Friday, November 30, 2012

in Thanksgiving

My brother lives in the same city as B's family. So this year for Thanksgiving, my family went to that city and we did Thanksgiving 3 times!

Thursday we went to a Latin Fusion restaurant with my parents, my grandfather, my brother and B's parents.  After eating we went to B's parents house and watched more football than ever before. Fun was had by everyone.

Friday, we went to a Pizza place with the same people as above but also including B's Dad's parents and B's dad's uncle. (B and B's dad are both only children.) Unfortunately, you can't see B's grandmother's face in the picture - but she is so lovely!

(Left side of the table front to back - my brother, B's grandfather, B's mom, B, my dad.
Right side of the table front to back- my grandfather, B's great uncle, B's dad, me, B's grandmother, my mom.)

Lastly - on Saturday we went to a Mexican restaurant with my family, B's parents and B's mom's side of the family. Everyone drank and ate way too much - but it was wonderful.

I feel truly blessed that the blending of our family has happened so easily. With B being an only child, my brother is our only sibling and I couldn't be more blessed to have him and B get along so well.  We are so blessed to have our amazing family!

Save the dates

We sent out our save the dates last week. This is feeling more and more real than ever before.
 Obviously the one below has a few things removed (names, website, day and location).
But here is what our Christmas Card/Save the date looked like:  

Monday, November 26, 2012


So very true.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Weekend breakdown

This past weekend B went hunting and I was home.

I had a breakdown.

I look at my life and I am surrounded by love. I love my life - so please don't take this the wrong way when I say that this past weekend I just broke down.

You see - while there are MANY amazing things happening in my life - there are some unsavory ones.

I was at the 9 month mark of having this all behind me - and then I got the news. It came back.

Like I said - I have so many things to be thankful for and I am a truly optimistic person - but I think I had too much time on my hands this past weekend - and I lost it.

I am just sad that hasn't gone away - and sad really isn't the correct emotion. I am upset, angry, sad and scared. I love my life right now - I ABSOLUTELY LOVE planning my wedding - to my dream guy. I never in a million years could have dreamed the love we have. I never in a million years thought my life could be what it is.

This is the most joyous time in my life - and yet I am fearful. I shouldn't be - but I am.

I go back in January for the next appointment to see if it has progressed or retreated.

So, while most days are about flowers and cakes and pretty dresses - SOME days - I am anxious and scared. 

All of this is part of life - and through all of this - a different kind of love has been shown to me. How B cares and loves for me through my ups and downs - through the great news and the devastating news - the way he loves - it is the way I need to be loved. For this I am the most thankful for during this Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Amazing moments in life

Sometimes, I have to remind myself of amazing moments - moments that make me stop and think -
Life is good.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Fill in the blank Friday

My best quality is my loyalty.

One of my less flattering qualities is my temper.

I'd rather be  READING.

Something I have been challenged with lately is  losing weight. BUT I WILL GET THERE.

I am looking forward to Thanksgiving with my entire family - old and new!

A super random factoid about me is I love to travel!

I want to do a lot of reading this weekend!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Wedding Wednesday


So I picked out the Bridesmaid Dress.

I wanted something that was Chiffon and light weight. I also wanted a light green.
I also wanted it to not be crazy expensive.
I loved this one the most of all of the dresses we tried.
The girls will be strapless, and my junior bridesmaid will have spaghetti straps.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Monday, November 5, 2012


Right now we are in the "we want to go everywhere together phase".

Friday, November 2, 2012

Fill in the Blank Friday

Link up with Lauren at The Little Things we Do to play along

1. Something I swore I'd never do, but ended up doing anyways is I have no idea - but I have a feeling whenever i become a mom I will do all of those things!

2. Something I have always wanted to do is go to Thailand!!!

3. Something I have no desire to ever do is  I am copying Lauren, but skydive - seriously jumping out of a perfectly normal plane? I will pass.

4. The best thing I ever did was meet up with B. Seriously, hands down the best thing I ever did was say "yes" when he asked if I wanted to get together for drinks and catch up. We caught up, and pretty much saw each other every single day afterwards.

5. When it comes to trying new things I am ALL FOR IT. I love to try new things.

6. One thing I have never done is hmm, I've never eaten a full tomato. I HATE THEM.  

7. My favorite thing to do is READ.