Pictures from my iPhone

by mssinglemama on October 8, 2010

I have a few pictures of the new house to share. I still can’t believe this is ours… and I am going to be quite busy over the next few months perfecting every inch with little details.

Here’s my kitchen. It seems small but it’s just the right size and I can reach everything I need without having to walk across the kitchen.

Like my mixer

And you’re really not cramped because there’s this sweet, buy more about little breakfast nook off of the kitchen.

I absolutely love this room.

And then there’s the yard right outside the back yard.

Then there’s the dining room

The living room, medical sorely in need of some decorating love. Not done in here at all.

We’re using one of the downstairs bedrooms as a TV room and then there’s Benjamin’s room… about as perfect as they come, but a bit too small to get a full shot from any angle I try.

The upstairs bedroom has this awesome landing area on the top of the stairs, that will be our office and then there’s our room with the lovely little french doors. Still working on this entire area – just unpacked today. But here’s a peek.

And my favorite picture is in its proper place.

I found this picture at a garage sale years ago. Can you believe someone could part with this?

I have a few pictures of the new house to share. I still can’t believe this is ours… and I am going to be quite busy over the next few months perfecting every inch with little details.

Here’s my kitchen. It seems small but it’s just the right size and I can reach everything I need without having to walk across the kitchen.

Like my mixer

And you’re really not cramped because there’s this sweet, buy more about little breakfast nook off of the kitchen.

I absolutely love this room.

And then there’s the yard right outside the back yard.

Then there’s the dining room

The living room, medical sorely in need of some decorating love. Not done in here at all.

We’re using one of the downstairs bedrooms as a TV room and then there’s Benjamin’s room… about as perfect as they come, but a bit too small to get a full shot from any angle I try.

The upstairs bedroom has this awesome landing area on the top of the stairs, that will be our office and then there’s our room with the lovely little french doors. Still working on this entire area – just unpacked today. But here’s a peek.

And my favorite picture is in its proper place.

I found this picture at a garage sale years ago. Can you believe someone could part with this?

I have a few pictures of the new house to share. I still can’t believe this is ours… and I am going to be quite busy over the next few months perfecting every inch with little details.

Here’s my kitchen. It seems small but it’s just the right size and I can reach everything I need without having to walk across the kitchen.

Like my mixer

And you’re really not cramped because there’s this sweet, prescription little breakfast nook off of the kitchen.

I absolutely love this room.

I’ll teach you how to make the little ghosts later this week. And then there’s the yard right outside the back yard.

Then there’s the dining room

The living room, website like this sorely in need of some decorating love. Not done in here at all.

We’re using one of the downstairs bedrooms as a TV room and then there’s Benjamin’s room… about as perfect as they come, view but a bit too small to get a full shot from any angle I try.

The upstairs bedroom has this awesome landing area on the top of the stairs, that will be our office and then there’s our room with the lovely little french doors. Still working on this entire area – just unpacked today. But here’s a peek.

And my favorite picture is in its proper place.

I found this picture at a garage sale years ago. I just think it’s so romantic.

There’s just something about her comfort and confidence and his love.

I have a few pictures of the new house to share. I still can’t believe this is ours… and I am going to be quite busy over the next few months perfecting every inch with little details.

Here’s my kitchen. It seems small but it’s just the right size and I can reach everything I need without having to walk across the kitchen.

Like my mixer

And you’re really not cramped because there’s this sweet, buy more about little breakfast nook off of the kitchen.

I absolutely love this room.

And then there’s the yard right outside the back yard.

Then there’s the dining room

The living room, medical sorely in need of some decorating love. Not done in here at all.

We’re using one of the downstairs bedrooms as a TV room and then there’s Benjamin’s room… about as perfect as they come, but a bit too small to get a full shot from any angle I try.

The upstairs bedroom has this awesome landing area on the top of the stairs, that will be our office and then there’s our room with the lovely little french doors. Still working on this entire area – just unpacked today. But here’s a peek.

And my favorite picture is in its proper place.

I found this picture at a garage sale years ago. Can you believe someone could part with this?

I have a few pictures of the new house to share. I still can’t believe this is ours… and I am going to be quite busy over the next few months perfecting every inch with little details.

Here’s my kitchen. It seems small but it’s just the right size and I can reach everything I need without having to walk across the kitchen.

Like my mixer

And you’re really not cramped because there’s this sweet, prescription little breakfast nook off of the kitchen.

