Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Whew...

Whew!

Friends. Today I am very grateful. 

The town where my parents live was hit by a tornado this morning.

They are fine, but my mom's work had some major structural damage.

I am so glad they are okay, their church is okay, and that no one in town was hurt.

But, my prayers go out to those who were affected throughout the Midwest.

Some weren't so lucky.

So, please say a prayer for all those affected. 

I also ask prayers for my parents right now.

Without getting into many details, I just please ask that you say a small prayer for them.

My mom is having some major health problems, and my heart hurts for her and my dad.

Thank you very much friends.

It's hard to be so far away from them.

Visiting this past weekend just reinforced that.

But I know that God is good, and God is watching over both my mom and my dad.

But extra prayers can't hurt.

;)

Thank you again. I very much appreciate it.

As does my family.

Mark 11:23-24
"I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, `Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

Switching gears...literally.

I am having sort of an embarrassing problem.

It's something that I haven't really ever had to deal with....

But in the past two months...

Has just escalated.

Alright...I'm just going to lay it out there.

Body acne.

Gross.

Ew.

Did you just cringe?

It's okay.

I understand.

WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO ME NOW??!

I'm not on a new medication.

I wash my bras.

I wear clean clothes.

I take showers.

What gives????

Do you have any suggestions as to why friends?

Or, perhaps some solutions?

I've tried Neutrogena Body Wash...but it's just not cutting it. 

It's so weird...I've gone from super dry skin...to breaking out.

Not my face (well a few small blemishes here and there...that's pretty normal with me)...

But my chest (you just cringed again didn't you?)...

And my back...

Yuck.

HELP!

Much love, ;)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Oscars Best Dressed 2012

Hi friends!

This post is short and sweet.

Because..well..I am in the middle of studying for a mid-term (yikes!!!)

But, I realize I don't think I did a Grammy's recap in regards to my picks for best dressed.

So, I am making sure to do one for the Oscars.

Even though I was in the car on the way home from Missouri during the Oscars...

I came home to find that my sweet husband had taped the show because..well..he's just that darn thoughtful.

However, for the sake of time, I've picked my favorite two:


Ocatvia Spencer. 

She is showing us curvy ladies how it's done. 

She has been perfection all awards season...and she did not disappoint!

My favorite, though?



Milla Jovovich.

LOVE LOVE LOVE!

 I thought she just totally embodied old AND new Hollywood glamour.

I lovve Elie Saab gowns...and this is just another in a long line of favorites for me.

Who were your favorites friends?

Much love, ;)

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

A Fish Out Of Water...

Hi friends?

How ya doing?

I hope well.

First...a little housekeeping.

Today was my weekly Judgement Day.

(That's "weigh in" day for those of you wondering.)

Well....

To my delight, I am down 2.4 pounds this week.

Whew!

Thank goodness.

A little more progress!

Total weight lost: 11.4 pounds.

Unfortunately, I still haven't gotten back on the running track, though.

Sigh.

Today was "Ash Wednesday" and I thought about giving up "not running."

However, I gave up fried food.

It's not like I eat deep fried food every day.

But I do have a thing for french fries.

So, goodbye sweet french fries.

We already had a half-hearted goodbye because of Weight Watchers.

But, until Easter it's "sayonara."

Anywho, I'm still upset about the whole running thing.

But as I've said before, I have no one to blame but myself.

But, right now, I have to take every day one step at a time.

And no, I was not trying to make a joke in the aforementioned statement.

Just telling the truth friends.

:)

In the spirit of being truthful...

Today was my first day conducting group therapy by myself (well, as my supervisor sat in on) at my practicum site.

Actually, I ran two groups.

Whew.

And honestly, I felt like a fish out of water.



It's sort of been a tough week at my practicum site.

I don't really want to divulge the details because of confidentiality...

But, it's just been...

Well, "whew" about sums it up.

I am sure it is applicable to all careers.

But no matter how many hours you spend in class...

Or how much time you spend practicing and honing your skills...

Nothing ever really prepares you for the day you are sort of out there. On your own.

I have so much respect for group therapists now.

Managing one personality at a time is tough.

Managing 10 at a time is a gift.

Whew.

I saw this floating around Facebook the other night, and I am learning it to be true more and more each day:

It's still funny though. Well, at least I find it funny. 

Honestly friends, I am ready for this week to be over.

It's been a long one.

One shining light I see at the end of this week is that I am going to visit my parents this weekend with my Aunt.

