Wednesday, August 29, 2012


I made a new friend yesterday! And by that, I mean, "The guy who changed my oil found my antics highly amusing as I tried to get the ants out of my car!"

Yes. Ants. In my car. My car was infested with ants. You know that kids game Ants in My Pants? It was like that... On crack. In my car. Minus the crack. It was a nightmare. They had set up camp in the cracks in my car. Between the roof and windshield, in the doors, lining the dashboard, in the console... They were still hanging out this morning. This is NOT okay. We're setting off a bug bomb this weekend. That's gotta be healthy, right? :/

They've got to go.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Wedding Day Recap and a Bit of Advice

Every girl dreams of her wedding day. From her dress, to the food, to the centerpieces on the tables, she knows what she wants. Rarely does her reality match her dreams. Weddings can get awfully expensive. Her reality is still beautiful, but not her dream.

I did not get the wedding of my dreams, and I have two reasons for this:

1) I wanted to elope. Jeff came home, and I was ready to be his wife. The poor man had to deal with many a teary phone call from me saying "Why can't we just elope??" He would patiently endure these phone calls and remind me that one day, I will be glad we had a wedding, that the end result is worth it, and that if we're married at the end of the day, we will have had the perfect day.

Don't tell him, but I'm pretty sure he's right. One day, I will be so grateful we had a big wedding with the people we love with us to celebrate our new life together. It will probably be the day we get our pictures from the photographer...

2) My poor husband was as sick as a dog on our wedding day. He missed half of the reception because he was so sick. We ended the reception early because he was so sick. We pushed our honeymoon back a full day because he was so sick. He was miserable all day, and I was terrified he wouldn't make it to our ceremony because he was so sick.

Our wedding wasn't a lick like I had always imagined, but it was ours, and it was perfect. And we did it under budget!

People like to give brides advice before the big day. Everyone wants to give her two cents. Here's mine: If at the end of the day you're married, your wedding has been perfect. You'll be able to laugh about it later. I'm already laughing at our luck (I wasn't the one vomiting into the shrubbery outside, though... It may take Jeff a little longer to laugh about it). Also, Take airborne the week before the wedding!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Oh Mylanta!

Well, my man came home and I stopped blogging. Let me tell you, it's not because I ran out of things to say. Life has been a whirlwind, and I was having a hard time balancing living my life and blogging about it. So I decided that living it was more important. However, I'm now married and unemployed so I seem to have more time on my hands. I bet your reactive thought was "Wow, now I'm going to read a blog about sitting around on the couch and getting fat."

Good Heavens, I hope not!

Who am I kidding? That's exactly what this is. I need a job... and maybe a friend or two.

Ok, update time!

My man came home!

Then he proposed! (photo by Nickerson Studios)

Then we got married! (Photo by Ampersand Photography)

And now we are working on our "Happily Ever After!" I have a lot to learn about my new life as a Marine's wife, but I'm so excited about our new adventure!