Things have been pretty dang normal around here lately. Nothing spectacular is going on, nothing too exciting and nothing deserving of it's own blog post. So here's a peak into life lately.
+ Researching music for our wedding ceremony is hard. We aren't getting married in a church so I don't want things to be overly traditional. But at the same time I know I don't want to walk down the aisle to something too modern either. A good, classical piano piece that doesn't scream "wedding song, I'm a bride!!!" is tough to find. Any suggestions you've seen and/or used?
+ I went and did a swim workout Monday and yesterday after work and it felt amazing. My work facilities has a pool, hot tub, tennis & basketball courts as well as a gym and the only thing I've ever used has been the pool. I don't think I've ever mentioned it but I swam competitively from age 6 until I graduated from high school so being back in the pool just feels so normal again.
+ Similarly, things are getting real around here when it comes to workouts. J's been having me lift with him some days and it's really pushing me. We even went and got some lifting gloves for me this past weekend and I shoulder-pressed 20lbs dumbells the other night!
+ J, O-dog and I are headed to San Luis Obispo this coming weekend to visit my sister's college town. Her and my mom are driving from Colorado to move her into her first apartment and we're going to be there to help move furniture and explore the town on a mini-vacation for the long weekend. I can't wait to get out of town for a little bit and see somewhere new.
+ One of my gifts from my shower was an ice cream maker and in the month that we've had it, it's been used at least 6 times already! We love this silly machine. Our first and our favorite has been a variation on a strawberry ice cream that came with the mixer. We substitute fat free milk for the whole milk and splenda for the regular sugar making it still delicious but much better for you. I also tried to make a cheesecake that we really didn't like and then J has been making his own concoctions with almond milk and protein powder for his "manly ice cream". I think we might take my sister a batch when we go visit this weekend as a "house warming" gift.
+ I'm super excited for my girls "date night" tonight with a really good friend. Most of the time our life is just J and I, doing our normal routine, taking care of things, working and being together as a couple so I'm really looking forward to some girl time. And happy hour appetizers and adult beverages of course :-)
+ I recently ordered us an adorable, custom return address stamp from Paper Clouds. I had been putting it off because we moved into our house knowing that we'd hopefully be moving in a few years so I didn't want to spend a bunch of money and then not be able to use it. But with wedding invites to address and plenty of other mail in general I figured why not! Plus we can always save it as a momento to our first home.
+ I also ordered our wedding cake topper! I knew I wanted something simple and elegant since we're not doing a huge traditional wedding cake and also something that I could re-purpose as home decor after our wedding. I serisouly cannot wait for it to get here!
Hope everyone has a splendid holiday weekend!