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Sunday, December 13, 2009

It's almost Graduation!!!!

I can't believe I graduate this Thursday!!! I'm so excited. :) Now, I just have to stop wasting time online and finish studying for my last final exam tomorrow. hehe.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

98! 98! 98!

Just had to post a quick brag that I got a 98 on my marketing consumer behavior test! :) hehe

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Vanessa's Halloween night in

So, I'm boring. haha. But I amuse myself well. :)

I really enjoyed my Halloween yesterday even though other people would have found it really boring. I worked in the morning, then my dad and Stepmom came over to the house. We talked for a while. Then I carved my pumpkin (I think dad still gets nervous when I use a knife, haha) into my attempt at a scary face. Erik said that even when I try to make things scary, I end up making them look happy, so I tried really hard to prove him wrong.

I think I was successful!

Then my roommate and I went to the store to make sure we had enough candy and also got some apple cider (well, we actually got apple juice and were going to get cinnamon sticks but forgot). So we had warm apple juice! Tasted good to me! We watched a scary show on TV about ghost hunting and then I watched Criminal Minds (I'd never seen it before, crazy stuff!). We passed out candy when the Trick-or-Treators came and loved seeing their cute costumes. We also set my jack-o-lantern in the window with other candles. I thought it looked pretty spooky!!

I throughly enjoyed my "boring" Halloween! :)

We're buying a house!!!!

We are buying a house!!! This house!!! :)

We absolutely love it! It is a 3 bed/ 2.5 bath house in Clarksville, TN. It is a short 5 minute drive to base for Erik and it's in a cute mostly military neighborhood on a circle. It is a newer house (great for us!) and has vaulted ceilings in the living room. The master with walk-in closet (yes!) and bath are on the main floor with the other 2 bedrooms and full bath upstairs. We love that it has newer black appliances in the kitchen and lots of ceiling fans and of course a garage!!! Now we can keep Erik's motorcycle out of the rain (and soon to be snow). Erik's excited to be able to work on his bike without having to put it all together again before dark and the bugs start attacking. We're also excited that Max will have a bigger yard to run around in! :)

This house is perfect for us and everything went smoothly with the offer, inspection and appraisal, now we're just waiting to close in less than 2 weeks.

I will add more pictures once we get our stuff moved in and I get to decorate. hehe.

Vanessa finally got a hair cut!!!

So, this is a little out of order, but oh well. When I got back to Arizona at the end of August I decided to get a major hair cut and donate the hair to Locks of Love. I have always had medium to long hair and was scared to death. But with Erik's encouraging and the thought that I was doing something good, I did it! Here's the results!

I really like it. :) Here's the 10 inches of hair I donated.

Friday, October 30, 2009

I would like to introduce the newest member of the Barraclough Family.....

MAX!!!!! (Maximus)

Erik found him when he was in downtown Nashville and couldn't leave him on the street. He is a great dog and we've become quite attached. He is a brindle Pit Bull and is quite strong. When Erik found him he was really skinny.

But he's been feeding him good and taking care of him and now Max is really healthy and happy! :) Okay he doesn't look very happy in the pic but he is! haha. We also got him a house.

V comes home!

I flew home to visit Erik the second weekend in October. We did a lot of things during the weekend and had an amazing time being together again! I arrived at 7:30am on Thursday, Erik had to go back to work, but my friend Lael and I went out with the realtor to look for houses. We saw a ton that day but still made it home before hubby! :) Our home teachers came to visit us that night and we went out to eat together.

The next day hubby had to work a half day, so I went running with Lael in the pouring rain in the morning! It was actually really fun!!! Then later that day hubby and I went to look at the best houses I had found and he picked his favorite (more about that to come!). That night we stayed in at home watching a movie and ordering pizza and just enjoying being together.

On Saturday we slept in, we also went to the Clarksville raceway. Its a dirt/mud racetrack in town. It was really... dare I say... redneck, but oh so fun!! :) We had a blast. Green green green!!!!!!! Goooooooooo!!!!

On Sunday we went to church, enjoyed a nice lunch together and took Max for a walk (more on Max to come!). Then I got on the flight to come back to AZ. :(