High 5 for Friday!

What a crazy busy week it’s been! I haven’t had much time for projects because of parties and houseguests, so I thought today I’d link up with From My Grey Desk to give a run down of the top 5 things that went down this week (in no particular order):

1. After 12 long years Matt finally walked at college graduation! Over the years he’s been in school, out of school working full time, and back in school with a new major and he’s finally approaching the finish line. In the fall he has to do a semester of student teaching and he’ll be officially 100% done with his Bachelor’s degree! Woot woo!

Matt and I met my senior year of college (2006), which was one of his in between years. He re-enrolled in college in 2009, when we started dating, and has been working full time while going to school full time ever since. This is a huge accomplishment for him and I couldn’t be more proud!


2. To celebrate Matt’s graduation, we had a huge backyard party where our families met for the first time! I’ve been sweating it for months, but it came together really well and everything was awesome. The yard looked as good as it could possibly look, we had about 40 people over from both sides of our family, and we had so much leftover food that I haven’t had to cook all week! HOLLER.

Matt’s impression of how I’ve been all week, and me finally relaxing!


I was worried about having so many people over that had never seen the house, worried the yard wouldn’t look good to anyone but me (because not everyone saw what it started off looking like), worried we wouldn’t have enough food, worried we wouldn’t have enough drink, and most of all worried that our families would not get along. All of my worry was absolutely unnecessary because it was a great day and a great way to kick off our summer!








3. The day after Matt’s graduation, I participated in a 5k with my brother, cousin, and dog. My cousin Tish lives at New England Pediatric and for the third year in a row we got involved with the “Cool Kids Fun Run” to raise money for the facility.

We surpassed our fundraising goal, had beautiful weather, and got some great excercise! It was an overall awesome day and I look forward to doing it each year.


4. I decided to indulge a bit and spend an stupidamount of money on something not house or bill related! Because I felt like it! Sometimes you just need to throw the budget out the window and do what you want.  I get so locked in to making sure the house is coming along, the bills are all paid up, the fridge has food in it- yes these are all things that need to be done, but what about things that I want . I think as long as I don’t get too crazy it’s fine to deviate sometimes!

Whenever it’s nice out Dutch (my dog) & I like to go walking on the trails near my house. I absolutely hate having to wear my keys on a chain around my neck, lock my wallet in the car, carry a water bottle and a leash… blech. So I spent $30 and bought this Contigo Kangaroo Water Bottle. It has a caribiner on the top so I can attach it to the leash, it’s spill proof, and it’s got a pocket for my id and car key. It’s just one of those little everyday annoyances that is now gone! I wish it came in another color, but fuscia will have to do.

It’s scheduled to arrive tomorrow!






and finally…. drum roll please……

5! I came home from work yesterday to find that Matt had torn apart the half bathroom so we can redo it! Did you even know we had a half bath? Probably not, because it’s gross and I’ve never posted about it before. Hopefully on  Monday I’ll have some slammin’ pictures for you, but right now it’s a bit of a hot mess so I’ll keep it in the dark. 🙂

What was awesome for you this week? Anything worth noting? Leave it in the comments!


3 thoughts on “High 5 for Friday!

  1. All of these things are super awesome! Congrats to Matt, I’m sure it’s been a hard road and he totally deserves a party and a DEGREE!!! woo!

    My week was pretty great too. My latest blog entry has some reasons why 🙂

    hope your three day weekend is wonderful!

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