Tuesday, July 26, 2011

{Vay-cay-shun} 2011

I can not even explain how badly my whole family needed the vacation we just returned from.  My fabulous parents had not had a real vacation in a little over 10 years.  That’s right, 10 YEARS.  I would have very likely gone crazy.  When I was in high school and college, thanks to my parents, I got to take all the fun trips on spring break and in the summer, so I’m so thankful that we could all go as a family to our favorite place. 
I really wish I could tell you where we went, but I like to keep it a secret.  I would maybe tell someone if they bribed me..*coughcough*iPad2*coughcough*.. but then again probably not.  You will probably be able to figure it out if you’re smart, know how to use Google and look carefully at all the beautiful pictures in this post.  And so, on with the show!
This is the view from our balcony looking to the right.  I love the sun coming through the clouds..
Looking to the left.  The water was so beautiful!
We ate LOTS of fresh shrimp and grouper..so delicious.. OH! And boiled peanuts!
Ate at the Red Bar..Once again, so totally delicious.  Plus, we keep them in business with the amount of apparel we buy from them.  But their t-shirts are so kick-ass, having one really might be a t-shirt-wardrobe staple.
We even got some stranger to take a family photo of us! Aren’t we cute?
My (not so) little brother even played us some tunes on the guitar
All in all it was the best trip to Florida I’ve ever had.  I don’t get to spend much time with my parents, so being with them for 10 whole days was AMAZING but, as always, not enough time.  I was really sad when they packed up the ol’ Tahoe and left Sunday morning. 
We reluctantly packed up the car on Saturday morning and made the drive home.  We arrived to find the house still standing, but with a few improvements!  Our dear friends, Amara and Jeremy, watched the dogs all week and while they were here they painted all the trim in our living room white!  That little painting project was next on my to-do list but I was being terribly lazy.  They also picked all the weeds in our flower beds!  It was amazing.  There’s nothing like coming home to a clean house that’s been improved upon while you were away.
We ate so much amazing, fresh seafood and spent some great days on the sugar white sand enjoying each other’s company.  We soaked up lots of sun, dove for sand dollars, went ocean kayaking(!!!), took tons of pictures, laughed a whole lot, drank beer, looked at the stars and thanked God that we were together in such a beautiful place.  My parents really made the whole trip happen and without them it wouldn’t have been half as fun! 
Nick and I would like to thank my parents and brother for an amazing week of vacation; we had a BLAST! We would also like to thank Amara and Jeremy for being the amazing friends that they are.  We’re lucky to have all of you!
Thanks to my little mommy, Nick and I both have upper respiratory infections(love you, momma!!!) so we’re taking our sick faces to bed.  We’ll be posting some house goodness tomorrow, but for now we say good night!!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Come On In and Take A Look Around

Hey there!  My name is Megan and I'm married to a wonderful man named Nick.  We've been married for a little over 2 years and my how the time has FLOWN!  We have two fur children, Peanut and Jacobe.  Peanut is a five-year-old Golden Retriever and is INCREDIBY energetic.  She is our baby, as we've had her longer than we've even been married.  We raised her from a puppy, which is most likely why she's a total nut bag.  Our other fur child is Jacobe, a two-year-old Siberian Husky.  We rescued him from a bad home when he was a year old and thought it was only temporary.  Boy, were we wrong!  He had major issues when we first got him but we've worked out the kinks and couldn't imagine life without him.
We decided to start this blog as a time capsule/scrap book of all the goings-on in our new home!
There's a lot I could talk about right now but we'll start small.  Here’s a little bit about us…
-I’m Megan, I’m 26 and I’m originally from Southern Indiana.  I moved to Kentucky when I was 18 to go to school, met the love of my life and have been here ever since! I love living in the south and will probably never leave!  I love decorating our house and doing all things DIY and crafty.  I tend to be messy but I’m trying to work on it.  I love color in my world but I also find a sense of peace in all things white.  My love affair with spray paint is in it’s beginning stages but is already very serious!  I will tackle any project put in from of me around the house but sewing ANYTHING scares me to death.  I love cooking and eating, reading books and magazines, swimming, being with my family, hosting friends for a night of food and drinks, being at the beach and all things pretty!  I have champagne taste on a Natty Lite budget, so things can get kind of interesting around here when it comes to home decorating.  Now I will introduce you to my husband Nick and let him tell you a little about himself…
-I’m Nick, I’m 26 and I’m born and raised right here in Kentucky.  I could think of no better place to buy our first home and by the grace of God and some wonderful family we were able to accomplish that early on in life.  I enjoy working on projects around the house, even if it’s only to keep my wife happy, at least until she changes her mind again!  The yard is where it’s at for me and although I don’t particularly love mowing, edging, trimming and weed pulling I like for our yard to look good.  I love my wife’s cooking(do I get husband points for that??), being with our friends in our house, working out, being in the sun, playing golf and hanging out with our pups.  There’s lots to be done around this old house of ours but we’ve got plenty of time and lots of inspiration.  So keep checkin’ in with us, because things can get pretty hilarious around here!
That’s all for today, but as a parting gift I’ll leave y’all with the picture of us on the day we signed our contract for new(to us) home! 
Thanks for stoppin’ by!