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1.  my big fat gypsy wedding.  have you seen it?  you can find me watching it with my mouth wide open.  and my eyes as big as platters. can i just say, i am so glad there are subtitles.  i’m so very confused and intrigued.  please someone give me a tutorial.

2.  storms.  florida storms, they are the best.  last week i was chillin with my mom and we were all YAY!  There’s a storm!  Let’s grab a snack and watch it on the back porch.  God totally shows off in Florida Storms.  Love the sound, and sight.

3.  my jewelry box got a whole lot cuter this week.  Thanks to Jen HoodenPyle & Oajules

4.  we went to our friend britt & matt’s wedding on palm beach this weekend.  And everything was stunning.  But beyond that it never lost the meaning of the day.  It’s easy to get lost in details, and while I can say every last detail was perfect – the true meaning behind the day was never lost.  That’s tough to do!  You know deep down in your bones when you’re witnessing true love – and it is such an honor!  Seeing two people perfect for one another become ONE is profound.

5.  The pastor mentioned words that they’ll need to know throughout their marriage – and I was struck that the first he mentioned were these 5 words.  i’m sorry.  I was wrong. how true.

6.  Jess and her husband Dave lent us their house for the weekend.  I love their casa!  We felt right at home… except for the fact that their home is a gazillion times more comfortable and beautiful than mine.  gotta work on that.

7.  i just finished writing a few of my thank you notes.  and this exercise always leaves me feeling good.  it’s gotta be good, downright healthy for the body to exercise thankfulness.  speaking of which, i wrote on my other blog about thank you notes.

8.  the beach surely cures whatever may ail me.

9.  I was a garbage picker last night.  i aint ashamed to say.  I spotted some wire rimmed bins and knew I needed them for my office!

10.  I still love Emily Maynard.  Anyone watching the bachelorette?  I look forward to Bridget’s updates, in fact on tuesday mornings, it’s my first website of the day.

11.  I meet Jenni this week!  i know you’re jealous.

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  • Reply Flora Moreno de Thompson

    I'm about to sit down and write a bunch of thank you notes, too. It's important to let people know you appreciate their thoughtfulness. 

    May 29, 2012 at 6:24 pm
  • Reply Lyndsy

    Yes, I'm jealous. First of all, Florida is beautiful. Second, Jenni is awesome! Have fun! 🙂

    May 29, 2012 at 6:28 pm
  • Reply Keely

    love your pics of palm beach! I miss it already and I was there just 2 weeks ago 🙂 Looks like you guys had a fabulous time!! Lets talk about my big fat gypsy wedding.. I think we share those expressions while watching. My husband can't even tear his eyes away. I really hope it goes on for 10 more seasons. 

    May 29, 2012 at 6:29 pm
  • Reply Brooke Cushman

    You are so very cute. And Yes, I love Emily Maynard too. 🙂 I like her un-trashy-ness take on the bachelorette. (I hope she stays that way)

    May 29, 2012 at 6:47 pm
  • Reply Jenni Austria Germany

    a part of me thought you were meeting ME this week. dangit.

    May 29, 2012 at 6:49 pm
  • Reply Wendy

    The Bachelorette- umm yes!!

    And I just have to say, I was trying to explain the severity of the situation on that Gypsy Wedding show to my husband and he was SO confused. I said "they get married on a stage on their front porch and they do poems over loud speakers". He was like whaaaat??

    Hilarious.

    xo
    -W.

    May 29, 2012 at 7:06 pm
  • Reply Wendy

    The Bachelorette- umm yes!!

    And I just have to say, I was trying to explain the severity of the situation on that Gypsy Wedding show to my husband and he was SO confused. I said "they get married on a stage on their front porch and they do poems over loud speakers". He was like whaaaat??

    Hilarious.

    xo
    -W.

    May 29, 2012 at 7:06 pm
  • Reply Wendy

    The Bachelorette- umm yes!!

    And I just have to say, I was trying to explain the severity of the situation on that Gypsy Wedding show to my husband and he was SO confused. I said "they get married on a stage on their front porch and they do poems over loud speakers". He was like whaaaat??

    Hilarious.

    xo
    -W.

    May 29, 2012 at 7:06 pm
  • Reply Wendy

    The Bachelorette- umm yes!!

    And I just have to say, I was trying to explain the severity of the situation on that Gypsy Wedding show to my husband and he was SO confused. I said "they get married on a stage on their front porch and they do poems over loud speakers". He was like whaaaat??

    Hilarious.

    xo
    -W.

    May 29, 2012 at 7:06 pm
  • Reply Kenzie CBMommyhood

    I watch My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding all the time, I can't stop myself. It is so different! I constantly have my mouth wide open and eyes wide often watching that show.
    I also LOVE the Bachelorette! I am in love with Emily, she is such a doll 😀

    May 29, 2012 at 7:12 pm
  • Reply Lea

    My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding?! Appalling right! My best friend is one of the make-up artists for the show and she says it's worse in person! LOL!
    LOVE those 5 words. Very simple and TRUE. ( : And of course I am loving watching sweet Emily every week. She is a living doll! Hope she finds the one.

    May 29, 2012 at 7:28 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    So jealous you're meeting Jenni! Post photos please!

    May 29, 2012 at 7:54 pm
  • Reply Taylor

    my big fat gypsy wedding is INCREDIBLE!!! I never miss it. They have an american version of it now too – unbelievable that these people exist in real life. I love the Bachelorette too – she is so darn cute and adorable. Monday's episode finally got me out of the "yawn" stage, especially with that jerk saying her child was a compromise (and I think he said HE was a gypsy!!??) gorgeous pictures for this post as always!

    http://itsthelittlethingsblog.blogspot.com/

    May 29, 2012 at 9:07 pm
  • Reply Life in Transition

    I quoted from 'My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding' in my Ph.D. thesis.
    True story 🙂
    Do you guys have the British version? If so, I'm not surprised you needed subtitles – I think sometimes they would have helped over here as well!

