Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Power of Prayer

Dear Friends,
Nate Savieo is a great friend of my family! He has been dating my cousin for over a year now and has become like another member of our family. Nate is an amazing young man. He is a stellar athlete, with a great personality and much love and care for his family, friends, and for my precious cousin, Katie Jo.

This past weekend Nate appeared to have the flu. He was showing many flu like symptoms such as vomitting. Yesterday (Tuesday) Nate was rushed to the hospital. He was then admitted to the ICU where he has had two surgeries and is now in a medically induced coma. It appears that Nate has a staph infection of some sort, but the doctors are still unsure. Right now, he is going through kidney dialysis, and we are unsure of the next steps. He has been in cardiac arrest twice.

I ask you, friends near and far, to pray for Nate, his family, and ours. We pray that God will place his healing hands on Nate. No matter how long it takes, we all want him to have a positive recovery. Please pray that God's will will be done. That the doctor's are given the wisdom and patience to work with this precious young man and the infection that is taking over his body. Please pray that God will give his family and friends the peace they need right now and the confidence to put this situation in His hands; as well all know, He is in control.

Thank you for your prayers!

Here is Nate, doing what he loves, playing sports!!!

Here is Nate with another thing he loves, Katie Jo :)

We LOVE you, Nate. Stay strong, bud!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas from the Nicholson's

Wishing you and your family a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. May this holiday season bring you joy and happiness. God Bless!!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Two Years Ago Today...

... was a Friday evening. I had just gotten out of school for Christmas Break. After an exchange of text messages, I met a very handsome man at the Nickel Plate in Fishers for a drink. The two of us sat and talked all night. I knew that very night there was something great between us. Two years later, I am married to him, and couldn't be happier.

Yes, that is right, two years ago today, Mr. Hoosier and I went on our very first date! I remember it like it was yesterday. I am so lucky to have him as my husband. We are blessed!

I love you, Mr. Hoosier!!! (I bet two years ago you didn't think you would have that nickname either)

Until next time,
H :)

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Snapshot Saturday


Happy Saturday, friends!  And happy Christmas break to me!!!  Yes, yes, yes that is right, I am off of work for two weeks and couldn't be more happy about it!  I plan on enjoying my break with workouts, movies, books, and Girls on the Run beginnings. 

 I am off today to complete all my Christmas shopping; a stop at Hobby Lobby, Old Navy, Homegoods, and Chord Camera to print off a few more pictures and I am finished.  This year Christmas shopping has been easy since we have wedding pictures to give as gifts, but I am not sure what I will do next year!  Tonight, Mr. Hoosier and I have a Christmas party at my principal's house; we are excited! 

Well, now for the real reason of this post... here are my photos for Snapshot Saturday... Enjoy!

Mr. Hoosier and I, last year enjoying dinner downtown at Palamino.  We were celebrating our one year dating anniversary!

This pictures is in lieu of our WONDERFUL INDIANAPOLIS COLTS being 14-0!!! BELIEVE IN BLUE.. WE DO!!!  
This pictures is me and Mr. Hoosier at the game last December!  We love our Colts!!!!

Well, friends, have a wonderful Saturday!  

H :)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Welcome Hamilton County Girls on the Run

The waiting game is over... our independent council of Girls on the Run for Hamilton County has been accepted.  I can't believe it!  

I had a phone interview with the girls at the international office at 11:45 yesterday.  I felt very confident about the interview because they said our application was very thorough and they didn't have too many questions for us because we answered everything.  However, they then told us that it was the most applications they have received; I was then nervous.  At 4:30 pm I then received an email letting me know the the council was accepted!  WOW!  I am still in shock!

The next steps...

I am now working diligently to form our steering committee, which will turn into our Board of Directors.  I will attend training in February in Charlotte, NC.  I can't wait to meet Molly Barker and the rest of the GOTR staff.  It is going to be fabulous!  After that, we will begin the process of gaining our 501c3 status and begin to fundraise and advertise in Hamilton County.

So, here the journey begins.  I can't even begin to explain my excitement.  Last night Mr. Hoosier and I went to dinner to celebrate and he kept asking me what was going through my head.  For the first time in my life I feel like I am unable to accurately articulate my feelings.  I am just so amazed that I have been chosen to bring this opportunity to my community.  At the age of 25, I will be starting my non for profit program for the girls in my community.  Some people dream of this their whole lives!  My dreams have come true!   I am not nervous, I am not second guessing myself, I am ready to "hit the ground running" (non pun intended).  I am so very grateful that God has unveiled his plans for me and for my life.  He has put me in a position that I am overly enthusiastic about, and I know I will enjoy and be successful.  

So, friends, I ask you to support me and follow me through this journey!  I am sure I will be blogging about it quite often.  

Here it goes... "All for the girls"  

H :)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Snapshot Saturday

Wow, life has been busy lately! I have been behind on blogging, and also missed my snapshot Saturday last week. Here is today's, enjoy! I will catch up on my blogging later. My family is here today and we are going to enjoy some Christmas shopping. I hope you are enjoying the gifts of others during this Holiday season!
Our fabulous wedding party! What a perfect day!

Me and my beautiful bridesmaids on my wedding day!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Waiting Game Begins

So, all the hard work is over and now the waiting game begins.  Yesterday, I submitted my application for the creation of an independent council of Girls on the Run in Hamilton County.  I will find out by December 15th if the council becomes approved or not.  

The application process was long and there were many components, but I am confident that we did a good job.  I know that Girls on the Run will thrive in Hamilton County, and this is the perfect place for this kind of program.  I hope the application committee feels the same.  

Until December 15, I just have to hope and pray that it gets approved.

I did get some GREAT news today!!! After the application is approved, I get to go to North Carolina to become trained by the founder, Molly Barker.  We need to have 1,500 raised by January 1 in order to attend.  Well, today, we secured an individual donor to pay for the WHOLE cost.  That quick, we asked one person and it was taken care of.  I hope that is a sign!!!!

Wish me luck, and keep me in your prayers- as well as the application committee :)

A few random notes:

-The Blind Side is a FANTASTIC movie, and I highly recommend it!!!  

-Happy 6 months of marriage to my wonderfully, perfect husband!!! Yesterday, we made it to the half year mark.  Wow, does time every fly.  I am more in love with him today than I was the day I married him.  I am so lucky to have Mr. Hoosier.  We celebrated with dinner (yummy Thai restaurant) and a movie (The Blind Side) last night after work!!

