Tuesday, October 30, 2007


Yes, I am slowly being domesticated. We are making great efforts to eat at home more, so we are cooking more. Yes, I am channeling Betty Crocker. (Except healthier!) Last night I made a recipe for lemon caper tilapia, and it was divine! We steamed some red potatoes and asparagus and had some raw snow peas and it was all really good! We were celebrating our one month-a-versary, and were going to toast with champagne but since David is on antibiotics we toasted with fruit juice. :) I made black bean soup last week, and I even have a recipe for balsamic chicken with mushrooms for tonight. We've really gotten into cooking at home and I am loving it! Another reason? Brace yourself for the same old song and dance: I have rejoined WW. (Try not to groan and roll your eyes.) Why will this time be different? Because I got put on high blood pressure medication. I am not happy about that. My doctor says that with weight loss I can get right off it, so I am no longer in it for the vanity reason. I hate being on medications, so I am seriously busting my butt to get off the medication. So all these awesome recipes? Yep. They're WW recipes. I put myself on the plan on the 20th, but didn't actually go to a meeting until the 27th. However, in that week of working on my own I did lose 2.5 pounds! So I am very serious this time. (Really, I swear!) It's all about being healthy now, and not just looking cute in a pair of jeans.

Since we live in an apartment we don't typically get trick-or-treaters, even though in past years I have put out signs and bought candy. This year we are not buying that junk. We're going to dinner with Grampa! :) (I'd much rather do that anyhow!) I'm looking forward to seeing him tomorrow night. Now that everything is slowing down, I feel like we have a lot more time to get back into our routines, and having our weeklies with Grampa is a very important and very enjoyable routine.

Kevin is back from his honeymoon and we had lunch today to get caught up. I'm so glad he's back! It sounds like he and Samantha had a wonderful honeymoon, and I couldn't be happier for them!

So no other news for now. David heads out on Thursday, so I still have a little more time with him. I hope everyone has a wonderful Tuesday!

Monday, October 29, 2007

I've Been Married For One Month Now!

Wow...time flies! One month ago I was getting ready for my wedding, and now the dress is stored in the closet, the flowers are all gone, and the cake has been eaten. It's sad to think it's all over, and I won't get another day like it again. It really was wonderful! I got to watch a little bit of the reception that my sister in law taped, and it was fun to see everyone mingling and having fun. Thank goodness there wasn't any footage of me and the girls getting our groove on...nothing good could come of that! :)

Tonight David and I are making dinner and then opening the champagne we brought back from Jamaica to celebrate. I found a healthy recipe for lemon caper tilapia, so we're giving it a try. Hope it's not a disaster! (You know me and cooking...it's usually fine but there have been occasional mishaps)

Kevin and Samantha were scheduled to return from their honeymoon yesterday. He gets back to work tomorrow so I am eager to say hello and hear about their trip. I hope they got to see the shuttle launch!

That's it for today. I hope everyone has a happy Monday! :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Trying To Get Back Into The Routine

Yes, I have been a lazy blogger. Truthfully, there hasn't been much news to blog about lately. The wedding and honeymoon have come and gone, Kevin's wedding has come and gone, and now I'm getting back to regular life. David is on the road again, so I may walk around the house tonight in my veil and tiara just for fun. :) We had dinner with Grampa last night, and it was a great visit! It's the first time I have had a chance to get to see him since the wedding, and we are getting back on track with our weekly visits. I am going to try and get my social security card changed today. I can't do much in the way of a name change until I do that. I am dreading standing in line and waiting to do that. I looked and can't do it online, and I don't like sending in my marriage license even though they are supposed to send it right back to me. Oh well. I'll go stand in line!

My cousin Craig just went to Germany - how cool is that?? Hope you had a good time, cuz! :) I am ready for another trip to Europe. Wish it was cheaper to travel! Kim and I had so much fun in Paris a couple of years ago. I can't believe it was June of 2005...seems like it was just yesterday! It was so great to wander the streets (yes, because of my map reading skills we did a lot of wandering the streets!). I am dying to go to London and spend time there, too. We barely had a day there, and it was wonderful!

So I guess that's it for now. I hope everyone is having a good week!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Man, Time Flies!

I can't believe I haven't posted in a week! I've been in training pretty much all this week, and last weekend was super busy! Kevin's wedding was just beautiful and special, and I was so honored to be a part of everything. Samantha looked so pretty, and of course Kevin looked wonderful! I started to cry the minute she came down the aisle. The other groomsmen told me I gave groomsmen a bad name because I'm a crier! :) I don't care...one of my best friends got married!!

No real big news this week. David is traveling and will be home tomorrow, and tonight Mia and Joseph are coming over for dinner. Just a very quiet, laid back evening. I am making grilled pork chops, veggies, salad, and mixed fresh fruit. I haven't seen Joseph since the wedding, and I am looking forward to spending time with him. Mia might be bringing Brian, but she may be coming solo. Either way, it's going to be a nice evening.

Tomorrow will be busy...I have a massage schedule with Mia, and a Halloween Tea at Wendy's in the afternoon. Somewhere in there I am making soup and cornbread for dinner for David. I pick him up from the airport around 6-ish, and I will be happy to see him! :)

Everyone have a great weekend!

Friday, October 12, 2007

The Rehearsal

Nope, not mine! It's Kevin and Samantha's rehearsal and dinner tonight, and I am so excited for them! It's such a big deal! David is going to take pictures...something I wish we had done for our own rehearsal (that we have no pictures of, darnit!). I am looking forward to the evening, and I feel so honored to be standing up for Kevin as part of the groom's party. Tomorrow is going to be a special day, as Kevin has done the right thing and waited for his perfect person to come along. They are truly a special couple and I know God is smiling down on them.

In other blissful news, my coordinator from the City Club got engaged on 10/1/07, and she sent me pictures. She and her fiancee are so adorable! She wants to get together and have lunch, and I am more than happy to get together with her! She is wonderful and I look forward to enjoying a friendship with her. :)
Here's a picture of Heather and her fiancee on the night of their engagement:

So that's my wonderful news for today. Everyone have a wonderful weekend! :)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

It's Not About Me Anymore

The reality has set in that my wedding has come and gone. Seriously, I can't begin to tell you how much fun I had that day! I'd love to go relive it just once more...it was wonderful! The only picture I have from that day is of my friend Wendy and me.

I'll have more pictures soon, I hope. My professional pics won't be available for a little while, and no one has indicated that they have any pictures! :( The day was such a blur, I am dying to see pictures of anything!

I've been back at work for a day and a half now. I am working on my new job, and I like it so far! I am getting used to having more freedoms at work, and it's really nice!

So that's it for now. Kevin is getting married this weekend, and I am happy to be a part of the groom's party. I'll have pictures of that, for sure!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Home From Paradise

We are home from Ocho Rios, and we had a blast!! We were lazy slugs the whole week and did very little besides snorkeling and walking around the resort. (I highly recommend Sandals!) We had a wonderful time, and I will share more about it later. For now I am going to eat a piece of wedding cake and call it a day. :)

So here is me in all my sun kissed (translation: sunburned) glory at the resort. I'll share more pics soon!