Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

With everything that's been going on lately, we were a little late getting our Christmas cards out this year. We still got it done, but I know some people will get them after Christmas...oh well! Getting a new job 2 weeks before Christmas makes things a little nuts! I don't have the full card to show you that I did through Walmart, but I wanted to at least share with you this picture we used for the card. I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas!

Happy Holidays from Me, Tim, Dakota & Utley!

On a side note, we've been getting some great Christmas cards from friends and family this year. So far, Tim's sister wins for best Christmas card. I just wanted to share it with you guys because it's so great!

The caption read, "You better not pout!" I have the cutest nephew ever!

♥ Erin

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

It's My Birthday and I'll Cry If I Want To!

It's another year older for me! Even though I'm getting older and creeping closer to 30 every year I still love to celebrate my birthday. People tell me all the time they feel sorry for me that my birthday is so close to Christmas, but I love it! I love this time of year because there's so much to celebrate and I get to spend time with the best people in my life. Since I'm not getting a lot of time off from work this year because I just started, I'll be celebrating my birthday with my family on Christmas Eve. As for tonight, I'm sure Tim will make my night very special! I know I'll be spending it with people I love! Thank you to everyone for the wonderful birthday wishes! Look for some posts next week about what I got for my birthday and Christmas.

♥ Erin

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

I'm Tweeting!

Because of my new job, I started a Twitter account to help with networking and being able to check out some client accounts. I'll be using it for business, but I'll also being using it in association with my blog.

If any of you have Twitter accounts please follow me. I think it's another way for me to express myself and I hope it will give you guys (who don't know me very well of course) a deeper look into my personality, likes and interests.

I added a button on the right sidebar to follow me, but you can also click here. My username is Heydtie042. For now I have my site locked so I'll have to approve all followers, but I might change that after a little while.

This week has been crazy for me starting my new job and all, but I promise I'll work on some blog posts for you guys. Definitely after the holidays be on the look out or some giveaways, my goal is to get to 50 followers by the end of January. So help me to my goal and spread the word!

I hope you guys are gearing up for Christmas!

♥ Erin

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Favorite Christmas Songs

I know there are people out there who just can't stand Christmas music. I am not one of them. I can't listen to it for days and days, but if there's nothing on the radio I'll change the station to the one playing holiday music. However, I expect to listen to it when I'm wrapping presents, during Christmas Eve dinner and on Christmas Day while we're opening presents.

I've been blasting Christmas music at work this week and it got me thinking...what are my favorite Christmas songs of all time? Well I thought long and hard and I came up with a list. There's so many I like that I couldn't narrow it down to an even 5 or 10. So here's my list of 13!

13. Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer - Elmo & Patsy
12. Hanukkah Song - Adam Sandler
11. The Chipmunk Song - Chipmunks
10. Carol of the Bells - Westminster Choir
9. Christmas Canon - Trans-Siberian Orchestra
8. Ave Maria
7. Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree - Brenda Lee
6. White Christmas - The Drifters
5. Holly Jolly Christmas - Burl Ives
4. Where Are You Christmas - Faith Hill
3. All I Want For Christmas is You - Mariah Carey
2. O Holy Night - Love all the versions by Josh Groban, Celine Dion or Faith Hill
1. Last Christmas - Wham!

So what do you guys think of this list? What are some of your Holiday favorites? I hope every one's in the Christmas season!

♥ Erin

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Please excuse my recent absence...

I know I've been MIA since Thanksgiving, but I swear I have a good reason! I'll get to it just give me a minute.

First let me start off by telling you that I did not take any pictures while at mom's in SC because we treated it like a lazy vacation. Literally, all we did was eat, sleep and watch TV. We went to the mall once, was not impressed and ended up going home and shopping online! I only get to see my Mom a few times a year since she lives so far away. Every year I go see her for Thanksgiving. My parents have been split since I was 3 so since then she has always gotten me for Thanksgiving while my Dad gets me for Christmas. It's been that way my whole life. Ever since Tim came into my life, he alternates with me. One year he comes with me and we drive down (with the dogs). Then the next year I fly down and he goes to PA (with the dogs). This was our year to drive and our first big drive with Utley. She gets carsick so we had to give her some Dramamine and it worked great (thank goodness). I can't wait till she gets over the whole carsickness thing because she's so good in the car! She just sleeps, unlike Dakota who sits and pants the whole time. I ended up taking a picture of them on the way down because I was texting Tim's mom and she wanted to know how they were doing. This is what the back of my car looked like!
Since we weren't sure how Utley was going to be we put her in her cage. She slept like that for all 7 hours, it was great. I'm sure it was also because we left at 2 am and drove through the night.

My Mom rescues dogs and she currently has 8! She's a saint. So the house was filled with 4 adults and 10 dogs! Let's just say there wasn't a dull moment. Don't worry, not all dogs were out all at once. It's a little hectic, but what my mom does is amazing. Some of the dogs she's rescued from really bad situations like abuse, neglect, etc. and they are still wonderful, loving animals.

Anyway, since my birthday is December 21st my Mom always gets me my bday and Christmas/Hanukkah presents when I visit. One of the gifts she got me was...
Steve Madden Intyce Boots in Cognac

I've been wanting these boots since the end of summer! There's a story to go along with these boots and I will explain in a later post. Let's just say, my mom ordered these boots for me over Thanksgiving and I still haven't gotten them yet. Nordstroms and I are fighting right now, don't worry I'll tell you all about it once it's settled.

Tim and I also wanted a new higher end set of pots and pans because ours are on their last leg. I haven't received them yet, but you guys know how much I love to cook so I'm really looking forward to getting them.

So for my big news and the reason I've been MIA the last couple weeks...I don't even think I've mentioned what I do for a living on here and I don't plan on bringing that part of me to this blog for a number of reasons. Currently I'm working in a field that I don't like. I needed a job when I moved to DC and this was what I got; I was very grateful for it especially during a recession. I majored in PR and Marketing in college and ultimately wanted to get back to it. Finally, I was given an opportunity with a company to start my public relations career. My last day at my current job is Friday and I start my new job on Monday, December 13th. I couldn't be happier about this new opportunity. My plan is to keep this blog, but please bear with me during this transition. I will do my best to keep up with my regular posting and update you on how everything is going on. Thank you for all your support and well wishes!

Finally saw HP7 Part 1 while in SC! Absolutely loved it! I was reading the last book when I saw it and had gotten to the point where they concluded the first part of the film. I just have to say that the movie was great, the book had me on the edge of my seat the whole time and I can't freaking wait until the final movie comes out!

Picked up Eclipse on Blu Ray this week! Tim and I watched it last night. It is soooo clear in Blu Ray, I definitely recommend it if you have a Blu Ray player.

Had a girls night last Friday and we all went to Restaurant 3 in Arlington. If you haven't been there I suggest you head on over. You'll definitely want to try the Bacon Infused Bloody Mary and the Fried Green Tomatoes...mmmmm, it was sooo good!

My Bacon Infused Bloody Mary (yes it had a slice of bacon in it!), it was made with bacon vodka and it was delicious!

Well that's what's been going on with me! I've got some more posts planned for this week so don't you worry!

♥ Erin