Category Archives: Life

Wordless Wednesday – Fierceness!

Ready for date night!


Animal House Tuesday – Sadie!

Sadie was being overly cute this week. She has developed this habit of hiding under the curtains and I finally caught her looking adorable.

Darth Sadie! @dogsofinstagram

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Posted by on July 29, 2014 in Life, Randomness, Sadie


Wedding Bliss – Honeymoon

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile now, you may remember that a couple years ago, some friends and I took a cruise to Alaska. After some discussion, we decided to do that again! Yes, I am taking friends with me on my honeymoon. After all, it’s not like they are going to be in my cabin!

So the other day, we booked a cruise to Jamaica! So excited! We were able to get a deal through American Airlines that required us to pay $125 to book it versus the regular $500. AA would then pay Royal Caribbean the $500 and we would pay the $400 back to AA between now and February along with the rest of the cruise cost.

This will help quite a bit because starting in Oct/Nov, Kress will start working at the game processing center and that is when a lot of the major wedding purchases will be paid off. Not to mention all the OT I get during the holidays.

SO EXCITED!  It looks like our overall travel plan is pretty cool:

Day 1 Galveston, Texas
Day 2 Cruising
Day 3 Cozumel, Mexico
Day 4 George Town, Grand Cayman
Day 5 Falmouth, Jamaica
Day 6 Cruising
Day 7 Cruising
Day 8 Galveston, Texas

Beautiful country with my husband and close friends? Yes please!

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Posted by on July 24, 2014 in Life, Randomness, Travel, Wedding


Contemplative Vincent is Contemplative

Nothing new with the cats as of late. Life has seem to calmed down in fact. Everyone is getting along with everyone else. Something I never thought would happen.

Contemplative Vincent

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Posted by on July 22, 2014 in Life, Randomness, Vincent


Wedding Bliss – Engagement Shoot

Yesterday I posted a behind the scenes picture from our engagement photo session on Sunday.

I had such a blast!  Jennifer from Full Bloom Studios was so much fun to work with and she immediately put me at ease. I forgot all about my uncomfortable issues with my body and being photographed.

Here are a couple of sneak peek she’s released. The rest I will have to wait for them to finish being processed but wow, I am just blown away!

Engagement Photo - B&W Kissing


Engagement Photo - Katy Smirk


Posted by on July 17, 2014 in Life, Wedding Stuff


Wordless Wednesday – Behind The Scenes

Engagement Photo - Behind the Camera - Laughing

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Posted by on July 16, 2014 in Life, Wedding Stuff


Wedding Update – Venue

We toured the venue a couple of weeks ago and fell in love with it! It’s an old opera house located just outside of Austin, Texas. A sneak peek from about midway into the room. My friend, Kellie, is standing on the stage where we will put the musicians.

The Opera House

It’s sorta kitschy, I get it but we are going to put a Spanish/Mexican flair on it. Kellie and I are still in the detail planning stage but I think it is going to be great! We put the deposit down so now that is all taken care of, whew!

The caterer ended up not panning out. Her minimums exceeded what I want the entire wedding to cost so I had to scrape that idea. Instead, a friend of mine is going to be taking care of the food for me as a wedding present. The plan is to have Spanish tapas, mostly cold foods so we don’t have to worry about keeping food hot. The plan is to have the wedding in the middle of the afternoon in June so I think that will be good.

We met with our photographer for the wedding last week and just talked about Kress and I, the engagement photo shoot we have coming up and what we would like to see happen at the wedding. It was a great meeting and it just made it that much more real for me. So exciting!

Now we get to switch gears and focus on getting ready for Pennsic. We will be gone from June 30th – August 11th, I am so looking forward to it! But in the meantime, I go back to just being engaged and idly dreaming up ideas for the wedding. :)

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Posted by on July 10, 2014 in Life, Randomness, Wedding Stuff


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