i just sneezed. not so fun when you have three cuts in your stomach. enough said.

one year and counting

sunday marks one year since our first date and, consequently, since we’ve been dating. i still remember how nervous i was when you arrived at my house, not knowing if it was a date or not. you still remember exactly what i was wearing.

since then we’ve been inseperable. i can’t even begin to describe how incredible this first year has been. we’ve had our ups and downs, our arguments and disagreements, but we’ve always come through them stronger than ever.

i don’t even know where to begin to describe how much you mean to me. you’re my rock. you’re my shoulder to cry and lean on. you take care of me when i’m not feeling well, and you love my cats as if they were yours. no matter how i feel, you tell me i’m the most beautiful woman you’ve ever seen, and you make me feel that way. you make me smile, and you make me laugh.

i’ve never loved anyone as much as i love you, and my love for you grows deeper every minute. you amaze me. i am so lucky to have you. i can’t wait to spend many, many more years with you. i love you baby.


i was watching family fued and the question was “name a famous barbara”. the team that got control of the board got three strikes, so the other family was picking an answer to steal the points.

“i’m going to go with our first presidents wife, barbara washington.”

host richard karns just stood there for a minute.

“i think martha may have a problem with that. she probably didn’t know george was cheating on her with barbara. if that’s there i’ll give you $20,000.”

needless to say it wasn’t there.

cutie pie

this is one of my favorite pictures of aj. he loves sleeping on the back of my office chair, and i love the closeup of him and the expression on his face. he’s so cute!

too cool for his water bowl

aj has decided he is too sophisticated to drink water out of a water bowl. yes, he who drinks out of the tub and the toilet now prefers to drink after he eats from a glass. joe and i were woken up several times this weekend by little lapping noises as aj drank out of a glass on my headboard. silly cat.

planning our future

joe went to the store on saturday night, and when he returned he told me to close my eyes because he had gotten me something.

he had picked up a copy of modern bride. yay!

we spent saturday night cuddled up in bed, eating popcorn and browsing through the magazine with “how to lose a guy in 10 days” playing in the background. it was definitely one of the best nights we’ve ever had.