Wedded Bliss Wednesdays

Happy Halloween!!!
Jack is at my parent's tonight so I have no baby to get festive with (tears)
BUT we still get to have some wedded bliss fun :) 

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What is the best gift to give your husband?
John, like most men, is hard to shop for! I always try to do a mixture of fun with need. We don't really spend a lot of money on ourselves and we both love presents, so I try to be as thoughtful as possible! This year for his birthday I got him Tigers tickets and some books. He loved it :) 
What is a meaningful gift that you can give that does not cost money?
For Valentine's day this year I made him a "fairy-tale book" about our love story. It was inexpensive and from the heart. He loved it, and we will always have it!
What is the best gift you have given to him?
I just asked him and he's going, "Ummmmmm... ahh...." WOW honey, do I suck that bad at giving gifts?!
He decided on the green tie I bought him for Christmas last year.. hahaha
What is the best gift he has given to you?
For Valentine's day he sang me a song with the guitar.. I really loved that! A close second would probably be the bench he bought for our master for my birthday!
What are you giving this holiday?
I'm not sure that we are giving gifts... boring, I know! But John has mentioned that he would like a Birchbox for men...

Next week let's talk 
1. When you were a child what did you imagine YOUR Prince Charming to be like?
2. Does you husband match your prediction as a child?
3. What about when you were a teenager and knew it all about love, does you relationship match that scenario you had during those rebel years? 
4. What love movie would you best match your relationship to? Why?



The shooter that I talked about here is still on the loose.

I am a ball of anxiety. 

On Saturday he shot at two people 10 miles from our house. 

He is suspected to be driving an old junker black sedan.

John's advice to me is that I calm down and just "keep my head on a swivel."
I am so confused as to what that means... someone please enlighten me.

For now, It's being executed in the sense that every time I see a black sedan coming up behind me, 
I am convinced that I am about to be shot at. 

It also means that I am constantly observing where I am on the road, 
thinking things like, if I get shot at right now I will go into this ditch and flip my car. 


Needless to say, I have started to use alternate routes. 
Ones that add 20 minutes onto my commute. 
Oh well... totally worth it. 

On another note (A Bubba note to be exact)...

My child has decided to be a wild ball of hyperactivity as of late. 
I swear he goes through 10 minute periods of complete spaz. 

I think he scarred his aunties for life via video chat on Sunday. 
Like, they are never going to procreate because their nephew is a crazy. 

He's also quite cute. He's blowing kisses and woofing like a "bah-boo" (Dog)

Right now, he's going to serve as my pretend audience as I practice my solo presentation for class at 3. 
Lets hope he doesn't bark me off the stage!

P.S. it's snowing here. If I have to deal with crazy shooters AND icy/snowy roads while driving... best believe I will need to be hospitalized for anxiety :) 
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This weekend has left me feeling relaxed.
I'm actually quite upset that it's Monday.
It feels downright rude. 

I spent the majority of my free time on Friday and Saturday doing blog designs.
I got overly ambitious and installed THREE! 
It's so fun! 

If your interested in a blog makeover contact me!

On Saturday night we drove out to John's parents house for his dad's 60th birthday party.
His parents are both biology professors.
They hang out with all professors.
Lets just say it was exactly what you picture in your mind right now.

It was nice to celebrate with his family and drink some free wine :) 
AND I actually did my hair & makeup.. Jack looked pretty cute too!
On Sunday we were pretty lazy.
John and I are currently obsessed with Season One of Revenge
and we watched quite a few episodes on Netflix in bed during nap time.
John even made fancy snacks of apples, bri, and french bread... YUM!
When Jack woke up we loaded into the car and drove out to the cider mill.
We went around the same time last year... oh how things have changed since then!
(Apologies on the crappy pictures of pictures... I cannot find my camera USB...)
The days felt just long enough
and I couldn't have asked for better time spent with my two favorite boys!
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Sunday Social

Before I get to the questions, please remember to enter the giveaway!!! TWO more days to win 10 AMAZING prizes :) Enter HERE.

Now, onto Sunday Social :) This week, it's all about Halloween!

1. What was your favorite halloween costume as a kid?(pictures??)
Thanks to my good friend, Jen, I actually have a picture of the my FAVORITE costume. I was a pink princess for about 3 or 4 years in a row... same costume and everything. My mom is a genius with a sewing machine, so we always had one of a kind costumes!

2. If you could go back and dress up as something what would it be?
I'm not sure I ever REALLY wanted to be something that I wasn't... after I grew out of the princess phase I did a lot of really cool costumes... usually something that involved dressing up in a pretty dress :)

3. Favorite costume as an adult?(pictures)

So probably the BEST, most creative costume we ever did as a group was split off into pairs and dress up like different animals. We then recruited one of my roommate's boyfriend to dress up like Noah... aka, Noah's Ark. 
I was a zebra. We also had Giraffes, Cheetahs, & Peacocks.
I also revisited my roots and dressed up like Sleeping Beauty. Loved it. John? he hates that costume with a passion. 

4. Favorite Halloween Candy?

Oh man... tie between Kit Kat's and Reese's (The FULL size cups!)

5. Favorite Halloween Memory?

Childhood: Sorting candy in the living room after trick or treating. 

"Adult" (college): preparation, crazy shenanigans at the bar, and rehashing it in the morning... there was always a story, always someone rolling in in the morning with some form of costume still on... it was the best and the MOST hilarious. We would watch the "Walks of Shame" from our living room window. 

6. Whats your favorite scary movie?
None! I hate scary movies. BLAH!
Sunday Social


Friday's Letters

Dear Pediatrician, Thanks for the thoroughness but your crowded waiting room was the last place I wanted to be this morning. Bubba is back to good, and all he got from that follow up appointment is a belly full of cheddar bunnies and a flu shot. 
Dear Nap time, although you have decided to come around once, instead of twice, a day- I love how long you are! 3 hours to myself is pretty spectacular!

