Thursday, November 3, 2011

Hardest thing ever......

I've been a horrible blogger... haven't had the time to sit down and put my thoughts on here.

But something has happened that I need to release a bit of the hurt from.... on Tuesday Nov 1st, I got the worst news I've ever received, around noon Joe called me at work to tell me our fur baby Piper had been hit by a car and killed. I went into shock...Joe was inconsolable and all I wanted to do was go to him and hold him. See Piper was with Joe 24/7 she went to work with him, slept under his desk, went to job sites and slept in the same bed they were never apart for more then a day. Now Piper and I had a love/ hate kinda relationship...mostly love......I really really loved her and I have never been a dog person before her....and now she's gone and the person I love more then anything is in so much pain and I am stuck at work....I found out and noon and couldn't leave work till 4:30, and as bad as I was hurting for Piper it was killing me to know Joe was alone with this.
Pretty much everyone at work was super supportive and gave me several shoulders to cry on which I did and have for the last couple of days....thank you Rebecca, Susan, Tina and Cynthia most of all.

To know I'll never feel her little feet stepping on me or hear her little buffing noise when she wanted a bite of my food is almost unbearable. Those were two of the things she did that annoyed me the most and now I would give almost anything to have them back. I never knew something so small could leave a hole in you so big. I keep seeing reflections in the window and my heart stops for a second wishing it was her.....I almost cried in the grocery store buying frozen pizza when it hit me I couldn't give doggie the crust. We are going camping this weekend and its going to be so hard without her, if I'm hurting this bad I cant even imagine how hard it is for Joe and if I could take all the pain for him I would without hesitation. She was such a huge part of me I never even realized how big until she was gone.
Helping Joe bury her was the single most difficult and heartbreaking thing I have ever had to do, she wasn't just my dog she was like my child. We went so many places and did so much with her....The Outer Banks, Charleston, Edisto Island, she herded the wild horses to us in the OBX, Chased squirrels in Charleston and Barked at fish on Edisto, we went camping and four wheeling, to the lake...she even went all the way to Indiana with us...I know we gave her the best life a dog could ever have.....i just wish it hadn't been cut short. I absolutely loved being Piper's Mommie.

RIP Piper Dean.....I'll miss you more then I ever thought possible.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

So long....

Its been awhile since I posted, a crazy busy, hectic, stressful while.
Since I posted last we decided which Realtor was going to sell our house and we had to get it ready to put on the market, so my labor day weekend was a weekend full of labor.....lots of it in fact.
But the house looks amazing so lets hope someone buys it!
I cant even begin to tell you how excited I am to be getting a house with Joe, a house that's just ours....just Joe, myself and Ms.Doggie.
No roommates, no left over memories and junk from an exwife.......just US!
I cant wait to decorate my own house, go antiquing for just the perfect hutch for the kitchen....its going to be so amazing!
Now a midst all this crazyness there has been some time for fun!
The Saturday before labor day I went to a baby shower with some very lovely ladies that I now feel I have the pleasure of calling my friends, and then went out downtown that night to celebrate the birthday of one of those ladies!
Last Saturday Joe went to VA, to go ride a trackday and my favorite cousin/ little sister came over to have a girls night and go shopping!

My little sister.

Had a blast cooked dinner, watched movies, talked all night.
Then Sunday we went shopping went to my first Lilly Pulitzer via storePalm Village
Loved it!!! Got a Iphone cover in Luscious and matching agenda!

After some serious thought and having to put gas in it twice already I have decided that I am going to let Joe sell the Blazer and keep my nice quiet, smooth riding and  very cheap on gas Solara.
It was going to be around $200 more a month to drive the Blazer in gas alone!

Last night we bundled up as it was only 45degrees out and went to the WNC Mountain State Fair!!!
So much fun! We met up with my coworker and friend Rebecca and her husband Brian.
on the ION!

On the Scrambler!

Ate fried oreo's Yummy!
and went home lol....

Who knows what the rest of the weekend has in store for us!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Weight Loss Wednesday.

When I started dating Joe over 3 years ago I was a bit bigger.....I was at 150lbs.
He started getting me more active, eating better and eventually I joined a gym with my mom.

and now 3 years later.....30lbs lighter and in my best shape ever!!


And now I am trying to train for The Tough Mudder in ATL in Feb. Its a 14 mile obstacle course/mudpit!

Monday, August 29, 2011

My Amazing 26th Birthday Weekend!

Friday night kicked of the festivities.....With The American Gonzo's Cd Release Party.
Joe and I ready to go out!

Joe's brothers band The American Gonzo's.

The biggest dog/ polar bear every and he was so sweet!

Saturday morning we got up and went to see my Mom, Aunt and Granny.....
Got in the truck and my present on the truck seat which was a beautiful necklace Joe made me from one of the gems from our gem mining trip!

