Loved you yesterday,
Love you still,
Always have, Always will

Damaged people are dangerous...they know they can survive

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace ~Jimi Hendrix

Let us reach for the world that ought to be. We can understand that there will be war, and still strive for peace. ~President Obama

The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware...joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware." -Henry Miller

"Truth is everybody is going to hurt you, you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for."
-Bob Marley


Lilypie Premature Baby tickers

Monday, December 21, 2009


So me and Kevin had our engagement photos taken last week and she said to give her 3 weeks to get them back to us.


She gave us a little sneak peek on her blog!

Our few pics are at the bottom of that post.

Go see!!!

Thanks Stacy for these great shots...I can't wait to see the rest of them!

Thursday, December 17, 2009


This is for you!!


Thursday, December 10, 2009


I have just fallen in love...with a song.

Snowfall-Ingrid Michaelson

I want a snowfall kind of love,
the kind of love that quiets the world.
I want a snowfall kind of love,
'cause I'm a snowfall kind of girl

I want the snowfall kind of love,
that lights up the sky from below.
I want the snowfall kind of love,
that brings people to their windows.

Won't you bury me in your quiet love?
Oh, bury me in your quiet love.
Bury me in your quiet love,
and we will blow away.

I want a snowfall kind of love,
the kind of love that keeps you
in bed, all day.
Oh, I want to look through with you,
and watch it all melt away.

Won't you bury me in your quiet love?
Oh, bury me in your quiet love
Bury me in your quiet love,
And we will blow away.

A New Favorite

I was just reading an article about President Obama accepting the Nobel Peace prize, and with all the flack that he is getting (and the commitee is getting for choosing him), I think the speech he made was amazing...And I'm happy that he let everyone know what is up!

Here are a couple of my favorites from the article-

The head of the Nobel Committee, defending their decision:

In the past, the Nobel Peace Prize had "not just been used to honor specific achievements but also to give momentum to a set of causes. The prize can thus represent a call to action."

Bits from the President's speech (that I loved!):

"I ... cannot stand idle in the face of threats to the American people. For make no mistake: evil does exist in the world,"

"To say that force is sometimes necessary is not a call to cynicism — it is a recognition of history; the imperfections of man and the limits of reason,"

Now, I'm not into politics, at all...I don't vote, and I have my own reasons for that...And I'm not telling anyone what they should think about the President. my opinion...

The President is the President. I don't have to like him, or like the decisions he makes, but he is the President, and that demands a certain amount of RESPECT.

I'm not a fan of war...I've seen first hand what it does to the people who fight it, but I do feel that war is sometimes necessary. I think until we all heed Jimi's words: When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace...We are just going to have to accept that war (sometimes) is a horrible part of life.

I will leave you with the best thing that I have read in awhile, and will probably be up at the top where my quotes go (and that I just realized doesn't have my Jimi Hendrix quote over from my other blog) in just a bit.

"Let us reach for the world that ought to be. We can understand that there will be war, and still strive for peace."

It's going to be a good day.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Let's have a party!

So I couldn't sleep on Saturday night because I kept thinking about everything that still needs to be done for the wedding and how it just keeps getting closer and closer. Funny how that works, huh?

Anyway, I decided that it was time to quit procrastinating and get to work on some of the scheduling things that need to be done still.

So, I emailed the photographer that I fell in love with at the Bridal Show in September...

And she is AVAILABLE on March 15th for the wedding!!!

We are meeting on Wednesday to get our engagement session scheduled. She said that she has some availability in December so hopefully we can get that done really fast because the pictures are a part of the invites so they need to be done before we can even put those together.

I have my fitting scheduled for December 13th and then that will be done so I can schedule my bridals. Probably not until the end of January or February.

Then me and sister will get to work on the invites. I was hoping we could start this weekend but then I remembered that I have something on Friday night and all day maybe the next weekend. I'll have to talk to sister.

I found the bridesmaid dresses that I wanted but they didn't have the right sizes so we had to keep looking. Then sister found some super cute ones so I need to get those ordered.

I should probably make a list so that I don't leave anything super important to the last minute, but I think for now I'm doing pretty good.

Oh, and...We booked our trip to Hawaii!!!!!

Woo Hoo! 7 nights on Oahu...
And this will be the view from our hotel...not our room because we got the Mountain View (which is okay because the mountains in Hawaii are beautiful), but that is how close we are to the beach!

