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25 Oct

After two glorious days in Ojai last weekend, at an amazing Manifestation workshop with Jennifer Pastiloff ( I will share more about it in a later post!), I woke up Sunday morning with a sore throat and decided that I didn’t have the energy for another full day of yoga. When I called Brian to tell him that I would be home by noon instead of six, he acted very strange. He actually sounded disappointed I was coming home (I now know that this was because I put a serious time crunch on his set up!) I asked, “What’s wrong with you? You don’t want me to come home? You aren’t excited to see me?” blah blah blah. He tried to backtrack but the damage was done- my feelings were hurt and I spent the WHOLE two-hour car ride home annoyed with him.

When I pulled up to our house, I noticed that all the shades were drawn on the windows. How strange, I thought. Brian usually loves to open all the shades and let the light pour in….maybe he went out? As I stared up at the windows contemplating this, I saw his little head poke out from behind one of the shades. With a surprised look on his face, he yelled, “hi babe!” I was still annoyed by our earlier conversation, so I just muttered a flat, “hi”.

Let me set the scene for you. I was dressed in pajamas, I had no make-up on, my hair was in an unbrushed bun on my head and I hadn’t showered in two days. I was a sight to behold! But I didn’t care because my plan was to climb back into bed with a book and relax for the afternoon.

I dragged myself up the stairs, opened the front door and saw that our living room was covered in rose petals, flickering candles and vases of red and white roses. The whole situation was such a surprise that it took me a minute to register what was happening. I thought…why the hell are there rose petals all over our house??? When I saw a smiley and nervous Brian standing in the middle of it all, it hit me what was happening and then I thought…I can’t believe I’m wearing fucking pajamas right now!!!

Brian got down on one knee and said a bunch of incredibly romantic and beautiful things, all of which are a bit of a blur because I was having an out-of-body experience. But it ended with…”Will you marry me?” I was so overcome with emotion and excitement that I threw myself down on the ground and wrapped my arms around him (I broke my sunglasses and almost lit myself on fire in the process. It was graceful) We cried, laughed and kissed…soaking in the moment. Then Brian said…”Don’t you want to see the ring??!”

In the heat of the moment I had forgotten about the ring!! I screamed…”YES!” He opened the box and inside was the exact ring I wanted. He had picked perfectly. A very good sign that I am marrying the right man.

Holy shit!! I’m getting married!!!

I am the luckiest girl in the world to be marrying this man. He is the kindest, most generous, creative, soulful, intelligent, honest, funny and sexy man I have ever met- he’s my best friend and I can’t wait to be his wife.

I have been walking around in a daze of joy the last few days. I am so grateful.

…365 til wedding?

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5 – so this happened last night…

3 Jul

I was lying in bed last night trying to write an EPIC blog post (serious business over here people), while Brian watched TV in the other room. I decided it was time to call it a night and get ready for bed (I was boring even myself with my epic blog post). I got up, walked to the bathroom, peed, washed my face, brushed my teeth, and then it happened- I knocked our toothbrush holder into the toilet.

As it was falling (in slow motion no less) into the open toilet, I remembered the many, many, many, many, many, many, many, many times Brian has explained that this would happen if I wasn’t more careful about putting the toilet seat down AND  how terribly wrong it would be if it happened…and in that moment HIS toothbrush fell straight into the toilet and MINE landed safely on the ground.


I panicked.


there was only one thing to do- wash his toothbrush as quickly as possible in the sink…

But the minute I turned on  the faucet, I felt horribly guilty imagining him washing his teeth with this toothbrush and stopped (reason washing over me) and it was then I heard him yell, “What happened, honey?!??!?” and I knew he was on to me (it reminded me of this night). He came bounding through the bedroom door and into our bathroom as I stood there red-handed with his toothbrush in hand, an open toilet, the water faucet running and a guilty look on my face.

I tried to explain.

It wasn’t working.

So I grabbed the fallen toothbrush holder to reenact the scene (and plead my case) and when I picked it up, I threw a cup full of toilet water (my face included) on myself .

Brian just stood there laughing hysterically

We both did actually.