I absolutely love this room.

I’ll teach you how to make the little ghosts later this week. And then there’s the yard right outside the back yard.

Then there’s the dining room

The living room, website like this sorely in need of some decorating love. Not done in here at all.

We’re using one of the downstairs bedrooms as a TV room and then there’s Benjamin’s room… about as perfect as they come, view but a bit too small to get a full shot from any angle I try.

The upstairs bedroom has this awesome landing area on the top of the stairs, that will be our office and then there’s our room with the lovely little french doors. Still working on this entire area – just unpacked today. But here’s a peek.

And my favorite picture is in its proper place.

I found this picture at a garage sale years ago. I just think it’s so romantic.

There’s just something about her comfort and confidence and his love.

I have a few pictures of the new house to share. I still can’t believe this is ours… and I am going to be quite busy over the next few months perfecting every inch with little details.

Here’s my kitchen. It seems small but it’s just the right size and I can reach everything I need without having to walk across the kitchen.

Like my mixer

And you’re really not cramped because there’s this sweet, this web little breakfast nook off of the kitchen.

I absolutely love this room.

I’ll teach you how to make the little ghosts later this week. And then there’s the yard right outside the back yard.

Then there’s the dining room

The living room, link sorely in need of some decorating love. Not done in here at all.

We’re using one of the downstairs bedrooms as a TV room and then there’s Benjamin’s room… about as perfect as they come, but a bit too small to get a full shot from any angle I try.

The upstairs bedroom has this awesome landing area on the top of the stairs, that will be our office and then there’s our room with the lovely little french doors. Still working on this entire area – just unpacked today. But here’s a peek.

And my favorite picture is in its proper place.

I found this picture at a garage sale years ago. Can you believe someone could part with this?

I have a few pictures of the new house to share. I still can’t believe this is ours… and I am going to be quite busy over the next few months perfecting every inch with little details.

Here’s my kitchen. It seems small but it’s just the right size and I can reach everything I need without having to walk across the kitchen.

Like my mixer

And you’re really not cramped because there’s this sweet, buy more about little breakfast nook off of the kitchen.

I absolutely love this room.

And then there’s the yard right outside the back yard.

Then there’s the dining room

The living room, medical sorely in need of some decorating love. Not done in here at all.

We’re using one of the downstairs bedrooms as a TV room and then there’s Benjamin’s room… about as perfect as they come, but a bit too small to get a full shot from any angle I try.

The upstairs bedroom has this awesome landing area on the top of the stairs, that will be our office and then there’s our room with the lovely little french doors. Still working on this entire area – just unpacked today. But here’s a peek.

And my favorite picture is in its proper place.

I found this picture at a garage sale years ago. Can you believe someone could part with this?

I have a few pictures of the new house to share. I still can’t believe this is ours… and I am going to be quite busy over the next few months perfecting every inch with little details.

Here’s my kitchen. It seems small but it’s just the right size and I can reach everything I need without having to walk across the kitchen.

Like my mixer

And you’re really not cramped because there’s this sweet, prescription little breakfast nook off of the kitchen.

I absolutely love this room.

I’ll teach you how to make the little ghosts later this week. And then there’s the yard right outside the back yard.

Then there’s the dining room

The living room, website like this sorely in need of some decorating love. Not done in here at all.

We’re using one of the downstairs bedrooms as a TV room and then there’s Benjamin’s room… about as perfect as they come, view but a bit too small to get a full shot from any angle I try.

The upstairs bedroom has this awesome landing area on the top of the stairs, that will be our office and then there’s our room with the lovely little french doors. Still working on this entire area – just unpacked today. But here’s a peek.

And my favorite picture is in its proper place.

I found this picture at a garage sale years ago. I just think it’s so romantic.

There’s just something about her comfort and confidence and his love.

I have a few pictures of the new house to share. I still can’t believe this is ours… and I am going to be quite busy over the next few months perfecting every inch with little details.

Here’s my kitchen. It seems small but it’s just the right size and I can reach everything I need without having to walk across the kitchen.

Like my mixer

And you’re really not cramped because there’s this sweet, this web little breakfast nook off of the kitchen.

I absolutely love this room.

I’ll teach you how to make the little ghosts later this week. And then there’s the yard right outside the back yard.

Then there’s the dining room

The living room, link sorely in need of some decorating love. Not done in here at all.