Dear Bubba, I love that you are starting to talk a little bit more. Your constant "Uh-Oh!"s this morning were cracking me up!

Dear Weekend, I love you. 

Dear Readers, I love all of you and want to be sure you don't miss out on the BIG giveaway happening in your honor! 

Dear John, I missed you every day this week! Cannot wait to watch 192823740812 episodes of Revenge this weekend :) 

Dear Self, You need to get on the workout train. It's time. No. More. Excuses.
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It's Okay

It's okay...

That I am feeling less than productive at work today.

That I stayed in bed 20 minutes longer than I should have this morning (I'm a vision today, let me tell you...)

That refuse to drink the office coffee.. it's pretty much the worst thing I've ever tasted.

That I am kind of disappointed in the 80 degree weather.. I was used to fall temperatures!

That I am terrified to drive to/from work because there is a crazy man on the loose shooting at cars on the freeway that both John and I use!
That I really wish John and I had nothing planned for this weekend. 

That I am in complete shock that it's almost November.

That I couldn't find the motivation to write one of my term papers, that it was physically painful to type out each page, and that I'm pretty sure I am going to get a terrible grade (and by terrible I mean not an A)
That I think I threw out my back by lifting my gigantic 14 month old. 

That I am pretty much LOVING doing blog design
(packages are still 50% for 2 more days!)

(It's not just okay, it's WONDERFUL) That my grad school bestie started an AMAZING new blog about being engaged, planning a wedding, and so much more! 

That you haven't entered the GIANT giveaway on my blog yet...
you can still do it until next week :) 
Its Ok Thursdays


Wedded Bliss Wednesdays

Welcome Back for another round of Wedded Bliss Wednesdays!!!

You know the deal by now:
Grab the button, 
link up your posts, 
make sure you are following your hosts (Allie and I!),
and try to read/comment on at least 2 other posts! 
This week it was really nice to hear some nice words from my hubby. 
I hope you are all feeling as loved and romantical as I am :) 

Words by John, Pictures by yours truly :) 

What was the first thing you noticed about your wife?

Her confidence.
This is the night that John and I first met. SO drunk confident...
When you first started dating your wife, what kept you calling/asking her out?

Little Mermaid Jokes. Long story here – she’s awkward, it made me smile.

What is your wife's best quality?

She demands the best of me, and holds me accountable for my behavior. It makes me a better person. So, I guess her best quality is her ability to make those around her better.

What is your favorite thing to do with your wife (ahem, keep it clean!)?

On a weekly basis? Lazy Sundays, coffee and breakfast, playing with Bubba. All time favorite? When she allows we do a Star Wars marathon every year on Father’s Day. Every year. Ohhhh yeah.

What are you most excited for the future with your wife?

Dual income. Just kidding - Watching our family grow, putting down roots and becoming part of a community, having friends again… finding or building our dream home, vacations, DIY projects, tailgates, holidays with loved ones, going to PTA meetings, embarrassing Jack… pretty much anything and everything.

How do you make your wife feel loved?

I guess my way of showing love isn’t what every girl dreams about – but I try and make Kay feel loved by working my butt off to help at home, making dinner, doing dishes, changing diapers, cleaning floors. Just trying to make life easier. I’m pretty bad about the thoughtful, lovey dovey stuff though. Sorry babe.

Next week's questions: Gifts!
What is the best gift to give your husband?
What is a meaningful gift that you can give that does not cost money?
What is the best gift you have given to him?

What is the best gift he has given to you?
What are you giving this holiday?

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500 Giveaway Celebration!

When I hit the big 5-0-0 last week, I knew a giveaway was in order,
and I am SO excited to have some wonderful ladies celebrating with me!!

None of this would be happening if it wasn't for the amazing people reading this blog! 
Thanks to all of you for keeping me going & encouraging me! 
This blog has really become one of my favorite things, and I know I will cherish it for years to come! 

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One winner takes all!! 
10 prizes
($250 value)

$10 Starbucks Gift Card
Bath & Body Works Seasonal Candle
Essie Nail Polish in Chinchilly & Sand Tropez
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Custom Designed Sports Team Korker Bow
$10 Starbucks Gift Card
$25 Ann Taylor Gift Card
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Our Weekend of Snuggles & Heartbreak.

We took it easy. 
My family of three, just a big tangle of legs on the couch. 
It was a big game. 
Michigan State vs. the University of Michigan.
Spartans vs. Wolverines.
A rivalry that runs deep.
A rivalry we have dominated for the last 4 years..
but I was nervous about this year.

Some of our lake family are BIG UofM fans, so we headed to Ann Arbor to tailgate with them.
I got tipsy off of pumpkin beer and enjoyed the company. 
It was a perfectly crisp fall day, 
where the clouds broke just before game time,
and the sun made a welcome appearance. 
We had incredible seats. 
9 rows up from the Michigan State bench.
It was a great game.
With a heartbreaking ending. 
I am glad it wasn't an embarrassing loss, 
but with an offense that leaves me shaking my head in shame-
it's hard not to be disappointed.

 I still ended the day with a smile on my face. 
I had so much fun with my parents and my husband! 
We picked up Bubba from the babysitter's house and he was the happiest little boy.
He missed his friends this week :) 

Sunday was spent on campus studying.
It's midterms this week... UGH! 
I like to try and study at home, but this is what happens when I do:
Oh Bubba, I love you little boy. 
But you make it hard for your mama to get ANYTHING done. 

Happy Monday folks! 

Keep your eyes out for  BIG giveaway this week in honor of my wonderful readers :) 

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