Sunday, November 15, 2009

Yay Thrift Stores!

We finally found the last piece of furniture we really needed for our apartment: a china cabinet. It took us 5 months and countless (overpriced) Craigslist pages, but we finally got one. Ben found an amazing thrift store in Norfolk. We went to check it out yesterday and they had tons of furniture (and all in pretty good condition!) It was basically a huge Goodwill, but everything was in good shape...check out our find:

Our kitchen counters used to be cluttered with lots of lovely kitchen items that we got for wedding gifts--but now they all finally have a home--and we finally have some room in the kitchen! Oh I just love decorating our home :)

Monday, November 2, 2009

We just love our little puppy!

Georgia has turned into such a good puppy. I'm so glad we got her. She's especially helpful to me whenever Ben is underway or on duty...it's just nice to have someone at home with me. The first few weeks after we got her were very stressful for me. She was pooping all over my house & we hadn't really gotten used to each other yet. Not to mention the fact that I would never be living by MY schedule anymore--but by hers. It was a really hectic time for me (as my mother or sister would tell you since I would call them crying). But you know what? Just a few short weeks later she is almost entirely potty trained and actually listens to me and Ben. It's amazing how much joy this little puppy has brought to our lives.




Thursday, October 15, 2009

To Albert, Carrie, & Arthur

This post is dedicated to 2 of my brothers-in-law and one of my future sisters-in-law since they were unable to attend the wedding of their uncle this past weekend. Ben & I tried to take a variety of pictures for y'all (actually it was mostly Ben) so you could see what went down. It was a beautiful wedding and we had a fun time.



Groomsmen


More Groomsmen


Best Man & Groom






Bride walking down the aisle














Navy guys + the Bride








Some of the Bond family


Bride & Groom leaving the church


Reception @ Ft. Myers O-Club








Throwing the bouquet


Bride & Groom about to leave the Reception

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Meet Georgia

Last weekend, Ben and I planned a big, last-minute trip to Atlanta, GA to pick up our puppy! For the last couple of months we have been stocking up our house on puppy things--we knew we were getting her, we just weren't sure which weekend. (She's a "Vizsla", by the way....look it up! :)


So we got in our car (in Virginia), and drove SOUTH.

A few hours later we stopped for lunch--and we happened to stop in Salisbury, NC!! (Sorry, Chip & Trish, I would've called if I had known it was on the way!)

We had good 'ole Chick-fil-A --- yumm.


Then, since we were in the area, we decided to take a quick drive-through tour of Catawba College, where my cousin Chip is the head football coach! Catawba is such a beautiful campus.


We made sure to visit the football stadium (where Chip & his team win lots of games--congrats on the successful season so far, Chip!)


After the quick campus tour we had to quickly get back on the road. After a while, we found the famed Gaffney, SC peach (so, of course, we took a few pictures for my mom).


We kept on truckin' and finally arrived in Atlanta about 9 hours after we started driving. We stayed at my cousin Skip & Suzanne's house (who had graciously offered us a place to stay about 3 days earlier when we found out about the trip). We had a great time with them; unfortunately no pictures to show for it. Ben & I agreed--their house was lovely!!

We watched the Virginia Tech game against Nebraska (that was a close one!) at their house and then went out to a pizza place Saturday night to eat dinner & watch the Georgia football game.

Late Saturday night we called the breeder and found out we had to pick up our puppy that night instead of the next morning like we had planned (due to a few scheduling conflicts). So we left around 10pm to go meet our puppy. Later we got back to Skip & Suzanne's with our new baby. We named her Georgia because that's where she's from (and we like the name..) Long story short, after a wonderful pancake breakfast with the family the next morning, Ben & I got back on the road for an even longer journey than the one we had taken the previous day (because now we would have to stop every few hours for the puppy).


Here is a movie of Ben & Georgia playing at a rest stop on the way home.

video

Finally, we returned home after a long, 11-hour drive. We have a new, playful puppy & have been very tired this last week (she's not a good sleeper, like most babies). But our Georgia peach sure is sweet!

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Here is our latest family photo. :)