-The house is decorated for Christmas.  I love it!!! 

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Snapshot Saturday

Happy Holidays, Bloggers! From Mr. & Mrs Preppy Hoosier... and our dog, Bailey too!

In lieu, of my Snapshot Saturday, I thought I'd share the pictures we took this weekend for our Christmas Cards. I already have them ordered and on the way. I feel on top of it! I am just excited to send out my first-ever Christmas Cards- the little things in life!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and our now into the Christmas spirit!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Well, it is that time of year again when we all get together and celebrate the gifts we have in our lives.  Mr. Hoosier and I are very excited to spend our first Thanksgiving together as husband and wife.  We have so much to be thankful for, and we will be busy celebrating those things all weekend.  

Our festivities will start early tomorrow morning with the Drumstick Dash.  Yes, yes, yes we will be doing a 4 1/2 mile run before indulging in delicious food.  We will then head to Bloomington to spend time with his Dad's side of the family.  We will return home in the evening and hopefully enjoy a trip to the theatre for a movie.  Friday morning we will wake up and head to New Haven for Thanksgiving with my family.  We have an afternoon filled of pictures for our Christmas cards and then are heading to dinner with my best friend and her family.  Saturday afternoon is my family Thanksgiving.  It is always so great to be home with the family and all of my cousins!  

In lieu of the holiday, I decided to do a list of things I am thankful for.  I am of course very thankful for my wonderful husband, our precious dog, my amazing family, and our friends, but what is it about those things that I am the most thankful for?  Here is my list; enjoy!

I am thankful for...
- my husband's loving heart, the way he takes care of our little family, and his patience with me
- my younger, beautiful sister and the way we have grown so close over the last couple years
- my brother- his calmness, his carefree spirit, and his love for his sisters
- my mother and everything she has given me throughout the 25 years of my life
- my dad adopting me when I was 4, the life he has given me, and the unconditional love he has shown
- finally, having my grandpa close to me and being able to see him more than once a year.  My gramps is truly one of life's greatest blessings. 
- the relationships I have with my cousins.  Some think it is weird that we are so close, but I think it is wonderful!
- always having my aunts and uncles in my life.
- the Pinkgirls.  Even though we are all at different points of our life, our friendship means the world to me, and I know I can always count on them!
- the life I have created away from home.  It has given me a true feeling of independence.
- my sweet dog and how she is always happy.
- not having to worry or stress over much in life.
- the relationships I have been able to create through Mr. Hoosier's friends
- a wonderful colleague who is always there for me.
- the opportunity to start up Girls on the Run
- the ability to run
- my intelligence, my passion, and the ability to love.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Snapshot... Wednesday

So, due to attending the Oaken Bucket game (IU vs. PU football) on Saturday, I was unable to do a "Snapshot Saturday.  So instead, here is Snapshot Wednesday.  Enjoy!!!

Bailey and me last New Year's Eve.  She is so little here!

Me & my wonderful husband (fiance at the time of the picture) celebrating my 25th birthday. 
 He had a surprise party for me.  He is so thoughtful!
This day is the second best day of my life.  This is the day Mr. Hoosier proposed.
We are at the Nickel Plate (also the location of our first date) with my siblings celebrating the wonderful news!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Inaugural Snapshot Saturday

I have been wanting to post pictures for awhile, but could never figure it out, or my computer is just ultra slow, and I don't have the patience.  Well, I figured out a quick way and here are some pictures.  I am not sure why some of them are small, but I will get better.  My goal is to share a few pictures with my readers every Saturday for "Snapshot Saturday".  So, here my friends, is my "Inaugural Snapshot Saturday".  Enjoy...

Mr. Hoosier and myself last fall in Nashville.  Oh how I love him!

My beautiful little sister and me cheering our our favorite #3, our brother, at his last baseball game!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

My Mother's Touch

In between application questions for Girls on the Run, I have been reading and catching up with the founder, Molly Barker's blog.  In September, she wrote about her mother's touch, and this inspired me to write about mine. 

My mom is the reason I am where I am today.  She has taught me to follow my dreams and to never give up; as cliche as it sounds, it is oh so true.  She is the reason I am so stubborn, the reason I always take control, and it is from her where I get my heart felt passion.  As my husband would say, "I am my mother's daughter."  

My mom overcame obstacles I can't even imagine.  A single mother at the age of 21, and losing her own mother at the age of 22.  It's no wonder she is as strong as she is.  I am not talking about the strength in her arms, as we all know she 
is physically strong, but the mental and emotional strength she possesses.  

I often times forget that my mom was only 22, and had a two year old daughter when she lost her own mother.  I am 25, I don't have any children and I couldn't even fathom what it would be like to lose my mom.  It has been 23 years since my mom has physically felt her mother's touch, however, I hope she often feels her presence.

Although my mom is 2 hours away there isn't a day that goes by that I don't feel her presence. As I am teaching in my classroom or coaching my girls after school I often times evaluate my actions and my personality and I feel my mom.  I turn more and more into my mom each and every day.  If you would have told me three years ago that I am just like my mother, I wouldn't have liked it, but now I am so proud to be like her. 

It's something about my mom's morning phone calls as I am driving into work that always seem to get my day off to the right start.  Or her emails during the day that often times just say "I love you" that makes me appreciate her unconditional love.  As I received an email from my mother last week that cheered me up, I thought to myself, "my mom hasn't heard those words from her mom in years."  I couldn't imagine...

My mom can take responsibility for many of my attributes and interests, but she really deserves all the credit for my love and passion for running and exercise.  Ever since I can remember we have exercised together.  I remember going to her aerobic classes with her when I was just four years old. They were in the basement of a church.  I always insisted to wear my bathing suit with leggings underneath to look like a true aerobics outfit.  I took a towel as my mat, and small shampoo bottles as my weight.  Even 20 years ago, exercising was our "mother-daughter" thing to do.  Some mom's enjoy taking their daughter's shopping, but mine would rather run or go to the gym.  

