Monday, November 26, 2012

Our First Christmas

This Christmas is our first married Christmas!  Yay!  I have been looking for a good Christmas ornament to commemorate the occasion.  It is so hard to decide, there are a lot of cute ones out there!

Isn't this Hallmark one perfect???

Here are my favorites from

Any opinions?  Is it okay to have 5 ornaments for your first Christmas? lol

Friday, November 23, 2012

At Home with the Hinkleys

In case you didn't know, I have been blogging with more frequency at

Still waiting on wedding photos, then the wedding updates will be on the docket, but until then, I'd love to have you stop by! :)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Anniversary, year 1

It is already November, where did the year go??!  I am a planner by nature, so of course I am already thinking about ideas for Aaron and I's first anniversary in January.

I really like the idea of giving the traditional gifts per year because Aaron is really stinkin' tough to shop for.  If I have a parameter set, ie: paper, I feel better about unleashing my creativity.  If I am picking something out of the sky I get way overwhelmed.
I had not one, but two ideas that would have been SLAM DUNKS and I would have won the anniversary.  Problem is, we are not in a place to spend hundreds of dollars on presents, especially right after Christmas.

So Aaron, if we were billionaires, here are some first anniversary Paper ideas that would have been really fun.

When I think of a paper gift, I think of two things.  Stationary (?) yawn.  And tickets to something (or somewhere)

We'd be celebrating a few days late, but tickets to our favorite freaky pop star ever would have been soooo awesome.

You have got to be out of your mind?!?!

I am sure this show is worth the small fortune she is charging for tickets, but holy jeez, $442.50??  and $25 just to park my car?  and $60 for convenience??  Not happening.  Even if I did have the money, I would skip this in protest.  I might even dress up in a meat dress and hold Lady Gaga karaoke night in the parking lot across the street for all the people who are fans but not suckers.  Unbelievable.  But it would have been pretty perfect....

My second awesome idea hit me as soon as I heard the news.  The Book of Mormon is going on tour!  We both have been dying to see it for a million years.  They aren't even coming to Houston, which is way lame so I won't even get into that.

So our anniversary is the 28th, and that weekend the tour will be stopping at the fabulous Des Moines, Iowa Civic Center!  Can I get an LOL?  And we are totally the types that would go to Des Moines for our anniversary weekend - not even trying to be ironic about it.  

Ask me how much a flight to Des Moines costs?

That is not even counting lodging or food for the trip.  So we would be looking at the equivalent of seeing Lady Gaga twice.

Why do all of my good ideas have such high price tags??

So for now, my best and most reasonable idea is to go see a movie, lol.

Did anyone out there do traditional first anniversary gift?  Does anyone have a good idea that is under, say, $200 bucks?

Fun fact, tomorrow is our 2nd engageaversary (if that is a thing?) :)