Saturday, February 25, 2012

Sometimes life is so unfair. . .

but then your husband cheers you up. This weekend started out with a few rough patches, but we got out of the house today and things started looking up. Some things you just can't control.

Life in the next few months is so uncertain right now I think it's draining my ability to worry about other more pressing matters (like if my thesis will ever be good enough). But I guess that's not a bad thing because I get to focus on the future, like moving to Colorado :)

Speaking of, we were there over presidents day weekend and it was so nice. Great place, great family.

I keep meaning to post more wedding pictures/stories, but I get so exhausted by the end of the day that I can't seem to make myself sit at the computer and do it. Sitting on the couch next to Jantz sounds like such a better choice. Haha, so the desire is there, and several posts are half written, but the action is lacking. I have faith I'll get to it soon though . . . I hope, haha.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


If you want to know what the best part of marrying Jantz is...well it might just be everything haha. But one of the main reasons I fell in love with him was that he brought out who I really was. You know how sometimes you "shift" a bit when you're dating someone? Not on purpose of course, but sometimes you keep things in or don't do things you normally do. Well, once Jantz came along and we became friends, I totally let my guard down and for the first time I didn't hold myself back (probably because I didn't seriously think we would ever end up together, so who cares if I say/do what I want right?). And after he made it clear that he was serious about being with me, well, I knew it was the real me that he liked. And I think that is why we were able to be together (and eventually become best friends and get married :). Because you know, you shouldn't be with someone just because you love them (although you should love them) - because love comes in all shapes and sizes - you should be with them because they bring out the best in you, and that kind of love is so very special.

So here's my quick little Valentines Day post. I hope you all had a great day today and felt lots of love :)

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Our Wedding: the invites

This post so should have been the first...but better late than never right?

Jantz's dad designed and printed our invites (and took our engagements...he's basically a creative renaissance man). They turned out better than I could have imagined:

it's hard to imagine how this looked after it
was folded...but the top is the inside,
and the bottom is the outside :) 

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

his birthday

Jantz's birthday was two weeks ago (has it really been that long???). Here's some pictures from his big day:

His mom flew in and took us out to dinner at Red Lobster, naturally. It was so nice having her here. She even made us breakfast the morning she left (best mother-in-law? yes sir). We were really sad to see her go.

I made Jantz a (pretty dang amazing) cake for him to come home to. Two layers of scratch-made Hersheys chocolate cake. I was surprised at just how much he loved it. Needless to say, we did not throw any of it away.
(I may have forgotten to buy we improvised with these)

Watching him open his presents was pretty entertaining. His mom got him some new shirts - and they were exactly what I have been wanting him to wear! He just looks so good (as seen in our dinner pictures :).
 I got him the Transformers 3-pack, those shoes, and the watch, and of course his beats by dre headphones (which he just loves).

And then, Friday night we got all dressed up and went to Carvers (steaks and seafood). It was super expensive, but so delicious. I'm not the kind of girl who usually orders steak...I don't really know why, I like steak, I just, don't order it. haha. but Jantz insisted and so I got some prime rib. And it was amazing

We originally had plans to celebrate with both of my parents that week, but I was uber selfish and begged Jantz to let us continue his celebration the next week so I could finish a draft of my thesis. He graciously obliged. So my dad and stepmom took us to (where else) PF Changs last week. It was so much fun. They really are so adorable (can I say that about my parents? haha) and are always full of funny stories.

To my wonderful husband: I hope you had a great birthday and got everything you wanted. I hope you felt so much love, because we all love you so much! You have been such an amazing husband these past several months and I really do feel lucky every day that I get to be around you. You work so hard to take care of us and you never lose sight of our future. You make me proud to be your wife. I love you :)