    May 29, 2012 at 9:24 pm
  • Reply Anonymous

    Ugh! I love all the pics from Palm Beach! I miss Running over the bridge from WPB and onto the palm lined roads!

    May 29, 2012 at 9:33 pm
  • Reply LisaC

    Gorgeous photos! And I absolutely love your post on Thank You notes. I always love a thoughtful, handwritten note.

    May 29, 2012 at 10:10 pm
  • Reply THE-LOUDMOUTH

    Ooo, such lovely photos… I adore beach storms as well!

    May 29, 2012 at 11:32 pm
  • Reply Anna H

    I'm definitely watching the Bachelorette! I live in Charlotte, and we all watch it obsessively to see where they go and what they do here. Emily is sweet but a tiny bit boring, which makes poor TV but gives her an infinitely better chance at finding love.

    May 29, 2012 at 11:57 pm
  • Reply Bridget

    i want those yellow and white striped umbrellas bad. and your pretty long dress.

    and thanks for the link, friend! you know i love me some bachelorette. probs goes without saying?

    May 30, 2012 at 1:25 am
  • Reply Julia D.

    I totally watch My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding and find it absolutely appalling, but gloriously entertaining at the same time.

    I'm SO jealous of your Florida storms! They're absolutely incredible and we don't get them often enough, in my opinion, where I live.

    The beach looks absolutely stunning. Enjoy it girl!

    As for The Bachelorette, it's definitely a guilty pleasure of mine. I just LOVE Emily and hope this time it works out for her.

    Have fun meeting Jenni! I follow her blog and she looks awesome.

    May 30, 2012 at 5:47 am
  • Reply DiamondsandTulle

    Love your list Sarah! I think I would be scared in a FL storm! And YES, so glad Emily Maynard is the Bachelorette this season. I must admit I'm watching about 70% for fashion, and 30% for the "love".

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

    May 30, 2012 at 7:31 am
  • Reply Denise Lopatka

    love your random thoughts 🙂

    i love seeing friends get married and feel like i take something away from each pastor i hear!

    and yes i still love emily maynard. sweet, southern and not afraid to tell some boys off (hence the preview of what is to come that ABC lets us see every monday)

    more on you and Jenni's meet up please? and more on your cute wardrobe! k thanks 🙂

    xox

    May 30, 2012 at 4:34 pm
  • Reply Ashlee

    I love the Bachelorette. I am a sucker for those shows…and I always find my bachelorette/bachelor favorites..and then become disapointed if they don't get a rose. But I've usually been right on who will end up together! 🙂

    What a fun weekend! 🙂

    May 30, 2012 at 4:54 pm
  • Reply Allyson [Mimosas in the Morning]

    Your pictures look gorgeous! It looks like you had a wonderful weekend!

    May 30, 2012 at 6:40 pm
  • Reply Jacqlyn

    always on the edge of my seat Monday nights watching Emily. I just adore her and the racecar driver together (the skater too!)

    I haven't seen the beach in ages. I'm craving the salty ocean air! xo Jacqlyn

    May 31, 2012 at 2:18 am
  • Reply Blossom Lounge

    I love you & I love the bach shows 🙂
    These random posts are RAD.
    <3
    Steph

    May 31, 2012 at 9:38 pm
  • Reply Sara Louise

    My Big Fat Gyspy Wedding is my guilty pleasure. I have a huge pile of ironing to get through today and I'm going to watch back to back episodes to get me through it 🙂

    June 1, 2012 at 5:53 am
  • Reply Kasey Lynne

    You looked GORGEOUS at the wedding that you and your hubby went to. The pattern on your dress is so pretty.

    And the words that the pastor told them to remember..powerful. It IS true!

    Those umbrellas are so cute.

    June 1, 2012 at 8:09 pm
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    June 3, 2012 at 12:08 am
  • Reply Corey @ Learning Patience

    Wow, such beautiful, amazing and incredible pics & you two look SO adorable together! Missed your blog and you! Hope all is well!

    xoxo from Trinidad

    June 3, 2012 at 1:16 am
  • Reply jillian :: cornflake dreams.

    sighhh florida is SO pretty! h has been talking about us moving there after he is done with residency. i dont know if i can handle the heat.. but i think i can handle views like that!!! so gorgeous! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

    June 4, 2012 at 12:13 pm
  • Reply Elle

    i don't even know what to say about my big fat gypsy wedding. do you watch the UK one or the american one? it's slightly terrifying and awesome at the same time.

    June 4, 2012 at 5:55 pm
  • Reply Anna @ IHOD

    Oh my gosh how fun!! I cherish each of the bachelorettes with my besties and have a few left to go:)
    And I never watch bachelor or bachelorette but making an exception for Emily Maynord. Love that girl:D

    June 5, 2012 at 12:49 am
  • Reply Kristin

    Sounds like you had such a blast Sarah! I ADORE those steps. Such a cute idea… Hope your week has been a good one so far!

    June 6, 2012 at 12:24 am
  • Reply Amber T

    I am OBSESSED with my Big Fat Gypsy Wedding… People like that ACTUALLY live in America? Really? I want to drive by their houses and see their big glittery parties but I don't want them to know I'm a peeping Gorger. (I hope that's how you spell it)

    June 11, 2012 at 9:22 pm
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