Saturday, December 25, 2010

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

If I could I would...

be with my family.
hang out in Disneyland.
go on a trip with Jacob and relax the entire time.
workout. (I guess I could technically do that, I just don't.)
be more creative.
have the dog freaking potty trained.
be on Verizon.
make sure Jacob could actually get time off every now and then.

I know it kind of sounds like I'm complaining, but I'm not. I'm a very lucky girl, with a very wonderful life and a wonderful husband, but every now and then it's okay to be a little homesick and want some things that are a little far fetched...right?

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Our House

So, I'm about 4 and a half months late...but I finally took pictures of our apartment! Follow me on the tour...

Guest Bathroom

Guest Bedroom....come visit anytime!

Living room


Laundry Room/ Pantry


Dining Room

Our Bathroom

Our Bedroom

I should mention, it is rarely this clean, but Jacob gets all the credit today for cleaning while I was at work and making the house photo ready. =) We're still trying to add some pieces, like more decoration, a desk, and some more shelving, but we like it here.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Just Because

On days when mine and Jacob's work schedules are opposite, he will usually come hang out with me on my lunch break, which I love. Well, last night he showed up, ordered his hot chocolate, and put a little ring box on the counter, with this little beauty inside...
How gorgeous is that? At work, I'm not allowed to wear my wedding ring only a wedding band, which I didn't have with my ring. So, Jacob got me one I could wear at work as a "just because" present. I love it SO much and I am such a lucky girl to have a husband who loves me so much. =)

It Keeps Getting Better

Just when we thought it couldn't get any jollier at the Foyston house, another package arrived from Jacob's family!
Our Christmas tree looks so full and pretty! We can't wait for Christmas morning. We are very, very lucky to both have families that love us so much!
Jacob's mom made Zoey her own little stocking. Isn't it adorable?? She'll be very happy when it's filled with treats.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Feeling the Christmas Spirit

The other night Jacob took me the Garden Lights at the Botanical Gardens. The lights were so pretty and it was nice to do something relaxing but fun.

This one reminded us of Seattle. We miss it!
This was an "under the sea" display, it was the coolest one by far!
Santa taking off from an aircraft carrier.
Watering the roses =)

After we got home from the lights there was a package waiting for us from Las Vegas! My family sent over lots of presents for us, some to open now, and others to put under the tree for Christmas morning.
Zoey and me with our presents under the tree!
Jacob showing off some of his presents.
Our "2010" ornament. Such a sweet idea from Miss Jackie =) We totally love it and put it on the tree right away! I'm excited to start that tradition. It is crazy how much has happened in 2010. It was such a good night and really put Jacob and me in the Christmas spirit.
Zoey relaxing on the top of the of her new favorite places.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Reasons Virginia is Lame

I'm all about having adventures and experiencing different places...but I have just about had it with Virginia. Here's why...

1. It is virtually impossible to find a good donut in this town. Some of the grocery stores don't even HAVE donuts, let alone a free standing donut shop. I have not seen one maple bar since I arrived. Not okay.

2. The drivers here are TERRIBLE. No, terrible doesn't even begin to cover it. Horrendous is more like it. They are particularly bad at merging, lane changes, and just basically common road courtesy.

3. Besides a handful of people, most of them are so rude. At work all I hear is "gimme this" or "i need that". Would a "please" kill these people??

4. It's far away.

Okay so as of this moment I can't remember the other reasons I had but I know there were more. I don't really mean to complain, some days are just more frustrating than others.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


So...I'm a little late on this one, but Thanksgiving was good this year. It was really strange to be all by ourselves so far away from home, but we tried to make it special.

My first Thanksgiving dinner that I cooked all by myself! And yes, we had ham instead of turkey.
Zoey helped me with the dishes. What a good little helper.

Between school, my work, and Jacob's work we haven't had much time for anything else. All of our spare time is dedicated to studying or just relaxing at home. I promise one day we'll do something exciting that I can blog about....

