celebrating our first anniversary with beer instead of paper

One year ago today, Aric and I committed to make each other happy for the rest of our lives. And I’m glad to report that we’re right on track. With 7 1/2 years together, including one year of marriage under our belt– I think we can say we are happy. There are always life situations, environments, and circumstances we wish we could change or finally […]

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take a gander at the history behind the word honeymoon on wikipedia. it’s awkward.

August started with motorcycles roaring and streets crawling with leather and braided facial hair. Rally. Sturgis. Bike Week. For locals it means having a hard time finding a place to park, long lines at the grocery store while the group ahead of you spends $180 in alcohol, and the “purr” of an engine haunting you day and night. For a restaurant employee it means low […]

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The messiest memories are oftentimes the most treasured.

Messy memories. These things happen. It’s something unexpected– maybe an oddity, or other strange occurrence. Many of these messy memories are captured via text message or will show up on facebook status updates. These are typically the… I dropped my toothbrush in the litter box again… my neighbor knocked to ask for baking soda with no pants on… the girl next to me at the […]

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goin to the chapel & we’re going to get rained on

“It’s good luck for it to rain on your wedding day!” Such a kind way to make a bride and groom feel better. Unfortunately, you know they’ve pictured sunny skies and a beautiful tree-lined backdrop. But what can you do about weather? Nothing. This morning, after waking up and going directly to weather.gov, it all became real. Well, heavy rain and 74. Okay. Breathe. Umm. […]

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so let’s be honest about some things.

Things I should be doing: crafting up some wedding favors, finishing my laundry, uhh… WRITING MY VOWS What I’m doing instead: Sitting on my front porch in my bikini writing this blog. Let’s give me a little credit for multi-tasking…. I’m writing… and I’m tanning. I’m just writing the wrong thing… and I should have been work on my tan for the wedding weeks or […]

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