Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Ev-er-y winter we scamper about, gather wood, wrap presents, sing carols out loud
We open up boxes, bring in a tree
decorate cookies, drink coco, snuggle clo-se-ly
Pine in the air filling our lungs, fire in the place toasting our buns
Throughout all the world there is no place to be, that is as quite as special as near stocking and tree
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Since Chris doesn't eat breakfast and I have to (see hulking out reference in last post, or ask anyone who has spent time with me while hungry) lunch is beginning to be somewhat of an issue. I LOVE breakfast. Not only is it said to be the most important meal of the day, it is also the most delicious. The time I spend making and eating breakfast is my favorite part of the day. The morning is so peaceful. To quote Kelley McRae's 'Morning song', "I love the mornings cause nobody needs nothing from me. I love the mornings cause the world goes and leaves me alone." I use this time to prepare for the day by fueling up, watching the news, and reading blogs.
This is a fruit salad I made for a dinner we went to the other night cherry, grape, pineapple, pear, blueberry, and apple.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
This is the most common question I am getting now. Answer: it is wonderful! It still amazes us that we get to do this forever and we are not just playing house. I completely understand why this isn't the choice that everyone makes and how that is for the better, but for us I am so glad. I truly believe that we needed to find each other and that together we are much more ourselves than we are apart. Not to be sappy, but many of you asked.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Chris' Graduation from the United States Air Force Academy was truly awesome. The weeks activities were fantastic and I am so proud of all of his hard work!
At the Academy they claim that only 2% of Cadets who enter with a girlfriend will make it all the way to graduation with the same girl. We are proud to be part of the 2% and are enjoying this time with each other and our friends and family before we marry on the 27th!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
I couldn't get a copy of the song without the intro and the song "sharing" before it, but thats ok because sharing is pretty wonderful as well. enjoy.
Friday, May 8, 2009
I don't know about you, but every time I turn around my room is a MESS! Living in a small space is nice because I know where everything is, but I take one thing out to do a project and WOAH it's like a tornado hit.
No, I am not going to embarrass myself by posting a photo of my messy room, but I will tell you my cleaning secret. Since I can't seem to keep my thoughts organized when everything is a mess and I have a hard time making myself clean up I really needed to come up with some motivation.
Fortunately I now have some sweet inspiration.
About two months ago Chris was in town and we went out for a long day of wedding planning. I will spare you the details, but basically 7 hours into our trip and nothing decided on Chris turned the car around and took me to Anthropologie. He bought me a candle so that I wouldn't have to go home empty handed (obviously he's amazing).
Now, when my room is a mess I set a timer for either 15 or 30 minutes (depending on the clutter) and light the candle. The aroma from the candle reminds me to stay calm and fills my room with a fresh clean scent. When the candle is lit I know it is time to get to work. Setting a timer really helps because it gives me a challenge to see how much I can get done in such little time. It also keeps me from slacking off or getting distracted when it is time to clean.
If you find yourself surrounded by clutter and can't seem to find any motivation to clean things up start your own cleaning ritual. I am only writing about mine because it helped me a lot!