|Chris and I playing miniature golf 7/20/12|
Friday afternoon I picked up a simple dinner from the deli in the grocery store, and hugged Chris extra tight when he got home. I could tell he was exhausted. In general Friday was an emotionally draining day. We spent some time talking, eating dinner, and watching the news. As you can imagine nothing else was on TV. All of our "regularly scheduled" programming was interrupted by the happenings of early that morning in Aurora. When you watch news coverage like that, I think that there is definitely a breaking point of "enough is enough". You don't want to watch it anymore, you need a break. So we left the house for some miniature golf. It was a good distraction and lots of fun. Thankfully it wasn't too hot, and the course wasn't too heavily occupied so that Chris and I could take our time and enjoy the evening and each other.
The evening was an early one, I can't remember what time we went to bed, but if I had to guess I would say before 10pm. So that created for an early Saturday morning.
I was up and out for a morning run by 7:30am, while Chris worked on breakfast. Later that morning I had a phone date with my cousin Nikki who lives in Nashville. She's doing a reading at our ceremony, so we went over those details, along with regular life catch up. Nikki is the one person I Skype with, and I always enjoy our conversations!!! The rest of the morning was pretty lazy. We took our time getting ready, doing some cleaning and laundry, before realizing that my furnace was leaking!
In general I feel like my house is falling apart. I've been in my little townhome for more than 6 years, and I'm definitely ready for a move. I won't go into too many details, but I want something else. The space isn't ideal to bring a baby into, and so whenever I see something else go wrong with my house I just get frustrated. But I'm SO thankful that Chris as welcomed home ownership and the obstacles that come with it. We knew the leakage was coming from the AC running, so we agreed to turn the AC off, do our errands and deal with the mess later that afternoon. We went and had some lunch, followed by a stop at Barnes and Noble. This past Monday Chris and I started some premarital counseling with our Pastor from our church, and he gave us the task of reading two books. So we picked those up, and then went to Walmart to go school supply shopping. Our church is also collecting backpacks with school supplies and Chris and I filled a pack for a soon to be High School student.
After our errands the leaky furnace was attended to. Chris was quick to do a Google search and diagnose the problem! The internet and my motivated fiance is a great combination to have when you have a household problem, that as a single woman living alone wouldn't have had known the first thing to do that probably would have cost more than $1k! After lots of cleaning and draining the furnace is now no longer leaking!!!
That night we had a double date! This was the start of probably the best part of the weekend. I've made a new friend at work, that I've mentioned. Her name is Andrea, and she's getting married 2 weeks before me on 9/22 to her fiance Ryan. We've quickly become friends and it's great having someone to relate to in the "we're planning a wedding" world. So Saturday night we met Andrea and Ryan at Lola. The restaurant is really nice and has an awesome atmosphere. It was the perfect kind of dinner. We had fabulous food, amazing conversation, and time just seemed to pass, from one hour to two, to three! It seriously was the best! We got home a little before 10pm, and continued our fun night. We sat and cuddled on the couch for another 2 hours just talking. It was one of those amazing conversations filled with every aspect possible. We were serious, then funny, talking about anything and everything. Our future, our past, our present. We laughed and we cried, and we learned more about each other. It was amazing, that in that conversation I fell in love so much more with my future husband!
Sunday we got up and went to church. Church was a lot more occupied than normal, sad to say but that is what usually happens right after a tragedy. At the front were 12 candles each representing those who lost their life on Friday morning. I loved the symbolism and wanted to keep their memory alive by taking a picture and sharing it with you.