Friday, October 28, 2011

Where did fall go?

Today is one of those days where I am so sleepy I am just completely out of it. I am coasting through the day, staring at the clock and thinking of the sweatpants I will put on when I get home and the warm, cozy blankets I can sit under to watch TV and be lazy all night long. After carving pumpkins of course.

This is how I feel to a tee:


Hppy Friday! Enjoy tolerate the snow tomorrow. Snow in October?!?!

Also, enjoy this video (I am pretty sure it is a commercial). It is silly but I think it sends a great message.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Perfect Two

Such an adorable song  :-)

You can be the peanut butter to my jelly
You can be the butterflies I feel in my belly
You can be the captain and I can be your first mate
You can be the chills that I feel on our first date

You can be the hero and I can be your side kick
You can be the tear that I cry if we ever split
You can be the rain from the cloud when it's stormin'
Or you can be the sun when it shines in the mornin'

Don't know if I could ever be
Without you cause boy you complete me
And in time I know that we'll both see
That we're all we need

Cause you're the apple to my pie
You're the straw to my berry
You're the smoke to my high
And you're the one I wanna marry

Cause you are the one for me
And I'm the one for you
You take the both of us
And we're the perfect two

We're the perfect two
We're the perfect two
Baby me and you
We're the perfect two

You can be the prince and I can be your princess
You can be the sweet tooth I can be the dentist
You can be the shoes and I can be the laces
You can be the heart that I spill on the pages

You can be the Vodka and I can be the chaser
You can be the pencil and I can be the paper
You can be as *cold* as the winter weather
But I don't care as long as we're together

dont know if I could ever be
Without you cause boy you complete me
And in time I know that we'll both see
That we're all we need

Cause you're the apple to my pie
You're the straw to my berry
You're the smoke to my high
And you're the one I wanna marry

Cause your the one for me
And I'm the one for you
You take the both of us
And we're the perfect two

We're the perfect two
We're the perfect two
Baby me and you
We're the perfect two
Source: Auburn

 

Wine, Cake and Love

My Nana always told me:

“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching, Love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like there's nobody listening, And live like it's heaven on earth.”

Today is one of those days that you want to be happy because birthdays are happy but you can't help but feel sad when you know the birthday you could be celebrating won't happen because the person isn't with you anymore. 

Today my Nana would be 80 years old. There is still a moment everyday where I can't believe that she isn't here anymore.  Sometimes I will see something and think "my Nana would love that" or just want to curl up in her bed with her and tell her about my awful day at work, or the exciting things that happened over the weekend. 

When she first passed away I didn't want to forget the sound of her voice, that was what I feared the most.  It has been two years, and I can't necessarily remember exactly what it sounds like anymore, but I will never forget her touch.  She was one of those people that could touch you with a hand, and you could feel it in your soul.  Her hands, although they were 78 years old, were the softest I have ever felt. She cared and loved so much those who were important to her.  I hope that I have at least half the amount of room in my heart to love as she did.

Tonight we are going to celebrate her birthday with a glass of wine, a piece of cake and love. Just because she isn't here with us anymore doesn't mean that she would want us to be sad. She is looking down over us, wanting us to love as hard as we can.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Song Queen

I have been the song queen lately.  The past few days, I have been listening to all the Michael Franti and Spearhead songs (after hearing new ones at the wedding I was in this past weekend).  I love the reggae/low key feel of all his music.  It's feel good music, and I think everyone can appreciate it, no matter age, beliefs, taste, etc.

Here's a little taste:


Speaking of said wedding, I'll post lots of pictures after the bride and her new hubby return from their honeymoon. The wedding was one of the absolute best I have ever been too. I may be partial because she is a best friend of a long time, but it was so much fun and lasted the perfect amount of time.  The wedding was so "them". A little touch of Ashley and Andy on every part of it. Overall, an amazing time with many people that I love!

A sneak peek:


Fun had by all :)

Love you both to pieces Ash and Andy! Can't wait to see you when you get back from the Carribean all bronzed. 

Completely off subject...

