Friday, December 29, 2006

I've been tagged

Ok - I've been tagged - so here you go.

A - Available or Taken - Taken, after 28 years I have finally found the perfect one for me, my amazing love Schmoop!
B - Best Friend - Schmoop, Kaiya and Tamara
C - Cake or Pie - mmmmmmm, warm apple pie w/vanilla Breyers-sounds good Trace I'll steal this. :)
D - Drink of Choice - Alcoholic - currently Bailey's mmmmm Irish Cream Non-Alcoholic - Peppermint tea
E - Essential Item you use everyday - laptop
F - Favorite Color - blue
G - Gummy Bears or Worms - Bears
H - Hometown - Chatsworth NJ
I - Indulgence - massages
J - January or February - February its closer to March when I get MARRIED!!
K - Kids and Names - Girl Amanda Sage boy Jacob Aaron
L - Life is incomplete without - Love
M - Marriage Date - March 17, 2007
N - Number of Siblings: Legit or not? - 3 sisters; Kim, Karen and Anna and 2 Brothers; Walter and Will. All Legit, my parents were like rabbits..
O - Oranges or Apples - Just had an orange so I have to go with that.
P - Phobias or Fears - scary movies
Q - Favorite Quote - mmmm cheese
R - Reason to Smile - I have an amazing life
S - Season - Probably fall
T - Tag 3 or 4 people - Mama K NJ; Kitten Mom; Erica
U - Unknown fact about me - I can be completely anal retentive
V - Vegetable you don't like - lima beans
W - Worst Habit - finding black hairs on Schmoops red beard then bugging him till he lets me pluck them. Well thats his answer as he's sitting next to me. My answer is overcommitting myself
X - X-rays? - hmm I think the last ones were when I broke my ankle a few years ago
Y - Your favorite food - currenlty Indian food
Z - Zodiac - Libra

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Pink paint and primer I'm a happy camper

Our house no longer has ANY pink rooms!!! Alright well we only had one to being with but still that was one to many for me. I like pink alot just not on walls, my mom had a thing that no room in the house could be painted the same color and mine was pink by default (youngest of six). Her bedroom was blue, my brother's green, my sister's purple and I was left with either pink or grey.. I vowed then that I would NEVER have a pink room when I grew up, when we bought this house there was a ton of colors in it one of them being pink so of course that had to be the first to go. The room we just painted had bright green carpet with light pink paint which bows stenciled on the top of it (even on the heating vent!). Schmoop and I have bought the colors for the upstairs; we have a chocolate brown for our room, bonsai green for the guest room, kale green for the office, and like a thunderstorm blue for the bathroom. Once we get it all painted we are ripping out the carpet(all the carpet upstairs is different colors drives me INSANE!), we want a nice off white or tan berber throughout the upstairs. So right now after about an hour of painting we have one very primered white room soon to be Bonsai Green. I cant wait to get all the painting and the carpet done upstairs so we can move all the bedroom furniture up there and out of the laundry room!!
by the way Sherwin Williams rocks my world!! and Walmarts paint kits suck butt.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

mmmm Christmas

I had an amazing Christmas, my wonderful schmoop gave me the bestest gift (besides asking me to marry him) he gave me Heelys!! You know those shoes with the wheel in the back of them that kids go whizzing by in the mall in? Well everytime we see a kid with those I just about foam at the mouth and emphatically state that I want them!! Well my wonderful schmoop searched around and found them in ADULT sizes just for me! I can't go across the kitchen floor without his help yet but I'm working on it. He's so good to me!
Also I got all my wedding jewelry, the ring bearers pillows, the guest book, two cake cutters, the reception cards, booked the wedding band (thanks to my good friend Eric and his amazing band Fire By Night!), the gifts for my bridesmaids, flowergirls and ring bearers. We also picked the house we want to rent for our honeymoon to be booked this week!
Tonight, my first weight watcher meeting then painting the house!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Back to the drawing board

Soo if you're a long time reader here you know I struggle with my weight and am an avid Weight watchers supporter. I lost a bunch on weight watchers a few years ago but broke my ankle (not an excuse just what happened) and gained alot back. I've been on Weight Watchers online since May and have done ok but recently I haven't really been following the program. I decided this morning that I need these meetings, so I will be going back this coming Wednesday to the meetings. So this blog is now a weight loss, wedding planning, house finishing, crazy life blog now. I'm thinking of starting an underwater basket weaving bloggers circle too if anyone wants to join.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Just in case you want to know exactly when you get your presents...

Shout out

to my online friend Trace, I finally got my lazy butt around to adding her on my happy places!

This makes me giggle...

