Monday, March 4, 2013

The Fiance

I tried to keep the last post at least a tiny bit on topic with this blog. And I really do love homemaking!  But this post is the gushy post. So look away if you must!   I'm in love over here!

From our first date, I knew The Fiance was special. I was so comfortable with him! For a while now I've known he was The One. I wanted to run around and tell everyone he was THE Prince Charming! MINE!  But it wasn't time yet. It was time to grow together and allow our relationship to solidify a bit.

While we still have LOTS of growing and solidifying to do, now it is time! World, this man is MINE! He loves me and cherishes me and we are going to be together forever. I am so proud of him. This is the man who I want to have a family with before long. The one who will be a father to my little tan children. This is the man with whom I want to grow old. This is the man I will marry.

We are planning a summer wedding and we can't wait. So soon yet so far away. We want to celebrate this time! To look forward without wishing away today. Because before you know it, we'll be standing there before our closest friends and family. Before you know it I'll be changing that W in my name up there to an E.  (why did I include my list initial in my blog url???)

I'm looking forward to updating this blog with the recipes I try, the parties we'll throw and the things we learn along the way. Because all of these thing will be beautiful. I am so blessed.

I love you baby!

(And Readers, I promise to keep the ooey gooey gushing to a minimum!)

Friday, March 1, 2013


My last post was about health. To update, cutting diet coke has curbed my afternoon carb cravings, so that's a plus! I'll still drink one now and and again, like when I'm at a party. But if I drink one at work I feel all gross and bloated, so that's not all that appealing. Haven't bought a Lean Cuisine again...but haven't been making amazing lunches either. Gotta work on that. But to be honest, I was all motivated to get in shape because I was anticipating 2013 being a year when there are a LOT of photos taken of myself. Why???

We're getting married!!!

On Sunday afternoon, February 3rd, the love of my life asked me to marry him. With tears in our eyes, I said yes!  It was a sweet, intimate proposal with the Lord's presence upon it. We were able to enjoy the moment, find time to call family, and then go celebrate with friends at Super Bowl parties. A perfect day.

Through our relationship and especially now, I've seen my love of homemaking shine. When I make him a meal and he enjoys it, it makes my heart happy. When I use my couponing to restock his toiletries for a what he would have spent on a tube of toothpaste, it makes my heart happy. When he leaves his gym bag behind by accident (we have have been hitting the gym a LOT) and I toss his laundry in with mine, it makes my heart happy. And we're talking laundry here, that never makes me happy!

I've spent the last two years in a lovely apartment that is lacking a few full blown amenities. It's a studio, so some things are mini. I am so looking forward to making our new home in a place with a standard size fridge, oven and dishwasher. Because baking and buying produce at CostCo (and not doing ALL the dishes) makes my heart happy. I've written before about entertaining with a small space, but I'm looking forward to entertaining MORE! To having space for my friends kids to play. For more than 4 people to be able to watch a movie.

I've gotten excited about building our gift registries and finding items to organize and entertain. Items to make a home. Our home. A home where we can retreat and relax. A home where we can invite others in to retreat and relax. A home where we can celebrate milestones together and with our friends. I might be in an office 40 ours a week, but I am a homemaker through and through. It makes my heart happy. The Fiance makes my heart happy. This is going to be a good year.

Okay, I wanna know. Did ANYONE read the paragraph above the first photo?  ;-)