Monday, October 18, 2010

Memphis Greenifying!

Putting the word out there if you happen to be near Memphis,

To help raise money for Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS, Wicked is auctioning a chance to tour the backstage, see Elphaba transform into her green makeup, and then watch the show from great seats! All proceeds go to charity!

Wicked Greenifying Auction

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Domestic Weekend

Made it to Memphis!

On my days off, Hubby and I had a domestic few days. It felt nice. It felt right.

We had a theme night on Monday! I took my own advice and turned just sitting around watching tv into an event. Hubby is a HUGE Atlanta Braves fan and the Braves' playoff game was actually on tv (a rarity in New Jersey). We decided to grill hot dogs and make french fries and try to create our own ballpark atmosphere.

Isn't he handsome?
Just remember I woke up at 3:40am to get a cab to the airport and hadn't slept yet...

And with that in mind, I think I made it until the 9th inning before I fell asleep. That's pretty good for me! Especially while cuddling... 

Then, after he made me breakfast again, we went on a little shopping spree! On the eve of our seven month anniversary, we finally started using our gift cards from the wedding. We made a Crate and Barrel and Macy's trip (at a mall in New Jersey... how suburban of us) and picked out items we did not receive from our registry. It was such a tease to be shopping for things for our house and then to leave them all wrapped up in storage. But it was nice to start picturing what our home will look like one day.

And a miracle happened... we agreed on a comforter for our bed! We have differing taste when it comes to bedding. I'm all about duvets and he hates them. I like more feminine prints and he hates them. But we decided on.... the Plaza coverlet from Crate and Barrel in 'flax,' which has a slight metallic sheen to it. I couldn't believe we agreed on one! 

Now I'm getting settled in Memphis. The day I leave is always the hardest....

Friday, October 8, 2010

Wrapping up Madison

Some ideas from The Nest online:

20 Dates Under $20
- Hubby and I have the movie night thing down pat. It's usually not themed but we do love to snuggle on the couch. So maybe now we can try to add a theme...

10 Ways to Surprise Your Spouse
- In Charlotte, he turned my desktop to a cute picture of him blowing me a kiss
- He's crazy about Braves baseball and I've been to a few with him. I'm happy as long as he's happy.

Dinner and a Movie Ideas
- Casablanca is a movie we've watched a few times and now we have a theme!


We had a great weekend in LBI. Shanna and Justin had a gorgeous wedding on the beach and the weather was picture perfect. The rest of the weekend... windy and rainy. But we made the most of it! It was nice to get away, as much as I do love my job.

 The Happy Couple

 Yes, that's Wicked chapstick!


 First Event as a Married Couple!

Rainy Lighthouse

Anyways, it's off to Memphis for me! By way of NYC...

Friday, October 1, 2010


I'm about to make you very jealous...

This is my view while sitting on my computer. That's right. It's a nice break from endless hotels. Occasionally you can find rentals on and we can have a taste of normalcy (although lakefront property is not what most people call 'normal,' living in a house with a regular kitchen and washer/dryer is).

This post is more about a reminder for myself, something to re-read over and over again. I've been thinking a lot lately about how different our lifestyle is and have been wondering if we will ever have regrets later in life. Regret that we will have spent the first year of our marriage apart. Regret that we don't have regular, stable jobs (but what is stable nowadays) or even have holidays off. Regret that we don't live near our families. What is this going to mean for our future?

But as I was laying in bed last night, I started thinking about how there are no certainties. I hope that wherever life takes us, in twenty years I will look back and realize that all of those choices we've made have made us stronger people. I hope that as long as we are happy and healthy, that will be enough. It should be. Those two things are so essential.

There will always be many 'what ifs' in life and I hope to make the most of what path we choose and what cards we are dealt.

And now I'm off for a weekend... a normal person's weekend! Usually our 'weekend' means Monday since that's our day off. But I'm heading to the Jersey Shore tomorrow for a wedding... meaning I have a three day weekend with my Hubby! Hooray!