Monday, November 25, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
The end to calling him my "boyfriend."
The end to a naked ring finger.
The end to questions about if it would happen.
The end to girl talk predicting how he would ask.
The end to imagining what the ring would look like.
The end to living for myself.
GAH, I'm ENGAGED!
Friday, October 25, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
I had the great opportunity to blend work and family last weekend. We needed someone to attend college fairs in Orlando and Jacksonville, so naturally my hand shot up like rocket while inside I squealed me me me me me me meeeeee!!
The timing was pretty perfect for two reasons. First, I was able to spoil Makayla on her birthday by kidnapping her from day care, buying her a new birthday dress complete with gold shoes and a matching headband (we tried on lots of outfits and modeled them in the mirror to which she would whisper eversolightly pwettyyy...), then on to Build-a-Bear where she picked out all things pink and named her new friend Sophia.
My mom has been working for a long time to convert to Catholicism and I was able to attend her baptism/first holy communion/confirmation/renewal of vows ceremony while I was in town. It was such a special day for my mom and Wally, and I am so very inspired by her commitment to her husband and her faith. She looked like an angel.
Other awesome things from the weekend include:
-Long car rides and long talks with my mom.
-Golfing for the first time in years! with my dad and Judi...and not playing half bad!
-Ending said golf round in the pouring rain full of giggles and laughs.
-Tanner grabbing my hand to get my attention, just to say "I love you."
-Seeing college-brother...he was high school-brother last time I saw him.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
I have random talents. The kind that are only useful when you need to say something unique about yourself during icebreakers. Things like juggling, walking on my hands and reciting the states in alphabetical order.
But I do have one talent that has proven to be of use to myself and others through the years of proms, dance recitals and weddings. I can make pretty hair do's.
I have never been formally taught but I can run Youtube, I like the smell of hair spray and I've got patience. As far as I'm concerned, you don't need much else in the way of hair-doism except maybe a thousand bobby pins.
I had the honor of creating looks for a long time friend and her bridesmaids for her wedding. The girls were so stunning and a blast to work with. I was so happy to be a part of her day in this small way and truly enjoyed having an excuse to so one of my random but useful talents.
Then I moonwalked during the wedding dance.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
I pride myself on being able to justify anything. My parents use to tell me to be a lawyer because I can pretty much argue any point. And have done so on many, many occasions (they loved that phase). I have recognized that friends and coworkers utilize me to help them make insane justifications for their decisions.
And I love it. Here is some of my absurd reasoning.
Oh you're moving? Then you should shop online so you can use the shipment boxes for packing your belongings.
You don't want to be productive today? Well it is raining AND it's a Thursday which means you've still got one more day to get your work done so you're off the hook.
You want an expensive dress? Well you can spend more on that because it is an entire outfit, not just a singular piece that must be paired with something else to be appropriate (i.e. spend what you'll spend on pants and a shirt).
And you want another piece of chocolate from my office candy drawer? Well...see above.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Here is what has been going on 'round here...
Making : Many trips to Ikea.
Cooking : Hy-Vee Chinese (can that please count?)
Drinking : Lots-o-coffee
Reading: Fifty Shades of Grey for the second time so I can image these two in the starring role (meh, not happy about the casting on this one folks.
Wanting: These booties...and bad.
Looking: At Pinterest and decorating my fake home with my fake budget.
Playing: Some ridiculous Sims like game on my iPad with pirates. It the silliest game ever but takes zero brain function and is therefore ideal for breaks on the road.
Wasting: Half the foot long sub I get for the same prices as a 6-inch.
Sewing: Hems. Cause I'm short.
Wishing: For a backrub. (wink wink).
Waiting: For payday.
Liking: My every third day hair washing routine. (so not gross)
Wondering: If I will meet my goals at work.
Loving: Good things happening to good people.
Hoping: For a girls weekend soon...Galena anyone?
Marvelling: At the amount of orange that has popped up in my wardrobe.
Needing: Nothing...and everything. You know.
Smelling: The distinct aroma of an awesome fall.
Wearing: Dresses like it's my job.
Following: My heart.
Noticing: More gray hairs.
Knowing: That things are good. And right. And perfect.
Thinking: Of getting a kitty. A yellow one. Named Willow. (clearly thinking about this a lot).
Opening: Thank you letters. The best part of my job.
Giggling: At Sean's stories from teaching. He should write a book!