Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Rehearsal and Rehearsal Dinner

We had a fantastic Rehearsal at Assumption Church, and an amazing dinner at Maggianos.  I swear, there is always so. much. food!

It was such a blast to hang out with my family and friends, get caught up and prepare for such an amazing step in our lives!

Liz and Me.  Love this gal!

So there was a cardiac convention in town.  Had to pose with these guys!
Bridesmaids and I at Maggianos!

Me and my love

Great Menu courtesy of my awesome in laws!

Monday, December 15, 2014

1 Month!!

I have been married to this guy for a month now..and I couldn't be happier!  I can't wait to see him soon for the holiday.  Living apart sucks, but it is worth the final out come; being under the same roof very, very soon.

Thanksgiving at Capital Grille

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Bridal Party Nails/Lunch

I am not in Chicago much, so I asked my wedding planner for some ideas for a good nail spa to go to the Friday before the wedding.  My bridesmaids (sans MOH as she was midflight), my SIL Anne, and my mini me Sarah got our nails done at Polish and Pour in downtown Chicago.  We had a great time just relaxing and getting pampered.  We cracked up when another, far more obnoxious party came in for the same thing.  That is when I realized I needed to up my game;)

We ate lunch at D4, where I am fairly certain I have never had better sweet potato fries in my entire life.  That is saying a lot.

A perfect start to a perfect weekend!

My mini me and me!

Ellen and Meghan

Me and Tara

Anne and Me

Sunday, December 7, 2014

A Day That Will Live In Infamy..

We all know those famous words spoken by an incredible president.  President Roosevelt, after the attack on Pearl Harbor.  I wrote a great post back in 2010 here.

What bothers me today is something I read on Facebook.  Friends of mine are stationed in Japan said a gentleman told them today "Happy December 7th".  They were pretty upset, since this gentleman was perpetuating the idea of hate.

I told them not to worry.  As long as their little girls have parents like them to teach respect, kindness, and love-they have nothing to worry about.  Hate will not overcome.


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Hi My Name Is...

Megan.  This week I was able to go to work for an entire week and be known solely as Megan.  It was a bit liberating, frustrating, educational, etc.

I took a transitioning class from military to civilian life, and I am glad I took it, even though it is mandatory.  It is mandatory due to the ever growing number of homeless vets in the US.  I took away many great tools to search for a job, as well as all of the info needed for the VA.

I am looking forward to this step in my life.  Being Megan, being a wife, being back home in Sweet Home Chicago!


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Bridal Party Gifts

Well folks, I want to get to the other details after we receive more photos, and our professional pics!

We really thought out our gifts for our friends and family, and this is what we came up with!

Flower Girl bracelets.  Perfect for adorable little girls!

Personalized Bottle Openers/Corkscrews and wine for the groomsmen

Pearl Necklace and Earrings for the bridesmaids that I bought on deployment

Hankie for my oldest brother who walked me down the aisle

Hankie for Mike's momma

Cufflinks for Mike's dad, brother, and my oldest brother

We bought my other two brothers who were ushers some good beer and cigars.  Perfect for a celebration!

We put all of the gifts in some personalized bags and handed them out at our rehearsal dinner.

I think www.etsy.com was a life saver in finding great gifts!

What did you get your bridal party?

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Musings..

So I have been lucky enough to have my husband around for a few weeks, before he leaves and my life returns to..eh..blah.  Just have to finish my time in the Navy in Florida.  Luckily it is only a few more months.

I made him these recipes when we were home.  I can't wait to try some new ones on him when I move home!

Megan's Meatloaf with all the fixins.  Steamed veggies, garlic mashed potatoes, and some crescent rolls.

Tilapia  with steamed veggies!

Crockpot Mushroom Barley Soup and some good hearty wheat bread

Bite Sized Apple Pie dessert with the meatloaf.  Yum!

Crockpot Tortellini So good.  Especially with my pesto rolls!

Roasted Turkey Panini Fantastic sammich with some macaroni salad

Mexican Salad Made this one with some chicken strips for added protein

This guy was incredibly spoiled here!  Can't wait to make some more delicious home cooking!