Thursday, November 24, 2011

Gobble, Gobble!!!



Today my heart is overflowing with love, gratefulness, and a renewed awareness of how abundantly blessed I am.


Happy Thanksgiving, from our family to yours! Sending all our love from Texas, along with prayers of continued blessings throughout the upcoming year. Thank you for taking this journey with me!

Always,

L

Monday, November 21, 2011

Is there anything more adorable...



...than an 18 month old dancing his booty off? No. No there is not. Case in point:

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I could just eat him up. I love that little turkey and couldn't be more proud to be his Ya-Ya!

Always,

L

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Friday, November 18, 2011

A Lesson in Punctuation



It's time for me to shamelessly air some embarrassing dirty laundry for y'all. Please feel free to laugh your butts off at my expense...because I definitely did. Yesterday I was shopping around for a Tickle Me Elmo for Roman (the littlest LOML). He and I share an undying love for the furry little red monster, and I'm gonna get killer Ya-Ya points for this gift, I'm sure. Anyway, I'm browsing Target's website and I come across this:


He has this caption underneath..."Sesame Street Talking Elmo". Now, because I was in a rush, AND because my web browser is wonky, I read it like this:

Sesame
Street Talking Elmo

The conclusion I immediately jumped to was that our society as a whole is going to hell in a handbasket because OBVIOUSLY "Street Talking Elmo" was an all time LOW, even for us. I was so amped up about it that I just had to show Nate as soon as I got home. Luckily, he quickly made me realize that, no, there is NOT a "street talking Elmo" and also, that Target should put some hip punctuation in their description so mistakes like this don't happen.

Sesame Street - Talking Elmo.

See how easy that was? Yes, I'm a moron, but I did have a pretty awesome day imagining the things Street Talking Elmo would say...which then had me THIS close to ordering that Elmo and bringing him out at parties as a conversation piece. Good thing I didn't...I don't know if I would ever have gotten over the disappointment.

Word up to my homies.

Always,

L

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pitt Bull vs. Tickle Me Elmo



I'll let you decide who the winner is...also, anyone who thinks pitts are "ferocious by nature" have obviously never met mine.

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Always,

L

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Oh how Pintersting...



Howdy and Happy Hump Day my little bloggity friends :) I should probably apologize for my impromptu disappearance. You know how it is when life gets crazy and the fun things unintentionally take a back seat. It always seems to get that way around this time of year. Last Friday 11/11/11 My brother-in-law got married (the same one who is giving me a new nephew in the spring) and last week was filled with all kinds of things getting ready for their big day. It was beautiful and I'm thrilled to death to have a new sister!
The Gorgeous Newlyweds
 This weekend we have Hunke Family pictures/birthday-early Thanksgiving dinner and next week is actually Thanksgiving. Follwed by a roommate weekend reunion the first weekend in December; and before I know it Christmas will be here. No wonder this year has felt like such a blur! I promise I'll try and do better at updating the blog...this once a week nonsense just ain't gonna cut it.

Moving on...it's Wednesday and that means it's time for a little Pinteresting fun. As always, I'm linking up with The Vintage Apple and I would encourage you to do the same! Last week I paid tribute to someecards for always making me laugh, and this week it's smartphOWNED/Damn You Autocorrect's time to shine :) I pinned the majority of these or found them on the previously mentioned website, which is why you won't see any linkbacks under each picture. You can check them out on my Awesome Sauce board here. If you ever need a good laugh, go browse those sites for yourself...you might just pee your pants. As a fair warning, some most of these are pretty offensive so you might want to check out my disclaimer before proceeding...you've been warned :)


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This so could have been a convo between me and my dad



Hope these find you well and made you laugh as much as I did!

Always,

L

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Oh how Pintersting...



It's Wednesday again, and that means it's time for the weekly link up with The Vintage Apple! This week's "Oh How Pinteresting" is dedicated to someecards. Thanks for the weekly laughs...your writers are all kinds of awesome sauce.


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From someecards.com via Ashley on Pinterest
From someecards.com via Lisa on Pinterest
From someecards.com via Angie on Pinterest
From someecards.com via Kristen on Pinterest

Happy Hump Day lovlies! Hope the rest of your week flies by :)

Always,

L

Monday, November 7, 2011

Don't Blink...



...because 10 years will fly by and you'll have no idea where they went.

The picture on the right is a few years old, but I think it gets the point across
Sometimes this feels like a lifetime ago. But some days, like today, I feel the same as I did when we took that first picture. All butterflies and roses and full of excitement about all of the things life has in store for us. I never pictured myself as much of a "fairy tale" kind of girl. Never day dreamed of a Cinderella style wedding, or finding a prince charming. But for whatever reason, the good Lord decided I was lucky enough to get all of those things and more. I got to start my road to forever at the age of fifteen.

He's my biggest blessing. Our relationship and the life we've built together is the one "thing" that I am continually proud of...it's the one thing I know I've done right. I love you Nathan Allen...here's to our next decade, and many more to come!

Always,

L

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Thank you Steve Jobs



A few weeks ago Nate and I were driving in the car arguing about how he was getting the iPhone 4s and I didn't deserve to have it because I always get the new/fun things and blah blah blah...ok maybe that's a little slanted but I'm pretty sure I'm never wrong and that's how I remember the conversation going. Whatever. Don't judge me.

