Friday, May 25, 2012


Two weeks from tomorrow I'm getting married.

It feels so crazy! To change my name from the one I've had for many years. To call Matt my husband instead of boyfriend or fiance. To be called a wife.

But really, it's about one thing: love. The party will be fun, but is not the point. I'm excited about telling the world that he is mine, and I am his. I want to continue to daydream about our future together. I want to see him standng at the end of the aisle I'll walk, waiting to hold my hand and tell me he'll love me forever. I want to grow old with him, travel the world with him, spend the rest of my weeknights on the couch watching tv with him.

I feel incredibly blessed to have a man that treats me as exceptionally well as he does. To be so giving and supportive and affectionate as he is.  To be as kind to my children as he is.

I must have done some things right. To be as happy as I am right now, with a loving man about to marry me, with friends and family so supportive of me, and with children as beautiful and healthy and loving as mine are.

Dear God, I am one lucky lady.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Scavenger Hunt

Last Saturday, despite my intense desire to sleep in, I woke up at 7 to meet two girlfriends for rummage sale shopping. I hadn't done this in years, and I thought it sounded like fun. Needing nothing in particular, I took out $80 in cash in case I came across something I couldn't live without.

The two ladies I was with were mostly in the market for kids and baby items, so I joyously ooh-ed and aww-ed over the little baby clothes, and kept an eye peeled for something I might like. And look what I found!
How sophisticated ladies (with no small kids) shop at rummage sales.
I bought an awesome pair of like-new heels, a book that had recently been recommended to me, and a martini shaker. Success, no?

More valuable than the $5 worth of items I purchased was the laughs and conversation with my girls. We even checked off some items on our impromptu Rummage Sale Scavenger Hunt. Things like ten bowling balls, used bras, and a rummage sale rival (seriously, that lady would not get out of our way!) I think I like this type of shopping with friends. It's a lot more exciting and interesting than the mall.