Anniversary Plans

Our 1st wedding anniversary is coming up in just over 2 weeks and I am really excited! We finally have some plans that we both have agreed on! Our anniversary falls on a Sunday, so we figured we’d spend the weekend doing a few different things.

Friday night: Drive-in movie theater in Warwick, NY.  Not sure what we’ll see yet.

Saturday night: Dinner.

Sunday: Beach!!

I just didn’t want to spend our anniversary doing the things we normally do on weekends, like ironing, sitting around and watching tv, playing on the computer, etc.  For the next few years, our anniversary will fall during the work week, so we might as well do something fun on our anniversary this year since the next few will be spent at work!

I wasn’t quite able to get Kyle to agree on going away for the weekend (although he suggested a cruise.) The cruise, though, won’t work out with our schedules.  So we’ll spend our anniversary locally, but Kyle said that we can go on a cruise in February instead!  Also helps that we have enough credit card points to get a $400 gift card to Carnival, meaning one of us will be cruising for free!! The goal is to gather enough credits to get another $200 gift card before we book the cruise.

Categories: Other

I Have to Clean That Too??

Let’s just say that before we got our apartment, cleaning wasn’t something I knew a lot about.  At home (as in my parent’s house), I kept my room pretty decent (no big piles or anything), I would clean up after myself, help out folding laundry, and empty the dishwasher.  I NEVER dusted.  That was pretty much the extent of cleaning I did though.  Now, I have an entire apartment to keep clean!! Over the past year, I have learned a lot about keeping our home clean…It’s actually pretty funny to think that Kyle knew better than I did!

For example:

Apparently you’re supposed to dust the lightswitches? Bar for the shower curtain? Top of the toilet paper roll?

There’s a lot more that I can’t think of at the moment, but will be added when I do.  I’ll also add more as I learn about them.  It’s never ending!!

And then there’s laundry…I’ve been doing my own laundry for years now, but one thing I never really was sure of how to wash were yellows.  For the first few months (maybe even 6 months) of our marriage, I was keeping the yellows aside waiting until we had enough and then I would just wash the yellows together.  This method was working just fine for me until Kyle brought it up to his mom one day.  I got made fun of big time for my different piles of laundry: Towels, Sheets, Whites, Colors, Jeans, and Yellows.  Now I know how to wash them though, so I guess that’s a plus. :-)

Categories: Home

Update on Flowers

Here are some pictures of the flowers I planted a while ago.  For the most part, they are doing well!  Now that it’s been in the 80′s the past few days, the one set of flowers doesn’t seem that it is doing as well.  I’m not sure if it’s something to do with how the sun hits it or what. 



Categories: Plants

Flowers Planted… *Fingers Crossed*

As I’ve stated before, Kyle and I don’t have green thumbs, but we’ve decided to test our luck anyway.  Weeks ago we bought pretty window flower baskets for our balcony and yesterday we finally bought flowers.  Today I planted them! They are heat tolerant, so that should help us out to some extent…I hope!!  I’ll post some pictures below…hopefully in a few weeks, they’ll look just as good!

Categories: Home,Plants