Can't wait!

Friday, November 20, 2009


It really was amazing!

The only bad thing that I can say about it is that I wish it was longer...And it really was better than the first one.

I like Twilight, but I didn't love the director so that took away some of it. But Chris Weitz is amazing and they had a bigger budget. They fixed some things that were weird in the first one and are much better now.

And I'm freaking excited to go see it again tomorrow with my sister.

Favorite line of the whole movie is when Jacob calls Mike a marshmallow.


Thursday, November 19, 2009

New Moon

So...just so everyone is aware, I will be seeing New Moon tonight at 6:00 p.m.


"That's crazy" you say?

Yes it is crazy, but I am freakin' excited!

I have a feeling that it's going to better than Twilight, mostly because of Chris Weitz directing (I don't love Catherine Hardwick)...and from everything I've seen, it's going to rock!

I'll let you know.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

And the winner is....

Oh yeah...that's all I have to say!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

One year ago

One year ago (k..a little over a year ago) my life turned into complete shit:

Well, I've basically been having an awesome life that everyone should be jealous of.

Thursday 10/23: Found out my husband was questioning our marriage; whether or not he wanted it anymore

Monday 10/27: Started sleeping at my mom's house to give him room to decide

Thursday 10/30: Got laid off from my job

Sunday 11/2: He said, "Its over."

Just f*ing awesome

I posted that on November 3, 2008...the morning after I was back at my parent's house for good.

I can't believe that it's been a year. Some days, it feels like it still so fresh and so sore. Some nights I still wake up, covered in sweat and tears, from a dream of laying in that bed where it all started, crying harder than I thought was possible. Unless you were dying.

Maybe I was dying

I think a part of me was anyway. A big part. A 5 1/2 year, can't live without, suffered through 2 deployments, dealt with the issues that come with said deployments, kept my mouth shut about most of those issues, building a life together, never be without you kind of part.

I can't even describe what I was feeling when he came home the very early morning on October 24. I couldn't breathe, I couldn't see, I couldn't shut my head up. I felt so out of control. Like the entire world was torn out from underneath me and I was left so alone in the cold, damp, darkness with nothing to hold on to but my profound grief. Profound longing.

Longing for me to wake up from this crazy nightmare. How could this possibly be happening? How could the only thing I've ever known since I was 16 years old just be gone? It isn't real.

Don't worry, you'll wake up soon. Then you can go on with the life you wanted. The life you were planning. When you wake up, no one has to know what just happened. They don't have to know that was in your head. Just put it behind you.

That's what I was telling myself that night. Rocking back and forth on my bed with the husband who didn't want me anymore holding onto me tighter than he ever has, trying to calm me down. But what do you say to someone who is in so much pain because of something you did, are doing?

There are no words.

Only a few people in my life know what I was truly going through, know the dirty details of what was happening during that time in my life. I'm sorry to say that I'm ashamed to say some of those feelings out loud. But the people who know them, know why. To a point I guess.

And then, on what ended up as a beautiful Tuesday (Nov. 18th), I reconnected with a beautiful, beautiful person. He saved me. He pulled me out of what was turning into a very dark and scary place. I didn't know how dark it was, until I came out of it. Then it scared me to realize where I was headed. I didn't know I was capable of being that person. But I was. So, so was.

Kevin is the only reason I am okay. Well, mostly okay. I still have my moments. I hate that I do, but I'm only human. He understands, and let's me deal in the only way I know how. I love him for that. More than words can even come close to expressing. He has dealt with a lot of crap from me through this whole thing and I can never begin to thank him for it.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

I'm sitting here at one of Kevin's softball games down in Vegas, rockin some Muse. The weather has been beautiful and it makes me miss my desert in CA! A lot! That is completely random, i know, but I've been sitting here for too long by myself and i just got to thinking.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

Happy (late) Halloween!

This is the only full shot of my Pin-Up Girl costume...the rest of them are me and sister being nutty!

Anyway...I hope you all had a great night!

Me and Kevin are headed to Vegas next weekend...I'm hoping to get some pictures since we have...1 of the last trip there.

Have a great week!

Thursday, October 29, 2009


So...I watched Stephanie and her husband "Mr. Nielson" on Oprah a few weeks ago. I was smitten. She is so amazingly strong, and her husband is the sweetest guy ever.

