Here we are, the beginning of the rest of our lives.
2012 was amazing.
I got married to my best friend, our daughter turned one, and we have turned our lives around to be financially sound for the upcoming years.
We started and completed a 9 week course called Financial Peace University offered by Dave Ramsey that literally changed out lives in the matter of an hour.
I highly recommend it to my friends.
Money is never fun to talk about, and this has eased the pain.
Being married is NOT easy. I never understood what people meant when they said it was work.
I have had a hard time letting go of my last name, my identity as a 'single' woman, and my freedom (although that left when Bellin was born).
I am so lucky to have the partner I have. He allows me to be myself, to be free, to go and do as I please, because I know he trusts me.
I am one of the most loyal people you will ever meet.
and so is he.
Life is not perfect over here in married town. We have our differences all the time, but we are still learning about one another.
Our families have been so helpful this first year of Bellins life. Watching her so Abe and I can work, and breathe. Breathe mostly.
We have added another dog (that makes 2) and another cat (also making 2 there) to our family.
This year we plan on buying a house. Both of us are kicking butt in our careers, and are putting our money where our mouth is!
Here are some interesting facts about the wedding:
I did not have a traditional invitation
My dress was a gift from a friend who wore it 18 years ago
We made the draping we were married under (with the help of friends of course)
I did my own hair
I think I saw Bellin twice during the whole evening
There were 110 people invited, 106 came.
The wedding was at my parents house ( lucky me)
It started at 4, and was over by 8:30
Total cost, including dress alterations to food(& alch.) was $7,000.
I walked down the isle to acoustic guitar: Harvest Moon by Neil Young
Our wedding song: Someone like you - Van Morrison
We had a live Jazz band
Some Interesting Facts about myself:
I designed my own wedding ring
I did not go on a diet for my wedding (clearly ;) )
I picked all of our music
Im a control freak
I was so frantic and freaked before I walked down the isle
(much more calm when I gave birth)
I cry, like all the time. Probably at least once a day
I love to write, but can't read in front of people ( I get nervous)
Im obsessed with Instagram ( who isn't?) and have met one friend off of it whom I didn't know before, but would love to meet more.
Some Interesting Facts about Abe:
He grew up in fillmore
(much different from where we live now)
He is a HOME BODY
He loves animals, and I think would own a farm if I allowed
He is Straight Edge, never had an addiction, he is just straight.
He is one of the kindest people I have ever met
His voice is low, not deep, not soft, just low
He is really smart
He loves to read
He works for Harley Davisdon, but does not own a bike right now
He is loyal
He loves MMA
He loves red meat, would eat it every day I think.
He is not materialistic at all.
He used to be a sponsored skateboarder
(although I have never seen him skate)
He is the best dad in the whole wide world
He loves me, for me.
This post was not all gushy, like my past posts,
but I hope you've enjoyed it, and continue to follow me and my family.