Friday, August 31, 2012

Woke up at 4am, couldn't stop thinking about little wedding things I didn't want to forget. Could not fall back asleep. Finally, at 5:45am, I just sat up & started bawling. Poor Tyler had probably only had 4 hours of sleep at that point woke up to calm me down. I watched early morning cartoons until I had to get up for work.

While I was in the shower, Tyler made scrambled eggs & turkey bacon & poured me juice. He also had almond croissants warming in the oven.

Just got to work, opened my bag & saw this card.

Thanks honey. Amidst all of this planning, you have been my rock. Love you.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Um, guys...

Less than 2 weeks, I am getting married.


Got TONS done yesterday (all thanks to Meg & Chat). Here is Meg assembling an archway for the ceremony.

I don't have much more to say. CHEERS!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Quote from my Aunty M

"Sometimes we fall into annoyance. Sometimes we dive in. Maybe sometimes we can choose differently. Give people "the benefit of the doubt." On a beautiful walk in the park early this morning, I must have picked up 40 or so little cellophane juice box straw cover things. Never cared for litterers. Today, I picked them up differently. Thought of the people who might have picked up after me at times. Saw the Momma's who might have been tending to one child while another pair of little fingers opened their straw for the first time. Saw in my mind the sudden breeze that made it dance away. Made me feel differently. Give each other the benefit of the doubt. It works with big things, too; but maybe helps to practice on the little ones."

Monday, August 20, 2012


Dear Lady I Gave The Finger To On The Highway,

I'm sorry. You were riding my bumper and being rude, but that was no reason for me to be foul. We were both stuck in the same yucky Monday morning traffic. I hope you have a good day today.

Dear Mondays,

Most people don't like you because you end their weekend. I don't like you because of Monday Meetings. I hope one day we can be friends. But not today.

Dear New Salon Location,

I'm sure when you open you will be great. But until then, you kinda suck. And it isn't your fault.

Dear Wedding Crafts,

You are no longer cool. Hurry up & be done, and then all you have to do is look good on 9/9 and we are through.

Dear People Who Don't RSVP,

It's really rude. REALLY rude. Thanks for putting more on my to do list, as I now have to call you & have an awkward conversation. I know you probably aren't coming, but you still need to RSVP.

Dear Hayley,

Gosh girl, you seem pretty riled up for 10am on a Monday. Breathe. Relax. Workout tonight, or walk the beach. Cross a few things off the to-do list, and then chill. Give yourself a break for yesterday (when you were unproductive). R-e-l-a-x. The next few weeks are going to fly by.
Dear Aruba,

See you in three weeks.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Reality check

Spent a good 3 hours panicking when little miss Meg was MIA after a 6-hour car trip from PA (turns out her phone just broke, and being the responsible girl she is, she went straight to the store to get it fixed.) that really shook me up. Stuff can happen in the blink of an eye, and the "not knowing" if a loved one is safe is nauseating.

Beepa was admitted to the hospital this am (he's fine, they are keeping him overnight for observation). He is, of course, laughing and flirting with the nurses.

Tyler got home safe & sound last night, tired, but had a blast.

Now, can someone remind me WHY I would EVER waste ANY energy worrying about silly trivial things like wedding decor, cakes, etc.? 

Thankful & grateful the ones I love are healthy & safe. Hugging everyone extra long today, just 'cuz. You should, too.

Friday, August 10, 2012


Tyler thought we were going to the cape this weekend.... but I surprised him with a ticket to Nebraska to go home for his BACHELOR PARTY!!!!! He was so shocked. Could not believe I pulled it off. Woohoo!!

HAVE SO MUCH FUN, BABE!!!! Be safe! Love you! xoxo

Thursday, August 2, 2012

because I'm PMS & getting married next month

(i need to remember that) I'm Grateful for...

good music (specifically sara barielles station on pandora)
a fun new android phone purchased by fiance
tyler working days again and not nights
crossing a bunch off of my to-do list
good weather
the sweetest puppy-girl in the world
the promise of relief in a few days - hah


all i really want is my bed
and my dog
and pad thai
and peppermint tea
and tyler
and season 4 of the office