Then my friend here at work told me that she reads her blog NieNie Dialogues, and again...smitten. I just love it.

You should go read it.

You'll love it too.

Today I was catching up on some posts, and there was something that made me laugh out loud.

"I was downstairs and overheard Mr. Nielson upstairs
attending to two screaming girls in the shower.
Then he said:
"Oh girls, guess what? The devil called and said you guys were doing awesome."

I laughed and was glad the day was over."

I really think that you should all go read her blog. It's amazing.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Really Quickly...

I am so in love with Kevin...

I can't even handle it!

Monday, October 12, 2009


Okay...Me and Kevin went to Squatters on Friday and we met with the event guy, Daniel.

He let us in on a little secret, we could get the way bigger (and much more AWESOME) room for not that much more money, but not if we are doing it on a thursday. If we did it on a Sunday or a Monday, he could give us a killer discount on the room, because they don't seat that space for the restaurant on those days so they don't need to make up the cost of not seating that space.

Which brings me to the biggest change of all...

March 15, 2010

Is now the date of the wedding. That's a monday, if you didn't want to look at your calendar.

I'm so incredibly excited about this. Mostly because now we can invite a lot more people and the room I was thinking of was really small in person. Really, Really small. If we filled that room to capacity, it would be way too crowded and I would be in claustrophobia induced panic all night.

Not a happy thing.

Plus, the big room is upstairs, and its A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! I love it up there...the ceilings are incredibly high, 2 of the walls are windows, big windows.

I am just in love.

One more thing, Kevin had on his work shoes this morning, and I had on my pink slipper shoes...I don't think my rockin' shoes will make me taller than him. I underestimated his height with shoes on.


Thursday, October 1, 2009


enough money within her control to move out
and rent a place of her own,
even if she never wants to or needs to...
something perfect to wear if the employer,
or date of her dreams wants to see her in an hour...


a youth she's content to leave behind....
a past juicy enough that she's looking forward to
retelling it in her old age....
a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra...
one friend who always makes her laugh... and one who lets her cry...


a good piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in her family...
eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems,
and a recipe for a meal,
that will make her guests feel honored....


a feeling of control over her destiny...
how to fall in love without losing herself..


how to quit a job,
break up with a lover,
and confront a friend without;
ruining the friendship....


when to try harder... and WHEN TO WALK AWAY...


that she can't change the length of her calves,
the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents..
that her childhood may not have been perfect...but it's over....


what she would and wouldn't do for love or more....
how to live alone... even if she doesn't like it...


whom she can trust,
whom she can't,
and why she shouldn't take it personally...


where to go...
be it to her best friend's kitchen table..
or a charming Inn in the woods...
when her soul needs soothing...


What she can and can't accomplish in a day...
a month...and a year...

I love it!

Monday, September 28, 2009


I forgot to show you all the new couch that we finally got...AMAZING!

The picture is a little grainy because its from my phone, but you get the idea. Its perfect!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

My Invitations

*disclaimer* the red square in the middle will be our engagement photo when we get them...I just realized that it really looks like crap with a big red square in the middle of the maroon.

So me and sister made my invitation designs tonight...and all we have to say is THEY ROCK!!!

It only took us about 5 hours to get the mock-up of the invites and the template for our envelopes done.

That's all...No biggy.

We made the biggest mess you could imagine, and we only have approximately 60 left to do.

Which is all of them, if you didn't know.

But we got the idea of it down which is what we were trying to do, so that's one step closer to being done.

Monday, September 21, 2009

A bit of a change

So me and sister (that's my sister for those not in the know; that's what I call her) went to the bridal show at Thanksgiving Point on Saturday and it was awesome.

A lot of progress was made and some decisions were made as well. First of all, sister is on board with helping me make my invitations. I drew up the perfect invites and I'm super excited to get them going.

Secondly, remember the post when I said, "Remember the shoes? Well now they are new shoes!"
Consider this the reprisal.

Since the vibe of the wedding has changed, I could no longer wear the summery sandals that I had (secondly) originally planned on. Yes I did buy them, but who ever said you can have too many shoes? It certainly wasn't me! I have been searching for the perfect shoe to replace said sandals, but I wasn't having any luck. They had to have the perfect vintage feel, while not completely disregarding my style. It was a toughy!

