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Great Start to the Year!

Tim and I welcomed in the new year with a trip to Jo-Ann! All scrapbook paper was on sale, and Tim thought I should stock up for my new craft room. (I know, right? I’m pretty lucky!)

All stacks and cardstock packs were 50% off! Add the teacher discount on to that and we saved 65% on all this paper!

6 stacks and a whole lot of cardstock... YIPPEE!


I am super stoked for all the projects that all that paper means!

And, a full tour of the GREAT. ROOM. OF. CRAFTINESS will be coming soon!!!





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We’ve Only Just Begun- 1 down, a lifetime to go!

A year ago today, I married my best friend.

It was a gorgeous day.  Not too hot, not too humid, just perfect.

Friends and family came from all over- California, Arizona, Kentucky, Pulaski, Illinois and more.

The service was perfect, other than our priest crying the entire service, and desperately needing to wipe his nose.

The reception had amazing food, good music, and a lot of beverages.

It was a perfect day.

Friday, we ate dinner where we had our reception.

Last night, we watched our wedding DVD with Tim’s parents.  Tim’s mom, Nancy got us a bleeding heart bush.  Her mother got her one on their one year anniversary, she had given one to Tim’s sister on her one year anniversary, and so we got one too.  (I love the tradition!)

Today, we ate old cake.  The banana fudge cake was quite good, even if a bit dry due to living in a freezer for the past 365 days.

The best part of today, other than spending it with Tim of course, was our anniversary box.

At my bridal shower, my amazing MOH’s (maids of honor), had each guest bring a picture of them with me, as well as write words of advice for us on our one year anniversary.  There was advice about remembering to say I love you, laughing a lot, and never going to bed mad.  The cards were filled with love… and it brought back the amazing feelings of our wedding day, a day filled with celebration of love- our love, and our love of our family and friends.    All of these words of advice, and pictures, and such, were kept in a box and guarded by my MOH’s until our anniversary.  Definitely one of the best ideas ever.  We loved reading through everything together.

One of the best things in the box was a letter I wrote 6 weeks after my first date with Tim.  I had written it to my best friend, Dean, who was serving in Iraq at the time.  It tells of how I am falling in love with Tim, all of the things I love about him, and my excitement just pours off the page.  I even tell Dean that I know Tim is the man I will marry.   (Katy, my MOH & also Dean’s fiancee, had found it when going through his things a few weeks after our wedding.)  Tim and Dean never got a chance to meet, as Dean was deployed the day after I had my first date with Tim.  But, they are the two most important men in my life.  And I am SO glad I wrote that letter to Dean.

I am so glad that Dean saved everything.  That Katy found that letter.  That I was able to capture my feelings about Tim right at the beginning, before I knew he was going to be my husband.

I am one lucky girl.

I have amazing friends and family.


an even more amazing husband.

It has only been one year, but I am ready for the lifetime ahead!


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“Toto, I don’t think we’re in Kentucky anymore” and Reason #329 Why I Love My Husband

Last night was date night.

We went to a pizza place out in my old stomping grounds, enjoying the backroads and gorgeous weather on the way there.  I had the most delicious root beer ever- Sprecher, from a bottle.  YUMMMMM!

After pizza, we went to DQ- half and half dipped in chocolate for me, and vanilla dipped in butterscotch for him.  Dipped cones are the greatest inventions ever.  Seriously.

When we got home, we enjoyed some Trivial Pursuit on the Wii.  (So much better than the game board!)  Tim gets this question: “How many letters are in the name of the state that Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz” is from?”  Tim spells out: ” K-e-n-t-u-c-k-y” , then proceeds to enter 7 as his answer… (Double FAIL! 🙂 )

Lucky for him he only needed 1 point to win the wedge, and TP awards points for being in the “range” for wedge questions.

I found this QUITE hillarious.

Reason #329 Why I love my husband:  He can make me laugh no matter what, and make a night of pizza and ice cream seem like the bestest thing EVER.

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This is how I know my husband loves me.

Yesterday, we FINALLY got a healthy dose of snow around here.  (I am a true Wisconsin girl.  I love my four seasons.  And honestly, this winter has been WEAK- not super cold, not tons of snow… WEAK!  but I digress…)

And although it did not bring a snow day for me, it brought one for my dear, sweet husband.  I reluctantly headed out into the winter wonderland, as he returned to our nice warm bed.  Thankfully, I did not have to teach, as I was at an inservice, so it was sort of a day ‘off’, but I couldn’t help but think of being at home, in our warm bed, and NOT being at work.  I was jealous of my husband and his lazy day, with a cozy bed and maybe some shoveling ahead of him.

I came home after battling the terrible roadways (Milwaukee Public Works do not do well at keeping those city streets clear during storms, let me tell you!) to find my dear, sweet husband shoveling.  I offered to help, but he assured me he had it and to go inside.  I was not going to argue- it was sure nasty out there!

I come into the kitchen to find a dozen roses on our table and mint chocolate chip ice cream in the freezer.

This ladies and gentlemen, is TRUE LOVE.

(You should be jealous.)

My dear, sweet husband will admit he is not openly affectionate.  But, he does love me.  He is not a cuddler, but he does little things to show me he cares.  He buys me flowers.  He takes me to Vera to cheer me up/celebrate/say-he’s-sorry.  And he buys me ice cream.

He’s a keeper. For sure.

My dear, sweet husband and me on our wedding day.


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Sneaking Away

This weekend Tim and I snuck away to Wisconsin Dells to redeem Tim’s Christmas present.  We spend the weekend at Chula Vista Resort.  It was WONDERFUL!  The resort is a bit off the path, but was well worth the winding roads to find it.  The resort was huge, and set right on the gorgeous (although frozen) Wisconsin River.

Despite the weather being below zero most of the weekend, we had a great time!  Friday night, we were upgraded to a jacuzzi suite, that also had a fireplace and a balcony with a beautiful view, we went straight to the waterpark.  Tim LOVES water, LOVES it, and had to go swimming that night.  We had fun exploring the slides, riding around the action river and just having fun.  It was great.  For those of you who know us, now that when Tim and I go on vacation, someone gets hurt (Tim- sprained ankle in the Dells 2008, Tim- stick in the foot on our honeymoon in 2009).  This time, I flipped over in my tube on Emerald Falls, and conked my knees and chin pretty good.  I was fine and enjoyed the rest of the night.  Flash forward to Saturday afternoon, when riding the “toilet bowl” ride (For the life of me I can’t remember the real name.) Any way, we went down and loved it!  So we did it again, this time, flipping over and me conking my head hard on the slide!  It hurt (and still does!)  We went to first aid, and the girl working there was not interested in making sure my pupils were equal and reactive, or anything.  She got me some ice, and water when I asked for it, but that was about it for her helpfulness. After resting for a bit, I had a headache, but didn’t want to ruin Tim’s weekend, so we went back at it.  It was so nice to be inside swimming and such when it was SOOO cold outside!

Other events of the weekend include my incredible disappointment to find Paul Bunyan’s not open during the winter months.  Seriously, that is the best time for fresh donuts and hot pancakes!  We explored the outlet mall, lounged around and did a whole lot of nothing! We did get a fantastic dinner at the famous Pizza Pub!  And scored a killer deal on their amazing salad bar and buffet.  Quite good.  We ended the weekend with breakfast at the Chula Vista, and an early drive home.

So, after a nice weekend away, we have done some chores, gone grocery shopping, and are now watching the Packer game (hopefully, WIN… what a ping pong match! Never mind, they just lost! 😦 )

(McFatty Monday post coming tomorrow- it’s been brewing all weekend!)

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