confessions of an impatient bride

Being patient is not something I'm good at. But who really is? Maybe there are a few token people out there who claim to possess the evasive virtue but I'm certainly not one of them. My tendency towards perfectionism combined with my intense affinity for planning make for a pretty fun combination. I'm good at driving myself a little crazy.

Lucky for me, I have a very patient man as my partner on this fun adventure known as wedding planning. When I'm a bundle of anxious energy he reminds me to relax and puts everything back into the right perspective. He listens to me rattle on about all of our different options, obstacles, and everything in between.

thoughts on motherhood

With today being Mother's Day, I wanted to add some of my own thoughts about motherhood to the mix of posts swirling around the internet. 

The truth is motherhood is on my mind a lot these days. While I may not be an official mom yet, I confess I'm already starting to feel, think, and act like one.

Dale's boys already feel like my boys too. I felt a very strong love for Aiden and Brennan from the moment Dale told me about them when we were first getting to know each other. Dale's love for the boys and his devotion to being the best father he can be is one of the things that made me fall in love with him.

finding joy in domesticity

I've always loved home decor and baking cookies. My mom taught me how to cook at an early age and I've taken care of myself for a long time. My domestic skills are by no means lacking, but lately things like cooking and gardening have taken on new meaning for me. Owning a home and being in a committed relationship will do that to you I guess.

I've traded In Style for Better Homes & Gardens and Trader Joe's frozen meals for cookbooks. Now I find places like Bed, Bath, & Beyond and The Home Depot exciting. I never understood the appeal of Bed, Bath & Beyond and why so many engaged couples register there. Now I get it--they have everything.