But then I found them....and they are PERFECT!!!!!!

I am in love ~*swoon*~

I also found my photographer and she is also perfect.

Ya'll can find her at Stacy Marie Photography

I have been a little bit worried about the money for the wedding...Mostly I wasn't sure that there would be enough for the things that I wanted to have. Not like bridezilla things, but things like a kick-ass photographer and an equally kick-ass place to have the party. But things have come together quite perfectly and I found out this weekend that its all gonna be just fine.

Plus, I found a rockin' deal on a honeymoon....Hawaii anyone?

6 nights, car rental, and roundtrip tickets for both of us for under $2,000.

I am "freaking out" kind of excited about it!

Monday, September 14, 2009

anyone see this last night???

F*ING AWESOME is all I have to say. Brought tears to my eyes and gave me chills. I am still so, so sad that he is gone, but it was amazing while we had him!

Friday, September 11, 2009

September 11, 2001

Because I am at a new site, and I just re-read it and it still gave me chills...I am doing a flashback post from last year...Thursday, September 11, 2008

I was sitting on the couch in the family room, eating a bowl of frosted cherios, watching tv. Whatever show I was watching just stopped, and the "BREAKING NEWS" flasher showed up on the screen. It showed a building I'd never seen before smoking and burning. And then they were both smoking and burning.

My mom came in and told me my ride was here. I got into the Gayheart's green van with captains chairs and rode in silence all the way to school.

I didn't know what was happening, I didn't know what those buildings were, or what it meant. Didn't know what it meant, except that everything in the world would be completely changed forever.

We got to school, said goodbye and thank-you to a silently crying Ann Gayheart, and walked along with everybody else into the school. The hallways were different, not silent obviously because they were full of 7th 8th and 9th graders, but different. Walking past the office, the ladies had the Channel One tv on watching CNN. The same picture playing all the time.

Then I got to my 9th grade Geography class, Mr. Voorhies' class. He was just sitting at his desk; not crying neccesarily, but subdued, reflective, staring at the tv. It was his birthday and his only sons first birthday, and he said because of this day, it would never be the same for him.

After the bell rang and we were all sitting at our desks staring at the tv as well, he turned it off and started talking to us about everyhting that was happening. What he thought it meant, what 'they' thought it meant, what those towers were and what they meant. I didn't understand half of it, because I was never interested in that kind of stuff, but I was listening intently.

The rest of the day the tv's were in on in every class, and I'm not sure we did any work the whole day. I remember when I got to fourth period, Sewing 1, our teacher asked us if we wanted to tv left on or if she should turn it off. We all wanted it on. And its a good thing we did because I think it was then that another plane hit somewhere, I can't remember which one it was, and we were all in shock. It just kept happening, and nobody knew why.

That day changed everything, everywhere. Countries that didn't neccessarily like the U.S. before became supportive and were grieving with us; people who didn't feel particularly patriotic suddenly realized how close they were to losing it all and what that would have meant for them; these generations witnessed what would become a new chapter in history books, our generations' "Kennedy assasination" so to speak.

I remember one commercial that was just a shot of a street maybe in San Francisco, or Virginia, somewhere. With houses on either side of the street. It said "When they brought down the towers they wanted to change America forever." The shot changes to the same street with red, white, and blue everywhere you can see, and the voice said, "Well, they succeeded."

"Today marks the seventh anniversary of the day our world was broken. It lives forever in our hearts and our history, a tragedy that unites us in a common memory and a common story ... the day that began like any other and ended as none ever has."
~Michael Bloomberg, Mayor, New York City, September 11, 2008

I didn't know what any of it meant at the time, no. But, I definitely found out. I will never forget where I was, what I was doing. The feelings that came around not long after.

And I never want to.

I want to be able to give my children my version of what happened that day. When they come home from school one day, after learning about it in their history class, and ask me if I remember.

I'll say, "Always."

Friday, September 4, 2009


I am officially a mark. representative!

