December 30, 2009

Sprinkles on top.

1. So sorry for being missing on some of my comments. I don't know why but I have gotten so busy these past few days!!!
2. My goodness! I am overwhelmed by all of you amazing ladies! I am so excited to be engaged, but you ladies just made me feel absolutely amazing! All of the congratulations and well wishes have just put the biggest smile on my face and everytime I read them I simply grin from ear to ear!!!
3. KS! I am so freaking honored!!!! For those of you who don't read her blog yet (and she should...notice I said "yet") she awarded me the coveted Happy 101 award! This award is for all the ladies out there who really bring a smile to your face and I am so glad that Ms. KS felt I should be awarded it!!!!

Now as part of this award I have to list 10 things that make me feel happy! THe hard part is going to be only choosing 10, because seriously I am so happy right now I could fly myself to the moon!

1. I'm engaged!!! How could I NOT put my engagement as the number one thing making me happy right now?! I look down at my ring and I can't help but smile ear-to-ear. For some reason I never wanted to ring shop, or to pick out my own ring. I wanted to be surprised and I figured that if he knew me well enough to marry me then he would know me well enough to get me the right ring. I told Spencer a few things a couple of months back...I liked white gold/silver, didn't want it to stick too far off my finger that it would get caught on things, wanted it to have a clean line so I could easily find a wedding band to fit against it and I "really liked sparkle". When I opened the box Christmas morning it was like a dream come true and perfect in every way. I absolutely love it and I love it more because he picked it out himself and I got to see his smile and feel how proud he was of finding just the right one. :)

2. Christmas 2009! I haven't really said anything about my christmas other than the "BIG" news, but the whole day was really amazing! We hosted a christmas breakfast at our house for Spencer's mom, dad, sister, and brother-in-law. We made a yummy egg casserole and his dad brought homemade cinnamon rolls! It was an amazing morning with great conversation, amazing people and this wonderful feeling of knowing that they were my family too! I also got a digital video camera from his parents that is AWESOME. Be prepared for LOTs of puppy playing! Then Zach and Sarah gave me silhouette prints of my furbabies!!!!!!! They are BEAUTIFUL and I wish I had a photo right now to show you all! As soon as I get them hung i'll take a photo to share the amazing work with you! In the afternoon we went to my moms house where I was greeting with squeals of excitement and joy at seeing the ring! We had an amazing time toasting to weddings (my moms is June 26th) and watching my nephew Collin open all his new toys and play with them. :) It was so much fun! He loved the musical turtle we bought him, and wouldn't stop playing with the ball popper that my mom and Tim got him!

3. Snow. It is snowing AGAIN this morning, and while I may hate it when I have to drive in it...I really do love snow! It's so beautiful! And Mia just absolutely adores playing in it! I wish I could sit at home with her and watch the snow fall, maybe take a little break to go outside and throw the frisbee..... but at least I have my hot chocolate! (I made some and brought it to work!)

4.Starbucks. It really just makes my afternoon when I get myself a nice refreshing cup of coffee to sip on throughout the afternoon. Bonus! I won the $10 gift card giveaway from the Bon Bon Rose girls! I can't wait to get my special little card in the mail!

5. Movie nights! Wether it's going out to the movie theater, or just watching a movie with Spencer from the comfort of our own couch, I LOVE movies! I love the excitement, the emotions, the entire experience. When we go out I love holding hands as we walk into the theater, buying tickets, getting huge drinks and trying to find places to put them so the armrest is free. I just love it all! I think we may go see Sherlock Holmes this weekend sometime and I can't wait! It looks incredible!

6. Champagne! I just love a little bit of bubbley. Wether its a night at home celebrating something with Spencer, a holiday with my mom and sister or just an excuse to have a good drink I love the pop, the fizz and the way the bubbles tickle my nose! Ballatore is my absolute favorite. I could drink 2 bottles all by myself!

7. Mexican feasts! I adore mexican food! Chopping up all the fresh ingrediants, seasoning the meat, wrapping it all up in a crispy (or soft) shell, melty cheese. creamy avocado, zealous sour cream....YUM! I'm making my own mouth water right now! Pass the margarita pitcher and lets have a fiesta!

8.Colors and flowers! hmmmm....this might be a preliminary inspiration board? VERY prelimianry..... but even when I was't engaged I loved looking at color combinations and seeing what other people were doing :) Plus, the plum color is my favorite color! I love that its popular now and I can find it on clothes!

9. Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. Spencer has become quite the grilled cheese scientist lately and has been creating new combinations and creations to tempt our taste buds, but nothing makes me smile quite like a good grilled cheese sandwich and a nice cup of creamy tomato soup! mmmm

10. The circle lovebird necklace from Figs & Ginger. I have been in love with this necklace since I first laid eyes on it. It makes me think of Spencer, and that makes me smile. I simply love everything about it, smile every time I look at it and someday I hope to own it!

