Sunday, July 5, 2015

Where Have I Been???

My last post was around March of 2014. I went through a very difficult time shortly after my last post that still scars me to this day when I think about it. I will not go into full detail but lets just say that when one door slams in your face...another door opens up to bigger and better things.

Where have I been lately? Well lets see...I have a new job that I love everything about. I have a great work environment and supporting team. I enjoy going to work everyday and really love what I do and the company I work for.

I am now married!!!I love saying wife and husband. I loved our wedding and I would not have changed a single thing about it. All of our loving family and friends shared our wonderful day with us. I will do a separate blog post on our wedding and all the details.

We honeymooned in Paris, France!!! It was the most amazing and exhausting trip ever and I wish I could go back. I really think every one should visit the city of love at some point in their life. It went by so quickly and made so many memories. It was truly magical.

We are celebrating Chris's birthday in Sanibel!! I have wanted to go to Sanibel since the first day I met Chris. We booked it on a whim and can't wait to celebrate on the beach. Even though this trip has not even come yet, we are already looking at Italy for Christmas for next year!!!

I am trying to improve my health and have taken up running twice a week during lunch. We manage a 3 mile run and it has really helped with my stamina. I am now doing some research on cutting calories. I really think my issue is the chub I hold so dear and close to me around my legs and belly area. I truly think that cutting will help show some of the muscle I have buried deep down there somewhere.

We have been enjoying life and marriage. We are taking advantage of going out to movies and trying new breakfast places. We keep our friends close and enjoy dinners and poker nights together. We wake up early and go to the farmers market, go running, take the dogs on walks, grab a burger to go, and relax in our backyard. Time has flown by since my last post and I feel sad that I abandoned it for such a long time because I was in a sad place in my life. Hopefully I can commit again and post new recipes and adventures as they happen. Till next time xoxo!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

New Car!!!

Well I can scratch off another item on my "25 things to do before I turn 25" list!!!!

I bought a new car! Its mine all mine and I did it all by myself (Chris helped me actually) but its all in my name and I signed all the paperwork and yep its all mine.

I love it! Its beautiful and his name is Olaf. He is a Volkswagen Jetta SE. I turned in my beloved Honda Civic and got the VW.

I have a lot of sentimental attachments to my Honda Civic. It was my first "nice" car, because prior to the Honda I drove a multi colored red Ford Focus that was falling apart. I had my Honda for 5 years and it went on many San Francisco trips and Southern CA trips. It was the car I had when I met Chris. I felt like a rebel without a cause when I got my windows tinted. It eventually traveled with me out here in St. Louis and it managed through its first snow storm. It struggled through its first humid summer, and managed to keep me going from point A to point B. It was a good solid car with only 55k miles BUT it was time to upgrade.

I now have leather seats, rubber floor mats, bluetooth, satellite radio, heated seats, and 2 fancy keys. Its one HUGE luxury upgrade for me. The Honda was very standard and nothing special. The Jetta has all the bells and whistles that I was missing out on in life. The other big difference is that the Jetta feels much more solid and heavier. My Honda was so light and airy. Its going to take a bit of getting used to.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Eat Cake and Be Married

I turned twenty something at the beginning of February, so I had my cake and ate.........all of it.

These two lovebirds got married a few days later. They had their cake and ate........a slice. Cheers to a happy marriage!

Eat, cake  Drink and be Married! 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Jack and Charlie

I just wanted to share with you a few pictures of Jack and Charlie sleeping from 2013. The pictures will speak for themselves. Enjoy!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Happy New Year!

It is now official.....I have been living in MO for a little over 2 YEARS now!!! I still can't come to terms with this. 2014 has a lot in store for me. Its going to be a very busy year and in a blink of an eye it will go by quicker than 2013 did. First of all my birthday is coming up in February, and I am going to be twenty something years old (cringe). Second, my future sister-in-law is going to have her baby girl any day now!! So excited for her!! Thirdly, my sisters is getting married in March and its going to be in Phoenix, AZ, so that will be very exciting. Me and Chris want to plan a trip this spring or summer, something fun since we didn't go anywhere last year, and LAST but not LEAST on top of all of this and work and regular everyday living, I have to plan my wedding which is in November. See? I told you this year is going to flash before my eyes! I have to remember to take the time and breath and live every moment of every day. With so much going on I can totally see myself rushing, and stressing and not enjoying all these memories. I can't wait to enjoy 2014!!

Christmas Family Portrait, because every family needs one. 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Festivities!

I hope you had a very Merry Christmas! We started off Christmas Eve working a half day at work. When I got home Chris was already there so we exchanged our gifts. I was a very spoiled person this year! Thank you Santa!!!! Afterwards we went to Church service for the Christmas message and then we headed over to Chris's sisters house for Christmas Eve dinner. It was a very lovely night. The pictures below are from dinner. I did not take any pictures on Christmas unfortunately. It happened so fast and it went by so quickly but we celebrated at Chris's parents house. We had brunch and exchanged gifts and just hung around and chatted and munched on food. It now feels weird being back at work on a Thursday! 

Look at all these cutie pies =) I spy an Elle photobombing the picture!!