Then off to Pigeon Forge TN!

Ready to go out Saturday Evening.

I cant even put into words how much I love this man!

Yeah bathtub and my Rebel Flag!

We found the Weiner Mobile!

Couldnt help myself

My Pink
Putt Putt Palace!

It was an awesome day...and the weekend wasnt even over yet!

Sunday after some breakfast we headed to Splash Country!!


That was our trip in a nutshell!

I couldnt have asked for a better weekend, a better birthday or a man I love more!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

20 Things on Saturday!

Saw this on one of the blogs I follow North Meets South, great blog by the way and thought it looked like something fun to fill out so here goes.....

1. Favorite Color:
Pink...all shades but Dark Hott Pink the most!
2. Favorite food that you make: 
Chicken and Dumplings, Smoked Salmon with sauteed baby spinach, mushrooms served over pasta with alfredo sauce...I make some pretty good desserts too.  
3. Favorite Food Network Chef:
Paula Deen

4. What is the last beauty product you bought, and are you liking it?:
Emerald Green eye liner from avon and yes i love it!

5. What are your top 3 beauty products:
Oh wow I totally dont have any fav beauty products....hmm I need to fix that.

7. Essie or OPI? 
Avon....hey my roommate sells avon so I order alot lol.

8. How often do you workout?
I hit the gym twice a week, I dance atleast 45 mins a day with the kids I teach I also run races and do simple yoga moves, stretches and ab crunches with the kids I teach.

9. Iced or hot coffee?
Both I LOVE coffee and I am anxiously waiting the return of the pumpkin latte to starbucks!

10. Favorite celebrity couple: 
Will and Kate at the moment!

12. Place you have never been but would like to go:

13. What gift did you get from your wedding registry that you get the most use out of?: 

never been married :-(

14. Biggest pet peeve?

15. Best guilty pleasure: 
Ebay and Reese Cups

16. Favorite book: 
Anything by Sarah Addison Allen her books are beyond amazing!
17. Do you subscribe to any magazines?:
Time, Self, Better Homes and Gardens and Redbook

18. Favorite Halloween costume?: 
not to big on Halloween but I LOVE Harvest Time! 
19. Drink of choice?:
A nice glass of wine, good vodka with some yummy juice sweet tea and Dr.Pepper
and COFFEE with or without Alcohol in it!

20. What advice would you give your 17 year old self?
Finish School!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Well We have gotten the ball rolling on some big exciting changes, last weekend we started getting the house ready to list it for sale....I pressure washed, then magic erased then pressure washed the siding, we cleaned out the garage and started painting all the trim. Whew I had some sore arms! We also looked at a super cute Blazer that hopefully we are going to buy for me!

Sold the Jeep and I cried when it drove away!

Had a bad day last week so Joe took me up on the Blue Ridge Parkway to watch the sunset at Craggy Gardens where it was a brisk 64 degrees!

Met up with some of my family, Uncle Bryan, Aunt Patti, Cale and Gracie and went to Lake James to test out Uncle Bryan's new boat ....FUN Day!!
Tubing with Grace!

Joe being goofy! My Uncle Bryan driving and Cale.....

My three favorite men and Ms. Grace!

So thats been my last week or so...looking forward to this weekend.

Oh and the countdown is on!!! 9 days till my 26th birthday and our weekend in Pigeon Forge TN complete with a trip to Dollywoods Splash Country!!!!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

What a Great Weekend!!!

Friday night started with a motorcycle ride to MR Honda for bike night and then out to Papa's and Beer!
Tried to sleep in a bit on Saturday after Joe left to go ride his supermoto with Blair but Piper wasnt having that at all!

Went to the Swannanoa MX track watched Joe for a bit then let with Mom to get Aunt Becky to cut my hair!

While I was at my grandparents it started raining very very hard, the steps at my grandparent get very slick when it rains ......and I fell down them. OUCH!!
Banged myself up quite a bit!

After my hair did we came home Joe made some awesome hamburgers we watched a little bit of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas! love that movie, then got ready and headed downtown for Joe's somewhat belated 31st bday celebration.
Got to wear my very first Lilly Pulitzer dress for the first time!!

Had an awesome time with some great friends!!
Bekah and I.

Me and the Birthday Boy

Home, snuggletime bed.

Sunday morning Joe made breakfast, then we went and ran a few errands.

Hiked in towards Triple Falls and did some swimmin, layin in the sun and just relaxing.

Forgot to take any aleve with me and by the time we hiked back to the jeep I was feeling my tumble down the steps pretty bad.

Came home made dinner and watched the rest of Best Little Whorehouse, love that movie!

All in all it was a great weekend!!!