Thursday, October 25, 2007


My life is gone. I feel completely lost. My motivation is also at a loss. Ryan is in Baltimore this week for work, and i miss him. I am the one who is usually gone for a week or so at a time. It is much harder to be home than to be away. Oscar misses Ryan too. He will cry on the bed for a bit. Ryan will return tomorrow and things will be right again. Although, at this point, something else is missing that might change things.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Celebrating One Year of Pure Happiness!

Ryan and spent our one year anniversary in the Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains. We stayed in a little hick town called Luray (lew-ray). It was interesting. We loved our drive up to the mountains and took our time, as we missed our campground a few times. Upon finally arriving, we picked out a tucked away campsite that only had one neighbor. The site was tucked into the woods and was the best one on the campground. Little did we know that this private campground did not have any supervision. So, our one neighbor turned out to be 4 completely high and drunk 40 yr. old men who listened to their stoner music very loud and swore even louder. The sheer volume of their idiotic conversation dominated our attempts at a normal conversation. Luckily, by 11:30pm they passed out. Unfortunately, at that time some local teenagers decided to arrive at the campground and walk around and talk till 5am! We did not get much sleep that night. After talking with the campground owners in the morning and assured that everyone was leaving, we decided to stay. We went on an amazing hike that was surprisingly challenging at parts. We basically climbed up a side of a mountain and the view was amazing. We have plenty of pictures to prove it.
We took an amazing drive through the Shenandoah National Park on Skyline drive. The Valley is breathtaking! We enjoyed the day so much!
That evening our new neighbors also decided that it is o.k to bring a BOSE sound system into the woods. I guess they thought that everyone wanted to listen to their music. They also decided to turn up the bass. They took their system into their tent, turned up the volume and went to sleep. Awesome. So, after Ryan asking them repeatedly to turn it off and after they turned it off and than back on again, we left. We decided that we wanted to just spend time with each other uninterrupted by inconsiderate people. So, at 1am we packed up our site and drove the 5 hrs home. We actually enjoyed the drive back and crashed in a nice soft bed.
We were surprisingly happy the whole time! We have fond thoughts of our trip and we throughly enjoyed our days.
Marriage has been a wonderful adventure. Each day i fall more in love with my husband. I am so excited to see what our future holds.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Go easy on me...

Having never blogged before, and wanting to enhance my writings skills as well as inform friends and family, i have decided to give this a try. A good friend of mine, Andy Black, told me he blogs to keep up his writing skills. My writing skills are no match to the fine Mr. Black, but are in desperate need of tuning. Writing for the ear and writing for the eyes are so entirely different. I have found that when i write, i tend to elaborate. When i write for the ear for work, i tend to "talk too much" in my scripts. So, here, i am going to try to find a happy medium of writing for the ears and writing for the eyes. Another discipline i would like to work on is proofing what i write. I tend to get an idea or an inspiration or just need to get all the words out in a hurry and leave it just thrown down on the paper. It drives my husband crazy! He hates when i misplace a word and forget to fix it. If i would proof what i write, it would not be such a mess.
SO, after much to much talking, i am writing my first blog.
I just returned home from Nashville. In the period of a year, i have spent somewhere between 6 and 7 weeks in Nashville. A high majority of that time was spent in a large dark studio off of Dickerson Parkway. No matter the temperature outside, North Star Studios is frigid inside. I always have on a few layers that ends in a sweater of sorts. I am still cold. Pride has prevented me from bringing in a blanket. Well, that is not all true. Pride and professionalism. Band members and their entourage would not likely trust my professional opinion if i was swaddled in a blanket. So, i walk around a lot and try to stay by the lights!
I know need to go proof read on of Ryan's papers. He is in the middle of his first semester as a MBA student at Regent University. He is pretty much brilliant, but he likes when i read over things. My wifely duty is calling.