Friday, October 17, 2014

I'm An Expert At...

slacking with blogposts!
like I had big plans of posting every day this month and this past week or so it just went out the window. I really can't pin point the exact moment and reason as to why but I found myself super busy with real life and sitting down to write a blog post took the back burner to go have some fun. But that is okay because when I am having fun I am getting more to share with all of you. More pictures to take and more stories to share!

So aside from slacking on the blog here are some other things I am pretty much an expert at...

making this face! 
that face right there is pretty much my "what do you want me to do...umm yeah I don't want to do that!" face

cuddling with this big guy

eating ice cream.
even when I do not need to be eating it!

being a beach bum
give me sand, sun, and my hubby and I could escape to the beach bum lifestyle forever!

Helene in Between

Now please excuse me while I go spend some more time snuggling with Tyson and dreaming of moving to the South. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Roser Wedding

Two weeks ago I had the amazing experience to be in one of my best friend's weddings. I was not only one of her bridesmaids but she also dubbed me as their wedding designer from the get go. Jesie had the most amazing classy country/woodsy theme in her head and everything turned out beautifully! Jesie married her sole mate Kris on September 20th in a tiny little church out in the country that Jesie grew up going to. They were surrounded by a handful of their closest friends and family and we joined the rest of the party at their reception following the wedding. 
Jesie and Kris were also high school sweet hearts just like Anthony and myself and seeing their undying love for each other throughout the months, days and seconds leading up to the I Do's I couldn't help but smile because I know they were meant to be!

We started the morning out with donuts and mimosas at the salon

I may have forgotten a non-visible pair of underwear so Julie and I made a pitstop at Victoria Secret to get a pair of nude undies!
The next stop was the church to relax a little bit and then get ready for the Big moment. I had a major lack of pictures because the photographer was with us and I just wanted to totally enjoy the day with all of our friends. Anthony got to the Church and I handed off the camera to him. I love this picture he snapped of Kris when he saw Jes coming down the aisle. 

After the ceremony we headed to the reception hall in Coshocton.
This is the only picture I have of the Pavilion and it was taken on Thursday before we all left for the rehearsal so that is why there are no flowers in the center pieces and the head table was not done yet.

 And here are some candid pictures from throughout the night. The only picture I got with Jesie was after I had changed out of my dress because I thought I was going to get sick from it being too tight because I pigged out and ate way too much food followed by an unnecessary amount of wine!

Words cannot even describe how much fun I had celebrating Kris and Jesie's love for eachother! The day was truly perfect and magical witnessing Jesie become a MRS. and I was so happy she asked me to stand by her side on her big day!!! Now all three of us are members of the married people's club and now we are finding fun things to do together. In three weeks Jes, Julie and I are doing a wine and canvas night and I am so excited! I have never done one of these but have really been wanting to for a while now. Have you ever done a wine and canvas event? If so did you have fun? The painting is an Ohio State block O so that is going to be even more fun to hang in our house!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Blogtober Day 5 -Fall Bucket List

I am so glad Helene and Taylor are hosting the Blogtober blogging challenge and used a Fall Bucket List as a topic right in the first week because it is forcing me write out what we want to do this fall and what actually needs done before Winter starts.

A lot of what is on our list is fun but more of it is going to involve working around the house to get ready for Winter. Since we heat our home with a wood burner we need to finish gathering all the firewood we are going to need to get through November, December, January, February and March (hopefully it isn't too cold that we are going to need it this month or into April & May!) We also need to get the chicken coop rigged up for colder temperatures so she isn't get frost bit!

In among all of this I keep reminding myself that we need to take time to sit back and relax and do absolutely nothing but enjoy each other's company. Fall is going to fly by just like the rest of 2014 and we are soon going to be celebrating Christmas and ringing in 2015.

Being that we are already starting the second week of October we have already found ourselves finding fun fall activities to do. I haven't had much of a chance to blog about what we have gotten into already other than a trip to Cherry Orchard but this week I am planning on sharing what we have been doing for the last couple of weekends! I hope you are all enjoying your Sunday and taking time to have some fun!!!

