Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Day of 100's :)

Today has been a great day!
I reached 100 followers today :)

Thanks to everyone who reads the blog, I started this blog as I was a newlywed start a new job and wanted some way to journal my experiences along the way and I can't believe how many people I have met!!

Also I received a email from shutterfly receiving 101 free pictures!!!

Andrew and I have been together over 6 years but some how I still have really old pictures of us up!
I am using this opportunity to order some much needed wedding photos for the house and other randoms we have taken along the way!
Here are some of my favorite I ordered :)

Happy Wednesday!
The weekend is only two days away :)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

My Belated Birthday Post

So I am a huge fan of Birthdays!

Mine was last Thursday (February 23rd) and I have been celebrating away for over a week
Hence my blogging absence as I've been so busy and utterly exhausted by the time I reach the house :)

I started my birthday a weekend early (on Feb 18th)
As I headed home to Charlotte to be with my Family :)
Saturday was filled with a day full of shopping with my mom and younger sister
We hit up all our favorite shops and it was so nice to just have a day out
For dinner we met up with my dad and Andrew
We started to eat at Firebirds but it was 135 minute wait
(yes the hostest really said that even though a normal person would say 2 hours and 15 minutes)
So we left and went to another one of my local favorites

It was so nice to have a dinner out with my family :)

On Thursday( My actual birthday)
I went to school as normal
but lovely students had such a surprise
They threw me a surprise party and I received some lovely gifts, cards and candy and a bouquet of my favorite flowers

That night Andrew took me out to dinner to Nantucket Grill
We stuffed ourselves with delicious food and two huge pieces of coconut and tiramisu cake 

Andrew also got me some amazing under armour workout clothes and an adorable new VS Bathing Suit
Here's the one I got but I'm sure it wont look like it does on the model
I enjoy my food a little too much for that :)

Saturday Night my birthday celebrations continued
We went to dinner at the Oxford in downtown Raleigh and stay for some adult fun once the band started

We took some more pictures but I don't have them so this is one I found online but some many of my wonderful friends are missing!

Overall my birthday was a success and I have such good friends and family that shared it with me.

Sunday, February 26, 2012


So with all the talk of GFC fading away I figured it was time for myself to join Bloglovin!

Click that pretty little link and follow me there

Stay tunned this week as I recap my week long birthday festivities 
( which has caused this weeks absence on the blog)
And a little surprise I can't wait to share :)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The next 40 days

Today is Ash Wednesday
Andrew and I talked alot about what we wanted to give up and we decided that fast food should be it
We also aren't just depriving ourself but making sure we are reading more of our bible each night than normal.
This way we are sacrificing and growing at the same time.

Thanks to pinterest we have found some great vegetarian and seafood resturants to eat on the Fridays that come in the next 40 days :)
If you have any suggestions let me know

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentines Day at the Tuckers

It was our first married Valentines Day and I am so happy to spend every Valentines day with this man :)
Andrew and I have never been big on doing so much stuff for each other.
But I am not sure if its cause its our first year being married but we spoiled each other more than ever

When I woke up I waited till Andrew was in the shower and I got my surprise ready for him
He came out to this

Sweet rolls ( Made by yours truly: Pillsbury ..hehe), a card and Lady and the Tramp the movie

I went to school like usual and boy did those kids make me feel special.
I got so many roses from our school fundraiser, tons of cards and loads of candy
These kids must want me to gain 60 pounds

Then I went to my class and boy I was just ready to get home and see Andrew
and when I did I found this

Beautiful Flowers

Soon we headed off to try a new restaurant
The Mez
Its right by our house and its always packed
We sure weren't disappointed here's our meal
3 cheese queso with chorizo sausage
Andrew got the Mez Burrito
I got fried catfish tacos

For dessert we got mango upside down cake but it was so delicious I forgot about a picture.

What a great first married valentines day :)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

The time has come...

They are here! They are here!

Its Girl Scout Cookie Time :)

Andrew and I were getting Lunch at Banditos and Dessert at Sugar Land in Chapel Hill before we headed over to his office on campus so he could get some images off his computer and there is was....
a girl scout troop that took credit cards!

Heaven.. since every time I have seen a stand over the past few weeks I have been no where near an ATM

So I bought my three favorite boxes and I was on my way

I even ate a few even after I had Mexican and Gelato within the hour .. oops

My favorites... Caramel Delights, Peanut Butter and Lemonade :)

What are you favorite Girl Scout Cookies and have you given in to their goodness yet this year ???

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Our LOVE Story :)

I am linking up with Becky from Mrs to Mama
For a special Valentines Link Up :)

Here we go ....

1. How long have you and your significant other been together?

Andrew and I have been together for 6 years this summer.

