June 8, 2012

School's Out!

Hello Lovelies!  I'm feeling list-y today.
 1. It's been a gorgeous few weeks here in NC.  Cooler than normal temps have been abounding.  

2. As you can imagine, life has shifted into full throttle around here.  We are still a "go" for the closing of our home for June 29th.  We have begun packing and taking things to storage.  
I love a good purge, and no better time than now!

3. I decided to take advantage of the cool weather and clean out the attic yesterday.  I cranked up the music and got busy....   until I heard a noise behind the boxes which meant I wasn't alone.  Clearly I didn't stick around to introduce myself.  My sweet man will be rescuing his princess finishing the job tonight.

4. I officially became the parent of a TEEN this week.  I do believe I found another wrinkle yesterday morning.  Loreal Preference hair color 7G, we are becoming frequent friends.
Actually, this teen thing is pretty great!  I believe if you can make it through the hormonal-emotional-awkward-preteen stage, it gets easier.  We celebrated with a fun group of girls that my daughter has known since she was itty bitty.  I love watching them grow into beautiful (inside and out) young women.

5. My husband's family has generously provided two places for us to store our belongings while we build our next home.  Since it will take 3-4 months, we are saving so much by not having to rent storage units.  We took another load to storage last night and my favorite mexican restaurant is conveniently on the way home.
 Spicy chicken tacos with tons of cilantro make me a very happy girl.

6. With wild abandon I left my bed unmade for the first time in 11 months today.  I felt like such a rebel!

7. Speaking of firsts, my younger daughter went to the beach with a friend for the first time this week.  She's our homebody, so this was a big deal for her.  Not wanting my other two offspring to feel left out, I made a surprise stop by Krispy Kreme today.  I took one bite and realized that I have left my southern roots and no longer crave the KK.  I'm a Daylight Donuts girl.  How about you?

8. Since I didn't have a (whole) donut, I used a gift card and wasted calories by my preferred method:
9. With our skinny budget (yeah, doncha love how I go from "calories" to "skinny") I haven't really done much shopping over the past year.  I found this shirt at Old Navy last week.  Loved it so much I went back and bought another color.  I love the nautical/stripe styles that are popular this summer.

10. My house is in total chaos right now, and yet, my spirit is at peace.   My marriage is stronger than it has ever been.  We've had to learn to depend on each other more this year than ever before; but  we're finally okay with that.  We've had to grow up a lot in the past few months.  After all, we have a teen now! ;)


mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Three quick things!

1. Happy Birthday to your girl, and welcome to the teen years. Personally, I LOVE the experience we've had with two teens in the house...it's very fun!

2. I tried on that top at ON this week. I'm in between sizes--one was too tight and the next size up was too big. I really liked it in navy/white. Boo hoo for me! I love it on you.

3. I am NOT a donut girl. Probably haven't eaten one in 15 years. I just can't make myself like them. My dad used to go get donuts every single Saturday when I was growing up and that's why I wish I could like them. It's a good memory.

Kellie said...

Woohoo.... lots of fun going on at your house! :) I have never had doughnuts from the place to which you referred so I don't know how to compare. All I know is that I love KK much better than Dunkin'. lol Can't wait to hear about your new home experience on the FARM. :)

the bennetts said...

Love how on your header, your beach umbrella matches the pushpop wrapper :)

I'd totally rather have DD than KK donuts (and I also love DD sweet tea!), but I'd choose Daylight Donuts over both of them!

And I adore how you posted a picture of your unmade bed. You rebel! (And the nesting soon-to-be mama in me wants to come through the computer and make it for you haha!)