Leg one of our honeymoon was spent exploring the quant New England town of Kennebunkport, Maine. After a long day of traveling from Seattle to the East Coast, we were excited to make it to our final destination. Before we did I had arranged a small surprise for my new husband. Excitedly walking to the rental car kiosk, he was about to find out that I had secured us a convertible sports car for our time in Maine. We checked in, signed the paperwork and were told what stall our car was in. I was excited I had been able to do this without him finding out and ruining the surprise. We walk to the stall and a Cheeto-orange mustang is sitting in the stall. After the long day, all we could do was giggle. To both of us, who tend to like to blend in and not bother others, this was the most ostentatious car we could imagine. Riley ultimately laughed appreciated the thought, even if it had gone a bit array.
I have to admit that one of my favorite parts of the planning process was actually planning our honeymoon. Don’t get me wrong, I loved planning the wedding but it was just different. There were times when it feels like you are planning the wedding for other people. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, friends, etc. all have expectations of what your wedding will be. And realistically, they are all coming to this event for you, so it is kind to keep them in mind when planning. But, the honeymoon. The honeymoon is different. The honeymoon is truly just for you and your special someone. I love traveling in general, so this was even more fun.
Earlier this year I posted about my most recent trip to Boston. I talked about all of the things we did, things we ate and where we stayed. All in all, it was such a great trip and one of my favorites to look back on. I had always planned on sharing what I thought would make a fun weekend in Boston, but have been wanting to even more recently. With the increased time at home recently, I have been daydreaming of the day we will get to travel again and all of the wonderful places we will go.
I cannot believe it is already April?! We are only three months into the year and it has already felt like a full year. March has definitely gotten the best of me with everything going on in the world and life. I fell out sync with writing for the blog and was focusing on other things. I have half written like ten posts and have made it my mission to finish them and post them. For now, I am going to review how the past couple of months have gone with my resolutions.
I will start off by saying that we did A LOT while we were in town. Hence the need for a second post. Our days were packed but we still carved out a little bit of downtime each day. It ended up being perfect. I am so excited to go through all of the things we did while we were in town! Some of these were things I had done before and some were brand new. However, I ended up enjoying each thing for different reasons!
I know. My trip to Boston (evidenced by my Instagram) was a long time ago (like almost two years ago, eek) and I am just now getting around to talking about it. Well, I really don’t have any excuses other than my life got real busy right after this trip and I put off writing about it. But I loved this trip so much so I am still going to write about it. As I started writing this post, everything came rushing back to me and I have so much to say. So… I am breaking up this post into three different posts or it would be WAY to long!
I can’t believe it is already February and at the same time can’t believe we are only to February. January was a long month filled with a lot of challenges and a very busy schedule. Both Riley and myself were sick for close to three weeks each. I also had to travel for about a week and a half for work. So it was busy, but a lot of time was also sent not being able to do much. In the last week of the month, things started to turn around which was much welcomed.
It is hard to imagine that 2020 will be able to beat 2019, but I am excited to see what this year will bring. As we head into the new decade I hope I can continue to grow and learn about myself and the world around me. At the end of the day, I have no idea what this year will bring. All I can do is make goals for myself and do my best to meet them. Will I meet each goal one hundred percent? Probably not and that is okay.
Twenty-ninteen. What a year it has been. As with every year, there were highs and there were lows. Even with the lows, I can honestly say this has been the best year of my life. So many milestones were a part of my 2019. While it felt overwhelming at times to have them all happen at what felt like once, I am entering into 2020 feeling more content than any time I can remember.
October 6, 2018. The best day ever, well so far. It was a wonderful and busy and amazing and exciting day. But let’s go back a couple of days before.
The weekend we got engaged my parents were coming into town, so the whole week before I was running around trying to make sure our apartment was perfect for when they arrived. This was the first time my parents were visiting me in Seattle and the first time they were visiting Riley and I in our home together. There were many loads of laundry, vacuuming, mopping and oven cleaning (why did I think my mom would look INSIDE the oven?!). My parents are by no means critical, but I always feel this pressure when they come to visit.