On August 13th Cj and I celebrated our two year anniversary.. I sure love that boy! I really can't believe that it's been two years already. We had thrown a bunch of different ideas around of what to do to celebrate this milestone in our lives (ha) from Santa Monica to San Francisco to Vegas and couldn't decide on anything! So seriously the night before we were supposed to leave we decided to just do a stay-cation. I had taken off like a month of work for this DAY so anything we did was going to be great! Cj loves to tease me about work. I firmly believe that you need a vacation from a vacation. Soo.. anytime we go out of town, know that most likely the day after we get back... I have off. Its great. Anyway back to my post.. We went to the JW Marriott in Phoenix, or maybe it's Desert Ridge, if that's a city. This is the same hotel that we stayed at on our wedding day. It was so fun remembering how it felt driving to the hotel in my wedding dress and having to unzip it because it was so dang tight. How if felt driving up to the hotel and asking the bellmen where our room was (no we didn't want to valet... we're POOR!) Walking to our room in our tux and dress... I think I was barefoot? Walking into our room and seeing rose petals on the ground and candles everywhere thanks to Brad, Joey, and Trent.. how cute are they?! Ordering room service because we had a 50 dollar credit and didn't get any food at our reception... I'll stop there haha... For this anniversary we drove out to the anthem outlets and took ourselves shopping, then checked in the the JW. We went and saw a movie and headed back to the hotel and ordered room service. We are such old people!! On our actual anniversary we hung out at the resort and just lounged around the pool, and floated the lazy river all afternoon. It was BLISS. After our day at the pool we got ready and drove out to carefree and looked at the amazing houses out there.. They were HUGE and built into mountain sides. It's weird out there though, i felt like i was in the 3:10 to yuma or True Grit days. I was getting heat exhaustion just driving in the car. For dinner we went to Modern Steak at Scottsdale mall. LOVE that place!! And then shopped some more and headed back to the hotel and ordered some more room service. We had 100 dollars to blow at the hotel, so I think we had two meals every time we ate. If you had been wondering how Cj and I both got a little chunkier, well... now you know! The next day we checked out and headed home. Cj and I both decided that we wont be doing another stay-cation. It didn't even feel like a vacation. I think half the vacation is the anticipation of getting there. And getting out of the August Arizona heat is always a plus. We had so much fun though, and can't wait for many more anniversaries to come.
Just thought I would throw this cute picture of my dog in haha!! He's so darling.
The beautiful JW Marriott
My cutest Husband!!
No big deal, We'd just woken up..
Cj thought this was so funny.. Little does he know, it's going to be me in a few years.
Is it horrible of me to say that I think Father's Day is overrated?! I think its because I know that Cj will try as hard as he can to make it all about him.. we don't even have a child. Unless you count our dog Scout, which he does think he's human. Don't get me wrong, weeks before Mother's Day arrived I was announcing to anyone that would listen how excited I was, and I had a list a mile long of gifts I needed. NEEDED not wanted. Cj did wake me up to breakfast in bed, so I was a happy little girl way back when! Back to Fathers Day.. This year we were in San Diego last week which happened to be the week before Fathers Day with my family. Once Cj and I got home I ran around town getting my Dad a gift and after it was purchased, and wrapped I put Father's Day out of my mind. Horrible I know. I woke up this morning to Cj making himself breakfast. I went out to the front room in hopes that he would offer to make me some eggs and toast too, he ALWAYS does.. today he didn't. How rude. It wasn't a terrible loss though because i had stocked up on Lucky Charms and Reese's Puffs. Lucky Charms won. As I was sitting on the couch thinking about how rude my husband was for not even offering to make me breakfast it dawned on me that today was FATHER'S DAY! ( My husband is sooo lucky to have me. Let me remind everyone, We do NOT have a child.) I did feel bad that I didn't even make him breakfast. Now all day he is reminding me that it is HIS day, and that I didn't even make him breakfast in bed, and now we have to do everything HE wants. He is currently yelling at me from the kitchen to come make him some pizza for lunch. He's a doll. In all seriousness, I am so lucky to have Cj. He is the best husband a girl could ask for. He is always making me breakfast in bed for no reason at all and usually I am ticked because he's woken me up! (again, he's LUCKY to have me, right?!) He's the hardest worker I know. He's gone from early in the morning to the evening, and usually receives a couple texts a day saying "Im sick of you working come home NOW!" He is always keeping me laughing and is so fun to be around. He thinks I'm annoying because I text him 24/7, but really i just want to be with him. He should be happy his wife wants him home. He really is the greatest and I really am the luckiest girl in the world!
It wouldn't feel right to not give my Dad a little shout out too.. even though i know he will never read it. My Dad is the most amazing Man i know. Growing up I always wanted to marry someone just like my Dad and I think I did pretty good. CJ reminds me so much of my Dad. My Dad is such a hard worker, and has always provided his family with everything we need. I always call him a tight wad because he's the hugest saver, but I really look up to him and how thrifty he is with everything. My Mom has always told me that I am most like my Dad out of all the kids in our family. I would be lucky if I turn out a fraction of how amazing I think he is. I have been so blessed with the Men in my life, and I would feel so ungrateful if I didn't let them know. Happy Father's Day everyone!!
CJ and I met about two years ago on a camping trip that I did not want to go on. I dont think either of us were looking for a relationship, but I ended up not being able to keep my eyes off him. I could probably tell you what I was wearing, what he was wearing, and every other little detail about that night. After having his little brother, whom had been my best friend for years, tell me I looked like a "train wreck" the next morning, I figured it was a lost cause. But, after that night we were inseparable. We will have to call it love at first sight. After many ups and downs we realized we couldnt live without one another and got married August 13th, 2009 for time and all eternity.