Thursday, December 16, 2010

4 Years Ago

Today marks 4 years since I agreed to spend the rest of my life with my best friend!

(Don't mind the time stamps on all the pictures, they are from my old camera and I was a weirdo and liked to have the dates on my pictures. Guess I didn't think it was ruining them.)

I still can remember the day like yesterday. It was a surprisingly warm day for December and I was working at our buyback van out in Millersville. A month or so prior we decided that it would be fun to see the Philly orchestra's Christmas special. December was going to be a busy month for both of us (story of our lives) with finals for him and work for me, so it was nice to have a date on the calendar to actually see each other.

We got dressed up and met at his parents since they don't live to far outside the city. Since we don't do that much his parents took pictures of us, or so I thought. I had no idea what was coming that evening, but they did.

Quick side note... I had bought that sweater for him from Banana awhile back and it was the first time I saw him in it. Apparently I put my hand on his chest when I was admiring it, and he had the ring in his shirt pocket and I almost touched it. Oops.

In a quick recap:

We saw the orchestra, which was awesome. Then we got stuck in a parking garage traffic jam. Walked around Independence hall area and stopped in a small park 'to take a picture'. Little did I know that was an excuse to carry his camera bag which held the ring box. After a sweet talk, he said that since tomorrow was one year since we first said "I love you", there was no better way to express that love than to spend the rest of our lives together. Once I finally said 'yes' (and got over the fact that the box actually was glowing and it wasn't in my head), we rushed to the corner for a horse and carriage ride. Which is a story in itself since we were so late because of the traffic. But we got our ride around old city which was super fun. Then we got back to his house where his family was waiting up and had a sweet little celebration set up for us. The next day we drove out to my family to tell/show them and then to church were Kevin had called all my close friends to make sure they were there so I could show off the ring to all of them at once.

Ah the memories. I had no idea what I was getting myself into at the time, but I'm so glad that I did. Best decision of my life.

Love you babe!!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

What I'm Loving

I'm a positive person. Really, I am. But I feel like this Wednesday I want to do what I'm NOT loving. But I won't. Because that isn't what it is. :-)

I'm LOVING that the sun is shining and it isn't raining (or snowing since it's like 9* outside). Since it's been so cold I've been in LOVE with peppermint hot chocolate. I don't know why they are more expensive at coffee shops, I just break a piece of a candy cane off and it melts before I know it.

I'm LOVING that Christmas is in 10 days! Even if I haven't started my shopping yet. OR that I don't have any days off until Christmas day. All the more reason to look forward to it.

I'm LOVING that Kevin decided to take the tree down instead of kicking the cats out of the house. And speaking of cats, I LOVE them. Even if they are a little crazy!

Kobe posing for the perfect photoshopped picture. (Don't mind the mess, we've been sick and haven't cleaned up.)
I'm LOVING that my tummy now moves when this kid moves. And boy does that kid move! I'm LOVING that it hasn't messed up my sleep yet.

I'm LOVING that I'm finally feeling better! Being sick is the worse and I was sick for over 3 weeks, so I'm glad to finally be feeling more like myself.

And lastly, I'm LOVING my husband :-) I LOVE how he knows me better than I know myself and can totally tell ME why I'M feeling a certain way. It's awesome!

So what are you loving?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Top Two Tuesday

I have been seeing this floating around blogland for awhile and since games are my fave, I thought I'd finally link up. Since I love games so much it's super difficult for me to choose just two. Kevin and I are always playing games like banana grams, five crowns, phase 10, quiddler but I decided to chose group games because I don't get to play them all the time and they are uber fun!

1. Charoodles.

I got hooked on this game a few years ago when my besties and our significant others spent a weekend at the one of the boys cabin. Your guaranteed laughs every time you play! The sad thing is that this game is virtually impossible to find any more.
2. Apples to Apples

Yet another great group game. I have played this with over 20 high schoolers. There aren't many games out there that you can do that with. Even if you play with the same cards time and time again no game is ever the same. It all depends on who you are playing with.

Seriously, games are my all time fave. Always a good time!
So what are your favorite games?

Monday, December 13, 2010

A Little Bit of This, and a Little Bit of That

I feel like I'm all over the place any more.

I'm FINALLY kicking this cold to the curb! Yay! It's wonderful to be able to sleep again. Although last night didn't result in much sleep. Kevin thinks he got food poisoning from a diner he ate at, so he was up half the night sick. Which means I was up half the night. I guess the 'mom instinct' kicks in and I can't sleep if someone in the house isn't feeling well.