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Clean up, Clean up

I don't know what is is, but I have the HARDEST time keeping our apartment clean. I'm absolutely terrible at it. Everything seems messy yet I always feel like I'm washing dishes or straightening up the living room. I just want my house to be clean!!!! Help =(


One of the things I've been working on since I got to Virginia was finding a job. I admit, I wasn't trying very hard at first, but once my parents left I buckled down a little and now I am an official Starbucks Barista! I love my job so much. It's fast paced and fun and I love learning how to make all the different drinks (and tasting them!) It's weird adjusting to not being home all the time and having to prioritize what's important. (For example, I should be writing an economics paper right now...)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Best Friends

I am SO grateful for my best friend. Even just looking through these pictures it reminds me how many fun things we have done together. Even across the country we still manage to connect in weird ways, like calling each other at the exact same time. Every time we talk it's like we haven't spent any time apart. I miss Samantha Ann more than anything, but I am so thankful to have her in my life and for all the amazing memories we have made together.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Mama Carole

I am very thankful for Mama Carole. Mama Carole passed away awhile ago, but I loved her more than anything. I will always remember when my sisters and I were younger we would be so excited to sleep over at Mama Carole's. She used to let stay with her in her bed and watch game shows and eat Lifesavers mints all day. (We were looking for the one that would win us a VW bug and $50,000) We would go miniature golfing, rollerblading, and swimming at the pools in Sun City. I miss her so much but I am very grateful we had her around while we were growing up.

Papa Charlie and Suzanne

Like I said in the previous post, I am very lucky when it comes to grandparents. And Papa Charlie is NO exception! First, I am so thankful for his sense of humor. I know it carries him through the good times and the bad times. I can always count on him for a joke. He is so cute, and I know I got my appreciation for watching sports from him. Also, I know if I ever want to drop a Seinfeld line on someone, he is my man!

I am also thankful for Suzanne for helping my grandpa out and being very sweet and kind to me and my family. =)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Mama Adele and Papa Bernie

Today I am thankful for my grandparents, Mama Adele and Papa Bernie. They have done SO much for me in my short life and I am very grateful. Especially in regards to school, they have been incredibly supportive and always made my dreams and studies possible. I am so happy I had my grandparents living near me growing up. I love remembering Mama Adele telling us stories about when she was in the ballet and rocking me to sleep, or Papa Bernie taking us out to the golf course and letting us drive the golf carts around. I could not have asked for more loving and generous people for my grandparents. I am a very lucky girl. Thank you Mama Adele and Papa Bernie for EVERYTHING you've done for me =)

(Don't worry, Papa Charlie, you're next!)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

What's in a name....

Potty Pads

Well, today I am thankful for puppy potty pads! It may not seem like that big of a thing, but I'm glad we have them. I mean, she doesn't make it onto the pad every time but for now I will settle for what I can get! Hopefully she catches on to the potty training soon.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Holiday Fever

I was in the mall the other day and the Christmas decorations are up and all the department stores are ready to go. It made me SO excited to start decorating my house! But I'm TRYING to hold off until Thanksgiving, we'll see how long that lasts! In the mean time I found some super cute ideas. I'll just use one as a hold me over...
A shimmery stunner takes Christmas ornaments off the tree and onto the wall. Buy a straw wreath about 22 inches in diameter from the crafts store. Using 1/2 yard of white felt cut into 3-inch-wide strips, wrap each piece around the wreath, pinning to secure and overlapping the edges. Take assorted Christmas balls and attach to the felt with a low-temperature glue gun, using the smallest balls to fill in holes and gaps. This is also a great way to use older ornaments that may not look good from all angles. You can also add small stars, snowflakes, or other ornaments to give your wreath a unique look. Hang with wire, wrapped securely around "top" of wreath. (Note: You'll need to add the wire before you cover the wreath completely with ornaments.) I love this wreath because you can use it inside or outside! Also, it's not the typical pine wreath but you could still make it look traditional depending what kind of ornaments you use!


In an attempt to be better about my blogging, I am going to start writing the things I'm thankful for everyday in November. I've seen a few people doing it on their blogs and I think it's a great idea!

I guess I'll start with the obvious...
I am so thankful for this man! I really could not have asked for a better husband. He's loving, supportive, hard working, sensitive, loyal, funny, smart, and so much more. We always have so much fun being newlyweds. Also, there's no way I could have lasted in Virginia without him. I'm a pretty lucky girl to be married to Jacob. =)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Our New Baby

So.....we caved and now we have a puppy. We love her so much! She's a yorkie-poo and is TINY. She doesn't even weigh a pound yet. She's 9 weeks old and seriously the cutest thing you've ever seen in your life. We're still trying to agree on a name, but we love having a little baby Foyston!

She loves sleeping on Jacob's dirty socks...ew.

She falls asleep on us all the time.

Her eyes aren't really blue, it was just the flash. But isn't her face adorable???