The Journey of a New Wife

{September 13, 2011}   My weekend …

Ross Stores

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Over the weekend I traveled to Kingsport, TN. The purpose of my trip was to place Jasper, the boxer mix puppy mentioned in previous posts, in a new home. He is now living with my cousin.  I am not happy about this at all, but it is probably best for everyone involved.  I know that he is going to be well taken care of.

In addition to rehomeing Jasper, I was able to spend some much needed time with family. :) I spent all day Saturday and an hour or so on Sunday with Nancy and Lee. I spent Friday and Saturday nights with Cassie and Glenn.  I felt like I was able to relax and not stress about work and my car … Unbeknownst to me at the time, I probably should have been stressing about my car. Come Monday morning, it would not start, but more about that in a bit. Nancy and I spent the afternoon in Bristol, VA perusing Ross and TJ Maxx. I found this cute full length black dress that looks absolutely amazing on me at Ross.  I cannot find a link to the dress I bought, but it is very flattering. I also purchased these absolutely adorable Baby Phat sunglasses at Walmart in Kingsport, TN while with Glenn and Cassie. They are black with white stripes on the arms and of course the Baby Phat symbol on each arm. I am loving that Walmart is now selling Baby Phat products super cheap! Not too long ago I purchased a pair of jeans made by Baby Phat that were cheaper than the Faded Glory jeans that Walmart is known for. It amazes me that Walmart is selling jeans that are cheap if they are $60 for $20.

Now back to my car issues. Yesterday morning I was getting ready to leave for work just before 7:30 am when I realized my car would not start. The first thought that ran through my head was ‘CRAP! How am I supposed to get to work now?’ Well to make a long story Mr. B finally got my car running yesterday afternoon. Okay, I think, I should be okay from here on out. WRONG! Car wasn’t running again this morning. He gets it running and I go on to work. When I attempt to go to lunch this afternoon the car will not start again. Something seriously has to give! I cannot continue to have issues with my car starting every time I need it to start. I know that eventually we are going to HAVE to purchase another vehicle to replace the P(iece)O(f)S(hit)  Chevy Malibu I am just hoping that we can make it last until tax season. I can’t really complain too much. The car is a 2003 and has over 202k miles on it. I think the plan at the moment is to try to find the hubs a truck to trade the Malibu in for and for me to drive the Saturn but everything we have looked at is out of our price range.

Wish us luck as we attempt to make my car last as long as humanly possible! There is just no way we can survive as a 1 car family. That would mean either I had no way to work and he drove the car to work and then picked me up from work or I drove him to work and then took the car to work leaving him with no way to get home after work.


{September 5, 2011}   Epic FAIL!

I feel like such a loser! I was sitting on my balcony smoking a cig and checking my FB on my phone when I dropped my flippin’ phone onto the concrete! Of course, the screen completely smashed! Luckily the hubs had the foresight to have insurance on our phones and my new phone will be here in a few days! If you know ANYTHING about me then you know that my phone is permanently attached to my hand. I am always doing something on my phone! I can still technically use my phone with the screen broken but with it being touchscreen it is NOT easy! A word of advise. If you do not have insurance on your cell phone, get it! I am horrible about dropping phones. Its as if I have butterfingers!

NOT my phone but pretty much what my screen looks like.

Other then the complete failure mentioned above, today has been a good day. I hope everyone had a memorable Labor day! I am going to go and try to enjoy whats left of mine :)

{September 5, 2011}   Brain Dump :)

Hello World!

I haven’t updated this blog in ages and I have started to feel a bit guilty about it! I have been blog stalking a few people here lately and have decided I needed to get back into the game! I am sure no one actually reads this but I enjoy getting my thoughts out there. I cannot promise every blog will be sunshine and rainbows but i am going to keep it real.

Let me get everyone caught up on whats be going on! First things first, We added a new addition to the B family! His name is Jasper.

Jasper laying on 'Daddy's' pillow early in the morning! :)

He was asleep until he heard me walking up :)

Sporting his 'Bad Boy' Hoodie

He is a boxer/lab mix the sweet and most hyper puppy in the world! His favorite past time is annoying the cat!

