Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The District

I can't believe it has already been five months since our first anniversary and our honeymoon trip to Washington D.C. We loved D.C.! It is so beautiful, vibrant, and there is so much to do. I would love to live in a beautiful old house in a historical city like D.C. I can't even tell you what we liked most about The District. Walking around? The Cherry Blossoms? The Smithsonians? The Landmarks? Or the fabulous food? I don't know. But I think I could go to D.C. a million times over.

I love travel and I have been so ancy for a vacation. We had a trip planned to Lake Havusu in October but it just didn't work out, and honestly I've been feeling a little sorry for myself over it. Le sigh. But I'll get over it. I always do. But I know there will be so many more vacations in the future. Or at least there better be, or I will be one grumpy wife.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Game Night at The Martens

I love board games and so does Adam. So when there was nothing better to do last weekend we rolled out Monopoly. Which is the best game ever. We have the millennium edition of Monopoly, so all the properties are named after popular American landmarks (the white house, Disney world, etc). Adam hates it because he think it corrupts the integrity of the original monopoly. But who cares what he thinks right? Just kidding.

I won and I only owned one Monopoly, which means I basically rule the world. Do you want to mess with this money mogul? I don't think so.

P.S-I'm not wearing a McDonald's t-shirt. I am wearing my college t-shirt from my college freshmen orientation weekend. Its a "W" not an "M". But no one ever seems to notice that! In fact, the other day I was walking Sarah and a chubby little boy walked by and said, "Look Mom A Happy Meal!" I wasn't sure how to take that.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Four Year Dateiversary

I think technically once you get married you are no longer supposed to celebrate the day you started dating. But you don't have to give me much of a reason to celebrate anything.  We had originally planned to go out and celebrate tonight, but due to some financial problems, we ended up staying in. Which is fine with me, hanging around the house with Adam is what I love to do anyway.

This picture was the first picture we ever took together. It was taken on a mini-golf course in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Even though his face is cut off and my nose is as big as the titanic, I love this shot.I think what is harder to believe than that we have been "officially" a couple for four years is that we have known each other over 11 years now. You would think by now we would know absolutely everything about each other, but we learn something new about each other everyday. I hope that never changes!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Does this Give Me Permission to Never Do the Dishes Again?

Brittany: I'm going to to the dishes tonight when it is cooler.
Adam: Oh I won’t make you do that, I was just teasing.
Brittany: I will do the glasses. I promised, and I keep my promises!
Adam: Well babe…now here’s the thing…in the past when you’ve done dishes they’ve not exactly been….well there were still spots and stuff left on the glasses. I’m trying to gently tell you that you are not very good at doing the dishes.
Brittany: But isn't it the try that counts?
Adam: Sometimes yes, but in this case no.

Quick Note: Adam always does the dishes, but I offered to do them the other day.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Weekend Recap

This weekend was a pretty low key weekend, but really relaxing. On Friday Night, I cooked us a spaghetti dinner complete with garlic bread. And it was pretty good, cause let's face it, I am the best cook in America (that incident where I nearly burned down the campus kitchen was surely just a fluke). On Saturday, we did the old married couple thing, and ran a whole bunch of errands. We went grocery shopping, and because she is freaking spoiled, we bought Sarah a bone.  We also went to Game Play, and Adam bought a few Nintendo DES games. I also convinced him to buy me that little Mario mushroom because HELLO it is super cute and makes me happy. Last, we went to target to buy new shoes and pillows (we are really living the high life now).

Sunday we did a repeat of last weekend, and went to Hooter's to watch the Packer game.  From where we were siting, Adam could watch 5 games he was interested in at once. He looked like a bobble head watching all the screens. Thankfully the Packer's won, so Adam didn't spend the whole day pouting and kicking the dog.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Dress Up Photobooth Pics

I mentioned in a previous post that Moe had a dress up photo booth area at her wedding. It had a ton of fun accessories, so of course we took a view shots. The photographer Jae Belle has the shots for sale, and I love them all. I don't know which ones to buy!

The first two shots are of my girls Jana, Anna, and me. We are holding up The W's in the second shot to represent our college, Mississippi University for Women (or as we called it The W!). The next few shots are us with the bride. My fave is the fourth shot because I look like a little old lady. And the last photo is hilarious because we did the W thing again,  but Monique accidentally put up a V! Ha. Love these.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Opening Game Day & Packer Pride

Yesterday was the first official season Green Bay Packers' football game. So Adam broke out his jersey and patented Cheesehead. So I took the opportunity to do a little cheesehead photo shoot. The first shot is the serious football pose you always see players do. But my fave is the picture with Sarah.

After Adam put on the jersey, we went to Hooters so we could watch the Chicago Bears vs. Detroit Lions game with our friend Luther, who is from Chicago. (Chicago won, but barely!) It was my first time ever at Hooters, and I was excited to see they had fried pickles on the menu. I had recently heard about fried pickles on a show on the food network and wanted to try them. They were really good! But eating all that fried food, when I've been trying to stay away from fried food, made me feel a little queasy.

Luckily the Packers won (!!!), which made it a great day in the Marten household. Now I just have to get me my very own Packer's jersey and cheesehead.

Monique & Clark's Wedding

Guest Book "Fingerprint Tree"
Austin & Jana
Me & Austin
Mom & Me
Moe Coming Down the Aisle
Anna, Me, & Jana
W Girls, State Boy, & Bride
Moe & Jana
Jana & Me Playing Dress Up
Moe, Me, Jana, & Austin @ Cheesecake Factory
The Happy Couple @ Cheesecake Factory
Anna & Benson
White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Caramel Cheesecake
I am home after a fabulous weekend in Atlanta. I got to spend so much with with my college girlfriends and guy friends! Monique the kindest person I have ever met, married the guy I knew she would marry from the first time I saw them together,  Clark. Her wedding was beautiful. She is from all over the world, and served South African food for dinner, plus one cake from Germany called Bienenstich Kuchen. Which because I took some German in high school, I know that means Bee Sting Cake (it's like a honey flavored pastry). OK I remember very little from German class, I only knew that because it was translated for me on the program.

The South African food was so good! One of the dishes was called Bobite, and it is pronounced Bah-Booty. So everyone kept talking about how much they loved "the booty," and at one point my mother kept saying, "I love booty!" Which was disturbing on so many levels. Monique also had a candy bar, cotton candy machine, and a box full of things to dress up in and take funny pictures. Feather boas, anybody?

The next morning we all went out to eat at the Cheesecake Factory (even the happy couple came, though we told them they didn't need to)! The food was delicious as always, but all I really cared about is the cheesecake. My lifetime goal is to try all the cheesecake flavors there (I've had about five), but after I tried their White Chocolate Caramel Macadamia Nut Cheesecake I don't even know if I care about ever trying the others. Once I took a bite, I slammed down my fork, and couldn't stop talking about how good my cheesecake was. That cheesecake will seriously change your life.

I also got to have sushi with my high school friends, Jenny & Robyn before leaving. Although I had fun, I was so happy to get home because I missed Adam and Sarah like a phantom limb. It was pathetic!