Hey there! If you have made it to the new site, then you must know about our great news!! Greg and I are expecting a baby and we couldn't be more excited!! We are feeling so blessed to be going through this new journey!
We are Ready to PARTY!!!!
The Cats out of the bag!
Keeping this all a secret from family and friends has been the hardest. The first 12 weeks felt like walking on eggshells! You want to make sure everything is going okay before you start shouting from the rooftop! Even posting today kind of feels surreal!
I plan on keeping this space as my usual lifestyle blog and not so much a baby blog, but I will touch on a few things here and there.....because lets face it being a first time mom I have already had some pretty funny moments to share! LOL!
This week has been forever long, but the days went by fast....weird!! So glad it is Friday!!! Last night was our Flock event and we got to preview the gorillas before the exhibit opens to the public! They are AWESOME!! I cannot remember if I have ever seen a gorilla and I was just in awe of them last night. I feel like we have been talking about them coming forever and now they are here! There are 7 of them, a family of 4 and 3 males! They are truly amazing! Along with last night's event I was asked to do an interview Rod Ryan from 94.5 The Buzz! I'm not going to lie, I was kind of nervous to speak in front of hundreds of people, but Rod is such a cool guy he made me feel at ease! He was super nice and it was cool to meet him after listening to him on the radio since I was in HS. I even made it on The Buzz website today, which you can see here!
My favorite photo, he is saying okay papazarri no more pics! lol
Good MORNING!!!!! I cannot explain how good it feels to be writing this right now!! I have missed blogging more than the blogging world has probably missed me, lol!! Last year was crazy AMAZING!!! I turned 30, got engaged and married all in a year!! To say that I have a lot of re-capping is an understatement! I plan on playing catch up!!!
Here is what we have been up to this year thus far....
Ringing in the New Year!
Hanging with Riley Boo Bear!
One of the Gorilla murals around town to promote our new group of Gorillas at the Houston Zoo!! So EXCITED for the preview party tonight!!!!
Grandpa's 91st Birthday!!
Cousins cooking class with this stud!
We did good!
A couple of trips to the ATX for birthdays!
Making a few new friends at my Zoo meetings!
Trying a few more places around town! Julep was delicious!!
A little get away with these two!! :)
So as you can see we never seem to slow down! I plan on getting back in the saddle/wagon/groove on here! Since there are so many things to catch up on I plan on starting a throw back Thursday series...... a #tbt if you will on here! Stay tuned!
Things have been crazy busy!!!!! Wedding planning has been well under way and in 4 months I will become Mrs. Stewart! WHEW! Time has been flying by so fast! To say that weddings are a production is an understatement! I have never been the kind of girl who has their entire wedding day planned out in their head, in fact I think I have always been a little more interested in the actual ceremony and the honeymoon part of it all! I love a good party, don't get me wrong, but it's the reception part that is the most complicated! Tables, linens, caterer, drinks, music, blah, blah, blah!! It can all be a little overwhelming!
We got several big things checked off our list early on so we have just been filling in the little parts here and there! We were also lucky to go to a sip and scan event at Macy's! I cannot tell you how awesome this event was. I never thought that registering would be so draining, but it is! It was good to go and learn about the products/more information! In you know anyone who is newly engaged or ready to register send them here!
At the end of the day I think it is really important for the wedding to not become bigger than the couple. We are staying so true to ourselves with all of wedding choices and that makes me so happy! The day will reflect us and we cannot wait to celebrate with all of the people who care about us!
Below are a few of our pictures from our engagement session!
We had a lot of fun that day!!
I plan on posting on a regular basis, I have months of recapping!!
Hi friends!! It feels just like yesterday that I was posting a 5 of Friday post and telling you all that I was going to be back to recap some pretty exciting times I have had so far this year.....
If you happen to follow me on Instagram, then you have seen that my year just got even more EXCITING!!
