Friday, August 30, 2013

August: See ya, don't let the door hit ya...

I've always been very upfront about my feelings for the month of August. Oh sure, it's all fun and games at first, because it still feels like summer and we always do something fun for Matt's birthday. But, August 15th inevitably rolls around and you suddenly feel trapped in the suffocating heat of end-of-summer blues. Back to school commercials are in full swing, the days get shorter, and your beach vacation feels like it happened a million years ago (when barely a month has passed).

I think we can all agree--August is a mess.

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Luckily, my friends, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Labor Dabor is almost here, which means we can FINALLY start fall! The weather may still feel like summer, but I don't care--I'm throwin on my Tory Burch boots, wrappin a scarf around my neck, and ordering all the pumpkin spice lattes my body can handle. Fall, bring it on.

In honor of this magnificent season, and in honor of Confessional Friday, it's time I tell you the many reasons why Fall holds my heart.
Linking up with A Blonde Ambition.

1. Hokie football
Making the Miley face before it was cool.
2. Sweet, sweet Virginia--"You think that autumns in New England, are the greatest of them all, but give me sweet Virginia for the fireworks of fall." --Eddie from Ohio

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3. Perfect weather

4. Pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING (and pumpkin scented Yankee Candles)

5. Halloween--love anything that involves festively wrapped chocolates and a reason to watch Hocus Pocus.
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6. Hoodie weather--I can actually wear my sweats outside without sweating to death (haha--sweating in sweats!)

7. Pants weather--I don't have to shave my legs as often (don't laugh ladies, I know you were all thinking it)


9. The onset of the holiday season

Don't be fooled by this look. I'm quite pleased to be at the Christmas tree farm. 
10. Nostalgia
This last one is probably the most important, so it gets its own paragraph. Yes, I can get rolled over by nostalgia during any season, but for some reason during fall it becomes overwhelming. I get one whiff of that crisp, fall air and memories come rushing back. I'm watching tv and eating dinner at my granny's house with my brother as the day fades into grey; I'm taking a hot bubble bath and reading a book; it's football season in high school and we're all trying to stay warm in our color guard uniforms; wet leaves scatter the ground and I'm walking across the drillfield as the sun sinks slowly behind the duck pond. See what I mean? Sometimes, I can't even handle all of the memories that fall brings, but I can't help but love it. 

Have a happy weekend friends! What are the things you love most about fall?

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Gettin' Weird with Millicent, v.3

Big news everyone! I graduated! My parents are very proud of me, and I'm also quite pleased with myself. Check me out!
Mom kept saying I was "valedictorian." What does that even mean?!?
Anyway, that is not the real reason I am writing today. Since we moved to a new house, we've been having oodles of visitors. I'm not sure if I can express in words how much this excites me, because I just LOVE to make new friends! If I could, I'd have friends over all day, every day.

You may wonder what keeps people coming back to our house, and I'll tell you--it's because we're the best in hospitality! My mom entices with food, my dad entices with drink, and I take care of the rest. Now, I'm not a selfish doodle, so today I'm going to share my tips to all of my devoted readers.

Introducing...


1. When your guests arrive, greet them outdoors. This is an exciting moment, and you don't want to ruin it by peeing in the house.
Eagerly awaiting the arrival of friends!
2. People like to know they've been missed. Make sure you communicate this to your visitors by jumping up on them every 2 seconds. Add in some crying and frantic barking so that they REALLY get the message.

3. Once your guests are inside your house, give them a tour. Show them each and every toy you have and make sure they know how the staircases work (you've got to walk directly next to people on stairs, otherwise they might fall), and, most importantly, jump on all the furniture so they know how to use it.

4. You want your guests to feel comfortable, but they also need to know that you're the boss. During dinner, take one of your toys and very slowly and deliberately decapitate it in front of a guest. That'll teach them the pecking order real quick!
Hey. Want to see this giraffe's head disappear?
5. How can you make a guest feel like you are pleased to have them in your house? By giving them kisses, of course! Give them big, sloppy kisses on any exposed skin--feet, legs, elbows, armpits, heck, even clothes will work! However, you don't want any one feeling left out, so make sure you lick each guest equally. I find the opportune time to do this is when everyone is seated around the dinner table.

7. Let's talk entertainment. For television, I recommend putting on The Cat's Meow and letting your guests watch to their hearts content. Maybe your guests are more of an active type and would like to play. Take one of your squeaker toys right up to your favored guest and squeak away! If this doesn't get their attention, head butting them with the toy typically does the trick.