There was a point in my life where I would have rather gone shopping with my mom.  There was a point in my life where I hated going to the gym with her.  There is still some days that she drives me crazy as she pushes me to work harder on my runs.  However, as I read Molly's post, I began to realize that it is these times with my mother I feel her touch the most.  I am so blessed to have a mother that is healthy enough to go on a 5 mile run with me when she comes and visits.  I will surely appreciate it even more when she is able to go on runs with her grandchildren.  

I will always remember crossing the finish line of the 2009 Indy Mini holding your hand; it may have not been my fastest time, but it was surely the most heart felt race I have ever run!  As Molly said in her post, she misses her morning runs with her mom, I promise to you, Mom, that I will appreciate ours even more.  

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

New Adventures

Well, it has been forever since I have updated my blog.  However, I have tried to post wedding pictures, house pictures, etc., but my computer is horrible and it takes too long.  So, I give up and am not going to try anymore until I get a new computer.

So, this is my life...

I didn't get the job at the Healthplex that I was interviewing for.  They called me back to ask me what I needed as a salary and I am certain what I said was too much.  When I told the girl on the phone there was a long pause.  However, this is okay.  I am on to bigger and better things...

Which leads me to my NEW ADVENTURE.  I am starting an independent council of Girls on the Run in Hamilton County.  I am so excited!  This has been my dream for over a year and I cannot believe it is finally happening.  I am working on the final stages of the application and it is due on December 1st.  If we don't meet that deadline then the next one is February 2nd.  I am very confident about this endeavor.  I believe this program will take off in Hamilton County.  I know it will be a lot of work and consume most of my life for awhile, but that is okay.

If you have never heard or don't know much about Girls on the Run, check it out at

Other than that, Mr. and Mrs. Preppy Hoosier have been enjoying the joys of Fall in Indiana- rooting on our favorite football teams, enjoying nightly fires at our home, and thoroughly loving married life.  We recently had my mom and cousin down for the weekend and had a blast.  I love when my family comes to visit :)

Other than that,  we are looking forward to spending the holidays together as husband and wife.  We will be traveling to Bloomington on Thanksgiving Day and then to New Haven for the rest of the weekend.  It will be so great to enjoy some time with our family.

Teaching is going well , but I think it is because I can see an end.  I am enjoying my kiddos and coaching Girls on the Run at my school.  We are preparing for our 5k on December 12th; the girls are excited, and so am I.  

Hope you are all enjoying life and this beautiful fall weather.

Until next time...

H :)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Life Updates

Wow, has it been forever since I have posted; in fact since August 23. Since then, we have been so busy and out of town a lot.

We spent the weekend of August 28 in Northern Michigan to celebrate Mrs. Mangotreepaper's wedding. It was such a gorgeous wedding. She was married on beach of Lake Michigan with a Lighthouse in the background. It was unseasonably chilly, but people brought blankets for the ceremony and were just fine. The reception was awesome and she did a great job decorating. She married an Australian and Mr. Hoosier and I had a wonderful time chatting and making new friends with the Aussies. Thank you for a wonderful time Mrs. Mangotreepaper! We wish you and Mr. Aussie years of happiness.

While we were up there Mr. Hoosier and I were able to stay at the cutest Scottish Bed & Breakfast. He studied abroad in Scotland, so this was very cool for him. It was very quaint, and provided us for such a wonderful stay.
Last weekend, Labor Day weekend, we made the hike south to Louisville to hit up 4th Street Live with some friends. We celebrated a good friends birthday with a weekend of great festivities. Friday night we arrived, ordered pizza and then headed out to some galleries for a wine tasting event. Saturday morning we woke up, played golf, and then hit up BW's for some wings and college football. Then, Saturday night we had a nice dinner and went to 4th Street Live, which was so fun! That was my first time there; Mr. Hoosier had his bachelor party there. It was so much fun! However, once we got home Sunday I was ready to relax.
I have enjoyed all the small road trips Mr. Hoosier and I have made lately. We have many memories with such great friends. We are so blessed to be able to spend so much time with such wonderful friends. Though, it will surely be nice to stay home the next couple of weekends, enjoy some time together, and the beginning of our favorite season: football season!

Which brings me to a few things...

Go Notre Dame- They looked good Saturday. I hope Jimmie and Charlie can get it together for a good season.
Believe in Blue- I am nervous about a Colts Season without Dungy, but I am still confident in my team, and know they will be just fine.

Fantasy Football- Yes, I am doing it; first time ever. I think I drafted a decent team. Preppy Hoosier might dominate and show-up all of the guys. I will keep you updated.
As for the job world... second interview for the Youth Programs Director position at a local Health Club. I am nervous and excited, but I know what is meant to be will happen.
I am supposed to be training for my next mini marathon in November, but it hasn't been going so hot. I manage to get all my short runs in and my intervals, but never my long runs. I really need to work on that. Hopefully being home on the weekends will help me get better at that.
Well, that's the gist of life for now...

Until next time....

H :)

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Spoke Too Soon

So, my last post I talked about how surprising it was for me to enjoy my job, well, I spoke too soon.  It was about a week and a half of enjoyment, and then it all changed.  It is now back to the same old crap that makes me dread getting up and going to work.  I am not going to use this time to complain....

Instead, I have a job interview tomorrow!  :) I have an interview at a Fitness Club here in Indy for the Youth Programs Director.  It is not the job that I applied for at the YMCA, but a different club.  I am excited, but nervous at the same time.  I only know teaching, so we'll see how this goes.  

Not too much to say tonight....

Will post soon,
H :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Life's Surprises

I have been SO busy lately that I haven't had a chance to write.  Although, I want to share some of the surprises life has given me lately...

Surprise #1 = My JOB

As many of you, that either know me or read my blog, know I haven't been looking forward to the school year.  In fact, I had been dreading it so much.  Prior to the school year, I was crying every night and begging my husband to let me resign.  Well, the resigning didn't happen, but something did.  I don't know what it is, BUT as of RIGHT NOW, I am enjoying teaching immensely.  The first couple of teacher work days, I would drive into school, no radio, just praying to God that He would show me what I need to do and be with me through the difficult time.  Well, He did, I now feel like I have the zest for teaching that I  used to have.  My students are wonderful, and it helps that my 5th graders I have been working with since they were in third grade.  I have already done some really neat activities, and am looking forward to what else this year has in store for me and my teaching career.  I know that when I get down and frustrated (bound to happen) I can look back on this blog and remember how I felt at the beginning of the year; maybe it will help with my frustrations.  The other thing that might be helping is that this year I FINALLY feel like I know what I am doing ALL the time as a Resource Teacher and always am prepared.  I never before felt ahead; instead I was always playing catch-up.  I hope this feeling continues; it feels good to look forward to going to work everyday!  I love watching my kiddos learn :)

Who knows if teaching if this is what I will do forever- I still am so interested in the health and wellness field.  I just know it was I AM supposed to be doing right now.  I will continue to pray that He will give me direction.

