The Snow Day That Wasn’t

Happy Sunday from a freezing cold Atlanta!

I am 100% positive that yesterday and today are the coldest day we have had since last winter aka today is the first day Joel and I have (reluctantly) had to use the heat in our apartment. All week, we had been anticipating a winter storm to come through late Friday night/early Saturday morning. The weather channel said we were expected to get about 3-4 inches of snow.

When we woke up yesterday morning and peaked out the window – all we seemed to have gotten was a whole bunch of freezing rain and ice. The brittle trees were all covered in icicles but there was no snow to be found. Not that I was very disappointed considering I am not a fan of the cold and/or snow.

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We started our morning with a workout together. I am loving our new Saturday routine we have. With Joel’s job, he normally has work on the weekends but the last couple he has had off which has been great. We started the workout with a mile run warm up before completing an Upper Body Circuit. It was a great way to start the day (aka being lazy for the rest of the day).

We ran a few errands before relaxing on the couch to binge watch our latest Netflix obsession – How To Get Away With Murder.

We recently made a commitment to make a meal together one night a week (which typically falls on Saturday night). The combination of Joel’s job often has him working some nights + our different dietary preferences has led us to be on our own for dinners most nights. We are creatures of habit and typically eat most of the same foods everyday. So in an effort to change up our routine (and to teach Joel how to cook), we have made an agreement to cook something different/or eat out once a week. This sounds silly, but so far it has been great + has been a great date night for us every weekend.

Last weekend we made Lettuce Tacos! This weekend is breakfast for dinner. I could seriously eat breakfast foods and biscuits everyday, all day long if I let myself. On the menu for tonight is an egg white/spinach scramble (for me – I haven’t gotten Joel on the egg train yet), Applegate Chicken & Apple Sausage and PANCAKES!!!

I literally cannot remember the last time I had pancakes – it was honestly those pre-made frozen ones sometime in high school.

Joel was quite the pancake making pro.

Bet you can’t guess which plate is mine…

And cookies… because why not. My neighbor back home makes THE best chocolate chip cookies every holiday season. My mom was nice enough to send Joel and I a few of them in the mail this week. 🙂

 

– Sarah Beth Bosco

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I cannot believe it is already 2017! I feel like it was just yesterday that Joel and I were watching football, cuddled up on the couch with our pup bringing in 2016. I may just feel that way because it is exactly how we brought in 2017 the other night as well… creatures of habit, no?

2016 has been without a doubt one of the best years I have had to date. Here is why –

  • Joel moved to Atlanta! – After 4 years of long distance (8+ hours between the two of us), Joel and I finally are living in the same city. This hasn’t happened since my Junior year of high school and I am so excited about it. Joel graduated college back in May and packed up his few belongings (a trash bag of clothes) and moved in a few days after his final exams. It has been a learning experience for the both of us and we are still learning everyday – living with a boy, let alone another person is always a challenge. But through the troubles, have come LOTS of fun times and memories with my boy.
  • My job & the best of friends. You are probably thinking this is an odd combination and for most people, it is. – but I truly have met some of my best friends through my current job. I have been working for my company since August 2015, but transitioned into my current role back in March 2016. Through this, I have met some of my best friends. From birthday’s, brunches, concerts, happy hours, engagement parties, weddings – we have done it all this year. As for my job and beginning my career, I have learned so much about myself and am continuing to grow professionally and personally. I am so excited for what is to come in the next year!
  • My health and running. I am so fortunate to be able the ones to wake up in the morning and say that I “get” to run. I started out 2016 by impulsively signing up for a half marathon with my dad in February…for a half marathon that was in March. Now, don’t get me wrong, up until that point I had been running. I have always wanted to run a half marathon but didn’t have the confidence in myself to think I could do it – so what better way to do it than to just sign up on a whim? Right? …Besides the fact that I had never ever ran more than 6-7 miles in my life. 🙂 I talk about this a little more here. After this half marathon, I ended up hurting my IT band and was out of running for a good 3-4 months, I think. This is hard for someone that likes to be as active as I do. I recovered finally, and have since then stuck to shorter races and increasing my speed – which led me to my 5K PR in October! My whole point of this little rant is that I am SO fortunate that I get to get up everyday and do something that I enjoy and am healthy enough to do.
  • Family. I have always been close to my parents and my sister, but I think as I have gotten older the closer we have become. Especially being 5 hours apart and the fact that I don’t get to see them as often as I would like, I really try to call and text them more than I would have in the past. They have been the best support system through everything and am so fortunate for them! BUT breaking news – my sister is moving to ATL in a week!

There are many more other things that I was thankful for this year, but I will leave it at that. 🙂

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!

– Sarah Beth Bosco

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Summer has always been my absolute favorite season for all of my life. So you can imagine how sad I was when I realized that last summer was my last real summer. Last August I entered the 8-5, M-F, real world and unfortunately that means… no more summers off.

I would love being at home during the summer – getting to sleep in, work out, go shopping, hangout with friends, be lazy, work a part time job, hangout by the pool and go to the beach whenever I wanted to. Sounds like a pretty good gig, eh? Good bye to the good ole days! I now have 2 whole days (aka Saturday and Sunday) to do all my favorite summer activities – and living in Atlanta makes it pretty hard to do my most favorite – the beach.

I was long over due for a trip to the beach so this past weekend came at the perfect time. Joel, Oxford and I packed up the car after I got off of work and headed to the coast. For as much as I wanted to get out of the little town of Beaufort, SC when I was growing up – it sure is nice to go back now that I am older.

I spent the whole weekend with my family and loved every minute of it. Luckily, we had Monday off because of the 4th of July and then I took an extra day so we were able to stay a lot longer than the typical one full day trip.

Saturday was spent running errands around town with my mom, hanging out by the pool and cooking tacos with Dad. Sunday was the day I was looking forward to the most. My mom, sister and I packed up a cooler and some beach towels and headed to Fripp Island for the day! I could seriously just lay on the beach all day – and that is exactly what I did. After heading home, we got ready and headed to a cookout with Joel’s family.

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Since Joel and I grew up in the same town – our parent’s houses are only about 10 minutes away. This makes weekend trips home and holidays SO easy and great.

Monday was spent relaxing and hanging by the pool. We introduced Oxford to the pool and she absolutely loved it and didn’t want to get out! She is such a little human child.

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Monday night was spent eating hamburgers and watching fireworks from our window – lucky for us our neighbor does his own full fireworks show so we get the whole view from an upstairs window. So much better than crowds and bugs!

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The older I get, the more appreciative I am for my parents, sister and home. I will jump on any chance to get to spend time with them. I’m not sure what it is growing up but I know every one goes through the “parents are the worst people in the world phase” from ages like 13-18. Once you hit 20 you join the “parents are the best people in the world let me call my mom 5 times a day because she knows everything and I don’t know anything you were right help me phase “. I am definitely in the second phase and my parents have been my absolute saviors when it comes to all things real world – like nobody teaches you how to file taxes or how to switch the car title from your dad’s name to your name in college. (None of the above is very fun, in case you were wondering). Parents make all those scary things not as scary!

I don’t know how people manage being thousands of miles away from their families – 4 hours is plenty for me. The more time I spend in the big city, I realize that my heart is definitely in SC!

– Sarah Beth Bosco