8. It's always important that your guests know where they may relieve themselves. This way they can make a quick exit to the bathroom, if necessary.

Bathrooms are this way. Just pick a spot.
9. To get a conversation going, ask your guests open ended questions. This makes it look like you are interested in hearing what they have to say, AND you might learn something new in the process! For instance, I flat out interrogate guests on a certain mysterious object in our house. When I look at it, I see another doodle starting right at me! But I can NEVER find that doodle! Hopefully, one day we will have a houseguest who will be able to explain to me where I can meet this magical doppleganger of mine.
I command you to show yourself doodle! You can't hide from me forever!
10. Lastly, sometimes your guests just don't know when to leave, and you're afraid to ask them because heck, you don't want to look rude! The best thing to do in this situation is to heave a big sigh, flop down on the floor, and go to sleep. That should send your message across loud and clear.

Playing possum until they all leave. 
Well friends, I think that about does it! As long as you've got great food, great wine, and you follow these tips, you will be all set to throw a party. Oh, and whenever conversation lags just talk about me. I hear my parents talk about me ALL. THE. TIME. It's a little embarrassing, but I guess I'm a hot button topic or something because people love it!

Until next time!

Hugs and kisses,

Millie
Karly Kim

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: Wedding Day Thoughts, Pt. 2

I am linking up again with Something Charming for another edition of Wedding Wednesday. This week, Wedding Day Thoughts is back with a special guest post from the one and only Matty T!


Something Charming

Hello friends! I know what everyone is thinking--I just ripped off Jim Nance's intro line welcoming patrons to The Masters on CBS Sports. Okay, unless you are a golf fanatic like myself you probably don't get that reference. Much like I don't get half the references dropped on the recently cancelled and highly underrated television series Happy Endings...but I digress.


When Katie asked me to make a guest post on her blog I was thrilled! Yes, my first installment was a huge hit, but this one is going to be #EPIC. As my beautiful wife would put it - "I had a totes brill The Vineyard-centric idea accompanied with a list of the top 10 worst TV shows in history." Yes, I watch The Vineyard with my wife... AND I LOVE IT! Nothing makes me laugh harder than watching this train wreck of a television series. Every time we sit down to watch I want to put 30 seconds on the clock and say as many funny things that come to my mind. I yearn for the quality shows of my childhood to re-up for a comeback season. Bring me Saved By The Bell - The Married Years or Hanging with Grandpa Cooper. Every time I watch reality television these days it makes me want to punch a pretentious and/or roided out 20 something in the face. All I really want is to partner up with Daniel...put 30 seconds on the clock and say as many funny things that come to our minds! Am I right? Tosh--Love you bro!
And with that... we thank you!
 But seriously... I do love The Vineyard.

And with that let me transition into my actual reason for posting.  The top 10 things I was thinking on our wedding day.

And without further adieu -

10.  Does my hair look alright? Ha! The joke is on you guys as my little 4 month old niece has more hair than me!
But I do have her beat in the facial hair category!
9.  Make sure you remember to put on deodorant!

8. Make sure all groomsmen are where they are supposed to be... when they are supposed to be! This never turned into a problem, but things may have gotten sticky if I had strategically left a bottle of Crown Royal laying around.

The usual suspects.
7. Make sure none of my groomsmen hit on any bridesmaids that currently had boyfriends!   Thankfully this never happened, however I did hear that a bridesmaid propositioned the brother of my best man. You know who you are.

6. Make sure breath mints are easily accessible at all times.

5.  Will I have to get into any physical altercation with former boyfriends who show up and confess their love to Katie?

4. Remember the box step and try to hold my own on the dance floor.

True romance.
3. Try not to think about remembering the box step and how terrible I'm going to look dancing!

2.  Breakfast in bed the next morning!
**Note from the bride: We did not actually have breakfast in bed because, unfortunately, Crackerbarrel does not have a delivery service. 

And the number one thing that crossed my mind on our wedding day -

1.  That I get to marry my best friend, my soulmate and the most incredible woman in the world!

Yes - This was as incredible as it seems!
Until next time!

