Tuesday, August 2, 2011

There's so much going on, I can't keep up!!

Wow, I had no idea it had been so long since my last post. I've been giving my best friend, Becky, a hard time about not using social media enough & even convinced her to create a blog and then realized that I haven't blogged since April. Really? I to need to get better at this blogging.

A lot has gone on since my last blog. Johny & I decided to start house hunting again back at the end of April in the big city of Macon. We kept saying we were just going to look & take our time; 3 weeks later we found ourselves under contract on our perfect first home. We closed in 3 weeks & did some work before moving in the second weekend in June. The house didn't need much work but we decided to paint (hardest work ever), put new hardware on the kitchen cabinets and do some major yardwork. Let me be clear, I didn't do any yard work but Johny & his dad did and although it's been a project our yard is looking wonderful! I'll post some pictures of the house before & after on my next post. We've been busy buying furniture & decorating which is a never ending process that I happen to really enjoy! I should've gone into home design because I'm pretty sure I'd enjoy spending other people's money to decorate!! I love that show on Bravo, Million Dollar Decorators...they have the best ideas! Johny & I couldn't be happier to be home owners & are really enjoying getting all settled in!

Work for me has been super busy lately. My company recently had a lay off so I'm now covering some additional territory which is not exactly close to Macon. I always enjoy meeting new people but it has been a lot of work! I've been very overwhelmed lately & am trying to manage my time as best I can & also fit time in with my sweet family. I was able to get away last weekend & spend three nights in LaGrange with my parents & I enjoyed it so much. Everytime I'm with my parents, I'm reminded how lucky I am to have parents who are not only my role models but also my best friends. They make me laugh and always show me unconditional love & support. I was also able to celebrate my Maw Maw's birthday and that was so special to me. She's the best & always has me in stitches!

Johny spent last week in Las Vegas for Kappa Sigma's Grand Convention and he had a wonderful time! Who knew when we joined a sorority & fraternity nearly 10 years ago that we'd still be involved today?! Johny is the Alumni Advisor for his initiation chapter & I'm the Recruitment Advisor for mine. We really enjoy advising and staying involved post college. Johny also started a new job this week which we're so excited about. He's now working for Richie Brothers Auctioneers in a dream position & I couldn't be more proud of his accomplishments! He is so good at what he does & I admire that quality in him. He makes me proud!!

I can't sign off without giving a Dooley update! Dooley is LOVING his new house & enjoys watching all of the neighbors working in their yards & the geese that live next door. He barks constantly but that's all part of having a beagle. We're hoping to have our back yard fenced in very soon so he can run & play & get all of his energy out daily! He's best & we love having him around!

Well that's a quick update on the Ricks Family! Next post will have pictures of the new house so stay tuned!

Until next time...

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About Me

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
My name is Kristin Ricks & I've been dating my now "husband" Johny for 6 years! We got married on March 27, 2010 & this blog is about our life as newlyweds! Enjoy!