Finally in Miami!

Posted in 5 months apart at 11:33 pm by Nora

So, we’re finally both in Miami!! Sunday we made it to the Pardaves and we’re here! It was quite the trip from St. Louis…started out with us leaving Chesterfield about 3 hours later than we planned. Julio flew into St. Louis on Wednesday night to help me pack and make the drive. I hadn’t done much packing yet unfortunately b/c of other important things to get done like mailing out the invitations!! So, we had a lot to do. We ended up selling or giving away almost all of our furniture which was great not to have to throw it away. We didn’t get a U-haul b/c we didn’t want to keep much of our stuff since we’re living with the Pardaves for a while. And, to make it more fun, I worked Friday til 12 (I know, I’m insane, but it was my last day). Anyway, we left around 730, ended up making it only to Nashville (instead of Chatanooga or Atlanta like we planned if we’d left earlier!!!). It turned out perfect b/c we stayed with my friend Kat’s family instead of a hotel! It was so much fun- homemade breakfast, dairy queen blizzards and a friend for Baxter! As we were leaving, Kevin called Julio to tell him the Florida chiropractic scores were posted, so of course we went back inside to check online and JULIO IS A DOCTOR IN FLORIDA NOW!!! He passed all his tests!!! So awesome!

We made it to Gainesville at around 7 which we were trying to get there by 5 for Christie’s vet school graduation party but we made it and got to go out with everyone! It was so much fun to see everyone and it was definitely worth the crazy packing and rushing out of St. Louis! Crazy, fun time!!

momma buck, me, nora, artie, buck & christie   w/ christie & jessica   we getting crazy!

Nora & Christie   Christie, artie, stacey   artie & nora

We all (Nora, Julio and Baxter) made it to Miami on Sunday with the car packed to the top (with my wedding dress in a garmet bag laying on top of all of the boxes!) and 12 boxes of clothes and stuff being mailed to us. It’s wonderful to finally be here and be together and be able to get settled. Now I can focus on all the fun wedding details we have left (43 days!!!) And a job will come along at some point:)

Oh, and when we began our trip we thought we were going to be without air conditioning…2 of us and a crazy dog without AC! But, it ended up working for the entire trip thankfully b/c it was the hottest weekend of the year and we would have been so miserable. But, someone was looking out for us and it worked and we had such a fun time with everyone at Christie’s party!! AND JULIO’S A DOCTOR IN FLORIDA!!!!!


4 year anniversary:)

Posted in 5 months apart at 10:39 pm by Nora

March 26 was our 4 year anniversary!! We weren’t together on our special day, but I got the sweetest card and the most beautiful earrings and necklace from Julio! He always does just the right thing:) We haven’t been together for many of our anniversaries b/c we always seem to be in different states, but we have many, many more to look forward to together!

It’s hard being apart, but only 21 days til we see each other in Charlotte for Crown and Kate’s wedding! We’re both in the wedding and we get to see some of our friends from Logan so it will be lots of fun! Can’t wait!



Julio’s Visit!!!

Posted in 5 months apart at 10:05 pm by Nora

Julio came to visit last weekend!!! It was so much fun!!! He came in on Thursday night and stayed until Wednesday morning. So he was here for Valentine’s Day:) We got some wedding things checked off our list, like starting our registry and buying our wedding bands, so that was great. It’s a little hard to do those things thousands of miles apart. It was great to actually talk face to face about everything. Life is much better when Julio is here! On Valentine’s Day, Julio sent me a dozen flowers at work!!! He’s such a cutie and such a romantic!!!

nora w roses2.jpg          me & nora1.jpg

On Valentine’s Day, I took a half day off work to spend a little more time with Julio and it was such a beautiful day, like 60 degrees and sunny, so it was perfect. I picked up lunch and surprised him at the apartment! We took lunch to a park near our house and took Baxter with us for a fun family day:) It was a magnificent weekend with Julio and I can’t wait to go to Miami in 2 weeks to see him!!

julio & baxter.jpg         nora w/  baxter at the park