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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

this is how it happened

**all photos in this post were shot by Kayla Magness

I highly recommend her for any photography needs you may have

after the ridiculous post from yesterday I feel as though it is time for a gushy husband post.
it is so strange to think that nine months ago we weren't even engaged.
now I am married to my favorite person on the planet and all of my other favorite people were there to see it.

Aaron and I dated for 7.5 years before the proposal came.
needless to say, it was a complete and utter shock when it finally happened.
and of course, in true Aaron fashion, it was completely random.
just a silly Tuesday when Breanna and I were on a girls trip.

Aaron had spent the weekend with his friend from high school.
they ate too much, they drank too much, they played way too many video games.
I guess he got to thinking, if I don't hurry up, this might be my real full-time life.
Monday [after two days without me] he left work early and went ring shopping.
after he bought the ring he stopped at every family members house to tell them.
my dad & step mom, my mother, his mother, his father, my grandparents
literally, everyone in my life knew before I did.

Tuesday morning, he called in sick to work and hopped in the car to Chicago.
with the help of Breanna they got me to the right place at the right time and it all happened.
I almost cried as soon as I saw him, but I held it together.
I had no idea why he was there, I thought it was just a visit, Aaron is that type of guy.
when he got down on one knee and took out the box I sorta panicked.
"Are you serious?" "What are you doing?" "What the fuck is happening?"
[you know me, of course I dropped the f bomb!] I even said no a few times.
I really don't know what I was thinking, it was all so completely overwhelming.
obviously I said yes

the proposal happened in April
the wedding happened in September
and now all the hype is over
but I am still the happiest girl ever

XXO Amanda

Monday, December 16, 2013

it WAS my birthday

in case you missed my countless social media blasts, last week was my birthday.
yes, the entire week was my birthday. but more specifically I was born on December 13th.
however, the celebrating started on Wednesday and didn't end until Sunday.

Wednesday was sort of an embarrassment... I basically got the party started all on my own.
I went shopping, spent way too much, got Starbucks and got a shellac manicure.
it was actually a really nice time because I haven't done any of that stuff in awhile.
being FUNemployed is actually a lot less fun then you would imagine.
 mainly because I am broke and I am not accustomed to a frugal lifestyle.

seriously Amanda, clean the fucking kitchen!!
Thursday was an absolute amazing day, all the way from start to finish.
Breanna took me for a pedicure, which we both needed [BAD]
[like the horrible blogger I am, there are barely any photos]
after our pedicure we went back to my place to change for lunch/dinner.
we started the real party there with shots of Grey Goose.
[Grey Goose because I am old and fancy now]
after this things get a little blurry, but we did end up at Joe's Crab Shack
Emma was the designated driver and Wesley was there when we arrived.
[no photos of these people, the food, or the drinks] we ended up at the restaurant for about 4 hours.
it was pure insanity, drinking, eating, yelling. and I think it was a really great time.

Breanna just sent me some photos from our time at Joe's Crab Shack

 we also went to Aaron's dad's house on Thursday to celebrate my birthday, as well as his sisters birthday.
I was completely shocked to find out that Aaron had actually got me a present.
[a present wrapped in duct tape...] it ended up being beautiful diamond earrings, but I definitely had to work for them.

 Friday was my real birth date and when I woke up my phone let me know.
I had a million texts, snap chats and Instagram posts [however, none of them were from Helene].
and that night we went to Logan's Road House with Aaron's family to celebrate.

have you ever been? this is the place that has buckets of peanuts that you can throw on the floor.

being the mature bunch that we are, we most obviously had a peanut fight.

and, yet again, my phone was "borrowed" and some interesting things happened.

after dinner we went to visit Aaron's Mom at the bar that she works at.
free and really strong drinks were on the menu [still no freaking pictures]
we spent a few hours there with Aaron's brother, Kevin, and his girlfriend Venus.
I really enjoyed myself.

Saturday started off a little rough, but ended up being another good day.
Aaron and I spent the afternoon driving around in our new winter wonderland.
we also went to my dad's for dinner and ice cream cake.
the only cake I really enjoy [LOVE Coldstone]

Sunday, I went Christmas shopping with Aaron's step mom, Sharon.
that family is crazy. I don't know anyone who loves being Santa more than them.
but it was nice to spend some time together just the two of us.

seriously... this post has gotten WAY too long.
I apologize. 
thanks to everyone who made this birthday special.

XXO Amanda

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Monday, December 9, 2013

what's on my phone...

I haven't updated in what feels like forever, which is probably because I haven't.
let's get this birthday week started right, with a iPhone photo dump.

 it has been Christmas at our house since... well probably since Hanukkah.
I really can't describe how much I love Christmas and all of the lights.

 this cute little asshole... she is clearly happy about the holiday too.
honestly, she has been a huge pain the ass with this cold weather.
if she weren't so adorable I would probably "rehome" her
[that is craigslist speak for SELLING animals]
. Aaron shaved his head [cringe], not just shaved, razor bladed that shit
it was a devastating day, but I just realized this is not even the point of this photo.
"we" bought a new jeep. "we" are so very happy and in love it.

 see how happy I am?

"we" also got bangs
"we" look great

for some reason my phone keeps getting stolen
I'm not really sure why I leave myself open to this...
probably for the entertainment value

 I went and took my concealed weapon license class and I passed!
I haven't gone and filed my application with the state yet,
the fee is outrageous, but I am looking forward to buying a taser.

I think we might need more technology...
this would be Aaron, laying in bed, on the iPad and his laptop.

XXO Amanda