In other news, a bunch of college students have moved into the apartment across from us. Let us just say that they have no respect whatsoever for the other tenants in this building! The are loud and obnoxious! I want to greatly apologize to anyone that may have been annoyed by myself during my college years! The neighbors above and below them can hear them slamming doors and blasting music and just plain being loud at all hours of the night! The complex we reside in has a strict quiet time policy from 10 pm until 7 am in order to prevent residents from annoying their neighbors cuz lets face it people have small children and people have to get up and work! No one wants to hear their neighbors until 3 am!  They have one complaint against them where the courtesy officer has had to come out to quiet them down and if they get one more they will be evicted. Is it wrong for me to hope they get one more?

And if the neighbors across the hall were not bad enough our neighbors above us just add to the annoyance. We can hear them walking around all day and night! This is not just normal walking! I swear these people must have lead in their feet. This very afternoon it sounded as if they were surely going to come through the ceiling and land in my kitchen. I dont even want to know what they were doing up there! The picture above seems to me like the perfect representation of my upstairs neighbors!

Perfect example!

Well my dinner is waiting for me! I will be back with more interesting posts soon!


Okay, so I work full time and when I am able to I enjoy the occasional day of being able to just veg out on the couch watching Reality TV :) My secret obsession haha! On that note, nothing frustrates me more than not getting an adequate service, ie Time Warner Cable, that you pay for on time every month. Our cable, well I shouldn’t really say that, more like the cable box in the living room, is NOT working properly. It continuously freezes up when I so much as try to change the channel or pull up the guide. As far as the DVR goes? FORGET about it, it is not recording ANYTHING. So like a good consumer I call the customer service line to find out what is going on and what can be done to correct this cuz lets face it I am a daytime television whore and I am NEVER home during the daytime so I like to catch up on my shows through the weekend in between my cleaning sessions. So, the customer service agent goes on to tell me that technicians are working in the area and it should be fixed by tomorrow. Okay I think! Thats wonderful, they are aware of an issue. I then turn on my tv in the bedroom and the cable is wonderful. So that makes me wonder if there is an issue with the cable or with my cable box. :( I dont like having mine veggin’ out time so rudely interupted … I guess I will have to clean now HAHA! If the issue is not fixed by tomorrow I will be calling them again and demanding something be done because honestly I am not going to be paying for a faulty service.

On another note calling Time Warner Cable was the first time I was able to blast out loud and proud that I am Mrs. B. :) Let me tell you, it felt wonderful. I love being his wife. I love have the honor of sharing my life with this wonderful caring man.

Until next time :)

Let me first start out by saying I love being a Mrs. Every time someone calls me by my married name it brings an instant smile to my face! Especially when Matt’s family refers to me as Mrs. B :) It makes me feel completely welcomed into the fold of his family, which is now a part of my family.

On that note though, I wanted to touch on the issue of pet-peeves in a marriage.

The always empty toilet paper roll

The always empty toilet paper roll

Some things need no explanation beyond a simple picture :)

The constant battle of the Toilet Seat

I am without a doubt a hypocritical pet-peeve’er. There are just some things that are like nails on a chalk board for me, that is as long as its not me doing them. I am curious if anyone else has encountered this issue. Surely it cannot be unique to just me. Matt, God love him, knows pretty much every one of my pet-peeves and at times purposely does something he knows annoys the crap out of me and then smiles oh so sweetly at me. You are not fooling me dear husband, I know that you must enjoy watching me squirm. I will let you all in on my list of pet-peeves to show how ridiculous some of them MAY be.

  1. The sound a straw makes when there truly is nothing left in the cup and  you just have to keep sucking in the air. This is probably Matt’s favorite one to bug me with. No matter where we are he always does it and I always jump and get that little smile.
  2. Slurping on noodles or just food in general and noisy eating. This one makes me physically nauseous at times. Matthew and a few other people around me cannot seem to help eating annoyingly. Matthew normally uses the excuse that he lived with just his father from the age of 13 and so has no sense of table manners what so ever.
  3. Eating ice. This is my biggest hypocritical pet-peeve. I am a touch anemic so at times I just HAVE to eat ice. Still not sure why a lack of iron would want to make someone much down on some ice but that is beside the point. Matt, I believe is also anemic even though you will never ever get him to admit this. His mother, an RN,  has also pointed out the possibility to him, but I digress. There is just something about the sound of the ice grating against teeth that makes me want to jump out of my skin. Also, it does not bother me in the least when I do it.

