Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all of my bloggers!

Wishing that every one of you may feel God's love as wonderfully as I do this holiday season! So many kind words from so many people whose faces I don't know have been left on my blog in the past few months... you have no idea how much it means to me that our story is bringing smiles and excitement to people we don't even know. I hope to share more of it very soon - just 24 days (and a honeymoon!) before I settle into a new normal and get back to regular blogging!

Monday, December 16, 2013

OUAT 3.11 "Going Home"

Oh this show breaks my heart.

I loved this episode but I cried actual tears. Man.

Still, it's a great set-up for the second half of the season.


I love how both Regina and Gold completed their cycles of redemption.

I HATED that they killed Gold. I'm actually not sure whether he's gone for good or not though. I could believe either way. I hope we get some decent Belle follow-up though, because Emilie de Ravin's reactions were fantastic.

I also HATED that Neal was once again separated from Emma and Henry. However I do love that Emma and Henry got one normal happy year together regardless of what comes.

I loved how Regina redeemed herself. It was perfect, and I really hope it stays when she goes back to the Enchanted Forest and she doesn't like loose all her memories of what happened and turn evil again. That's not super likely though, since Hook obviously remembered everything when he showed up at Emma's door. Which was lame. It should have been Neal.. But whatever. (Shippers can ship whatever they want, I now ship Hook/Tink, but we'll see).

I've got my heart set on a Snowing baby in the spring.

Not sure what to think about the Wicked Witch of the West being the next big baddie, but it wasn't much of a surprise. (Would it be terrible to have a villain that was NOT sexy? Seriously. It's getting a little predictable.)

Ready for Robin and Regina to meet, and to see Aurora, Phillip and Mulan again. Plus it looks like Storybrooke is coming to the middle of the Enchanted Forest? Looks like it won't be goodbye for long... unless you count three months until we get another episode as long which I certainly do!!!!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Shower Snapshots

In the space of one week I was thrown two bridal showers, drove across two states and back, and celebrated Thanksgiving with Nathan's family. It was intense but so wonderful!

From the shower thrown by my aunts - me and my girls! R-L, Sister, Sister-in-law-to-be, and Sister by mutual adoption. (all bridesmaids, but only 3 of the 6!)

Tea time! Both showers were tea parties, but very very different! For shower #1, my cousin brought her mom and grandmother's teacup collections to serve everyone their tea of choice in!

So much good food, and so much of it gluten free! In heaven!

Alas, I don't have such a good picture of the food spread at shower #2, but it was also amazing! My mother-in-law (to be!) pulled together an amazing and very authentic Victorian tea. It was fantastic.

Bridal showers are usually for the ladies, but since I knew so few of Nathan's extended family, I was glad to have him around! He regaled us all with the story of how he and I met, and then helped me open gifts and helped me connected faces with names.

And now I'm back home, just in time to enjoy another snowstorm. Hopefully all this weather will blow itself out by January 17th...!!!