Top 10 Honeymoon Moments

We did a ton of stuff on our 5 day Honeymoon! We were the ultimate tourists, so much so that more than once I had to say “No! I just want to lay in bed and watch TV (keep in mind we don’t have TV, so this was the ultimate treat!)”

I took like 600 pictures and 3 hours worth of video…lol! So I’m going to narrow them down to my to 10 favorite things we did in Newport Oregon.

We rented a cute little car for the 8 hour drive to Newport. We ate Puffy Cheetos and played Road Bingo. The weather was really rainy, and then scary foggy along the actual coast. Its a looooong drive.

We ate tons of seafood, Clam Chowder, Pumpkin flavored desserts and taffy! Plus a bunch of Cheese at the Tillamook Cheese Factory!

Most of these were in the historic part of Newport, but there were also some at the Yaquina Museum and the Newport Aquarium!

Mr. and Mrs Gaunt…snuggling…

One thing Mr. Gaunt and I have in common is our serious love of Giftshops. We even bought a “pressed penny passport” for all the smashed pennies we made at all the giftshops.

Mojitos and Bloody Marrys the whole time!

The beach was right out our hotel room. Amazing morning, noon, and night.

This is off our balcony….sigh.

The Yaquina Head is the tallest lighthouse on the Oregon Coast. We hit up the museum, the beach, and got a button for climbing all the way to the top! First lighthouse for both of us.

We were really into flashing our “bling”

Other things that were awesome but werent quite picture worthy:

-Art Galleries

-Hotel Room (ammmmmaaaaazing)

-Newport Aquarium

-Ripley’s Believe it or Not

-Waxworks museum

-Tillamook Cheese Factory

-Undersea Gardens

Facebook for Skinny!

Look over there ——————>

That’s my blog’s Facebook page! This way I only annoy my friends who want to be annoyed, and readers of my blog that I don’t know in real life can get facebook updates too. Baby steps.

I also changed up the blog theme a little in appearance. The Header photo is from our Honeymoon in Oregon. I still hope to be able to get a real custom blog layout made for me at some point this year, we will see.

I will leave you with a few other Honeymoon shots that are cute…

Waiting For Nothing To Do

As much as I loved moving, loved switching jobs, love planning a wedding, I do not love always having to do something.

I of course know that I have made all of these choices on my own, and I am glad I did, but I’m tired. Every day I wake up with a list of things to do….

I get up

I eat breakfast

I workout

I blog

I do the dishes, or some laundry

we water the garden

we think about lunch plans

we get coffee

I accomplish at least 1 wedding related task, usually envolving an errand

I go to work

I come home

I go to bed.


Even on my day (only 1) off I either spend time with my family and not get shit done, or vis versa.

I know that I am a list maker, a planner, a girl with a project. Right now I have way too many projects. I like to think I could pass some of these tasks on to someone else, but I’m also anal and controlling. I wouldn’t even know where to start in dolling out duties. Not that I don’t occasionally lie around the house and do nothing, I do that too. But while I’m doing that I’m usually at least thinking or worrying about what I should be doing. Or I’m blogging, or making lists, or looking up ideas online. It kind of non stop in my head.

I really miss cooking. I miss being domestic and just keeping my house nice. The thought of spending every evening making dinner and sitting on the patio (that we don’t even have time to use) with Mr. Gaunt and just chilling out sounds amazing. Instead its making boutonniers, and having stuff printed, and doing paintings, and trying to lose weight….the list goes on.

After the wedding hopefully we can take a REAL Honeymoon and just spend a week doing NOTHING but enjoying each others company and being blissful newlyweds! No moving, no planning, no job switching, just living day to day life….nice.

We should be here…



Back to Work

Three day weekend was nice, although not as nice as when I hated my job, which I guess is pretty damn nice in its self. I did however do a 5 k yesterday, then Mr. Gaunt and I did Mondays Workout when he got home from work last night. Then we got all pumped and decided to have a “Who could do the most crunches without stopping” competition. I won at 60 (on top of the required 40)…GO ME! Hey maybe we wont just be skinny, but dare I say…fit?

I work at 3 today. I’m making Mr. Gaunt get up and go do a 5k with me this morning. I have always worked out alone, so we will see how it is working out together. I usually listen to my music, will I still do that?

The Honeymoon plans MIGHT actually be moving forward…eek! Which means spending a lot of time in a bathing suit….HELLO MORE MOTIVATIONS.  Must get skinny and tan….lol.

Well here’s a link to Tuesdays Workout! Everyone get out there and do a little working out whether they want to or not!

Sleep it Off

Yesterday was kind of a blah day for me. I felt horribly tired and sad, so I took a nice long nap, and then laid on the couch. Oh well. The closer the wedding gets the more I tend to let my feelings about things overwhelm me. I’m working on it.

Weight loss is going splendidly. I’m down about 12 pounds, and am only 2 pounds away from my end of my goal (to lose 15 pounds). Besides our hike on Saturday I didn’t work out this weekend, but today I will be starting again. My MOH came up this weekend and brought me some heavier weights. I’m going to youtube some videos on how to use them. I’d really love to get my arms firmer. Oh and we saw Bridesmaids…amazing…especially the part with Wilson Philips, as I sang Hold On in my 2nd grade talent show, hand signs and all.

I’ve decided since I’m now working in an office (and not in a hardware store) to try to grow my nails out. I don’t bite them, but they have always stayed short because of the line of work I was in. It’s a silly goal, but it would be nice to have them for the wedding.

I really think I want to finish Mere Christianity by C.S Lewis this summer. I started it a long time ago and found it very challenging, but I think it would be a good place to let my brain go and wander around.

I bought an amazing sweatshirt at Goodwill yesterday that has a screen print of a screaming squirrel on it. It’s so weird I should take a picture of it to show you.

I have major Honeymoon on the brain. Mr. Gaunt and I on a tropical vacation, just the two of us. Sigh, sounds freaking amazing! If I can manage to work enough overtime this summer, were doing it!

Happy Monday!!!