Tuesday, May 29, 2012


If you know me at all, you probably know one of my biggest downfalls is being a control freak. I like to think I have improved but I still find myself getting anxious or uncomfortable with things that are beyond my control. Three weeks ago tomorrow I decided I wanted to quit drinking coffee when my dentist informed me that it would discolor my teeth. (Duh, one of those things I knew but I guess I needed someone with a Doctorate to tell me.) I decided I wanted to go off coffee until the wedding was over and by then I could decide if I wanted to start drinking it again.
I figured I just loved coffee, but didn't NEED coffee. I quickly discovered I was wrong after a few days with severe headaches and fatigue. I made it 2 weeks and then the thought of sitting through a 3 hour class being lectured seemed like too much to handle without coffee! I got an iced mocha. It was amazing. I made up my mind that I wasn't going to completely give up, it was just a treat and I wanted to continue to go without. Well today I got another coffee, it's almost a week since my last one.
If I have control over anything it's what I put in my body and how I take care of it. I choose to eat healthy or not, I choose to drink coffee or not and I choose to go running or not. There are some things in life that are beyond my control (as much as I hate to admit) and this isn't one of them. If I choose to drink coffee then it's my decision. I guess what I'm getting at is if I want coffee once a week or every two weeks then I can, if that's what I want. Maybe I'm typing in a moment of weakness, but I just love coffee. It makes me happy.
Did I mention I'm back to being vegan? :-)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Our first baby!

We want to officially welcome our sweet Betty to the world! Sam and I got a scooter yesterday after a month of working up to it. We were lucky enough to have our second engagement photo shoot on the same day so we have some cute pictures on her. You will notice we don't have helmets on and that won't be happening again, but we stayed on our small block and I was freaking out. Sam is a natural, but it will take me a little more work. Needless to say I'm terrified.

We're pretty hardcore.

Wedding planning is going well but I do wish we had more done. I've had a brief break between semesters but will be back to school full-time on Monday. 87 days and although we are extremely excited we need the time to plan.

I also wanted to mention what an incredible fiancee I have. She will be turning 25 on Saturday and I cannot believe I celebrated her 19th birthday with her! Time really does fly by and I'm thankful for the time we've shared together. Sam is my favorite person and I feel so lucky to be sharing this wonderful time in our life together. I love you babe!

Did I mention she's smokin?