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I’m old.

May 23, 2010

It’s official. I got married and aged a bajillion years.

I know. I hear you saying, “Brooke, you’re crazy.” BUT IT’S TRUE! Here’s why.

1. I am getting bunions. Ugh. Enough said.

2. The other day, I fell while walking my dog. Just slipped down a hill and landed on my bum. Now, I haven’t fallen like that since I was a little kid. It all happened so fast I didn’t realize what was going on! One minute I was walking Kylie; the next I was sitting in the mud. Honestly…what has happened to my sense of balance?

3. I loaded wet clothes from the washer into the dryer one night last week. And forgot to turn on the dryer.

4. I can no longer sleep in on weekends. Jon slept until noon yesterday. I was up before 8.

Okay, this list is depressing me, so I’m going to stop. There is one redeeming factor to all this–Jon has five years on me. So ha!

This makes me smile.

May 19, 2010

aaaaaaand we’re back

May 16, 2010

Self portrait overlooking Tuscan hills from San Gimignano...it doesn't get any better than that.

I know, I know…I’ve been MIA for two weeks. And I’m probably going to be MIA for a little bit more because I just want to relax and bask in married bliss. It feels WONDERFUL–I really don’t think our wedding could have been more perfect, and it just keeps getting better.

But of course, the to-do list isn’t over–we’re still working on thank you notes, changing my name at all the important places, and redoing our kitchen thanks to all the great gifts we received from our amazing friends and family. So although I plan on giving you a full update on our wedding and honeymoon (which was simply sublime), it might take me a little while.


It’s official. We’re the new Mr. and Mrs. Csuka.

Cutest cake topper ever

April 22, 2010

It arrived today. So sorry for the not-so-great phone photo:

Thanks to Emilie Friday on etsy for making this awesome topper!

I finally got to do my trial hair and make-up last night. I walked in with this photo from Mary Jane Photography and asked for a loose and wavy low side chignon:

Something simple and classic, and still beautiful and romantic. It seems pretty easy, right?

Well, when all was finished and the stylist had convinced me that it looked great, I took off home to take some photos. (You know, in those nice salons they keep the lighting dark and you’re pulled away from the mirrors so you can’t really see what they’re doing to your hair anyway!)

So I like the hairstyle from this view:

And this one looks pretty cool:

And I even like the weaving she did at the top:

But I do not at all understand how this is a low chignon (and this is the second version after I asked her to lower it a bit):

My mom used to talk about hair looking like a rat’s nest–and I think this must be what she meant! :( This is WAY messier than I expected. And I never thought of my wedding as being messy.

I was pretty bummed about it the rest of the night (and still am today). Which makes me feel even worse. It’s just hair; I know it shouldn’t bother me. But it’s just so not what I want–or asked for. Oof.

I took my hair down after shooting those photos and started playing around with it to see if I could come up with anything better. I even like this clipped-back ponytail more than what they did in the salon:

I think this will be my backup plan…although if I go to get my hair styled I’d really like to keep it that way for the rest of the day! I suppose the only thing to do is find more photos of what I want to the back of my hair to look like. Like this:

Yes, that will be much better. I hope we can pull this off next Friday. What do you think?