Blog Button.

Oct 15, 2011

I've been attempting to make my own blog button & I *finally* succeeded. I won't tell you how many tries it took me to make it! If you need some help making your own blog button check out this tutorial. It was all I needed to finally get it right. What do you think? 

Please, grab my new blog button! I'm so proud of it.

My 101.

Oct 11, 2011

I've been inspired to make my own 101 in 1001 list. It's pretty simple, you complete 101 tasks in 1001 days. I think it's a beautiful idea! I start today, October 11, 2011 & I end on July 8, 2014. Wish me luck!
  1. Marry Aaron
  2. Leave an inspirational note inside a book for someone to find
  3. Take a picture every day for a month
  4. Visit Rome with Aaron 
  5. Make a new friend
  6. Send a post card secret to PostSecret
  7. Write a book
  8. Watch 10 classic movies I’ve never seen before
  9. Travel to 8 different countries
  10. Complete a coloring book
  11. Grow my hair past my shoulders
  12. Cut my hair short
  13. Watch the sunrise and the sunset in the same day
  14. Write a song
  15. Take a foreign cooking class
  16. Get a facial
  17. Carve S+A on a tree
  18. Host a dinner party
  19. Plant a tree
  20. Take a photography class
  21. Have a tea party with my girlfriends
  22. Get dressed up for a fancy party
  23. Skinny dip with Aaron
  24. Learn Japanese enough to ask directions and understand the answer
  25. Get a tattoo
  26. Paint a picture
  27. Watch every episode of The Sopranos
  28. Slow dance with Aaron
  29. Write a letter to myself to open in 10 years
  30. Write a letter to Aaron to open in 10 years
  31. Hand make presents for people I love and deliver them in secret
  32. Meet my first niece or nephew
  33. Tie a note to a balloon and release it into the sky
  34. Learn 10 new recipes
  35. Decorate candy Christmas trains with Aaron
  36. Take a picture for each letter of the alphabet
  37. Learn the rules to football
  38. Learn how to salsa
  39. Go to a concert with Aaron
  40. Reconnect with a friend who has drifted away
  41. Spend a romantic night on the beach with Aaron
  42. Sub for Santa for a family in need
  43. Don’t log on to Facebook for a week
  44. Dress up with Aaron for Halloween
  45. Unplug completely for 24 hours
  46. Kiss Aaron underwater
  47. Secretly perform the 12 Days of Christmas for another family
  48. Have professional family pictures taken
  49. Drink a bottle of water every day for a month
  50. Write a letter to someone who has inspired me
  51. Take photographs of something Aaron and I both love and frame them in our house
  52. Teach Aaron the joy of Birthday Week
  53. Wear red lipstick + red heels
  54. Try 5 new dessert recipes
  55. Have a wedding photo printed on canvas
  56. Wear an outfit that I’ve made myself
  57. Take a family vacation to somewhere we’ve never been before
  58. Go camping with Aaron
  59. Go to a professional football game
  60. Beat Aaron at a game of chess
  61. Use hot rollers on my hair for a week
  62. Put on fancy eye makeup and wear it out in public
  63. Do yoga every day for a month
  64. Take 10 minutes to meditate alone every day for a month
  65. Buy something from The Vintage Pearl
  66. Take a dance class just for fun
  67. Run a 5K with Aaron
  68. Buy a vintage dress
  69. But something on Etsy
  70. Sing karaoke in front of people
  71. Go on a cruise with Aaron
  72. Go skydiving
  73. Find out my blood type
  74. Donate blood
  75. Visit a National Park with Aaron
  76. Bake cupcakes, decorate them & deliver them anonymously to friends
  77. Spend a day at the beach
  78. Have a real life Angry Birds fight with Aaron
  79. No fast food for a month
  80. Find an inspirational quote & display it creatively in our home
  81. Do volunteer work
  82. But a lottery ticket
  83. Throw a surprise party for someone
  84. Send a message in a bottle
  85. Fly a kite with Aaron
  86. Bake a birthday cake for someone
  87. Go vegetarian for a month
  88. Have dinner by candlelight
  89. Re-memorize The Night Before Christmas
  90. Go to Las Vegas with Aaron
  91. Make my own recipe book filled with all my favorites
  92. Learn to knit
  93. Watch a meteor shower
  94. Go to Comic-Con with Aaron
  95. Join a book club
  96. Go rock climbing
  97. Wear a princess crown for a day just because
  98. Have a spa day
  99. Have a blog giveaway of my favorite things
  100. Do something wild that must be kept a secret
  101. Kiss Aaron in the rain

Just Because.

Oct 10, 2011

life isn't perfect.
7,000 miles
15 hour time difference
endless phone conversations
sleepless nights
we cry
we laugh
we fight
we make up
we have bad days 
we have good days
but we always love each other
and that's what matters.
sometimes pretty flowers show up at my door
just because.

Since I'm Soon To Be.

Oct 6, 2011

Since I am a soon-to-be (36 days!) military wife I decided to do a little research. I spent a good part of this evening reading (stalking?) milspouse blogs- their words not mine! I found some spectacular blogs by some incredible women. Some made me laugh, some made me cry. I was truly inspired. 

I'm not choosing the Air Force. I am choosing Aaron. The Air Force just happens to come along with him and for better or worse I'll do it all. It was never a concious choice I made. Once I realized I truly, deeply love him I knew I'd never be without him. So now I'm just along for the ride. Do not worry though, I won't get lost in his identity. I will always be myself. Speaking of such silly things, Aaron told me that none of the people I meet on a military base will ever know me as or call me Sue. To them I'll always be "Mrs. Aaron." Wow, I just said that out loud. What fun! But also strange. Isn't that supposed to be my MIL? I wonder how long it will be before I actually start to respond when called that.

There are 34 days and 5.5 hours until I get to see my lover again. I'll get to feel his arms wrap around me and his sweet lips kiss mine. When I close my eyes I can almost feel it now. It's coming slowly... it's almost here... My Aaron is worth every second I wait. 

Source: via Sue on Pinterest