We’re using one of the downstairs bedrooms as a TV room and then there’s Benjamin’s room… about as perfect as they come, but a bit too small to get a full shot from any angle I try.

The upstairs bedroom has this awesome landing area on the top of the stairs, that will be our office and then there’s our room with the lovely little french doors. Still working on this entire area – just unpacked today. But here’s a peek.

And my favorite picture is in its proper place.

I found this picture at a garage sale years ago. Can you believe someone could part with this?

I have a few pictures of the new house to share. I still can’t believe this is ours… and I am going to be quite busy over the next few months perfecting every inch with little details.

Here’s my kitchen. It seems small but it’s just the right size and I can reach everything I need without having to walk across the kitchen.

Like my mixer

And you’re really not cramped because there’s this sweet, capsule little breakfast nook off of the kitchen.

I absolutely love this room.

I’ll teach you how to make the little ghosts later this week. And then there’s the yard right outside the back yard.

Then there’s the dining room

The living room, sorely in need of some decorating love. Not done in here at all.

We’re using one of the downstairs bedrooms as a TV room and then there’s Benjamin’s room… about as perfect as they come, but a bit too small to get a full shot from any angle I try.

The upstairs bedroom has this awesome landing area on the top of the stairs, that will be our office and then there’s our room with the lovely little french doors. Still working on this entire area – just unpacked today. But here’s a peek.

And my favorite picture is in its proper place.

I found this picture at a garage sale years ago. I just think it’s so romantic.

There’s just something about her comfort and confidence and his love.

I have a few pictures of the new house to share. I still can’t believe this is ours… and I am going to be quite busy over the next few months perfecting every inch with little details.

Here’s my kitchen. It seems small but it’s just the right size and I can reach everything I need without having to walk across the kitchen.

Like my mixer

And you’re really not cramped because there’s this sweet, buy more about little breakfast nook off of the kitchen.

I absolutely love this room.

And then there’s the yard right outside the back yard.

Then there’s the dining room

The living room, medical sorely in need of some decorating love. Not done in here at all.

We’re using one of the downstairs bedrooms as a TV room and then there’s Benjamin’s room… about as perfect as they come, but a bit too small to get a full shot from any angle I try.

The upstairs bedroom has this awesome landing area on the top of the stairs, that will be our office and then there’s our room with the lovely little french doors. Still working on this entire area – just unpacked today. But here’s a peek.

And my favorite picture is in its proper place.

I found this picture at a garage sale years ago. Can you believe someone could part with this?

I have a few pictures of the new house to share. I still can’t believe this is ours… and I am going to be quite busy over the next few months perfecting every inch with little details.

Here’s my kitchen. It seems small but it’s just the right size and I can reach everything I need without having to walk across the kitchen.

Like my mixer

And you’re really not cramped because there’s this sweet, prescription little breakfast nook off of the kitchen.

I absolutely love this room.

I’ll teach you how to make the little ghosts later this week. And then there’s the yard right outside the back yard.

Then there’s the dining room

The living room, website like this sorely in need of some decorating love. Not done in here at all.

We’re using one of the downstairs bedrooms as a TV room and then there’s Benjamin’s room… about as perfect as they come, view but a bit too small to get a full shot from any angle I try.

The upstairs bedroom has this awesome landing area on the top of the stairs, that will be our office and then there’s our room with the lovely little french doors. Still working on this entire area – just unpacked today. But here’s a peek.

And my favorite picture is in its proper place.

I found this picture at a garage sale years ago. I just think it’s so romantic.

There’s just something about her comfort and confidence and his love.

I have a few pictures of the new house to share. I still can’t believe this is ours… and I am going to be quite busy over the next few months perfecting every inch with little details.

Here’s my kitchen. It seems small but it’s just the right size and I can reach everything I need without having to walk across the kitchen.

Like my mixer

And you’re really not cramped because there’s this sweet, this web little breakfast nook off of the kitchen.

I absolutely love this room.

I’ll teach you how to make the little ghosts later this week. And then there’s the yard right outside the back yard.

Then there’s the dining room

The living room, link sorely in need of some decorating love. Not done in here at all.

We’re using one of the downstairs bedrooms as a TV room and then there’s Benjamin’s room… about as perfect as they come, but a bit too small to get a full shot from any angle I try.

The upstairs bedroom has this awesome landing area on the top of the stairs, that will be our office and then there’s our room with the lovely little french doors. Still working on this entire area – just unpacked today. But here’s a peek.

