Monday, March 30, 2009

Marriage and Cooking

I don't think I ever told you. But when we went to CA, my bestie planned a fun "Ladies' Night Out" for all of us. Nothing crazy. Just dinner, and lots of hanging out. We had our nails done. And got amazing massages. It was like a combo Bridal Shower and Bachelorette party. We had so much fun!

And she got me some fun presents. I got a big basket with a bunch of kitchen stuff. She made me some aprons, kitchen towels, and scrubbies. But she also loaded it with lots of yummy things. Like kitchen tools and these cookbooks...

Now that life is a little more "normal." And I'm going to attempt a yummy dinner for my hubs tonight. What am I going to cook? I have no idea. but I'm going to start looking through these books for a good recipe. Oh, and I still need to go grocery shopping... XOXO

Saturday, March 28, 2009


So after T and I almost killed ourselves, with this recipe, we were really down. Not feeling good. And just miserable! But our friends came to the rescue! They're really amazing.

My bestie made us some yummy veggie soup and sandwiches. She got us all kinds of medicine to help us. And she just took care of us. Her guy, he helped her too. We must have been a sight! T and I had the worst fevers and couldn't keep much down. But our friends were there for us.

And now, both T and I feel a whole lot better! We're still sticking to soup, sandwiches, and 7UP. But I know we're going to be better in no time. Oh, and "The Guy" went out and bought us a meat thermometer. He doesn't want us to kill ourselves, by eating raw meat.

Lessons learned I guess. I swear that the chicken was cooked all the way. In fact, T checked it. And it didn't taste, look, smell, of feel weird. But who knows what happened. All that I know is, I'm just happy to be feeling human again. Maybe by Sunday I'll want a hotdog or 2. :) XOXO

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Cooking Problems

I'm pretty sure I didn't do something right last night. I tried to cook this. And well, I don't know what happened. But around midnight, T and I thought we were going to die! Yes, we did. Turns out, we had food poisoning. How do I know? We ended up at the doctor's office early this morning.

And if that wasn't bad enough, the 2 of us cooked together. Yes, T helped me. He's more experienced in the kitchen. I just don't know what happened. I know it wasn't the rice or other veggies we made. Or the dessert... that was store bought.

I'm thinking that maybe the chicken wasn't all the way cooked. But I honestly don't know. All I do know is, we got sick. Ridiculously sick! So did W. And we have to travel today. Am I serious? Yes! T has to go to work. I just hope we're feeling better really soon! XOXO

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Broccoli Stuffed Chicken Breast

This looks so yummy! I think I'm going to try and make it for dinner tonight. There's just something yummy about stuffed chicken. I just didn't know how to make it. And it looks pretty healthy. Yum! I can't wait. But I better get going. We don't have a thing to make it in our house! XOXO

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Scary Stories...

Do you remember these books? When I was in elementary school, we all wanted to check them out of the library. But there were only 3. And there were a bunch of us! I think I might have gotten to check them out once. And then I had to hide them from my parents. Crazy how that works!

Well, I seen one of these books today. I was doing some grocery shopping. Funny how this was there. And it brought back so many good memories. So I just had to buy it. After lunch, I sat down and read half of it! :) XOXO

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Bestie!!!

Today is my bestie's 26th birthday! Happy Birthday girly!!! She is so incredibly important to me. For a few years there, we sorta lost touch of each other. But we're back on track. And I love her so much!

I just hope this year brings good health to her. She's been battling the "Big C." And it's been a tough road. I also hope this year is filled with all the happiness in the world. Her "Guy" loves her so much. And I know that she loves him.

Today, I just want for my bestie to have the best day ever! To be so happy. And to have all of her dreams come true. Love you girl! Happy Birthday! XOXO

Friday, March 20, 2009

Fettuccine Alfredo

I'm a HUGE fan of Fettuccine Alfredo. And now that I'm married, I need to learn how to cook. You know, my hubby and I aren't the best cooks. So I went searching on YouTube. And I found Betty. And all of her amazing recipes. I'm definitely going to try this one. Maybe even tonight. It looks so yummy! XOXO

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Beach Sunsets

Nothing is more beautiful than a tropical sunset. We're actually getting ready to go have our dinner on the beach. And enjoy just one more sunset on the beach. I can't wait. It's so magical! There's something about the way the colors play off of the water. XOXO

Sunday, March 15, 2009

This Kiss

I'm so blissfully happy! T and I are enjoying ourselves so much! And I've honestly never been so in love. Life is absolutely amazing right now. :) And this song, it sums it all up. Just the way T loves me. His kiss, it just makes my entire day. One kiss from him, makes chills go all the way down my spine. And makes my toes curl. He's that amazing! XOXO

Thursday, March 12, 2009

A Must...

This chapstick is a must for any trip! Especially a mini honeymoon, or romantic weekend. I'm glad my bestie gave me a few tubes. We've definitely been using this stuff. And it's left both of our lips so soft! And protected from all the sun out here. :) XOXO

Monday, March 9, 2009

Mini Honeymoon

Well, we're almost to our "Mini Honeymoon" destination. Because of T's schedule, we're not going on our honeymoon until July. But we have a little bit of downtime this week. So we decided to take a mini vacation to a sandy beach!

In a few hours, you might just find us laying out on the sand. Oh, I can't wait! If not, well, we are on our "Mini Honeymoon." So who knows where we'll be. But I'll try to keep in touch. XOXO

Saturday, March 7, 2009

In Case You Were Wondering...

