Posts tagged ‘friends’

August 2, 2011

wedding update – a dress!

I bought a dress! On our first dress shopping adventure, my mother, Dan’s mother, my sister (also the Maid of Honor) and my friend Nicole (a bridesmaid) headed for a cute little boutique, Flutter, just to look.

(Read more for a sneak preview of the dress!)

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April 21, 2011

wedding fever? not what you think

Lately I’ve been thinking I really enjoy the wedding industry. I’ve spent some time (usually while bored at work) surfing through various wedding inspiration sites. At first it was because I was day dreaming about my own wedding and what I would eventually like to do (and I have sent myself a few links to return to when the time is right), but I’m realizing more and more that I just enjoy seeing what others come up with for their special day.

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April 20, 2011

are we still friends?

I’m in a difficult place. I’m the only one of my friends in this stage of a relationship. A handful are married, a few are pregnant, and the rest are supremely single. As in, go-out-on-the-town, party-it-up and pick-up-guys, single. I’m so far past that stage, it makes me feel old. On a Friday night I would rather enjoy a nice, calm dinner with Dan or hang out with Noah. But most of my friends don’t seem to get it, which makes things very difficult.

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March 22, 2011

i’m leaving, on a jet plane!

We’re headed to Seattle tomorrow, and I can’t wait!

Dan and I are visiting a friend in Bremerton who is 8 months pregnant and looking for companionship. Her husband is in the Navy and training on a submarine just outside of Hawaii. I can’t imagine going through nearly an entire pregnancy without your husband. Sounds miserable. I truly admire wives of the Armed Forces. I can’t stand going a day without Dan (I know, too mushy….but true!). When I traveled for work I was completely miserable on the road without him.

So Dan and I are going to visit Rachel. She’s super crafty and super homemakery, so I’m going to get quite an education. Plus, she models and has worked with Dan in the past, so he will be taking pregnant mommy pictures of her – and I get to play creative director! I love that role. Dan and I make a pretty good team.

But vacation… I’m sitting at work, waiting for productivity to kick in. I’ve had just enough coffee to want to do something, but can only think of the things I need to do at home (laundry, take out the garbage/recycling, pick up crickets for the newts, charge the camera, wax, pack….). On top of that, Dan works a double shift today, so I’m on my own until 8 p.m. Ugh.

Well, back to “work” (also known as perusing the Internet).

March 21, 2011


I think I will make a great housewife yet. Just the other day I was home for lunch (I’m lucky enough to work five minutes from home), and in the span of an hour and 15 minutes I made myself food, cleaned the bathroom, picked up the living room, played with the dog and had a few minutes to catch up on the April issue of Real Simple. I felt so accomplished! I wanted to stay home from work to complete more housewifey tasks – such as laundry! That was a first.

Had you known me just five years ago, you would have thought I was a different person. I was explaining to a college friend over happy hour that in one week I attended a Tupperware party and hosted a Pampered Chef party – willingly. He could not believe it.

No more am I domestically challenged!