In celebration of today…

USExactly two years ago today, my wonderful (now) husband proposed to me while we were surrounded by family and loved ones. And I had no idea it was coming.

I’ve described the day a few times – the crying, the planning, the surprise – it was the most special day and I appreciated all of it.

Daniel is a fairly quiet and (at times) shy human. Knowing it would be hard for him to say a long, eloquent speech, he and my sister planned something different and beautiful.

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Making adult decisions


As Daniel and I near our first year of marriage I’ve been thinking a lot about what it really means to be an adult.

I’ve never really felt my age, being the baby of 3 kids will do that to you, and even now at 25 they still make me feel like a little girl. My siblings are 13 and 10 years older than me so they’ll always have that one up. I’m okay with that.

At 16, I was sure I’d feel like an adult at 18. At 18, I thought that moment would come at 21. Rinse and repeat. Now at 25, as a married woman, I’m starting to feel a little like an adult. Not every day though. That would be silly.

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Sisters marrying brothers

No not like that, you weirdo.

But heh, gotcha.

For realsies though – This is what my sister and I did (if you didn’t already know), we married brothers.

Sean and Kim (both about 10 years older than me) met a little while before I met Daniel. They clicked and not long after, they were married.

In December of 2004, Daniel and I met and it wasn’t the Disney-style love at first sight situation. And yet two years later, at the age of 17, Daniel and I started dating.


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The tale of two Bettys

Welcome to 2013!

Wait, am I late?

Darn. Hate it when that happens.

Anyway! Let’s move on and just accept that this is my first post of 2013 and we’re almost done with February. Commitment, y’all!

So I was having a thought the other day (after just having watched every episode of Ugly Betty) and I realised that I may have a personality crisis.

No, I’m not about to go all Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde or Bruce Banner and The Hulk on you. Let me explain.

Two Bettys

Ugly Betty
Sweet, lovable Betty


I have 2 Bettys which I love. One being the loveable and quirky Betty Suarez (aka “Ugly Betty”) played by beautiful America Ferrara. She’s clumsy, not really accepted because of what she looks like but intelligent and really sort of great.


Betty Boop
The fabulous Betty Boop


The second Betty is Betty Boop. She’s fun and confident and vivacious and daring. She’s fabulous. She’s always been my favourite cartoon character. I even dressed up as her for a birthday party once.


Betty and her man
Betty and her man (i.e. Daniel and I)


Which Betty Am I?

There are days I wake up and feel like either one Betty or the other. Some day I feel confident and beautiful. Other days I feel rather dull and hideous. Silly, right?  Well it is what it is. Maybe it’s hormones, maybe it’s normal.

Thankfully I have 3 things in my life that ground me.

My faith.

My family.

My friends.

These 3 constants are what keep me sane and  happy.

So that was my rather arb thought. Do you have anyone on TV/cartoon character etc. that you can relate to?