And my favorite picture is in its proper place.

I found this picture at a garage sale years ago. Can you believe someone could part with this?

I have a few pictures of the new house to share. I still can’t believe this is ours… and I am going to be quite busy over the next few months perfecting every inch with little details.

Here’s my kitchen. It seems small but it’s just the right size and I can reach everything I need without having to walk across the kitchen.

Like my mixer

And you’re really not cramped because there’s this sweet, capsule little breakfast nook off of the kitchen.

I absolutely love this room.

I’ll teach you how to make the little ghosts later this week. And then there’s the yard right outside the back yard.

Then there’s the dining room

The living room, sorely in need of some decorating love. Not done in here at all.

We’re using one of the downstairs bedrooms as a TV room and then there’s Benjamin’s room… about as perfect as they come, but a bit too small to get a full shot from any angle I try.

The upstairs bedroom has this awesome landing area on the top of the stairs, that will be our office and then there’s our room with the lovely little french doors. Still working on this entire area – just unpacked today. But here’s a peek.

And my favorite picture is in its proper place.

I found this picture at a garage sale years ago. I just think it’s so romantic.

There’s just something about her comfort and confidence and his love.

When you’re house shopping together and have verbally committed to marriage and creating a forever together, this popping the question and actually surprising one Ms. Single Mama is not an easy feat.

On Thursday, approved the night before we were going to drive Benjamin down to Athens and then spend the day working from coffee shops and golfing I asked, “Why are we going to Athens anyway?”

“I don’t know.” He said.”Why?

His impending proposal had become a bit of a game between us.

Me trying to figure out how he would do it and John trying to avoid all conversations around the subject. On occasion I felt a bit guilty and tried to imagine being in his shoes, trying to surprise a woman with such a question – not even to mention actually asking her. But, inevitably, the girl inside me always trumped rational thought and I tried to hatch his plan.

“No reason,” I answered, “Just wondering.” But he could tell that I was on to him.

On Friday afternoon, after we’d dropped Benjamin off  at his father’s we headed uptown for lunch. I had completely forgotten about the potential proposal, at mercy to my growling stomach. John found a parking spot in front of Casa Nueva and O’ Betty’s on one of Athens’ brick-lined streets. The same streets he and I had crossed countless times as Ohio University students while missing each other for years before finally meeting in Columbus. These streets and this town mean so much to both of us. But John wasn’t thinking about the streets or the town, he was thinking about pulling off a surprise.

And he did.

As I was gathering up my purse to get out of the car he leaned over, locked his eyes on mine and said, “I was wondering if you were in the market for a hairy, Irish husband?”

“You’re doing it in the car?” I screeched.

Then he pulled out a ring box and opened it with a snap that sent the ring on a spiral, deep down underneath the car seat.

“It’s under the seat!” I said.

“Oh my God. You’re kidding me,” John said as he plunged his arm underneath, searching for the ring. He found it a few seconds later and then between laughs and tears and kisses, I said “Yes.”

Without a doubt. Yes.

Yes to the man of my dreams who I never expected to find.

Yes to a man who is also my best and dearest friend, my confidant and the person who I trust with everything.

Yes to the man who my son has also completely fallen in love with.

Yes to love.

And to the sweetest man on Earth. I love you my John Bear.

[P.S. If you want to check out the ring – it’s ridiculously beautiful and custom designed locally by Worthington Jewelers, see it here.]

Read the beginning, how John Bear and I met here.
I have a few pictures of the new house to share. I still can’t believe this is ours… and I am going to be quite busy over the next few months perfecting every inch with little details.

Here’s my kitchen. It seems small but it’s just the right size and I can reach everything I need without having to walk across the kitchen.

Like my mixer

And you’re really not cramped because there’s this sweet, buy more about little breakfast nook off of the kitchen.

I absolutely love this room.

And then there’s the yard right outside the back yard.

Then there’s the dining room

The living room, medical sorely in need of some decorating love. Not done in here at all.

We’re using one of the downstairs bedrooms as a TV room and then there’s Benjamin’s room… about as perfect as they come, but a bit too small to get a full shot from any angle I try.

The upstairs bedroom has this awesome landing area on the top of the stairs, that will be our office and then there’s our room with the lovely little french doors. Still working on this entire area – just unpacked today. But here’s a peek.

And my favorite picture is in its proper place.

