Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Wedding Planning

Despite what you may think, we are NOT planning a zombie/hobo/insert-your-own-far-out-theme wedding.  Actually, I do believe it is going to be quite lovely.  

We have successfully managed to check off the majority of the big things off of our to-do list, so that is one big relief.  Now, it is more about the details.  

Ah, the details!

Well, here are a couple projects that I am working on.  Of course, Pinterest has been a major inspiration, and the two ideas I have gotten from the fabulous website.  One, actually, was inspired by my mother-in-law-to-be, and I liked it and I am now running with it.  

Here are the two projects I have undertaken:

Numero Uno:

Numero Dos:

The idea for number uno is that they will be in the center of the tables with beautiful white flowers.  Perhaps tie a little bow around them.  If you go on my pinterest and find that pin, it actually shows you how to make the mason jars blue.  That is the project I am undertaking.  Hopefully it turns out alright!

Now for numero dos, I would love it eventually to be in our apartment, hanging somewhere fun.  (I do love the idea of it hanging over the bed! I also adore Mumford & Sons AND that quote!)  But for the reception, perhaps it can chill at the present table, or the sign-in table, or...anywhere.  It could just be fun.  I also saw an idea of where someone wrote out their "story" on the chalkboard, so that is another possibility.  (We do have one heck of a story!)  

Now, my apartment smells like spray paint, my nose is running (I'm getting sick, I do believe), and I am either tired, or getting high off of the fumes, but either way, I'm out like trout!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Avoiding Going to Bed...

It is currently 10:49, and I am avoiding having to go to bed.

You know what I mean, your eyes are nearly half shut, but you persist on browsing the internet, look up pins on pinterest, find funny youtube videos...Oh come on, you know exactly what I mean!!  I bet you are doing it RIGHT now...avoiding sleep and reading this blog instead.  Tsk. Tsk.

Anywho...I decided to practice my homemaking skills and made a real dinner tonight.  Shock, right?

I made meat loaf, mashed potatoes, rolls, veggies, and for dessert, a pumpkin roll.  Ryan was the lucky recipient of this great meal.  (Lucky boy, eh?)

Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures.


Here's a cool picture:
(Okay, so this is TOTALLY random picture, BUT! If you can believe it (and you should!), this is a BOY'S bathroom...Yes, you read right...This bathroom belongs to a GUY.  A DUDE.  A MALE!  Not a female anywhere IN this apartment!  Crazy, right?)

Okay...Now that I have rambled away, I think perhaps I will go crawl into my bed.  Mmm, sleep.  Night!

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Good news!

We have our engagements ticked off of our enormous "to-do" list! We had a lot of fun!  Check out a sneak peak of our photos here:



Monday, November 7, 2011


I love this clip from the office.  Absolutely hilarious.  It makes me want to do parkour in my own office.  I'm sure my manager would LOVE me for that one!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Women's Tears

Do you ever just want to cry? For no reason whatsoever? If you are male, you probably are thinking, "No way...Why would I do that?"  But if you are a girl, you are probably just nodding your head away in complete understanding.

My cousin posted this on Facebook.  I liked it.  Now I am sharing it with you:

A little boy asked his mother, "Why are you crying?" "Because I'm a woman," she told him.
"I don't understand," he said. His Mom just hugged him and said, "And you never will."

Later the little boy asked his father, "Why does mother seem to cry for no reason?"

"All women cry for no reason," was all his dad could say.

The little boy grew up and became a man, still wondering why women cry.

Finally he put in a call to God. When God got on the phone, he asked, "God, why do women cry so easily?"

God said, "When I made the woman she had to be special.

I made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world,

yet gentle enough to give comfort.

I gave her an inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that many times comes from her children.

I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going when everyone else gives up, and take care of her family through sickness and fatigue without complaining.

I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and all circumstances, even when her child has hurt her very badly.

I gave her strength to carry her husband through his faults and fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart.

I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband never hurts his wife, but sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly.

And finally, I gave her a tear to shed. This is hers exclusively to use whenever it is needed."

"You see my son," said God, "the beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair.

The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart - the place where love resides."

Friday, November 4, 2011

Les Mis

Happy Friday!

I have been obsessed with Les Miserables as of late.  I blame the fact that I have been reading the book, my friend bought the 20th Anniversary DVD and we have watched that, and the fact that whenever I get into my roommate's car, she has Jon Schmidt's version of "Bring Him Home" blasting through the speakers.

But seriously...SUCH a good story.  Every time I listen to "Bring Him Home", I get chills and sometimes, I hate to admit, I tear up.

I mean, listen!

That video is not of only ONE Jean Valjean, but of FOUR, all who played in previous years in Les Mis.  Gorgeous.  Simply gorgeous!

Les Mis makes me think of my Dad.  I just remember growing up, my Dad would play the soundtrack all the time...whether at home or on family trips, it was there in the background.  I suppose you can say that through Les Mis, I have bonded with my Dad over the years of my childhood.  It brings fond memories.  That may be part of my obsession.

But seriously...if you haven't read the book...Read it.  I know it looks intimidating, but it is such a lovely story filled with rich symbolism and power.  Jean Valjean is quickly becoming one of my favorite characters of all time.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Double Dream Hands

Best dance moves EVER!!!! Who would have known dancing was so simple?  ;)