Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Mini Movie Review & Other News

Dan and I saw Life As We Know It the other day- so cute! It was less predictable than I thought and all of the characters are so lovable you dont know who you want them to end up with! The beginning was a bit sad but overall it was a wonderful, cute movie!

In other news:
-Stitch count: My final stitch count was 28... until I showed her other moles that I was worried about. So now I have three more to take off. I was excited to be done, but of course it is better to have them all off. 

Dan found out yesterday that he is going to South Korea and India on Monday! Jealous! Im so used to him not going anywhere that it is weird! We have to figure out time zones and calling plans. Im sure he will have a wonderful time, however.
Cutie : )
It is attempting to be Fall here. However, it has been in the 80's all week. Very odd to see the leaves changing and be wearing short sleeves. Next week is November! This weekend is Halloween and were off to celebrate with VT friends! Molly, Megan, Sierra, Hunter- oh my! It should be a good time.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Happy Things

This week was crazy. I don't know why exactly- it was just filled with a lot of work and even more annoying things (light out in the bathroom = pitch black showers, gas leaks, etc). However, at this moment, I shall remember one thing that makes me smile.

1. My students! This is the awesome Homecoming float they made! It is Zues' head and one of the girls dressed up as Athena and popped out! They had so much fun! I also taught my Technology lesson this week and the students did such a wonderful job- I cannot wait to have students of my own!

I am so excited not to be going anywhere this weekend- it is the first time in about a month! I am just going to run, clean, organize my life, sleet, get a lot of homework done, and watch Beauty and the Beast! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!

I am now 23. Woah. However, if there is a way to turn 23, this weekend was it!

Friday evening I drove down to Fredericksburg. When Danny got there, we opened presents (it seemed like Christmas!) Mom and Dad got me a new fleece and clothes. And Danny bought me, among other things, a beautiful Anthropologie dress and a Kate Spade purse and matching wallet (this is actually my Christmas present...oops!). Then we met Katie and Brandon (who had a horrible drive from Winchester- sorry guys!) for dinner at our favorite Mexican spot. It was SO good to catch up with Katie and just hang out. We closed down the restaurant- we were the last ones to leave!

Saturday, Mom and I ran errands (hair appointment, eye appointment, etc). Then we had BBQ for lunch, ice cream cake, and watched the Hokies play an awesome game against Wake (we're back in the top 25 now- Go Hokies!!). After the game. I got ready for my surprise outing. I had NO idea where we were going, except that it was near DC. When we were almost there I had to close my eyes, and keep them closed all the way into the resturant. When I opened them there was Molly, Sarah, Sierra, Holly, and Joe! So many people I hadnt see in way too long! I was shocked! I dont think I even said anything but hi...

My wonderful sister!
After dinner, we went to Molly's house where Holly had set up a cute birthday table with all my favorite foods- and of course Funfetti cake! Yum! After a little rest, we were out to DC. We went to Spider Kelly's in Arlington. It was amazing to catch up with my friends and see my sister. (Poor Holly, I was upset all week because I thought she wasn't going to celebrate with me- she definitely did!)  

Danny, who is not a good secret keeper, did a wonderful job of getting everyone together and not letting me know! I could not have asked for a better surprise! <3
Sunday, we tried to rest and watch the Eagles (who also won!), however I am still tired this morning. My room is also a mess- everything I own seems to be in a box or my laundry hamper. It was worth it!

Molly looks so cute here!

Everyone at the end of the night!
Thank you to everyone who helped make my 23rd the best birthday yet- Danny, Mom, Dad, Holly, Molly, Sierra, Sarah, Joe, Katie, Brandon- you guys are amazing! I could not ask for better people in my life : )

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Keep Calm and...

I saw this on the internet and thought it was fitting:


After some of the crazy stories we hear in class, it sounds like a good thing to remember. 

Right now, however, I guess I need Keep Calm and Study On... or Keep Calm and Keep Going.

HERE, you can find keep calm and... just about for anyone! 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Fall Fun & A Mini-Movie Review

Happy Fall! This is Petey the Pumpkin! Danny and I carved him yesterday and he makes our bland apartment that much cuter- yay Fall!

