Monday, August 30, 2010


its my last night of freedom.
im enjoying it with my sweet hubby.
tomorrow starts a new and crazy chapter in my life.
im so excited!
class from 9-5 tomorrow! wooo!!
(: hopefully this excitement will last and carry me through semester one!

Saturday, August 28, 2010


i start grad school on tuesday...
oh my.
getting the butterflies in my tummy again!

tomorrow is me & ryan's last day of freedom.
im looking forward to a little fun in the sun!


Friday, August 27, 2010

look at this lil guy! a toothbrush holder... that happens to be no. 15 and play soccer and look like ry! hahaa

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

all the goodies from orientation and my huge books... grad school is really happening!

Monday, August 23, 2010


my tummy is aching...
not sure if its nerves-- or lack of sleep-- or stress-- or a bit of everything.

also... kinda aching to be at home now.
with the fam
my LIL brother... moved to LAGRANGE today!
(it is 2 years later... as in he is 20... but still... HE MOVED THERE!)
to my old college grounds...
wish i could have been there to help him & the girlfriend move in.
i can't wait to see their pics... and relive (through them) my college days! :)


duke orientation is tomorrow.
i have a million things to do before then.
im not feeling so hot either.
still exhausted-- and didn't sleep well...
mostly due to the anxiety.
my mind is racing with the things i need to do.
and the thoughts of ... 'what did i get myself into'
oh dear. it could be a long year.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

wedding cake

tonight ry&i had a piece of our wedding cake to celebrate our anniversary. ......lets just say it was better the first time. we still ate it all!


the looonnng line to get on the ferry.... the only way off the island.


leavin the banks..... sad to say goodbye. but ready for my bed!

Friday, August 20, 2010


someones getting married..... and this just may be the garter i made for the cute duke bride!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


ry... fishin on the back dock. using a cast net..... oh island life. :)

Monday, August 16, 2010


homemade gelato... sunset... bike ride.... perfect night with the husband.

Sunday, August 15, 2010


its already been a year?

even if the day is gone- im so grateful to my amazing photographer
for images that we will cherish for a lifetime...

so much love today!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

weddings & oceans...

celebrating our marriage...
celebrating/doing last minute things before colin & meredith's wedding...
all the while at the beach.
on the outer banks.

there is nothing better.
breezy, salty air.
ocean waves soothing you to sleep at night.

its the perfect vacation
and way to celebrate!

a year! can you believe it!
we have been married a year tomorrow!

love, peace & sunshine to you all---

Friday, August 13, 2010

we waste no time at all..... laying out beachside already. hello obx. the sniders are happy to see you.

ocean bound....

Thursday, August 12, 2010

oh the joy of packing..... :)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

the view from my day...

this is what i looked at for 12 hours today.
worked on the computer.
had my snack.
had a gatorade.
the only thing missing is the pt...
but that would be illegal to post.

much better day.
i ate twice.
pee'd a few times.
not nearly as crazy.
thank goodness.


Monday, August 9, 2010


12 hours of work...
1 10 minute break to eat a snack...
1 potty break...

that all makes me extremely beat.
and sore.
just exhausted.

i did help save a life today though.
that was pretty much amazing.

only 2 days of work left before im off to the OBX!!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

exciting day for my parents! wish i was with them!

Friday, August 6, 2010


after 2 years... i feel like i finally have some genuine girl friends here in durham.
im so grateful i have these two gals.
they make life better here in durham.

its fun to have some gals to hang out with, shop with, and enjoy life with!
this was last night... and i'd like to add... this is after these two grabbed their husbands, picked up my husband from my house and then convinced me AFTER 12 hours of work... to hang out.
we did... and it was soooo fun! (:

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


no worries.
i did jump in that pool.
it was quite warm today- and the pool felt great.
i love soaking up rays- poolside- reading a book.

i tried to get hunger games- checked out of every library i can go to.
so im contemplating buying it.

currently though reading
in cold blood- by capote.

pretty intense- and going quickly.
so ill still have time to read the other book.
:) back to work tomorrow after an amazingly accomplishing 4 days off!

oh summer.... how i love you!

Monday, August 2, 2010

the new look.....

in our dining room!

it just took....

im so happy the way it turned out.
ryan is too.
seems so much more "grown up" and nice.
and only took lots of hours and sweat and a quart of paint.

it was all worth it though!
we have a fabulous new dining room.

my newly organized closet!

Sunday, August 1, 2010


3 chairs with their first coat!

i painted a lot today... a whollle lot. i have 3 of the chairs done with 2 coats- and plan on finishing the other one up in the morning. then will be painting the table legs!

almost done with this MAJOR project. ...yeah i didn't realize painting chairs was sooo difficult. and annoying! its been fun though. i enjoy it. :)