Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Although Michael and I have been battling the stomach bug over the past week, Monday was amazing. It was by far our best Valentine's Day together because ... HE PROPOSED!

Michael took me to a small beach in Wickford. We walked through the snow to sit on a bench overlooking the water. It was beautiful and we definitely lucked out with the weather (it felt like Spring). He took a gift out of his jacket and began his "speech". His words were, "I've been wanting to give this to you for a while now..." and he got a bloody nose. It was so cute and funny. Ironically the first time we were ever on the beach together, Michael got a bloody nose and now when we're taking the next step, he got one again.

After that was squared away, he handed me the gift. He told me how he felt and I began to open it. It was a book and inside the cut pages was a ring box. My heart skipped a beat. I was so excited, yet didn't want to psych myself out. He took the ring out of the box and said, "will you marry me?" It was perfect.

I have not taken the ring off since, and absolutely refuse to! It was the sweetest, most perfect proposal. Since then we have already begun talking about wedding details. How large/small a wedding? By the water, in a church, all-in-one venue? And the big question: WHEN?! We're hoping for late May/early June of 2012.

We are now one step closer to our dream. We've created a beautiful family, a welcoming home, and now we can begin planning the wedding of our dreams; the official beginning of the rest of our lives together. Perfection.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Cabin Fever

I'm sure everyone in the Northeast can say that they are SO.SICK.OF.WINTER. With the continual snow fall and below 40 degree temps, I've had enough. Christian, Michael, & I have been suffering from "cabin fever".

Now that Christian is active (constantly running and tearing the house apart, like a toddler tornado) we're finding it harder and harder to find things to do in the cold weather. I'm sure others can agree, having a toddler in the winter months is trying. The only time Christian leaves the house is to head to Grammy's, Papa's, or Nonnie & Poppie's. The poor kid cries everytime someone leaves because he wants to run out the door with them, but it's just too cold.

I've joined an online Mommy Meetup Group (courtesy of meetup.com), and they have weekly events whether it's at another person's home, or story time at the library. Unfortunately with the weather being as bad as it's been, I try to avoid driving Christian anywhere. Needless to say, we have not been attending these weekly meetups as often as I'd like.

So what's left to do? Give him a little extra time to play in the tub, chase him around the couch for the millionth time, read and let him "draw" (scribble, but he loves it & it's adorable!). When the roads aren't as bad, we head for the library (our local library has an entire floor dedicated for children with several play areas), or to do laundry at Grammy's and play with Uncle Tim.

So share you're ideas (Please, I'm begging!) to help each other get over these "Winter Blues" and cabin fever!