Thursday, January 28, 2010


You know that 6 letter word that everyone fears and hopes they never hear.. My Aunt died from Cancer.  My cousin is my age.  She's my best friend.  We were 14.  She died on Fathers Day. June will be 8 years... 

Yesterday my Aunt's sister posted on her Facebook Status something about sisters... Another woman, who we now know wasn't aware of my Aunt's passing, wrote "How is Margaret?  Tell her hello for me!!!"  My Aunt's brother wrote "She's been better, thanks." Even 8 years later comments like these are unavoidable.  These comments hurt the families and for us 8 years has been a while.. It's a few summers, birthdays, graduations, colleges, and boyfriends for my cousin. Initially we all thought this woman was being incredibly insensitive... Now we know she is just as hurt by the loss of my Aunt and the fact that she wasn't aware of her passing. 

Losing someone you love is never easy.  The pain and numbness subside a little but it's always there.  My Aunt was an amazing woman.  I find myself asking God often, why? She's in a better place now and He has bigger plans for her. 

It feels good to get this off my chest today.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

It's been a while.. This will be short.

My gorgeous cousin Brooke is getting married in March. In Southern GA! Yay so excited to go back and see my family. I just bought my dress for the wedding. I love it!


It can be purchased here. Along with many other gorgeous dresses!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I can NOT cook!

I love food but I can NOT cook. Mr.Vid and I had planned on having Spaghetti last night for dinner. He called to let me know that we didn't have Italian Sausage so I should grab some on my way home. I got home with said Sausage and started cooking... I covered the Sausage and FORGOT about it. After remembering that I'd put them on the stove and that the water for the noodles wasn't the only thing heating up I checked them.. They were all BLACK. :( Sad.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Weekend Wrap-Up!

We had a fabulous weekend! We started off Friday evening by leaving work early and heading down to Corvallis for a surprise Birthday Party for one of Mr.Vid's best friends Ryan. He is celebrating his 25th birthday on Tuesday. Ryan's wife invited us down for the party. His wife Danielle and I went to school together from middle school through Graduation but really didn't know each other that well. In fact I was a bit nervous about going down there since I hadn't seen her since Graduation and we weren't exactly friends. I didn't know how things were going to be but it was great. She was so sweet. I think we'll actually end up hanging out with them a lot more and Danielle and I will become good friends over time.

Saturday we had an appointment. That afternoon we went over to my parents house because my Grandparents were in town. :) We spent the afternoon relaxing with them. My grandma brought up her clippers because he had planned to cut my Dad's hair as well as my Nephews. I borrowed them and buzzed Adam's hair :) It looks SO much better! I love it. Saturday everyone left my parents around 5. Mr.Vid and I got home at about 530 and decided to take a nap... Neither of us woke up until this morning. Mr.Vid had to work this morning so he was up at about 540 but I slept until 915!! How crazy is that? I guess we needed some sleep!!

Today we had a very relaxing day. We had plans to go to the Portland Bridal Show but I just wasn't up to doing much today. We went and got a late lunch then went to my parents again. My mom and sister wanted to go to Old Navy and Kohl's to do a little shopping. My niece and I went along with them. I found 2 sweater dresses that were on sale! 50% off the already reduced price. I got both of them for $14.98!!! I tried to find pictures of them but they're no longer online :( I'll take a picture and show you all soon. They'll be great with leggings and boots! Love them!

Tonight Mr.Vid and I are laying low. I'm going to work out a bit tonight and that's about it! Hope you all had a great weekend!

Tomorrow I'm getting up at 5 to go to the gym. I'm going to start doing this 5 days a week! Along with some work outs at home. I'll post about what I'm doing on Wednesday's. Work Out Wednesday's will be a new weekly post!!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Friday's Favorite!

Ugg's Cozy II Indoor/Outdoor Slippers!

Mr.Vid's parents bought me these for Christmas.. I literally would wear them ALL day EVERYDAY if I could get away with it at work. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these. They're so comfortable. I have never been a huge fan of Uggs, I've always thought they were an excuse to look frumpy but still consider yourself 'trendy'. I now understand the reason that people own these boots/slippers. I will soon own a pair of boots too. If you don't have a great pair of slippers I'd suggest these. As I said I wear them everywhere and love them.

I hope you all have a great weekend. We have a Surprise Birthday party to attend tonight and then the rest of the weekend should be pretty darn relaxing. :) Lots of time to snuggle up and watch a movie or maybe take a long afternoon nap? I don't know about you all but that sounds great to me right now.


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Has anyone else felt that this week has drug on? I just can't believe it's not Friday.