-Matt

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Treat Yo Self Tuesday

I need fall to arrive. I can smell that beautiful season's approach in the evening, as the days become shorter and cooler, and the crickets start making a racket. I've been feeling sad and moody lately, and I mostly attribute this it being the end of summer. Every August without fail, I start feeling a little melancholy and nostalgic. I think this is because growing up, I always wanted my summer to turn into a screenplay for a coming-of-age movie. Think The Sandlot meets The Goonies meets Now and Then. Now THAT would have been an amazing summer! I think the closest I ever came was the summer of '96. I went to Disney World for the first time that summer, and I also spent many nights with friends running around barefoot, chasing lightning bugs and playing hide and seek in the dark. While that summer didn't quite come close to being on the run from criminals and searching for treasure, it was still pretty good.

Enough. We are getting a little too serious for a TREAT YO SELF post. One reason I want fall so badly is because I want to shop so badly. I want to take my credit card and just run it up with all things fall--boots, scarves, handbags--you name it, I probably covet it.

As much as I want to go on a wild shopping spree, my adult, rational self will probably take over and I will just admire these items from afar. However, I might just have to pull a TYS and get at least one of these little beauties:
Hello beautiful Tory Burch satchel. How would you like to come live with me?
I pulled a classic "If Then" scenario with Matt yesterday: "If I accomplish such and such this fall, will you buy me a briefcase?" He said yes. I then told him exactly which briefcase my little heart desires. No take backs!

Next on the list:

Nothing like a rose gold watch to class up your wardrobe!
Ladies, if you don't have a Michael Kors watch, go TYS to one of these classic timepieces. SERIOUSLY. I mean, you could roll out in your sweats and still look graceful if you've got one of these adorning your wrist. I already have an MK watch, but you know, never hurts to have a backup watch, right?

Let's get some shoes:
Yes, please, and thank you.
These awesome boots were recommended by Pinterest Told Me To. Well Scheaffer, if you INSIST that Pinterest thinks these boots are important, then okay, I will go buy them immediately.

Saving the best for last:

I love everything about this.
I've been hearin' through the grapevine that leather is going to be a thing this fall. So, we should all head to Anthro and buy this jacket. I mean, who knows how long leather will still be cool, but you can always break it out at your local biker bar, amiright!?

I fully realize most of these products are on the pricey side, but this ain't called Treat Yo Self Tuesday for nothin! Lucky for all of us, Joelle at Something Charming is hosting a giveaway for a $50 Anthro gift card. What are you waiting for? Go enter!

I should also note that I have a terrible shopping problem, so the items above are just a small sampling of the billion things I actually have got eyes on. Like I said, I'm a rational adult (most of the time), so you won't see me sinking into credit card debt anytime soon.

What will you TREAT YO SELF to for the upcoming fall season?

Monday, August 26, 2013

Just Another Music Monday, V.6

Ya'll get ready--it's time for some serious pre-orders on iTunes. I don't know how it happened, but the music gods decided that late summer/early fall was THE time for new album releases. While my checking account is note okay with that, my heart is just full over the excitement of new music, and I'm pretty sure once those downloads hit my account my head is just going to explode.

First, let's hear it for the ladies of Haim--they are a group of sisters out of LA and they are getting ready to release their first full length album on September 30th. Their sound reminds me a lot of Stevie Nicks and other ladies from the 80s; however, it doesn't have an overly retro feel to it, and I could seriously listen to them all day. 
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Remember the very first Music Monday? I threw a little song on your playlist called "Pompeii" and that has basically been my jam this summer. (Are the kids still using that phrase, "my jam?" I'm bringin it back.) It's performed by Bastille, and their album "Bad Blood" is going to be released on September 3rd...September 3rd, people!! That is basically like a week away! This ENTIRE month is going to feel like Christmas!

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Next up is CHVRCHES (pronounced as "churches," duh). They have kind of a different sound, often described as "electro-pop." Normally, I stay away from electronic heavy music, but this is definitely got enough pop in it to be appealing to the masses. Give them a listen on today's playlist and sign up for that pre-order--the full length album, "The Bones of What You Believe," will be out September 24th. 

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Oh, and remember my sudden obsession of "All I want," by Kodaline? Well, "In a Perfect World" is about to hit the States--you can pre-order it on iTunes beginning September 10th. 

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A solid favorite of mine from the past few years, The Naked and Famous, is getting ready to release their second full length on September 17th. I absolutely loved their first, "Passive Me, Aggressive You," and "In Rolling Waves" is promising to be just as awesome--I'm already loving "Hearts Like Ours" which has been playing on the radio lately. 

