|housewarming / cory's new job / fun summer
||[Jul. 31st, 2009|01:02 am]
cory and i just helped our good friend kimmy move into her new apartment and i'm incredibly exhausted, but i really wanted to get this post up since it's been sitting in a text file for a few days now.|
we had our housewarming on sunday and it was a huge success. i made pizza dough and tomato sauce from scratch and all of our guests brought tons of unique toppings. buffalo sausage, scallops, japanese eggplant, balsamic vinegar reduction and jalapeño pesto were just a few of the delicious toppings that turned up at the party. everyone pitched in and helped cory and me grill up the pizzas after guests would throw something amazing together. big thanks to peter and hattie for letting us borrow their grill, and an even bigger thanks to everyone that stopped by. unfortunately, i only managed to take one photo since i was too busy playing with food and talking with everyone!
i still need to take pictures of the apartment now that we're pretty much settled in. it's looking really cozy. and we finally got approval from our landlord to paint everything we requested to paint (it's a lot). can't wait to get started on that crazy project.
this weekend is going to be nuts. tomorrow we'll be hanging out at luci's house followed by some drinking at peter/hattie's place (i think). then saturday we're picking peaches at baugher's and then having a cookout in peter/hattie's backyard to celebrate CORY'S NEW JOB! yes!!! then sunday is softball, of course.
okay, so, cory's current job is something that i've rarely brought up: he wasn't happy at all with his current job and has been job searching and interviewing at so many different places for months now--even different departments within mica. everyday he would come home from work and he just wasn't himself. the job was seriously taking a toll on him.
anyway, one of the jobs he applied for was for a position at the financial aid office. though he didn't exactly have the experience to take the job on, the amazing amount of support that poured out for this boy from his colleagues at mica was just incredible. every single person he associates with at mica was rooting for him and made sure to put in a good word for him. of course, it's a job that he can easily be trained to do, but the person hiring could have easily chosen someone with much more experience. this job was something both he and i needed, and badly. on top of the fact that he won't be so distressed anymore, he will also be receiving a sizable pay increase that is going to ease a lot of our money stress within the coming months. we try to be as frugal as can be but sometimes it's still a little difficult to make our payments while also trying to save for something special, like our upcoming honeymoon (i finally bit the bullet and used my credit card to buy our honeymoon tickets since there was a great deal going on at southwest.com a few weeks ago that i couldn't pass it up. if we didn't get those tickets we probably wouldn't have gone for another year or so). this pay increase and cory's positive mental state is the one thing we've been holding our breath for.
man. this summer is turning out to be one of the busiest and best. i hate that i've only managed to take a few shots here and there. i need to get back on the ball!
( here"s a little photo summary of what this past month has been likeCollapse )