Archive for the ‘Milestone’ Category

Second Move-in-iversary

It’s unbelievable how quickly this came up, but yesterday marked two years of us living in this house. I feel like we should celebrate the special occasion somehow, but until we figure that out, here’s a picture of our new outdoor string lights:

You guys don’t even know. I’ve wanted string lights forEVER. Or at least two years.


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We Didn’t Even Prepare a Speech!

Big ups to our virtual friend Karen at Well i guess this is growing up; she gave us mad dap!

Idk why I’m trying to drop so much slang all of a sudden. Too many British James videos maybe. I’m being weird.

Anyhoo, here are the rules, which I snagged from Karen:

  1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog
  2. Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you
  3. Copy and paste the blog award on your blog
  4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed
  5. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment at their blog.

With no particular theme, and in no particular order, and just because they’re our pals and we like to show them some love:

  1. NineOEight
  2. Learning to Crawl
  3. Vicarious Wit
  4. two wedding belles
  5. Moving the Chains

Okay, that last one has way more than 200 followers. And just to warn you, it’s all about sports. We’ve gone rogue.

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Yesterday marks one year of marriage for Andrew and me.  He was full of surprises, from making me breakfast to framing some of our honeymoon pics.  He even found a pink and purple bouquet, since those were the colors for our wedding invitations, bridesmaids’ dresses, and flowers.

Yes, my Goodwill end table still has the price tag on it.  How embarrassing.  Our low-key anniversary of breakfast and football-watching was topped off by dinner at Iron Bridge Wine Company and a thawed piece of wedding cake that we froze (it was a little dry, but surprisingly good!).  We also bought a fresh cake, just in case.

Nom noms.  Just for fun, here’s a slightly-off-kilter picture of us cutting the original deliciousness:

I’m sorry, I can’t remember who took this one… Paula, maybe?  It’s the best picture of us cutting the cake, I think – better than the pro’s (even if the cake does look minutes away from falling over, haha).  Maybe the ground was just that uneven?  Entirely possible.  But anyway, I like that this picture doesn’t actually have us EATING the cake, because those shots were pretty unflattering and that you can see how the scalloped detail on the top and second-to-bottom layers of the cake mimicked the scalloped beading on the bodice of my dress.  Talk about a happy accident!  That was entirely unintended, unless my sub-conscious spoke up when we explained to our baker the design we wanted.  I also like the Picasso calla lily (the cream flower with the purple center) on the table.  I’d considered using them in my bouquet, but wanted fuller, softer blooms; I’m glad we had them somewhere because they are a gorgeous flower.  Ah wedding details, remember when you ruled my life?

Happy one-year, Andrew!

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Hey guys!  Well, it was one year ago today that Andrew and I took up residence in our little house – as appropriate a time as any to start blogging, right?

The hope is to post semi-regular updates so you all can “drop in” on us and see what we’ve been up to (without having to pay for tolls, train tickets, or airfare).  So… yeah.  Here’s to year one and all it’s meant: being our own landlords, shifting our priorities, and slowly feathering our nest.

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