This week I am going to participate in the "Thankful Thursday" post.

I am thankful to have Mr.Vid in my life. He keeps me going each and every day.

I am thankful for my beautiful niece and handsome little nephew!
{this is a very old picture but I love it!}

I am thankful for my girlfriends!

I am thankful for my parents, my sister and my brother-in-law!!

I am thankful for my health and the Lord who keeps me healthy! I am constantly reminded of how amazing he is. I may not be overly religious, as in going to church on a weekly basis, but I do believe there is a God and he is my savior!

I hope you all have had a Thursday you can be Thankful for!

I think I'm going to start doing this post as well as a Friday Favorites! Friday Favorites will be me posting one of my Favorite things each week and raving about it and why I love the product/item.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

...It's Back!

AI Pictures, Images and Photos
American Idol that is and I can't take my eyes off of screen!!!

Love it!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Inspiration Board!


I have purchased my dress but will not post a picture until much later. Don't want Mr.Vid to see it before the big day :)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Santa Baby, and it's a New Year, basically the past two weeks have been a blur!

Wow, we've been BUSY!!! Santa has come and gone and I must admit he was GOOD to me! :) I'm a lucky girl.

Mr. Vid bought me a beautiful Coach Purse. The Signature Alex to be exact. As well as the Penolope Plum zip wallet. :) He loves me.

Mr. Vid's parents bought me Uggs and misc. stuff.

My parents bought me new sheets that I've been wanting :) as well as a bunch of misc. stuff..

Siblings pretty much exchanged sweaters this year ;) Good xmas for us.

We are booking our wedding photographer TODAY!! She's amazing. Love her love her love her!!!

I sat down with my RVP this morning to refocus on my goals for 2010. Over the holiday's I had lost a lot of focus and needed to get back on track. (This is for Life Insurance, Home Owners, Auto, Pre-Paid Legal, Loans, and Debt Watchers sales.. I do this on the side and hope to go full time by JUNE of this year!!!) Love doing this and HATE my current FT job. This company that I work for is AMAZING. We help so many families and it's just amazing.

Bought my wedding gown!!

Hope to track down someone at the Church we want to have our ceremony this month.

This is the last 2-3 weeks in review here in the Vid household.

Sorry, I have been so MIA the past few weeks.

Goals for 2010:

1. Full Time Agent by June.

2. Get my booty in tip-top shape! 30 Day Shred anyone??

3. Stick to our Budget - Mr.Vid has us on a tight budget to save for our wedding/honeymoon/future. He's a smart man. :) This means minimize my shopping addiction.

4. More cooking at home and eating healthy!! We've done good with this so far. We have BOTH cut out Pop, white bread, white pasta, and processed sugar from our diets. Only whole grain here.

5. More ME time.. I've vowed to treat myself at LEAST once a month to a Pedi. This has been hard for me the past few months. I used to go once every two weeks but the past few months I've been doing it at home. This doesn't give me the time I need to unwind by myself.

6. Become a better blogger. I've been reading blogs for about a year now and trying to become an avid blogger myself but I don't set time aside to do it.. I'm going to try to blog about 3 to 4 times a week at the least!

7. Be a better girlfriend to my girlfriends. My two best friends and I have reflected lately and realized that we really don't see each other enough. We're all kind of focused on our personal lives right now that we've disconnected. This makes me incredibly sad. We're all to blame but we've all vowed to adjust this and make more time for each other.

8. Be a better Aunt. I love my neice and nephew so very much. They're amazing children but I don't spend enough quality time with them. I spend time with them but I don't feel that the time I spend with them is really doing things that THEY want to do. For instance I don't stop what I'm doing to read them a book when they want it. Or stop what I'm doing to play lions with them or hide and seek.. I'll play but just long enough for them to be satisfied not long enough for them to fully enjoy it. This I've realized recently.

9. Be a better fiance. Mr. Vid is the most amazing man in the world and I need to be more attentive. He bends over backward to please me and I don't do that enough for him. My goal is to unwind WITH him when I get home from work and not so much unwind with the bathtub. Typically I walk in the door say a quick hello and go take a bath. This is my method of unwinding from an intense day. He's already had 2 hours to unwind before I get home and when I walk through the door he typically wants me to unwind with him rather than without him. I'm going to work really hard on changing my method of unwinding.. Or atleast adjusting it a bit.

10. Read more. I love to read and haven't done as much of it lately as I'd like to. This is something I'd like to change.

Those are my top goals for 2010. I hope you've all had a great start to a new year. How many of you have put too much of your energy into unimportant things this past year? I know I have.