October 26, 2012

Confessional Friday: Link Up 10.26.12

I have been a bit MIA here so I thought I'd jump back in the game by confessing and joining up with the lovely Leslie over at A Blonde Ambition for her Confessional Fridays! Feel free to link-up and join in.

I CONFESS //
I had an amazing anniversary. We had a very low key evening. After celebrating while at the Pearl Jam concert last month, I was really ready for a quite night, just the two of us.

We enjoyed a bottle of wine at the house, watched some comedy to unwind after a long Monday at work. We got dolled up and headed to a place in town we had never tried before. We shared a plate of Chef's Choice Sashimi, and both had a Blue Moon. Once that was consumed we moved on to sharing a bottle of Old Vine Zin and we both ordered the Classic Reuben.

Sure, it seems a bit odd to order a "sandwich" on such a special occasion but honestly, Mike and I have been on a mission to find the perfect local Reuben ever since we tried them for the first time. We found one back home in Maryland that knocked our socks off. I'm happy to say, this one here, locally did just the same.

The red wine and corn beef went great together AND the fries were an awesome side.  Yes, I know it sounds less than glamorous, sandwich and fries with wine, but did I mention we were sitting on the top floor of the restaurant, which is open air when the open the large bay door, we practically had the area to ourselves and we had a great view. It may not seem fun to head out on a Monday night to celebrate anything, but it was PERFECT and I'm so happy we did that instead of fighting the crowds on Saturday night.
via Mike's instagram
It was a great evening. One I'm very happy we were able to enjoy together. We finished the night off with a bottle of Champagne that I had been saving from our wedding day. We sat on the couch in our PJs and watched Pearl Jam Live on DVD until Midnight. Happy Anniversary to us!
via My Instagramhttp://followgram.me/turnedup2eleven/
I CONFESS //
I'm currently obsessed with that Reuben and I've been dreaming of going back to get it again. And again. I think next weekend I will have to do just that.

I CONFESS //
I've been stir crazy lately, not sure why. I think I need to start getting back on the workout wagon. I like falling into bed feeling like I got my full days worth. Lately I've been coming home, crashing on the couch and by 9:00 PM I start to get that feeling like I haven't done enough with my time. I hate that feeling.

I CONFESS //
I ate almost an entire bag of Snickers last night. When, oh when will I learn NOT to bring candy into the house.

I CONFESS //
We have about 6 lbs. of candy that I purchased for Trick or Treaters - most of which I will shovel into my little sister-in-law's pumpkin when she stops by next week. The rest, thankfully is mostly sour candy, things that only Mike truly likes. Chocolate is my weakness. The rest of that stuff will probably last until next Halloween.

I CONFESS //
I would totally consider handing that out again next year.

I CONFESS //
I'm usually so amped for Halloween - this year... we've both just been a bit "MEH" about the whole thing. I decorated, and I purchased fall scented candles, but the thought of going out, purchasing items for a costume and then spending money at the bar just isn't appealing to me. Maybe it's because we know we need to save for our Christmas trip to Denver. Or maybe I"m just a Polly Pissy Pants right now?

I CONFESS //
I'm really excited for the Denver trip but a bit worried I'll fall in love with it there and not want to come home.  Thankfully we're going in the Winter and while I LOVE the winter, I think it will be enough to stop me from wanting to move there right this second.  Bets will probably be off if we go again in the summer. I've seen images and I've heard tails of Denver and Colorado's awesomeness... and it worries me.

I CONFESS //
It's only 4:08 PM and 5:00 can't come soon enough - everything is getting under my skin today!

If you need me... I'll be on my couch tonight sipping on some wine and making plans to be more active, next week. Wish me luck!


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October 22, 2012

happy anniversary 10.22.12

Has it really been a full year since we said "I do"? It doesn't seem like it's been that long. I swear only yesterday I was fretting about what shoes to wear - when in the end it truly didn't matter. I would have married him barefoot, in front of a million people - or the way we actually married, in a small ceremony, with family and friends at a resort set in the middle of the woods. It didn't matter, as long as I married him a hurricane could have hit our wedding and I would have remembered what was most important. For the record, the hurricane hit our honeymoon instead.

