Monday, December 31, 2012

To the end of this year and the beginning of the next one...

May next year be an even better year than this year. May your year be full of love and laughter!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Happy ME

As I turn to a new chapter in my life and enter into my is what I have to say about my 20s:

So as I sit back and look at who I was when I turned 20 to who I am now - I am 60% a different person.
I say 60% because I think I have always been a kind, compassionate person.
I don't think I always stood up for myself - I learned my self worth and value in my 20s. I learned it is ok to not smile through everything, and I learned not to always have a wall up.
When I was 20 years old- the same women that are in my bridal party were in my life. I was blessed.
When I was 20 - I backpacked through Europe ALONE.

I've moved, made new friends, lost some friends, watched friends get married, watched friends have babies.

I've traveled, seen more of the world, met all kinds of people.

I've become me.

As I enter into my 30s - I will become a wife (May of 2013!) and hopefully, god willing, in my 30s, I will become a mother as well.

I look at this next chapter with so much joy.

Friday, December 21, 2012


Roxy is home. She is resting and the vet said she will be better soon.

I already see her personality coming back.

She saw me and her tail wagged like crazy and she was licking our faces.

I missed this pup!

Thursday, December 20, 2012


She spent all day Wednesday at the Vet. She is still being fed through an IV, but we did add some can food to her diet.

It is so hard to see her like this. She is usually only 10.5pounds and right now she just feels like bones. So tiny. She has probably lost about 2 pounds, which is a lot when you are that small.

She slept at home last night again and seems to be slowly getting better.

All I want for Christmas is my puppy - healthy and happy.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Getting better

Roxy came home last night. She heads back to the vet this morning as they wanted to watch her one more day.

She wasn't 100% herself, but she is doing better.

I just love her so very much. B and I are so happy that she was home.

Wedding Wednesday

So the menu is set, the save the dates are out...and there is SO MUCH MORE to do.

This Sunday my mom and I are ordering our wedding invitations.

I am beyond excited.

It took a lot of time for me to figure out what I wanted - that didn't break the bank.

I want Thermography
I want gold lettering
I want simple, yet elegant.

Let's see if I can find something like this:

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

My Roxy puppy

Yesterday when I left for my lunch break to head home, B called me and said to hurry home.

Roxy had been throwing up all over the house. When I got there, she was so sick looking.

We packed her up and headed to the vet.

I held her wrapped up in a towel and petted her face telling her how much I love her.

The vet took one look at her, got her temperature and said they were going to run tests and get her an IV for fluids as she was dehydrated.

That was Noon yesterday.  The vet wanted to keep her overnight. So here I am playing the waiting game.

I miss my puppy. (I know at almost 5 she is not a puppy anymore, but she is my puppy - she is 10.5 pounds and full of energy - she bounces all over our house and makes us laugh constantly.)

I want her home. I want her ok.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Positive Thinking

I believe in the power of positive thinking.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wedding Wednesday

Tomorrow is a day that I never thought would come!

Tomorrow I go with my mom to try on MY wedding dress. The Bridal salon called and said that it was in. I am so excited.

Coming from Spain - made with beautiful lace and amazing silk. I cannot wait to put it on. Mostly because THIS is what I will be wearing when B and I become husband and wife.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Wedding Wednesday- Menu

We had our tasting a few weeks ago and our menu has been set. I am BEYOND excited and the food is out of this world!

For our cocktail hour, we are having passed Hors d’oeuvres:

Warm Jumbo Lump Crab Cake with Remoulade

Warm Grilled Colorado Lamb Chop, Rosemary-demi glace

Warm Feta Cheese and Sundried Tomatoes Wrapped in Phyllo

Shredded Hoisin Chicken Wrap on Asian Spoon - I dont have a picture

For our salad:
Mixed Sweet Lettuce, Oven Dried Strawberries, Granny Smith Apple, Feta Cheese, Toasted Walnuts, with Champagne Vinaigrette

The entrees are a choice of Roasted Gulf Snapper or a Steak.
And then the cakes - I am so excited about B's cake. We have not done my cake tasting yet, but that will be sometime in January.