I am a self-proclaimed passion-ista. I live and breathe to be inspired. I am a marketing manager for nine Starwood luxury hotels and resorts and I love everything about what I do. And, I am so lucky to be surrounded by women (powerful, strong and amazing women) who are just as passionate about their profession as I […]
Is the game, “Words with Friends” as much fun if you’re playing “Words with your Spouse?” I don’t think so. Last night, Ryan and I decided to jump on the mobile app craze. We downloaded “Words with Friends” to give it a whirl. Ryan was against this idea from the start. Why don’t we just grab […]
Six years ago today, my husband and I were paired to walk down the aisle together as bridesmaid and groomsman in our friends, Sarah and Chad’s wedding. This wedding is where I met my husband.
The bride, Sarah and I were first introduced in college, as we were randomly selected to be college dorm roommates. It was the best thing I have ever been randomly selected for. Sarah had been trying to introduce me to Ryan for years prior to her wedding day. When the time was right, she tried again.
“Stephanie will be paired with Ryan for the ceremony”, instructed the wedding planner. As I stood in line, rehearsing my position for the Big Day, I leaned in and whispered to the bridesmaid next to me, ”Which one is Ryan?”. She leaned back to me and pointed straight ahead and said, ”He’s that one. Lucky.”
Thanks to Sarah for her persistence and match-making skills. Happy wedding anniversary to you and Chad, and congratulations on another baby on the way.
My husband isn’t an impulsive shopper. He has to research the item that he wants for weeks before he makes a decision. He is now researching the perfect baby gate – in the meantime, we are using a baby bouncer, an ottoman, pillows, a large sombrero and an outdoor chair to fill the void. Sometimes […]
This weekend, our good friends, The Barkers, heard that my daughter was under the weather. So, in amazing-friend fashion, they delivered a special treat to our doorstep. . . A box of six chocolate covered donuts and a card wishing baby a speedy recovery. What thoughtful friends! I opened the box, smelled the donuts (delicious!), […]
Going back two years … there are a few engagement photos we never printed. Photos we never framed. Photos I never showed anyone. It wasn’t because I didn’t like them, but in that moment these particular photos didn’t have that much meaning to me. There were others that I loved more. Well, as I started looking through my engagement photo […]
If you know my husband and I, then you know we are as different as night and day. We are proof that opposites attract, but also proof that God has a sense of humor. We both get from point A to point B completely differently. Yet, we are always on the same page. I’m loud. He’s […]
I don’t really take photos of myself anymore. I don’t know if it’s because I’m more insecure than ever, or less vain. Either way, I kind of forgot what Ryan and I looked like on film. Our daughter is the star of the show now – but it is nice to glance over photos (of […]