Sunday, March 28, 2010

Blackjack Birthday

I turned 21 on the 21st this year. It was my GOLDEN day. I have always been a big fan of my birthday and always take advantage of the saying "because it's my birthday!" I use this saying in different ways throughout the week of my birthday using it alternatively like "because it is my birthday tomorrow!" or "because it was my birthday two days ago!"

Might as well, right?

So, I had a really nice birthday this year. It was on Sunday so I just went to church with Al and then hung out with him at my house all day. Jen and Chlo came over for dinner and we had cheesecake (:D). And my mom and Jen got me this bad A antique vanity. It is so fetch. I can hardly wait to put it in our little town house!

But my favorite, of course, was the surprise part (I really like surprises).

I got home from a bunch of wedding errand shopping on the 20th (the day before my birthday), and there was a trail of cute little purple flowers in white vases with arrows on them leading me to this -

Alan had filled my room with balloons and put the reasons "why he loves Tina" all over my wall on sticky notes. It was about the most adorable thing.

Aaaaand I love him back. So much, in fact, that I think I'll marry him.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

How Does it Feel to Have an Artist as a Daughter?

Is what I said to my mom as I presented her her birthday gift today.

Wrapping paper is expensive.

Butcher paper from my dad's store, however, is not.

Lucky Dixie.

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Sick of typing.

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Today is the best.  In honor of the good day I'm having I would like to share this little clip from Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Cracks me right up. 

So this morning for Marathon Club I ran 8 miles. Yes, 8 miles. Maybe that doesn't sound like a lot to some, but I am pretty stinking impressed with myself. I have really been enjoying training for a half. But I'm kind of a wussy, so it hasn't been much of a breeze. I think my shoes are a good indication of this.

They even have a hole in them! Talk about hard core. 

And as of today, me and Al have a place to live when we get married. His sister and brother-in-law are going to rent us their town house for a few years until Al gets into med school. It is cheap, on the south side, and it's a whole house to ourselves. I could cry of happiness. Well, actually, I am. :)

And the sun is finally shining. 


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Where My Fiance At?

It seems like ever since I got engaged, I've spent significantly less time with Alan.

That's not right, is it now?

We are sooo busy. Alan with his 4.0 GPA and me with my obsessive everything-has-to-be-perfect-for-the-wedding attitude. I'm excited for when we are married and just sittin on the couch bored.

Mmmmm, love him.