The Nardiello Family

The Nardiello Family: March 2015

The Nardiello Family

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

16 years.

16 years, 3 states, 3 houses, 3 dogs, 1 cat, 2 kids and one couple.

I can't believe it started here, 16 years ago, The Carolina Cup. I will never forget that day and I still remember standing on that fence. I also remember, three hours later, Charlie dislocating his shoulder, but hey it's how the story goes.

We've come along way since that fence and I could not be more proud of the life we have.  Your support and "love is all I need."

Here's to the next 16 years!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

One Year.

One year ago, I got a call that I was being laid off from my job.

One year ago our house went on the market.

One year ago, the kids and I packed up and went to my mom's while the house was on the market.

One year ago, our current house looked like this....

It's crazy that that is a year ago, so many things have happened and changed it's unreal.

Losing my job was probably one of the best things that has happened to us. I am able to stay home with the kids,  and I still get to work part time from home. Even though some days I would kill for 10 minutes to drink my coffee at my desk, BY MYSELF, but whatever.

The old house sold, I think in 12 days and the new owners are friends that we see when we are at old friends houses. No lie, it's odd having your old house only be around the corner and seeing it basically every week. The kids still talk about it when we drive by.

We are actually gearing up again to head to my parents in SC. Two weeks from tomorrow we are hitting the road.

The biggest transformation, is the street we currently live on. In a year the only lot left to be built on is the lot next to us and they started moving the dirt yesterday. All the other houses have filled in, the kids are riding bikes outside and running around and the adults are all getting to know each other better. We picked another great street to live on.

In one year a lot can change, a lot. Your whole world can be rocked but when you have a great family and friends you pull through and you make things happen. Can't wait to see what the next year holds for us!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Weight Watchers

Yep, you read that correctly - Weight Watchers. I started yesterday. I understand that by no means am I over weight but when you look in the mirror and you just aren't happy with yourself, things need to change.

I cut my hair thinking that would make me happy. I love my new hair, but I still didn't see myself happy in the mirror.

I bought make up thinking that would help my face look peppier, that didn't work but yes the makeup helped. I just wasn't seeing what I wanted to see in the mirror.

On Sunday, I was trying on my shorts from last summer and while the fit, they were way more snug then they used to be and then it hit me, I need to lose some weight and that is the one thing that will make me happy when I look in the mirror.

That night, I went online and signed up.

I have done Weight Watchers before, I started after Henry was born and really liked it and it helped a lot. It's great for my OCD because you can track everything and I love looking at the log and figuring out what I can and can't eat. After a few weeks you just train yourself and you stop eating crap. It also makes you accountable, which I like.

The best part about weight watchers, is that I know I can still eat. I just have to be careful of what I am eating. Did I eat at thin mint after dinner because I had one point to spare, you betcha! Will I save my points to have a glass of wine or two, you know it, but at least I know when and how much I can have.

It's going to be hard and fun all at the same time. So, wish me luck and hopefully I will have a successful update in a few weeks!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Maroon 5

I get a text on Saturday night saying, "If I can get last minute tickets, do you want to go see Maroon 5." My first thought tickets were crazy expensive, my next thought, it's Maroon 5. Never in my wildest dreams did I think we would get tickets like this.

Here are the pictures and the story to go with it because I know you want to see him.

So, Monday rolls around and my friend Kendrah starts looking for the tickets at 10am. Ticketmaster will release day of tickets and sometimes they are cheaper. We get our hands on a few but they weren't what we wanted. So, she tried again at noon and still really nothing. We go looking again at 2pm and we see some floor seats but they were snagged. Now, I am back home and looking too. Neither of were finding anything. We decide if we don't have tickets by 3:30pm forget it. My ride was leaving at 5pm and I needed to Charlie to come home.

3:30pm came and went but for some reason we were still looking for tickets. I was able to grab section 105, row b, had them in my cart, went to credit card information but just couldn't pull the trigger. We said at this point, we only want floor seats with seats, nothing else will do. We kept losing the tickets when we would see them.

Charlie walks in and I tell Kendrah I give up. I had already told Jami to go on without me because we weren't going, this was after I told her to come get me because I found tickets.

Jami texts me one last time and says she is leaving and I say go. Then 1000 clicks later, the seats were there. Floor 5, Row 2. I grab them, call Kendrah and immediately call Jami. Luckily, Jami was still in the area, I hurry up buy the tickets, Charlie throws the kids in the Jeep and he takes me to meet Jami.

When we got in the Verizon Center and went to our seats, we were blown away. Never in a million years did we think we would get tickets like this at 4:55pm on the day of the concert. From the pictures you can see how close we were. It was amazing, they don't have one bad song and you know every song that they perform. They sang new and old, an incredible concert. Worth.every.penny.