So Much To Share, So Little Time

Hi All! I have been MASSIVELY M.I.A. for over a month now. My deepest, sincerest apologies! But something tells me you didn’t even notice I was gone! 🙂

I have so much to share with you all and so much to tell about the wedding in the US and our vacation there, new hiking trip in the Alps and all that.

We have exactly 19 days until we step onto a plane to our next chapter in life. I’ve been busying myself with packing even though there is a moving company coming to do that for us on the 25th of this month. Keeps me focused though! I can’t sit around all day and look pretty now can I?!

We’ve been looking at homes to buy and researching things to do in the areas around us in Michigan. We can’t wait to start this chapter! Harley Jones has NO clue what is going on…thankfully! He will be going in to get all his shots updated and to pick up some good drugs to keep him calm during his excursion back home. I’m worried that he will remember what it was like coming over here for him and he may have a panic attack. At least, I know I will. Heck, I need drugs for this trip!

I’m going to start with throwing you a few pictures from our wedding and then the rest of the tales and stories will come later this week hopefully! Must.Find.Time.To.Blog.

Mattes30 Mattes31 Mattes32 Mattes34 Mattes35 Mattes56 Mattes58 Mattes59Until next time, Readers!!! xoxoxoxo

Something Like Love

Happy (belated!) Valentines Day!! Here’s a fun fact: Did you know St. Valentine is buried in Dublin, Ireland?! Well…now you do!!

I hope you all had a lovely day spending time with loved ones or taking the time to appreciate your fabulous self and how totally awesome you are!

This year is the first Valentine’s Day as a married couple for me and Toblerone and just like all the years before, we don’t buy in to all the fancy shmancy stuff but we still recognize how much we love each other with the little things. This year I made “Honey Coupons” and tied each to a balloon.


The balloon gave a clue where to find the next balloon and coupon! 😉 I thought it would be fun to send him on a goose chase! And of course…I was at the end with the last coupon 🙂


Then we had a nice dinner together. Candles and candy hearts decorated the table and we had a tomato, basil, and mozzarella heart salad. Then gyros with tzaziki with homemade flour tortillas. For dessert I made a filled pastry. Kinda like a poptart but with fresh berries, honey, and cream cheese. Was super yummy!!!





I got a sweet card, my favorite tea (earl grey), and a garden magazine! Totally love it!


So here we are snuggling on the couch…Harley in the middle of course! We’re a happy family and happy to have a day that we get the excuse to spoil each other a little more than usual 🙂 However usually, I make Tobi’s breakfast and lunch with a love note every day, and he makes sure we have a roof over our head and my health insurance is paid. Oh, The things you do for love! And when I was young, my mom always gave us pink milk and something with spaghetti sauce to keep within the colored theme. And of course we would have little heart candies or a special prize at the dinner table. Traditions are important, but saying I love you in the littlest way is the greatest!


What do you do for you loved ones? Did you do something unique and special this year? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time, Readers!!!!! Xoxoxoxoxo

Spice Gets Married!

Surprise!!!!! Toblerone and I are married!!! I know, you’re shocked…and wondering why I didn’t tell you, right? Well, this wedding we wanted to be simple and private. Something shared with family.

We always knew we would have two weddings. One in Germany and one in America, but weren’t sure on the specifics until recently. There are typically two parts to a German wedding. A civil service is the town hall ceremony so the government can recognize the wedding. The other part is the church wedding so it is recognized by the church. We only did the civil service option at the town hall and plan a bigger wedding in the US in 2014. (Something to look forward too!)

So for the town hall wedding, I didn’t need a poofy white dress or any of that but we wanted to look nice, of course. My mom flew in as the representative of everyone back home which was really great!

I ended up, without even realizing it, having my something old, new, borrowed, and blue.

Old – my dress (worn once for an event in CA on business)
New – my black jacket
Borrowed – the black clutch
Blue – my lucky underwear!!

Along with that I had my mom bring little trinkets of my immediate family to carry with me in my clutch. I had Toblerone’s grandmothers bring photos of his Opi’s as well.

The ceremony was a quick 15 minutes held by the mayor of our town. He said most of it in German but said the vows in both languages which was nice…just so I knew what I was agreeing to! Afterwards he gave us a new umbrella for the good and bad days as well as a bouquet of flowers.

Afterwards, we all went to our favorite restaurant on the Lake of Konstanz and followed it up with pictures at my favorite pink church across the street. It was a great day all in all.

Do I feel different? Not really. I have to keep calling Toblerone “husband” to make it sound more real! But since we are married I noticed we have a lot more respect towards each other. We aren’t so quick to get angry and we take more care of the other! However, we are only 1.5 weeks in…lol. I’m enjoying it while it lasts!!

Now we have to focus on planning our big American wedding!! Getting excited all over again!!

Until next time, Readers!!!! Xoxoxoxo

Is He “The One?”

I was having a conversation with my best friend about relationships in general and throughout my blabbering I came to the conclusion that I hate when people say, “I knew he/she was the one the day I met them.” That’s bologna! I’m a dreamer but I’m also a realist and the reality is this:

I’m like most girls. When I meet a guy I’m attracted to, usually the first thing that comes out of my mouth is, “Oh my god, I’m in love with him…I want to marry him.” I used to fall in love…a lot….and…that meant going home at weird hours of the morning in high heels and dresses knowing that I would never hear from him again. (I never said I was perfect!) Such is the young life I lived! But how quickly I would get over the lust I felt for them. Everything looked grand on the outside but if I had spent any more time with them I would go crazy. Here’s the thing, I know and most people know that once you get to truly understand someone then can you really start to develop true feelings for them.

 The majority of my relationships have been built on lust and that eventually developed into finding ways to get out of it. My relationship I’m in currently was somewhat similar in the beginning…lust and that’s it, but as time went on and the two of us went through a few hardships together (and some drama) I’ve come to realize that he is, the one for me. I didn’t always know that he would be…I think it’s nice to say that to someone but I always tell him, “I was born to love you.” This suggests that I’ve always known I would fall in love with someone deeply, and that eventually in time I would….just happened to be him!

There are some days that I want to rip his head off and leave him (maybe that’s a little over exaggerated but you get my drift) and there are days when I miss him if he’s gone for 5 minutes. At the end of the day though, I can’t imagine him not in my life. It brings me to tears of the mere thought of anything happening to him. Also, I can’t wait to have children with him. He’s going to be amazing. One of my longer relationships before Toblerone was pretty intense. Like 3 years too long. He was fun and a total ride of excitement every other day (he’s bi-polar, I tend to attract them.) I tried to imagine my future with him and it was difficult because it was only a dream, not reality and deep down I knew that.

 I just really think it’s important to give each person (who’s worth it…most aren’t) the chance to understand if he/she is right for you. I’ve been in situations that I’m glad I’m no longer in. My life would be completely different…and not in a good way. I’m glad I found my “one.”