Surprise #2 = Go Cubs, Go, Go Cubs, Go

That's right, WRIGLEY FIELD.  This past weekend Mr. Hoosier and I headed to Chicago with my mom, brother, and sister.  It was a "Back to School Surprise" from my Mom, and what a great surprise it was!  We had a wonderful family weekend.  My family came down to stay with us Friday night and we had a wonderful dinner and enjoyed each other's company.  They hadn't been here since the wedding, so I was so excited to show them the house too!  Then, we woke Saturday morning and made the 3 hour drive to Chi-town.  Well, on the way up there Mr. Hoosier received a Speeding Ticket :( , but that wouldn't ruin our fun.  We finally made it to Chicago, checked into our hotel, and immediately took the train to Wrigley Field.  What a fabulous day!  It was Mr. Hoosier's first time at Wrigley and he enjoyed it, even though he is a Boston fan.  The Cubs won!!!!  We then headed to some shops and I bought a new Cubs shirt.  After that, we went to this place called "The Diner", which was a BLAST!  My brother and sister were able to get in and we had lunch, and sang karaoke.  Yes, there was karaoke at this place!  My sister sang, Mr. Hoosier sang, and later (after a few beers, of course) I sang as well!  We stayed there all night!  Finally, at about 3am Mr. Hoosier, my brother, and myself took the train back to the hotel.  My mom and sister had gone back at about 12:30.  Sunday was rough, but we walked around downtown and went up to the Sears Tower.  We got back home Sunday night at 10pm; it made for a rough and sleepy Monday morning, BUT well worth it!  Thank you, Mom for a wonderful weekend in Chicago.  I love my family and the time we spend together.  That was one of those weekends I will never forget.  And thank-you Mr. Hoosier for agreeing to making the trip!

Until next time....


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Unexcused Absence

I have been gone for quite some time, two weeks almost, but with absolutely no excuse other than LIFE!

Last week was crazy busy with Group Exercise Training and birthdays.  Monday and Tuesday I trained all day long, and then went home on Wednesday to celebrate my cousin's 21st birthday.  I then came home Thursday, we celebrate my SIL's birthday on Friday, went to the DMB concert Saturday, and went back home Sunday for a family reunion and to celebrate my mom's birthday.

Now, we are in my last days before going back to work.  I go back to work on Thursday, as in two days from now, and the kids come on Monday.  I am dreading it, absolutely dreading it!  I had a scheduled interview for a different school district that was supposed to be yesterday, but they decided not to fill the position.  I received that phone call 15 minutes after hitting up Express and purchasing a new interview suit; oh well, I hope to wear it soon!  Now, I am just waiting on hearing from the YMCA for Youth and Family Life position and keeping my eyes and ears open for other jobs as well.  

With all that being said, I feel horrible and embarrassed.  I never thought I would be that teacher that dreaded going back to work.  I really thought I would be the "lifer" that would always love being in the classroom.  I loved, loved, loved my student teaching.  In fact, I was looking at pictures from that time and was trying to remember what it felt like to be that happy in the classroom.  I was able to be so creative and my kids learned so much.  I can't believe after only two years it has come to this.  I feel sorry for my students.  Let me also reiterate that it is not my students I am dreading; in fact, I am excited to see them.  It is everything else that comes along with it and all the new mandates I am certain we will have, and all the things I am unable to do.   AHHH!  Okay, I am done being negative, and will just continue to pray that something will come my way and God will lead me in the right direction.

My training for both another half marathon and my group exercise position is going great.  I have been quite tired from it because between the two I am working out for about 4 hours or more each day.  You would think with that I would have lost weight, but no.  I just eat more now because it makes me so hungry.  I have been running with a friend and it has made things SO much better!  I actually enjoy my long runs outside, AND I feel they are productive.  Friday, we ran 7 miles in 63:27; I am definitely pleased with that time.

It is a rainy, stormy, yucky day here in Indy today... blah!  In fact, Mr. Hoosier is supposed to have a presentation tonight, but they lost power at his branch.  Poor guy!  I am just going to curl up on the couch and finish Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult; great read and highly recommended.  

Today is also the 2 year wedding anniversary for our good friends, A and J, so Happy Anniversary to them.  They are such wonderful people, great friends, and Mr. Hoosier and I feel SO very blessed to have them in our lives.  We wish you many more years of love, laughs, happiness, and memories!!!

Until next time, which I hope is sooner than a week and a half....

:) H

Friday, July 24, 2009

Camping I Go???

Well, its off to the woods I go for the weekend.  I am having a difficulty time packing; I want look cute even in the woods.  I am glad this place has showers and our campsite is on a nice lake.  Not to mention it's only until Sunday... I will be able to live.

 Wish me luck...  

:) H

Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Waiting Game Begins

As some of you may know, I applied for new job last week.  The title of the job is Youth and Family Director for the YMCA.  The job description and qualifications indicated they were looking for the following:

1. Bachelor's degree in education or recreation- CHECK
2. Ability to work with children of all ages- CHECK
3. Experience in Non for Profit Management- CHECK
4. Managing a non for profit budget- CHECK
5. Experience fundraising and grant writing- CHECK

So, as you can see, I feel as if I am qualified for this job.  I can't stop thinking about it.  I think it would be absolutely perfect for me.  I would be in charge of implementing programs and activities for kids, teenagers, and families; right up my alley, plus it is contains the health wellness aspect that I love.  Plus, I would love to bring the Girls on the Run program to this YMCA.  

I catch myself daydreaming several times a day about this job; what programs I will implement, what the people will be like, what my office might look like, etc.  I am crazy, I know.  I don't even have an interview yet.  The job posting closed last night at midnight, so I should hear from them in the next couple weeks.