I found this picture at a garage sale years ago. Can you believe someone could part with this?

I have a few pictures of the new house to share. I still can’t believe this is ours… and I am going to be quite busy over the next few months perfecting every inch with little details.

Here’s my kitchen. It seems small but it’s just the right size and I can reach everything I need without having to walk across the kitchen.

Like my mixer

And you’re really not cramped because there’s this sweet, prescription little breakfast nook off of the kitchen.

I absolutely love this room.

I’ll teach you how to make the little ghosts later this week. And then there’s the yard right outside the back yard.

Then there’s the dining room

The living room, website like this sorely in need of some decorating love. Not done in here at all.

We’re using one of the downstairs bedrooms as a TV room and then there’s Benjamin’s room… about as perfect as they come, view but a bit too small to get a full shot from any angle I try.

The upstairs bedroom has this awesome landing area on the top of the stairs, that will be our office and then there’s our room with the lovely little french doors. Still working on this entire area – just unpacked today. But here’s a peek.

And my favorite picture is in its proper place.

I found this picture at a garage sale years ago. I just think it’s so romantic.

There’s just something about her comfort and confidence and his love.

I have a few pictures of the new house to share. I still can’t believe this is ours… and I am going to be quite busy over the next few months perfecting every inch with little details.

Here’s my kitchen. It seems small but it’s just the right size and I can reach everything I need without having to walk across the kitchen.

Like my mixer

And you’re really not cramped because there’s this sweet, this web little breakfast nook off of the kitchen.

I absolutely love this room.

I’ll teach you how to make the little ghosts later this week. And then there’s the yard right outside the back yard.

Then there’s the dining room

The living room, link sorely in need of some decorating love. Not done in here at all.

We’re using one of the downstairs bedrooms as a TV room and then there’s Benjamin’s room… about as perfect as they come, but a bit too small to get a full shot from any angle I try.

The upstairs bedroom has this awesome landing area on the top of the stairs, that will be our office and then there’s our room with the lovely little french doors. Still working on this entire area – just unpacked today. But here’s a peek.

And my favorite picture is in its proper place.

I found this picture at a garage sale years ago. Can you believe someone could part with this?

I have a few pictures of the new house to share. I still can’t believe this is ours… and I am going to be quite busy over the next few months perfecting every inch with little details.

Here’s my kitchen. It seems small but it’s just the right size and I can reach everything I need without having to walk across the kitchen.

Like my mixer

And you’re really not cramped because there’s this sweet, capsule little breakfast nook off of the kitchen.

I absolutely love this room.

I’ll teach you how to make the little ghosts later this week. And then there’s the yard right outside the back yard.

Then there’s the dining room

The living room, sorely in need of some decorating love. Not done in here at all.

We’re using one of the downstairs bedrooms as a TV room and then there’s Benjamin’s room… about as perfect as they come, but a bit too small to get a full shot from any angle I try.

The upstairs bedroom has this awesome landing area on the top of the stairs, that will be our office and then there’s our room with the lovely little french doors. Still working on this entire area – just unpacked today. But here’s a peek.

And my favorite picture is in its proper place.

I found this picture at a garage sale years ago. I just think it’s so romantic.

There’s just something about her comfort and confidence and his love.

When you’re house shopping together and have verbally committed to marriage and creating a forever together, this popping the question and actually surprising one Ms. Single Mama is not an easy feat.

On Thursday, approved the night before we were going to drive Benjamin down to Athens and then spend the day working from coffee shops and golfing I asked, “Why are we going to Athens anyway?”

“I don’t know.” He said.”Why?

His impending proposal had become a bit of a game between us.

Me trying to figure out how he would do it and John trying to avoid all conversations around the subject. On occasion I felt a bit guilty and tried to imagine being in his shoes, trying to surprise a woman with such a question – not even to mention actually asking her. But, inevitably, the girl inside me always trumped rational thought and I tried to hatch his plan.

“No reason,” I answered, “Just wondering.” But he could tell that I was on to him.

On Friday afternoon, after we’d dropped Benjamin off  at his father’s we headed uptown for lunch. I had completely forgotten about the potential proposal, at mercy to my growling stomach. John found a parking spot in front of Casa Nueva and O’ Betty’s on one of Athens’ brick-lined streets. The same streets he and I had crossed countless times as Ohio University students while missing each other for years before finally meeting in Columbus. These streets and this town mean so much to both of us. But John wasn’t thinking about the streets or the town, he was thinking about pulling off a surprise.

