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1 year

7 Nov









This weekend Brian and I are celebrating our first wedding anniversary. I cannot believe that it has been a year already! I get all sappy thinking about our wedding day. It was perfection- so cliché but it really was the most magical day of my life. Marrying that man was the best decision I have ever made. I’m so grateful to be his wife. Like seriously…SO grateful.

Happy Anniversary, my love! You are the keel to my sail.


“Don’t marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can’t live without.”
James Dobson


8 Sep

This weekend was just beyond. I am so overcome with gratitude for the lovely wedding shower that was thrown in my honor. All the beautiful ladies in my life went above and beyond showering me with love and oh so many fabulous gifts! Seriously, I could start a catering company with all of my new kitchen goods. Oh and the lingerie…I die!




















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PEM DSCN0176My favorite thing about the day was the marriage advice I received from everybody written on little notes.  Thought I’d share some with you…

“Have loads of SEX”

“Everything is negotiable- there’s no issue you can’t work out”

“Play something new” – this from the sweetest little 2 1/2-year-old boy named Bodhin

“Learn from each others strengths and weaknesses”

“Everyone’s marriage is different, make yours the way you want it”

“I learned the hard way: you can either be right or you can have a relationship”

“Always have date night!”

“emotional honesty”

“You’re on the same team. Never lose sight of that. Take time to say thank you”

“Love your husband for who he is. Don’t try to change him” – said the smartest little 8-year-old girl named Georgia




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4 Sep


My “blog every damn day” motto has been going exceptionally well, don’t you think? I swear, I just can’t catch my breath over here.  It’s not only that life has been incredibly busy (I know…who’s isn’t?) but I  feel like my head has been in the clouds with the wedding…in the best possible way. I’ve been all mushy and romantic. I’ve really been enjoying this time in my life and our relationship. I was telling my therapist the other day that I feel like I’ve fallen in love with Brian all over again recently. Maybe it’s the fact I’m about to marry the guy and all but I swear…he’s gotten even funnier, sweeter and more handsome. I’m just smitten with the guy.

I also can’t stop daydreaming about the wedding day. The moment I replay most in my head is walking down the aisle…with my papa…surrounded by all my loved ones….towards the man I love….the man that I’ve chosen to become my husband. I actually get al little choked up every time I think of it. I’m not sure I will make it down the aisle without crying. I’ve been so focused on silly wedding details for the last eight months…like what cake should we get…what shoes should I wear…what party favors…that I didn’t give much thought to the bigger picture.  Crazy, huh? But now that  most of the details have been figured out, I’m overcome with the magnitude of the day.  The way in which this moment will change the course of my life. It’s exciting. It’s meaningful. It’s big. It’s a tad overwhelming. But, mostly it just makes me smile. Marrying Brian is probably the best decision I’ve ever made. I know, I know, I’m so annoyingly mushy!

To balance out all my mushiness here’s a few recent wedding moments that were not so mushy….

– the three-hour meeting we had with our wedding planner. By hour two Brian looked like he was having an out-of-body experience. It was painful to watch.

– when our incredibly PROPER and LOVELY wedding planner asked us if we would like to hand out glow sticks to our guests during the dancing portion of the evening and Brian deadpanned…not unless we are handing out drugs as well. She looked a bit horrified. I’m still not sure if she knows he was kidding.

– When Brian dryly said, “I’m not hugely excited about the unity candle thing” quickly deflating my unity candle plans.


“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.”
Mignon McLaughlin