I am trying not to get my hopes up too high.  I know that I am young and that may be a downfall.  I will also be in charge of managing staff and being 25 years old may be a disadvantage for me.  But I am keeping my fingers crossed and saying my prayers.  I know God has great things in store for me and my career; I just need to have patience and wait for Him.

It's almost the weekend....

:) H

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Our Dog, Bailey

This is the story of Bailey....

I have wanted either a Labradoodle or Goldendoodle for as long as I can remember. I love that fact that they don't shed and they are hyperallergenic. I also did a lot of research on them and learned that they are good with kids (for the future, of course) and very smart dogs.

Well, I had been begging Mr. Hoosier for a dog since we were engaged (June 2008), and he always told me that I needed to wait until after the wedding. So, I agreed. Although, he had told me several times that I would not be getting a labradoodle or a goldendoodle because he could not fathom paying that much money for a dog when we could get one from the humane shelter. He has such a good heart! I figured then, that I would just get a lab and be perfectly content, and just have to get over the shedding. I didn't bring up the dog want for awhile until...

It was the Saturday after Thanksgiving (November 2008) and Mr. Hoosier and I had his parents and sister over for dinner. His mom had brought over the county paper in which she had written some articles. After they left I decided to look through the classifieds at the dogs for sale. I had no intentions; I was just looking. I saw a few adds for Labradoodles and called on them because I just wanted to look; I thought it would be fun. All of the places had already sold their dogs... besides one place. I called there and asked if we could come out after church on Sunday.

It was a rainy, cold, Sunday. We got out of church, called the Breeder and got directions to drive to look at the puppies. It was about an hour drive from our house. It was this small town in the middle of no where. The breeder's facility was off from the road, and we took this windy dirt road back to the house. When we pulled up we heard 8 little labradoodles barking. They litter was black and brown. All of the brown puppies were spoken for, but that didn't matter because we weren't getting one. Out of the litter, there were three black labradoodles that were not spoken for. There was the runt, one that had really curly hair, and one that looked just like a black lab and not much resemblance of a labradoodle. Mr. Hoosier and I talked to the breeder for awhile and then left. We got his card and told him when we were ready to buy a dog we would be calling him. After all, Mr. Hoosier thought they were adorable, and he liked the idea of no shedding despite the price.

We then left the breeder's and drove home. We were about one mile down the road and he looked at me and said, "What if this is our Christmas gift to each other?" I remember being so excited, and then asking if he was serious. I looked up and realized he had purposely missed our turn. He was for real! We turned around and drove back to get our puppy. We called the breeder to tell him we were coming back. But then, we didn't know which one we wanted. We drove past the breeder's so we could discuss which one to get. After about 5 minutes of contemplation, we decided on the runt; she was so precious!

We picked her up and I held her half of the way home while Mr. Hoosier drove. Then, we switched because I was afraid of doo doo on my Anne Klein coat. Afterall, I was still in my nice church clothes. The whole way home we discussed what we were going to name her and the fact that we couldn't believe we just brought a dog! We tossed around many different names: we thought about INDY for the Colts, Nikkie because our first date was at the Nickel Plate, and many other names that dealt with the Colts or the Hoosiers. We then decided on BAILEY; named after Damon Bailey #22 who was a great IU Basketball player in the 90's. Mr. Hoosier and I both remember watching him when we were kids. It was the perfect name for our little puppy!

We then drove home and realized we didn't have a cage, no food, etc. We gave her a quick bath (she smelled like the puppy kennel), and then went to the pet store. We purchased all the necessities to take care of her. We played with her all night! We even purchased bells that day to put on our back sliding door to help potty train her. She still to this day rings the doors when she has to go potty. That day, she also watched her first Colts game!!!

Bailey is now 35 pounds and is doing great. We love her! We enjoy taking her on walks to the ice cream shop. She loves to play fetch with Mr. Hoosier and take my dirty socks out of my laundry basket. She does a wonderful job with her dog friends. This weekend she is going to the in-laws while we are camping.

Meet Bailey....

December 2008- This is me and Bailey at my Aunt's house on Christmas Day! She was so little then!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Random, Unorganized Thoughts

- I went on a bike ride today; I love my bicycle!
- First day of training for group exercise; I am pumped to have my own class.
- Marathon Dilemma: thinking about running a full marathon here in Indy in November. Originally I had planned for my first one to be the Marine Corps in October 2010. My thinking behind it was that if I am going to train for and run 26.2 it better be an exciting one. Now, I am thinking about doing both because the girl I run with is running the full in November; I was only going to do the half in November. Decisions, decisions....
- Eat Clean Sloppy Joes and Eat Clean Sweet Potato Fries are on the menu for dinner tonight...mmmm
- Excited to camp this weekend :) I want to take my bike!
- Summer school ends Friday; not excited for regular school year to start.
- However, I am pumped for school shopping :) JCREW, GAP, EXPRESS, and POLO here I come! I already got a head start by picking up a couple shirts from Express last week; way cute, and on SALE!!!
- I love my husband!
- I am getting excited for football season! Nothing beats cheering on the COLTS on Sunday afternoons.
- I also like fall and bringing out my sweaters :)
- Chili makes me happy too; especially my husband's.
- Maybe I should change the name of my blog from Preppy Hoosier to FitnessFreak... seems as if that is all I talk about.... Thoughts???
- I really want a new full time job; one in health and wellness.
- I am really anxious for Mr. Hoosier and I to find a church and become involved; its been heavy on my mind.

Happy Tuesday!

:) H

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Weekend Wrap-Up

Another weekend is coming to an end, which means the closer it is getting for me to go back to the regular school year. I am dreading it! Teachers have to report August 5 and the kids the 10th. I don't ever remember starting school that early. How about you?

As school begins, and I have been dreading it, I have been really starting to focus on a career change. I know that teaching is not my thing and I will not be one of those "lifers". I really want to get into health and wellness. I went to Ball State (my alma mater) on Thursday to meet with an advisor. I want to go back to school to become a registered dietician. Ball State is 50 minutes from my house and the closest of the only three schools in the state that offer the degree. I was hoping that I could take some classes at night and in the summer when I am off work because we cannot afford for me to quit my job now and go back to school full time. Unfortunately, not many classes are offered at night. I can take about five science classes at the commuter campus here in Indy and they will transfer. So, I am not sure when exactly I will begin my degree to become an RD, but I have decided that is what I DO want to go back to school for; it is just frustrating that it will take so long.

