Monday, May 25, 2009

Dirty 30

This weekend, we enjoyed Justin's 30th birthday celebration. His birthday is actually on May 27th, however, due to his birthday always falling on Memorial Day weekend I really wanted to make it special. In the past when we have tried to plan something, events have always fallen through as Memorial Day weekend is a very busy weekend for traveling and family. So, we kept it all in the family and invited family only. It was beautiful weather and a great time. As you can see, there were ladder golf and boccie ball tournaments. There was also great BBQ (made none other than by myself and a little help from Fiorella's and Sam's Club with the cuts of meat and salads), and relaxing.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


In case you were wondering why there has not been a post in awhile, it is all due to graduate school. We stopped the bathroom project post-tiling so we could just keep up with finishing everything in time for finals. Yes, we are nuts and are both in graduate school. Justin and I do understand, however, that this is actually a good thing for several reasons: 1) It is helping us grow in our professional endeavors, 2) It is helping us grow financially, 3) It is helping us grow as a couple because we are tremendously supportive of one another. I have come to realize from analyzing my parents' relationship as well as others that the support system must be in place or couples need to have at least some understanding of the hell in which one endures while attempting to make it through graduate school. You cannot be solely dependent amongst that individual for they are being extremely stretched in more ways than one. Anyhow, the semester is now coming to a close. I finished my last course for the semester tonight (Wednesday) and Justin will be done tomorrow. The action will all start again in June for myself, but will only last until July. I will be doubling up on two courses so I only have to take one in the fall and then my comp evals. I am projecting to be done in December with my masters!!!! Justin, however, is taking the approaching route and will not be done...hmmm...well when he gets done. He is always one to approach school work at his own pace. After a few lazy days to catch our breath we will be back to finishing the bathroom. I promise pictures soon.