Tuesday, June 29, 2010


I have a poor attitude. I've known this for a long time. I have to make a constant effort to be nice to others. Is this normal? I don't think so. Maybe I'm just a mean person.

I've been trying to be better with Brandon. I just feel like I have so many hormones making me crazy that I can't control myself. It's easier to just be mean. I have to put forth so much effort to keep from being "ugly" to him--as well as others. I haven't been to church for the past 2 weeks so I'm sure that has something to do with it. When I'm at church, I have to struggle to pay attention. I don't know if it's because I haven't been in school for a while or what. I have no attention span when I'm there. I'm always thinking about something else that I need to do like cleaning or cooking.

I just need a change in my attitude. I truly want to be happy.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Well, our anniversary was fabulous! We went to our favorite restaurant on Saturday evening where Brandon surprised me with a beautiful peridot ring!

We went and looked at tattoos after dinner and put down a deposit. We go tonight to get inked! I'm a little nervous and excited all at the same time! I haven't been tattooed since I was 18!

On Sunday, we went to church, lunch, and to a movie. We also ate some one-year old wedding cake which was actually pretty good.

Brandon was off work yesterday, so we laid out at the pool for about 4 hours. Brandon got way too much sun, but it was a nice day. It was nice to have a fun day where he wasn't checking his phone every five minutes. Also, having two consecutive days together was enjoyable. I sometimes feel like we're slipping away from each other because he's always at work and I'm always grumpy when he's home.

Overall, our anniversary was good. I couldn't imagine being married to anyone else. I don't think anything could have made our one year anniversary better.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

One more day...

Tomorrow's the big day. Our one year anniversary is almost here! Last night, we went to eat Mexican food as usual and then stopped by a tattoo shop. I told Brandon that I would rather get a tattoo together than any jewelry for our anniversary. Tattoos are the gift that keeps on giving. We didn't see anything there that we liked, but we spent an hour online last night browsing. We're thinking of a locket and key. Of course, he gets to have the key and I get the locket. I'm hoping that we'll be sure by the end of the day.

We're having dinner at our favorite restaurant in Columbiana this evening (Bernie's on Main). Maybe we'll get inked afterward!

For the big day tomorrow- I have a bottle of Chilton County Peach Wine from the winery where Brandon proposed. I found the actual wine bottle from the winery we drank on the day we got engaged. I wrote our names on it, along with our wedding date. I dug out my beautiful Lenox cake plate to have the petrified wedding cake. I bought a hat that Brandon had been talking about as well. Tomorrow's going to be more sentimental for us than anything. We've overcome so many obstacles this past year. I'm so glad that we've made it to this point, and now know that we can overcome anything.

Hopefully a year from now we'll be celebrating 2 years and an addition to our family. =)

Thursday, June 10, 2010


So, our one year anniversary is in 3 days. I can't believe that it's been a year. Brandon and I joke that it often feels like we've only been married for a few months, or sometimes, a few years.

The past few months have been much better. I graduated and that took away a lot of stress for me. Now, I just need to find a job.

I'm going to lose my mind if I stay home too much longer.