    The best example I could find of chewing ice :)

I will not list every single one of my pet-peeves, cuz granted no one in the world has time for that. Those are simply my top 3.

On a day to day basis, they really don’t factor in too much. I have learned who I should avoid and when. I can never eat next to my sister or my mom. The jaw popping sound is just way too much and were I to try I really don’t think I would be able to keep my food where it belongs. These are just little things that make me who I am :)

I would love to hear some feedback on any pet-peeves that you may or may not have. Rather they be hypocritical or completely justified.

**On a side note** I received a voice-mail stating that my certified copy of my marriage license in ready to be picked up. :) I can now begin the long drawn out process of changing my name.

{May 27, 2011}   Hello world!

Welcome! This is a new experience for me, but I am going to do my best to keep up with blogging on a regular basis at the off-chance someone actually wants to read what I have to say. :)

Let me start off by saying that I am a new wife currently residing in the very busy town of Charlotte, NC. We our roughly 3-4 hours from any of our parents and it greatly helps us rely on one another. I tell him everything. I work in an eye clinic scheduling appointments (dull right?). My husband is a supervisor for Piedmont Airlines here at the Charlotte Douglass Airport. I am always willing to get to know more people and definitely accept advice from more experienced wives, cuz let me tell you it feels weird being called a wife at 22 years old! But, I love the man so what can I say! :)

So to get things off to a great start let me give you a quick run down …. :)

On Saturday May 21, 2011, I got married to the man of my dreams :)It was a wonderful ceremony on a gorgeous day! You could hear nothing more but the sound of the wind and waves crashing. I could not have asked for more :)

And of course I have to include photographic evidence :)

The reception was absolutely wonderful. My mother in law, with the help of many others, completely transformed the venue into a fairy tale. Yard after yard of tulle (190 yards to be exact)! Beautiful chair covers, glitter, candles, flowers, and just everything a girl could ask for on her wedding day!

I am still getting used to being a wife instead of a fiance or girlfriend but honestly we have been together for so long it feels as if really nothing has changed. Who would have thought that I would have met my soul mate on an online dating site! If you told me just a few years ago that I was going to meet a wonderful man and marry him before I turned 23 much less meet him online I would have told you that you are absolutely crazy. But, that is exactly what happened. In April of 2008 I joined a dating site called I met my husband not long after. We began dating long distance not long after :)

Matt and I have been through our ups and downs. We have been through break ups and points of not even speaking, but through it all we always ran back to one another. He is my rock and my lifeline. My reason for being. 
I love his little quirks. I love how he can play pc games all day long. I love that we dont have to be connected 24/7. That we both respect that sometimes we need our down time. Most of all I love how he is always there for me. Like the time he dropped everything to drive me to Virginia when my dad was in the hospital even though he was out by the time we got there. I love that he was willing to spend Thanksgiving in a hospital room when my dad was in ICU. I love that he sat in the parking lot of Auto Zone until after 11 at night waiting on my car to get towed and let me go home to sleep cuz I had work the next morning. No matter what I know that when times get rough he will be there for me because he loves me and that’s what you do for the one you love.
Matthew is the most loyal, honest, trustworthy person I know. I trust him with my life and I could not have chosen a better man to spend it with. We are in this for the long hall and I am going to cherish every memory and every moment I am blessed enough to share with him. I want nothing more than to raise a family with him.
I don’t like us working opposing shifts (me in the morning and him at night), but it helps us have our own time to ourselves and to cherish the time we do have together even more. I love that he does not mind to do the dishes or the laundry or even changing the litter box (which I hate doing and only do if I have to).
Nothing makes me smile more than when he fixes me dinner after I have worked a long day when he is off work (even if it is as simple as hamburger helper) it shows me that I was on his mind and he cared enough to have dinner waiting for me.
I could probably go on and on for hours about what I love about him! Please come back for more updates as we begin our journey as husband and wife! I promise there are years worth of memorable moments ahead!

et cetera