Going back to Friday March 28th. Greg and I decided to cook at home, drink some wine and watch a movie. After dinner and 2 bottles of wine we were about an hour into the Wolf of Wall Street. We had not realized that movie was 3 hours long and Greg then told me that we were not going to finish the movie. So I said okay, I was ready to pass out anyways. He then told me that I was going to miss my blogger brunch in the morning and that we were not meeting up with his friends after. I asked why....I had no idea what was going on..... He said "we were going to on a trip and that I needed to pack clothes for warm weather, swimsuits and my passport". Honestly I was very excited, but then became really confused once the word passport was thrown out. What the heck? I'm not going to lie, I started to freak out a little bit. Where was I going, how much do I pack, why do I need my passport, I need to text my friend Steph and tell her I will not be at blogger brunch tomorrow. A million things were running through my mind at 10 something at night. I threw a lot of stuff into a carry on and went to sleep. We left way before sunrise the next morning and headed to the airport.
We got in line to get our boarding passes printed and I was about to find out where in the world I was going. I scan my passport and start following all the instructions on the screen....then there it pops up. We are going to Belize!!! I normally talk pretty loud and I'm sure that moment was no exception, but I sort of yelled it out "We're going to Belize"??? In which Greg replied yes we are! We then made our way to the security line and from that point until we landed in Belize I think I asked Greg 101 questions about Belize. You see I normally do a TON of research before I go anywhere. Like seriously, I like to be in the know! TripAdvisor and Yelp are probably some of my best friends. I like to know what restaurants, are good as I gawk at people pictures. I like to know places of interest and I sometimes stare at the maps to check distances, etc. In this case I did not have a clue about anything!
We arrive in Belize and our first stop is the duty free store where we pick up a couple of bottles. Then on to check into our next flight, a little plane is to take us over to San Pedro. I'm not the biggest fan of flying, but I love to travel.... It's a total oxymoron I know, but it's true. So when I see this tiny plane I just keep thinking oh my goodness! We line up and they take us outside to the start boarding the plane when I am asked to ride on the back bench with 2 other woman. Oh great! We are all boarded and I am sitting on the back bench of this tiny plane with 2 other woman. We all became fast friends as we were all a little freaked out and we all held hands during take off! LOL! While I was crazy nervous, the view was simply amazing and one of the best 15 minute plane ride I have ever taken!
We arrive in San Pedro, claimed our bags and were picked up by our resort!
We get the tour on the way to the resort and so far so damn good! I cannot wait to jump into the amazing water. We get to the resort to check in and are then taken to our room, which is right on the beach! Greg did so good!!!!!! We have lunch on the beach andhang out under the palm trees, swim, have some cocktails and swim around some more. The water is just absolutely amazing and the sun feels great! Later we decide to head into town to check out San Pedro for a few hours. We had a lot of fun shopping, trying local brews and just enjoying being on island time. We make it back to the hotel in the evening and get ready for dinner. We still have a lot of time before our reservations so we decide to take a walk along the beach and pier.
We walk around for awhile just talking as we make our way to the pier. There are 2 locals hanging out and I decide to ask them if they would not mind taking our picture. They agree and we take a few snaps, the wind was a little crazy so Greg asks them to hang onto the camera and take a few more pictures. Which was great because I love to have multiple pictures especially when the wind is cray! Let's get a good one I keeping thinking! I tame my mane and as I look over to Greg he is getting down on one knee. He pulls out the most beautiful ring I have ever seen and asks me to marry him, to which I respond with a YES!!!
The real deal!! Thanks to the local guys for capturing this live shot!!!
I seriously had no idea what was happening on this trip, I only thought we were getting away to have some much needed fun! Plus I had only known about this trip for less than 24 hours! Greg did such an amazing job planning every single detail! It was all so romantic and magical! I am so blessed to have him in my life! I'm over the moon that I will get to marry my best friend and I look forward to all of the adventures to come! We totally fell in love with Belize and cannot wait to go back as it is now a very special place to us!
A month ago today my life changed in such a magical way!!
I promise this will not turn into an all wedding all the time blog! I also promise to recap the other fun and exciting times from the beginning of the year!