December 30, 2011

fill in the blank friday!

sorry I've been MIA lately here on the blog.  these last few weeks have been full of family, fun and a cold :(  if you want to read other bloggers blanks, go visit Lauren's blog! 


1.   New Years is    exciting, and i am so ready to 'start fresh' with the year 2012   .

2.   One of my New Year's resolutions will be  to fit into my pre-wedding pants.  sad but true, these hips aren't what they used to be!  .

3.  A New Year's resolution I've made in the past was to   not eat fast food for the whole year of 2010.    i did it, and it felt amazing to be fast food free.    .

4. The most time consuming resolution I ever made was   ... n/a.  i don't think i've had a time consuming resolution!   .

5.  This year I will be spending New Year's Eve   at the Kurkinen's home,  food, friends and competing for a goodwill trophy!

6.  If I could wish one thing for my new year it would be    to just be happy and confident through everything, i'm too often grumpy...i don't want to be a grump anymore!!

7.  2012 is going to be    full with my one year anniversary with my husband, our first road trip together and hopefully a few fun concerts!  i'm looking forward to more adventures this year!


have a safe and fun new year everyone!

December 20, 2011

reason # 3987

reason # 3987 why i love my husband :

he knows how to calm me down when i'm incredibly anxious and freaking out.

he spends long spans of time with my family playing dominoes and watching silly tv.

i can't help but love my husband after all the love he pours out on me :)

December 15, 2011

fill in the blank friday

i cannot even begin to tell you how happy i am that it is finally friday!  this weekend husband and i are going to Coos Bay to visit our families and we both have a 3 day weekend!  

fill in your blanks and then link up to the little things we do.  be sure to let me know if you did :)


1.   My most favorite "little thing" is     baby kisses.  when i nannied for the twins i got tons and tons of baby kisses, not as many now...but definitely one of my favorite things  .

2.   I'd give anything to  have longer than a 3 day weekend, a two week paid vacation sounds nice..

3.  I can't believe    how hard it is to get myself motivated to work out.  {crazy hard}  .

4. The one thing I'd like to achieve today is   to finally hot glue my wine corks {it makes more sense if you know what I'm talking about...}   .

5.  The last thing I want to do today is    ride the bus to work.  and then work for 8 hours .

6.  If I were writing my own blank today, it would say:   'My favorite thing about my hometown is...' .

7.  My favorite candle scent is    vanilla or coffee.  my very favorite scents! .


have a great weekend everyone!



December 13, 2011

feeling thankful today.

this morning as i was driving hime at 4:30 in the morning {from dropping off my husband at work} i kept thinking about all the things i am thankful for.

i am so thankful that God gave me this man to marry, he is the kindest, sweetest and most giving person i know.

i won't ever be able to express how thankful i am that God loves me and accepts me...but more than that, that he will love me unconditionally and always forgives me for my wrongs.

i am thankful for everything that He provides for us.  we always have more than what we need. a warm house, food in my refrigerator, a savings account and families that love us.

this list could be never-ending, but for now i'll leave it like this.

i hope you all have something to be thankful for this holiday season!

December 12, 2011

We love the weekend.

this weekend husband and I :


went to Aubris baby shower {can't wait to meet that baby boy!}

made an ornament wreath!

went man-shoe shopping

listened to a mall orchestra while scarfing pizza


made christmas cookies / decorated them :





what did you do this weekend? 



December 11, 2011

Reason # 1087

reason # 1087 why I love my husband:

after working a long morning shift at the bux, he takes a nap and then tells me we are going to go grab dinner and a movie.

then he sits through the twilight movie breaking dawn, and didn't complain afterwards :)

what a man!

December 08, 2011

fill in the blank friday!

happy friday!!!  the day leading up to two great days :)  husband and I have quite a few things planned for the weekend and I am so ready for it!  this weeks blanks are about love, its Lauren & Craig's 4 year anniversary and she was feeling sappy.  fill out your own blank, visit her blog and link up!


1.   Love is    exhilarating.  and worth all the hard work .

2.   Being in love feels like  your body is going to explode from happiness.  husband laughs at me when i say i love you 5 times in a two minute time period without realizing it, but thats what it does to you ;)   .

3.  My favorite quote about love is    'all you need is love'.  {cheesy, i know}   .

4. The most important thing in a relationship is    trust and communication.  you cannot communicate with your spouse/loved one if you can't trust them to respect what you are telling them and making an effort to do the same.  Its also my least favorite thing about being married, it is incredibly hard to communicate some things out loud!  .

