9.29.2009

1 Month

We've officially been married on month today! I can't believe how quickly the time flies by!! I still have about 1,000,000 thank you notes to write so I won't be blogging or reading reader until I am finished!!! I have to force myself somehow.

9.24.2009

My Thank You Notes are Here!!

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my thank you notes and I am so excited they are here because I have about 1,000,000 thank yous to write!

I ordered them off Etsy(the greatest site EVER) from Rhetorical Printing. Leslie was absolutely amazing and the turn around time was pretty quick!! To top it off they are exactly what I was looking for and the price wasn't too bad either- which makes it even better.

Here are two pics of them below, the picture quality is pretty bad because I took them with my blackberry. I will post better pics when K returns with the camera.





Off to watch The Office and start writing thank yous!

Oh yeah and did I mention that my new personal initials are the same as our initials... just wanted to point that out!

9.21.2009

An Ocean between Us

So K is on his first international business trip in Europe. It's an awesome opportunity for him and he's pretty excited to be there. As I write this it's about 4:46am where he is and he's going to be getting up in about 2 hours which is crazy to think about him heading to the office while it will be the middle of the night for me!!

I decided to rearrange our family room tonight and I LOVE it. It's amazing how moving furniture can make a room look totally different. K has our camera but I'll post some pics when he's back of all my little decor makeovers going on in Casa H.

In other random news my photographer said she should have my pictures ready this week- I'm so anxious to see how they turned out!

I also need a little blog revamping, I just don't know what I want to do to spice it up.

Off to bed so I can drag myself out of bed early to do The Shred... no more excuses!

9.17.2009

MeMe for Friday

The wonderful Kari over at 2 Dogs and a Blog tagged me to do this fun MeMe go check out her adorable blogs and of course her 2 cute pups!

Here are the rules:

1. Respond and rework: Answer the questions on your blog,

Replace one question that you dislike with a question

of your own invention, and add one more question of your own.

2. Tag other un-tagged people.



The MeMe Questions:


What is your current obsession?
Decorating my house and finding inspiration for my decorating

Who was the last person you hugged?
My husband :)


What’s you favorite dinner?
Mexican food- anything that involves tortillas (chips), sour cream, cheese, and salsa makes me smile


What was the last thing you bought?
Well I just did a mini shopping spree last night so this sweater and this sweater in edamame from Old Navy, this cute top in rosette from Ann Taylor Loft, and these boots from Target. This is my budget friendly shopping spree unfortunately no Jcrew right now :(


What is your favorite weather?
Hot- I LOVE summer

What is your least favorite season?
Winter- I HATE, HATE, HATE being cold

What’s in your purse?
Wallet, pen, keys, day timer, and planning book (I need 2 books to keep myself organized)


Say something to the person who tagged you:
Seriously your dark hair looks totally fab and I want that Burberry coat!


What is your favorite dessert or cool treat?
Ben & Jerry's Cinnamon Bun ice cream


What did you want to become as a child?
teacher


What do you want to be now?
a good person in everything I do and a teacher still


What do you miss?
having my summers off


What’s your favorite brand of jeans?
My Joe's Jeans- I can't remember what style they are I stole them from my sister


If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
Back to Aruba... it was amazing


What are your most challenging goals right now?
Like many others sticking to a budget and trying not to shop- I'm officially out of credit card debt an I'm trying to stay that way!!


What’s your 5 year plan?
Hopefully I will be a teacher, we will be living our dream house, K will have his MBA, and we'll have a baby or two :)


What is your favorite sport to watch?
Football - Go Terps! Go Eagles!


What TV show would you want to be a cast member on (reality included)?
Friends


If you could be any color crayon what would you be and why?
Razzmatazz- it's pink and it's a really fun name


What is your most prized possession?
My "N" signet ring from my Gigi that belonged to my great grandmother Nora


Name one favorite childhood memory?
"Happy hours!!" When we were little our parents would have a "happy hour" which meant that on Friday night all the Moms' took all the kids to the neighborhood pool at 5:00pm and then we ordered pizzas and the Dads' would meet up after they got off work and then we usually carried the "party" over to a neighboors house when the pool closed. All us kids would just get to play together all night long there were 23 girls in our group of friends growing up and we're all still pretty close to this day- I had 3 of them in my wedding!!



I tag anyone who wants to play along- so if you read this you better play along!

It's fun and we get to learn more about our favorite bloggers!

This is how I'm getting through my Thursday

9.16.2009

This is a random one

- I forgot to take my hair dryer and round brush with me on our honeymoon so I was forced to use the in hotel hair dryer and K's brush luckily it didn't matter since it's soo windy in Aruba any hair do would have never lasted

- I have a lot of "single girl habits" that come out when K is traveling for work these include eating whole pints of ben & jerry's, watching hours and hours of Friends re-runs, and spending way to much time on internet stalking networking sites as I like to call them

- I actually lost weight in the 3 weeks between my last dress fitting and wedding (STRESS!) and the top of my dress was a bit big in the bust area, luckily Starr (my mom's best friend) some how managed an amazing safety pin maneuver with my bra and dress top to keep it up- of course I could barely get out of it at the end of the night but hey IT STAYED UP ALL NIGHT

-I decided in August to start watching Gossip Girl- I am totally and completely obsessed. I didn't realize what I was missing out on. I want to be Blair Waldorf and I want to date Dan, Chuck, and Nate.