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Last but not least, I have one word for you: Cher. Yes, Cher is still making music, and infusing as much diva into it as ever. Allegedly, she's gearing up for another world tour with Bob Mackie designing her clothes (because who else could dress Cher?). If having a strange love for Cher and her powerhouse vocals is wrong, then I don't want to be right! Get ready for her next album, which will be available for download on September 24th. 
Every true Cher fan knows EXACTLY which song she is singing in this outfit.
So that's that, dear readers. September is going to be a great month for music releases, I tell you what! I just might cry over the beauty of it all. 

For now, here's a little sampling of all of these artists, to hold you over until D-Day (Download Day). 

New Release September by Kate T. on Grooveshark

Friday, August 23, 2013

Recipe Box: Crockpot Beer Chicken

Do you ever have those moments when you write down your grocery list, but forget to include the key ingredients to a meal? And then you don't realize it until it's time to cook dinner, but you don't want to go back out because you have a doodle and she has already had to be in her crate for the entire day?

Don't put me back in the crate, mom!
Well, I had one of those days yesterday. I was going to make chicken chili when I realized I didn't have any sort of canned tomatoes in the pantry, AND I couldn't find the can of tomato paste I KNOW I had purchased the day before. Talk about D-U-M!

I had chicken to cook and a million possibilities, but there was only one possibility I was interested in: a crockpot recipe. I was exhausted (because the previous night I thought it would be cool to finish half a bottle of wine by myself), and I was not interested in any kind of labor-intensive recipe. I did a quick scroll through my Pinterest boards and rediscovered this magical recipe: crockpot beer chicken. 

It's basically the easiest thing in the world. You just need chicken, beer, and your choice of spices.

I opted for garlic powder, instead of mincing real garlic. Remember, we want to do as little work as possible.
 Then, you throw it all in the crocky-pot and that's that.

Sorry this picture isn't fancier. I was serious about exerting no effort.
Real simple and real delightful--that's my kind of  recipe! 

Happy weekend friends, and here is the whole recipe for you to enjoy:
Crockpot Beer Chicken via LaaLoosh

Ingredients

  • 2lbs skinless, boneless chicken breasts 
  • 1 bottle or can of your favorite beer 
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in the crock pot, and cook on high for 4-5 hrs, or low for 6-8 hrs.
  2. Feel free to change out the spices and herbs and use whatever you’d like.
Preparation time: 5 minute(s)
Cooking time: 6 hour(s)


Thursday, August 22, 2013

HP: A Love Affair

Guess what?!?! This is my 100th post!!! Who knew I would have so much to write about? Since this is such a special moment, I figured I could not write about any old thing; instead, I chose to write about a topic very near and dear to my heart: Harry Potter.

Recently, I started reading The Mortal Instruments series, which has been great so far, even though I feel like there is TOO much emphasis on the teenage love story that's involved (but it hasn't stopped me from reading all five books in the span of one month). Matt asked me if I was as excited for that series as I was for the Harry Potter series.


Is that even a real question?! There will never be another series that can capture my heart the way Harry Potter did.

I started reading about HP and his trials and tribulations when I was in middle school, and the final book was released when I was going into my junior year of college. As you can see, I grew up with those books...they practically raised me! (Okay, so my parents were the ones who raised me, but you get what I'm saying.) While I may not have been slaying evil wizard overlords and riding around on hippogriffs, I certainly faced my own set of challenges during those years, and the HP books were always a source of comfort and familiarity.

Let's be honest--the vast amount of feelings I have for HP cannot be put into words, nor can it be contained in a single blog post. However, I will do my very best to impart just a few of the lessons I learned from Harry Potter, that made an impact on my life and have remained with me all these years.

1.Girls are more than just a pretty face
Hermione is probably one of my very favorite literary characters of all time. I always made good grades (what am I saying? I made THE BEST grades!), but I never felt particularly pretty or popular, which at the time seemed like a bigger deal to me. I loved Hermione because I identified with her so much--I was, at times, an "insufferable know-it-all" and often felt very lonely. However, Hermione never tried to change who she was (although she did become a little less insufferable), and look at all the amazing she accomplished: she was the smartest girl in school, she was loyal to her friends, faced down a giant all by herself, encountered a troll and didn't have a nervous breakdown, had an international quidditch star wrapped around her finger, AND helped save the entire world from the evils of Voldemort. Now THAT'S a role model.

