Monday, April 7, 2014

A Fling with Spring

This weekend couldn't have been better. The sun was shining and it was even warm enough to leave the clunky, winter coat behind. I even got to sleep in past I dreaming? My family got together to celebrate my Dad's birthday on Friday and he let me know what song he wanted us to dance to for the Father/Daughter dance...YEP I cried like a little baby when I heard it. I'm sure the wedding day will be no different.

Saturday I took Josh's youngest sister out shopping and to get our nails done since she's not old enough to participate in the planned bachelorette festivities two weeks from now. I can't believe she turned 13 on Sunday. I remember when she was just a little one when Josh and I first started dating! Man...I feel so old.

I loved spoiling her all day because that's what older sis-in-laws should do right?! During our shopping venture, we saw a sign outside for free hugs. So hey why not? We went and got hugs by a whole bunch o' hippies. I do love the store though. They have the best jewelry from local artists, although you almost choke on all of the incense they have burning....ahem...

After we shopped til we dropped, we headed back for some dinner with Josh's mom and his cousins. We freaked out in happiness with how close the wedding is and went over some more wedding plans. By this time, we were also wondering how drunk and ridiculous everyone was getting at the bachelor party.

The following day was spent with one of my BFFs and her pup, Charlie. He has a huge issue with noisy children and strange people approaching him...two things we have in common.

Moments after this photo was taken, our loan application was also submitted to start looking at houses!!!! Because HEY I don't have enough excitement and craziness in my life! I'm telling ya, within the next few months, my life will experience so much change it's ridiculous! But a good kind of ridiculous. Josh and I found some great contenders for our first home together and we can't fricken wait to visit them!

Next weekend is my weekend getaway with Josh and I can't fricken WAIT. He planned a weekend for us at a resort off of Lake Geneva a while back anticipating the insane amount of stress I'd be in around this time with all of the wedding planning and finding a place. He's the best. But until then...

I seriously can't wait to put my years of HGTV-viewing to good use though with this house hunting business. Bring it on. I'm ready!


  1. Go step on a Lego, Monday! Nobody wants you here! I can't wait to know the Father / Daughter dance song!

  2. Sounds like you had a great weekend! You are definitely the best sister in law :)

    <3, Pamela

  3. Oh, I love spoiling younger siblings or in-laws! FUN! I remember when my sister was really young and since I'm 6 years older, I could spoil her rotten! :) Buying real estate is one of my all-time favorite things to do! My husband and I look at "real-estate porn" on the iPad every day! Have fun!!! You are so lucky!

  4. That's awesome to spoil the sis in law! Love the free hugs!!

  5. Next weekend sounds amazing! I'm so happy for you!

    That's so sweet that you took your (future) sister-in-law out! The free hugs is pretty awesome too.

  6. stop with the free hugs that is so dang cute. One of my patients hugged me today and not going to lie it kinda made my day ;-)

  7. Love that you spent that time with your soon-to-be sister in law :) :) I bet she loves hanging out with you!

  8. Sounds like you had a great weekend! I'm so jealous of your get away! Your going to have so much fun!

    <3 Shannon

  9. Awwww... I love that you took Josh's sister to do something special! That was so thoughtful! :)

  10. There's nothing like hanging out with someone younger than 18 to make you feel old! That was very nice of you!

  11. That sounds like an amazing weekend. How nice that you included his sister in her own (age appropriate) way!

    1. I really wanted to feel like she was still included! :) It was a great weekend and the weather was just PERFECT.

  12. Sounds like a fantastic weekend! Love that you took Josh's sister out! I bet that made her feel special too!