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2015 Recap

2015 was a big, big year for me all culminating in our wedding in October. It took about a year and a half of planning to put the whole thing together. It was to sum it up, stressful. I know people say wedding planning is hard, but I really had no idea what I was in for. And although the day was beautiful and amazing, the planning part was not fun. It took over my life. As a (sometimes) Type A, organized person, it was hard to think of anything else. On my way to work, while I worked, on the way home, and at home after work. All this time was spent thinking and stressing and making endless lists and Excel spreadsheets.

As fun as it was putting all the details together, it was draining. It’s a big mix of emotions, it’s stress over money and planning with wanting to look camera ready to the “oh shit! we’re getting married, I guess we’re adults now” moment. For an anxious person like myself who isn’t the biggest fan of the spotlight, it was a lot.

However – I don’t think I’ve ever felt more loved and supported. My (now) husband, my best friend, my parents, so many people were there to support me and give me hug after hug after each and every freak out. Then on that special day, looking out and seeing everyone I loved having fun and sacrificing their time and energy for us…it was beautiful. Knowing I had married the person who makes me smile and makes me happier and more secure than I ever thought possible combined with feeling the love and joy of my friends, it made it all worth it. It honestly left me speechless and further affirmed that I have the right people in my life.

So here’s to 2016! Filled with growth and more big changes and hopefully lots more posts.

 

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xoxo

Sandi

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It’s Been Too Long

The last 4 months have been a blur of wedding planning and work. In this time, we’ve gotten a lot closer to having things set for our October wedding. So many things still left on the list though. Having my parents and fiance there to calm me down after every breakdown has been a lifesaver. You know all those shows that depict crazy brides crying and hectic with their weddings? Well I get it now. Outside – I’m still trying to keep it cool (I think it’s working? Probably not). Inside  – it’s constant stress. Once again – being an adult is the worst.

Here’s to more planning, more breakdowns, summer fun times and pretty skies.

The Bates Motel  - Los Angeles, CA

The Bates Motel – Los Angeles, CA

xoxo

Sandi

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Weekend Warriors: Any Excuse to Go To Santa Barbara

Weekend Recap: November 8-9th, 2014


We need no excuse to make the drive to Santa Barbara. The city is beautiful, the weather is perfect and one of my best friends lives there. Every time we visit, Frank and I have a twenty minute discussion on why we should move there. Not sure if it will ever happen, but it’s nice to dream. This weekend we had an actual reason, we had a potential wedding venue to visit (eek! adult things!).

SB view

After work on Friday, we made the drive to see my friend and her cute house. We chilled. We drank. We were (a little too) merry. On Saturday we recovered by walking around State street and taking it a little easier. Later on, we had dinner at this really cute place called, Benchmark Eatery. Service was awesome and the place was really cute. The picture below is of the world’s largest onion rings. MMM, friend food!

Onion Rings

On Sunday we said our goodbyes and drove up to Lompoc to look at a gorgeous venue. It was beautiful! Don’t want to jinx it. But we really like it…we shall see!

Apple Creek Ranch Sign

On to another week!

xoxo

Sandi

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