Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Wonderful Exciting Things

This interruption to an unintentional blogging break is brought to you by a few wonderful exciting things.

First, I never realized how difficult it would be to blog while living with my best friend. 

My old prime-time blogging was either during my lunch hour or after we'd already said goodnight on FaceTime. In this new happy world, blogging windows of opportunity don't exist. Lunch breaks are now spent together and away from the glow of our computer screens, which is a brand new foreign concept we can thank each other for introducing. Nights are now spent wrapped in each others arms with no leisurely computer time to even distract my attention. 

These are moments that I will never regret, moments I will never curse for making me a less interactive blogger, moments I will never want to trade in. Plus that means there's more free time to complete a 1,000 piece puzzle on a do-nothing weekend after racing up 1,000 steps and eating over 1,000 calories each solely from sausage rotel velveeta dip. 


Sometimes this "blogging isn't important to me" attitude must be interrupted when there's big exciting news to share and wonderful things to look forward to in the future. 

Wonderful Exciting Thing #1

We booked round trip plane tickets for a visit to Portland in 22 sleeps to stay for 5 sleeps. I get to see a dear friend get married and take on a perfect-for-her last name. I get to hug my family, spoil my golden sisters, shop at Trader Joe's, drink Oregon beer and other-than-Starbucks coffee, attend a Pound! class, be work-free and experience the best time of the year in the Northwest. 

Wonderful Exciting Thing #2

Shortly after making our flight reservations from Wonderful Exciting thing #1, I was surprised with the bonus news that we would be hosting our first Memphis visitors in November. Mom and dad are making their first trip to Memphis to celebrate my 28th birthday and to see the place we call home. It was short lived as a secret plot between family and boyfriend as they decided a 10-day drop-in wouldn't be the best thing to spring on a girl who is quickly approaching her 30's. Smack.

It's a birthday week for mom as well, so I'll have to start thinking of ways to show her the best of Tennessee. 

So, what do I show the parents and what else should I mark onto my Portland agenda?

10 comments

Julia said...

YAY for wonderful exciting things! That sounds like so much fun! I totally agree that blogging should take a back seat sometimes!

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Yay for two awesome visits!!!

kailyn said...

YAY FOR BROOKE SNOOK!!!

ps i miss you

Amy's Fashion Blog said...

I hope you have a great trip.

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Helene in Between said...

so happy for you and all your wonderful exciting things!! happy for you :)

Nadine Lynn said...

Sounds like you have lots of family time coming up, how awesome!!! I am glad that you guys are all mushy gushy cute and stuff :) Even if it is at the expense of us missing you!

Life with Lolo said...

Such wonderful things! I'm so jealous of your trip to Portland it's one of my favorite cities. Plus I'm also a huge fan of those Oregon beers you mentioned. I'd just add in a brewery stop or two while your in Portland if it we're me planning the trip!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

super exciting news! happy for you :)

alyssa said...

Just waiting for the announcement of Wonderful Exciting Thing #3 – that you've booked a trip to NY/NJ and are coming to see me ;)
Seriously though, so happy to hear about all the good things keeping you away from this place and all the wonderful exciting things coming up for you and your guy! You deserve all this goodness and much more.

alyssa said...

Just waiting for the announcement of Wonderful Exciting Thing #3 – that you've booked a trip to NY/NJ and are coming to see me ;)
Seriously though, so happy to hear about all the good things keeping you away from this place and all the wonderful exciting things coming up for you and your guy! You deserve all this goodness and much more.