Saturday, May 30, 2009

I have always liked 2%

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!

He is going to be quite an honorable officer =)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

With Love

Our Mothers Day card to our mommies from Rachel and Chris:

Know how I mentioned before about my favorite picture of me and my mommy? Well going through Chris' baby album I found a similiar one with him and his mom (same age!). I made this card for both of our mothers and it was a big hit. I think adding photos to anything makes for a better gift.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

She Always Comes Back

In honor of Mothers Day:
I love this photo of me and my mommy!

In the Monks house we grew up watching/listening to Baby Songs. Here is one of our favorites. I still sing this song whenever I miss my mommy =)

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

Sweet Inspiration

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!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Bridal Tea

Recently a mutual friend of my mom and mother-in-law threw me a bridal shower that was nothing short of perfection. The tables all had a beautiful spread. Even Isabel enjoyed the fun (she got to help me open gifts).

Take a peek at this lovely Tea!

Mimi Rachel and Kathy

Thank you Sharon and ladies for such a wonderful afternoon!