Thursday, September 27, 2012

a weekend away.

This weekend we went away to see my dear brother and his *almost* wifey! (next month, eee!)
Not only was it a wonderful time away for us but it was even sort of a life dream fulfilled.
My brother and I are really close in age which in turn made us extremely bonded. He is one of my best friends on this planet and I have always been so thankful for his role in my existence.
We have always had big dreams about meeting people each other liked and being sure our significant others would get along because we were going to camp, vacation, dine, have holidays, and raise our kids together. (Whether they were okay with it or not! hehe)
Through it all I don't know if I could have ever even have dreamed how perfect it would really turn out. My brother finally has a brother and I am gaining a sister I really consider one of my best friends.
And I sat in their apartment watching the boys play video games, my sister in law make dinner, and drinking a really delicious cocktail, I couldn't have felt more blessed and grateful. I am so excited for this next phase of life. I cannot believe things I have talked about for years and years are becoming reality.
So happy for this growing family and many years of memories to be made ahead of us.
Happy almost weekend!
xo j

Friday, September 21, 2012

weekend getaway.

Happy Friday!
We're going on a mini getaway this weekend and it could not come at a better time.
I love going away, it always helps to clear my mind.
Here is a little peak at what I bring in the car with me to keep me busy and enjoy the ride.
It is so nice to have someone who doesn't mind driving so I can relax or doodle or read. One of our favorite traditions we started is listening to books on tape when we travel, we SO look forward to it and find ourselves taking longer routes just so we can listen longer:)
Do you have any traveling traditions or things you just couldn't travel without?
more soon,
xo j

Sunday, September 16, 2012

sleeping in.

Weekends are my new best friend.
Greg and I are fully back to the daily grind. And even though we both LOVE what were doing, work is work and we are SO tired every night. When we wake up on Saturday we feel like ourselves and love spending the morning together. We laugh most the morning, listen to lots of music, and enjoy the simple things like drinking from a mug instead of our travelers.
I have been organizing memories and moments from our wedding adventure and journaling like crazy. I know I did not do as many Le Wedding posts as I had promised but I figured now that the madness has settled I could still share all our DIYs with you (believe me there is *so* many)!
Hope you all had wonderful weekend!
xoxo j

Monday, September 10, 2012

Happy First Day of Fall!

I know, I know. You're thinking, "wait I thought that was at the end of September?" and that's okay it is a common misconception. But the truth is fall reallllly starts the day you have your first pumpkin spice latte of the season!

So Greg and I decided to start fall this weekend. While we were picking up more apartment things and doing exchanges it was the perfect time to indulge in our seasonal treat.
Greg and I's story started sometime in the fall, as the leaves were changing so were we. Yes, honestly we do not remember or have an exact date, so for the last three years we have been saying "the fall" is our anniversary and we celebrate our love all season long.
It has taken a whole week for me to really process what happened the weekend before. For me to sit down and read all the kind words you all left for us, to just reflect and be thankful.
I am still in disbelief I get to spend everyday with my best friend, we are SO enjoying playing house.
And again I am surrounded by the most amazing people in the world. Our village of loved ones are the most incredible, giving, loving, encouraging, and selfless people I know. We absolutely could not have done it all without them
Hope you had a happy Monday and I hope you all decide you start the best season ever soon also:)
xoxo, j

Sunday, September 2, 2012

mr and mrs

They're just jealous cause we're young and in love.
yesterday was absolutely the most magical day of my existence.
I still am not clear minded, but I needed to post something quick.
All I know is I am overwhelmed with the overflowing of love by all of this past weeks happenings.
more soon,
xoxo MRS j

ps if you want an instagood look into some of the happy times this past week you can search our hashtag #peacelovebride :)