Posts tagged ‘Love’


{My Favorite Day}

Let’s get to know each other better: Spring is in the air, and I want to hear your love story! I’ll get the ball rolling by telling you mine. My husband and I tied the knot on September 20, 2009 after 6 years of dating. That sounds like forever, I know, but we planned it. Why? Because we’re insane. We met our freshman year of college and talked about how stupid we thought people were for dating when they were freshmen…We started dating 2 months later. Ooops. Who would have thought that smugness and hypocrisy could birth love?

Neither of us wanted to go straight from the dorms to marriage, so the plan was to each live on our own for at least a year after college. This meant that we would have to date for at least 5 years before saying “I do.” Then *TWIST!* we both changed our majors half-way through school. Nate went from Youth Ministry to Elementary Education to Chemistry to Graphic Design. I went from Music to English Education to English. *whew*

We realized that our indecisiveness about school meant a serious delay of our nuptials. In the end, we each went to school for 5 years and lived on our own for 1 year. After graduation, I went to North Carolina to be with my darling dad, step-mom, and step-sisters. Being half-a-country away from Nate for that year was tough, but so valuable. I wouldn’t trade that year for anything in the world. I got to know my family and myself, plus, it made coming home to KC and finally standing at the altar with Nate that much sweeter.

What’s your love story? If you haven’t found your someone, no problem! I’d love to hear about *cue Whitney Houston* the greatest love of all! Tell me about learning to love yourself!

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Photography: Drew Anthony Smith Photography


Wine: My Dearest Frienemy

I have a love/hate relationship with wine. I want to love it, but I hate it.

That is, until one of my besties introduced me to the greatest white wine known to man: RELAX RIESLING. Yea verily, the Lord did bless this delicious wine, and He made it just so that those of us too uptight to sit down and savor rotten grapes could still indulge. Here is how the beautiful cobalt blue bottle describes it:

RELAX RIESLING is fermented slightly dry with a wonderful fruity bouquet and intense flavors of apples and peaches with just a hint of citrus. The natural acidity gives this wine a perfect balance that is refreshingly crisp and leaves your mouth watering. …Serve chilled.

The only downside to this wine–like that of all wine–is that I still know that I’m drinking the tears of rotten fruit crushed into oblivion by the feet of women the likes of Lucille Ball. BUT! after a couple of delicious relaxi-taxi glasses, I don’t mind a bit.

Chillax with Relax

This (empty) bottle, whose precious contents kept me relaxed on my wedding day, now graces my home-office desk.

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