Basically I was trying to explain to him that there is already a "siri" type thing on the iPhone 4...and that I never use it. So he could have the 4s and I would be patient, wait to get the 5, and then rub it in his face about how much better my phone was than his. He didn't believe me so I proceeded to demonstrate the voice control feature. I said "AMY" and the phone responded "calling Amy". Smug, and again right, I stuck my tounge out and told him to quit challenging my authority.

What happened next was one of the funniest iphone fails EVER. Nate, annoyed at my overly bratty attitude, grabbed my phone, said "Go Eff yourself" into the speaker...which forced my phone to make an executive decision and respond by dialing my gynecologist.

iPhone: 1 ; Nate: 0

Always,

L

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The one where I rant about the sanctity of marriage



Ok. Before I unknowingly offend anyone let me say this: I understand every situation/marriage is different. I don't judge anyone who has been, is going, or is considering getting a divorce. Honest. This post is more about how as a WHOLE Americans are cheapening the vows they take by ending their unions before they've really even started. Not only that, but it's sending a message to kids that "you can go ahead and have your awesome fairytale wedding *Cough*KIM KARDASHIAN*Cough* and then just leave the man/woman after the fact...just so you get the "experience".

*insert eye roll here*
Whether we want to admit it or not "Hollywood" and all the jokesters that are on the covers of People, US weekly, Glamor, and even Health magazines are the "role models" we have appointed (the Kardashian clan included). And if I'm being honest, it seriously PISSES me off when they work everyone up over their fantasy weddings and then the couple splits 72 days later. It feels like a slap in the face to the people who are married and have had to work their butts off to make things work or to keep their marriage/family together. Anyone with me on this? Again, I'm not saying that there are not situations where divorce is necessary, there DEFINITELY are...I just feel like more and more people are deciding to call it quits and it's alarming to me.

When we got engaged I had a LOT of older family/friends come to me and ask if "I was sure". At the time, I'll admit, I was pretty offended. We had been together for 7+ years by they time we got engaged, so um, yeah, I thought I was pretty damn sure.

Going on 3 years into our own marriage, I now understand why I was met with so much (well intentioned) skepticism. Of the umpteen couples that got married around the same time or after Nate and I, SEVERAL are already divorced. I don't know what went on or the situations that led them to make that decision, but I can tell you this, it's NOT because marriage is a "fairy tale" and a cake walk.

Another thing. Once you get that shiny ring on your finger, you need to make sure you spend as much MORE time preparing for your MARRIAGE than you do on your WEDDING. It's just one day. ONE DAY in the grand scheme of the life that you are starting with another person. Focus on that relationship. Work on making it stronger. Get marital counseling of ANY kind. Take advice from people who know you as a couple and want ONLY to better your relationship. Only complain about your significant other to someone who is going to build them up, not add fuel to your fire. These were all things that we were told and did and I think some of them have made all the difference in the world.

If anything comes out of this rant I want it to be this: Marriage is NOT what you think it will be. Some parts will be, but there are so many things that will surprise you about the person you marry, no matter how long you were together beforehand. Trust me. We've been together 10 years and I'm still learning. People can't tell you enough that your first year of marriage is going to be hard. Ours SUCKED. Seriously, I won't go into details here, but if you'd like to know some of the struggles we faced (including but not limited to: unemployment, clinical depression, failing grades, eviction and being fired from a dead end job) please feel free to email me. Murphy's Law took full effect on our relationship but we've come out on the other side stronger for it. If your first year is easy, count your blessings and hit your knees because there will be a time that things aren't and you'll need the support of your God, family and friends to help you make it through.

I'm sorry if I somehow offended anyone with this. That wasn't my intention. I just needed to get it off of my chest. I feel like if more people were honest and upfront about the work they've put into their relationships instead of just putting on a "show" it would be obvious how big a commitment you we making. I honestly still felt a little blindsided but what I've learned is that the road won't always be easy, but it will always be worth it. I posted this picture on my facebook yesterday and wanted to go ahead and share it on here too.

Courtesy of The Notebook
The quote is from a movie but I feel like it says so much personally about our marriage. We have good days and bad just like everyone else and I just have to remember on the days he is driving me banana sandwich that I AM crazy about him...and I'll keep working every day, for the rest of my life, to make our relationship work.

Always,

L

**UPDATE** Please click the comments link and read the one from my friend Lacey. She was incredibly thoughtful/brave to share her advice from another side of this topic and I can't thank her enough for that!

Oh how Pintersting...



I can't believe it's already Wednesday! This week feels like it's flying by (not that I"m complaining!). Happy Hump Day my blogitty friends :) It's time for another edition of Oh How Pinteresting Wednesday; my favorite link up EVER with The Vintage Apple!

I have yet to do a "theme" with my pins, and tend to just post things I found entirely too funny not to share. But this week The Yankee has made me laugh/tagged me in some truly hysterical pins so this one is dedicated to her! They majority she showed me, but I've included a few extra since my last few Wednesdays have been a little lacking. Enjoy!


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From icanrelate.com via Kayla on Pinterest

From Kayla on Pinterest
From ifunny.mobi via  Kayla on Pinterest
From reddit.com via Ariel on Pinterest
From theberry.com via Kelly on Pinterest
From obscureinternet.com via Lorri on Pinterest

Hope y'all got a giggle out of some of those like I did! Cheers to making it half way through this work week...Friday is just around the corner!

Always,

L
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