(The hubs has to work.) :(

They live about 4.5 hours away in Missouri.

It's a haul, but it will be soooo good to see them.

I haven't seen them since Thanksgiving. (Yikes!)

Me and my folks. Photo by: amydale photography

Some of you may know that they weren't able to come home this year for the Christmas because my mom was having some health issues that warranted them staying at home this year.

Gosh I have missed them!

While I am sooo happy to be making the trip to see them, I unfortunately have a presentation to prepare for Monday, and a midterm test to study for that I am taking Tuesday.

Double yikes.

So, I ask for prayers and/or positive vibes my way this weekend friends.

For safe travels and for..well...the perseverance to get everything done that I need to.

This Mrs. appreciates it!

In turn, I am sending positive thoughts your way.

(Right now. I just did it. Hope you felt it!)

(Okay, was the above a little weird? How about cheese-fest-ish? Eh, oh well. I meant it.)

Countdown to Chicago: 11 days.

Countdown to hugs from two of the best people I know:  2 days.

Much love, ;)


Monday, February 20, 2012

Stuff Memphians Say....

AHAHAHA! 

I have been waiting for a video like this to appear. 

Lo and behold, it did on Facebook.

So, here ya go friends...a little glimpse into what us Memphians say...

My favorite part is about the water...

Because it's TOTALLY true!!!





Much love, ;)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

New Indulgence...

Hi friends!

In order to avoid working on homework right now, I've decided to blog.

I think it's a pretty good excuse, riiiiggght?

Don't worry. I'll be getting right on that whole homework thing as soon as I am done typing up this little ditty.

And after I wash the dishes.

And fold my clothes. 

Sheesh! Apparently there's more to do than I realized before I started typing. Okay, this will be a short post then!

So, I have a new indulgence...


I. love. this. show.

Exclamation point.

Have you guys seen "Smash?!"

What do you think?

Here's what I think...because well...that's why I am writing this post. 

First of all, I was DREADING this show.

I don't know about you guys, but if I had to see one more commercial about it before it premiered then I was going to scream.

I even commented to someone during the Super Bowl as the 91818728309 promo for it played, "I am so sick of this show already. And it hasn't even premiered!"

Fast forward one day.

I got home from class looking for something that could provide me with an escape because my brain was tired of thinking about all the things that counselors in training..welllll....have to think about. These were my options: another "Kim and Kourtney Take New York" re-run (which to be honest, I've already seen all of them...probably twice...this is where you can feel free to judge me).... 

or watch "Smash."

I thought, "What the heck? Let's just give it a whirl. If it stinks I'll write a strongly worded letter to NBC demanding back that hour of my life."

I had missed the first couple of minutes, but it didn't take long to figure out what was going on.

Before I knew it, the hour was up.

And I was in love...with everything. The music. The characters. The DRAMA.

I never have (nor do I have) plans to watch "Glee" on a regular basis. I watched the one Britney Spears tribute episode they did because, yes, I am Britney junkie. 

This just seemed a little more grown-up than "Glee." Don't quote me on that because, as I mentioned, I don't watch "Glee" on a regular basis.

From what I hear, if the show does well, the fictional Broadway musical they are working on during the show will actually be a real life Broadway musical that people can go and see. 

Pretty cool, huh?

Check out one of my favorite scenes from last week's episode!




I hope you like it as much as I do. If not, well, then I am sure that there is some sort of Kardashian show you can fall in love with over on E! I am pretty sure that their dog will have his own show soon.

Speaking of other things I am digging...

The hubs and I went to see "This Means War" last night:


Honestly, this is one of the best movies I have seen in a long time. I even liked it more than "The Vow"...and I really liked "The Vow!"

Not only did I really like it, but the hubs did also. I haven't seen him laugh like that watching a movie in a while. 

It really appeals to both men and women.

The actions scenes were ridiculous!! 

I didn't realize until the credits rolled that McG was the director (he directed both "Charlie's Angels" movies). 

Thus explains the amazing action scenes.

And my love for Reese Witherspoon has done nothing but grown after this movie. Let me tell ya, she is smoking hot in this flick!

So, if you are looking for a fun fun night at the movies, go see "This Means War!"

Wait, did I just say "fun?"

Well decorating the house for St. Patrick's Day is pretty fun, too....

kitchen chalkboard

New front door flair...

Backyard flair. Please ignore our janky backyard. It's getting worked on next weekend.

Do you have any new indulgences friends?

