Tuesday, January 31, 2012

see ya

Please excuse my break from updating.
(as if that isn't normal...)

My dad has flown in and we are about to pack up the Uhaul and get the heck out of here.

Our drive to Oklahoma is 24 hours. And then another 18 to Arizona.

I'll update once I get to Oklahoma.


Friday, January 27, 2012

getting there...

Marshall didn't have class today so we spent the entire day (minus a trip to Target and Chick-fil-a) packing.
And I even snapped a few pics so I didn't have to google happy children and parents and their perfectly taped and packaged boxes.
 I have been putting off doing a few packing tasks on my own. I didn't want to tackle wrapping all of our mirrors and pictures. That's hard work.
But Marshall and Felicity (Ben) helped a lot.

And when we are all done I'm going to be as happy as our Chinese friend.


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

moving blues

I really want to update this blog thing. But honestly, my days are the same. And really not even fun to read about.

I stay in my sweats all day, and I pack.
And if I'm lucky, I shower.

Since I am lagging in my documentation of our moving process. I googled some pics of moving.

I don't think these people are really moving.
They look like they are enjoying it too much.

I think we need a clipboard with a checklist.


Monday, January 23, 2012

Happy Birthday Aaron!

Birthday Shout Out to my brother Aaron!

Happy Birthday!
I wish I could say how I remember when you were born. But I wasn't even close to being born yet.

Thanks for being such a great big brother. 
I love you!


Sunday, January 22, 2012

slumber party recap

Val came to Philly.
We hadn't really intended on such a lazy weekend. Or maybe we had.
We blame it on the weather.
Whatever. It was just what the both of us needed.

As expected...
We got our chain restaurant fix. And we continued to eat it all weekend.

Philadelphia had its first snow of the season. Just in time for us to leave...
The view from my mail slot. I wasn't going outside.

 We went through my closet.
And Val was mean and wouldn't let me take EVERY color cardigan with me.
I'm sure I will thank her later. Maybe.

We ate a lot, maybe a brownie an hour. And we watched A LOT of TV. 
Lifetime, Felicity, scary haunted shows, the DVR, Kardashians. 
There just wasn't enough hours to watch it all...

And then, it was Sunday and time to subway it to the train station.

We realize we never took any pictures of the 2 of us, so this was my self portrait try.

That's a little better.

It was the weekend I needed. 
I sure am going to miss being 2 hours from her. Until August when we can be east coast buddies again.

p.s. Go visit her Etsy shop and shop! She makes her items custom to you, so it's a win-win-win. 


Thursday, January 19, 2012

double date

With a week a half left in this city, we went out. 
We never get out.
But this time, double date style.
It was fun. And they are cute together!
I really have missed social interactions!


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

sleep over

This upcoming weekend is my 2nd to last weekend in Philadelphia.
Until we are back next fall of course.

So it is only fitting that I have a slumber party with Valerie.
Her husband is out of town, and mine has board review classes all weekend.
So let's call it a girls weekend.

Possible activities on the agenda:
-Chili's (because who doesn't love chain restaurants?)
-Sonic (we don't have easy access to such luxuries on the east coast)
-Target (I just threw that in)
-Netflix. (anything that isn't science or history)
-And helping me sort through my closet (she is a pro)

Excited for the weekend!
Now, I have to get the guest room packed up so she has a place to sleep....


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Tuesday laughs

I was introduced to these videos over Christmas break.
So, by now I am sure that mostly everyone has heard of the "Shiz Girls Say" videos. 
(I said "Shiz" because I'm a lady)
And if you haven't. Stop what you are doing and watch. Shooot, even if you have seen them. Watch again. They have yet to get old to me.
They are hilarious and so true.
You can also watch Episode 2 and Episode 3
So funny.

Well, I recently came across another.
"Shiz Nobody Says"
Again, all so true.

And here's another funny one for you. My dear friend Andrew Tower, of the famous Tower Family, who showed me these videos in December. Well, Andrew has made a "Shiz Climbers Say" video. Now, I have no idea what any of this stuff means because I'm not a climber. But I think If I was, I would think it was really really funny.
Maybe this video will get him on The Ellen Show.


Monday, January 16, 2012

class and the eye ball

I've been MIA. But I've been busy.
Let me tell you about my weekend. 
I actually left the house for a change.

