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!!

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


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!

November 02, 2011


My friend Alex has a dog named Matilda. Tilly is an English bulldog, the only one I've ever met in person. Even tho she has bad breath, licks a lot, pants like crazy and leaves hair everywhere, I kind of like her. Don't tell my husband tho, h has alway alway always wanted an English bulldog..I just don't know that I want all that licking and panting around me at all times. But look at these dogs, aren't the cute?!