Sunday, March 24, 2013

I'm the Bride!

I know it's been a while since I've updated..... 6 months to be exact! So sorry about that. It's been a crazy 6 months of wedding planning. It's been so much fun though. We have 139 days til we are hitched. The only reason I know that is because I just looked at my wedding website and it always tells you the days at the top of the page.

Right now, we have about everything figured out. This Friday, Tim and I are going to check out the dishes/flatware/glasses rentals and put a deposit down for those. Other than that, everything else is good, now we just have to save money to pay for it all! Lots of work going on between now and then.

It's been an interesting process. We are trying to save money anyway we can, so there are a lot of unconventional things happening. For instance, we are not getting married in a church. We are having the ceremony and reception all in the same venue. Since we'll be having a lot of out of town guests, we figured it would be much easier for everyone to go to one place instead of trying to travel between venues. So with that being said, everything will be set up for the reception when our guests arrive and then they will be sit at their tables during the ceremony. Don't worry, everyone will be able to see the ceremony.

The only thing I am nervous about right now is that because we are renting the venue for just the day, we won't be able to get in to set up til 10am that morning. IF the venue is not rented the night before, we will be able to get in after 6pm and set up, but we won't know if it's available til 2 weeks before the wedding. Fingers crossed no one else rents it out for that weekend. If not, I won't know what anything looks like til I'm walking down the aisle and THAT is stressing me out. We have a great friend of ours who is going to be our Day of Coordinator, so she will be in charge of setting everything up with the help of her parents, and hopefully a few of our family members. We still have to figure a lot of those things out. Just a lot of little things to think about now.

The next 6 weeks are going to be very busy but then I'm taking a week off to travel to Ohio . It's Haley's high school graduation, my bridal shower and bachelorette party. I hope these 6 weeks go by fast!!

I'll try to update more often.


Thursday, September 20, 2012

I'm getting Married!!!

In case you didn't know, I got engaged last night!!!!!!!

Check out the story here:



Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Big Weekend Coming Up!

Hello! How's everyone been? It's been 10 days since Tim left to do THE 39 STEPS in Pennsylvania. I'm going to see it this Saturday night! I'm really excited because my parents and sister Haley are coming from Ohio to see the show too. It's an 8 hour drive for them so I really appreciate them coming! Also, Tim's parents and Aunt and Uncle are going to be there too. Sooooooo...........

Our Parents Are Meeting Each Other!

Eileen and Al Cox
I know they will all get along. Both parents have the same kind of mindset and humor. It should be a great time, especially because we all get to watch Tim on stage. I'm excited for my family to see Tim perform because I just think he's an awesome actor!! Also, We are all staying at the same hotel, so it could end up being a crazy night! :)

Terri and Lee Barlow
By the way, Tim has his own blog following his acting endeavors. If you'd like to read about his show, check him out here:


Friday, June 29, 2012

We started a Blog...

Hey Friends,

Tim and I started our own blog. Here's the link if you'd like to check it out! :)


Friday, April 6, 2012

Spring Update!


I'm sorry I haven't updated in the past 2 months. It's been a busy couple of months, working, traveling, seeing shows. A few weeks ago, Tim and I went to Ohio for 6 days. He met my entire family. We stayed with my brother Chad and my sister-in-law Kathy. We were busy with something every night. The main purpose of our visit was for Kathy's baby shower & my Mom's birthday. It was great to have so much going on while we were there. We never got bored. My brother Chad and Tim got a long great... you could say a "bromance". LOL! We had a great time in Ohio. I'm going back May 10- 14 to meet me soon to be niece or nephew. Baby B is due on May 3rd, so I will be going there the week after. Tim won't be able to come back with me because of work.

May 7th, 8th, and 9th I will be going with Tim to Ocean City, Maryland to meet his family. His brother Shaun is graduating from a nursing program so we are going to his graduation. We'll be staying with his parents. Tim told me that his mom asked what kind of food I like so she can make dinner and his dad asked him what kind of alcohol I'll be drinking. LOL. Sounds like I'll fit in just fine! :) 

So here comes the news of the day...... Since our trip to Ohio was so successful, and this has been the most comfortable and easiest relationship both of us have ever been in, Tim and I decided to move in together. We've decided on July 1st. It just feels so right. I'm very excited. We are going to look for a completely new place that we can call our apartment, instead of me moving into his place or vice versa. I'll be moving to Astoria. I did the Manhattan thing so I can cross it off my list. Also, I'm starting to really hate the street in Harlem that I live on currently. I opened a saving account so we can start saving for the move. We have 50% of our goal so far (thanks to tax refunds). I can't wait to live with him. I feel like he'll be the best roommate I've ever had! :)


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February Photo Challenge: WHO'S IN!?!?

Hello! It's February 1st 2012. What?! I'm sure we are all saying that! January went by so fast. I have a few things I'm looking forward to this month. It should be a fun month!

This Friday night, Tim & I are going to my work friend's show at Rockwood Music Hall. I've never seen her perform live but I've listened to some of her youtube videos and this girl has a great voice. I'm excited to see her rock out live on stage. If you're in the New York area, why don't you stop by! It's free!! :)

On Saturday night, Tim is reviewing the play MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE at The Gallery Players in Brooklyn for the New York Innovative Theatre Awards......which means we received free tickets. Yay!! We never pass up free tickets to theater :) I saw a show there last season and they put on some pretty good stuff. I've never seen this show but the music & lyrics are by the same people that did SEUSSICAL and RAGTIME, so it should be interesting.

On Sunday, I am getting re-certified in CPR since I am trying to get some extra hours babysitting at night and on the weekends. I thought it would be a good idea because it's been about 3 years since I've been certified. I've been babysitting for a set of 5 week old twins this past week and I'm hoping to pick up some more families too. Then the Super Bowl.... still trying to figure out the plan, but I think Tim's friends are having a party, so that should be a lot of fun too!

The rest of February is setting up to be great at well. Tim and I have tickets to see MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at the New York City Center on February 14th. I'm so excited about that! It's a 7pm show, so I think we'll grab dinner around the theater and then enjoy the show.

And last but not least...... if anyone is interested in this challenge.... let me know. I'm going to try it! Every 10 days, I will post the pictures here! :)


Wednesday, January 25, 2012

My New Obsession: Pinterest

I had no idea what Pinterest was or even how to use it this time last week.... and now I'm obsessed. Basically, it is a website where you topic boards, when you find something you like/find interesting, you "pin" it to one of your topic boards. Seems simple enough, right? It is! You can follow your friends or just random people to get ideas. When I signed up, it automatically found all my facebook friends who also have Pinterest and had me follow their "pins".

You can make a board any topic you want. I currently have these boards: Jamie Loves, Food Ideas, Crafty, Knitting/Crochet, Working on My Fitness, and I Love Green! I've found some awesome and fun things. One of my friends told me that she's been on Pinterest for a while and that her Mom saw things she had "pinned" and she got a few of those things for Christmas. What an interesting concept, eh? Kind of cool

Anyways, if you are on Pinterest or are interested in finding out more... here's my profile: