Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wedding Band Has Arrived!

FINALLY got my wedding band from the FedEx man this morning! LOVE IT!

Monday, August 23, 2010

8 Week Count Down!

WOW, only 8 more weeks to go until I step foot on the paradise that is Punta Cana, Dominican Republic! I will be sitting on the beach with my fruity tropical beverage in hand, waiting for it to be Friday so that we can finally be MARRIED!! I am so beyond excited to be going away, it's been almost 3 years since my last vacation.

I think I deserve it after everything we have gone through in the last 2 years.

Graduating from College (Me)

 Switching careers (Josh)
Josh got his license to drive a transport truck! Which lead to him getting a sweet job!

Working while going to college (Me)
 If you click here , you can see an article I wrote for my college paper. When you get to that page there is another link that says click here to view more articles written by the author. It was awesome to be able to do something that I love and get paid for it. 

Moving across the country (Both of us)

Finding my first real after-college-related job (Me)

Planning a wedding (Us)
As most of you know, planning a wedding can be quite the stressful affair. We tried to keep it as low stress as possible, but sometimes it just doesn't work out. This has been our "baby" for the last year and a half, and we are so incredibly happy with what we have done. Thank you to everyone who helped us out too, because without you our wedding wouldn't have been the same.

Going to University (Me)
After I graduated from College, I wanted more! Since we moved to another province right after, I decided I would go to University to get my bachelors degree. I have slowly been working at it, since I can not afford to go full time since I work full time.

Starting up my photography business (Us)
This has been an exciting journey for us. I say us because I would never have been able to do this without the support and encouragement from Josh. :)

It has been an exciting journey through life, and I hope the next 8 weeks are as awesome as the last 4 years in our relationship have been.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Love my babies!

This is our newest kitty, Zetty. She's just too funny, I had to share!! 

Dreaming about driving a car perhaps?

Monday, August 9, 2010

Stuck in my head

I have Journey's "Any Way You Want It" stuck in my head right now, it's awesome. I love Journey and sometimes I think I was born in the wrong era. That song just makes me so happy, same goes for "Don't Stop Believing" (also by Journey). Noticing a trend here? :)

When it comes to songs for the wedding, we're not really going in your typical direction for wedding music. It's going to be very random, but that's because it's what we enjoy versus what others will enjoy or will consider "timeless" songs.

A sampling of our music:

  • Bride's Processional: Somewhere Over the Rainbow - IsraĆ«l Kamakawiwo'ole ~OR~ Claire De Lune - Debussy
  • Recessional: Warmness on the Soul - Avenged Sevenfold
  • Dinner Music: Vitamin String Quartet
  • First Dance: Swing Life Away - Rise Against
  • Mother/Daughter Dance: Still have yet to decide (any suggestions anyone?)
  • Mother/Son Dance: You've got a friend in me - Randy Newman (Toy Story)
  • Reception Entrance Song (Bridal Party): I've Got a Feeling - Black Eyed Peas ~OR~ I'm In Miami  - LMFAO
  • Reception Entrance Song (Us): You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC ~OR~ Swagga Like Us - Jay Z
  • Last Song: Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Any other suggestions or more ideas would be greatly appreciated!

What was/would your play list sound like?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Can you tell it's lunch time?

Canada really SUCKS when it comes to restaurants and fast food places. I really miss living in Florida for this reason (amongst many other reasons as well). There are restaurants in the US that Canada just doesn't have or used to have and now doesn't. We're practically the same country in many different aspects (or at least pretty similar) and I love that each is still different and it's own country, but PLEASE satisfy our Canadian taste buds with some decent restaurants!!

US restaurants I really miss/or have never tried and may possibly be in Canada but most aren't:
  • Chipotle - never tried but sounds so delicious!
  • P. F. Chang's - I absolutely love all of their food, especially the lettuce wraps and beef and broccoli. 
  • Sonic's - Never tried, but I really want their new coney dog and a cherry limeade drink! 
  • Benihana - I don't even have to explain how delicious this place is.
  • Sizzler - My grandma literally raised me on sizzler's and I miss it so! Salad bar mmm! 
  • Ponderosa - This used to be so delicious! My mom, my grandma and I used to go there about once a month. 
  • Steak N Shake - MMMM. Enough said. 
  • Jack in the Box - Oh how I miss thee. 
  • Krispy Kreme - Do you know how long I have craved one of your donuts? 5 years!!!
  • Fuddruckers - This is my spot to eat with my step dad. This place has the BEST burgers and fries. YUMMO!
  •   Outback Steakhouse - I miss the bloomin onions!
  • Ruby Tuesday's - Before it went down hill it was good! 
  • Hard Rock Cafe - Love this place, it's just so fun!

Restaurants that they have here but don't quite compare to the ones in the US:
  • Taco Bell - First of all there is not a ONE Taco Bell where I live, I have to drive 1.5 hours to get my fix. Secondly, they don't have the mexican pizza as a staple item here, WTF! Thirdly, they give you fries with your meal... UM HELLO it's "mexican" cuisine. In the states you get an extra taco... THAT makes sense! 
  • Denny's  - I loooove Denny's in the US. We had one literally right next to where we lived, and we used to eat there all the time when I was young. That's still my "spot" to eat dinner with my mom. <3 
  • KFC - It SUCKS here. Their chicken is not so great. They have no BISCUITS or MAC N CHEESE!!! KFC's mac n cheese and their biscuits are SOOOO GOOD. Why must you deprive me of the best part of KFC Canada? WHY?! 
  • Chili's - It's just not the same! :( 
  • Olive Garden - It's so nasty here that I refuse to eat at there. 
  • Applebee's - Same menu for the most part, but for some reason the US restaurants taste much better.
  • Chick-fil-a - I have never had you but I want to taste you.

Restaurant's Canada has that the US doesn't have (or very few):
  • Tim Horton's - SO GOOD (I'm referring to the sandwiches and soups/chili). I have never tried their coffee because I don't drink it, but people refer to it as crack.
  • The Keg - A really delicious steak place that Josh and I take each other to on our birthdays. I love their sourdough bread and asparagus.
  • Fast Eddie's - Unfortunately they don't have this all over Canada, I'm pretty sure it's just an Ontario thing. The most addictive chili cheese fries with cheap hamburgers, you can't go wrong. The also have yummy "flavored" fries such as dill pickle, ranch, and bacon!
So if any of my American friends are feeling generous maybe you can fedex me some of my favs!