Friday, June 24, 2011

GollyGeeWiz!!!


I'm a big grown up married woman as of 20 days ago!! Funny how one white dress, a sparkly ring and some precious vows to my best friend make us one forever.

Speaking of being one and starting a new family together. I have officially decided that days of posting here have come to an end. Never fear, dears, as a brand spankity new blog is being updated as we speak!

Use your typing fingers and find { www.theneesbylookbook.blogspot.com }

Click the {follow} button so you don't miss a moment of our crazy adventures together has {hubs & wifey} and enjoy the journey of our new life together.

Love all of your amazing peoples!!

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

California's Wilderness Park

The super amazing fiance {eeeekk!! kinda like the sound of that!} always has such amazing date ideas. For example our bittersweet celebration of our one year anniversary, January 11. Bitter because my flight out of town was leaving that afternoon. Sweet because I have had one whole entire amazing year with the super duper hunk of a dude!! BooooYAH!!

We got up early and had breakfast at a little cafe. Then Adam whisked me away to show me the local 'Wilderness Park'.

Now before you bust a gut like I want to, read this whole post and see all the amazing pictures of pure wilderness. Seriously guys. It's worth a trip to California to just experience it!!

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My hubsy-t0-be practices signing our names together. He says I should get used to it. Riiight on Captain.

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Ok guys. Do you see all these trees?! I mean, come on. It was amazing. We searched and searched and searched {for a whole 5 minutes} to find the perfect kissing tree to take our kissless pictures in. {Yeah, kinda a let down I know. I mean, what are kissing trees without the full-on kissing that goes with it?!}

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{super patience man models for me while I set up the self-timer}

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Yeah. Can you see the breathtaking wilderness in this photo?! {Ok. Try to mentally block out all those houses and smog in the background... yeah?! No. Ok.}

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Enter perfect tree. And the {slightly less than perfect} saga that follows:

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{Boyfriends climbs tree} {waits for Girlfriend to set up camera} {Both bustin' a move trying to get into places}

Sad to say, we never made a successful go of that photo attempt. Instead I massively cut up my fingers while trying to scale the tree in the 6.298 seconds the camera waits before firing. This is the second time I've cut myself while climbing trees with Captain Awesome. He really ought to ban me from the activity.

OR .... maybe we should have read the wilderness park instructions before we roamed the area. How did I miss the part that clearly states:

"Climbing in trees is prohibited"

Here we thought they were going all Nazi on us. When REALLY they were only trying to protect us from their killer, cutting trees. If I had only known.

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Seriously guys. Hanging out with this guy rocks my world every second of every day.

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And I really think I {L O V E} him...

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He said {will you} I said {yes}

On January 5, I was standing in a shack, beach restaurant, waiting for my amazing man. He walked around the corner and my heart stood still as he came towards me with happy, nervous smiles. With his arm around my waist, he lead me outside and we started walking down the beach.

My heart was pounding.

{T O D A Y was the day!}

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We came to a trail of sparkly, blue stones and one corked bottle sticking out of the sand. Inside was cream paper with gold trim. The scrawling writing said all kinds of sweet things and ended with
"maybe it's bribery, but this is my attempt to keep you around..."

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As we followed the trail of two more corked bottles. One had a list of things he loves about me and one had a list of his favorite memories with me. I laughed along the way and told Adam "I really think I want to get to the end of the line!"

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{Random note: Who the heck calls you when you are being proposed to?! Seriously. And no. I didn't answer it.} ;)

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When we came around the corner, there was a table with roses and candles and a picnic basket. And one more corked bottle. Inside was a poem. It said he was a lovesick boy. And the only cure was an answer to one question...

He got down in the sand on one knee and a gorgeous, sparkly ring came out of his pocket.

{And how could I say anything but Y.E.S.}

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{Follow this with lots of laughter, jumping, hugging, and stares at my brand new glam. Notice the motion of hair. Did I say LOTS of jumping and laughing?! Yes.}

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I love this amazing man so much. I feel humbled that he wants to be my husband. I am unbelievably blessed by God. Adam is the best gift He has ever given me.

We are so excited to get married. June 4 seems so far away. But in the next 126 days, we are going to rock the world by thoroughly enjoying being engaged... until we can rock the world as the amazing Mr and Mrs Neesby.

{B O O S H}

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Speaking of rocks, check this little beauty out. Didn't my man do amazingly?! He picked this out on his own. Wow. Have I mentioned that I love him?!

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Awkward and Awesome Thursday

{I shamelessly copy this sensational idea from this blog for awkward and awesome moments from my week. enjoy!!}

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{bundled up for the annual Christmas parade}

{A W K W A R D}
:: Pulling up to the 'credit' lane to pay my parking lot ticket and after trying to feed the machine my ticket about 37 different ways, it still read "Unrecognizable ticket". I have to back up my poor little car and tell the lady at the 'cash' window that I can't get their machine to work.
:: My computer screen that still doesn't work. "Hello people, why is this awkward that I am hovering over my laptop with the screen at a 20 degree angle. What's not normal about this?!"
:: The horrific screeching a random belt in my car makes when ever it starts. Sounds something close to a witch being boiled in hot oil. Lovely.
:: Standing at the security line at the airport with huge tears running down my face. Trying to make that last hug last forever...
:: Having my boss ask me to turn on the baby monitor, which I promptly do. Upon hearing no noise, I switch the channel from 'X' to 'Y'... doesn't that loud noise sound like a fan blowing?! Several hours later when we are sitting down to eat, I ask which channel it should be on and as I switch it, baby's screams come across the line loud and clear.
:: Bad time management which makes me 110% positive I will make my man miss his flight. Kick start my lightening fast driving and asking God to make the sun stand still.
:: Introducing Captain Awesome to plethora's of people whose names I can't remember {"This is my boyfriend, Adam and this is ... ..."}