I was thinking, well I hadn't really told you how my healthy changes and weight loss were going. Obviously, I made this decision before we got engaged and married. But after T and I were engaged, and had set our wedding date, I was glad that I had been eating better. And working out. :) I really wanted to look my best for our wedding.

Since Jan. 1st, I've lost 35 lbs. I know, that's crazy! But we really weren't eating right before. And probably enjoying going out and having drinks too often too. Oh, and I was lazy as sin! I really had never exercised a day in my life!

So I cut out all sodas, alcohol, and most sweets. And I made it a point to exercise every day! I mean every day! I mostly did these workout tapes that my bestie gave me. And I started running at least 2 miles on the treadmill. I'd do that 4 days a week. And at least twice a week, I would go running with my bestie.

Obviously, since our wedding, well things are a bit different. We really enjoyed all the food at our wedding. And afterward, on our trip. I haven't worked out since the day before our wedding. Well, actual exercise. But I have been doing other things. And this morning when I got on the scale, I had actually lost another 2 lbs.

I think that's funny. Because I haven't been trying this week. Like I said, I haven't done a single workout DVD. I haven't gone running. I've eaten all kinds of food. And we did drink a little on our trip.

I'm pretty sure that I'm going to be a little bit more "normal" now that the wedding is behind us. I'm going to try and cook a little more. And include some healthy food into our diets. But I'm not going to completely cut out sweets and alcohol anymore. I'm also going to come up with a more doable workout schedule. XOXO

Friday, March 6, 2009

Back to Work

My hubby is back to work. And obviously, we're back from our mini honeymoon. Which was a blast! We had such a great time. Just my hubby and me. Enjoying each other. Learning more about each other. And loving each other. This is really a magical time in my life. :)

But we're also back on track with his work. And our traveling. It's not too bad. In fact, my bestie and I just finished lunch together. It was amazing! And I'm so glad that we get to travel together. It was so nice to catch up with her while our guys were working. Just sharing with her all of my happiness. That was the best!

Now my bestie is off to go do some work. And I'm thinking about taking a nap. Have I mentioned? I haven't had much sleep lately. So maybe a good nap before T gets back is a good idea. :) XOXO

Monday, March 2, 2009

With My Love

Don't mind us, we're spending a few days in the sun. T has to be back to work on Thursday. So we're enjoying a mini trip/honeymoon. So exciting to know that I'm now his wife! And that he's my hubby. Well, if you don't mind, I'm going to go enjoy the beautiful beach. And my hubby! :) XOXO

Sunday, March 1, 2009

We're Married!!!

Yes, it's true! Last night, T and I officially became Mr. and Mrs. M!!! It was such a magical night. Everything was perfect. And now, I get to spend the rest of my life with the man I love!

The guys were running a little late last night. But they called ahead of time to let us know. So no big deal. I don't think I ever mentioned this. But they had to work yesterday. And today. But last night was truly the best wedding date, that we could come up with, until the summer. But in the end, it all worked out perfectly!

T and I had a beautiful ceremony. It was amazing. My bestie arranged for the Chapel to be decorated so nice. With gorgeous flowers. And lots of candles. It was everything I could have ever asked for! T looked so handsome. He had on his tux. And honestly, I don't think I've ever seen a more handsome man! I cried the entire time I walked down the aisle. :) My hubby also cried. And W, he looked cute in his little dog tuxedo. :) Yes, our dog was in our wedding!

With a little bit of creativity, we were able to get "The Guy" into and out of the Chapel undetected. Because that might have been a bit of trouble for all of us. The wedding party took some gorgeous pictures in front of the fountains. Very quickly! And we all went to the reception.

It was beautiful! Perfect. Like a fairytale. Just knowing that my hubby and I are going to be married and together forever, that was all I needed. But this reception was amazing! The food was so good. I swear, I've never eaten food that was so yummy! Our cake was amazing too! And yes, we couldn't resist it! We smashed cake into each other's faces. I swear, I still have icing in my ear. :) But it was so much fun. Sometime last week, we had agreed to not make a mess. But I just couldn't resist. And my hubby thought it was so much fun too!

The music was so good too! What good entertainment we got! I loved dancing to our song. And I'm pretty sure T enjoyed it too! We all danced well into the night! I forgot all about the fact that my wedding dress arrived just hours before our wedding. That our families weren't there with us. And that my hubby would be working today. I was just living in the moment!

I also got to meet C. My new sister-in-law. She is amazing! And oh so sweet! I hope that we get the opportunity to become best friends. Because she is so special. T cried when he saw his sister. And they hugged for such a long time. I'm so glad that she was able to come to our wedding. :)

Everything was so perfect! The reception was just as beautiful as our ceremony. So many beautiful flowers and candles. I felt like I was in a fairytale! But honestly, it would have been just as perfect at a court house with a justice of the peace. Just was long as I had T with me. :) All of our friends enjoyed themselves so much! And we definitely celebrated until the early hours of the morning. Then, well us Newlyweds headed to our "Honeymoon Suite" to enjoy a little bit of married life!

T had to leave a little while ago. To go to work. But we enjoyed breakfast in bed together. And although he has to work, we have a lifetime to share with one another. Tonight, we're headed off to a few days in the tropics! We'll do some more celebrating then. But right now, this new wife needs to get up and get ready. I'm going to go hangout with my hubby! XOXO