Thursday, October 31, 2013

{October Recap}

I just realized that it has been a month since my last post.  Clearly I am not so good at this whole blogging thing.  October was a crazy busy month...lots of places to go & people to see so here's a recap {be prepared for a picture overload}.
The first weekend in October was the Washington County Relay For Life.  I was the team captain for the Blue Bell team & in the end, we raised $7900 for the American Cancer Society.  Relay changed things up this year: it was held in October instead of April & it was a 6 hour event instead of 12.  I personally loved the changes & hope they continue doing this in the future.  My team was awesome & participated in most of the games...and kicked butt!  I mean, how many people can say they are the Cheese Ball Throw Winners?!?  GREAT job Brenda & Lisa!!

The following weekend, I joined several other member's from St. Paul's Church & we {ok, mostly them...but I was there helping & that's what matters, right??} built wheelchair ramp #50 for the Texas Ramp Project.  It rained for a while & we got soaked, but it's definitely a rewarding experience to be able to do something like that for those less fortunate.   
On October 20th, several friends, family members, & I participated in the Graffiti Run in College Station.  Nothing like having to get up at 6am on a Sunday & freezing your butt off {temps were in the low 40's}, but it was So. Much. Fun.  I had colored powder in places I didn't know possible & my tennis shoes are now permanently pink...but we definitely want to do it again. But ladies - we have to definitely work on the cool socks and/or outfits for next year!

I also had the honor of being on the 2013 Camp For All Gala committee.  My sister-in-law was one of the event chairs so she suckered my friend Carol & I into decorating for the event {just kidding Amanda! I really did enjoy it}.  The theme was Celebrating the 80's & despite all the hard work and a lot of stress - we had a blast!  And yes, we broke out the crimping iron...check out that hair!! =)  They raised LOTS of money for a truly remarkable organization. I was able to tour the facility for the first time a few months ago & they really do amazing things there. 
 Aggie football was still high on my priority list during October.  Unfortunately, it was a month of ups & downs {which seems to be the norm for us Aggie fans}.  We pulled out a very close win in Oxford against Ole Miss, but weren't as lucky the following weekend with our 41-45 loss to Auburn.  I was about to start going thru withdrawals when a friend offered my cousin & I tickets to the Vanderbilt game on the 26th.  It was a beautiful day for football & thankfully it wasn't near as stressful of a game as the previous few.
And - last, but certainly not least - the most exciting thing that happened in October is that I FINALLY signed the contract on my new house!!  I am still not sure when construction will begin {hopefully in the next month or two}, but this was a huge step.  I cannot wait to go pick out all the fun stuff like paint, brick, tile, etc. & I definitely can't wait to actually start building.  It is hard to believe that it has already been 5 months since I sold my house & moved back in with my parents. It really & truly has not been bad, but I am so ready to be back to town!  I am definitely a "city" girl.
We are heading into my most favorite time of the year...I absolutely LOVE the holidays {except gift buying - I hate that part because I suck at it}. I am sad that I am not going to have a house to decorate or to host a Christmas party can bet my tree would be going up this weekend if I did! ;) November also brings our road trip to LSU & December brings my trip to NYC.  Lots of fun & exciting things coming up so be sure to check back soon!! I am going to try & do better at posting...promise!!  Happy Halloween & trick-or-treating!!




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