Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A Little Apology, some CatchUp, and an Award :)

Hello long lost lovelies!! I know I've been away for a week but I had a few loose ends that I needed to tie up before I headed out of town for the weekend. Sorry for the absence but duty called! I henceforth promise to be better...for now...teehee ;)

I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th!! Mine was pure bliss wrapped up into three days. We went to Houston to spend the weekend with Spencer's family and it was a mad house, in a good way :) Both of his brother's were there, and so was one of my best friends Lindsey (her and Spence go waaaaay back and she is actually the person who introduced us) and Spencer's best friend was also there - talk about a full house!! Needless to say, with so many people, good times abounded and merriment was had all around - from enjoying delicious food, to guitar playing and song singing, to 5 hour naps in the middle of the day, and staying up until the wee hours of the morning (like literal morning, it was 5am when we went to bed one night - and we never even left the house!). *Note to self: Never take a 5 hour nap in the middle of the day or you will be up very late.

It was so great to get to know my future family better and actually have the opportunity to build personal and special bonds with each of them. What more could a girl ask for?

..........Well, maybe to go see "Wicked"! Spencer, being the wondeful man he is, got us tickets to go see the broadway production since it opened that weekend in Houston. I love theater, so this was such a treat for me! It was amazing. I'm right in the middle of reading the book (which the play doesn't really follow, but it's still great!), so I was really looking forward to it :) Hopefully we'll be able to catch more plays/musicals when we go to visit in the future. And that's one thing I've crossed off of my 101 in 1001!!

88. See a Broadway production.

Well that's all I've got as far as a catchup...for now... I do have some exciting news to share but I'm gonna save it for tomorrow :) But I did receive a wonderful award from sweet Callie at Through Clouded Glass... The Versatile Blogger Award! Thank you so very much Callie for bestowing me with this wonderful (and my first!!) blog award!!

To receive this award you must:

1. Say 6 or 7 things about yourself.
2. Thank the person who gave you the award.
3. Pass this on to bloggers you have recently discovered and that you think are fabulous!
4. Go let those people know you gave them the award.

So a couple things about me...

{1} I've finally figured out what I want to do with my life! It's super exciting for me to have direction and pursue a dream again...it's been a while, I was lost for a bit, too. But no more! I'll tell y'all more tomorrow... ;)

{2} I really love the idea of a 1950's inspired engagement photo shoot. We're having our photos taken on the 25th, so I'm trying to find inspiration and fell in love with this. Any other ideas, feel free to share :)

{3} I've always wanted to learn how to play the guitar...hopefully one day I'll get around to it.

{4} I have extremely low blood pressure which causes me to get very light-headed when I stand up or straighten up from bending over - not fun.

{5} I've never been an actual bridesmaid (I was a junior bridesmaid when I was 12, though...) and have never been to a bridal shower.

{6} I have two brothers and am gaining two brother-in-laws next April...no sisters for this girl. Sad day. We're the first two to get married so not even sister-in-laws for me...yet...

{7} I used to have an obsession with cheese, but I think I've eaten so much of it that I just can't enjoy it like I used to :( I have now moved on to enjoying peanut butter entirely too often... :)

And I am honored to pass this award on to.....:

PinkLouLou @ Confessions of a 20 Something

Emily @ My Heart Shaped Life

Jennie @ Just a Girl & God's Grace

Emily @ Live a Charmed Life

Hope everyone is having a Happy Tuesday!!!!!!!


  1. We saw Wicked this past February and it was SO good! You'll love it :)

  2. I didn't know you were in Texas! My dad lives in houston : ) I went to UT Tyler for a semester : )
    Sometimes I really think we are like the same person!
    I really want to see/read wicked, too!
    i love #1 and am so happy for you about that!
    #3-same! My mom even bought me a guitar that just sits.
    #5-same before my own wedding!! Now I've been in 2 others.
    #6-I only have a 9 year old sister so I didn't grow up with one. Sisters in law are so much fun though!
    #7-I am obsessed w/ cheese & peanut butter (not together of course!) I eat a spoonful of pb all the time.
    : )

  3. Sounds like a fun weekend!

    I am obsessed with cheese...LOVE it!

  4. Ahh thanks for the award sweet girl! Did you LOVE Wicked?! I am 'defying gravity' obsessed. It's my go to shower song, haha.

  5. I just found your blog! I love cheese. But I triple love nutella and peanut butter (either separate or together).

    Sounds like you had a great weekend!

  6. Sounds like you had a wonderful 4th weekend! I'm a cheese-a-holic too...but sadly, I haven't gotten sick of it yet...don't know if that's possible! I've never been a bridesmaid either, but my sister is getting married in March, and I am SOOOO excited to finally get my chance!


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