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{A W E S O M E}
:: Helping Captain Awesome pick out a brand new snazzy shirt and having him handsomely escort me to a wedding. Happy happy day...
:: Listening to my favorite aussie songs that have such good memories from my awesome trip last month
:: Shopping with my amazingly patient man for the much desired tall boots and random cute necklaces {Ok baby, which brown boots?! Should I really be spending my money for this?! The silver leaf necklace or gold?!} He really is my hero.
:: A sappy card with lots of loving, sweet scrawling notes that is passed to me just as {H E} walks through the security line
:: 3D showing of Tangled with the whole entire theater to ourselves {which means we can laugh, talk and makes jokes all the way through the showing}
:: Christmas favs blaring across the radio station
:: Getting an outfit inspiration as I lay in bed and getting a {bowchicawow} from Captain Awesome the next day
:: Dates to the children's section at Barnes and Noble and reading our favorite kids books to each other

What are your awkward and awesome moments from this week?! I wanna hear them all!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

I Think That I'm Falling In Love

Falling in love with {Adam Dane Neesby} to be quite exact. As K and I were walking around the gorgeous city of Sydney on Monday night, this song kept poking into my thoughts "It's a grand night for singing, the stars are bright above. The earth is aglow and to add to the show, I think that I'm falling in love. Falling, falling in love!" {sigh} How true that is. I know you are all here to read of my adventures in the wild and wonderful land of Australia, but indulge me for just a moment.

Last night, I was quite distraught with my overwhelming feelings of missing my Captain Awesome. Los Angeles is so far away, as is Monday when I get to run into his strong arms as I bust off the plane. But that's besides the point. I am missing our two hour {plus}, nightly conversations, I am missing being able to text him whenever I want. And all coupled up with that is my plain 'ole missing him in general. Missing just being together. Missing laughing over stupid things with each other. Missing holding hands. ... ... {Yes, yes, I hear you. I will stop now.}

A N Y W A Y S. After typing a rather long, depressing monologue email for him and getting ready to cuddle down into bed, these sweet words popped up on my Skype chat

hey my love! r u still up? u wanna skype really quietly for 5 minutes? skype and type? I miss u soo bad. i love u....

{Insert lots of awww's and maybe a little teary eye.} My sweet, loving, sacrificing man woke up at {what was his} 4:00am just to talk to me. And what was suppose to be 5 minutes turned into well over an hour. How amazing is he?! Seriously. I was touched to my pinky toes and soon my depression turned to sappy delight as we talked and prayed together. {Sigh} I love him.

{Note to my single girlfriends out there. Never, never, P L E A S E never settle. Never settle for second best. Never settle for less than God wants to give you. Never settle for a man who does not want to love you like Jesus loves His church. The waiting is crazy hard. And never fun. But it's so incredibly worth it. And when that hunk of a man comes along and sweeps you off your feet. Treats you like the princess you are. Loves you and sacrifices things for you like Jesus does for His church. You will be smiling at the fuzzies around your heart. And will be so glad you waited. Ok. End of soapbox!}

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I am also falling in love with Australia. The beaches. The cities. The brilliant blue sky. The lights at night. The people. The food. Here's a snapshot {or two or twenty} of our two day trip into Sydney.

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It was quite funny how, the city that we thought should come alive at night, actually went quite dead around 8:00pm. We were desperately looking for some delish place to have our dinner, but unless we wanted to pay posh prices for posh food, we had to settle for McDonalds. In Sydney, Australia. Go figure.

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The next day, we had breakfast at a tiny sandwich/coffee shop we found near our hostel. Like their tee-shirts said "Come for the coffee, Stay for the service". Our super friendly friend, Harry, had us in stitches as he served us our coffee and carrot cake.

After breakfast, we headed to Manly beach via the big green ferry.

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{Note to self: Return to Australia with Captain Awesome after getting married. Return to Sydney. Return to ferry. Go to destination stop 1 on 'My Ferry2'. Stay there for a long time.}

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{No, I cannot think summer. It's November for crying out loud. Christmas and Summer will N E V E R be synonymous. Period. End of story.}

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{We passed scores of school kids taking part in surf education. Are you serious?! Surf education. I would go back to school in Australia just to be a part of that. Top coolness for sure!}

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{If I had to be a pigeon, I would want to live in Sydney. Pigeons are treated right there. You would be allowed to enter the open McDonalds and eat fallen french fries. Awesome. You would be allowed to fly onto the ferries and skitter around til you reach the other side. Adventurous! It would be a good pigeon life to be sure.}

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{C H I N A T O W N!!! And my favorite red tea. A little bit of heaven!}

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{Eating real aussie food: Kebobs! With open air music by the local police band. Thank you, Manly!!}

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This made me so happy. Just like Brian Reagan talks about, the 'Sprinks-Mix-For-Lunitics'!! I'm still trying to figure out the logic behind this sprinkle design. Hmmm....

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