Monday, April 27, 2009
My favorite part of the weekend: Walking outside at 10:00 in the morning on Saturday with Matt and Odie, the sun was out, the wind was lightly blowing, small cup of coffee in hand... and we sat by the river just sitting. The temperature was the most perfect temperature. Warm, not humid, sun wasnt too hot, the air felt so good. Not too many people were out yet; it was peaceful. I loved it.
This entire weekend was filled with absolutely perfect weather. Maybe a little hot in the afternoon, but for the first time it felt like summer. Of course, the weekend flew by and I can barely remember what I did. Friday I had the day off so i searched around for a cute shirt to wear for the engagement session Saturday afternoon. I honestly cant tell you what i did that night, i think i just hung out, made a healthy meal, and watched a movie with the windows open... it felt nice.
Saturday afternoon started out wonderfully; In the late morning I went to get my hair cut, came back and went to Habeneros with Matt to have lunch. He just loves that place. It felt like we were in vacation or something because tons of people were out and about on the levee in shorts and tank tops. And i am pretty sure at one point i was listening to Bob Marley while eating my chicken quesadilla.... mmmm vacation. haha
Our engagement pictures that afternoon was SO much fun! I just love Michael bambino... he was always making us laugh. He took us outside and he shot a roll of actual film on us... black and white film! We had pictures sitting on a stoop, on the rail road tracks, all these benign places that I would have never thought to be 'pictur-esque' and I am guessing will be lovely. It was unfortunate it was so windy, my hair felt like it was all over the place. I hope it didnt ruin too many of the pictures. I CANNOT wait to see them! He told us it will take a couple of week. I AM DYING to see how they turn out! And the best part? When i asked him if his staff ever does those slide shows you see at weddings, the "love stories" where there is rolling pictures of their childhood though the point in their lives together. He said no, no, he doesn't do that silly stuff. But he is going to put together an actually Love Story movie that he will direct and shoot us again in COLOR!.AND FOR FREE!!!! Yes, FOR FREE!! I have no idea why he was so generous.... but he usually charges $750 for that, he is throwing it in. WOW!! I CANNOT WAIT!!!
(aaah another outfit to stress out about) haha.
It definitely put a skip in my step the rest of the weekend.
Yesterday morning was also another fantastic day. Since i am going to bed earlier on the weekends, i find i wake up earlier, rested, and full of energy. Yesterday i started the day off before 10 am again! I ate breakfast, matt and I did yard work together, did 2 loads of laundry, I went to the grocery store and got food for the week, played with odie outside. We even went out to lunch together. Took a long walk and got ice cream, and even even went swimming at the very end of the day. The whole day i was productive! I folded and put away all the laundry, cleaned up my entire apartment, made my huge salad for the week, packed lunches, washed dishes. my apartment is looking fantastic.
I have a clear head right now when things are in order in my life. It feels good. I am rowing tonight, i am looking forward to that. Matt and I started a pact to eat healthy and workout during the week. Only on weekends are we allowed to splurge a little bit (but not too much). last week we did great. A few of my rowing friends decided to have our own little "workout club" for which we will make a schedule to row AT LEAST 2x a week together. Regime is good. Things are good.
things are good
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Saturday morning we closed on Matt's house, now my house, and went to the Sharonwoods and spend hours and hours outside. We rented a pedal boat and had a blast hanging out on this little lake. Then we walked and walked, probably for 2 hours all over.... it was wonderful! I even got a little burnt on my shoulder:) Saturday night was the party and i love, love, LOVE hanging out with J, S and A-- from Dayton. I miss them, they are so good to me. True friends.
I continue to be bothered by one friend that doesn't seem to put any kind of effort back in my friendship, but i am learning to thicken my skin. Things change, you can only do so much.... and things will only keep changing.
This weekend we are getting our engagement pictures! I am so excited! Next weekend we are in DC.... lots of good things happening. Ill try to post more when i have a little more to day.
**P.S. summer is almost here, the warm 80+ degree weather will be here this weekend! YAY!
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
The AWESOME GROUP! My family, some of matt
Grandma G and Grandma V (a rate photo opp)
5 of the 7 Bridesmaids!! YAY!! LOVE THEM!
The Fab 4-- and longest friends! E and C are my non-blood sisters and this could not have taken place with out them. They are so precious and wonderful!
Showers are a little embarrassing, and the whole time i was worried if people were having an OK time. I was also relieved that i took the 4 minutes to at least shower that morning. I am just so lucky!
The rest of the weekend just flew by-- Easter was a total haze, so much driving and eating and running around. Saw both sides of the family and that was nice, but i think my stomach hurts from all the chocolate and buttery/fatty foods i ate. Plus i havent been sleeping all that well the past few nights. I hoping that will change. I have a busy week coming up, lots of birthdays this week and plans for everyone. Plus writing TONS of thank you notes will take up lots of time. But i hear it's suppose to warm up! Summer is coming!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Thursday, April 2, 2009
These pictures don't even do him justice, they are just a couple of the few I have on my work computer. I have tons of cute ones at home, that really show his personality. This is my favorite one at work. And yes, he has a Halloween costume too. Some people think it's cruel to dress up dogs, I think Odie likes it because he gets TONS of attention and he loves to be fawned over.
Other names he responds to besides, Odie: Ode, Odester, Odie-Miester, love bug, little man and Birdie..... dont ask.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
I am really looking forward to Easter this year, seeing my family, giving wedding updates, eating Easter candy, it's certainly going to be a nice weekend. After Easter, the next weekend to look forward to is the first weekend in May when Matt and I will meet my parents in DC for a long weekend. We found SUPER cheap round-trip DIRECT flights out of cinci for right about 300 bucks, TOTAL, for the both of us. That's right around cherry blossoms time, it;s going to be a really nice weekend. We also got our engagement session scheduled with Michael Bambino the weekend before, I am looking forward to that too. I am going to get my hair cut (and styled) right before so hopefully i can look sorta cute. I have no idea what to wear though!
Tonight, Dinner and Broadway Play night with J and A... it will be a good night. This weekend, birthdays to celebrate. I cant wait for the weather to get warmer, I am so ready to spend my weekends doing outdoor activities.....
Hopefully my next post will be a little more exciting. No news is good news.