.)

He was scared of the farm animals.  He refused to go near them and if one poked its head out while he was walking through the aisle, he would stop dead in his tracks and whimper until you picked him up. It was adorable!

One of my best friends got married and we traveled all the way to Denver for the ceremony.

She seriously looked like a supermodel and I was so honored to be part of her big day.

We climbed some mountains.  (In flip flops, I might add)

We went to a Colorado Rockies game.

I turned 28.  Blah!  (I look a little disheveled in this pic.  I might have had a couple of adult beverages by this time.)

There were also many of other things that happened this summer.  Like, we celebrated our one year wedding anniversary, I camped out in the field in Georgia for a week, and I made the decision to go back to school.  

Now, I'm ready for fall!  Bring on the cool weather!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Our Florida Vacation

We haven't even been back from Florida for a week, and I already miss it!

It was so great spending time with Jesse's family. 

Jesse and I have been together for about 3 years, but I haven't been able to spend much time with his sister or his nieces because they live so far away.  I really, really wish they lived closer.  Or even better, I wish we lived in Florida!

But, I don't know if I can handle all of the freaking bugs.  The first night I was there, I didn't think it was necessary to use any bug spray.  That was a horrible idea.  The next morning I woke up, and had no less that 50 mosquito bites from my knees down.

It was painful.

And itchy.

And very ugly.

And I only brought shorts.

Moving on...

Here are some pictures of our awesome Florida getaway!

This is Jesse's niece.  We went down to Florida for her graduation.  Isn't she so pretty???

My in-laws.  Such a beautiful family!

Sweet little Lilly!

We randomly stopped at some Putt Putt place in Lido Beach, and wouldn't you know it, it also happened to showcase 1 of the 40 albino alligators in the whole-wide world.  Her name is Pearl.  And I was scared of her.

They let us feed the Alligators, but I was scared of these guys too.

Jesse, the master of self-picture taking with his six foot arms.

The beach was amazing!  I felt like I was in Mexico.

The view from our room.  Gorgeous!

Jesse, his sister Jennifer, and his niece Molly.  Miss you guys!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Summer Blog Swap!

Okay, so I participated in a Summer Blog Swap, and just recieved my package in the mail!

For those of you that don't know what a blog swap is (cuz I sure didn't), it basically went down like this...

One of the blogs that I follow was hosting a blog swap, so I signed up for it even though I had no idea what it was.  I was then partnered up with Savanah over at What Makes Savanah Smile. We were told that we were supposed to get to know our partner a little bit, and then start shopping!  We could spend up to $25 and had to mail out our packages within a certain amount of days.

I had so much fun shopping for her, and I was totally pumped to get my package in the mail!  I mean, who doesn't love to get home and find a package waiting on your front porch?

Here's what I got:

1. A Beachy Tote Bag- Which I'm very excited about since I'm going to Florida next week!
2. A new beach towel - This will also come in super handy next week.
3. Nail polish
4. Nail File
5. Palm Tree hand towels
6. Summer Time To-Do List pad.

Thanks so much Savanah!  I love it all!

Okay, moving on to a different topic...

My slacker ways.

Last week I had a plan.  I was going to quit slacking on my blog, and even planned out a whole "Weekend in Photos" blog post that I was going to do on Monday morning.

But then, I forgot to take any pictures over the weekend. So, that didn't really work out for me.

So, I will leave you with one picture that I took.  A picture of my neice and nephew.  I got to babysit them over the weekend, and of course they were absolute angels.  Aren't they just too cute for words?

Monday, May 23, 2011

It's time for some baby talk

I'm sure you're all wondering how the babysitting gig went, right?

Well, lets just say it went a little differently than expected.

It kind of made me realize how selfish Jesse and I are. I mean, we do what we want, when we want and however we want.  Not this weekend though.  This weekend, little tiny Allison called the shots in our house.  And it became very apparent that she was definitely not on the same schedule we were.

Poor little thing.  She's a little six month old baby who was teething and missing her mommy.  Let me tell you, most of the time she was not a happy camper. There was a lot of crying going on in the Deem household this weekend, and I don't think all of it was from the baby.

But we survived all the dirty diapers, crying, and disgusting noises that even the cutest of babies can make.

