Thursday, November 15, 2012

Just too busy

After missing almost a week, I think its safe to say that I've failed at my challenge. Writing a blog post a day seemed like an easy task, but I just cant find the time. That doesn't mean, however, that im not thankful for so many things. 

 Im busier than ever, I have so much going on, and its crazy that its coming at a time when, for the first time in 9 years, im not working 2 jobs at the same time. Being constantly exhausted for almost a decade seems nuts looking back on it, but i almost miss it. Now my time is being filled with other, not as profitable, activities like wedding planning, or my twice a week dates with my chiropractor, or as i like to refer to him, my miracle man. 

Im only going to get more busy as the year comes to an end, and I want to make sure that I dont miss a minute of the good stuff. Holiday cooking with my families, crazy all night black friday shopping with Heidi, silly moments with Presley and Tony. I need to start taking mental pictures of everything around me as I finish out my last year as an unmarried woman. 

2012 has been a crazy year. It began with a car accident, which was followed by a few horrably rough and painful months, which lead me to quit my job of 9 years, but its also enlighted me. I now see what really matters and whats really important. It brought me to a point where i now see everything very clearly.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

save the dates

I've been having more fun designing our save the dates and invitations than ive had with any of the other wedding planning so far! but then today i hit a road block. 

We are planning a destination wedding, only inviting our families so we can have an intimate, private celebration. We are also planning a huge reception at a later date, here in the states, because we realize what a huge extended family we have. We are so lucky to have so many people in our lives that love us and appreciate the love we have for each other. 

BUT.... here comes my problem. I want to send out "Save the Dates" to everyone and anyone, mainly to announce that we are, in fact, FINALLY getting married after 10 years. I figured it was implied that the save the dates are not an invite to the wedding in mexico, but more of a heads up, and also a way to send out our engagement pictures. Im just now, after much deliberation with my girlfriends, realizing that people will get the wrong idea from the save the date, which will lead to many disappointments and angry phone calls and emails from people wanting to come to our wedding.  

Obviously the smart thing to do to avoid any confusion would be to send out save the dates for our reception here in town, but i have yet to plan that seeing as how im spending all my time planning my wedding in another country.  

Im in a time crunch, and i just want to be able to share our happiness with everyone we know, is that so much to ask for, for pete sakes! 

Now i have to rethink my whole approach to this whole announcement/save the date idea. 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Giving Thanks - cuddling

Its a sad realization when Monday morning comes around and you didn't leave your bed, let alone your house, for the whole weekend. I never enjoy being sick (who does), but there are some things that make it enjoyable. 

the rainy day, flu season, all around waste of a good weekend, that i am thankful for.

its not very often I feel no guilt after spending the whole weekend in bed cuddling. if i have to miss out on 2 days of being productive, im glad i got to spend them with Adam, watching so much TV our brains started to hurt, sleeping so much you lose track of what time/day it is, and just being able to feel the love around you.


Thursday, November 8, 2012

giving thanks - healthy choices

As hard as I try, I just cant find the time to do a post everyday. I figured it would be easy with a topic like 1 thankful thing a day, but not even then can I make time. Oh well, I have a lot going on and thats really something to be thankful for.

Day 6
Giving up sugar

Today I am thankful for giving up sugar. I love sweets, but where it really gets me is in beverages. Basically artificial sweetners. For a week now I have been going without and I feel great, physically speaking. Healthy choices start small, and grow into huge life changes. My next goal, start running.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Giving thanks - my father

Day 5
My Father

all geared up for a ride

Valentines dinner with my mom

my 21st birthday

Today I am thankful for my dad. He has always been amazing in my eyes, but as I grow into an adult, im able to understand more how truly great he is. He has made me the person I am. He has taught me to be respectful of others, to always put 100% in everything that I do. To care and love those around me. To never be selfish, always do whats right, and to believe in myself. His humor, his smile, his laugh. He always makes sure I know he is proud of me and how much he loves me. He's been unusually reserved in the process of me planning my wedding, but what father wouldnt be? Ive been his little girl my whole life, and im glad that at 26, he still doesnt want to let me go. I cant wait to share my future with him and show him that ive heard him and learned from what he's been saying all these years. 
My father is my hero 

giving thanks - coffee

Day 4

Today I am thankful for coffee. Nothing beats a Monday morning cup of coffee, and sometimes an afternoon cup (especially on the days I have a date with my Chiropractor). Having cut out diet coke completly from my life, I dont feel as bad that I still drink large amounts of coffee... but one addiction at a time right?

Saturday, November 3, 2012

giving thanks - animals

Day 3
cassie girl


Today I am thankful for animals. They give my life purpose and bring me more happiness than they will ever know.