Do you and your partner like giving and receiving Valentine’s Day gifts? Has that changed for you over the years?
Valentine’s Day has never been a big deal for Paul and me, but we usually have a nice dinner whether at home or out, and exchange small gifts.
I have been meaning to write a blog post commemorating Maggie surpassing the one year mark for more than a month now. She turned one year old in the middle of December and now here we are in the middle of January. It is funny to think that I am now the mom of a one year old. It is honestly hard to write about because it is a little hard to think about. My baby is growing up. It’s happening so slowly and quickly at the same time. Continue reading
For Maggie’s first Halloween, she is going to be a dinosaur. I saw a pink dinosaur costume on the Carter’s website and thought that would be the perfect costume for her. Instead of buying that terry cloth costume, I bought separates from Carter’s that she could wear any time and get more use out of. My crafty sister-in-law kindly made the tail, attached it to a tutu, and added spikes to her hooded sweatshirt.
For a while, I held off on writing a post about Maggie or anything at all for this blog. It’s been hard to find the time. But now Maggie is two months old and I want to share about her.
Also, I didn’t know what to say. Honestly, I felt sort of embarrassed about the circumstances surrounding her birth. She needed to be born early by C-section unexpectedly and I didn’t feel ready.
She was born three weeks early on Friday morning, December 14.
It’s been almost a year since I got married and I still haven’t shared details or photos on the blog, so I figure now is as good a time as any. If for no other reason, I thought it would be nice to write a bit about what the day was like so I can look back on it later.
I’m so happy with how the day turned out and glad we got to celebrate our vows with family and friends. Before we got engaged, we had talked about possibly having a courthouse wedding to avoid the planning and expense of something bigger. But I really wanted a wedding with our extended families and friends. I didn’t want to get married without my cousins, aunts, uncles and close friends there. Paul would have been okay with a small courthouse wedding, but in the end he said he was very glad we had everyone celebrate with us.
My fiance and I have been together for five years now as of today. We’ve learned some about committing yourself to another person and grown as individuals in the process. We’ve also had a lot of fun.
To commemorate the occasion, I thought I would share five ways I show him I love him:
I’ve been away from this blog for a little bit and I forgot to announce on here that I’m engaged. Yay! My guy proposed when we went on our road trip up to Capitola and Santa Cruz.
We’re planning on getting married next fall. I’ve started planning already.
If you’re reading this, you’ve probably already heard the news because I blasted it on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter a month ago. I hope you don’t get sick of me talking about wedding stuff. I’ll still post baking, cooking, and the occasional fashion post on Modern Notebook. But I’ll also happily share wedding planning updates too.
I’m making a conscious effort to be a more loving person. I want to spread positivity and peace. Be the change you want to see in the world, right? So I’m sharing my favorite ways to take care of others.
It’s December already? Guess so. This year sure has gone by fast.
It’s been a week since Thanksgiving and I’ve been meaning to count my blessings. It feels good to remind myself. There are so many things to be thankful for.
They know me like no one else.
2. My dogs
They’re just the cutest.
Five years ago, I lost my dad after he had a massive stroke. I’ve been missing him and wanting to say something about it online. So, here’s my little tribute to my dad and me looking at the good times.
Here’s to you, dad:
You gave me a love for storytelling. I appreciate the written word and visual communication in the form of film and art because of you. You were also the best oral story teller I’ve ever known. History and your personal stories came to life from your breath.