2011 Challenge: Day 45

February 14, 2011 (Day 45)

Valentine’s Day.  I used to hate this “so-called” holiday.  I hated how it’s turned people into believing it’s the one day out of the year they have to do something special for their significant other.  It doesn’t always seem to be about love, but rather how much someone can outdo someone else with the gifts they receive, especially at the workplace.  And in the meantime, it makes those who are lonely feel like crap because they don’t have someone to share this day with.  But don’t let it fool you.  It’s not true.  There are so many people who may not be your significant other who still love you just as much.  And to all my friends and family, I hope you know how much I love you for who you are and for the uniqueness you bring to this world!

But let me get back to my point…

I can’t bring myself to hate Valentine’s Day anymore, because it’s no longer a holiday to me.  It’s an anniversary of the day Adam proposed and asked me to be his wife.  I am so thankful that he chose Valentine’s Day to do so, because I now have nothing but fond memories of the day!  It allows me to remember the best decision I’ve ever made in my life! 

You can’t ever really top a proposal, but this year, we relaxed and just enjoyed being with each other.  As the sun was setting over the horizon, we sat on the beach eating dinner and waiting for the stars to come out.  It was a beautiful sight, and the perfect way to enjoy each other’s company without the hustle and bustle of restaurants or crowded places.  I love how he allows me to truly live in the moment!  <3

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone, especially to the love of my life, Adam! 

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2011 Challenge: Day 44

February 13, 2011 (Day 44)

Sugar coma.  Adam and I made over 100 cupcakes and brownies to take to Kyle & Reba’s wedding yesterday.  We had quite a few leftover and brought them back home.  Today, we ate too many, and I think I’m in a sugar coma.  ;-)

Remind me to never make so many again.  :)

2011 Challenge: Day 43

February 12, 2011 (Day 43)

The Lane Wedding.  Today, Kyle and Reba Lane got married!   They had a small yet very sweet wedding on her grandmother’s farm in Live Oak surrounded by close family and friends.  It was wonderful to see them tie the knot and get to see Adam spend some time with his ‘other’ family.  I’m so happy we got to be a part of their special day. 

2011 Challenge: Day 38

February 7, 2011 (Day 38)

Cause for Applause.  I received a cause for applause and a compliment from two of my coworkers today, and it felt great!  Not to mention, another coworker and I go back and forth on proper usages for grammar, and I finally won an argument!  It was a victorious day at the workplace.  :)

2011 Challenge: Day 36

February 5, 2011 (Day 36)

Repairing the fence. When I purchased my home, the fence was sagging and has drastically gotten worse the past few months, as more posts have broken off.  Luckily, my dad was able to come up this weekend and help Adam and I repair it.  Despite the rain and dreary weather, we were able to get the new posts in with some gravel and concrete.  Now, we just have to let the dirt settle and the concrete set before finishing it up by drilling in some lag screws to hold the posts in place.  I can’t wait for this headache to be done and am so thankful for my dad and Adam’s help with it!

2011 Challenge: Day 35

February 4, 2011 (Day 35)

Camp Keystone.  Today, my mother, Adam and I drove over to Camp Keystone to finalize some details, get measurements, take detailed pictures and more to prepare for our wedding in November.  My mom originally had some hesitations since she never got to see the venue before we booked it.  However, once she was there and got to see the property and speak to the woman in charge, I think her stress went away and that she was able to better envision the entire thing.  It’s nice to see her get excited about the plans now, so I’m really glad we went and shared this with her.

The Vesper's Cross (where the ceremony will take place)

2011 Challenge: Day 34

February 3, 2011 (Day 34)

Papa love.  My niece turned five today, and we all went to dinner at Red Elephant to celebrate her birthday.  She was surprised to see papa and grandma there, who she didn’t know were up to visit.  It was a great night, and it was wonderful to spend time together as a family.  It was long overdue.