Thursday, July 24, 2014

Plans

I have so many plans for my future. I always have. Some of them change, and some aren't possible, but I am a planner. I like to know what life will be like in x amount of months. In college, I can remember talking with my friends and I always said that I would meet someone right out of school (check), married by 25 (check), house by 26 (well, a little late), baby one by 28 (uh seeing as I turn 29 in less than 4 months, this one is a big fat no).
The point is, even with what I plan, life has other things in mind. As I get older, the more ok I am with this. Yes, I want to have a plan (ask Julian how crazy this drives him, when I ask 50 times "but what's the plan?"), but sometimes that just isn't possible. My plans for the remainder of the summer for example? Pack up our apartment, move, and try to have a little fun! This summer has been so busy that I haven't let myself relax much and I am in dire need of a fun weekend.
This weekend should prove to be that. While it is planned to the max (old habits die hard I suppose), it's full of fun things. Friday night, Julian and I are celebrating our anniversary part 2 with dinner downtown at Level. Saturday, I have my friend's bachelorette party (and Julian has the groom's bachelor party the same day) which should prove to be a night of planned/unplanned fun. Sunday will be spent recovering, brunching and packing. We close in 2.5 weeks and move in 3 so lots to do.
I'm not really sure what my point was when starting this post, other than rambling, but there ya have it. I am a rambler.
And because every post needs a picture, here is one of our little family on our first wedding anniversary. Wow these three years have flown by.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Three Years

Three years ago, I got the chance to marry my best friend. Marriage is definitely not easy, and every day we try to work on making it better. Yes, we fight and sometimes those fights make us question things. BUT, at the end of the day, we love each other and would rather fix what caused us to fight than throw it all away over something that is usually stupid in hindsight.

I always see these posts from people on their anniversary about how their marriage is all rainbows and sunshine, but that just can't be realistic. Whenever you take two people and put them together, things aren't going to be perfect. I really don't think that marriage is supposed to be easy. How can you appreciate something that you don't have to work hard for?

One of my favorite quotes about marriage that I have found is this:

And, I couldn't agree more. 

Over the past three years, we have had our share of ups and downs. We have had good days and bad. The good days definitely outweigh the bad. We also realize that we are both stubborn and opinionated, and sometimes that leads to some pretty heated disagreements, but it also leads to neither of us wanting to give up on something so great. 

We have had many big changes throughout the course of our relationship including new jobs, family situations changing and now, building a home together. I honestly know that we can accomplish anything we want when we work together, and I can't wait to see what the next 80 years brings us :)




Monday, July 21, 2014

Lately

Our weekend was spent painting our new house, and relying heavily on friends who made the world of difference.

Friday night started off with my dad dropping off my 12 year old nephew (who was spending the weekend with us) at the new house while we finished prepping. Taping off all of the baseboards and dusting the white drywall dust off of the walls took 3 evenings. That is crazy.
Colton was pretty excited to help

Julian was not a happy camper
Saturday we began painting, and if I haven't said it before, I will say it now. We have the best friends. Hands down. Our one friend came over and instantly started helping us paint, and my best friend and her husband made the trek all the way from our home town to help too. This is the girl that has helped us move every single time, and I owe her big time. Erica-seriously, let me know if you need anything!

After a day full of painting, we took everyone to get some dinner and then to catch a movie as a way to say thank you. 

Sunday we headed back over there again to finish up the rooms that hadn't been done yet. By Sunday evening when my dad picked up Colton, we had everything painted, and all that is left is the areas where we need to touch up a bit. 
Clearly happy to be done for the weekend!
Our anniversary is tomorrow so we will be taking the day off from any house related work and just celebrating three years of being Mr and Mrs. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Blogmopolitan Quiz

I thought that this was so fun the last time Erin hosted this link-up so of course, I had to participate again! I always loved reading these in Cosmos, and it is definitely fun to fill in my own little answers. 
Hop on over to her page to join in and link up!

In other news, we are painting this weekend! We spent the past two nights taping off all of the baseboards and tonight we are going to remove all of the light switch covers and begin painting some of the smaller areas (closets, pantry, bathroom). Each time we go there, I can't believe that it will be ours in less than a month! Sooooooo excited :)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Closing time

Well, we officially have a closing date on our house! It will be August 12. So less than a month. Eek!

