Friday, January 30, 2015

Happy Fri-YAY!

It's Friday y'all! Woot woot! I am looking forward to date night with the hubster tonight. Some basketball tomorrow. And of course, Super Bowl Sunday! I hope you all have a fab weekend!


Saturday, January 24, 2015

Saturday Morning Thoughts

So as I'm writing this the "morning" will be over in about 30 minutes, but that's not important. I'm still lounging around and figored why not come over to le blog for a quick post! 

Here are some of my current thoughts:
  • My sweet, precious niece Kinley was born this past Wednesday,  January 21st. I think about her all day, every day. I have two nieces and two nephews through my mother's second marriage, but Kinley is my first biological niece. I love her to pieces!!! I am heading to Virginia later today to love on her! I've been looking forward to today all week!
  • It is extremely frustrating to rely on the Juvenile and Domestic court system to make decisions about a child's life, especially when you are the father or in my case the father's wife.
  • I really need to figure out what I'm going to do with my hair. I've been finding ways to conceal the sad state of my hair when I leave the house, but something seriously needs to be done to my head!
  • Lastly, not to tease you but I have some big news to share with you! I'm not exactly sure when or how I want to share with the world! ; ) To be continued...
Until Next Time,
<3 Keia

Sunday, January 11, 2015

My Mother

This lady! My mommy, best friend, my most favorite lady in the world! Yesterday I came home to Virginia to spend some time with her. My mom is a pharmacy technician so she has to work over the weekend a couple times per month. Yesterday, she worked an 8 hour shift, came straight home, cleaned up her kitchen, cooked a dinner for myself and a few other family members, cleaned the kitchen, cooked a meal for her husband, and then cleaned the kitchen again! After family left, she then put in a load of laundry. We finally went to bed after midnight. She AMAZES me! That is just one of MANY, MANY examples of the kind of super woman she is! When I grow up, I want to be just like my mom. 

 Until Next Time, 
<3 Keia

Friday, January 2, 2015

The Start of a New Year

We brought in the New Year staycation style at a local hotel. Just what we needed to kick start the exciting new year! New Year's Eve I wanted to be comfy, casual, but of course I wanted to throw on a little sparkle! Little R had the time of his life at the pool. We played a couple rounds of the board game Life. An all around relaxing couple of days! 

What did you do to bring in the New Year?

Until Next Time, 
<3 Keia

Thursday, January 1, 2015

2014 Wrap Up {December Photo Diary + SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT}

Can you say blog post overload? I wanted to get these posts up prior to the New Year, but obviously that didn't happen. Here we are, the first day of 2015! I am so very excited about this new year. I hope that each of you have a blessed new year! Let's wrap up 2014 with December!

{Baby Shower For My Niece} Eeekk!! She will be here any day now! I can't WAIT to hold her and spoil her! 

{Special Birthday/Pre-WEDDING Dinner} Yes, you read correctly. Pre-WEDDING! On Wednesday, December 17th my husband (then fiance') surprised me with a nice dinner (he made reservations and everything) at Bravo Italian Restaurant in Greensboro, NC for not only my 27th birthday (December 21st), but also to celebrate our nuptials the following day! Dinner was delicious and a great way to start our special celebration. 

{WEDDING!!!!!!! - December 18th, 2014} I think I briefly talked about our engagement in another post, but Big R technically proposed to me April 6, 2012. I got my ring last December 8th, 2013. After changing our wedding plans what felt like a million times trying to make sure both sides of our families could attend, trying to make sure we had our scheduled visitation with Little R during said wedding weekends, etc. we came to the mutual understanding that we both really just wanted to get married already! So we picked a date in December, December 18th to be exact, we hired a photographer, and we headed to the courthouse! I am officially a MRS., and I could not be HAPPIER! Here are a few photos from our shoot! I think the photographer, Tristan of Tristan Means Photography did a fabulous job and I highly recommend him!!!!

{Santa Came!} And to wrap up the year, Santa came! Little R actually has Christmas twice. First at his mom's in Virginia. Santa comes back for a second trip at our house. This year he came the night of December 27th. Little R was on the nice list this year!

2014 was good to me! Bring it on 2015!!!

Until Next Time, 
<3 Keia

2014 Wrap Up {November Photo Diary}

{Typical Morning Routine} Coffee and breakfast (yogurt or eggs usually) 

 {Disney!} A week-long team building retreat for work. Magical. Just magical.

Live safari animals right outside our resort. You know, zebras, giraffes and such. So cool!
{Thanksgiving} Our Thanksgiving was rather special this year. Big R, Little R, and I celebrated the holiday just the three of us. Big R and I cooked all the food. I got down in the kitchen if I must say so myself! We also started a new tradition of writing out what we were thankful for at dinner. Little R's list was my favorite. 

Until Next Time, 
<3 Keia

2014 Wrap Up {October Photo Diary}

{Hair} I had to get several inches of my hair chopped off! : ( Between the Dominican blowout and the sew in that resulted in me accidentally chopping of pieces of my hair in a few different places, I didn't have a choice but to cut off the damage. I even though I had quite a bit cut off - I still have some heat damage especially in the front. After the initial cut I had early October, I went back and had my bang area chopped a little more. Le's just hair...and will grow back. Only problem is my hair grows pretty slow. #fail.

After the cut, I started wearing this very natural looking half wig...frequently.
{Football} Lots of football in the month of October. My honey's team had a great season, and I attended my first NFL game with my colleagues. Our home team, the Carolina Panthers, lost but it was still a fun experience. 

And there was this! Big R brought old, dried up grass into our house just about every day. But there was this one particular time where he had the grass all in our washer! Blehhhhh! Thanks dude!

{Wedding Dress} I bought my wedding dress from David's Bridal. Woohoo! Except I didn't wear it and will not wear it. It's hanging in a with tags! Need a size 8 dress anyone? Holla at me! 

{Little R Turns 7} My how time flies! Big R and I threw him a last minute birthday party for his class. It was a hit!

Until Next Time,
<3 Keia