Thursday, February 26, 2009

"It's a great time to buy!"

If I had a dollar for every time I've heard that, we'd be able to afford a mansion! We've recently been pre-approved for a loan and have begun house hunting. My online searching has brought me to this one house a few times and in the desciption of the house it says "more than a fixer-upper, it's a project of a lifetime." WOW! Now that's one we can't let pass us by. (Insert frustrated face here!)

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Bodega Bay

We left for our getaway to Bodega Bay on Monday after a rough 2 days of food poisoning hell. This is the first time I've ever got it and I hope it's the last. It made for a very unromantic Valentine's Day, but Geoff came up with the great idea to bring our fondue fixings on our trip with us, and bless his heart he acted like he didn't mind cleaning up my vomit on what's supposed to be the most romantic day of the year.

The first day and 1/2 of our trip to Bodega Bay was torrential down pour, but that didn't stop us from enjoying our time. We spent Tuesdays driving up the coast heading towards Armstrong Woods Redwood Reserve park, home of impressive redwood trees that are over 300 feet tall. We felt like little ants as we walked through the park and enjoy the trees and the RAIN. A lot of RAIN that made the trees very happy and made us wet and soggy. The sun did shine for us on our trip and the ocean was sparkly blue and the hills were lush and green.... we even flew a kite on the beach! The little towns around there are small and precious and you could feel how the hard times of the economy were just slamming the little businesses. Quite sad, so we did our best to spur on the local economy and bought a few trinkets to remember our trip by.
We got a lot done on writing our wedding ceremony and it's really starting to feel like we are getting MARRIED. It was fun to put our minds and hearts together and see what we could come up with. We both have a good vision of how the ceremony is going to play out, but we still need to work on the details. Getting away to do this was the best idea ever, and since we still have to finish the ceremony we're thinking getting away again in the near future is a must-do!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Ski week... perfect

We have a week off and I could not be more happy about it. I didn't realize how much I need this break until today. It's been a long week at work and not only do I need a break from my students, I'm sure they need a break for me! It's really amazing how well timed our vacations are.... when you feel like you can't take one more day there's usually a day off around the corner!

On Monday Geoff and I are headed up north to Bodega Bay for a 2 night getaway. We are going to spend most of the time writing our wedding ceremony and are looking forward to being just the two of us, for two days, with no distractions. I know writing our wedding ceremony is going to be a huge project, so I'm trying to remember to take it slow knowing that it doesn't have to be finished right away. I think it's going to be a really good time to reflect and step away from planning the wedding, and focus more on our relationship and how it came to be what it is today. <3