(that's one thing crossed off my list...!!! the way)

I put a little link over there ---> so click on it if you want to buy some awesome make-up, clothes, or jewery.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

101 Things in 1001 Days

  1. Get a passport
  2. take one big trip to a country at least an ocean away
  3. Go to Disneyworld
  4. Get the "name change" process started no more than 45 days after the wedding
  5. Try at least one new recipe a month
  6. Have a baby
  7. Plant a garden
  8. Go to 3 concerts
  9. Go on a road trip with no set destination
  10. Get most debt paid off (Kevin's student loans, truck, best buy)
  11. Read 100 books from
  12. Check out all 100 books from library
  13. $1 savings for every book read
  14. Leave a note inside every "100" books from the library
  15. Take Kevin to Palm Springs area
  16. Call in "sick" to work and do nothing
  17. Go to an Atlanta Braves home game
  18. Go to Oktoberfest at Snowbird
  19. Watch " The Godfather"s
  20. Eat at 5 new restaurants
  21. Put $1 in savings for every task completed
  22. Take 3 trips with just Mom and Sister
  23. Create at least one set of decorations for the Wedding
  24. Watch all 3 versions of "A Star is Born"
  25. Learn to ride a motorcycle
  26. Go to the Drive-In
  27. See the Atlantic Ocean
  28. Get back to 120 lbs
  29. Get a recipe card box
  30. Put all recipes on individual cards
  31. Go camping in the backyard
  32. Go to the Harry Potter Theme park
  33. Go to a movie alone
  34. Have a picnic
  35. Take a train trip
  36. Get rid of clothes I don't wear, every 6 months
  37. Host a scary movie night
  38. Go snorkeling
  39. Complete 3 puzzles
  40. Re-create senior trip with Alyse June 11, 2010
  41. Do yoga at least 3 times a week
  42. get another tattoo
  43. Learn to bowl better
  44. Find my perfect little black dress
  45. Wear that dress somewhere with Kevin
  46. Learn to snowboard
  47. Star using re-usable shopping bags only--NO MORE PLASTIC
  48. Get new bikes for both of us
  49. Find art for the bedroom
  50. Get couch for the living room
  51. Host a Halloween costume party
  52. Start P90X
  53. Stick to P90X
  54. Drive to Colorado
  55. Go to the beach with Kevin
  56. Watch the sunset on that beach
  57. Tell my brother how I really feel
  58. Build a sandcastle
  59. Send a message in a bottle
  60. Find the best Nail and Toe polish for the wedding
  61. Teach Kevin to drive my car
  62. Splurge once in awhile without worrying about it
  63. Set up a savings plan
  64. Buy a helmet for Kevin's scooter so I can ride it
  65. Ride the scooter
  66. Have ALL bills paid automatically (that can be)
  67. Put $1 a day for 1001 days in envelope for a trip/splurge
  68. Make sure I do "The Hair" (or a variation if its not quite long enough) for the wedding
  69. Book Squatters before December 2009
  70. Take at least 1 picture a month of Kevin and I
  71. Plant snap dragons in the yard
  72. Take Kevin on a date mor often
  73. Try to build a 3 month buffer in savings
  74. Order dessert first occasionally
  75. Get a couple's massage
  76. Buy cloth napkins
  77. Use cloth Napkins instead of paper
  78. Try to stick to my daily cleaning schedule as much as possible
  79. Drink more water!
  80. Buy a new camera
  81. Make my own granola
  82. Commit to having my oil changed every 4,000 miles...PERIOD
  83. Start making jewelry again
  84. Start selling Mark cosmetics
  85. Let Kevin take me golfing
  86. Go to bed before 10 every work night for 7 nights
  87. Send Christmas cards
  88. Take Christmas card picture
  89. Go to every Race for the Cure I can
  90. Have another baby
  91. Move to a bigger house if the second baby happens
  92. Plant flowers in the window boxes
  93. Continue meal planning every week (very helpful)
  94. Take Kevin to my uncle's in WA
  95. Make Christmas gifts for friends and neighbors
  96. Start some sort of collection for my kids (movies, books, etc.)
  97. Give Kevin that thing I wrote that I said I would give him eventually
  98. Make my wardrobe "grow up"
  99. Send flowers to my mom, just because
  100. Send flowers to sister for the same reason
  101. Make our own Christmas traditions

Here it is...for the world to see.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Scariest Theme Song of all Time???

Um yes...I do believe Halloween (the movie, not the holiday) takes the cake on this one.

If you disagree with me, you should probably listen to it again.

I love the Halloween franchise. Old, yes. New...EVEN BETTER!

Rob Zombie could not have done a better job with the remake of the first one, and guess what's happening tonight?

