Oh, Hai!

Seven months.

Thirty weeks.

Two hundred and thirteen days.

I guess it’s been awhile since I last wrote.  Oops.

In my defense, there hasn’t been a whole lot to write about.  Aside from working hard and playing harder.  And having a spectacular blow up with my brother so he no longer has contact with any of us, including my nephew.  Oh, and Mark and I are getting married in less than two months.

Yep, I suck as a blogger.

After reading my last couple posts and seeing how things were almost a year ago, I really am kicking myself for not writing more often.  One of the things I love most about Mark’s blog (and our old blogs that got us together) is reading past entries and having tangible memories at our fingertips.  My memory sucks as it is, so having a journal/blog is especially important.  Now, if only I could knock out as many entries as quickly as Mark does.

Thankfully, I’m not writing to mope or reflect.  Things are going incredibly well…for both of us.  Although, I hate saying that because I’m always worried I’m going to jinx us.  Actually, there is some sucky stuff.  Like, the kids living with their mom full time now, my brother and I not talking anymore, my renters NEVER paying the rent on time, I’ve gained a ton of weight, and am missing Nevada like crazy.  That balances out all the good stuff, right?  You catch that, Universe?  My karma is in good standing, right?

The good stuff is really good.  Most days I pinch myself because Mark and I are just so great together.  I think back on my previous marriage and it never came close to even our worst day together.  Although I pooh-poohed marriage when Mark and I first got together, I’ve since warmed to the idea of being his wife and am looking forward to our married life together.  Our wedding will be a true reflection of us; laid back, fun, and casual.  We’ve rented a beach house on the Oregon coast that will sleep all those attending.  The ceremony will take place overlooking the ocean while surrounded by our parents, siblings, and kids.  Afterwards, there will be beers on the deck, a clam bake, music, and a walk on the beach at sunset.  Oh yeah, and a doughnut wedding cake from VooDoo Doughnuts. No muss, no fuss.

We’ve had a fun summer so far.  Camping with the kids on the Washington coast.  Hiking Mirror Lake by Mount Hood, June Lake and Lava Canyon by Mount St. Helens.  Discovering new favorite hangouts in Portland.  And concerts, of course.  Although, not nearly as many as we saw last year.  Staying up past 10pm on a weeknight just about kills me the next day.  The rest of the year is just as busy, too.  Another camping trip in a couple weeks.  Friends visiting from Sacramento Labor Day weekend.  The wedding, of course.  And then we go to Denver in October for a Broncos game.  The holidays will be close to follow and then another year will be gone.  We’re both taking a week off so we can spend New Years in Ely.  A long standing tradition includes bar hopping downtown, an hour or so before midnight at the Fireman’s Ball, and then a big potluck at my uncle’s the next day.  We’ll even have time to run down to Vegas for a day or two to see friends.  I’ve been desperate for a sagebrush fix and I’m happy knowing it’s only a few short months away.

Remember that part about being up past 10pm?  Yep, it’s time for me to turn into a pumpkin.  But I’ll be back.  Soon.

I promise!

7 responses

  1. It’s too bad you didn’t blog right after we got engaged. Would’ve been nice to look back on your immediate reaction. I like what you wrote about “tangible memories.” How many times have we gone back to our other blogs, and read posts that are now 7 or 8 years old? Those are priceless!

    I can’t wait to begin our married life either, babe. It’s going to be wonderful. 🙂

    • Sorry, babe…I do wish I had blogged after our engagement. And after so many other great things we’ve done together. At least I have your blog to go back to. 🙂

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