Much love, ;)


Oh...I want to send out a very Happy Birthday to the woman who is such an inspiration to me...my mother Ruth Ann. Mom, I love you more than you'll ever know. You are such a beautiful light in this world. I am so blessed to be your daughter! You've helped shape me into the person I am today. I don't know where I'd be without your guidance and love. Thank you for always listening to my troubles for all these years...and for sharing in the joy of my triumphs. I know you've had a rough road, but just know that you such an inspiration to so many. I know that anyone who comes in contact with you never forgets the warmth and love you put out into the world. I also know they are all the better for knowing you. I love you so much and I can't wait to see you and Dad next week! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!


I love you Mom! (photo by: amydale photography)


Friday, February 17, 2012

A Hodgepodge....

Hi friends!

Sorry for the lack of posts this week.

My life is a little crazy right now.

Practicum, classes, work, life...

Repeat.

Throughout my practicum experience one thing has become very clear:

I am NOT a morning person.

I only have to get up at 7:30 a.m....but I am OVER it.

I've always admired those people who get up at like 5:30 or 6:00 in the morning.

I think they probably get so much more done during the day.

However, every time I think about getting out of my bed...even 10 minutes earlier than I have to...I laugh.

No way Jose.

I am sure once little baby weaver(s) come(s) into the picture all that will go out the window. 

So, for now, I'll just enjoy that extra sleep and not feel guilty.

However, here's the part of the post where I do feel guilty.

I haven't been running friends.

And I don't mean not running this week.

I mean not running in like..um I dunno...2 weeks.

Ugh.

Remember how I said that I was going to join the running group with my friend Ellen?

Well, the week I was going to start it got rained out (and moved days and I couldn't go.)

And I realized last week that I was going to be paying $125 to run with a group that I won't even be able to utilize for the next 4 weeks because I am going to be out of town (yes, for the next month).

So, I just don't think it's worth the money I'd be spending to be quite honest.

And some of you may think that's a cop-out, but I all I can say to that is that...is well...it's just simply untrue.

So, we'll see. 

I just have lost that love of running that I had to begin with.

I'd like to blame it on time, stress, etc.

But I can't because my dear friend Ellen who I started my running journey with is WAY busier than I am. 

And she is training.

So, it's all on me.

I've said a prayer that God put back that fire I had to run.

Because if I start Monday, I still have time to complete this training program in time to run the half-marathon in April.

So, we'll see.

I have worn holes in the tops of both of my shoes...so maybe it's time for a new pair?

Maybe a new pair of shoes will be the just the encouragement I need to get out there. 

I mean I'd hate to see that money go to waste.

What about it friends? Do you guys ever get in a running lull?

I just thought I owed it to myself and you guys to be honest.

Speaking of honesty, I lost 0.6 pounds this week. 

Not a huge amount.

But a little nonetheless.

Right now, I am learning to be okay with the small victories.

Total pounds lost: 9

As the title suggests, this blog post is sort of a hodgepodge of catching up, so here's a Valentine's Day recap:

I got home from class to a wonderful meal prepared by the hubs.

And it was fab.

To be honest, we had actually opened up gifts at 12:00 a.m. because we were both awake (as I was working on a paper and a presentation I had to give on Tuesday). 

So, we just did it (open presents people! get your head out of the gutter!). 

Here's what I got the hubs:


No, those aren't University of Memphis earrings.

They are cuff links.

And he looovvvedd them.

In return, I received this definitely-better-than-a-dozen-roses-that-die-in-a-week:


Whole rose bush.

Booya!

That will hopefully live a lot longer than a week. 

(Well, with our track record of plants...who knows.)

I also got these lovely gems:


Awesome right???

There's another box behind the one pictured.

So, what's in the boxes?

Well here ya go:

 Annnddd...


Total surprise.

Totally outside the box.

And I love them!

He had remembered in passing around 3 or 4 months ago that I said I wanted a fire pit...so that was a sure thing. He took a chance on the patio furniture.

Two big gold stars on the chart for the hubs.

I can't wait to utilize them!

Speaking of love-related things...

I picked up this ditty at the bookstore (gasp! Yes, people still shop at those stores.):


Someone brought this book up in the Couple Counseling course I am currently taking, so I thought I'd pick it up. I think it's will be a good read for the hubs and me. Any friends out there have an opinion on this book?

I also picked up this little ditty:


That's right.

This lady right here and the hubs are going to Chicago on our Spring Break.

So. Ridiculously. Excited. 

