Archive for November, 2012

November 28, 2012

moving blogs is way easier than moving apartments

i don’t know if you’ve noticed, but every time i make a life change i get a new blog.

only because tim doesn’t like tattoos so i can’t keep getting more of those, and haircuts are too drastic.

now i’m here.

you should probably follow.  i’ll be using a different format (a few more words).  we’ll see how this goes  🙂

November 26, 2012

moving forward

confession: for the first time in my life, i don’t want to move forward – i want to stay in the present/past!

but, time is moving whether i want it to or not.

the wedding gifts are put away, my tan is slowly fading, the pictures are sorted (although i’m still waiting for the professional ones to arrive!), the thank yous are slowly being written, the mosquito bites no longer itch, my french manicure is destroyed, and even my pedicure (my ‘something blue’) has chipped.

however, i get to relive the weekend every time a family or friend mentions something hilariously wonderful about the wedding.  ohhhh memories are such wonderful gifts.

now it’s back to work, back to the gym, back to reality…

honeymoon in 3 weeks  🙂

November 25, 2012

feeling domestic

i feel very ‘wife-ish’ today.  well, i at least feel more domestic, which i associate with wife behavior.

i spent the day: going to crossfit class, baking, cleaning (minimally), writing thank you notes (yay wedding presents!) , catching up on reading blogs… and i even showered.

impressive, right?

*sidenote – going to crossfit after taking a few weeks off is friggen hard.  also, eating nothing but gummy bears and chocolate and chips / salsa and whothehellknowswhatelse after working out is guaranteed to make you feel like crap.  in case you were wondering*

i hope everyone is having a fantastic sunday.

November 24, 2012


tim just asked me if i’ve showered since we got home from jamaica.

we got home on tuesday.

clearly i’ve been failing at impressing my new groom!

… welcome to married life, sweetheart!  😉

*sidenote* i’ve showered at least twice, so there!

November 22, 2012



this year has been filled with many blessings.

  • i passed the cpa
  • we moved into our first apartment (alone) together
  • i became a pet owner
  • i got engaged and celebrated the heck out of it
  • i changed jobs
  • i married my sweetheart
  • i vacationed with friends and family
  • 54 of my loves traveled with us to JAMAICA to celebrate our wedding!

‘thankful’ doesn’t even begin to describe the way i feel about this year!

November 21, 2012

we did it!

well…. we did it!!!!

tim and i are very officially married  as of november 17.

there will be lots of details to follow.  except, every time i promise that, i get distracted.

the problem is i’m obsessed with every single one of the THOUSANDS of photos i have and my guests are starting to share and i want to post every single one….

i’ll have to settle for one a day or so  🙂

bottom line: the wedding and entire week in jamaica was more fun than i thought it was possible to have.  having a destination wedding was by far the best decision of my life (well, maybe next to marrying tim).


November 17, 2012

stop sign

today i’m marrying my best friend (which is a pretty big deal, right?!)

thank goodness for the auto-schedule option for blog posts.


in celebration of this day i’ll leave you with the following convo, so you can have a glimpse into our relationship:

Lisa: stop sign

Tim: … continues driving without slowing down…

Lisa: stop sign

Tim: …continues driving into the intersection…

Lisa: you just blew through a stop sign

Tim: …really annoyed… BABE! you can’t just keep saying random words to me when i’m driving!  how am i supposed to know what i’m supposed to do when you say ‘stop sign?!’



November 13, 2012


How much of your time and effort goes into protecting yourself from the things you fear?

And how much is spent serving your muse and your tribe and your potential?

– Seth Godin

ah, seth strikes again with brilliance.

i wonder how much my life would change if i could identify how much energy i was spending on protecting myself… i bet it would change a lot, given my generally anxious nature.

so thought-provoking.

November 11, 2012

wedding season

we celebrated amy and dan’s wedding this weekend!

it was super-fancy and a blast, in general!

we’re so blessed to be able to participate in so many people’s special days this year  🙂


November 9, 2012

best friends and best gifts

i got my last bachelorette gift!

it’s a collage of my friends who celebrated my bachelorette party with me!  while there are some very-awesome friends who did not get a picture on the collage, it makes me sooooo happy to see so many lovely faces in one spot.

time goes by so quickly… i can’t believe some of these pics were taken 5+ years ago and it seems like yesterday.

my friends are the very best.