Mini- Movie Review: Easy A
Fun. Cute. Predictable. I liked this movie, BUT the previews gave away almost all of it. Its saving grace was that it had many literary references: The Scarlet Letter, Mark Twain, Slyvia Plath... nothing better than a joke you dont understand unless youve read the book! PLUS there was a Harry Potter preview before- win!

Monday, October 11, 2010

A Happy Post

After reading over my recent posts, they have been about stitches and surgery far too much. So I promise not to mention it.. except to tell you that I'm not going mention it.

This weekend was full of family! On Friday after work I met Mom in Richmond to celebrate my cousin Jack's 8th birthday. It was so much fun to see how excited he was about presents, cake, ice cream, and his party the next day. I forgot just how exciting birthdays are to little ones. Now they come and go, with lots of Facebook happy birthdays and not much fanfare. The older you are the more you dread them... but we all need to keep that childish excitement that comes with the one day a year that is about us! However, seeing as my birthday is Friday and this excitement has not come yet, it is easier said than done.

The next day, we got up bright and early to head to Greensboro, North Carolina. The drive wasnt bad and it was so good to see Erin! It has been 2 years. Her time in Japan is so interesting - some things I learned.
-There are entrance exams to public high school.
-It is a cash based society- people carry around $500 with them wherever they go. Since crime is so low, no one thinks anything of it.
-There is no such thing as a dryer.

She shared many other interesting stories of her travels and I think we've convinced her to come home this summer... maybe. Grandma, 2 of my aunts and uncles, and one of my other cousins came from various parts of North Carolina; it was nice to get to catch up and eat good food!

On Sunday, we got up and headed home. Mom decided to take the scenic route and boy was it scenic. We went through the tiniest towns and random industrial parks. A very interseting tour of Virginia. Once I got home I did a little bit of grocery shopping and got ready for the week.

Now it is Monday and Danny is coming! Were going to enjoy the beautiful weather and do a bit of shopping! 
Happy Monday everyone!

Monday, October 4, 2010

A fun weekend...

... and 5 more stitches. That makes 21! Both of the ones on my left side came back abnormal/ pre-cancerous, but the margins were clear. So, 4 out of the 5 have been that way... only 5 more to go. Just a little worrisome.... On to more fun matters.

School is getting crazy. Lots of work and observing. Im starting to get to know some of my students, but learning over 100 names when I only see them once a week is tough!

Luckily, this weekend was fun, A LOT of driving, but fun! Friday, after work, I drove up to Annacostia, switched to Dan's car, and got to Philly about 10ish. We then tried to help Dan's mom get ready as much as possible before heading to bed. Saturday morning we had to pick up Amanda's present (a gift certificate to a photographer), and that was quite a trip as well. For a while, I was scared and not wanting to get out of the car, but once we got there the photographer seemed nice and it was a better area. Getting back there was a detour and construction and it was a mess. However, we made it back, helped set up a bit more, and then got ready for the party. Danny wasnt invited (ew, boys), so he and his Dad and brother went to a movie. 
The party was quite a success! Amanda was surprised (Danny through her off with a Facebook post) and there was tons of food and presents. It was good to see Dan's family and the amount of things a baby needs is amazing. Once everyone left, we helped Amanda and Marty transport all the gifts to their house and checked out baby Ben's nursery- very cute. Brown and blue with fire engines : )

Sunday was another day of driving- after Danny's mom's wonderful breakfast of course. We made it back to Fredericksburg to watch the Philly/Redskins game (lets not talk about it. However, VT pulled out a wonderful win after being down 17- Go Hokies!!!!), and I decided to stay at home and get up early to come to the doctor's and into work. 

Now it is another rainy Monday. The weather has cooled down, there are pumpkins galore, and it finally feels like Fall. It is sad that summer is over, but soon The Holiday season will be upon us. Thanksgiving, Christmas, family, friends, trees, and lights... it all sounds wonderful... hopefully I can get my work done enough to enjoy it : )