I can't wait to head back to the city where I started my journey to become a "Mrs."

Chicago trip '09. 

Any recommendations friends for Chi-town adventures?

Sadly, no Cubs game this time around because...well duh...it's not baseball season just yet.

But this time around, the hubs and I are hoping to take in more of the city.

15 days and counting.

Did I mention how excited I am?

Oh I didn't?

Maybe this will convey the feeling:



A shout out to the new followers of this little blog.

Mrs. in Memphis is excited to have you!

And a big thank you for following. 

I'm a-blushing!

Much love, ;)

Monday, February 13, 2012

It's A Little Love Story...

I was going to write a Valentine's Day wrap up from this past weekend as the hubs and I had to celebrate a little early...so here it is...a mini-version. :)

(We went and saw "The Vow"...and I say...go see it! Great movie...very different than what I was expecting..but I loved it. Afterwards, we went to The Blind Bear downtown for a cocktail, and then we headed to dinner at Felicia Suzanne's. So. Amazingly. Good. Highly recommend! Finally, we headed over to McEwen's for dessert. Unfortunately, our trip there was cut short. Siggggh. I got sick. Yuck. While the food at Felicia Suzanne's was AMAZING...(go there. now.)...but it was rich. And because I've been on WW...I think it was a little too rich for me. And thus, I got sick. I felt way better after the fact. But, it wasn't the greatest ending to the night. The hubs and I will be doing a little something on Tuesday...but because I have class, it won't be anything crazy.)

Our first Valentine's Day as a married couple. I love this new top from Old Navy. And the hubs Banana Republic shirt is pretty Valentine's Day appropriate, huh?  He's had it forever...an oldie but a goodie. :)
But in honor of Valentine's Day week...here's our love story...thanks to Valerie at "Along the Way with V & J" for this fun idea!