5.  A "deal breaker" for me in a relationship is    being mistreated  .

6.  The way I show love in my relationships is    doing what husband likes to do as well as what i like to do.  keeping the house tidy and food prepared after he has worked a 60+ hour week.  telling him i love him and lots of hugs and kisses  .

7.  I love    my husband more than i ever thought possible  .

if you filled out your own blanks leave me a comment so i can make sure to check them out!!

i hope you all have a fab weekend!



December 06, 2011

weekend love.

this weekend husband and i -

went to la bistro montage with our friend Sara {hello mussel shooters and spicy mac!}
did grocery and {crazy target} christmas shopping.
found a perfect tree for our living room!

decorated our first tree together :)

hung up our matching stockings.
went to the When Love was Born celebration at Mt. Olivet.

cleaned cleaned cleaned house.
made our first homemade potato/bacon soup.
had the wonderful Goodwins over for dinner, dominoes and joe-joes ice cream {um, yessirree}

how was your weekend?

December 02, 2011

reason # 62

reason # 62 why i love love love my husband :

he works 12 hour days to support us.

and then comes home and unloads the dishwasher.

he even tells me I'm better than Siri {!!!!! <3 !!!!!}

December 01, 2011

fill in the blank friday.


yay for Fridays!  i'm more than stoked that it is the end of the week.  to participate in this weeks fill in the blanks, go to the little things we do.  happy blanking!




1.   The holiday season is     the best time to get together with all my sisters!  I love being able to get together with family and exchange small treasures  .

2.   Snow makes me   uber happy!  I love saying I can't make it to work because I'm snowed in, and snow angels are my favorite :)    .

3.  The best comfort food to eat when it's cold out is    cookies, popcorn, soup, anything warm and delicious    .

4. Winter is the best time for    snuggling.  Wait, all times are the best times for snuggling.   .

5.  I can hardly wait     to pick out a Christmas tree with husband!  it will be our first one and I am more than excited to put it up and hang lights and stare at it all the time  .

6.  When it comes to holiday gifts I prefer to    to give them.  I really dislike surprises, and gifts are like the biggest surprise of all.  Plus, I'm not good at acting, so if I don't like a gift, you'll know it..

7.  If I were to rate my excitement about the holiday season on a scale from 1-10, I would say I am at about an 8!  I'm especially excited for this year, and I really really really can't wait to see all my sisters.

baby, baby, baby ohhh

the other day husband and I decided to check out what all the fuss was about with Justin Bieber's new Christmas album.  and then we totally regretted it.  its terrible and awful and even worse than you can possibly imagine.  to see the awful lyrics to his drummer boy song go here. 

all this to say, it was a good title for what i've been looking at all morning.  babies.  i love them and i kind of want one.



look at all those darling headbands.  {not to mention babies}



geek baby?  {he will be mine...eventually}


 i found all these on pinterest today, and they make me want one even more.  don't worry husband, i'll wait another year or so ;)

November 30, 2011

weekend lovers.

this weekend husband and I :

-slept in past 8am
-did early morning grocery shopping
-finished up our Christmas cards
-ate massive better cheddar bagels together
-finished 3 Christmas presents
-watched way too much television
-went to watch my friends band at the thirsty lion pub


-made delicious crepes {with nutella!}



-had a hotdog date at ikea
-worshipped God and had great fellowship with our Theophilus family


have I mentioned how much I LOVE my husband?

how was your weekend?





November 27, 2011

365 days ago...

365 days ago was the greatest day of my life up to that point. my incredible boyfriend asked me if I would spend my life with him, and of course, I said yes. he totally surprised me with it {something I still can't believe} and we spent the remainder of the day smiling giddily and calling everyone we knew :). here are some photos of our happiest day in 2010.  oh, here is the proposal video he sneakily took!












thank you husband for being the most amazing, romantic, caring, smart and {sexy} man in the world. I love you with all my heart!

 Happy One Year Engagement Day!!
xxxxoooo

November 26, 2011

Reason # 893

Reason # 893 why I love husband:


He makes me amazing delicious breakfast when I'm not feeling well {and by not feeling well of course I mean when I'm grumpy}.


xxxxoooo to you husband.

November 25, 2011

Newlywed Diaries!

I have a new blog name! I feel like my blog is more of a journal,a place where I write about what's going on in my life, things I am working on and everything I enjoy..and duh, I've been married only 8.5 months. I'll still consider myself a newlywed for the next 4 years or so ;). I'm so excited to have more of a direction with my blog! I've been brainstorming and taking notes like crazy to keep track of all these new ideas!

Have a great weekend everyone!

