Saturday, August 21, 2010

September 16th.

Who: Bradford L. Shields, Jr.

What: Air Force recognition at NCSU Football game.

When: Thursday, September 16, 2010 7:30pm

Where: Carter-Finley Stadium

September 16th is a Thursday night game for NC State. Air Force chose to recognize Bradford during halftime at the game. So proud of my love! Woohoo!

Just had to brag on my future hubby!!


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Wedding Excitement

     A couple of weekends ago, my mom met up with me in Gastonia to shop for a wedding dress. Being it was Tax Free weekend in NC, Bedazzled had a deal where their dresses weren't being taxed that weekend. (Huge money saver!!) So after trying on yet another selection of dresses.. I found my dress. I absolutely cannot wait until it comes in so I can try it on again! It makes me feel gorgeous and I can't wait for my groom to see me in it on May 21st!

     Obviously this picture isn't my dress.. but it's a fun one with ginormous sleeves, right? Yeah, something I would never ever wear.. but how about the hair? I think I'd look good with a beehive up-do.

     Anyway, if you'd like to see a picture of my dress text/call/e-mail me and I will fill you in!!

Man OH man I can't wait to be a bride! Yayayayayayyy!

     In relation to getting married, growing up and moving on to the next thing in life... Brad found out that our first base assignment is in Arizona at Luke Air Force Base! What an adventure we're about to begin! Though it's far away from NC, I'm looking forward to starting our lives together on own. I've also got some family in TX so I forsee lots of visits with them! (hint hint John & Mandy!)

     If anyone has any advice, comments, etc. for Brad & I before we get married and make our move out west please send an email our way! We are overjoyed about our future!


All at Once.

I'm now living in Greenville and finally feel like I'm somewhat settled in my nice little 2-bedroom apartment. The only thing left to get is a fish to keep me company! Thank you so much to all of you who helped me get here and who have been praying that this be a smooth transition period for me.

I've been able to get into my classroom at Southwood a few times since moving and start to get it all situated! It feels like the progress is slow, but it's getting there and will have to be done by Monday (!) which is when my parents and their children will come in to meet me! I'm really starting to get so so excited. My school is amazing, my co-workers are the bomb and everyone is so incredibly helpful. There isn't a better school God could have put me into for being a first year teacher and for having moved so far away from home. I'm pumped about first grade and hoping that what I do lack in experience I'll make up for in being a good actress and making it appear as though I do! haha

Startown - I miss you guys a lot & I hope this school year starts out wonderfully! Love ya'll!

This past weekend a group of us went down to Atlantic Beach to have fun and relax. It was an especially nice ending to a few days of New Teacher Orientation!  Well, the second day there (and may I add it was Friday the 13th..) we were out playing in the huge waves and one caught me and hit me into Nate's leg on the right side of my head. Result?

Ruptured ear drum.. pretty painful and caused some hearing loss. No fun! My love took care of me though. After a trip to the ER that day and a trip to the ENT in Greenville I have to wait until December to find out if my eardrum has healed itself or if I will need surgery. I'm praying that it'll heal itself, and thank you for those of you who are praying for me as well!!

That's really about all for now as far as interesting things in my life. I love and miss all of you back home!


Monday, July 26, 2010

New Beginnings.

So.. in an effort to keep everyone up-to-date with the happenings in my life I'm going to attempt using this blog.

I'm getting ready to move out of the parents' house to Greenville, NC. I've got a new job in Kinston, NC (about 40 min south of G-ville) teaching first grade. I'm also a fiancĂ©e and will be getting married this coming May to my best friend and an amazingly godly man.

Stress much? I'm doing my best and trying to keep my cool as I leave family and friends in Hickory and move on to the next step in my life. I'm growing up!

I know I'll lose touch with a lot of people even though I wish I wouldn't. It kind of comes with the territory I suppose. I love to email to keep in touch but I don't always have time or remember to keep up with the email correspondence. Either way, mine is should you wish to shoot me something! I'll post my new address once I find a place!

Love you all :)