Summer To-Do List

I was inspired by Cupcakes & Cashmere to create a summer to-do list.  Mind you, I am no where near as fabulous as she is (writing her second book) and all, but I thought it would be fun!  Do you have a summer to-do list?  If so, please share!

1.  Start working out regularly again

2.  Create of a list of the jewelry I own which includes pictures, what the piece is and where it came from (my memory has already faded and I want to be able to remember years down the line the significance of the pieces I own)

3.  Go to a community board meeting

4.  Possibly join a community committee….I’m nervous about this one!

5.  Take Gypsy to a dog park

6.  Catch up on my scrap-booking (last event I scrap booked was a wedding in November)

7.  Buy a new nightstand and a filing cabinet for both the Penguin’s and my important documents

8.  Go for a hike

9.  Check out some Virginia wineries

10.  Read some books!  Any suggestions?

Ray

New Years Resolution- BUST

I officially failed my new years resolution of not being hungover until June.  I made it all the way to March though so was pretty proud of myself.  And when I did fail, I was able to rally and make it to lunch with my family in Frederick.  Once I ate, I felt a whole lot better!

I will continue to work on not being hungover, but sometimes it is hard when you go out and other people keep buying you beer (as was the case when I failed).  I need to learn a trick from the Penguin who just kept giving the beers people bought for him to other people!

Ray

NYE….a Slightly Overrated Holiday

I find NYE overrated.  It is one of those holidays that you are expected to do something fun and eventful.  If you don’t have plans, you feel like you are missing out, but in all reality all I want to do is curl up on the couch drinking/eating in my pajamas. Going out can cost you a boatload just to mix and mingle with your own friends, wait in a 10 minute line to get a cocktail and fight your way to the bathroom.

This year, we are trying the small house party option which should be fun!  I’m excited to spend my first NYE with the Penguin.  It is funny to think back to this time last year.  We had just met a few days before and were texting all night while I was in Ocean City and he was at the Gaylord National Harbor.  Just to look where we are now amazes me!

Regardless of how you plan to spend the holiday, I hope this year brings you mucho love and happiness.  Thank you for following our blog.  I hope you will continue to follow it in 2014 (and turn your friends onto it as well)!

Ray

Bachelor vs Bachelorette Parties

I have learned something interesting being with the Penguin and seeing him go through the whole bachelor party thing.  I have seen lots of girls invite only their bridal party or a select group of individuals to participate in their bachelorette party.  Regardless of who they invite, the standard seems to be to only invite gals they would be inviting to their wedding.

In the case of Penguin and his friends, they use the bachelor party as a time to include everyone in the party…even if they won’t be making the invitation cut list.

I find this extremely odd.  Granted, I haven’t been invited to many bachelorette parties or weddings yet.  To be precise, I’ve only been invited to one bachelorette party (which is the one I planned for my College BFF) and I have been invited to 4 additional weddings (none of which I was invited to the bachelorette party).

So why the big difference between guys and gals?  As a girl I wouldn’t imagine inviting someone to my bachelorette party and then not inviting them to my actual wedding. Seems silly that you will celebrate my last days of freedom, but not my switch to permanent togetherness.

What are your thoughts?  Have you heard of this boy phenomenon?  Am I just out of the loop when it comes to party invites?

Ray