Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Alteration Revelation

A few nights ago, it was H-O-T (like 82 degrees or something) and I was too cheap to turn on the air conditioning in our apartment.  We live on the second floor, so we don't usually get too much of a breeze, and in between the streetlight glaring through the cracks in the blinds (not totally shut in desperate attempt of increased airflow) and the sound of traffic from the highway outside our building, I was wide awake in the middle of the night.  Walker was likewise and was clearly miserable, judging by the amount of times he flopped around and switched positions every two minutes.

I found myself getting annoyed at all of this (I do NOT sleep well with others) and began to resent the fact that I have to share my bed with another human being (#twinbedsforever?)  

Then I remembered where I was a year ago...





All of a sudden, my frustrations turned to joy.  I remember the excitement and anticipation of wedding planning like it was yesterday.  I remember taking those pictures and realizing that I now had to keep my phone on lockdown so that no one would see them.  I remember feverishly counting down the days until I could finally wake up next to Walker.  

Thank you God for my sweet husband.  May I truly realize how much of a gift he is (even when he flops).

And in the spirit of good wifeliness, I went and turned on the AC.  Pre-wedding Kate wouldn't have been so uptight about those types of things, so I'm not going to be that way either.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I Have No Words.

Last weekend, Walker and my dad went up to the Poconos to flyfish for the very first day of the season.  My dad belongs to a club up there in Henryville and the two of them left early in the morning on Saturday for a day in the streams followed by the opening dinner.  If you know anything about fishing as a sport, you recognize how much gear is involved.  Waders, vests, reels, rods, gadgets galore, and a thousand other things.  On top of that, Walker was instructed to bring nice clothes for the dinner to follow.

So naturally, I was up at 6 AM when he was fumbling around our closet trying to get himself in order.  I sleepily reminded him to grab his clothes for the dinner, and off he went.  

About 12 hours later, as my mom and I are sitting in church, I get the following text:


Naturally, I had a really, really hard time paying attention to the sermon after that.  I mean, how am I supposed to feel about the fact that my husband took my good work pants to Henryville and is WEARING them right now?!


I don't know who should be more embarrassed about this - me or him.  I mean, he's the goofball who mixed them up.  Also, I'm pretty sure guys would rather feel bigger rather than smaller, so I guess there's something to be said about the fact that he could squeeze into a size 2 pair of dress slacks from Ann Taylor.  But then again, no woman wants to think of herself as having the ability to share her pants with her husband.  I'm a lady...dainty as a flower, right?  

Oh dear.  

I may never recover from this.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Spring Has Sprung!

I could not have asked for a more gorgeous weekend.  Temperatures in the high 70's, blue skys, and a light breeze.  Spring has sprung and I am thilled.

I wasn't too thrilled about the nasty cold one of my germy kiddos gave me, though.  Fortunately, the brunt of it hit me on Friday, so it was just an annoyance over the last couple of days.  That being said, I did a fair amount of this:


Windows open, enjoying the fresh air.  

Walker went to the Poconos to go fishing with my dad, so I spent Saturday afternoon with my two best girlfriends - Maggie and my mom.  We enjoyed the sun for hours while chatting on the deck and grabbed dinner at Chipotle before church.



On our way back to the car, we found this new store called The Paper Source.  Have you heard of it?  The whole place seemed like a blogger's DREAM!


Sunday was spent enjoying the weather outside on our favorite hiking trails.


Afterwards, we stopped and had our first Sonic experience.  The milkshakes were delish!


And finally, we had our first springtime grilled meal (eaten outside!) of the season.  Burgers, potato salad, and watermelon.  Yum!


What were you up to this weekend?