Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Warning: This will be mushy!

You can't say I didn't warn you not to read this if you hate hearing mushy gushy love stories....

Jacob and I were talking last night before we fell asleep and we were reminiscing about going to college at NAU together. One of the things I thought about was how Jacob and I had class in the same building on Monday nights, except his started right as mine ended so we'd usually get to see each other for a few minutes. Well...it turns out, Jacob's class was NOT in that building! He would just go in there to find me and see me before his class started in another building. I think he let that slip on accident. For some reason I thought that was the cutest thing ever and I didn't ever want to forget that story so I'm putting it here =).

Monday, August 30, 2010

Josh Turner and Darius Rucker

Jacob and I had an amazing weekend! We were able to go to TWO concerts and both of them were FREE! We saw Josh Turner (my favorite EVER) and Darius Rucker.

So anyone who knows me at all knows that Josh Turner is my all time favorite. I've been trying to see him live since his first CD came out...but every time he came to Vegas he was playing at a 21 and older venue. Then, the one time I was going to be able to go see him, I was in Chicago visiting Jacob, so that also fell through. The one thing that had me excited about moving to Virginia was this concert. And it was INCREDIBLE. Jacob had never been to a country show before and I can confidently say that I (with a little help from Josh) have converted him. We both had a blast. The best part was that Jacob doesn't mind waiting in line. Since it was a free concert we knew it would be crowded, so we got in line almost 4 hours before the concert started. It was a really nice day though, and we had great seats since there were only about ten people in front of us.
i LOVE him. If Jacob can have Carrie Underwood, then I definitely get Josh Turner. I think the only two men I love more than him are Jacob and my Dad.

Yeah...we were that close.

Then on Sunday we had Darius Rucker. It was a little hotter and earlier in the day which made waiting in line not quite as enjoyable. We both got some sun.

The way this concert was set up was there were about 30 rows of seats that people paid for and then behind that was the free section. Because of our enduring the heat and being in line early we were at the very front of the free section...
But then, about 30 minutes before the show, a man came up to Jacob and me and gave us two tickets for the front section! We were only five rows from the stage! I don't know what it is about us always somehow getting great seats...but I will never complain!
Our new seats!

I'm so glad Jacob is a team player and will wait in line with me, because our seats for both concerts were WAY better than we ever would have been able to buy. We had such a great time and can't wait until our next free concert!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

We're a Mazda Family

So....Jake and I had been talking about buying a new car for awhile...weighing the pros and cons of buying one, if we really needed one, new or used, etc. Well, after about a week or searching and indecision this car practically fell into our laps. Thanks Jacob for continuing to spoil me!

Monday, August 23, 2010

New York

On a whim, Jacob and I decided to drive up to New York for the weekend to visit Heidi. Jacob's parents were also there visiting and it was so nice to see some familiar faces! On Friday, Heidi took us around Rhinebeck and to see the Vanderbilt mansion.

These goats followed us around for awhile. Heidi tried to throw her gum all the way over the ledge, but one of the goats got it instead! It was hilarious watching the goat chew away.
My adorable nephew, Colton.
Colton loved being carried like that.

Then, on Saturday, we took the train into New York City. It was one of the best days ever! We crammed so much into that one day.
Heidi, Colton, and me about to get on the train!
Bowling Green
Times Square
M & M World

Our trip to New York was amazing! We had so much fun with Heidi and her family. I hope we get to go back and visit again.

Busch Gardens

Since we got to Virginia we've been wanting to go to Busch Gardens, which is basically a big amusement park. The best part was because Jacob is military we both got in for free! Everything is more fun when you don't have to pay for it =). The day was pretty cloudy and one or two big rainstorms rolled through, but it paid off when there were no lines for any of the rides.
Our favorite roller coaster.

This is how I usually look after a roller coaster has one too many twists and turns.

Virginia Beach

Once Jacob's house hunting leave started we decided to start exploring. First stop, Virginia Beach!
It was really crowded and not exactly what we were expecting...but we did get to rent a surrey and ride it up and down the boardwalk. Jacob was a little embarrassed but I LOVED it!

Our First Dinner

Since none of our stuff has been moved into the apartment yet our cooking options have been pretty limited. But, I was so sick of eating out that I went out and got a few supplies and made chicken parmesean! I'm not sure who was more surprised that it came out well...me or Jacob!
Clearly we have no furniture...which is why our table is a bookshelf box.

Operation Drive One

A few weekends back, Jacob and I were going to the NEX to pick up a few things, and Ford had a whole parking lot set up to promote their cars. They had pull up contests, cars to test drive, a closed course to drive mustangs, and Bill Goldberg came out to sign autographs.
Jacob's pull-ups were a little more impressive than mine...probably because I didn't do any. =)
Jacob and me with Bill Goldberg.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Long Lost Wedding Ring

Remember when Jacob left his wedding ring in Amarillo? Well, it turns out he didn't really leave it in the room, he dropped it behind a seat in the car. Once we moved into our apartment and finally got the car cleaned out we found it! It was very exciting and a very good excuse to celebrate with a Fruitista Freeze =)