Monday, September 22, 2008

One Time We Got Married

...and it was the second best decision either of us
had ever made. Here's how we celebrated the first anniversary of that blessed occasion:

Destin, FL

(Top left) NU Gallery, Grand Boulevard, Sandestin (Right) Poking a shark in the eye, so it doesn't eat us.

We headed out to Destin Saturday, stopped at a winery (really, did you expect anything else?) and drove into Destin for some disappointing goodwill scavenging. However, we did find "Upscale Resale", an antiques/furniture consignment shop that had beautiful furniture and accessories for delightful prices. We purchased nothing, but cheered up, walked the outlet mall for a few hours, where we did purchase a few somethings. Including new jeans for me (yay!) that were on sale for $28, down from $98. It was so beautiful, I could have cried (Madewell brand, on sale at J. Crew for a limited time only!). We finished our perfect day with P.F. Changs. Anniversaries, lettuce wraps and spicy chicken "make glad the hearts of men" (and Butterfields).

Monday, our real anniversary, we celebrated with candlelight and steak.

After an entire year of marriage, I can honestly and with as little cathartic intent as possible, say that I am the happiest of women. I thought I loved this man a year ago, but I had no idea. I love my husband and I love being married. In addition, I've been assured that it only gets better. Wahoo! Bring it on!

Friday, September 19, 2008

I blog-stalk. Especially when I'm tired and not motivated enough to blog for myself. I've had a busy week, so here is my contribution, stolen from a stalked blog (a friend of a friend of a friend's). And fear not. I shall return to force my own opinions on the few who read this particular blog. In the meantime, this was a great reminder to me, not as a mother(obviously), but as a wife and a friend. Not everything I do is visible (who even knows if you pray for them, right?), but it matters.

In other news, I use parentheses too much.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

God Cares About My Hair

Below is the faithful account of my very good day:

Hair appointment at 9am. A bit early for a hair appointment, but I accidentally forgot my first one Monday, so I took what I could get. Besides, an entire day of salon styled hair vs. 6 hours or so is not such a bad price to pay.
Stylist is wonderful and I get the best shampoo/massage of my life. She cuts my hair beautifully and works with my cowlicks. She blowdries and straightens it. It looks great. I go to pay.
My salon (love it love it love it) has this deal. You recommend a client and they give the new client AND you (me) $20 off. I think I have $40 credit (for recommending 2 persons). I go up to pay and find out that I have an $80 credit. I get TWO one liter bottles of Redken shampoo & conditioner to use up the remaining $40 of credit. They're actually on sale for $33. Therfore, I get a free cut ($40 value) and two free one-liter bottles of yummy smelling hair cleaner/conditioner ($40 value) for the price of a tip. I also have $5 remaining credit. I am a happy little miser.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Yeah, we can dance...

So, in case what you've been wondering what we've been up to down in Florida, there's not a lot going on. Except for WINNING GOLD MEDALS in the Mount Olympus games! Don't act like you're not impressed.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Motherly Instincts

Yesterday we were able to spend quality time with our friends Adam and Hadassah and their son, Caleb. We had a wonderful time catching up and admiring Caleb's growth until it was discovered that the diaper bag was out of diapers and one was desperately wanted. While the guys ran out to grab some real diapers, I volunteered the cloth ones that I use for cleaning. Unfortunately, neither Hadassah nor I knew how to put one on. Even a google search was unfruitful. So, on my suggestion, we duct-taped it on. I am so not good enough to be a mom yet.