Dec 29, 2011

Yes, I'm Still Alive

Whew- it's been a while since i last posted on here! 

Things in the Collins house have been busy!  Here is a little recap of whats been going on (pics to follow in a seperate post- i haven't pulled some of them off my camera)!

1- Gamma Xi Weekend
I spent the weekend before Thanksgiving in Richmond with my lovely pledge sisters.  We had a really good time- the weekend included a lot of laughs and cocktails.  It is always nice to get together with these girls- i don't get to see them often. 

2- Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving this year was wonderful, as always.  Chris and I split our time between the Vestal's and the Collins.  It was a busy weekend- but so good to see extended family.

3- Bridal Shower
I travelled to Oak Island to host a Christmas bridal shower for my dear friend Jennifer.  It was so fun to celebrate Jennifer and Dave with wonderful friends and lots of yummy treats.  We even topped off the shower with tacky Christmas sweaters.

4- Four Months
Chris and I celebrated our 4 month wedding anniversary on December 10th....time sure is flying!

5- Boone Bound
In Mid December Chris and I, along with our friends Matthew and Lauren, went to Boone to for the weekend.  We were invited by L & M to tag along that weekend to celebrate Laurens birthday and her recent graduation.  It was a beautiful, yet chilly, weekend in the Appalachian Mountains.  We had a wonderful time- we spent the weekend enjoying each others company, eating, and shopping!  We cant wait to go back.

6- Glasses
With the end of the year approaching- i realized i had some money in my Flex spending account that i needed to spend or i would lose with the new year.  I decided it would be a good opportunity to have my eyes checked- i don't know if I've ever really had them checked.  So long story short- turns out i need reading/computer glasses.  I've never had glasses in my life....this might take some getting used to!

7- Christmas
Christmas was wonderful this year- especially since it was my first as a Mrs.  Chris really spoiled me this year and went waaaay overboard with the gifts!  We split our time between Burlington and Greensboro and it was wonderful.  I love being so close to both families!

8- House
Chris and I have made some updates to our home recently.  We have installed new blinds in the living room, new drapes in the living room, added shelves to the coat closet to turn it into a pantry (we currently don't have one), and added a back splash in the kitchen.  We have both realized that we are not DIY people- hahah, but since we don't have money to pay anyone we have had to step up and take care of it.  We also have to give credit to our wonderful brother in law for doing most of the projects- its nice to have a handy man in the family.  We would like to repaint the walls and have the carpets cleaned next - once those two things are done we plan on putting our condo up for sale.  We are ready for a bigger place ASAP!

9- Pups
Just thought i would mention the boys- they are doing great!  They didn't love that Chris and I were gone almost every weekend in December, however they are much happier now that things are slowing down.

We are looking forward to the new year and what it has to bring!