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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

just real quick...

it's been a little bit since i did an actual blog post.
so here is a quick update.....

T minus 3 DAYS!!
3 DAYS baby!!

the in-laws fly in tomorrow! first time we will have met in person? yep

my dress is now in-tow

friday brock and i are leaving work early as a "prep day" we are going on our last lunch date as a dating couple and im very exited for it.

friday night the sisters will be slumber partying it up at my house. that ought to be fun!

last things on my wedding to-do list:

shoes-hopefully tonight or tomorrow!
and one last appointment on friday
then saturday comes. THE BIG day!!!

upcoming blog posts:
(this is mainly for me to remember what i need to blog about)

part II of "the plans"
bridal showers
marriage advice we have received
weight loss goals/plans/blog

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Almost there!!!

We are almost there!!
Close enough to see the weather that day!
It's going ot be a hot one!
Good thing i have everyone wearing black!!
You are all nice to comply!

Thursday, June 16, 2011


So Brock and I have decided that once we are married we will have no cable tv.

I have been living with no cable for a year now and I don't miss is ONE bit.
I'm shocked and saddened by the things that are found on cable tv. Even the basic cable channels.
I'll never go back. Even though that isn't the most popular descision.
The only really legit reason we might need it is for the NBA season, since we are both avid basketball observers.
Don't get me wrong, I can watch trashy reality tv with the best of 'em
some of my favs:

keeping up with the kardashians
Tori & Dean Home sweet Hollywood
The bachelor/bachelorette

and others like
Dog the bounty hunter (ya im weird. i love that show)
house hunters
americas got talent
so you think you can dance

I like watching tv. But I am willing to give it up to avoid seeing all the other crap thats on there.
It's an easy descision.
Plus I think of all the hours I have wasted in my life watching tv and it sickens me.
I want to get those kinds of habits out of the way before we have kids so that we don't pass on those habits.

I know alot of people/couples, watch tv together and consider that spending quality time together.
I recently read The Five Love Lnaguages and they talk about quality time as one of the primary love languages. In it he says:

"In the vernacular of Quality Time, nothing says, “I love you,” like full, undivided attention. Being there for this type of person is critical, but really being there—with the TV off, fork and knife down, and all chores and tasks on standby—makes your significant other feel truly special and loved. Distractions, postponed dates, or the failure to listen can be especially hurtful."

Plain and simple. Sitting, watching tv together isnt spending quality time.
Sure you are together. Sure you are spending time together. But it's not quality time.
Brock and I had a discussion once about the bedroom.
Noooo. Not that kind of talk.
Somehow the topic of a TV in the bedroom came up and I shared my thoughts on having a tv in the bedroom. Which are this:
It is a completely obserd idea.
No offense if you have a tv in the bedroom but just take a look at this article.
There are soooo many great points in it.

Along with No Tv, we are also doing no internet.
This one is a bit harder for me becuase of THIS.
I love to blog, but I have to be in the right mood to blog
(which is why my posts are so randomly here and there and everywhere in between)
I do it when I want.
Some of my most enjyable times are cuddling up in a blanket with something good to eat while I blog. And being able to do that whenever I please.  
It's my release.
Literally. It is how I get my opinions, feelings, life, out into the word.
I love it.
I feel so good after I have blogged.
I will continue blogging, but maybe not as much. Hopefully I will find other sources to use to get my blogging in.
Who knows though. With school coming up I may not even have time to think about blogging.
Annnyways...The point of this post and my rambling is this.
Since there will be no tv and no internet, we need some good ideas for newly marrieds to do.
We have thingscoming up to do like:
making 72 hour kits
shopping for house stuff
yard work (and LOTS of it)
decorating our new home
(the wedding gift I got him will also fill up some of that extra time.....and no...it doesn't have anything to do with what you might be thinking. get your minds out of the gutter ;) but I can't give it away just yet cause he reads this.

But we want your fun/cheap/creative date ideas that we can do together that will have us spending quality time together.
I know you have some so spill.