And he did.

As I was gathering up my purse to get out of the car he leaned over, locked his eyes on mine and said, “I was wondering if you were in the market for a hairy, Irish husband?”

“You’re doing it in the car?” I screeched.

Then he pulled out a ring box and opened it with a snap that sent the ring on a spiral, deep down underneath the car seat.

“It’s under the seat!” I said.

“Oh my God. You’re kidding me,” John said as he plunged his arm underneath, searching for the ring. He found it a few seconds later and then between laughs and tears and kisses, I said “Yes.”

Without a doubt. Yes.

Yes to the man of my dreams who I never expected to find.

Yes to a man who is also my best and dearest friend, my confidant and the person who I trust with everything.

Yes to the man who my son has also completely fallen in love with.

Yes to love.

And to the sweetest man on Earth. I love you my John Bear.

[P.S. If you want to check out the ring – it’s ridiculously beautiful and custom designed locally by Worthington Jewelers, see it here.]

Read the beginning, how John Bear and I met here.
When you’re house shopping together and have verbally committed to marriage and creating a forever together, stuff popping the question and actually surprising one Ms. Single Mama is not an easy feat.

On Thursday, this web the night before we were going to drive Benjamin down to Athens and then spend the day working from coffee shops and golfing I asked, viagra buy “Why are we going to Athens anyway?”

“I don’t know.” He said.”Why?

His impending proposal had become a bit of a game between us.

Me trying to figure out how he would do it and John trying to avoid all conversations around the subject. On occasion I felt a bit guilty and tried to imagine being in his shoes, trying to surprise a woman with such a question – not even to mention actually asking her. But, inevitably, the girl inside me always trumped rational thought and I tried to hatch his plan.

“No reason,” I answered, “Just wondering.” But he could tell that I was on to him.

On Friday afternoon, after we’d dropped Benjamin off  at his father’s we headed uptown for lunch. I had completely forgotten about the potential proposal, at mercy to my growling stomach. John found a parking spot in front of Casa Nueva and O’ Betty’s on one of Athens’ brick-lined streets. The same streets he and I had crossed countless times as Ohio University students while missing each other for years before finally meeting in Columbus. These streets and this town mean so much to both of us. But John wasn’t thinking about the streets or the town, he was thinking about pulling off a surprise.

And he did.

As I was gathering up my purse to get out of the car he leaned over, locked his eyes on mine and said, “I was wondering if you were in the market for a hairy, Irish husband?”

“You’re doing it in the car?” I screeched.

Then he pulled out a ring box and opened it with a snap that sent the ring on a spiral, deep down underneath the car seat.

“It’s under the seat!” I said.

“Oh my God. You’re kidding me,” John said as he plunged his arm underneath, searching for the ring. He found it a few seconds later and then between laughs and tears and kisses, I said “Yes.”

Without a doubt. Yes.

Yes to the man of my dreams who I never expected to find.

Yes to a man who is also my best and dearest friend, my confidant and the person who I trust with everything.

Yes to the man who my son has also completely fallen in love with.

Yes to love.

And to the sweetest man on Earth. I love you my John Bear.

[P.S. If you want to check out the ring – it’s ridiculously beautiful and custom designed locally by Worthington Jewelers, see it here.]

Read the beginning, how John Bear and I met here.
I have a few pictures of the new house to share. I still can’t believe this is ours… and I am going to be quite busy over the next few months perfecting every inch with little details.

Here’s my kitchen. It seems small but it’s just the right size and I can reach everything I need without having to walk across the kitchen.

Like my mixer

And you’re really not cramped because there’s this sweet, buy more about little breakfast nook off of the kitchen.

I absolutely love this room.

And then there’s the yard right outside the back yard.

Then there’s the dining room

The living room, medical sorely in need of some decorating love. Not done in here at all.

We’re using one of the downstairs bedrooms as a TV room and then there’s Benjamin’s room… about as perfect as they come, but a bit too small to get a full shot from any angle I try.

The upstairs bedroom has this awesome landing area on the top of the stairs, that will be our office and then there’s our room with the lovely little french doors. Still working on this entire area – just unpacked today. But here’s a peek.

And my favorite picture is in its proper place.

I found this picture at a garage sale years ago. Can you believe someone could part with this?

