Saturday, March 31, 2012

Live from...the beach!

Sean's aunt Chrissy lives in Destin, Florida. She and her family have lived there for years, and it's generally the vacation spot of the family. Well, it's been 3 years since we've been last (because the last summers have been filled with Disney World, moving/starting law school, and Europe - woe is us, right?), and we were really itching for a relaxed beach visit.

So, it's Sean's spring break, and I begged for a couple of days off (which did involve begging, due to the fact it's month end - love my boss!). We drove 17 hours (yup, seventeen) right after I got off work on Wednesday, got into town on Thursday afternoon, and stuck our toes in the sand. We also did a bit of outlet mall shopping, and I scored myself a sweet new coach purse (for over 40% off), and we got Sean a new watch for his birthday. Of course, at this point, I had been up for roughly 36 hours, and we crashed early.

Yesterday and today were spent beachside, hanging out with family, and eating out at the location hot spots. We've been down here so often that we don't really feel like tourists, which is why we love it.

Unfortunately, our whirlwind trip is about to come to an end. Tonight's our last night here. We leave bright and early tomorrow, and I have to work Monday morning. Sad day. But even though we've only had roughly 48 here, it's been sooo amazing and relaxing. I couldn't have asked for more for this little short trip!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A Bright Bright Sun Shiney Day

The weather is turning warmer, the days are longer, and just like that, everything seems to be looking up.

-This week, we bought a patio table. Basically, Sean's parents gave me some money for my birthday, and that's what I chose to spend it on. We put it together tonight, and it's sooo nice to be able to  sit outside and eat dinner in the 80 degree weather. And tomorrow, we break out the BBQ for the season!

-My boss is having me do my annual review now (2 months early!), which means I'll get my raise a little bit earlier

-Sean has a summer internship! He'll be working at the tax clinic - it'll give him court experience and looks great on a resume (at least, this is what his graduated, friends-with-jobs say). It's unpaid, which actually means he'll be paying to work (since it's also 2 credit hours). But it's only a few hours a week, and they're flexible enough that he should be able to work a job if he can find one. *fingers crossed*

-We're going home this weekend to celebrate St. Pat's - Sean's family is hugely Irish, so it's a big holiday. We'll be drinking in the streets (literally), eating corned beef and cabbage (and Irish soda bread), and celebrating my birthday a bit more with my family.

-We're going to Florida at the end of the month!! Sean's spring break is the last week of the month, and I was able to get 2 days off work despite it being month end, so we're road-tripping down to Destin for a quick 4 day vacation. We'll be staying with his aunt, which means all we need to pay for is the gas to get there (though we'll take her and her daughter out to dinner as a thanks). It might be colder than it is here, but it's a getaway with a pretty beach.

This past winter, it seems like everything was moving at a snail's pace. We were getting along just fine, but there wasn't any progression in our lives. It feels like things are finally changing (or maybe I'm just in a better mood with the weather), and I'm so grateful for that. Hopefully, thing keep moving forward!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Day 10 – A photo of your favorite place to eat.

I love food. It's no exaggeration. I've always loved it. I love the flavors, the textures, the satisfaction - everything. I honestly can't nail down my favorite place to eat. It depends on my mood. I love  everything from McDonald's to Taj Mahal Indian.

Here lately though, my favorite place is Waldo Pizza (though Taj Mahal is a close second!).

It's St. Louis style pizza, which is a welcome feel-like-I'm-home treat in KC. It's thin crusted (though they also have a wheat crust which I love), and perfectly crackery. They also sell Ted Drewes custard and gooey butter cake and toasted ravs - all strange obsessions of St. Louis homelanders.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Day 9 – A photo of the item you last purchased.

This weekend, my in-laws came into town. My mother and sister-in-law both have an affinity for shopping, and lots of shopping at that. We went out to the outlet mall, and had a great time!

Anyway, we popped into a Wilson's Leather, and I picked up a new wallet. My old one, a Fossil, has served me well for the last 5 years. But it was time for an upgrade. I've been in a yellow mood lately, and I can't help but love the color this spring!! Yellow and teal - those are totally my colors right now (um, and purple).

Anyway. I snagged this Nine West beauty for $18, and it's bright and sunny - perfect for spring.