I really haven't decided yet if I am more nervous about this or excited, but I think a pretty even combination of both. I am so happy about the fact that our house is almost done, but it is kind of scary. We have always rented, if something broke, it was someone else's problem. Not ours. In 1 month we will be home-owners. It definitely makes me feel more like an adult. Cause you know, working over 40 hours a week and being married never did :)

I guess the biggest thing, is that I am waiting for all of this to sink in. Julian and I have been talking about buying a house for three years, and now that we finally are, it still doesn't feel real. Maybe it will when we spend all weekend painting? (To be honest, I am still kind of nervous that the bank is going to call us up and say "haha just kidding, no money for you!" which would make me incredibly sad.)

We still have so many things left to do though. We have to complete our "sweat-equity" (thus why we are painting this week. We do work and they put money towards our house, pretty sweet deal). We need to figure out when we are moving. We need to pack. We need to start planning for how we are decorating our house. We need to pack. Ugh, I hate packing. Did I mention we need to pack?

Hopefully once all of this house stuff slows down a bit, and things get settled I can find myself more of a routine again. I haven't ran in almost a week, and I don't know if I will get to this week. Every day I am heading to the house directly after work to do some prep and running isn't fitting in like I want it to. There is next week, right?
I love seeing that "sold" sign in the window, knowing that it is ours. :)

Monday, July 14, 2014

Weekend happenings

This weekend was fun, yet extremely exhausting. We headed out Friday afternoon because we were staying with Julian's oldest sister while we celebrated his cousin's wedding. Friday night was the rehearsal dinner for us to go to, but first we lounged by the pool at their new house (it is the year of new places to live in his family--his sister bought a house, his brother is looking to buy a condo and his other sister is moving to a new apartment. And we are moving into our house), and gave our twin nieces their birthday gifts.

The rehearsal went well and then dinner was seriously yummy with copious amounts of wine. I think the drinking gods were looking out for me this weekend because I mixed like crazy and was not hungover once. That is a miracle for me, I am always hung-over when I drink (to be fair to myself, these hellish hangovers happen after 2 drinks or 20--I am not a lush that gets drunk all of the time). After the rehearsal we all stayed up late chatting at his sister's house.

Saturday, Julian had to head out early since he was in the wedding, but I hung out poolside again just relaxing and playing with our nieces and nephews. The wedding was fun, just really hot. It was in a barn and very Pinterest inspired, and looked beautfiul. After the wedding we headed to the bar Julian's sister and brother-in-law owns to enjoy some good drinks. Around midnight we were all starving and ordered some pizza for our little gathering.

Sunday we headed home to pick up Tucker and check out the house. Cabinets were installed this past week, and we start painting on Wednesday. We have just over a week to paint all 1700+ square feet, and I am nervous. We have a bit of help coming, but we want to get it all done this next weekend since we both work. Closing is scheduled in less than a month and  we still need to plan out when exactly we are moving and how. I want to hire the movers, but that entails me calling around to get a quote.


As much as I love summer, I am looking forward to mid to late August when things slow down just a little bit for us.

What did you do this weekend?

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

This week

Try as I might, posting more than once a week has been challenging this summer. Life is just busier in the summer for us, and with work also being busy, I am lucky to even get lunch breaks let alone the little 15 minute ones that gave me time to update before.

The holiday weekend was a good one for us. We spent Friday by the pool, at an impromptu cookout and heading out with some new friends. We went to World of Beer at Easton, and I have to say it is a new favorite to go to. There are hundreds of different beers there, the waitress will let you try a sample before choosing, and it's always a fun atmosphere. For those of you in Columbus, you should definitely check it out.
The girls Friday night

Saturday we took it easy. We had a "picnic" at the new house (eating Chipotle on our front porch) and rented movies. After such a late night Friday, it was great to just relax. 

Oh my gosh! They got the stonework and sidewalks poured last week, and we should start painting here in about  a week or so. Anyone in Columbus area wanna come to a painting party and help? I will supply food! :)
This weekend we are heading out of town for a wedding. It is for Julian's cousin and he is in it so it should be a busy weekend again. I ordered a very cute dress that I am waiting to be delivered. It's open back so I am a little nervous about the bra situation, but figured I still have a few days to figure it out...