I then had to deal with a kitty who thought that the corner of the nursery was his litter box! WTH! Not the brightest idea of his. Luckily the wall got the majority and only a little dripped onto the carpet but still. Speaking of kitties, they still believe that the Christmas tree is their new jungle gym and the new game is to race to see how fast you can get to the top. They have learned that there is less climbing and therefore quicker to take a running leap INTO the tree. The higher the better. This results in lots of 'pine needles' sticking to them or falling on the floor that then get dispersed all over the house. Although now we know when they sneak on the counter or table because they leave a nice green trail. :-)

Yesterday was my last day off until Christmas day. I'm not looking forward to working 2 weeks straight. Not to mention that Christmas isn't going to feel restful. It really stinks that Christmas is on the weekend so we don't get any extra days off. I always need a day or two to recover from a holiday.
Some how we came up with the brilliant idea to split Christmas between our families. Maybe it was because of our first year when we decided to split holidays, so I had Thanksgiving and Kev has Christmas. We drove home Christmas night with me in tears because I didn't get to see my family. The following year went well, we drove down to Kev's parents and spent the morning/early afternoon with his family than drove an hour and a half to Lancaster to be with my family. But my family is never simple. We always celebrate with my mom's side since it's just her mom, sister, brother and sister-in-law. So last year we were at their house. Which wouldn't be bad, but it's an hour and a half in the other direction. Then we drove to my parents to spend the night and have our little Christmas. In total I think we spent close to 4 hours in the car. I hate the rushed feeling from having to go from one place to the next. Although how many people can say that they celebrated Christmas in 4 different counties in the same day? Craziness I tell ya. This year is suppose to be the same, but I can't handle it. Especially spending the night at my parents, because that takes us into Sunday, so literally by the time we would get home the weekend and my only 'break' would be over. Plus, we have to drive up the Lancaster Monday night for my dad's side family party.

I love Christmas, but I H.A.T.E. the busyness of all of it. I haven't even started my shopping. Gasp! The nice part is seeing friend. I've had 3 parties already. That adds to the busy feeling, but it's the fun busy. Last Sunday was an old group of college/church friends, Friday night was with my 3 best friends and their hubbys and Saturday night was with Young Life. I made sure I was responsible for desserts at all the parties, whipped up a double batch of pizzelles and I was good to go.

It's been snowing here all morning. It's the pretty kind that just kinda twirls around and is fun to look at but doesn't do anything. It goes really well with the Christmas music in the background.

See, yeah, life is crazy which is why I'm super sporadic on here. I'm keeping up with your blogs on the reader, but it takes too long to comment unless there's really something I want to say.

Hope y'all are enjoying this season!

Friday, December 10, 2010


It's snowing!!!

Well, I guess technically it's flurries, but I can see it out my window without squinting, so therefore it's snowing to me. The first 'snow' of the year!

Also, the only kinda of snow I kinda like. I hate the cold and I love how pretty the white stuff looks, it also is a super pain and ruins plans, is dangerous and doesn't stay pretty for long. Like those huge piles of black snow in the parking lots in March. Yeah, not cool.

But this snow is just twirling and whirling and not laying so I can enjoy it.

That's all.

Life has been super busy and this weekend is crazy too...guess that happens with the holidays and having to work weekends. :-(

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

15 To Go!

  • How far along? 25 Weeks
  • Total weight gain: about 12 pounds
  • Maternity clothes? Again, still none, but I really need to find time (and money) to go buy a few things.
  • Stretch marks? Nada yet!
  • Sleep: I've had a few nights of awesome sleep over the past weeks or so, but I'm now super sick, so sleep is so not happening. Especially since I'll try to sleep on the couch and as much as I love my kitties and they are super awesome to snuggle with, they aren't much fun when they are wide awake and I'm not. Plus, add a Christmas tree to the mix. Yeah.
  • Best moment this week? Seeing our little love last Monday!!! He/she looks like a real baby!
  • Movement? All the time. Maybe he's doing Tai Bo or some crazy yoga?
  • Food cravings? Nothing really.
  • Labor signs? No, thank you!
  • Belly button: The same. Still in, but smaller than normal.
  • What I miss? Being able to just grab something from my closet to wear. Instead of analyzing and trying ten things on only to find out it doesn't fit.
  • What I'm looking forward to: Kicking this cold. I'm a very easy pregnant woman, but toss in being sick and it's not so fun.
  • Milestones? We registered! Finally. And partially.
And the bump picture:

Gotta love the belly band :-) And a strategically placed hand to hide love handles :-P

And notice how flushed my cheeks looks...I swear they are seriously pink ALL.THE.TIME! I don't know what it is. I could be freezing or I could be sweating or somewhere in between and they are there. I guess it's better than being completely ghostly white.