Halloween 2 is here!

Can't Wait!

Monday, August 24, 2009


I have added a blogging page to the Wedding Site. I'm working on getting some more stuff on there for you guys to look at.

Ther is only just the one post right now but there is a picture of a beautiful dress on there.

My dress.

My wedding dress to be exact!

Woo Hoo!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

My List

First, a confession...

I am a blog stalker traveler.

I stalk travel to blogs all the time. People I knew, people I know, people I would like to know, people I have never heard of or met ever and probably never will, no one is safe.

In my defense, its not creepy stalking traveling. Its mostly informative; to fill my curious mind with the things people struggle with, acomplish, and think of every day. I love reading, I love learning new things, and I love learning about people in general. I think its interesting to know how other people live there lives. In other words, people fascinate me...enter the stalking traveling.

The point of this?

Well, throughout my blog stalking traveling, I have been seeing quite a few of these lists. They are long lists. Very long. And after so many times I have become intrigued...and then envious.

I want one.

The Mission:
Complete 101 preset tasks in a period of 1001 days.

The Criteria:
Tasks must be specific (ie. no ambiguity in the wording) with a result that is either measurable or clearly defined. Tasks must also be realistic and stretching (ie. represent some amount of work on my part).

Why 1001 Days?
Many people have created lists in the past - frequently simple goals such as New Year's resolutions. The key to beating procrastination is to set a deadline that is realistic. 1001 Days (about 2.75 years) is a better period of time than a year, because it allows you several seasons to complete the tasks, which is better for organizing and timing some tasks such as overseas trips or outdoor activities.

The countdown, directly above the bloggy area, is my countdown.
1001 days starting September 1.
That means I have until Septemer 1 to finish compiling my list and get it posted for all to see. Probably over there somewhere --->

I have already thought of a few things, but from reading over others' lists, I can already tell that the thinking part of this is going to suck.

Anyone want to join me?

Monday, August 10, 2009

A Few Things

So I might be getting my wedding dress this week...I'm not sure when but some time...CAN'T WAIT!!!

These came in the mail last week so I am excited to try them on with it!!! YAY!!!

Me and Kevin cleaned the house yesterday, we got all of the boxes out of the kitchen (all non-kitchen related mind you), bought rugs for said kitchen and put all the junk that was all over the counters away!!! It looks like a house now, and its wonderful.

We had our first visit from certain types of neighbors that I would much rather avoid altogether, but they were nice and she made good cookies for us to enjoy so thats cool. They also brough their little tiny dog with them. She was super cute.

And speaking of dogs...we got a new one! Her name is Roxie and she is the sweetest thing ever. She is a border collie/lab mix, she's 5 and she's adorable. She just likes to relax, and she follows me all around the house. If I leave the family room to put my cup in the sink, she comes too, then turns right around when I go back to the family room. We love her, including Ace (Kev's dog), he thinks he's got himself a brand new girlfriend and he's totally diggin' it.

Me and Kevin are going to go the Squatter's soon to check it out i.e. Menu, location, prices, etc. I've never eaten there but it looks like a good time from everything I've seen on the rooms and such.
Who wants to hear my random thought today? Now this thought wasn't actually born today, it was born a very long time ago the first morning I took the belt route to I-215 to get to my old job at Founders...
Why does that spot when you are curving and almost on 215 smell like coffee and burnt Eggos??
Anyone, Anyone??
Everyday I drive there, and everyday I wonder this same thing because everyday this is what it smells like. I have no idea why. Its not like there is a restaurant right there that makes breakfast every morning, its just some hot tub store.
Anyway, super random but oh well...Its been bugging me lately and I wanted to put it out there.
That is all for now...see ya!

Monday, August 3, 2009

An Unveiling of Sorts

We got the bedroom painted yesterday and I am so in love! The walls are still naked but with this picture you get the idea of where it is headed.

Are you ready?

Here it is!

And yes, it is a comfy as it looks. Be jealous :)

We also bought a dining table from Ikea and it rocks...the chairs are lovely!

We got our first picture to hang in the front room, but we haven't hung it up yet...Probably tonight.

I'm just so happy because it actually looks like a house.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Now, if you'll bring your attention to the right...

