Archive for November, 2008

Cheers and Jeers: Thanksgiving Edition

Cheers… to my and NavyGuy’s families venturing on the “Washington Trail” and making it out to our neck of the woods for a Thanksgiving extravaganza. Cheers… to the two semi-nice weather days we had while our guests were here. Jeers… to the two spitty, wet, icky days we had while our guests were here. Cheers… […]

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Quick Blip

Hello gang! I’m still alive and still playing hostess with the mostess to my mom and NavyGuy’s family (hence the lack of posting and general laptop cuddle time). You can expect the next posting sometime on Sunday, after I’ve had a few hours to recover. In the meantime, I’ll leave you with a tantilizing itinerary […]

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T-Day Prep: Outta’ Time!

The families have invaded 🙂 My mom, and NavyGuy’s parents and sister, all arrived in Anacortes this afternoon!!! Yeaaaaaaa, my mom’s in my time zone. Per usual, she came bearing gifts – everything ranging from a springform baking pan, the Jon and Kate Plus 8 Good Housekeeping magazine, wedding invitation inspiration, and deodorant (it was […]

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I’ve Been Tagged!

My dear friend Farmer’s Wife has tagged me with a “One Word” game. Essentially, I answer each of the questions with one word and one word only. Enjoy! Where is your cell phone? dresserWhere is your significant other? bedroomYour hair color? brownYour mother? inspirationalYour father? underwhelmingYour favorite thing? NavyGuyYour dream last night? nonexistentYour dream/goal? employmentThe […]

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Groom Goes Shopping…

As promised, here is NavyGuy’s take on our Target wedding registry experience: Mugs and I embarked on our second round of wedding registering fun this afternoon after I’d taken my first quiz in advanced electronic warfare school. We drove from Anacortes to a large Target store about 45 minutes south. We ate lunch first at […]

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Dispatches from a Target

Our registering adventure continued today with a trip to Target, my home away from home. I have been looking forward to doing this since, umm, high school. No, I’m not super greedy, I just love Target, and I love the scanner gun. However, today’s outing was a debacle from start to finish; I’m getting over […]

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Paper Trees

Every window in our new house has a white trim ledge, wide enough to display pictures, candles, knickknacks, and… HOLIDAY DECORATIONS!! I love decorating my abode for Christmas; my first year in my apartment I went out one random Friday night in December and bought a five foot artificial tree, bags of garland, fabric, ornaments, […]

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Shopping Sans Spending

Creating a wedding registry may be the only part of wedding planning that doesn’t cost a couple financially. However, that’s not to say the process won’t cost a couple mentally or emotionally! NavyGuy and I began the process today, registering for gifts at Macy’s. I/We choose Macy’s primarily for two reasons: they had the china […]

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T-Day Prep: Thanksgiving Placecards

Tonight I whipped out the placecards we’ll need for Thanksgiving dinner (with a mixed crowd I figured it’s safer to assign seats… and keep certain trouble-making boys away from certain other trouble-seeking boys… ahem). I {heart} them, and am planning to write the names on their orange smocks (historygirlie – can we think of a […]

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Thurday’s Three Trips

Thursday unintentionally became “3 Trips to Oak Harbor” Day. A quick primer for those of you who are still flummoxed by the geography up here: Whidbey Island has the city of Oak Harbor, naval base, most of my female friendsFidalgo Island has Anacortes, our home, little elseBurlington has Target, Michaels, movie theater, civilization Anacortes sits […]

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