Saturday, May 30, 2015

Bucket List

After we got married, Eric & I started a bucket list. We have a notebook that we write things in that we want to do and it is our dream to work on our bucket-list over the course of our marriage. We will be adding to the list as time goes by and crossing out what we have accomplished. 


As an adult you begin to realize that a new day is not promised to you and that in any given moment it can be taken away. Life is too precious and too short to not enjoy it. Our list contains dreams both big and small. Each year our goal is to cross off at least one thing on the list. As of right now, we are set up to cross off two things this year. The first will be going to see Ed Sheeran in concert this fall. The second is still a work in progress and I promise to share more on that later.

xo-M

"A successful life is one that is that is lived through understanding and pursuing one's own path, not chasing after the dreams of others."
-Chin-Ning Chu



Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sunday Sounds.


Mary Jane's Last Dance- Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Tom Petty makes my soul happy. This one makes it in my top 5 Tom Petty songs.I remember the days when I was young and naive-only thinking this was a sort of love song to a girl named Mary Jane. 



Wish You Were Here- Incubus

I went through a brief,obsessive phase with Incubus as a teenager. Brandon Boyd still gives me the feels. 

xo-M

"Music is the strongest form of  magic."
-Marilyn Manson 

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Sam the Grad.

Happy graduation day Sam! 


Eric & I are happy to share the excitement of seeing you graduate and we are proud of you. You are talented, smart, and have a beautiful soul. We love you and know that you are going to rock at whatever you decide to do in the future. Always believe in yourself and know that you can do anything that you want to.

xo-E&M


"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose."
-Dr.Seuss

Friday, May 22, 2015

Photo adventure

Earlier this week we drove out to the rail-yard (is that what it is called?) for a photo adventure. The setting itself was pretty magical but I wasn't really feeling it that day. I took a few pics but wasn't in the full mood for a photo adventure. I think the combination of feeling exhausted and the humid, summer heat that Georgia has to offer got the best of me. We also ventured out a tad too early and I was wearing blue jeans and got really hot and never was able to cool off. mood killer. I did enjoy walking around and taking in the scenery.

 [Eric is my favorite person to photograph]
 [my new favorite pic of E]

[Rosa rockin' the cutest little ponytail there ever was]

xo-M

"The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things."
-Henry Ward Beecher

Thursday, May 21, 2015

TBT


This Thursday, I am throwing back to bangs & short black hair. I miss you bangs-maybe we will meet again one day.
xo-M

"Take care of all of your memories. For you cannot relive them."
-Bob Dylan 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Life is Strange

Episode 3 of Life is Strange is out today!

It is my favorite game in a long time. [it is a choice and consequence game that you can rewind time to affect the past/present] If you don't hear from me today...know that I am alive... just playing a game. 

xo-M

"There are plenty of skills that I've learned from playing video games. It's more interactive than watching TV, because there are problems to solve as you are using your brain."
-Shaun White

Monday, May 18, 2015

Slide the City: Columbus, Ga

Slide the City is a pretty cool concept- A 1,000 foot water slip n' slide made on a street in the city. You can pay to slide once, pay more to slide three times or buy an all day pass to slide as many times as you want. I did find out that they work with the city to find the best location for this slide- for both sliding down the hill and water flow for this. Again, this is a cool concept but it went down as an epic fail for Slide the City and Columbus, Ga.



Several weeks ago my friend Brandi and I decided to volunteer this event. We had on and off discussed getting involved in things and volunteering. Both of us decided this would be a good place to start. We were so very wrong. Our scheduled volunteer shift was 2pm-7pm. Once all of the volunteers for our shift arrived, we had a very brief pow-wow and were taken to our spot. We were excited and thought that we had scored the best possible volunteer spot of the day- the bottom of the slide. Our job was to slow down sliders and to keep them out of the bottom of the slide (which EVERYONE wanted to go in] because it had a water pump that filtered the water and pumped it back up to the top of the slide.

[This was before the madness ensued]

I should mention that the event began earlier that day and up until around 2:45 or 3 the water pressure was not enough to actually slide down the slide because there was not water down the entire slide. I am sure you can imagine that the people who paid for this experience were upset. Also, all day only two of the three lanes were open for sliding. The wait time for the slide was extra long due to the combination of one lane being closed and the inability to actually 'slide the city'. After the water pressure picked up people were actually able to slide down. The problem here is that it was just two girls against the city of Columbus. Most people did actually listen and slow down/stop before hitting the end with the water pump. We managed to grab many of those who didn't slow down before they hit the end- grabbing their tubes/legs/hands/whatever we could grab to make them stop. If this were a sports event- we would be the goalies. The next problem was having that group of a**holes who didn't listen. The ones who purposely slide in the end or go in there anyway after we had stopped them. I was knocked down a few times, but poor Brandi was completely wiped out by people several times. Frustration was building. Not to mention the super creepy old man who had a child's pool noodle/water gun squirting young, attractive women with water. [and who had been asked/told to stop many, many times] Even after being told to stop he remained at the bottom of the slide, sitting on the side-creeping away. Brandi even went so far as to tell one of the people 'in charge' and they did nothing.

We became fed up with the few people that simply would not listen and the lack of help/assistance from the coordinators and decided to leave around 5pm. Feeling that we were doing the right the thing, we went out of our way to find one of the people 'in charge' to tell them why we were leaving and that there was now no one working the bottom of the slide. She didn't even care why we had left or even care that we did leave. Then  she had the audacity to ask if we could help clean up and pack up the volunteer tent/supplies. After picking our jaws up off of the floor we just said no and left.

The thing I am going to take away from this is that this is one experience and I refuse to let it ruin my stance on volunteering. You get out of the world what you put in. Don't let a bad experience ruin your good nature.
xo-M

"A bad system will beat a good person every time."
-W.Edwards Deming

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sunday Sounds

Oh, Honey- Sugar, You. 
A song for anyone who struggles with self confidence and knows the feeling of being uncomfortable in your own skin. It is a song of loving someone who doesn't love themselves. My wish for you all is to love yourself as you are and know that you are capable of love and being loved.


Panic! At The Disco- Hallelujah
I am not ashamed to admit that I love this band and am super stoked for new music. Such an infectious voice- how can you know like them?

xo-M

"It would be glamorous to be reincarnated as a great big ring on Liz Taylor's finger."
-Andy Warhol

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Sunday Sounds

With my return to the blog, I decided to continue Sunday Sounds. [with just a few changes] Previously, I always tried to post five songs. This go round I'll just be going with the flow.



Eric & I waited for what seemed like forever for Love Story to be released. This Sunday Sounds is the entire album. It is not often I love every.single.song. on an album but Yelawolf did not disappoint. The obvious favorite [if you know me at all] is Till It's Gone- it is just infectious in the best way. My other favorites are Whiskey In A Bottle, Have A Great Flight, and Best Friend.


xo-M


"Yeah, I have animosity, I have a chip on my shoulder. But I love, too."
-Yelawolf