See?? Totally normal for adults to be at disney without children...........................................................................
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Read about my ring HERE.
A year ago today Mark gave me the biggest shock of my life and I got my beautiful ring. To read that story, you can click over here. (also LOL at how bad Mark needs a haircut in those pictures. Good thing he has a wife to keep him in line now haha)
I got my ring cleaned and inspected at Needhams this weekend and it has been so extra sparkly this week. In fact, I was at the gyno for my yearly anxiety attack. In the midst of the most awkward part, I think, the breast exam, the doctor stopped, one hand still full on groping me, and picked up my left hand with her other hand that wasn't preoccupied and talked about my ring for what seemed like ten eternities. I HATE the gyno. I just feel rage boiling up inside me as I talk about it.
Anyway, one year. That's a wow. A friend from high school got engaged a few weeks ago and I was telling Mark all the unsolicited advice I wanted to give her and he was like "yeah, imagine someone giving you the same advice when you were planning our wedding." I wish I could go back and tell myself "Chill on the Sims and the wedding planning" but I don't really think I would have listened to myself. I should have, but alas. Many anxiety attacks, many nights I slept for like two hours, many spoiled-brat moments, way too many blow-ups at my poor parents.
I'm curious as to what advice you would have given yourself when you were engaged, if you are married?
If you aren't, i'm wondering what is the biggest question about marriage/wedding planning you have?
In conclusion, Mark is making me dinner and also did the dishes and rubbed my neck when I had a migraine so i'm loving him extra today. Happy engagement-versary as well as dating for three and a half years-versary.
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Last week was pretty much perfection. Yes, I had to do parent teacher conference which was two pretty long days. However I got both Thursday and Friday off and it was glooooorious. Mark and I decided to use my day off and we headed up to Logan for a little visit. I have been there a few times since we moved back from Maryland but Mark hadn't been theres since before we got married. Mark's best friends still live up there and I have friends up there as well. I feel like all we did is eat?? That's ok, we missed a lot of the classic Logan restaurants. Here are some pictures, sorry they are so so blurry. I brought my real camera up but it sat in my purse the whole time.
First stop was Twizzleberry with my blog friends Laura and Madeline so we could be friends IRL. We literally took no pictures together, I took this of my cup because it matched my nail polish. We are the worst bloggers ever.
After ice cream I rushed to meet with our big group of friends for dinner. We went to ice cream before I had dinner so I was feeling a lil weird, so I didn't go all out at one of my favorites, Center Street Grill. Their sandwiches and burgers are huge-mongous and delicious but I felt full from Twizzle so I tried something new. It was still pretty good!
Here is Conor, the bearded man.
That night we made the half hour drive to Crystal Hot Springs. We didn't take any pictures because honestly, we were worried about getting our open wounds in the hot springs water. There was a whole new breed of white trash hangin out at that place. It was terrifying.
When we got home I didn't even go to bed till 2:30! I was so friggin proud of myself. I haven't stayed up past 10:30 in I have no idea how long.
The next morning we made Herms a priority. Herms opened like my sophomore or junior year of college and CHANGED. THE. GAME. It's the go-to on Saturday mornings. It was totally packed. I ordered their special, a white chocolate and cranberry pancake. It was delish.
|"Hiiii, we're the friends"|
|instagram menus, yo|
After Herms I went to the bookstore and spent more money there than I had since Freshman year. Now I feel properly swagged as an alumni (ew, sorry I used the word swag)
By this point I needed a nap and a shower. Thankfully my boss from when I worked at Kiddie Kandids yearsssss ago was out of town and offered me her house. I confirm that taking half the day and hanging out there was the best decision I made it 2015. THANKS ROBIN!
That night I met up with some sorority sisters (including my little, shweee!!!) and we went to Takara. It was sooo delicious.
Then we did something weird. We went to Mardi Gras. It was actually way more fun than when I went as a freshman. We went to see our friends Kitfox, the ones who are doing the Kickstarter, and they were so awesome. I hadn't heard them in quite a while and they had people who were on their way to grind at the big dance party stop and listening. I think that's the biggest thing anyone can accomplish. Their kickstarter only has ten more days and they have halfway to go. If you donate any amount you get their EP! So go do that HERE.
We showed up early so instead of waiting in lines for the entire night we got to do basically everything. That includes the Oxygen Bar (weird, not worth it? Confusing that it's such a hit) and the exotic reptile station. Mark and friends held this huge snake but I was like "uhhh i'll stay right back here"
After the concert, we headed to the casino. If you didn't know this about Mark, he is weirdly lucky. He always wins, always. He won big money on our cruise ship, he just wins. He is so lucky! Which is why I don't let him gamble hardly ever. But since this was fake money I let him go all out. He never lost, not once. This was after he won twice and so by the time the end of the night rolled around his money pile was like four times this. He was pretty excited.