Life Lately

1 My husband and I went to a wedding this weekend, which was so wonderful! I love seeing people I’ve known for ages get married; it’s always so happy to be able to watch that and enjoy the love you can see coming out of both parties! I think Mr. Owl and I might be party poopers, though, because we rarely join in when there’s dancing at weddings. Am I the only one who really dislikes the modern wedding dancing with hip hop music and basically just getting out there to bounce around and bob your head and body to the beat? What happened to big band jazz and dances you could actually do as a couple?

My brother-in-law and his wife, when they got married, had the likes of Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble and others and did a lot of swing-style dances, and it was so much more fun. To me, anyway. But I’m a total white girl and I cannot do modern dance at all. So that could be why.

4 I think this dress has basically become my go-to wedding attire. Partially because it’s just… you know, amazing… but also because he seems to request I wear it pretty much any time I ask him what I should wear. So I think he likes it. Just a little. I mean, he did buy it for me.

So I’ve been not-so-subtly hinting that he should maybe splurge and get me another Modcloth dress for my birthday… namely, this one. I need it so, so badly! The color is perfect and it’s polkadots and there are pockets… yeah. I want it.

2 Speaking of my birthday, I’m going to be 26! That seems crazy to me; I don’t feel like I’m about to be on the closer side to thirty. Not that thirty is old, but I still remember being thirteen and looking up to my youth group leaders as really adult people, and seriously… most of them were the age I am now. It’s a weird thought to realize that I am now that person that younger people might be looking at and thinking how “adult” I am. Haha! Even though I have a baby and I’m married and I have a grown up job… I don’t feel like I’m anywhere over say… 22. Seriously.

7 This month is gearing up to be pretty busy in the next two weeks, so posting might be scarce! As I mentioned before, we are taking up my parents’ offer to live in their basement for a while so we can save up and possibly buy a house instead of renting forever.

I love my parents, so I’m really excited about it! It will be nice to have my mom around to watch Asa when I’m working — even though he’s a very easy  baby, it will be nice to feel off the hook when it comes to checking on him while I do household chores or finish up shifts of work — plus we’ll be doing the Whole30 together, and it’ll make running errands and grocery shopping much easier… because… more cars! We currently only have my husband’s truck, so I have no way to go do things on my own right now.

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Plus, my parents live super close to the beach and a really nice little park, so I can go for walks with Asa in a safer area than where we live now– our house is located on a really busy street, so there’s no way I can go for walks with him right now, sadly!

We will probably live with them for at least six months if not longer, and I’m really looking forward to it. I feel so blessed to have a family that is willing to put a few things on hold to help us save up some money, and also to have family that I get along with! Seriously, I get along with my side and my husband’s side; they’re all amazing!


Modcloth Salty and Pepper dress | Thrifted heels

Anyway! I had better get my work done before my husband gets home! I hope you are all having a wonderful Monday!

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  • Salazar

    Hey, I’m turning 28 and it still feels no different than when I was 18 (but then again I’m not married and don’t have a baby), so I’d say enjoy that while you can. Actually I’m beginning to think that you won’t ever feel like an adult. You’d still feel like yourself when you’re 18 or 20 or whatever, except you care about the news and complain about “kids these days” 😀

  • Jamie Rose

    This is a perfect dress for a wedding so I understand! It’s so cute on you! You two look adorably happy in these pictures, but you always do.
    I get the longing for big band and traditional music at a wedding. Personally I love when weddings have a good mix of both fun new dance-y stuff and Sinatra-like stuff. That way there’s music for couples and music for groups of friends to dance together!

  • Meghan Edwards

    What a lovely dress. I love and got few items from Modcloth but I usually shop from I’m already 26 but I feel I’m on early 20s. 🙂

  • Jeanne

    Awww, cute couple pictures. 😀 I have serious dress envy… When I was pregnant, I was looking forward to giving birth so I could go shopping for some nice spring/summer dresses, but now I feel like it’s going to be months before my body goes back to some sort of normal (my ribcage expanded a lot and my pooch is smack on my waistline), so it may not be the best time to invest in nice clothes…

  • Katie

    Ahh, so many things about this post! I will start with fashion- no wonder husband likes that dress because it is AMAZING and perfect. The details, fit and style are just so wonderful! And I’ve been lusting after that boysenberry dress on Modcloth for a while now…It would be perfect for this summer, I just wish I had unlimited dress money because…obviously 🙂

    Also, I am so in agreement with you on the age thing! I am a teacher so it occurs to me that I must seem really old to them-as old as I thought my teachers were in elementary school! I will be 26 on my next birthday too, so I related so much to what you said-I totally don’t feel grown up at all!

    And moving in with your parents sounds like it will be so wonderful for you guys! Saving up for a house is no small task, so how nice that your parents are helping you out-and I guarantee they will love watching their grandbaby!

  • Desarae

    Hey, Kristina. I’ve been away from the blog world for the last..oh, four months! Just getting caught up. I hear ya when it comes to modern club dancing at weddings. The best ones are the ones with the jazz and swing music. I do swing dancing and some English Country dancing with a group of friends, so I know how to dance and love it, but I don’t do the head bob, body twerking thing…at least with other people around. 😉

    Growing up is crazy- I’m gonna be 26 this year too, and I’ve said the very same thing you just articulated here, it is strange being the ‘adult’ that youth look up to. If they only knew…