Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sweet Weekend

This was a great weekend. I think this picture sums it up.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Other Blogs

I used to think blogs were dumb. But the past several months I've come across a variety of different blogs, and after talking to Jenn about hers, decided to start one. I knew it would be fairly impersonal, more of a tool to keep family updated on my life in the big city, and pregnancy. Yesterday I discovered an absolutely amazing blog--project subrosa. This woman is so real, so inspiring. I feel very connected to it since she is doing the marriage/baby stuff in close succession as well.

On another note, I just got invited to my bridal shower! Andy's mom, Sue, and Jenn are throwing it for me at thanksgiving. I am marrying into such an awesome family. We are getting manicures and pedicures before. I have never done either one of those, so it will be a new experience. I really was not expecting to have any pre-wedding parties except for a bachelorette party when I can actually drink again. So thanks Jenn and Sue!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


For some reason these past two weeks have been so incredibly long. I think it's mostly because Andy has been gone so much. Seeing him sometime in my day gives me so much mental energy.

This weekend (that is what I'm shooting for right now) we want to go to the DC aquarium. Anyone who I've told I want to go to the aquarium have told me that it sucks. But I enjoy the fish in dentists' offices so I think I will be alright with a mediocre aquarium. Somehow watching fish automatically brings me back to a more child-like frame of mind--appreciating small things. And it reminds me of all my hardcore swim team days :)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Ugly Betty

Ugly Betty is back! I have been looking forward to this season for a while. I truly don't know why I like that show so's just so freaken funny sometimes. Mark and Amanda are the most dysfunctional hilarious friendship ever. The first season was the best in my opinion. Tonight is the perfect night for it since the boy is still gone and I needed a lazy, wind-down night, with a dumb show, and lots of sugar.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Andy is away on a business trip. Actually the business trip part was yesterday in Minneapolis. So now he is staying with his family for a couple of days. I didn't know what a lamo I was without him!

In some ways being apart is kind of cool because it helps to remember all the things we love about each other, and it helps us remember our total awesomeness together. Andy once told me I am his "person." I love that. Just the idea that you can have a person in life. I have got to be the most blessed person. I'm only 22, and I've found my person. This is going to be the sappiest post ever written, but I just watched the romantic season finale of Everwood (I am sad that show ended in 2006), and I'm in the midst of pining.

However, Andy is having a good time with his family, and his mom likes my wedding dress! so life is good all in all. I've been able to put in lots of extra hours at work for our slowly approaching honeymoon, and I know I never want to be a loner professional.

I'll finish with one more sappy thing. We have both been listening to this song lately by Regina Spektor called "Two Birds on a Wire." Andy left me a note referencing this song when he left. Anyway its become a thing between us, as we talk about building our nest together. I found this pendant online and I really wish I could figure out where to find it!

Wedding and stuff

so much has happened in the past month, I don't even know where to start, but I've found "catching up" on everything that has happened does not work for me, I am a more in the present writer.

Wedding stuff....
I bought a dress. I'm not going to post pictures of it since Andy is super paranoid about seeing (it's actually adorable how freaked he gets everytime I get close to letting on of the details slip like the neckline, or type of veil).

Andy found the ring he wants! (to the left) Unfortunately they only sell it in monstrous sizes, and Andy and I both have small ring sizes. But I love how it matches mine. Also the three stones seemed very symbolic for me. The trinity, and our budding family are both reflected in the three little stones.

We figure that we have the church and a dress, everything else is pretty much extra. Although we do want to have a kicking party, which is turning out to be the most expensive part so far. and then I wish art was cheaper!

But the dress is the sweetness, I look at it and I feel beautiful. Andy is going to be knocked over. I want to describe it so badly!