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Project 12: April

{Our Easter pic... check out those springy colors!}

It's practically the second week of May and I'm just now posting my April recap... I don't know what happens to the days y'all, I really don't. If you're just jumping into things, Project 12 is a fun way to recap the month. I talk about dates, books, movies, things I discovered, important events, and basically anything else I found important that month. You're also supposed to take a picture on the first day of the month- I've decided that if I get a picture within the first week of the month, I'm going to call it good. Because of mine and my husband's work schedules, I didn't even see him April 1st. So without further introduction.... 

1. Lest you think we go out on dates all the time, this month is proof we don't. We went out to eat a couple of times and had family in town a couple of times so even though I can't say we had "technical" dates, we still had a blast this month. 


1. Sonic shakes are 1/2 priced after 8pm. Need I say more? If you start noticing that I'm getting chubbier in my pictures it's probably because I am. I blame the Oreo Caramel delicacy that I'm slightly obsessed with. 

2. Hobby Lobby by myself is dangerous. Especially when all their wall hangings are 50% off. I had self control and only bought one decoration for myself. 

kitchen style; kitchen decoration
{That "Eat" sign is the only one I bought for myself}



"31 Days to Becoming A Happy Wife" by Arlene Pellicane. Though the title may be trite, this was one of the best books I've ever read on marriage. I would actually say it's in my top 3 books I've read on marriage. I've been working through it since January (I clearly don't read it every day), and it's been wonderful for my marriage! The thoughts she shares are simple yet motivating. I would highly recommend this to any wife, and have added it to my list gift list for newlyweds. 


Insurgent. This was the second movie in the Divergent series and I enjoyed it a lot. I would say that I liked Divergent (the first movie) better, but this one was quite entertaining as well. Have any of you read the books?? 

Furious 6. Alright, so I like all these movies. I realize that they're all unrealistic but this one seemed especially unrealistic. For that reason, I didn't like it as much as the previous five. And seeing Paul Walker made me sad. 


1. My first half marathon ever! It was an exciting weekend to have all my family up and watch me. It was a gloomy day but I landed up pretty much hitting my goal time which was awesome, and now I don't have to be so strict in my training plan (which is probably a bad thing). For a full recap of the run, head over here.

{These are my people who rock...minus a couple people that aren't pictured}

2. Alex shaved and only left a mustache. He kept it for the weekend and even got a couple compliments on it. I, however, made him shave it off before I was seen in public with him because I don't like to be associated with child molester lookalikes. I am 100% serious. 

{100% pedophile status}

3. Easter (spent with my in-laws) was awesome. We relaxed, ate good food, and played our fair share of ladder ball.

{I sunbathed on Easter. Now I haven't seen the sun in two weeks}

4. My younger 21-year old brother (who has been traveling the world since December 2014) happened to be in Nepal when the earthquake hit April 25th. We didn't hear from him for three days after it happened, and though I am incredibly grateful we didn't have to wait longer than 3 days, I do know that those 3 days were some of the longest of my life. I honestly surprised myself in the fact that I was able to stay calm and trust in the Lord. But I definitely broke down and cried when we heard he was okay. He's supposed to be home in a week to walk in his college graduation and I get teary every time I think about picking him up at the airport. 

My heart aches daily for the Nepalese and I still don't know how to help such a hurting nation. I feel useless even though I know prayer may be the best thing I can do. I hope you'll join me in praying for the families of the 7,500 dead, the 14,500 injured, and the many that have yet to be found. 

{My brother pictured on the right, me, and my husband on top of a 14er last fall.}


Miles run: 56

New recipes tried: 2. This orange chicken recipe that I'd been looking forward to turned out totally weird and lemon, parmesan, and ricotta pasta with grilled chicken sounds like a way better dish than it actually is. Bummer dude. 

Number of Sonic shakes drank: You don't even want to know. 

How was your April?? Are you seeing the sun in your part of the country?
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  1. i haven't seen Insurgent yet but want to soon! i read all the books... loved the first 2 and hated the 3rd! but they are worth reading! :)

  2. Thanks for the book recommendation! I LOVE your Hobby Lobby Eat sign :)

  3. Bahaha! The mustache. Why do they like to do this?! No one knows. So glad your brother is safe and sound!
    I read the first Divergent book and hated it, so I didn't read the rest. I can actually see this being a case where the movie is better than the book!

  4. congrats on the half-marathon!!!! i've always wanted to run one, and then i start running and i'm like, ehhh maybe not (pitch perfect reference, anyone?!). also, my 3 friends and i went to sonic last summer and ordered 8 milkshakes after 8pm...we're disgusting, i know. also i just saw divergent and i was thinking about seeing the next one! also i read the mustache thing to my husband (did you mean you didn't want to be seen with a child molester lookalike?) and we both laughed really hard because you're witty and everything you said sounds like something my husband would say hahaha :)

  5. oh my goodness.... *embarrassed face* thanks for pointing out my mistake! Haha I definitely do NOT like to be associated with child molester lookalikes (I already edited it hahaha oh dear... that is why I shouldn't write and edit and publish posts all after work). I also may or may not have asked alex permission to use his picture in this post (I forgot I was so tired), but I'll tell him that it made you guys laugh and then hopefully he'll let me leave it up :) I don't think you're disgusting for ordering 8 shakes after 8 pm... girl, please that is NOTHING. do you know how long the special lasts? because I'm not sure if I can have much self control so hopefully it ends soon!

  6. I don't know why they do it. Alex doesn't even know Jordan and yet he thought the mustache was the coolest.thing.ever. *facepalm* Now that you mention it, I remember reading your review of Divergent and how you didn't like it and were disappointed because you'd been on the wait list forever at the library. It's not at the top of my list anyway haha.

  7. Definitely Caroline- you'll have to let me know what you think if you read it! And thanks, I do too! But I spent FOREVER in the aisle at hobby lobby deciding if it would work haha.

  8. Haha Amanda didn't like the books, you did... now I'm torn... guess I'll have to find out for myself! Hope you like Insurgent!

  9. 1/2 price Sonic shakes? That sounds so good! Although I do prefer their limeades over shakes. Now I want one!

    You did a lot this month! It sounds packed but I'm glad you had a good month.

    You tell your husband that mustaches definitely are a pedo look. eeew! My brother sometimes does the mustache look on deployment and it is gross. He one time puckered his lips and took apicture with the mustache and posted it to my FB wall. I was appalled and deleted it because it looked like a butt hole! ha ha! As soon as his wife saw him he had to shave it too. So gross!

    Hobby Lobby should just be renamed to 'Dangerous for your Budget Lobby" because that store is awesome! AND your kitchen looks a lot like mine did in Woodward!

    I can't remember if i commented on your 1/2 marathon post but I did read it and you did awesome! 2:00 is super fast for your first half and I'm glad everything went so well!


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