We partied.

Hands down the best part about being three days older than my husband is the fact that we can do our birthdays big.. together.. at once.

In 2011.. we went to Atlantic City to celebrate our 21st birthdays the right way.  As in gambling, alcohol, the whole works.  [[Read more here.]]  Last year Rob was home on R&R over our birthdays.  That was a crazy busy week!  Between tattoos and the casino on my birthday and going out downtown with all of our friends on Rob's birthday.. we partied hard for our 22nd birthdays.

I wasn't sure we could really top last year's birthday considering the fact we are in a relatively new state and we don't exactly have a ton of close friends here.. but somehow we came pretty close.

Friday was my birthday.. which included a giant bubble bath in our freaking amazing tub, being a bum, dinner and some errands.  Monday was Rob's birthday.. which included him working and me being a bum.  [Story of my life, huh?]

So Saturday we celebrated!  My cousin and our new neighbor came to "support" me.  Rob had several of his co-workers and a few classmates that came.  It ended up being like 8 dudes or something to us 3 girls.  Regardless, it was a great time!

Tonya, my cousin Jess and I.

My outfit for the night.  Comfortable yet still cute!
Plus it was our first time hosting a get together at our house.. and it actually went pretty well.  We locked the dogs up in their kennels in our bedroom, grilled some burgers, ordered the UFC fight and surprisingly there was only one spilled drink!

Probably the best part though was just having to walk down the hallway to conk out.  No worry about how to get home.  Major score.


In other news.. I redid the blog.  Check it out!  I love how it turned out...


I've been spending too much time at Family Dollar... yesterday I got a lamp for the office and a curtain to hide a storage area in our laundry room [$6 that's all!].  Today I went back and got a comforter set for our bedroom.  It was only $40!  Compared to the one we have now.. I have no problem with the dogs laying on it.. I won't be freaking out about it being ruined!  And I just may find myself again there soon to get another comforter set for the spare bedroom.  If you have one.. you should check it out.  Just saying.


I just finished another session at DeVry!  Only 3 to go!  Next one starts Monday... this session will be a bit different in the fact that I am taking 3 classes instead of 2.  I ended up having an odd number of classes left, so I had to tack one onto this session.  I am hoping it doesn't translate into a ton of extra work.  Oh well.. the end is in sight.


We just got our taxes back the other day... the best part?  Paying off debt.  Whose with me?!


I'm slowly starting to tackle room by room adding the finishing touches onto what I deemed incomplete before.  The laundry room and master bedroom closet are done.  The office is so close.  Next plan is to tackle the spare bedroom. :)  I have a deadline [when my sister comes!] and I am sticking to it folks.

And I think that's it... Happy Thursday.  Tomorrow is Friday!  Keep your chin up... or smile a little bigger if you need to!


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  1. Yay for paying off debt, we did the same thing with our tax return. :)

  2. Sounds like a great birthday for both of you! I love hosting parties partly because my bed is so close too! Lol. Glad things are going well. Love the quote. <3

  3. I'm glad y'all had good birtdays! And I love when I run across great deals like you did at the Family Dollar. I never think to go in there. I always hit up the Dollar Tree, especially for drinking glasses and dishes. Who can pass up $1 wine glasses!

  4. That's awesome that your party went well! I love hosting things at our house for the simple fact of not having to worry how to get home.
    I love the new blog design!
    Yea for being almost done with school!!!! That is awesome!!!

  5. the last little "quote" is my favorite..and so very true!


  6. Yay for ALL of that! Love the first pic, too. :D

  7. Belated Happy Birthday! I saw you at the Military Support Blog directory and I'm following you now from http://inhighheelsanddogtags.blogspot.jp/. I am really thrilled to have found this support group. I am looking forward in visiting your blogs and meeting you all.