From the moment I laid eyes on Mike I knew he was the one for me... maybe I need to rephrase that from the moment I laid eyes on him in person, I knew he was the one for me. As I've shared before Mike and I met on myspace.com over 9 years ago. Next month will mark our 9th year together as a couple but today is more special to me, because it marks our first year together as husband and wife.

The night before we made our relationship official - 9 years ago
Mike, I look forward to all that we will do together in our coming years. All our adventures, and even all our evenings laid up on the couch watching movies. The front porch happy hours, the camping trips, the kayak rides and everything in-between. But most of all, our future, and what that has in store for us that we aren't even aware of yet.

When I'm with you, I know that I am home. I'm where I'm meant to be and I wouldn't change that for anything.

Happy Anniversary babe - I love you with all my heart!





Had this song below been released before our wedding, I know for a fact it would have been our first dance song. Sadly it wasn't, but it was released before our videographer put together our preview for our wedding videos. This song set to the events of our special day, on our video always make me smile and remember our special day when it plays through his phone, my Jeep disc changer or my iPod. I thank my videographer, Chris for picking this song. I told him how much Mike loved Pearl Jam and I had discussed a song from the Backspacer album - instead Chris surprised us. I think he knew this song would be 100x more perfect for our special day.

LONGING TO BELONG
by Eddie Vedder

I'm falling harder than I've
ever fell before
I'm falling fast while hoping
I'll land in your arms
'cause all my time is spent here
longing to belong
to you

I dream of circles perfect
eyes within your face
my heart's an open wound that
only you'd replace
and though the moon is rising
can't put your picture down
love can be frightening when you fall

And when the time is right,
I hope that you'll respond
like when the wind gets tired
the ocean becomes calm
I may be dreaming but I'm
longing to belong
to you

*** Side note: I also find it really funny that for the rest of our years, our anniversary will also be the third weekend of October, which in the South means, Alabama vs. Tennessee. Maybe next year we'll catch the game live.
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October 02, 2012

currently 10.2.2012

I've been itching to blog but had nothing to go on for the past few days. I hate when that happens. BLOG BLOCK! Thanks to the lovely Katie over at The Perks I got a bit of inspiration. OK, I copied, but I totally told her I was going to do this. If you'd like to join in, let Katie know, visit her great blog and post way!!!

CURRENTLY

// LISTENING
On the way into work I was blasting an acoustic/live version of "I Believe In Miracles" a Ramones cover done by Pearl Jam. Yes, I'm on a kick of PJ. After seeing them live I finally understand how Mike was able to listen to them, over and over, and over, and over without getting tired of it. Eddie's voice is magic, and this Acoustic Live Album is frankly, the tits.

Pearl Jam Live at Benaroya Hall • via google

// EATING
I haven't eaten yet - horrible I KNOW! I did however sip on some apple cider on the way into work. My throat has been super dry.

// DRINKING
Right this second, coffee. Can I count that as breakfast?

// WEARING
Plaid shirt [mens AE], skinnies [Target], and finally BOOTS [Also Target]!
Yay! [Note these pictures are tough to take!]
via my instagram feed

// FEELING
Peppy - very odd. I blame the coffee and the healthier dinner I made last night. Salmon, Wild Rice and Zucchini/Squash combo.

// WEATHER
Wet, rainy and cool. High of 68 today - SCORE!

// NEEDING
To clean the house, it's OUT OF CONTROL! My father is coming to visit next weekend so the pressure is on to get our home in order. We live like college kids, I swear we're adults.

// WANTING
This cool weather to continue AND a little something to eat.

// THINKING
I really don't have much to complain about in life and I love that.

Hope you all have a great Tuesday!!!

"I've been blessed with the power to survive. After all these years I'm still alive." - The Ramones
 
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