Friday, April 26, 2013

How Well Does Your Spouse Know You?

Vintage Us!
I saw this post the other day on a blog I read (and total brain fog, I can't remember the blog, but I know she got it from Carolina Charm). Props to Mr. Bee for getting most of these correct!

How long have you been married? 
Steve: Since November 1, 2008 
Katie: 4 years, 7 months

Where was your first date?
Steve: At your house with piƱata, or at the sushi place on Washington depends on how you count.
Katie: Drinking tequila and hitting pinatas at my house. First official date was at a sushi place in Hillcrest.

Where was your first kiss? 
Steve: The kitchen counter at 5333 Catoctin.
Me: Sometime after beating the pinata on our first date. Victory kiss!

Who first said, "I love you"? 
Steve: You did.
Katie: I had taken Ritalin after we'd gotten back from a trip and I needed to study. Steve was tired and said, "That's nice."

What were your wedding colors? 
Steve: Pink and Black
Katie: Pink and Black.

What is her most commonly used phrase? 
Steve: Katie talks to much to have one commonly used phase. 
Me: Some type of Valley Girl lingo.

Who is her celebrity crush? 
Steve: Johnny Depp
Katie: Joe Manganiello from True Blood or Johnny Depp

If she was ordering drinks for both of you what would you each get?  
Steve: She'd get something super fruity and light for herself, like a Bees Knees, and she'd get me a beer or something with scotch.
Katie: For Steve: Bartender's choice. For me, Diet Coke + Vodka.

What is the best meal she has ever cooked you? 
Me: Pad Thai
Steve: Pad Thai a la Katie

What is the worst meal she has ever cooked you? 
Steve: Nothing.
Me: The time I tried to cook a chicken dish with turkey.

What is the most-played song on her iPod? 
Steve: Katie plays too much music to have one top played song.
Katie: Right now, "Thrift Shop"

What would she say is your most annoying habit? 
Steve: My cleaning schedule.
Katie: Being messy.

What is the last thing she does before she goes to bed? 
Steve: Watches TV or plays on her iPad
Katie: Brush my teeth

If you could throw out one item of her clothing what would it be? 
Steve: Nothing, she's got good style.
Katie: Black Romper

What would you say is your favorite thing about her? 
Steve: dat ass! Or her sense of humor, either way.
Katie: Sense of humor

What's her go-to drink at Starbucks?  
Steve: Green tea chai latte; salted caramel latte
Katie: Soy Chai Latte

What's her blog's name?
Steve: Bees and Bows
Katie: Bees and Bows


Monday, April 22, 2013

Things You'll Never, Ever, Ever Hear Me Say

Thanks to Neely from A Complete Waste of Makeup for this blog idea!

Things you will never, ever, ever hear me say:

1. I absolutely love kitten heels. And Crocs.
2. Spiders would be a fun family pet.
3. Let's make dinner from "Mastering the Art of French Cooking".
4. Want to go skydiving?
5. I'm great at math, especially without a calculator.
6. I'm down for a shot of whiskey.
7. The Oxford comma is a dumb idea.
8. I'm thinking about going to the tanning salon.
9. That new action/gangster/100th Fast and Furious looks amazing.
10. "Nucular"

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Party Dresses

I've been fortunate to snag invites to some fun events through work lately. I've been trying my hardest to "shop my closet," but I think I've finally hit rock bottom. Any suggestions on where to find some good, inexpensive semi-formal or formal dresses for upcoming events?

Here's what I've worn so far (and yes, I love black).

Dress from Barristers Ball (2008) and Honeymoon

Dress from NYE

Places I've been looking is the BCBG outlet, TJ Maxx, and Dillards. Thanks for any help!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Personality Types

It's always been interesting to me to find out what people's personality types are. As much as I try to fight it, I'm 100% an ENFJ (Extroverted Abstract Judging Feeler).

Here's what they say about ENFJ's:

Warm, empathetic, responsive, and responsible. Highly attuned to the emotions, needs, and motivations of others. Find potential in everyone, want to help others fulfill their potential. May act as catalysts for individual and group growth. Loyal, responsive to praise and criticism. Sociable, facilitate others in a group, and provide inspiring leadership.

The other night I was reading a tweet from The College Prepster and got sucked into the Celebrity Personality Type website. There was quite a mix of people listed as ENFJ's up there. Everyone from Ronald Reagan and Obama to Sheryl Sandberg and Emma Stone.

Do you know what your personality type is? Do you think it fits you? Here's a link to a free online test (nowhere near as in-depth as the regular Myers-Briggs' test).

Monday, April 8, 2013

Virginia City:Mah New Favorite Place

I've been meaning to go to Virginia City ever since we moved to Reno. Everything about a "Wild West town gets me on board.

We head on out with Mr. Bee's mom and grandma last weekend and took in the sights and the saloons.

Highlights of our trip:

I ran into this fellow after lunch. Apparently it was his birthday, and he was trying to hatch an egg that was in his pocket. He really wanted me to see this egg. 

I've missed out on the annual camel races for the past two years. Not this year. 

I have to say that this miner-49'er and his donkey, Bernadine, were the highlight of my trip.

Not pictured - touring an old cemetery, the Buckets of Blood Saloon and a delicious Bloody Mary, everyone in the world dressed up in Old West clothes, and the Mark Twain museum.

If you ever come to visit me in Reno, chances are I'll be taking you to Virginia City.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

First Surrogate Meeting

Tonight is going to be our first meeting with a surrogate. So far, all I know is that she's married with a son, and has had a twin surrogacy for a couple over a year ago. She sounds amazing and her picture made me instantly feel like she'd be someone I would want to be friends with.

I honestly have no idea how this is going to go. I know I'll ask random questions out of anxiousness and hope she doesn't think I'm a total weirdo. I know that if it doesn't go well, we will eventually find someone who is a perfect fit for us.

I didn't get much sleep last night and I'm a bit out of sorts at work today, but I'm just keeping my fingers and toes crossed right now that things will go well. All you can do is hope, right?

Monday, April 1, 2013

Movin' on up!

From last Thursday:

Today is the start of everything - we signed our contract with our surrogacy agency! The whole thing seems surreal and exciting and scary.

We met with the agency owner at Starbucks and went through all the paperwork and she answered our questions (I had a million) and we officially decided to move forward.

Right now there are two surrogates who she has waiting, and possibly a third who delivered twins via surrogacy last year and may be looking to be a surrogate again.

Looking at the pictures of people who could potentially carry your child is crazy. This person will be giving us the greatest gift at all, and someone I'll be thankful for my entire life. I hope that it's someone that Mr. Bee and I both bond well with and someone that I'll be close to. 

Then you have all the questions like:
"Do I go to the appointments?"
"How many days a week do we talk?"
"Will she like me?"

Fingers crossed that everything from here goes smoothly!