Day 1063 – Harry Potter Marathon

Today I decided to do something a little crazy….watch all 8 of the Harry Potter movies with one of my friends. This is over 18 hours of movies.

Both of us made it through 1-5 without falling asleep. Movie 6, my friend fell asleep for part of it. Movie 7, we both slept through about half. When it came time to put in the last movie, we decided to call it quits…I mean, we didn’t technically watch 6 and 7. Ah well. Maybe next time. But I must say, it was a LOT of fun!

Day 743 – Tilted Kilt

Finally got around to checking out the Tilted Kilt in White Marsh before seeing Harry Potter again, in Imax AND 3D this time! Food was pretty good!

Got my classic Guinness…even though they had a ton on tap.

Also got the Shepherd’s Pie (I HAVE to get this at any and all Irish Pubs I visit!) I have to say, this was the first time I got it in a pot! Very tasty!

Day 733 – Harry Potter Date Night

Today we finally had our celebration of our anniversary!
(Though, I feel like we celebrated all week!)

It was a wonderful evening of food, conversation and Harry Potter. I have read all the books and really love them! I got Bret into them when we drove cross country. We listened to the first five books on CD (which is a GREAT way to pass the time when you’re driving! Though, make sure it’s an upbeat book! We tried to listen to a very technical book on our overnight drive to Lake Placid and I think we made it 10 minutes. It was putting me to sleep!)

I won’t give any kind of movie review in, because if I’m really looking forward to seeing a movie, I don’t want to know ANYTHING about it! Though, I think half the country saw it already…but still! I’ll just say that I am satisfied.

For dinner, we went to Ryan’s Daughter. We got cream of crab soup, pub fries (I didn’t see it on the online menu, but it was melted cheese, bacon bits and fries chips. Delish! For dinner, Bret got a burger (half price on Thursdays!) and I got my usual for an Irish Pub…Shepherd’s Pie. I really adore SP. 🙂 It was pretty tasty here!

Didn’t have one of my fancy, shmancy cameras…but Bret’s phone takes decent pictures….

Day 730 – How I Spent My Anniversary

Today is my second wedding anniversary. Unfortunately, Bret had to work this evening. I’m alright with this because we are celebrating on Thursday evening and all day Friday! We’ll be attending a midnight showing of the last Harry Potter movie. (I am beyond excited about this!) We’ll be grabbing dinner beforehand (eating out is always a treat for us!) Friday, we get to just lounge around because we’re both off. We are really trying to discipline ourselves to take a Sabbath every week. It can be so hard! Especially while I’m still working two jobs. There’s so much to do all the time! But it is a commandment that God gives and we want to try and obey Him. I’m looking forward to resting!

So, how am I spending my anniversary evening? Well, first, I bought myself a few presents….

After I pig out, I’m going to spend the rest of the evening catching up on emails, client requests and switching the blog over to a “.com”! I’m so excited to upgrade the blog! It has been really neat to see what it’s become so far. It’s been challenging to think of something interesting to capture each day…but I feel like it’s helped me as a photographer already…to look at things differently.

I also wanted to take a minute to honor Bret. He has been an amazing husband in our two short years. He has supported me so much during this time. I would not have been able to pursue my dream of full time wedding photography if it wasn’t for him. He has helped me to love my Savior more, how to see things from different perspectives, how to be healthier, how to relax. He is the best friend I have ever had. I am so thankful the great lengths God went through to bring us together. I am so proud of how much he has grown in these two years. He has become an even better man than I thought he could be….and he’s not done growing yet! His humility knocks down my pride (which I never knew I struggled with!) Bret, thank you, for being you and loving me for me.


This wonderful blog is now a .com! I am so excited! If you have us bookmarked, the old address will take you to the new address, but just in case, here’s the updated address!