Saturday, August 20, 2011

New Blog

Hey all! I have started a new blog since I am no longer a Navy wife!
If you're interested you can find it here:


Saturday, March 19, 2011


Check this out! It's The Origional Scrapbox's Facebook page where you can go to WIN a scrapbox!
These things are AWESOME! If you are a scrapper or you LOVE organization, you MUST go enter to win!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Extreme Makeover

Extreme Makeover HOME Edition was in Virginia Beach a few weeks ago and I had the chance to go see the house under construction!

Dan and I had volunteered to help build the house, but there were SO many people that volunteered we were not needed. I was REALLY bummed because I was so excited to help out. I was obsessed the week they were here and wanted to be near the house the whole week!

One day during the building they had a "pep rally" and "march" the the site for all of the people who volunteered to help and did not get the chance to. I went with a few ladies from work and had a blast! I got to "meet" the producer from the show and Ed and Xzibit the designers. Here are some pictures from the day!

Ed... he's hot :)

It was FREEZING that day and they told us we had to wear out t-shirts on top of our coats!

Me and Xzibit!

Monday, January 31, 2011


Does anyone even read this?

Friday, January 7, 2011

2011 Resolutions

Happy New Year!

I realize I'm a few days late, but it's better late than never, right?

I started thinking about my New Year Resolutions the other day and thought it would be a good idea to write them here. That way maybe someone will hold me accountable?

1. Drink at least 40oz of water a day. (about 1 of my pink ODU water bottles)
This one will be tough for me since I find it SO hard to drink water all day long.

2. Run at least 12 miles a week.
Ultimately I'd like to run more, but I think 12 is a good number to strive for even on those tough weeks.

3. Run the Virginia is for Lovers 14k (8.7 miles) in 1 hour and 30 minutes or less with the husband.
Ok, so this is shooting high, but I will be SO proud of myself if I can accomplish this one!

4. Read more books!
I don't have a set number here, but I've just rediscovered my love for reading and want to read ALL OF THE TIME! I even joined a book club!

5. Make and send Birthday cards to all of my nieces and nephews this year.
I always say I'm going to, but never get around to it!

6. Take more time for me.
I would LOVE to put more time aside to do things I love. Scrapbooking and card making have really been thrown out the door since I started teaching. I REALLY want to make it a point to do more this year. (Especially since I got a PINK Cricut Expression!!!)

7. Take and conquer things one at a time.
Maybe this will help relieve a lot of the stress in my life.

8. Be a better friend.
I have wonderful friends and I'm really bad at keeping in touch with them.

9. Be a supportive and loving wife.
I already have this one under control (hehe), but it's important that I continue with all of the changes that may to us this year.

Ok, so my husband just laughed at me and said, "It's funny that you want to take things one at a time, yet you have 9 goals."

*sigh* I guess he's right. That one may have to be erased :)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Holiday Gift Giveaway: Twilight ECLIPSE DVD

Holiday Gift Giveaway: Twilight ECLIPSE DVD

This is the movie of the holiday season!! Twilight Eclipse will hit stores on December 4th, 2010 and you can win it here!!

Just go to Country Girl, City Life's blog and enter to win!!

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Girls on the Run

In September a friend and co-worker of mine decided to coach a Girls on the Run team at our school.

"Girls on the Run® is a non-profit prevention program that encourages preteen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running. Our curricula address all aspects of girls' development - their physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual well-being. "
*Taken from the Girls on the Run website*

It's an amazing mentoring program that incorporates running. I loved the idea when my co-worker asked me about it and we set out to start the club at our school. We were allowed to have 8 girls for our first season. We decided to start with the 5th grade girls that would soon be moving on to Middle School.

We met twice a week for 90 minutes and learned valuable lessons about how to love and respect ourselves. At the same time, we trained for a 5k race (3.1 miles).

This past Saturday was our race! It was the first race for 7 of our girls! What an exciting day it was! We ran the Jingle Bell 5k race at Old Dominion University.

EVERY girl finished! I am SO proud of what these girls have accomplished and am looking
forward to our Spring season!

Our team signs!

The team BEFORE the race

Our team AFTER the race
The girls with their finisher medals