Aaron is currently on his Christmas break from school. While he’s been off he’s been doing lots of projects around the house and some in the garage.
Here are two fun things he’s put up for me around the house:
A wine rack! The rack provides more space in our cupboard with the regular glasses. Special thanks to my mom who bought us these glasses thru the years for Christmas.
The next project was shelves above my dresser. I have a little bit of a clutter problem on my dresser, as you can see from the picture, but I’m hoping this helps. I still need to put all my stuff on the shelf.
Also, a few weeks back Aaron put a shelf up in our kitchen nook. The empty beer bottles everywhere (that Aaron saves for when he brews beer) were driving me crazy. The shelf was a great solution.
Today Aaron and I celebrate our three year wedding anniversary.
Some days it feels like we’ve been married longer, sometimes shorter. It’s been a really fun three years though.
I love our vows. We wrote them together and both recited them instead of each of us writing our own. I recently made some wall art with them and hung it in our bedroom.
Here are our marriage vows and they still hold true today:
Claire/Aaron, I promise to be faithful, supportive, and loyal and to give you my companionship and love throughout all the changes of our life. I vow to bring you happiess, and I will treasure you as a gift from God. I will celebrate the joys of life with you. I promise to support your dreams, and walk beside you offering courage and strength through all endeavors. From this day forward, I will be proud to be your husband/wife and your best friend.
I love you Aaron.
Like everyone is saying … “I can’t believe it is November already!”
Me too – it is a little overwhelming thinking about it. I usually have half of my Christmas shopping done by now, but not a single gift has been bought yet this year! I have lots of ideas of what I’m going to get people, but there has been no action to my thoughts.
What is most overwhelming is all the activities I have planned this month. I’m excited that my work schedule works out to where I have at least one weekday off each week, sometimes even two!
I’m excited that I get to see my most favorite all-time band ever this Friday, THRICE! Aaron and I bought our tickets in August when they first when on sale … we’ve been waiting a long time to see them play again and I’m excited to hear them play their new album Major/Minor.
I’m excited that my friend Valoria is going to have her baby this month (remember I did her maternity shots) and she still doesn’t even know if she’s having a girl or a boy! She’s crazy!!
I’m excited that this month is Thanksgiving. I’m excited to see family, but I really want to do is rest. My work is non-stop lately.
But what is so exciting that it doesn’t even seem REAL … is that I get to see Lindsay this month!!
She left for the Peace Corps in May 2010 and I have not seen her since. She’ll be in San Diego for half of November so I’m excited about all the fun stuff she has planned … because she is a planner and I’m a planner and we love planning things together
November, please slow down so I can enjoy you!!
Saw this today and thought it was really cute. Found here.
Day 5 … thought I would never get here!
So last night Aaron and I decided that Friday would be the last day of the detox. We’re so glad we did this, but with the weekend and me traveling – it was a little ambitious to go 8 days without meat/grains. Five days was my original goal anyways, so I’m not let down.
With our decision last night to add eggs back into the diet (not eating whole eggs, but baking with them) we made Silver Dollar Pancakes using almond flour for breakfast. We actually don’t have almond flour, but almond meal – which is a little more grainy than flour. I liked them and am willing to eat them again.
Every other Friday I have the day off so this Friday was my day off. We cleaned in the morning and then I did a little shopping while Aaron finished homework. I usually like to get a little treat (Starbucks, muffin, etc) when I’m out and about on my Fridays off, but I didn’t this time and I was just fine. I also didn’t have a headache at all today. Maybe it is my work giving me a headache?
I think another reason why we’re anxious to end this detox is that we both want to work out. Aaron worked out today and he said he felt really lethargic the whole way through. I know he’s really missing eating all the meat right now. I plan to workout Saturday morning so we’ll see how that goes.
Another benefit of having the day off means that there is more time to cook! We made pizza last night using the almond meal. We used all the regular toppings except for cheese and pepperoni. I generally eat ONLY pepperoni on my pizza for I was forced to eat bell peppers as my topping. It was good, just not what I prefer. I am a meat lovers pizza kind of girl! I also really liked the crust, but Aaron thought it was to sweet.
What I ate today: Breakfast: Silver dollar pancakes. Coffee. Smoothie made from banana, strawberries, mango, protein powder, and coconut milk. Snack: Banana. Lunch: Mango “Naked” drink. Snack: Green grapes. Dinner: Pizza with almond flour crust, topped with Trader Joe’s pizza sauce, bell peppers, olives, onions and jalapenos (the last three were Aaron’s toppings).