1. How long have you & your significant other been together?
We have been together 7 years and almost 6 months.

2. How did you meet? {What's your love story?}
Oh me. This is kind of funny. And a little long. So bear with me. 

Brad and I met through mutual friends. 
In fact, Brad actually went on a double date with my best friend Sarah long before I met him. 
It was our freshman year of college, and I remember her busting through my dorm room door, and gushing, "Oh my gosh Jennifer. I just went on a date with this guy who is perfect. For YOU!
Needless, to say I was all ears. 
But it wasn't until a few months later that I would meet this "perfect for me" guy.
It's funny because he doesn't even remember this first meeting.
He was back in town from Mississippi State visiting his (and our) best friend Josh for the weekend. 
We all met up at an intramural football game on campus. 
And I remember thinking, "That is the cutest guy I've ever seen."
Sadly, that's where this part of the story ends. 
Brad didn't speak a word to me. Or anyone but Josh for that matter. 
So, I thought, "Gosh, that guy seems kind of stuck up."
Come to find out, that guy has a case of what I'd like to call, "social anxiety."
He doesn't talk to most people he's just met.
(I explain this because it has come up before...with people who didn't really know him at all...calling him things that were totally unwarranted..let's just say it starts with the letter "a" and ends with the letter "e." All because he's not the most social butterfly in the group. However, being in the service industry has really opened him up and pretty much cured him of his anxiety issues. So, Brad let me say, I am sorry I judged you like that. A lesson to be learned by all!)
So, another semester came to an end. 
Without a boyfriend. Without a first boyfriend to be even more specific.
Fast forward a few weeks to January 2004. 
It started out a great day.
A Tiger game with my best friends Josh and Sarah...and Brad who had transferred to the U of M suddenly.
That little fact made the day even better. 
I couldn't stop laughing. We were cracking each other up. 
And Brad was actually talking. To me. And wait...could it be...even flirting with me?
Nah. Not me.
Then suddenly what was a good day...turned into a bad evening. Quickly.
A guy who I had been interested in at the time (even gone on a road trip to visit him), basically told me that it wasn't going to happen. 
Okay, so what's a girl to do?
Throw her hair up in a doo-doo ball.
Throw on a t-shirt.... and her fake birkenstocks...
And go to a party.
Guess who was at the party?
Yep.
Mr. Brad Weaver (with our friend Josh).
So, let's just say....a few drinks later...as I am spilling my guts outside to him about how this guy pretty much ran all over me he busts out with, "Well, I can tell. He's stupid." 
Me: "Why?" 
Brad: "Because he didn't hang on to you."
Hooked. 
Line.
And.
Sinker.
Needless to say, a shot (or two) more of tequila...and I had the liquid courage to kiss this incredibly, way out of my league, hot guy. 
Unfortunately, because of those couple of shots...I don't remember our first kiss. Well not the exact coordinates. 
I recall it being on a brick wall in front of the International House on the U of M campus. 
According to the him...it happened in the driveway of the International House.
Who cares?
One kiss turned into a night full of kisses. 
We kissed in his mini-van (the big green machine. awesomeness.).
We kissed in a parking garage.
We even kissed in the rain that evening. (Which subsequently led to him getting pneumonia. Poor thing.)
And you'd think that would have led to a date right?
Nope.
After the haze cleared...this is what happened. 
Turns out, we had a class together that semester. 
We actually became friends.
Best friends.
We'd talk for hours out in the parking lot after class. 
And occasionally we'd make out on the weekends hanging out.
Whoops.
I told myself, I would not pressure this guy into a relationship. I treasured his friendship more than anything in this world. So, if I got to keep his friendship and that was all...it was worth it to me.
So, when the time came for the semester to end...that's what happened.
I moved back home to live with my brother and sister in law. 
And that summer, I spent the summer IM-ing (that's instant messaging for those of you are too young to know) him.
We'd spend hours talking online. 
And finally one day, I asked him to be my date to a wedding because..well I needed one. And I could think of no other person I'd rather go with.
And he said "yes."
And IM-ing turned into 3 hour phone calls...complete with falling asleep on the line (on both of our parts).
And then finally one night, after giving him the hint that other guys (true story) had been asking me out, and I wasn't sure what to tell them anymore because I was a little confused as to the status of our relationship...
He finally asked me to be his girlfriend...
"There is something I've been meaning to ask you for a little while now.." 
(Heads up guys. You should probably just ask her when you get the notion. We'd appreciate it.)
And then he came with me to the wedding. 
It was our first date.
A little over 5 years after him asking me to be his girlfriend, he asked me to be his wife..during the 5th inning of a Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field. 
It was the happiest moment of my life. 
Up until that point. 
A little over a year and a half later...I took his hand in marriage. 
Making it the happiest moment of my life. 
And here we are.
There are many details I left out. 
I could go on for hours about our love story. 
Those were just a few highlights.
It's not the most glamorous story. 
But it's the truth.
I might leave the tequila parts out when our kids ask us, "So, how did you and daddy meet?"
It would probably be for the best. 
Wouldn't want to scar them for life.
But that's our love story.
And I love every moment of it.We wouldn't be who we are today without all the details..good and bad.

3. If married, how long have you been married?
We've been married almost 9 months :)

photo by: amydale photography


4. If you are married, where did you get married? Big or small wedding?
We got married right here in Memphis, TN! We were married in the church Brad's parents got married in, the church that both he and I, and his grandparents' currently attend....Aldersgate United Methodist Church. We had our reception at the Jack Robinson Gallery downtown. I would say it was on the "medium" size scale in regards to people. I think there were around 135 people there (THANK YOU AGAIN TO ALL WHO MADE OUR DAY SPECIAL!)

5. Do you have any nick-names that you call one another?
Hmmm..."Baaaabbby" (in a very southern voice) is what I call him. 
He usually calls me "Honey."
(This question is kind of awkward.)

6. Name 3 things you love most about your honey.
1. Brad works harder than anyone else I know. His work ethic is something to be admired. Our children will have a fantastic example of someone to look up to.
2. The way he's vowed to make God a part of his life. And our marriage. And in the lives of our kids one day.
3. The way he loves me. All of me. Flaws and all. And that he's the first person who ever made me truly feel beautiful. He saw beauty on the inside and out. I prayed for years for God to send me someone who would do that. I'm glad I waited and didn't settle for just anyone because Brad was on his way to me. 

7. Tell us how he proposed?
This part is a little long. So I'll condense.
We had gone to Chicago for our 5 year anniversary.
We'd gone to a Cubs game the day before, and were going again.
So, he got up around the top of the 4th inning to go get some snacks.
He was gone for a while.
I started to worry.
"What if he fell in the bathroom and hit his head?"
(I obviously have a worrying issue.)
He finally came back with peanuts and a water.
So, eat peanuts...watch the game...eat more peanuts...when suddenly...I realized that either this particular peanut was fuzzy and not good...or there was something else in the bag.
"I don't want to open it....I don't want to!"
Brad: "It's okay Jennifer. Just pull it out and open it."
And there in front of a crowd of people...he said some of the sweetest words anyone has ever said to me...
And then he asked me to marry him.
I, of course, said "YES!"

