Saturday, June 25, 2011

Better Late Than Never

It's been a while since my last post! I've been crazy busy and just haven't made the time. It also doesn't help that my husband steals my Mac every evening to do his homework! So it's Saturday morning, 8 am and I've finally managed to squeeze some time in while he's still sleeping!

A lot has happened - my great friend Ruthie got married to a wonderful man, Mike!! Their wedding was so much fun and the second we arrived I thought, this is sooo Ruthie! It was perfect! The following weekend we headed back to the upstate for David's best friend, Carter's wedding. David and Carter were roommates in College all 4 years and played soccer together on the USC-Upstate team. He married Nikki and they are absolutely perfect together! We had a great time at both weddings!

Ruthie & Mike

Nikki & Carter

Courtesy of Lauren Gossett Photography

After the weddings my parents came into town over the course of a few weekends to help build our back deck! I have awesome parents and our new deck looks great!!!!

Here is a before picture:

A couple shots of the construction:


We've actually done some more yard work since this picture was taken and I've painted our back fence! It's been a work in progress but it's coming together very nicely and I am so happy with it! I can't wait to enjoy it for July 4th! We're having a bbq with friends and I'm so excited! I just hope it's not too hot and we can't enjoy the outdoors!

June 13, 2011 - David and my 2 year wedding anniversary! Gah, I can't believe it's been 2 years!! It's gone by so fast! We went out to celebrate and had a wonderful evening. We went to Halls Chophouse on King Street. It was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! We had a great time and they even gave us a complimentary glass of champagne!

More exciting news - I got a promotion at work! YAY! I'm very excited!! I will still be a Personal Banker but there are 2 levels - I was a Personal Banker 1 and now I am a Personal Banker 2. The difference between the two is that Wells Fargo will sponsor me to get licensed and I will be working more closely with a Financial Advisor. I will be getting my Series 6 and 63 in November and this will allow me to discuss investment options and annuities. I'm very excited about the promotion but it comes bittersweet - I have to move to another location. I have been working downtown, which is so convenient because I also live downtown and I love everyone that I work with, but I will be relocating into Mount Pleasant. I was able to visit my new location this past week and met everyone that I will be working with. They are all so nice! I am going to miss my Broad Street crew but I'm anxious to get started July 1st!

Well, I better get motivated - lots to do before our guests arrive this week! Anna and John Paddock are the first to arrive. They are coming into town Tuesday night and staying through the weekend! I'm so excited to see them! Then on Friday -- Megan and Chris Huebner are coming, followed by Amy, Josh and Charli Paddock! We are going to have a FULL HOUSE :) And... I just found out on Thursday that my favorite college girls are coming into town too on Friday! I'm SUPER EXCITED to see them - 518 Reunion!!! It was such a great surprise and we're going to have a great 4th of July Weekend!!!

Happy Independence Day Everyone! Have fun!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Spring has Arrived

I love Charleston this time of year!

The garden section at Lowes is packed...

The smell of barbecues...

Bike rides through the battery...

And of course LOVE is in the air!! Whether it be love between spouses or love between friends! It's wonderful!

Love was definitely abundant this past weekend! I was able to travel to Greenville for Ruthie Corley and Mike Zylstra's couples shower. They are getting married April 30th and I am so excited for the two of them! It was such a wonderful shower (Western Theme) and it was great seeing a few of my childhood friends. Ruthie, the bride to be, and I have been friends since we were in the 8th grade. We met at a volleyball camp one summer at our school, Southside Christian. The next year when we entered high school we got to visit with each other between every class because our lockers were right beside each other. We grew a great friendship.

Here are a couple shots from the shower:

I also was able to visit with a few other favorites, the Paddocks and the Stoebers! I've also known Kristi and Anna since I was in middle school and have grown closer to the two of them throughout the years. I played volleyball with Anna in high school and Kristi and I were roommates our freshman year in college!

Here is a picture of the 4 of us the night Ruthie got engaged.
We're missing Megan - she was there in spirit!

Another great childhood friend is Megan! Goodness we have known each other since the 4th grade. We've had some great times together. She stood beside me on my wedding day as my Maid of Honor and vice versa. She's definitely my second family! I would do anything for her and we always have so much fun!

This picture is a few of us in Middle School!

And this picture is at Meg's Bachelorette Party last summer before she got married!

With the weather warming up our home upgrades are still a priority. My parents are coming in a couple weeks to help us with a few of the larger projects and I can't wait! David and I are working on the completion of the insulation installation (that's a mouthful). We are ALMOST done! We only have about a quarter of the house left and we think we will be able to get it done today. While College of Charleston students are on Spring Break and enjoying the 80 degree weather at the beach we will be under our house! Oh, how times and priorities have changed through age!

Happy Spring Everyone!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Has it Really Been Almost 2 Years?

I began this blog back in 2009 in the middle of planning my wedding and haven't posted a single page since. It is now 2011 and I have been married almost 2 years, this June. WOW! I can't believe it's gone by so fast. Our wedding was AMAZING and we had so much fun! Here's a pic of us leaving the Westin Poinsett - heading to Argentina and Cabo, Mexico for our honeymoon!

Our little family has officially moved to Charleston, we did purchase our first home downtown and it is DEF a fixer upper! We have put so much time and energy into making our house feel like a home and we wouldn't have been able to do it without the help of our family and friends.





David and I have both enjoyed working on our home, it's a lot of work but it's very rewarding. Our most recent project is installing insulation in the attic and under the house. We still have some painting to do to the outside and we want to get it done this spring.

David was accepted into the Citadel and is currently getting his Masters in Business Administration. He was able to exempt an entire year and saved us a lot of money! He is anticipating his completion in the summer of 2012. He is going to school and working full time at Suntrust Bank. He is a very busy man, but still manages to make time for me :)

I accepted a job at Wachovia Bank back in September 2009 and currently I'm working as a Personal Banker downtown. I'm very excited because I will be getting my Series 6 and 63 this November and will become a Licensed Personal Banker. I can't wait!

Hopefully my next post will be in the next 2 days and not the next 2 years!!!