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Mrs. Addam Evans

23 Aug

I’m a married woman! Mrs. Addam Evans, to be exact! ❤

Thank you to everyone who made it out and to everyone who was there in spirit. I’ll make sure to update this thing soon with details about the most incredible day of my entire life.

“When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” — When Harry Met Sally (1989).

Making it legal

15 Aug

Addam and I stopped by the Miami-Dade County Courthouse today to pick up our marriage certificate! We are now one step closer to becoming legally wed!

I know that it might sound trite, but I’m getting more excited with every day that passes. I cannot wait to start my new life as an Evans!

“A marriage license is a license which allows a woman to drive a man.” — Anonymous.

Guess what I got for my birthday?

18 Jul

“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” — Mignon McLaughlin, journalist (1913-1983).

Blogaroo: Day 10: Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside

30 May

Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside may be one of the smallest bands playing Bonnaroo this year, but it’s one that Addam and I hope that we have the opportunity to see. One of the best parts about checking out the Roo line-up is familiarizing yourself with all the artists that you know you’re going to come to love within the next few months. Addam is always quick to make a playlist, so we start studying the sounds early. (Ignorance is never an excuse for missing out on a good show.)

Addam and I discovered Sallie Ford a couple of months ago and only have about six or seven of the group’s songs saved to our computer. The truth is, it’s kind of hard to find any of their stuff, even on YouTube. Regardless, we’ve charged through the struggle and have come to appreciate the soulful sound the band has to offer.

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“And yes, Virginia is the best.”

15 Mar

At one point this weekend Addam made me take a second to appreciate being exactly where I was. We were sitting on South Beach, the sun was setting, and he said, “Take a minute and look this. This is what you work all week for.”

While most nights I would have probably laughed it off, this weekend I completely understood what he was saying. For two and a half days, I was exactly where I wanted to be. And I knew it.

One of my closest friends from Virginia, Krysti, came to visit me this weekend. I know, I know — sounds like a long drive, right? But she moved to Florida when I moved to Chicago and has been residing in Polk County for the past three years now. So — what would have been a 14-hour drive became four, meaning this will (hopefully) be the first of a long line of visits.

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The boys, the boys!

25 Feb

Yesterday and today marked the anniversary of two very important occasions to me — 1. The birth of my soon-to-be husband, Addam Evans, and 2. The birth of my soon-to-be  little brother, Benjamin Evans.

I do not have words to describe how much these two mean to me and I don’t think anything is going to change that anytime soon, but the journalist in me has to try.

So…For those who don’t know —

I met Addam my senior year. At that point, I had went to high school with him for about three years, but as we belonged to different social circles, our paths never crossed. I was supposed to tutor him in Spanish for extra credit when I was in 10th grade, but completely blew him off after I found out I was receiving an A for the 6-weeks.  I sent my good friend, Katie, at my expense, and pretty much pushed him out of my mind for two years — until I ran into him at work.

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23 Feb

Well, folks – it’s been a technologically trying couple of weeks, but I think I may finally be out of the woods.

I don’t know how, in the year 2011, it can still be difficult to receive a reliable internet connection, but apparently being able to spend an hour or two reading gossip blogs and surfing the internet after a long day of work is too much to ask. At least, don’t ask AT&T. Trust me when I say that they won’t be able to do anything for you except waste your time.

I’ve spent every lunch hour I’ve had for the past two weeks trying to get a modem delivered to my house, and each time I called in I seemed to get a different excuse. Either UPS didn’t have my apartment number or was keeping the package at their headquarters, an hour away. Once UPS got the address right, they had already sent the package back to AT&T, who wouldn’t overnight equipment despite promises.

Once Addam and I received our modem, the laptop still wouldn’t connect to the internet, meaning AT&T had to send someone out to check on our signal. Of course, when I asked two weeks ago if someone could just be sent out in lieu of the modem, I was told that I would have to install it myself. We were told that someone couldn’t come out for two weeks, but after a bit of persuasion on Addam’s part, AT&T agreed to send someone out this morning. So far, knock of wood, things appear to be running smoothly.

This would make me feel better if I wasn’t also fighting a losing battle with my insurance company.

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