1.The times and trials of a 23-year old married college graduate attending beauty school
2. Living the single life: It involves more Lean Cuisines and Grey's Anatomy than you might think.
3. Talking to your dog- Is it normal? Should you get psychiatric help? The warning signs that you need more social interaction.
And so, I just decided to steer clear of the blog-o-sphere for a spell. But never fear! My return is nigh! And now, with pictures!
We decided that we were long overdue for a little adventuring around these parts, and my extremely adorable husband decided to plan an entire Seattle getaway to whisk me away too upon his return. I had no idea what was in store, aside from the time we were leaving and when we were coming back. Friday night, Cary gave me a packing list. The list ranged from swimsuits and suncreen to nice dresses and tennis shoes, so just packing made me pretty dang excited. I rushed home from school on Saturday, hopped in the car and Cary handed me a typed up itinerary for our weekend, including reservations for restaurants, tickets for various activities, directions to every destination, and even a little bonus gift of a Lego model of the Seattle Space needle and some spending money. You guys. Seriously. Could my husband be any cuter?? The answer is no. It is just as cute as it gets right there. Homeboy guaranteed himself a reeeeeeal good week with that gesture. I'm just telling it like it is. Every minute of our trip was glorious. It was just a straight week of remembering why I'm so in love with my goofball of a husband and exploring our cool new state.
Since a picture is worth a thousand words, here are a million pictures of what I'm sure I will always remember as one of the best weeks of my life.
He probably did all of this to butter me up so that I wouldn't complain about going on a bike ride. Actually, our bike ride was one of the highlights of the trip! It was SO breathtakingly beautiful. We biked past rivers, through mountains, into a neighborhood that we got lost in, and even for about a mile on a trail that was clearly not meant for biking with the little cruiser bike I had. But besides those brief moments of terror, and the wicked sunburn I got on my back, it was so so fun. We biked for a good 3 hours, which is about 3 hours longer than I'm used to and boy howdy, I have never been so saddle sore in my life. But it was worth the bruises. I love going on adventures with that husband of mine. He's just the best adventure partner there is.
Plus, I had really awesome helmet hair after.
After our bike ride, we cooled off with a dip in the resort's amazing pool. I wouldn't normally post such a scandalous picture, but the view from the pool was just so gorgeous! Plus, I worked my booty off (literally!) while Cary was deployed, and my end goal was to wear a bikini on our vacation and not feel like a humongous whale, and to that end I feel moderately successful. And if you are silently judging my pasty white stomach or my skanky swimsuit, I kindly invite you to kiss my newly-toned booty.
I'm a sucker for a man in uniform. And I know I already told this story on Facebook, but it deserves telling again. As we went to pay our not-tiny bill after our indulgent meal, our server told us that another gentleman picked up our bill to say thank you for our service. In light of the recent KC-135 crash, this gesture was especially poignant. Both Cary and I felt so humbled and so grateful for such incredible kindness. We talked to the man for a little bit after dinner, and we left feeling so happy that there are such great people in the world.
Not pictured: We spent a lot of our time at Suncadia at their incredible spa. We got massages, sat in the sauna, soaked in their warm, hot, and cold soaks, drank fancy water with cucumbers and lemons in it, wore comfy robes, took the most amazing waterfall/aroma therapy showers, and just became so thoroughly relaxed, our DNA uncoiled. After a completely blissful 2 days, we took off for our Seattle adventure!
What else can I say? Life is so good right now. And I want to just save up all of it's goodness and put it in a jar to look back on when things maybe aren't so good, and that's what this blog post is for! Now I can always remember when we were young and in love, always ready for adventuring.