Sunday, August 29, 2010


This weekend was Mary Poppins weekend!  Yay!

For Mother's Day this year, Rachel and I got tickets to see Mary Poppins for us and our Mom...beacuse it was going to be fun and to celebrate her move back to NC.  So, we've been waiting since February (when we bought the tickets) to see it.  It was worth the wait!!

My mom and Rachel came into town Friday morning.  We went out to lunch, did a little shopping, and mom even got a new haircut.  :-)  We got all dressed up and headed out to dinner at the Dandelion Market uptown.  We had AMAZING tapas for dinner and then walked across the street to the theatre for the show.  We had a really great day and it was so awesome to be able to spend some girl time with my mom and sister.  Looking forward to the next adventure already!  :-)

Ready to head out on the town

Yummy-licious lamb lollipops.

Cheers to sushi.

Must have been funny :-)

Lemon drops

A little champagne (from plastic glasses) before the show.


Rachel and me
(about 4 seconds before I spilled champagne on the folks in front of us)

Random band outside after the show.
(note the little boy in orange with the trumpet!)

Saturday afternoon Barrett and I went to a picnic with his team from work at their team leader's house.  We had a really nice time...there was good food, cornhole and rock band, and we got to hang out with some great people.  Barrett really does work with a great group of people.  We are both very lucky in that arena.

Today...Barrett went off to draft his Fantasy Football team.  Can you believe football season is here?!  ECU's first game is next week!  Super excited...but makes me super tired to think about it already!

I've just been studying/reading...first microbiology lab test tomorrow.  Wish me luck!  :-)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Lots of Celebrations!

There have been lots of fun things to celebrate around here lately!  One thing after another...exhausting but lots of fun!

Celebration #1:  We finally painted something!  We knocked our bathroom off the list.  So, now we just have four more spaces to check off.  Getting there...slowly but surely! 



Celebration #2:  Meade & Emily's wedding.  We traveled down to Greenville, SC to celebrate the wedding of Meade & Emily.  Meade is one of Barrett's fraternity brothers.  We drove down with Matt & Jenna, and had such a great time!  The wedding was amazing!  The reception was at a history museum in Greenville and the band (The Dickens) was so fun!  I don't know that I've ever seen that many people on the dance floor at a wedding!

Museum Foyer

Fun with Props

Fun with Props 2

Me and Jenna

Good times.

The Brooks Families

Rocking out with the band.

Celebration #3 (and #4):  Last weekend we went to Carolina Beach with Matt, Lora, Kristi, and Chris.  Kristi and Chris got engaged last weekend (YAY!  Congratulations!) and Friday was Kristi's birthday.  We had a wonderful time.  Friday night we went out to dinner at an oyster bar and our friend Claire (who just moved to Wilmington from DC) came out to meet us.  After dinner, we went to this crazy little bar/club/restaurant down the street called Tangerine.  Outside, there was a local band playing things like Bob Dylan, and inside was dance party 2010 (complete with a random dance off between two dudes) with serious rap music.  Weird...but very entertaining!

Claire, Lora, Kristi, and Me

Cute little puppy on the walk home.  No worries, he had a home...we just stole him for a quick second.

On the beach.


Happy Birthday Kristi!

This weekend, my mom and sister are coming to town...and we're going to see the musical Mary Poppins!  I'm so excited!  :-)  Saturday, Barrett's team from work is having a cookout that we're going to stop by for lunch.

My class started up last week.  Every Monday night, 6-9 pm...Mocrobiology lab.  Good times.

Pirate football starts in less than two weeks!  Where did the summer go?  I think it might be safe to say that I am ready for Fall to get here though.  It's been a busy summer, and I know the Fall will be just as busy, but at least it will be a little cooler!  :-)

On a sad note...my mom and stepdad's dog Cajun passed away a couple of weeks ago.  He had a perforated intestine.  He was pretty awesome and will definitely be missed.  Please keep them in your thoughts.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Well, almost wordless.  :-)  Buddy and I are thoroughly enjoying our lazy Wednesday together at home.  Hope everyone is having a great week!