Good gravy! 2013 has just felt like one never-ending sprint, and I've finally just crossed the finish line! So many great (sometimes not so great!) things have come to an end, and I'm left with that hopeful feeling that things are just beginning! Big things, I hope. I just don't yet know what they are!

April has just been a month of celebrations, and the trend is looking like it's to be continued in May! It's like 2010 all over again when Kyle and I got married (and had showers and got to register!), I got to be a bridesmaid in one of my besties, Ash's, wedding (and host her bachelorette party!), and we bought a house...all in 2 months!

We celebrated our 3 year wedding anniversary on April 17th! It was a Wednesday night (thank goodness I didn't have grad class!) and I was still on my cleanse, so we opted against our normal "fancy dinner" celebration and instead got couples massages at my favorite spa/salon. We had the best time, and since we were the last massage of the day, they told us that we had the whole upstairs to ourselves once we were done! They set us up in a private little room with champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries (which I was so sad to not be able to indulge in!), and we had the sauna all to ourselves. It was just perfect!

I got to spend the day with my high school besties last Saturday for Ally's bridal shower! We always have the best time together, and I'm sad that Ally and her soon-to-be hubby, Steve, will be moving to Virginia after they get married this May. But, I'm so incredibly happy for them!
Jan, who was so sweet to host the shower at her house!

BFFs since we were four!
Kristen, me, Ally, Jan, & Paige! Love these girls!
On Wednesday, April 24th, I went to my last EVER graduate class! These past years of full-time teaching and going to grad class from 5-8pm two nights a week have been so challenging, but I am so proud of myself and all of my classmates who totally rocked it, even if there were tons a few tears along the way! And, how amazing that I got to do this with one of my college besties, Ash, another good friend from college, Emily, and 5 of my best teaching friends from my school-- Anna, Amy, Alex, Allison, and Whitney--not to mention some great girls that I met through the program!
MEDX Literacy Cohort!
The next day, we said goodbye to my student teacher, Chelsea :( This was my first year of being a cooperating teacher, and it was such a great experience! Chelsea was so much fun to be around and is going to be a fabulous teacher! I can't wait to have another, hopefully, next year!
And, to end the week, Kyle and I had such a good weekend together! Appetizers and dessert at the Angus Barn on Friday night and hanging out with our 2 favorite couples at Full Steam Brewery on Saturday night = perfection.
Love this guy :)
The best part is that the fun doesn't end here! Graduation festivities, a wedding, birthdays, Mother's day, and finishing up the school year...May is going to be twelve kinds of fun!

In case you haven't picked up on it, I'm just a little excited to be done with grad school! 



  1. Congratulations! I know you're so excited to have that behind you! You go girl!

  2. Wooo! So much excitement! So proud of us for finishing grad school. How in the world did we manage that for 2 years? Tell Kyliepants he's looking very slim & trim in these pics! Jealous of the couples massage (champagne & strawberries too?!?). Oh and I love Ally's dress in the shower pic!


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