And I think she even had just a little bit of fun.

Although I'm happy to get back  to my own sleep schedule, I really miss the little squirt!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Our weekend plans

Okay, so I'm sure all of you have really missed me, and I'm sure you were like stalking my blog everyday to see if I had posted anything new, so to you I apologize.  Sometimes I'm just a slacker.

I blame this on the fact that I sit in front of a computer ALL day at work.  So naturally when I get home, the last thing I want to do is sit in front of my computer at home. But, I'm going to try harder. I mean, have you seen my list of followers recently? I'm at six.


Yep, my fan club is steadily growing.  At this rate, I should have about 12 followers by December.  I don't want to brag or anything, but I'm kind of turning into a big deal. :)  Okay, I'm just kidding...

Please, I beg of you.  Follow my blog.  I've started joining a lot of other blogs and have even started to research some online writing gigs, but no one is going to hire someone that only has six followers. So if you are a member of my family, or my BFF (ahem... Amber) then I'm talking to you.

Moving on...

I am really looking forward to this weekend.  Why you ask?  Because we get to spend the whole entire weekend babysitting this adorably, precious bundle of joy.

This is our niece Allison.  Actually it's Jesse's niece, but she's so freakin adorable that I like to claim her as my niece too.  I don't think my sister-in-law will mind!   Anyway, I'm super pumped about having Miss Allison over for the weekend!  Do babies make everyone happy or is that just me?

Well, I hope everyone enjoys their weekend!

Don't forget to follow my blog!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The world's best husband

For real.

I need to get a coffee mug for him that says, "World's Best Husband" or maybe a magnet.  Remember those magnets that we used to buy for our parents for Christmas?  It looked like "World's Greatest Mom" was written in crayon? I remember my mom used to give me like $10.00 to go to school and buy Christmas presents, and I'm pretty sure I bought her the same dang magnet every year.

Anyway, back to my husband.  He needs one of those magnets.

He's done some pretty awesome things for me lately. 

First and foremost, he bought me a dishwasher.  A dishwasher!  Can you believe it?  I swear it was one of the happiest days of my life!  We've had it for about a week now, and I can't even think of the words to describe how truly amazing it is. Not only do I have a machine that washes all of my dishes, I also have somewhere to hide all of my dirty dishes!

Then, the other night he came home with another surprise.  I was sitting on the couch watching TV, and he told me to close my eyes and hold out my hand.  He had an awesome surprise for me.  So, I did what I was told, and immediately opened my eyes when I felt the box in my hands.

You'll never guess what it was.

Okay, Okay...I'll tell you.

The Clapper!  Yes, you read that right.  Like, "Clap On, Clap Off ... The Clapper!"

The first words out of my mouth were, "You didn't actually spend money on this did you?"  Thankfully he said, "No".  And then I got really excited.  "Let's put it in our bedroom."  I immediately said.

So, he hooked it up to his lamp, and I spent the rest of the evening hanging out in our bedroom and just randomly clapping.  That night, I went to bed with the biggest smile on my face because as soon as I got all snuggled in and found a good, comfortable spot on the bed, I clapped twice and everything went dark.

Monday, May 2, 2011

You little rascal.

My friend Hatcher: blah, blah, blah “My mom and her mobile scooter.”

Me: “Hey. You need a mobile scooter? I got one for sale.” (When I think back to the actual conversation, I picture myself saying this in a New Jersey accent, chomping on bubble gum while twirling my fingers in my hair. It may or may not have happened this way)

The other ten people in the room: "What? Why do you have a mobile scooter? That’s weird."

Okay, so we are selling a mobile scooter for one of our friends, and right now it’s just hanging out in our basement until we can find a suitable owner.

I kind of don’t want to sell it.

I like it.

I used to drive it around in our basement when Jesse wasn’t home.


I wrecked it.

I was trying to parallel park the mobile scooter. Which is a terrible idea, considering I can’t even parallel park a car. But I thought, “It’s just a scooter”. Surely it’s easier than parallel parking a car. Boy was I wrong.

I crashed into our desk.

And my husband took away the keys.

Hopefully I never need one of those scooters! Can you get insurance on those things?