And at that moment, the entire section cheered.

And then a Cubs player (Fox was his last name), hit a grand slam home run. 
And someone turned and yelled to us, "Hey that was for you guys!"
It was perfection.

8. Is he a flowers and teddy bear kind of guy for v-day or strawberries, champagne, & rose petals?
Hmmm...I mean he usually gets me flowers. But not a teddy bear (where am I going to put that..on our bed? Weird.) He knows I don't like champagne...so maybe flowers and wine...and maybe even a good ol' Muddy's cupcake?

9. Are you a sunset dinner on the beach kind of girl, or pop in a movie and relax on the couch?
Well if we lived near the beach definitely that. However, we don't. So, I'll go for a relaxing night on the couch.

10. Tell us one thing you'd like to do with your significant other one day. If you could do anything or go anywhere?
Oh goodness. I think we'd both love to visit Italy. And/or live in Chicago for a year. Or even 6 months. 

11. Tell us what you plan on doing this Valentine's Day.
We already had our Valentine's Day festivities...we went and saw "The Vow"....then had dinner at Felicia Suzanne's...then dessert at McEwen's on Monroe. It was fun times. :) I have class on Valentine's Day night...so we had to do it early. 

Downtown with the hubs :)




12. Are you asking for anything this Valentine's Day?
Nope. He outdid himself for my birthday and Christmas. Anything else is just a bonus at this point. I'd love a little bit of his "time" and that's all. That will make me happy. 

13. Give us one piece of advice for keeping a relationship strong & full of love.
Keep God at the top:



14. Show us a picture of what love means to you.

(photo by amydale photography)

This is one of our engagement pictures. I love this picture. 
I don't see the two people head over heels in love with one another.
I see the light behind them.
I see God's love.
So this is a picture of what loves means to me...God's love.

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day...share a little love with not only your significant other...but also with the world around you.

Let your love light shine!

Much love, ;)

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Judgement Day....Round 5

Let's just cut straight to the chase friends.

I lost no weight this week.

Didn't gain any.

Didn't lose any either.

Not. A. Happy. Camper.

(WARNING: IF YOU ARE SENSITIVE TO ANYTHING INVOLVING THAT WONDERFUL SPECIAL TIME OF THE MONTH FOR WOMEN...THEN YOU SHOULD PROBABLY STOP READING NOW.)

Seriously. Stop reading.

Okkkkkay, I gave you ample warning.

Yes, that whole chocolate PMS rave was warranted because I had a special visitor show up this week.

(Too much? Hey, I thought we were all friends here.)

(Oh yea, and I warned you.)

But that's it friends.

I'd like to blame it on her.

But, I am not sure how long I can keep blaming other things for me not losing weight.

However, I promise that I am staying on course. Each week. 

Staying. Within. Point. Range. 

All I can do is to just keep on going.

This is my inspiration:

My matron of honor dress I am wearing in June...at the beach....

Or the bikini I'd love to be wearing during that beach wedding week...


I think it is the cutest two piece in the entire world.

But okay, let's get real. Me in a bikini???

Yea right.

This is more like it:


Love the polka dots.

In celebration of how I didn't lose any weight this week, the hubs and I did what every normal person would do in my circumstance.

We went to Muddy's Bake Shop.



Okay, okay, before I am flooded with a ton of "Well, there's your problem Jennifer!" emails...

Let me explain.

Going to Muddy's is a monthly tradition for the hubs and I.

We go and celebrate the fact that another month has gone by and we are not pregnant. 

It's a "Hooray! Jennifer got her period!" party.

Every month.

It's our thing.

So, yea, I ate a cupcake today.

And I felt a little guilty about it.

But it was so good.

And I have plans of running that little sucker off. 

So, friends, if any of you were wondering if having a little Baby Weaver was on the hubs and I list of things to do right now...there lies your answer.

One day. In a land far far away. 

It's just not in the cards right now. 

Too much to get accomplished. 

Too much to see. 

And a few other details to take care of. 

Like enjoying being married for a few years. 

So, for right now. We enjoy cupcakes. Once a month. At a magical little bakery in East Memphis. 

Here's to next month...with another Prozac or Capote. 

Cupcake that is. 

Of course, Ryan. I'll be your Valentine any day of the week. Just don't tell the Mr.

Total pounds lost: still....8.4

Much love, ;)