Share your ideas with us. Links or blogs you have come across with fun ideas. Whatever.
I will do a post of ideas I get and we can all share and exchange fun ideas!


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

summer has arrived... i think.

This weekend felt like the
"welcome summer" weekend.
although, watermelon wasn't involved so it might not have been as legit as I would have liked.
But it was pretty great.

Friday we (me, brock and my sisters) decided to go to the bees game.
What's better than a summer night on the grass at a baseball game with your family and some good (& outlandishly expensive) stadium food!?
It was great.

Saturday was spent at the pool.
 To me, Ashlee Wray soon to be Norton, this is perfection.
I could spend hours by the pool. literally.
A good book. A big Coke. Some nice tanning oil. The hot sun.Your sisters and your boy.
Nothing better.
I'm pretty certain of this.
While we were laying out, the oddest thing happened. It started raining. No clouds, no wind, just a light sprinkle. It was very strange, but quite nice. 

Brock and I also got in some tennis.
It was pretty hot and I didn't last long in the heat (that and I'm so dang out of shape it's embarrassing) so I made and executive descision that tennis is best played in the evening. So hopefully thats when our 'matches' will go down from now on.
But it was lots of fun. I have no tennis skills what so ever but I still like to act like those Williams girls.
Maybe someday I'll be good.

Later that evening Brock and I had dinner with some close family friends, the Francoms who we love love.
They were so nice to treat us to dinner at the Tin Angel Cafe, where I Instantly FELL IN LOVE with their
Spinach & Fontina Zuppa Soup.
soooo delish.
no joke. I am in love. And have been craving it ever since.
Plus I'm a big fan of anywhere with a nice patio!

We then had dessert at the famous Hatch's Family Chocolates.
This is one thing that I am going to miss about being in the Avenues, being so close to this chocolaty goodness.
It was yummy.

Sunday was spent @ church and watching the Mavs make franchise history.

Good weekend over all and I am looking for lots more where that came from!

Dear Summer:
Please stay.

Next weekend:
Moving, Moving.
& a bridal shower!! yay!

P.s.   I still need to bog about the amazing shower I had a few weeks ago..... Stay tuned =)
P.P.s.   Please check out this blog post.  AND COMMENT!!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

"Mawage Mawage"

So, We have exactly 18 days.
It's insane how soon it is.
It doesn't feel real.
But I am soooo ready. And excited!

We have been getting what you might call marriage "advice", here and there.
You know, stuff like:

"Now remember Brock, the woman is always right"
which we strongly dis agree with....so stop telling us that.

"Communication is key"
which we already know, and thats why we are getting married....so stop telling us that

"Don't go to bed angry"

"Center your marriage aroung the Gospel"

Come on people!! We know all this already! I want some real marriage advice!
Brock and I both realize that marriage is going to be hard. It's going to be a challenge. It's not going to be daisies and roses all the time. But you never hear that! All people keep telling me is that marriage is so great! You will love it! It's bliss. Blah blah blah.
I'm sure (in comparison to being single till your nearly 30) ya it is bliss. But it can't be all the time.

So lay it on me!!
I want to hear the real stuff.
The dirt.
The downs of marrige.

I don't want to go into a marriage thinking that if we have problems, our marriage is doomed. Or we are doing something wrong. Or that if we annoy the crap out of eachother sometimes we aren't normal!

I have friends out there......YOU ALL KNOW WHO YOU ARE
who have been married for at least a year. (most closer to 6 yrs!)
who have experienced the highs AND THE LOWS of marriage.
I want to hear about it.
We are all human, and no one is perfect.
Not one single relationship out there is perfect.
It's ok to have problems.
I just need to know that it actually happens, and that people can actually talk about it and not be ashamed if their marriage isnt perfect.

So I call on ALL of you!!
If you dare to comment here.
DO it.
 even if its just anonoymously (sp?)
If not, email me.
Lets talk!
I want to know about the "other side of marriage"
The side that people don't talk about.


Monday, June 6, 2011


I just entered to win  a trip to Paris!
Wish me luck!
What a PERFECT honeymoon that would be!!

To enter go here