Ok, ok. I finally did it. With all of the "peer pressure" of my friends to "join facebook" or "start a blog" I finally buckled! I can't promise how dedicated or focused I will be with this thing, but it's worth a shot, I suppose. Andy and I have a lot going on and it will be nice to share our lives.
Just a quick update if you haven't heard from us in awhile (or ever), we both grew up in NC, not too many miles apart but didn't meet until after college. My faithful brother-in-law, Bart introduced us many years ago with hopes of attaining a soccer buddy in the family. We don't like to give him much credit since we didn't start dating until years later. But, we'll give credit where credit is due - he introduced us (and got his wish).
I moved home from UNC Wilmington, our first date was January 22, 2005 and our wedding date was October 14, 2005! As my dad would say, "It doesn't take long if you know what you're doin'!" Well, maybe we didn't know what we were doing but 3 years later we're glad we did it!
Andy is the business owner (I guess that makes me one too!) of a small Marketing-PR firm here in Burlington. He has been growing North Star Marketing-Communications, Inc. for almost 10 years now! Quite an accomplishment, I think! Considering it started in his folks' basement, he's come a long way and I am so proud of him! He has more creativity and smarts than I could ever hope to have!
I graduated with a degree in Elementary Ed, a minor in Spanish, and somehow managed to get into the real estate world - go figure! I am a broker with RE/MAX Diamond Realty in Mebane and have been with them for 5 years as of this month! They are a great bunch of people and are like my second family. I also keep the books for Andy's business.
No kids yet...just the world's cutest puppy! Mae Belle is our 7 month old blonde retriever puppy that keeps us busy, makes us laugh, and drives us nuts! She's a handful but we love her to death! Just to give you an idea, today she ate a pencil (still waiting to see how that works out), a $25 coupon to the Loft (my favorite store) that I have been hanging on to, a coupon to Pets'Mart for grooming (which she desperately needs) and our Chick-fil-a calender with very valuable coupons. Not only are pets expensive, but she doesn't allow us to save money either! I wonder if she knew what she was doing?
Other things that occupy our time are our wonderful church family at First Baptist Church of Durham, our 1950's house that we are "slightly remodeling", time with our family when we can (2 cute nephews and 1 adorable niece are the most note-worthy) and travel, travel, travel! We just got back from Florida where we got to sneak in a trip to Disney and Universal Studios. We've both been before, just not together so that was nice.
Well, no need to spill all in one go...gotta keep it interesting, right?