I took a photography class downtown.
It was more like a  "this is what all those buttons on your camera do" class. I figured after a couple of years it was about time I learned. But it was fun and hopefully I learned something.

And then last night Marshall and I went to the prom. 
The Eye Ball as I call it.
Every 3rd year class at his school always has a fancy party to celebrate the end of classes and start of  rotations.
So, we got dressed up, ate a fancy meal and danced the night away.

It felt like a wedding. It was in a big hotel ballroom, with fancy centerpieces, and a dance floor that was calling my name.
 And Marshall wore his dancing wedding shoes so I knew it was going to be a party.
 And it was.
Come on, he taught his friends how to tie bowties. Party.
BTW... that guy in the picture who looks in awe, he will be doing his rotation at the same place in Denver when we are there. So we are all going to live together. Talk about a party now.

And this is Tai.
 Tai and I were matching and loving it.

 My opinion of the night... Optometry students are not just a bunch on nerds. They know how to throw a party.

And, of course we have been packing all weekend.
I don't feel like we have even made a dent in it yet.


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

pen pals

Today I received one awesome piece of mail. 

You all know my friend Candace?
Her wedding was blogged here.

She is so good about sending cute little cards and letters.
Well today, I got one heck of a letter.
 Scrapbook cut outs and all.
Her and her husband, Matthew, live in Arizona (about 2 hours from where we will be) and we are so excited to be together and dominate the desert country. So she sent me a "get ready for AZ" letter.
Oh I'm ready!

Personalized mail rocks!


Monday, January 9, 2012

nyquil vs. dayquil

Today I learned a very important lesson.
Taking NyQuil during the day does nothing but bad things to you.

In my defense, I thought it was DayQuil. And I've been so tired from not sleeping from this miserable cold that I was not thinking.
I didn't realize I took the wrong medicine until hours later after being VERY groggy and crazy feeling.

Next time, I'm double checking.


Sunday, January 8, 2012


Well people we started the thought process of packing.
But we had to get organized.
This move isn't just a normal pack up, drive a Uhual across the country, unpack and settle into your new home.
 Oh no! 
This move is a pack up, but organize what you are taking with you and what you are leaving in storage for a year and a half, and then hope that you don't need anything in storage.
It makes the process much more chaotic. 

Here's to moving!
And hopefully one day, never having to do it again!


Thursday, January 5, 2012

OK to PA

Our time in Oklahoma has come to an end, for now.
Back to Philadelphia, for 3 whole weeks, and then we drive across the country for our next adventure.

Before I end this post, let me share with you what Marshall and I saw while we were in the St. Louis airport.
 Yes, that is a giant check that just came off a flight from Las Vegas.

I told Marshall and I needed a picture and he encouraged me to do so.
Not only is a giant check hilarious to see in real life, in an airport it is even better.
And for winning the World Series of Beer Pong has to be the best.
Winning $50,000 as beer pong champs.... it leaves me speechless.
How does one even get to such a prestige level? 
They weren't on our next flight, so I never had my questions answered.

Something to ponder.


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

birthday celebrations continue!

My mom's birthday is the 4th. But Marshall and I were heading to Tulsa so we celebrated her birthday on the 3rd. 
Marshall and I decided we would cook dinner for her because who really wants to cook on their birthday!?
 We did salmon.
Our favorite.
 And what mom doesn't love flowers on their birthday, or ANY day!?

And the most exciting birthday gift ever...
 A single cup coffee filter thing for the coffee maker... 
We gave her her present early, new slippers!
 It was a delicious meal celebrating her!

We woke up the next day, packed up our stuff, and did a birthday lunch.
We love celebrating by eating food.

Jett was having a few eye issues he needed to discuss with his Uncle Marshall.
 He is a much better patient than me.

My dad photo bombed this one and it is amazing.

 Happy Birthday Mom!
I love you!!

We headed to Tulsa to spend our last moments with Marshall's family.
All of my pictures from this post are of us eating.

We hung with his parents, went and visited Mashall's good friend and his adorable 3 year old, and ate way too much red velvet cake.
Hmm.... hitting the gym hard when we get back!

We fly back to Philadelphia tomorrow which will probably mean a lot less blog posts because all I will be doing is packing to move to Arizona in a month!

Excited, overwhelmed, but feeling blessed.
I can't wait until we live back in Oklahoma.