I have a few pictures of the new house to share. I still can’t believe this is ours… and I am going to be quite busy over the next few months perfecting every inch with little details.

Here’s my kitchen. It seems small but it’s just the right size and I can reach everything I need without having to walk across the kitchen.

Like my mixer

And you’re really not cramped because there’s this sweet, prescription little breakfast nook off of the kitchen.

I absolutely love this room.

I’ll teach you how to make the little ghosts later this week. And then there’s the yard right outside the back yard.

Then there’s the dining room

The living room, website like this sorely in need of some decorating love. Not done in here at all.

We’re using one of the downstairs bedrooms as a TV room and then there’s Benjamin’s room… about as perfect as they come, view but a bit too small to get a full shot from any angle I try.

The upstairs bedroom has this awesome landing area on the top of the stairs, that will be our office and then there’s our room with the lovely little french doors. Still working on this entire area – just unpacked today. But here’s a peek.

And my favorite picture is in its proper place.

I found this picture at a garage sale years ago. I just think it’s so romantic.

There’s just something about her comfort and confidence and his love.

I have a few pictures of the new house to share. I still can’t believe this is ours… and I am going to be quite busy over the next few months perfecting every inch with little details.

Here’s my kitchen. It seems small but it’s just the right size and I can reach everything I need without having to walk across the kitchen.

Like my mixer

And you’re really not cramped because there’s this sweet, this web little breakfast nook off of the kitchen.

I absolutely love this room.

I’ll teach you how to make the little ghosts later this week. And then there’s the yard right outside the back yard.

Then there’s the dining room

The living room, link sorely in need of some decorating love. Not done in here at all.

We’re using one of the downstairs bedrooms as a TV room and then there’s Benjamin’s room… about as perfect as they come, but a bit too small to get a full shot from any angle I try.

The upstairs bedroom has this awesome landing area on the top of the stairs, that will be our office and then there’s our room with the lovely little french doors. Still working on this entire area – just unpacked today. But here’s a peek.

And my favorite picture is in its proper place.

I found this picture at a garage sale years ago. Can you believe someone could part with this?

I have a few pictures of the new house to share. I still can’t believe this is ours… and I am going to be quite busy over the next few months perfecting every inch with little details.

Here’s my kitchen. It seems small but it’s just the right size and I can reach everything I need without having to walk across the kitchen.

Like my mixer

And you’re really not cramped because there’s this sweet, capsule little breakfast nook off of the kitchen.

I absolutely love this room.

I’ll teach you how to make the little ghosts later this week. And then there’s the yard right outside the back yard.

Then there’s the dining room

The living room, sorely in need of some decorating love. Not done in here at all.

We’re using one of the downstairs bedrooms as a TV room and then there’s Benjamin’s room… about as perfect as they come, but a bit too small to get a full shot from any angle I try.

The upstairs bedroom has this awesome landing area on the top of the stairs, that will be our office and then there’s our room with the lovely little french doors. Still working on this entire area – just unpacked today. But here’s a peek.

And my favorite picture is in its proper place.

I found this picture at a garage sale years ago. I just think it’s so romantic.

There’s just something about her comfort and confidence and his love.

When you’re house shopping together and have verbally committed to marriage and creating a forever together, this popping the question and actually surprising one Ms. Single Mama is not an easy feat.

On Thursday, approved the night before we were going to drive Benjamin down to Athens and then spend the day working from coffee shops and golfing I asked, “Why are we going to Athens anyway?”

“I don’t know.” He said.”Why?

His impending proposal had become a bit of a game between us.

Me trying to figure out how he would do it and John trying to avoid all conversations around the subject. On occasion I felt a bit guilty and tried to imagine being in his shoes, trying to surprise a woman with such a question – not even to mention actually asking her. But, inevitably, the girl inside me always trumped rational thought and I tried to hatch his plan.

“No reason,” I answered, “Just wondering.” But he could tell that I was on to him.

On Friday afternoon, after we’d dropped Benjamin off  at his father’s we headed uptown for lunch. I had completely forgotten about the potential proposal, at mercy to my growling stomach. John found a parking spot in front of Casa Nueva and O’ Betty’s on one of Athens’ brick-lined streets. The same streets he and I had crossed countless times as Ohio University students while missing each other for years before finally meeting in Columbus. These streets and this town mean so much to both of us. But John wasn’t thinking about the streets or the town, he was thinking about pulling off a surprise.