I successfully completed my first morning workout ever. 5 am came bright and early but I now understand the amazing feeling of having it done for the day.  I hope I can get my booty out of bed that early more often!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Made My Day

Please enjoy it as much as I did!

It begins

P90X started on Monday and man can I feel it. My abs have never hurt so much so good before in my life. (I rarely ever even attempt to do an ab workout).  I can't wait to see the results if WHEN I stick with it for 88 more days. :-/

I have heard from multiple people that this guy will be my arch nemesis by the time all is said and done:

Tony Horton, I can't believe your 52!  I don't want man arms when all is said and done, but I can't wait to be stronger and more toned!  Plyometrics was one of the strangest, hardest workouts I have ever done. And I don't think I have ever sweat that much in my entire life. 

So, from now until January 8th my workout routine will take place with Tony (except on Sundays when the most exercise I will get is walking Jaks). I feel like with all the time we will spend together it is ok to be on a first name basis. 

Wish me luck :)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

It all started with a game of flag football...

I am feeling mushy today. I have never gone into detail into how Brent and I met, so today I am feeling like is the day. This weekend we have already been engaged for 2 months (time flies) and wedding plans are fully in the works.  I am amazed at how I am not as stressed as I would imagine. I find the whole planning process so fun. I can't wait until the big day (even thought it is almost a whole year from now). If two months goes that quick, I know it will be here before we know it.

On with my story (and random pictures of us through dating thrown in):

Brent and I met because we had mutual friends and were on a flag football team together. The first game was on an abnormally warm day in April.  I went to the game, no makeup, hair in a bun and exhausted. I had worked late bartending the night before.  When, we got there I offered to sit out the first few plays because I had never played on a team like this before and I wanted to see how it was done (and not make an embarassment out of myself). Well, the other three people sitting out were Brent, Kevin (Brent's brother) and Justin (Kevin's Friend).  I boldly walked up and introduced myself, what did I have to lose? We exchanged names and talked and then went on our way playing the game.


First Picture Together

Soon there after I went out with two people from the team for a birthday. I was asking the girl Brent was friends with (Kate) if he was married/engaged because he told me how he was looking at houses that day.  She laughed and said no, and asked if I was interested.  Apparently he had told her that he could possibly be interested in me.

One thing led to another, and the next time Kate and I hung out I called Brent (it happened to be his birthday) and we made plans to go out the next week.


At Sara's Wedding
The first date I was so nervous. I got lost going the restaurant and was freaking out.  I called my friend Leslie (who was then living in North Carolina) and told her what I was up to. She talked me through the nerves and when I got there I had atleast calmed down enough to have a sane conversation.

Brent wined and dined me at Melting Pot (awesome first date). He always tells the story that I ripped apart an entire wine cork I was so nervous.


Halloween

After the date I called my friend Colleen (who was engaged at the time) and told her all about the date.  I told her how I really liked him but didn't want to jinx it. He seemed like a great guy and I just wanted to make sure I didn't screw anything up.



We went out about once a week for a month but talked every day either through text or on the phone. We lived about an hour from each other so we couldn't really see each other during the week.

We both happened to be at the beach over memorial day weekend so I met up with him and hung out one night with he and his friends. They were all so nice and accepting, I couldn't have asked for a better first experience meeting a group of friends. We danced the night away. 



About a month after our first date (on May 30th) we became exclusive :-) And now the rest is history. We are engaged and I get to marry my best friend in less than a year. I couldn't be happier/luckier/more excited than I am right now!



xoxoxox

Monday, October 3, 2011

My gem of the day

I am borrowing this quote from another favorite blog of mine:

When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must, but don’t you quit.
Success is failure turned inside out,
The silver tint on the clouds of doubt,
And you can never tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems afar.
So, stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit
It’s when things go wrong that you mustn’t quit.
—Unknown

It's a nice little pick me up. Even if certain things don't turn out the way you want them too, there are always other things that will turn out better. Just always have to keep looking at the bright side :-) (even when its hard).

Can't wait to zumba my booty away tonight at a new class. Wish me luck that I can keep up!