2. How did you meet? {What's your "love" story?}

Andrew and met my freshman year in high school. He was a TA for my class. We both were dating other people so it was nothing.
Andrew went away to college and then my Junior year of high school I was a Teacher Cadet working at an elementary school and his nephew was in the class.
 His sister was the class mom and ask Andrew to deliver pizza to our party and we hit it off.
Next thing we know we were frequenting the gym and then obnoxious lunch places like cookout and taco bell 
( should of known then we were a match made in heaven)
Being long distance it took us a while to build a relationship but by New Years Eve we couldn't get enough of each other
And the rest is history :)

3. If married, how long have you been married? If not, is this the guy you hope to marry? {do tell}

Andrew and I got married on May 21, 2011. We have been married about 9 months :)

4. If you are married, where did you get married at? Big or small wedding?  If not, where would you like to get married? And will it be big or small?

We got married in Andrews hometown church with a reception at our local country club. We had about 170 people so it was about average.

5. Do you have any nick-names that you call one another? Do share!

I am not a nick-name person, but Andrew does call me his sweet-pea :)

6. Name 3 things you love most about your honey.

Andrew believes I can do anything his willingness to help me with anything I want to accomplish makes me smile.
I love that he has big dreams. He has so much he wants to accomplish and I am lucky to be able to do it with him.
I love that he makes me laugh and smile. We can be completely lazy all day and it will have still been amazing.

7. Tell us how he proposed? Or your ideal proposal?

So it was Easter weekend (in 2010) and Andrew was nice enough to stay in Raleigh with me since I had to work all weekend. It was Friday night and I had to close the salon ( I was a manger of a corporate tanning salon then) so I didn’t get home till like 11. He always waits for me to get home so we could eat dinner together, so the fact that he had dinner ready when I got home didn’t make me suspicious. So we sat down to eat and then he tells me he has to go to the bathroom, but instead he is in my room rummaging around and then goes into the bathroom and comes back. I am just thinking, hes wierd whatever. So we are sitting down eating and me being the huge Facebook stalker that I am, Andrew changes our relationship on Facebook so that it would get my attention ( since of course I was ignoring his other attempts to get my attention), but that kinda failed because I am also kinda nosey so all of a sudden Andrew had like 7 Facebook chats pop up (they were people saying congrats ) so then I wanted to know what they were saying and Andrew had to distract me to look on my computer. Then I saw it and was confused and he pulled the ring out and asked me, and he says I was in a daze and kept saying, OMG is that my ring, can I have it, can I wear it, but to be honest I can’t remember what I was thinking except I was excited so what he said for once is probably true..

8. Is he a flowers and teddy bear kind of guy for v-day, or strawberrieschampagne, and rose petals?

Flowers :)

9. Are you a sunset dinner on the beach kind of girl, or pop a movie in and relax on the couch?

Both. We love to travel and see new places but if we did it as much as we wanted we'd live in a box. When we are at home watching a movie and laying with our pups.. its perfect

10. Tell us one thing you'd like to do with your significant one day. If you could do anything? Go anywhere?

We are currently planning our 1st anniversary trip. Either Hilton Head Island or a cruise. Not for sure yet so I can't wait to celebrate this one year milestone.

11. Tell us what you plan on doing on this Valentine's Day.

Valentines day is so close to my bday ( 9 days earlier) so we do something simiple. WE are going to try a new resturant we have been dying to try and then come home to watch a movie and relax. Maybe ill pull out some betty crocker and make a nice dessert.
( I am not making any promises since its on a tuesday)

12. Are you asking for anything this Valentine's day?

Nope just a date night out to dinner with my hubs :)

13. Give us one piece of advice of keeping a relationship strong and full of love.

Andrew and I working to build a relationship that is more God centered. We have been church hunting and reading our Bibles more and its been a bonding experience.
We are big communicators. We talk about everything and we don't do anything unless we are agree and we are committed to accomplishing the goal together or supporting each other.
Love with all you got. I love Andrew more than anything and I tell hime 100 times a day. I think telling someone how you feel is the most important thing :)

14.  Show us a picture of what love means to you.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Terriffic Tuesday

I have never been more excited about a Tuesday, hints the name TERRIFFIC TUESDAY
Andrew has been out of town since Saturday speaking at the SPIE Medical Imaging Conference in San Diego

His research project at UNC is a new mamogram machine that is less painful and more accurate called DBT ( Digital Breast Tomosynthesis)
I love Andrew more everyday but him being gone for 4 days made me extra appreciative of all the things he helps me do around the house
I don't know how people do it with traveling spouses ( aka my parents)
But I can't wait to pick him up tonight 
this is a terriffic tuesday :)

Monday, February 6, 2012

A southern girls dream

With football season officially over the countdown to the next best season is among us

Today it is official Andrew and I have purchased mega-tickets

Anxiously awaiting the kickoff of concerts in April 
Heres a look at our line up

So will you be attending country concert season?