Friday, March 26, 2010

Happy Spring! (& Some Exciting News!)

So I'm a little late, seeing that the first day of Spring was a few days ago - but still: Happy Spring! The weather seems to changing with the season. We've had some rainy days and some sunny days. I'm afraid I'll jinx it if I say that winter just might really be over! :)

We had a wonderful time down in Florida. Our first night was spent camping - we enjoyed waking up to the sunrise on the Atlantic shore. Later that day, we drove across the state and did some boating on the Gulf of Mexico and watched the sunset - an absolutely amazing day.

Another highlight of the trip includes...WALT DISNEY WORLD! That's right - we went to Disney! Chris has a friend that actually works on the business-side of Disney and was able to hook us up with free day passes to all the parks. Oh. My. Goodness. It was so much fun! Evan had never been there before, so I really enjoyed being the professional tour guide and showing him all neat stuff and rides. Fun moments from Disney include: Tower of Terror, Indiana Jones Stunt Show, bratwursts and sauerkraut from Germany & pastries from France (at Epcot), Space Mountain, and the monorail. :)

We've spent the week adjusting to real life - vacation was just so relaxing! Evan is actually down in North Carolina right now for a business plan competition. He'll leave from there and go straight to California on Sunday. He's going to be visiting Stanford - I'm so jealous that he'll be in Palo Alto without me. Which leads me to my next topic:

Evan was accepted to Stanford for graduate school, and we decided this week that we'll be moving to Palo Alto, CA! Holy cow - we're moving across the entire country! We feel so blessed about this opportunity and are excited to get to sunny California.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


We're leaving for Florida later this afternoon, and we're so darn excited! Rumor has it that we'll be camping out on the beach tonight. Needless to say, Evan has been looking forward to that! I'll be sure to take many, MANY pictures. 

We're counting down the days until our trip to Nebraska. We've been missing our family and friends like crazy - it will be so nice to see everyone!

Sorry for the short post - trying to wrap things up at work before our flight. Hope you're all having a wonderful week!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Another Year Older!

Yes, yes - today is my 23rd birthday. Holy moly! I can't even believe it. It's been a great birthday so far - and it's only 11:30! My boss actually has jury duty today, so technically I don't have to be at work. I'm here right now and will be here for a few hours - just to get some stuff done, so I'll feel somewhat productive today! I made some yummy oatmeal chocolate chip muffins last night, so I could wake up and enjoy a delicious breakfast on my birthday (I think Evan enjoyed them also!). Tonight Evan and I are going out to eat at The Capital Grille - a fancy shmancy restaurant by the harbor...we're really excited! I have half of my birthday dessert made - it's a peanut butter cream brownie torte - the brownie part is done, and I'll finish the rest of it this afternoon. So let's recap: oatmeal chocolate chip muffins for breakfast, a delicious dinner, and a decadent dessert. Yes, I'm clearly obsessed with food. One of my favorite (don't worry: I love EVERYTHING I've received so far!) gifts came from my sister. A vintage apron - it's so darn adorable. I'll be sure to take a picture wearing it - you'll agree!

Some other exciting news...I attended a Food Network taping on Tuesday. It was a "special show" featuring a neighborhood pie shop owner and his rock band. Well, well, well. I just wasn't buying this whole "special" idea. I KNEW (ok, the owner told me!) that it would more than likely turn into a throwdown with Bobby Flay....AND IT WAS! Oh me, oh my. I was at a throwdown. When Bobby came running out, I got chills. He was 2 feet from me!! I honestly can't put into words the emotions I was feeling. I watch the Food Network 24/7 - Evan can attest to this. I'm completely obsessed, and this was honestly a dream come true! "Throwdown with Bobby Flay" is on Wednesday nights at 9:00 (8:00 central) on FN. I'm not for sure when this episode will air, but if I find out, I'll be sure to let you all know!

And just when you thought I was done with exciting news: Evan and I leave for a little vacation on Tuesday. We're heading down to Florida to stay with a very close "couple friend" of ours. I've mentioned them on the blog before - Chris is in Evan's program, and his wife, Lauren, is in vet school down in Florida. They just bought a house down there a few months ago, so we're excited to see it and spend time with them!

Hope you're all having a lovely week!

Monday, March 1, 2010

A Whirlwind of a Week

March 1, 2010 - say that out loud. Sounds weird, doesn't it?! I feel like I almost always talk about the date in each my posts but when time is going by so darn quickly, it's hard not to take note of it!

This past week has been an absolute whirlwind. I started my internship, so I was busy learning everything about the organization and finishing up last minute preparations for a big fundraiser they were planning for Saturday. Evan spent the beginning of last week working with his team to finalize their project for a business plan competition held at the University of Cincinnati. Clocking some late nights on campus (4:00a.m. & 2:00a.m.), their hard work finally paid off. They ended up getting 2nd place at the competition - very exciting! They have numerous other competitions that they'll be traveling to this semester, so hopefully they keep finding success. He just makes me so proud!

The fundraiser/fashion show on Saturday night was so much fun! A lot of money was raised, so it definitely went as planned. I'm loving my new internship and am really happy I made this transition.

I felt a little homesick over the weekend while Evan was out of town. Most of this had to do with the fact that my sister, brother-in-law and nephew were visiting my parents - I just felt left out! I know they all had fun together, but of course I was jealous that I wasn't there! But good news: Evan and I get to see my parents in 5 weeks! And we'll be back in Nebraska in 6 weeks and will get to see his family - so I felt a little bit better after I thought of those two things! :)