Monday, April 27, 2015

I'm Aliveeeeeeeee!!!

Hello friends, remember me? You know, that girl that used to blog ALL the time.  But then she kind of disappeared for about a month? Well, yeah, that's me.  But no worries, I am BACK! The last time I posted was right after one of my besties' bridal showers and lets just say a lot has happened since them.

The weekend after the bridal shower was initiation weekend for the Iota Lambda Chapter of Chi Omega at Villanova University.  As their initiation advisor I was there for them for the ceremonies to a) make sure everything was done correctly and to b) help them out with whatever they needed.  I have to say I was super proud of them and we welcomes 48 incredible women into the Iota Lambda chapter!!

All the new sisters with the New Member Educator
After initiation followed by a crazy week at work, I was lucky enough to be able to celebrate my friend ZK's 30th birthday with her!  Z and I have recently become better friends through work and I was so happy that I was able to help her celebrate her 30th!!
Z with all her birthday goodies
Celebrating Z's bday after a rough night at work 

Sushi & Champagne for Z's birthday
After a long work week and celebrating Z's birthday at work, it was time to head to good old New Jersey to attend a surprise 30th birthday party for one of my best friends in the entire world.  AW and I have been friends since we were in first grade together and have shared so many wonderful memories.

Photobooth fun at the surprise party
First Grade Friends
AW's surprise party was the perfect end to the month of March and as Mark and I headed into April I had no idea how many changes the month would bring.  The first major change came on April 1st when Mark and I decided to make an offer on a house we had gone to look at a couple of times and could actually see ourselves living it.  I am pretty sure friends and family thought that we were pulling some sort of April Fool's joke on them... especially since I told everyone it took me over a bottle of wine before I was comfortable making the offer.

This is the house we put an offer in on
Champagne to Celebrate finally putting in an offer
Unfortunately we still haven't heard back about the house.  It is a short sale.  So although our offer was accepted by the seller's agent and the sellers themselves, we still have to wait for the bank who owns the mortgage to accept the offer.  They have had it for a couple of weeks now, so keep your fingers crossed that we hear something back soon.  I am having major anxiety issues over this because I hate the uncertainty.  I just want to know.  Will I be disappointed if the bank doesn't accept our offer? Absolutely.  But I just want to know!

After making an offer on the house it was time to head to Mexico for JG and DM's wedding!! Let me just say that we had a fabulous time and it was an absolutely BEAUTIFUL wedding!! So beautiful in fact that it deserves its own post and I will not be spoiling things for you in this little life recap of mine.

We came back from Mexico to me working 9 days straight with a bridal shower and bachelorette party for my G-little thrown into the mix.  BE is my little sister's little sister in Chi Omega and I was so thrilled to be there to help her celebrate her upcoming wedding!! BE is marrying another Bucknellian in June and Mark and I are so excited that we are going to be able to be there to celebrate with them!!

Bucknell Ladies at BE's bridal shower
My G-little... the beautiful bride to be

All of the fabulous ladies at BE's bachelorette!
On my last day of my 9 days straight of work I found out that it is official that I am getting promoted to management.  As many of you know I went to law school and have been unable to find a job as an attorney.  To help get myself through law school I started working at the TGI Friday's across the street from my school and until recently had been employed as a bartender.  Well I got my official offer letter today and this Friday, May 1st will be my last official bartending shift.  While this is bittersweet because I will miss my fellow bartenders, I do know that this is the right step for me.  Though working in the restaurant business is not what I want to do for the rest of my life, I feel as though moving into management is definitely a step in the right direction for me.

This past Thursday, on my first day off I spent the night chaperoning the Iota Lambda ladies at their spring formals at Adventure Aquarium in Camden.  Not exactly how I wanted to spend my one day off, but for the first time in forever the girls (and their dates) were so very well behaved that I actually was able to enjoy myself and to snap a few pictures!!

Shark Selfie!!
So ladies and gentlemen, that is what has been going on in the wonderful world of Elizabeth this past month and why I have been so M.I.A.  Life definitely doesn't seem like it will be slowing down for us any time soon, but I think I need to get back into the swing of blogging in order to keep all my emotions in check.  Blogging has always been such a relaxation for me and a way for me to express myself.  I have missed it.  And with my anxiety being at an all time high with all these major life changes, I think I definitely need a little stress relief in my life!

Did you miss me? (Be honest) What has been going on in your life recently?

PS, Today I am linking up with Krista at The Quinntessential Mommy for her "Meet Up Monday" link up! If you have time you should head over to her blog and check out some of the others who have linked up today as well!! 


  1. You're back-yes, I definitely did miss you! But, wow it looks like you've had such a fun (and busy) blogging break. Totally jealous of your Mexico vacation by the way and congrats on your new management position, friend!

  2. Ooh I want sushi now, and must remember those baseball cupcakes! Good luck on your house! Thanks for linking up at MeetUp Monday, and hope to see you again next week at!

  3. Sounds like an awesome party! I am glad that you shared these photographs. You know I also attended a meetup party at one of biggest and famous Banquet Halls in Florida. It was great fun to meet new people. I made some good friends in this party!


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