Monday, January 30, 2012

Girl's Night! (and Carl)

We have been living in Kentucky for... 27 days now! We've pretty much settled into our apartment (it's a lot bigger than our previous one), got into the groove of our jobs (it's amazing we're not school anymore), and have connected with my family once more! We had Annie, Angela, and Autumn over last Friday night to hang out with us. We don't see them much because of our work schedules, so we thought it'd be good to reconnect with them. Carl is an absolute HAM with the girls and they love his crazy sense of humor almost as much as I do. Hey, it's what caught my eye in the first place! You know what I am talking about, ladies ;) We had a really fun night with promises of sleepovers in the future.

Big eye!

Big nose!

Of course, Autumn had get in on the fun!

The girls!
My favorite!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A January Celebration

I've really been into creating mini movies lately. I'm not sure what the cause is. When talking to Carl about it, he stated that I've always been into creating movies and reminded me of mine and Erin's past time of filming and piecing together movies. Good thing my husband remembers my past better than me ;)

Last month you were able to witness the Virgin side and their silliness as displayed in our talent show; this month you will receive the Day side! My parent's 27th anniversary was January 4, and I decided to document the occasion. I know that was 2 weeks ago, but I never got a chance to film Carl and myself that night. I meant to do it later, but our life has been crazy busy as of late, so we're still not on the film. You'll have to live without us this time! Here's a 5 minute recap of the night:

My favorite thing about our family is the love we have for each other. You might think that 10 intermediate family members PLUS 3 in-laws PLUS 2 and half nieces/nephews makes your love rather thin. On the contrary, it grows ever deeper. Our love shows in a variety of ways, but it's always present. It's what I love about living here in Kentucky.

Sunday, January 1, 2012


A new year is so exciting!! Call me lame, but I love the excitement that the change of the year brings. Watching the ball drop is a must for me on New Years Eve, and one day I will be there in person! Preferably when Lady GaGa is not there. Last year was my first time ever making official resolutions, and I only thought it would be fitting to continue the tradition. Carl and I make "couple" resolutions too; this year has some pretty challenging resolves! (1) Work out every day of 2012 (minus sick days) (2) Continue to learn sign language (we are fluent in the ABC's!), and (3) Finish Jesus, The Christ together. As for my resolutions:
  • Keep a journal in which a record self-discoveries about myself. I really enjoy blogging and sending my thoughts out to the unknown, but I want something more secrete and contemplative. This is my solution.
  • Be more financially minded. My parents are an excellent example to me of how to keep tabs on your income and spending. We are planning some big events to come in 2012, and I want to be smart in our finances.
  • My third resolve will be disclosed in a future post.