Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Hello there!

So, I took a little (unintended) break from blogging.

Let's see. Lately...

This wedding planning business is a beast.  Instead of blogging, I've spent most of my free time perusing Style Me Pretty and the I love Southern Weddings Magazine website.  There's a whole lot of pretty out there.

Recently, we finished up our marriage prep course at a local church we're trying to get involved with. The church offers this class for engaged couples that meets once a week for about 2 months. The classes cover lots of topics and provides time to meet with the pastor.  We have truly gotten so much out of it. They also set you up with a mentor couple within the church.  Our mentor couple is kind of the best. They are such a shiny-sweet-yet real example of a Christian marriage. Every time we leave, TG and I are both all "Man, I want to be like them when we grow up".

I digress.

We are also on the hunt for a new apartment. Chicago apartment hunting is kind of tricky and once you find a place you have to act quickly.

I added the bloglovin' link in case you're dealing with the end of Google Reader like everyone else in the blog world.  Why mess with a good thing? Anyways, I'm actually enjoying the bloglovin' app and how easy it makes it to read blogs from my phone.

We had a little car accident last week. Someone pulled out of an ally and smashed one side of TG's car.
So, I'm back to enjoying the sights (and smells) of public transportation for a bit.  If I'm being honest, I've sort of missed taking the El to work and enjoying coffee/reading each morning.

Summer has finally set in around Chicago.  However, today doesn't really feel like it. I believe it's like 65 degrees right now. So weird. Either way, the festivals and patio dining are in full force. We're hoping to enjoy some outdoor time over July 4th and this weekend.

I have exactly one month until my vacation with my family in NC. That week we all spend together at Ocean Isle each year is heavenly.

I miss the south a little in the summertime. And a whole lot during Chicago's winter. (We're coming back for you one day, NC!)

Anyways, I'm hoping to get back into some sort of regular blogging. I still very much enjoy reading blogs and hate getting into ruts.

Oh! If you have any unique rehearsal dinner ideas/venues, I'd love to hear them. We're trying to nail down a place in Wilmington but after seeing so much pretty on Style Me Pretty... I'd like to find something a little more unique than a restaurant.