To view the wedding site you actually have to go to it and do the login instructions...It will send me an email to approve or deny the request and when I accept it, it will email you back and let you know that you can come and see.
Sorry if I wasn't clear enough on that earlier!

Some of you have already noticed, but for those who haven't, notice the link over to the right with the words "Our Wedding Website". That is, just as it says, our wedding website. Now I know that I don't have to say this (I hope anyway) but people who are in any contact with D-bag what-so-ever, NOT ONE WORD!!!

I have made the website private, so if you would like to look at it just do the whole "add me" thing. If I like you, you can come in. If you are some random person, then your chances probably aren't too high.

There isn't much there right now, mostly because not a lot of planning has happened. But there will be, so stay tuned!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


So those of you who were readers of my private blog, do you remember these?

I guess now that I am engaged I can tell you what they were for...I found these because they were the perfect wedding shoes for me! But then I waited too long to get them and the are no longer anywhere to be found.


But the entire theme of the wedding has changed since I found these shoes so it doesn't even matter that they aren't around for the wedding's sake, but they sure were amazing.

I just purchased the shoes I am going to wear officially. They were way cheaper than said amazing shoes and they will work with the wedding a lot better. Think beachy, caribbean, fun...

I'm in love with them, and I really would love to show you my dress but there aren't any good pictures I can snag online so it might just have to wait until it has been purchased and is at home with me. But, trust me, its beautiful!

So far we have: March, Squatters, night time. Thats about it.

On a different note, the house thing is going great! We aren't all the way moved in yet because of painting and re-finishing the floors but we are working on it. I only have one picture so was taken on my phone so excuse the quality (or lack there of) of it.

That is the front door the dining room (nook), and the shiny, shiny hardwood because the varnish was still wet. It is dry now and it looks amazing with the wall color. LOVE IT!

We have slowly started putting things away in the kitchen but it is slow going because it seems things have been non stop since last monday when we started moving in. But the good news is the messy part of this whole thing is over. There is no more sanding so I can actually start cleaning and keep things clean.

The master isn't painted yet because of the floors and then we went to my family reunion and when we got back on Sunday we had to get things from a million different stores, and then yesterday Kevin had a softball tournament so he didn't get home til about 7:30 and neither of us felt like doing anything but relaxing. We have decided to look at his schedule and find time where we can actually plan to paint the bedroom. Hopefully this weekend but we'll see.

Thats just about all the updates I have for now. I know you can't believe it because this post wasn't long at all...Once things are set up I will have some more pictures of the house to share but for now, that one is it.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Moving Day and Some News

So we started moving into the new house today, and it will take the rest of the week I'm sure since Kevin and his dad want to re-finish the hard-wood floors before we get all of our stuff moved in.

We are both mega excited and can't wait to be in and settled...I'll put up some pictures of the house when I remember to take some.

As for the news....Me and Kevin are...


As of Saturday night....and we are both so happy. Everyone is happy: My family, his family, our friends.

I can't remember the last time I was this happy, and it feels so good!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The First (real) Post

Not that Sadie's passing is not considered real news, because it most definitely is, but I wanted the a first post besides my welcome to be something exciting and not cryptic or sad.

But thats okay, because I have some news now.

Some good news.

Some very happy news.

Me and Kevin are moving in together! He has been trying to get into a house since we got together and the bank finally accepted his offer...the closing date is supposed to be Aug. 16th but we're hoping they will be okay with going sooner.

I can't wait! We have been waiting for this since May and almost had it, but then it got moved, and delayed, and moved...

I'll put up some pictures of moving day when we get to that.

There is also some other news, but I'm not talking about that yet.

Let's spread these things out kids...come on!

Up next, my best friend's wedding!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Goodbye Sadie

The bravest little girl I've never met passed away this morning after trying her hardest to kick a brain tumor's ass for over a year...Although I never met her and her family, I am incredibly touched by this and am going to miss her dearly...

To the Huish family,

You are in my thoughts during this hard time and I hope that you will come out of this stronger than you could have realized was possible. Sadie touched so many lives because of this tumor and everyone who knew her story is going to be forever changed because of this.
She will be missed immensely.

Love you Sadie!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Starting Over

I'm creating a new blog to go with this new life I'm starting...I can say, with 100% certainty, where this new life is going...but until I have some more details to share, this post will be it...

But, I am am expecting some new details in the very near future starting with a big move!

Stay tuned!