Wednesday, March 21, 2012

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

It's been a while since I've linked up with Jamie for What I'm Loving Wednesday but I'm baaaaackkkk! Here's what I'm loving this week...

I'm loving this spring summer weather we're having. 70's & 80's in BOSTON in MARCH! Say what?! We grilled & ate on the patio tonight & were chewed alive by mosquitoes. In March! It won't last long in New England, so I'm enjoying every second of it.

I'm loving that the trees are budding & flowers are blooming. I was thinking that trees would be bare on our wedding day. Not so sure of that anymore! :)

I'm loving that our wedding is in 39 days!! 39 DAYS!!!


I'm loving that my bridal shower is this weekend!! All I know is that it is an evening affair & I need to wear a cocktail dress. So FAB!! I'm LOVING my outfit for it, too! Take a look at those shoes! They're Baby Phat! What has the world come to?!


I'm loving that I got to see BOTH of my brothers this week!! :) :)

I'm seriously loving this sweet baby.

And I am ALWAYS loving this man. I will never figure out what it is that I did to deserve him!

Go link up with Jamie to play along!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Resolution update!

With 2012 in full swing, I wanted to post an update on the status of my resolutions. They're actually happening!

Personal Goals

1. Get healthy. (Check!) Weight Watchers is working for me, when I put my mind to it. My weight is definitely going up and down but something changed in me recently and it's been consistently going down. Bootcamp didn't work out because it conflicted with grad school but I recently started the Couch to 5K program and so far, I like it!

2. Develop a deep and meaningful relationship with Jesus. (In progress!) I am loving our small group and I am learning how to develop a stronger relationship with God, while we build incredible relationships with the other couples in our small group.

3. Finish wedding planning and have a stress-free wedding! (Hah! In progress!) Still lots to do but I'm cashing in my massage gift cards that I received for Christmas and praying more often.

4. More blogging! (Double Hah! Not happening) I am glued to my computer but it's mostly for wedding stuff & grad school research. However, we have SO many awesome things coming up that I can't wait to share!

Professional Goals

1. Be more positive at work. (Trying) I'm really, really trying.

2. Complete 4 graduate courses. (In progress) My first grad class of 2012 is half over and it really hasn't been too bad. It's a math course focusing on differentiating instruction and curriculum assessment and I've enjoyed it. The professor is down to earth and understands that we are also teaching full-time jobs, so it has been incredibly manageable. I also switched the courses around so that I have a course to take in June & July. I am right on track for 4 courses by the end of the year.

3. Work smarter, not harder. (Trying) Unfortunately, I have more papers to grade and piles are popping up faster than ever before. I guess I didn't take into consideration that with the wedding and grad school, I wouldn't be bringing as much work home with me. My preps just aren't long enough for me to feel accomplished. I'm hoping that May & June will be about catching up and getting organized.

Not bad, huh? :)

Friday, March 16, 2012

6 weeks!

Apparently this is the year for... not blogging! Typical of me to post a resolution that included "blog more" and then literally not touch my blog for over three months. Woops!

Life is passing by at an unbelievable speed and while I really want to document more of it on my blog, I need more hours in the day and more days in the week. Ironically, I am GLUED to my computer but have not had a chance to update. Really, I have no idea what I used to do before I had a wedding to plan & grad school.

Our wedding is in 6 weeks. SIX WEEKS!! How in the world did that happen?!?! Most of the big stuff is done & now there are lots of little things to plan. Who knew there were so many choices?? Linens, paper, ink, stamps, music, transportation, jewelry, the list goes on. I have never been a huge fan of wedding planning but my current favorite thing to do is check things off the list and get RSVP's back. It all feels so much more real knowing that people are actually attending the wedding. My second dress fitting is tomorrow and then I have 104 things to cross off the list this weekend. This 6 week mark is making me nervous!

I am so grateful for this time and cannot wait to be married to my very best friend in 6 weeks!