Friday, January 27, 2012

Growing Up?

One thing that is beginning to creep up on me (even though it is, yes, still 7 months away) is that 2012 is the year I turn 25.  I know I'm not supposed to feel old and this is the prime of life and all that greatness, but being out of college and a member of the "real world" is starting to make me a little skittish about the path my "growing up" is taking me on so far.  Making life decisions like what jobs will get me better jobs in the future, and daily discussing with my husband what OUR future will look like based on the law firms he gets work with early along dressing up like a mature woman to take my husband's arm as we try to charm potential employers has me realizing that things are starting to get serious around here!  And don't get me wrong, I'm happy with serious, but I think I've taken becoming an adult to mean I can no longer achieve anything new... and we all know that can't be true! Right?!

So, in lieu of this line of thinking, I have decided to make my New Year's Resolution (a few weeks late, but better than never right?)  I vow to spend my free time doing all the things I already love, as well as trying out some of the many things I've been saying I would for years.

This of course means turning OFF the computer to mindlessly serf as well as the TV (which shouldn't be as much of a problem since we decided to get rid of cable, best decision of 2012) and spend time keeping myself young and creative! (which I would like to think as an added bonus will make me very happy and keep my husband sane)

So, 2012,  heres to:

Really learning to knit and finally making use of my set aside drawer

Playing my piano more and possibly even learning some new songs from memory :)

Setting aside time for some really good outdoor runs

FINALLY finishing my wedding scrapbook

Possibly auditioning for some community theatre

Getting better at keeping up with old friends while staying active with new ones

And OF COURSE dancing in my living room.

If any of you are feeling the same way, I hope I'm not the only one, you are welcome to come over and join me for a sing-along knitting circle with dancing and crafts to follow.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Playing Catch Up

So I suppose as a newlywed with a blog, it was inevitable I would eventually fulfill the cliché of spending the first many months of marriage documenting every new and exciting adventure via blog only to settle in and neglect my creative and informative outlet.  But, as the story goes, after enough time I buckled down and am making my triumphant return (therefore fulfilling the cliché and even with a blog title to match)!

No Matter! 
As you can imagine lots has happened since my last blog post.  Approximately 4 law school finals, 1,900+ miles, 3 holidays, numerous get-togethers, and an Egg Bowl has happened.  

I am happy to report that Joe (and myself) made it through the first semester of UVA Law.  He of course is the brilliant, hard-working student, but I think there has to be some credit given to the spouse.  Let's just say the weeks of finals in bleak December were not all sunshine and daisies.  HOWEVER, we made it through and after a joyous yet busy Christmas season with family and friends, we came back to C'ville and finally "caught up" with one another.  I can't say we enjoyed the long days and (mostly for Joe) sleepless nights and somewhat pathetically relishing in the coincidence of just bumping into each other in the kitchen. But, after looking back, I now feel incredibly assured that, though surely law school will probably be minor of the course of our lives together, no matter what trials may come our way, we will be able to weather them together.

Now, since I am well-aware our life is not nearly interesting enough for a play-by-play of the last 2 months, I have taken the liberty of compiling a brief, but sweet if I say so myself, photo-montage of our winter so far.

**In the midst of travel and getting a new phone, I broke my camera's memory card and lost un-saved photos from my phone.  So, very much to my dismay, there are many missing photo-documented holiday events including the tree farm and my husband's first attempt at using an axe. My apologies.**

Back in Starkville! Lots of rainy fun at the Egg Bowl with old friends!

3 in a row!!!

Our Buddy.

He got to eat the cookies after he finished studying for his Torts final.

What blog post wouldn't be complete without either a sweet or somewhat demeaning picture of the 3rd Davis family member.  Here she poses in her winter sweater 2 sizes 2 small.  Possible video of her waddling in it coming soon to fb.

Cheesy, I know, but I made Joe an Advent calendar of sorts to countdown to Christmas break.  Each day he got to pull off a number and read his inspiring message for the day :) 
First Davis family Christmas tree.
Christmas morning gets a little crazy at the Majors'

Boys with their new toy.
Terrible quality, but it's from a very incredible, also dark, visit to the McCormick Observatory where we saw Jupiter!
First hiking trip back in VA to break in our new boots!


Gorgeous view of creation at the end of the hike.

Lots of love from the state for lovers,
Dianna and Joe