Helene in Between

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Blogtober Day 4 - My Favorite IG Photo

 I will always cherish this picture. I posted it 73 weeks ago. 
Tank will always be my first furbaby love. We had to say goodbye way too soon but the three years we got with this big boy will forever be etched in my memory. 
This photo was taken while I was in the middle of finals week along with planning our wedding in the last month before we tied the knot. I had a lot of emotions and I needed to clear my head. The two of us went and laid in the front yard at my Mom and Dad's house. We just laid there and picked at the grass and I talked to him about how life was about to change and we were going to be starting our own little family. 
Little did I know we would only 7 more months together but after all the I Do's were said and we got moved into our home the two of us spent so much time together!!! I remember laying there promising him that life would slow down and we would be able to go for more runs and just sit on the front porch and we did just that!!!

Helene in Between

Friday, October 3, 2014

Cherry's Apple Orchard

On Wednesday after work a couple of us from the office took off and went to an apple orchard. A couple of the girls are really into canning and bought a good bit of apples to make sauce and pies. I am apparently un-American and do not like cooked fruit in any form. I think it has something to do with the texture but I am rarely found choosing pie (unless it is cherry cheesecake or pumpkin) over cake! But I did grab a big bag of apples because Anthony loves apple pie and I really need to work on that whole being a good wife and cooking for my hubby thing!
 Anyways the orchard was so much fun and I would love to go back and take some family pictures there. It was about 25-30 minutes away from our house so it really would not be too far of a trip! 

On top of being able to go out and pick your own apples they also had an adorable little store that had little and big pumpkins, locally homemade jams and butter, fresh apple cider, sugar peaches, peppers and pretty much everything you would think would be in a little farm store!

And I got pretty much everything I listed above! Sarah and Courtney from the office rode with me and we were very lucky that everything fit in the back of my car!

This weekend is the last weekend that Cherry's is opened for picking but their little store is opened year round so I am sure I am going to make a trip out there with Anthony. As for next year I plan on going back and hopefully taking some other friends too with their kiddos so I can take pictures of them making memories!
What are some fall traditions that you like to do? Have you ever been to an apple orchard or are pumpkin patches more of your thing? 

Blogtober Day 3 - One Thing I Can't Live Without

I didn't even have to think about today's blog prompt for the Blogtober blog topic today. 
+One thing that you can't live without
+my best friend
+my husband
+sidekick in this crazy world
+cuddle buddy
+the one who calms my nerves
+the one who knows everything about me
+secret keeper
+first & only lover
+my Mr.

Anthony is seriously all of the above and more! I always know that I can turn to him when I don't know what to do. I have known him since August 2005 and cannot even imagine how different my life would have been if we had never met. 

I am just going to keep that short and simple and to the point today.

Helene in Between

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Blogtober Day 2

Well it is Day 2 of Blogtober and today's blog topic is what was your dream job when you were little and what what is it now. If you are new to this whole #Blogtober14 thing well it is not too late to join in, I mean we are only two days in you haven't missed too much! So far just a bunch of dreaming going on around here.

Anyways from the age of 7 to about 8 or maybe even 9 years old I wanted to be Stacey from The Babysitters Club. Yep that's right a girl straight out of a fictional book series. Really any of the girls in the Babysitter's Club would have done. Did you ever read these books?
These girls always had so much fun in the books and I seriously would spend hours reading about them. In between going to school and reading these books I would find myself drawing out my own plans for my own Babysitters Club.

In my later tween years I wanted to be a writer (that is probably why I love blogger so much!) I filled notebooks with little stories that I made up and would even illustrate pictures to go with them. Somewhere at my parent's house is a box of all those notebooks that I let my creativity run wild in! I figure once I finish cleaning out my old bedroom I will find them.

All through high school and a year into college I had my mind set on being a speech pathologist but somewhere along the way I let myself get distracted and fell off that trail and ever since then I have kind of been on this unknown journey of what I really want to do career wise.
I love my current job at the law firm and also love being in the office atmosphere.

Another dream job that I am most definitely looking forward to being is a Mom. I know there are days especially this week that I think oh we can wait a little longer but not a day goes by that I don't day dream about how different our lives will be when we become parents. I am sure the changes will be extremely life changing but when the day comes I cannot wait! Until then I am going to continue trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. I am sure if all fails I could start a Babysitter's Club of my own!

Helene in Between