Don't look so modest, Hermione.
2. Nobody likes an elitist
Like I said, I read the HP books during my formative years, and it really hammered home the lesson that you shouldn't look down upon people who are different. This was a recurring theme throughout the novels (I mean, OBVI, the whole problem was that Voldy-mort thought Purebloods were the best bloods), but it made the biggest impact on me in the very first book, when Harry turned down being friends with Draco and decided to remain friends with Ron. That moment set the tone, for me, for the rest of the series. My heart broke every time someone called Hermione a "mudblood," Umbridge made my blood boil, and I was utterly devastated when Dobby died. Thanks JK, for making me believe, without question, that "it matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be."

That kind of attitude is not acceptable, Lucille!
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3. Labels don't define us
Remember the king of cotton-headed ninnymuggins, Neville Longbottom? Yeah he excelled in the DA and ended up slaying Nagini, a horcrux, and basically paving the way for our hero HP to save the day.

He also got hot.

Remember Dobby? He got hated on for being a "house elf"  but saved our protagonists from Death Eaters and Voldy-Mort. And last, but certainly not least, remember Snake Snape? Raise your hand if you hated him from the very beginning, and then felt REAL bad when you realized he was looking out for Harry the ENTIRE TIME.

My hand is raised.

It's funny, I don't think I ever trusted Snape until he killed Dumbledore. At that point, the only thing I could believe was that JK had SOMETHING up her sleeve--and she did! And she liked it! (Name that movie.)

The point is, there will always be someone out there who wants to label you, and you've got to let that go. YOU are the only person who gets to decide which label will stick, and which will burn to the ground. Remember what Dumbledore said? "It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."

4. It takes a village.
Harry Potter may have been "The Chosen One," but he did not defeat Voldemort all on his own. It took the support of his BFFLs, Ron and Hermione, The Order, The DA, and countless others to destroy the Horcruxes, take down the Death Eaters, and ultimately bring about the downfall of THE WORST wizard ever. This is probably the reason why I believe SO strongly in having a supportive community. No man is an island, and we all need help sometimes. The point of being surrounded by a loving community is that they will be there for you through the hard times--even if it means you're not going to come out the other side, because, ya know, neither can live while the other survives.

5. Keep fighting that good fight.
Most importantly, HP and friends instilled in me the belief that light will always prevail over dark. I understand now that is a bit naive, but I still believe in holding fast and doing what is right. I might sound like a walking peer pressure commercial, but WHATEVER. Voldemort had no love for anyone--and in the end, that destroyed him. Harry had love, friendship, compassion, and all other sorts of awesome qualities that helped him win out over the Dark Lord.


Do you see now? I will never feel the same way about a book. These books have basically defined my entire life, so much so that I struggle to put it into words (even writing down only five things was a challenge). One day, when I have children of my own, I can only hope they will love these books as much as I do, and will learn that love and kindness towards others is always the right choice.



Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: Wedding Day Thoughts

After last week's post about our amazing wedding video, I was having trouble coming up with a topic for this week's Wedding Wednesday post. Luckily, any time I'm suffering writer's block, I talk to my sweet husband and he always helps me come up with a brilliant idea. He suggested I write about everything I was thinking on my wedding day, and that is exactly what I'm going to do.

Keep in mind, our wedding day was almost 9 months ago, so this may not be the most accurate representation. Obviously, I was over-the-top excited the entire day to be marrying Matty T. AND getting to party with all our friends and family. In addition to those feelings, here are the things I remember going through my mind that very special day:

