Tuesday, September 09, 2008


After being married for a year (yep, it's coming up in two weeks, or so), I am glad that I can still think of our marriage as new. I guess it is a plus of not seeing each other. But with talking about "newness," I must say that not seeing each other will soon become a way of the past.

I have been offered a new position with the Girl Scouts of Western Washington. I will start four weeks from now, on Monday, October 6. I have been looking for a new job since April 2007. Well, I guess a little before that, because then, I tried to work in a dental office for a few minutes, but came crawling back to the Bellevue Club. With my new job I will be advising the adult volunteers who are in charge of the girls. So, there is not a lot (or any really) contact with Girl Scout girls, but I think that might be for the best. If you know me well, you know that kids were never my strong suit.


Working a normal day job, Monday-Friday, 9-5 is incredibly exciting. Garrin works during the day, and my current night schedule has kept us away from each other about 4 days a week.

That's not good.

But... With this new job, we can have dinner together. It sounds trivial, I know, but try not having it. Ever. It's weird. We are lucky if we sit at home together and eat once a week. No more, my friends! I will soon be getting to know my husband, again. Maybe it will feel like dating, only he never leaves.

Hmm... I might have to rethink this one...

I am starting this new job in four weeks. "Why so long from now?" you ask. Because we are taking a two week anniversary vacation in the middle. I will work the rest of this week then we are gone for two weeks, then I come back for one more week. Pretty awesome, eh?

I got a new hair style, in celebration of all this newness. It almost hurts to be so cute.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Who knew that seeing your spouse could be so much fun?

Garrin and I were able to see each other for 4 days in a row. It was crazy! I had no idea that spending time with my husband could be so great. Now I understand what it is supposed to feel like to be married... You see each other and grow closer. We have been missing that for the past 11 months or so. Thank goodness we are going on vacation for 10 days in a few weeks. We need to reconnect and remember why we got married.

Funny, I shouldn't have to say that in the first year; but I guess when we spend most of that time on different schedules, I do.

We were able to spend time with our friends, too. This past weekend we went out to lunch and had people over. We also went to a Seahawks game and had awesome seats right on the field. Thanks Dad!

We definitely need more time together.