Hubby Hubby

September 2, 2009

I heard about this on the radio this morning, and I thought, I wonder if Meg has heard this news, too. I wonder if she’ll write a post about it. Sure enough.

I think it’s pretty awesome that Ben & Jerry’s did that. 

And I really like ice cream.

Oh, and I can’t wait to call Po my husband/hubby/hubs!  In 16 days.

Birds

May 21, 2009

No, offense to anyone who is doing a dove release, but you could not PAY ME enough to hold a bird:

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I really don’t like birds. I’ll blame it on a few traumatic experiences.  For one, somehow, on two or three different occassions, we got birds caught in our basement when I was growing up. And they would then find their way upstairs. And terrorize me.  Also, I’ve been dive-bombed by birds while running. Several times.  It’s scary.  I don’t like birds. And no, I’ve never seen the movie The Birds.

I get a little anxious at weddings when there is a dove release. I’m afraid the birds are  going to fly out of the bride and grooms’ hands and head straight for me.  I know they’re trained and all, so it’s an illogical fear, but I still try to stand far away from the action.

The only type of bird I kind of like is the owl.  For the past week or so, Po and I hear an owl outside his window every morning between 4:30-4:45am.  He goes, “Who-who-who-whooooo!”  It always wakes up one of us, who then has to wake up the other, so we can sit and listen to the owl.  He doesn’t stay around long, and no more than 10 minutes later, the day-time birds start chirping loudly and we slam the window shut and go back to sleep.

Some Numbers

May 18, 2009

50 – number of posts I’ve written! yay post #50!

4 – number of months ’til our wedding, as of today!

2 – number of people who asked yesterday when they can host a shower for me this summer! wow, i feel loved!

9 – number of flower corsages I completed yesterday while watching multiple episodes of Amazing Wedding Cakes on WEtv.

35 – number of days in a row I’ve ran!

64 – number of things left on my wedding checklist! oy.

Five Years!

May 14, 2009

Today is our Five Year First Date-aversary! Five years ago today, Po picked me up at my house and we went to dinner at  Culver’s (yes, classy, but I had just returned from a year in Wisconsin and wanted the boy to try some cheesecurds). It was actually a non-date. We were supposed to be doing it “just as friends”.   After that we got ice cream and then went for a walk on the bike path along the Mississippi River. After our walk we went to Po’s house where we watched Donnie Darko (again, very romantic). I guess neither of us wanted the non-date to end, because we then popped in some ‘Allo ‘Allo!dvd’s. And we cuddled. And we kissed. And Po asked what we “were”. Friends? Boyfriend/girlfriend? Let’s see where this goes? We decided on the last one.

I still remember what I wore on that first non-date. I remember waiting ’til Po got up from our booth to get some extra napkins before I prayed before eating my meal, because I didn’t want to make him uncomfortable. I remember walking along the river and wanting to reach out and hold his hand, just because it seemed right (but I didn’t). And oooh boy I remember that first kiss.

And six months later, after a summer together and a semester apart, I finally agreed to call Po my boyfriend.  And now here we are! Gettin’ all married and stuff!

Since Po is working tonight, we celebrated our anniversary earlier this week like we do every year…with a trip to Culver’s. We even try to sit in the same booth. We kept saying, “Who would have thought, five years ago, that five years from then we would be engaged and planning our WEDDING!”  It’s just craziness, ya know?!

Do you have any traditions for celebrating the anniversary of your first date?

Were you one of those “love at first sight” couples that knew after the first date that you’d found your future spouse? Or did it take you a while to get that feeling that you’d found “the One”?

Buff Bride

April 7, 2009

Everyone knows that the stereotypical bride needs to be on some crazy diet and exercise regime so that she can fit into her perfect size 6 wedding dress, right? 

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I’ve never been overweight.  I ran cross country and track throughout high school and college.  I still run a little bit and kinda somewhat try to watch what I eat.  However, I’ve always stressed about losing an extra 10 pounds to be my “ideal” weight. I thought for sure that once I got engaged I’d be super motivated to go on a strict healthy diet and get back to running 60 miles a week.  Well, engagement day came and passed, and I was not really motivated. We had over a yeaaar until the wedding. I had plennnnty of time.

Well, now we are approaching the 5 month mark. Our engagement is about 2/3 of the way over.  My fittings will begin in THREE MONTHS!  And I have been getting LAZY! I’ve only been running maybe 2-3 times a week, and very short distances.  My eating habits are getting dangerous. McDonald’s fries? Multiple desserts in one day? Loads of carbs and hardly any servings of fruits and veggies?  This is bad, people.  Now I don’t even care about losing weight, I just want my dress to FIT. 

I don’t know if I’ve actually gained any substantial weight as a result of all of this bad behaviour, but I’m sure I will if I continue like this.  It’s not even so much about how I look on “the big day”. It’s about how I will feel.  And if I’m exercising and eating right, I know I will feel good. And that’s what I want.  So maybe once the weather warms up for real and we get out of this nasty, cold, rainy stuff, I will feel motivated and get out there!  Time to get myself back in shape!

Happy New Year!

January 2, 2009

My New Year’s Resolutions:

1. Procrastinate less

2. Eat healthier (specifically, eat more fruits and veggies)

3. Try a new exercise (currently, all I do is run, and I’d really like to tone my upper body)

4. Be nicer to people, including Po

5. Read more

There are many other things I’d like to improve on this year, but I think that gives me a lot to get started with.  I really need to apply #1 to wedding planning…

The fact that I’m posting this on January 2nd means I REALLY need to work on #1. ha