And he did.

As I was gathering up my purse to get out of the car he leaned over, locked his eyes on mine and said, “I was wondering if you were in the market for a hairy, Irish husband?”

“You’re doing it in the car?” I screeched.

Then he pulled out a ring box and opened it with a snap that sent the ring on a spiral, deep down underneath the car seat.

“It’s under the seat!” I said.

“Oh my God. You’re kidding me,” John said as he plunged his arm underneath, searching for the ring. He found it a few seconds later and then between laughs and tears and kisses, I said “Yes.”

Without a doubt. Yes.

Yes to the man of my dreams who I never expected to find.

Yes to a man who is also my best and dearest friend, my confidant and the person who I trust with everything.

Yes to the man who my son has also completely fallen in love with.

Yes to love.

And to the sweetest man on Earth. I love you my John Bear.

[P.S. If you want to check out the ring – it’s ridiculously beautiful and custom designed locally by Worthington Jewelers, see it here.]

Read the beginning, how John Bear and I met here.
When you’re house shopping together and have verbally committed to marriage and creating a forever together, stuff popping the question and actually surprising one Ms. Single Mama is not an easy feat.

On Thursday, this web the night before we were going to drive Benjamin down to Athens and then spend the day working from coffee shops and golfing I asked, viagra buy “Why are we going to Athens anyway?”

“I don’t know.” He said.”Why?

His impending proposal had become a bit of a game between us.

Me trying to figure out how he would do it and John trying to avoid all conversations around the subject. On occasion I felt a bit guilty and tried to imagine being in his shoes, trying to surprise a woman with such a question – not even to mention actually asking her. But, inevitably, the girl inside me always trumped rational thought and I tried to hatch his plan.

“No reason,” I answered, “Just wondering.” But he could tell that I was on to him.

On Friday afternoon, after we’d dropped Benjamin off  at his father’s we headed uptown for lunch. I had completely forgotten about the potential proposal, at mercy to my growling stomach. John found a parking spot in front of Casa Nueva and O’ Betty’s on one of Athens’ brick-lined streets. The same streets he and I had crossed countless times as Ohio University students while missing each other for years before finally meeting in Columbus. These streets and this town mean so much to both of us. But John wasn’t thinking about the streets or the town, he was thinking about pulling off a surprise.

And he did.

As I was gathering up my purse to get out of the car he leaned over, locked his eyes on mine and said, “I was wondering if you were in the market for a hairy, Irish husband?”

“You’re doing it in the car?” I screeched.

Then he pulled out a ring box and opened it with a snap that sent the ring on a spiral, deep down underneath the car seat.

“It’s under the seat!” I said.

“Oh my God. You’re kidding me,” John said as he plunged his arm underneath, searching for the ring. He found it a few seconds later and then between laughs and tears and kisses, I said “Yes.”

Without a doubt. Yes.

Yes to the man of my dreams who I never expected to find.

Yes to a man who is also my best and dearest friend, my confidant and the person who I trust with everything.

Yes to the man who my son has also completely fallen in love with.

Yes to love.

And to the sweetest man on Earth. I love you my John Bear.

[P.S. If you want to check out the ring – it’s ridiculously beautiful and custom designed locally by Worthington Jewelers, see it here.]

Read the beginning, how John Bear and I met here.
Some of the pictures I’ve managed to take this week between everything else…

The man, store the myth, seek the legend – the Benjamin. In his new fall clothes.

My view while trying on wedding dresses at Big Rock, more about Little Rooster.

I was more fascinated by the way my friends, Mia and Elizabeth, were critically weighing each dress than the dresses themselves. Who knew wedding dress shopping was so complex? Then they’d look at me and say, “How do you feel?” And I’d think, “Lucky to have such great friends,” and then remember they were asking me about the dresses.

Out of about 10, I found one that felt absolutely amazing. The fabric was just so soft and light – perfect for a warm, spring wedding. Not sure if she’s the one, but Kristin of Big Rock will be on the look out for more dresses now that she knows my style.

And this is Matt, my first employee! Matt has passion, energy and a can-do attitude. He is also awesome at pushing carts in Office Max. Oh, and Benjamin believes he is one of Santa’s elves – but only when he’s not working with Mommy.

Cement Marketing is growing at a quick pace, but not too fast. It’s just right and I still get to live my life and live well with the freedoms I need and demand as a mother. And now, speaking of… back to work.

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