How are you guys?
Things are going MUCH better over here. I finally feel like I am settling in at my job and connecting with all my co-workers, so that’s a great feeling. I never imagined changing jobs to be THAT hard, but it definitely was quite the adjustment. Luckily, my job is FUN. My company is FUN and the products are so fun. And did I mention I was just in NYC for a weekish? Let me just tell you that the coffee shops in NYC = LOVE.
Another adjustment is my (long) commute. It takes me about 35-45 minutes to get to and from work. I have never really had much of a commute before, and it’s amazing how much precious time it takes out of your day. After the whole wedding thing, hopefully we will find something closer to both of our jobs (Chris’s commute is 45-1hr).
Chris and I were just talking about that, actually. How we are both a little nostalgic for Minnesota and had all our places there, etc. Part of it, we think, is that we just had more time together. That’s not to say we don’t LOVE Arizona, we just need to live closer to work. :)
Anyway, we went home to IL to watch my sister play in the IL State Golf Tournament. It was my first time seeing her play in a tournament, and let me just say that she is GOOD. She may not have had the best rounds she’s ever had… but I was still impressed. Not only how she played but how graceful she was after the tournament was over.
Chris and I managed to fit in some cake tasting and a visit to our venue while we were home, too. Cake tasting was everything I imagined it to be… who WOULDN’T want to taste cake and fillings? We picked out our cake and design so we can check that off the list.
The visit to our venue was exciting. It was my first time seeing it, really, and I LOVED it. The rooms and views are gorgeous. The food is fantastic and it just has the perfect rustic/homey feel that just gives off such a laid-back and comfortable vibe. And then once we glam it up a little bit with decorations, it’s going to be awesome.
My ONLY hesitation is the weather. It’s October in IL… so it’s quite risky. ;) But you can’t really beat the views and colors.
While we were in IL, MB went to “doggy camp.” We called to check up on him and found out the first day he got in two timeouts. Haha. Poor puppy. He was just playing hard I guess. Then I think they put him with the bigger doggies and all was well. He goes back this weekend because we’re going on a big trip to Temecula for more wine tasting with friends.
It will be a weekend of celebrating, because it’s Cara’s birthday and Chris will finally be done studying for his test (if he passes :) ).
I am so behind in blog reading and catching up. So tell me what’s new with you!