Once again, let’s bring back the ol’ favorite!
Hooray for a veggie-packed noodle bowl!
Today’s pasta explosion contained:
- Carba Nada egg fettuccine pasta (12g protein per serving!)
- Marinara meat sauce
- Eat Smart broccoli slaw
- Roasted Brussels sprouts (the ones that Sadie didn’t eat)
- Small handful of arugula
Mix it up and you’ve got a nutritious and delicious mid-day meal.
Pasta is so good. Plain and simple.
Wedding Ceremony Brainstorming
When I get off work today, Ryan and I are heading to my parents’ house in St. Pete for the weekend to accomplish some wedding-related to-dos.
First up: Meet with our pastor about our wedding ceremony.
Our pastor has a basic outline of traditional ceremonies he performs, but we want to omit certain aspects and replace other parts with pieces we create ourselves to give our ceremony a more romantic and personal feel.
To me, the ceremony is the most important of the whole day. Of course I am looking forward to the reception and gettin’ my boogie on, but I really want our ceremony to be memorable and signify the commitment we are making to each other.
Ryan and I want our ceremony to convey love, hope and excitement, but also recognize that we’re about to embark on a journey that will require work, nurturing and constant care. By including those sentiments in our ceremony, I hope it will help us to always remember to make our relationship a priority and cherish the love we have for each other for a lifetime.
Being the avid “Googler” that I am, I set forth on a internet-wide search of creative wedding ceremony ideas and boy-oh-boy did reading through vows and words of devotion make me an emotional nutcase.
Must… not… cry… during… lunchbreak…
Ryan and I already created a personalized segment of our ceremony that we love, but I’m still on the lookout for inspiring ideas.
For example, I thought these vows were absolutely beautiful:
In your eyes, I have found my home.
In your heart, I have found my love.
In your soul, I have found my mate.
With you, I am whole, full, alive.
You make me laugh. You let me cry.
You are my breath, my every heartbeat.
You are my inspiration and my soul’s fire.
You are the magic of my days.
You help me laugh, you teach me love.
You provide a safe place for me, unlike I’ve ever known.
You free me to sing my own song.
You are more of an amazement to me, each day I rediscover you.
You are my greatest boon.
– Frau Ava, 1160
I don’t want to share our ceremony ideas on the blog because I want our ceremony to be a surprise for our guests and our parents, but I will definitely post a recap after the wedding… which is in 50 days. AH!
Please share any ideas you have to make a wedding ceremony feel extra-special. Any stories from your wedding or weddings you have attended are more than welcome!