at 'home'.

We're back from San Francisco! There was eating + napping + bonding with our best friends...it was so good for the heart, but so, so hard to say goodbye. But, I'm excited about the next week. 

Gabriel, when not in Iraq, calls Sacramento home. So we're spending a handful of days at his home just outside of Sacramento. These will be the first few days in our relationship in which we're not checking into hotels, toting about boarding passes or living out of suitcases. (Okay, we're still living out of suitcases. But we're slightly unpacked and can do limitless laundry.) This morning we realized the lack of travel obligations that lay in front of us this week. The next four days are simply downtime before we head north to meet his entire family. Eeek...meeting the entire family for the first time. All twenty of them.

In the meantime, pardon me if I wax poetic about dull daily things.  Although we've traveled the world together, we haven't checked off pivotal relationship steps that often come before that. Big things like: Cleaning the house together + grocery shopping + fighting over the remote. Bring it on.

Bring. It. On.

P.S. I can't lie: This enormous house has me dreaming + scheming about the future. It has beautiful bones, even though it's not the usual Victorian style that gets my heart thumping. It just needs some feminine touches. Currently, my two points of contention with Gabriel are an investment in hardwood floors, and permission to eventually paint his maple cabinets a crisp white, with an addition of some glass drawer pulls. Wish me luck.


  1. all i can say is "awwww"!! ♥

  2. Good luck on the hardwoods and enjoy every one of those milestones.

  3. Eek! Meeting the family?! Have fun! If you are adorable, fun Bethany how could they resist?

    I love that you are playing house--before Chad and I got married, I loved doing dishes in his sink and cooking on his stove. Now, I get to everyday!

  4. Firstly I have to admit that this post title had me a little giddy for you!

    Enjoy every minute 'making house' together and good luck for meeting the family! Be brave, they will love you!

  5. Bring it on, indeed! My heart is just so full of happiness for you, Bethany. Enjoy the little things. And keep on scheming!

    Oh, and you know what? I've never met you and I love you. So there's no question his family is going to adore you to bits!


  6. Fraid I gotta side with Gabe on this one. Maple cabinets are MUCH to beautiful to paint over.

  7. playing house is the best! glad you're having a great time :)

  8. you two look lovely together! Have fun Bethany...I'm very happy and excited for you.

  9. have i seen a pic of you two together before? i can't recollect.

    look at you, all grown up and domestic.

    any day now...


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