Monday, October 26, 2009

One down, many more to go!

At this exact time last year, I was in the bridal suite getting my makeup and hair done. I wasn't nervous oddly enough. I was more concerned with taking my own pictures on my camera (go figure!). Of course I was wondering how everything that I had planned over the past eight months was going to turn out, but it wasn't taking over my mind. I was also thinking about the pending vacation (Puerto Rican honeymoon!), and having my soon-to-be husband by my side through everything in our lives.

Well, everything turned out beautiful. Although there were things that I would have liked to have been different, I still wouldn't trade that day in for anything else. This first year of marriage was wonderful. Some people say that the first year of marriage is the hardest. I can't say that I agree. It was a very smooth transition for us. People always ask me "How is married life?" I always say that it is great and that nothing has changed. I think that is the key to a happy marriage from my experience so far. If the two of you stay true to yourselves and don't try to be something/someone that you aren't, you are on the right track to many happy years together. It's beautiful to see couples that have been together for years and years that still act like young teenagers in love. That is what I want, and I feel confident that we will have. So to you, loving husband, happy anniversary!

photos courtesy of Marlo Herring

Sunday, October 18, 2009

First House Project!

With the suggestion of a dear friend of mine, I decided to write a list of all things that need to be done to the house (mainly so that I don't forget anything...and maybe so that I can scare myself into doing it by looking at the long list). I decided to start somewhere with it yesterday. The chandelier that is in our dining area was pretty plain. I want to change it out at some point, but in order to save money I decided to just add a little something to it in the meantime. I mentioned to my grandma that I might want to put shades on it, and she told me about a local thrift shop that had a good variety of them. I decided to go there yesterday and I got them for one dollar each!

This is before...

...and this is after.

I feel like I accomplished something this weekend!


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I Heart Moving...

...kind of.

I have been totally out of sync with this move, but I am incredibly happy and so thankful for this blessing! Now I'm just trying to finish unpacking and trying to tie a few loose ends (getting termite protection set up, gas deposit, first mortgage payment, computers set up in the office, etc.). It's coming along well though. I finally have the internet back after a month without it. It's funny how we can't seem to live without the things that we didn't have, say, 20 years ago, these days...but we survived somehow. Maybe we're just getting lazier? Or...maybe we just want to capitalize on all 24 hrs of the day, so we do it by utilizing the things that make life a little easier. Yeah, I'll stick with that one!

I want to share a few pictures of my husband and I after closing, and my family helping us move out of the apartment and into the house. Many great design ideas are to come, and I will be posting them here before, during and after.