Friday, July 24, 2009

9 months this weekend!!!

Prom 2002 - I know, I know, what the hell was I thinking with my dress??!!! No you don't have to do a double take - I have on a two piece prom dress....ick. And my hair!! Sheesh!

Freshman Year of College @ a Winthrop party
First Week Junior Year. Got to love Myrtle Beach!
Sadie Hawkins - February 2001 (WTF is up with my hair - but I thought I looked goooood at that moment)

Wow! That was a blast from the past. I have like a hundred photos but these are REALLY old. I mean these are all before I owned a digital camera. Eight years has really flown by and I can't believe our year of marriage will be here before you know it!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Dr. Oz: The Science of Beauty

I just love Dr. Oz! He is always full of information and makes things easy to understand. He was on Oprah this week to talk about Beauty which I though was very informative. I have been buying nightly wrinkle creams (and I know I am only 25) since high school. I had no idea that there are certain things to look for in each cream. Basically if it doesn't contain vitamins A, C, and E then you are WASTING your money! (Vitamin A comes in retinyl or retinoic acid or retin.) He also said that vitamin A reverses the signs of aging. He also recommends exfoliating your skin which is a no brainer but I guess some people don't do that.

Now if I only I could figure out why he feels the need to wear scrubs on Oprah? I mean is he going to jump into surgery any second??

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Amanda's Bridal

These are my two favorite pictures from my big sister's bridal. She is stunning and looks so timeless - love it! Her photographer, Olivia Griffin, was amazing the day of her wedding too. When her wedding pics are ready I will post my favorites!

Monday, July 13, 2009


Charlotte Racefest 2007

I have a love/ hate relationship with running. I love to do it and how you feel so acomplished after BUT I hate how it makes my body physique so muscular. I have activley been running for 7 years. My Dad has been a big influence on this since he has been running since I was alive. I remember as a kid riding my bike as my Dad ran next to me. He amazes me how early he will get up to do this and not to mention he puts in more weekly miles than I ever have. He loves to run in new areas - like if he is visiting somewhere, he uses running as a device to explore. I am way more technical at it. I use to track my runs. I like to know how far and my split. So far I have done 2 half marathons and my Dad has done 3 (I was getting engaged the weekend of this 3rd one). Out of the two we have done together, he won the first and I beat him on the second. We have talked about running a full marathon. Its a nice thought but if I am going to do a marathon it has to be completed under 4 hours - I would stive for 3 hrs and 45 min. I refuse to run this if I know I really can't do it and complete it in 5 hours - I may as well walk it. Do it right or don't do it at all. The other problem is that these distance runs make my legs super thick and I hate that. So we will see what the future holds. For now, I have been enjoying shorter runs with my husband. :)

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I am a 25 year old newlywed just trying to figure out my crazy life!