Friday, November 16, 2012

These are a few of my favourite [Christmas] things...

Everytime I say or hear that saying, I think of the Sound of Music and automically begin to sing the tune. It brings a smile to my face everytime :) Thought I would check back in to the real world, now that the craziest, busiest 6 months of my life are over. Between getting married in June and planning/excuting the biggest Conference that my company has ever put on, it has been the craziest full months of my life I've ever experienced. I know it only gets crazier as you get older, so I'm trying to recognize that I survived the chaos... and with a smile on my face... so all is good.

So glad though that Christmas shortly follows in a few weeks because what would I have to keep me excited after the "hangover" of two major events this past year :) I am "that" person in the office who has already began playing Christmas music AND I've even began to decorate my house (a little bit... *A* has me tamed until December 1st :P). In the meantime, thought I would begin to share spread a little of my holiday cheer and post a few of my favourite Christmas things... lots of hot chocolate to enjoy by our new fireplace and a few great DIY projects to start... the snow thing may be harder to achieve since its a little out of my control. BUT, I am praying hard that we get our first dusting of snow soon :)
Speaking of another random favourite thing of mine? Have you checked out this website Poladroid?! That is how I made these cute little pictures above :) You download the software onto your computer and it puts a cute little polaroid camera icon onto your computer desktop. You simply drop the jpegs you want onto the icon and it turns them into old-school polaroids. They even "develop" so you have to wait a few minutes until you can save them as jpegs. Love the mix of new technology with the old school technology. Oh, and it even makes the sound that a polaroid camera would make taking the photo... soooo cool eh? :P

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Where's Waldo?

Or, as this post should be more appropriately titled... Where's Christina?

I haven't forgotten about you, all you loyal SFACG readers who most likely have checked back a few times and wondered since July, what the heck has happened to me. I'm one of the first people to admit that when a blogger I follow doesn't leave "notice" that they are leaving (whether it be momentarily or for good) it erks ya a little as a reader. Nothing major has happened, I've just been finding it hard to find the time to sit down and write a post for this little ol' blog of mine. For the past few months, I've just been getting use to being a "wife" and playing house with my now husband, which by the way.. is amazing!

I love being married and I'm sure *A* can agree, we hope that this feeling lasts forever :) So besides doing my wifey duties (baking muffins, cleaning house, doing laundry, etc, etc) things have been crazy busy with with work, which most likely won't conclude until mid November, at which time, I plan to 'hibernate' like a bear in the winter and now come back out until next Spring. 

My goal over the next few months, especially once November comes and goes, is to get my creative juices flowing again and get working on a few projects I have in the works, in addition to of course posting on this blog a little more.

Thanks for sticking around (if there are any readers in fact left out there)... I hear crickets...  jokes :P... thanks for poking around and checking up! Hope you've been enjoying this now gorgeous fall that is upon us.

I thankfully am returning home to spend a beautiful fall weekend in the country :)

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Feeling like I'm busting at the seams...

A lot has taken place in my life lately and I couldn't be more thrilled about it. I just returned from my first ever all inclusive resort vacation for a week with my NEW husband where we celebrated our honeymoon. We experienced the most amazing day of our lives when we hosted our wedding. We've moved into our first home which I now refer to as our little "love shack." There are a lot of emotions that are being felt with the aftertmath with everything that has tkaen place.

Of course, what I'm feeling the most right now is excitment and I can't believe how liberated I feel. I just married my best friend. I get to 'play house' everyday with him for the rest of my life. There are so many things I want to go and do right now and explore with him. So many meories to be made and not enough hours in the day to capture them all! Its exciting to think of all that we want to do together... I only wish I had the entire summer off so we could do all the things we want to do! While we were on our honeymoon, we actually made a list of places we want to visit and it looks like one of our first places on our list (BC) will be achieved later this summer. Amazing :)

Like they say, there is no rest for the wicked, which certainly applies to how much we've been jetting around lately (both literally in planes and with our cars travelling in every which direction). The fun isn't going to stop yet for us and I am so excited to see where the future takes us :) I guess on to the first order of business though... unpacking from our honeymoon and doing laundry. While they may seem like boring tasks, I'll take pleasure in doing these simple things now with my new husband :) Here is settling back in to "real life" now and being thankful that I can finally store away my wedding planning books for good :)

Mrs. *A*

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It All Still Feels Like a Dream

To say that I am now married and a MRS seems surreal to me. Although it will be two weeks this coming weekend that we'll be married, I keep wondering, did our wedding day even happen? It seriously came and went so quickly. I'm glad we have the pictures and video to prove that we were in fact there! Haha I remember saying to *A* on the night of our wedding that I couldn't even eat because I was on the greatest adreneline rush of my life.

If there is one thing I wish we could change for our wedding, it would be that it lasted all weekend or even, all week, like some cultures already have. In a mere few hours, everyone we loved had come and gone and all the hard work we've been doing the best 8 months was completed.

But the day itself was magical. Unforgettable. Epic. Breathtaking. And It really was a dream.

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Anxiousness. Nervousness. Excitement.

With the final countdown on (we're now into single digits!) I am feeling a lot of different emotions  leading up to the wedding. All good of course. Just a lot of different emotions. Beginning to think of all the people that are coming from near and far to be a part of our special day is making me tear up as I write this.

The day of the wedding is going to be an emotional roller coaster (I'm a water sign- cancer- so tearing up at the drop of a hat comes naturally to me). One of my bridesmaids has already assured me that we must get all our tears out on Friday night so our make-up doesn't smudge on the day of the wedding... good plan! :P

Things like seeing the excitement in my parents eyes the day of; seeing my siblings be a part of the wedding; having our best friends around us and stand up for us; having my dad walk me down the aisle; and of course, seeing my future husband for the first time at the alter is going to be such an amazing feeling.

Funny enough, the last thing I feel right now is stress, which can be a very common word for a bride. We have our day-by-day to-do lists and are getting things done like pros. With so much to look forward too (including a week-long honeymoon right after the wedding, how could we NOT be happy right now? The best day of our life is coming up soon :)

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