When I got home from BSU on Thursday, I did a little job searching on the internet. I found a job that would really fit me and help me move in the direction of health and wellness. So, I applied for the job. The job title is Family and Youth Program and Director at the YMCA. I sent them my resume. They are taking resumes until the 22nd and will then begin the interview process. So, now begins the waiting game, and who knows what will happen, but it was a good chance to take. Some people might think I am crazy because I will have to work 12 months of the year, but I believe that if you LOVE your job, then 12 months won't matter.

On to the weekend, and what a wonderful weekend it was! I have the BEST husband. Friday night Mr. Hoosier came home from work, and had stopped at the seafood market. He brought home some fresh shrimp cocktail and salmon. He grilled the salmon, cooked mashed potatoes, and broccoli. I stopped at Encore Desserts and picked up a piece of cheese cake for each of us; it was the least I could do after his wonderful dinner planning skills. We had a nice dinner and then sat on the porch and enjoyed a few glasses of wine.

Saturday morning we slept in until 10am; thank you to the wine, I am sure! We then went golfing. Mr. Hoosier is a good golfer, and me on the other hand, well not so good. I used to golf when I was younger, but not so much anymore. I promised Mr. Hoosier that I would go with him. So, we went. It was fun! I am not very good and got very frustrated, but overall, a good time. I will admit, I want to continue golfing. Part of me wants to continue it because I am competitive and want to get better. The other part of me.... wants to continue because I LOVE the PREPPY golf clothes. I am horrible, I know.

After golfing we stopped at Bed Bath and Beyond and picked up the rest of the things for our main bathroom. IT IS OFFICIALLY FINISHED!!! The bedrooms and our bathroom is the only thing left! I am so excited! Saturday night A & J came over and we played cards and had a few drinks. It was a fun night!

Today, we went to breakfast and then church. I think we FINALLY found a church we will call "ours". I am so relieved. Finding a church has been a daunting task for us. I grew up Catholic and Mr. Hoosier grew up Free Methodist. He is also a Pastor's Kid and came from a small congregation where as I came from a big one. We are glad to have finally agreed on a place we we can both grow spiritually!

After church, we went grocery shopping and then came home to watch the British Open. I really enjoyed watching golf as well. My dad would be so proud of me! After the Open we went on a 4 mile run and then I did Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred. If you haven't tried it, I highly suggest it. It is a short, but tough 20 minute workout. It combines strength, abs, and cardio in a circuit format. All you need is the video and a set of free weights.

We were supposed to have a co-ed softball game tonight, but it was cancelled because of the weather... boo.

My goal for this week is to blog more often. I don't want to bore you all with such long blogs of my life. I am also going to try to do the shred each day, and get in a total of 12 miles this week! I also start my training for my Group Exercise, so we will see how it goes.

Keep your fingers crossed for the job I applied for!

Until next time....

=) H

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Fabulous Opportunity Thrown My Way

Life is good! 

As some of you may know, and others may not, I am so very interested in fitness and nutrition. In fact, I have plans to go back to school to become a registered dietician.  I have been trying to get into teaching group exercise classes for awhile now, but with no luck.  

Then, one day after my honeymoon I was the Group Exercise Coordinator at my gym (YMCA).  I never run into her because I am always there in evening and she is during the day.  Well, since school is out I was working out in the afternoon.  I went up to her, introduced myself and asked her about any positions to teach Group Exercise (Group X); she had me fill out an application on the spot.  Well, after a few weeks of constant communication with the Group X Coordinator, I had an interview yesterday and was hired on the spot!  I am so pumped.  I will be teaching a strength and endurance class, interval class, and a class for young girls that also contains a nutrition component.  

Although this job will only be 4 hours a week; this job is all about opportunity.  I am hoping that this job will just open doors for my future.  I love fitness, I love nutrition, and childhood obesity is a strong interest of mine and such a sad epidemic in our country.  I can't wait to see where this opportunity takes me.  I am excited to get going, and to meet other people who are interested in the same things as me.  

One other exciting thing about this job- my supervisor, the Group X coordinator is awesome! She, like me, is  so enthralled by Tosca Reno and the Eat Clean Diet.  We talked about it in our interview for about 30 minutes; I was pumped!  She also has done fitness competitions, and was talking to me about doing one as well.  That is something I have thought about before; maybe I will do one some day.... but after my full marathon, of course! :)

Life is good!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Rainy Saturday- Random Thoughts

It is a rainy Saturday here in Indiana.  It had been hot all week, and now this.  I had all intentions on a run this morning, maybe a bike ride with my husband, and the pool today, but thanks to the rain I have found my butt right on the couch.  Mr. Hoosier has been so nice to hang a piece of art in the kitchen for me and put the blinds back up in the kitchen.  

Tonight, we are going over to a friend's to celebrate the birthday of one of Mr. Hoosier's fraternity brothers-  it should be a good time.  They also have a baby, so I am looking forward to getting my baby fix.

Yesterday, I bought a bicycle off of craigslist.  I have been wanting one for a long time and I finally got one.  I didn't want to spend too much money because I want to see how much I will actually ride, and if I continue to ride a lot I will buy a really nice one next summer.  After buying the bike I went for a nice ride yesterday.  I just rode in and out of the neighborhoods around our house- it was relaxing and a good cross training exercise for my running.  I really think i am going to enjoy it.  

I also was out shopping and came across an ottoman for our house.  I have been looking for one for a long time and just can't find the one I want.  We have dark brown couches and I don't want a dark brown ottoman- it would be too hard to try to match them.  So, I came across this one yesterday, bought it, packed it up in the jeep, carried it (by myself) into the house, and it didn't work.  It didn't look good at all!!!  So, back to ottoman searching I go.  

Last night Mr. Hoosier and I went out to get some chicken wings and a couple beers.  We had a fun time!    

We received our wedding pictures on Thursday- wow, they are wonderful!  I will be posting some soon!  Our photographer did such an incredible job.  He will also be putting together a coffee table book with our favorites.  I can't wait!

We also had our good friends A & J over for dinner Thursday night.  We finalized our plans for our camping trip in two weeks.  Yes, I am going camping; like real tent camping.  A & J, as well as my husband, are all giving me a hard time about camping.  They are very interested to see how I do camping.  They think I am too... what is the word, I am looking for? They probably think I am too PREPPY to go camping.  I don't know guys, what DO you think of me and camping???