Now, I would like to pass this award onto the ladies who never fail to make me smile with their warm comments, glowing exclamations and endearing stories. I could go on and on about each of these ladies and I hope to one day see each of their smiling faces in person!
K. Law from K. Law Inspired.
Morgan from Let me Help You Help Me.
Nicole from My Teacups in Peony (who is my engagement buddy! 1 week apart!
Chloe from Sean & Chloe.
Summer from B is for Brown.
Mara from M Loves M.
Mayra from Life is Bananas
Amber from Hoot-n-Annie.
Simone from The Bottom of the Ironing Basket.
and last but not least....
Cristin from Living Greenlee. (who is also one of my program/guest book ladies!

I hope you all have a beautiful day and a stunning 2010!!!!!


Meghan said...

Congrats on your engagement! Your ring is stunning:)

And I highly recommend Sherlock Holmes:)

Anonymous said...

I'm starving now.. I LOVE Mexican food - LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Grilled cheese sandwiches are great too - I like mine with pickles added!

Blair said...

Great post! The ring is beautiful! We tried to go see Sherlock Holmes last night but left early and got our $ back. This lady left her little boys (like 5,7,9) in front of us and left the movie. I was SO MAD! They giggled and laughed and talked the first 20 minutes so we left. Hopefully you will have better luck than we did.

Kimbirdy said...

What a happy {and yummy} list! And such a beautiful ring {swoon!}. So happy you're so happy! :)

bananas. said...

grilled cheese! HAHA!!! that does make me happy. add tomato basil soup and i'm in HEAVEN!

thanks for the award honey. you always make me happy too. your happiness is infectious. congrats again (what is that like the third time?) on your engagement!

Cat said...

this was such a lovely post, i really really enjoyed it! xxx

Carol said...

Yay for engagements! And I don't know if I said it in your last post, but your ring is lovely!

Morgan said...

Thanks love! Loved your happy list! :)

KLaw said...

Aww shucks love! These are such fabulous things for your list!

Happy New Year!

Ela said...

Congrats on the award hon!
Love the list and I love me some grilled cheese :)

Oh and thanks for the advice. Unfortunately it doesn't work on my winter skin :( It's up in my bathroom cabinet right now.
Oh and the light fixture was from a Canadian Store called HomeSense. I'm addicted and go almost every week :)

Happy New Year's, Jenni!

Savvy Gal said...

OH congrat. wishing you the best 2010.

Toothfairy said...

I keep drooling over the ring... over and over again!

Hope you enjoy nye!

You are featured on my latest post:


Selma said...

Ah I could never turn down Starbucks, movie nights, and a grilled cheese sandwich! ;) Not to mention the bubbly drinks and Christmas presents that awesome! ;)
Happy almost last day of 2009!!!

Amber said...

Jenni... Thank you so much for the award! I loved reading your list and agree and love everything you listed! I will do my list tonight so check back!

Simone said...

Jenni!!!!! You absolutely do the best lists, I always LOVE reading them....and thank you so much for giving this award to, how fab :)

You certainly do sound as though you could fly yourself to the moon right now.....I am so happy for you, you are the sweetest girl. for your list...

Is Mia THE cutest dog ever....LOVE that photo of her :)

Your mention has made me think I must go to Starbucks again tomorrow for just one more gingerbread latte...yum!!

Clearly there are many things to love about Spencer....but now we can add grilled cheese it!

I too want to see "Sherlock Holmes" does look good -as does Robert Downey Jr ;) Think of me in the shots of London won't you :)

Great post Jenni, thanks again! :)

PS How fab that you will have your SIL making your wedding cakes....we got married in October, I had always wanted an autumn :)

Vicky said...

Cute blog :) I love grilled cheese sandwiches! I had one with lobster in it and it was deliciouuus. Congratulations on your engagement!

Rasha (andthisiswhatshesaid) said...

Congrats again and happy new year love...

~KS said...

I wish you lived close to Wiscosnin... I think we'd be great friends. Everything on your list makes me happy too... well, except the engaged part. I'm happy YOU'RE engaged, but I'm not engaged so I can't say being engaged makes me happy. You know what I mean.
I had the most delicious grilled cheese sandwich ever today for lunch. The cheese was oozing out the sides of it... YUM!! And tomorrow I am treating myself to a Venti Starbucks treat. Cannot wait!!
Happy almost new year!!

Kym said...

OMGOSH! how awesome!!! CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ENGAGEMENT!!!!!!! what an exciting 2010 it'll


my name is lauren. said...

congrats on your award! you deserve it, because you and your blog are lovely :).

Kellie said...

I'm still captivated by your ring.. stunning!

the real mia said...

Mmmm, grilled cheese and movies nights... I love it!

Bailey @ peppermintbliss said...

Hi Jenni! Thanks for your comment, and CONGRATULATIONS!!! 2010 is going to be a fabulous year to get married, I can just feel it! We are September 18 and I simply cannot wait. What an amazing christmas surprise for you and your family, wishing you a very Happy New Year!
Hope to see you around the blogosphere!

Kristin said...

Happy new year lovely lady. Get ready for some more hot choco. Your card is on the way! Congrats again on your engagement!

Summer (BisforBrown) said...

we are soul friends, yo. i love everything you posted about! and that necklace. i love it.

i love you too.