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Christmas time is here

So I'm sitting here realizing that Christmas is next week, LESS than a week away!! Holy cow!!!
The main feeling I have in my heart is gratitude this year. This has been the most incredible year of my life. I fell in love with my wonderful man and got engaged this year. He makes me laugh like no other and inspires me to try to be a better person and has just about the kindest heart of anyone I know. We bought our first house which I'm IN LOVE with. Its just perfect for our little family of two and whatever future kiddos that come along. There are such nice little things about the house like a walk in pantry, a HUGE mudroom that will be great for a kids art room, a family room with a cozy fireplace.
I have a wonderful large family myself who I love dearly and I'm blessed to have their support and love as Schmoop and I start our lives together. PLUS this year my family got bigger cause I got not only one gorgeous new niece Meghan but also Jasons family! Jason's got a twin brother, his amazing wife, thier gorgeous daughter, two very loving parents and some wonderful friends.
Jason also moved up to New Jersey from Virginia and we both got new jobs (mine is my dream job and I LOVE it!).
I was just sitting here reading my devotions about the birth of my Savior Jesus Christ and I'm just now realizing that I'll never really know the depth of love He has for me. Every time I think I know he blows me away with the plans He has for me and shows me another piece of the depth of love he holds for me.
Anyway my Christmas prayer for all you readers is that you get a glimpse of the love that our Lord holds for you, it will blow you away.


Monday, December 18, 2006

Awe our first need for proffessional help in our new house... so cute!

So Saturday Schmoops family came over for lunch. I had made a yummie roast in my crockpot because us girls were going to be out all morning shopping for flower girl dresses. We found them and they are beyond adorable! Well after lunch I was cleaning up and the sink wasn't draining. Schmoop his brother plunged the sink, they snaked the sink and nothing (schmoop plumber crack might have been involved but alas I have no photographic proof of it). So on Sunday we had to call Roto Rooter to fix it up and it costs us $280 dollars!! Holy Cow!!
So I figured now is as good as a time as any to start the how much money are we putting in to the house list..

so far
paint $150
Roto-Rooter $280

It could be worse!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006


Maybe I just have ridiculous expectations with this wedding planning thing. But EVERY SINGLE THING that we have done we've gone over budget. We have a normal amt of money to work with I thought. Things that I thought were going to be really cheap are DEFINITELY NOT. Basically I haven't been suprised to much the other way with things being less than I thought, mostly cause I'm the CHEAPEST person on the planet. It seems despite the fact we are cheapo's Jase and I are going to have a lovely, classy wedding. Who would have thought? Certainly not me.
I got my dress, put my deposit down on the flowers, ordered invitations, ordered favors, have the reception site, booked the church, have an MC, have the pastors. Have feelers in for one of my favorite bands, emails to photogs, going bridesmaid dress shopping on Thurs. Its creeping me out but everything seems to be under control. Schmoop and I are even going to Bed, Bath and Beyond to register tonight. I'll link it up here so you all in internet land can check it out.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Quiet on the site...

Sorry I've been so quiet this week, we've been kind of busy. Since Sat we have booked the reception site and its official, WE ARE GETTING MARRIED ON ST. PATRICKS DAY!!!!
So exciting!!
Also we've been unpacking like crazy, the house is starting to slowly look like a home. I'm amazed that I have found all of my kitchen stuff and there is a place for it! WHO KNEW!?!?!
We also got our Christmas tree and decorated the house for Christmas! :)
Here is the first post of the inside of our house, this is the first fire we have lit. I loved it, and can't wait to do it again! :)

if you look closely you can see our Veggie Tales Nativity set with Elvis Angel singing over little baby Jesus carrot.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

AHH I'M ENGAGED!!!!!!!!!!

So the engagement, Jason and I had our first date at Hershey Park last year to go see the Hershey lights so we had plans to go back this year. I'm a huge lover of all things Christmas especially the lights!! So Saturday we stopped all the unpacking and went to Hershey Park, we ended up starting out a little late and got stuck in traffic. We got to the lights at like 8:30 or 9 they were soo pretty and sparkly.

After the light show we went over to the park to walk around, the only problem is that it was closing! We hurried over to get some hot chocolate before they closed and kind of just walked around a little bit. It was emptying out to where it was just Jason and I and he took me aside and got down on one knee and.. I freaked out. I started crying and got down on my hands and knees and was hugging him. Then I remembered oh yeah he's proposing to me and I stood up so he could ask me properly. Of course I said yes, my ring is GORGEOUS!!

More importantly I'm so excited to be spending the rest of my life with the most amazing, kind, compassionate, silly, cutest man I know, I LOVE YOU BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cool Engagement gift

Thanks soo much Brian for this amazing Engagement gift!!!! So Awesome!!

Keep this one on as my main one for now but soon I will be moving over once I learn a little more!

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Guess what internet?!?!!?

We'll we're engaged, schmoop and I, pics will be forthcoming Jase has the camera in the car. I will tell you it involved Hershey Park, diamonds, twinkle lights and awesomeness!