Camping Memories:
 The truth is, I can camp.  I enjoy camping, just not for any longer than two days, so its a good think we are leaving Friday night and coming back Sunday morning.  As a young girl, I never camped.  I didn't like camping, my mom didn't like camping, so we never went camping.  My dad loves to camp.  Then, when my parents got a divorce, I had my first experience camping.  My dad would pack up the camping equipment and take the three of us camping.  There are such good memories of the four of us (my Dad, sister, and brother) camping.  It took me awhile to get used to it.  I remember my first trip: I was in the seventh grade and my dad was so pissed at me because I packed a whole entire suitcase for a weekend of CAMPING!!  I brought a hair dryer, curling iron (yes, a curling iron it was the 90's), and all the make-up I was allowed to wear at that time in my life.  I brought tons of clothes; I brought athletic shorts, tee shirts, and gym shoes, but I also took my cute Limited Too outfits for at night.  What did I think I was going to do on a campground with cute outfits for at night?  I have no clue!  We had many camping trips, just the four of us and I became better at camping.  Our camping trips were great memories for me.  

We eventually began taking camping trips with my dad's whole family; all of his siblings and all of my cousins.  We did this for many, many years.  We went to the same campground every year.  I remember playing truth or dare in the tent with my cousins; thank you for the embarrassing moments Ash.  It was the campground that I also had my first drink of beer; contrary to popular belief it wasn't purposeful and I hated it!  It was also camping that I broke my braces multiple times for trying to eat corn on the cob.  

As I entered high school, it wasn't "cool" to just hang out with your family.  My cousins were too "kiddie" for me, even though they are only 3-5 years younger than me, but then it was a big difference.  Might I add before I go on that they are now some of my best friends, we talk about every other day, and they were bridesmaids in my wedding.  Anyway, I began to bring my very best friend, since the 6th grade, E, with me camping.  We were both boy crazy and there was a teen dance at the campgrounds.  I then went back to bringing my cute clothes for at night to the campground.  We would walk up to the showers to get ready, make-up and all.  In the years of E coming camping with us, we got in trouble for sneaking out of the tent to meet up with some boys, sneaking alcohol, and we got our golf cart taken away for driving recklessly.  We continued this regimen every year throughout high school.  The last time we went camping was our Freshman year in college; that was the last time I have been camping.  

 The memories had at the campgrounds with just the four of us, the whole family, and my best friend are memories I will never forget.  Not to mention those trips have prepared me to "blow" everyone out of the water in two weeks when we go.  They aren't going to know what to do with my mad camping skills.  (I hope everyone is sensing the sarcasm there.)  

I will be sure to let you all know how the trip goes.... 

Although, they do want me to fish!  FISH?  I have NEVER been fishing, I don't really have the desire, but I might appease my husband.

Until next time......

Love, H

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A-Z About Me

This week has been pretty dull...

Started summer school on Monday as well as training for my next Half Marathon in October. I ran 3.4 miles with a friend on Monday, did cycling class for my cross training on Tuesday, and had a rest day today. We also continued our painting endeavor; which I don't enjoy all that much, but it has to be finished before I return to full-time school in August (yes, the kids go back to school August 10th)!!

Since I don't too many interesting things to write about I thought I would do a survey that I got from a friend...

Here it goes...

A - Age: 25
B - Bed size: queen
C - Chore you hate: folding laundry.... I can start a load, put it in the dryer, BUT I DESPSE folding it
D - Dog's names: Bailey... named after the famous Indiana Hoosier #22 Damon Bailey
E - Essential start your day item: Coffee and some type of fruit
F - Favorite color: pink, of course
G - Gold or Silver: silver or white gold
H - Height: 5' 3... I used to mind being short back when I was a volleyball player, but now I don't mind
I - Instruments you play: none... my husband claims to play the piano... mind you we have one in our home; he has never played it
J - Job title: Special Education Teacher
K - Kid(s): None... yet.... but someday
L - Living arrangements: Just me, my husband, and our pup... paradise, if you ask me
M - Mom's name: Gail
N - Nicknames: Hol, Hollister
O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: partial thyroid removal when I was 17
P - Pet Peeve: hmmm... people that can't drive in the snow... we live in Indiana they should know how to do this by now
Q - Quote from a movie: I don't memorize quotes. I have watched The Holiday 100 times and can't remember a quote from the movie
R - Right or left handed: right
S - Siblings: brother, Zachary(19)- sister, Courtney (18)- sister-in-law, Hannah (21)
T - Time you wake up: well, I was waking up at 9 everyday, but since summer school started I have been getting up at 6:15
U- First word that comes to your mind for "U": Umbrella
V - Vegetable you dislike: peas
W - Ways you run late: hit the snooze button too many times or getting in my car and realizing I have to get gas before I go anywhere
X - X-rays you've had: a few... one on my arm when I was little and my teeth
Y - Yummy food you make: I would like to say I am a good cook so I make a lot of yummy food. Tonight I made salmon, mashed potatoes, and green beans. My husband also loves my lasagna.
Z - Zoo favorite: Monkeys or Dolphins

Well, back to the paining I go. We almost have the main living area (foyer, hallways, kitchen, living room, etc.) finished! Hooray!

Until next time...

Thursday, July 2, 2009

6 Months Later

So, six months after my initial post and attempt to blog my wedding plan adventures, I am now a Mrs. I apologize for not continuing my blog throughout the wedding planning progress. Wedding plans got busy, I had to complete my two year teaching portfolio, and this blog was the last of my worries.

Although I didn't blog the wedding planning process I will post pictures when I receive them from my photographer.

I have decided to continue my blog based solely on my everyday life as a married woman! Married life, so far, has been fabulous and I am so very blessed to have the most loving husband.

Since the wedding...

Mr. Preppy Hoosier and I headed off to Puerta Vallarta for 7 days in paradise. My aunt gave us her time share as a wedding gift and it was fabulous! We relaxed A LOT, read, lounged by the pool, floated around the lazy river, swam with the dolphins, took an excursion to an uninhabited island, and took the bus into the city. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with my husband.

