Tuesday, December 30, 2014


Today I'm linking up with Juliette and Amber to predict what will happen in 2015.... 

By the End of 2015.....
We will be in our new home
I will have lost at least 20 pounds (I want more but starting small)
I will become a better friend to my current friends
I will hopefully be pregnant.. Not getting younger.. 
I will stop spending so much money on stuff I don't need. 
I will drink more water!!! 

I'm sure there is more but this is all I got right now... hahaha 

My work is doing a Wellness Challenge that I am participating in to see who can lose the most weight and body fat. I have done the challenge in past years and did pretty good during the challenge but once it is over I go back to my old habits... I am very good at that... So hopefully this will kick start my weight loss goals for the next year.... 

Monday, December 29, 2014

Almost the New Year!!!

Hi everyone! 
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!! I know I did. I got to spend quality time with my family and was excited to be off from work! Being a 911 Dispatcher I often have to work holidays. But I was lucky I was off this year! 

Steve and I are excited for the new year to start as we have exciting news....... 

We Bought a House!!!! (Actually we did this in October but made the deposit right before Christmas) 
SO we are excited to get everything started and make a fresh start. 

My parents are also having a house built and theirs is almost done right down the street from ours. So Big things are happening all around! 

We will be moving out of Northern Virginia/DC Area and about an hour away to Culpeper. 
We cant wait to live in a new town and explore our new city... But we have a while before we get to do that. But that's ok.. I can't wait to watch the house of our dreams being built. 

So stay tuned! 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Umm Hello????

Umm Hi there! 

If anyone is still out there... I am going to revive my blog!! Yeah!!!! 

I have alot of new and exciting things coming up.. And very stressful at the same time!!! 



We need to sell our house.... And I have no clue where to start! We have been trying to go through all of our stuff but it is really overwhelming... But right now we have to get our shit together and get the $$ to start building... 

Ok well I promise to keep this blog up.. I will document the process and everything else in my life. 

I hope you stick around... 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Leaving on a Jet Plane...

Today I am heading to Indy for my cousins wedding on Sat. So I will be back on monday to finish my Vacation recap of the Dominican Republic... Sorry... 

Here is a pic of my cousin and I am my wedding 11 years ago and she is getting married on saturday.. CRAZY!!!! She to the left of me. 

So until next time!

Dominican Republic Day 3

Today we pretty much hung out by the pool, got our drink on and slept.. It's amazing how heat and drinks make you sleepy... 

Water Fountain in the Plaza 
 Me after breakfast and checking out the store on the property. 
 Beautiful trees and flowers that line the walkways 

Then Steve went up on the roof of our building and took some pics. 
See the mountain is hidden by clouds 

 view on the bottom floor of our building. 
Our building (those are our towels) 
At night we went to the A la carte seafood restaurant.  It was ok but nothing to write home about. 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Dominican Republic Day 2 ~ Our Anniversary

We were awoken around 5 am but what I can only describe as loud screeching outside our window. If you have seen the movie UP, it kinda sounded like Kevin. 
Luckily we fell back asleep for a few more hours.  Then while I was getting dressed Steve went downstairs and looked around. 
 Villas surrounded by lush trees and gardens 
 Cabanas near the pool 
 And he found "Kevin" A peacock who likes to sleep on top of the cabanas at night. 
 The amazing pool! 
 The view from the snack bar
 The view from the top of the bar 
 Looking back toward the bar on the right. 
 Looking from the bar toward the front lobby 
 Palm trees were EVERYWHERE.. 
 And you could see Mount Isabel de Torres from the pool. It was early in the day so you could see the whole thing. 

Its Kevin again.  
 He was molting so he was not a pretty as he normally is. 

 Then we found Kevin's brother (or sister) 
 Another view of the mountain 
 Walkways between buildings
 The Beach
We forgot to take a picture of us when we went to dinner. But we went to one of the A la carte restaurants and it was amazing!  It was a Brazilian steak house. 
But we did catch a show. It was an international show with different songs from different eras and countries.  

 Don't cry for me Argentina
 The pool at night. 
We had a wonderful Anniversary just sitting by the pool, drinking and enjoying our time together. 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Dominican Republic Day One

We left VA around 830 and had a brief layover in Miami. Then we were off to DR!!! 

We stayed at the Iberostar Costa Dorada in Puerto Plata. It was an all inclusive resort. 

When we arrived at the room this little guy was waiting for us.
We took a brief walk to the beach just to check it out and see the water. It was very windy and much of the sand was being kicked up so we decided to check out the rest of the resort. 

Koi Pond

Walkway to the buffett

The entrance to the resort 
The flamingos in the lobby

Lobby Bar
More Flamingos

Fresh Fruit left for us while we were checking out the resort. 
This little guy was in our bathroom
View from our front door

Plaza in the center of the resort
Lobby and front desk

Our first night we were extremely tired and just went to the buffet and then hung out in our room. We went to bed early excited for the next day.