Karma’s a bitch, my friends.

Happy Tuesday.


14 Jan


Yay for the weekend! Today I will be holing up to work and write. Yay me. But I will be breaking free tonight! We are headed to our friend Alex’s house for a dinner party- a dinner party that I will be helping Alex cook for so I can learn how to make his Moroccan Chicken dish!! I may have actually forced him to have this dinner party so I could learn this dish.Thanks Alex! I have had it before and it is to die for.

Alex sent me an email yesterday that finished with this…

“Lots of handling of chicken tomorrow. Get ready.”

Clearly, he is aware of my chicken phobia.

TOP 5 moments this week…

1. The look on Brian’s face when I told him that my newly rented movie “Thelma & Louise” was road trip research/ inspiration

2. When I told Rachel to watch her step going down the stairs and then fell down them

3. When I said “meditation shitting” instead of “Meditation sitting”

4. My Dad’s email. It really got a laugh out of me.

5. After sitting here for 20 minutes I realized that sadly I don’t have a 5th.



20 Dec

Remember when I said I was in a surprisingly great mood this morning for only getting one hour of sleep? Well, that all changed around 10 am when my morning coffee wore off, then I was in a horrible mood all day. I feel bad for the people who had to come in contact with me. I probably ruined their Christmas spirit. When I have days like this I try to turn my mood around by finding the things about my day that I did enjoy!

So here I go…

-My afternoon Chocolate chip cookie-

-A pug named Yoda-

-Coming home to my Christmas tree Bert!!-

-This picture I came across of my friend Michael. I had forgotten about it! I don’t think you have to know him to get joy from it as well…-

– Taking my tango shoes out of the box again-


29 Nov


{me on a horse}


– When I told Brian to pretend as if he wasn’t there. He was being the MOST annoying back seat driver so I told him to pretend as if he wasn’t there. Unfortunately five minutes later I was lost and asked him “So if you were here, what would you do?”. He remained silent.

– When Brian’s grandpa asked me to take a picture with him at Thanksgiving. I felt oh so special until Brian told me it was to show his grandma he could still get younger woman. So sadly it had nothing to do with me.

– Running into a plant and an old friend. Simultaneously.

– When our friends adorable car obsessed little boy decided to only call me “Volkswagen Jetta” and not Kate. Clearly he thinks my Jetta is pretty impressive. Shhhh. He would say “Hi Volkswagen Jetta!” “What’s wrong Volkswagen Jetta?” “Wanna play cars Volkswagen Jetta?”

-Realizing much too late that I was in the shower with my bra on. I think I have too much on my mind…or too little I guess


14 Nov


– When Brian told me he thinks HE is a perfect balance between his personality and mine. So he’s both himself and the balance figure in this equation? HAHA. How special is he? What does that make me? I have a feeling that makes me the crazy one.

– Hearing very descriptive stories about pregnancy, labor and delivery. Not to mention a few stories about baby poop. It may have set me back a few years on this whole baby thing.

– Trying to sleep in the most uncomfortable bed ever created with Brian. It wasn’t romantic…

– A fun game of “Apples to Apples”! His friends are hysterical…I laughed so hard I cried.

– Seeing Brian hold a baby. By day three he even picked one up unprompted. It only lasted about 3 seconds but it did happen.



26 Oct

My top 5 moments from the last couple of days…

– When I flung open the door the second the ups man arrived with our ridiculous Halloween costumes for Saturday night. “I’ve been waiting for you” has never sounded creepier

– When I woke up both Brian and I the other night because I was laughing in my sleep. Let me tell you when I say laughing I mean LAUGHING. It was loud. It wasn’t a giggle. It was from the gut and when it woke me up it scared me. It was an awkward moment in our relationship for sure.

– When my aerobics instructor decided to share with me that I make ugly faces when I work out. I think she thought she was being funny. She wasn’t.

 – Trying to have a professional conversation over the phone while hiccuping. Go ahead. Try and take me seriously.

– When I found myself trying to have a serious conversation with Brian about The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Surprisingly he didn’t have much to add much to the conversation.