November 24, 2011

fill in the blank Friday

Hello ladies!  I hope you ate everything you wanted and that your thanksgiving was splendid.  If today wasn't your thanksgiving, I hope that you felt happy thankful vibes coming from the US ;)

Today is Fill in the Blank day, fill yours out and link up over at the little things we do.


1.   Waking up at the break of dawn to go shopping is my idea of     the worst idea ever.  I am NOT a morning person .

2.   If I were to go shopping today I would be on the hunt for   a Canon Rebel.  The husband has been wanting one forever...and I feel like I could get some good use from it too!

3.  The best thing I ate yesterday was    the turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy.  It was my first time cooking a turkey and I was so proud!

4. Something I've been learning lately is   to be open and to communicate.  I often don't share things because I don't want someone to judge me, think I'm stupid or being ridiculous.  I'm realizing if I never say anything, no one will ever actually know who I am.

5.  I cannot start my day without    praying and checking out everyones blog posts for the day ;) .

6.  My nighttime attire consists of    a tank or tee and panties.  Scandalous, I know .

7.  I am looking forward to    the weekend and some alone / brainstorming time .


P.S.  I've been trying to come up with a new name for the blog..and am working on teaching myself to be creative, any thoughts, opinions or ideas would be much appreciated!


Have a fab weekend everyone!


November 23, 2011

thankful.



Today I am thankful....

for my loving husband.
for my faithful God.
for my warm home.
for a job that makes me smile.
for my amazing and loving family, including the in-laws!
for colorful jackets and warm snuggly hats & scarves.
for food and yummy treats.
for a dishwasher / washer / dryer.
for my cinnamon scented pinecones!
for TJ's wine ;)
for my first married Thanksgiving!
for my upcoming engagement anniversary.
for smiles.
for hugs and kisses.



What are YOU thankful for today?


November 22, 2011

First Treat of the Season :)

Isn't he the cutest, this is Mark and little Elliot, our pastors baby.


Yesterday Mark and I decided to make something quick and easy, rice crispy treats!  They took about two minutes and they turned out perfectly delicious.  I can't wait to make pumpkin pie tomorrow and pumpkin rolls too!  Yum!



A big shout out to Naomi, my oldest sister for sending me the best package ever, two books and a stamping set!  Nomes, you're the best!  Love you!!


Did you do anything fun on a boring Monday? ;)





November 20, 2011

Olympia Trip

A few weeks ago, Mark and I went to Olympia for the weekend..



Isn't he a super hottie?




It was an awesome time, lots of friends, food and duh, coffee ;)  Have you ever been to Olympia?  They have a fun Saturday market and cider mill with the MOST amazing apple fritters, yum!


Wish List.

Just a few holiday things I've been eyeing lately.  All the glitter and gold makes me warm and happy on the inside!









I can't forget Alias.  Seasons 3, 4 and 5 are desperately needed ;)

Whats on your wish list?




November 19, 2011

Thanksgiving is coming!

Yikes!  I can't believe its so close!  With less than a week to go, I have to start putting together my to-do list for the day of!  This year, its just me and Mark, our first Crocker Thanksgiving. 


 Last year we got engaged over Thanksgiving weekend, so this feels like a really special week :).  We went grocery shopping yesterday, we got a little 11.6 lb turkey. Its the cutest!  If any of you have a great Thanksgiving recipe all are welcome!  I love these cute little centerpiece ideas!
Pumpkin Candles!  Awesome :)


They are from Martha Stewarts website, she has some other super awesome ideas for Thanksgiving place settings and centerpieces.  Its great.  Okay, I have to go get working on my list and recopies.  Please share a holiday idea with me!  I hope you all have a great weekend!



November 10, 2011

Fill in the Blank Friday!!

Hey guys!  Just another ol' Fill in the Blank Friday!  I hope you had a great week and have an awesomely fun weekend planned!  If you want to link up, fill in your own blanks and then go visit Lauren's blog!



1.   My favorite new blog of the moment is     A CUP OF JO.  She's not new, just my new fave.

2.   Something I am thankful for is  an awesome husband who works hard and my job, where I pretend to work hard ;)      .

3.  Something that made me laugh this week was    nothing.  I can't think of one single thing :( but I'm sure it happened .

4. An item that is currently on my wish list is    leopard print flats!  Or loafers...gah, they have been on my wish list for months now!   .

5.  I am excited about    the upcoming weekend!  I might get to see my little sis Shanni and get to help do some clean up at Cleveland High School with my church fam .

6.  If I were a color I would be     blue.  Everybody likes blue.  .

7.  My favorite way to spend a chilly fall day is by    snuggling on my oversized chair with my husband and hot apple cider, in my sweats...knitting.

Have a great weekend, and link up!