Thursday, November 4, 2010

Fall 2010

Life has been QUITE BUSY since my last post!! Married life is going great so far and we love spending time together. Our house is coming together...there are still some things I would like, but I'll have to be patient and get them when a little at a time!!

We entertained some friends for a fall party and had a blast!! We had a cookout, played games, and made s'mores. Here are some pics of the party:

Chance and Lexi are getting sooo big!! Chance now has his HR Title and Adam will begin working with Lexi in a couple months to get hers. Lexi is definitely a mess...and a LOT of trouble. She already chewed through our patio furniture. :( Needless to say, she now has to stay in the kennel while we are gone.

We were lucky enough to get a week off for fall break so we took a trip to Gulf Shores and went camping for a few days. We had so much fun and it was so good to get away for a little while. We might even make it a fall break tradition!!

Friday, June 4, 2010

It's Finally Ours!!!

Last Friday, Adam and I FINALLY closed on our house!!! We were sooo excited because it has definitely been a long time coming!!! Our closing couldn't have come at a more perfect time since my parents had purchased us a refrigerator and it had to be picked up from Sears that Saturday. So Saturday morning we got up pretty early (for a Saturday) and made it to Sears around 9:15 only to find out that it didn't open to Sears. We didn't let that stop us though!! We decided to head on over to WalMart to pick up some cleaning supplies. We made it back to Sears just as it was opening and got our fridge loaded up. Then Adam and I and my mom, dad, and Mike headed to Jackson for an afternoon of cleaning.
Once we got to the house, mom and I headed to the kitchen to start scrubbing the cabinets and counters while the guys struggled to get the fridge unloaded. Fortunately, we have some fabulous neighbors who came over and gave the guys a hand. I don't think they could have done it without their help!!!
While there is still a lot of cleaning and touchups to be done, we are slowly making progress. Adam's mom and I went to clean more on Wednesday and Adam started repainting the stairs and baseboards on Thursday.
Sunday after we closed, Adam and I hit up Ashley Furniture for their Memorial Day sale so we could order our furniture. I LOVE all the stuff we ordered and can't wait for it to come in!! We spent a LOT of money on it...but it will totally be worth it once we are settled in and starting our new life together!! :) We also went to Sears to order a washing machine, dryer, and microwave. We are going this weekend to pick them up and then all the guys (Adam, my dad, and his dad) are going to spend Saturday installing everything! I'm excited because I'll finally be able to wash all our new linens!
We have definitely had a busy week...and I am sure next week will be even busier. I am still working on wedding stuff but hope to have most of it finished by next week so I can just relax the week before the wedding!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Paint Party!!

Today, Bebe, my neighbor, threw me one of the most amazing bridal showers/parties! We had a paint party!!!

Everyone who came to the shower got to decorate a holiday plate, which would be given to me as a gift. How cool is that?! Let me tell you...I wasn't too sure how everyone would feel about hanging out and painting a plate, but let me tell you, we had a BLAST!!!!

Bebe spent soooo much time getting everything ready for today. First, she had to go and buy 20 platters and prime them so we could paint on them. Then she spent much time looking up ideas for each holiday online so she could sketch an outline on every plate. Adam and I now have so many beautiful plates to display throughout the year!!! Bebe also sketched AND colored a sample of each plate so every "artist" would know what to do. Talk about being prepared! All that work and I haven't even mentioned all the food!! We had a veggie tray, chex mix, chips and dip, grapes on skewers, and more...and a DELICIOUS cake with a little palette. Too cute!!

We all had so much fun and really got into painting. I am so glad I got to spend time with friends I love and that I now have a truly special gift from each of them.

Here are some of the amazing pictures from today:

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Engagement Pictures

I thought I would share a couple of our engagement pictures. There will be more on the way soon!!

Monday, April 26, 2010

The First One!!!

HI!! I am so excited to have a blog for just me and Adam...I just don't know where to begin!! I see a lot of people's blogs and think that it is a wonderful way to keep up with friends and family...not to mention cute!

For those of you who don't know, Adam and I are getting married on June 19th!! We are thrilled and are counting down the days! We are getting married at my church (Bartlett UMC) and the reception will be at Lichterman Nature Center. It is so beautiful there!!

We recently bought a house in Jackson, TN. We don't have a closing date set yet but once we do, the cleaning will begin!!! I am so ready to start working on the house, turning it into a home. We need to do a lot of yard work and general cleaning inside, but for the most part, it is in great condition! It is a 2 story house in a small, quiet subdivision...just perfect for us.

A little about the house:
***3 bedroom PLUS a playroom over the garage
***2 1/2 bathrooms
***Brand new stove and dishwasher!!!
***HUGE walk in closet in master's bedroom (and walk in closets in the other bedrooms)
***Beautiful balcony upstairs that overlooks the living room downstairs
***LOVE the cabinets throughout the house (they are dark wood) and the countertops

Once we are married, Adam will keep his job at Lexington High School and I will hopefully get a job in Henderson County, also. Although it will be very different from teaching in Shelby County, I am getting more and more excited each day. I am ready to have my very own classroom that I can decorate the way I want to and not have to share classes with multiple teachers throughout the year like I did this year. The theme for my room is going to be "Harrington's Happy Campers!!" I even have a tent, sleeping bags, and camp chairs for the kids to sit in and read and do their Reading Center work. I can't wait!!
I will also have to get used to the idea of being a coach's wife! I am actually ready for the challenge :) I'm planning on being one of those dorky coach's wives who invites the players over the house for cookouts and team bonding time! haha!!!

Well I think that is enough for my first post...especially since I will probably be the only one who looks at it :D However, I am excited about being able to go back and look at events in our lives and see how much fun we had!!