We then returned to our cozy home in Indy and began the process of de-bachelorizing our home. Mister bought the house 2 years ago and as a bachelor, didn't do any decorating. Therefore, my summer off from school has been spent making the house "our home". It has been wonderful and is all coming together thanks to family and wonderful friends who spent last Saturday covering our walls in paint.

So far this is what has been done:
1. All the wedding gifts have been put away and placed in our home.
2. New furniture (sofa & loveseat, end table, & sofa table)
3. Trim and doors in main areas have been painted.
4. Neutral color in main areas is finished.
5. Accent wall in living room is finished.
6. Accent color in coves is finished.
7. One coat on one accent wall in the kitchen.

To be finished before I start school in the fall (that is the goal anyway):
1. Neutral color in hall way.
2. Accent walls both finished in kitchen.
3. Paint and trim in main bathroom.
4. Paint and trim in master bathroom.
5. Paint and trim in all bedrooms.
6. Find an order oversized ottoman for the sofa instead of a coffee table.

These are the BIG items I still want to finish; I am confident we will get it done. Of course there are little things like hanging pictures & art, buying accent decorations, etc, but I think all that is a process... all depends on when I find the perfect items.

I will keep you all updated on the process and life here in the Hoosier state!!! Hope everyone is well!!!!

Have a great Holiday weekend- the Mister and I are headed up North to spend some time with my family!!!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Inaguaral Blog

There is a first time for everything...

Today is my first-ever snow day-- that is since I have been teaching. It is -10 degrees here in Indianapolis; the coldest it has been in 12 years. School was cancelled, not because the roads were bad, but because the buses wouldn't start. Days like these make me want to move south and long for the lovely Indiana summer days, but until then, I will sit in my warm house read, wedding plan, and play with my puppy.

So, this is my first every blog! I have been inspired by other bloggers such as thepreppywedding, magnoliasjulieps and lovelifeandlabs. I am not sure what it is, but I have enjoyed following their blogs and learning about life somewhere besides Indiana. Plus, I have decided that starting this blog will allow me to look back on my life, reflect, and maybe learn a few things about myself and others.

A little about me...

I am a 24 year old special education teacher. There are days when I love my job and other days I am ready for a new career. My passion is children, but I am more intrigued these days by childhood obesity than I am the world of education. I started a running program for 4th and 5th grade girls at my school this year and have loved it. I am thinking that down the road there might be a career change for me, but until then I will continue to do my thing as a teacher and enjoy the journey.

I am recently engaged; June 19, 2008. I am getting marred May 30, 2009. I can't wait to blog about my wedding planning; what I have already done and the decisions I still have to make. My fiance is my best friend and I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with him. He is an investment executive. With that being said, he keeps me, known for my love for shopping and what my mom calls a "fashion queen", on a strict budget. I wouldn't say I am a fashion queen, but more so your typical preppy girl that loves her pink, pearls, turtlenecks, scarves and sundresses! Becauase of my "budget", I have found true love for TJ Maxx.

We have been together for a little over a year and were engaged after six months. There is truth to the saying, "when you know, you know!" We live in the suburbs of Indianapolis in a cute little house that my fiance bought prior to me. After the wedding, when I have my summer off, I will be knee deep in turning his bachelor pad into "Our Home". This will include new furniture, hardwood floors (if I am lucky) in our kitchen, and paint galore! It is going to look wonderful, with the help of my wonderful friend and bridesmaid who is also a designer!

I also have a new puppy that we just got for Christmas (a Christmas present, but she came home with us after Thanksgiving). Her name is Bailey and she is a black Labradoodle. She is absolutely adorable and the smartest (I am a bit biased) dog I have ever seen. She is named after the great IU Basketball player, Damon Bailey. My fiance and myself, although we did not attend IU, love IU basketball!!!

Besides IU basketball, I am also a huge CUBS fan (but the fiance loves the redsox), and I love, love, love the Indianapolis Colts and Notre Dame Football. I love running and working out. We enjoy running on the trail in our neighborhood and are training for yet another half marathon this Spring. I am very intested in health and nutrition, so I am sure you will read about some of that on this blog. I also like to read-- I love books by Jodi Picoult, Nicholas Sparks (I am a romantic), and am starting the Twilight Series. I love Indiana Summers-- laying by the pool, weekends at the lake, grilling out and playing corn hole with friends, and taking walks to get ice cream (ice cream is one of my faves). I am in love with my family and friends. My family is abnormally (so I have been told) close, and my friends are indescribably awesome! I also love movies and traveling, even if it is just a short, spontaneous road trip.

As for the BIG day....

First of all I can't wait... It will indoubtedly be the best day of my life!!! I can't wait to marry my best friend and start our lives together as one. It is going to be so wonderful and I can't wait to have all of my favorite people there to share it with us!!!

So, here are some details and as I continue to blog I will keep you updated! We are getting married in Bloomington. Everyone asks, "Why Bloomington?" The truth is, there really is no reason besides we found this wonderful place and decided quickly, much like we did with each other, "that is it!" We are getting married at the Eagle Pointe golf resort. The ceremony will be on the 10th tee and the reception at the terrace. An all outdoor wedding!! Prayers for great weather are appreciated! The terrace does have a wooden onning in case of rain.

My colors are light pink & navy blue. The girls will be wearing pink tea lenghth, a-line dresses with princess seaming, a sweatheart neckline, and a navy blue sash... and of course PEARLS! I have yet to decide on the shoes. The guys will be wearing tan slacks, blue blazers with white shirts and a pink tie. The groom will be wearing a tan suit with a white shirt and pink tie. My dress, well that is a suprise... all I can say is it is VERY ME!!!

I have not yet picked out the flowers, that is our task for the weekend. We are not having a cake, but instead doing a cupcake tower. My fiance's Dad is a pastor and he is conducting our ceremony. My sister will be singing and a good friend will be playing the trumpet. We have seven attendants, three ushers, two flower girls, and a ring bearer. The wedding starts at 4:30 and the reception follows.

As for the reception, what a blast it will be! We have decided to have a buffet style dinner to create a more relaxed atmosphere, and so it won't take as long so we can get on to the dancing! We have the most fun friends and my fiance and I both LOVE to dance, so I am sure it will be a great time!

I think that takes care of the details we have nailed down so far. I will be sure to keep you updated! Any advice, ideas are greatly appreciated!

That is it for my first ever blog! I will learn to post pictures soon, but for now Enjoy!