1. I don't want to bloat, but I'm definitely not skipping out on these raspberry cream cheese pancakes for breakfast, and I'm DEFINITELY not passing up this bacon. 
My dad made breakfast for our family AND for the bridal party that morning. His pancakes are always spot-on, so no way was I going to pass that up over a little bit of bloat. Wasn't anything my spanx couldn't handle.
Would you say no?
2. I really hope Matt isn't hanging around out here and OH WOW those decorations look amazing!
After I got my hair did, I had to walk through the ballroom before going up to the suite to get ready. I think I had to go that way because I had to hand off something to my aunt from another aunt, but I was slightly panicked I would run into Matt. That did not happen, and my excitement grew tenfold when I saw how amazing the decorations looked.
Winter wonderland decorations.
3. Why is it soo hot in here? Where the hell is my mom? I NEED A PAIR OF SCISSORS! How can my fingers exude so much SWEAT?!?!? 
This was my obligatory wedding day breakdown--every bride gets just one (but don't get too carried away...this is a happy occasion! Let's not argue about who killed who! Name that movie). Anyway, at this point I was completely alone in my suite. I had just opened my gift from Matt, so my emotions were already high. I needed help getting my dress on, but my mom was still at home getting ready (and, at the time, I perceived her to be taking her sweet time about it), and I figured the very least I could do was put my new earrings on (Matt's gift to me), but I could not, for the life of me, get the tag off because of my HUGE sweaty fingers. I called my MOH, Ashley, on the verge of tears, and she saved the day. She came to the rescue with a pair of scissors, helped me with the earrings, and managed to get me to calm the hell down.
Tricky little buggers.
4. I don't know where that sign is and I just don't care. 
At the very last minute, as my parents and I were boarding the trolley to take us to the church, my mom realized we were missing our "Just Married" banner. It was supposed to go in the trolley, so we could attach it to the back for the return ride. My mom ran back inside to find it, but she had no luck and we were already running a bit late. I think my mom, bless her heart, was anxious I would be upset, but I just didn't care. I was about to get married to the love of my life, all other matters were trivial in comparison.
We ended up finding the sign and making use of it--this picture graced our Christmas card.
5. Let's party. 
I really couldn't tell you what was on my mind during the ceremony; I know I sat there the whole time with a big, stupid grin on my face. Once it was over, I was seriously ready for some festivities. I tried to relax while taking pictures, but I seriously wanted to wrap it up and get to the party.

See this face? This is a face that wants to party.
6. I hope our dance is entertaining. 
The first dance has always seemed awkward/uncomfortable to me, but once you get up there, it's not that bad! Umm, jk kidding on that one. Yes, it was very special and sweet and perfect, but it was A LOT of pressure to feel the need to make sure the dance was at least somewhat interesting for all those watching. Luckily, we had already choreographed a little routine for our song, so in the end, I think we delivered.
What did you expect, Dancing with the Stars?
7. I don't want to trip on my dress, and I need to keep up with dad, but if I'm not careful I'm going to fall and break my face.
My dad has SERIOUS dance moves. This is a known fact. I should have been ready for it, but I got thrown off because there was some confusion over our song choice, and all of a sudden we didn't have music and I felt really awkward. Then, out of nowhere, Bryan Adams starts playing, and my dad decides to make the most of this situation by twirling me like crazy all around the dance floor. I absolutely LOVED it because it was so us, but everyone said I looked scared out of mind, and it was all because my foot kept catching in my skirt and I felt positive I might end the night in the ER with a busted nose.
Dancing with Gary Eide, always an adventure
8. Matt's got to know I'm planning to smash cake in his face. I've got to catch him by surprise. 
And I did, immediately after the photographers finished taking those first few pictures of the cake cutting.

Sorry Matt, my hand slipped.
9. Where's my husband?!?!
Almost had another bridal breakdown here. It was the last song of the night and Matt was nowhere to be found! And the DJ was playing a romantical song I had picked out specifically for this moment!!! Luckily, my meltdown was avoided because I couldn't help but get a little bit giddy that I got to keep referring to Matt as my "husband." And, in case you're wondering how this story ended, he reappeared just in the nick of time as the end song from Dirty Dancing started to play. He always knows how to sweep me off my feet.
Now THAT'S romantical!
10. I really wish Taco Bell was still open. 
I have a love of soft tacos from Taco Bell. When we set our wedding date and booked the reception site, I was already envisioning us heading to Taco Bell late that night for a 4th meal. After all, I had a feeling we wouldn't eat much during dinner and would probably be starving by the time the night was over. Not to mention, Taco Bell was basically THE only late night fast food restaurant in town. (I know, because Matt had to take me there one time after I got embarrassingly drunk off of only two glasses of wine. We tried every other fast food place in town before we ended up with 4th meal.) Anyway, the end of this story is that the Taco Bell burned down the summer before our wedding, and it had not yet reopened. Matt and I were hungry that night, and we almost ordered pizza, but we ended up passing out from exhaustion.

Well, that pretty much takes care of the entire day. You'd be surprised at how many strange, random thoughts you can still recall from your wedding day. What I remember most, however, is how happy that day was for us, and how wonderful it felt to be supported by such great family and friends.

This week, I'm linking up with Something Charming for Wedding Wednesday. If you LOVE weddings (and if you love Kate Spade, bows, and Taylor Swift), then you should check out this blog.

Something Charming

Stay tuned for Part 2 next week--you're getting a guest post from Matty T. on his wedding day thoughts!
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