- I am so excited to for The Hills with Kristin. She is such a b*tch and so devious I can't wait to see what she has up her sleeve. I'm not going to lie I was a fan of her on Laguna Beach mostly because I didn't know 16 year old's could be that evil.

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I wish Taylor Swift had been around when I was 16. She is such an amazing role model. Instead I had Britney, I mean I LOVE Britney I have nothing against her at all and I turned out fine but I feel like the naughty school girl look and the lyrics "Baby hit me one more time" don't really make for a good role model.

- We have lived in our house for a year and our decorating is lacking at best. Once I got engaged I kind of let everything decorating go. So I'm on a budget friendly decor makeover in Casa H so I"m working on little projects here and there which I'll share with you when I've completed them.

Alright that's all I have for tonight off to watch some GG

xoxo, BFFs

9.14.2009

Honeymoon: Part II

Pictures Part II- This is at the Radisson resort


Out front of the Radisson- this resort was more plush with palm trees and greens





Crystal clear water




Me in the water


Santa Margarita- our fav expensive wine


Delicious strawberry cheesecake


Me & K at Sunset Grille



View of the beach from the water


We rented rafts everyday to lay in the water and relax- the sun is SO HOT you pretty much have to be in the water if the breeze isn't strong


Our resort


Pool #1


Pool #2


Gilligans Beach Bar-where we had lunch and happy hour every day



Our lunch friends


If you didn't pay attention they would jump right on your table and steal your food!


Align Center
Aruba's Motto


Our beach hut


K's grandmother had matching name hats made for us- K wouldn't wear his but I totally rocked mine everyday


Dinner at an amazing Italian restaurant-best pizza since Italy


We wandered over to photographer the birds and next thing you know...


We're holding the birds !


The little white one was talking his head off!


Last night- happy hour on the beach with my BFF Barefoot pinot grigio


Bottle #2


Sunset photo

Honeymoon: Part I

**Another long one but split into two posts and full of pictures**

We had an absolutely A-M-A-Z-I-N-G time in Aruba. The island is gorgeous and very friendly, we felt safe the whole time. We honestly just laid by the pool or on the beach and relaxed. We made absolutely no plans or reservations, we live our "real life" pretty planned out so we wanted to just be able to come and go as we pleased. We did not do any trips or tours or anything mostly because we've been to the Caribbean before and done the typical snorkeling, booze cruise, tour of the island etc, plus I wanted to maximize the relaxation, again because I'm married to a man who rarely relaxes.

We spent the first half of our honeymoon at the RIU Palace all inclusive resort and the second half at the Radisson Aruba Resort, in another post I will give you the good/bad of each resort. We really didn't like one place more than the other because they weren't comparable at all-it was fun though because it felt like 2 different vacations.

Ok now onto the fun part! Aruba was so beautiful I couldn't help but take like 1,000,000 pictures!

Here you go:


RIU Palace


Our huge king bed



Pool







Pool bar


View from our room


Dinner at the buffet- K doesn't really like his picture taken


Me and my champagne



K in the water


View of the resort from the beach


Our beach hut


Drinks at the bar


Is that champagne again?


The Lobby


Say bye-bye to the RIU

9.12.2009

Wedding Recap

**Warning: Long post but with lots of pictures**

So I'm finally here with a full wedding recap! It has been a busy week around here starting with K taking our camera to Detroit for work all week, I almost died making him promise cross his heart he would bring it back with ALL pictures intact!!! Luckily he did, phew, so we didn't have to get divorced over lost photos after all :)

I was VERY stressed out the week leading up to our wedding and I was panicking over every little detail and just plain scared that the cake wouldn't show up or the florist would forget my bouquet but then the day of I was completely calm. Our rehearsal dinner was great and sooo much fun that I went from completely stressed to totally calm and excited!

The rehearsal dinner was at this great waterfront crab house in Annapolis. We sat inside and enjoyed crabs and delicious seafood because it was a little damp and rainy on Friday night.


K and Me at the Rehearsal


Me with the Boys


Me and two of my bridesmaids


Matching Jcrew dresses

As I said I was completely calm and excited on my wedding day. I had PSD all day, which is permanent smile disease, it's something me and my sister coined when things used to make us so happy that we couldn't stop smiling. I didn't cry or even get choked up, I think there were two reason for that: 1. I was so incredibly happy I couldn't even think about crying, 2. going to Catholic school for 12 years made me totally terrified of messing up on the altar in front of the priest so I was very worried about following directions properly.


Me and my Dad about to walk down the aisle


Lighting the unity candle


View from the balcony


Final blessing


Married!!


Mr & Mrs H





My maid of honor Lovely Chaos and best man


My parents

Sorry for the super long post!! I will be back tomorrow with more details about the wedding reception :)

I hope everyone had a great first official NFL weekend! Go Eagles!
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