Thursday, February 9, 2012

100 Days Until the Big Day

Today marks 100 days until I (finally) become Mrs. Soper. It feels really soon and really far away at the same time. I still have SO much to do, but everything is coming together quite nicely. My goal is to spend one hour on the wedding every night. This has included organizing guest lists, vendors, making payment schedules, and fun DIY projects. My first big DIY project was my wedding shoes, which I'm only halfway through. They are perfect and the best DIY project I have ever done. My best friend Kimmy even featured them on her blog!! Click HERE to see pictures!!

I already know 2012 is going to be a great year for us. The wedding and honeymoon are going to be completely amazing. Dylan is becoming a real person, speaking real words, and truly beginning to communicate. And I feel like I'm starting to really accomplish a lot of my personal goals.

A big personal goal of mine is to do a 365 project on Dylan. I've attempted this in the past, but I let my busy schedule get in the way and I did not keep up with it. My amazing and generous parents got me a beautiful Canon T3i Rebel for Christmas renewing my love for photography and desire to accomplish this. Since I did not think to start on Jan 1, when would be a good day to start my 365??

Since it has been so long - her are some updated baby D pics!

Dylan and his adorable cousin

Thursday, October 6, 2011

October 15

October 15 might be my new favorite holiday... the end of taxes for a few months!! I only have a little more than a week before I will have free time with no work to think about! I have a GIANT to do list to complete so I won't have to worry about filling my free time. I've decided it's time to redecorate my house (again) with ideas that I've found on pintrest. I also have photobooks to make, a 5k to train for, a wedding to plan, and a cpa to study for!

I've decided to start Christmas shopping early this year. I want every gift we give to be really meaningful and not a last minute grab at an overcrowded mall. Hopefully pintrest will give me good ideas! (I'm obsessed if you haven't noticed)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Organizing Everything!!

I love lists. I probably make at least 5 or 6 lists everyday: a work to-do list, a personal to-do list, a shopping list for P, D, and the pup individualized for the particular store you find the items, and a to-do when I finally get home list. I never complete all of them, I usually only get to one a day (the shopping ones), and then on the weekends just clean/organize everything that I can in the few hours I have when D is willing to let me. The result is a house that looks like a tornado hit and still isn't completely unpacked after moving in a YEAR ago!

My plan is to organize my organization. I just ordered P90X and I plan on waking up super early every morning to do my workout, eat a healthy breakfast, and go to work with more energy than I am these days. (That takes care of personal goal 1: lose the rest of the baby weight). When I get home I'm going to work on organizing the house. But I'm going to focus on one room at a time. Tonight will be D's room. He's decided that the crib is the most awful place in the world, so last night I "converted" the crib into a toddler bed and put a twin bed up against it. He (after about 45 minutes of trying to climb into the twin bed with me and screaming his head off when I put him back in his bed), slept in the "toddler bed" from about 11-7 WITHOUT waking up, while Charlie and I slept in the twin. Tonight I'm going to try and organize the rest of his things in there so it looks a little more like a room despite half of it being full of beds.

I'll post pictures tonight when I finish (if I finish).

After (or as a break), I'm going to make dinner, and lunch for tomorrow. We're only going to eat healthy food and no more eating out or cheating. I think on tonight's menu is halibut. And finally, I'm going to attempt to get to bed early so I can practice waking up early while I wait for P90X and go for a morning run with the pup!

Here's to hoping I can do this!!

Monday, February 28, 2011

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Party Time!!

Yesterday was our engagement party and it was amazing!! All of our closest family and friends jammed into Pat's parents house for some great food and drinks. It was definitely the first time all of our friends were in one place.... best friends, soccer friends, college friends, neighbors, and family all together. It was slightly overwhelming -- whenever we hung out with a few people for two long we felt like we were neglecting everyone else.. but it was so much fun to see everyone. Pat's parents did an amazing job with food/cake, and the sangria was amazing!! Playing beer pong in the basement definitely made us feel like we were in college (or drinking on a Thursday night) again. Thank you everyone who came and helped make it amazing.

Yesterday also made me insanely excited for the wedding. If our engagement party can be that much fun, I can't even imagine what the wedding is going to be like.

Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks again... I'll post my updated pictures tonight :)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

365 Pictures

I love pictures. Babies grow up fast.

I think I take wayyy too many pictures. Every now and then I upload them all and look at them/make photo books/order prints I'll probably never get around to hanging up. I was looking at pictures the other night because I uploaded them and my memory card was full. I realized just how quickly D is growing up. He changes so much SO quickly. Since I see him every day I don't really notice until I look at a slideshow on my computer. I decided that since he does change so much every day, I'm going to do a 365 project of him. I'm going to take a picture of him every day (hopefully) and post it. February 5 (superbowl Sunday) is day 1. When I finish I will have a pretty incredible photo book too!





In today's picture the poor little guy is sick... we're headed to the doc in the morning for his first sick visit :(