I won't lie and say that I didn't enjoy the time away. I wish I could commit to being completely unplugged, but for the most part, I was unplugged from the blogging world. I didn't blog here for a month, I stayed away from a lot of blogs with the exception of a few of my friend's. I have enjoyed this time immensely.
So what have I been up to?
I celebrated two wonderful years with Blake. We had dinner + cupcakes then saw Perks of Being a Wallflower (one of my favorite books from high school, I bought it for Blake a few months back and I'm hoping the movie gave him the push to read it.)
My best friend had brain surgery last Thursday. The surgery was to remove a tumor, and considering what all she just went through, her recovery is going well and she seems to be doing remarkably well for just having surgery done on her head! She can't sit/stand for too long before throwing up, but she's getting better every day!
Blake took me to see Wicked in St. Louis over the weekend. It was my third time seeing it (and Blake's second), and I'm pretty sure it was my favorite performance, and by far my favorite cast that I've seen. It was just... wonderful. I don't like to use the word 'magic,' BUT this was seriously magic. But what else would you expect from an adaptation of The Wizard of Oz? ;)
I had a fever + migraine while working a 55 hour work week. Not complaining though, because I love my job, and am so willing to do anything for those kiddos. Thankfully, the worst day of it all was on my day off.
I sort of have a niece! I am so, so happy to have Miss Tess Eliza in the family now. It's pretty exciting to be called "Aunt Haley," even though I won't be a real aunt until next September. I am incredibly happy. She's beautiful. Absolutely gorgeous.I miss my best friends. I miss Breigh, and I have trouble focusing on anything since she's been in the hospital. I miss Colby (even though I just saw him last night). We both are so busy, it's hard to find time for each other. And Claire. Oh, how I miss that sweet girl! I need to write her a good old fashioned letter soon. WAY overdue.
I scheduled a tattoo appointment! I will get it the day after Christmas. I think, out of all of them, this is one I'm really nervous about. Breigh asked her closest friends and family to get tattoos with her, so each of us are getting a bird to represent her (she chose a Bible verse with hers, I can't quite remember it though at the moment). I am not so sure what makes me so nervous, but I am! I think it's because it's going to be bigger than I had originally anticipated, but I know it'll be beautiful and it will be so worth it! I am excited about it. Mother on the other hand... I don't think she's as excited. I think she understands the meaning of it to me, though. So I'm thankful for that.
I hope to be back 'for real' very, very soon.
I say that a lot, but I truly do mean it. I want to keep this a space to look back on. I wanted to document my wedding planning process... and it seems I've not done such a great job on this. I am going to try harder. 2013 resolution, maybe? :)